Nutritional Concepts Inc.
In This Issue
Why Subscribe?
Care's Corner
Health Bites
Acid Reflux
January SALE!
Snacks and Treats
eNews Updates
Well Connect
Why NCI Well Connect?
Why Subscribe to NCI Well Connect?
Does Insurance and Medicare Cover Our Services?
Weather Outside Frightful?
Infrared Sauna Is So Delightful.

Had Bloodwork and a Physical?
 Your Results
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Care's Corner January 2012
Care's Corner January 2012
Health Bites: Hair Analysis
Health Bites: 
Hair Analysis
Wellness Links
NCI Well Rewards Back Again in '12
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January 30, 2012
Dear Valued Subscriber,

2 days left to get 50% off NCI Well Connect ($49.99 from $99.99). 

Order a subscription today at our 
website here or call 847-509-1336 and we will email today's issue, featuring our series "Deciphering Evolution and Eating: Grains." This week's issue also highlights:
  • Warning to those who frequent salons for manicures and pedicures.
  • Latest on gluten intolerance
  • Update on cosmetic procedures 

Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve.

We Are Acid Reflux Trailblazers.


Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is on the rise worldwide. "The overall prevalence is increasing over the past decades," says the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders. The increase has occurred not only in the United States, but in Asian countries, where GERD was unheard of. We are literally leading the world into GERD by sharing our dietary habits.

If left untreated, GERD can lead to bleeding or ulcers in the esophagus, a buildup of scar tissue that makes swallowing difficult and, in extreme cases, esophageal cancer, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Scientists believe up to 20 percent of the population experiences symptoms once a week, and 7 percent have daily symptoms. Doctors consider people to be suffering from GERD if they experience persistent reflux, meaning at least twice a week. 

Most of the time, GERD stems from one of two causes -- what you eat and how much you weigh -- but excessive weight is the most prominent, according to the American College of Gastroenterology's guidelines for treating GERD. A small amount of weight gain (5 or 10 pounds) produces an increase in reflux symptoms. Excess weight can press on the stomach, forcing acid past the valve into the esophagus. The problem isn't just the belly flab evident on people who are obese or overweight. Rather, the accumulation of fat around the organs inside the body contributes to the increasing pressure on the stomach.

Most experts agree that lifestyle changes can usually reduce the possibility and eliminate reflux. If you need assistance, purchase our self-help Reverse Reflux Action Plan, which is free to NCI Well Connect subscribers. For a more individualized approach, make an appointment with Bonnie.


January Sale - 20% OFF
Super 2 Daily

Quercetin + C

*Some 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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Snacks and Treats
These are the snacks and treats we carry at our office. They are all gluten-free.
  • Coconut Secret Organic Almond Coconut Bar
  • Nutiva Hemp Bars
  • Oskri Sesame Molasses Bars
  • Oskri Quinoa Bars
  • Sunbutter Sunflower Butter Spread in Natural, Crunchy, or No Stir Flavors
  • Suncups Organic Sunflower Butter Dark Chocolate Cups
  • Xylichew Gum in Cinnamon, Fruit, Licorice, Peppermint, and Spearmint Flavors 
  • Yehuda Crackers Original or Toasted Onion
These may be hard to find at health food stores. You can get at our office, or if you do not see them listed at our website, just add item and quantity in the ordering instructions box.

eNews Updates.
eNewsThis week's topics:
NCI Well Connect (subscription only) -
Exclusive Offer Ends This Week!
This week's Well Connect topics are:
  • Deciphering Evolution and Eating Part 3: Grains
  • Warning About Manicure & Pedicure Salons
  • Cosmetic Procedures Update
  • Celiac and Gluten Intolerance Update
  • Speedy Soup for Your Main Course
  • A New Snack, Cosmetic, and Treat
  • Apples and Bananas Out. This Fruit In?
  • Roasted Seaweed Snacks
  • The Myth About Prune-Like Hands
  • MSG May Boost Cancer Risk.
  • New Method to Remove Gallstones.
  • 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 Connectdoes 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. Consider it your weekly nutritionist.


You get 90 percent more than what is in our free eNewsletter, as well as access to our entire self-help Action Plan library and Natural Foods Shopping List (updated monthly). The total value of these items exceeds the subscription price. Click here for a list of our Action Plans titles.


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


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Smart Detox, Smart Cleanse Action Plans

If you wish to give your body the opportunity to relax, replenish, and rejuvenate, 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. 


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In case you missed this last week, 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 also get 90 percent more than what is in our free eNewsletter. In addition, your subscription includes 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 a 50% subscription discount for the month of January ($49.99 instead of $99.99). Only one dollar per issue per week. Order your subscription today and get today's issue, which includes 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 fifteen years and have the most accurate, battle-tested screening methods to accomplish this.  
  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 mental, exercise routine to fit your individual 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.