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Health and Nutrition with Nature's Sunshine

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Monday, February 21, 2005


I am attending both the 2/26/05 Columbia, South Carolina & 4/23/05 Asheville, North Carolina classes
*If are interested in attending as my guest for $10. please call me so I can reserve your seat. NSP Member's bringing a guest can call NSP customer service direct to reserve seats, but let me know you will be attending so we can sit as a group and plan lunch together.

The Untold Truth seminar is about learning the truth behind the hype, the clever marketing and the "big money."Discover the real story about health, popular products, prescription drugs, the foods we eat, the health challenges we face and more.

TIME: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. (lunch is on your own)
COST: $75 per person (or $10 each if you bring a Friend*)

Seminar Guidelines:
~When a NSP Member invites a Friend to attend The Untold Truth Seminar, both the Member and Friend can attend for the special price of just $10 each (this special discount is applicable per person, not per account number.)
~Members are encouraged to invite as many Friends to any given Seminar as long as they meet the above definitions.
~NSP will send a confirmation letter to you 10 days in advance of the seminar you have signed up for. If for any reason you cannot attend, it is your responsibility to inform Customer Service. If you fail to do so, you will be charged a $10 "no show" fee.

Educational Topics Covered at each class


Materials, Modules, CD's & DVD all included:

• Running on Empty
• The Diabetes Epidemic
• Estrogen Overload
• Colon in Crisis
• America Stressed out
• You Don't Have to Die of a Heart Attack
• Focus on Improving your health instead of "dieting"

Upcoming Untold Truth Seminars
Date Location Address
2/26/2005 Boise, ID
2/26/2005 Columbia, SC
2/26/2005 Concord, CA
3/5/2005 Davenport, IA
3/5/2005 Orlando, FL
3/5/2005 Parsippany, NJ
3/5/2005 San Diego, CA
3/12/2005 Akron, OH
3/12/2005 El Segundo, CA
3/12/2005 Omaha, NE
3/12/2005 Wasilla, AK
3/19/2005 Ann Arbor, MI
3/19/2005 Fort Lauderdale, FL
4/2/2005 Baton Rouge, LA
4/2/2005 Ellicotville, NY
4/2/2005 Joplin, MO
4/16/2005 Panama City, FL
4/16/2005 Richmond, VA
4/16/2005 Tyler, TX
4/23/2005 Asheville, NC
4/23/2005 Cleveland, OH
4/23/2005 Denver/Littleton, CO
4/23/2005 Rapid City, SD
4/30/2005 North Houston, TX
4/30/2005 Oklahoma City, OK
4/30/2005 Syracuse, NY
4/30/2005 Tampa, FL

If you are not yet a member, and would like to attend, please email or call me and I will try and pair you up with a member in your area so that you can attend as well.

Share the Health,
Karen Herrmann-Doolan
An Independent Distributor of Nature's Sunshine Products
Herb Specialist, Nutritional and HomeSpa Aromatherapy Consultant
Check out my new Blog here!

Grand Opening - Lowell, NC - March 5, 2005

I am happy to introduce a new member to my Nature's Sunshine Group. Donna Randolph is opening her new store in Lowell, North Carolina. Donna Specializes in Hydrotherapy.

~Maintain Inner Balance, Eliminate Toxins, Enhance Health~

Donna Randolph, Certified Hydrotherapist
Nature's Sunshine Distributor

LOWELL, NC 28098
Phone: 704-823-1577
Fax: 704-824-7277

Menu of Services Include:
Colon Hydrotherapy, Aqua Chi Detoxifying & Ear Coning.

Colon Hydrotherapy
Is the therapeutic application of water in the colon. Often referred to as colonic therapy or colonic irrigation, is a safe, effective, and natural method of removing waste from the large intestines without the use of drugs.

What is Colon Hydrotherapy?
Colon hydrotherapy is the safe introduction of filtered and temperature regulated water into the colon, the waste is softened and loosened, resulting in evacuation through natural peristalsis. This process is repeated a few times during a session.Colon hydrotherapy is best used in combination with adequate nutrient and fluid intake as well as exercise. Today’s sophisticated technology promotes both the safety and sanitation of this popular cleansing practice.

History of Colon Hydrotherapy
Colon cleansing has been practiced since 1500 B.C. and returned to popularity in the 1900’s.
Hippocrates ordered colon cleaning for fever therapy and more recently, Dr. Kellogg advocated colon hydrotherapy for over 40,000 of his patient’s many gastrointestinal conditions. In the 1920’s colon irrigation machines were commonly used be hospitals and physician’s offices. But in the 50’s with the onset of new prescriptions drugs. The theory evolved that “The colon would take care of itself “or “Out of sight out of mind.”

Today, with modern improvements in colon hydrotherapy instrumentation and trained therapists, colon hydrotherapy is becoming a valuable modality in treating disease and
promoting wellness.

“In times past, knowledge of the bowel was widespread and people were taught how to care for the bowel. Somehow, bowel wisdom got lost and it became something that no one wanted to talk about anymore”.
Bernard Jensen, D.C.

How Many Colon HydrotherapySessions Does One need?
Of course, the number of colon hydrotherapy sessions desired will depend on the individual. Every person’s goals will differ. Just as some people exercise on a daily or weekly basis to tone and tighten their outer body; some people follow an ongoing cleansing, toning and rebuilding regime for the inner body. Colon hydrotherapy could be used as part of any regular maintenance program.

What Is A Colon Hydrotherapy Session Like?
A session is a comfortable experience for many people. It produces no toxicity. Techniques utilized allow a small amount of water to flow into the colon gently stimulating the colon’s natural peristaltic action to release softened waste. The inflow of a small amount of water and the release of waste may be repeated several times. The removal of waste should encourage better colon function and elimination.

Internal Cleansing and Detoxification through Colon Hydrotherapy
It is advisable to have a series of three Colon hydrotherapy treatments, four times per year to maintain Optimal colon health. After cleansing, a rebuilding diet is essential to properly restore healthy tissues and energy.
Confidentiality is maintained at all times.
For more information or to schedule an appointment call:
Telephone: 704-823-1577

Colon Hydrotherapy Client & Hydrotherapist Population
It is estimated that there are many hundreds of colon hydrotherapists in the United States assisting hundreds of thousands of clients to enjoy the benefits of colon hydrotherapy. Many of these clients claim that due to colon hydrotherapy, they have been able to live their lives without drugs, tranquilizers, muscle relaxants, and pain pills. In a society where Eastern and Western medicine combined to give us the best of both worlds, the acceptance of colon hydrotherapy has continued to grow with impressive results.

Healthy Connection, Inc., Lowell, North Carolina

Healthy Connection was founded to provide education and awareness regarding the numerous benefits that this alternative practice can provide. Owned and operated by Donna Randolph a trained and certified colon hydrotherapist and a member of the International Association of Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

~12 miles from Charlotte on I-85 S.
~14 miles from Kings Mountain on I-85 N.
Exit 22 North on Corner of N. Main & Groves Street
(on Right just past light)

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Super Size Me Earns Writers Guild Honors

The Writers Guild of America honored one of my all-time favorite movies, Super Size Me, as its first winner in a brand new category -- documentary screenwriting -- at a ceremony in Los Angeles last night.

