NCI Well Connect
August 21, 2017
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that the bacteria that cause most cases of pneumonia secrete a toxin that helps them jump from one body to the next, with help from the hosts' immune defenses?

The Cell Host & Microbe study explains the bacteria pneumococcus most often infects the nasal cavity, sinuses and lungs. It has evolved to give off a toxin called pneumolysin, which causes a strong inflammatory immune reaction in airways. This increases nasal secretions that enable cells lining mucous membranes to expel pneumoococcus from the body.

This is exactly why public health officials ask you to cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and wash your hands if you touch your eyes, nose and, mouth.

HSA, FSA FOR SUPPLEMENTS AND SERVICES
Did you know that if you have an HSA or FSA debit/credit card, you can use it at Nutritional Concepts? While we cannot guarantee it because every account is different, we are able to process most HSA or FSA credit card transactions.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
 
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Is the American Workplace Toxic? 

Bonnie and Steve: According to new research, the American workplace is physically and emotionally taxing.

The research, conducted by the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation, Harvard Medical School and UCLA, are from the American Working Conditions Survey, one of the most in-depth surveys ever done to examine conditions in the American workplace.

More than one-in-four American workers say they have too little time to do their job. The intensity of work frequently spills over into their personal lives, with about one-half of people reporting that they perform some work in their free time in order to meet workplace demands.

Despite these challenges, American workers appear to have a certain degree of autonomy on the job, most feel confident about their skill set and many do report that they receive social support while on the job.
  • One in three workers say they have no control over their schedule.
  • Nearly three-fourths of American workers report either intense or repetitive physical exertion on the job at least a quarter of the time.
  • More than half of Americans report exposure to unpleasant and potentially hazardous working conditions.
  • Nearly one in five workers say they face a hostile or threatening social environment at work.
  • Younger and prime-aged women are the workers most likely to experience unwanted sexual attention, while younger men are more likely to experience verbal abuse.
  • One-third of workers say they are unable to adjust their work schedules to accommodate personal matters.
  • Older workers are more likely to value the ability to control how they do their work and setting the pace of their work, as well as less physically demanding jobs.
  • Older workers are also generally less likely than younger workers to have some degree of mismatch between their desired and actual working conditions.
  • More than one half of American workers describe their boss as supportive and that they have very good friends at work.
  • Only 38 percent of workers say their job offers good prospects for advancement.
  • All workers, regardless of education, become less optimistic about career advancement as they become older.
  • Four out of five American workers report that their job provides "meaning" always or most of the time.
  • Nearly half of workers report working more than their preferred number of hours per week.
If one or more of these negative statistics apply to you, how can we help? Here are a few quick reminders for how to better cope or break through workplace deficiencies.
  1. Healthy mindset - through meditation, positive thinking, visualization, or whichever technique works best for you, having the proper mindset and perspective regardless of the negativity surrounding you helps.
  2. Optimal sleep - nothing recharges your batteries better
  3. Optimal diet - this helps with mental and physical resilience and recovery
  4. Optimal exercise - exercise is the "feel good" drug, use it!
  5. Optimal utilization of time - getting the most out of each minute, while setting an allotted amount of free time/relaxation helps efficiency.
  6. Remember to breathe - the simplest way to relax. All it takes is five, long deep breaths in and out a few times daily.
Genetics
Genetic Wellness Testing & Analysis
Cognition & Mental Health - All New!

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.

Pure Genomics helps the patient with:
  1. Reaffirmation for why existing patients should continue to adhere to their optimal diet and lifestyle. Genes are the deepest layer of individualization. When a patient is doing incredibly well despite horrible genetic deficiencies, it is a strong deterrent to fall off the wagon.
  2. Creates the last thrust of motivation for a patient who is having trouble adhering to their diet and lifestyle protocol.
  3. Provides incredible proof for prevention of family disease history. Connects the dots for many of our patients.
  4. Is a strong component for new patient screenings, especially for methylation, detoxification, antioxidant defense, weight management, metabolic health, memory and cognition, mental health, and essential fatty acid, vitamin A, and vitamin D absorption.
Videos
Video: Overcoming Poison Ivy
 
Far Infrared Sauna Therapy
 
Steve: Traditional saunas emit direct heat. Far Infrared uses light to create heat. Far infrared run at much milder temperatures, but travels much deeper into the body, which is why you sweat more vigorously.

