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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Aqua Chi Foot Baths, Charlotte, NC


By Appointment Only. Please call 704-588-7638 to schedule your appointment. If you reach an answering machine, please leave a message, as I am likely with another client. I will return your call as soon as possible.

Are You Tired of
Feeling T-I-R-E-D?!?


Re-Energize Your Body With The Aqua Chi Energy Foot Spa. The Aqua Chi Energy Spa helps the body to detoxify itself.

For an appointment call (704)588-7638.

Boost Your Body’s Battery!
The Aqua Chi Foot bath unit is an alternative natural health device that may help your body strengthen and balance itself!

The unit works through the most basic and plentiful substance in your body: water! The human body is approximately 80% water. Water is an excellent conductor of electricity. The human body functions off of electro-magnetic signals. The brain sends signals to each part of the body and back to the brain. When cells have enough energy they are able to function properly. The Energy Foot Spa charges the water and the water (which your feet soak in) charges your body. This allows the body to absorb vital energy on a cellular level, creating cell balance.

Once the body receives the energy, the body starts detoxing on its own. This may happen through the feet while in the bath, or through the urinary system, bowels and skin. As the Energy Foot Spa starts detoxifying and energizing the system on a cellular level, the body is able to release waste products more readily. The Aqua Chi unit charges the water and the water (in which your feet are soaking) charges your entire body!. Similar to a car battery that charges a car, the human body greatly benefits from being re-charged.

In just 35 minutes, the Aqua Chi unit may energize cells, may balance and strengthen the body to eliminate toxins and may increase your overall sense of health and well-being.

Several Energy Spa users have even testified to a dramatic increase in the potency and effectiveness of supplements when using the Spa! (This increased energy may last for several days.) It can be used as often as every other day, but most people choose to have a treatment on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.


CAUTION: Not for anyone who...
n is wearing a pacemaker
n is pregnant
n has a transplant organ
n takes prescription blood thinners (i.e. coumadin)


Foot Spa Price List
Come and be pampered with a relaxing and energizing Aqua Chi Energy Spa treatment!
We are located at:
4024 Coopersdale Rd., Charlotte, NC 28273
with easy access from major highways and nearby cities.

**Special discounts will be given to Nature’s Sunshine members, or to those who become members the day of their treatment, which will save you money on your treatment as well as an additional 35-40% on any supplements you may purchase.

The cost for the Foot spa treatment is as follows:
a $30.00 per treatment for Nature’s Sunshine (NSP) members.
a $50.00 per treatment for non-NSP members. **
a $25.00 per treatment to anyone buying 3 or more treatments in advance.
a FAMILY PLAN: Purchase a 10- treatment family pass for $250, and receive 2 treatments FREE. Any members of your immediate family can share this family pass.
a REFER A FRIEND for a first-time treatment, and receive a $5 credit toward your next regular-priced foot spa treatment!
a $25.00 per treatment for Senior Citizens and children under 18.

n If interested, a special “body tonic drink” (made with Colloidal Silver, Mineral Chi, Thai-Go and Vitawave) is available with each treatment for an extra $5.

n Nature’s Sunshine Products, supplements and herbs are available for purchase.


Appointment Times
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. by appointment only;
Call Karen at 704-588-7638 to schedule your appointments.
First timers: Please come fifteen minutes early to fill out some initial paperwork.




Testimonials
People who have experienced Aqua Chi Energy foot baths report amazing results! Many have claimed foot baths have helped them with the following health challenges:

Ñ Increased Energy and Vitality
Ñ Quicker Healing & Recovery Time
Ñ Reduced joint pain (arthritic aches, pains)
Ñ Weight Loss
Ñ Incontinence
Ñ Constipation
Ñ Insomnia
Ñ Headaches
Ñ Muscular Injuries
Ñ Fatigue
Ñ Detoxification
Ñ Acidosis
Ñ Menstrual and Menopausal Problems
Ñ Fluid Retention
Ñ Fungus (Candidiasis)
Ñ Improved liver function
Ñ Improved kidney function
Ñ Improved circulation
Ñ Improved mental clarity
Ñ Improved concentration
Ñ Bi-polar disorders
Ñ ADD/ADHD
Ñ Depression

Whole body baths and home visits are available at an additional cost, upon request and by appointment.


Frequently Asked Questions
Why does the footbath water become discolored?
At the end of a treatment, the footbath will be discolored. Some of this discoloration is due to the minerals in the water or sea salt that is being used in the foot bath, and some of it may be the body releasing toxins from your skin into the water. The color changes in the water will vary between clients and between sessions. It may change a lot or it may change very little. This is normal! The machine is working fine and the body will be absorbing energy. When slight color changes occur, the body may choose to detox through the urinary system and through the colon rather than through the lymph system via the skin during a foot bath session.

Are there any precautions for elderly or overweight individuals?
Overweight or elderly individuals will be started at a slower pace on their first treatment, and then resume a normal treatment on their next visit.

Can children do a foot bath treatment?
Yes! Even young children may benefit greatly from one of these treatments. Children 4-7 years old will have a 10-15 minute session; 8-12 years old will have a 15-20 minute session; and 13-17 years old will have a 20-35 minute session, depending on their size and physical condition.

