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Multi Boosts Memory Study Says

From eNewsletter 6/12/2023

DID YOU KNOW that late last month, results from a study in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that a daily multivitamin improved memory and cognition in adults over 60? The study made national news.

The multivitamin used in the study was Pfizer's Centrum Silver. As we always announce special interests and funding in drug trials, we must be fair and disclose that Pfizer funded this multivitamin study. The lead author was also a paid consultant to Pfizer.

We have never liked Centrum Silver for the following reasons:

The source ingredients are awful, especially the B-vitamins, calcium, and magnesium. Not to mention that the selenium source is sodium selenate, a cyanide byproduct.

The inactive ingredients are worse: Maltodextrin (corn sugar), Modified Corn Starch (corn again), Blue 2 Lake (artificial color that will soon be outlawed), Corn Starch (corn again), Polydextrose (more corn filler), Red 40 Lake (artificial color that will soon be outlawed), Talc (Johnson and Johnson just settled a lawsuit for the use of this in baby powder), Titanium Dioxide (filler soon to be outlawed).

If a multi with all this junk can still create positive results, imagine how much better a quality multivitamin would do!


Services Update

Steve Minsky MS, HWC

As a Health and Wellness Counselor, Steve analyzes and offer solutions to optimize not only the food you eat, but every aspect of your lifestyle, whether for prevention or healing. More info on Steve's services.

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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).

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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 July 15th

  2. Tu, Wed, TH 9AM-3PM at NICL Labs in Northbrook

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

Thermography Screening Friday, July 14th

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, January 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 Section


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

In Today's Issue

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  • WC Feature: Fertility, Pregnancy, & Nursing Update

  • Mythbuster: Can Chronic Procrastinators Be Helped?

  • Brand Buzz: GF Dumplings

  • Understanding Lab Tests: Uric Acid

  • Green Lifestyle: Air Purifying Superplant

  • Wild Card: Traffic Noise & Work Performance

  • eInspire: David Beckham

  • Action Plan of the Month: Blood Sugar Balance

  • Free Member Content

  • Did You Know?

  • Before, During, & After Pregnancy

  • June 20% OFF Sale Items

  • Pure Genomics

  • Watch: Choline Synthesis

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Before, During, and After Pregnancy

Steve: We've always placed great emphasis on preparing clients for pregnancy, optimizing pregnancy, and nursing optimally. Going back to when Bonnie did her public health internship at the March of Dimes to look at folic acid preventing neural tube defects, we have believed there is no better way "to pay it forward" than to optimize yourself throughout the process. This is true for both partners. The following are a few major research findings. Today's Well Connect Feature covers much more.

Parental Lifestyle Patterns Preconception Crucial

A study from Frontiers in Nutrition found that high parental body mass index, smoking, low diet quality, or high sedentary lifestyle before or during pregnancy were associated with higher risk of overweight and obesity in children.

Most Prenatals Stink

According to a damning study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, almost no US dietary supplements provide key nutrients in the doses needed for pregnant women. We know this to be true. This is why we worked with a supplement manufacturer many years ago to create one.

Vitamin D Sufficiency Is Critical

A study from The Journal of Nutrition confirmed a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy, and revealed evidence of an association between lower gestational vitamin D and childhood behavioral problems. Interventions to correct vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy would improve childhood behavioral outcomes.

A study from Nutrients found that increasing vitamin D levels during pregnancy could be protective against chronic intestinal inflammatory disorders in offspring.

Neuroscientists in Journal of Neurochemistry have shown how vitamin D deficiency affects developing neurons in the brain's dopamine circuit, which may lead to the dopamine dysfunction seen in adults with schizophrenia.

Midwifery Is a Major Value Add

Midwives provide safe primary care for pregnant women who are at various levels of medical risk, new data in Canadian Medical Association Journal suggest. For midwifery clients, birth outcomes were similar to or were better than birth outcomes of patients who had physician-led or obstetrician-led care. In addition, midwifery clients were less likely to experience preterm births or have low-birth-weight babies and to experience cesarean deliveries or births involving instruments.

The First 1000 Days

The National Center for Complementary and Integrated Health started a campaign to focus on optimizing the first 1000 days - the from conception through the first 2 years of life - and how it can lead to long-term health outcomes, such as substance use disorders, depression, obesity, cardiovascular disease, impacts that can be passed down through generations. When we think about infant and child development, we naturally consider factors like maternal exposures to chemicals or substances, illnesses, or suboptimal nutrition. But the evidence shows that a far wider range of factors, like chronic stress, poverty, racial discrimination, housing insecurity, or persistent community disruptions, are also linked to early mortality in communities most impacted by these factors. Conversely, protective exposures, like strong family relationships, community involvement, and mentoring, can help mitigate these negative factors and create resilience.


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