Far Infrared Therapy offers numerous therapeutic benefits, most importantly enhanced detoxification. Many of our clients use it to relieve painful joints, rev up metabolism, and remove buildup of heavy metals.

Far Infrared has shown to draw out 15 to 20% more heavy metals (i.e., mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic), hormone-disrupting chemicals, sulfuric acid, ammonia, uric-acid, and fat-soluble toxins than traditional saunas.

A recent study from Age and Ageing, showed that healthy subjects whose sauna use averaged 4 to 7 times per week were 66% less likely to develop dementia at 20-year follow-up than those who used a sauna once a week. In addition, they had a 65% risk reduction for Alzheimer's Disease.

A recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine found that increased frequency of sauna bathing reduced the risk of sudden cardiac death, coronary heart disease, cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality.

Contact us to schedule a session.
 
Well Connect Coaching Sessions
 
One of the perks of being a NCI Well Connect Member is that you have one free 45 minute wellness coaching session. Analyzing your Pure Genomics' genetic profile is one of your options.
 
To schedule your free appointment with Steve, email or phone 847-498-3422.
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Action Plan of the Month:
The New American Breakfast
 
One of the benefits of being a NCI Well Connect Member is that you can request two titles monthly from our our Action Plan Library (43 plans: total value $300). 

This comes in handy when you are trying to incorporate healthy, balanced, and quick ideas for the most important meal of the day, breakfast. Our The New American Breakfast Action Plan covers all aspects a what may be triggering symptoms and ways to ameliorate them! 

Action Plans are free by email request for NCI Well Connect Members or can be ordered separately. To activate your NCI Well Connect Membership at 25% off today and get your free copy, click here.
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NCI Well Connect Member Benefits
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NCI Well Connect Membership is open to clients and non-clients of our practice!

One Year Membership Includes:
  1. Weekly eNewsletters (84 issues). We publish our long-form issue on Monday and mid-week brief on Wednesday. Our eNewsletter has been a Constant Contact All Star 10 years in a row.
  2. Self-Help Action Plans. Access to two titles per month from our self-help Action Plan Library. There are currently 43 Action Plan titles to date on all aspects of wellness, including the new Heal Your Headache Action Plan. You can view the list here.
  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. 45 Minute Free Wellness Coaching Session (visits with Bonnie are separate) for Pure Genomics genetic results or any topic of your choosing.

Activate Your 1 Year Membership Here!

 
Care's Corner Video
Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin
Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin
 
Be Your Own Medical Advocate
 
Aspirin-Like Substances in My Food
Salicylates in My Food? What Are Those?
 
Wellness Services Menu
We have a multitude of options for simple fine-tuning or the toughest cases.
  • Full Wellness Evaluation (with bloodwork)
  • NCI Well Connect Membership
  • Genetic Wellness Evaluation
  • Balanced Eating 101 (focus on eating only)
  • Food Intolerance Screening and Menu Plan Implementation (separate fees)
  • Memory Loss Protocol
  • Dietary Supplement Evaluation
  • Wellness and Lifestyle Coaching Sessions
  • Far Infrared Sauna Treatment
  • Grocery Shopping Tours and Pantry Advice
  • Workplace Wellness Evaluations
  • Chiropractic and Acupuncture

Consulting prices range from $45 to $225. Contact us at 847-498-3422 or email for details.

 
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Have a happy, healthy day,
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Bonnie, Steve, Carolyn, Lilo, Elizabeth, Sharron, and Jeannie
(847) 498-3422
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