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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Healthy Connection now offers massage therapy!

We are very pleased to announce that starting this week we are offering massage therapy to our menu of services. We have appointments available from 8:00am until 4:30pm on Thursdays with our massage therapist, Mr. Kent Mitchell.

Mr. Mitchell is a licensed massage therapist that has been seeing clients since 2003, when he graduated from The Whole You School of Massage and Body Work. Since that time he has become a valued instructor at the school where he teaches numerous massage techniques and oversees students during their required clinical studies. He continued his own education to include Holographic Health, Reiki, and the study of Native American Shamanism.

Massage Therapy menu of services:

Relaxation (Swedish) Massage (60 minute)……………….$65

Package of 3…………………………………$165

Neuromuscular-Medical Massage

30 minute/pain location……...…………….$35

60 minute (30 pain location/30 relaxation)…...$65

90 minute (pain location plus full body)…...$90

Package of 3 (90 minute)………………..…$235

Healthy Connection, Inc.

3302 S. New Hope Road

Suite 200-B

Gastonia, NC 28056

704-823-1577

www.MyHealthyConnection.com

www.MyNSP.com/HealthyConnection

e-mail: colon@carolina.rr.com

Codex: Aspartame, Sucralose & Aluminum Are Still Dangers

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PRESS RELEASE

Beijing-The Codex Food Additives Committee Meeting

By Scott C. Tips
April 28, 2008

Seventeen hours after the tires of my Air China jet settled comfortably onto the runway at Beijing International Airport, I was sitting at the National Health Federation's place in the 40th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA) week-long meeting at the Asia Hotel in downtown Beijing on Monday morning, April 21st. The weather had not cooperated as it rained incessantly, making available taxis as scarce as condom dispensers in the Vatican. Nor did it help that I could not speak a word of Mandarin Chinese; English, French, and bad German can only get you so far, even in this international city. But, I made it, sliding into NHF's seat in time to hear CCFA Chairman Dr. Junshi Chen's opening remarks.

The NHF is the only Codex-accredited health-freedom organization with the right to attend Codex committee meetings such as this one. In fact, although the NHF has for years been attending many other Codex committee and commission meetings - in Germany, Canada, France, Italy, Switzerland, Norway, and Thailand - this CCFA meeting was the first for us.

In his opening remarks, the Chairman proudly told us that 65 countries and 13 INGOs (International Non-Governmental Organizations), totaling 262 registered delegates, were in attendance. I could see that the NHF was the only consumer organization in attendance. The rest of the room was filled with government officials, bureaucratic functionaries, and diverse industry representatives. Strange, no other consumer groups were in sight - I was alone in a sea of government-industry group hugs.

Why We Fight

As we have stressed for years, even decades, the artificial sweeteners Aspartame, Neotame, and Sucralose are dangerous food additives that have been shown to harm health. All three have caused adverse events in consumers and are best avoided. Yet, this Committee has seen fit to advance these three substances along the path to approval. Once approved as Codex food additives, these artificial sweeteners would then be legally adoptable virtually worldwide.

You see, what is not well known - and certainly not well publicized - is the fact that the developing countries of the World are adopting into their own national regulations Codex standards hot off the press. In fact, some of these countries are so eager to adopt Codex food standards that they are not even waiting until the Codex Alimentarius Commission itself approves and adopts the standards - they are adopting the draft Codex standards! That is how desperate they are for these standards. Many of these countries are actually required to adopt Codex standards.

So, as soon as these food-additive standards are approved - maybe even before - they will be pressed into national service throughout the World. Codex has a multiplier effect previously unseen on this planet.

Raining On The Parade

The Chairman progressed through the Agenda, wisely resolving issues concerning seaweed and carrageenan as well as vegetable carotenoids. Even the question of lycopene as a food additive was addressed by its being held and not endorsed by the Committee pending clarification by the Milk and Milk Products Committee as to safety concerns. "Whether we endorse or not," the Chairman intoned, "the real issue is safety."