The Guild honored writer and filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, who also starred in the film and became ill after a month-long experiment eating McDonald's fast food three times a day. When asked if the success of Super Size Me may have had anything to do with McDonald's eliminating its super-sized line of "happy" meals, Spurlock was honest and modest. "It's a testament to the power of filmmaking. Documentaries are more important now than ever."

This award could be a foreshadowing of even better things to come for Spurlock, considering Super Size Me is competing for an Academy Award as one of the country's five best documentaries of 2004.

Folks, this movie should be required viewing for everybody! (
An edited version was released this week, specifically tailored to school-age children.)

Prior to his experiment, Morgan Spurlock was a highly fit and athletic, weighing 185 pounds. After going on a McDonald's "diet," Spurlock gained 25 pounds and looked absolutely terrible. In fact, he appeared to be suffering from many of the same health complaints I see in my patients: fatigue, headaches and indigestion. And, his cholesterol levels were high and he suffered from uric acid and mild chemical hepatitis.

It is truly amazing what massive amounts of trans fat and 31 pounds of sugar will do to you in only a month.

USA Today February 16, 2005

Our need for Enzymes

Enzymes are extremely important for our bodies. They help hold molecules together, help us digest our food, carry toxins out of our bodies, help to repair and build new tissues, help create other enzymes for our brain, and are the glue that help hold calcium in our bones. When looking at a bottle, the enzymes end in the suffix "ase." For example, there is Lactase, and enzyme needed for digesting milk products.

When you are born, your parents give you a "bank account” of enzymes based on their nutritional practices. Some people have more in their "bank account" than others from which to pull. Every time we eat, our body uses enzymes to digest our food, and to pull toxins out of our bodies.

Only raw food contains enzymes. Raw food is often referred to as “living food”. Cooking food kills enzymes, if cooked too much – hence the term "cooked to death." When vegetables are crisp, it is because there is an enzyme holding the molecules together, making the vegetables snap when you break them apart. When they are wilted, they no longer have enzymes.

Your liver, stomach, and pancreas produce enzymes. Once we hit approximately 35 years in age, our body genetically makes some assumptions that we are not as active, and don't eat as much and therefore don’t need to make as many enzymes. This, of course, is not true for most people, and we need to put enzymes back into our bodies. Many injuries can be caused from a deficiency of enzymes. The tissue does not have enough enzymes in the body to help repair the damage that is done, and pain and additional injury often set in.

When you eat dead food, your body knows it needs enzymes to digest it. However, what happens when your body can't get enough enzymes for digestion? It pulls from the liver, and the pancreas. But if they cannot assist at the time (usually people over age 35 or people generally deficient in enzymes), the body goes one other place, the bones. Your body uses enzymes to hold calcium in your bones. But the bones are very forgiving, and the body dictates that digestion is more important than the bones, so they give up enzymes to assist with digestion. Often this causes excess calcium to float around in the body, often gathering in the kidneys, causing stones, and of course causing osteoporosis. It is important to take calcium, but enzymes are also important to help you absorb the calcium you are taking.

Enzymes can be purchased in bottles and there are different types. Often taking enzymes helps improve your digestion, and can also help your body eliminate your bowels more effectively. Some enzymes are stronger than others, some help reduce acid, some help to stimulate digestion. It is best to consult a health professional to make sure that you find the best enzymes for you. In most cases, it is best to take these with meals, helping you digest your food.

Food Enzymes Capsules [Digestive] is a key product for the digestive system. All foods require processing (digestion), and enzymes are able to break down food compounds for assimilation into the bloodstream. A number of different enzymes are needed to deal with differing food compounds. Some of these are produced by the body, some are found in foods. However, most processed foods lack the enzymes needed for proper digestion.

This formulation supplements the body’s production of these enzymes. For example, pepsin is used for the digestion of proteins in an acid environment (betaine hydrochloride or HCl); pancreatin is produced by the pancreas to digest proteins, carbohydrates and fats in alkaline environments; mycozyme digests starches; papain and bromelain digest protein; bile salt makes fats soluble and prepares them for further digestion by lipase.
One capsule will help you digest a minimum of 30 grams of protein, 30 grams of carbohydrates and 20 grams of fats.

Hi Lipase (120 LU) [Digestive] is designed for individuals who have difficulty digesting lipids (fats). Lipase is any one of a class of enzymes that assist in the breakdown of dietary fats. Lipases are produced by the liver, pancreas and other digestive organs. They are also manufactured by certain plants. Hi Lipase provides more complete digestion of high-fat foods, including nuts. Contains 240 LU per two-capsule serving.
Take 2 capsules before consuming foods high in fat.

Lactase Plus [Digestive] - The lactase and protease enzymes in Lactase Plus help many people who have difficulty digesting dairy products by aiding the breakdown of milk sugar and milk protein.
Take 1–2 capsules before consuming foods that contain dairy products or beverages with lactose.

PDA Capsules [Digestive] supplements the body’s digestive secretions with hydrochloric acid (HCl). The stomach manufactures hydrochloric acid to break down proteins. But, as people age, they usually produce less HCl, which affects the amount of protein they can absorb. Incomplete protein digestion can affect the viability of the intestinal flora that feast on these compounds.
Each capsule of PDA provides 325 mg of betaine HCl, supplying diluted hydrochloric acid and 20 mg of pepsin, a natural protein-digesting enzyme.
Take 1–4 capsules with a meal three times daily. May also be used between meals.

Practazyme Plus [Digestive] is a stronger, more powerful version of Proactazyme®, a popular digestive enzyme supplement. Digestive enzymes may be in short supply in some people, and supplementing with them allows the body to get maximum nutrition from the diet and support efficient digestion.

Proactazyme Plus contains amylase, glucoamylase, lipase, cellulase, invertase, malt diastase, alpha galactosidase and peptidase to digest all types of food. It also contains a blend of protease formulated to digest proteins at various pH levels ranging from 3.0 to 6.0. New enzymes added to the formula help break down sugars, vegetable fibers, long-chain starches and proteins. This formula contains only plant-sourced enzymes, thus it works well for vegetarians.

• Aids in the breakdown of most types of food.
• Improves digestion.
• Supports digestion of a high-starch or -sugar diet.
• Helps your body extract the minerals it needs.
• Releases needed vitamins that would otherwise be wasted.
Take one or two capsules with a meal. May also be used between meals.

Protease Plus [Digestive, Immune] provides supplemental protease enzymes that break down proteins into smaller proteins and amino acids, maximizing digestion.
As we grow older, our bodies produce fewer enzymes. When a suboptimal level of protease enzyme exists, undigested proteins can pass through the intestinal tract and remain undigested. These have been linked to effects on overall health and vitality.

Protease Plus also supports immunity by activating macrophages and natural killer cells. NSP’s formula provides a full spectrum of plant-derived trace minerals, which help activate enzymes. Each capsule of NSP Protease Plus contains 60,000 HUT protease in a base of beet root fiber and plant-sourced trace mineral concentrate. This blend of proteases is formulated to digest proteins in a pH range of 3.0 to 6.0.
Take 1 capsule with a meal three times daily for protein digestion. Alternate use: Take 1–3 capsules between meals; combine with Immune Stimulator for maximum benefit.

