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Krill Versus Fish
Well Rewards 2012
December SALE!
eNews Updates
Well Connect
Medicare Notice
For Snowbirds

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December 5, 2011
Dear Valued Subscriber,
This holiday season, if you or someone you know does something to help those in need, we would like to know about it. This way, we can get the word out about all the wonderful things people are doing for others.

Email us at In the subject line, please type "Helping Those in Need." Your entries can be anonymous. Otherwise, type your name or the person/organization you would like to mention, what and how they help those in need, and contact information. 

We will post the list on our blog and eNewsletter before the end of 2011.

Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve.

Krill Versus Fish Oil. Our Take.


We have received numerous inquiries regarding our feelings about krill oil.

Dr. Mehmet Oz recently said on his show that krill oil may be even better than fish oil for fighting diseases. He referenced a study that showed krill oil has more omega-3s than a similar dose of fish oil. He also noted that krill oil contains astaxanthin, which he said helps krill oil from becoming oxidized.

The problem with the "Dr. Oz effect" is that he has touted as many failures as successes (i.e. acai and hoodia failures). This is not to say that krill oil is all hype. It is not. However, we would not put away your fish oil any time soon.


Krill are little shrimp, so are not recommended for those with a shellfish allergy.


Krill is much more expensive than fish oil. 

Provides Much Less EPA/DHA
Krill oil does not provide more EPA DHA than fish oil, but actually less. For example, a popular krill product claims 2 capsules provides 90 mg EPA and 50 mg DHA. 2 softgels of your average fish oil provides 600 mg EPA and 400 mg, which is a suggested daily maintenance dose.

Contains Omega-6
Krill naturally contains omega 6 fatty acids (20 mg in product we researched). These are considered fatty acids that compete with omega 3's.

High Phospholipids Not for Everyone
Krill contains a lot of phospholipids (mostly phosphatidylcholine, which can be beneficial if you need it, but not everyone does).


There are huge questions about krill's sustainability if it becomes more popular. Krill provides food to many large mammals (including whales) and is not easily replaced. Calamari oil is much more sustainable and provides about the same amount of EPA/DHA.

The most beneficial aspect of krill oil is astaxanthin, which is an antioxidant that has gotten much attention recently (from none other than Dr. Oz).

In conclusion, we are not dissuading you from taking krill oil. However, for the aforementioned reasons, we still support supplementing with high quality fish oil.


NCI Well Rewards Back for 2012!

nciwellrewardsFor the second year in a row, NCI Well Rewards Loyalty Program was a success. It will be back for 2012. Before the year ends, make sure you stock up on your supplements because:

  1. Your reward points reset to zero at 5PM on 12/31/2010.
  2. The more reward points you have accrued throughout the year, the larger the discounts become.   
  3. For details about our NCI Well Rewards Loyalty Program,click here.
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eNews Updates.
eNewsThis week's topics:
NCI Well Connect (subscription only).
This week's Well Connect topics are:
  • Less Phosphorous, Less...? 
  • Prebiotics May Not Be Good for This.
  • Which Vascular Plaque is Worse? 
  • Recipe du Jour 
  • Vitamin B-6 and the Emergence of Sea Buckthorn.   
  • Chocolate Malt Beverage Without the Malt. 
  • Authentic Italian Gluten-Free Pasta 
  • Delicious New Fruit and Nut Rounds   
  • Breakfast Type Affects Brain Matter Volume.
  • 8 Suggestions for a Healthy Kitchen.
  • How Ads Work the Brain.  
  • 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.

The cost for a one year subscription (42 issues) is ninety-nine dollars (2.35 per week). For more info, email Steve at, 847-509-1336, or review a sample issue.


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Important Medicare Announcement

announceThe U.S. Medicare program for 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,


Care's Corner
Cares Corner 3Holiday Survival Tips.
Featuring food and lifestyle consultant Carolyn Martinelli. Feel free to email her suggestions for future segments.

Care presents helpful tips for how to get through the holiday season physically, as well as, emotionally.

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Dr. Schuster's Well Tips - NEW!
drliloschusterReduce Wrinkles. Nourish Skin.
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.

Dr. Schuster demonstrates what she does daily to help reduce wrinkles and nourish her skin.  This video is a special request from a patient as they were so impressed with how Dr. Schuster's skin looks at the age of 47, even when she sunbathes during the summer. You can check out her daily moisturizing routine that helps her maintain a youthful complexion, by clicking on her picture.. 


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Cold & Flu Support Action Plan - NEW!

Table of Contents: 
-FluShot and FluMist Overview
-Support Cold and Flu Prevention Naturally
-Medication Avoids: Adults and Children
-When You Feel Cold and Flu Symptoms Coming On
-Support to Stop or Lessen Cold and Flu Quickly
-Immune Boosting Recipes.


Click here to order and peruse our entire library.  All Action Plans are free to NCI Well Connect subscribers.