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Are You Inflamed?
January SALE!
eNews Updates
Special Offer!
Smart Cleanse, Detox
Medicare Notice
For Snowbirds
Epsom Salts

Weather Outside Frightful?
Infrared Sauna Is So Delightful.

Had Bloodwork and a Physical?
 Your Results
 With Bonnie.

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January 2, 2012
Dear Valued Subscriber,

Happy New Year. We hope 2012 will be healthy, happy, and fruitful. Here is our prescription for starting the year off right.
  1. Make an appointment with Bonnie to get back on track.
    Medicare and private insurance has made it easier than ever to get our services covered. With a simple doctor's prescription, we can give you a Superbill to submit for medical nutrition therapy services or wellness visits (Medicare allows a wellness visit with an Rx).
  2. Get back on your individualized supplement regimen.
    If you have gotten off track, now is the perfect time to start. While eating optimally comprises 75 percent of your nutrient intake, supplements comprise the other 25 percent. We offer monthly supplement discounts and a free loyalty reward program.
  3. Stay on the straight and narrow with NCI Well Connect.
    Our subscription eNewsletter is your weekly nutritionist, providing myriad ways to improve your mind and body through cutting edge wellness research and recommendations. You get 90 percent more than what is in our free eNewsletter, including access to our entire self-help Action Plan library and Natural Foods Shopping List,which is updated monthly. To further motivate you, we are offering a50% subscription discount for the month of January ($49.99 instead of $99.99). That is only one dollar per issue per week. Order your subscription today and we will email you today's issue, which has a very important Medication and Supplement Alert.
  4. Need fresh menu, recipe, shopping, and lifestyle ideas?
    Food consultant Carolyn Martinelli lives wellness 24-7, so who better to help you navigate a difficult eating plan and keep you "wellness fresh," all while managing a hectic lifestyle? Care is in the office on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  5. Avoid your food reactors.
    The hottest food trend of 2012 will be targeting those with food intolerances. Why? We are finally coming to the realization that food intolerances occur much more frequently than once believed. Everyone is different in how and what they react to. Luckily, we have been treating clients with food intolerances for over 15 years and have the most accurate, battle-tested screening method with our Biotrition Food Intolerance Test.
  6. Cleanse and Detox in a smart way.
    One of the most popular ways to begin a new year is to do a cleanse or detox. Unfortunately, certain methods can do more harm than good. Our Smart Detox and Smart Cleanse Action Plans have been used safely and successfully by clients for years. They can be purchased at our website or are free to NCI Well Connect subscribers.
  7. Choose a mental, exercise routine to fit your needs.
    Methods for exercising your mind and body should be just as individualized as your food choices. Most importantly, make sure your routine fits your lifestyle capabilities.
Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve.

Inflamed? You Better Take Your Supplements.


It is a little known fact that blood concentrations of several trace vitamins and minerals decrease because of the systemic inflammatory response. This effect was investigated recently in the December issue ofAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Between 2001 and 2011, the results (2217 blood samples from 1303 patients) of routine micronutrient screens (plasma zinc, copper, selenium, and vitamins A, B-6, C, and E) and all vitamin D results (4327 blood samples from 3677 patients) were examined. C-reactive protein (CRP) concentrations were measured as a marker of the severity of inflammation and categorized into 6 groups; for each group, plasma micronutrient concentrations and percentage changes were calculated.

Except for copper and vitamin E, all plasma micronutrient concentrations decreased with increasing severities of the acute inflammatory response. For zinc. selenium, vitamins A, C, D, and B-6, the magnitude of the decrease was significant, ranging between 19% and 53%. For selenium and vitamins B-6 and C, this occurred with only slightly increased C-reactive protein concentrations.

For those who claim that supplemental vitamins and minerals are not crucial, in individuals with chronic inflammatory conditions, let this study be a reminder of how important supplemental nutrients are. As we have known for years, your body can severely deplete the amount of nutrients available to you when chronically inflamed.


NCI Well Rewards Back for 2012!

nciwellrewardsFor the second year in a row, NCI Well Rewards Loyalty Program was a success. It is back for 2012. Start your orders early because every dollar spent counts as one point. The more points you accrue, the larger the discounts become.


For details about NCI Well Rewards Loyalty Program, click here.


January Sale - 20% OFF
Super 2 Daily

Quercetin + C

*These manufacturers do not allow us to post sales or discounts at our website. We do, however, apply all discounts before a transaction is completed. Email or Live Chat for prices when visiting our website.

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eNews Updates.
eNewsThis week's topics:
NCI Well Connect (subscription only) -
Exclusive New Year's Offer!
This week's Well Connect topics are:
  • Do You Bucket List?  
  • How Nuts Keep Blood Sugar Even.
  • Phytoestrogens and Ovarian Cancer  
  • Important Medication & Supplement Alert.
  • New French Onion Dip    
  • Corn-Free Tortilla Chips  
  • Fish Oil Your Face.  
  • Cruciferous for Cancer. Cooked or Raw?   
  • New Recipe du Jour 
  • Do New Medical Treatments Trump the Old? 
  • eInspire 

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.


In addition to the eNewsletter, subscribing to NCI Well Connect allows you access to our entire library of Action Plans and Natural Foods Shopping List. The total value of these items exceeds the subscription price. Click here for a list of our Action Plans titles.


Special New Year's Offer:  


**50% OFF: during January only, get NCI Well Connect at a 50% discount  (only $49.99; regular price is $99). The one year subscription includes 42 weekly eNewsletters. If you order today, we will email you the first NCI Well Connect issue of 2011! 


Order NCI Well Connect at our website today, by phone at 847-509-1336, or by email at Please provide your name, phone, email, and VISA, MC, or DSC with exp date and security code.


For more info, email Steve at, 847-509-1336, or review a sample issue.


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Smart Detox, Smart Cleanse Action Plans

If you need to give your body the opportunity to relax, replenish, and rejuvenate to start 2012, do it smartly. Our Smart Detox and Smart Cleanse (vegan) Action Plans were specifically created to allow your body the chance to remove  the "holiday sludge" without shocking your system. 


Order here or are free to NCI Well Connect subscribers upon request. 


Important Medicare Announcement

announceThe U.S. Medicare program will cover counseling for obesity. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said obesity counseling and screening has been added to its portfolio of preventive services.


Screening for obesity and counseling for eligible beneficiaries by primary care providers are covered under the new benefit.


For patients deemed to be obese based on body mass index measures, the benefit would include one face-to-face counseling visit each week for one month and one face-to-face counseling visit every other week for an additional five months.


Medicare patients who lose at least 6.6 pounds (3 kilograms) during the first six months of counseling would be eligible to receive addition face-to-face counseling once a month for an additional six months for up to a total of 12 months of counseling, the agency said.


Steve - for our services, you would simply need to get an Rx from your doctor with a diagnosis for obesity counseling. We would give you a receipt with the same diagnosis. Then, you would submit the claim to Medicare. In summary, they are now covering counseling services for diabetes, preventive care or "wellness visit", and obesity. 


A Reminder for Snowbirds.

For our clients who travel south or west for the winter, don't be a stranger. Stay connected.


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) NCI Well Connect eNewsletter is like a weekly wellness coach.


Do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions,


Dr. Schuster's Well Tips - NEW!
drliloschusterBenefits of Espom Salts.
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.


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