Is there anyone who cannot use this equipment?
It is beneficial for people of all ages, but you should NOT use this machine if you have a pacemaker, are pregnant or breast feeding, or have a transplanted organ.

Disclaimer
We do not directly dispense medical advice or prescribe the use of herbs or supplements as a form of treatment for illness. The information provided in this webpage, is for educational purposes only to empower people with knowledge to take care of their own health. We disclaim any liability if the reader uses or prescribes any remedies, natural or otherwise, for him/herself or another. Historically all of these herbs & vitamin supplements may nutritionally support the bodies biological systems. Please consult a licensed health professional should a need be indicated.

Foot Spa Treatment Locations:
We are now scheduling appointments in the following areas:
• Charlotte • Matthews
• Gastonia • Huntersville
• Rock Hill • Concord
• Fort Mill • Your location!
We will schedule you as quickly as possible.

To Schedule An Appointment

Call (704) 588-7638 to schedule an appointment. Please leave a message if we are busy with a client. Nutritional and natural health counsel is available by telephone as well as in person.



IN ADDITION: I will come to YOUR home or office for a minimum of 4 people receiving foot spa treatments. It is quite interesting to see what everyone’s body does when they get energized! I am also a natural health educator, and offer classes on a wide variety of topics, including detoxification & cleansing.

A note from me: If you are interested in attending a class or you are interested in hosting a class in your home (earning free gifts for doing so), here in Charlotte, please email me herbsplus@mynsp.com or call me for details. 704-588-7638 (Karen)

Some class topics available: Antioxidants and Aging, Parasites,Liver Detoxification, Intestinal Health, Skin Care, Stress, Respiratory Health, Inflammation, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Iodine, & Cholesterol.


Nature’s Sunshine is EDUCATING AMERICA! Please join us!

To schedule a class in your living room and receive the opportunity to earn free supplements and a free foot bath, contact Karen 704-588-7638

Good health begins at home!

INTERESTED IN A FOOT BATH, BUT DON'T LIVE IN THE CHARLOTTE, NC AREA? Let me know, so I can find a foot spa provider nearer to your location.

Share the Health,
Karen Herrmann-Doolan, NSP District Manager
An Independent Distributor of Nature's Sunshine Products

Herb & Cleansing Specialist
Nutritional & HomeSpa Aromatherapy Consultant
herbsplus@mynsp.com
704-588-7638

Visit my Nature's Sunshine Online Store:

www.mynsp.com/herbsplus
Learn about the Body Systems

www.herbsplus4health.com
Check out my Health & Nutrition Blog!
http://herbsplus4health.blogspot.com

Monday, September 18, 2006

Xylitol, Glyco Essentials and Nattozimes Plus

Dear Nature's Sunshine Member,

Last month at our National Convention in Dallas, Texas, NSP launched several exciting new products, including a new line of Xylitol-sweetened gums, mints and chocolates. This xylitol line, labeled Nature's Sweet Life, is designed to offer you some of your favorite treats without the sugar! For more information about these delicious, new products please visit my blog http://herbsplus4health.blogspot.com/2006/09/introducing-natures-sweet-life-real.html or call me 704-588-7638 (Karen) and I will be happy to help you.

NSP also introduced two new nutritional products: Glyco Essentials and Nattozimes Plus. Important information on both of these new nutritional products can be found by clicking on the links. Both of these products are available with special pricing from September 18-30.

Share the Health,
Karen

Friday, September 15, 2006

HEALTHIER PIZZA by Steven Horne


Steven Horne is the "KING of SHARING". If you do not know who Steven is yet, treat yourself by visiting his web site www.treelite.com

In the ten years that I've been studying health and nutrition, Steven has opened up so many doors for me, by all that he shares. I hope you will enjoy his recipe for Healthier Pizza and Healthier Cookies.

Steven Horne, RH (AGH), is a professional member of and registered herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild, the only national organization seeking to set standards of education and competence for professional herbalists. He is a past president and board member of the Guild and an internationally recognized expert in the fields of herbalism, nutrition, flower essences, emotional healing, iridology and muscle response testing, and regularly travels teaching classes all over North America. With 25 years of experience in the field of natural health care, Steven brings a balanced, sensible perspective to his natural health consulting.

Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Spaghetti squash may look funny, but it's chock full of vitamins and minerals, especially carotenes - so don't be afraid to try it. This vegetarian casserole is low in calories and fat, and very satisfying as a main dish. Add a mixed green salad and some whole grain bread and you've got a great meal.

Ingredients
1 spaghetti squash
2 large carrots, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
1 large yellow onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 large can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
Red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Pinch of ground allspice
3 cloves garlic, chopped
3/4 pound part-skim mozzarella
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions
1. Place the spaghetti squash in a large pot of water (it should float) and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and boil gently for 50 minutes.

2. Another option is to bake the squash first. Cut it lengthwise and place the halves skin-side down in a baking dish with an inch of water. Cover the dish with foil and bake at 350º F for about 45 minutes, or until meat is tender.

