Nutritional Concepts Inc.
In This Issue
Rewards Expire This Week!
Gluten Beyond the Norm
December Sale!
eNews Updates
Well Connect
New Year's Save Me Tips
Happy New Year
Happily Melt
Aging Well
Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin
Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin

Tai Chi and Qi Gong
Tai Chi and Qi Gong

Super Immune Man
Super Immune Man

Build the Optimal Youth Athlete Nutritional Concepts' Way
Build the Optimal Youth Athlete Nutritional Concepts' Way

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December 29, 2014
Dear Valued Subscriber,    


Did you know that a recent study led by Human Research Council found that 84 percent of US vegetarians give up their diet and turn back to eating meat? The most common motives for abandoning the no-meat diet are lack of community support, sticking out of the crowd, and cravings for meat.

Wednesday, December 31st we close at 2PM.
Thursday, January 1st we are closed. 

Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve Minsky


Capitalize on Loyalty Rewards Before 2014 Ends
Did you know that we ALWAYS discount our retail and professional supplement brands between 5% and 15% irrespective of our monthly 20% discounts?

Did know that we have asupplement loyalty program? The great thing about it is that you don't have to do a thing. We do it all for you. Whenever you make a purchase, it goes into our system and when you hit certain spending benchmarks, we deduct a monetary reward from your next purchase.


Our loyalty program resets to zero every December 31 at 11:59PM.Time to stock up now for you and your family.


For more information on our loyalty program, go to this link.


If you would like to know how many spending points you have accrued to date, or when you can expect to receive your next reward, do not hesitate to email us.


Celiac and Gluten Issues Go Way Beyond the Classic Symptoms

According to a new study in BMC Gastroenterology, the classical set of celiac disease symptoms no longer reflects the profile of most newly-diagnosed patients. Instead, doctors should take other symptoms into account and consider the possibility of celiac disease and gluten intolerance, even when patients don't fit the old image of the condition.


Fewer people are presenting with the classical diarrhea and more with non-classical or silent presentation, both in adults and children. Among celiac patients diagnosed over the course of 15 years in the study, 79% had symptoms when they were diagnosed. But most of their problems were not the typical diarrhea and weight loss, but rather "non-classical" issues like bloating, osteoporosis and anemia. Diarrhea was a symptom in just 27%.


Indeed, classical symptoms became less common over the years, decreasing from 47% of patients during the first 10 years to 13% in the last five. Meanwhile, other problems, as well as a lack of any significant related illness, increased by more than 86%.


"A high proportion of celiac disease patients did not show any gastrointestinal symptom, but they displayed extra-intestinal manifestations such as iron-deficiency anemia, unexplained osteoporosis, abnormalities of liver-function tests and recurrent miscarriages," the lead researcher stated.


The most common illness associated with celiac was thyroid disease. Only half the patients had severe intestinal damage.


In later years, more patients were diagnosed with blood tests. That may be one factor accounting for the changing pattern of typical symptoms, because the effects of gluten weren't as severe yet.


Bonnie: While some celiac specialists understand the varied symptoms, most physicians do not. Only 17% of people with the disease are actually diagnosed. The message is if you think you've got celiac disease, don't just go on a gluten-free diet, test for it. But doctors need to keep in mind that celiac disease is a very frequent food intolerance, and needs to be treated as such.


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What Is NCI Well Connect?
Steve Minsky
Steve Minsky
Senior Editor

Utilizing decades of clinical experience to discern what is fact or fiction, we pore over 400 journals and media weekly to find the ideal wellness tips to motivate you to adhere to, or improve upon, your wellness goals.


Topics for Today's Issue:

  • Common Sleep Mistakes
  • Are Eggs What They're Cracked Up to Be?
  • Why Our Bones Have Become More Fragile.
  • If Dr. Oz Said It, It Must Be True.
  • Behavior Conditioning While We Sleep
  • Boost Low Income Produce Consumption
  • Visualize the Junk!
  • Local Personal Chef
  • Cacao Truffle
  • Tasty Sunflower Butter Snack Bar
  • eInspire 

In addition to receiving twice weekly eNewsletters, a subscription allows you access to our 36 title self-help Action Plan Library and Natural Foods Shopping List (updated quarterly). The value of these items exceed $275.


A new perk for 2015 includes 15 minute mini coaching consults on various topics such as Immune System Reboots.


Note to Service Professionals: a percentage of our subscribers are service professionals. They find our cutting-edge wellness tips greatly expand the scope of expertise they can provide their clientele.


Subscribe to NCI Well Connect Here or Call 847-498-3422.


Get Me Through New Year's Tips
  1. Stay home! New Year's is routinely one of the most overrated celebrations of the year. 
  2. Make sure you eat enough before you go out. Being on an empty stomach is no way to attack New Year's.
  3. Load up on electrolytes before and after the evening. Drinking electrolyte waters with extra doses of magnesium glycinate will hydrate and replenish lost nutrients.
  4. Nourish the liver with straight silymarin/milk thistle or our favorite liver complex.
  5. Exercise the next morning to get the blood flowing and start the detoxification process!
Happy New Year From Nutritional Concepts

May Next Year Be Full of

Health, Happiness, and Giving.


When you are racking your brain for how to best ring in the new year, consider wellness. We have a multitude of options for simple fine-tuning or the toughest cases.

  • Balanced Eating 101 (focus on eating style only)
  • Full Wellness Evaluation (with bloodwork)
  • Food/Med/Supplement Interaction Evaluation
  • Food Intolerance Screening (with menu plan only)
  • Dietary Supplement Update
  • Reboot/Jump-Start Mini Lifestyle Coaching
  • Far Infrared Sauna Treatment
  • Grocery Shopping Tours and Pantry Raids
  • Workplace Wellness Evaluations
  • Chiropractic and Acupuncture

Consulting prices range from $45 to $225. Contact us at 847-498-3422 or email at for details.


Happily Melt in a Far Infrared Sauna

One way to thaw out from the deep freeze is to experience Far Infrared Sauna Therapy. We have had one in our office for several years and it rarely fails to disappoint.


Aside from the fact that you are taking one hour out of your busy lives to relax, Far Infrared Therapy offers numerous therapeutic benefits, most importantly enhanced detoxification. Many clients use it to relieve painful joints, rev up metabolism, and remove buildup of heavy metals.


Contact us to schedule a session. 

Snowbird and Out-of-Town Clients Only

Whether you leave Chicago for the winter or live out of state, don't be a stranger. Stay connected!

  • If you need Bonnie's guidance, she is only a phone consult away.
  • Read our free or NCI Well Connect eNewsletters to reinforce your wellness plan.
  • If you need to order supplements, we ship anywhere in the United States. We use green and recycled shipping materials. We even ship probiotics that require refrigeration.

Do not hesitate to contact us to serve your out-of town needs.


Aging Well Inside and Out

One of the perks of being a NCI Well Connect subscriber is that you have monthly access to our Action Plan Library (36 plans: total value over $250). 


The perk comes in handy when you are looking for tips on how to age intelligently and effectively with our new Aging Well Inside and Out Action Plan.


Action Plans are free by email request for NCI Well Connect subscribers as part of their subscription or can be ordered separately. To subscribe to NCI Well Connect, click here.