NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
March 7, 2018
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that in much the same way as dogs can be trained to detect some diseases through their keen sense of smell, technology can help create electronic devices capable of performing this same task. This is precisely what a team of researchers have achieved, developing a prototype of an electronic nose that can distinguish between patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The device, named Moosy 32 eNose, can also tell whether the disease is active, with close to 90% accuracy.

In case you missed it last week, we are publishing it again in today's issue for NCI Well Connect members.

Is it the eighth wonder of the world? Is it a Guinness World Record? It's been one of the world's most guarded secrets. How does Steve get his shopping done at three grocery stores in under two hours?

If you want to read about how he accomplishes this, and why Whole Foods is not included in his big three, become a NCI Well Connect Member.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
Med, Supplement, Procedure Update
Bonnie and Steve: Our last update was October 2017. Here are two important findings you need to be aware of.

Statins Affect Skeletal Muscle Performance
A study in the February issue of Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolismdiscovered that statin users switch to anaerobic metabolism sooner during maximal exercise performance (which suppresses optimal performance), are more prone to muscle fatigability during repeated muscle contractions, and have a reduced mitochondrial oxidative capacity of the muscle than nonstatin users. 

This suggests disturbances in mitochondrial oxidative capacity occur with statin use even in patients without statin-induced muscle complaints. Patients treated with statins have mitochondrial changes that are an early step in the pathological process of statin myopathy.

And what can stem the tide or reverse this process? Co-enzyme Q10!

Antidepressant Study Suspicious
We recently wrote about the perils of meta-analysis studies. The following is a perfect example of why you have to be pragmatic when it comes research.

A recent study from The Lancet, plastered all over mainstream media, was lauding the effectiveness of antidepressants. Unfortunately, the devil is in the details. What was not reported is that the researchers cherry-picked studies to meet their intended outcome, as is the case with many meta-analyses.

On closer inspection, of the 522 trials which were included, 409 were funded by the manufacturers of antidepressants, of which 86 were previously unpublished trials. Furthermore, researchers were provided with unpublished information for 274 of the included studies. If that wasn't enough, close to half (42%) of the studies were comparisons of antidepressant against antidepressant, with only 58% being placebo controlled. We leave you to make up your own mind as to whether this meta-analysis passes muster.

In the interim, there are many drug-free therapies that we can install to help fight depression!
Med, Supplement, and Procedure Update (continued)

This article is reserved for NCI Well Connect Members.

We have brand new information about bodybuilding supplements, curcumin, drug hypersensitivity, dry mouth, multilevel marketing supplement companies, pedometers, Tylenol, and much more.

You can get this article by signing up for NCI Well Connect here today!

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:
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  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.
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.
We appreciate your continued patronage and support.

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Have a happy, healthy day,

Bonnie, Steve, Carolyn, Lilo, Elizabeth, Sharron, and Lori (not pictured)
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