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Nutritional Concepts Mid-Week Brief
April 23, 2014
Dear Valued Subscriber,

You may have heard of, or tried, oil pulling (sometimes referred to as oil swishing). It is part of the ancient practice known as Ayurveda. Some people suggest that swishing coconut oil for 15 minutes or longer daily whitens teeth and freshens breath. Treating gum disease and preventing tooth decay seems a bit far fetched, however. We have been asked to comment on the practice.


While we do not have case studies or scientific data to draw upon, as long as you use one tablespoon of coconut oil maximum, and swish for no more than five minutes, we see no problem with it. Coconut has natural antifungal/viral properties.


However, it would be a good idea to speak with your dentists first, especially if you have had aesthetic work done.

Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve Minsky

More to Celiac Than Just Gluten.


Steve: For all the scientists looking for ways to make it easier for humans to digest gluten, it may be time to go back to the drawing board.


For the first time in conventional medical literature, researchers admit that gluten may not be the only aspect of wheat that contributes to intolerance, and ultimately, celiac.


A study from this month's Current Opinion of Gastroenterology recognizes and substantiates the huge role gluten peptides play in the pathogenesis of celiac disease. However, this specific line shocked us: "Other components of wheat than gluten, in particular the amylase trypsin inhibitors, may also play a role. The disease is becoming more prevalent".


As we laid out for NCI Well Connect subscribers recently, there are numerous components of wheat and its cousins that affect the gastrointestinal tract adversely.


It is huge that this is mentioned in a prestigious GI journal!


It should then come as no surprise that in this week's issue of JAMA Pediatrics, researchers found the prevalence of celiac disease among children with IBS was 4 times higher than among the general pediatric population. How many kids do you know that exhibit stomach pains that seem like IBS...alot!


Wheat avoidance is here to stay.


Twinlab Allergy Fighters Discontinued!


We regret to inform our clients that Twinlab has decided to discontinue Allergy Fighters because it is not a big seller. We apologize for the inconvenience.


In the interim, we have several alternatives. Please contact our office so we can individualize the right replacement for you.


Because there is no formula quite like it on the market, we are currently looking into creating a similar formula ourselves. Until then, while not ideal, we will offer you the best alternative we can.