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Health and Nutrition with Nature's Sunshine

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For Health Enthusiasts worldwide wanting to learn about Health and Nutrition. Join us here to learn about High Quality Products, Educational tools and Opportunities. If you would like to be notified when new items are posted to this page, please Email Me or call me at (817)225-8392 so I can add you to the list.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Here is a video that has been forwarded to me. I hope it can help others to quickly identify Inflammatory Breast cancer so steps can aggressively be taken toward getting well. People need to be aware that there isn't just one type of breast cancer.


To learn more about lifestyle changes and dietary changes that can be made to help prevent cancer as well as to help in cases where cancer has already been detected, please contact me. I would be happy to share all that I have learned so far.

Share the Health,

Monday, July 30, 2007


Are you interested in making money with your Nature's Sunshine Membership? Would you like to Earn Free Nature's Sunshine Products?

All you need are some catalogs & brochures w/ order forms. Bring them to work and show them to your coworkers, friends and family. I will help you file their orders to earn money and free gifts. Very easy as Nature's Sunshine Products sells itself. You can feel confident when you tell them about NSP as our products are a superior quality and you can offer them a much better price than they could receive elsewhere.

You can earn rebates back every month that your personal QV is 100 qv or higher. Earn commissions on your group too, depending on how high your group QV is. QV over 1000 qv qualifies you as an NSP manager so you can earn 27% commission on all Classic signups in your first level (20% on Legacy first level). Visit the Classic and Legacy links to see specific payouts.

In addition, earn trips, conventions, car allowances, etc as your group grows. Lots of wonderful benefits and lots of wonderful people you will meet. It is a terrific feeling to help so many achieve better health by introducing them to nutrition.

Call Karen 704-588-7638 or Email me for more information.

Saturday, July 28, 2007


Available to NSP Member's in my downline:

Only Until Supply is exhausted (I have 9 copies left)

The Tree of Light www.treelite.com has published it's 3rd Edition to The Comprehensive Guide to Nature's Sunshine Products. It is now available at Tree of Light. However, I happen to have a few 2nd edition copies left which I was able to get at a discount. I would be happy to sell these to the members in my downline at a discounted price.

The price will be $20 plus $5 S&H for each copy of the 2nd edition (Regularly $29.95 plus $5 S&H). Please call me ASAP to let me know to hold you a copy if you are interested. If you live in the Charlotte, NC area, you can save on shipping and handling by arranging for a time that you can come pick up your book.

To reserve your copy Call Karen ASAP (704) 588-7638 or email me at

This is one of my favorite NSP Health and Herbal Tools. ~Karen

Friday, July 27, 2007


We are trying to find new homes for a few neighborhood cats. Please call if you live in the Charlotte, NC area and are interested in adopting any of these wonderful pets. (704) 817-7225 (call Stacy) or email her for more information Tacticalwife@yahoo.com

This is Carmen. She is 6 months old. Born: January 22, 2007.

This is Joy. She is 6 months old.
Born: January 22, 2007

This is Auto. He is a little over a year old. Born: April 20, 2006

This is Bailey. She is a Siamese cat. She has three new born kittens. We hope to find an owner who wouldn't mind being responsible for all these kittens and finding them new homes as well. Just over two years old, she was born March 24, 2005.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


Login to the Nature's Sunshine website to find out.


Who: Nature's Sunshine Products members
What: National Convention 2007
When: October 21-28, 2007
Where: The Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's Mariner of the Sea

Visiting: Haiti, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cozumel

Registration Dates:
Qualifying Accounts - 9:00 am June 18 - 11:59 pm July 13 Mountain Daylight Time*.
Buy-ins who pre-paid fees - July 14-20*.
All Others - July 21-27*.
*Based on availability. A late fee will be incurred if you register after the appropriate time period as listed above.

NSP has taken over the entire ship for our 35th Anniversary Cruise Oct. 21–28, 2007!

We’ve chartered the fabulous, four-star
Mariner of the Seas, with 15 decks of fun and excitement. Everyone on board will be part of our Nature’s Sunshine family. Every day we'll have NSP activities. Our ship offers the highest public space-per-guest ratio and features enhanced staterooms, expanded dining options and state-of-the-art recreational facilities, including three swimming pools, basketball court, rock climbing wall, miniature golf, Adventure Ocean fun center for children and much more. Plus, you’ll find PLENTY of space to relax and visit with friends.

