Nutritional ConceptsOctober eNewsletter
-- The State of Alzheimer's Research & Policy.
-- Add Color to Your Life.
-- Progesterone and the Brain.
-- October Sale - 20% OFF.
-- Whole Grain Does Not Always Mean Whole Wheat.
-- Recipes du Jour.
-- October Announcements.
-- Locavore Tidbit.
-- In Case You Missed It.
-- Action Plans No Longer Distributed by Click & Buy.
Dear Valued Client,
We keep you plugged into what's new in the world of nutrition, wellness, and public health. Email us if there is a particular topic you would like us to explore. Have a happy, healthy day!
The State of Alzheimer's Research & Policy.
--------------------An active mind is a healthy mind. This painting was created by French Artist Honore Daumier in 1865. It is no coincidence that mind exercises such as chess and crossword puzzles have shown positive effects in Alzheimer's prevention research. It is unfortunate that the National Institutes of Aging and leading nonprofit Alzheimer's research organizations allocate the majority of their budgets to pharmacological "miracle cures" instead of the long-term solution...prevention.
In this piece, we try to lay out what we think is an effective non-pharmacologic Alzheimer's policy based upon the current research.
Add Color to Your Life.
--------------------8 Special Phytochemicals & Their Health Benefits
Progesterone and the Brain.
--------------------Progesterone's importance for balanced hormone function is well understood. However, research is also emerging for its importance to the brain.
Progesterone is a neurosteroid that plays a significant role in the development of the brain and its architecture. It influences maturation, neuroprotection, seizures, cognitive functions, mood, anxiety, pain, and restitution of peripheral nerves. Absence or reduced concentrations may be associated with neurodevelopmental, psychiatric, or behavioral disorders. Additionally, because brain function is interlinked with the gut, progesterone imbalance may induce inflammatory gastrointestinal and immune disorders. Lastly, those with peripheral neuropathy should look at low progesterone as a possible culprit.
One of the leading causes of progesterone imbalance is stress. A simple blood or saliva test (we prefer saliva as most accurate) can detect progesterone imbalance. If low, biodenticals or natural progesterone creams have been found to be safe alternatives to synthetic progesterone.
October Sale - 20% OFF.
--------------------Metagenics Ultra Flora Plus DF Caps
The ideal dairy-free probiotic combination for daily use. Both acidophilus and bifidus strains are backed by copious amounts of research. Probiotics are especially helpful during the fall and winter months for fighting infection.
Ecological Formulas Monolaurin 300 & 600 mg.
Antiviral, pro-immune coconut ester that mirrors immune properties in breast milk. Daily use suggested throughout fall, winter, and early spring if tolerated.
Pure Encaps Vitamin D 400 & 1000IU
100% vitamin D3 with no excipients other than cellulose and vegetable capsule.
Metagenics Biopure Protein
Most bioavailable protein food source. Whey is derived from grass-fed, hormone and antibiotic-free source. 95% lactose free. Includes naturally occurring immunoglobulins that enhance immunity.
Metagenics Andrographis Plus
Our preferred herbal combination when you feel an infection coming on. We have found it to be wonderfully effective for eliminating or diminishing the length and severity of viral or bacterial infections.
Metagenics Zinc Tally
Zinc sulfate solution is healing and soothing to the throat during infection and an impressive preventive for daily use during cold and flu season.
Whole Grain Does Not Always Mean Whole Wheat.
--------------------When most people see the word whole grain, they always assume it means whole wheat. This couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, I never recommend whole wheat. Why?
1. It has the highest gluten content of any grain.
2. Wheat is one of the most common food allergens.
3. Whole wheat often retains mold or is sprayed with fungicide to kill the mold (it is stored for a long time due to our national surplus).
4. Too much whole wheat can block the absorption of key minerals.
So what grains do I recommend? Click the link below.
Recipes du Jour.
--------------------Once a month, we highlight a recipe from our database or from you. We welcome entries by email to email@example.com.
This month's recipes appear in the Whole Grain story. See link below.
---------------------Data tabulated from the first nine months of the AER Dietary Supplement Safety Bill shows adverse events are minimal.
-Read Dental Hygiene vs. Halloween that appeared in last October's newsletter.
-We would like to express our sincerest appreciation to our intern, Aga Adamczyk, for all her help. We wish you well in your future endeavors.
-BabbaCo, a very impressive baby gear company, opened for business last month. We are scientific advisors but have no financial interest in the company.
-Study validates virtual colonoscopy as effective as invasive procedure.
-Make your voice heard on the issue of genetically modified animals.
-Reporter nails the osteopenia/osteoporsis issue on the head.
-American kids most medicated.
-Acupuncture beats drug for hot flashes.
--------------------What's in Season in October in the Midwest
Apples, Beans, Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Eggplant, Garlic, Grapes, Horseradish, Leeks, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Okra, Onions, Parsnips, Pears, Plums, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Radishes, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Shallots, Spinach, Sweet Corn, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Turnips, Watermelon, Winter Squash
Locally grown produce provides an incredibly fresh and less toxic product, supports your local economy, and reduces your carbon load.
October is a wonderful time to go to an apple picking. All Season Orchard has a wide variety of apples and is local (Woodstock).
In Case You Missed It.
--------------------Here's a recap of the timely issues we covered in September:
Top Places for Prepared Food.
18 Action Items for Weight Loss
Action Plans No Longer Distributed by Click & Buy.
--------------------Simply, we have had too many complaints about Click & Buy.
We are happy to announce that Nutritional Concepts will now be processing all Action Plans internally and distributing by email. As always, you can order them from our website, only, you won't have to register with Click and Buy. Every Action Plan has been updated, incorporating all applicable 2007-2008 research.
THE CUTTING EDGE OF NUTRITION
DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS & SELF-HELP LITERATURE
BRAND BUZZ - Bonnie-Approved Stuff!
THE REJUVENATING ROOM
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