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From eNewsletter 9/27/2023

DID YOU KNOW that finally the FDA will begin to demand reports from cosmetics manufacturers about the ingredients used in their products? They are also preparing to assess potential risks of so-called forever chemicals in these products.

The FDA last year gained new authority over cosmetics when Congress passed the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022.

On average, consumers in the US use six to 12 cosmetics products daily. But the FDA didn't have the authority to require manufacturers to submit cosmetic product listings, including a list of ingredients used in these products, or register the facilities where they were produced.

The products that will be required to register include makeup products, nail polishes, shaving creams, other grooming products, perfumes, face and body cleansers, hair products, moisturizers, and other skincare products.

It's about time!


Services Update


Starting today and running through October 1st, please take advantage of the September and October sale items below! Go to our website shop for details.

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 October 28th

  2. MON-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 20th. 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 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* Bone Health Update

  • How Much Calcium Should You Take?

  • September 20% OFF Sale Items

  • Case Report

  • Chiro Corner NEW!

  • Pure Genomics

  • Blog Briefs NEW!

  • Well Connect Member Benefits

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How Much Calcium Should You Take?

Steve: The amount of calcium you need and the source, especially from supplements, vary greatly from person to person. Moreover, we have explained via numerous studies over the years that there is a very fine line between getting too much or too little calcium. A new study from The Journal of Nutrition reaffirms this and takes it a step further.

Researchers found that getting too much or too little calcium is bad for bones. In addition, they found it is crucial to optimize your calcium to magnesium ratio.

First, they reiterated that unless the circumstances are highly unique, nobody should ever take more than 800 mg. of supplemental calcium. In addition, taking below 200 mg. of supplemental calcium may not be enough, especially if you are taking magnesium supplementally.

The ideal ratio of total calcium to magnesium (from food and supplements) protective for bones is 2:1 calcium to magnesium. A 3:1 ratio or higher of calcium to magnesium is associated with a higher likelihood of osteoporosis. Moreover, if you have a 3:1 ratio or higher of magnesium to calcium, this may also increase the risk of osteoporosis. While it is unlikely that you will be getting more magnesium than calcium because calcium is so much to easier to get from food, it is always a good idea to have your health professional check.

This general rule is important because according to a new study from Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, an average bone density increase of just 3% is associated with a 45% decrease in the number of hip fractures in older populations!


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