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October 10, 2011
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Don't miss eNews Updates, including fascinating pieces on wheat and, yes, zebrafish.

Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve.

The Next New Sweetener: XtendŽ Sucromalt

Cargill calls it, "A Sweetness Solution for Healthful Living." We say, "get ready to scrutinize your labels when you see the words XtendŽ or Sucromalt.   


The new sweetener is created by a "proprietary" enzymatic process converting sucrose (we think from sugar cane) and maltose (we think from malt) into a less glycemic sweetener. Cargill is taking full aim at destroying HFCS (high fructose corn syrup). Don't be mistaken. This product is a caloric sweetener, not a non-caloric sweetener (like xylitol). Copied from Cargill's website:

"XtendŽ otherwise known as Sucromalt, offers a solution for a new generation of food products. The sweetener is a full calorie, low glycemic sweetener that is ideal for use in foods where a balanced energy or blunt glucose response is desired. Sucromalt has a lower glycemic response than sugar and glucose. It is 70% as sweet as sugar. Features natural sweetness of sugar. Fully digestible, sustained energy carbohydrate. Lower glycemic response than sugar. Ideal for use in foods and beverages where extended energy is desired. Applicable to beverages and bars, dairy and ice cream, jams and jellies, convenience foods, snacks and cereals, and yogurts."

Cargill's angle is that Sucromalt breaks down much slower in the body, so that there is less blood sugar ebb and flow. However, there are many questions left unanswered. Here is what they did not say in their white paper (or respond upon follow-up) that was recently made available to health professionals:

  • Is it a natural sustance or considered a chemical after it is enzymatically processed?
  • What is the glycemic load? Cargill lauds its glycemix index, but most nutritional experts consider glycemic load the gold standard for glycemic importance.
  • What are the sources of the sweetener (we suspect sugar cane and malt, but also could be corn)?
  • Were the few studies referenced (several tiny human and one rat) independent or funded by Cargill? 

In our opinion, treat this sweetener the same way we recommend treating a new medication...wait at least two years for everything to shake out.


Prostate Cancer Support Action Plan. NEW!

In light of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force decision that PSA should no longer be part of the routine male cancer screening, and that PSA can do more harm than good, there is no better time to introduce our Prostate Cancer Support Action Plan. As USPSTF states, adhering to optimal dietary and lifestyle measures for prostate cancer prevention is as important as its ever been.  


This intensive, diet-only, self-help action plan is geared specifically for the support of prostate cancer, as well as to be followed during cancer therapy. Bonnie has merged the most cutting-edge research with her most successful clinical applications to create an easy diet to follow.

Prostate Cancer Support Action Plan can be purchased here or is free to NCI Well Connect subscribers, upon request.   


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eNews Updates.
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This week's Well Connect topics are:
  • Fatty Liver? Here's What Yo Do.   
  • The Master Antioxidant.
  • How Long Do Condiments Last?
  • Two Nutrients for Psychosis. 
  • Boxed Soups  
  • Green Tea Brands (Not From Japan)  
  • What Is a Medical Food?
  • Breakfast Should Be Low in This. 
  • The Saw Palmetto Issue.
  • Unlikely Flu Fighter.
  • Nutrient for Chronic Cough. 

In the current health care paradigm, it is paramount that we practice "self-care". But how can we ascertain what is truth or fiction? NCI Well Connect does the work for you as your self-care wellness filter. Staying connected to real-time nutrition and lifestyle developments, based upon sound research, motivates you to adhere to your optimal wellness plan.


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Dr. Schuster's Well Tips
drliloschuster Biotrition Food Intolerance Test
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's video features the Biotrition Blood Test, which measures food intolerances. I explain many health complaints that can be attributed to food intolerances. 


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2011 Bonnie Minsky Award Winner

The Bonnie C. Minsky Award provides tuition support to students whose research and educational interest focus on nutrition, maternal and child health, women's health or healthy aging at UIC School of Public Health, where Bonnie received her master's.


This year's winner, Yuka Asada, is registered dietitian and PhD candidate in the Maternal and Child Health program within the Community Health Sciences Division. As an international student, Yuka is unable to apply for financial aid, so this award allows her to spend more time on her independent studies.