But these were small road bumps on the path to approval and CCFA rolled onwards, soon arriving at those issues most important to our members. When the moment arrived, NHF spoke up to oppose the inclusion of Aspartame, Sucralose, Alitame, Neotame, and Aspartame-Acesulfame Salt in the Codex food-additive standards. All of these sweeteners, we argued, were documented as dangerous to human health and have no place in human food.

These comments elicited a strong reaction from Dr. Angelika Tritscher, formerly with Nestle and now the World Health Organization half of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) representatives seated at the head table, who spoke at length about how these sweeteners were only included here because they had already been evaluated for safety and found to be harmless. There is data, she said, for full safety assessment. Then she trotted out the old argument about how every substance is toxic at some level, as if that could mean that we should all sprinkle our foods with lead, if just we were to use the right amount.

I asked for the floor again and responded that of course everything from water to food can be toxic at some level but that is not the point here. The point is whether or not these substances are safe at any level, especially Codex levels. We at NHF have found that even as few as two cans of diet soda per day can deliver a toxic amount of these artificial sweeteners. While JECFA may feel that the science is settled, at best the science is unsettled. And after having attended numerous CCNFSDU Committee meetings for many years, and now this CCFA meeting for the first time, NHF is amazed that the precautionary principle applied to natural substances such as vitamin-and-mineral food supplements in one Codex committee would not then be applied in this Committee to dangerous, man-made substances. This,! I said, is astounding.

JECFA had no response, and the Committee soon took its late-afternoon break.

The Rain Continues

CCFA soon resumed its meeting with the United States delegate delivering his report of the Electronic Working Group on the GSFA (General Standards for Food Additives). Once again, NHF stated its objections to the inclusion of the artificial sweeteners in these Codex standards. These comments fell on seemingly deaf ears, but NHF's remarks about the dangers of aluminum-containing food additives such as aluminum silicate, aluminum ammonium sulphate, calcium aluminum silicate, and sodium aluminosilicate seemed to resonate more fully with the Chairman. In particular, I noted to the Committee that it seemed as if I were transported back 2000 years to Ancient Rome and warning of the dangers of lead in tableware and glasses. Aluminum is our 21st Century health danger and is both cumulative in the body and unnecessary. I sugge! sted that JECFA should carefully review all aluminum additives' safety.

The Chairman noted his own concern about the safety of aluminum and remembered when this same Committee had reviewed aluminum as a food contaminant, but added that this agenda item was only at Step 3 of the process. "The idea," he said, "is to put this on the table and ask for comments. We will have more discussions at further steps."

Then, again, another opportunity appeared to state NHF's opposition to including Aspartame, Neotame, and Sucralose as Codex-approved food additives when the representative for the International Sweeteners Association (ISA) asked the Committee to increase the permitted levels of Sucralose in flavored alcoholic drinks and "ready-to-eat savouries." Japan spoke up in support of ISA, while NHF opposed ISA and Japan on this point. After our comments, the United States, Canada, Australia, and Malaysia (really, nothing more than food-and-drug-agency bureaucrats in all four countries) expressed their own support for higher levels of this toxin in our drinks and foods. With such concerted support, the Chairman approved this change.

Aftermath

Interestingly enough, at the end of the day's meeting, NHF's strong and divergent remarks attracted the attention of one scientist who approached me to discuss further our organization and positions on these various issues. Other valuable contacts were made as well.

Moreover, although NHF came to this meeting primarily to address the artificial-sweetener issues, we may have our greatest impact in helping to remove aluminum from the food-additive list - not at this meeting, but sometime during the next one or two sessions. In the last CCFA meeting, the Chairman himself - as well as the Committee too - already expressed interest in transitioning food additives away from aluminum-containing ingredients by 2010; but this fact was ignored by the US-led Electronic Working Group that reported to this 40th session. Strangely enough, the Chairman and NHF have been the only ones to push on this issue during this meeting. Time will tell. We can only continue to strive for the best possible outcome.

Reference:

1 In such cases, Codex participants push application of the precautionary principle, which urges that in case of doubt, or mixed results, one should avoid approving a substance for use.