Visit Royal Caribbean’s website at
www.rccl.com to get complete details about this amazing ship, its indoor mall, ice skating rink, library, arcade, day spa, fitness center, restaurants and more.

Part of the cruising experience is seeing the sights, unique lands and cultures of new places. With four port stops on our trip, you’ll have the opportunity to experience a whole new world! Check out the
shore excursions and tours available at www.rccl.com.

See the
Cruise Reference Guide for more information.

The Mariner of the Sea:

  • Accommodates over 3,100 passengers
  • Is 50 feet wider than other cruise ships
  • Offers unique meeting space
  • Features a large number of veranda cabins
  • Boasts 4 Star quality!
    Visit the Mariner of the Sea website


NSP will make full use of our two days at sea for education and training. We will explore cardiovascular health in-depth and introduce new and improved products for the cardiovascular system.

Convention Cruise 2007 features wonderful speakers!

Mary Christensen
More than a dynamic speaker, Mary’s spectacular track record includes building an organization of over 1,000 people in her first year. Her fresh perspective comes from over 20 years of leadership in the network marketing industry, from successful Independent Distributor to Chief Executive Officer of a multi-national network marketing company, and President of the Direct Selling Association.

She is author of the best selling book Make Your First Million in Network Marketing, founder of Monday Mentor, an e-zine and online coaching service for network marketers, and originator of one of the world’s first university courses on Network Marketing. Nowhere is Mary’s industry credibility more evident than in the American Management Association’s choice of her upcoming title Become a Network Marketing Superstar! to publish as their first-ever book on direct selling.

Rallie McAllister, M.D.
Rallie McAllister, M.D., MPH, MSEH is a board-certified family physician with masters degrees in Public Health and Environmental Health. She is the author of Healthy Lunchbox: The Working Mom’s Guide to Keeping You and Your Kids Trim. Her nationally syndicated column, Your Health by Dr. Rallie McAllister, is read weekly by millions of Americans in newspapers throughout the U.S. As an advocate of family health and an expert on nutrition and obesity, Rallie is a popular speaker at events ranging from national conventions to local Cub Scout meetings. She makes regular appearances on television and radio programs across the country, and her fitness and nutrition tips for parents and kids have been featured in numerous publications, including USA Today, Parents Magazine, Prevention, Family Circle, Better Homes and Gardens, WebMD and others. As a wife and the mother of three sons, Rallie has devoted her career to helping families—including her own—find fun, practical ways to stay fit and well-nourished so that moms, dads and kids can enjoy a lifetime of good health and happiness.

Rallie lives on a small farm near Lexington, Ky. with her husband, emergency physician Robin Peavler, M.D., and their two younger sons. Their eldest son proudly serves as a U.S. Marine.

Dr. Alex Duarte
Alex Duarte, O.D., Ph.D., is well-known for his natural, alternative approaches to solving health problems. He is a nationally recognized lecturer, author, and radio and TV personality. He has written 15 groundbreaking books on nutritional and health topics.

Dr. Duarte began his professional career as a research microbiologist. After earning a California secondary teaching credential, he taught biology and chemistry. Earning a doctorate in Optometry, he was in clinical practice for nine years. He has traveled the world to find nontoxic alternatives for treating degenerative diseases of the eye and body.

Dr. Duarte also holds a Ph.D. in Nutrition and is Fellow of the International Academy of Medical Preventives. He has been the nutritionist for several Olympic champions and has lectured for the American Naturopathic Association and the National Nutritional Foods Association. Dr. Duarte is a member of the Board of Editors of the Journal of Applied Nutrition.

Dr. Hugo Rodier
Dr. Hugo Rodier has a medical practice in Salt Lake City, and he is a recognized authority in Nutritional and Integrative Medicine and Psycho-Neural Immunology. He has done extensive research to scientifically validate the use of natural therapies using material taken from standard medical journals. By integrating natural therapies in his practice, Dr. Rodier lends a unique perspective on herbs and supplements.

Steven Horne
Steven Horne initiated many of the training programs that NSP uses today. He serves on the Board of the American Herbalist Guild and is the founder of the Tree of Light Institute, which offers support and educational materials to NSP Distributors and Managers.

Steven began working with Nature’s Sunshine 18 years ago as the editor of Sunshine Horizons and later contributed his valuable herbal knowledge as the instructor of the Manager School. His many contributions to our company also include the body systems approach, the Lifestyle Analysis and NSP’s School of Natural Health program. Steven has served as the President of the American Herbalists Guild for three years and currently sits on the Advisory Board of the International Iridology Practitioners Association.

