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Health and Nutrition with Nature's Sunshine

Not yet a Nature's Sunshine Member? Membership is free with a $40 order. Visit my web site www.mynsp.com/herbsplus Become an Herb Specialist! Visit my Blog for information about classes, webinars and Natural Health Education. Herbsplus4health.blogspot.com

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Location: Azle, Texas, United States

For Health Enthusiasts worldwide wanting to learn about Health and Nutrition. Join us here to learn about High Quality Products, Educational tools and Opportunities. If you would like to be notified when new items are posted to this page, please Email Me or call me at (817)225-8392 so I can add you to the list.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

CHOLESTEROL FACT & MYTH - Gastonia, NC - December 1st class

Thursday, December 1, 2005 @ 6:30 PM
Free class.

Topic: Cholesterol Fact & Myth
Herbal Hour CD presentation Featuring Steven Horne & Kimberly Balas.

Hosted by Donna Randolph, HEALTHY CONNECTION, INC
~ At 3302 S. New Hope Road, Suite 200-A, Gastonia, NC

Directions: From Charlotte, Take I-85 South to Exit 22 (Lowell/Cramerton). Off Exit ramp make a left onto S. Main Street (will turn into Redbud Drive) Go about 2 miles. Make a left onto New Hope Road. Go alittle over 1 mile, Healthy Connections is in strip mall area on the right, at Stoupe Rd.

Please RSVP so we can plan for door prizes and needed materials.Call Donna - 704-823-1577

3 THIRDS - Chirstmas Specials

I received a special notice from Teresa at 3 Thirds about these specials and personally purchased two of each. I hope some of you will treat yourself as well while this special is available.

For a limited time, EVERYONE gets the case price savings, no matter how many books you order.

FREE SHIPPING on orders placed before December 1, 2005!

After December 1st enjoy HALF-PRICE shipping through December 25th.
Order today!

Healthy Food Choices Made Simple
Only $10 (Save $5.95)

Daily 7 Diet Booster
Only $8 (Save $4.95)

Open the Cover, Read the Words, Change the Lives

This is the perfect gift for those you love - it is the gift of life! Happiest of Holidays!!!

Buy your partner in health a set and and learn together. Support and motivate each other.

If you have been thinking of starting health classes in 2006, now is the time to stock up on materials.

Business Builder's make sure you check out fundraiser information. I would love to bring this to our school systems.... anyone have some other ideas? Let's Educate America NSP style!!!

For additional information on purchasing these great tools, contact info@3Thirds.com, visit www.3Thirds.com and see Online Store items, or call (970) 377-8333.

12/8/05 Karen's update - I have received my order and they are FABULOUS! If you are looking for a gift item for someone you love, or for members in your downline and clients who are personally learning about health and nutrition through lifestyle changes, you will want to get a few of these to share.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Aromatherapy Class - Gastonia, NC


Saturday - 11/19/2005 @ 3:00 PM:
Learn how to use Pure Essential oils to prepare spritzers, massage oils, bath salts and cleaning products for a healthier Home. Great Holiday Gifts. Free class.

Taught by Karen Doolan
Hosted by Donna Randolph, HEALTHY CONNECTION, INC
~ At 3302 S. New Hope Road, Suite 200-A, Gastonia, NC

Directions: From Charlotte, Take I-85 South to Exit 22 (Lowell/Cramerton). Off Exit ramp make a left onto S. Main Street (will turn into Redbud Drive) Go about 2 miles. Make a left onto New Hope Road. Go alittle over 1 mile, Healthy Connections is in strip mall area on the right, at Stoupe Rd.

Please RSVP so we can plan for door prizes and needed materials.Call Donna - 704-823-1577

Terra Cotta Pendant Diffusers

Terra Cotta Pendants
Diffuse Nature's Sunshine Pure Essential Oils wherever you go with a Terra Cotta Pendants.
What an excellent addition to a HomeSpa gift basket.


Check out my web page on
Pure Essential Oils and Aromatherapy.

*Note: Price Increase effective January 15th, 2006. ALL pendants will be $10.00 each ($5.00 each Wholesale) Visit Terra Cotta Pendants sale page to stock up on pendants at todays prices.

To transfer to the Terra Cotta Pendants web site click here


Raido ~ $10.
pilgrimage, change, destiny, quest, progress, life lessons

Wunjo ~ $10.
bliss, peace, pleasure,success, reward, joy, achievement of goals, contentment

Algiz ~ $10.
sanctuary, assistance, defence, mentor, support, spirit guides

Berkana ~ $10.
fertility, health, conception, plenty, new beginnings

Gebo ~ $10.
relationship, love, marriage,generosity, unexpected good fortune

Sowulo ~ $10.
success, increase, positive energy, health, completion, wholeness, path to awareness

Tiewaz ~ $10.
strength, duty, discipline, responsibility, the warrior path

Kenaz ~ $10.
wisdom, insight, enlightenment, creativity, inspiration

HEART ~ $10.

