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From eNewsletter 3/29/2023

DID YOU KNOW there's a reason our client intake forms ask about natural versus regular dry cleaners and cleaning products? A common dry cleaning chemical could cause Parkinson’s disease, a study from Journal of Parkinson’s Disease warns. The industrial solvent trichloroethylene (TCE) was once an ingredient in the process that decaffeinated coffee. However, it was banned from use by the food and pharmaceutical industries in the 1970s. Despite that, it is still a component in some household products, such as cleaning wipes, aerosol cleaning products, tool cleaners, paint removers, spray adhesives, carpet cleaners, and spot removers. Moreover, it is commonly used by regular dry cleaners. This is an easy lifestyle fix. Choose green or natural cleaning products, as well as dry cleaners. FYI - make sure you read this issue's new Case Report. It is quite motivating!


Services Update

Double Sale Week! Through March 31st, please take advantage of 20% Off sale items for April and March.See website for details.

Steve Minsky MS, HWC As a Health and Wellness Counselor, he will analyze and offer solutions to optimize not only the food you eat, but every aspect of your lifestyle, whether for prevention or healing. More information on Steve's services.

Online Gift Cards Giving the gift of wellness has never been easier. Order your gift cards here. Text Us If It Is Convenient We accept text messages (except for Bonnie). Type (847) 498-3422 and text away!

Pet Wellness Start your pets off right this year with our dietary supplement line for dogs and cats! ThorneVet has an impeccable reputation among veterinarians. To order from our wellness shop, please visit here (for prices, enter the Guest Area password: discount2018). Carolyn Martinelli a.k.a. "Coach Care" is available to answer your questions about ThorneVet pet supplements at 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.

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 May 6th

  2. Tu, Wed, TH 9AM-3PM at NICL Labs in Northbrook

Text, email, or call us to set up your appointment. Thermography Screening Friday, April 14th For those interested in an upper torso or whole body thermography scan, please book your session by emailing: (tell Eniko you would like to schedule your thermography scan at Schuster Chiropractic on Friday, January 20th. She will get back to you with times available, type of scan; openings are limited and first come first serve). To find out more about thermography, please read the following.

Infection Support

Prevention ur During Infection COVID-19 is endemic, meaning it is here to stay. Moreover, we are exposed to many other endemic viruses including 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 year-round with our Free Prevent and Fight Viruses 2.0 Protocol here.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie Minsky

In Today's Issue...

  • WC Feature* Breakfast Recipes

  • The "B" Amigos Sparkle

  • April/March 20% OFF Sale Items

  • Case Report NEW!

  • Chiro Corner NEW!

  • Pure Genomics

  • Blog Briefs NEW!

  • Well Connect Member Benefits *Paid Member Access Only

The "B" Amigos Sparkle

Steve: An impactful study in JAMA Network followed 4,500 young adults (average age 25) over 30 years of follow-up. The impetus of the study was to examine intakes of folate, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12 in relation to metabolic syndrome risk. The results were very encouraging. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is diagnosed if you have three of these factors: excess weight, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high triglycerides, and low HDL cholesterol. Young adults with the highest levels of total folate intake had 61% lower incidence of MetS compared with those with the lowest levels. Similarly, the incidence of MetS was 39% lower for vitamin B6, and 26% lower for vitamin B12 in those with highest intake versus lowest. Blood concentrations of the 3 B vitamins were associated with significantly reduced risk of MetS. Moreover, all 3 B vitamins were associated with significantly reduced levels of homocysteine, a blood marker linked to heart, memory, and MetS disorders. The authors suggest the positive results are because folate, vitamin B6, and B12 are essential for facilitating energy, lipid, and carbohydrate metabolism. I cannot emphasize how much we love to see vitamin studies that last decades because vitamins produce the best results over long periods of consistent use.


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