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Prez Day Sale
Healthy Habits Pay Off
February Sale
eNews Updates
Well Connect
Natural Fertility

How Our Services.
Are Covered By Insurance.
Far Infrared Sauna Therapy.

Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin
Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin

Wellness Links
Since 1985,
Bringing the Wellness of Tomorrow, Today.
February 17, 2014
Dear Valued Subscriber,   


Did you know that according to a study performed by Dr. Linda Del Gobbo of the Harvard School of Public Health, having more magnesium in the diet can cut overall heart risk (including heart attack and stroke) by up to 22 percent? Del Gobbo states that "dietary cholesterol has been overemphasized as the main heart health concern. A magnesium test should be part of prevention."

Bonnie will be speaking about women's health at Heller Nature in Highland Park at 2PM on Sunday, February 23rd. For questions call 847-579-4554.


Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve Minsky


Presidents' Day 20% OFF Sale!

Offer Valid for Today Only.

  • Carlson Liquid Cod Liver Oil
  • *Pure Encaps Super Citrimax Plus with Garcinia Cambogia 180 caps
  • Twinlab Quercetin + C 100 caps

*New product to support weight management, satiety, and food cravings.

If you missed last week's eNewsletter, place an order today and we will email you a free copy of our all-new Arctic 1-Day Cleanse.


We have other products on February special (see below). The three items listed above are on sale for today only until 11:59PM. You can order, 847-498-3422, or

Healthy Habits Pay Off in the Long-Term.
Young People Can Really Shine.

Can initial modes of behavior be used to predict how fit and healthy a person will be 18 years later? This question was in the focus of studies performed by researchers in the Journal Psychology of Sport and Exercise. A basic survey covered about 500 adults over 18 years. The result: initial habits determine physical fitness and health in the long term.

The results of the study reveal how important it is to acquire health-promoting habits at early adult age. Initial habits concerning nutrition and physical exercise will influence physical fitness and health in a statistically significant way in the long term.

In their study, the researchers used a four-stage biopsychosocial model to identify mutual interactions of health-relevant factors. On the first level, distal, environment-related factors, such as the migration background and socioeconomic status, can be found. The second level covers proximal, personal factors, such as social support, stress management strategies, and the coherence feeling. The third level includes behavioral factors, such as nutrition habits, smoking, and physical exercise. Physical fitness and health make up the fourth level.

Factors on all levels, above all the migration background and socioeconomic status, stress management strategies and expectation of impacts as well as nutrition and physical exercise habits, had a direct or indirect influence on physical fitness and health of the participants. Moreover, nutrition and physical exercise were found to affect the status of fitness in the following 18 years.


February Sale - 20% OFF
*Pure Encaps
Allergy Multi
*Integr Theralkaaid
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UAS Life Sci
UP4 Daily
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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 wellness tips to motivate you to adhere to, or improve upon, your wellness goals.


NCI Well Connect is your weekly nutritionist and wellness companion. 


Here Are This Week's Topics:

  • Estrogen Not Just Produced by the Ovaries.
  • Vitamin E and Exercise.
  • Control Formula Feeding Practices.
  • 6 Basic Emotions Revised.
  • Telomere Length and Prostate Risk.
  • First-of-Its Kind Study on Mediums.
  • Yoga Helps This Heart Issue.
  • Coffee with a Chocolate Flare
  • EVF Facial Cleansing Sponge
  • New Gluten-Free Cracker and Flatbread

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Here is sample issue of NCI Well Connect.


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


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Having the Right Supplement Plan is Crucial


Did you know that you need to have your dietary supplement regimen evaluated frequently? Like with medication, as your body changes, so do your nutrient needs. Research is always evolving and new supplements seem to come to market on a daily basis.


Our philosophy has always been to tailor supplements to your individual needs. You wouldn't go to the store to change your prescriptions. So why do it for supplements? Just as a doctor and pharmacist are experts with medication, our expertise is in finding the safest, most effective, and least reactive supplements for you.


You need an evaluation if...

  • You have not had your supplements evaluated within the last 12 to 18 months.
  • You have made changes to your supplement regimen. Many clients who self-prescribe start to feel worse and wonder why. Often, the supplements they switched to have one or more ingredients that they do not tolerate, or are simply overdosing on nutrients.
  • Your health status has changed, either for worse or for better.
  • You listened to Dr. Oz and went out to buy his top 5 weight management supplements. While partially tongue-in-cheek, many people do this. Dr. Oz is not making recommendations for your individual needs and there can be serious consequences from following one-size-fits-all advice like this.

Call at 847-498-3422 or email at for an evaluation.


You May Need a Wellness Update. 

Did you know that a Council for Responsible survey found that those who frequently engage in healthy habits visit their health professionals regularly?


Has 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 wellness update with Bonnie.


If you have had bloodwork within the last 6-8 months, bring a copy to your appointment. 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.

Happily Melt in a Far Infrared Sauna

One way to thaw out from the deep freeze is to experience Far Infrared Sauna Therapy. We have had one in our office for several years and it rarely fails to disappoint.


Aside from the fact that you are taking one hour out of your busy lives to relax, Far Infrared Therapy offers numerous therapeutic benefits, most importantly enhanced detoxification. Many clients use it to relieve painful joints, rev up metabolism, and remove buildup of heavy metals.


Contact us to schedule a session. 

Always Stay Connected

Whether you leave Chicago for the winter or live out of state, it is easy to stay connected to Nutritional Concepts.

  • If you need Bonnie's guidance, she is only a phone consult away.
  • Read our free or NCI Well Connect eNewsletters to reinforce your wellness plan.
  • If you need supplements, we ship anywhere in the United States. We use green and recycled shipping materials. We even ship probiotics that require refrigeration.
Natural Fertility Support

One of the perks of being a NCI Well Connect subscriber is that you have monthly access to our Action Plan Library (33 plans: total value over $250). 


The perk comes in handy when you or somebody that you know would like to prep themselves for optimal fertility. Our recently updated Natural Fertility Action Plan is a great self-help tool.


Action Plans are free by email request for NCI Well Connect subscribers as part of their subscription or can be ordered separately. To subscribe to NCI Well Connect, click here.