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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

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Remember that on June 1, our summer shipping rules apply for Nature's Sweet Life chocolate orders.  All chocolate orders are cold-packed and shipped separately on Monday or Tuesday only.  Take advantage of this special savings for the final two days of May! 
 
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An Independent Distributor of Nature's Sunshine Products
Natural Health Educator
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Monday, May 28, 2007

NSP HOME PARTY CHANGES

Dear NSP Members & Managers:

We want to inform you of a new update regarding the Host $40 Free Product Incentive. Effective June 1, 2007, the procedure for redeeming the free product will be as follows:

HOST FREE PRODUCT
The Host free product serves as a thank-you to your Host for helping to facilitate your party or meeting.
  • For the Host to be eligible for free product, party/meeting sales must be at least $200 (Direct Cost - does not include shipping, handling or taxes).
  • The Host Incentive Form must be accompanied by a $10 processing fee that is paid by you, the Presenter. Otherwise, the product credit is forfeited.
  • The free product credit will be awarded in the form of an electronic product credit certificate on the Presenter's account.
  • It is the Presenter's responsibility to reward the Host with free product of his/her choices, (Direct Cost value up to $40).
  • The Presenter can then use the electronic product credit as a form of reimbursement on a later order. This certificate is valid for 60 days.

If you have any questions, please contact NSP Customer Service.

Sincerely,

Nature's Sunshine Products

Friday, May 25, 2007

Ten Essential Oils You’ll Want To Diffuse And Why

Ten Essential Oils You’ll Want To Diffuse
And Why!

By Lori Gosselin
Terra Cotta Pendants

Aromatherapy means “to treat with aroma through inhallation.” Although there are other applications for Aromatherapy, if you would like to be proactive about your health and wellness, and particularly the state of your emotions, then diffusing essential oils is the most practical and effective way to enjoy their benefits!

Why inhale essential oils in the first place? Because essential oils affect the brain and the brain affects the rest of us! Essential oils, naturally, have the ability to help us by bringing about a feeling of calmness or alertness. They can stimulate appetite or a feeling of being full. They can help us feel romantic, grounded, and empowered. They bring back memories and help release trauma. In short, essential oils affect the way we feel and the way we feel affects everything!

Below is a list of 10 pleasant-smelling, essential oils to diffuse and enjoy!

Cassia This oil is antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal, making it a wonderful oil to have in your breathing space when people are coughing all around you. And it smells a little like Christmas Candy!

Clary Sage This oil is believed to be beneficial for hormone balance, insomnia, and other symptoms of PMS. You may find it calms you, making it a wonderful oil to diffuse during stressfull [and hormone-upset] times!

Cedarwood An oil high in sesquiterpenes which means it can affect the emotion centre of the brain. It also encourages the pineal gland to release melatonin which fosters deep sleep. Breathe in this oil during times of congestion, coughs, and bronchitis.

Frankincense Diffuse this fragrant oil when you would like to increases spiritual awareness and stay focused when you are meditating. Breathing in Frankincense may also improve your attitude and elevate your spirits!

Geranium Another great oil for stress. While it calms and balances you, it may help to release negative memories. Diffusing this oil may bring you to a higher level of well-being emotionally so you feel more peaceful and optomistic.

German Chamomile Diffuse this oil for a “breath of calm” in a busy day! German Chamomile may help you to dispell anger and steady your feelings bringing you back to a clear, calm state of mind, helpng you to feel better emotionally and to sleep well.

Lavender This wonderful oil is well known for it’s calming, relaxing and balancing effect on the emotions. These properties make it a good oil to diffuse when you are dealing with nervous tension, high blood pressure or depression. Diffuse this in the bedroom for a good nights rest.

Lemongrass – This oil is fun to diffuse because it helps to make one more intuitive. It is also purifying and a natural insect repellent. Diffuse it to stay awake and feel less irritable!

Ylang Ylang – This relaxing fragrance balances male-female energies. It seems to give you what you need to come into balance. It brings your energy up if it is low and helps to calm you if you need grounding! It also has aphrodisiac properties. Think: calm, balance, confidence, peace, joy.

Peppermint This fresh cool-scented essential oil is known as “The Happy Oil”. If you are on a weight-reduction diet, you may like to know that Peppermint has been studied for its ability to affect the brain’s satiety center; the part of the brain that makes us feel full after we’ve eaten enough! It’s also good for headaches, focusing, and depression and can help clear the sinuses!



These comments are not meant to diagnose, treat nor replace conventional medical treatment.

References:
Essential Oils Integrative Medical Guide by D. Gary Young
Aromatherapy for Common Ailments by Shirley Price
Aromatherapy For Dummies (I couldn’t resist!)




