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February 4, 2013
Dear Valued Subscriber,    


Did you know that supplementing children's diets with fish oil, enrolling them in quality preschool, and engaging them in interactive reading all turn out to be effective ways to raise a young child's intelligence, according to a new report in Perspectives on Psychological Science?

Supplementing pregnant women and newborns with fish oil were found to boost children's IQ by more than 3.5 points. Enrolling a child into an early education intervention was found to raise his or her IQ by more than four points. 
Interventions focused on interactive reading -- teaching parents how to engage their children while reading with them -- were found to raise children's IQ by over 6 points.


Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve Minsky


Is Gluten Intolerance a Disability?

Recently, the U.S. Department of Justice reached a settlement with Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, concluding that severe food allergies, including celiac disease, qualify as a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).

The Lesley case was brought about by students who objected to the school's mandatory meal plan. Their claim was that when students suffers from celiac disease or gluten intolerance, eating most traditionally prepared food results in severe and ongoing health problems. 

The school agreed to a settlement that goes far beyond giving students an out and chooses to actively serve their dietary needs. Under the agreement, Lesley now will provide gluten-free food options in the dining halls, allow students to pre-order food, address cross-contamination concerns, and train their staff about food allergies.

While the decision leaves places that serve food more exposed to legal challenges, it gives a voice to college students suffering from celiac disease and food allergies and provides foodservice providers with minimum guidelines for how to prepare and serve safe food.

There is now a vicious argument between two schools of thought concerning the definition of disability. Title III of the ADA prohibits discrimination in "any place of public accommodation" on the basis of disability. A disability is defined as a "physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such individual." 


Some believe the ADA should only cover, for example, a university barring paralyzed individuals in wheelchairs from attending classes or not reasonably accommodating their needs. However, celiac advocates believe the "substantially limits activity" does apply to them. As anyone with celiac or severe gluten intolerance knows, even a little gluten accidentally ingested definitely hits that "limits activity" criterion, including missed work and classes.


What do you think?


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This Week's Well Connect Topics Are:

  • Five Part Series: Deciphering Evolution and Eating.
  • Take Action Gluten-Free Diet Plan
  • Bone Health Update
  • These Supps Help Athletes.
  • Dinner Table Gossip a Good Thing.
  • When Belching and Hiccups Are No Laughing Matter.
  • Stainless Steel Containers
  • New Gluten-Free Products
  • Happy Fork
  • Gluten-Free Multigrain Bread Recipe
  • Kitchen Spice Kills Cancer Cells.
  • Fascinating Tidbits About Dreams.
  • Non-Controversial Stem Cells 
  • eInspire

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Take Action Gluten-Free Diet Plan

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). That perk comes in handy when you want to jump start your gluten-free diet. Our self-help Take Action Gluten-Free Diet Plan is a 30 day menu complete with brands and pantry essentials.

If you are not an NCI Well Connect subscriber, you can purchase the Take Action Gluten-Free Diet Plan separately here. For NCI Well Connect subscribers, it is free by email request.
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