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Sunday, April 22, 2007

HOMESPA NEWS BULLITEN UPDATED

Published on Nature's Sunshine Products web site
BY Jennifer Hochell, Bulletin coordinator


Nature’s Sunshine offers 130 aromatherapy, personal care and homeopathic products, including 27 single essential oils and 4 essential oil blends. We have accessories, bottles and carriers that make it simple, convenient and fun to create your own aromatherapy products. Whether you are new to essential oils or have a lot of experience in aromatherapy, you will find this bulletin helpful in providing you with aromatherapy education, business-building tips and easy-to-make recipes.


Winter EScentials

What is aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the practice of using 100% pure essential oils to positively influence, alter, shift, modify and change emotions and moods. It is a powerful tool that compliments numerous alternative health-and-wellness modalities and practices such as herbal supplements, massage, skin care, chiropractic care, acupuncture, other natural health trades.

Safety Tips
1. Dilute essential oils (except for Lavender) before applying them directly to the skin.
2. Keep essential oils out of reach of children.
3. Do not use essential oils internally.
4. Citrus essential oils are phototoxic. Avoid direct sunlight for 2-3 hours after using these essential oils on the skin.
5. Keep essential oils away from the eyes. Use milk to flush if exposure occurs--essential oils are NOT water-soluble.
6. Use caution with someone who suffers from chronic or serious health conditions such as heart concerns and neurological disorders. Consult a professional healthcare provider before beginning any program.
7. Be careful when using essential oils during pregnancy. Consult your physician before use.

History
During World War II, Dr. Jean Valnet used essential oils to treat soldiers when drugs were in short supply. He later successfully treated patients with essential oils to wean them off chemical-based medicines.

Essential Oil Spotlight
Cinnamon (Cinnamonum zeylanicum, steam distilled)

Aroma: spicy, warm, peppery, sweet, oriental.
Part used: leaf.
Uses: The warming properties of cinnamon comfort and soothe the body and mind. Cinnamon has a pungent, spicy aroma, and its warming properties make it excellent for massage when well diluted. It also helps create a warm, inviting atmosphere, especially during the holidays and when trying to sell a home.
Mixes well with: Mandarin, Frankincense, Ylang Ylang.
Companion products: Capsicum & Garlic with Parsley, ALJ®, Stomach Comfort.
Caution: Do not use in cases of hemophilia or severe kidney or liver disease. Always use well diluted (i.e. Pure Massage Oil). Can irritate skin.

Recipe
Winter Air Freshener
Cinnamon 5 drops
Lavender 5 drops
Lemon 4 drops
Frankincense 3 drop
Red Mandarin 4 drops
Colloidal Silver .5 oz.
Distilled Water 1.5 oz.

Directions: Mix essential oils, colloidal silver and distilled water in a 2 oz. spray bottle. Shake well and label the bottle.

To use, spray the surrounding air throughout the day and night as needed to freshen the room and spread cheer. This blend is also great as a hand or surface cleaner. Additional properties include, vulnerary, sedative and hydrating.

Complementary Products
Colloidal Silver, Olive Leaf, High Potency Garlic, Garlic Oil, Garlic, Colostrum with Immune Factors, Elderberry Defense, CCA, CCA with Yerba Santa, Nature’s Noni® Juice, Thai-Go®, Super Supplemental with and without Iron, and Vitamin C.

Home Spa Party Tips
Preparation and practice is a vital part of a successful home spa party. Know your hostess and their audience. You can customize your presentation based on their personality, needs and goals. For example, if you are presenting to a group of moms, you’ll want to tailor your party towards stress relief, energy boosting, baby needs and caregiver essentials.

You can also create scripted note cards for a variety of topics such as women’s needs, children’s concerns, bath and body, stress-relief and pet essentials. Have your hostess choose from one of these scripts that will best serve her/his group of friends and family. Keep it simple, fun and exciting – for you and the hostess.

Aromatherapy Business-Building Tips
A strong marketing plan will help you stay focused on your aromatherapy business goals as well as save you time and money. It will help you develop a positive and effective presence and name recognition among your target market as well as educate them about your aromatherapy products. You will be able to create special offers, promotions, prices and services to appropriate market segments as a way to influence them to try your products, which historically result in increased product sales. This will also help you increase and retain a loyal customer base.

To get started, select a specific target market to serve. Who will be apart of your customer base? Is there a certain group of people who will benefit from your products? For example, will your products focus more on children, adults or animals? Be sure to stick to your marketing budget and review your marketing performance semi-annually or annually.