Dr. Gordon Pedersen
Dr. Gordon Pedersen graduated with a Ph.D. in Toxicology at Utah State University. He has a master’s degree in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness. He currently serves as the Director of the Institute of Alternative Medicine and was nominated to chair the United States Pharmacopoeia Review Board Natural Products Committee.

Dr. Pedersen is the formulator of more than 150 nutritional products. He is an international best-selling author and is the host of the radio show “Common Sense Medicine.”

Dr. William Keller
Dr. Keller is the Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President of Health Sciences and Educational Services at Nature’s Sunshine. He has been actively researching, teaching and serving in the field of pharmacognosy since earning his doctoral degree from the University of Washington in 1972. His research on noni and mangosteen has led to wonderful discoveries regarding their health benefits.

Dr. Frank Ervolino
Dr. Ervolino lives in Palm City, Fla. He is on the staff of Jupiter Medical Center Hospital as one of the hospital’s acupuncturists. He also practices as an Acupuncture Physician in a clinic he shares. He received his Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and a Masters of Science Degree in acupuncture from Bastyr University in Seattle, Wash.

Dr. Ervolino is committed to his field. In 2003, he was appointed by Governor Jeb Bush to the Florida State Board of Acupuncture. He had previously been the Senior Research Editor of Better Nutrition Magazine.

Dr. Ervolino emphasizes prevention, treatment and the promotion of optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and modalities, including acupuncture, laser acupuncture, Chinese medicine, vitamins and supplement therapy, dietary and food therapy and mind/body therapy. He treats chronic disease and has worked extensively in smoking cessation, menopausal symptoms, arthritis, low back pain, gastro-intestinal problems and cancer treatment support.

Order a 35th Anniversary Shirt

Day 1: Sunday, October 21
Embarkation Day - Flight arrivals.
Your flight must arrive no later than 2:00 pm this day.
4:00 pm Last boarding time
5:00 pm Sail Away

Day 2: Monday, October 22
Day at Sea
Motivational Speakers
Product Training
Attend NSP Workshops & Discussion Groups located throughout the ship. Enjoy the many shipboard activities.

Day 3: Tuesday, October 23
Labadee, Haiti
This private island is reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean International guests. Many exciting activities await you on shore. Choose from wave running, parasailing and kayaking. Go on a wet-and-wild banana boat ride. Or have fun in the Arawak Water Park. Lunch is served. Enjoy cultural programs and shopping markets.

Day 4: Wednesday, October 24
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
A rambling resort on Jamaica's north coast, Ocho Rios has long been one of the island's most popular vacation spots. The town has a coast that is lined with pristine white beaches and lush green hills. Royal Caribbean offers many exciting tours, from an all-inclusive beach day at Breeze's Resort to adventurous tubing on the White River.

Day 5: Thursday, October 25
Georgetown, Grand Cayman
Your day can include swimming with and hand feeding stingrays, seeing a house made entirely of shells or touring a turtle farm. This tropical paradise is perfect for any outdoor adventure.

Day 6: Friday, October 26
Cozumel, Mexico
Cozumel is one of the most famous dive and snorkeling destinations in the world. Other attractions include amazing beaches, unique Mexican markets and handicrafts, underwater caves and caverns, and ancient Mayan ruins.

Day 7: Saturday, October 27
At Sea
Nature's Sunshine General Sessions:
Motivations Speakers
Product Training
NSP Workshops & Discussion Groups located throughout the ship. Enjoy the many shipboard activities.

Day 8: Sunday, October 28
Debarkation Day
Your flight must depart Orlando no earlier than 12:00 noon.

IT'S 100% NSP 24/7!
Optional NSP activities will be held throughout the week.

For additional information please login to the Nature's Sunshine website.

A note from Karen: My husband and I are so excited that we earned this Cruise convention for two. In addition a couple of our managers have earned convention as well. You too can earn these wonderful vacations and training. Join with my group and lets enjoy all these wonderful Nature's Sunshine trips together! Reach for your NSP Goals! Share the Health & Wealth! ~ Karen ~ herbsplus@mynsp.com

Monday, July 23, 2007


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.

*All Aqua Chi Foot spas sessions include free Nutritonal Consultation

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.

