Nutritional Concepts Inc.
In This Issue
A Wellness Superhero?
Organic or Conventional?
Philanthropy & Fashion
September Sale
eNews Updates
Well Connect
School Age Child, Optimized
For Snowbirds

Does Insurance and Medicare Cover Our Services?

Had Bloodwork and a Physical?
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 With Bonnie.
A Wellness Superhero?
Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin
Food Intolerance: 
the Silent Assassin
Wellness Links
Since 1985,
Bringing the Wellness of Tomorrow, Today.
September 10, 2012
Dear Valued Subscriber,

Did you know that two probiotic strains we recommend, lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM and bifidobacterium lactis Bi-07, were found to significantly reduce cold and flu symptom duration in a placebo controlled study? There was also a strong trend in reduced use of cold and flu medication, as well as a reduced rate of chest illness symptom episodes.


Did you know that 40% of shoppers prefer a personal nutritionist for advice on healthier living? This outranks a personal trainer, at 37%, and a personal chef, at 24%, showing that shoppers' primary focus for healthy living is eating well, according to the Shopping for Health 2012 survey.


Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve Minsky

Organic Versus Conventional Debate.
Bonnie and Steve: 

There was a ton of media debate about the validity of the Annals of Internal Medicine study claiming that there was no nutritious difference between organic and conventional food. Fruits, vegetables, and meats were included in the study.


Organic produce, as expected, was much less likely to retain traces of pesticides (38% to 7%). Organic chicken and pork were much less likely to be contaminated by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The study also found that organic milk contained more omega-3 fatty acids. The organic produce also contained more compounds known as phenols, a category of beneficial antioxidants. 


These alone should be enough to choose organic over conventional. But wait, there's more! Two other reasons to choose organic: avoidance of GMOs and the sustainability of organic farming.

Potential Flaws in Lack of Nutrient Differences

When researchers select studies for meta-analysis, they are free to cherry-pick whichever ones they like - and leave out any that might not support their conclusions. For example, a 2010 study by scientists at Washington State University found that organic strawberries contained more vitamin C than conventional ones. The Stanford team erroneously left this study out of their analysis.


The Annals study contradicts the findings of what many consider the most definitive analysis in the scientific literature of the nutrient content of organic versus conventional food. In that 2011 study, a British research team analyzed most of the same research and concluded that organic crops had approximately 12 to 16 percent more nutrients than conventional crops.


The study discounted other studies, many by the USDA, that show our conventional food supply's nutritional content has dropped precipitously over the last 50 years. This has been attributed to the declining health of our farms' soil, and healthy soil leads to healthy food. Organic farming's core value is building soil fertility.


In conclusion, we continue to recommend choosing organic whenever possible over conventional.


Vitamin D Research Cup "Runneth Over".

In case you missed last week's issue, just in the last few months, we pinpointed 24 worthy studies, showing the importance of vitamin D forBariatric Surgery, Bone Fractures, Cancer, Depression, Immune Response, Lung Function, Metabolic Syndrome, Mortality, Multiple Sclerosis, Obesity, Respiratory Infection, Stroke, Testosterone, Tuberculosis, and Weight Control.


Summaries of these studies are available to NCI Well Connect subscribers.


Philanthropy and Fashion: New Care's Corner
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eNews Updates (access for all)
eNewsThis week's topics:
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Why NCI Well Connect?
Why NCI Well Connect?
This week's Well Connect topics are:
  • Do Tea and Coffee Affect Vitamin D?
  • Developments in Fertility.
  • Riboflavin and Iron Are Linked.
  • Produce: Raw or Cooked?
  • 3 Fertility Myths
  • Organic Grass-Fed Milk
  • Sunflower Seed Milk
  • Tasty Salsa
  • Truth About Textured Vegetable Protein.
  • Only See Char From Afar.
  • Two Therapies Effective for Binge Eating.
  • eInspire

In the current health care paradigm, it is paramount that we practice "self-care". But how do we know what is truth or fiction? As your wellness filter, we utilize our 27 years of clinical experience to pore over 400 journals and media weekly to find the ideal nutrition and lifestyle tips that will motivate you to adhere to, or improve upon, your wellness goals.


Consider NCI Well Connect your weekly nutritionist.


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School Age Child, Optimized.


School Age Child, Optimized Action Plan is an indispensable tool to have during the school year for kids of all ages. Among the plan's details, meal preparation for at home or at school, how to get peak performance from your child, and potential school-day pitfalls, are highlighted. 
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A Reminder for Snowbirds.

snowbirdsFor our clients who travel south or west for the fall and winter, stay connected to wellness.


1) If you run low on your supplements, we ship anywhere in the United States. We use green and recycled shipping materials. We even ship probiotics that require refrigeration. 


2) If you need Bonnie's guidance, she is only a phone or video consult away. 


3) Read our free eNewsletter for wellness tips. NCI Well Connect, our paid subscription option, we liken to having a weekly wellness coach.


Do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions.