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Stress Reducing Combo

From eNewsletter 8/2/2023

DID YOU KNOW that a new study from Frontiers in Nutrition assessed the effect of magnesium, vitamins B6, B9, B12, Rhodiola, and L-theanine versus placebo on the brain response to stressful thermal stimulus in chronically stressed, but otherwise healthy subjects? Impacts on stress-related quality-of-life parameters (depression, anxiety, sleep, and perception of pain) were also explored. After one month of treatment, stress scores significantly decreased in the supplement group. Sensitivity to cold also improved.Thus, this supplement combination should be further explored for reduced stress in chronically stressed but otherwise healthy individuals.


Services Update

Student Supplement First Aid Kit Whether going away to school or not, students need support for myriad viruses and bacteria, as well as options to minimize the damage if they develop an infection. Bold items taken daily, others as needed (if tolerated), based upon individual needs. Magnesium Glycinate (anxiety and stress) Monolaurin (viral preventive) Vitamin D3 1000-5000 IU (immune system support) Vitamin C 500-1000 mg (immune system support) Probiotic (one day per week to to balance microflora) Andrographis root (fight infection when it first appears) Elderberry Zinc Lozenges (soothe sore throat, respiratory issue) Zinc Sulfate Solution (soothe sore throat, respiratory issue) Melatonin 0.5 - 3 mg. (sleep support) Alka Support (sour, upset stomach) 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 September 9th

  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* Acute Vertigo

  • Public Health Update

  • August 20% OFF Sale Items

  • Case Report

  • Chiro Corner NEW!

  • Pure Genomics

  • Blog Briefs NEW!

  • Well Connect Member Benefits

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Public Health Update

Steve: Outside of the wellness world, there's been a lot going on that you need to be aware of. Vitamin D 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. Birth Control Just as the FDA approved the first nonprescription, OTC birth control pill, a study from Behavioral Brain Research found they negatively impact women's stress response. Another new study from Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences purports that birth control pills may increase women's risk of depression by 73 percent during the first two years of use. Whole Foods Not Immune to Recalls Braga Fresh just announced a recall of their 365 by Whole Foods Market Brand Organic Asian Inspired Chopped Salad Kit due to possible undeclared allergens, specifically eggs and milk. The mislabeled salad kits were sold nationwide and can be found in 12-oz. bags listing the UPC Code 9948246932, lot code BFFS179A2 and "Best if Used By Date" 7/16/23. Smart Drugs "Smart” drugs, commonly used by students, might actually impair cognitive function, according to a new study from Science Advances. Researchers say drugs such as Ritalin, a common prescription medication for individuals with ADHD to enhance their concentration and cognitive performance, are often abused by students without the disorder. Participants taking the drugs experienced small reductions in accuracy and efficiency, along with significant increases in time and effort, compared to their results when not on the drugs. Downside to N95 Masks Wearing an N95 mask for a prolonged period could affect physiologic and biochemical parameters. Researchers of a JAMA Network Open study report that the effect was primarily initiated by increased respiratory resistance and subsequent decreased blood oxygen and pH, which contributed to sympathoadrenal system activation and epinephrine as well as norepinephrine secretion elevation, and a compensatory increase in heart rate and blood pressure. Medication Classes Most Associated With Headaches Multiple immunosuppressants, immunomodulators, and biologics (apremilast, tofacitinib, fingolimod, etanercept, adalimumab, infliximab, certolizumab, abatacept, leflunomide, tocilizumab, evolocumab, rituximab, secukinumab, omalizumab, hydroxychloroquine, alemtuzumab). Two biologics, secukinumab and evolocumab. Additional medications included antiretrovirals (sofosbuvir, velpatasvir, pibrentasvir, glecaprevir), vasodilators (macitentan, treprostinil, selexipag, ambrisentan, epoprostenol), an anticonvulsant (pregabalin), a parathyroid hormone analog (abaloparatide), a drug used in thyroid replacement therapy (levothyroxine), and an antihypertensive agent (valsartan), were associated with headaches, as reported in journal Headache. Antibiotics Most patients admitted to hospitals with acute viral infections are given antibiotics as a precaution against bacterial co-infection, but this practice may not improve survival, according to new research presented at European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases. CBD and THC A study from JAMA Network Open suggests taking CBD at the same time as cannabis with THC may increase THC's effects because CBD inhibits its clearance from the body. However, an oral oil containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) led to a significant and meaningful reduction in motor and vocal tics in patients with severe Tourette syndrome, according to results of a double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study in New England Journal of Medicine Evidence. Omega-3 Fatty Acids A study from Frontiers in Nutrition found FADS gene-interactions place a large proportion (more than 50%) of Hispanic/Latino populations at high risk of a deficiency in both circulating and cellular levels of omega-3 fatty acids. This gene is part of our Pure Genomics wellness screening. Gut Infections A new study, published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, has found that compared with standard antibiotic treatment, stool transplantation can increase the number of people recovering from Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) infection, a condition that causes potentially life-threatening diarrhea. Within the study, 77% of people who received a stool transplant did not experience reinfection within eight weeks, compared to 40% of those who received antibiotics alone. New Menopause Drug A first-of-its-kind drug named Veozah was approved by the FDA for temperature changes due to central nervous system dysfunction during menopause. The drug came with a litany of side effects, however. Peanut Allergy Patch A global phase 3 clinical trial at Lurie's Children's Hospital of Chicago found that a year-long immunotherapy through a skin patch safely desensitized toddlers with peanut allergy, lowering the risk of a severe allergic reaction from accidental exposure, according to a study in New England Journal of Medicine.


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