*All sessions include free Nutritonal Consultation

The cost for the Foot spa treatment will be as follows:

a $25.00 Initial Treatment with Free Health consultation.
a $30.00 per treatments thereafter.
a $25.00 per treatment to anyone buying 4 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. – 3 p.m. by appointment only;

Saturday & Sunday - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm 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. I allow 1 1/2 hours per client to include 1/2 hour foot spa session plus one hour consultation. Please be on time so I have time to answer all your questions.

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 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.

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, via email, 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 and more.

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

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Check out my Health & Nutrition Blog!

Friday, July 20, 2007


by Sarah Eliason, Health Sciences & Educational Services Dept.
Published in Sunshine Horizons Magazine, Vol. 32, No. 3, July 2007

Phytochemicals are specialized chemicals found in plants. (Phyto is Greek for plant.) Plants actually produce phytochemicals to protect themselves from attackers, such as providing a bitter taste to a bug that nibbles its leaf. Research suggest that phytochemicals can help protect good health and prevent disease in humans as well.

Phytochemicals provide health benefits through a variety of mechanisms. These include inactivating cell-damaging substances, stimulating the immune system, protecting estrogen-influenced organs and maintaining hormonal balance in cells, and providing antibacterial and antiviral actions. Perhaps the biggest benefit phytochemicals offer is their ability to provide antioxidant protection.

Phytochemicals are also responsible for the vibrant colors of the fruits and vegetables we eat every day, and they provide many of the health benefits associated with natural supplements. Most herbs provide protective actions through their phytochemicals.

Diets that include good sources of phytochemicals are associated with dramatically better health and longevity in major studies. ~Bloch, A. etal.1995. Position of the American Dietetic Association: Phytochemicals and functional foods. JADA. 95:49-496.

Carotenoids are the pigments responsible for the colors of many yellow, orange, red and green fruits and vegetables. This large family of phytochemicals includes beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, lutein, lycopene, zeaxanthin, cryptoxanthin, phytoene, phytofluene, and astaxanthin. Carotenoids protect the body through their antioxidant actions. They also support longevity, vision, and the heart and circulatory system.

The accompanying table highlights several phytochemcials and their food and supplement sources. It is not a comprehensive list.


PHYTOCHEMICAL: Allium Compounds
BENEFITS: May reduce the risk of cellular damage; may help maintain blood lipid and pressure levels already within the normal range.
FOOD SOURCES: onions, leeks, garlic
NSP SUPPLEMENTS: High Potency Garlic

BENEFITS: Creates an environment inhospitable to invaders; suppoerts digestion; may help protect DNA.
FOOD SOURCES: hot peppers
Capsicum (100), Capsicum Extract, Capsicum Shaker, Capsicum & Garlic with Parsley, & for a limited time only Our 35th Anniversary Capsicum Set

BENEFITS: Protect the eyes; antioxidant; immune-supporting.
FOOD SOURCES: fruits and vegetables
Carotenoid Blend, Perfect Eyes® , Super Supplemental with Iron, Super Supplemental without iron, VitaWave®

BENEFITS: Modulate estrogen metabolism; may also have antioxidant properties; cell protecting.
FOOD SOURCES: Cruciferous vegetables
NSP SUPPLEMENTS: Indole-3-Carbinol


PHYTOSTEROL: Beta-sitosterol
BENEFITS: May help promote prostate health; supports blood-lipid levels in the normal range.
FOOD SOURCES: pumpkin seeds
Cholester-Reg® II, Men's Formula, Saw Palmetto(100), Saw Palmetto Concentrate softgel (60)

PHYTOSTEROL: Campestrol Stigmasterol
BENEFITS: Support blood-lipid levels in the normal range.
FOOD SOURCES: beans, buckwheat


POLYPHENOL: Flavonoids
BENEFITS: Also called bioflavonoids. Antioxidants; promote circulatory and immune system health.
FOOD SOURCES: fruits, vegetables
NSP SUPPLEMENTS: Super Supplemental with Iron, Super Supplemental without iron, VitaWave®, Vitamin C Citrus Bioflavonoids

POLYPHENOL: Proanthocyanidins
BENEFITS: Antioxidants; cross the blood-brain barrier and quench free radicals in the brain; also support cellular health.
FOOD SOURCES: grapes, cocoa, berries
High Potency Grapine® , SynerPro Grapine with Protectors