Protease, High Potency delivers 180,000 HUT’s (Hemoglobin units, tyrosine basis) with a full spectrum of plant-derived trace minerals. Enjoy the same benefits of three Protease Plus capsules in one capsule of High-Potency Protease.
Take 1 capsule between meals up to three times daily.

SOD with Gliadin [Structural, Immune, Nervous] . SOD, also known as superoxide dismutase, is an enzyme that also functions as an antioxidant. Every cell in the body uses SOD to combat damaging free radicals produced by normal cellular reactions. As we age, our bodies produce less SOD, which may contribute to the natural aging process. Gliadin protects SOD from digestion until it reaches the intestinal tract, where it can be absorbed. It has been shown to increase absorption of SOD by up to 57 percent. SOD with Gliadin benefits joint structure and function; the respiratory, nervous and cardiovascular systems; vision; cellular activity; and the aging process. Two capsules provide 300 mg SOD.
Take 1 capsule twice daily on an empty stomach.

Nature’s Fresh was originally developed for using to help get out stains out of carpets and clothes by Nature’s Sunshine. However, many herbalists noted that it just contains water and enzymes – why not spray it on topically on the skin to help the body absorb enzymes. It is widely known that we absorb nutrients through our skin, better then our digestive system – for example – so many patches on the market that release medicine over time. Since that time, thousands of people have used Nature’s Fresh for a variety of uses.

Popular Uses of Nature’s Fresh
1. Spray on graying hair to help the scalp absorb nutrients to rebuild and make new hairs grow.
2. Make into a nose spray with colloidal silver or xylitol.
3. Spray on sun/liver spots or damaged skin to help to repair tissue.
4. Spray on injuries – this is probably the most popular use – spray on after bath/shower on to pain, such as back, knee, shoulder, etc. If your pain goes away, then comes back in 20 minutes or so, this shows how deficient you are in enzymes. Keep spraying on every 20 minutes or so; you will be able to increase the time between sprayings each day as the area repairs itself and your bank account gets fuller. Taking enzymes internally also helps this process as well.
5. Spray on skin to keep it looking young, and help your body absorb other healing creams/ointments you may need for nourishment.
6. Make into a douche with V-X to help kill fungus.
7. Can be sprayed on plants, or in an area you want to repel insects.
8. Of course, on clothes to get out stains, and carpets, mattresses, furniture and much more….

Add Enzymes to your daily health routine! Visit my nsp site www.mynsp.com/herbsplus

Tuesday, February 15, 2005


Hello everyone,

Herbsplus4health is kicking with activity and it keeps me busy most of my day. A couple months ago I had a new member open a store about 20 minutes South of me and this month I have a new member signing up with me, who is opening up a store about 20 minutes North of me. Very exciting! These girls and their husbands are dynamite people. I also have ten other members who are in my business builders group. If you are not yet in this group and are interested in joining please let me know. My biggest task is still getting better organized. I'm working hard on it. i.e Personal and business "papers" I could use a better system than just the big ole' pile system.

I am still only doing about one homespa party each month. Since November they have been pretty spur of the moment mini presentations during visits with friends and family. When they know you have your tubs in the trunk or in the other room, they want to play. My family and most of my friends have been with me along the way as I've grown with NSP, and at the very least familiar with NSP, so these parties are very easy and a bit more layed back. They all love it because they know they are going to go away with a new spritzer or massage oil, soap etc. I would like to get back into full swing with the parties and believe I will have more time come March.

We have the Untold truth seminars coming up in both Columbia, SC and Asheville, NC. (as well as throughout the United States). I have sent out 30 invitations for the one in March and also to a few members in other cities where there are classes as well. Things are cooking! If you are one of the members I sent an invitation to, please get back with me so we can meet there. I would like to plan lunch with members in my downline who are attending. I am really looking forward to both classes and hope they are by two different speakers. My husband and I both enjoyed Cindy Klement's class last year.

Nature's Sunshine will be taking over the www.mynsp.com/herbsplus personal web sites on March 1st (currently run by Quinstreet). The site address will remain the same but the changes will be extreme. Til then the old site is still up and running. For anyone wanting a web site to better your Nature's Sunshine business, you will definitely want to invest in one of these new sites. The price will drop to $11.95/mo. The design & functionality changes they are making are terrific! If you currently have an old mynsp site, the change over will be automatic.

My four year old starts school this coming August. This big change will mean more uninterrupted work time. I won't know how to act!!! It will definitely give me more time with my downline. It gets me giddy with excitement to think about it. Sometimes I feel so guilty for loving my job so much!

I keep taking a little time to smell the roses. I just heard someone say the other day. "Most of us don't enjoy the moment until the moment is gone." Isn't that the truth?

Have a Great Week! AND as always... Let me know how I can help you best!

Share the Health,
Karen Herrmann-Doolan
An Independent Distributor of Nature's Sunshine Products
Herb Specialist, Nutritional and HomeSpa Aromatherapy Consultant
Check out my Health & Nutrition Blog!

Monday, February 14, 2005

St John's Wort 'Better Than Drugs For Depression'

By Jeremy Laurance
Health Editor
The Independent - UK
February 10, 2005

A specially prepared extract of the herb St John's Wort is at least as effective in treating depression as the powerful antidepressant drug Seroxat [Paxil] and has fewer side-effects, a study has indicated.

St John's wort has long been known as an effective herbal treatment for mild depression but the latest study is the first to suggest that it may have equal effectiveness with one of the biggest-selling pharmaceutical treatments for moderate to severe depression.

Researchers who asked 301 people with depression to take part in the trial found that half of those given St John's wort for six weeks reported an improvement in their symptoms, compared with only one third given Seroxat.

Neither group knew which drug they were taking, but those given Seroxat also reported more side-effects.

Seroxat has been at the centre of allegations that in some patients it causes agitation at the start of treatment and withdrawal effects in those trying to come off it. An investigation by the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Authority concluded last year that it should be avoided in mild depression, because of the side-effects. The authority ordered a ban on its use in patients under 18.

The study is published in the online version of the British Medical Journal. The researchers from Germany say: "Our results support the use of [St John's wort extract] as an alternative to standard antidepressants in moderate to severe depression, especially as it is well tolerated." They add that the drug should be assessed for long-term treatment, because many patients suffer chronic depression and the "favourable ratio between efficacy and tolerability" of St John's wort makes it an "interesting option" in these patients.

In 2004, about 19 million prescriptions for antidepressants were issued to about 3.5 million patients at a total cost of £400m in the UK.

In recommendations issued in December, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (Nice) said that given the well-known side-effects of such drugs, including anxiety, insomnia, headaches and stomach complaints, alternative treatments should be considered for people with mild depression.

Nice recommended that counselling including cognitive behavioural therapy should be considered. But the Royal College of GPs said the shortage of counsellors and psychotherapists meant this was impractical. "GPs often feel they have little choice but to prescribe antidepressants," a spokesman said.

In Germany, where St John's wort is a prescription drug, it outsells Prozac by four to one.

One drawback is that St John's wort interacts with several prescription medicines to reduce their effectiveness.

©2005 Independent News & Media (UK) Ltd.

