NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
February 8, 2017
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that the FDA just released a "Dietary Supplement and Cosmetics Adverse Events Database" from 2004 to 2016?

To give you an idea how safe dietary supplements are, we looked at ALL adverse event complaints over that 12 year period for Carlson, Metagenics, and Pure Encaps. Adverse events can be something as benign as upset stomach or headache.
  • Carlson - 8 complaints
  • Pure Encaps - 9 complaints
  • Metagenics - 30 complaints
If these were just from our clients alone for one year, it would be an incredibly low rate. But the entire country over a 12-year span? Amazing.

Have a happy, healthy day. Steve and Bonnie
Nuts Inhibit Cancer Growth in Phenomenal Fashion
Bonnie and Steve: We all know that nuts are incredible for a plethora of reasons. Part of their "superfood effect" has to do with activating the body's own defenses for detoxifying reactive oxygen species.

Suffice it to say, we were overjoyed to see results of a new study from Molecular Carcinogenesis showing that certain nuts are successful in protecting us from colon cancer. The nuts used in the study: macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds, and pistachios. 

What excited us even more is that the study focused on three detoxification genes that are covered in our Pure Genomics panel!

Researchers evaluated the chemopreventive potential of nuts by looking at the modulation of genes involved in detoxification (CAT, SOD2, GSTP1, GPx1), as well as proliferation and cell death in colon adenomas and primary epithelial colon cells.

SOD2, GSTP1, and GPx1 are the three genes included in our Pure Genomics panel.

Nuts significantly induced beneficial genetic expression of CAT (up to 4.0-fold), SOD2 (up to 2.5-fold), and GSTP1 (up to 2.3-fold), while GPx1 expression was significantly reduced by all nuts (this is good).

Epithelial cell activity was significantly enhanced (up to 2.6-fold), nuts significantly inhibited growth of the colon adenoma cells, and increased levels of early tumor cancer cell death.

The researchers suggest nuts should be included as a crucial chemopreventive not only for colon cancer, but other cancers as well.

Pure Genomics Profiles
For those who have had their Pure Genomics profile generated and analyzed, here's what to look for on your charts:
  • SOD2 - if yellow or red, one serving of nuts daily can help this gene work more effectively;
  • GSTP1 - if yellow or red, one serving of nuts daily can help this gene work more effectively;
  • GPx1P1 - if green, one serving of nuts daily can suppress this gene's activity;
If you have any questions, feel free to email Steve at
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Genetics & Wellness Screening Just Got Less Expensive!
Bonnie and Steve: It only takes a few simple steps to get individualized genetic nutritional support. Test your genome. We translate the results in a way you can understand. We target your individualized needs with nutritional support that can be easily implemented.

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Have a happy, healthy day,

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