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Health and Nutrition with Nature's Sunshine

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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.

Friday, June 02, 2006

June 25th Herbal Hour: More than Skin Deep

In this months Tree of Light Herbal Hour, More Than Skin Deep-Creating Natural Beauty from the Inside Out, Steven Horne, RH(AHG) and Kimberly Balas, ND, Ph.D. do an excellent job of teaching us about Nutrition for the health of your skin and All Natural Skin care. Both Steven & Kim reinforces the need to remove the chemicals out of your life and how this will improve your health and your skin, from the inside out. They will demonstrate how to replace these chemicals with nutritious foods and herbs.

With his lesson we will have a good understanding how some of Nature's Sunshine's Herbs can help to improve these health challenges with our skin. Some products we will learn more about: HSN-W, Skin Detox, BP-X, HSN Complex, Herbal Trim Skin Conditioner, Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne, the All Natural NSP Natria Skin care Line, and many more.... Need product sheets on these NSP products or others? Just email me herbsplus@mynsp.com and I would be happy to email them to you.

Check out this months Nature's Field Free Ezine on Skin Health entitled Sarsparilla, Volume 22, No 6, June 2006 issue. http://www.treelite.com/NF/2006/SkinCare.pdf

To sign up for this free monthly e-zine visit the Tree of Light web site and submit your email address. This way you will never miss an issue. It will be automatically emailed to you each month.

For Past Nature's Field issues you can visit
http://www.treelite.com/nf.php to download, save, read, print out, share and enjoy.

Join us for our Herbal Hour Class, Charlotte, NC:
When: Sunday, June 25, 2006
Time: 3:30 PM
Where: I invite you to my home to enjoy this 1 hour video.
4024 Coopersdale Road, Charlotte, NC 28273
Please RSVP so I can plan accordingly. You are welcome to bring a friend.

They Say Beauty is Only Skin Deep....They Lie.

When you have problems like acne, eczema, dry skin, rocacea, wrinkles, psoriasis, age spots, bags under the eyes and so forth, these aren't beauty problems, they're signs of health problems. That's because the health of the skin is a reflection of the health of our internal organs and our overall nutrition.

So, the best way to create healthy, beautiful skin isn't with cosmetics, lotions, soaps and creams. It's by working from the inside, out - improving nutrition and the function of organs like the thyroid, liver, colon, adrenals, and kidneys. In addition, many of the things people use topically on their skin actually cause skin problems (and health problems) in the long run.

This months video provides you with valuable information on loving, cleaning and caring for the kin your in the natural way. Steven and Kim also discuss numerous, chronic skin problems, including acne, eczema and dermatitis, dry skin, rosacea, wrinkles, impetigo, broken capillaries, itching, bruising, age spots and dark circles under the eyes. For each skin problem they discuss the root causes of the problem and the natural solutions, including herbs and supplements, that can help correct that problem.

When you know the real secrets to natural beauty you can improve the appearance of your skin and improve your overall health in the process.

Is Charlotte, NC too far away?

Would you like to teach your friends and family about this topic and others? I recommend joining the Tree of Light Gold associate memberships. This will provide you with all the tools you need. You can call Tree of light at 1-800-416-2887 for more information.

Are you interested in having a copy of this video for your own library? I'd be happy to order one for you through my membership. $25. (includes S&H). Please allow 4 weeks for delivery. Call me 704-588-7638 to order.

Have a Happy and Healthy weekend!
Karen Doolan

Thursday, June 01, 2006


Proposed FTC Business Opportunity Rule - Urgent Action Needed

Dear Nature's Sunshine Member/Manager:

Nature's Sunshine Products has been working with the Direct-Selling Association (DSA) on a recently announced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) R511993 released by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). This NPR, which addresses business opportunities, could have a devastating impact on the entire direct-selling industry, requiring companies to drastically alter their sales methods and placing additional burdens on direct-sellers such as you in order to comply with federal law.

