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Collagen and Aging

From eNewsletter 5/3/2023

DID YOU KNOW that collagen expression may be a key for healthy aging? A study from Aging Cell found collagen genes that express themselves optimally produce ample collagen, thus increasing the opportunity for healthy aging. There are several ways we can assure this occurs:

  • Do our Pure Genomics screening that analyzes collagen gene variation. If mutations exist and they are negatively expressed, they can be modified with proper diet and lifestyle.

  • Consume proteins rich in collagen and supplement with a high quality, varied collagen powder.

  • Make sure you get enough vitamin C as it is a precursor for collagen production.

On another note, a new study from Nutrition Journal found supplemental collagen alleviated pain, and improved muscle mass and muscle strength in subjects with knee osteoarthritis.


Services Update

NOTE: We are switching phone systems today, so if you have trouble reaching us, do not hesitate to email or text us. We apologize for the inconvenience in advance.

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.

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. 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 May 6th

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

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

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* Intractable Thyroid Dysfunction

  • Indigenous vs Industrial Societies

  • May 20% OFF Sale Items

  • Case Report

  • Chiro Corner NEW!

  • Pure Genomics

  • Blog Briefs NEW!

  • Well Connect Member Benefits

*Paid Member Access Only

Indigenous vs Industrial Societies

Steve: Among Indigenous, rural non-industrial populations inhabiting the tropical forests of lowland Bolivia, researchers in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences report an optimal balance between levels of food consumption and exercise that maximizes healthy brain aging and reduces the risk of disease. Researchers compared two Indigenous populations that live along tributaries of the Amazon River with urban post-industrialized populations of the U.S. and Europe. One of the tribes has some access to industrialized food and technology and one has no access. Not surprisingly, the fastest brain aging was in the U.S. and European cohorts. It was slowest in the tribe with no access to industrialized food and technology and intermediate in tribe with some access. In addition to less brain atrophy, the researchers found improved cardiovascular health in the Indigenous groups compared to industrialized populations in the U.S. and Europe. The environment of limited food availability plays a role in the brain and cardiovascular fitness of nonindustrial societies, in that humans historically spent a lot of time exercising out of necessity to find food and their brain aging profiles reflected this lifestyle. The researchers also found that greater adiposity, blood cholesterol and other indicators of nutrient intake increase with brain volume, but only up to a point, called the sweet spot. Beyond the sweet spot, higher levels of adiposity and cholesterol are associated with a smaller brain volume and faster brain aging. That's consistent with our current environment being mismatched to our evolved biology. Our ancestral psychological and physiological traits that made us desire extra food and less physical work, and with industrialization, has led us to overshoot the mark. However, the tribes, even those with some access to modern society, have found a manageable life-long balance to stave off dementia, so if we can optimize our diet and lifestyle choices, we can achieve this as well.


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