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Nutritional Concepts Mid-Week Brief
August 27, 2014
Dear Valued Subscriber,

Did you know that one of our favorite probiotic strains helps "get things moving"?
 Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM significantly shortened colonic transit time in test subjects and may be an option for treatment of constipation, according to a new study in Nutritional Journal.


Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve Minsky

The Ugly Truth About Healthy Eating.


Americans have a skewed sense of self in its attitude toward healthy eating, a recent Nielsen/Natural Marketing Institute report revealed.


While three-quarters of Americans believe they can manage health issues through proper nutrition, 91 percent admit to snacking all day on candy, ice cream and chips. The report turned up some interesting findings:

  • Personal Responsibility: 89 percent say taking personal responsibility for one's health is the best way to stay healthy, but only 70 percent say they're actually "actively trying to be healthier".
  • Self management: 75 percent say they feel they can manage health issues through nutrition, yet 50 percent say it's a challenge to eat healthy.
  • Self control: 64 percent say they will take whatever means necessary to control their own health, but 66 percent say they don't exercise enough and more than 50 percent say they "splurge" when dining out and yield to cravings.
  • Grocery shopping: 50 percent of Americans say availability of organic or nutritionally enhanced products have no or next to no impact on their grocery purchases.

So why do we have this disconnect?

  • Perception of price: 54 percent said healthy foods were too expensive to eat regularly
  • Perception of taste: 50 percent said they were not willing to give up taste for health

Bonnie: I know you do not fall into this category. You should take solace in knowing that your personal responsibility, self management, self control, and what and where you have chosen to spend your money, has helped America move more towards a healthier future than ever before. Unfortunately, you are still in the minority. Baby steps.


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