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Centenarian Secrets | Spooky Sale

From eNewsletter 10/25/2023

DID YOU KNOW that vitamin E has been exhibiting wonderful results recently?

For both men and women, vitamin E had a preventive effect on genital high-risk HPV infection, according to a study from Nutrients.

Long known for protecting the liver, another Nutrients study purports vitamin E supplementation reduced serum ALT and AST levels (liver enzymes) in subjects with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Finally, a third study from Nutrients suggested vitamin E had a protective effect on serum C-reactive protein concentrations, cervical cancer, esophageal cancer, cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, pancreatic cancer, and colorectal cancer.

NOTE: when supplementing with vitamin E for therapeutic purposes (separate from a multivitamin), make sure you use a mixed tocopherol. Great dietary sources of vitamin E are nuts, seeds, and avocado.


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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.

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.

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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 October 28th

  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.

Warning: Counterfeit, Adulterated Supplements Online

On the internet, especially at Amazon, there is an epidemic of counterfeit, adulterated, and purposely mislabeled dietary supplements. In September 2023, a man was arrested for selling counterfeit Pure Encapsulations products. A study from JAMA Network Open found that half of immune products analyzed from Amazon had labels that did not match the contents.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie Minsky

In Today's Issue...

  • WC Feature* Healthy Apple Muffins

  • Centenarian Secrets Revealed

  • Nov & Oct 20% OFF Sale Items

  • Case Report

  • Chiro Corner NEW!

  • Pure Genomics

  • Blog Briefs NEW!

  • Well Connect Member Benefits

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Centenarian Secrets Revealed

Steve: The results of a study from GeroScience comparing the blood biomarkers of centenarians and non-centenarians revealed fascinating findings.

This is the largest study ever performed on this dataset. Moreover, each subject was followed for 35 years. Twelve blood-based biomarkers related to inflammation, metabolism, liver and kidney function, as well as potential malnutrition and anemia, were included. All of these have been associated with aging or mortality.


The 12 biomarkers were: uric acid, total cholesterol, hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), albumin, gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT), alkaline phosphatase (AP), lactate dehydrogenase (LD), creatinine, iron, and total iron-binding capacity (TIBC).

Summary of the Results

  • All but two (ALT and albumin) of the 12 biomarkers showed a connection to the likelihood of turning 100. This was even after accounting for age, sex and disease burden.

  • Centenarians tended to have lower levels of HbA1C, creatinine and uric acid from their sixties onwards. In addition, centenarians seldom displayed extremely high or low values. NOTE: while rare these days, we still screen for uric acid in our custom blood work panel.

Bombshell Finding

The lowest out of five groups for levels of total cholesterol and iron had a lower chance of reaching 100 years as compared to those with higher levels.

Low iron and early mortality should come as no surprise. The bombshell is that those with the lowest cholesterol were least likely to become centenarians compared with those with higher levels, even those at the highest levels of cholesterol.

This should give pause to anyone on statins, especially those 75 or older, that are keeping their cholesterol exceedingly low.


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