In particular, the Rule, if adopted in its current form, would:

• Require that those disclosures be given at least seven days before any prospective purchaser signs a contract or makes payment to the seller;
• Require that the seller of a business opportunity provide a "disclosure statement" which would include information such as previous lawsuits, the number of direct sellers who cancel within two years and a list of "references" i.e., purchasers of the opportunity in the previous three years;
• Require business opportunity sellers who make earnings claims to provide an additional "Earnings Claim Statement" to prospective distributors, which would include extensive earnings disclosures that would need to be frequently updated and
• Create new definitions of "business opportunity," "business assistance" and "earnings claim", creating broad language to encompass many direct selling practices.
• Read the complete
Rule (PDF)

We strongly urge you to draft a personal letter regarding the FTC's proposed rule. Your letter is important, since the FTC wants to hear comments from members of the public.

Written comments to the FTC must be received on or before June 16, 2006.

Please find a SAMPLE letter drafted by our attorney and the DSA, at the end of this message. This sample is meant only to be a GUIDE for you. The DSA has communicated to us that personalized letters will have a much greater impact than a mass-produced form letter. If you have already participated in sending a form letter, that's not a problem, but please also send a personal letter, expressing how this rule would impact you and your business.

Your letter should cover the following areas of concern in the rule:

Seven-Day Waiting Period
-Casts direct selling plan in a negative light
-Leads to record keeping and administrative problems
-Causes unnecessary delays

Litigation Reporting
-Is unfair that it does not distinguish between winning and losing lawsuits

-Is impractical to find 10 nearest distributors
-Raises privacy issues due to ID theft and safety

Appreciate FTC's Goals, But
-We understand there may be fraudulent groups out there, but the FTC's proposed rule would unfairly target legitimate direct selling businesses.

You should also include the following:

Personal Story
-Years selling products
-How selling products contributes to your family finances
-How selling products has helped you develop as a person (confidence, interpersonal skills, etc.)

Your name
Business name, if available
Street address
City, State Zip
Phone number, optional
Email address, optional

Please use the following address to mail your comments, or submit your letter online by using the FTC Comment Form
(https://secure.commentworks.com/ftc-bizopNPR/ ).

Note: The FTC requires TWO copies of your letter.
Federal Trade Commission/Office of the Secretary, Room H-135 (Annex W)
Re: Business Opportunity Rule, R511993
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20580
RE: Business Opportunity Rule, R511993

Please communicate this information to everyone in your successline organization, as time is of the essence. We will also have this information posted on our website under "Lobbying Issues."

Best regards,

Karen Johnson
Director - Customer Service
Nature's Sunshine Products


Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing this letter because I am concerned that if proposed Business Opportunity Rule R511993 is adopted in its present form, my livelihood as a Nature's Sunshine distributor will be significantly undermined.

The very thought of governmental interference in the free enterprise process strikes fear in the hearts of Americans everywhere. Cherished values are a stake, and the FTC needs to be aware of the dangers of ill considered action.

The public is not well served by the FTC's overregulation of an industry that is causing absolutely no harm and more than adequately polices itself by remedying any and all complaints by members of the public. Nature's Sunshine complies with all applicable buy back requirements and always makes it easy for individuals to exit the Company, if the business opportunity is not right for them.

While the FTC needs to protect the public where necessary, this proposed rule is hopelessly overbroad and misguided. The seven-day waiting period is unnecessary and will interfere with my ability to enter into lawful transactions and enroll new distributors. People buy TV's, cars, and other much more costly items without such a waiting period. This proposed waiting period gives the impression that something is wrong with the plan. And, the burdensome paperwork, which will not even be read by the public, makes it extremely difficult for the individual participant to fully comply, thereby risking fines and other penalties for such failures, however innocent. By these actions, the FTC does a disservice to the consuming public and Americans everywhere who are trying to get ahead by starting their own business, or earning necessary supplemental income to help support their family.

While I appreciate the work of the FTC in protecting consumers, I believe this proposed new rule has many unintended consequences that could be avoided by a less burdensome approach.

Thank you for your time in considering my comments.

Sincerely yours,

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