3. While squash is cooking, peel and slice the carrots, celery, onion and bell pepper.

4. Heat olive oil in a skillet and add the onion and carrot, with some water to prevent sticking. Sauté over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add remaining vegetables with some red pepper flakes and a dash of salt, if desired. Sauté, stirring frequently, till vegetables are barely tender, about 10 minutes.

5. Add crushed tomatoes, basil and oregano to taste, and a sprinkle of ground allspice. Squeeze in 2-5 cloves of garlic. Simmer uncovered for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, grate the mozzarella and Parmesan.

6. Remove squash from pot or oven and allow to cool until you can handle it. If it is whole, cut it in half lengthwise, then remove seeds with a spoon and squeeze any excess water out of meat.

7. Remove meat and break it up into strands with a fork or potato masher. Mix squash well with vegetables and put half in the bottom of a large baking dish. Top with half the cheeses, the rest of the squash, and then the rest of the cheeses.

8. Bake for 30 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and slightly browned. Let cool 15-20 minutes before serving.


Recipe copied from Dr. Weil's site http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/id/RCP00184

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

INTRODUCING NATURE'S SWEET LIFE - A REAL WAY TO ELIMINATE SUGAR











Get Ready for Something Sweet!
By Nathan Jaynes

Ever stop to consider how much sugar you consume? If you look at the labels of the foods, drinks and snacks you eat every day, most things you eat contain some form of sugar. Over time , all that consumption adds up. The average adult consumes over 180 pounds of sugar each year! That's over 13,000 pounds of sugar during an average lifetime. Many of us will end up eating even more than that.

Our bodies pay the price for this level of consumption. Health experts agree that overuse of sugar is at least partly responsible for a myriad of diseases and conditions such as obesity, tooth decay, ADHD, hyperactivity and Type II diabetes. Some people have decided to use artificial sweeteners instead, but these man-made chemicals seem to cause more health problems than they prevent. And most artificial sweeteners taste... well... artificial.

Finding Hidden Sugars
Sugar is often disguised in everyday products. Look for there ingredients on food labels: sucrose, high-fructose corn syrup, simple syrup, glucose, dextrose, fructose, molasses, maltose, invret sugar, laevulose, and lactose.

Where's the hidden sugar?

Check out the amounts of sugar in these ordinary food items.
• 2 graham crackers - 1 tsp.
• 1 piece bubble gum - 2 tsp.
• 1 slice white bread - 3 tsp.
• 1/2 cup gelatin - 4 tsp.
• 2.1 oz. Milky Way bar - 9 tsp.
• 1 cup low-fat fruit yogurt - 11 tsp.
• 12 oz. orange soda - 12 tsp.

One tsp. equals 5 grams sugar.




Sources: www.sugarindia.com/popularnext.htm, www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/foodnut/09301/html

Introducing Xylitol, a sweetener that is made from natural ingredients and tastes like sugar yet is low-calorie and does not cause cavities. Nature's Sunshine's new line of xylitol-based products- Nature's Sweet Life- will help you greatly reduce your sugar intake and may just make life a little sweeter.

What is Xylitol?

Xylitol is a natural compound that looks and tastes just like sugar. In fact, our bodies already digest the xylitol found in fruits, vegetables and other organic substances. Our bodies actually produce about 15 grams of xylitol each day as part of normal metabolism. Nature's Sweet Life xylitol is derived from non-genetically modified corn, making it completely natural. Xylitol has a safe track record; it has been used for over 40 years around the world and is approved in the U.S. for use in unlimited quantities in food. Nature's Sweet Life xylitol is gluten-free and does not contain any corn residue. Because corn is a renewable resource, Nature's Sweet Life xylitol is also considered an environmentally friendly product.

Not only does xylitol offer great taste, but it contains 40% fewer calories and 75% fewer carbohydrates than regular table sugar. It also has none of the side effects or bad aftertaste of artificial sweeteners.

Xylitol Science

The remarkable properties of xylitol stem from its unique molecular structure. Most sugar-like molecules have a six-carbon "hexose"unite. Xylitol is a five-carbon or "pentitol" sugar. Because of its distinctive arrangement of atoms, bacteria cannot utilize it for energy. This chemical structure inhibits the ability of our bodies to fully metabolize it as well. For this reason, xylitol has a very limited effect on blood sugar levels, making it the perfect sweetener for those concerned with blood sugar balance. Its low glycemic index of 7 makes it a terrific solution for carbcounters as well as those trying to lose weight. In comparison, table sugar has a glycemic index of 87.

Xylitol has other health benefits. Over 20 years of research and 1,500 scientific papers have confirmed that xylitol inhibits the ability of bacteria to adhere to the tissue in the mouth, nose, throat and respiratory tract. The most damaging acid to teeth is the lactic acid produced by the fermentation of sugar by bacteria in the mouth. Lactic acid reduces your mouth's pH level and deteriorates tooth enamel, creating cavities. Because bacteria cannot ferment pentose sugars, xylitol makes themouth inhospital for these harmful organisms and therefore beneficial for oral health. Xylitol has also been found to refresh and moistureize a dry mouth and throat, reduce bad breath and neutralize unpleasant tastes in the mouth. Xylitol has been given the FDA's safest rating and is endorsed by health and dental professionals around the world. You might say that xylitol is the natural sweetener the world has been waiting for-sweetener that is actually good for you!