The NSP Home Spa Bulletin will be updated quarterly. Comments, suggestions and feedback can be sent to Jennifer Hochell, Bulletin coordinator at jh@jennscents.com .

Saturday, April 21, 2007

NSP MEMBERS ONLY DINNER, Gastonia, NC

All Nature's Sunshine Members in the area are invited:

WHERE: Hsia Chinese Restaurant
3826 S. New Hope Rd, Gastonia, NC 28056
The phone number there is 704-823-1288.


DIRECTIONS & MAP:

WHEN: Sunday, April 22nd 6:30 pm


DETAILS: Informal Dutch Treat (Pay your own tab). Although the dinner is not free the conversation is. Dress Casual as this is an informal get together.

Enjoy this opportunity where all NSP members are invited to come and meet and share ideas. No matter if you are downline, upline or sideline, NSP members enjoy sharing successes and our challenges. I hope you will join us!

Please RSVP: Karen Doolan call 704-588-7638 or email herbsplus@mynsp.com


TOTAL BODY DETOXIFICATION - CLASS


Susie Grimmett/Health Choices
1742 Herlong Village Dr Suite 102
Rock Hill, SC 29732
803-366-8070
www.healthchoices.biz


Hello from Health Choices!
Just a quick note to let you know we will have a class this coming Saturday April the 28th. The class will be on "Total body detoxification." I have had many people asking for the next class. Since we now have the building next to Health Choices, it will be held there. There will be a drawing held at that time for a free Aqua-Chi session. The cost for the class will be $20.00 per person. Feel free to bring a notepad and pen.

Since there is a big demand for this class, please email us healthy@comporium.net or call at: 803-366-8070 to reserve your spot.
I look forward to seeing you there!


Susie Grimmett, App

Thursday, April 19, 2007

YOUR HEALTH FREEDOM IS IN DANGER!!! PLEASE HELP!

NEED A PRESCRIPTION FOR VITAMINS & HERBS?
There is a crisis in health freedom. They're at it again.

On April 30, 2007 the FDA will close the public comment period on a "Guidance" which will classify every alternative practice as medicine so that only licensed physicians can carry out the procedure AND vitamins, minerals, herbs, etc., will suddenly become "untested drugs" which will be forbidden.

Bad? Real Bad! But public outcry can stop this assault on your health and your freedom.

Spread the word! Tell everyone in your Circle of Influence, professionals, alternative practitioners, nutrient and herb companies, everyone! Let them know how important their participation is to make sure the FDA backs off from this repressive course.

Please share this link with them and urge them to take action:
http://tinyurl.com/2u7ghc


Yours in health and freedom,

Rima E. Laibow, MD
Medical Director
Natural Solutions Foundation
www.HealthFreedomUSA.org

BLOOD DRIVE - TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2007


STEELE CREEK YMCA BLOOD DRIVE
CHARLOTTE, NC

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Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Time: 4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Location: Steele Creek YMCA - Room A
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TIPS FOR CURING THE COMMON COLD by Steven Horne


Gone in Less Than 24 Hours

Tips for Curing the Common Cold

By Steven Horne

Copyright © 2007 by Steven H. Horne








When I hear or read something that says, “There is no cure for the common cold,” I am amused. Of course there is a cure for the common cold—your body has healed itself of every cold you ever got.

Okay, so I’ve made the point that you can’t “cure” a cold (or any other disease for that matter) because only the body can cure anything. But, it’s entirely possible to enhance the body’s ability to recover from a cold, thereby shortening it’s duration, and I’m no talking about the commonly promoted natural cures like vitamin C, echinacea and so forth. While I’ve found some of these remedies may help prevent colds (or at least reduce their severity), I haven’t found them to be all that effective at curing them. So, what you’re about to hear is not the typical natural cold-relief advice you’ll get from books and magazines. However, I’ve found it to be consistently effective in over 25 years of practical experience.

Let’s start by understanding that a cold or a flu is simply a flushing of toxins from the system. The body got toxic and weak became a home for microbes (yeast, viruses, bacteria). The microbes release additional toxins as they reproduce. These toxins damage surrounding tissue creating more breeding grounds for microbes. That’s how the infection spreads.

