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Supp Data at a Fever Pitch

From eNewsletter 7/12/2023

DID YOU KNOW that the positive vibes for dietary supplements, especially for older persons, are at a fever pitch? Coming on the heels of an American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study showing that something as simple as a poor quality multivitamin can improve memory in older persons, a study from this month's Nutrients found that multivitamins tempered the decline of cellular oxygen consumption, thus improving immunity. Finally, two new studies from Frontiers in Nutrition found that dietary supplements maintained muscle mass and tempered inflammation-induced hypertension in older persons.


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

In Today's Issue...

  • WC Feature* Health & Longevity Benefits for the Golden Years

  • Calming Your Brain

  • July 20% OFF Sale Items

  • Case Report

  • Chiro Corner NEW!

  • Pure Genomics

  • Blog Briefs NEW!

  • Well Connect Member Benefits

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Calming Your Brain

Steve: One overlooked balancing act in the brain is between the glutamate and GABA. More often than not, glutamate, the excitatory neurotransmitter, dominates GABA, the inhibitory or calming neurotransmitter. A new study from Nature Communications shows that the balance is disrupted in obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) patients. However, they also found that people who do not have OCD but have mild habitual and compulsive behavior have increased glutamate levels. Other behaviors such as skin picking and tics are also related to an overabundance of glutamate. Glutamate is an "excitatory" neurochemical: it facilitates electrical impulses that fire neurons to send information around brain networks. GABA is an "inhibitory" neurotransmitter that works in opposition to glutamate by dampening neural excitability, creating a balance. While current medical treatments for OCD are scant (anti-depressants and deep-brain stimulation possibly), we are intimately knowledgable with how to use diet, supplements, and lifestyle to bring glutamate and GABA into balance. One easy fix to reduce glutamate? Remove monosodium glutamate and its aliases from your diet.


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