NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
May 6, 2015
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that just a few weeks after releasing our acne protocol, we are already getting great feedback? Last month, we shared with you a natural, non-pharmacological protocol for healing acne. Clients have either taken our advice for themselves or for family and friends.

Laura B. wrote us and said, "You recommended this product (Plexy Labs Nothing to Hide) and I am 55 and postmenopausal and the facial acne was awful. This works immediately the first day and is only $15 for a large tube.  It is a miracle!  Thank you for sharing and feel free to share my comments. There is nothing that helps acne but this product!"

The reason we are so excited about this protocol is that the standard medical approach for acne is abysmal and dangerous. The cavalier use of antibiotics, chemicals, and medication with suicidal side-effects should be the last resort, not first-line therapy. Unfortunately, when you are dealing with a cosmetic issue like acne, you have desperate patients willing to try anything, no matter what price they have to pay monetarily and/or physically.

While our protocol is not a panacea, it is the best, safest opportunity for success that we have seen. Here is the link to our acne protocol.

RECAP: If you missed Monday's piece, Asian Seafood Raised on Pig Feces, go to this link.
Biotin: More Than Just for Hair
Bonnie: Many of you supplement with the B-vitamin biotin because it stimulates hair, skin, and nails growth.

In a very exciting discovery, a regimen of high doses of biotin appears to be effective in patients with primary or secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a phase 3 study presented at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting. 


The highly concentrated pharmaceutical-grade biotin used on patients with progressive MS had significant improvement at 9 months, which was confirmed at 12 months, compared with those taking placebo. Currently, there are no effective therapies for progressive MS.

Biotin is a coenzyme for carboxylases, which are enzymes critical in energy metabolism and production of fatty acids. It targets two mechanisms that might be involved in progressive MS: promoting myelination and increasing energy production. It's hypothesized that biotin may help to slow, stop, or even reverse the progression of disability associated with demyelination.

Although biotin is found in some foods, including peanuts, liver, and certain green leafy vegetables, no dietary source is very high in this vitamin. Biotin is also available in OTC supplement form ranging from 30 to 8000 micrograms (not milligrams).

NOTE: Please do not run out to the health food store to take megadoses of Biotin. If you have MS or it is in your family history, please consult your physician or licensed health professional. Biotin is potentially teratogenic (disturbs embryo or fetus in pregnant women) in doses used in this study.

Making the Case for Protein
Steve: While we do not really need to make a case for protein after so many years of clinical data, the following is the latest research, which is compelling, convincing, and reaffirming.

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