The symptoms of fever, runny nose, etc. are created by the body’s immune response to both inhibit the growth and spread of the microbes and to flush the toxins from the system and clean up the environment so there is no more breeding ground. So, the goal is to help the body detoxify and flush the irritation. The faster this happens, the sooner you will be well.

Unfortunately, most of what we do to try to cure colds is actually interfering with recovery. That’s because we equate suppressing symptoms with curing the cold. What I learned that changed my approach was “the cold IS the cure.” In other words, I need to enhance the symptoms the body is producing, not fight against them. This speeds recovery.

It’s also very important to make clear that what I’m about to share with you works best when you apply it as soon as you start to feel a cold coming on. The sooner you get to it, the faster you will recover. I’ve “cured” colds, both in myself and in family members, in as little as two hours using these techniques. However, if you wait a day or so before you begin treatment, not only will these procedures not work as fast, there may be other things you need to do to enhance recovery.

Here are the basic things I do for colds (and other acute ailments).

Step One: Stop Eating


When you feel a cold or any acute ailment coming on, stop eating! This is usually easy to do because we tend to loose our appetite when we’re acutely ill. If you are hungry limit your intake of foods to liquids—preferably fresh fruit or vegetable juices or soup broths. When Hippocrates said, “Feed a cold, starve a fever,” that should have been translated, “If you feed a cold, you will have to starve a fever.” Take a lesson from children and animals, who usually refuse food when sick. You’ll decongest the body faster if you stop eating.

Step Two: Take Small, Frequently Repeated Doses of Appropriate Remedies That Help the Body Flush What is Irritating It

Second, if this is the early stage of a cold where there is watery, clear or white mucus, use aromatics such as capsicum, ginger, garlic, horseradish, mustard, etc. HCP-X (available through Nature's Sunshine Products) is a 200-year-old pioneer remedy for colds and flu that is highly effective even today. It is called Herbal Composition Powder and was developed by Samuel Thomson, who has been called the Father of American Herbalism.

Herbal composition powder is a great remedy, but my favorite cold formula is Herbal Crisis. This is a modification of Herbal Composition created by my first herb teacher Edward Milo Millet. The recipe for this formula is found in my Dr. Mom-Dr. Dad course and on this website. It is also available from Red Rock Naturals or ABC Herbs.

You can make the Herbal Crisis or Herbal Composition into a tea or you can mix the Herbal Crisis glycerite with warm water. Make at least a quart and start sipping this at the first sign of a cold. Take them in small, frequently repeated doses.

You can also use capsules, but take them with warm or room temperature water. If using capsules, I would take two every hour.

For children, I use Children’s Composition. This is a cold/flu/fever formula I used with my own children. The recipe is in my Dr. Mom-Dr. Dad course and on this website. You can also purchase this remedy from Red Rock Naturals or ABC Herbs. I give this remedy in small doses every 15-30 minutes with plenty of liquids.

These remedies work best when taken in the early stages of a cold when the mucus is thin, copious and clear or white. They do not work as well if you allow the cold to progress for a day or two before beginning the therapy. If the cold becomes more deep-seated, different remedies will be helpful. When the mucus becomes more thick and discolored goldenseal and echinacea may be helpful.

If the cold becomes congestion in the chest, then my favorite remedies are AL-J and garlic. AL-J is a Nature’s Sunshine formula. Raw garlic is the most effective remedy when the cold gets into the chest, but Nature’s Sunshine’s High Potency Garlic will work, too. Take four capsules of AL-J every two hours and one clove of raw garlic or one High Potency Garlic every four hours. For chest colds in children use liquid AL-J and garlic oil.

These are not the only possible remedies, just some of my favorites.

Step Three: Rest and Drink Plenty of Fluids

The old adage to rest in bed and drink plenty of liquids is good advice. Drinking fluids helps flush toxins from your body and rest allows your body to devote its energy to making you better.

Often these first three steps are all that is needed, but sometimes more is required.

Step Four: Clear the Bowels

Believe it or not, colds often involve a certain degree of constipation, especially if fever is present. So, doing something to open the bowels can often rapidly relieve cold symptoms such as fever and respiratory congestion.

There are a couple of ways to do this. If you are comfortable doing so, take an enema. I actually use the Herbal Crisis formula in an enema. I’ve used the Children’s Composition in enemas for children.
You can also take some kind of herbal laxative such as LBS II or Cascara Sagrada, but this is slow. A good alternative I’ve discovered is to take 2 digestive enzyme supplements every hour until the colon evacuates.