Lori Gosselin has been studying and sharing information about essential oils since 1997. She has witnessed many profound changes in people when they begin diffusing essential oils into their everyday lives. Together with her family she started Terra Cotta Pendants in 2003. Terra Cotta Pendants, the “diffusers that you wear”, allow you to experience the desired benefits of a chosen oil, via inhalation, effectively and effortlessly throughout your day.
Visit Terra Cotta Pendants
www.Terra-Cotta-Pendants.com/?trk=230780"target=blank

Visit my Essential Oils & Aromatherapy Webpage

http://www.herbsplus4health.com/page_aromatherapy.html

Thursday, May 24, 2007

NSP UnStoppable Challenge Free Call


NSP UnStoppable Challenge Preview Instructions for Thursday May 24th, 2007

A NOTE FROM RAY LAMBERT, NSP Corporate Regional Manager for the Rocking West!



Hello Business Builders,



I am so excited you want to learn more About the NSP UnStoppable Challenge!


You are in for a treat!


NSP UnStoppable Challenge Preview Details:



We look forward to having you join us tonight!


Keep Fired Up and Be UnStoppable!


Raymond C. Lambert

NSP Corporate Regional Manager for the Rockin’ Western Region

Provo, Utah


After you have listened to the call, If you would like to Enroll in the Unstoppable Challenge NSP business building program, NSP members can call 1-800-223-8225. Please give my name as the person who referred you (Karen Doolan, Sponsor #983219-3). Please view the the webcast for additional information about enrolling in this Nature's Sunshine Business Builder group.

Note from Karen at herbsplus4health.com : If you are not an NSP member yet but are intereted in learning about herbs and natural health, and building a wonderful business helping others to do the same, you can start your NSP membership and then join this group (AS IT IS FOR NSP MEMBERS ONLY). To do so, just make a Nature's Sunshine Products order ($40 or more) on my web site first. www.mynsp.com/herbsplus This will give you your new account number so you can begin learning with NSP right away and you can begin by taking part in the above call! What a great way to begin a business!!!

Need help choosing your Nature's Sunshine products? Call me (Karen) 704-588-7638 or email me and I will try to point you in the right direction, according to your interests.





Wednesday, May 23, 2007

STEELE CREEK ELEMENTARY BLOOD DRIVE


STEELE CREEK YMCA BLOOD DRIVE
CHARLOTTE, NC

Blood saves lives... Blood saves families... The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas supplies more than 90% of the blood supply to 14 area hospitals.

Date: Monday, June 4, 2007

Time: 11:00 am-2:00 pm

Location: Steele Creek Elementary School
4100 Gallant Lane, Charlotte, NC 28273

Appointments: Call 980-343-3810
or log onto www.cbcc.us/donate
~enter sponsor code: Steele

WALK-INS WELCOME!




Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Planning For Success

BUSINESS BUILDERS NEWSLETTER FROM TERRA COTTA PENDANTS
by Lori Gosselin, Owner of Terra Cotta Pendants


When we plan a vacation we pore over travel brochures and check out every detail of the package to make sure it will be exactly what we want when we get there. The secret to having a successful trip lies in the planning. We need to give as much attention to the planning of our essential oil business.


Essential oil distributors tend to be caring people who have a calling to help others. Perhaps this is why we focus more on how we can help people than on how we can earn a good income and what will do with the money. This is noble. We know how much essential oils help people. But why stop there? There are no limits to what we can achieve in network marketing yet unless we clearly identify all the things we want from our business, the wonderful feeling that comes from helping people may be the only thing we get.


Success is defined as “the accomplishment of what is desired or aimed at”. The question is: what do you want? Where will success take you? What will your life look like when you get there? Don’t take one more step until you've formulated clear answers to these questions. This step will be among the most important ones you'll take on your journey to success.


You have your answers? Great! Now the fun begins! Create a Personal Travel Brochure for your Dream Destination. It can take the form of a composite photo for your computer desktop, a Dream Scrapbook, or a mosaic poster for your office. Cut and paste pictures of everything you want. Find them in catalogues, magazines, flyers or online by doing a Google Image Search. And with glue or Photoshop insert a peaceful, successful, smiling you into each photo.


Put yourself in that photo of the Great Pyramids, behind the wheel of your sporty dream car, and at the helm of that amazing yacht. Is that you standing at the front door of that gorgeous home? Don't you look stunning as you receive your achievement award!


When you are finished, take your Personal Travel Brochure in hand and claim this Dream Destination as yours. Give it a special place in your home or office where you can see it every day. Then roll up your sleeves, get to work and enjoy the journey that will take you there.
In case you haven’t had the chance yet, watch the movie "The Secret"
to learn more powerful techniques for planning for success.


