From eNewsletter 8/10/2022
DID YOU KNOW that kids actually prefer food that is natural to processed when they know where it came from? In two separate studies of young children, when told the food they were consuming came from a farm as opposed to a lab, or was made without chemicals as opposed to with chemicals, they almost always gravitated toward the food considered natural. The authors of the Developmental Psychology study say that children as young as 5 or maybe even younger can be presented with this strategy. In another topic regarding young children, the transition to kindergarten is a notable milestone for children and families. New research in Pediatrics suggests that one important way to prepare for the transition to first-time schooling is to develop a bedtime routine in which children consistently get at least 10 hours of sleep at night, which will help them adjust during the transition.
Announcements Student Supplement First Aid Kit Most students go back to school in August or early September. If going away to school, they need support for myriad viruses and bacteria roaming campuses, and options to minimize the damage if they develop an infection, including COVID-19. Bold items should be taken daily (if tolerated). Others taken as needed. Magnesium Glycinate (anxiety and stress) Monolaurin (viral preventive) Vitamin D3 1000-5000IU (immune system support) Vitamin C 500-1000 mg (immune system support) Probiotic (one day per week to to balance microflora) Andrographis (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)
Action Plan Updates There have been significant menu changes to Jump-Start PaleoMediterranean Action Plan. Prostate Cancer Support & Proactive Surveillance has been updated. We have added the title: Superfoods to Prevent Cachexia During Chemotherapy Treatments. Action Plans are self-help protocols that can be purchased a la carte. Paid NCI Well Connect Members can access the entire library for free here. The Guest Area password is archives2018.
Steve Minsky Shines at USATF Masters National Championships! At the end of July, Steve traveled to University of Kentucky to participate in his second USATF Masters National Championship. He ran the 400 meter and 200 meter dash in the 50-54 age group. The best masters athletes from around the country (and world) gather each year for this prized four day track and field event. For the second straight year, Steve took 5th overall in the 400 meter dash! In his first effort in the 200 meter dash, Steve came in 11th. The entire Nutritional Concepts community congratulates you on this amazing accomplishment!
Food Intolerance Test Blood Draw Options to set up a Biotrition food intolerance test blood draw. By appointment only:
One Saturday per month at Biotrition in Glenview - next date August 13th
Tue, Wed, TH 9AM-3PM at NICL Labs in Northbrook
Text, email, or call us to set up your appointment.
Text Us We accept text messages. Type (847) 498-3422 and text away!
COVID-19 Vaccine Information View this document here.
Virus Prevention And Treatment Vaccines minimize COVID-19 related mortality and hospitalizations, but SARS-CoV-2 is here to stay. Moreover, it is not the only virus we fight. There are influenza (flu), norovirus (stomach flu), adenovirus (common cold), and four other coronaviruses (common cold), among others. Continue your immune support year-round. For more information, refer to our Prevent and Fight Viruses 2.0 Protocol.
Post-COVID Syndrome 2.0 The official diagnosis for post-COVID syndrome (PCS) are symptoms that last for 12 weeks or more. If you, a family member, friend, coworker, or neighbor is suffering from PCS, diligently following our Post-COVID Syndrome 2.0 Action Plan for purchase, or free to paid members here (must use the password), can bring measurable improvement.
Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie Minsky
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Nutrition and Bone Health
Steve: There has been positive and negative data with regard to nutrition and bone health recently. You may have seen media reports about a study in The New England Journal of Medicine that found vitamin D to be ineffective at lowering risk for bone fractures. Of course, the devil is in the details.
In subjects WITHOUT vitamin D deficiency, low bone mass, or osteoporosis, there was a lower risk of bone fractures by about 15 people in the vitamin D supplemented group compared to the placebo group, but this is not considered significant for a scientific study. So the researchers concluded there was no benefit from vitamin D.
In subjects WITH vitamin D deficiency, low bone mass, or osteoporosis, there was a significantly lower risk for bone fractures in the vitamin D supplemented group. Of course, none of the media coverage mentioned this.
The study only lasted 5 years and the average age of subjects was 67 years. True preventive benefits from supplement studies of healthy subjects bear fruit when they last 10 or more years and follow subjects much younger.
As we have mentioned numerous times in the past, poor bone health may result from being overtly acidic, and in turn, overtly inflamed. A new study from The Journal of Nutrition confirms this and offers a solution. Eating optimal vegetable servings on a daily basis lowered urinary acidity and bone resorption (when the body breaks down bone), thus improving bone health in just 8 short weeks. Finally, a study from BMJ found that in elderly subjects, those consuming a total of 1140 mg of calcium from food AND supplements, as well as 69 grams of protein daily, significantly reduced risk of falls and fractures compared with subjects consuming 700 mg of calcium from food and supplements and 58 grams of protein.