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From eNewsletter 2/8/2021

DID YOU KNOW that in a new, sweeping review of thousands of phytonutrients and nutraceuticals, two of our "go-to's" were found to have the strongest action against COVID-19? Monolaurin and Quercetin were two of the five most effective. Moreover, the authors in the Nutrients study remarked that they are not just effective against SARS-CoV-2, but many other viruses as well.

Our COVID-19 Vaccine Opinion

We updated this document for today's issue.

COVID-19 Condition Monograph

For those interested in conventional and integrative treatments for COVID-19 with over 250 references, this is our COVID-19 Condition Monograph.

Virus Prevention And Treatment

Continue extra immune support until summer of 2021. SARS-CoV-2 is not going away. Moreover, SARS-CoV-2 is not the only virus we fight. There are influenza (flu), norovirus (stomach flu), adenovirus (common cold), and four other coronaviruses (common cold), among others. Prevent and Fight Coronavirus 2.0 Protocol.


WOW FACTOR STUDIES NOURISH GENETIC NUTRITION

Steve and Bonnie: We explained last week our belief in the importance of genetic data that companies such as 23andMe provide for the health and wellbeing of our population. The following recent studies echo this.

Zinc

A study from this month's British Journal of Nutrition explained the importance of understanding the genetic capability of SLC30A8, the zinc gene we screen for in our Pure Genomics screening. Simply, the authors purport that knowing a mutation exists in a patient allows the health professional to better track zinc status over a lifetime.

Omega-3

In another study from British Journal of Nutrition, researchers found that in children with mutations of the FADS and PPARG genes, optimal levels of omega-3 fatty acids beneficially affect their cardiometabolic profiles, including cholesterol and triglycerides. Both of these genes are included in our Pure Genomics platform.

Overweight & Obesity

We have consistently cited studies on the importance of FTO, the overweight and obesity. A study from the November issue of Nutrients found that those with mutations who overconsume carbohydrates are at much greater risk for overweight and obesity.

Cognition

In a study from Journal of Physiology & Behavior, researchers indicate that supplementation with lutein and zeaxanthin led to increases in both macula pigment optical density, a measure of lutein levels in the eye and brain, and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which has been described as an important

neurotrophic factor participating in memory and learning.

BDNF is a critical gene that we screen for in Pure Genomics. In those with low blood levels due to genetic mutation or low dietary intake, lutein and zeaxanthin supplementation was associated with improvements in composite and verbal memory, psychomotor and processing speed, and/or sustained attention.

Behavior Change

A study in the November issue of Nutrients confirmed that genetically tailored lifestyle information and advice lead to improvements in lifestyle behavior change.

According to the authors, it has to do with the Theory of Planned Behavior, one of the most widely accepted behavioral theories, and suggests that attitudes, subjective norms and perceived behavioral control are significant predictors of one’s intention to engage in behaviors.

Knowing the deepest inner workings of ourselves, and for that matter, future generations, can have a major impact on our lifestyle behavior.


SWEET TASTE BEHAVIOR

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From eNewsletter 2/3/2021

DID YOU KNOW that Sunday night, 60 Minutes aired two segments about DNA testing? One segment detailed China's attempt to dominate the personal health testing, analysis, and recommendation arena for economic, and possibly sinister, reasons. They are way ahead of the United States in this field presently. The second segment examined 23andMe, asking if we can trust that the company will "do right" with our personal DNA. Nothing in the 60 Minutes piece on 23andMe would dissuade us from sharing our genetic data. The value our clients have gleaned from 23andMe data far outweighs any potential negatives. 23andMe has always been transparent with how they use their data. And it is opt-in, meaning that nothing is used for research or third-party purposes unless you agree to it. Finally, you can ask that all your information, including your DNA sample, be removed if you are concerned. Let's also remember that 23andMe is the only FDA-approved genetics lab in the US, so they have the blessing from the government. Anne Wojciki is a wonderful CEO and a leader in the field. Without 23andMe, we would be woefully behind the world in personal DNA health evaluation. We cannot comment on Ancestry.com because we do not recommend it. We accept raw data from Ancestry.com, but recommend 23andMe most of the time. We agree that the US is way behind China as a nation in utilizing the power of our DNA for better health. Of course, Nutritional Concepts has been doing it for years, but only because we are nimble and have vision. We could not have done this without 23andMe, however. 23andMe is one of the few companies that are even putting us in the same stratosphere as China in the DNA arena. If you are concerned about your raw genetic data, 23andMe lists all of their privacy and consent content on their homepage. That said, we do not think you should be too concerned.

Long Hauler Sufferers From COVID-19

If you had COVID-19 and are still feeling side effects such as fatigue, fogginess, and poor capacity for exercise, please text or email Steve. We are putting together a small cohort trial over the next month or so, using targeted nutrients and lifestyle adjustments.

Text Us

To better serve your needs, we now have the ability to accept text messages. Simply type in our main office # (847) 498-3422 and text away!

UPDATE: Our COVID-19 Vaccine Opinion

We updated this document Monday, including our first opinion of vaccines that may be up for governmental approval soon.

COVID-19 Condition Monograph

For those interested in conventional and integrative treatments for COVID-19 with over 250 references, this is our COVID-19 Condition Monograph.

Virus Prevention And Treatment

Continue extra immune support until summer of 2021. SARS-CoV-2 is not going away. Moreover, SARS-CoV-2 is not the only virus we fight. There are influenza (flu), norovirus (stomach flu), adenovirus (common cold), and four other coronaviruses (common cold), among others. Prevent and Fight Coronavirus 2.0 Protocol.


OILY FISH LINKED TO LOWER DIABETES RISK

Steve and Bonnie: In the largest study to date of over 400,000 people, reported last week in Diabetes Care, those who regularly ate oily fish or took fish oil supplements had a significantly reduced risk for developing type 2 diabetes.


The study is notable for being the largest to examine the link between fish consumption and type 2 diabetes incidence, the first to establish a clear, significant association between regularly eating oily fish and a drop in the incidence of diabetes, and the longest study to date (10 year period).


Participants who ate two or more servings of oily fish weekly each had a significant 22% lower rate of incident type 2 diabetes than those who ate no oily fish. Those who reported regularly taking a fish oil supplement had a significant 9% lower incidence of type 2 diabetes than those who didn't.


Cold-water oily fish such as salmon (wild-caught only), anchovies, herring, mackerel, tuna (albacore), sardines, cod, and halibut contain the highest levels.


RISING TREND OF HYPOKALEMIA

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