What is the most powerful tool in your tool kit? No, I’m not referring to Terra Cotta Pendants – although Terra Cotta Pendants are wonderful building tools ;- ) This is a very useful tool that will always help you figure out what to do to build your business. It’s also the topic of the next Article.

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©2007 Terra Cotta Pendants About the author: Lori Gosselin has worked in network marketing since 1997. In 2003 when Terra Cotta Pendants was born, she found herself back at square one, educating herself, now, on Internet marketing. To assist Essential Oil Distributors build a successful business she shares what she has learned in a Newsletter. Subscribe to the Business Builder's Newsletter!

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Yes, you can share this Article with your downline, post it on your site, blog or include it with your mail-outs, as long as you keep it intact and include all the links and the signature at the bottom.

Terra Cotta Pendants
Have you visited the Distributor’s Room?

See them in Woman's World Magazine!

CANCER - HERBAL HOUR - Gastonia, NC

Herbsplus4Health, if you cannot read this email you can view it at: http://tlcollect.com/ve/ZZ758067F92W91L93b26i
Your are Invited
DATE: THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2007 TIME: 6:00 PM VENUE: Healthy Connection, Gastonia, NC
NOTE: Please RSVP Donna 704-823-1577 so we can plan accordingly
MONTHLY STUDY GROUP - Gastonia, NC- THIS MONTHS TOPIC: CANCER Unlocking the Mystery. You are Invited to come and enjoy this great Study Group. Hosted by Donna Randolph, Healthy Connection
~ LOCATED: 3302 S. New Hope Road Suite 200-A, Gastonia, NC 28056 Phone: 704-823-1577

Did you know everyone has cancer cells? When do those cells become dangerous? Everyone knows someone who has had cancer, and most people have lost someone close to them from this horrible sickness. Learn about Markers and Indicators, How to change the biological terrain and help prevent cancers from multiplying. Learn how to use Natural resources and remove toxins from your life.

Come join us and enjoy this first step to learning about Cancer from a Naturopathic viewpoint. Free Contest drawing to all who attend. Visit http://www.herbsplus4health.com/page_contests.html for details.


Karen M. Doolan
herbsplus@mynsp.com
Nature's Sunshine

4024 Coopersdale Road, Charlotte NC 28273
(704)588-7638
http://www.mynsp.com/herbsplus

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THE TRUTH ABOUT MERCURY IN AMAGLAM FILLINGS

Description: This video exposes a small part of the coverup involving mercury in dental amalgam ("silver") fillings. http://ideam.net/view.php?c=ZcnAYuUAf0FX.1







View this and other information about Mercury poisoning and toxicity at www.herballure.com

HOW MERCURY CAUSE BRAIN NEURON DEGENERATION

Description: This stunning video demonstrates how mercury tears apart neurons in the brain by disintegrating the nerve sheathing. http://ideam.net/view.php?c=m8abW9IPplna.1








View this and other information about Mercury poisoning and toxicity at www.herballure.com

SMOKING TOOTH VIDEO - AMALGAM FILLINGS

Description: This video shows how the mercury vapor comes off of amalgam ("silver") dental fillings 24/7. See herballure.com/mercuryforum for additional information. http://ideam.net/view.php?c=9LNmeXPB38JY.1







View this and other information about Mercury poisoning and toxicity at www.herballure.com

Monday, May 21, 2007

50 Ways to Increase your Internet Business

This was forwarded to me by Nicole Bandes who runs the nspbb yahoogroup for NSP business builders. Not all of them are relevant to NSP websites but you can still use a lot of them.