For further information on Codex , please visit the NHF website (Codex) :

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

YOUNG AT ANY AGE SEMINARS NATIONWIDE







YOUNG AT ANY AGE SEMINAR



  • Held at a more convenient time.
  • All new modules with cutting-edge information
  • Optional business module at no extra cost.
  • Free product with attendance
  • New booklets and CDs to help you educate others.

REGISTER TODAY.
Nature's Sunshine Members can Call NSP customer service to sign up for the class. Non-members please call me to register. 704-588-7638 (Karen). Please leave a message at extension #1 if I am with a client and I will call you back. Members are encouraged to invite Friends and clients to each Seminar.



  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Optional Business Training 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $35 (register 10 business days prior to seminar and cost is only $25!)


ALL NEW TOPICS FOR 2008



  • Young at Any Age
  • The Silver Solution
  • Breakthrough! A Natural Approach to Weight Loss Success
  • Addressing the 8 Causes of Disease





WhenLanguageClass NameCityStateAddress/Phone
4/23/2008 Spanish Untold Truth SpanishSilver SpringsMDCrowne Plaza Hotel
8777 Georgia Ave
301-589-0800
4/24/2008 Spanish Untold Truth SpanishCharlotteNCHoliday Inn Charlotte University
8520 University Executive Park Dr
704-547-0999
4/25/2008 Spanish Untold Truth SpanishTampaFLCrowne Plaza Hotel
10221 Princess Palm Ave
813-246-7119
4/26/2008 Spanish Untold Truth SpanishMiamiFLMiami Airport Marriott
1201 NW LeJuene Rd
305-649-5000
4/26/2008 Spanish Untold Truth SpanishRichmondVAWyndham Airport Hotel (horario 5:00 pm- 9:00 pm)
4700 S Laburnum Ave.
804-226-4300
4/26/2008 English Young At Any Age SeminarAshevilleNCGrove Park Inn
290 Macon Ave
828-252-2711
4/26/2008 English Young At Any Age SeminarKohlerWIThe American Club - Appley Theater
505 Highland Dr
920-457-8000
4/26/2008 English Young At Any Age SeminarRochesterNYRadisson Hotel Rochester Airpt
175 Jefferson Rd
585-475-1910
4/26/2008 English Young At Any Age SeminarTulsaOKHilton Tulsa Southern Hills
7900 South Lewis Ave
918-492-5000
5/1/2008 Spanish Untold Truth SpanishSan AntonioTXEmbassy Suites NW
7750 Briaridge Ave
210-340-5421
5/2/2008 Spanish Untold Truth SpanishLaredoTXHoliday Inn Civic Center
800 Garden Street
956-727-5800
5/3/2008 Spanish Untold Truth SpanishMc AllenTXWyndham Garden Hotel (horario 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm)
2721 South 10th St
956-984-7900
5/3/2008 English Young At Any Age SeminarNashvilleTNNashville Airport Marriott
600 Marriott Dr
615-889-9300
5/3/2008 English Young At Any Age SeminarSalt Lake CityUTSheraton Hotel
150 W 500 S
801-401-2000
5/3/2008 English Young At Any Age SeminarSan AntonioTXSan Antonio Marriott NW
3233 NW Loop 410
210-377-3900
5/3/2008 English Young At Any Age SeminarSmithfieldNCJohnston Medical Mall
514 N Bright Leaf Blvd
919-938-7186
5/3/2008 English Young At Any Age SeminarZanesvilleOHRamada
4645 East Pike
740-453-0771
5/17/2008 English Young At Any Age SeminarEl SegundoCAEmbassy Suites LAX South
1440 E Imperial Ave
310-640-3600
5/31/2008 English Young At Any Age SeminarColumbiaSCEmbassy Suites Hotel
200 Stonebridge Dr
803-252-8700
5/31/2008 English Young At Any Age SeminarLakewood (Jamestown)NYYWCA Lake Lodge
185 Terrace Ave
716-665-2825
6/21/2008 English Young At Any Age SeminarSpringfieldMOOasis Conf Center
2550 N Glenstone Ave
417-866-5253
6/28/2008 English Young At Any Age SeminarBaton RougeLASheraton Baton Rouge
102 France St
225-242-2600




Please call me for registration or to learn more about the Young At Any Age Seminars. Dates and locations are subject to change.

