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Sugar and Your Kidneys

From eNewsletter 7/19/2023

DID YOU KNOW that a new study from Frontiers in Nutrition determined that added sugars are associated with elevated risk of kidney stones? Over 11 years, evaluating subjects 20 years or older who reported a history of kidney stones, the higher percentage of energy intake from added sugars was associated with a significantly higher prevalence of kidney stones.


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.

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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 TBD

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

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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* Eye Health Update

  • Nutrition and the Athlete

  • July 20% OFF Sale Items

  • Case Report

  • Chiro Corner NEW!

  • Pure Genomics

  • Blog Briefs NEW!

  • Well Connect Member Benefits

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Nutrition and the Athlete

Steve: Nutrition has so many positive influences. One that does not get as much attention is visual perceptual-cognitive performance (VCP) in young, healthy adult athletes. Professional athletes demonstrate significantly greater perceptual cognitive processing with a much steeper learning curve in a dynamic environment when compared to elite amateur athletes. Similarly, elite amateur athletes perform significantly better and had a significantly steeper learning curve than non-athletes. Healthy male and female athletes aged 18-33 years had their VCP measured over a 15-day period. Those who consumed more dietary zinc, lutein/zeaxanthin, and vitamin B2 (riboflavin) performed significantly better on VCP. Another study from Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews has shown that increasing amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin from colorful fruits and vegetables could improve the visual range of athletes.


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