Nutritional Concepts Inc.
In This Issue
Right Supps Plan?
Pathogens Hate Zinc
UAS Labs Has Changed
February Sale
eNews Updates
Subscribe to Well Connect
Wellness Update
For Snowbirds
Heart Health Month
Xylichew is Back
Ice Chips

How Does Insurance Cover Our Services?
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 3, 2014
Dear Valued Subscriber,     
Did you know that indoor air quality can adversely affect your health? For much of the country that spends the colder months indoors, please make sure that you cycle the indoor air in your home. If you do not have this capability, simply open a door or a window for just a few minutes to let fresh air in.
Make sure that you use the exhaust fan when you are cooking. Use green cleaning products so no chemical emissions can linger in the air. Adding a few green plants that specialize in recycling air would not hurt as long as they are well tolerated.
Announcement: 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


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.


Zinc Is Not a Pathogen's Meal of Choice.
Shows Mettle Against Common Cold and Pneumonia

Handwashing and zinc are the two best options for prevention of the common cold, according to a review in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Based upon available evidence, researchers concluded that handwashing, as well as alcohol disinfectants and gloves, is likely effective.

Children who took 10 or 15 mg of zinc sulfate daily had lower rates of colds and fewer absences from school due to colds. The authors suggest that zinc most likely works for adults as well.

While they also found evidence that probiotics may help prevent colds, there were too many combinations and strains to make a definitive conclusion.

In addition, researchers in an upcoming study in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition evaluated the effect of zinc given with standard antimicrobial treatment on the duration of respiratory signs in children with severe pneumonia. Zinc status and pathogens were assessed.
They found that higher zinc status was associated with reduced time to resolution of respiratory symptoms. The results suggest the need for prevention of chronic zinc deficiency and improvement of general nutritional status.


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.


February Sale - 20% OFF
Allergy Multi
*Some manufacturers do not allow us to post sales or discounts at our website. Email us for all monthly sale items and prices.

eNews Updates (access for all)
eNewsThis week's topics:
Subscribe to NCI Well Connect Today.
Why NCI Well Connect?
Why NCI Well Connect?

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 nutrition and lifestyle tips that will motivate you to adhere to, or improve upon, your wellness goals.


NCI Well Connect is your weekly nutritionist and wellness companion. 


This Week's Topics Are:

  • Best Way to Cook Vegetables.
  • Middle Aged With Low Ferritin.
  • Calorie Content on Menus Fail.
  • Recipes du Jour.
  • Does Chewing Gum Create Headaches?
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Carotenoids and Colon Cancer
  • This Makes Bad Events Even Worse.
  • Costco Organics
  • New Shopping Service
  • Gluten-Free Pie Crust
  • eInspire

Please click here to read a recent issue of NCI Well Connect.


In addition to getting 90 percent more than our free eNewsletter, you have free access to our self-help Action Plan library and Natural Foods Shopping List (updated quarterly). The total value of these items exceeds the subscription price. Click here for a list of our Action Plans titles. Order your subscription at our website here or at 847-498-3422.


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.


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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.

A Reminder for Snowbirds.

It is imperative that clients who flock to warm climates for the winter stay connected to wellness.

  1. If you need Bonnie's guidance, she is only a phone consult away.  
  2. If you need your supplements, we ship anywhere in the United States. We use green and recycled shipping materials. We even ship probiotics that require refrigeration.  
  3. Read our free or NCI Well Connect eNewsletters to reinforce your wellness plans and stay informed of new developments.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions.


February is Healthy Heart Month

One of the perks of being a NCI Well Connect subscriber is that you are granted monthly access to our Action Plan Library (27 plans with a total value over $200) and Special Reports. 


The perk comes in handy when you are trying to stay heart healthy. Our new Jump-Start PaleoMediterranean Diet, Heart Health, Blood Pressure, and Best of the Mediterranean DietAction Plans are all great self-help tools.


Action Plans can be purchased separately or are free by email request for NCI Well Connect subscribers as part of their subscription.


To become a Well Connect subscriber, simply click on this link.


Xylichew Gum is Back!

The ingredients the same, including the corn-free birch bark form of xylitol. Available flavors:

  • Peppermint Jars (60 pieces)
  • Spearmint Jars (60 pieces) 
Fruit and Licorice flavors should be available this month or next. Like with any xylitol product, eat in moderation (four to six pieces daily max) due to its laxative effect.
Ice Chips Xylitol Mints


These little mints taste delicious and are also made with corn-free birch bark xylitol. We are stocking Berry Mix, Lemon, Peppermint, and Licorice. 
Clinical studies have shown that xylitol prevent dental caries. The one caveat: eat them in moderation (four to six chips daily) because xylitol has a laxative effect.