Taste the Difference with Nature's Sweet Life

Our premier product line offers something that can make anyone's life a little sweeter. Introducing Nature's Sweet Life line of xylitol-enhanced products.

Chew Your Way to a Brighter Smile and Healthier Teeth and Gums

Chewing Nature's Sweet Life Xylitol Gum actually promotes good oral health. Enjoy the refreshing taste of Cinnamon and Spearmint as you chew your way to a brighter, healthier smiel. Nature's Sweet Life's gum freshens breath while helping keep your teeth and gums healthy. Chewing Nature's Sweet Life gum after meals helps reduce cavities in two ways. First, it stimulates the production of saliva, which helps wash away and neutralize damaging acid produced by bacteria in the mouth. Second, because it is sweetened with xylitol, it helps curb the growth of bacteria. The result is a cleaner mouth and fantastic breath. Our xylitol bgum is the perfect aid for children who don't brush enough, or for adults who can't find the time to brush between meals. Enjoy after meals, as a snack or anytime. Each piece provides 750 mg. xylitol.

Stock#5405-0 Xylitol Gum Spearmint (100) - $7.50

Stock#5400-8 Xylitol Gum Cinnamon (100) - $7.50

Freshen Breath, Clean Teeth

Nature's Sweet Life Mints are an excellent way to promote good oral health throughout the day and a asweet experience that won't weigh on your conscience. Nature's Sweet Life mints are sugar-free, safe for diabetics and non-cariogenic. Our mints help freshen your breath while helping you fight cavities. Nature's Sweet Life mints come in two enjoyable flavors, Lemon and Peppermint. Each mint provides 500 mg. xylitol.

Stock#5415-1 Xylitol Mints Lemon (240) - $9.50

Stock#5410-7 Xylitol Mints Peppermint (240) - $9.50

Xylitol -based Oral Care

When you use Nature's Sweet Life's unique xylitol-enhanced oral care products, you say goodbye to cavity-causing plaque and hello to a new, radiant smile. Tooth decay and gum disease are serious health problems. According to the American Dental Association, 75% of American Adults over the age of 35 suffer from some form of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease takes two forms, gum inflammation (gingivitis), and a more severe gum disease called periodontitis, both of which may lead to receding gums and tooth loss. Bleeding gums are usually the first indication that periodontal disease is developing, but obvious symptoms may not always be present.

Nature's Sweet Life xylitol-enhanced products supplement dental health and fight periodontal disease supplement dental helath and fight periodontal disease by creating an unwelcome environment for bacteria in the mouth. Our dental care products contain the highest concentrations of xylitol possible for maximum health benefits.

Freshen Your Mouth with Minty-fresh Wash

Nature's Sweet Life mint-flavored mouthwash was developed in cooperation with and recommended by dentists. It is sugar-and fluoride-free without artificial sweeteners, sodium lauryl sulfate, benzalkonium chloride or synthetic colors. Our Mouthwash leaves your mouth feeling fresh and your teeth clean and smooth.

Stock#5425-6 Mouthwash Xylitol Peppermint (16 fl.oz) - $7.00

(available Mid-September)

Sweet Indulgence-Healthful Dark Chocolate

Few foods inspire passion in people as well as chocolate. It isn't just a snack, it's an indulgence, a reward. Used by the natives of ancient Mesoamerica, chocolate has been recognized for centuries for its ability to give energy, restore vitality and stimulate the pleasure centers in the brain.

Our Dark Chocolate Cardio Bar dietary supplement is infused with raspberries and other natural flavors to create a delicious treat you will savor each tie you sample. It also provides cardio-friendly nutrients like vitamin E, co-enzyme Q-10 (CoQ10), vitamin B12, and vitamin C.

Stock#5450-4 Raspberry Dark Chocolate Cardio Bar

(28 bars, 1.27 oz., 36 grams) - $44.95

Our Calcium Crunch bar provides 35% of the daily value of calcium and is fortified with magnesium and phosporus. Toasted flax seeds and crsp rice give it a great texture and flavorr. Since these are sweetened with low-calorie, low-carb xylitol, you won't feel guilty about indulging in the pleasure of high-quality chocolate every day.

Stock#5451-0 Calcium Crunch Dark Chocolate Bar
(28 bars, 1.27 oz., 36 grams) - $44.95

Protecton from the Air you Breath

The average person takes approximately 21,600 breaths each day. Each of these breaths brings with it bacteria, pollution and allergens from the environment. Research shows that more than 90% of infection-causing bacteria enter the body through the nose. Some of the bacteria thrive in the nasal passages. When used as a mist, xylitol has been shown to decrease bacteria's ability to adhere to nasal passages.

Nature's Sweet Life Nasal Mist (available Oct. 1), also helps make nasal passages and sinuses feel clean, moist and more comfortable throughout the day. It helps wash away potentially irritating pollutants, pollens and other debris from the nasal passages. Nasal Mist is safe to use as often as needed for people of all ages and provides soothing relieff without the harmful side effects and bitter aftertaste of many store-bought nasal sprays and medications. Nature's Sweet Life Nasal Mist contains all-natural ingredients, including aloe and 100% pure xylitol.

