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What's Hyper Activating Immune Systems

From eNewsletter 7/17/2023

DID YOU KNOW that last month we alerted you to the fact that since the pandemic, we've noticed a larger number of clients than normal with thyroid levels trending hyperthyroid (not hypo)?

A new study from Clinical Endocrinology confirms what we've been seeing clinically. The authors documented cases of the hyperthyroid disease called Graves' Disease. Their hypothesis is "Hyper activation of the immune system induced by SARS-CoV2 and by the recently released SARS-COV-2 vaccines."


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 It Is 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 September 9th

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

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

Infection Section


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

  • Paid Member Content

  • WC Feature: How Viruses Can Lead to Autoimmune Disorders

  • Menu Savvy: New Caffeine Alternative

  • Smart Food: Coffee

  • Brand Buzz: Crunchy Snack

  • Aesthetically Speaking: Hormones and Your Skin

  • Your Healthy Kitchen: Fishmonger Secrets

  • Wild Card: Reading to Your Infant

  • eInspire: Nikola Jokic

  • Action Plan of the Month: Nutrition and Lifestyle for Cancer Prevention

  • Free Member Content

  • Did You Know?

  • Back to School Tips

  • July 20% OFF Sale Items

  • Pure Genomics

  • Watch: Fish Oil Processing

  • Loyalty Program

  • Well Connect Member Benefits

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Back to School Tips

Steve: Of course you don't want to be thinking about "back to school" in the middle of July. However, a month will go by before you know it, so why not be proactive and instill good habits now.

  • Get your school-aged child into a consistent sleep pattern. According to research presented at SLEEP 2023 annual meeting, teenagers with greater night-to-night variability in the time they fell asleep were 42% more likely to have a history of being suspended or expelled and 26%-29% more likely to have failed a class or received a D grade. Moreover, teens who fell asleep at a later time were 9% less likely to take an honors course and teens who woke up later were 11% more likely to have a history of being suspended or expelled.

  • If you have a full-time student who is out of the home, come up with the best plan to make sure their eating habits are optimal. A study from Preventive Medicine Reports states that poor eating habits established as a young person contributes to myriad future health issues including obesity, respiratory illnesses and depression.

  • A Psychological Sciences study of more than 10,000 children who begin reading for pleasure early in life performed better at cognitive tests and have better mental health when they enter adolescence. Reading for pleasure is also a good way to extricate kids from their phones for a while.

  • Promote healthy GABA production in your student-aged children. GABA is a chemical messenger in the brain known to be important in the process of learning new information. It also plays a key role in stabilization, a cooling-off period after learning whereby the fragile new neural networks are consolidated and the information successfully stored. A study from Current Biology found that GABA surges in children during and after learning. If there is a deficit from lack of nutrition or too many glutamate messengers, which are the opposite of GABA messengers, learning may be impacted.

  • Utilize stress management techniques to avoid your student from developing chronic stress. According to a study from Frontiers in Nutrition, chronic stress in students often leads to emotional, reward-based overeating.

  • Does your student have trouble with math? A 50-year study from Educational Studies states that children do better at math when music is a key part of their lesson plan. Whether learning an instrument or actually integrating music into math lessons, such as clapping with different rhythms when learning numbers and fractions, can be helpful.

  • Encouraging adolescents to feel capable and purposeful, rather than just happy, could improve their academic results as well as their mental health, according to new research from School Psychology Review. The study examined two aspects of wellbeing: life satisfaction (which roughly equates to how happy a person is) and eudaimonia, which incorporates feelings of competence, motivation, self-esteem and of functioning well. Students with higher eudaimonia consistently outperformed peers in grade-level assessments, especially math.

In a few weeks, I'll re-post my College Wellness First Aid Kit for you.


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