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Get A Physical.
Milk, Prostate Cancer
Insurance Info
January SALE!
eNews Updates
Special Offer
Smart Cleanse, Detox

Weather Outside Frightful?
Infrared Sauna Is So Delightful.

Had Bloodwork and a Physical?
 Your Results
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Since 1985,
Bringing the Wellness of Today, Tomorrow.
January 9, 2012
Dear Valued Subscriber,

Congrats to the winners of our year-end survey contest and thanks to all who filled out the survey. Your feedback and ideas are appreciated.


Take Advantage of our 50% Off New Year's Offer.

NCI Well Connect is our subscription eNewsletter. It is your weekly nutritionist, providing myriad ways to improve your mind and body through cutting edge wellness research and recommendations. Many clients find it an invaluable tool for sticking to their wellness plans.


You 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.


Get 50% OFF a one year subscription during the entire month of January ($49.99 instead of $99.99). Only one dollar per issue per week. Order your subscription today at our website here or 847-509-1336. We will email today's issue, including "12 Sustainable Solutions for 2012."


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.

Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve Minsky.

Milk Increases Risk of Prostate Cancer.


Researchers in the January 15 issue of American Journal of Epidemiology investigated whether early-life residency in certain areas of Iceland marked by distinct differences in milk intake was associated with the risk of prostate cancer in 8,894 men born between 1907 and 1935. Through linkage to cancer and mortality registers, the men were followed for prostate cancer diagnosis and mortality from study entry from 1967 to 1987 through 2009. 


During a follow-up period of 24.3 years, 1,123 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer, including 371 with advanced disease (stage 3 or higher or prostate cancer death). 


Daily milk consumption in adolescence (vs. less than daily) was associated with a 3.2-fold risk of advanced prostate cancer, particularly in men before 1920 living in rural areas (where more much milk was consumed). 


These data suggest that frequent milk intake in adolescence increases the risk of advanced prostate cancer.


Bonnie - it is unknown if Iceland used antibiotics or growth hormones in the early 1920's. The assumption would be no. These drugs are known promote carcinogenicity. However, in this study, there was still an uptick in cancer risk from milk consumption without them. Milk alone promotes insulin-like growth factor and other hormones that can accelerate cell growth (healthy as well as rogue cells). With antibiotics and growth hormones, cells grow even more rapidly. 


Important Insuarance Announcement

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Our new Superbill will greatly assist in getting our services covered faster and easier!


There is only one thing you need to do. Get a prescription prior to your appointment with Bonnie. Have your doctor write the diagnosis code(s) on an Rx detailing the reason(s) for your visit. Present the Rx to Bonnie at your appointment. She will fill out a Superbill for you to submit with the Rx to insurance for reimbursement.



For our services, you would go through the same process as above. Then, you would submit the claim to Medicare for reimbursement. In summary, they are now covering counseling services for diabetes, preventive care or "wellness visit", and obesity.


As you know with insurance and Medicare, there are never any guarantees! These tips are just to give you the best chance for coverage. 


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eNews Updates.
eNewsThis week's topics:
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This week's Well Connect topics are:
  • Programming and the Origins of Health and Disease.  
  • How Oxidized Fish Oil Affects You.
  • The Next Gluten-Free Flour  
  • Dried Fruit With No Added Sugar
  • Water-Based Nail Polish and Remover
  • 12 Sustainable Solutions for 2012
  • Simple, Cheap Methods for Two Major Health Issues. 
  • eInspire 

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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.
Smart Detox, Smart Cleanse Action Plans

If you need to give your body the opportunity to relax, replenish, and rejuvenate to start 2012, do it smartly. Our Smart Detox and Smart Cleanse (vegan) Action Plans were specifically created to allow your body the chance to remove  the "holiday sludge" without shocking your system. 


Order here or are free to NCI Well Connect subscribers upon request. 


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,