1. Write and submit articles to the article directories.

2. Leave relevant, beneficial comments on other people’s blogs with a backlink to your site.

3. Answer people’s questions on www.answers.yahoo.com.

4. Post in forums and have a link to your site in your signature.

5. Write a press release and submit it to www.PRWeb.com.

6. Advertise your website in the appropriate category on www.CraigsList.com.

7. Give an unbiased testimonial on a product/service that you have used in exchange for a backlink to your site.

8. Start a blog and submit it to the 100’s of free blog directories.

9. Manually submit your website to the major search engines.

10. Optimize each page of your website for a particular keyword or search phrase.

11. Add a link in your email signature to your website. It’s a free and easy way to get a little more traffic.

12. Make a custom 404 error page for your website redirecting people to your home page.

13. Use PPC search engine advertising.

14. Add a “bookmark this site” link to your webpages.

15. Have a tell-a-friend form on your site.

16. Send articles to ezine publishers that includes a link to your website.

17. Hold a crazy content and make it go viral.

18. Give away a freebie (ebook, report, e-course) to keep people coming back to your site.

19. Add an RSS feed to your blog.

20. Submit your site to any related niche directories on the net.

21. Participate in a banner or link exchange program.

22. Create a software program and give it away for free.

23. Purchase the misspellings or variations of your domain name, or those of your competitors.

24. Buy a domain name related to your niche that is already receiving traffic and forward it to your site.

25. Pass out business cards with your domain on them everywhere you go.

26. Start and affiliate program and let your affiliates send you visitors.

27. Start a page on social bookmarking sites such as www.MySpace.com.

28. Submit a viral video to www.YouTube.com

29. Conduct and publish surveys to your website.

30. Find joint venture partners that will send you traffic.

31. Start your own newsletter or ezine.

32. Use a autoresponder or email campaign to keep people coming back to your site.

33. Purchase ads on other sites.

34. Send a free copy of your product to other site owners in exchange for a product review.

35. Sell or place classified ads on www.eBay.com with a link to your site.

36. Post free classified ads on any of the sites that allow them with a link to your site.

37. Exchange reciprocal links with other related websites.

38. Network with other people at seminars or other live events.

39. Purchase advertising in popular newsletters or ezines.

40. Advertise on other product’s “thank you” pages.

41. Create a free ebook and list in on the “free ebook” sites.

42. Buy and use a memorable domain name.

43. Do something controversial.

44. Create an Amazon profile and submit reviews for books and other products that you have read.

45. Start a lens on www.Squidoo.com.

46. Use a traffic exchange (low quality traffic, but can sometimes be worthwhile).

47. Get referrals form similar but non-competing sites.

48. Create and sell a product with resell or giveaway rights and include a link to your site in it o others pass it around for you.

49. Email your list. If you don’t have one, get one.

50. Buy a pair of sandals; get your website engraved on the bottom and walk on the beach, stomp in the mud or play in the snow.


Karen's Addition

#51. Use your mynsp Events section. Update it each month, then, open the updated page in your browser, Click on: File, Page, Send by email... and send it to everyone on your email list so they know about all the upcoming events.

If you do not yet have a mynsp site, go to www.mynsp.com and sign up for one. Please let them know I referred you (Karen Doolan, Sponsor #983219-3) so I get a free month of service. Not yet an NSP member? You will need to join NSP before signing up for a mynsp site. Visit my website and make a $40. order to get your free 1 year membership.

DEATH BY VEGANISM

This title caught my eye this morning while skimming through the online paper. I personally like meat but hate what the USA allows in the way of poor animal treatment and the administration of hormones, antibiotics and chemicals. I would love to have some feedback in our comments section for this article if anyone out there feels passionate on this topic.~Karen

Op-Ed Contributor NYTimes.com
Death by Veganism
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/21/opinion/21planck.html?_r=1&th&emc=th&oref=slogin


By NINA PLANCK
Published: May 21, 2007

WHEN Crown Shakur died of starvation, he was 6 weeks old and weighed 3.5 pounds. His vegan parents, who fed him mainly soy milk and apple juice, were convicted in Atlanta recently of murder, involuntary manslaughter and cruelty.

This particular calamity — at least the third such conviction of vegan parents in four years — may be largely due to ignorance. But it should prompt frank discussion about nutrition.

I was once a vegan. But well before I became pregnant, I concluded that a vegan pregnancy was irresponsible. You cannot create and nourish a robust baby merely on foods from plants.

Indigenous cuisines offer clues about what humans, naturally omnivorous, need to survive, reproduce and grow: traditional vegetarian diets, as in India, invariably include dairy and eggs for complete protein, essential fats and vitamins. There are no vegan societies for a simple reason: a vegan diet is not adequate in the long run.

Protein deficiency is one danger of a vegan diet for babies. Nutritionists used to speak of proteins as “first class” (from meat, fish, eggs and milk) and “second class” (from plants), but today this is considered denigrating to vegetarians.

The fact remains, though, that humans prefer animal proteins and fats to cereals and tubers, because they contain all the essential amino acids needed for life in the right ratio. This is not true of plant proteins, which are inferior in quantity and quality — even soy.

A vegan diet may lack vitamin B12, found only in animal foods; usable vitamins A and D, found in meat, fish, eggs and butter; and necessary minerals like calcium and zinc. When babies are deprived of all these nutrients, they will suffer from retarded growth, rickets and nerve damage.

Responsible vegan parents know that breast milk is ideal. It contains many necessary components, including cholesterol (which babies use to make nerve cells) and countless immune and growth factors. When breastfeeding isn’t possible, soy milk and fruit juice, even in seemingly sufficient quantities, are not safe substitutes for a quality infant formula.

Yet even a breast-fed baby is at risk. Studies show that vegan breast milk lacks enough docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, the omega-3 fat found in fatty fish. It is difficult to overstate the importance of DHA, vital as it is for eye and brain development.