Quality St. John's Wort Products Available through Nature's Sunshine
St. John's Wort [Nervous] is an important herb for the nervous system. Wort comes from an Old English word meaning "plant" or "root." This plant is named for St. John, the Baptist. It has long been popular for supporting the nervous system. St. John's wort contains hypericin, a natural compound that has been shown to help support the nervous system by helping to promote positive mental attitude and mood. NSP combines St. John's wort with passion flower, an herb with a long history of nervous system support. Each capsule contains 300 mg St. John's wort standardized to 0.3% hypericin.
CAUTION: While taking this product, avoid exposure to strong sunshine and tanning rays or tanning salons. It is advisable to wear sunglasses when being exposed to strong sunlight conditions. Consult your health care provider before using this product if you are taking prescription antidepressive drugs, including selective serotonin uptake inhibitors, as well as any MAO inhibitors.
Take 1 capsule with a meal three times daily.

St. John's Wort-Time Release [Nervous] is known for its benefits to the nervous system. It supports emotional balance and a feeling of well-being. St. John's wort helps maintain a positive outlook and healthy motivation.
Time-Release St. John's Wort contains the finest raw St. John's wort herb, standardized to contain 3.0% hyperforin and 0.2% hypericin in a base of 450 mg St. John's wort extract powder. St. John's wort contains at least 10 physiologically active constituents. Hypericin appears to support positive mood. Another constituent, hyperforin, may have powerful mood-enhancing properties.
CAUTION: While taking this product, avoid exposure to strong sunshine and tanning rays or tanning salons. It is advisable to wear sunglasses when being exposed to strong sunlight conditions. Consult your health care provider before using this product if you are taking prescription antidepressive drugs, including selective serotonin uptake inhibitors, as well as any MAO inhibitors.
Take 1 tablet in the morning and 1 in the evening for nervous system support.

Kudzu/St. John's Wort Combination [Nervous]. Researchers at Harvard Medical School injected 71 golden Syrian hamsters, which by nature have an unusual craving for alcohol, with daidzin, kudzu's active ingredient. The hamsters immediately cut back on their alcohol consumption and began to drink more water. These preliminary findings add an interesting sidebar to kudzu's already recognized herbal traditions.
Hypericin, an active constituent in St. John's wort, supports the nervous system in times of physical and emotional stress. Each capsule of Kudzu/St. John's Wort Combination contains 1 mg of daidzin and 1 mg hypericin.
Take 1 capsule with a meal three times daily.

Please visit www.mynsp.com/herbsplus to purchase your Nature's Sunshine Products

Facts on Honey and Cinnamon

It is found that mixture of honey and cinnamon cures most of the diseases.
Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also accept honey as a "Ram Ban" (very effective) medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without any side effects for any kind of diseases. Today's science says that even though honey is sweet, if
taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm diabetic patients.

Weekly World News, a magazine in Canada, in its issue dated 17 January, 1995 has given the following list of diseases that can be cured by honey and cinnamon as researched by western scientists.

HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread, chappati, or other bread, instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient from heart attack. Also those who already had an attack, if they do this process daily, are kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of the above process relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as you age, the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalizes the arteries and veins.

BLADDER INFECTIONS: Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon
of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder.

TOOTHACHE: Make a paste of one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and five teaspoons of honey and apply on the aching tooth. This may be applied three times a day until the tooth stops aching.

CHOLESTEROL: Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of cinnamon powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water, given to a cholesterol patient, was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10% within 2 hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken 3 times a day, any chronic cholesterol is cured. As per information received in the said journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.

COLDS: Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder daily for 3 days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold and clear the sinuses.

UPSET STOMACH: Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also clears stomach ulcers from the root.

GAS: According to the studies done in India &Japan, it is revealed that if honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.

IMMUNE SYSTEM: Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacteria and viral attacks.Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacteria and viral diseases.

INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food, relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.

INFLUENZA: A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural ingredient which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.

LONGEVITY: Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the ravages of old age. Take 4 teaspoons of honey, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder and 3 cups of water and boil to make like tea. Drink 1/4 cup, 3 to 4 times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age.

PIMPLES: Mix three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon to make a powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. If done daily for two weeks, it removes pimples from the root.

SKIN INFECTIONS: Apply honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts to cure eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections.

WEIGHT LOSS: Daily in the morning 1/2 hour before breakfast on an empty stomach and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup water. If taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.

CANCER: Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully. Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder for one month 3 times a day.

FATIGUE: Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens who take honey and cinnamon power in equal parts are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton who has done research says that a half tablespoon honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, taken daily after brushing your teeth and in the afternoon at about 3:00 p.m. when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, increases the vitality of the body within a week.

BAD BREATH: People of South America first thing in the morning gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water, so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.

Cinnamon for Diabetes

Preliminary evidence shows that the common spice cinnamon may help reduce blood sugar - a benefit for those with diabetes. A study published in the December 2003 issue of Diabetes Care reported on people with type II diabetes who were given differing daily amounts of cinnamon (1, 3, or 6-gram capsules). Regardless of the amount of cinnamon they received, the study group reduced their blood glucose levels by 18 to 29 percent compared to those receiving a placebo. They also experienced a reduction in their LDL ("bad") cholesterol.

If you are diabetic, consider adding one-quarter teaspoon of cinnamon to your diet twice daily and see what effect it has. If it works for you, cinnamon should be used as an adjunct to, not a substitute for, other medications and lifestyle measures such as exercise, a healthy diet and shedding extra pounds - all of which are proven ways to help control glucose levels.

Information taken from Dr. Weil's, Daily tips newsletter

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Health Choices by Susie Grimmett

Health Choices
Owner: Susie Grimmett, APP
Holistic Health Practitioner
Located in TABS SPA, 107 Dotson Street, Rock Hill, South Carolina

Health Choices offers:
  • Polarity Therapy
  • Aqua-Chi Detoxifying
  • Herbal Supplements
  • Nature's Sunshine Products
  • Vitamins
  • Organic Healthy Snacks
  • Ear Candling

Aqua-Chi - Detoxifying System:
"Getting the issues out of the Tissues"
Today we are exposed to the greatest toxic load in the history of our planet. It builds up in the body faster than ever before, resulting in a greater incidence of allergies, mental and physical problem. The Aqua-Chi provides a comfortable and relaxing way to rid the body of toxins, without a healing crisis. It has been proven effective for many ailments. A positive polarity, generates a negative ion flow which, raises blood pH from acidic toward alkaline. Approximately 95% of people in this culture experience a state of acidity; that is, their bodies contain an excess of hydrogen ions. The ions generated by the Aqua-Chi travels through the body attaching themselves to multitude of toxic substances and then removing them through the pores of the feet. Each foot has more than 2000 pores per foot. The practitioner starts by placing your feet in a container of warm water, the module and a small amount of sea salt. When the Aqua-Chi is set, it results in the product of negative ions in the water. The approximate time for an average session is 35 minutes.