Stock #5430-5 Xylitol Nasal Spray (1.5 fl.oz) - $13.50


Sugar Replacement. Bake without Sugar!
Life is sweet- and Nature's Sweet Life products make it even sweeter by giving you a healthy delicious alternative to sugar that you can use every day. When you replace regular table sugar with Nature's Sweet Life xylitol, you can eat, drink and enjoy your favorite recipes with fewer calories and carbohydrates. Xylitol can be used to replace sugar in your favorite recipes. Because xylitol is a natural substance found in the foods we already eat, it is perfectly safe for human consumption and has been given the FDA's safest rating as a food additive.


Nature's Sweet Life Xylitol:
•Tastes just like sugar, with no artificial aftertaste.
•Replaces sugar in almost all recipes (heat stable). Use 50-75f% of what recipe requires. Not recommended for yeast pastries or hard candy.
•Provides 0 grams of net carbs per serving
•Supplies 40% fewer calories than sugar
•Is safe for diabetics, hypoglycemics, children and pregnant women
•Prevents cavity-causing bacteria from adhering to teeth.
•Has a low glycemic index of 7. (Sugar is 87)
•Is 100% natural

Stock #5435-3 Xylitol Bulk (1 lb) - $6.95
(available in November)


Nature' s Sweet Life products taste so good, you'll forget you're using something that's good for you. The product line offers items that can be used every day. It's easy to talk to potential distributors about Nature's Sweet Life products; they taste so good, they practically sell themselves! As soon as you hand someone a sample and share with them the benefits of using our xylitol-enhancing products, they get as excited about Nature's Sunshine as you are and want to know how they can get some more. That's when life gets a little sweeter.

Digesting Xylitol: Some sensitive people may notice slight intestinal discomfort when they first begin consuming larger amounts of xylitol. This usually lasts only a short time while the body increases production of enzymes that break it down.

SHIPPING AND HANDLING:
To maintain quality and freshness, our Nature's Sweet Life chocolate bars are shipped in a special, insulated shipping container with cold-packs from a third party cold storage and distribution center. All chocolate orders must be placed by phone through the Order Sales Dept (Internet orders are not set up at this time) and may not be combined with other NSP product orders. Chocolate can not be shipped to Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico. A special shipping fee is charged according to the season the chocolate order is placed. We urge you to combine your order with a friend to minimize shipping costs.

Shipping by Season/Months:
Winter (Nov-Mar) - $6.50 (1st case, 28 bars) - $1 ea. add'l case
*UPS Ground
Spring/Fall (Apr, May, Oct) - $10. (1st case, 28 bars) - $2 ea. add'l case
*UPS Blue Label
Summer (June-Sept) - $20. (1st case, 28 bars) - $3 ea. add'l case
*UPS Red Label

JOIN US FOR NEXT MONTHS PRODUCT FOCUS CALL
October Focus Meeting - FREE teleconference call
When: Wednesday, October 11

Time: 9:00 p.m (Eastern Time)
Topic: Xylitol & the new Nature's Sweet Life product line
Guest Speaker: TBA
At the scheduled time dial our Focus Call number, 1-800-432-6383, and enter PIN 8626#.

This information was taken from the Sunshine Horizons magazine, Vol.31, No.4, September 2006.








Live a Longer, Sweeter Life - GLYCO ESSENTIALS


Glyco Essentials - NEW
•Source of Eight Conditionally Essential Sugars

•May Help Improve Cellular Communication*
•Contains a Prebiotic Fiber Base of scFOS

With all the sweets and processed foods available to us today, it's easy to say that we get more than enough sugar in our diets. For prolonged health, however, we need to evaluate not only the amount of sugar we consume but also the types of sugar, While there are more than 200 different monosaccharides, or simple sugars, scientists have stated that eight specific dietary sugars could represent a new class of nutrients with valuable effects on health.

New Glyco Essentials combines all eight of these special sugars to provide a highly bioavailable source of glyconutrients. These sugars serve important structural and functional roles in cell processes. They combine with other molecules in the cell to form glycoconjugates, special signaling molecules for cellular communication. Glycoconjugates on the surface of one cell bind to receptors on another cell, allowing them to communicate and carry out the many complex processes necessary for health. These sugars may also promote immunity as they combine with proteins to form special glycoconjugatres that play a role in the production of enzymes, hormones and antibodies.
Stock# 876-5 (90)
Member Cost $24.95

Read more about Glyco Essentials.
For more information please email me (Karen) herbsplus@mynsp.com

No matter your age, there's a wide world of experience and enjoyment before you. Let Nature's Sunshine products help you take advantage of what the world offers now and in the future.

This information was taken from the Sunshine Horizons magazine, Vol.31, No.4, September 2006.

Getting to the "Heart" of Longevity - NATTOZIMES PLUS


Nattozimes Plus - NEW
*Provides Cardiovascular support
*May help the body break down Fibrin in the blood.