A vegan diet is equally dangerous for weaned babies and toddlers, who need plenty of protein and calcium. Too often, vegans turn to soy, which actually inhibits growth and reduces absorption of protein and minerals. That’s why health officials in Britain, Canada and other countries express caution about soy for babies. (Not here, though — perhaps because our farm policy is so soy-friendly.)

Historically, diet honored tradition: we ate the foods that our mothers, and their mothers, ate. Now, your neighbor or sibling may be a meat-eater or vegetarian, may ferment his foods or eat them raw. This fragmentation of the American menu reflects admirable diversity and tolerance, but food is more important than fashion. Though it’s not politically correct to say so, all diets are not created equal.

An adult who was well-nourished in utero and in infancy may choose to get by on a vegan diet, but babies are built from protein, calcium, cholesterol and fish oil. Children fed only plants will not get the precious things they need to live and grow.

Nina Planck is the author of “Real Food: What to Eat and Why.”

Wednesday, May 16, 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, May 20th 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


Tuesday, May 15, 2007

SECRETS TO CANCER PREVENTION AND THERAPY?

ARE YOU READY TO UNLOCK THE SECRETS TO CANCER PREVENTION AND THERAPY?

If So, We’ve Got Seven Keys to Share with You.

We’d like to let you know about a powerful DVD and Teleseminar
featuring Kimberly Balas, ND and Steven Horne, RH(AHG)

that will help you understand cancer, know how to reduce your risk of cancer and how to use natural remedies to enhance recovery.

In this program you’ll learn:
- What causes cancer.
- Three secrets to understanding cancer cells.
- Six tips for preventing cancer.
- The two parts of effective cancer therapy (modern medicine only focuses on one of these two parts)
- The seven keys to effective cancer therapy.
- A practical three-phase plan for natural cancer therapy.
- Why cancer interferes with muscle testing results and how to correct it.
- Why one protocol will not work for all types of cancers.
- How to create programs that work in conjunction with stanadard medical protocols (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery) and still get results.
- How to monitor a clients progress.
- How to proceed legally when dealing with clients with cancer.

We’ll share this knowledge through our 83-minute Herbal Hour DVD, “Cancer: Unlocking the Mystery”
and two 2-hour long teleseminars, which will be held Monday, May 21st and Monday, June 11th starting at 6:30 PM Mountain Time.

On each teleseminar, we’ll spend about one hour presenting material and the remainder of the time answering questions. You’ll be able to submit your questions about cancer prevention and therapy to us via email prior to the teleseminars. This will allow us to group similar questions together for greater efficiency in answering questions.

We’ll talk about the most effective supplements for cancer and how to use them, as well as diet, lifestyle and emotional issues with cancer clients. We’ll address the issue of Paw Paw Cell Reg and antioxidants (and how to use BOTH correctly to maximize results.) Not only will you be able to participate in the teleseminars, you’ll also receive a set of four audio CDs of the teleseminar to have for future reference.

How Much Would You Pay?

If you or someone you love developed cancer, how much would you be willing to pay to try to get them well?

We all know that people pay tens of thousands of dollars for both conventional and alternative cancer therapies.

Well, before shelling out that kind of money, wouldn’t it be valuable to really understand what it is you are dealing with, so you know where to spend that money to your best advantage. People with cancer often go to a half a dozen different practitioners trying to get answers and figure out what to do. This can cost them hundreds of dollars. Some of these people give good advice and some not so good advice.

Dr. Kimberly Balas has helped many people with cancer. In fact, many NSP Managers refer their most difficult cases to her and she still has a high success rate. Based on her practical, clincial experience, she’ll be sharing with you what she’s learned about cancer. She’ll not only share with you what she does, she’ll teach you why it works and how to monitor your client so you know it’s working.

Register today and Unlock the Mystery of Cancer for yourself.

Click on this link to register:
http://www.treelite.com/index.php?PARTNER=27084 or call 888-707-4372 and give promotional code #27084

View the pdf file on this seminar here . http://herbsplus4health.com/BlogPics/SeminarFlyer.pdf. Please make copies and share with others who may be interested in participating.

A note from Karen at Herbsplus4health.com : Please call me 704-588-7638 or email me, to let me know you are participating in this teleseminar, so that I can add a free drawing ticket into my monthly contest for you.




Friday, May 11, 2007

RECIPE: APPLE CRISP

The following information and recipe are taken from this great recipe book Sweeten Your Life the Xylitol Way, by Karen Edwards. Learn how to remove the refined white sugar from your life. Xylitol is a delicious sweetener.


