Celebrating 30 Years of
Bringing the Wellness of Tomorrow, Today
February 9, 2015
Dear Steve, 

We are excited to announce that for the seventh year in a row, we have been named a Constant Contact All Star by the largest eNewsletter service in the world!


We are particularly proud of this accomplishment because each year, more companies join Constant Contact, making  it that much more competitive. Only 10% of the more than 250,000 businesses with Constant Contact win this award.


Obviously, we could not achieve this without your participation. Our eNewsletter exists because of your consistent interest and passion for the content we provide. Hopefully, we can keep the streak going, with your help of course!


Have a happy, healthy day. Steve and Bonnie

Did you know 
that as we said last week, if a gut bacterial implant is taken from a normal weight to obese person, the obese person loses weight? On the flip-side, a normal weight person can become obese after receiving a fecal transplant. One woman who had C. Difficile fully recovered after receiving a fecal transplant. Unfortunately, she became obese over a period of 18 months. The lesson here is to know who you are receiving the transplant from because you can take on the characteristics of your donor!
Today's NCI Well Connect
Steve Minsky
From Editor Steve Minsky
  • The Future of Vaccines
  • Chronic Pain Update
  • Another Statin Side Effect
  • Sugar Content of Popular Beverages
  • Do Homocysteine Levels Matter?
  • Common Pesticide Linked to ADHD.
  • These Games Do Not Help Childrens Health.
  • Another Reason to Keep Music In Schools.
  • Organic Pea Protein
  • Green Stainless Steel Cleaner
  • Potato and Grain-Free Pop Chip
  • eInspire

Read stories like these, access two titles per month from our Action Plan Library, and book free wellness coaching sessions on topics such as Immune System, Detox, and Shedding Weight, all for one dollar per week! Become a NCI Well Connect member here.

How Does the Heart Pump Blood?
Why Organic Is Better for You
Research Still Growing In Favor of Organic

While health-conscious individuals understand the benefits of eating fresh fruits and veggies, they may not be aware of the amount of pesticides they could be ingesting along with their vitamin C and fiber.


A study published in last week's Environmental Health Perspectives is among the first to predict a person's pesticide exposure based on information about their usual diet. Researchers analyzed the dietary exposure of nearly 4,500 people from six U.S. cities to organophosphates (OPs), the most common insecticides used on conventionally grown produce in the United States.


Results showed that among individuals eating similar amounts of fruits and vegetables, those who reported eating organic produce had significantly lower OP pesticide exposures than those consuming conventionally grown produce. In addition, consuming those conventionally grown foods typically treated with more of these pesticides during production, including apples, nectarines and peaches, was associated with significantly higher levels of exposure.


Steve: One rule of thumb for eating produce: if it is thin-skinned, go organic. The following article encapsulates the research on organic versus conventional very well.

Far Infrared Sauna Therapy
One way to thaw out from the deep freeze is to experience Far Infrared Sauna Therapy. We have had one in our office for several years and it does not disappoint.


Aside from the fact that you are taking one hour out of your busy lives to relax, Far Infrared Therapy offers numerous therapeutic benefits, most importantly enhanced detoxification. Many clients use it to relieve painful joints, rev up metabolism, and remove buildup of heavy metals.


Contact us to schedule a session.

eNews Briefs
Action Plan of the Month
Recipes to Live By

One of the perks of being a NCI Well Connect subscriber is that you have monthly access to our Action Plan Library (36 plans: total value over $275). 


The perk comes in handy when you are looking for the ideal "go-to" recipes for daily living, special occasions, and on-the-go. Our Recipes to Live By Action Plan is a compilation of Bonnie and Carolyn's favorite recipes honed over 30 years. There is a recipe for any occasion, eating style, and time of day.


Action Plans are free by email request for NCI Well Connect Members or can be ordered separately. To activate your NCI Well Connect Membership, click here.

New Year, New You
Get Back to Wellness

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

  • Balanced Eating 101 (focus on eating style only)
  • Full Wellness Evaluation (with bloodwork)
  • NCI Well Connect Membership
  • Food/Med/Supplement Interaction Evaluation
  • Food Intolerance Screening (with menu plan only)
  • Dietary Supplement Update
  • Wellness and Lifestyle Coaching Sessions
  • Far Infrared Sauna Treatment
  • Grocery Shopping Tours and Pantry Raids
  • Workplace Wellness Evaluations
  • Chiropractic and Acupuncture

Consulting prices range from $45 to $225. Contact us at 847-498-3422 or email for details.

Food Intolerance: Silent Assassin
Snowbirds & Out-of-Towners
Whether you leave Chicago for the winter or live out of state, don't be a stranger. Stay connected!
  • If you need Bonnie's guidance, she is only a phone call away.
  • Read our eNewsletters to reinforce your wellness plan.
  • If you need to order supplements, we ship anywhere in the United States. We use green and recycled shipping materials. We ship probiotics that require refrigeration.

Do not hesitate to contact us to serve all of your out-of town needs.

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

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