NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
July 22, 2015
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that taking micronutrient supplements can help minimize psychological stress following a natural disaster? The lead author from a new study in Psychiatry Research states, "it is so cheap to give people extra supplements, to strengthen their ability to cope with the stressors - and so expensive to treat them all as psychiatric patients."

Subjects were given a vitamin D supplement, B-complex supplement, or broad-spectrum mineral and vitamin (BSMV) formula. All groups showed substantial decreases on all measures, but those taking the B-complex or the BSMV formulas showed significantly greater improvement in stress and anxiety levels relative to those taking only vitamin D.

We often recommend B-complex to clients with high stress, anxiety, or depression.

YOUTH SUMMER WELLNESS CHECKUPS. Don't let summer pass without scheduling a wellness visit for your kids. Doctor checkups are a necessity. Why not wellness?
Quercetin, Vitamin C Make Sweet Music Together
Bonnie: Quercetin, a polyphenol that has been widely studied for its myriad health benefits, may soon become the basis of an important new advance in cancer treatment, primarily by improving the efficacy and potential use of an existing chemotherapeutic cancer drug.

In this month's Journal of Controlled Release, researchers discovered that quercetin appears to reduce the cardiac toxicity of a very widely used cancer drug, Adriamycin. Although highly effective in the treatment of lymphomas, breast, ovarian and other cancers, Adriamycin can only be used for a limited time in humans because of its cardiotoxicity.

It's also possible, the researchers say, that administration of quercetin could have value in cancer therapy by itself, or in combination with a wider range of other chemotherapeutic drugs.

Quercetin's compadre, vitamin C, was also a major media headline recently. A huge population study in this month's American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that those with the highest serum vitamin C levels had a 15% lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease and a 20% lower risk of early death.

We have always liked pairing these two powerhouse nutrients because they enhance each other's activity. It's great to see that they are getting their just due! 

Part Three: Toxins in the Environment and What Can We Do About It
This series is available to NCI Well Connect Members.

Twinlab Backorder Update
Due to a raw material shortage that has created a production backlog, Twinlab announced they will not be available until mid-August. Many of you are on the backorder list. Contact us by phone or email if you want to be added to the list.

We spent an inordinate amount of time finding the ideal replacements if interested:
  1. Twinlab Allergy Multicaps: replace with Klaire VitaSpectrum (one capsule VitaSpectrum equals one capsule Allergy Multicaps)
  2. Twinlab Daily One Caps Without Iron: replace with Pure Encaps Multi t/d (one capsule Multi t/d equals one capsule Daily One)

We apologize for the inconvenience. We certainly understand this is a frustrating situation. We will be carrying these replacements long-term if you do not wish to go back to Twinlab when it comes back in stock.

NCI Well Connect Membership
NCI Well Connect Membership is open to clients and non-clients.

One Year Membership Includes:
  1. Weekly eNewsletters (84 issues). We publish our long-form issue on Monday and a Mid-Week Brief on Wednesday. Our eNewsletter has been awarded Constant Contact All Star status seven years in a row to date. Here is a recent preview issue.
  2. Self-Help Action Plans. Access to two titles per month from our self-help Action Plan Library. There are currently 38 Action Plan titles to date on all aspects of wellness, including the new and improved How to Eat Healthy While Dining Out. You can view the full library of titles here.
  3. Natural Foods Shopping List. Updated quarterly, our Natural Foods Shopping List includes only the most meticulously vetted, highest quality food and beverage products that we recommend to our clients. These include gluten-free, corn-free, and kosher pareve items.
  4. Free 15 Minute Wellness Coaching Sessions on topics such as Immune System, Detox, Shedding Weight, Food Cravings and Food Addiction, or those of your own choosing.

The approximate cost for all of this? Less than one dollar a week!


Activate Your Membership Here!

Thirty years of serving your wellness needs. We appreciate your continued patronage and support.

Have a happy, healthy day,
Bonnie, Steve, Carolyn, Lilo, and Elizabeth
(847) 498 3422

M-F 9AM-5PM, SAT 9-4