APPLE CRISP

6 cups thinly sliced apples
1 cup quick cooking oats, uncooked
1/4 cup spelt flour or whole wheat pastry flour

1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup Xylitol
1/4 tsp. maple flavoring

6 Tbsp. unsalted butter
1/4 cup chopped pecans

Place apple slices in a buttered 9" square baking pan. Combine Oats, flour, cinnamon, xylitol and maple flavoring. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly, and spoon over apples. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until apples can be easily pierced with a knife and topping is golden brown. Do not allow topping to darket as this will result in a bitter taste.

YIELD: 12 SERVINGS
PER SERVING:
CALORIES: 150.2
CARBS: 21.9g
FIBER: 2.7g
FAT: 8.1g
SODIUM: 1.1mg
NET CARBS: 12.2g


What is Xylitol?
Xylitol is a naturally occurring sweetener that is found in raspberries, strawberries, plums, corn, endive, and mushrooms, and it is produced by the human body during its normal metabolism of glucose at the rate of about 10 to 15 grams daily. It is a five-carbon sugar alcohol, or polyol, that can be synthesized from a number of natural products such as corn cobs or the bark of birch trees. Even though commercial xylitol is synthesized, it is considered a natural substance because its chemical composition is identical to the naturally occurring substance. It is an odorless white crystalline powder with the same sweetness and bulk as sucrose (sugar), but having 40% less calories. It is metabolized in the body as a normal carbohydrate, but at a much slower rate than sucrose. Xylitol has a glycemic index of 7 as compared to that of sugar which is 64 and glucose which is 100. It has no aftertaste and also has very pleasant cooling sensation when it dissolves in the mouth.




MEDICAL INFORMATION
Because of Xylitol's unique 5-carbon structure, many types of bacteria such as Streptococcus mutans cannot metabolize it. This is the key reason that xylitol has been found to be effective in preventing or reducing cavities and sinus infections and inhibiting the growth of bacteria that cause ear infections in children.


A number of research studies conducted over more than 30 years have confirmed that using xylitol in the form of chewing gum from 3-5 times a day (about 4 to 12 grams a day) will reduce or prevent dental caries. In the United States, xylitol is approved as a food additive in unlimited quantities for foods with special dietary purposes.


Xylitol is useful as a sweetener in foods for persons who have diabetes because of its low glycemic index and its reduced caloric value (2.4 calories per gram vs 4.0 for sugar). This was the first medical use of xylitol. Insulin is required to get glucose into the cells, which is a problem for diabetics. Because xylitol is metabolized into glycogen that can be stored directly in the cells until it is converted into glucose for energy, no insulin is therefore required. Also because xylitol is slowly absorbed and is a natural insulin stabilizer, the rapid rise in blood glucose levels normally associated with the ingestion of sugar is greatly reduced.


Another benefit of xylitol is prevention of Candida Albicans because it inhibits yeast growth. It also increases the absorption of B vitamins and calcium, thus aiding in the prevention of the onset of osteoporosis. Studies in Finland have shown evidence that xylitol can actually reverse bone loss. Recent research by the University of Iowa has found promising evidence, that xylitol may be helpful in preventing lung infections in cystic fibrosis patients, and experimentation is continuing.


You can purchase this great Xylitol recipe book on http://naturestools.soundconcepts.com/p/SLB002
You can purchase Xylitol on my web site at this link
Be sure to search my website with the key word "Xylitol" in the search box to find our Xylitol candy, gum and mouthwash too.
Share the Health,
Karen Herrmann-Doolan, NSP District Manager
An Independent Distributor of Nature's Sunshine Products
Natural Health Educator
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Thursday, May 10, 2007

NOTE FROM GREG HALLIDAY AT NSP


Dear Nature's Sunshine Family,

We recently welcomed over 170 Nature's Sunshine Managers to our Home Office in Utah to experience Rising Star. These new Star Managers had an opportunity to visit the Home Office, tour the manufacturing plant and experience an herb walk with Steven Horne in the beautiful Thanksgiving Point Gardens. They were also able to rub shoulders with the NSP founders and find out why quality is so important to Nature's Sunshine. If you haven't had a chance to see our headquarters and participate in Rising Star, make it a goal to join us next year.


We have much happening in May, so please take note of the following items:


Our scientific update this month focuses on noni and a study conducted by our own Dr. William Keller and Dr. Douglas Kinghorn from Ohio State University that was published in the Journal of Natural Products in 2005. While this study is a little dated, we found that many had not heard this information before and wanted all our customers to have it. Through their research, they identified an anthraquinone in the noni fruit extract that actually detoxifies and eliminates carcinogens before they can damage DNA. At the same time, this anthraquinone helped preserve existing protective antioxidants in the body. It was found that this new anthraquinone was 40 times more potent than the cancer-chemopreventive compound found in broccoli . This study is another measure of the quality of Nature's Sunshine products. Of course you can find this anthraquinone in
Nature's Noni Juice-available in two sizes-and Noni capsules from NSP. Try some today! Read the article (Nature's Noni Brochure)

Past month's scientific update:
Dark Chocolate, Cardiovascular Heath

• We're offering several Mother's Day specials this week. Save on some of your favorite products like
Female Comfort , Vari-Gone capsules , Irish Moss Lotion and Nature's Sweet Life Chocolate: Calcium Crunch & Cardio Raspberry.

