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Infection Protocols A to Z

From eNewsletter 9/25/2023

DID YOU KNOW that a recent study in Nutrition Reviews found consistent effects of yerba maté intake on metabolism improvement and antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities?

The authors also found benefits for body weight and composition, exercise performance, mood, and appetite, in addition cardio- and neuroprotective effects.

According to the authors, the available literature indicates that yerba maté can be used within a balanced and healthy diet for prevention and adjuvant treatment of chronic diseases.

Yerba maté is a tea made from plants that grow in South America. One serving contains less than half the caffeine in a cup of coffee.


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 TBD

  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

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  • WC Feature: Monk Fruit

  • Food Focus: Watercress

  • Mythbuster: Unlikely Appetite Booster

  • Brand Buzz: Goat Yogurt

  • Intelligently Active: Enhance Exercise Motivation

  • Green Lifestyle: School Gardening

  • Wild Card: Slowing Down ALS Progression

  • eInspire: Theodore Roosevelt

  • Action Plan of the Month: Sports Nutrition, Optimized

  • Free Member Content

  • Did You Know?

  • Infection Protocols A to Z

  • September 20% OFF Sale Items

  • Pure Genomics

  • Watch: Processed Meat Sensitivity

  • Loyalty Program

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Infection Protocols A to Z

Steve: As public discussion about how best to prevent infection this season hits a fever pitch, I wanted to remind you that any medical treatment you utilize for infection should always be augmented with diet and lifestyle therapies.

Adhering to your pristine diet and lifestyle habits accelerates recovery. Moreover, there are many infections that can be prevented, stopped quickly, or severity lessened with diet and lifestyle only.

We have established protocols you can follow for the following infections:


COVID, Influenza, Common Cold, Stomach Flu, Shingles, Mononucleosis, Sinus, Upper Respiratory


Strep Throat, Food Poisoning, Traveler's Diarrhea, Sinus, Upper Respiratory


Traveler's Diarrhea


Sinus, Yeast/UTI

NOTE: These protocols still need to be individualized to take into account allergy, intolerance, and medications, so you can always email me when the need arises.

A gentle reminder that before you consider taking an antibiotic, insist that your physician confirm the infection is of bacterial origin. Antibiotics are ineffective for viral or fungal infection.


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