NCI Well Connect: August 22, 2016
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that researchers in the June issue of JAMA Pediatrics found that the combined effect of prepregnancy obesity and low folate level during pregnancy resulted in a threefold increase in the risk for overweight or obesity when compared with children born to normal-weight mothers with higher folate levels? Yet another reason to know well you absorb folate genetically.

"Dear Bonnie, I must give credit where credit is due. A few months ago, I downloaded your Eye-Mazing Action Plan for a friend who had just been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration. Her left eye was especially bad. 

After reading your article, she purchased all the necessary supplements for her condition. She saw her eye doctor this past week who could not believe the improvement in her left eye. She asked him if he thought the supplements were helping. He, of course, would not actually say they were helping her, but told her to continue using them. He was shocked at the improvement as he has never seen this "reversal" before.

So I thank you from the bottom of my heart. My friend felt despondent a few months ago but is now especially happy she can see again!

Thankfully there are people like you out there who bring hope to those in need.

Sincerely, Norah K."

Have a happy, healthy day. Steve and Bonnie
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Personalized Nutrition Works Best
Bonnie and Steve: Here's a shocker. A study from in the International Journal of Epidemiology"surprisingly" found evidence that a personalized nutrition approach was effective, based on the idea that by individualizing advice and support, each of us can, and will be motivated to, make the dietary changes necessary for our individual needs.

In the study, the researchers found that personalized nutrition advice helped people to make bigger and more appropriate changes to their diets than conventional healthy eating advice which was followed by a control group. 

Six months after they started, those in the personalized nutrition groups were eating a healthier diet overall including less conventional red meat, saturated fat and salt, and were eating significantly more vegetables and fruit.

The researchers are surprised? We must chuckle. How many years have we said that we are not one-size-fits-all? Because of our genetics and how our lifestyles affect them are so different, it is astounding that personalization is not the norm. All in good time, we hope.
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Back to School
One of the perks of being a NCI Well Connect Member is that you can request two titles monthly from our our Action Plan Library (42 plans: total value $300). 

This comes in handy when you're preparing to get into the "back to school groove".

We have several action plans, including School Age Child, Optimized and Build the Optimal Youth Athlete, that will help you with ideas about how to prep your child, teen, and young adult for school and athletics.

Action Plans are free by email request for NCI Well Connect Members or can be ordered separately. To activate your NCI Well Connect Membership today and get your free copy, click here.
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