To find a class close to your home check out
http://herbsplus4health.blogspot.com/2008/04/young-at-any-age-seminars-nationwide.html

Business Builders: If you would like to invite others to these classes you can call NSP Home office Customer service and ask them to send you some invitations. You are also welcome to forward this email on to anyone who would be interested. In addition, email invitations are available on the NSP official site. Call or email me if you would like more help with this. 704-588-7638 (Karen)

Share the Health,
Karen Herrmann-Doolan, NSP District Manager
Nature's Sunshine Herb Specialist
Natural Health Educator
704-588-7638
Visit my Nature's Sunshine Online Store:
www.mynsp.com/herbsplus
Learn about the Body Systems
www.herbsplus4health.com
Check out my Health & Nutrition Blog!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

GASTONIA, NC - OPEN HOUSE

HEALTHY CONNECTIONS, INC.
CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO AN OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, April 19th From 10am to 2pm and
Thursday, April 24th From 6pm to 8:30pm

Celebrate with Donna Randolph and her staff at the opening of their beautiful new location (right next door to where they were before)

JOIN US AT:
3302 South New Hope Road
Suite 200-B
Gastonia, NC 28056
704-823-1577

Light Refreshments Will be Served.

Healthy Connections is now in their new Location next door at Suite 200-B. Please come and visit their new facility and find out about their expanded menu of services.

Services Available:

  • Health and Nutritional Consultations
  • Colon Hydrotherapy sessions
  • Aqua-chi Energizing Footspa with body massage chairs
  • Massage Therapy
  • Holographic Health Assessments
  • FAR-Infared Sauna Sessions

Sunday, April 20, 2008

ABSOLUTE ORGANICS HOME DELIVERY

I just wanted to share with you all this ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS service I just discovered.

If anyone is interested here is the link to the website. If you decide to sign up please mention my name at the end of the form (Karen Doolan) so I can get a free box. Visit http://theabsoluteorganics.com/

The name of the company is "Absolute Organics" and they deliver locally-grown, organic fruits and veggies right to your door.

  • Free Delivery to Charlotte, NC including surrounding areas in Lake Norman, Concord, Mooresville, Huntersville, Davidson, Cornelius, and Gastonia. Free delivery also to the Hickory, NC area including Conover, Newton, Lincolnton, and Denver.

I can't get over how great this is! They have 3 size boxes, a $30 box, a $40 box and a $50 box...all you have to do is sign up online, they call you back to set up the details and voila...soon fresh food arrives at your door. Given the description, I don't think that anyone could go to the grocery store and spend that amount of money and come home with that much fresh ORGANIC produce.


Here is an email that describes last weeks selections:

Below is a listing of what we have available for Wednesday delivery.

PLEASE NOTE: All changes must be submitted by Tuesday morning 8 am for deliveries on Wednesday.

Baby Peeled Carrots – recipe attached
  • Cucumbers – local
  • Collard Greens – local – recipe attached
  • Romaine Lettuce – local
  • Yukon Gold Potatoes – local
  • Roma Tomatoes – local
  • Cameo Apples
  • Pink Grapefruit
  • Satsuma Mandarins – soft to the touch, taste is great!
  • Banana
  • We also have some local cabbage and local carnival squash available, please let me know if you would like any of these.
  • In Addition:

    • Local Fresh Garlic - $2.99
    • LOCAL HONEY –$7.49
    • 100% Organic Honey – comes from the forest of Brazil. The only way honey can be organic is to come from outside the US $7.99
      We also have juicing carrots available 25 lbs for $21. If anyone would want any, please let me know as I have to order these.
    • Peppermint Herb Tea
      Our organic crop comes from fertile volcanic hillsides in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. This region produces an exquisitely aromatic cup with a slightly spicy flavor. [Caffeine-free]

      Organic / 20 tea bags $3.99
    • Green Tea $5.49 for 20 bags
      Also, just to let everyone know, we do offer gift certificates which are perfect for baby showers, wedding gifts, birthdays, etc.

