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April 7, 2014
Dear Valued Subscriber,    


Did you know that dairy negates the health benefits of tea and coffee? This is because tea contains catechins, a form of flavonoids that are good for us. All mammalian dairy products contain the protein casein, which binds to and neutralizes catechins.
Dairy has the same effect in coffee. It interferes with the absorption of a beneficial class of antioxidants called cholorogenic acids.
If you're going to drink coffee or tea, it's best not to add dairy or sugar.

Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve Minsky


Fruits and Vegetables Save Lives.
The Data Is Undeniable.

Eating seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduces your risk of death at any point in time by 42% compared to eating less than one portion, according to a new study from Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.


Eating seven or more portions reduces the specific risks of death by cancer and heart disease by 25% and 31% respectively. The research also showed that vegetables have significantly higher health benefits than fruit.


This is the first study to link fruit and vegetable consumption with all-cause, cancer and heart disease deaths in a nationally-representative population, the first to quantify health benefits per-portion, and the first to identify the types of fruit and vegetable with the most benefit.


Compared to eating less than one portion of fruit and vegetables, the risk of death by any cause is reduced by 14% by eating one to three portions, 29% for three to five portions, 36% for five to seven portions and 42% for seven or more.


Fresh vegetables had the strongest protective effect, with each daily portion reducing overall risk of death by 16%. Salad contributed to a 13% risk reduction per portion, and each portion of fresh fruit was associated with a smaller but still significant 4% reduction.


There was no benefit from fruit juice.


Bonnie: The recipe is easy: 1 vegetable AND fruit serving with breakfast. 1 vegetable AND fruit serving with lunch. 1 vegetable AND fruit serving with dinner. 1 vegetable serving with a morning or afternoon snack. If you don't snack, just add 1 extra vegetable serving at a meal of your choice.


If you want, have three servings with each meal. Why? A study presented at the American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting followed 18-30 year-old women from the 1980's to the present with the aim of tracking heart health. Women who reported eating eight to nine servings a day of fruits and vegetables were 40 percent less likely to have calcified plaque in their arteries in their 40s, compared with those who ate three to four servings a day.


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Utilizing 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.


Here Are This Week's NCI Well Connect Topics:

  • Obesity Deadens This Sense.
  • 11 Foods That Support Your Hormones.
  • Is All Stevia Good?
  • Stress Exacerbates Allergies
  • Mood Has Much to Do With Your Choice of Food.
  • New Technology to Delay Food Spoilage
  • Which Is It: Nightmares or Bad Dreams?
  • Gluten-Free Pizza 
  • Tolerable, Gluten-Free Ramen?
  • Organic, Sustainable Makeup

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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.


Here Comes the Mold.

One of the perks of being a NCI Well Connect subscriber is that you have monthly access to our Action Plan Library (34 plans: total value over $250). 


The perk comes in handy when mold allergy season starts. Candida and/or Conquer Allergy and Intolerance Action Plans provide ways to minimize your exposure to mold as well as address symptoms from yeast overgrowth.


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.


You May Need a Wellness Update. 

Did you know that a Council for Responsible Nutrition 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.