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New Heart Drug Brings Hope

From eNewsletter 7/5/2023

DID YOU KNOW that chronic stress leads to food cravings?

Stress can override natural satiety cues to drive more food intake and boost cravings. Stress combined with calorie-dense comfort food creates changes in the brain that drive more eating, boost cravings for sweet, highly palatable food, and lead to excess weight gain, as reported in the journal Neuron. An area of the brain known as the lateral habenula is normally involved in switching off the brain's reward response. When chronically stressed, this part of the brain remains silent, allowing the reward signals to stay active and encourage feeding for pleasure. This is why incorporating a learned, daily stress management protocol or deep breathing technique is important for reducing stress.


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 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 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

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  • WC Feature* Nutrient Insufficiency

  • New Heart Drug Brings Hope

  • July 20% OFF Sale Items

  • Case Report

  • Chiro Corner NEW!

  • Pure Genomics

  • Blog Briefs NEW!

  • Well Connect Member Benefits

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New Heart Drug Brings Hope

Steve: It's only taken decades, but the FDA finally approved the first anti-inflammatory drug to reduce risk for heart attack, stroke, coronary revascularization, and cardiovascular death in adults. While the drug is not as consequential to us, the acknowledgement that inflammation plays a critical role in heart health is immense. As many clients know, we consider half of cardiac risk inflammatory-induced. Here is a quote from a Medscape article from Paul Ridker, MD, director of the Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, who has been a pioneer in establishing inflammation as a cause of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. "This is a very big day for cardiology. The FDA approval of colchicine for patients with atherosclerotic disease is a huge signal that physicians need to be aware of inflammation as a key player in cardiovascular disease," he said. Ridker even mentioned the importance of the blood test C-reactive protein (CRP). A recent study in The Lancet also found that testing for inflammation with CRP was more effective for gauging cardiac risk than cholesterol! There are many ways to reduce cardiac inflammation with diet, lifestyle, and supplements. However, those who have difficulty applying these changes, the availability of a cheap, low-dose drug that has been used for gout, pericarditis, and other inflammatory disorders is important. Like with most medication, there are still side effects.


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