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Stressful Childhood = Sick Adult?
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May 2, 2011
Dear Valued Subscriber,

Allergy Update:
mold spores are extremely high. If you have a mold allergy or intolerance, we have a protocol within our Conquering Allergy and Intolerance Action Plan, which can be ordered from our website. It is free to NCI Well Connect subscribers. Email us your request for a copy.

Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve Minsky.

Stressful Childhood = Sick Adult?
stressfulchildAn article in the March 21st issue of The New Yorker explores this possibility. Support for addressing the long-term affects of childhood mental trauma is subpar. The piece follows an innovative doctor who set up a clinic in an impoverished area of San Francisco. She has been pooling data from patients and assessing their health risks based upon childhood experiences. Here are several things we learned:
  • Regarding childhood trauma as a medical issue helps her treat her patients more effectively.
  • When this is applied to large populations, some public health experts believe it may alleviate broader dysfunction, especially in poor neighborhoods.
  • A study called ACE found that regardless of economic demographic, if there were significant stressors in the subjects' childhoods (such as a parent who was a drunk, a drug user, or child abuser), the rate of negative outcomes as adults such as chronic disease or committing abuse themselves rose exponentially compared to subjects with no stressors. For example, subjects with high stressor scores were twice as likely to smoke, seven times more likely to be alcoholics, twice as likely to get cancer and heart disease, seven times more likely to attempt suicide, and forty-six times more likely to inject drugs.
  • As this physician began to incorporate mental health diagnoses and therapy (through psychopharmacological, holistic, lifestyle, and dietary methods), the results have been positive. While it is too early to tabulate results for chronic disease and their effect on adults, she is seeing positive results in her young patients' behavior and school performance.
eNews Updates.
eNewsThis week's topics:
NCI Well Connect (access by subscription only).
NCI Well ConnectThis week's topics:
  • Well Connect Feature:
    Skin Conditions Part 2: Rosacea.     
  • Shrewd Shopper:
    Retail Therapy  
  • Brand Buzz:
    A New Breed of Orange.         
  • Green Lifestyle:
    100 Year-Old Water Law Being Enforced.    
  • Locavore Tidbit:
    Organic, Grass-Fed Beef Summer Sausage.    
  • Steve's Studies:
    Thyroid Update.
  • Recipe du Jour:
    Gluten-Free Banana-Quinoa Muffins 
  • eNews Updates:
    -Easy Technique to Reduce Cravings.
    -Indoor or Outdoor Pools for Asthma?      
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Care's Corner
faddiets The Hottest Fad Diets.
Featuring food and lifestyle consultant Carolyn Martinelli. Feel free to email her suggestions for future segments.

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Dr. Schuster's Well Tips - May
drliloschuster How to Use Miracle Balls.
My name is Dr. Liselotte Schuster. I have worked with Bonnie Minsky at Nutritional Concepts for over twenty years. Each month, I offer wellness tips from a Chiropractor's perspective. Feel free to email me topics to consider for future segments.

This month, I explain how to use the Miracle Balls for easing pain and discomfort as well as for helping maintain good posture.

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Product Announcements


Emerald Forest Xylitol 100 packets 

100% xylitol from birch bark (no corn and any other binders or ingredients). Sustainably harvested and manufactured in the United States. Alternate with stevia, or for those who detest stevia, it is the ideal replacement we have waited so long for! Stick with the correct serving size because it can cause loose bowels. We have samples at the office in addition to boxes available for purchase.