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December 9, 2013
Dear Valued Subscriber,    


Did you know that a recent study in Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology suggests that "modulating the gut microbiota should be considered as a therapeutic strategy to treat chronic disease. The approaches investigated include the use of prebiotics, supplementation with probiotics, reconstitution of bacterial populations by fecal transplantation or manipulate the gut microbiota in a way that will benefit host health." 


You would not have read this in research journals as little as five years ago!


Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve Minsky


Faint About the Heart No Longer.

After all the research we pass along about magnesium and CoenzymeQ10, you think the message would have hit home. However, there are always one or more examples each week that remind us that we must continue to be vigilant in getting the word out.



Increased intakes of magnesium may help people with a high cardiovascular risk live longer, according to a new study from The Journal of Nutrition. A study of 7,216 men and women aged between 55 and 80 found that those with the highest average dietary intakes of magnesium (442 mg/day) had a 34% reduction in risk of mortality from cardiovascular issues and cancer, compared to people with the lowest average intakes (312 mg/day).



The purpose of another study from The Journal of Nutrition was to investigate the effects of a coenzyme Q10 supplement (300 mg/d) on antioxidation and anti-inflammation in patients who have coronary artery disease during statin therapy.


The levels of the plasma coenzyme Q10 and antioxidant enzymes activities were significantly higher after coenzyme Q10 supplementation. The levels of inflammatory and antioxidant markers were significantly lower after coenzyme Q10 supplementation after 12 weeks in the CoQ10 group versus placebo group.


In another study, supplementing a combination of coenzyme Q10 and selenium for two years may decrease the deterioration of cardiac function and cardiac death in participants with moderate heart failure.


Researchers in a Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal study found that two year supplementation of coenzyme Q10 and selenium reduced the progression of heart failure based on heart wall tension and reduced death due to cardiovascular disease in participants with moderate heart failure [the treatment group (1.8%) compared to placebo (10.6%)].


Steve: With these two nutrients and the brand new eating style Bonnie discussed in a recent issue NCI Well Connect, you will be faint of heart no longer.


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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:

  • Controversies in Nutrition Part 3.
  • 10 Things Sugar Is Doing to Your Body.
  • Do's and Don'ts for Treating Headaches.
  • Sugar or Fat? The Battle for Our Reward Centers.
  • 8 Detoxifying House Plants.
  • Psychobiotics
  • Why Male Noses Are Bigger Than Females.
  • Create Your Own Lip Balm!
  • Just Like Sugar
  • New Tropical Fruit Snack
  • eInspire

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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.

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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 you are pregnant. OurOptimal Pregnancy Action Plan is based upon the hundreds or clients Bonnie has worked with over the years. We have published these crucial tips to give you and your baby the best chance for optimal health.


Optimal Pregnancy Action Plan can be purchased at our website or is free to NCI Well Connect members by email request as part of their subscriptions.


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