NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
August 10, 2016
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that more than 9,000 youngsters are injured in the U.S. every year while mowing the lawn? More than a third of the injured children in the latest study, published in the American Journal of Surgery, were under 12 years of age. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children be at least 12 years old before operating any mower and at least 16 to operate a riding or tractor-style mower.

"I have been going to Bonnie Minsky for years and she has helped me through many health issues.  She explains my blood work to me so I can understand it, unlike the doctors who just say you have "this problem" and want to put me on more drugs.  She has custom tailored what I eat daily according to MY blood work and MY issues and everything has been improving.  I feel very blessed to have Bonnie in my life and I recommend her to everyone! -Leenie K"

Any college student should have these on hand. The ones in bold should be taken on a daily basis (if tolerated). The others should be taken as needed.
  • Probiotic (to balance microflora)
  • Magnesium Glycinate (anxiety and stress)
  • Monolaurin (viral preventive)
  • Grapefruit Seed Extract (bacterial preventive)
  • Vitamin D3 1000-5000IU (immune system support)
  • NutriBiotic Throat Spray (soothe sore throat, respiratory issue)
  • Zinc Sulfate Solution (soothe sore throat, respiratory issue)
  • Melatonin 0.5 - 3 mg. (sleep support)
  • Alka Support (sour, upset stomach)
Here is our recent Special Genetics Issue if you missed it.

Have a happy, healthy day. Steve and Bonnie
Dog Days Summer Salad
Bonnie and Steve: Cool off during the dog days of summer. This meal powers up with protein, cruciferous vegetables, anti-inflammatory olive oil, crunch, and healthy (high magnesium) seeds instead of bread croutons.

-8 stalks of kale, stemmed, trimmed, and torn in half or thirds
-6 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil, divided into 2 Tbs. and 4 Tbs.
-1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan or Sheep Romano Cheese, divided into 2 (1/4 cup each) servings
-large bag organic baby Romaine lettuce
-1 cup thinly sliced raw Brussels sprouts or broccoli (these may now be found in stores already sliced)
-1/2 cup roasted pumpkin or sunflower seeds.

-1 Tbs. Dijon mustard
-3 large pastuerized egg yolks (or 1/4 cup liquid egg whites); make sure the eggs are pasteurized to prevent salmonella
-3 cloves garlic, finely minced
-1 Tbs. apple cider vinegar or fresh lemon juice

Marinate for 1/2 hour up to 8 hours:
-4 (4 oz. each) skinless boneless chicken breasts (free-range, antibiotic/hormone free); can substitute with 4 (6 oz. each) salmon filets
-onion salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
-1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil with 2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice (for chicken or salmon)

Marinate the chicken (or salmon) with the 1/4 cup olive oil, lemon juice, onion salt, and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to grill.

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Combine kale, 1/4 cup cheese, and 2 Tbs. olive oil in a large plastic bag. Seal and shake thoroughly to coat kale leaves. On a baking sheet covered with parchment paper, spread kale in an even layer. Roast for 15-20 minutes or until the kale is crisp. Set aside to cool.

To make dressing, combine the egg, mustard, vinegar or lemon juice, and garlic in a small bowl. Whisk until thick and creamy. Gradually add the 4 Tbs. olive oil. Refrigerate until ready to serve the salad.

Preheat the grill to medium high. Remove chicken (or salmon) from the marinade. Grill 5-6 minutes on each side until done. Slice the chicken (or salmon) into bite size pieces. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

When ready to serve, arrange lettuce first, then slice broccoli or Brussels sprouts, then kale, then chicken (or salmon), and then 1/4 cup grated cheese divided onto 4 chilled dinner plates. Drizzle with dressing and top with roasted seeds. Serve immediately. Serves: 4
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We appreciate your continued patronage and support.

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