NCI Well Connect: January 14, 2015
Dear Steve, 

Happy New Year! A Gift for You. 

To kickstart 2015, you have the month of January to sign up for our NCI Well Connect. We are offering a one year subscription to NCI Well Connect at 40% OFF.

"I just want to say that subscribing to your NCI Well Connect has been one of the best value-added investments of my life! Your newsletters and researched articles are truly invaluable. Thank you VERY MUCH!" Jill H

Research confirms that installing consistent, healthy habits are the best way to maintain optimal health. Our eNewsletter, which provides research-backed habits for mental, emotional, physical, and environmental health, is the weekly reaffirmation many crave to meet their wellness goals. Subscribe at our website here or contact us at 847-498-3422.

Did you know that the Food and Drug Administration recently warned against the use of so-called "keepsake" ultrasounds, strongly discouraging their use for creating fetal images and videos. The agency noted that ultrasounds can heat tissues slightly and in some cases, produce very small bubbles in the tissue. The long-term effects of tissue heating are not known.
Exercise and Gut Integrity
Surprise! Exercise Helps Our Gut Flora Flourish
Until recently, the relationship between exercise and impact on gut microbiota has not been fully explored.

In a study from last month's Gut, researchers found that the gut microbiota of athletes was far more diverse than non-athlete groups. Athletes had lower inflammatory and improved metabolic markers.


Bonnie: Specifically, protein, which athletes consume a lot of to maintain, repair, and rebuild muscle, positively correlated with microbial diversity.


Steve: You don't have to be an elite athlete to strive for more diverse gut flora. You just need to be consistent with your exercise, pushing the envelope sometimes, and most importantly, enjoy whatever exercise you partake in.

Be Smart About Antibiotics
Protocol to Minimize the Damage
This time of year is when the most antibiotic prescriptions are written. You cannot be cavalier about taking antibiotics because they have long ranging implications on your health. There are several things you must demand from your doctor before considering an antibiotic (your doctor should be addressing these things before prescribing anyway).
  1. Do you have a bacterial infection? The only way to know is to test for it. If you have a virus or fungus, antibiotics are of no assistance to you. Because of antibiotic-resistance, any doctor who gives you one anyway should be cited for malpractice. The doctor is not only heightening your possibility for harboring antibiotic-resistant bacteria, but is putting the public in greater peril.
So you tested positive for a bacterial infection, now what?
  1. Have your physician test your bacterial infection against several antibiotics first to make sure you find the one that will work. Otherwise, you could go through several rounds of antibiotics before you find the one that is effective.
  2. Are you taking any medications that would be deadly when mixed with antibiotics? The list is long and you should always check with you pharmacist to make sure there are no contraindications.
Now that you've found the right antibiotic and you have no issues with your current meds, now what?

The remainder of this protocol is reserved for NCI Well Connect subscribers. We can send you the rest of the protocol if you subscribe here today.
Mid-Week Briefs
PPIs No Benefit to Crying Infants
Bonnie: After millions of unwarranted prescriptions over the last two decades, research now supports our long-held belief that PPIs do nothing to soothe colicky babies. The study also alludes to their inherent risk.
New for Cold & Flu Season
The probiotic strain streptococcus salivarius comes in a lozenge that colonizes the mouth, nose, and nasopharynx, crowding out pathogenic bacteria. It can prevent plaque, cavities, bad breath, ear infections, sore throats, colds, coughs, postnasal drip, and other sinus problems. It also tastes good!
Imaginary Meal?
Researchers have developed an entirely new type of pill that tricks the body into thinking it has consumed calories, thus accelerating metabolism. The compound effectively stopped body mass gain, lowered cholesterol, controlled blood sugar and minimized inflammation in mice, making it an excellent candidate for a rapid transition into human clinical trials.


Services Update
Nutritional Concepts
Turns 30!
Many of you have been with us from the beginning. We cherish the generations of families who have come through this office and cannot wait to serve future generations.

We believe that even with the incredible lifestyle technology at our fingertips, there is no replacement for one on one, face to face counseling.

 We have a multitude of options from simple fine-tuning or the toughest cases.


Consulting prices range from $45 to $225. Contact us at 847-498-3422  for details.
Don't Let It Happen.
Reboot for Free!
Flu cases are at "epidemic levels". Whether you have succumbed already or are fighting valiantly against it, you need a reboot. It only  takes 15 minutes in office or by phone. We have two Reboots to choose from:

1. Immune System Reboot

2. Detox Reboot


FREE to current NCI Well Connect subscribers.


FREE if you become a subscriber to NCI Well Connect today.


$25 for non-NCI Well Connect subscribers.


Call 847-498-3422 or email to book your consult today!

NCI Well Rewards
Back for 2015
For the fifth year in a row, our loyalty program is back. Start your orders early as every dollar spent counts as a point. The more points you accrue, the larger the discounts become.

For more details about NCI Well Rewards Loyalty Program, click here.


Thirty years of serving your wellness needs. We appreciate your continued patronage and support.

Have a happy, healthy day,
Bonnie, Steve, and all of us at Nutritional Concepts
(847) 498 3422

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