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Quercetin Reverence | Sale!

From eNewsletter 8/28/2023

DID YOU KNOW how much we like the flavonoid quercetin?

According to a study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, higher intake of dietary flavonoids, specifically quercetin, was associated with significantly lower odds of frailty onset over 12 years of follow-up among adults in the prestigious Framingham Heart Study.

A study from Clinical Nutrition found intake of specific polyphenols, including quercetin, was associated with a 20% lower all-cause mortality risk.

Finally, a study from Frontiers in Nutrition found that natural flavonoids like quercetin ameliorate type 2 diabetes and its complications through anti-oxidation, anti-inflammatory action, glucose and lipid metabolism regulation, and insulin resistance management.

Yes, we like quercetin a lot, and for good reason.


Services Update

Double Sale Week!

Starting today and running through September 1st, please take advantage of both August and September sale items. See details below.

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 September 9th

  2. M-FRI 9AM-3PM at NICL Labs in Northbrook

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

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

  • Paid Member Content

  • WC Feature: GI Update

  • Menu Savvy: Time at the Dinner Table

  • Mythbuster: Are Earworms Really a Thing?

  • Brand Buzz: Great Greens

  • Intelligently Active: Rest and Recovery

  • Mental Minute: Depression and the GABA Pathway

  • Wild Card: Nutrition for Endometriosis

  • eInspire: Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

  • Action Plan of the Month: School-Age Child, Optimized

  • Free Member Content

  • Did You Know?

  • Hidden Gut Aggravators

  • Sept/Aug 20% OFF Sale Items

  • Pure Genomics

  • Watch: Intestinal Balance

  • Loyalty Program

  • Well Connect Member Benefits

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Hidden Gut Aggravators

Steve: You may be surprised that the following may affect your gastrointestinal tract integrity.

Systemic Nickel Allergy Syndrome

Could an allergy be the real culprit behind gastrointestinal symptoms similar to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? For at least some patients, the answer is yes, according to findings presented at the annual conference of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. A little-known condition called systemic nickel allergy syndrome (SNAS) can mimic some of the symptoms of IBS. When patients have nontraditional IBS food triggers, that’s a clue they might have SNAS. The study authors suggest thinking of nickel allergy and other allergic disorders when, in addition to GI symptoms, the patient reports skin and mucous membrane involvement along with their abdominal reactions.

Chronic Psychological Stress

For the first time, cells involved with the communication between stress responses in the brain and inflammation in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract have been identified, according to findings published in Cell. Glial cells, which support neurons, communicate stress signals from the central nervous system to the semi-autonomous nervous system within the GI tract, called the enteric nervous system. Strong, constant psychological stress signals can cause inflammation and exacerbate symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease.


For those who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), "vigorous," or mainly sports-related, exercise can have a detrimental effect on GERD, according to research presented at the 2023 Hepato-Gastroenterology and Digestive Oncology Conference. This is because of the abdominal contraction that occurs during exercise. Regular exercise does not have this effect. So for those who have GERD, keep physical activity at modest levels of exertion instead of vigorous.


Fruit and Vegetables

A study of nearly 400,000 patients who were monitored for more than 10 years has shown that eating unprocessed or minimally processed foods, particularly fruits and vegetables, cuts the risk of developing Crohn's disease by half. The findings were presented at this year's 2023 Hepato-Gastroenterology and Digestive Oncology Conference.

Vitamin D Levels

Testing vitamin D level is a useful tool in the evaluation of Crohn's disease patients and predicting the disease activity and clinical response. The vitamin D level may relate both to the nutritional status and levels of inflammation, and disease progression, according to a study from Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics.


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