    WE NOW CAN GRIND YOUR COFFEE TO ANY GRIND THAT YOU REQUEST.

    Cowboy Blend
    A blend of Central and South Americans. It's rich and nutty, with a heavy
    body and a mellow acidity. 12 oz. $9.49, Whole Bean or Ground.

    Frank Sumatra
    Heavier bodied, dark roasted blend of Sumatra & other Secrets. Sweet with
    hints of toasted caramel. 12 oz. $9.49, Whole Bean or Ground.

    Peru
    Lighter Medium Body. Smooth vanilla tones with a buttery finish.
    Whole Bean or Ground, Regular 12 oz. $9.49, or Swiss Water Process Decaf 12
    oz. $10.49


    Frenchy French Roast
    Our unique dark roasting method leaves the coffee smokey and piquant.
    It's intense on the pallate. 12 oz. $9.49, Whole Bean or Grround.

    El Salvador Dali - sweet blend of South American coffees. Well balanced with a medium-light body and a marshmellow sweet finish. 12 oz. $9.49

    Thanks,
    Vonda and Steve
    Absolute Organics, LLC
    704-470-4963

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    *If anyone is interested here is the link to the website, and if you decide to sign up please mention my name at the end of the form (Karen Doolan) so I can get a free box. Visit http://theabsoluteorganics.com/

    This information forwarded by

    Karen Herrmann-Doolan, NSP District Manager
    Nature's Sunshine Herb Specialist
    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

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

    Saturday, April 19, 2008

    NSP MEMBER 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: Tuesday, May 13th 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, April 08, 2008

    SUPER NUTRITION, SUPER EASY, AND DR. OZ

    Super Nutrition, Super Easy, and Dr. Oz says… |

    Super Nutrition, Super Easy, and Dr. Oz says…

    If you don't have time to read this entire article I encourage you to at least glance through the summary of the main topics covered, and click on some of the options provided to continue improving your health.

    Dr. Oz spent quite a bit of time with Oprah to share valuable resources and information on simple steps you can take to improve your health. Part of his focus was on three big topics: The importance of a good multivitamin, the value of good oils (Omegas), and the all important antioxidants. Throughout the article he offers various options on how to get all of these. However, if you are not getting all that you need through your nutrition, there is a simple super nutrition pack called SuperTrio that has all of what Dr. Oz is referencing. Just click on any of the links in the article to learn more about each of the resources available to you.

    Here is some what Dr. Oz had to say:

    On Dr. Oz's list is the all-important multivitamin. Dr. Oz says this vitamin should be cut in half so you have two doses. "If you divide the vitamin in half, then you stabilize your dose during the day. Take half in the morning, half in the evening."

    Dr. Oz says taking a full multivitamin in one dose is like over-filling your tank. "You want to give your body the right amount of fuel for when you need it. Vitamins have water soluble elements to them so they are quickly moved through your system."

    When taking your daily vitamins, Dr. Oz says to make sure to get plenty of fluids. "Wash them down…" he says. "If you don't like taking the pills, you can get liquid vitamins. They work as well. Find something that agrees with you that you can automatically make part of everyday life for you."

    An option would be SuperTrio which already has the preset amounts in a ready to go baggie. If you prefer liquid, you can use VitaWave.

    Dr-Oz-OmegasAnother way to stay young that has gotten plenty of media attention lately is omega-3 fatty acids. If you're relying on flax seed for your omega-3s, Dr. Oz says you most likely need to roast or grind the seeds to release the oils. If you just eat them, you'd need to really chew them with your teeth, which is difficult to do. Other good sources include walnuts and hemp seeds.

    One of the most widely reported sources of omega-3s is salmon. But recently many concerns have been raised about eating salmon-whether the fish is wild or farm-raised, worries about global sustainability, over fishing and rising mercury levels. The best way to get around these issues, Dr. Oz says, is to get to the source and eat what the salmon eat-spirulina algae, which has valuable DHA omega-3s. "We can avoid the issues of sustainability because we can get a ton of it," he says. "You can grow algae pretty easily, and it's a much more efficient way of getting it."

    If you have a busy schedule, again SuperTrio may be an option for you.

