NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
July 6, 2016
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that according to a study from this month's Preventing Chronic Disease, changing just one seated meeting per week at work into a walking meeting increased the work-related physical activity levels of white-collar workers by 10 minutes?

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Have a happy, healthy day. Steve and Bonnie
Pasta Lowers Body Mass Say Italian Researchers
Bonnie and Steve: Nope, it's not April Fool's Day. After many partook in July 4th weekend gastronomic debauchery, on July 5th, we are presented with the wonderful news that pasta does not contribute to obesity, it actual decreases it! This according to a study from Italian researchers funded by Barilla, the largest pasta maker in the world. No conflict of interest though, right? We have to chuckle.

Please do not get the impression that we are damning pasta. That is not our intention. However, there are so many aspects about this study that are wrong. Important aspects that were not brought to our attention in media coverage. And this story was everywhere.
  1. Pasta is not a staple of the real Mediterranean Diet. It is an ancillary food.
  2. The pasta harvested in Europe is different from the pasta we harvest here. Less gluten, less carb, higher protein, and easier to digest.
  3. The portions Italians' consume are primi piatti, which means first course. It is the size of a small salad plate. They never eat pasta as their secondi piatti, or main course.
  4. Italians walk a lot more than Americans, so they can burn off the extra calories quicker than we do.
  5. Pasta, if tolerated, gluten-free or not, when consumed in moderation, is perfectly fine. The problem with eating pasta consistently? It is very difficult to keep portions under control. It just tastes too good!
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Genetic Nutrient Deficiency Testing

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?

UP4 Acidophilus Discontinued

Bonnie and Steve: Much to our chagrin, UAS Life Sciences has discontinued UP4 Acidophilus (yellow label). Their reasoning was: "it's not a big seller" and "customers want multiple strains per capsule".

When we mentioned that in many instances, those who suffer from yeast imbalances need and can only tolerate acidophilus, they had no credible response. The cold reality is that even supplement manufacturers go with what sells, not what serves the best interest of its diverse customers.

Luckily, we have options to cater to your individual needs.
  1. If you no longer struggle with yeast imbalance, you can switch to UP4 Daily(lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidus).
  2. For everyone else, we contract manufactured our own Acidophilus product: Well Probiotic L. Acidophilus. We will ship this product with refrigeration during the warmer months. but you can store it exactly as you did with UP4 Acidophilus (just refrigerate after opening).
We have never been about "what sells". Unfortunately, we are penalized for this as evidenced by the discontinuation of certain Twinlab products and now this.

We will continue to focus solely on what's best for your individual needs, as well as our own, because everyone here, in addition to our friends and families, all use the same products you do!
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Have a happy, healthy day,
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