Kitty Prints ~ $10.

Puppy Paws ~ $10.

Kokopelli ~ $10.
Native American symbolof fertility, music,replenishment, happinessand mischief,Kokopelli was known as"The Joy Bringer"His pure and spiritual flute-playing melted the Winter and ushered in the Spring

Footprints ~ $10.

Blessed ~ $6.

Serendipity ~ $10.

Promises ~ $10.

Three Wishes ~ $10.

Quintessence ~ $10.

Springtime ~ $10.

~ $10.

Birch ~ $10.

Grapeleaf ~ $10.

Rose ~ $10.

Aquarius ~ $6.
Jan. 21 - Feb. 19 Water Bearer

THINKER: Eccentric, Inventive, Original, Friendly, Supportive, Progressive

Pisces ~ $6.
Feb. 19 - Mar. 20 Fish

DREAMER: Intuitive, Kind, Adaptable, Romantic, Artistic, Caring, Unselfish

Aries ~ $6.
Mar 20 - Apr. 21 Ram

PIONEER: Adventurous, Leader, Courageous, Direct, Energetic, Sociable, Decisive, Competitive

Taurus ~ $6.
April 21 - May 22 Bull

BUILDER: Faithful, Grounded, Warm, Artistic, Patient, Practical, Determined, Trustworthy

Gemini ~ $6.
May 22 - June 22 Twins

COMMUNICATOR: Intellectual, Witty, Spontaneous, Chatty, Logical, Energetic, Amusing, Versatile

Cancer ~ $6.
June 22 - July 23 Crab

PROTECTOR: Faithful, Loving, Creative, Sensitive, Resourceful, Imaginative, Self Assured, Good Homemaker

Leo ~ $6.
July 23 - Aug. 24 Lion

RULER: Loyal, Flamboyant, Self-assured, Organizer, Generous, Creative, Ambitious, Spiritual

Virgo ~ $6.
Aug. 24 - Sept. 23 Virgin

CRITIC: Discriminating, Analytical, Modest, Meticulous, Organized, Health-conscious

Libra ~ $6.
Sept. 23 - Oct. 23 Scales

DIPLOMAT: Objective, Loving, Easy-going, Charming, Idealistic, Natural Peacemaker

Scorpio ~ $6.
Oct. 23 - Nov. 23 Scorpion

INVESTIGATOR: Intense, Deep, Persistent, Passionate, Magnetic, Committed, Determined, Honest

Sagittarius ~ $6.
Nov. 23 - Dec 22 Arche
GYPSY: Straight-forward, Visionary, Jovial, Optimistic, Frank, Philosophical

Capricorn ~ $6.
Dec. 22 - Jan. 21 Goat

ACHIEVER: Reliable, Prudent, Manager, Faithful, Disciplined, Ambitious, Dry sense of humor

Ankh $10.
Egyptian symbol of Life and Prosperity

Here's How Terra Cotta Pendants Work
1. Lay the clay piece flat on a table or on you hand.
2. Put one drop of essential oil on the surface
3. Wait until the clay absorbs the oil
4. Clasp it about your neck and you're ready to go!
The essential oil will be released into the air around it - filling your personal breathing space with the wonderful aromas of your choice!

Features of Terra Cotta Pendants
a Kiln-fired terra-cotta clay: rock hard yet light as air!
a Smooth, wearer-friendly edges (you can even tuck it in if you like!)
a Hand-made with stringent Quality Control.
a Waxed cotton cords: just as soft but more durable than leather.
a Silver plated rings and safety Lobster clasp
a Fall in love with it right away, or return it within 30 days for a full refund.
a Economical and priced in Canadian Dollars.
a Wholesale pricing is available (half price) - visit the
terra cotta pendant site for more wholesale pricing information.

Visit the
terra cotta pendants web site TO ORDER and for more information about the pendants.

Saturday, November 12, 2005


My Nature's Sunshine Events Page ~ Ongoing problem:
The events page on my www.mynsp.com/herbsplus website is experiencing problems. I am unable to make changes and updates to the events section on that site at this time. Home office has reassured me that they are working diligently to figure out the problems we are experiencing. The information below has been updated and is current. I will continue to post this information here on my blog weekly until the other web page has been fixed. Thank you for your patience. ~ Karen

Don't miss these events!


