NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
November 30, 2016
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that two clinical trials suggest that more than 106,000 high-risk early preterm births could be avoided in the U.S. each year if pregnant women took daily supplements of the omega-3 fatty acid, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)? The study was published in last month's Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids.

We are always overwhelmed by the response to Small Business Saturday. We cannot thank you enough for your participation and support.

Congratuations to our raffle winner Joan, who received a one year NCI Well Connect Membership!

See below for details.

For those waiting for the price of the 23andMe genetic kits to come down, your wish has been granted. When going to
  1. You can choose just the Ancestry option for $99. This still provides the raw data that we need to generate our Pure Genomics results.
  2. If you still want heritable and wellness traits, which we recommend for any person in their fertility years, the kit is $179 for new customers through our link. However, if you have already ordered a kit previously from 23andMe, you can get it for $149 until January 9, 2017.
For questions or clarifications, please email Steve.

Have a happy, healthy day. Steve and Bonnie
Vitamin D Improves Autism Symptoms
Bonnie and Steve: While it has been previously reported that there is vitamin D deficiency in autistic children, there is a lack of randomized controlled trials of vitamin D supplementation in autistic children.

A study in the October issue of Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry is the first to assess the effects of vitamin D supplementation in the core symptoms of autism in children.

The study was double-blinded and randomized in ASD boys and girls aged 3-10 years to receive vitamin D3 or placebo for four months. Vitamin D blood levels were measured at the beginning and at the end of the study.

The daily doses used in the therapy group was 300 IU vitamin D3 per kilogram of weight per day, not to exceed 5,000 IU per day.

The autism symptoms of the children improved significantly, following 4-month vitamin D3 supplementation, but not in the placebo group. Their vitamin D levels also rose significantly.

It is a no-brainer for anyone with autism symptoms or autism diagnosis to have their vitamin D levels checked and supplement as needed.
What Is Chrononutrition?

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Future of Genetics & Wellness Is Now
Bonnie and Steve: It only takes a few simple steps to get individualized genetic nutritional support. Test your genome. We translate the results in a way you can understand. We target your individualized needs with nutritional support that can be easily implemented.

NCI Well Connect Membership
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One Year Membership Includes:
  1. Weekly eNewsletters (84 issues). We publish our long-form issue on Monday and a mid-week brief on Wednesday. Recent preview issue here.
  2. Self-Help Action Plans. Access to two titles per month from our self-help Action Plan Library. There are currently 43 Action Plan titles to date on all aspects of wellness, including the new Heal Your Headache Action Plan. You can view the full library of titles here.
  3. Natural Foods Shopping List. Updated quarterly, our Natural Foods Shopping List includes only the most meticulously vetted, highest quality food and beverage products that we recommend to our clients. These include gluten-free, corn-free, and kosher pareve items.
  4. 30 Minutes Free Pure Genomics Analysis & Coaching (Bonnie's services are separate).
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Have a happy, healthy day,
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