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December eNewsletter
Quick Hits
-- A Token of Our Appreciation.
-- Eyes Are Precious.
-- Sjogren's Syndrome Revealed.
-- December Sale - 20% OFF.
-- Advocate Link to Care.
-- Recipes du Jour.
-- December eNews.
-- Healthy Holiday Tips.
-- Locavore Tidbit.
-- In Case You Missed It.
-- Sea Salt vs. Table Salt.
-- Recipes to Live By (formerly Spa Recipes).
-- Invest in Wellness.


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!

A Token of Our Appreciation.

Please take a minute of your time to tell us how we are doing and, in return, receive a complementary Action Plan of your choice. You can also win a gift certificate by answering our end of the year trivia question correctly.

2008 Client Survey.

Eyes Are Precious.
 Taking preventative, long-term dietary measures to reduce the risk of eye-related diseases is proven. However, many fail to grasp that implementation is as important during preconception, pregnancy, and throughout early childhood as it is during adult life. Here are the most recent, well-researched methods to protect optimal eye health for a specific eye health issue, Macular Degeneration. However, these recommendations can also benefit other eye related problems.

Eyes Are Precious.

Sjogren's Syndrome Revealed.
 Jane Brody, health columnist for the New York Times, recently wrote about Sjogren's Syndrome, one of the three most common autoimmune disorders. Although the article was valuable for alerting people to it's "chameleon" symptoms for faster diagnosis, Brody missed the "management" of the disease entirely.

Managing Sjogren's Syndrome.

December Sale - 20% OFF.
CoQ10 Metagenics CoQ10ST & ST-100
CoQ10, found in all human cell membranes and mitochondria, is considered the "powerhouse of the cell." Decreased levels may result from insufficient dietary intake, excessive utilization by the body (stressful lifestyles), gene mutation, aging, cancer drugs, and statins. CoQ10 has always been one of our priority nutrients for long-term prevention and a must for anyone taking statin medication.

UAS Labs DDS-100 Acidophilus
Hypoallergenic, low dose probiotic featuring the well-researched strain of DDS-1 acidophilus in vegicap.

Metagenics EPA/DHA Extra Strength Enteric
Ultra pure, high potency enteric-coated softgel ideally suited for those with compromised g.i. tracts or who experience a "burp up" effect from regular fish oil softgels.

Pure Encaps B-Complex Plus
A perfectly balanced B-Complex which contains optimal amounts of B's that are hard to get in our diets and less of those we do get.

Dr. Schuster's Detox Foot Pads
10 per box. Ingredients: Bamboo Vinegar, Tourmaline, Loquat Leaf, Diatomaceous Earth, Dokudami: Houttuynia Cordata, Vitamin C, Vegetable Fiber, Dextrin, Citronella

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

Order here

Advocate Link to Care.
 An estimated 100,000 hospital patients die every year in the U.S. because of preventable errors. A personal advocate, preferably a family member or friend, is a necessity for hospital stays of any length of time. This hit particularly close to home with our own Carolyn Martinelli. Her family advocates were instrumental in preventing errors and making sure her individual needs were met, which greatly accelerated her recovery.

Bedside Manner: Advocating for a Relative in the Hospital.

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

Stir-Fried Halibut with Vegetables and Gluten-Free Grains

-2 T. dried seaweed, drained
- c. plus 2 T. water
-12 oz. halibut steak
-walnut-sized piece of fresh ginger
-1 tsp. dry mustard
-1 T. wheat-free Tamari
-1 T. fresh lemon juice
- 1 leek
- 1 c. carrots, peeled and diced
-1 c. celery, diced
- c. sugar snap peas or green beans
-1 tsp. grapeseed or canola oil
-sea salt and white pepper to taste
-cooked potatoes, wild rice, or quinoa

Soak the seaweed in c. water for 5 minutes. Rinse, pat dry, and cube the halibut. Peel and mince the ginger, then mix it with the dry mustard, Tamari, lemon juice, and the 2 T. water. Brush the mustard mixture over the fish. Wash and trim the remaining vegetables. Heat the oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, and brown the fish on both sides. Add the leek, carrots, celery, peas or beans, and the seaweed. Season with salt and pepper, and stir-fry for about 5-7 minutes, until the fish and vegetables are cooked through. Season with Tamari and stir in the sesame oil. Serve with potatoes, wild rice, or quinoa. SERVES: 2

Cited from our all new Recipes to Live By.

December eNews.
eNews -Vaccine-related Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in an individual demonstrating aluminum overload.

-Recipe for good grades.

-Big Pharma does not want you to read drug labels.

-Magnesium key to calcium's benefit?

-Research highlights from our favorite journals.

-EPA publishes new database of mercury-containing products and alternatives because of environmental concerns. So why does the FDA and CDC scoff at the potential adverse effects when mercury is administered by intramuscular injection?

For More, Visit Bonnie & Steve's Blog

Healthy Holiday Tips.
 Now is the time to prepare yourself for the holiday onslaught. As many agree, "the holidays can be a blessing and a curse." Stress, poor diet, and depression are common for many during this time. Here are a few tips to help you through.

Emotional Survival Guide for the Holidays

10 Dietary Tips for Healthy Holidays.

Locavore Tidbit.
 What's in Season in December in the Midwest?
Not much, unless grown in a greenhouse. Hopefully, you've done your fruit and vegetable canning, preserving, and freezing. What are we in the 1800's? Actually, preserving produce for the winter is a growing trend, especially in this economy and for those who participate in Community Supported Agriculture programs. It is a money saver.

Canning Produce Gaining Popularity.

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

The Flu Shot: to have or not to have?

Seven Causes of Acid Reflux: It's Not Always What you Eat.

Newsletter Archives.

Sea Salt vs. Table Salt.
 Sea salt is harvested from seawater through evaporation. Manufacturers do not heavily refine sea salt, so it contains traces of 80 mineral elements, including iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, manganese, and zinc.

Table salt is mined from rock, bleached (chlorine), and the result is pure sodium chloride with no mineral elements.

Iodine was put into salt many years ago to prevent goiters on the thyroid. Iodine is not easy to get naturally unless you drink a lot of Perrier or eat a lot of shellfish. This is why we recommend IODIZED sea salt (Hain is a brand we recommend).


Recipes to Live By (formerly Spa Recipes).
 Cooking at home is definitely in.

The new version features over 100 of Bonnie's favorites that appeal to any dietary lifestyle (see example in Recipes du Jour). Every recipe uses real food ingredients. What a novel idea!

Recipes to Live By - 6.95

Invest in Wellness.
 Gift certificates are a thoughtful, wonderful way to show your friends and loved ones that you care. Invest in their health and well being.

Nutritional Concepts Gift Certificates.




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