Many people associate life with the beating of the heart, and understandably so. The heart plays the important role of supplying oxygen-and nutrient-rich blood to the entire body. Ensuring the constant flow of blood and the nutrients it carries is vital to sustaining good physical health over time. New Nattozimes Plus provides complete cardiovascular support and helps maintain blood flow already within the normal range.

Natto - a protein-rich fermented soybean product-has been consumed in Japan for thousands of years. Recent popularity of soybean products has lead researchers to study the cardiovascular benefits of natto, particularly the benefits of nattokinase, a protease enzyme compound formed during the fermentation process.

Nattokinase supports cardiovascular function by maintaining already-normal blood flow. Scientific studies have shown that nattokinase helps keep blood viscosity in the normal range and helps dissolve fibrin. Nattozimes Plus is a protease enzyme system produced by the fungus Aspergillus oryzae. This is a purified, non-soy-sourced enzyme system that functions with the same enzyme activity as nattokinase. Nattozimes Plus also contains a proprietary formula of heart-supporting hawthorn berries, capsicum fruit, dandelion leaf and resveratrol. Hawthorn berries strengthen the heart muscles; capsicum promotes healthy blood circulation; and dandelion and resveratrol exhibit beneficial effects on cardiac function and flow. Unlike nattokinase (from soy) Nattozimes Plus contains no vitamin K, which is a factor in the clotting of blood.
Nattozimes Plus - Stock #520-7 (60)
(Watch for specials offered Sept. 18-30)

More information on Nattozimes PLus.
For additional information email me (Karen) herbsplus@mynsp.com

*Nattozimes Plus should be used cautiously by people taking blood thinning medications or by people with bleeding disorders. This product should be avoided by people with Crohn's disease and people with known allergies to Aspergillus.

The above information was taken from the Sunshine Horizons magazine, Vol.31, No.4, September 2006.

THE CURE FOR ALL DISEASES

The following link is to the online version of The Cure For All Diseases, by Hulda Regehr Clark
http://www.royalrife.com/cure.pdf

Very interesting.

PROTEIN POWER - BOOK SUMMARY

I found this book review online and thought the info shared is very valuable to many to begin understanding what diabetes is and how to treat it with the proper foods.

http://www.royalrife.com/protein.html
This book by Dr. Michael R. Eades, M.D. and Dr. Mary Dan Eades, M.D. provides a great deal of information for $6.99. The title is a bit misleading. The book is not about eating large amounts of protein. The program is moderate in protein. It is more about keeping carbohydrate intake down to healthier levels. It is highly recommended for anyone who wants to clearly understand why it is carbohydrates - starches and sugars - rather than natural fats that are at the root of the modern decline in health. Those who have conditions which normally require the services of a physician are urged to consult one. If you decide to make major dietary changes, first ask your physician if these changes are a good program for you. And do not reduce or discontinue medications until your physician says it is time to do so.

According to food surveys, the most commonly eaten food in the USA is white flour in the form of bread, pasta and similar foods. The runner up is white flour and sugar combinations such as pie, cake, cookies, donuts, etc.

All carbohydrates, both starch and sugars, are converted to sugar in thedigestive process. White flour is in the form of sugar by the time it reaches the blood. Carbohydrate intake causes a rise in blood sugar. A rise in blood sugar causes a rise in insulin. The pancreas has to put out insulin to enable blood sugar to enter cells for energy production, and to keep the blood sugar level normal. In children, the insulin receptors on the cells
usually respond to insulin normally, and a fairly small amount of insulin is able to keep blood sugar in the normal range in spite of large sugar and starch consumption. Some people can eat lots of starch and sugar all their lives and stay thin. Their health is not as good as it could have been, but they do not develop obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, or diabetes.

Many people do not inherit such good genes. The high intake of carbohydrates and resulting insulin production results in the cells becoming less and less responsive to insulin. It takes larger and larger amounts of insulin to enable cells to take in blood sugar and to keep the blood sugar level normal. This is insulin resistance. The first sign of this problem in most people is weight gain. Why is this? It is because insulin is a storage hormone. In excess amounts insulin causes the body to store both fat and blood sugar as fat. This weight gain may come at age 10 or 30 or later. But it is a sign of insulin resistance and high levels of insulin in the blood. Some people do not gain weight as their insulin rises, but do develop high blood pressure or heart disease. Insulin is not a "bad" hormone (any more than LDL is "bad" cholesterol). You would be very ill and die without it. But in excess, it causes big problems.

The role of insulin:

Insulin lowers high blood sugar.
Insulin puts the metabolism in storage mode.
Insulin converts protein and blood sugar to fat.
Insulin causes fat in the diet to be stored in fat cells.
Insulin increases the production of cholesterol by the body.
Insulin causes the kidneys to retain water in the body.
Insulin stimulates the growth of artery wall cells.
Insulin stimulates the use of blood sugar for energy.

There is a second hormone involved in these processes. It is called glucagon. Glucagon works in opposition to insulin and has the opposite effects:

Glucagon raises low blood sugar.
Glucagon puts the metabolism in burning mode.
Glucagon converts protein and fat to glucose.
Glucagon causes dietary fat to be used for energy.
Glucagon releases fat from fat cells to be used for energy.
Glucagon reduces cholesterol production.
Glucagon causes the kidneys to release water from the body.
Glucagon causes artery wall cells to return to normal.
Glucagon stimulates the use of fat for energy.

