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From eNewsletter 11/6/2023

DID YOU KNOW that an extensive study from Frontiers in Nutrition found that olive oil consumption had a favorable effect on cognitive performance across a number of cognitive domains over time in subjects 55 years and older?

The authors conclusion was that consumption of olive oil was found to enhance cognitive functioning and to reduce cognitive decline.

Make sure that you always choose extra virgin olive oil from reputable brands. Moreover, we prefer olive oil for cooking but at medium temperature or lower.

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Services Update

Steve Minsky MS, HWC

As a Health and Wellness Counselor, Steve analyzes and offer solutions to optimize human functioning not only with food, but every aspect of your lifestyle, whether for prevention or healing. More info on Steve's services.

Loyalty Rewards

We're in the last few months of 2023, so this is your reminder to stock up to take advantage of your loyalty rewards. We track and apply discounts as you achieve certain dollar thresholds, but feel free to ask us if you qualify for a loyalty discount or are close to one. NOTE: all accounts reset to zero in 2024, so get your orders in before the end of the year.

Text Us If It Is Convenient at (847) 497-0902

Text is quickest way to get communicate with us. Type (847) 497-0902. Questions for Bonnie do not apply.


Pet Wellness

Our dietary supplement line for dogs and cats, ThorneVet, has an impeccable reputation among veterinarians. Carolyn Martinelli "Coach Care" can answer your questions about ThorneVet pet supplements at nutroconpet@gmail.com. Please leave detailed contact information as well as the name, age, sex, breed, and/or health issue(s) and med(s) of your pet so Carolyn can respond accordingly. To order from our wellness shop, please visit here (for prices, enter the Guest Area password: discount2018).

Online Gift Cards

Giving the gift of wellness has never been easier. Order your gift cards here.


Upcoming Wellness Screenings

Food Intolerance Blood Draw

Options to set up a Biotrition food intolerance test blood draw. By appointment only:

  1. One Saturday per month at Biotrition in Glenview - next date TBD

  2. M-FRI 9AM-3PM at NICL Labs in Northbrook

Text, email, or call us to set up your appointment.


Infection Section

Year-round infection is the new normal. We are exposed to many endemic viruses including SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), influenza (flu), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), norovirus (stomach flu), adenovirus (common cold), monkeypox, and four other coronaviruses (common cold), among others. Support your immune system with our Free Prevent and Fight Infection 2.0 Protocol here.


Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie Minsky

In Today's Issue

  • Paid Member Content

  • WC Feature: Blood Sugar Balance Update

  • Recipe du Jour: 5 Frittata Variations

  • Did You Know Meds: Metformin

  • Brand Buzz: New SunButter Flavor

  • Tech for Wellness: Band-Aid Size Ultrasound?

  • Green Lifestyle: Phthalate Alternative

  • Wild Card: Balancing Inhibitory Control

  • eInspire: Felix Salten

  • Action Plan of the Month: Blood Sugar Balance

  • Free Member Content

  • Did You Know?

  • Diet, Lifestyle, and Your Blood Sugar

  • November 20% OFF Sale Items

  • Pure Genomics

  • Watch: Protein Intake Gene

  • Loyalty Program

  • Well Connect Member Benefits

Buy One Year Paid Membership Here

*To get past the Guest Area paywall use password: discount2018

Diet, Lifestyle, and Your Blood Sugar

Steve: There's been exciting research lauding the beneficial effects of diet and lifestyle choices to better balance blood sugar.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency are associated with a higher risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) or prediabetes. The authors of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study suggest vitamin D deficiency should be corrected in patients with T2D to reach normal serum 25(OH)D concentrations, preferably above 50.

Pancreatic Enzymes

Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency may be more common in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes than is currently appreciated, a new study in Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics suggests. The condition, in which the pancreas fails to produce sufficient enzymes to fully digest food, can cause a multitude of gastrointestinal symptoms. In these cases, pancreatic enzyme supplementation is necessary.

Nuts

Researchers publishing in The Journal of Nutrition found higher nut consumption was significantly associated with lower all-cause mortality among individuals with T2D.

Avocado

A study in The Journal of Nutrition found highly significant associations between avocado consumption and improved biomarkers related to blood sugar balance (fasting insulin and glucose).

Fiber

Viscous soluble fiber supplementation at 8.3 grams per day for longer than 6 weeks had a significant effect on lowering HbA1c levels, according to a study from Frontiers in Nutrition.

Sleep

Both short and long sleep durations appear to increase the risk for type 2 diabetes, independent of lifestyle and cardiovascular risk factors, suggests a new study from Sleep Health. The study considered short sleep duration 5 hours while long sleep duration 12 hours.

