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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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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.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

Last minute Holiday Gift Ideas
Spice up the Holidays
'Tis the Season for Nature's Sunshine Holiday Specials

http://www.herbsplus4health.com/special_holidaygifts2005.html
Please click on above link to view this page

Thursday, December 15, 2005

WHAT CAN I EAT???


Here are two charts I found recently which finally answered the question, "What Can I eat?"

As I have learned to eat better, I find it is sometimes overwhelming when the list of what you cannot eat seems to grow and grow. Here is a clear cut way to look at your diet as it relates to your health.







http://herbsplus4health.com/BlogPics/HonestFoodGuide.pdf

The above link will bring you to a printable format of this chart.
If you do not have the program needed to open the pdf file you can download it here for free ~ Acrobat Adobe Reader: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html




















http://herbsplus4health.com/BlogPics/HEALTHYFOODSPYRAMID.PDF

The above link will bring you to a printable format of this chart.
If you do not have the program needed to open the pdf file you can download it here for free ~ Acrobat Adobe Reader:
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html


I have more information on the Healing Foods Pyramid at the following blog page.
http://herbsplus4health.blogspot.com/2005/10/healing-foods-pyramid.html

Friday, December 09, 2005

Recipe from Dr. Weil - Curried Greens

When some people hear the word "greens," they immediately conjure up childhood memories of overcooked lumps of vegetation they were forced to eat and hated. But the vegetable section of the grocery is a different world today, brimming with a variety of greens such as spinach, chard, kale, mustard, collards and bok choy that are tasty as well as excellent sources of vitamins and minerals. Iron, calcium and folic acid (an important B vitamin that helps prevent birth defects and offers protection from heart disease) are abundant in these leafy veggies. Greens can have strong tastes, but we encourage you to experiment with varieties you've never tried or haven't had in a while. You'll be in for a pleasant surprise.

Curried Greens
1 pound spinach, kale, collards or beet greens (or mixture of all)
2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
2-3 tablespoons curry powder
1 cup finely chopped tomatoes (fresh or canned)
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon dark-brown sugar
1 tablespoon expeller-pressed canola oil
1 cup onion, finely diced
3/4 pound brown potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

1. Wash and drain greens, removing any coarse stems and midribs. Cut into half-inch strips.

2. In a small bowl, mix together the garlic, curry powder, tomatoes, tomato paste and sugar.

3. Heat the canola oil in a skillet and sauté onion over medium-high heat until it begins to brown. Add the spice-and-tomato mixture, mix well, and cook for a few minutes.

4. Add the potatoes and 2 cups water.

5. Mix well, bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and cook for 10 minutes.

6. Add greens and cook for 10 minutes more, or until potatoes are done.

7. Correct seasoning to taste. Garnish with the chopped fresh cilantro if desired.

Serves 6

Nutrients Per Serving
Calories: 102.8
Protein: 3.5 grams
Fat: 2.6 grams
Saturated Fat: 0.2 grams
Monounsat Fat: 1.3 grams
Polyunsat Fat: 0.9 grams
Carbohydrate: 18.6 grams
Fiber: 4.1 grams
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Vitamin A: 5,138.3 IU
Vitamin E: 2.0 mg/IU
Vitamin C: 39.9 mg
Calcium: 104.1 mg
Magnesium: 76.1 mg

I have Dr.Weil's e-newsletter www.drweil.com delivered each morning and enjoy all his health tips. However, I can not vouch for the quality of herbs and vitamins he promotes and wish he would join up with NSP (in my downline of course :) Nature's Sunshine has the highest quality products. It is the product that I use and which I give to my family.
If you would like me to help you find herbs and vitamins to fit your health goals please email me at herbsplus@mynsp.com

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

CHOLESTEROL FACT & MYTH - Gastonia, NC - December 8th class


YOU ARE INVITED:
Thursday, December 8, 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

Monday, December 05, 2005

Sipping Your Way to Better Health

Spotlight on NSP Liquid Products
By Courtney Hammond


Liquid supplements are a hot trend in the natural health industry. Why? Some people have trouble swallowing pills, others just find it more convenient to drink their supplements with their morning juice. Plus, liquids are easily assimilated by the body, making them an effective form of supplementation. While they may be the current trend, Nature’s Sunshine has been offering top-quality liquid supplements for years. Here we shine a spotlight on a few of our best-selling liquid products.

Aloe Vera Juice (32 fl. oz.)

