NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
October 19, 2016
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that according to research in the September issue of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vitamin D3 intakes between 1000 and 3000IU per day are required by adolescents during winter to maintain blood levels more than 25-50?

Get your child's level checked so you can gauge how much D3 they need for the fall and winter months. 50 or above is considered optimal.

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Have a happy, healthy day. Steve and Bonnie
Finally! The Major Key to Preventing Obesity
Bonnie and Steve: Finally!! We have been waiting for over a decade to see this in research. A huge thank you to The Lancet.

"The key to preventing obesity in future generations is to make their parents healthier before they conceive."

In a series of papers, published in the October issue of The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, the researchers say that the time before couples conceive represents a missed opportunity to prevent the transmission of obesity risk from one generation to the next.

The nature of this problem is not adequately appreciated. Many young people, whilst appearing outwardly healthy, are nonetheless on a risky path to obesity and chronic disease and more likely to pass this risk to their children. Many pregnancies are unplanned, and the special needs of adolescents and young people at this important time are not sufficiently recognized. Far from helping them to prepare and plan for pregnancy and parenthood, many public health programs assume that their needs are similar to the general population and require no special measures or provisions.

"The approach needed is both top-down and bottom-up, but even more importantly requires something in between which young people can help to create themselves," the lead researcher wrote.

"If at present many young people do not seem to care about their health or view it as a low priority, perhaps they have not been given clear information about what they can do to optimize their health for themselves and their children. All societies owe their adolescents the chance to make their future healthier."

Among the myriad public health measures for preconception preparation, none is more important than having your genome mapped for genetic and nutritional deficiencies.

We also suggest that any couple thinking of having a child to spend one year, or six months minimum, adhering to a supremely optimal diet and lifestyle. Even this short amount of time can do wonders healing your genes.

Remember, it is just as important for the man to prep for conception as the woman.

Our Natural Fertility Action Plan is a wonderful primer that is available for purchase or free to NCI Well Connect Members.
Vaccine Update
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Future of Genetics & Wellness Is Now
Bonnie and Steve: It only takes a few simple steps to get individualized genetic nutritional support. Test your genome. We translate the results in a way you can understand. We target your individualized needs with nutritional support that can be easily implemented.

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Have a happy, healthy day,
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