NCI Well Connect: May 15, 2017
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that last month the verdict of the International Monsanto Tribunal was finally delivered in The Hague? Monsanto, who chose not to appear in court, was found guilty of obstructing the right to live in a healthy environment, food sovereignty, food security, the right to physical, mental and social health in countries where its products are used.

The Court said the company obstructs free and independent scientific research into its practices, which is infringing on the right to freedom of information as a result of its aggressive commercial approach, fierce lobbying, discrediting and intimidation of researchers and academics opposed to it.

In brief the Tribunal concluded that, "Human and environmental rights take precedent over any and all economic interests. It is necessary that companies like Monsanto be held criminally liable for their actions, and that they be called to trail where fundamental rights are violated".

Spring is consultation time! There are so many new and exciting ways in which we can help you achieve or maintain optimal wellness. Have new bloodwork? Have 23andMe results? Worried about your memory? We're here for you whether in person or by phone. Schedule today.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
NCI Well Connect Highlights
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Whey Protein and Blood Sugar Balance

Bonnie and Steve: Increasing protein content at breakfast has been shown to exert a significant impact on overall blood sugar, hemoglobin A1C, body mass loss, and overall satiety.

The study, presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, specified that some sources of protein confer greater glucose-lowering effects than others.

For 12 weeks, participants with type 2 diabetes were put on one of three breakfasts depending on protein consumption, with the same composition at lunch and dinner.
  • Whey breakfast diet: 42 grams protein from whey protein only.
  • Protein breakfast diet: 42 grams protein from different protein sources, such as chicken, tuna, and eggs.
  • High carbohydrate breakfast diet: with only 17 grams of protein at breakfast.
After 12 weeks, loss of body mass was 44% more for those receiving breakfast with 42 grams of different proteins than those receiving the high carbohydrate breakfast. Those on the whey protein lost 55% more body mass than those receiving the high-carbohydrate breakfast.

Those who received breakfast containing protein from different sources experienced a 41% greater reduction of hemoglobin A1c than those who received a high-carbohydrate breakfast, and those who received whey breakfast experienced a 64% greater reduction.

Compared to the high-carbohydrate breakfast, glucose was 12% lower for the breakfast containing protein from different sources and 19% lower for the whey breakfast.

Overall insulin was 37% higher (this is good) in patients who received breakfast with protein from different sources and 62% higher in patients who received the whey breakfast.

Ghrelin, which is tied to increased appetite, was 11% more suppressed in patients whose breakfast contained whey than in those who received a high-carbohydrate breakfast, and 5% more suppressed in those who received breakfast containing protein from different sources.

Overall satiety was 31% more enhanced in patients who received breakfast containing protein from different sources and 42% more enhanced in those who received the whey breakfast compared to the high-carbohydrate breakfast.

Get the idea? Animal protein from various sources, especially whey protein, should be considered an important breakfast adjuvant in weight and blood sugar management.
Genetic Wellness Testing & Analysis
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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.

Pure Genomics helps the patient with:
  1. Reaffirmation for why existing patients should continue to adhere to their optimal diet and lifestyle. Genes are the deepest layer of individualization. When a patient is doing incredibly well despite horrible genetic deficiencies, it is a strong deterrent to fall off the wagon.
  2. Creates the last thrust of motivation for a patient who is having trouble adhering to their diet and lifestyle protocol.
  3. Provides incredible proof for prevention of family disease history. Connects the dots for many of our patients.
  4. Is a strong component for new patient screenings, especially for methylation, detoxification, antioxidant defense, weight management, metabolic health, and essential fatty acid, vitamin A, and vitamin D absorption.
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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.

A recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine found that increased frequency of sauna bathing reduced the risk of sudden cardiac death, coronary heart disease, cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality.

Contact us to schedule a session.
Well Connect Coaching Sessions
One of the perks of being a NCI Well Connect Member is that you have one free 30 minute wellness coaching session.

This includes analyzing your Pure Genomics' genetic methylation, vitamin A, D, and essential fatty acids, detoxification and antioxidant pathways, weight management, and metabolic health from your 23andMe raw data.
To schedule your free appointment, email or phone 847-498-3422.

We are so excited to announce that Pure Genomics released their newest panel,"Weight Management and Metabolic Health".

The three genes pictured above, as well as one for essential fatty acids, address numerous questions you may have about which eating plan and lifestyle choices are right for your individual needs.

Current Pure Genomics Users
Request by email that we send your updated results. This is free for NCI Well Connect Members.

No, you do not have to send us your 23andMe data again. In fact, you never have to! Once it is in our database, it stays there. And one thing about your genetic does not change. The only thing that changes is how your diet and lifestyle choices affect the expression of your genes.

Not a Pure Genomics User?
If you have never used Pure Genomics before, please refer to this document which will answer all your questions about how to provide us with your genetic data and get started.
Action Plan of the Month:
Eye-Mazing Vision Protection
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 you are looking for a comprehensive wellness approach to eye health. Our Eye-Mazing Vision Protection Action Plan has been put into practice by many of our clients with great success! 

Action Plans are free by email request for NCI Well Connect Members or can be ordered separately. To activate your NCI Well Connect Membership and get your free copy, click here.
eNews Briefs
NCI Well Connect Member Benefits
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NCI Well Connect Membership is open to clients and non-clients of our practice!

One Year Membership Includes:
  1. Weekly eNewsletters (84 issues). We publish our long-form issue on Monday and mid-week brief on Wednesday. Our eNewsletter has been a Constant Contact All Star 10 years in a row.
  2. Self-Help Action Plans. Access to two titles per month from our self-help Action Plan Library. There are currently 43 Action Plan titles to date on all aspects of wellness, including the new Heal Your Headache Action Plan. You can view the list 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. 30 Minute Free Wellness Coaching Session (visits with Bonnie are separate) for Pure Genomics genetic results or any topic of your choosing.

Click here and activate your membership today!

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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 Jeannie
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