Step Five: Open the Sweat Glands

It can be very effective to sweat out a cold. This can be done by doing a sweat bath. Drink some HCP-X tea or Herbal Crisis with warm water, then get in a hot bath and soak for 15-20 minutes. You can add your favorite essential oils to the bath or 10 capsules of ginger if you like. After the bath, go to bed, pile on some blankets, drink lots of liquids and “sweat” the cold out.

Some people find physical activity that induces a sweat is helpful, too.

Step Six: Improve Lymphatic Drainage

If you have swollen lymph nodes, a sore throat or earaches, then take remedies to improve lymphatic drainage. One good way to do this is to mix 1 teaspoon Kidney Drainage and 1 teaspoon Lymphatic Drainage (Nature’s Sunshine Formulas) into a quart of water and sip frequently. Rub Tei Fu Lotion or Tei Fu Essential oil (also Nature’s Sunshine Products) into the swollen lymph nodes in the neck area.

I’ve used these techniques to cure colds in as little as two hours. About 90% of the time it works in less than 24 hours. Even if it takes longer, the length of the cold will be considerably shorter than it would be using other treatments.

Some Final Comments.

It is true that herbs have some direct antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral actions, but more importantly, herbs have the capacity to help rebalance the terrain in the body so that it is no longer a host environment for the microbes. So, you select remedies based on looking at the host terrain and not the organism that inhabits it.

For example, garlic and goldenseal are both antibacterial. But garlic is pungent, stimulating (warming) and dispersing, while goldenseal is bitter, cooling and astringent (consolidating). Knowing when different remedies are appropriate will help you get better results. For more detailed information, consult my Dr. Mom-Dr. Dad course or The ABC+D Approach course at www.treelite.com.

This article was copied from Steven's web site.
http://www.steven-horne.com/Articles/coldcure2.htm
If purchasing anything from www.treelite.com please give my affiliate #27084 so Steven knows I sent you. This will insure that you will receive the best price for your purchases.

Friday, April 13, 2007

POISONOUS SPLENDA (sucralose)

Aren't YOU tired of being the lab rat?

Citizens for Health held a press conference at the National Press Club today. We announced the filing of our Citizen Petition with the FDA demanding the proper labeling and rigorous scrutiny of sucralose (Splenda) Click here to call for a Public Hearing so the truth can be told.

Sucralose is a highly processed chemical sweetener factory-manufactured with chlorine in McIntosh, Alabama, that was approved by the FDA in April 1998 despite serious potential health concerns. In addition to the fact that not a single human clinical study has been done on the finished product (Splenda) despite hundreds of consumer health complaints posted on the Web, consumption of Splenda poses a risk to people (especially pregnant women) who have galactosemia (or the genetic trait for this disorder).

Send a letter today asking your Congressperson to support Citizens for Health and their constituents (you, your family and your community!) on this by demanding that the FDA either revoke its approval of sucralose or immediately call a Public Hearing to give voice to consumer health concerns relating to Splenda/sucralose.

Send a letter to your Congressperson today!

Here are the facts:


n The FDA's review of Splenda® (sucralose) was not rigorous and the Agency’s approval of this synthetic sweetener should be revoked.
n FDA has no reliable way to track adverse health events related to Splenda.
n The FDA should ask the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services to launch an investigation into the FDA’s own approval of sucralose.
n The science provided to the FDA revealed several serious concerns about the product.
n Splenda’s advertising slogan “Made from sugar, so it tastes like sugar” has led consumers into believing it is natural.
n The FDA should initiate a full-scale public-health investigation in and around McIntosh, Alabama, where Splenda is manufactured.
n The FDA should order the marketers of Splenda to immediately remove the “Suitable for people with diabetes” slogan from its packaging and marketing materials.
n The FDA should order that all sucralose- and Splenda-containing products bear a galactosemia warning.

Please take a few minutes to demand an airing of the truth. Click here to take action


The above information was taken from an email from Citizens for Health.
http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/Citizens/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=3306


What kind of Sugar should I eat then? When Pure unrefined sugars are too high in glycemic value for your body, All Natural Xylitol is the best choice.
To research more about Xylitol click here.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

REPLACE BAD SUGARS WITH XYLITOL - Now Available at NSP

Healthy and Delicious Goodies Thanks to Xylitol
(See two recipes below)


Earn extra drawing tickets to monthly contest... read below to see how.

NSP PROVIDES AN EXCELLENT ALTERNATIVE!!!