• Upcoming Silver Shield meetings. In June, Nature's Sunshine will launch Silver Shield with Aqua Sol technology. Silver Shield is a repackaged version of our already-great product,
Colloidal Silver . New and exciting developments warrant this overhaul. Get the scoop! Dr. Gordon Pedersen will hold Silver Shield meetings in the following locations:

o June 12 - Chicago, Ill.
o June 13 - Green Bay, Wis.
o June 19 - Rochester, N.Y.
o June 20 - Orlando, Fla.
o June 26 - Dallas, Texas
Please email
herbsplus@mynsp.com for Meeting Location Details

He will share the benefits and uses of Silver Shield-many of which you have not heard. His past Colloidal Silver classes have been fabulously successful. You don't want to miss this learning opportunity. Be sure to attend with your customers, friends and successline members. Product will be available at a discount at the meeting, and you pay no shipping! More details will follow soon.

This is the last month to qualify for our fabulous 35th Anniversary Caribbean Convention Cruise. Make sure you join us for this unforgettable event as we embark on a seven-day cruise with the Nature's Sunshine family. We'll visit the ports of Labadee, Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. If you haven't seen the convention video, members can
visit the NSP site & login to learn more about this wonderful trip.

Upgrade your Convention Cruise Cabin. Participate in our May promotion and collect points toward a cabin upgrade on our Convention Cruise by matching and exceeding your March 2007 QV. Earn 50 points by matching your March 2007 QV, and then earn 10 extra points for every 100 QV you are over your March QV totals! The top 10 point-earners during the month get an upgraded cabin! This is a great way to make your cruise experience even better.

Even if you're not a monthly winner, you still have a chance at a premium cabin. In June, the remaining premium cabins will be awarded to convention qualifiers based on November-May Cruise Point Program totals. Accounts holding the most points win a cabin upgrade!

• Are you interested in building your NSP business or developing a duplicable system for growth? Make sure you learn about the
NSP Unstoppable Challenge, which has been discussed in more detail via WebCast on Thursday, May 10, 2007
To listen to the Recorded WebCast Call Click the link and watch and listen http://www.livehuddle.com/event/index.php?event_id=372766d856ef1a6b02f93d894415e6bf (make sure you turn up your sound) or call 1-641-985-0900 pin 5889256 to listen to a recording of the teleconference call (available May 11th)
This program was developed by Cynthia Kersey and Mary Christensen along with Nature's Sunshine. Don't miss this exciting opportunity for growth!

• Take a look at our product poster and flyer for the month of May. This month we focus on ALJ® for allergy season. Downloads: Poster (12 MB) Flyer (2 MB)

• If you haven't yet seen our first Video Podcast, make sure you take a look. It's current NSP info streaming to your computer or mp3 player. Each month we'll add a new videocast so you can stay current with the latest Nature's Sunshine news. Learn more

Thanks once again for your commitment to natural health and Nature's Sunshine!

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

A Note from Karen at Herbsplus4health.com:
If you are an NSP member and haven't personally received this email directly from Greg Halliday, please visit the Member account section on the NSP site to update your email. This way you won't miss out on NSP valuable member information.


CANCER TELESEMINAR MAY 21, 2007

CANCER
MORE KEYS TO UNLOCKING THE MYSTERY

A Special Advanced Teleseminar on Natural Therapy for Cancer
Presented by Kimberly Balas, ND, PhD and Steven Horne, RH(AHG)

Cancer is a very serious illness and can be very difficult to treat. If you've ever wondered if there are viable natural ways to approach cancer therapy, this is your opportunity to learn how to approach helping people with this life threatening condition.

When you register for the "More Keys to Unlocking the Mystery" teleseminar, you'll receive an 83 minute DVD featuring Kimberly Balas and Steven Horne discussing both cancer prevention and natural therapy for cancer. You'll want to watch this DVD before participating in the teleseminar, as the teleseminar continues where the DVD leaves off.

