Celebrating 30 Years
NCI Well Connect: July 27, 2015
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW the best way to determine if you are having a heart attack or heartburn without going to the emergency room? Of course, use this only in extreme situations because the ingredients are horrible: 1/2 cup Mylanta and 1/2 cup Pepto Bismol. If the chest pain goes away, it is heart burn. If it does not go away, get to the emergency room! A cardiologist who is a friend of a client recommends this protocol.

Have a happy, healthy day. Steve and Bonnie
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Progesterone Could Halve Breast Cancer Tumor Size: Study
Bonnie: The study, published in this month's Nature, is in its early stages, but hints that the hormone progesterone could be used to slow the growth of some tumors.

Hormones play a huge role in cancer. They can make a cancerous cell divide by hooking up with "hormone receptors" on the surface of a cancer. That is why tamoxifen is one of the most successful breast cancer drugs. It messes up the action of the estrogen receptor.

The researchers discovered that the progesterone receptor and the estrogen receptor are closely linked and that the progesterone receptor can make the estrogen receptor less nasty. Cancer cells growing in the laboratory grew to half the size when treated with progesterone and tamoxifen than when given tamoxifen alone.

As my outlook always turns to the preventive, this finding makes complete sense. I frequently recommend natural, topical progesterone to temper excess estrogen levels. This helps balance hormonal symptoms, especially during the menopausal years. However, if it also tempers down the activity of estrogen-feeding cancer cells, than it validates natural progesterone for cancer prevention.

You notice that I mention only the natural form of progesterone. This is because I never recommend the synthetic form, derived from horse urine and has myriad side effects.

I always recommend testing your hormone levels before taking estrogen and/or progesterone. I have found that salivary testing is most accurate.
Wellness Session Topic of the Month
Right Way to Cleanse and Detox

One of the perks of being a NCI Well Connect Member is that you have four free 15 minute wellness coaching sessions. 


The perk comes in handy when you're deciding what is a smart, sensible, and gentle way to detoxify and cleanse.


We have come up with a protocol for NCI Well Connect Members to make sure they are covering all bases. Of course, we can answer your questions as well.

To schedule your appointment with Elizabeth or Steve, email or phone 847-498-3422.

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Smart Detox 3-Day or 2-Week Action Plan

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The perk comes in handy when you want to cleanse and detox. Our Smart Detox 3-Day or 2-Week Action Plan has been carefully devised to be smart and gentle, utilizing the finest detoxifying foods and products with no harsh side effects!


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Twinlab Backorder Status
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.

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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