This time of year, holiday goodies begin to pile up. Clients, friends, neighbors and family bring baked goods to your door. You likely have your list of acquaintances to whom you will deliver a special treat. But all of those treats and holiday candies can mean sugar overload. Wouldn’t it be a real treat to have goodies that didn’t leave you reeling from the ups and downs (and calories) of sugar? New Xylitol Bulk allows you to truly have your cake and eat it too.

Nature's Sweet Life Xylitol gives you a healthy, delicious alternative to sugar that you can use every day. Just replace regular table sugar with Nature’s Sweet Life Xylitol. It can be used in your favorite recipes and has fewer calories and carbohydrates than sugar. 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 most recipes (heat stable). Use 50–75% of what the 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. (NOT recommended for pets)
Prevents cavity-causing bacteria from adhering to teeth.
Has a low glycemic index of 7. (By comparison, sugar’s is 87.)
Is 100% natural.


IS CHOCOLATE GOOD FOR YOU? READ THIS

GOOD-FOR-YOU CHOCOLATE CAKE

1 can (15 oz.) whole beets, drained (save juice)
1 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup beet juice
¾ cup Nature’s Sweet Life xylitol
¼ teaspoon salt
1 ¾ cup flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
3 (1 oz.) squares of unsweetened chocolate, melted

Sift together salt, flour and baking soda. Set aside. Place beets in blender and puree. Add xylitol, oil and beet juice to blender. Blend and add eggs and vanilla. Blend well. Pour beet mixture in mixing bowl and add dry ingredients. Mix on medium speed for one minute. Stir in melted chocolate. Pour batter in two greased and floured 9-inch cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25–30 minutes. Remove from pans and let cool. Top with Chocolate Ganache. For best results, eat this cake the following day. Serves 10.

CHOCOLATE GANACHE

1 ¼ cups heavy cream
3 tablespoons butter
1 ¾ cup Nature’s Sweet Life xylitol
2 (8 oz.) packages of unsweetened chocolate

In a heavy sauce pan, heat cream, xylitol and butter. Heat until butter is melted and mixture is very hot, but not boiling. Stir constantly while heating. Remove from heat and add chocolate. Mix until chocolate is melted and frosting starts to thicken. Frost cooled cakes. This recipe will frost 4 single layer cakes.

You may use organic ingredients as desired.



Well Worth the Wait!!!



Nature's Sunshine Bulk Xylitol is finally here. The Quality Assurance department at Nature's Sunshine has been put to the test by the Xylitol suppliers. And guess what they got an A+ because they wouldn't settle for less than Pure!!! Although everyone is anxious to receive the Xylitol Bulk and Xylitol Nasal Spray, I believe all at NSP can agree that anything less than pure is not acceptable and we were willing to wait while NSP found us a reliable supplier for this excellent product. I guarantee you it was Well Worth the Wait!!!



XYLITOL BULK (1 LB BAG)
Stock No.:5435-3
QV: 4.00

Member Cost: $8.95

Non-Member Cost: $13.45

To Buy Xylitol click here

To learn more about Xylitol see the following brochures, books and CD's available below:

At NSP:
http://www.mynsp.com/herbsplus/products/guide.aspx?stockNum=5190

At Naturestools (Sound Concepts)
Brochures:

The Power of Xylitol - Brochure by Ellie Phillips
http://naturestools.soundconcepts.com/p/SLB200

Nasal Health Brochure
http://naturestools.soundconcepts.com/p/SLB011

Oral Health Brochure

http://naturestools.soundconcepts.com/p/SLB010

Sweet Death - Brochure by Dr. Hugo Rodier
http://naturestools.soundconcepts.com/p/PB811

Books:

Sweet Death - Book by Dr. Hugo Rodier
http://naturestools.soundconcepts.com/p/PB810

Sweeten Your Life the Xylitol Way, 2nd Edition by Karen Edwards
http://naturestools.soundconcepts.com/p/SLB002

The Power of Xylitol - Book by Ellie Phillips
http://naturestools.soundconcepts.com/p/SLB001

CD's:

Sweet Death - CD by Dr. Hugo Rodier
http://naturestools.soundconcepts.com/p/PC810

The Power of Xylitol - CD by Ellie Phillips
http://naturestools.soundconcepts.com/p/SLC001


WIN XYLITOL RECIPE BOOK IN MARCH AND APRIL:

Thanks to Nature's Sunshine Products Quality control department we now have the purest Xylitol on the market. Since Xylitol Bulk became available to us in March, our March and April Drawing Contest for www.Herbsplus4health.com will give the winner the tool they need to start enjoying Xylitol in the kitchen:

WIN THIS GREAT RECIPE BOOK:

Sweeten Your Life the Xylitol Way, 2nd Edition by Karen Edwards

NSP members in my downline can earn drawing tickets in March and April by purchasing NSP Xylitol. Just forward your NSP email confirmation for any March and April NSP orders which include Xylitol products, to herbsplus@mynsp.com:

Visit http://www.herbsplus4health.com/page_contests.html to see additional ways to enter into this contest.

SUPERCHARGE YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM








Health Update by Nathan Jaynes

Supercharge Your Immune System

Each day we are surrounded by hordes of microscopic bacteria, fungi, and viruses that want to invade our bodies. They try to enter with the food we eat but they are repelled. They attempt to attack us through our respiratory system, but they are stopped. They try to assault us through a sore or cut in our skin but they are turned away. The onslaught does not stop even while we are sleeping. Millions of times a day our immune system saves us from the ravages of disease without us even noticing.


A healthy immune system protects us against harmful organisms (also called "pathogens") on three levels.


1. It prevents their entrance and removes them from the body. Most people are surprised to learn that the skin is our body's first defense against infection. Skin acts as a barrier, preventing bacteria from entering into the body; it also produces sweat which has a salt concentration that inhibits bacterial growth. Our bodies also keep pathogens out by expelling them. When you have a cough, runny nose, or diarrhea; your body is actively working to remove pathogens.

2. The second line of defense against harmful organisms is called "non-specific immunity." Our blood contains compounds that kill most pathogens before they have a chance to reproduce. We also have specialized cells that float in our blood (called white blood cells) that seek out invading organisms and digest them. These special cells need heat to work at peak efficiency. That is why, when the body senses an invasion, it produces a fever.

3. The third way the body fights infection is a process called acquired immunity. When our body reacts to an invading pathogen, it "memorizes" how the pathogen looks. Then it builds specialized tools to help fight it. The next time the body encounters the same harmful pathogen, it knows exactly how to fight it. That is why most of us only get the chicken pox once in our lifetime. Our bodies remember how to fight the virus from the first time we contracted the disease.

On rare occasions, the immune system does not work properly and the body succumbs to infection, catches a cold or has a reaction. This is when most of us seek to stop our immune system from doing its job by taking medications that mask the symptoms but do not treat the real problem. For example; when you have a runny nose, your body is trying to "flush out" harmful organisms from your sinus cavities, but many of us use medicines to stop the sniffles. When you cough, your body is trying to get harmful organisms and old mucus out of your lungs, but many of us take cough syrup that stops us from coughing. Your body produces extra heat (a fever) in order to stimulate the immune system, but many people extinguish even the slightest fever with aspirin. Diarrhea is a sign that your body is trying to flush out harmful organisms from the digestive tract, but many of us prevent it from doing so with medication. Although there are times when it is appropriate to stop a fever or stop diarrhea, when we prevent these immune responses, we run the risk of developing more serious health issues.