BENEFITS: Powerful, energizing antioxidants; support the immune system; promote energy.
FOOD SOURCES: tea, cocoa, fruits, vegetables, wine
Green Tea Extract

POLYPHENOL: Isoflavones
BENEFITS: Phytoestrogens; may have antioxidant activity; may also support the immune system.
FOOD SOURCES: soy foods
Breast Assured® , Phyto-Soy® , Red Clover

POLYPHENOL: Hesperidin
BENEFITS: Antioxidant and respiratory benefits; may also support circulation and blood health.
FOOD SOURCES: citrus fruits
Perfect Eyes® , Super Supplemental with Iron, Super Supplemental without iron

BENEFITS: Antioxidant benefits plus immune-supportive properties; helps with blood flow and cell health.
FOOD SOURCES: buckwheat, black tea, apple peels
Super Supplemental with Iron, Super Supplemental without iron, Vitamin C Citrus Bioflavonoids

BENEFITS: Antioxidant; immune-supporting and digestive benefits; may also have respiratory benefits.
FOOD SOURCES: garlic, onions, red grapes, green tea
HistaBlock® , Perfect Eyes®

BENEFITS: Protects the liver from harmful substances; keeps toxins from penetrating liver cells and promotes the growth of healthy new cells.
FOOD SOURCES: milk thistle
Milk Thistle Combination, Milk Thistle Time-Release

POLYPHENOL: Ellagic Acid
BENEFITS: Antioxidant; cell-protecting; supports blood lipid levels already within the normal range.
FOOD SOURCES: berries, grapes, walnuts
Breast Assured® , Thai-Go®

POLYPHENOL: Curcuminoids
BENEFITS: Antioxidants; may help protect cells against invaders and help maintain blood lipid levels.
FOOD SOURCES: turmeric, curry
Perfect Eyes®

POLYPHENOL: Resveratrol

BENEFITS: Antioxidant; supports longevity; may help cardio-protective benefits.
FOOD SOURCES: grapes, red wine, berries
Cardio Assurance® , Cholester-Reg® II, Nattozimes Plus, ingredients in Thai-Go®

BENEFITS: Estrogenic; antioxidant; may help protect cell growth.
FOOD SOURCES: whole grains, nuts, seeds, and beans
Breast Assured® , Flax Seed Oil with Lignans softgel (60), Flax Seed Oil Liquid(8 fl.oz)

Please let me know if I can send you additional information on these or any other Nature's Sunshine Products. Karen (704)588-7638 herbsplus@mynsp.com


by Sarah Eliason, Health Sciences & Educational Services Dept.
Published in Sunshine Horizons Magazine, Vol. 32, No. 1, January 2007

The cell is often called "the building block of life." Our bodies are made up of many cells working together to sustain life. In fact, the body contains 100 trillion cells or more. By becoming familiar with the basic structure and function of the human cell, we can better understand how nutritional supplements provide health benefits on a cellular level.

In order to survive, a cell needs to carry out numerous functions. Inside each cell, specialized structures called organelles serve specific functions. The many cell duties are divided among the different organelles; these organelles collectively work to complete the tasks required of the cell.

Every cell is enclosed by a membrane, which is made of phospholipids and includes proteins, lipids and glycoconjugates (glycoproteins and glycolipids). The membrane diligently controls what enters and exits the cell. Glycoconjugates on the cell surface act as signaling messengers, playing a role in cell-to-cell communication.

Organelles within the cell include:

The nucleus is the control center. DNA is found within the nucleus and contains the blueprints necessary for the building of proteins and enzymes. This molecule of heredity is responsibility for passing genetic information on from one generation to the next.

Ribosomes are protein-producing machines responsible for processing the genetic instructions carried by a modified copy of DNA. The ribosomes work to translate a specific genetic sequence into a specific amino acid sequence that makes up a protein.

Mitochondria provide the energy a cell needs to function - they are the power centers of the cell. Mitochondria convert food into ATP, the primary energy source for the cell.

The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) has two forms: rough ER, which has ribosomes on the surface, and smooth ER, which lacks them. Both types of ER compartmentalize and transport molecules. The rough ER exports proteins from the cell made by its ribosomes. The smooth ER plays important roles in synthesis of molecules and in detoxification.

The golgi apparatus acts as a central delivery system for the cell. It is a site for protein modification, packaging and transport.

