NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
April 26, 2017
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that in a recent issue of Cancer Research, scientists found two very common food additives used in a large number of processed foods, sodium carboxymethylcellulose and polysorbate 80, were associated with a higher risk of colon cancer in an animals?

The substances were found to affect gut flora and exacerbate intestinal inflammation. Please check your labels!

Our Memory Loss Protocol is an individualized consultation that focuses on treatment or prevention for memory loss, dementia and early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

No bloodwork is necessary. Takes 45 minutes and costs only $115. By phone or in-office appointments available.

Who is best suited for this protocol? Anyone who wants to restore, improve, or maintain memory for themselves or family members. Especially relevant for those who currently have, or have a family history of, memory loss, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, or the genetic SNP (deficiency) associated with Alzheimer's disease.

Email us or call 847-498-3422 for details and to set up your appointment.

There have been numerous changes to this action plan. NCI Well Connect Members can get their free copy by email request. Others can purchase it individually for $6.95 at our website.

Have a happy, healthy day. Steve and Bonnie
Death Knell for Artificial Sweeteners?

Bonnie and Steve: 
Last week, the headlines were dominated by a study in Stroke, stating that diet soda greatly increased the risk of stroke, all-cause dementia, and Alzheimer's disease dementia. 

While this should not come as a shock to you, as there have been numerous studies published in the last five years showing the detrimental effects of diet soda, it should lead us to the broader question: Shouldn't this be a death knell call for artificial sweeteners?

Yes, this study just focused on diet soda. But artificial sweeteners are ubiquitous in food, beverage, and other delivery systems.

If you are chewing artificially sweetened gum, it is really no different from drinking artificially sweetened beverages. What about artificial sweeteners you use in coffee or tea?

Artificial sweeteners are deadly for several reasons. Consumption actually increases the sweet intensity of real nutritive sugar, and this increases overall motivation to eat more food.

When the body becomes conditioned to artificial sweeteners, and then you consume real sugar in any form, the body doesn't release the hormones that regulate blood sugar and blood pressure.

Finally, artificial sweeteners are chemicals to which your body sees as toxic, thus creating inflammation in an effort to rid your body of them. Of course, stroke, dementia, and Alzheimer's all stem from inflammation.

Looking at the positive, sales of all soda drinks decreased about 1.2 percent in the United States in 2016, falling for the 12th year in a row. 

However, the per capita consumption of soda drinks, including energy drinks, are still 642 8-ounce servings per year! That's almost 2 servings a day of soda, many of which are artificially sweetened. This does not take into account any other artificially sweetened items the average American consumes on a daily basis.

Please educate anyone you care about regarding the dangers of artificial sweeteners!
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New Genetics Wellness Panel!
Weight Maintenance, Metabolic Health

Bonnie and Steve: 
It only takes a few simple steps to get individualized genetic nutritional support. Test your genome. We translate the results in a way you can understand. We target your individualized needs with nutritional support that can be easily implemented.

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One Year Membership Includes:
  1. Award-Winning eNewsletters. We publish our long-form issue on Monday and a mid-week brief on Wednesday. Recent preview issue here.
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  3. Natural Foods Shopping List. Updated quarterly, our Natural Foods Shopping List includes only the most meticulously vetted, highest quality food and beverage products that we recommend to our clients. These include gluten-free, corn-free, and kosher pareve items.
  4. 30 Minutes Free Pure Genomics Analysis & Coaching (Consult with Steve; Bonnie's consult would be separate).
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Have a happy, healthy day,

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