- 11/19/2005 @ 3:00 PM:
Learn to use Pure Essential oils to prepare spritzers, massage oils, bath salts and cleaning products for a healthier Home. Great Holiday Gifts. Free class.

~ At 3302 S. New Hope Road, Suite 200-A, Gastonia, NC
Please RSVP 704-823-1577~ door prizes, drawings and refreshments.
http://herbsplus4health.blogspot.com/2005/11/aromatherapy-class-gastonia-nc.html (click link for more information)

Ch'I Kung - Gastonia, NC

EVERY WEDNESDAY @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM:
WEDNESDAY CLASSES @ Healthy Connection (see address above). $10 per class, monthly rate available. Enhance wellness, relieve stress, increase energy with this ancient healing art. Focus on breathing, posture and soft movement. Benefits persons of any age or physical ability. 704-823-1577

Check out these web sites ~

Excellent educational programs, correspondence courses, books, tapes and body system info on these web sites. These tools will enhance your nutritional and natural health learning experience. Most especially if you are a Nature's Sunshine student!

NSP Business builders can now order business Building tools such as business cards, printed marketing cards, T-shirts, pens and pads, stamps and advertising gifts such as shot glasses, vitamin pill holders, key chains and more. Just
LOGIN ~ go to member services and click on the Online Company Store box.

http://herbsplus4health.blogspot.com Check out my NSP Health and Nutrition blog ~ UPDATED WEEKLY - for NSP information, events, recipes, health articles and Nature's Sunshine Product specials and updates.

Use these beautiful Pendants to diffuse your Nature's Sunshine pure essential oils.

To View the pendants CLICK HERE.
To transfer to Terra Cotta Pendants Web site CLICK HERE.

http://www.herbsplus4health.com/page_aromatherapy.html (click link for more information)

GASTONIA, NC - HEALTHY CONNECTION, INC. ~ Donna Randolph, Certified Hydrotherapist ~ 3302 S. New Hope Road Suite 200-A, Gastonia, NC 28056 Phone: 704-823-1577 ~ colon@carolina.rr.com *Colon Hydrotherapy *Aqua Chi Detoxifying *Ear Coning *Nature's Sunshine Products ~ By Appt Only.


Tues - Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
ROCK HILL, SC - Open Daily Tues-Sat ~Susie Grimmett, APP, Holistic Health Practitioner~New location: 1742-102 Herlong Village Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29732~803-366-8070~Health Choices offers: Polarity Therapy*Aqua-Chi Detoxifying *Nature's Sunshine Products*Vitamins*Organic Healthy Snacks*Ear Candling

This blog has really grown over the past year. I have been working on a new index for this blog so that information is more easily found. In the mean time the search box at the top left corner of this page does a pretty good job finding past posts. Try it out.

I am in the process of adding a search engine to my www.herbsplus4health.com site. I am also going page by page to update links and information. If, while using the herbsplus4health site, you happen to come upon something you think needs fixing please let me know. I'd appreciate it if you would email me the page address. Thanks!


01/01/04 - 12/31/2006 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM:
Classes Taught Nationwide - Discover the real story about health, popular products, prescription drugs, the foods we eat, the health challenges we face and more. $10 per class - Books, CD's, and study materials provided. Please call me for dates, locations and more information. 704-588-7638 (Karen). Members can LOGIN to view information online.

Some Odds and Ends you won't want to miss:
Nature's Sunshine's
Weekly Specials
My updated Blog - http://herbsplus4health.blogspot.com

Monday, November 07, 2005

Herb Allure Sale

Through December 5, 2005

I am excited to pass on the news to you about Herb Allure's extended convention sale on many of their educational products. Please visit their web site www.herballure.com

While visiting the Herballure web site make sure you enter the "Win a Prize" contest. Last year I won J. Candy Arnold's Footprints on the Path by entering the Herbal question of the month. You too can win so many great gifts.

This months contest winner will win:
aThe Hart on CD
aFootprints on the Path by J. Candy Arnold and
a 140,000 dead badge.

I always take advantage of sales they put on. I have been wanting to get the car magnets and can save $15. this month. I think I'll hint around a little and see if I can get them as a Christmas gift this year :)

Herb Allure

At this year’s NSP National Convention, the Vendor Show was in a remote location for only 6 hours. For those who missed the Vendor Show (or did not attend convention), Herb Allure is offering this special limited-time event.

Visit Herb Allure's Products page where the convention prices are available to everyone. This may be the last time they do this, so please take advantage of this event. Enjoy the specials listed below. Go to www.herballure.com if you are interested in learning more about these and other Herb Allure products.