From eNewsletter 11/1/2023

DID YOU KNOW that vitamin D deficiency is an issue even in low-latitude countries where is there is abundant sunlight?

According to a study from Nutrition Reviews, the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency was unexpectedly elevated in South American populations. The prevalence of deficiency was 34.76%, which shocked the study authors.

The reasons are two-fold:

  • Many living in abundant sun countries still do not spend enough time in the sun. We see the same issue in those living in the sun-loving states of Florida, Arizona, and California.

  • Those spending enough time in the sun do not process vitamin D optimally because of genetic predisposition.

Let this be a reminder to you that no matter where you live, you need supplemental vitamin D3. Now that there are less sunlight hours, increase your supplemental vitamin D3 to your usual fall/winter dosage.

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Services Update

The Gift of Wellness

Struggling for gift ideas this holiday season? From consultation gift certificates to human and pet supplements, what better gift can you give than the gift of wellness?

Loyalty Rewards

We're nearing the end of 2023, so this is your reminder to stock up to take advantage of your loyalty rewards. We track and apply discounts as you achieve certain dollar thresholds, but feel free to ask us if you qualify for a loyalty discount or are close to one. NOTE: all accounts reset to zero in 2024, so get your orders in before the end of the year.

Steve Minsky MS, HWC

As a Health and Wellness Counselor, Steve analyzes and offer solutions to optimize human functioning not only with food, but every aspect of your lifestyle, whether for prevention or healing. More info on Steve's services.


Text Us If Convenient at (847) 497-0902 Text is quickest way to get communicate with us. Type (847) 497-0902. Questions for Bonnie do not apply.


Pet Wellness Our dietary supplement line for dogs and cats, ThorneVet, has an impeccable reputation among veterinarians. Carolyn Martinelli "Coach Care" can answer your questions about ThorneVet pet supplements at nutroconpet@gmail.com. Please leave detailed contact information as well as the name, age, sex, breed, and/or health issue(s) and med(s) of your pet so Carolyn can respond accordingly. To order from our wellness shop, please visit here (for prices, enter the Guest Area password: discount2018). Online Gift Cards Giving the gift of wellness has never been easier. Order your gift cards here.


Upcoming Wellness Screenings

Food Intolerance Blood Draw

Options to set up a Biotrition food intolerance test blood draw. By appointment only:

  1. One Saturday per month at Biotrition in Glenview - next date TBD

  2. MON-FRI 9AM-3PM at NICL Labs in Northbrook

Text, email, or call us to set up your appointment.


Infection Support

For Prevention or During Infection

Year-round infection is the new normal. We are exposed to many endemic viruses including SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), influenza (flu), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), norovirus (stomach flu), adenovirus (common cold), monkeypox, and four other coronaviruses (common cold), among others. Support your immune system with our Free Prevent and Fight Infection 2.0 Protocol here.


Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie Minsky

In Today's Issue...

  • WC Feature* Let's Talk Turkey

  • Superfoods With Side Effects

  • November 20% OFF Sale Items

  • Case Report

  • Chiro Corner NEW!

  • Pure Genomics

  • Blog Briefs NEW!

  • Well Connect Member Benefits

*Paid Member Access Only


Superfoods With Side Effects

Steve: Here are the top 5 superfoods in which I find my clients most commonly suffer from side effects.

Kombucha

Yeast overgrowth, metabolic acidosis, digestive distress, and acid reflux

Chia Seeds

Digestive distress from high lectin content and salicylate intolerance

Apple Cider Vinegar

Yeast overgrowth, metabolic acidosis, digestive distress, esophageal burning, acid reflux, and tooth enamel erosion

Turmeric

Salicylate intolerance and acid reflux

Greens Powders

Greens powder supplements contain myriad grasses, mosses, fungus, vegetables, fruits, and more. I call them the "throw everything but the kitchen sink" supplements. Given that these supplements contain so many substances, it is almost a given that you will react to one or more of them.

From eNewsletter 10/30/2023

DID YOU KNOW that supplementation of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), a substance synthesized in all cells of the body which is necessary for synthesis of ATP (energy to all cells), can be beneficial for many, even those with severe medical issues?

According to a study in Food and Function, CoQ10 supplementation showed a beneficial effect on heart function in heart failure patients, and reducing mortality and hospitalizations. Energy starvation of the heart due to CoQ10 deficiency causes stiffening of the heart walls in the left ventricle and results in impaired filling of the heart, or diastolic dysfunction. Fatigue or lack of energy is a common symptom of diastolic dysfunction.

