Celebrating 30 Years
Bringing the Wellness of Tomorrow, Today
February 16, 2015
Dear Steve, 

Did you know 
that until this month's issue of Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, data on the effects of the category of food chemicals called salicylates was virtually non-existent? We are so pleased to see that the study not only stated that an estimated 20% of the human population has food intolerances (we think it is closer to 40%), the authors singled out salicylates as one of the top offenders because of its "pharmacologic" activity. Learn more about this universally ignored food intolerance from our resident salicylate survivor in the newest installment of Care's Corner.

Yes, Mr. Bear...honey is a salicylate!

Have a happy, healthy day. Steve and Bonnie
Today's NCI Well Connect
Steve Minsky
From Editor Steve Minsky
  • Natural Hair Loss Remedy
  • Do You Use Retail Therapy?
  • 20 Foods You Should Never Put in the Fridge
  • Easy Way to Eliminate Negative Thoughts
  • Vitamin D Update
  • Therapy to Lower Risk of Hearing Loss
  • How Charity Affects Health
  • Depression Therapy Device
  • Embrace Your Inner Bean
  • Healthier Replacement for Nutella
  • eInspire

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The Most Universally Ignored Food Intolerance
Vitamin D From the Sun
I'm Getting My Vitamin D From the Sun, Right?

Highly unlikely. To maintain an adequate level of vitamin D, you need daily sunlight exposure for 15 minutes in summer and 20 minutes in early fall or late spring, exposure should occur between 11AM and 2PM, under clear skies, and that the arms, shoulders, and back should be uncovered. Can you accomplish this on a daily basis? I doubt most of us can. If not, supplement! 


Bonnie: In this week's Well Connect Feature, we summarize all the glorious research that this vitamin (actually hormone) has bestowed upon us the last few months, including a new genetic component that will take us even further into learning about how best to maintain vitamin D levels.


If you have not already, it is essential to take vitamin D levels seriously for you and your children. A new study from Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, in which children's vitamin D levels were taken in 1980 and followed until last year, found those with the lowest vitamin D levels as children were most susceptible to hardening of the arteries.

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
Salicylates...The Most Universally Ignored Food Intolerance

One of the perks of being a NCI Well Connect subscriber is that you have monthly access to our Action Plan Library (37 plans: total value over $275). 


The perk comes in handy when you need information or support on how to live with salicylate intolerance. Our Salicylate Action Plan is is the most complete protocol for incorporating a salicylate-free lifestyle. If salicylate are an issue for you, this Action Plan is a must-have.


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.

2014 All Star Award
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!

New Year, New You
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Food Intolerance: Silent Assassin
Snowbirds & Out-of-Towners
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  • 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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