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Bonnie Minsky's
Nutritional Concepts
November eNewsletter
Quick Hits
-- 60% Experience Acid Reflux.
-- Supplement Prices Rise for Everyone Except You.
-- Natural Foods Shopping List Update.
-- November Sale - 20% OFF.
-- 5 Most Dangerous Food Additives.
-- Recipes du Jour - Thanksgiving Treats.
-- November Announcements.
-- Food Allergies Increasing in U.S. Kids.
-- Locavore Tidbit.
-- In Case You Missed It.
-- Vulvodynia/Interstitial Cystitis Action Plan.

Dear Valued Client,

We keep you plugged into what's new in the world of nutrition, wellness, and public health. Email us if there is a particular topic you would like us to explore. Have a happy, healthy day!

60% Experience Acid Reflux.
 According to journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, at least 60% of Americans experience reflux symptoms at some point in their lives, a whopping 25% deal with it on a weekly basis, and the numbers rise 5% every year.

Instead of fixing the problem, many take reflux medication to mask the symptoms. Because the drugs block stomach acid, creating an acidity imbalance, it leaves us more prone to infections such as C. difficile, H. Pylori, and pneumonia. Reflux meds deplete essential vitamins and minerals such as B-12, B-6, calcium, magnesium, which increase risk of bone fracture.

Reflux is simple to correct if the right protocol is implemented to "put out the fire". Make an appointment with Bonnie for an individualized plan. For self-help, preview or purchase our Pain Relief Diet Action Plan. Two stories of interest regarding children: Acid Reflux & Your Children and Prilosec for Infants?

7 Causes of Acid Reflux; It Is Not Always What You Eat.

Supplement Prices Rise for Everyone Except You.
 Over the last six months, clients have noticed that our prices appear lower than some other local establishments. For example, a client said that our Cod Liver Oil Liquid was $12 cheaper than a place down the street.

Almost every dietary supplement manufacturer has raised prices once, or in some cases, twice within the last year. Many retailers have passed the costs along to you. Nutritional Concepts did not follow suit. Our prices have not changed, except for a state/local sales tax increase to 2.25%. And we still offer monthly discounts on select products.

Our goal for you is always to achieve optimal wellness, provide uncompromising quality, efficacy, and fiscal responsibility with our brand recommendations, and foster an unrivaled caliber of client service.

Why We Need Supplements.

Natural Foods Shopping List Update.

We constantly add, subtract, and revise brand recommendations for our Natural Food Shopping List. NFSL can be a helpful tool for those interested in grocery items that have gone through our rigorous, "Bonnie-approved," screening process.

Natural Foods Shopping List 11-1-08 (pdf)

November Sale - 20% OFF.
super2 Carlson Super 2 Daily
Comes in family-size to make for significant savings. Only two softgels provide high potency, iron-free multivitamin/mineral with fish oil, 600IU vitamin D, and lutein.

Twinlab Daily One Caps
Low potency one-a-day creates the foundation in which to build an ideal nutrient regimen.

Vitaline Alka Aid
Sodium/Potassium Bicarbonate tablets. Bonnie recommends as a safe, short-term alternative to reflux medication for excess acid, indigestion, and sour stomach. It can also minimize food intolerance reactions.

Metagenics Cal Apatite, Cal Apatite with Boron, Cal Apatite Plus, and Cal Apatite Forte
Microcrystalline hydroxyapatite mirrors the bones' full matrix. Cal Apatite contains naturally occurring calcium as well as the trace minerals found to build and restore healthy bone.

New Supplements!
For a complete list of new items, go to Product Updates.

Order here

5 Most Dangerous Food Additives.

Click on the black and white image for laugh.

If you find the ingredients listed below in your pantry or at the grocery store, throw out and avoid.

5 Most Dangerous Additives.

Recipes du Jour - Thanksgiving Treats.
recipe2 Once a month, we highlight a recipe from our database or from you. We welcome entries by email to

Quinoa Pudding Dessert *no gluten, no diary (if using butter substitute)

-1 c. quinoa (made with 2 c. water, tsp. salt, and 1 T. butter or olive oil)
-1 c. soy or nut milk
-2 tsp. butter or butter substitute
-2 T. honey, agave nectar, or pure maple syrup
-1/3 to 1/2 c. dried cherries or raisins
- tsp. cinnamon
- c. toasted, slivered almonds

Cook the quinoa. Drain, and then return the quinoa to the pan. Stir in the milk substitute, sweetener, and dried fruit. Heat, stirring occasionally, until the fruit is plump. Feel free to add more milk substitute if you want it to be soupier. Stir in the cinnamon. SERVES: 4

More Thanksgiving Recipes.

November Announcements.
announce -Vitamin E, Selenium no help for prostate cancer?

-Probiotics safe and effective in treating children with IBS.

-October research highlights.

-Chicken soup lowers blood pressure?

-B-Vitamins "fail" in Alzheimer's study.

-Kidney stones cases rise in children.

For More, Visit Bonnie & Steve's Blog

Food Allergies Increasing in U.S. Kids.
 While anticlimactic for us, many of you with children or grandchildren may find an 18% increase in food allergies over the last decade surprising. The increase did not even take into account food intolerance, which would skew these numbers much higher. For more, click on Food Allergies Increasing in U.S. Kids below. We are seeing a similar increase in adults as well.

Food Allergies Increasing in U.S. Kids.

Locavore Tidbit.
 What's in Season in November in the Midwest
Apples, Bell Peppers, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Eggplant, Garlic, Grapes, Horseradish, Leeks, Mushrooms, Onions, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Shallots, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Winter Squash

Going Loco for Local.

In Case You Missed It.
 Here's a recap of the timely issues we covered in October:

There's a Fungus Among Us: Candida Action Plan.

Whole Grain Does Not Always Mean Whole Wheat.

Newsletter Archives.

Vulvodynia/Interstitial Cystitis Action Plan.
 Action Plan web transactions are now processed exclusively by Nutritional Concepts. Every Action Plan has been updated, incorporating all applicable 2007-2008 research.

The newest installments are Vulvodynia/Interstitial Cystitis, Sleep Well and Candida.

Action Plans

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