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Vitamin D Dumbfounds

From eNewsletter 11/22/2023

DID YOU KNOW that for those traveling across multiple time zones over the holidays and have found melatonin ineffective at limiting jet lag, there is another supplement that could be helpful: phosphatidylserine.

Phosphatidylserine is a phospholipid and is a component of the cell membrane. The claims for it preventing jet lag have to do with regulating cortisol levels, which can become dysfunctional when your circadian rhythm is off from travel.


Services Update

Thanksgiving Week Office Hours

Wednesday, November 22nd - 9AM-5PM

Thursday, November 23rd - CLOSED

Friday, November 24th - CLOSED

Saturday, November 25th - 9AM-4PM

Small Business Saturday, November 25th

We cannot wait to celebrate Small Business Saturday with you. Stay glued to your email inbox Saturday for exciting surprises!

The Gift of Wellness

Struggling for gift ideas this holiday season? From consultation gift certificates to human and pet supplements, what better gift can you give than the gift of wellness?

Loyalty Rewards

We're nearing the end of 2023, so this is your reminder to stock up to take advantage of your loyalty rewards. We track and apply discounts as you achieve certain dollar thresholds, but feel free to ask us if you qualify for a loyalty discount or are close to one. NOTE: all accounts reset to zero in 2024, so get your orders in before the end of the year.

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:

MON-FRI 9AM-3PM at NICL Labs in Northbrook

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

Infection Support

For 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 Infection 2.0 Protocol here.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie Minsky

In Today's Issue...

WC Feature* Vitamin D Update

Vitamin D Astounds

November 20% OFF Sale Items

Case Report

Chiro Corner NEW!

Pure Genomics

Blog Briefs NEW!

Well Connect Member Benefits

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Vitamin D Astounds

Steve: I know many of you are traveling or preparing to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with your families. I don't want to bog you down with a long piece. I thought you might be interested in the vitamin D research I parsed just from the last three months.

Here is a list of what optimizing your vitamin D levels can assist with or prevent (research references are available upon request):





Ulcerative Colitis

Shorter hospital stays

High blood pressure

Blood sugar disorders

Atrial Fibrillation


Multiple Sclerosis

Canker sores

Psychiatric disorders, especially in children

Muscle damage from exercise

Heavy metal exposure

Liver damage

Thyroid dysfunction


Healthy pregnancy

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Overweight and obesity

Autoimmune disease

Urinary incontinence


Atopic Dermatitis

Respiratory illnesses

Mitochondrial respiration

Arterial stiffness

Crohn's disease


Mitochondrial function

Compelling no? It's especially imperative to optimize vitamin D now that there is less sunlight exposure and colder weather in many places around the world.

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