Nutritional Concepts Inc.
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Nutrition and Cancer
Recognize This?
November Sale
eNews Updates
Well Connect
Helpful Holiday Hints

Does Insurance and Medicare Cover Our Services?
Dermal Detox?
Infrared Sauna Is So Delightful.

In Town for the Holidays?
Schedule Your Apt
 With Bonnie ASAP.

3 Things Every Gastro Should Know.
A Wellness Superhero?
Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin
Food Intolerance: 
the Silent Assassin
Wellness Links
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November 19, 2012
Dear Valued Subscriber,

Did you know that a recent study by Yale researchers found that people with a common noncancerous brain tumor were twice as likely to report having dental x-rays. The American Dental Association suggests that you request a lead collar to cover your thyroid when taking bite-wing dental exams.


Did you know that that a great way to ameliorate a nagging cough is to put Vick's VapoRub on the soles of your feet? Put heavy socks over them and leave on overnight.


Small Business Saturday Surprise! Make sure to check your email inbox on Small Business Saturday, which is November 24th.


Update on Aflatoxin in Corn. Last week, we wrote a piece on aflatoxin in corn. Since then, a client forwarded a Reuters article stating that the laws on livestock feed have been relaxed in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, and Indiana. This means that corn processors can now blend clean corn with the aflatoxin-contaminated corn for livestock feed. How do we know if the aflatoxin levels are higher in livestock products such as milk? We don't because at this time, testing is voluntary. Our advice: if you or someone you know has a peanut allergy or sensitivity to aflatoxin, be wary of corn.


Have a happy, healthy Thanskgiving. Bonnie and Steve Minsky


Nutrition the Difference in Cancer Outcomes.

In a November 7th American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study, a colorectal cancer group received individualized nutritional counseling and education about regular foods, group 2 received dietary supplements and consumed their usual diet of regular foods, and group 3 consumed their usual diet of regular foods. Neither group 2 nor group 3 received individualized counseling.

The objective of the study was to perform long-term follow-up in survivors to specifically evaluate survival, late toxicity, quality of life, and nutritional variables. The findings were startling:

  • Nutritional deterioration was higher in group 3 and group 2.
  • Adequate nutritional status was maintained in 91% of group 1 patients but not in any of the group 3 patients.
  • Median survival in those that died:
    Group 3 was 4.9 years
    Group 2 was 6.5 years 
    Group 1 was 7.3 years (only 8% died)
  • Late radiotherapy toxicity was higher in group 3 and group 2.
  • Quality of Life was worse in groups 3 and 2.

The study conveys the effectiveness of nutrition at improving long-term prognosis in colorectal cancer. Overall, the data indicate that early individualized nutritional counseling and education during cancer therapy is extremely valuable for patients.


Bonnie: This study should be read by every oncologist in the world!The only thing I wish the researchers would have done was add a fourth group who took supplements AND received individualized nutritional counseling. I would venture to say that their mortality rate would have been the lowest and survival rate the longest. This study clearly shows: 

  1. Dietary supplements extend the lives of those with cancer significantly longer than with no supplements.  
  2. Individualized nutritional counseling is vital to reducing mortality, extending survival, as well as improving quality of life during treatment.

Please share this study with any oncologist who tells you, a family member, or friend that nutrition and supplements do not matter before, during, and after cancer therapy. If your oncologist refuses to comply with your request, find an oncologist who will.


A Board-Certified Radiologist explains in this article where the disconnect between nutrition and cancer treatment begins.


Do You Recognize This Image?

If not, you should. If you see this image on a food label, it has been irradiated. All irradiated foods must bear the Radura symbol at the point of sale and the term "irradiated" or a derivative there of, in conjunction with explicit language describing the change in the food or its conditions of use.


Irradiation is the process of exposing food, in most cases fresh food, such as produce and animal products, to low levels of ionized radiation with the intention of killing harmful organisms.


There has been much debate about the safety of this process, especially with numerous natural options not being utilized. At this time, we do not support consumption of any foods bearing this label.


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eNews Updates (access for all)
eNewsThis week's topics:
NCI Well Connect (subscription only)
Why NCI Well Connect?
Why NCI Well Connect?
This week's Well Connect topics are:
  • Turkey Spinach Burger
  • Homemade MSG-Free Miso Soup
  • Are Health Effects of TV Overblown?
  • Xylitol Candy
  • Epsom Salts
  • Grapeseed Oil Skincare
  • Dermatologist on Lip Augmentation
  • Is It the Stress or Something Else?
  • Holiday Party Planning Tips.
  • Emotional Survival Guide for the Holidays.
  • eInspire

In the current health care paradigm, it is paramount that we practice "self-care". But how do we know what is truth or fiction? As your wellness filter, we utilize our 27 years of clinical experience to pore over 400 journals and media weekly to find the ideal nutrition and lifestyle tips that will motivate you to adhere to, or improve upon, your wellness goals.


Consider NCI Well Connect your weekly nutritionist.


You get 90 percent more than what is in our free eNewsletter, as well as access to our entire self-help Action Plan library and Natural Foods Shopping List (updated monthly). The total value of these items exceeds the subscription price. Click here for a list of our Action Plans titles.


Note to Service Professionals: a percentage of our subscribers are service professionals who find that our cutting-edge wellness tips greatly expand the scope of expertise they can provide to their clientele.


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EASY Holiday Support Solutions.


What should be one of the most fulfilling times of the year often becomes the most stressful. Bonnie created 5 EASY Support Solutions to assure that your holiday season is the happiest and healthiest it can be. 


The following information is free. Supplements and action plans are optional.


*EASY Holiday Support Solutions

(click on each numbered plan for details)

Mood Support 
50 Plan  |  100 Plan

Immune Support 

Detox Support 
50 Plan  |  100 Plan  |  175 Plan

Travel Support 
50 Plan

Weight Management 
*Well Connect subscribers qualify for a 10% discount by typing "WELL CONNECT" in the ordering instructions. 

*If you are not a Well Connect subscriber but want to be, we will take $30 off a one year subscription (49.99 from 79.99), and also give you 10% off your Holiday order. Type SUBSCRIBE in the ordering instructions.

Contact Steve at or 847-509-1336 for further details
Helpful Holiday Hints.

Here are links to keep you connected to wellness this holiday season.


Give the Gift of Wellness.


Bonnie's Wellness Book Recommendations Make Great Gifts


EASY Holiday Support Solutions (see earlier in this newsletter)


Top Ten Healthy Holiday Tips


A Reminder for Snowbirds.

For our clients who travel south or west for the fall and winter, stay connected to wellness.


1) If you run low on your supplements, we ship anywhere in the United States. We use green and recycled shipping materials. We even ship probiotics that require refrigeration. 


2) If you need Bonnie's guidance, she is only a phone or video consult away. 


3) Read our free eNewsletter for wellness tips. NCI Well Connect, our paid subscription option, we liken to having a weekly wellness coach.


Do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions.


Well Rewards Loyalty Program Back for 2013.

For the third year in a row, our NCI Well Rewards Loyalty Program was a resounding success. It will be back for 2013. Before the year ends, make sure you stock up on your supplements because:

  1. Your 2012 reward points reset to zero at 5PM on 12/31/2012.
  2. The more reward points you have accrued throughout the year, the larger the discounts become.   
  3. For details about NCI Well Rewards Loyalty Program, click here.