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January 23, 2012
Dear Valued Subscriber,

Paula Deen has dominated headlines since she announced that she has type 2 diabetes. She has set a new low for integrity and exposed yet again the filthy underbelly of celebrity. This is another example of how putting stock in the advice of celebrity experts is dangerous. Be it a chef, doctor, or talk show host, never do they take into account your individual needs. In Paula's case, keeping the disease from her fans for three years, finding a way to profit from it, all the while continuing to push her style of cuisine, defies all conscience. However, like cruise ship captain Francesco Schettino, selfish choices are all too indicative of our society.
Why Subscribe to NCI Well Connect? Featuring Steve Minsky, Editor
Why NCI Well Connect? 
Featuring Steve Minsky, Editor

Get 50% OFF a one year subscription of NCI Well Connect during the month of January ($49.99 from $99.99). Order today at our website here or call 847-509-1336 and we will email today's issue, featuring our fascinating five-part series "Deciphering Evolution and Eating." This week, we break new ground on dairy products and why they affect us so adversely.


Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve.

Magnesium for Cardiovascular Health:
Time for an Intervention.


The headline did not come from us. It was the headline for an editorial published in the January issue of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition


"In westernized populations such as in the United States, magnesium intake is known to be inadequate. In experimental studies, magnesium deficiency was shown to accelerate atherosclerosis and magnesium supplementation suppressed its development. Epidemiologic observations have also associated low intake of magnesium with various adverse health outcomes, including insulin resistance, the metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, stroke, and cardiovascular disease. Several mechanisms have been proposed for the potential cardiometabolic benefits of magnesium intake, including improvement of glucose and insulin homeostasis, antihypertensive, antiarrhythmic, antiinflammatory, anticoagulant, or antiplatelet effects, improved lipid metabolism, reduced vascular contractility, and increased endothelium-dependent vasodilation."


For nearly 8 decades, researchers have extensively studied the roles of magnesium and its benefits. Yet, public health officials have yet to address the gross deficiencies in the US population.


In a small pilot trial of overweight or obese young adults performed by the authors of this editorial, oral magnesium supplementation (500 mg elemental magnesium per day for just 4 weeks) led to significantly differential regulation of some genes and proteins related to metabolic and inflammatory pathways. 


A growing group of scientists and health professionals are placing their bets on a magnesium intervention that will have positive effects for generations to come. Consider yourself way ahead of the curve.


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Care's Corner - NEW!
Care's Corner January 2012
Care's Corner January 2012
An Unusual, Impactful Resolution.

Tangible New Year's resolution tips, featuring food and lifestyle consultant Carolyn Martinelli. Feel free to email her suggestions for future segments.

eNews Updates.
eNewsThis week's topics:
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This week's Well Connect topics are:
  • Deciphering Evolution and Eating Part 2: Dairy
  • Facebook and the Brain
  • Teaching Kids to Swallow Pills.
  • Catnip for the Carb-Addicted Athlete
  • It's Time to Take a Stand.
  • New Chicken Meatballs
  • Roasted Seaweed Snacks
  • Aspirin Sensitivity and Desensitizing Protocols
  • Gluten-Free Beer
  • Save on Your Electric Bill.
  • Lyme Disease Update
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Dr. Schuster's Well Tips - NEW!
Health Bites: Hair Analysis
Health Bites: Hair Analysis
Hair Elemental Analysis and Screening for Heavy Metals.

My name is Dr. Liselotte Schuster. I have worked with Bonnie Minsky at Nutritional Concepts for over twenty years. Each month, I offer wellness tips from a Chiropractor's perspective. Feel free to email me topics to consider for future segments.  
A Reminder for Snowbirds.

For our clients who travel south or west for the winter, don't be a stranger. Stay connected.


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) NCI Well Connect eNewsletter is like a weekly wellness coach.


Do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions,


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In case you missed this last week, here is our prescription for starting the year off right.
  1. Make an appointment with Bonnie to get back on track.
    Medicare and private insurance has made it easier than ever to get our services covered. With a simple doctor's prescription, we can give you a Superbill to submit for medical nutrition therapy services or wellness visits (Medicare allows a wellness visit with an Rx).   
  2. Get back on your individualized supplement regimen.
    If you have gotten off track, now is the perfect time to start. While eating optimally comprises 75 percent of your nutrient intake, supplements comprise the other 25 percent. We offer monthly supplement discounts and a free loyalty reward program.  
  3. Stay on the straight and narrow with NCI Well Connect.
    Our subscription eNewsletter is your weekly nutritionist, providing myriad ways to improve your mind and body through cutting edge wellness research and recommendations. You also get 90 percent more than what is in our free eNewsletter. In addition, your subscription includes access to our entire self-help Action Plan library and Natural Foods Shopping List, which is updated monthly. To further motivate you, we are offering a 50% subscription discount for the month of January ($49.99 instead of $99.99). Only one dollar per issue per week. Order your subscription today and get today's issue, which includes a very important Medication and Supplement Alert.  
  4. Need fresh menu, recipe, shopping, and lifestyle ideas?
    Food consultant Carolyn Martinelli lives wellness 24-7, so who better to help you navigate a difficult eating plan and keep you "wellness fresh," all while managing a hectic lifestyle? Care is in the office on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  
  5. Avoid your food reactors.
    The hottest food trend of 2012 will be targeting those with food intolerances. Why? We are finally coming to the realization that food intolerances occur much more frequently than once believed. Everyone is different in how and what they react to. Luckily, we have been treating clients with food intolerances for over fifteen years and have the most accurate, battle-tested screening methods to accomplish this.  
  6. Cleanse and Detox in a smart way.
    One of the most popular ways to begin a new year is to do a cleanse or detox. Unfortunately, certain methods can do more harm than good. Our Smart Detox and Smart Cleanse Action Plans have been used safely and successfully by clients for years. They can be purchased at our website or are free to NCI Well Connect subscribers.  
  7. Choose mental, exercise routine to fit your individual needs.
    Methods for exercising your mind and body should be just as individualized as your food choices. Most importantly, make sure your routine fits your lifestyle capabilities.