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Mad at WF and TJ
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Kung Fu the Flu.
Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin
Food Intolerance: 
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January 21, 2013
Dear Valued Subscriber,    


Did you know that scientists have gained fresh insights into how the salmonella bug makes us ill? Researchers found that salmonella are able to change the proteins of key cells that line the intestine. The salmonella bacteria are then able to cross the gut wall, get into the bloodstream, and cause diarrhea, fever, and in rare cases, death.


This highlights yet another way in which microbes are able to transform cells into a type that suits their habitat. It is yet another example of why we will always be playing pharmaceutical catch-up with microbes. Having a balanced gut microbial environment is our only insurance.


Did you know that according to a study in Nutrition Reviews, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) supplementation showed an antihypertensive effect? In addition, an editorial in the American Journal of Clinical Nutritionshared preliminary results of a randomized, double-blind, study with CoQ10 as the adjunctive treatment of Congestive Heart Failure. The author reported a significant reduction in all-cause mortality at 2 years compared with placebo.


Subscribe to NCI Well Connect today and we will email you our special issue: Diet Holds the Key to Genetic Expression: Which Nutrients Are, and Are Not, Responsible for Unlocking Disease. You will not find this cutting edge information anywhere else. Subscribe here or see below for details.


Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve Minsky


Expert Panel: Choose Your Tests Wisely.
Bonnie and Steve: Choosing Wisely, an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, currently comprises evidence-based recommendations from 9 specialty organizations on commonly used tests and procedures. With the recognized dangers, overuse, and astronomical costs associated with certain tests and procedures, here are the first most pertinent recommendations the panel has made:
  1. For pharmacologic treatment of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), long-term acid suppression therapy (proton pump inhibitors or histamine 2-receptor antagonists) should be titrated to the lowest effective dose needed to achieve therapeutic goals. They also specify that only if it is absolutely necessary.
  2. Do not repeat colorectal cancer screening (by any method) for 10 years after a high-quality colonoscopy is negative in average-risk individuals.    
  3. Do not repeat colonoscopy for at least 5 years for patients who have 1 or 2 small adenomatous polyps, without high-grade dysplasia, completely removed via a high-quality colonoscopy.    
  4. For a patient who is diagnosed with Barrett esophagus, who has undergone a second endoscopy that confirms the absence of dysplasia on biopsy, a follow-up surveillance examination should not be performed in less than 3 years as per published guidelines.    
  5. For a patient with functional abdominal pain syndrome, CT scans should not be repeated unless there is a major change in clinical findings or symptoms.
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NCI Well Connect is your weekly nutritionist. We 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.


This Week's Well Connect Topics Are:

  • Diet Holds the Key to Genetic Expression.
  • Whole Grain Deception.
  • Cognitive Stimulating Activities
  • Foods That Lower Arsenic Levels.
  • New Take on Old Gluten-Free Brand.
  • New Nut-Based, Gluten-Free Crackers
  • New Frozen Organic Fruits and Veggies
  • Removing Hair Safely.
  • Eco-Kitchen of the Future. 
  • Esophageal Cancer Risk Lower Than Expected in Acid Reflux Patients.
  • eInspire

In case you missed it, we provided a free preview of NCI Well Connect recently. Please click here to read it.


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I'm Mad at Whole Foods & Trader Joes!
I'm Mad at Whole Foods and Trader Joes! Carolyn Martinelli
Care's Corner with Carolyn Martinelli
Free Sjogren's Event This Sunday.
Afflicting one in 70 Americans, Sjogren's Syndrome is an often difficult to diagnose autoimmune disease. There is no known cure. The medical community typically treats symptoms as they occur. If diagnosed early, there are many proactive natural treatments that can slow down the progression of the disease while preserving a better quality of life for the patient. Bonnie will focus upon specific proactive treatments. She will also discuss how to identify and correct underlying nutritional deficiencies. This program will outline, step by step, how to take charge of Sjogren's before it takes charge of you.  

Bonnie will speak at the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation sponsored event Sunday, Jan 27th @ 3 pm at the Newport Coffee House in Bannockburn Shopping Center. There will be no charge for our clients. Membership is $32 per year for anyone who wishes to join or make a contribution to the organization. 


Cold & Flu Support Action Plan

springallergyfunnyOne of the perks of being a NCI Well Connect subscriber is that you are granted monthly access to our Action Plan Library (27 plans with a total value over $200). That perk comes in handy during cold and flu season. Our self-help Cold & Flu Support Action Plan contains all related clinical and research data to support a healthy host.

If you are not an NCI Well Connect subscriber, you can purchase the Cold & Flu Support Action Plan separately here. For NCI Well Connect subscribers, it is free by email request.
To become a Well Connect subscriber, simply click on this link to register. We are currently offering 40% OFF the regular price to encourage healthy behaviors in 2013.