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In This Issue
Health News Reporting
October Sale
eNews Updates
Well Connect
Healthier Halloween
The New Senior Male

How Does Insurance Cover Our Services?
Far Infrared Sauna Therapy.
The War for Food Transparency
The War for Food Transparency

Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin
Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin

Wellness Links
Since 1985,
Bringing the Wellness of Tomorrow, Today.
October 28, 2013
Dear Valued Subscriber,


Did you know that despite decades of effort, researchers in a JAMA Internal Medicine study found only incremental improvement in antibiotic prescribing for adults making a visit with sore throat. The antibiotic prescribing rate dropped from roughly 80% to 70% around 1993 and dropped again around 2000 to 60%, where it has remained stable. This still far exceeds the 10% prevalence of strep throat among adults seeking care for sore throat.


Strep is the only form of sore throat that requires antibiotics. Be your own advocate and shun antibiotics unless you have a confirmed bacterial infection that you cannot fight off by other means.


Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve Minsky


Health News Reporting Rarely Tells the Whole Story.

Previous research has shown that the most popular way Americans get their health news is by watching local television broadcasts. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri School of Journalism have found that while local television news is the most common source of health news for Americans, most health news stories on local news broadcasts are only 30 seconds or less in length. This trend leads to misunderstanding of important but complicated health news stories.

Because of the complex and rather technical nature of many health news stories, stories that are too short can leave viewers confused and inappropriately alarmed or complacent.

Steve: We get inquiries on a weekly basis from clients who are concerned because of a health story they heard on the news. Usually, it only takes one sentence for these stories to take on a life of their own. We spend a lot of time dispelling myths created by the misinformation portrayed in these health news stories. It is one of the reasons why we started our eNewsletter and blog. It gives us a forum to explain, in detail, the truths and untruths of major health topics. 


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eNews Updates (access for all)
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NCI Well Connect (Subscription Only)
Why NCI Well Connect?
Why NCI Well Connect?

Do you feel overwhelmed by the avalanche of diet and lifestyle information you are exposed to? Do you feel like there is never enough time to read up on all of it? NCI Well Connect can do it for you. 


Utilizing our decades of clinical experience to discern what is fact or fiction, we 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.


NCI Well Connect is your weekly nutritionist and wellness companion. 


This Week's Topics Are:

  • Into the Mind of a Shopping Addict.
  • Surprising Statistic Re: Cell Phone Talking While Driving.
  • Best Advice for Diverticulitis Remission.
  • Did You Know Meds: Another Estrogen Menopause Drug
  • Kidney Stone Prevention
  • Natural Remedies for Migraine?
  • Organic Chicken Stock
  • Kid-Friendly Macaroons
  • Ultra-Green and Hypoallergenic Cleaning Spray
  • The Effect of Cleaning Fruits and Vegetables
  • Portable Allergy Tester
  • eInspire

Please click here to read a recent issue of NCI Well Connect.


In addition to getting 90 percent more than our free eNewsletter, you have free access to our self-help Action Plan library and Natural Foods Shopping List (updated quarterly). The total value of these items exceeds the subscription price. Click here for a list of our Action Plans titles. Order your subscription at our website here or at 847-498-3422.


Note to Service Professionals: a percentage of our subscribers are service professionals. They find our cutting-edge wellness tips greatly expand the scope of expertise they can provide their clientele.


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You May Need a Nutritional Update. 

updateHas it been a while since your last visit? Have you had major trauma or changes in your life that have altered your optimal balance? Or, do you just feel there is one something missing from you feeling ideal? Chances are that you are due for a nutritional update with Bonnie.


If you have had a physical with bloodwork performed within the last 6-8 months, set up a consultation. Bring a copy of the bloodwork and be ready to discuss any diet, supplement, medication, health status, and major life changes since your last visit.


To set up an appointment, please contact us at 847-498-3422.

A Healthier Halloween

Shopping for Halloween treats? Consider purchasing an edible and non-edible treat. A study we always refer to, from Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, states that when given the option, children between the ages of 3 and 14 choose toys over candy during trick or treating.


Along with offering non-edible treats, make sure the edible treat is as healthy as possible. A dark chocolate square, such as the Endangered Species brand, is actually considered healthful.


A few tips for your own children:

  • Give them a snack before trick or treating to avoid cravings.
  • Give them your own treats to eat at school or after-school parties.
  • Offer them five or ten cents for every piece of candy they collect as an alternative to eating all of it!
Wellness for the "New Senior Male"

One of the perks of being a NCI Well Connect subscriber is that you are granted monthly access to our Action Plan Library (27 plans with a total value over $200) and Special Reports. 


The perk comes in handy when our newest Action Plan lays the groundwork for seniors to thrive. Wellness for the "New Senior Male" Action Plan contains a road map for how men can age gracefully and increase their quality of life.


If you are not an NCI Well Connect subscriber, you can purchase the Action Plan here. For NCI Well Connect subscribers, it is free by email request.

To become a Well Connect subscriber. Simply click on this link to register.