It does not take a towering IQ to see that reducing insulin and raising glucagon is in our best interests! The goal is the correct balance of both hormones. There is a cheap, safe, and effective way to do this. It is not a shot or pill. It is a matter of keeping protein intake at the correct level, and reducing carbohydrate intake to the level that is needed. The book gives instructions on how to calculate the lean body weight and protein needed. Until the calculation is made, women can start with three ounces of protein foods per meal and men can start with four ounces. The carbohydrate intake must be reduced to 10 grams three times a day if there is obesity, high blood pressure, abnormal blood fats, or type II diabetes. For a person just wanting to lose a few pounds, a reduction to 55 grams a day is a good place to start.

Carbohydrate greatly raises insulin and has no effect on glucagon.

A high carbohydrate and low protein diet has the greatest adverse effect on the insulin-glucagon ratio.

Protein slightly raises both.

Fat has no effect on either.

A diet that is moderate in protein and low in carbohydrate is the best way to have ideal levels of both insulin and glucagon. This is good news, but when you try reducing carbohydrate intake, you will find out just how addicted you are!

"Syndrome X": What does all this have to do with major illnesses that kill people? The medical community generally views obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, and hypertension as conditions that need to be diagnosed and treated. But these conditions all have one thing in common - elevated insulin levels. Some researchers are calling insulin resistance and the resulting problems "syndrome X". These conditions caused by high insulin are generally treated with drugs that can cause even more problems. And if dietary changes are suggested, it will almost certainly be in the direction of decreasing fat (and thus protein because protein foods usually contain fat) and increasing carbohydrates. And what did I just say about a high carbohydrate and low protein diet? It is the worst combination in that it raises insulin and reduces glucagon. (This is why some of us have long believed that the diet suggested by the American Heart Association, television reporters, and most of the medical community is the diet most likely to CAUSE heart disease.)

Obesity: Weight gain is often the first sign that insulin levels are rising. The cells no longer respond well to insulin, so more and more must be produced to force blood sugar into cells for energy production. Insulin forces glucose, fat and protein into storage as fat.

Diabetes: (This mainly applies to type II diabetes, but the low
carbohydrate diet also makes type I easier to treat.) Even after insulin levels have started to rise, the blood sugar usually stays in the normal range. But as the person continues to live on a high starch and sugar diet, the insulin receptors on the cells are further damaged and eventually the pancreas can no longer make enough insulin to meet the increasing need. The blood sugar level goes up, glucose appears in the urine, and a
diagnosis of "diabetes" will be made if a physician is consulted. Treatment may be oral medications to force the pancreas to make even more insulin, or injected insulin itself may be used. There may be high blood pressure, heart disease, and there will be declining health.

High blood pressure: Excess insulin causes blood pressure to go up in at least three ways: First, it causes the kidneys to retain both sodium and water in the body. Second, it causes a thickening of artery walls and makes them less elastic. And finally, excess insulin stimulates the nervous system to release other hormones which raise blood pressure.

High blood fats: Triglycerides are a blood fat that is actually made from carbohydrates. Excess carbohydrate raises triglycerides. Cholesterol is made in excess amounts by the liver if insulin levels are too high. You can either poison the liver into submission (my wording, not theirs) with medication, or reduce the carbohydrate intake. If you listen to the TV dietitians and try to reduce your fat and cholesterol intake, you will probably eat more carbohydrates to replace the lost calories. Things can only get worse unless your fat intake is extremely low - to a very unhealthful level.

Ancient cultures and their skeletal or mummified remains have been studied many times. Ancient Egyptians were bread eaters. Soldiers were issued five pounds of bread a day. Egyptians ate very large amounts of whole grain breads, plus fruits and vegetables. Almost no red meat. Some fish and poultry. The diet was fairly low in fat and protein, very high in complex carbohydrates. A nutritionist's dream, one might think. It was
what modern wisdom would consider the ideal. They should have been very healthy according to current thinking. But they were not. They suffered from clogged arteries, obesity, poor teeth, and other degenerative conditions. I have wondered for years why ancient Egyptians had heart disease without the benefit of factories and processed foods. Now we know. The very high starch intake produced high levels of insulin.

In fact, researchers can tell if skeletal remains are from hunter-gatherers or grain growers just by looking at them. The hunters have stronger skeletons and better teeth.


Monday, September 11, 2006

A Note from Greg Halliday, NSP Vice President, U.S. Sales & Marketing

Dear Friends,

Wow! What a terrific convention we just experienced at the beautiful Gaylord Texan Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Many Managers commented that this was the best National Convention ever, and I must say that I agree with them. The entire event was filled with outstanding education, training and entertainment.

