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Nutrient Deficient Kids
November Sale
eNews Updates
Well Connect
EASY Detox
Helpful Holiday Hints

Does Insurance and Medicare Cover Our Services?
As the Weather Outside Gets Colder.
Our Infrared Sauna Gets Warmer.
In Town for the Holidays?
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3 Things Every Gastro Should Know.
A Wellness Superhero?
Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin
Food Intolerance: 
the Silent Assassin
Wellness Links
Since 1985,
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November 26, 2012
Dear Valued Subscriber,

Did you know that the title of a study from the November 7th issue ofAmerican Journal of Lifestyle Medicine is "What to say to your patients about diet in 30 seconds?"


In a sad display of what it is like for health care providers today, this is about as much time as many physicians have during routine visits to discuss diet.


What was the author's (a registered dietitian) advice? "Include a fruit or vegetable with every meal and snack, and eat meals together." Ah, if life was that easy. First, many people have a limited scope of the fruits and vegetables available to them. Second, modern lifestyles make eating together difficult. Sorry, a 30 second spiel won't cut it.

Did you know that "by the year 2040, we will get about 1.5 to two times the amount of pollen that we have now," says Leonard Bielory, MD, professor of environmental prediction at Rutgers University. Pollen production will also start earlier and peak earlier. His findings, presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology annual meeting, was echoed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve Minsky


Micronutrient Deficiencies Linked to Metabolic Syndrome in Children.

Specific micronutrients, including retinol (vitamin A), retinyl esters (vitamin A), carotenoids (alpha carotene, beta carotene, beta cryptoxanthin, lutein+zeaxanthin, and total lycopene), vitamin E, and vitamin C have antiinflammatory effects. Moreover, their properties have shown to reduce oxidative stress, a process that accompanies the pathogenesis of many chronic diseases. It is still largely unknown whether they are associated with the occurrence of metabolic syndrome (obesity and diabetes) in the adolescent U.S. population between 12 to 19 years old.


Metabolic Syndrome was defined by the International Diabetes Federation criteria. Other non-MetS outcomes relying on blood measurements were insulin resistance, C-reactive protein (CRP), and hyperuricemia.


Adolescents with MetS had consistently lower carotenoid concentrations compared with their counterparts without MetS. Total carotenoids were also lower when insulin resistance and CRP was high. Vitamin C was lower if uric acid levels were high. Retinol+retinyl esters exhibited an inverse relationship with CRP.


In conclusion, this Journal of Nutrition study shows the importance of understanding and addressing micronutrient deficiencies in adolescent U.S. children.


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eNews Updates (access for all)
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Why NCI Well Connect?
Why NCI Well Connect?
This week's Well Connect topics are:
  • Shingles Vaccine and Alternatives
  • Allergy Update
  • Benefits of Vigorous Activity
  • Most Common Food Allergy That Causes Oral Allergy Syndrome.
  • Organic Hair Spray
  • Australian Yogurt
  • Companies' Green Policies Increase Productivity.
  • New GERD treatment
  • Holiday Weight Management
  • Holiday Party Planning Tips.
  • Emotional Survival Guide for the Holidays.
  • 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.


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A Reminder for Snowbirds.

For 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.


Helpful Holiday Hints.

Here are links to keep you connected to wellness this holiday season.


Give the Gift of Wellness.


Bonnie's Wellness Book Recommendations Make Great Gifts


Top Ten Healthy Holiday Tips


New Sugar-Free Powdered Multivitamin Mineral.

OxylentFor kids, teens, and adults who have trouble swallowing pills, we have finally found a powdered multivitamin mineral we can support. Oxylent by Vitalah is sweetened with stevia. Simply add to water. 


The vitamin and mineral sources are the highest quality available. We have thoroughly vetted the product by looking at independent laboratory assays to assure that it meets label claim and is free of heavy metals, pesticides, and other impurities.


Because we take into account individual needs, if you are considering switching to this product, please contact us first to see if it is right for you.


Well Rewards Loyalty Program Back for 2013.

For the third year in a row, our NCI Well Rewards Loyalty Program was a resounding success. It will be back for 2013. Before the year ends, make sure you stock up on your supplements because:

  1. Your 2012 reward points reset to zero at 5PM on 12/31/2012.
  2. The more reward points you have accrued throughout the year, the larger the discounts become.   
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