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Healthy Lifestyle Prevents Depression

From eNewsletter 10/9/2023

DID YOU KNOW that a new study in Nature confirmed what we have been telling our clients with long COVID for several years now?

Whether long COVID occurred from the infection itself and/or vaccine, many with long COVID suffer because of the reactivation of latent viruses including Epstein-Barr, mononucleosis, and herpes.

This reactivation compounds and overwhelms the immune system, leading to dysfunction and many of the symptoms long COVID patients suffer with.


Services Update

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 It Is 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 October 28th

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

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

Thermography Screening Friday, October 20th

October is Breast Health Awareness Month. Eniko is offering $25 off to new clients who are getting a breast scan or $50 off to new clients getting a 1/2 body or full body scan in the month of October.

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, October 1th. 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 Section


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

  • Paid Member Content

  • WC Feature: Mental Update

  • Mythbuster: Remedy for Garlic Breath?

  • Brand Buzz: Sea Salt with Iodine

  • Understanding Lab Tests: Uric Acid and Weight

  • Green Lifestyle: In-Vehicle Air Quality

  • Wild Card: Probiotics and the Liver

  • eInspire: Hans Selye

  • Action Plan of the Month: Improve Your Mood

  • Free Member Content

  • Did You Know?

  • Healthy Lifestyle Prevents Depression

  • October 20% OFF Sale Items

  • Pure Genomics

  • Watch: Processed Meat Sensitivity

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  • Well Connect Member Benefits

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Healthy Lifestyle Prevents Depression

Steve: When I meet with clients, why do I aim to optimize all aspects of a healthy lifestyle?

A global study from The Lancet Psychiatry, led Harvard Medical School, has found one in two people will develop a mental health disorder by the age of 75.

The 3 most common mental health disorders among women:

  • Depression

  • Specific phobia (a disabling anxiety that interferes with daily life)

  • Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)

The 3 most common mental health disorders among men:

  • Alcohol abuse

  • Depression

  • Specific phobia

Mental health disorders typically first emerge in childhood, adolescence or young adulthood.

The good news is that a healthy lifestyle that involves mild or no alcohol consumption, a healthy diet, regular physical activity, healthy sleep and frequent social connection, while avoiding smoking and too much sedentary behavior, significantly reduces the risk of depression, according to new research in Nature Mental Health.

The researchers made this deduction after looking at diet and lifestyle factors, genetics, brain structure, and our immune and metabolic systems to identify the underlying mechanisms that might explain this link. Sound familiar?

In other news, a new study from JAMA Network Open linked artificial sweeteners to increased depression risk.

Oral contraceptive use has been linked to increased depression risk, especially within the first 2 years following initiation, according to a study in Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences.

A study from Nutrients showed that especially among those aged 29-39 years, vitamin D supplementation tended to show a lower rate of depression.


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