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In This Issue
Three Amigos
December Sale
eNews Updates
Well Connect
Smart Menopause

Detoxification and Invigoration is
Far Infrared Sauna Therapy.
In Town for the Holidays?
Schedule Your Apt
 With Bonnie ASAP.

Holiday Wish From Your Nutritionist.
A Wellness Superhero?
Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin
Food Intolerance: 
the Silent Assassin
Wellness Links
Since 1985,
Bringing the Wellness of Tomorrow, Today.
December 10, 2012
Dear Valued Subscriber

Our efforts paid off. The Dietetic and Nutrition Services Act (SB2936) passed the Senate 51 to 0 and the House 107 to 7. Governor Quinn needs to sign it into law. Please contact him at this link or write/fax by Wednesday to:


Honorable Pat Quinn Governor of Illinois

c/o Gary Hannig, Director of Legislative Affairs

2 State House

Springfield, IL 62706


The bipartisan trouncing shows registered dietitians that Illinoisans want the freedom to select their own nutrition professional. Government is great when it listens to the people! 


Did you know that countries that mix high-fructose corn syrup into processed foods and soft drinks have a 20 higher rate of diabetes than countries that don't use the sweetener, according to a new study from journal Global Health.

Did you know that researchers have discovered a molecular basis for the potential cancer preventive effects of vitamin D? A team found the active form of vitamin D acts to inhibit the production and function of the protein cMYC, which drives cell division and is active at elevated levels in more than half of all cancers. The discovery appears in the December issue ofProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve Minsky


Three Amigos for Inflammation.
Regular use of glucosamine, chondroitin, or fish oil supplements reduces high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) by 16% to 22%, a marker of inflammation, according to a new study in American Journal of Epidemiology. Inflammation is now recognized as a factor in cancer and cardiovascular disease as well as many rheumatoid diseases.


Scientists analyzed data on dietary supplements and hs-CRP in 9947 participants and found that regular use of glucosamine, chondroitin, or fish oil significantly reduced serum hs-CRP. In participants who regularly used a supplement, the researchers found hs-CRP reductions of 17% with glucosamine, 22% with chondroitin, and 16% with fish oil compared with participants who did not take the supplements.


According to the lead author, "I was not particularly surprised by any of our findings. Our observation of an association between fish oil use and CRP supports recent randomized control trials which have shown fish oil to reduce CRP. Our observation of an association between use of glucosamine and chondroitin supplements and CRP aligns with laboratory studies which suggest that these supplements have anti-inflammatory properties."


Bonnie and Steve: This is an oft-cited journal by major media outlets. The media was certainly mum about this one, however. You'd think that given the dramatic reductions in inflammation they would have paid a bit more attention. Oh, but we forgot. These are supplements, not meds.

December Sale - 20% OFF
Ecological Formulas
GTF Chromium
Iron Caps
*Some manufacturers do not allow us to post sales or discounts at our website. We do, however, apply all discounts before a transaction is completed. Email or Live Chat for prices when visiting our website.

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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:
  • Abnormal Menstrual Bleeding.
  • Meds That Cause Incontinence.
  • Choosing Red Meat.
  • Essential Oils Not Just for Well Being.
  • Trader Joe's Single Serve
  • New Organic Snack Bar
  • Phenomenal New GF Baking Mix
  • Going Off Meds With Fibromyalgia.
  • Feeding More By Wasting Less.
  • Yoga Beneficial for Two Target Groups.
  • Facebook an Issue for Some.
  • Become Naturally Efficient.
  • 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.


Order NCI Well Connect today for just 79.99 at our website, 847-509-1336, or Provide your name, phone, email, VISA, MC, or DSC with exp date and security code. Sample issue.


Order NCI Well Connect Today.

Smart Menopause Action Plan - NEW!


  1. Everyone around you has an attitude problem.
  2. You're adding chocolate chips to your veggie omelet.
  3. The dryer has shrunk all of your jeans.
  4. Your husband is readily agreeing with everything you say.
  5. Your children have found every excuse to be at their friends' houses.
  6. Everyone's head looks like an invitation to batting practice.
  7. You're sure that everyone is scheming to drive you crazy.
  8. You're winning the gold medal for "road rage".
  9. You've discovered that every bathroom scale you've used is off by 20 points on the high side.
  10. Your husband keeps turning up the heat while you keep turning it down.



In Smart Menopause, the newest installment of our self-help Action Plan series, Bonnie has created a complete roadmap for peri and full blown menopause. Order here or NCI Well Connect subscribers can request a free copy be emailed to you.


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
A Reminder for Snowbirds.

snowbirdsFor 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.


Helpful Holiday Hints.

holidaystressHere 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


New Sugar-Free Powdered Multivitamin Mineral.

OxylentFor kids, teens, and adults who have trouble swallowing pills, we have finally found a powdered multivitamin mineral we can support. Oxylent by Vitalah is sweetened with stevia. Simply add to water. 


The vitamin and mineral sources are the highest quality available. We have thoroughly vetted the product by looking at independent laboratory assays to assure that it meets label claim and is free of heavy metals, pesticides, and other impurities.


Because we take into account individual needs, if you are considering switching to this product, please contact us first to see if it is right for you.


Well Rewards Loyalty Program Back for 2013.

thumbsupFor 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.