Stock #1680-4
Member Price: $12.95
QV: 12.95

We all know that aloe vera gel can soothe the skin. Aloe vera juice works the same soothing wonders in the digestive tract. It contains nearly 200 biologically active compounds that may enhance the digestion and absorption of food and nourish the intestinal system. NSP Aloe Vera Juice is made from 100 percent aloe vera concentrate gel and is carefully processed to avoid the loss of essential vitamins and minerals. It is the purest aloe vera juice available, earning a seal of approval and certifying the finest quality and purity by the International Aloe Science Council.

Liquid Chlorophyll (32 fl. oz.)

Stock #1689-6
Member Price: $18.25
QV: 18.70
Plants know how to harness the energy of the sun. Their secret is green chlorophyll. NSP has harvested this amazing substance in Liquid Chlorophyll. Liquid Chlorophyll helps promote the natural blood-cleansing functions of the body, protects and supports healthy cells, promotes a strong immune response and deodorizes the body. Liquid Chlorophyll is non-toxic, soothing to body tissues and safe for use by all ages.

Mineral Chi Tonic (32 fl. oz.)

Stock #1818-3
Member Price: $24.95
QV: 24.95
According to traditional Chinese medicine, the body is a vast electrical system consisting of 12 two-sided meridians, or energy channels. When the meridians are balanced, the body will maintain itself. With their positive and negative electrical charges, minerals are responsible for many electrochemical reactions in the body. Mineral Chi Tonic combines a full spectrum of naturally chelated trace minerals extracted from the plant vegetation of an ancient seabed as well as tonic herbs to maintain balance in the body’s energy system.

Nature’s Noni® Juice (2-32 fl. oz. ea.)

Stock #4042-7
Member Price: $58.95
QV: 58.95
Nature’s Noni® Juice (16 fl. oz.)
Stock # 4066-7
Member Price: $15.95
QV: 15.95
The fruit of the Morinda citrifolia plant has been an essential part of native Polynesian diets for centuries because it supports the digestive, immune, intestinal and respiratory systems simultaneously. NSP brings this powerful plant to you in the form of Nature’s Noni Juice. This miraculous tropical juice is also known to support the nervous and skeletal systems, promote healthy skin and help create a sense of general well-being. The phytonutrients in Nature’s Noni Juice may help support the body’s cells in their battle against oxidative damage, pollution, chemicals and the natural aging process.

Colloidal Minerals (32 fl. oz.)

Stock #4013-6
Member Price: $22.95
QV: 22.95
Due to mineral shortages in today’s soils, your body can use extra mineral supplementation to maintain health. NSP Colloidal Minerals contains vital electrolytes in liquid suspension for easier absorption. Together, these minerals help the body maintain the vitality needed for the day’s demands while supporting the body’s rebuilding processes during the night. Colloidal Minerals contains naturally chelated fulvic acid minerals.

VitaWave (32 fl. oz.)

Stock #3332-3
Member Price: $29.95
QV: 29.95
Getting adequate amounts of essential vitamins and minerals is one of the most important things you can do to nourish your body. VitaWave makes it as easy and convenient as drinking your morning juice. This liquid multivitamin flavored with natural black raspberry provides 100 percent or more of the Daily Value of 17 essential vitamins and minerals in a base of healthful herbs, amino acids, trace minerals and healthful nutrients like lutein and lycopene, two proven antioxidants.

Thai-Go® (2-25 fl. oz. ea.)

Stock #4095-1
Member Price: $49.95
QV: 50.00
Nature’s Sunshine has harvested the most healthful fruits and nutritional supplements from around the world and combined them into one delicious, nutritious juice. Thai-Go’s key ingredient, mangosteen, contains very high concentrations of compounds called xanthones, which support the immune and cardiovascular systems, as well as the brain and skin. Other ingredients, including wolfberry, sea buckthorn, red grapes, raspberries, blueberries, apple extract and green tea, are replete with healthful bioflavonoids and powerful antioxidants to stimulate the immune system and help protect cells from damage.
Thai-Go is NSP’s top seller for 18 months and counting!


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

HEALTH CHOICES - GRAND OPENING - Rock Hill, SC

HEALTH CHOICES - GRAND OPENING - 12/10/2005:
Come and Visit HEALTH CHOICES new location~

* 1742 Herlong Village Dr.,Suite 102, Rock Hill, SC 29732

*Located behind Fatz restaurant, at the intersection of Herlong and 901, in the same plaza with Domino's. ~803-366-8070~
www.healthchoices.biz

Health Choices
Owner: Susie Grimmett, APP
Holistic Health Practitioner
Located in TABS SPA, 1742 Herlong Village., Suite 102, Rock Hill, SC 29732
803-366-8070


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.

Product Focus Meeting - Wednesday December 14, 2005


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.

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

December Focus Call
When: Wednesday, Dec 14th
Time: 6:00 p.m (Pacific Time)
Guest Speaker: Laurence Smith, BA, CNHC, Author

At the scheduled time, dial 1-800-756-4697 and enter pin 8626#.

