NCI Well Connect: February 27, 2017
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that in a commentary on the highly respected Medscape medical research website, Dr. George D. Lundberg threw out the bombshell we've been waiting 30 years for a doctor to say: "Did Carrie Fisher die from low total body magnesium? I don't know, but I say probably yes".

This is the first time we have seen allopathic medicine link sudden cardiac death with chronic magnesium deficiency. 

Low magnesium levels can trigger a range of cardiac rhythm abnormalities, including some that are potentially lethal. It has also long been known that magnesium infusions are successful at quickly reversing many cardiac arrhythmias.

Sudden unexpected, unattended death is probably the most common mode of death in the United States.

Lundberg goes on to say in Fisher's case: "I can assure you that an assessment of total magnesium stores will not have been done."

And in just as stunning of an admission, Lundberg concludes: "I called for much more study about magnesium deficiency in 2015. I don't think that it has been done. This is a pity. Judging from the large number of comments we received in 2015, average physicians seem to care about this; leading research scientists and government agencies, not so much."

Hopefully, Dr. Lundberg's call to action will be heeded!

DID YOU KNOW that the host of last night's 89th Academy Awards, Jimmy Kimmel, has been an adherent to the Fast Mimicking Diet for several years?

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
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Ineffective Mag Study Proves Our Point

Bonnie and Steve: If you ever needed proof of how important the source of magnesium you supplement with is, look no further than last week's study from JAMA Internal Medicine that asked the question: "Is magnesium oxide significantly more effective than placebo in reducing the frequency of nocturnal leg cramps?".

The researchers should have just asked us. We would have told them no. Sure enough, the results of the study found that oral magnesium oxide capsules were NOT superior to placebo for older adults experiencing nocturnal leg cramps.

Many of you already can answer this question, because you've heard us explain it time and time again.

We use magnesium oxide for constipation because the molecules are so large and poorly absorbed by your intestinal receptor sites, they "shake things up" to get things moving. It works very well. The downside is that you actually absorb very little magnesium. This is why there is no improvement in leg cramps.

If the researchers were to use magnesium glycinate as their source, which is pulled through the intestinal receptor sites by the amino acid glycine, we venture to say the results would be much more favorable for reducing leg cramps.

Next time, the researchers should look at magnesium oxide for constipation versus placebo. The results will be positive. We can guarantee that!
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Pure Genomics helps the patient with:
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  2. Creates the last thrust of motivation for a patient who is having trouble adhering to their diet and lifestyle protocol.
  3. Provides incredible proof for prevention of family disease history. Connects the dots for many of our patients.
  4. Is a strong component for new patient screenings, especially if they need activated forms of B-vitamins and specific phytochemicals.
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Far Infrared Sauna Therapy
Steve: Traditional saunas emit direct heat. Far Infrared uses light to create heat. Far infrared run at much milder temperatures, but travels much deeper into the body, which is why you sweat more vigorously.

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

Far Infrared has shown to draw out 15 to 20% more heavy metals (i.e., mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic), hormone-disrupting chemicals, sulfuric acid, ammonia, uric-acid, and fat-soluble toxins than traditional saunas.

A recent study from Age and Ageing, showed that healthy subjects whose sauna use averaged 4 to 7 times per week were 66% less likely to develop dementia at 20-year follow-up than those who used a sauna once a week. In addition, they had a 65% risk reduction for Alzheimer's Disease.

A recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine found that increased frequency of sauna bathing reduced the risk of sudden cardiac death, coronary heart disease, cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality.

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One of the perks of being a NCI Well Connect Member is that you have a 30 minutes of free wellness coaching session with Steve.

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Healthy Bones
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This comes in handy when you are looking for the information on how to keep your bones healthy and strong.

Our Healthy Bones Action Plan combines the most recent research with some of the myths associated with bone health recommendations.

Action Plans are free by email request for NCI Well Connect Members or can be ordered separately. To activate your NCI Well Connect Membership and get your free copy, click here.
SPMs and Osteoarthritis
Bonnie: There is strong evidence for the role of SPMs (specialized pro-resolving mediators) in resolving inflammation of the joints that is the hallmark of Osteoarthritis (OA). Receptors for SPMs are present in joints' synovial fluid.

Furthermore, the underlying cause of inflammation present in OA could be the failure of pro-resolving mediators to activate in the joints. Researchers consistently find low SPM levels in OA and Rheumatoid Arthritis patients.

The symptoms of osteoarthritis can be managed with healthy lifestyle behaviors. Getting regular physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight, and eating an anti-inflammatory diet may slow the progression of the disease. It cannot be reversed, though, so the goal of treatment is typically pain relief and maintenance of function. Adding SPMs to a healthy lifestyle, including maintaining a healthy weight, may help to ameliorate the symptoms of OA.
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