NCI Well Connect
September 10, 2018
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that a fish oil supplement in the later stages of pregnancy is associated with an increase in total lean and bone mass in children in the first six years of life, but with no increase in fat mass? The findings of this large study was published in BMJ last week.

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Have a happy, healthy New Year! Steve and Bonnie
 
NCI Well Connect Highlights
From Editor Steve Minsky
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Climate and Zinc Deficiency
Bonnie and Steve: After just publishing our fascinating clinical findings, some of which highlighting the link between SLC0A8 genetic mutations and diabetes, we were just reminded of yet another reason why getting enough zinc is crucial.

According to a study in Nature Climate Change, rising levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) from human activity are making staple crops less nutritious and could result in 175 million people becoming zinc deficient and 122 million people becoming protein deficient by 2050. The study also found that more than 1 billion women and children could lose a large amount of their dietary iron intake, putting them at increased risk of anemia and other diseases.

We get many key nutrients from plants. For example, 68% of the zinc we consume comes from plants. It has been shown that higher atmospheric levels of CO2 result in less nutritious crop yields, with concentrations of protein, iron, and zinc being 3%-17% lower when crops are grown in environments where CO2concentrations are 550 parts per million (ppm) compared with crops grown under current atmospheric conditions, in which CO2 levels are just above 400 ppm.

If our clientele is a microcosm of the population, we are in dire need of foods richer in zinc, not poorer. The results of our clinical study on the SLC0A8 gene divulged that 91% of clients who had one or two mutations had diabetes themselves or in their immediate family history.

Luckily, zinc is not in danger of being scarce as a mined mineral, so supplementation continues to be an option for the foreseeable future.
Genetics
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 23andme.com or Ancestry.com.
  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.
Videos
Video: New Relaxation Video
 
Far Infrared Sauna Therapy
Steve: Traditional saunas emit direct heat. Far Infrared uses light to create heat. Far infrared run at much milder temperatures, but travels much deeper into the body, which is why you sweat more vigorously.

Far Infrared Therapy offers numerous therapeutic benefits, most importantly enhanced detoxification. Many of our clients use it to relieve painful joints, rev up metabolism, and remove buildup of heavy metals.

Far Infrared has shown to draw out 15 to 20% more heavy metals (i.e., mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic), hormone-disrupting chemicals, sulfuric acid, ammonia, uric-acid, and fat-soluble toxins than traditional saunas.

A recent study from Age and Ageing, showed that healthy subjects whose sauna use averaged 4 to 7 times per week were 66% less likely to develop dementia at 20-year follow-up than those who used a sauna once a week. In addition, they had a 65% risk reduction for Alzheimer's Disease.

Recent studies in JAMA Internal Medicine and American Journal of Hypertension found that increased frequency of sauna bathing reduced the risk of sudden cardiac death, coronary heart disease, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and all-cause mortality.

Contact us to schedule a session.
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Action Plan of the Month:
Pain Relief Diet
One of the benefits of being a NCI Well Connect Member is that you can request two titles monthly from our our Action Plan Library (44 plans: total value $300). 

This comes in handy when you suspect food may be contributing to your pain. Our Pain Relief Diet Action Plan can help you discover what food in your diet may be the greatest offenders! 

Action Plans are free by email request for NCI Well Connect Members or can be ordered separately. To activate your membership, click here.
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NCI Well Connect Member Benefits

One Year Membership Is Open to Clients and Non-Clients of our practice. 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.
 
Care's Corner Video
Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin
Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin
 
Be Your Own Medical Advocate
 
Aspirin-Like Substances in My Food
Salicylates in My Food? What Are Those?
 
Wellness Services Menu
We have a multitude of options for simple fine-tuning or the toughest cases.
  • Full Wellness Evaluation (with bloodwork)
  • NCI Well Connect Membership
  • Genetic Wellness Evaluation
  • Balanced Eating 101 (focus on eating only)
  • Food Intolerance Screening and Menu Plan Implementation (separate fees)
  • Memory Loss Protocol
  • Dietary Supplement Evaluation
  • Wellness and Lifestyle Coaching Sessions
  • Far Infrared Sauna Treatment
  • Grocery Shopping Tours and Pantry Advice
  • Workplace Wellness Evaluations
  • Chiropractic and Acupuncture

Consulting prices range from $45 to $225. Contact us at 847-498-3422 or email for details.

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Have a happy, healthy day,
stateofthebonnie
Bonnie, Steve, Carolyn, Lilo, Elizabeth, Sharron, and Lori
(847) 498-3422
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