Not only will we provide more detailed information on the natural protocols for cancer discussed on the DVD, we'll also discuss the following topics:

1. Why cancer interferes with accurate muscle testing and what can be done to fix this problem.
2. Why there is no one protocol that will work for all types of cancer, and ways of adjusting your approach to cancer depending on the type of cancer you are dealing with.
3. How to monitor a client's progress so you can tell if the program is working.
4. How to approach the subject of cancer with people in the legal manner what won't get you in trouble.
5. How to create programs that work in conjunction with standard medical protocols (chemotherapy, radiation and surgery) and get positive results.
6. How to work with the mental and emotional aspects of cancer therapy.

All participants in the program will be able to E-mail their questions on cancer to us prior to the seminar and we'll try to answer as many questions as we can. Also, everyone will receive a set of four audio CDs with recordings of the cancer teleseminar about 3-4 weeks after the seminar.

The teleseminar will be held Monday, May 21st and Monday, June 11, 2007 starting at 6:30 PM Mountain Time and will last for two hours each. Cost to participate in the program is $127. and includes the 83 minute DVD and the 4 audio CDs of the conference.

To register visit http://www.treelite.com/index.php?PARTNER=27084 or call 888-707-4372 and give promotional code #27084.

View the pdf file on this seminar here. http://herbsplus4health.com/BlogPics/SeminarFlyer.pdf.
Please make copies and share with others who may be interested in participating.

Register today and Unlock the Mystery of Cancer for yourself.

A note from Karen @ Herbsplus4health.com: Please call me 704-588-7638 or email me, to let me know you are participating in this teleseminar, so that I can add a free drawing ticket into my monthly contest for you.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

UNSTOPPABLE CHALLENGE - NSP BUSINESS BUILDERS

NATURE'S SUNSHINE MEMBERS ONLY
Not an NSP member yet?
Read bottom of this blog for info on starting your NSP account.

If Your NSP Business needs a Jump Start – We have the Solution for YOU!!!!!!
The NSP UnStoppable Challenge.


NEXT SESSION BEGINS JUNE 20TH (16 week course)

(Enroll by June 11th!)


For this past session, we are in the 11th Week of the NSP UnStoppable Challenge and it is making a HUGE difference in the Student’s NSP Businesses.

Look at these NUMBERS:

The month before we started this group of Leaders was growing at 9.75%.

Not bad at all. But READ ON!
The first full month Overall Growth for the individual students was 15% - the second month it was 22%.
We have also been tracking the Group Growth of these Students the first month it was at 17% - the second month it was 22%.

This ROCKS – This is the WAY if should BE!

If you would like to learn more about how to grow your business through the NSP UnStoppable Challenge we invite you to attend our Introductory WebCast or TeleConference Call

Date: Thursday May 10th, 2007
Time: 6:30 pm Pacific

Don't forget if you didn't get to join us live, no problem, you can watch or listen to recorded version ( 1 HOUR CALL).

To Listen to the Recorded WebCast Call
Click the link and watch and listen http://www.livehuddle.com/event/index.php?event_id=372766d856ef1a6b02f93d894415e6bf

or call (641)985-0500 pin 5889256 to
listen to a recording of the teleconference call (available May 11th)

After you have listened to the call, If you would like to Enroll in the Unstoppable Challenge NSP business building program, NSP members can call 1-800-223-8225. Please give my name as the person who referred you (Karen Doolan, Sponsor #983219-3). Please view the the webcast for additional information about enrolling in this Nature's Sunshine Business Builder group.

Note from Karen at herbsplus4health.com : If you are not an NSP member yet but are intereted in learning about herbs and natural health, and building a wonderful business helping others to do the same, you can start your NSP membership and then join this group (AS IT IS FOR NSP MEMBERS ONLY). To do so, just make a Nature's Sunshine Products order ($40 or more) on my web site first.
www.mynsp.com/herbsplus This will give you your new account number so you can begin learning with NSP right away and you can begin by taking part in the above call! What a great way to begin a business!!!

Need help choosing your Nature's Sunshine products? Call me (Karen) 704-588-7638 or email me and I will try to point you in the right direction, according to your interests.



SUNBURN SPRAY


Try NSP's Natria Sunscreen SPF 30. However, if you do get sunburn here is an excellent NSP Manager TIP

Sunburn Spray
I made a sunburn spray to take camping four years ago, and everything responds to it - cuts, scrapes, burns, bites, stings or rash!


Fill a 2 oz. Spray Bottle with:
-Colloidal Silver (1/2 of the 2 oz. bottle)
-Nature's Fresh (1/3 of the 2 oz. bottle)
-1 T. Herbal Trim Skin Treatment

Leave enough room for:
-15 drops Tea Tree Oil
-20 drops Lavender

My nephew had a second degree burn from a camping lantern. We used the spray 4 times at 20 minute intervals, and he was pain-free with no scarring.
-submitted by NSP Manager Patricia Adams, CH, NHC, BS, NE