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Vit D Ups Allergy
March Sale
eNews Updates
Well Connect
Conquer Allergy, Intolerance

How Our Services.
Are Covered By Insurance.

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

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Since 1985,
Bringing the Wellness of Tomorrow, Today.
March 3, 2014
Dear Valued Subscriber,    


Did you know that the FDA is on the verge of approving two sublingual allergy drops, one for ragweed and one for grass pollen? We have been telling you for years how effective the drops have been in Europe. Many of our clients, as well as Steve's kids, have been taking the drops off-label with great success.
With sublingual drops (under the tongue), you don't have to go to the allergists office for shots and can develop immunity from the comfort of your own home. Soon, drops will be available for most environmental allergens and foods. 


Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve Minsky


Vitamin D Deficiency Ups Allergy, Asthma
Allergists See the Light.

The upcoming American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 2014 meeting will feature multiple presentations on vitamin D, with 5 seminars providing an overview of the nutrient's role in allergies and asthma.


In addition, results will be presented from 12 studies that explore correlations between vitamin D and asthma in children, the elderly, and various ethnic groups; dust-induced bone loss; urticaria; atopic dermatitis; and outdoor allergens.

The growing evidence to suggest that low vitamin D is associated with asthma prevalence and severity is almost undeniable and the researchers suggest there is enough information for clinicians to act.

Vitamin D is not the only nutritional strategy to be explored at the meeting. Other researchers will present studies on the potential benefits of phytoestrogens and omega-3 fatty acids.

Analyzing patients' nutritional deficiencies fits into a larger theme at the meeting - individualized medicine.


Bonnie: Individualized medicine: what a novel idea! This month, we are presenting to our NCI Well Connect subscribers a four-part series on the latest recommendations for allergy, intolerance, and asthma. This is of particular importance because spring allergy season is right around the corner. As our climate becomes more extreme, adult-onset allergy and intolerance incidents rise each year.


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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:

  • Allergy, Intolerance, and Asthma Part One.
  • Kale and Quinoa Scramble
  • Skipping This Is Bad for the Heart.
  • Best Source of Whey Protein.
  • Properly Cooked Food Can Still Causes Illness.
  • Dermatologists Over-Prescribe These Meds.
  • Storing Leftovers.
  • 5 Things to Question at Your Endocrinologist Visit.
  • Natural Hair Volumizer
  • New CSA Location
  • Organic Poultry

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.


Make Time for Your Mind.


 Care's Corner with Carolyn Martinelli 


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.

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.


Aside from the fact that you are taking one hour out of your busy lives to relax, Far Infrared Therapy offers numerous therapeutic benefits, most importantly enhanced detoxification. Many clients use it to relieve painful joints, rev up metabolism, and remove buildup of heavy metals.


Contact us to schedule a session. 

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.
Conquering Allergy and Intolerance

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


The perk comes in handy when spring allergy season begins. Don't be like this guy (pictured right). Our Conquering Allergy and Intolerance Action Plan is the most complete self-help tool covering every aspect of allergy and food intolerance available.


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.