HART Master Reference for NSP Products
Save $20
(a.k.a. The "HART" Book) Nearly 600 pages of in-depth NSP product research will sell NSP products for you.

HART Master Reference On CD
Save $100
Powerful computer program contains all the information in the "HART" book, and more!Powerful computer program contains all the information in the "HART" book, and more!

NSP Magnetic Car Sign
Save $15/pr
Advertise every time you drive. This is another "no-brainer!"

Aromatherapy & Herbology A To Z
Buy 4 Get 1 Free
New from
Larissa Jones—Herbs, essential oils, blending recipes and more on double-sided cards

Shelf Talkers for NSP Products
Save $5
NSP product labels for your shelves enable customers to help themselves.

Warm Buddy Bear
Save $8
Warm the removable inner grain pack, add a few drops of essential oil and enjoy!

Recipes From Heaven NSP Cookbook
Save $3
Wheat-free & dairy-free recipes, recommended NSP products & more by
Deborah Casey

Warm BuddyPuppy
Save $5
A loyal companion to bring soothing warmth. Everybody loves a Warm Buddy!

HART Top 120
Save $10
Over 150 pages of in-depth information on NSP's most popular 120 products.

HART Aromatherapy
Save $5
Comprehensive research and practical information sells all of NSP's essential oils.

140,000 Dead Badge
Save $2
This awesome conversation starter will get potential customers asking questions.

Aromatherapy: not Just Smell
Free Gift with Purchase
This handy reference contains over 300 cards, including NSP products, numerous ailments, and blending recipes related to the field of aromatherapy.

I am not affiliated with Herb Allure, nor do I recieve any compensation for putting this information on my web blog or for purchases made at Herballure. I post this information only because I think they are great products and would love for others to enjoy the benefits of Natural Health Education. ~ Enjoy ~ Karen

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Avian Flue Vaccine - Please share your opinion

I had been wondering why all the hullabalu fear mongering about the avian flu epidemic... hmmm.... Now we get to the bottom of it....

Rumsfeld to Profit from Avian Flu Vaccine
By Nelson D. Schwartz
Monday 31 October 2005
Defense Secretary, ex-chairman of flu treatment rights holder, sees
portfolio value growing.

New York - The prospect of a bird flu outbreak may be panicking people
around the globe, but it's proving to be very good news for Defense
Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other politically connected investors in
Gilead Sciences, the California biotech company that owns the rights to
Tamiflu, the influenza remedy that's now the most-sought after drug in the world.

Rumsfeld served as Gilead Research's chairman from 1997 until he joined
the Bush administration in 2001, and he still holds a Gilead stake valued at between $5 million and $25 million, according to federal financial
disclosures filed by Rumsfeld.

The forms don't reveal the exact number of shares Rumsfeld owns, but in
the past six months fears of a pandemic and the ensuing scramble for Tamiflu have sent Gilead's stock from $35 to $47. That's made the Pentagon chief, already one of the wealthiest members of the Bush cabinet, at least $1 million richer.

Rumsfeld isn't the only political heavyweight benefiting from demand for
Tamiflu, which is manufactured and marketed by Swiss pharma giant Roche. (Gilead receives a royalty from Roche equaling about 10% of sales.) Former Secretary of State George Shultz, who is on Gilead's board, has sold more than $7 million worth of Gilead since the beginning of 2005.

Another board member is the wife of former California Gov. Pete Wilson.
"I don't know of any biotech company that's so politically well-connected," says analyst Andrew McDonald of Think Equity Partners in San Francisco.

What's more, the federal government is emerging as one of the world's
biggest customers for Tamiflu. In July, the Pentagon ordered $58 million
worth of the treatment for US troops around the world, and Congress is
considering a multi-billion dollar purchase. Roche expects 2005 sales for
Tamiflu to be about $1 billion, compared with $258 million in 2004.

Rumsfeld recused himself from any decisions involving Gilead when he
left Gilead and became Secretary of Defense in early 2001. And late last
month, notes a senior Pentagon official, Rumsfeld went even further and had the Pentagon's general counsel issue additional instructions outlining what he could and could not be involved in if there were an avian flu pandemic and the Pentagon had to respond.

As the flu issue heated up early this year, according to the Pentagon
official, Rumsfeld considered unloading his entire Gilead stake and sought
the advice of the Department of Justice, the SEC and the federal Office of
Government Ethics.

Those agencies didn't offer an opinion so Rumsfeld consulted a private securities lawyer, who advised him that it was safer to hold on to the stock and be quite public about his recusal rather than sell and run the risk of being accused of trading on insider information, something Rumsfeld doesn't believe he possesses. So he's keeping his shares for the time being.

Article shared by Margie T., Charlotte, NC
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