During convention we introduced a brand new line of xylitol-based products-Nature's Sweet Life; a new glyconutrient product-Glyco Essentials; and Nattozimes Plus, which supports cardiovascular function. Dr. Hugo Rodier and Dr. Alex Duarte discussed the harmful effects of refined sugar and shared how Nature's Sunshine's new xylitol products offer many health benefits. "Hughes Town," our western-themed company trade show and gathering place for the entire convention, gave Managers the opportunity to visit the sweet shop; throw back a shot of Thai-Go®; learn more about the Legacy marketing plan ; visit "Ol' Doc Keller's Apothecary" and more. Several people commented that Dr. Gary Null's talk on longevity and Amanda Gore's discussion about being positive and recognizing others were the two favorite highlights of the event. We not only had fantastic speakers and workshops, but we were able to have some fun together as we went to a nearby rodeo. The sea of white NSP cowboy hats was a site to behold in the arena. There was something for everyone at this event.

By the way, we're already planning our 35th Anniversary Convention, an eight-day Caribbean cruise. If anything can top Dallas' outstanding event, it will be this trip, which will allow for even more learning, relaxation and fun. Qualifications began on September 1, so make sure you don't miss this event in October 2007.

Please take note of the following items in September:

•Nature's Sweet Life, our new line of xylitol products, is designed to help you live a more sugar-free lifestyle. Xylitol is made from natural ingredients and tastes like sugar. But it contains 40% fewer calories than sugar does and does not promote cavities. Our new products include:

--Nature's Sweet Life Xylitol Gum (Spearmint & Cinnamon) Freshen breath, clean your teeth and promote dental health!
-- Nature's Sweet Life Xylitol Mints (Peppermint & Lemon) - Prevent bad breath and promote oral health!
-- Nature's Sweet Life Mouthwash - Improve dental health! (available in mid-October)
-- Nature's Sweet Life Nasal Mist - Wash away irritating pollutants and moisturize nasal passages. (Available in mid-October)
-- Nature's Sweet Life Chocolate (Calcium Crunch & Natural Raspberry Flavor) - Finally a sugar-free dark chocolate that tastes good and has beneficial properties. (To order Nature's Sweet Life Chocolate, please call Order Sales at 1-800-453-1422.)
-- Nature's Sweet Life Bulk Xylitol Sweetener - Enjoy xylitol as a sweetener for all your favorite foods and beverages. (Available in November)

Benefits of xylitol include no aftertaste; 40% fewer calories and 75% fewer carbohydrates than sugar; a glycemic index of 7; and the ability to prevent cavity-causing bacteria from adhering to teeth. Xylitol is 100% natural. Enjoy the sweet life more safely with Nature's Sweet Life products from NSP!

• Glyco Essentials, our new glyconutrient product provides the body with a dietary source of eight specific sugars that aid cellular communications and play a role in building enzymes, hormones and antibodies. Nattozimes Plus is an alternative to nattokinase, a protease compound formed during the soybean fermentation process that offers circulatory benefits. It may help improve blood flow as it helps dissolve fibrin.

•Look for some exciting product promotions later this month. You'll be able to save on some of our top products for a limited time only.

•Qualifications for our October 2007 35th Anniversary Convention Cruise began this month. You won't want to miss this exciting event. Qualifications are simple. You must increase your monthly Group QV average during the qualification period (September 1, 2006-May 31, 2007) by at least 400 QV/month compared to the same period the prior year. To qualify for Convention for 2, you must increase your monthly Group QV average by at least 600 QV/month, compared to the same period the prior year. We also have a Total Group QV option available.

•At Convention we launched some new benefits for Members that have a MyNSP personal website. These include two new templates (Floral and Nature) to choose from and five new business reports. These reports include:
--Closest to getting a check
--Closest to the next rank
--Those with no orders during a specific month
--Those that are recruiting or sponsoring new members
--Those in your successline whose accounts are about to or have recently expired

Three of these reports allow you to quickly send an email from your MyNSP email account to remind your successline that they are close to getting a check, to order or to renew. Learn more by logging into your account at www.mynsp.com.

•Plan now to attend Leaders Conference 2007 in beautiful Costa Mesa, California. Our event takes place February 8-11, 2007 at the Costa Mesa Hilton. We're planning some outstanding sessions and workshops that will help your business grow. Our conference will focus on enzymes, and by attending you can be the first to learn about the new and improved NSP enzyme products. You will also be able to enjoy all the sites and attractions of Orange County, including beautiful beaches and nearby Disneyland.

Thanks again for your commitment to natural health! Together we can make a difference!

Warm Regards,

Greg Halliday
President, Nature's Sunshine Products U.S.

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NATURE'S FIELD ISSUE

A NOTE FROM TREE OF LIGHT PUBLISHING
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Parasites are often overlooked but they are nothing to be worried about when armed with the right tools and knowledge. Read this issue of Nature's Field and learn more about these unwanted guests.

In This Issue:
Feature Herb: Black Walnut

Feature Articles:
Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Parasite?
by Steven Horne

Kimberly Balas’ Clinician’s Corner:
Coumadin, Male Hormones, LDL, Inflammation, and More...

Parting Thoughts from the Herb Guy
Toxicity: Health Problem of the 21st Century

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To Your Health!

The Staff of Tree of Light Publishing


A note from me:
If you are interested in attending a class on Parasites or hosting a class in your home (earning free gifts for doing so), here in Charlotte, please email me herbsplus@mynsp.com or call me for details. 704-588-7638 (Karen)