NCI Well Connect
March 5, 2018
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that frequent fish consumption was related to both fewer sleep problems and higher IQ scores? Higher IQ scores were found in children who always (4.80 points) or sometimes (3.31 points) consumed fish, compared to those who rarely ate fish. The study from Scientific Reports is the first of its kind.

Forgive us if we did not receive and/or respond to your email on Friday. AOL email servers were down for much of the day. If you did not get a response to your email, please resend today.

If you missed last Friday's announcement, please read about the new Pure Genomics upgrade here!

We keep track of your purchases throughout the year and apply discounts as you hit certain purchase benchmarks.

Did you know that if you have an HSA or FSA debit/credit card, you can use it at Nutritional Concepts? While we cannot guarantee it because every account is different, we are able to process most HSA or FSA credit card transactions.

Metagenics sent a memo alerting us of a problem customers have had purchasing counterfeit and adulterated products from third party sources on the Internet. Pure Encapsulations alerted us to similar occurrences with their products. Overheated products, expired products, labels removed, QR codes removed, and label tampering are all major issues. Read the memo here.

We are not a third party vendor. We are an authorized vendor for Metagenics and Pure Encapsulations.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
NCI Well Connect Highlights
Steve Minsky
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Vitamin D Level Linked to Longer Life
Bonnie and Steve: If your doctor tells you your vitamin D is fine, don't take his or her word for it. A new study from Clinical Endocrinology states that vitamin D levels need to be higher than what most lab reference ranges, and conventional physicians, consider within range.

Researchers followed serum 25(OH)D levels as a predictor of total mortality and cardiovascular outcomes in a large population, aged 25 to 84 years, over a 20 year span.

Higher 25(OH)D levels were associated with significantly reduced all-cause mortality, CVD death and heart failure. Serum 25(OH)D below 65 was associated with higher total mortality and below 55 was associated with higher CVD mortality/heart failure.

Most clinicians are okay with a vitamin D level around 30. Our benchmark has always been 50 or above, with 75 being ideal. This is the first study that followed a population for such a long time, so a few more like it would be ideal.

We are not going to change our position for 50 or above minimum and 75 as optimal. But the significance of this finding cannot be ignored. Once again, we see how critical it is to keep our vitamin D levels optimal.
Chiro Case Study

Immune Health and Chiropractic
Dr. Schuster: If you're looking for quicker recovery from colds, respiratory infections, allergy symptoms and other immune related problems, then consider implementing Chiropractic as part of your solution. An accumulation of data from studies suggests that a possible benefit of spinal manipulation is related to neuroimmunological effects, which means the immune system was effected by the nervous system. For many years, chiropractors including myself, have observed immune system benefits with our patients.

For those adults or children that have chronic symptoms of colds, allergies, respiratory issues, etc... a series of chiropractic adjustments may be warranted to help the body's immune system become more effective. Once positive results occur, then a maintenance program should be implemented for consistency. For those adults or children that notice a cold coming on then consider coming in for an adjustment immediately with the idea of going home to rest, get into a hot bath and implement natural remedies such as probiotics, Elderberry, Vitamin C, garlic, reducing sugar and dairy, etc.
Genetic Wellness Screening
Pure Genomics, our genetic wellness screening, covers 32 impeccably well-researched genes in seven categories:
  1. Methylation
  2. Vitamins and Minerals
  3. Detoxification
  4. Weight Management
  5. Cognitive Health and Memory
  6. Blood Sugar Balance
  7. Immune Health
Pure Genomics tips the balance toward optimal wellness. It only takes four simple steps to get started:
  1. Order a genetic kit from
  2. Send your saliva sample back to 23andMe. They will email you when your results are ready.
  3. Download your raw genetic data file to your computer. Email us the data file.
  4. We generate your Pure Genomics report and contact you with the next step.
Email Steve for further questions or clarification.
Video: One Hour of Relaxing Spa Music
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.

Recent studies in JAMA Internal Medicine and American Journal of Hypertension found that increased frequency of sauna bathing reduced the risk of sudden cardiac death, coronary heart disease, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and all-cause mortality.

Contact us to schedule a session.
Action Plan of the Month:
Conquering Allergy and Intolerance
One of the benefits of being a NCI Well Connect Member is that you can request two titles monthly from our our Action Plan Library (43 plans: total value $300). 

This comes in handy when allergy season begins. Tree pollen season is upon us and grass pollen will not be far behind! Our Conquering Allergy & Intolerance Action Plan is the most complete self-help guide you will find anywhere! 

Action Plans are free by email request for NCI Well Connect Members or can be ordered separately. To activate your NCI Well Connect Membership this month, click here.
eNews Briefs
NCI Well Connect Member Benefits

One Year Membership Is Open to Clients and Non-Clients of our practice. Includes:
  1. Free 45 Minute Pure Genomics Screening & Consultation
  2. Twice Weekly eNewsletters. Long-form issue on Monday and mid-week brief on Wednesday.
  3. Self-Help Action Plans. Access to two titles per month from our 43 title self-help Action Plan Library. Full library of titles here.
  4. Natural Foods Shopping List. Meticulously vetted, high quality food and beverages we recommend to our clients. Gluten-free, corn-free, and kosher pareve items included. Updated quarterly.
Care's Corner Video
Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin
Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin
Be Your Own Medical Advocate
Aspirin-Like Substances in My Food
Salicylates in My Food? What Are Those?
Wellness Services Menu
We have a multitude of options for simple fine-tuning or the toughest cases.
  • Full Wellness Evaluation (with bloodwork)
  • NCI Well Connect Membership
  • Genetic Wellness Evaluation
  • Balanced Eating 101 (focus on eating only)
  • Food Intolerance Screening and Menu Plan Implementation (separate fees)
  • Memory Loss Protocol
  • Dietary Supplement Evaluation
  • Wellness and Lifestyle Coaching Sessions
  • Far Infrared Sauna Treatment
  • Grocery Shopping Tours and Pantry Advice
  • Workplace Wellness Evaluations
  • Chiropractic and Acupuncture

Consulting prices range from $45 to $225. Contact us at 847-498-3422 or email for details.

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Have a happy, healthy day,
Bonnie, Steve, Carolyn, Lilo, Elizabeth, Sharron, and Lori (not pictured)
(847) 498-3422  

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