Polarity Therapy:
"Going Wireless"
Polarity therapy is a holistic healing system that works with this "life energy" in all its forms, using a comprehensive system of bodywork, exercise, nutritional guidance and verbal couseling.
The goal of polarity therapy is to realign and unite body, mind, spirit and emotions into harmony and vibrant health. Polarity therapy is based on the premise that we are fields of pulsating life energy made up of specific frequencies know as the five elements: ether, air, fire, water and earth. Each element relates and flows in a balance of positive and negative attractions arising from a neutral center. When these currents are flowing, without significant blockage, we are functional, healthy and our thoughts and emotions are in alignment with our soul's truth (the source).
When the currents are blocked, our thoughts, emotions and body are out of alignment with the energy necessary to meet a life challenge. When we have moved away from source; energy imbalances appear in the form of physical pain, emotional distress and disease.
Polarity practitioners use their hands to scan the body and energy currents surrounding the body in order to identify and release blocks and restrictions.
They effectively "jump start" the system, much like charging a battery or switching a circuit breaker.

Ear Coning (Candling):
Ear candles are used to clean the ears and are believed to help with various ear disorders. Using ear candles is generally more comfortable and less expensive than conventional ear cleaning where water is forced into the ear canal. The practice of using ear candles is actually an ancient art orginating from countries such as China, Czechoslavakia, Mexico and Italy.

Many people use ear candles. Chronic ear problems seem to benefit with frequent treatment. When using ear candles, the small end of the candle is put into the ear and the other end is lit. As the candle burns, smoke travels into the ear canal, gently warming the earwax and creating a gentle vacuum. The vacuum dislodges the wax or foreign debris and pulls it into the ear candle. Many report this as being a rather pleasant sensation. Most often, an improvement in hearing is reported after using an ear candle.

Ear candles should not be used if the eardrum is perforated or if the person has tubes in the ears.

Susie Grimmett is an NSP distributor in my successline. I hope you will all visit her new store in the future.

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Tribute to Dr. William Donald Kelley - 1926 -2005

Alternative Cancer Researcher: Dr. William Donald Kelley
By Dr. Ralph Moss
from CancerDecisions.com Newsletter

William Donald Kelley, DDS, MS, one of the most significant figures in the history of alternative cancer treatments, passed away on January 30, 2005, at the age of 79. The cause of death was congestive heart failure. He had a long history of heart problems, with severe rhythm disturbances, beginning in the 1960s.

Dr. Kelley was born on November 1, 1925 on an 80-acre "dirt farm" in Winfield, Kansas. His father had died young of a heart attack and, during the Great Depression, his mother raised three sons alone. All three sons went to college, then graduate school, and became successful professionals.

William Kelley was an unusual child. He once told me that when he was three he had a vision of Jesus approaching him, as he was playing in a sandpile. He took him up into his arms and instructed him to become a medical missionary. Kelley later moved to Texas and studied at Baylor University. Under the influence of his father-in-law, he became a successful orthodontist, working 12 to 14 hours per day putting braces on the teeth of the children of Grapevine, Texas. He and his first wife adopted four children and lived the typical suburban existence of the 1950s. In what little spare time he had he restored antique cars. Always a determined worker, he practically lived on candy bars and other junk food.

Around 1960, his health began to deteriorate. The first thing he noticed was diminishing eyesight. He also developed muscle cramps and chest pains and went into a severe mental depression. The culmination came in 1964, when he suffered acute gastric distention and was hospitalized. A series of X rays showed the signs of advancing pancreatic cancer, including lesions in his lungs, hip and liver. His surgeon refused to operate, saying that Kelley had only four to eight weeks to live. The doctors were so certain of their diagnosis that they felt no need to take a biopsy of the tumor, an omission that was to hound Kelley in later years.

Kelley was ready to give up, but his redoubtable frontier mother came from Kansas to rescue him. She threw out the junk food and meat and instructed him to eat only fresh and raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains and seeds. After several months, Kelley began to feel better. He was even able to return to work. In a health food store he then discovered the work of dietary pioneer, Max Gerson, who had written the book, Cancer Therapy: Fifty Cases, which advocated a similar program.

After six or seven months, however, Kelley stopped improving and developed severe digestive problems, probably from the advancing cancer. He therefore began taking pancreatic enzymes, at first simply to aid his digestion. He eventually increased the dose to 50 enzyme capsules per day. He then discovered the work of the Scottish embryologist, John Beard, DSc, who early in the 20th century had postulated that pancreatic enzymes were a natural control for cancer. He also encountered the writings of Dr. Edward Howell, author of Enzyme Nutrition, and an early apostle of the raw plant food diet. In time, Kelley healed from his own disease and went on to treat over 30,000 other patients.

Initially, Kelley discovered that while many people did well on this diet, others did not. His second wife, Susie, was one of these. It turned out that she needed rare red meat in order to control her severe allergies. Thus was born Kelley's concept of the Metabolic Type, in which different people, because of genetic heritage and environmental factors, had different requirements for vegetarian or carnivorous diets, raw and/or cooked. Kelley was influenced in his thinking about meat by the work of Vilhjamur Steffanson, the Harvard-trained explorer who, among other things, had shown that the Eskimo remained cancer-free on a fatty red meat diet.

One Answer to Cancer
Kelley was the author of several books, including his self-help book, One Answer to Cancer, first published in 1967, and an updated edition, Cancer: Curing the Incurable Without Surgery, Chemotherapy or Radiation (2001). His tests for cancer included the Kelley Enzyme Test and the Kelley Index of Malignancy.

In 1970, Kelley was convicted of practicing medicine without a license, and in 1976 the courts suspended his dental license for 5 years. For a while in the late 1970s he worked in a clinic south of Tijuana.

Dr. Kelley's high point of fame came in 1980, when he treated the popular US film actor Steve McQueen for advanced mesothelioma, a form of chest and abdomen cancer generally caused by asbestos exposure. McQueen died after undergoing surgery in 1980. Kelley later claimed that McQueen had actually been cured, but then murdered because he "was going to blow the lid off of the cancer racket." In the public's mind, however, this failure dealt a blow to all of Kelley's claims of success with cancer.

In the 1970s, Kelley was reasonable in his statements about medical orthodoxy and, although he appreciated the difficulties of changing America's life style, looked forward to a fair and proper evaluation of his method. As time progressed, however, he became increasingly despondent, realizing that this would probably never happen.

He also became increasingly paranoid. In the 1980s, he moved to rural Washington state. His marriage to Susie had broken up, he lost control of his once-thriving organization, and his mental and physical health began to deteriorate as well. In the late 1980s, he and his then-companion, a cardiologist named Carol Morrison, MD, whom he had allegedly cured of breast cancer, moved to rural Pennsylvania. I visited them twice in the small town of Saxonburg, north of Pittsburgh. I found this couple ­a former successful orthodontist and board-certified heart specialist ­ living in a small rented bungalow on Water Street. They were surviving on Dr. Kelley's monthly Social Security check.

Kelley was a shadow of his former self. Although he still did coffee enemas every day, he had reverted to drinking huge bottles of Coke, to which he ascribed health-giving properties. He and Dr. Morrison seemed only tangentially interested in medicine. They were too busy running their daisy-wheel printer day and night, churning out racist and anti-Semitic tracts! It was hard to connect this bitter wreck of a man with the vibrant individual of earlier decades.