Lysosomes and peroxisomes could be called the garbage disposal system of a cell as they play important roles in cellular digestion. Inside these organelles digestive enzymes break down various compounds.

A variety of factors affect the cell membrane's ability to maintain its integrity and function:

  • Increased lipid peroxidation. Free radicals "steal" electrons from the lipids in our cell membranes, causing cell damage. Inflammatory conditions, weakened immune system, daily stresses and environmental toxins create more damaging free radicals. Unchecked, this can lead to complete loss of cell membrane integrity.

  • Changes in cell membrane composition. Aged and unhealthy cells contain fewer unsaturated fatty acids, resulting in less fluid membranes with decreased transport capacities.

  • Impaired cell-to-cell communication. Without healthy cell surface glycoproteins, tasks of building enzymes, hormones, immunoglobulins and antibodies may be impaired.

Support a Healthy Cell Membrane

  1. Glyco Essentials provides eight special sugars that support the production of the cell membrane's glycoconjugates, aiding in healthy cell-to-cell communication.

  2. Lecithin provides choline, which is found in healthy cell membranes; it helps basic signaling processes within the cell.

  3. Super Omega-3 EPA provides fatty acids to support cell membrane structure, integrity and fluidity.

  4. Vitamin E, an antioxidant, is found embedded in the cell membrane. It protects lipids in the cell membrane from free radical damage.

Free radicals can accumulate in the body and damage the structure of DNA in the cell's nucleus.

This leads to decreased cellular function and ultimately decreased functioning of entire body systems. Free radicals DNA damage is implicated in aging, immune dysfunction and abnormal cell growth.

Support and Protect DNA in the Cell's Nucleus

  1. Cellular Build provides the body with nucleotides, the building blocks of DNA. DNA multiplication and repair requires millions of nucleotides.
  2. Indole-2-Carbinol is a powerful antioxidant that supports healthy DNA.
  3. Thai-Go® contains antioxidant flavonoids to combat oxidative stress and damage to DNA.
  4. SOD with Gliadin is a natural defense against free radical damage to DNA. Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) is an antioxidant enzyme produced by the body; levels of SOD decrease with age.
  5. N-Acetyl Cysteine is a precursor to glutathione, one of the body's most powerful antioxidants. It protects healthy cellular DNA from free radical damage.

A key to aging may be contained in a cell's mitochondria.

Mutations in mitochondrial DNA cause several changes associated with aging. Damage to the mitochondria that occurs with aging may contribute to:

  • Decreased energy production
  • Decreased cognitive function
  • Decreased antioxidant availability
  • Interference with inflammatory response
Support Optimal Mitochondrial Function and Cellular Longevity

  1. Alpha Lipoic Acid is a "universal antioxidant" that helps reverse age-related decline in mitochondrial function.
  2. L-Carnitine promotes mitochondrial activity and metabolism. It is needed to transport fatty acids into the mitochondria for energy production.

  3. IF Relief promotes soothing relief, antioxidant protection and energy production.

Support your cellular health with these great NSP supplements. Just click on the highlighted links above to order the products you would like to try. Email me for help herbsplus@mynsp.com or call me 704-588-7638 Karen.


Simple Instructions for Making Paw Paw Shampoo

Open 10 capsules of Paw Paw Cell-Reg (Nature's Sunshine Product Number 511-3) and mix into about 2 tablespoons of an all natural shampoo (i.e. NSP's Herbal Shampoo or NSP's Natria Restoring Shampoo. This will be gritty but will still be effective. Add 7 drops of Thyme Essential Oil and 4 drops of Tea Tree Oil.

Non-gritty Formulation and Instructions
Combine the contents of 10 capsules of Paw Paw Cell-Reg with 2 tablespoons pure grain alcohol or isopropyl alcohol. Mix together well in a small glass. Cover and let stand until particles have settled. Carefully pour off the liquid onto a saucer. (The alcohol extracts the active compounds in the paw paw capsules. Thus it is important to not discard the liquid! Add 2 more tablespoons of alcohol to the solid mass in the glass and mix well. Cover and let stand until the particles have settled. Carefully pour off the liquid onto the saucer. Some of the particles may pour off with the liquid. Let the saucer stand until all of the alcohol has evaporated. When the alcohol has evaporated, mix 2 tablespoons of shampoo into the residue on the saucer until well combined and uniform in color. Then add 7 drops of Thyme Essential Oil and 4 drops of Tea Tree Oil to the shampoo mixture. You can make a larger batch of shampoo. However, it will take longer for evaporation of the alcohol to occur.