Laurence is a Certified Natural Health Consultant who has dedicated his life to sharing natural health. Laurence is a national speaker and has touched the lives of thousands of individuals across the country.

He suffered a major heart attack when he was just 38 years old and suffered a second heart attack 10 months later. After intense study, Laurence found many alternative health options that changed his life. Laurence has been off all prescription medication for 18 years.

Laurence is a great student of natural health and has dedicated his life to sharing his tremendous knowledge with anyone who is willing to listen. We invite all who would like to hear Laurence to join us as he educates us about the Nature’s Sunshine Enzymes.

Laurence will be covering:

• What are enzymes?
• How do they work in conjunction with my bodies natural enzymes?
• Why do I need enzyme supplementation?
• Which enzymes would be best for me?

Products of discussion:

Proactazyme Plus

For a limited time only:
$1. off - click here
buy 4 get one free - click here
Food Enzymes

For a limited time only:
buy 4 get one free - click here
PDA
Protease Plus
High-Potency Protease
Lactase Plus
Hi Lipase


Does your vote count? You be the judge!!!!

http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/dockets/04n0454/04N-0454-EC409.htm

2004N-0454 - Dietary Supplements; Premarket Notification for New Dietary Ingredient Notifications; Reopening of Comment Period FDA

Comment Number: EC409
Submitter: Mrs. Karen Doolan
Date & Time: 02/23/2005 08:02:05
Organization: Member Nature's Sunshine Products Individual Consumer
Category: Issue Areas/Comments


GENERAL
With so many dangerous chemicals in the regular food available in grocery stores, and all the dangerous drugs pushed by drug companies and doctors, I find it quite appalling that food supplements, nutrition, herbs and such are under attack again. These herbs and vitamins are made up of things, which were put on this earth for our consumption by our maker. Pure natural vitamins and herbs and food supplements are imperative to our health. As a consumer I feel it is my right to supplement with vitamins, herbs and nutritional supplements to better my health and the health of my family. As much as it is my right to eat fresh vegetables, and fruits and things grown from our earth and in our gardens. Natural supplements contain nutrition. Yet they are under attack??? In today?s world "nutrition" available in food stores is to say the least depleted of what our body needs and most often filled with junk ingredients. It is important to our health to supplement, as there is no other way to get the nutrition into our bodies.

I have been a member for 9 years with Nature's Sunshine Products and through NSP have learned how to supplement my diet with herbs and vitamins. Those of us who are interested in supplements do our homework. It is rare to find anyone who will just take supplements without doing research. The consumers of supplements, vitamins, herbs etc. are educated. Very often self-educated, reading all they can before beginning to take them.

In comparison ... if over the counter drugs come into "the general publics" homes via mail, the recipients will just pop them in their mouths without a thought, next time they have what ever symptoms it is advertised for. Yet these over the counter drugs ARE very dangerous. Also these drugs which are advertised on the TV, as "ask your doctor for" i.e. Viagra, Cialis .... People will also just take them without doing any kind of research. Because they have been "approved" by some authority.

Supplements are different, only the educated will touch supplements.

Too much of a supplement will cause ... diarrhea?.. whereas, any of these over the drug meds, and advertised drugs can literally kill you. How is it that this USA of our has become so corrupt that it has become so blinded and so backwards. How is it in the USA we are loosing our rights to get nutrition, yet it is okay to take these drugs which ruin our livers, and kidneys, our brains, arteries. The FDA needs to refocus on what is killing us and who it is who is getting paid off to actually push these ridiculous accusations that herbs and vitamins are the problem.

Here in the USA the drug industry is what the FDA should be focused on. The drugs are what are killing us. Not the vitamins and supplements.

The Dietary Supplement Health Education Act (DSHEA) is in place to protect consumers and to allow companies such as Nature?s Sunshine to provide nutrition to those of us who are interested in nutrition instead of Drugs. This act has made it so that labels contain all ingredients and no false statements. Let consumers continue to have these supplements available to them. Leave the Dietary Supplement Health Education Act

(DSHEA) in place and intact.

Please get involved so your freedom isn't taken away! See links in left hand column of http://herbsplus4health.blogspot.com


PROTECT YOUR NATURAL HEALTH RIGHTS, OUR FOOD & OUR ENVIRONMENT:
Sunshine Health Freedom Foundation
National Health Freedom Coalition
Health Freedom Expo
Coalition For Natural Health, Inc.
www.citizens.org
www.organicconsumers.org
www.peta.org/feat/meatrix
Louisiana HB 426
Ohio HB 451
Healthkeepers Alliance