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Melatonin and Your Hair

eNewsletter 9/13/2023

DID YOU KNOW that melatonin may help prevent hair loss? A study published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences found two ways optimal melatonin levels can protect your hair. Protects the hair follicles Melatonin is a powerful antioxidant and can be used to protect hair follicles from oxidative stress, such as exposure to pollution or ultraviolet radiation, allowing hair volume and thickness to increase. Stimulates hair growth The presence of melatonin receptors in the scalp suggests that it plays a role in hair cell growth. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) shrinks hair follicles and shortens the growth cycle, which can result in hair loss. Melatonin may act as a counter to DHT, slowing or preventing hair loss. Note: melatonin is a hormone so you should not self-prescribe unless you speak to your health professional.


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 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. 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* Hopefulness and Your Health

  • Balanced Eating

  • September 20% OFF Sale Items

  • Case Report

  • Chiro Corner NEW!

  • Pure Genomics

  • Blog Briefs NEW!

  • Well Connect Member Benefits *Paid Member Access Only

Balanced Eating

Steve: There's a reason why we have always recommended you eat balanced. Never eat a carbohydrate alone. Don't eat too few carbohydrates, but don't eat too many. Eat plenty of lean protein and healthy fat, but don't overfeed either. Even though we created the Circle of Health Food Chart in 2004 (imaged above), it is still apropos based upon current research. Sorry carnivore and keto diet lovers. A sweeping study of almost 80,000 people over a nine year period from the August issue of The Journal of Nutrition revealed that men with low carbohydrate consumption and women with high carbohydrate consumption face increased risks of overall and cancer-related death. Additionally, the study suggests that women who consume optimal fats may experience a reduced risk of dying from any cause. Here are the details. Men who consumed less than 40% of their total energy from carbohydrates experienced significantly higher risks of all-cause and cancer-related mortality. The trend was observed regardless of whether refined or minimally processed carbohydrates were considered. Women with a high carbohydrate intake of more than 65% had a higher risk of all-cause mortality. For fats, men with a high fat intake of more than 35% of their total energy from fats had a higher risk of cancer-related mortality. They also found that a low intake of unsaturated fat in men was associated with a higher risk of all-cause and cancer-related mortality. In contrast, optimal fat intake in women showed an inverse association with the risk of all-cause and cancer-related mortality. The authors specifically urged those to reconsider extreme diets that limit macronutrient groups, unless specifically authorized by a health professional. If you're unsure how to balance your plate, refer to our Circle of Health Food Chart imaged above.


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