Enter Dr. Gonzalez
It was around that time that Nicholas J. Gonzalez, MD, a recent graduate of Cornell Medical College, first came to prominence in New York as a practitioner of Dr. Kelley's methods. Gonzalez was always scrupulous in crediting Kelley for his contribution to his own work. Yet the Kelley I met in 1990 seethed with anger at the world, and particularly at those who had tried to help him, including Dr. Gonzalez.

Soon afterwards, Kelley even sued Gonzalez in a vituperative nuisance suit. The suit was dismissed, with some unkind words from the judge. After Morrison died, Kelley moved back to his mother's Kansas farm, where his "strange eventful history" had begun almost 80 years before.

Asked to sum up Kelley's contribution, Dr. Gonzalez wrote the following:
"Over the years, just about anything that could ever be said about anybody, good bad and indifferent, has been said about William Donald Kelley. Regardless of how true or untrue such statements might be, my wish is that he be remembered for what he truly was, a very brilliant man who sacrificed all personal happiness for what he believed to be the truth. Like so many other brilliant men he fit in nowhere and generated controversy, adulation and scorn for much of his adult life wherever he went and whatever he did.

"The world certainly treated him poorly, and too often in his later years he responded in kind. His faults, like his strengths, are legion and extraordinary and he lived an eccentric life, always on the fringe; at one point during the early 1990s, I heard he was scavenging food out of dumpsters. Despite all this, I have always remained focused, and continue to remain so, on his unique ability to see a truth no one else could see, and stick with it regardless of the cost.

"From the day I first met him, in a chiropractor's office in Queens, in July of 1981, after my second year of medical school, his one goal, his one wish was to have his work properly evaluated and tested, so that if it proved of value, it could be integrated into the mainstream of orthodox medicine. That was to me, whatever was to happen in our own relationship, and whatever he was to say about me in recent years, always an honorable goal, one which I took seriously and continue to work toward.

"In my estimation, Kelley, in his scientific thinking, was light years ahead of the rest of us, both orthodox and alternative. He deserves our respect for his accomplishments, for his trials and severe tribulations, and our forgiveness for his foibles. Someday, I believe his thoughts about the nature of cancer and human disease will become the foundation of a new medicine, not merely a fringe footnote, and the world will remember him at that time with well deserved appreciation. For now, let's remember him kindly, with gratitude for what he did and what he tried to do."

Friday, February 11, 2005

Norma's Tidbits

Norma is my upline five levels deep. Every so often she sends her words of advise and so I thought I would share with you all.

Norma's Tidbits - Shares her Testimony

The liver is our main chemical processing station. It is particularly concerned with processing nutrients and toxic substances both from without and within the body. It would benefit each of us to cleanse and restructure the liver and gall bladder twice a year to help maintain good health. How can we do this? Learn to use muscle testing. Test yourself or have someone else test you to see if your liver or gallbladder is having deficiencies. They should be working at 100% efficiency. A number of years ago mine were working at only 10% efficiency. I felt very ill; I would bloat up after I ate almost anything. I worked on a cleanse and restructing program and now twice a year I maintain their efficiency by keeping to my program.

Before starting a cleanse, muscle test for whch herb product will work best for your body. If you don't know how to muscle test you can contact Tree of Light at 1-800-707-4372, they have some excellent resources to teach you how. With any cleanse always use All Cell Detox. For the liver and glallbladder you can use Milk Thistle Combination, Milk Thistle Time-Release or the Liver cleanse, which ever tests the strongest for you. My good health today is due in part as a result of cleansing different parts of my body. When the cleansing products test weak you are ready to shift over to the restructuring formula of herbs.

The following formula of restructuring herbs I received many years ago. It consists of Red Rasberry and combination PLS II along with an herb or combination herb that will help direct the nutrients to the part of the body you are working on, whether it be the liver, gallbladder, heart or urinary tract, etc. Again muscle test which products will work best for you.

By Norma Whitney
Whitney's Vitamin & Herb Shoppe
Redding, California

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

NOTES from Product Focus Meeting - Feb.9, 2005

*See below for notes from this teleconference call

Each month the NSP Training Department offers intense training on one NSP product. Product Focus Meetings are conducted via a tele-conference call and are available, at no cost, to anyone who has a touch-tone phone. Feel free to share the number with clients and friends. During this meeting, health experts from both inside and outside NSP will provide in-depth information on how to use the product and how it can improve your health.


*Expand your knowledge of specific NSP products.
*Ask questions of product experts.
*Take advantage of free training.

Product Focus Call

Time: Wednesday, February 9th
(6:00 p.m. Pacific, 7:00 pm Mtn, 8:00 pm Central, 9:00 pm Eastern)
Phone#: 1-800-282-9233, pin: 8626#
Dieter's Cleanse (New!)
Guest Speaker: Clell Fowles - Registered Pharmacist

Kick-off your weight loss program with the
Dieter's Cleanse. Lose several pounds in the first few weeks of your program!

Main Topic of Discussion

Dieter's Cleanse [Weight Loss]. Proper cleansing of the digestive tract allows for better elimination of waste and improved absorption of nutrients from the food you eat. Dieter's Cleanse is a safe, simple, convenient cleansing program. Product elements provide dietary fiber, support the production of digestive enzymes and bile, nourish the liver and glandular system, promote detoxification and support the body's weight-management mechanisms.

Each box of Dieter's Cleanse contains 14 AM packets, 14 NOON packets and 14 PM packets. The following NSP products are elements of Dieter's Cleanse:
Bowel Detox (2 capsules in AM and NOON packets)
Master Gland Formula (2 capsules in AM and NOON packets)
Enviro-Detox (1 capsule in AM and NOON packets)
Liver Cleanse Formula (1 capsule in AM and NOON packets)
LBS II® (3 capsules in PM packet)
SF® (2 capsules in PM packet)
Chromium (1 tablet in PM packet)

Kick off your weight-loss program by using Dieter's Cleanse for one week. Take 1 AM packet with a low-fat breakfast. Take 1 NOON packet with a balanced lunch. Take 1 PM packet with a sensible dinner. Then begin your weight-management program. The second-week supply of Dieter's Cleanse can be used during recommended rest periods of other NSP weight-loss programs. This product may also be used by any adult desiring a two-week cleanse.

NOTES From Teleconference Call:

Specials offered on the Dieter's Cleanse
(not sure how long these will be available):
Buy 4 get 1 free - Stock #12770-5
$2 off one bottle - Stock #12771-6

Nature's Sunshine Members can order through Home office order entry.
Non-NSP members can call me to take advantage of these specials.
Karen 704-588-7638

Ray Lambert, Corporate Regional Manager for the Rocking West Coast, was the host last night. Clell Fowles, author of Drugs and Natural Alternatives and also Drugs and Nutrient Depletion, was the guest. Both of these books can be purchased on
www.herballure.com Here is a little bit which was shared on Dieter's Cleanse.

Dieter's Cleanse is similar if not the same as the Nature's Cleanse which NSP has carried for some time. Different package. Both Ray and Clell couldn't say if herbs were in the same quantities, and same amt. of packets, but I believe it is the same product, just being marketed differently. Sometimes a name which really describes the product is better used.