Follow these instructions exactly for removal of head lice.*
1. Lather 2 tablespoons of shampoo into dry hair and scalp.
2. Place shower cap/hair net on head to contain shampoo and to protect the eyes.
3. Leave shampoo lather on hair for 60 minutes.
4. Rinse shampoo thoroughly from hair and scalp.
5. Dry and comb hair thoroughly with lice comb and remove nits/lice.
6. Repeat steps 1–6 in eight days and again in 16 days to insure thorough and
complete removal; use regular shampoo in the meantime.

*Long or thick hair will require one additional tablespoon of shampoo and will need to remain on head an additional 15 minutes.

Please email me if you have additional questions herbsplus@mynsp.com


New Science behind Nature’s Sunshine
Manager Extra (7/1/2006)

In today’s society, where skeptics and critics are rarely in short supply, many people are reluctant to believe in anything without solid evidence. Knowing this, and desiring to set an example for the supplement industry, Nature’s Sunshine employs scientists and researchers to verify the purity, power and effectiveness of NSP products. Here are just a few examples of the work they’ve recently performed.

Raise Your Glass
Recent Research Earns Praise for Nature’s Noni® Juice
The following article was taken from an interview held in January 2006 with Dr. William Keller, Vice President of Health Sciences and Educational Services at Nature’s Sunshine.

The past few years have witnessed an increased volume of research on the phytonutrients in noni fruit. Nature’s Sunshine performs numerous analytical tests to assure the quality of the raw material used to produce Nature’s Noni Juice. The phytonutrients that we have isolated and characterized can be used to establish the unequivocal purity of each bottle of our product. These phytonutrients are special molecules that can have powerful effects on the body. Noni’s impressive array of compounds includes anthraquinones, a variety of antioxidants and specialized polysaccharides.

Publications Cite Health Sciences’ Findings
Anthraquinones are known to exist in many plants such as cascara and rhubarb. Very recently we published a paper in the Journal of Natural Products, which described our isolation of a new anthraquinone from noni fruit. In laboratory bioassays, this anthraquinone was found to be cancer-chemopreventive because it activates enzymes known to eliminate cancer-causing chemicals from the body.

Another article authored by Dr. Keller and his fellow researchers in the Journal of Natural Products reports the isolation and identification of a series of chemical compounds in noni—two of which were previously unknown. These new compounds were found to be powerful antioxidants, as they effectively neutralize free radicals that come from a variety of sources such as pollution and UV light. If not neutralized, free radicals can cause serious damage to cells and cellular components. In addition, the feeling of energy that most people perceive when they drink Nature’s Noni can be partly attributed to its antioxidant effect.

Nature’s Noni Juice is also rich in specialized polysaccharides that stimulate immune cells to become more active. NSP has collaborated with a research group at a nationally recognized school of pharmacy to demonstrate that Nature’s Noni has immunostimulant activity six times greater than the noni products of our competitors.

Positive Lab Results Using
Paw Paw Cell-Reg and Thai-Go®
The following was taken from an article published in the UK edition of the Sunshine Horizons magazine.

Dr. Keller recently advised Dr. Fred Valeriote of the Ford Cancer Clinic about the benefits of Nature’s Sunshine Paw Paw Cell-Reg and the powerful antioxidant drink Thai-Go. Upon receiving this information, Dr. Valeriote suggested that he and NSP conduct a collaborative laboratory experiment using these products with live cultures of human colon cancer cells (HCT 116).

In his first experiment, Dr. Valeriote added Paw Paw Cell-Reg to HCT 116 cultures. He observed powerful results. In another experiment, he added a combination of Paw Paw Cell-Reg and Thai-Go to the same cultures. Once again the results were dramatic, but Dr. Valeriote noted a synergistic effect between the two products that enhanced the results, making them more effective when used together.

This second experiment was important for two reasons. It not only demonstrated the effectiveness of the combination but also showed that Paw Paw Cell-Reg acts by a mechanism that is independent of free radicals. We have found that Thai-Go enhances rather than diminishes the effects of Paw Paw Cell-Reg on HCT 116 cultures.

Thanks to the encouraging results of these experiments, Dr. Valeriote has decided to continue his research on these products. He is currently conducting a study at the Ford Cancer Clinic using Thai-Go with patients who are receiving radiation therapy.

