NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
January 27, 2016
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that cod fish metabolize vitamin D into at least three other compounds? Thus, the diverse array of compounds in natural cod liver oil likely provides a diverse array of biological activities without having a pronounced rise in vitamin D levels, similar to how we metabolize sun exposure!

I cannot begin to thank you enough for the outpouring of support I received after sharing my "ordeal" with you in Monday's eNewsletter. I am truly touched. One thing that has always gotten me through tough times, especially this current one, is working with you.

Sincerely, Bonnie

"Thank you Steve! Our 3 year old son turns into a calmer, much more pleasant child when we limit salicylates. His sleep and speech also improve when he avoids them. It is nothing short of a miracle. Tell your sister (and mom) I am so glad I saw her video on youtube. It has changed our lives. Carrie"

Membership adds tremendous value to your wellness regime. That's why we have an almost 90 percent renewal rate! And now that genetic evaluations are included, it is a no brainer for 49.99 (40% off retail price) for one year. Sign up here.
Astonishing Hospital Nurse Statistic
Steve and Bonnie: Only 17.4 percent of ambulatory care nurses reported compliance in all nine standard precautions for infection prevention, according to a study in the January issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.

Researchers conducted a study of ambulatory care nurses to measure self-reported compliance with standard precautions and behavioral factors influencing compliance.

The highest rate of compliance was reported with always wearing gloves (92 percent), followed by always wearing a face mask (70 percent). Only 63 percent of participants reported that they always wash hands after removal of gloves and 82 percent reported that they always wash hands after provision of care.

Standard precautions are the minimum infection control practices that should be used in the care of all patients at all times. They are used to protect healthcare workers and patients from transmission of diseases that can be spread by contact with blood, body fluids, non-intact skin, and mucous membranes. The nurses surveyed in this study were assessed based on these nine precautions:
  1. I provide nursing care considering all patients as potentially contagious.
  2. I wash my hands after the removal of gloves.
  3. I avoid placing foreign objects on my hands.
  4. I wear gloves when exposure of my hands to body fluids is anticipated.
  5. I avoid needle recapping.
  6. I avoid the disassembling of a used needle from a syringe.
  7. I use a face mask when exposure to air-transmitted pathogens is anticipated.
  8. I wash my hands after the provision of care.
  9. I discard used sharp materials into sharps containers.
Folks - these are no-brainers. If you or a loved one goes into the hospital, make sure you bring the standard precautions list to provide to the nurse(s). It literally can be the difference between life or death.
Addressing Mild Hypertension the Right Way.
This article is reserved for NCI Well Connect Members.
Why Is This Graphic So Important?
Bonnie and Steve: If one or more of these boxes are yellow or red, then you have genetic deficiencies that may impair your ability to break down and move toxins from your body. The great thing is that you can prevent impairment with diet, nutrients.

The graphic is an example of what our clients receive when screening their methylation cycles. The results have nothing been short of incredible.

Derived from your raw genomic data provided by the genetics company 23andMe, the results reaffirm why many clients have been so vigilant about managing their diets and lifestyles. For others, the results are providing that final push to reach their goals.

Why the Methylation Cycle? Why Now?
It was one of the major nutritional conundrums which had evaded us for years. We tried to cover all bases to help your methylation cycle, the most important pathway for detoxification of chemicals, hormones, and other unwanted environmental byproducts, but we did not have the entire map at our disposal. Now, we can pinpoint exactly if and where your cycle is impaired and fix it.

Methylation impairment can contribute to carcinogenesis, body mass gain, autoimmune disorders, to name a few.

All It Takes Is a Few Simple Steps:
  1. Pay to have your genetic kit sent to your home from 23andMe. You can get the test for $179 instead of $199 at this link because of your relationship with us. We have no financial arrangement with 23andMe.
  2. When you receive your genetic kit, follow the instructions to prepare your saliva sample and send back to 23andMe via the US Postal Service.
  3. 23andMe will email you when your results are complete.
  4. Go to your personal page and look in two areas depending on the state of your results: 1) Click "Tools" link, scroll down to "Browse Your Data", and click the word download. Download the file to your computer and email us the file. 2) Click your name at the top right, click "Browse Raw Data," click the download button, and find the raw data file on your computer. Attach the file and email it to us.
  5. When we get your raw data file, we will upload it into our methylation database and contact you when the results are complete to make an appointment.
  6. (Optional) Share your disease carrier, traits, and wellness reports with us.
Why Is This Such an Incredible Opportunity?
  • In addition to the methylation data that we analyze, 23andMe maps your entire genome. This is crucial if we offer further genetic analysis on other bodily functions or for other health care providers who may require your genetic info.
  • You only need your genome mapped once!
  • 23andMe provides you with information about your ancestry. This is 23andMe's specialty. We do not delve into this aspect of your genetic results. It is completely private to you.
  • Knowing your disease carrier status, traits, and wellness genetics (like lactose intolerance) is invaluable to you and your health professionals. 23andMe has many more test in the offing as the research becomes more available.

  • Many of you have heard us refer to the MTHFR genetic mutation for pregnancy, neurological function, and detoxification. MTHFR is included in the panel, as well as every other major gene associated with the methylation pathway.

Why Did We Decide to Finally Use Genetic Testing?
  • While we feel that much of the information about the humane genome is "not ready for prime time," we feel extremely confident that the genes associated with the methylation pathway have more than enough clinical data. The pharmaceutical industry has done most of the work for us by putting billions of dollars into researching genetics and methylation so they can find out who can best metabolize and avoid side effects from their drugs!
  • As better research comes along, having your genetic information allows us to contact you when, for instance, a genetic bone health panel comes along. How can you beat that service?
Putting Your Methylation Results Into Action
Going over your results should only take about 15 minutes. This is free for NCI Well Connect Members. For non-Well Connect members, the fee is $45.

To start the process, just go to 23andMe and click on the link:
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One Year Membership Includes:
  1. Weekly eNewsletters (84 issues). We publish our long-form issue on Monday and a Mid-Week Brief on Wednesday. Our eNewsletter has been awarded Constant Contact All Star status seven years in a row to date. Here is a recent preview issue.
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  3. Natural Foods Shopping List. Updated quarterly, our Natural Foods Shopping List includes only the most meticulously vetted, highest quality food and beverage products that we recommend to our clients. These include gluten-free, corn-free, and kosher pareve items.
  4. Free 15 Minute Wellness Coaching Sessions on topics such as 23andMe genetic results, Immune System, Detox, Shedding Weight, Food Cravings and Food Addiction, or those of your own choosing.

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Have a happy, healthy day,
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