Instead of hindering the immune system in these ways, we should strengthen it so it does not become weakened as often. Keeping the immune system strong requires nutrients from the foods we eat. Fruits, grains, vegetables, nuts and seeds contain the raw ingredients our bodies need to build healthy immune cells. They also contain powerful antioxidants that help neutralize free radicals in our bodies. Many experts suggest that we include a large variety of fruit and vegetables in our diet so we can be sure we are getting as many different vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants as possible. When we do catch a cold or infection, we should support our immune system and help it do its job more efficiently. Foods that help our immune system fight infection include garlic and onions which contain natural antibiotic compounds. Drinking plenty of juices and water is also helpful. Real fruit and vegetable juices provide concentrated nutrition that the body can use to fight infection. Water helps the body produce sweat if it feels too hot and helps clean out the digestive and urinary tract so the body can get rid of harmful organisms more quickly.
Nature's Sunshine carries a full line of supplements that support natural immunity and help supercharge the immune system.
Zambroza is a ready-to-drink blend of juices that is rich in vitamins and antioxidants these help the body build a healthy immune system and fight the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are caused by our own energy production, as well as by pollution, environmental toxins, food additives, and over-processed food. Free radicals are one of the greatest threats to our health, attacking each cell in the human body thousands of times per day, weakening them and making them susceptible to sickness and disease. Zambroza is bursting with anti-oxidants and is specially formulated to neutralize free radicals before they have a chance to do damage. One of Zambroza’s ingredients, mangosteen, contains the highest known level of xanthones, a family of plant nutrients that have a very powerful antioxidant activity. Zambroza is also a good source of vitamins, including vitamin C, which supports the immune system.
Echinacea purpurea is the Latin name for an herb native to the United States. The plant, which also goes by the name purple cone flower, bears beautiful purple flowers resembling black-eyed susans. Echinacea has been used for thousands of years to stimulate the immune system. German research has demonstrated the herb’s ability to increase the number of white blood cells (a vital part of the immune system’s defense against invaders). Today echinacea is one of the most popular herbs for the prevention of colds and sickness. It is rich in organic nutrients including cobalt, zinc, chromium, iron, manganese, niacin, riboflavin, selenium and vitamin C.
A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that the average diet results in "suboptimal levels of vitamins" and recommends that every adult take a multivitamin daily. Super Supplemental contains all of the essential vitamins and minerals—many in high doses—as well as antioxidants and other nutrients such as choline, inositol and PABA. It comes in a super-nutritional base of alfalfa herb, asparagus powder, barley grass juice, broccoli powder, cabbage powder, hesperidin, lemon bioflavonoids, rutin, rose hips, wheat germ and kelp. When the body has these building blocks available, it can repair damaged tissue and manufacture immune cells whenever the needs arises. Good nutrition means you get sick less often, and if you do you recover much more quickly.

Information above written by Nathan Jaynes, copied from Nature's Sunshine online materials. I thank both Nathan and NSP for the opportunity to always share excellent health information. Teaching about Natural Health is a privilege which is constantly in jeopardy. Why are they wanting to take away our rights to Complementary and Alternative Modalities ("CAM")?

Help protect your rights!

CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH

Visit this page to read more about Cardiovascular Health. Learn All Natural Nutritional therapies to strengthen your heart and your arteries and the supportive pathways throughout your body systems.

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Share the Health,

Karen Herrmann-Doolan, NSP District Manager
An Independent Distributor of Nature's Sunshine Products
Natural Health Educator
herbsplus@mynsp.com
704-588-7638

Visit my Nature's Sunshine Online Store:

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

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

NEW NATURE'S SUNSHINE STORE OPENING IN YORK, SC

GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION!

MESSAGE AND BODYWORKS WELLNESS CENTER
803-628-0873

Patty Teter, LMBT & Charlotte Edwards
Independent Distributors of Nature's Sunshine Products

Located at:
23A North Congress Street, York, South Carolina

Grand opening on Thursday April, 12, 2007
from 5:00-7:00 PM

STORE HOURS:
MONDAY - FRIDAY 8AM-7PM
SATURDAY 9AM-6PM

Please join us for the grand opening of Massage and BodyWorks Wellness Center. THERE WILL BE DOOR PRIZES.

Featuring:
Hydraulic Exercise Equipment
Aqua Chi Detox System
Massage Therapy, by Patty Teter, LMBT
Nature's Sunshine Herbal Products consultations with Charlotte Edwards

www.mynsp.com/urchoice4herbs

"MAINTAINING A NATURAL BALANCE FOR LIFE"

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

NATURE'S SUNSHINE STORE - GASTONIA, NC








NATURE'S SUNSHINE STORE

GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA
HEALTHY CONNECTION, INC.
Donna Randolph, Certified Hydrotherapist

3302 S. New Hope Road, Suite 200-A,
Gastonia, NC 28056

colon@carolina.rr.com
Phone: 704-823-1577

*Colon Hydrotherapy
*Aqua Chi Detoxifying
*Ear Coning

*Nature's Sunshine Products



http://www.myhealthyconnection.com

www.mynsp.com/healthyconnection



OTHER CLASSES OFFERED:
Herbal Hour CD presentation’s Featuring Steven Horne and Kimberly Balas. Please call to find out when our next class is scheduled at our store.

