NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
November 7, 2018
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that the minimum dose of exercise for improved cognition in older adults is 52 hours over 6 months? Researchers from Neurology Clinical Practicesuggest exercising in approximately one hour sessions to reach the 52 total hours is optimal.

Young people aged five to 18 should do at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity every day. Unfortunately, only one in 30 children does the recommended amount of daily physical activity, new research in Journal of Physical Activity and Health suggests.

If you have family or friends coming in for the holidays, help them help themselves by making an appointment with us!

23andMe SALE
For those of who are thinking about doing our Pure Genomics panel, you need to have your genome mapped first. 23andMe is having a sale until November 22nd. One kit for $69 or two or more kits for $49 each. Go to to order.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
Largest Sleep Study Ever Performed
Bonnie and Steve: Most people will at some point experience not getting enough sleep over a period of days, weeks, or months. However, the effects of this kind of everyday sleep restriction on high-level cognitive abilities, such as the ability to store and recall information in memory, solve problems, and communicate, remain poorly understood, according to authors in this month's Sleep.

In a global sample of over 10000 people, researchers demonstrated that cognitive performance, measured using a set of 12 well-established tests, is impaired in people who reported typically sleeping less, or more, than 7-8 hours per night, which was roughly half the sample.

Crucially, performance was not impaired evenly across all cognitive areas. Typical sleep duration had no bearing on short-term memory performance, unlike reasoning and verbal skills, which were impaired by too little, or too much, sleep.

In terms of overall cognition, a self-reported typical sleep duration of 4 hours per night was equivalent to aging 8 years! Also, sleeping more than usual the night before testing (closer to the optimal amount) was associated with better performance, suggesting that a single night's sleep can benefit cognition.

The relationship between sleep and cognition did not discriminate, suggesting that the optimal amount of sleep is similar for all adult age groups, and that sleep-related impairments in cognition affect all ages equally.

The findings have significant real-world implications, because many people, including those in positions of responsibility, operate on very little sleep and may suffer from impaired reasoning, problem-solving, and communications skills on a daily basis.
Aloe is Quite the Healer
This article is reserved for NCI Well Connect Members.


Steve: We know aloe vera's use as a folk remedy for minor wounds and burns, but its mechanisms of action...

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Genetic Wellness Screening 

Pure Genomics, our genetic wellness screening, covers 32 impeccably well-researched genes in seven categories:
  1. Methylation
  2. Vitamins and Minerals
  3. Detoxification
  4. Weight Management
  5. Cognitive Health and Memory
  6. Blood Sugar Balance
  7. Immune Health
Pure Genomics tips the balance toward optimal wellness. It only takes four simple steps to get started:
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  2. Send your saliva sample back to 23andMe or Ancestry. They will email you when your results are ready.
  3. Download your raw genetic data file to your computer. Email us the data file.
  4. We generate your Pure Genomics report and contact you with the next step.
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One Year Membership Is Open to Clients and Non-Clients.
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