Business Stresses Role of Proper Diet

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Business Stresses Role of Proper Diet


Byline: Kim Mikus

Bonnie Minsky's fascination with nutrition developed years ago when her daughter showed signs of attention deficit disorder.

Minsky, a guidance counselor in the schools at the time, changed her daughter's diet many times over five years in attempts to fix the problem.

The concerned mom discovered the culprit was corn. The young girl had a severe corn digestive intolerance and after eliminating corn, her behavior, health and schoolwork improved.

That's when Minsky decided to make a career change. She earned a master's degree in public health nutrition and became a certified nutrition specialist.

She then worked in the schools talking about how food effects the brain and a child's ability to learn.

She completed therapeutic nutrition training and intensive public health research on the links between diet and behavior in children.

In the mid-1980s, Nutritional Concepts was born and she started consulting clients on a one-on-one basis. "We've come a long way in 20 years toward a better understanding of how important diet is in our overall health plan, but we have a long way to go," she said.

She uses the example of a hostess cupcake that she has had around in a clear box for 21 years because it's full of trans fats.

She stresses that by eliminating processed, unnatural and manufactured foods from our diets and eating a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables and proteins, we dramatically increase the prospect of living healthier lives.

Minsky has written two books and took her business to the next level. …

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