Nutritional Concepts Inc.
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Gluten, Lymphoma
Favorite Fall Soups
Extend Lifespan
Meno, MANopause
Well Rewards Back
Kettle Cuisine
November Sale
DEXA Scans
Colon Prep
Eat Healthy Cheap
Freezing Veggies
Green Nail Polish
Holiday Gift Ideas
Keys to Happiness
How to Subscribe

Far Infrared
 Sauna Therapy
Our Services

Recipe du Jour

Fall Soups
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November 1, 2010
Dear Valued Subscriber, 

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Insider Weekly Feature:
25 Ways to Extend Your Lifespan: Part 1 of 5
As a final salute to Nutritional Concepts' 25th anniversary, we provide five ways to extend your lifespan for each of the next five issues.
  1. Eat Real Food.
  2. Shun Wheat (includes sprouted wheat, wheat germ, and added wheat gluten).
  3. Eat Omega-3-Rich Fish at least three times per week.
  4. Never Eat a Carbohydrate Alone (accompany with a healthy fat or lean protein).
  5. Eat a Protein-Rich Food at least three times daily.
Next Week: Ways Six Through Ten.
Bonnie's Bite.
bonnie2 Menopause, MANopause Updates
More than eight years have passed since the landmark Women's Health Initiative study linked synthetic estrogen (Premarin) and progestin (Provera) to increased risk of heart disease and breast cancer. And, according to recent data, hormonal cancer rates have dropped precipitously.

In turn, with 6,000 women embarking on "the change of life" each day, those seeking symptom relief are still steering clear of prescription hormones in favor of bioidentical and topical hormones, dietary supplements and other natural alternatives. A journal Menopause study found that 80 percent of women now use complementary and alternative medicine to lessen symptoms. Following is a primer to help navigate what is new with menopause.

For MANopause, get the latest on the human growth hormone as well as other techniques to maintain healthy testosterone levels while reducing excess estrogen.

Menopause, MANopause Updates.

P.S. If you have tried everything and are still having menopausal symptoms, we will be starting a dietary supplement trial shortly. Please email Steve at if you would like to be involved.
NCI Well Rewards Back for 2011
nciwellrewards As a thank you for allowing us to serve your nutritional needs for 25 years, NCI Well Rewards Loyalty Program started this year. Due to such a positive response, we are bringing it back for 2011.

Before the year ends, make sure you stock up on your supplements:

  1. Your reward points reset to zero on 12/31/2010.
  2. The more reward points you have accrued, the larger the discount.
  3. FSA and HSA tax deductions will be more limited in 2011.

For details about our NCI Well Rewards Loyalty Program, click here.

Brand Buzz
Brand Buzz Video 3-10 Kettle Cuisine Frozen Soups
Our favorite flavor is chicken soup, but we also like Chicken Chili with White Beans, Three Bean Chili, and Roasted Vegetable.

Kettle Cuisine Soups Video.

Brand Buzz for Insiders Only:
Favorite Soups for Fall

Store Bought:
  • Kettle Cuisine Frozen Chicken Soup
  • Imagine Foods Boxed Soups
  • Aunt Patsy's Bean Soups
  • Stock Only: Perfect Addition Frozen Rich Stocks
Here is a link to our favorite fall soup recipes, including the tantalizingly awesome Shari's Chicken and White Bean Herb Soup.
November Sale - 20% OFF
UAS Labs DDS-100 Acidophilus 100 caps

UAS Labs DDS Plus 100 caps

Twinlab Daily One With & Without Iron 90, 180 caps

Twinlab Quercetin + C 100 caps

Two recent studies on quercetin reaffirms its long-term prospects as a natural anti-inflammatory.
  1. Quercetin may protect osteoblast (bone forming) cells from oxidative damage (destruction), according to Experimental and Toxicological Pathology. Osteoblastic cells were incubated with hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) or quercetin. Quercetin treated cells showed significantly reversed oxidative damage, increased collagen content, alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity and calcium deposition of osteoblasts, compared with untreated cells incubated with H2O2.
  2. Quercetin at a dose of 1,000 mg. per day showed a significant reduction in upper respiratory infections in endurance athletes, who are at much higher risk for URTIs. Additionally, the positive effect that quercetin had on muscle mitochondria showed a reduction in exercise-induced inflammation and increased performance in these same athletes. Natural Medicine Journal
Carlson Mini Multi 180 tablets

Cardiovascular Research Hepagen 60 caps

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Steve's Studies
Bone Density Scans Too Frequent.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends bone-density testing every two years. But that's just a guess. No one really knows how often screenings should occur.

