top of page

Drop Diabetes Risk 70 Percent or More

From eNewsletter 8/9/2023

DID YOU KNOW that nearly 40% of girls and young women in the U.S. may have iron deficiency, according to a new study in JAMA that followed 3500 women over 12 years? The researchers also found that 6 in every 100 of the girls and young women had extremely low iron levels, known as iron-deficiency anemia, which impacts the blood's ability to carry oxygen throughout the body. The findings suggest that current screening guidelines for iron levels in girls and women may be flawed, resulting in missed chances to get a simple blood test that can diagnose the easy-to-treat condition. We almost never see ferritin in a routine blood test for young women, which is a mistake. In addition to shortness of breath and fatigue, other symptoms of iron deficiency anemia are: pale skin; cold hands and feet; feeling dizzy or lightheaded; unusual cravings for non-food items. The most common causes of iron-deficiency anemia are those that involve blood loss, including heavy menstrual periods. The body gets iron from food, and not getting enough iron from food, such as due to eating a vegan or vegetarian diet, can also lead to deficiency.


Services Update

Student Supplement First Aid Kit Whether going away to school or not, students need support for myriad viruses and bacteria, as well as options to minimize the damage if they develop an infection. Bold items taken daily, others as needed (if tolerated), based upon individual needs. Magnesium Glycinate (anxiety and stress) Monolaurin (viral preventive) Vitamin D3 1000-5000 IU (immune system support) Vitamin C 500-1000 mg (immune system support) Probiotic (one day per week to to balance microflora) Andrographis root (fight infection when it first appears) Elderberry Zinc Lozenges (soothe sore throat, respiratory issue) Zinc Sulfate Solution (soothe sore throat, respiratory issue) Melatonin 0.5 - 3 mg. (sleep support) Alka Support (sour, upset stomach) 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.

Text Us If Convenient at (847) 497-0902 Text is quickest way to get communicate with us. Type (847) 497-0902. Questions for Bonnie do not apply.

Pet Wellness Our dietary supplement line for dogs and cats, ThorneVet, has an impeccable reputation among veterinarians. Carolyn Martinelli "Coach Care" can 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. To order from our wellness shop, please visit here (for prices, enter the Guest Area password: discount2018). 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 September 9th

  2. MON-FRI 9AM-3PM at NICL Labs in Northbrook

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

Infection Support

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 Viruses 2.0 Protocol here.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie Minsky

In Today's Issue...

  • WC Feature* Blood Sugar Update

  • Drop Diabetes Risk 70 Percent

  • August 20% OFF Sale Items

  • Case Report

  • Chiro Corner NEW!

  • Pure Genomics

  • Blog Briefs NEW!

  • Well Connect Member Benefits

*Paid Member Access Only

Drop Diabetes Risk 70% or More

Steve: A study from Nature Medicine showed that roughly 14 million cases of type 2 diabetes, or 70% of total type 2 diabetes diagnoses in 2018, were linked with a poor diet. The results also indicate that the greatest burdens of type 2 diabetes were accounted for by excess wheat intake and refined grains (24.6%), excess processed meat consumption (20.3%), and inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption (26.1%). Factors such as drinking too many soft drinks (sweetened and artificially sweetened, fruit juice, and added sugars also made a strong impact on new cases. Believe it or not, this was one of the first worldwide studies to include poor carbohydrate quality as a leading driver of diet-attributable type 2 diabetes. The Other 30% or More of Risk? If diet can reduce the risk of diabetes, the other major component is physical activity. Among 60,000 healthy, middle-aged adults who participated in a British Journal of Sports Medicine study, those who exercised the most were 74% less likely to develop type 2 diabetes after seven years than the least active people. This was true even for those with a high "genetic risk score" - those who were 2.4 times more likely to develop the disease due to their genes. Here's the really striking finding: Participants with a high genetic risk who were the most active had a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes than sedentary participants with no genetic risk. This highlights how powerful exercise can be for preventing diabetes.


bottom of page