From eNewsletter 1/4/2021
DID YOU KNOW this is the first issue of NCI Well Connect's new format? Those with mobile devices should find it easier to read without having to zoom in. Your feedback is always welcome.
Carlson Women's Probiotic replaces UP4 Probiotics for Women.
Metagenics FemPrenatal or Metagenics PlusOne replaces Xymogen Prenatal Essentials. Ask us for the protocol and how to take.
Carlson Super Omega-3 Gems temporarily replaces Metagenics OmegaGenics EC 500, which is out until late February.
Pure Encapsulations Multi t/d (one capsule) temporarily replaces Carlson Mini Multi, which will return but there is no ETA as of yet.
Now Egg White Protein (EWP) Unflavored is temporarily replaced by either Earth Nutrition EWP, Bulk Supplements EWP, or Paleo Thin GF Paleo Protein
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!
Our COVID-19 Vaccine Opinion We continually update this document as more data becomes available.
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.
2021: HOPE AND VIGILANCE
Steve and Bonnie: A new year brings hope and optimism. It has never been more apropos than for 2021. We believe there are many reasons for hope and optimism. But to be rewarded, we must continue to be vigilant as self-care has never been more important.
The mRNA vaccines bring optimism, but they are not a panacea. For most of us, they will not be available until summer at the earliest. Moreover, viruses mutate, and SARS-CoV-2 is no different. The new mutation, called B.1.1.7, is not thought to be more deadly than other versions of the virus, nor does it seem to cause more severe illness, but it is much more contagious. Hence, we must be steadfast in our vigilance for protecting ourselves and our families.
Though pandemic mental fatigue has creeped in, complacency is not an option. The best way we can achieve our goals for hope, optimism, stability, and the exciting things that are in store for the world post-pandemic, is to do as much as we can to stay mentally and physically optimal. Here's what we suggest:
If you feel down mentally or anxiety-ridden, there are many ways to right this. One way to get out of your head is to ask yourself how you can contribute to the world.
40 years of research, culminated in a major study from Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, states that acts of willingly helping others can satisfy all three of the basic psychological needs: autonomy, competence, and relatedness.
Autonomy means that you can engage in activities in which you feel true volition and find personal value. Competence means feeling effective and having a sense of accomplishment. Finally, relatedness means working with and feeling connected to others. Many of us have heeded this advice as a recent poll found six in 10 Americans have given back to their community even more during the pandemic.
The foremost psychology experts believe we should also be optimizing mental health instead of treating mental illness. Mental health problems are part of the human experience and exist on a spectrum. Psychoses benefit from medication, but for most people with mental health issues, such as anxiety or depression, the psychosocial model is more appropriate than the biomedical model.
This is why we do not recommend medication as your first-line therapy. There are other therapies that are good not just for mental health, but your overall health. These include genetic wellness screening, talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), meditation, mindfulness, hypnotherapy, spiritual or religious adherence, and targeted mental health nutraceuticals.
Magnesium, which we fondly call "nature's valium," is essential for optimal mental health. Daily recommended value is 350 mg. for women and 400 mg. for men.
If you have gained weight during the pandemic or stopped adhering to your optimal eating style, don't feel down about it. As a client, you already have the fundamentals we outlined for you to get back on track. If you need a refresh or helpful boost, we are here for you.
You must adhere to the COVID-19 immune support guidelines we outlined for you as far back as January 2020. These are critical for getting you through the darker times of winter and spring. The proof is in the pudding. Even though many of our clients have one or more comorbidities that greatly increase their risk for severe COVID-19, there have been very few cases. Refer to our COVID-19 Condition Monograph or Prevent and Treat Coronavirus 2.0 for details.
Finding and adhering to whichever method of physical activity works best for you is paramount. It is also important to stay within the confines of what your body can handle. Those starting exercise routines in the new year tend to overdo it, which can lead to injury, or overtly stress to your body, which causes your immune system to be depressed. At this time, there is no reason to be a weekend warrior or perform two hour workout routines every day unless you make a living doing it.
By doing the aforementioned, you are contributing to the world in positive ways without even realizing it. In the short-term, not having to use life-saving COVID-19 services frees them up for others who are not as informed or do not have the means to utilize our preventive protocols. In the long-term, leading by example with your lifestyle choices is a way of "paying it forward" because it positively impacts those around you.
All the services we provide to help you achieve this can be found at our website.
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