Recent research suggests that women 67 and older with normal bone-mineral-density scores may not need to be screened for another 10 years -- a finding that could release thousands of women from the costs and inconvenience of repeated bone-mineral scans over the course of several decades.

Researchers looked at data from 5,035 women age 67 and older who were part of the long-running osteoporosis study called the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures. Women 65 and older who did not have osteoporosis at the time were enrolled in the study from 1986 to 1988 and had bone-mineral-density testing at least twice during the study. The researchers calculated the estimated times for women to develop osteoporosis based on their T scores, the measure of bone density. They found that low-risk women -- those who had normal T scores -- did not develop osteoporosis for a very long time.
Wild Card
Alternative Colonoscopy Prep.
When colonoscopy is scheduled for the afternoon, drinking the polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution in the morning is clinically equivalent to drinking half of it the night before, and affords the patient a better night's sleep and less disruption to the previous workday, according to American Journal of Gastroenterology.

In fact, screenings were much more effective in the AM-only prep group. The morning-only group also had significantly less abdominal pain, better sleep quality and less interference with their work on the day before the procedure.

Many of our clients cannot handle the polthylene glycol for the standard or virtual colonoscopy procedures. As long as your doctor is on board, we recommend unflavored milk of magnesia as an alternative.


Menu Savvy
10 Ways to Eat Healthy Without Going Broke.
  1. Plan ahead. Write out a weekly menu after looking at coupons and advertisements from grocery stores. Use leftovers for additional meals; extra vegetables and meats can go into soups, stews, casseroles and salads.
  2. Save on unhealthy extras. You can save money by avoiding chips, soda and prepackaged baked goods.
  3. Look for cheaper proteins. Beans, lentils, sardines, and eggs all are nutritious alternatives to meat.
  4. Know your top 10. Make a list of the healthy foods you buy the most and comparison shop at local groceries, health food shops and warehouse stores. Aim to stock up on those staples at the lowest prices.
  5. Buy produce in season. It will be much cheaper; remember that farmers markets often have great deals.
  6. Go beyond fresh. Frozen and dried foods - fruits, vegetables and meats - are healthy but often less pricey alternatives to fresh foods, especially if you buy generic versions. Just watch sugar and salt content.
  7. Think in bulk. Buy big packages of meat and divide them into meal-size portions for freezing, and store whole-grain rice and cereal in airtight containers. You also can cook large amounts of meals such as stew and freeze smaller portions for easy preparation.
  8. Plant a garden. Grow your favorite fruits and vegetables right in your backyard.
  9. Take the long view. A bag of apples may be more expensive than a bag of cookies, but consider this: you're not likely to eat more than one apple in a single sitting.
  10. Clip Coupons. Many health food stores (even Whole Foods) and health food manufacturers offer coupons. Many of them can be found by doing a web search for "health food coupons."
Your Healthy Kitchen
Freezing Vegetables
This should really be the 11th way to eat healthy without going broke. Freezing vegetables that may have gone to waste or were purchased locally when they were much cheaper than in off-peak months can really save you money. While not all produce can be successfully frozen, provides us with the details on how to prepare viable vegetables for freezing. Please note that most vegetables do need cooking preparation before freezing.
Green Lifestyle
These two brands of nail polish fit perfectly into what Bonnie considers environmentally friendly.
Give the Gift of Wellness
Gift Ideas for the Holidays:
  • New Client Wellness Evaluation
    What better way to show a loved one you care than by giving them a consultation?
  • NCI Insider Subscription
    Our eNewsletter is like having a microconsult with Bonnie every week.
  • Far Infrared Sauna Session Package
    1, 3, or 10 session packages available.
  • Supplement Care Package
    Many clients purchase supplies of essential nutrients for family and friends to encourage proactive wellness.
For a complete list of our products and services visit our website or office. Gift Certificates are also available.
eInspire Quote of the Week.

"Quality is never an accident, it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, and skillful execution, it represents the wise choice of many alternatives." -Willa Foster


Keys to Happiness, according to a 26 year study by German Institute for Economic Research:

  • Marry someone who's not neurotic.
  • Focus more on friends and family, and less on material goods.
  • Get involved, somehow, in making the world a better place.
  • Have a job - but also make time for leisure.
  • Stay physically active.
  • For men: don't be underweight. For women: don't be obese.
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