This product is great for the start of a diet (first two weeks) because it helps the body clean out from top to bottom. It cleans out all the systems, the eliminative organs, GI Tract, Intestinal tract and colon. It cleans out, and buffs up all areas so that absorption of nutrients is better. Indirectly it should help the endocrine system to drain and will revitalize the glands and emit toxins from throughout the body. Great for skin conditions because of the cleansing effect of toxins and waste from the eliminative organs which will help the skin to cleanse as well.

It is also great to use this product during the rest period from other NSP weight loss products such as
Metabomax and MetaboStart. As it helps rid the body of the waste and toxins.

When wanting to do a
Paracleanse it was suggested by a caller to do the Dieter's Cleanse first to help increase absorption in the body first, then use the paracleanse so it is most effective in ridding parasites etc.

For those who have adrenal stress and weight gain from too much cortisone being produced it was suggested to use the
Dieters Cleanse (to cleanse) first then to move over to the Cortisol formula. This way you will have optimal absorption. Cortisol reduces stress on the adrenals so less cortisone is produced (production of cortisone decreases when NSP's cortisol is added to diet). Will help ensue calming and weight loss. Most notice inches lost due to fat storage decrease.

Signs of Adrenal Stress - Burn out of Adrenals - produce too much cortisone: Weight gain (adds fat storage and water retention), Blood sugar & glucose imbalance, high blood pressure, Other glands out of wack (Thyroid, Pancreas, etc), "Stressed out", Tired often, can show signs of muscle weakness in advanced state.

Some Causes of Adrenal Burn out - Poor dietary choices over long period of time, not enough exercise, Stressful lifestyle, Physical accidents cause both physical and mental stress

Dieter's Cleanse is a great product to prepare the body for a good nutritional diet/wt maintenance as well. Vitamins/herbs and supplements & nutritious foods will be better absorbed by the body after the cleanse.

Dieter's Cleanse includes these other NSP products in the formula. Three packets are taken (1 morning, 1 afternoon, and one evening).
Bowel Detox - Cleans out Intestines, GI tract, Colon.
Master Gland Formula - Nourishes glands, thyroid, adrenal and Pancreas during cleanse
Enviro Detox - Cleanses the Eliminative Organs - Kidneys, Skin, Liver, Lungs, Liver etc.
LBS II - Strengthens and soothes the intestinal tract to cleanse and help with better absorption
SF - Helps relieve cravings, and hunger, also cleansing, and helps toxins and waste move out of the body
Chromium - Manages Glucose and metabolism of glucose so that the body is able to use it instead of store it as fat. Chromium GTF is an excellent product for Diabetics as it helps to stabilize blood sugar over a period of time so less medication is needed.

It is Fine to use Dieter's Cleanse for anyone over the age of 12.

Please contact me for more information or to make your orders.

March WebCast - mark you calendar!
Our next WebCast is scheduled for March 9, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time. We will discuss improvements made to our popular Thai-Go product (with more pericarp extract). We will also be discussing our new, Educate America campaign. Put this event on your calendar today!
Check back here on on the NSP site a few days prior to the WebCast for phone numbers and instructions.

Share the Health,
Karen Herrmann-Doolan
An Independent Distributor of Nature's Sunshine Products
Herb Specialist, Nutritional and HomeSpa Aromatherapy Consultant

Thursday, February 03, 2005

An Education on the Practice of Naturopathic Health

What is a Naturopath?

Naturopathic doctors are trained specialists in a separate and distinct healing art which uses non-invasive natural medicine. They are not orthodox medical doctors (M.D.s). Naturopathic doctors (N.D.s) are conventionally trained in subjects such as anatomy, physiology, counseling, dietary evaluations, nutrition, herbology, acupressure, muscle relaxation and structural normalization, homeopathy, iridology, exercise therapy, hydrotherapy, oxygen therapy and thermal therapy. Some practitioners are also trained in additional specialties such as acupuncture or natural childbirth.

Naturopathic doctors tailor the healing modality to the needs of the individual with methods which are effective for both chronic and acute problems. Naturopathic doctors cooperate with all branches of medical science, referring individuals to other practitioners for diagnosis or treatment when appropriate.

In practice, naturopathic doctors perform lifestyle analysis, laboratory testing, nutritional and dietary assessments, metabolic analysis and other evaluative procedures. They are trained to use a wide variety of natural methods which involve the individual in the healing process. Naturopathy is based upon a belief in the body's innate God-given natural ability to heal itself when given an appropriate internal and external healing environment. Naturopaths are not involved in the practice of medicine and do not use drugs or pharmaceuticals, nor do they perform abortions or surgery (other than minor first aid). They have traditionally been referred to as "drugless doctors." In reality, naturopathy deals with wellness and relief from conditions which are the result of stress whether from mental, nutritional, environmental or physical factors.

Naturopathic doctors (N.D.s) have participated in a specialized course of study and received degrees in naturopathy. Some states license naturopaths and regulate the profession. In those states, the naturopaths must also have passed a national or state board examination and their practice is subject to review by a State Board of Examiners. Several naturopathic, professional organizations also require the candidate to pass a proficiency test in naturopathy in order to join their organization.

Naturopathy: A brief history

Dr. Benedict Lust founded the American School of Naturopathy in New York City and graduated its first class in 1902. A number of other schools were organized and by the 1930's there were more than twenty naturopathic colleges and over 10,000 practitioners. The allopathic medical schools which had the backing of the pharmaceutical industry flourished with large endowments and the political clout which comes with wealth. Due to lack of funding, naturopathic education began to decline and only recently has the disenchantment with pharmaceutically trained doctors led people to once again begin exploring and embracing natural, God-given, simple, effective remedies found in naturopathy.

The Naturopathic Philosophy advocates a number of principles:

Naturopathy promotes health through education and non-invasive natural agents.

1. Do no harm

Primum non nocere is taken from the Hippocratic Oath. Certainly anybody who is sick does not need any therapy or treatment which can harm him/her. Since perscription medication has such a potential to make a well man sick, many wonder how it can be expected to make a sick man well. Traditional naturopathy embraces only therapies or procedures which are designed to enhance healing and produce wellness.

2. Recognize the healing power of nature

Vis medicatrix naturae. The human body is created with the capacity to heal itself and to maintain homeostasis. There is a healing power in nature and this principal is the basis for all of naturopathy. Naturopathy is a system designed to work in harmony with nature in the restoration and support for the inherent natural healing systems of the body.

3. Identify the cause

Tolle causam. In allopathic medicine the name of the disease is actually the name of the symptom in Greek. For example, the term "arthritis" is made up of two Greek roots "arthro" which means having to do with the joint and "itis" meaning pain or inflammation. Allopathic doctors seek to treat the joint pain by reducing the joint pain. This can be done with the use of pain killers, nerve blockers or any number of procedures. Naturopaths are committed to removing the joint pain by finding and removing the cause. Perhaps this may prove to be a calcium and/or mineral deficiency caused by either a primary or secondary nutritional deficiency. Or perhaps the cause could be from an injury or possibly from an over acid condition in the body. For naturopaths, the correction of the cause is the most plausible way of eliminating the symptoms and restoring health to the person.

