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Vite Attenuates Inflammation

From eNewsletter 10/18/2023

DID YOU KNOW that a study in PLOS One has demonstrated a correlation between vitamin D levels and C-reactive protein (CRP, an indicator of inflammation)?

CRP is a blood measure of inflammation in the body. High levels can indicate infection and acute inflammation. Constant inflammation leads to a slow accumulation of damage and is a major risk factor for many of the chronic diseases of aging including cardiovascular disease, mental health decline, diabetes, among others. Anything that can help lower CRP levels in the blood has a positive impact on chronic disease prevention.

The study found that deficient vitamin D status was associated with significantly higher CRP levels, while sufficient vitamin D status reduced the risk of a high CRP.

The findings remained even after adjusting for other factors such as physical activity, smoking and alcohol, obesity, educational level, kidney function, biological sex, and age.


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 October 28th

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

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

Thermography Screening Friday, October 20th

October is Breast Health Awareness Month. Eniko is offering $25 off to new clients who are getting a breast scan or $50 off to new clients getting a 1/2 body or full body scan in the month of October.

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, October 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* Healthy Microbiota and Disease

  • Support Your Skin

  • October 20% OFF Sale Items

  • Case Report NEW!

  • Chiro Corner NEW!

  • Pure Genomics

  • Blog Briefs NEW!

  • Well Connect Member Benefits

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Support Your Skin

Steve: Why does skin get leathery? Think about the farmers, road crews and others who work long hours outdoors, or someone who spends too much time in tanning booths, or too much time on the beach during the summer. Surprisingly, very little research has been done to explain why this happens on a biological level, until now.

A study from the Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials discovered how ultraviolet radiation can alter the microstructure of human skin. Particularly affected is collagen, the fibrous protein that binds together tissue, tendon, cartilage and bone throughout our bodies. Optimizing protein intake and even consuming collagen powder can combat this to a degree.

Red Light Therapy

Dermatologists are starting to come around to using red light therapy in a clinical setting for skin conditions such as acne and aging skin, promote hair follicle rejuvenation, and even help with wound healing. It is safe as long as you cover your eyes and work with a dermatologist.

Fruit and Fruit Extracts

Consuming fruit or administering fruit extracts on the skin significantly enhances skin hydration and reduces transcutaneous water loss, according to new research in Frontiers of Nutrition.


Vitamin D deficiency or lower vitamin D levels are associated with a significant increase in the severity of psoriasis, according to research presented at the 2023 American Society of Nutrition annual meeting.

Eye Solutions

Contact dermatitis remains the most common cause of eyelid and periorbital dermatitis. Ophthalmic solutions used in the treatment of ophthalmic conditions can often be the cause. A study in Dermatitis urges users to try different brands, especially the most hypoallergenic, if they show reactivity.


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