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January Email Update
Quick Hits
-- We Want Your Feedback.
-- 5 Ways to Avoid Winter Weight Gain.
-- Are You a Locavore?
-- January Sale - 20% OFF.
-- In case you missed it.
-- Recipes du Jour.
-- January Announcements.
-- All New Spa Products.

Dear Valued Client

Happy New Year ~

At the beginning of each month, we like to keep you informed about what's new with Bonnie Minsky & Nutritional Concepts. As always, have a happy, healthy day!

We Want Your Feedback.

As we begin 2008, we urge you to share your comments on how we may improve in 2008. Please take a few minutes to fill out this short survey. Your comments are greatly appreciated.

NCI Survey

5 Ways to Avoid Winter Weight Gain.
 We received this question from a client who visited our Ask Bonnie page that appears at

And don't forget about our solution to staying warm in the winter...The Rejuvenating Room at Nutritional Concepts. Ask us for details or go to the following link or more information.

5 Ways to Avoid Winter Weight Gain.

Are You a Locavore?
 The New Oxford Dictionary Word of the Year for 2007 was (drum-roll please) locavore. The past year saw the popularization of a trend in using locally grown ingredients, taking advantage of seasonally available foodstuffs that can be bought and prepared without the need for extra preservatives. The "locavore" movement encourages consumers to buy from farmers' markets or even to grow or pick their own food, arguing that fresh, local products are more nutritious and taste better. Locavores also shun supermarket offerings as an environmentally friendly measure, since shipping food over long distances often requires more fuel for transportation.

The word 'locavore' shows how food-lovers can enjoy what they eat while still appreciating the impact they have on the environment. It's significant in that it brings together eating and ecology in a new way.

Read more about local and regional growers in your area.

January Sale - 20% OFF.
CoQ10 Metagenics CoQ10ST & CoQ10ST-100 in all sizes
CoQ10 is a compound found in all human cell membranes and mitochondria. It is considered the "powerhouse of the cell" by converting food into usable energy. Decreased levels of CoQ10 may result from insufficient dietary intake (foods high in CoQ10 are only fish, organ meats, and germs of whole grain), excessive utilization by the body (stressful lifestyles), gene mutation, aging, cancer drugs, and statins. CoQ10 has always one of our highly recommended nutrients for long-term prevention.

UAS Labs DDS-100 Acidophilus 100 caps
Hypoallergenic, low dose probiotic featuring the well-researched strain of DDS-1 acidophilus. Comes in a vegicap.

Pure Encaps B-Complex Plus 120 caps
A perfectly balanced B-Complex which contains optimal amounts of B's that are hard to get in our diets and less of those we do get.

Order here

In case you missed it.
state In December, we wrote our annual State of the Nutritionist speech which examined what happened in 2007, what we can expect in 2008, and what to look for in the future.

State of the Nutritionist

Recipes du Jour.
recipe2 Once a month, we highlight a recipe from our database or from you. We welcome entries by email to

Dr. Schuster's Corn-Free, Wheat-Free, Gluten-Free Brownies

-4 oz. unsweetened bakers chocolate
-2 sticks salted butter
-4 eggs
-2 c. sugar-in-the-raw or sucanat
-7 oz. Greek yogurt
-1 T. vanilla
-1 c. rice four
-2 c. chopped nuts (optional)

Directions: Heat oven to 330 degrees. Melt chocolate on stove top with sticks of butter. In a bowl, beat eggs for five minutes. Then add sugar and beat for five more minutes. Add yogurt and vanilla to mixture. Now mix the melted chocolate and butter. Blend in rice flour. Add chopped nuts (optional) and bake 30-40 minutes in brownie pan. SERVES: 12

Note: any like ingredient can be replaced if allergic or intolerant.

More recipes like this can be found in Spa Recipes...

January Announcements.
announce -Join us in opposing a petition filed with the FDA to allow the use of irradiation for the control of microbial contamination on dietary supplements and dietary ingredients. If this petition happens to be approved, rest assured that Nutritional Concepts will not dispense any dietary supplement that was irradiated. Voice your opinion after reading the following at Citizens for Health.

-The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to relax its stance on food labeling to allow some foods which have been irradiated to be labeled as "pasteurized" instead. The proposed rule changes would allow companies to label food as pasteurized when the treatment of irradiation doesn't cause any material change in the product or any material change in the consequences that may arise from ingesting the product. If approved, this would be a disastrous development.

- Children who consume high levels of dairy products may have a greater risk of developing colorectal cancer in adulthood, a study spanning 60 years suggests.

-New evidence shows that the drug makers Merck and Schering-Plough have conducted several studies of their popular cholesterol medicine Zetia that raise questions about its risks to the liver, but the companies have never published those results.

-The Senate late in December dropped an amendment to the farm bill that would have banned fatty foods and high-calorie beverages at school snack bars, stores and vending machines. The Amendment would have been the first legislation to update the school nutrition standards since 1979, a period in which scientific opinion on what foods are appropriate has drastically shifted.

Bonnie & Steve's Blog

All New Spa Products.
newspathong Our newest addition, the Acorn New Spa Thong, is "comfort on earth." Great for at home or when inside The Rejuvenating Room.

The contoured memory foam molds to the shape of your foot so it feels like you are walking on air. The lining material whisks moisture away and resists bacteria. The weatherproof outsole with skid-resistant tread assures sure-footing.

$29.99 - comes in pink, powder blue, or lime.

All Spa Products.




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