4. Involve the total person

Naturopathic doctors are aware that a person can have a physical, spiritual or emotional illness. The chosen therapy is determined by what kind of problem the person is experiencing. You can not be well or healthy if you have a spiritual or mental problem even if you appear perfectly fit. Naturopaths use various counseling, stress management and bio-feedback techniques for those experiencing emotional or spiritual problems. Most naturopathic practitioners are capable of also using Biblical counseling as restorative therapy. Reading the writings of the fathers of naturopathy, you will find they were Godly people who recognized the Creator and gave Him the honor for all healing.

5. Teach rather than treat

Naturopathic philosophy places the responsibility for wellness with the individual. Man is the steward of his body and the doctor is the teacher or advisor to the individual on how to maintain health. One recognizes that a headache is not an aspirin deficiency but rather the result of some imbalance within the body. Some principle of health has been violated and the body is responding with pain. Naturopaths should evaluate the connotation and advise or teach their clients what lifestyle, nutritional, emotional or dietary changes should be made to alleviate the condition. The condition is alleviated by the clients making those changes and not by some outside agency.

6. Identify the source

Man is fearfully and wonderfully made. Other than in trauma-type injuries, seldom does the body have isolated mono-factoral conditions but rather experiences "dis-ease" as a consequence of a number of health debilitating events. Germs are considered the culprit for many conditions found by allopathic physicians. Naturopaths understand germs are a normal part of the economy of the earth and that they are put here by the Creator to destroy sick, weakened and devitilized tissues. Thus, germs are attracted to the depleted tissues in the body. In order to reverse the disease process, the body needs to have its tissues revitalized. This explains why when two people are exposed to the same germs only one person gets sick (the person with the devitalized tissues).

7. Prevent disease

It is admirable that there is an effective system based on natural restorative methods. However, it is preferable for the body not to experience imbalances and their resulting consequences. Naturopaths are prepared to advise clients on simple disease prevention principles which are designed to produce health and avoid the destructive consequences which occur as the result of violating those principles.

What to expect

When you consult a naturopathic doctor for counsel, you will find a person committed to the holistic approach to health. The doctor will gather a medical history, inquire about your diet, discuss any stress you are experiencing, give various non-invasive tests designed to evaluate body conditions and advise you concerning your condition.

You will experience techniques which are consistent with traditional naturopathy and its philosophy. These will enable your body to correct problems now and prevent them from occurring in the future.

To be sure of the training of your naturopathic doctor and his/her adherence to natural healing principles, ask your doctor if he/she is a "Registered Naturopathic Doctor."

In a society focused on an allopathic mindset, naturopaths can provide people with more options in the treatment of disease and pain. These options, along with being non-invasive, are all natural and, in actuality, are more historical methods in the pursuit of good health.


Legal Considerations for Alternative & Natural Health Practitioners

Protecting Your Practice
By Ray Dielman, N.D., C.N.H.P.

The unlicensed practice of natural healing is essentially illegal in this country. Most state medical practice acts, the laws that regulate the practice of medicine, require that an individual be licensed to practice any of the healing arts. Most laws prohibit anyone other than physicians from diagnosing, treating or prescribing for any emotional condition, disorder or ailment unless he or she is licensed to perform such activity (e.g., dentists, podiatrists, chiropractors, optometrists, psychologists, naturopaths, etc.).

Licensure begins prior to practice laws as most cities, counties, and states have laws requiring a license to operate a business or practice called an occupational license, the method by which you are granted the privilege of engaging in or managing any business, profession or occupation. For purposes of this article any person holding themselves out to the public by sign, printed matter and telephone to sell anything, shall be considered to be in business.

Words & .... Phrases which Are allowed!
"Health Building"

Words & .... Phrases which Are NOT allowed!

"Relieve Symptoms"

Learn more about Naturopathic Practice and help protect our Right to Practice Natural Health. Those of us using it with our families as well as those of us who share that information should have the right to do so. We are all students and teachers!
Karen Doolan (Thanks Mariann for sharing this info with me)

It seems to me we can all use a friendly reminder to be careful of how we present ourselves to the public. I thought this article from HealthKeepers Magazine does a good job of that.
Mariann Cade

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

NSP Members - Untold Truth Seminar Update

Dear Nature Sunshine Members,

Upcoming dates for the NSP Untold Truth seminars are beginning to be posted on the
Nature's Sunshine web site. For additional information on these upcoming classes please sign in. I am so thankful that NSP has decided to extend these classes for a second year. They have been a great success all over the country.

The cost for this 8 hour class is just $10. if you bring someone with you. So talk with your friends and family and share this class with those you love and those you would like to see achieve better health. Members may bring as many friends as they would like at the $10. price. All books and materials are provided for each attendee.

Information covered during each class:
*Running on Empty, Nutritional Deficiency, Disease, and the Standard American Diet!
*The Diabetes Epidemic, Our Deadly Fascination with Junk Food!
*Estrogen Overload, The Dangers Every Woman Should Know
*Colon IN Crisis, The Secret Source of Disease
*America Stressed Out, The Health Hazard You Can't Ignore
*You Don't Have to Die of A Heart Attack! Winning the Battle with America's No1 Killer
*Stop dieting and Begin Focusing on Getting Healthy

I am attending the Columbia seminar on February 26. If you are interested in attending this session as well please let me know, so we can plan to meet there. I have quite a few members in the Charlotte and surrounding areas and I'm hoping you will ALL take advantage of this incredible learning experience. This will be the second Untold Truth seminar I've been to. If you are attending the Columbia class with a friend(s), you will need to sign them up when you register in order for you each to get the $10. price. If you are planning to attend the Columbia class by yourself, please call me at 704-588-7638 or email me and I'll see if I can pair you up with another member. This way everyone can get the $10. price. I do however urge you all to bring your best friend with you. They will thank you afterwards for the experience.

Upcoming Untold Truth Seminars
Date Location Address
1/29/2005 Salt Lake City, UT
2/12/2005 Round Rock/Austin, TX
2/26/2005 Boise, ID
2/26/2005 Columbia, SC
2/26/2005 Concord, CA
3/5/2005 Davenport, IA
3/5/2005 Orlando, FL
3/5/2005 Parsippany, NJ
3/5/2005 San Diego, CA
3/12/2005 Akron, OH
3/12/2005 El Segundo, CA
3/12/2005 Omaha, NE
3/12/2005 Wasilla, AK
3/19/2005 Ann Arbor, MI
3/19/2005 Fort Lauderdale, FL
4/2/2005 Baton Rouge, LA
4/2/2005 Ellicotville, NY
4/2/2005 Joplin, MO
4/16/2005 Panama City, FL
4/16/2005 Richmond, VA
4/16/2005 Tyler, TX
4/23/2005 Asheville, NC
4/23/2005 Cleveland, OH
4/23/2005 Denver/Littleton, CO
4/23/2005 Rapid City, SD
4/30/2005 North Houston, TX
4/30/2005 Oklahoma City, OK
4/30/2005 Syracuse, NY
4/30/2005 Tampa, FL

If you are not yet a member, and/or would like to attend a different session, please email or call me and I will try and pair you up with a member in your area so that you can attend as well.

Share the Health,
Karen Herrmann-Doolan
An Independent Distributor of Nature's Sunshine Products
Herb Specialist, Nutritional and HomeSpa Aromatherapy Consultant
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