Nutritional Concepts Inc.
In This Issue
Happily Melt
When Probiotics Attack
February Sale
eNews Updates
Well Connect Highlights
Prostate Update

How Our Services.
Are Covered By Insurance.
Far Infrared Sauna Therapy.

Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin
Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin

Wellness Links
Since 1985,
Bringing the Wellness of Tomorrow, Today.
February 10, 2014
Dear Valued Subscriber,   


Did you know that in the new issue of Men's Health, in an article entitled "9 Investments with Healthy Returns," former nutritionist to the US Olympic Ski Team James Scala recommends a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) over a Registered Dietitian because they are the most qualified? He accurately states that a CNS, like Bonnie, has an advanced degree and has to pass a rigorous board exam. Scala suggests at minimum consulting a CNS whenever you get a physical or have bloodwork done.

Did you know pizza was the single biggest contributor of sodium to the diet of young Americans in the period 2003-2008 according to new data from the government's National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey?
  • We have Twinlab Quercetin + C in stock again!    
  • Bonnie will be speaking about women's health at Heller Nature in Highland Park at 2PM on Sunday, February 23rd. For questions call 847-579-4554.

Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve Minsky


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.


Far Infrared Therapy offers numerous therapeutic benefits, most importantly enhanced detoxification. Many clients also use it to relieve painful joints, rev up metabolism, and remove buildup of heavy metals.


Contact us to schedule a session. 

Probiotics Attack Colds, IBS.
Rhinovirus Has Met Its Match?

Researchers in the February issue of Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology state that simple and safe strategies for the prevention of viral respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are needed for infants.


They hypothesized that early prebiotic and probiotic supplementation would reduce the risk of virus-associated RTIs during the first year of life in a cohort of preterm infants. Low and behold they found that their hypothesis was confirmed.

In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, a significantly lower incidence of RTIs were detected in infants receiving prebiotics and probiotics compared with those receiving placebo. Also, the incidence of rhinovirus-induced episodes, which comprised 80% of all RTI episodes, was found to be significantly lower in the prebiotic and probiotic groups.

In their opinion, gut microbiota modification with specific prebiotics and probiotics might offer a novel and cost-effective means to reduce the risk of rhinovirus infections. What a novel thought!

Irritable Bowel Syndrome  
Researchers in the February issue of Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology examined the efficacy of treatment with multispecies probiotics on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms and the alterations of gut microbiota in patients who have taken probiotics.

The double-blind, placebo-controlled trial discovered that the proportion of patients whose IBS symptoms were substantially relieved at week 4 was significantly higher in the probiotics group than in the placebo group: 68.0% versus 37.5%. Improvement in abdominal pain/discomfort and bloating occurred in the probiotics group but not in the placebo group. Fecal analysis revealed that Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, and Streptococcus thermophilus had increased significantly in the probiotics group.


February Sale - 20% OFF
*Pure Encaps
Allergy Multi
*Integr Theralkaaid
*Integr Ther
UAS Life Sci
UP4 Acidoph
UAS Life Sci
UP4 Daily
*These manufacturers do not allow us to post sales or discounts at our website. We do, however, apply all discounts before a transaction is completed. Email us for prices when visiting our website.

eNews Updates
eNewsThis week's topics:
Subscribe to NCI Well Connect
Steve Minsky
Steve Minsky
Senior Editor

Do you feel overwhelmed by the avalanche of diet and lifestyle information you are exposed to? Do you feel like there is never enough time to read up on all of it? NCI Well Connect can do it for you. 


Utilizing our 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.


NCI Well Connect is your weekly nutritionist and wellness companion. 


Here Are This Week's Topics:

  • Heart Health Update
  • Kale Out, This Vegetable In?
  • Breast Cancer Prevention
  • Food Safety Myths
  • Brand New Breakfast Creation
  • Smell the Fat.
  • Filter Out the Fluoride.
  • Add This Therapy to Depression Care.
  • Grass-Fred Yogurt
  • Gluten-Free Graham Cracker

In addition to getting 90 percent more than our free eNewsletter, you have access to our 33 title self-help Action Plan Library and Natural Foods Shopping List (updated quarterly). The value of these items exceed $250.


Here is sample issue of NCI Well Connect.


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.


Having the Right Supplement Plan is Crucial


Did you know that you need to have your dietary supplement regimen evaluated frequently? Like with medication, as your body changes, so do your nutrient needs. Research is always evolving and new supplements seem to come to market on a daily basis.


Our philosophy has always been to tailor supplements to your individual needs. You wouldn't go to the store to change your prescriptions. So why do it for supplements? Just as a doctor and pharmacist are experts with medication, our expertise is in finding the safest, most effective, and least reactive supplements for you.


You need an evaluation if...

  • You have not had your supplements evaluated within the last 12 to 18 months.
  • You have made changes to your supplement regimen. Many clients who self-prescribe start to feel worse and wonder why. Often, the supplements they switched to have one or more ingredients that they do not tolerate, or are simply overdosing on nutrients.
  • Your health status has changed, either for worse or for better.
  • You listened to Dr. Oz and went out to buy his top 5 weight management supplements. While partially tongue-in-cheek, many people do this. Dr. Oz is not making recommendations for your individual needs and there can be serious consequences from following one-size-fits-all advice like this.

Call at 847-498-3422 or email at for an evaluation.


Important Announcement
UAS Labs DDS Aciodphilus and DDS Plus Have Changed! 

Steve: UAS Labs changed its name to UAS Life Sciences.


In addition, they changed the names, sizes, and doses of their product line. Here's what you need to know:

  • DDS Acidophilus is now UP4 Aciophilus.
  • DDS Plus is now UP4 Daily.
  • The probiotic strains and inactive ingredients are exactly the same.
  • The potency of both formulas now contain 5 billion units per cap, up from 2.5 billion. If you took two capsules, you will only take one now. For those who took one capsule, stay with one capsule. The dose increase is very small but beneficial! 
  • Each bottle contains 60 capsules instead of 100.
  • Better value per bottle.

Feel free to contact us if you need further assistance or order here.


You May Need a Wellness Update. 

Did you know that a Council for Responsible survey found that those who frequently engage in healthy habits visit their health professionals regularly?


Has it been a while since your last visit? Have you had major trauma or changes in your life that have altered your optimal balance? Or, do you just feel there is one something missing from you feeling ideal? Chances are that you are due for a wellness update with Bonnie.


If you have had bloodwork within the last 6-8 months, bring a copy to your appointment. Be ready to discuss any diet, supplement, medication, health status, and major life changes since your last visit.


To set up an appointment, please contact us at 847-498-3422.

Prostate Cancer Support Update

One of the perks of being a NCI Well Connect subscriber is that you have monthly access to our Action Plan Library (33 plans with $250 total value). 


The perk comes in handy when you want to maintain prostate health. Our recently updated Prostate Cancer Support Action Plan is a great self-help tool.


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.


Always Stay Connected

Whether you leave Chicago for the winter or live out of state, it is easy to stay connected to Nutritional Concepts.

  • 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 supplements, we ship anywhere in the United States. We use green and recycled shipping materials. We even ship probiotics that require refrigeration.