A study from The Lancet's eClinicalMedicine purports that those with multiple system atrophy, a rare genetic disease, have significantly less atrophy when taking a CoQ10 supplement compared to placebo.

Note: Statin-induced CoQ10 deficiency is the probable cause of the most commonly reported side effects of statins: muscle pain, exercise intolerance, and fatigue.

Announcements


Services Update

SPOOKY HALLOWEEN SALE!

You have until the end of the day on Tuesday, October 31st to get sale items for November and October. See website for details.

Steve Minsky MS, HWC

As a Health and Wellness Counselor, Steve analyzes and offer solutions to optimize human functioning not only with food, but every aspect of your lifestyle, whether for prevention or healing. More info on Steve's services.

Loyalty Rewards

We're in the last few months of 2023, so this is your reminder to stock up to take advantage of your loyalty rewards. We track and apply discounts as you achieve certain dollar thresholds, but feel free to ask us if you qualify for a loyalty discount or are close to one. NOTE: all accounts reset to zero in 2024, so get your orders in before the end of the year.

Text Us If It Is Convenient at (847) 497-0902

Text is quickest way to get communicate with us. Type (847) 497-0902. Questions for Bonnie do not apply.


Pet Wellness

Our dietary supplement line for dogs and cats, ThorneVet, has an impeccable reputation among veterinarians. Carolyn Martinelli "Coach Care" can answer your questions about ThorneVet pet supplements at nutroconpet@gmail.com. Please leave detailed contact information as well as the name, age, sex, breed, and/or health issue(s) and med(s) of your pet so Carolyn can respond accordingly. To order from our wellness shop, please visit here (for prices, enter the Guest Area password: discount2018).

Online Gift Cards

Giving the gift of wellness has never been easier. Order your gift cards here.


Upcoming Wellness Screenings

Food Intolerance Blood Draw

Options to set up a Biotrition food intolerance test blood draw. By appointment only:

  1. One Saturday per month at Biotrition in Glenview - next date TBD

  2. M-FRI 9AM-3PM at NICL Labs in Northbrook

Text, email, or call us to set up your appointment.


Infection Section

Prevention

Year-round infection is the new normal. We are exposed to many endemic viruses including SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), influenza (flu), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), norovirus (stomach flu), adenovirus (common cold), monkeypox, and four other coronaviruses (common cold), among others. Support your immune system with our Free Prevent and Fight Infection 2.0 Protocol here.


Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie Minsky

In Today's Issue

  • Paid Member Content

  • WC Feature: Chronic Pain Update

  • Menu Savvy: Soybean Oil

  • Mythbuster: Cold Weather Makes You What?

  • Brand Buzz: Safe Pans

  • Intelligently Active: How Much Weight Does it Take?

  • Mental Minute: Brain Clutter

  • Wild Card: Children Who Are Close to Their Parents

  • eInspire: Charles Babbage

  • Action Plan of the Month: Improve Your Mood

  • Free Member Content

  • Did You Know?

  • Optimize Joint Support

  • Nov & Oct 20% OFF Sale Items

  • Pure Genomics

  • Watch: Healthy Halloween Treats

  • Loyalty Program

  • Well Connect Member Benefits

Buy One Year Paid Membership Here

*To get past the Guest Area paywall use password: discount2018


Optimize Joint Support

Steve: If you've seen me for a chronic pain or arthritis, you've probably heard my spiel about protecting your synovial fluid.

Synovial fluid is the gel like substance between your bones that allow fluid movement. When synovial fluid hardens like cement, you will not move fluidly and arthritic pain often follows. A new study from Biointerphases just elucidated this.

The most important thing you can do to keep your synovial fluid gel-like is to limit sedentary behavior. The longer you sit, the more hardened your synovial fluid becomes. That is why when you sit for long periods and get up you feel so creaky. Sedentary behavior, hour after hour, day after day, and year after year leads to chronic pain and arthritis.

Hence, my rule of thumb is to never sit longer the 30-60 minutes. Even if you only get up for a few seconds and then sit down, it is beneficial for staving off arthritic pain.

What if you already have arthritis and pain?

There are many options that should be individualized. However, the results of a new Frontiers in Nutrition study showed that levels of glutathione in the synovial fluid were lower in patients with severe arthritis than mild arthritis. Moreover, low vitamin D levels were significantly associated with the high levels of inflammatory oxidants.

Subjects with low levels of glutathione and vitamin D were given hyaluronic acid injections with vitamin D, which significantly reduced the oxidative stress status in synovial fluid, attenuated knee pain, and improved knee function.

Hyaluronic acid is an important component of synovial fluid and other connective tissue. The new study from Biointerphases purported that those with arthritis have decreased levels of hyaluronic acid.

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