NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
August 15, 2018
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that a new survey finds that people who own pets are happier, earn more money, and exercise more frequently than those who don't?

In a poll of 1,000 dog and cat owners over 55 and 1,000 people in the same age group who don't have pets, researchers found that pet owners were twice as likely to consider themselves a success. In fact, 9 in 10 owners agreed that their pets were good for their health and well-being. Pet owners logged nearly twice as much exercise, about five times per week versus just three time a week for the non-owners.

NutriBiotic Dental Gel is on back order until the end of September. While it is out, we recommend: Magic Mud Charcoal Toothpaste (prepare for charcoal residue on the sink though) and Tom's of Maine Fluoride-Free Toothpaste Gel.

If you need a list of cross-reacting foods to remove from your diet for the next four to eight weeks, as well as foods to replace them, our Conquering Allergy and Intolerance Action Plan has it covered. Free by email to NCI Well Connect members or can be ordered separately at our website.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
Plant Versus Animal Protein
Bonnie and Steve: Do you recall how many times we have said that the way we metabolize animal protein is much different than plant protein, especially in individuals with certain blood DNA and specific health conditions?

Very few studies have focused on this issue, so we were enthused to see a study about it in the August issue of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

The authors wanted to examine how insulin levels responded to high animal protein versus high pea protein meals in subjects with type 2 diabetes. If there is a dearth of bioavailable protein, the authors suspected that insulin levels would rise to keep blood glucose at bay.

They found that the pea protein meals elicited significantly greater increases in glucagon, which creates more insulin production, than did animal protein meals. Thus, animal protein kept blood glucose much lower than plant protein.

The authors suggest that the metabolic impact of protein quality could be used as a strategy to lower insulin needs in patients with type 2 diabetes.

When we say that some of you who exclusively consume plant proteins metabolize them more like carbohydrates than protein, now you know why.

KYIN...know your individual needs!
Gerolsteiner Alternative
Bonnie and Steve: We know that you love Gerolsteiner sparkling water. All of our family and staff love it too! However, there are some that do not care for Gerolsteiner, or find it cumbersome to purchase glass bottles.

We are delighted that Pure Encapsulations has launched Mineral2O, which is basically Gerolsteiner in "powder" form. Just add a tiny scoop to 8 oz. of water and that's it!

Here are some of the reasons why Mineral2O is so ideal:
  • It's portable. Much easier to bring with on vacations or to the gym. You can put a scoop into your water bottle and have an instant electrolyte water/mineral supplement.
  • The downside of a reverse osmosis filter is it removes all minerals. Also, if you live in a location with soft water, there are few minerals. Mineral2O can replace many of these for you.
  • Provides every essential electrolyte, but is very low in sodium. We get so much more sodium in our diets than all other electrolytes. You can add sea salt to your water if you need more sodium.
  • Perfect for athletes and those who exercise vigorously for before and after workouts/athletic events.
  • Better tolerated for those with absorption issues or chronic diarrhea.
  • When you have stomach flu or an intestinal virus that causes acute diarrhea, Mineral2O with a well tolerated sugar, such as maple syrup, could be awonderful alternative to the dehydration formulas that are loaded with corn and preservatives.
  • You could reduce your calcium and magnesium supplement intake. Consult with your health professional before doing so.
  • It's alkalizing. Along with calcium, magnesium, and chloride, Mineral2O contains 72 trace minerals, most of which are alkalizing.
Please direct any product questions by email to Steve.
Delving Into Osteoporosis Treatment 
This article is reserved for NCI Well Connect Members. You can get this article by signing up for NCI Well Connect here today!


Steve: We recently attended an osteoporosis seminar with experts who are not allopathic, but not fully alternative either. Here's some of the highlights...

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:
  1. Order a genetic kit from or
  2. Send your saliva sample back to 23andMe or Ancestry. 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.
Membership 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 44 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
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