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Ice Chips Alert | Fatigue-Buster

From eNewsletter 1/4/2023

DID YOU KNOW that a study from British Journal of Nutrition found tart cherry extract supplements have an "anti-fatiguing" effect? In the 3-month double-blinded, placebo-controlled parallel study, middle-aged adults were randomly assigned to either tart cherry extract supplements or placebo. The tart cherry group showed better sustained attention and psychomotor speed, higher alertness, and lower mental fatigue especially during times of high cognitive demand. The authors purport that high anthocyanin, as well as, melatonin content, leading to better sleep, mood, and amino acid metabolism, are chiefly responsible for the robust results.


Services Update

Ice Chips Alert If you consume the non-glycemic candy Ice Chips, this alert is only for those who are corn intolerant or blood type B. Please be advised that Ice Chips are no longer made with birch bark xylitol. They are made with corn-based xylitol. For this reason, we do not recommend consuming Ice Chips if you have a corn intolerances or are blood type B. Xylichew Gum, which is the other xylitol product we dispense, still uses birch bark xylitol, so is okay for corn intolerants and blood type B's.. 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.

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.

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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

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  • Score One for Nutrient Research

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  • Case Report NEW!

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Score One for Nutrient Research

Steve: You may be unaware of a draconian rule the FDA implemented 8 years ago that grounded nutrient research to a halt. The only reason why you read about so many nutrient studies in our newsletter is because I spend an inordinate amount of time poring over journals to find them. In 2014, the FDA started applying drug rules to research being conducted on nutrients. For example, if a university researcher wanted to evaluate a yogurt product from the grocery store that contains probiotics for its ability to prevent constipation in healthy adults, that researcher would have to file an investigational new drug application with the FDA. Encouragingly, after years of political action, the FDA’s newly proposed rule would, in certain situations, exempt researchers evaluating a drug use of a food, supplement, or cosmetic (that is, a food or nutrient’s ability to treat or prevent a disease) from having to go through incredibly burdensome drug application process. Because most studies on nutrients are performed by academic researchers at universities and hospitals, this will free them up to do more studies on supplements. This all sounds very technical but this is an immense victory that will end years of stifled research on supplements. Consequently, when more positive research is published and makes its way into the mainstream, this exposure can only be good for our overall wellbeing as a population.


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