Please call to schedule a class in your home. If you are interested in earning Free NSP products, ask for details. 704-823-1577

DVD's are Available for Rent to NSP members.
Free rental with $20 returnable Deposit.
Call for Details. 704-823-1577
*The Iodine Solution: An Important Key to Restoring and Maintaining Your Health
*Cholesterol: Fact & Myth
*Inflammation: The Match That Lights All Disease
*TCM: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Health
*The Respiratory System: You Were Born to Breathe Free
*Relax to the Max: 7 Keys to Improve Your Health by Reducing Stress
*Anti-Aging: A Radical Idea - Slowing the Aging Process Part 1
*Tonics: The Herbal Fountain of Youth - Slowing the Aging Process Part 2
*It Takes Guts to be Healthy: Instestinal Inflammation & Leaky Gut Syndrome
*The Match That Lights All Disease: Inflammation
*There is a cure for the Common Cold and Flu
*Relax to the Max: 7 Keys to Improve your Health by Reducing Stress
*Who's Eating Your Lunch? How Parasites Damage your Health and What You Can Do About It.
*The Clean Liver: Protecting the Body in a Toxic World
*More than Skin Deep: Creating Natural Beauty from the Inside Out
*Detoxify The Home
*Enzymes: The Spark Plugs of Life
*Weightier Matters: A Balanced Approach to Maintaining Health and Normal Weight
*Allergy & Sinus Relief: Easing Upper Respiratory Congestion







NATURE'S SUNSHINE STORE - ROCK HILL, SC







NATURE'S SUNSHINE STORE

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA
HEALTH CHOICES
Susie Grimmett, APP Holistic Health Practitioner
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.


www.healthchoices.biz
healthy@comporium.net
Phone: 803-366-8070

Health Choices offers:


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






ENJOY THESE SERVICES AND MORE...

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.

Massage Therapy NEW:

Welcome aboard Holly Hammond LMT!!!She is a wonderful massage therapist. Please call for your appointment. $55.00 per hour.

Massage has numerous benefits including:

n increases circulation

n increases range of motion

n releases endorphins (the happy hormone!)

n reduces muscle tension and joint stiffness n reduces stress n removes toxinsn promotes a general feeling of well-being (who doesn't love that?!)

So, whether you are looking for relaxation, deep tissue work, or recuperating from an injury, massage is a great tool to help your body heal itself!

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



TELECONFERENCE CALL TONIGHT: APRIL 11, 2007

APRIL TELECONFERENCE CALL AT NATURE'S SUNSHINE

FREE NUTRITIONAL HERBAL TRAINING

Join us EVERY MONTH FOR Free Herbal Training via Teleconference Call.

Each month the Nature's Sunshine Products 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.

When: Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Time: 6:00 p.m Pacific Time
(7:00 p.m Mountain, 8:00 p.m Central & 9:00 p.m Eastern)
At the scheduled time, dial 1-800-432-6383, and enter pin 8626#.


April Topic: Chinese TCM Building Combinations (Yin)

Guest Speaker: Laurence Smith
Products discussed: Nervous Fatigue Formula, Blood Build, HY-C, Trigger Immune, KB-C, Spleen Activator, Lung Support

Click here to Submit your topic related questions to our guest speaker.


Upcoming Free Product Focus Calls - 2007:

Note: Topics subject to change.


May 9 - Chinese TCM Calming Combinations (YANG)
Products discussed:Stress Relief, Liver Balance, IF-C, Mood Elevator, Kidney Activator, Anti-Gas, Breathe EZ
June 13 - Allergies and Hayfever
Products discussed: Sinus Support EF, Four, Hista-Block, Breathe EZ, Homeopathic, Breathe Free
July 11 - Cell abnormality & Cancer
Products discussed: Paw Paw, E-Tea, All Cell Detox, Anamu, Immune Stimulator, Lymphatic Drainage
Aug. 8 - Cellular Communications
Products discussed: Target Endurance, Cellular Energy, Glyco Essentials, Immune Stimulator, Adrenal Support, Liver Balance
Sept. 12 - Heavy Metals
Products discussed: Heavy Metal Detox, Algin, MegaChel, N-Acetyl-Cystine, Hydrated Bentonite, Bowel Detox, Alpha Lipoic Acid
Oct. 10 - Antibiotic Alternatives
Products discussed: Immune Stimulator, Ultimate Echinacea, High Potency Garlic, Lymph Gland Cleanse, IN-X
Nov. 14 - Enhancing Energy
Products discussed: Energ-V, Adrenal Support, Super Algae, Nervous Fatigue, Formula, Target Endurance
Dec. 12 - Anxiety
Products discussed: Adrenal Support, Distress Remedy, Nervous Fatigue, Formula, Nerve Eight, NutriCalm, Kava Kava