Science is slowly unraveling some of Mother Nature’s secrets, and Nature’s Sunshine is leading the way to ensure that you will always have access to the best, most powerful supplements that nature so generously affords us.
Featured Products: Nature’s Noni® Juice, Thai-Go, Paw Paw Cell Reg

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


by Darlyn Britt
Published in Nature's Sunshine's Manager Extra Magazine, July 2007 issue


Nature's Sunshine takes great pride in offering its premium quality health supplements to the world. We're equally pleased to offer a rewarding opportunity to anyone interested in making a living by helping others through natural health. An NSP business, whether part-or full-time, is a boon to you, your family and your friends, because it allows you to take charge of your health, get educated about your options and share your experience with grateful friends and neighbors... all while earning generous rebates and commissions.

I genuinely believe that anyone is better off with Nature's Sunshine in his or her life.

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

Why should you consider a Nature's Sunshine business?
Nature's Sunshine offers its members:
  • Real results
  • Real rewards
  • Real relationships

Let me present five of the many reasons why you might love being a distributor of the world's finest natural health supplements.

1. Health Solutions. Americans are aging. The Baby Boomers want to improve their health, reduce the risk of disease and increase longevity. Savvy younger people seek the same. Our superior natural health products have helped countless people find improved health, vitality, mobility and happiness. What often begins as a quest to help one person with a health concern turns into a lifelong love of natural health and a desire to reach as many people as possible. With an incredible product selection and an educated sales force, Nature's Sunshine offers real results for your health concerns.

2. Freedom. How many jobs afford you the flexibility of determining your own hours? Scheduling more time with family? Setting your own goals? Determining your own paycheck?

Would you like to supplement your current income? Get rid of a stressful commute? Change gears entirely? A Nature's Sunshine home business offers endless flexibility and freedom to work when and how you want. Two compensation plans afford options in business building to you and your group members, providing real rewards for any level of commitment.

3. Social Networking. Nowadays, Americans are a bit disconnected. We work in gray cubicles, look for romance online and seek new avenues to increase our social circles.

Joining Nature's Sunshine is like being adopted by a huge, wonderful family. By and large, a Nature's Sunshine business promotes interaction between you and your customers as you share knowledge, experience and information with them. Our seminars and events are social occasions where you can make a world of new friends.

Many NSP Managers take great delight in helping people feel better as a result of dietary changes and natural supplementation. The intrinsic joy and fulfillment from these moments is often greater than any monetary reward. As thousands of distributors across the country work simultaneously to help their friends and neighbors feel better, we are all part of a cause that is truly great. There's no limit to the real relationships that await you as a Nature's Sunshine member.

4. Herbs are Hot. Health supplements are more popular than ever. A reported 72% of American adults use supplements, spending $20 billion in 2004. What was once edgy is now mainstream. Additionally, studies continue to demonstrate the health benefits of supplements. Not coincidentally, direct selling grew by over 6% in the U.S. in 2005 and by larger numbers internationally.

Nature's Sunshine sells over 600 products. Among our most popular and effective are exclusive formulas created by our herbal and scientific experts.

5. Home Office Support. NSP is a pioneer. While many companies come and go, NSP maintains a 35-year legacy of making a difference in people's lives. It stems from having quality products, terrific service and unequalled integrity... and a group of distributors that truly care about others.

We offer a wealth of educational opportunities- including conventions, conferences and seminars - to support your learning in both products and business. Our website contains plenty of product information and support tools.

Visit my web site and read about this great Business Opportunity. For more information and help on building a Nature's Sunshine Business, please call or email me. Karen herbsplus@mynsp.com 704-588-7638

To start your membership, so you can begin working on your business right away, visit www.mynsp.com/herbsplus

A $40. order will initiate your free membership and allow you to purchase products at member prices all year long. When ordering your products choose "Become a Member". Included in your membership package you will find a 20% off coupon to use on your second order, plus you will receive free shipping and handling on the second order.



Visit my NSP site pages explaining the differences in each plan:

Classic - http://www.mynsp.com/herbsplus/opportunity/memberbenefits.aspx

Legacy - http://www.mynsp.com/herbsplus/opportunity/Legacy.aspx

You can also visit this past blog entry for some hands on understanding:


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Karen Herrmann-Doolan,

NSP District Manager
An Independent Distributor of Nature's Sunshine Products
Natural Health Educator

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