NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
April 27, 2016
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that when clients tell us that they are eating only one type of lettuce green, we encourage them to eat a medley? The main reason is that nutrients vary widely from green to green. As you know, you can purchase mixed greens that are prewashed. Otherwise, you can just purchase 4 or 5 different greens for the week, and eat one each day!

Please share any comments or testimonials about your 23&Me/Pure Genomics evaluation. Just email us at Thank you! 

Have a happy, healthy day. Steve and Bonnie
Breakfast Blood Sugar Buster
Bonnie and Steve: A breakfast rich in whey protein helps people with type 2 diabetes manage their illness better. 

In a study presented this month at the recent Endocrine Society annual meeting, researchers found that in type 2 diabetes, increasing protein content at breakfast has a greater impact on body mass reduction, glycated hemoglobin (HbA1C), satiety and postprandial glycemia when the protein source is whey protein.

Participants ate a large breakfast, a medium-sized lunch and a small dinner, but the amount and source of each group's breakfast proteins differed. After 12 weeks, the participants in the whey protein group lost the most body mass (3 pounds). Participants on the whey protein diet were less hungry during the day and had lower glucose spikes after meals compared with those on the other two diets.

The drop in HbA1C was 11.5% in the whey group, 7.7% in the protein group and 4.6% in the carbohydrate group. What is fascinating is that the whey protein was consumed only at breakfast. However, the improvement of glucose, insulin and glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) was also observed after lunch and dinner.

According to the authors, usually, patients with type 2 diabetes are treated with a combination of several antidiabetic drugs to achieve adequate glucose regulation and decrease HbA1c. They state that whey protein should be considered an important adjuvant in the management of type 2 diabetes.

A few notes about whey, which has always been our favorite protein powder:
  1. Whey protein must only come from microfiltered concentrate. Whey that is hydrolyzed or isolate will not have the effect on diabetes you are looking for because the immunoglobulins have been denatured during the manufacturing process.
  2. Choose organic and/or grass-fed whenever possible.
  3. Buying a product that has added sweeteners, artificial sweeteners, carbs, and/or preservatives will negate any positive effect whey has on blood sugar.
Women in the Dark About Risk Factors for Heart Disease
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Screening for Vitamin A & D Genetic Deficiencies Is Now Available!

Bonnie and Steve: If one or more of these boxes are yellow or red, then you have genetic deficiencies that may impair your ability to break down and move toxins from your body, as well as absorb vitamins A & D. The great thing is that you can prevent impairment with diet, lifestyle, and nutrient modification.

For example, if you cannot adequately convert Beta Carotene from food into absorbable vitamin A (retinol), this greatly increases your risk for the eye disease Macular Degeneration. Food and supplement modification addresses this issue.

The graphic on top is the methylation cycle. The bottom graphic is genes associated with vitamins A & D. If you have not done your 23andMe genetic test, yet, what are you waiting for?

NCI Well Connect Membership
One Year Membership Includes:
  1. Weekly eNewsletters (84 issues). We publish our long-form issue on Monday and a Mid-Week Brief on Wednesday. Here is a recent preview issue.
  2. Self-Help Action Plans. Access to two titles per month from our self-help Action Plan Library. There are currently 41 Action Plan titles to date on all aspects of wellness, including the new Fast Mimicking Diet Action Plan. You can view the full library of titles here.
  3. Natural Foods Shopping List. Updated quarterly, our Natural Foods Shopping List includes only the most meticulously vetted, highest quality food and beverage products that we recommend to our clients. These include gluten-free, corn-free, and kosher pareve items.
  4. Free 15 Minute Wellness Coaching Sessions (visits with Bonnie are separate) on topics such as 23andMe genetic results, Immune System, Detox, Shedding Weight, Food Cravings and Food Addiction, or those of your own choosing.

The approximate cost for all of this? Less than one dollar a week!


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Have a happy, healthy day,
Bonnie, Steve, Carolyn, Lilo, and Elizabeth
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