    "A crucial part of any well-rounded diet includes one or two tablespoons of olive oil a day in foods like salad dressing," Dr. Oz says.

    Another very important thing you need is plenty of foods rich in antioxidants.

    But what are antioxidants? Why are they so good for anti-aging?

    antioxidantsTo explain, Dr. Oz compares apples to apples-one half of this apple was sprinkled with lemon juice and the other was not. While the lemony half remains new and crisp-looking, the untreated half becomes brown and shriveled because of exposure to oxygen, also called oxidation. "The same thing happens to our skin, to our heart, to our eyes," Dr. Oz says. "All of our bodies need to have the antioxidants."

    As their name implies, antioxidants do to your body what the lemon juice does to an apple-help prevent the damage caused by oxygen exposure.

    While lemons do have some anti-aging benefits-similar to onions-Dr. Oz says there are several foods that are much more potent.

    Dr. Oz says one of his favorite anti-aging foods are blueberries. You can tell blueberries are chockfull of antioxidants because of their dark color. "All foods with dark colors in them have some of these really protecting antioxidant chemicals in them," he says. "Blueberries lead the charge."

    Other good anti-aging foods include sweet potatoes, broccoli and tomatoes. "[When eating] tomatoes, heat them up a little bit and put a little oil in them. It makes it easier to absorb the lycopene," Dr. Oz says. "Lycopene is another antioxidant, but it has additional benefits as well, which are particularly valuable for the heart."

    While he's mentioned many of these antioxidant-rich foods before, Dr. Oz is ready to introduce a new entry to his hall of fame-the acai (pronounced "AH-sigh-EE"), a small fruit from South American rainforests that is often found in the United States in juice. "It has twice the antioxidant content as a blueberry, so it's a wonderful alternative," Dr. Oz says. "Look at the food label and make sure they don't have too many carbohydrates in there. It's available in all major stores now. It's just sort of breaking through."

    Dr. Oz says you should eat about five servings of antioxidant-rich foods a day.

    While Americans' number one source of antioxidants is from coffee, Dr. Oz says there are better hot beverages out there, like green tea.

    Another great tea option is white tea. "It's not new-it's very old-and [has] been used for centuries for healing purposes."

    White tea is from the same plant as green tea, but it's produced in a different way. While green tea is made of leaves dried to the point where the tea will be dark in color, white tea is made from an immature plant bud that isn't dried at all. Instead of steeping the leaves, white tea is steamed. Dr. Oz says the potential for medicinal benefits of white tea-beyond a very small amount of caffeine as compared with other kinds of tea and coffee-comes from this lack of drying.

    Dr. Oz says you should drink about four cups of green or white tea a day

    One of the most talked about pieces of dietary news to arise in recent years is that red wine is good for your health. Dr. Oz says part of the reason is the alcohol and part is resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant that comes from the skins of grapes. Vintners add the grape skins back to make red wine, but they don't do the same process for white wine-so white wine has no resveratrol benefit.

    "Resveratrol does one other thing," Dr. Oz says. "It turns on a system in your body that prevents your cells from aging. Now think about it. Where do they grow these grapes? On trees on hillsides, right? It's not a very hospitable environment. So those grapes are sending a signal to us that life might not be so good, so why not turn on that cellular chemistry that you have that allows you to live longer and better? That's why we think this has a benefit."

    If you don't want the alcohol, Dr. Oz says you can get some resveratrol from Concord grape juice or other dark grape juices, but you won't get as much benefit as you would from red wine. "Eighty percent of the benefit of the wine is actually the alcohol, and 20 percent is the resveratrol," Dr. Oz says. "So it's the combination that makes red wine so valuable."

    Of course, moderation is the key when drinking to your health. Dr. Oz says most people should drink about one glass of red wine a day, though some men can drink slightly more because males metabolize alcohol more effectively than females.

    Did you know your spice rack is full of anti-aging secrets? Dr. Oz says research shows that cinnamon can decrease blood sugar levels and lower cholesterol, especially in people with type-2 diabetes.

    Arthritis sufferers may also find relief in tumeric, a spice found in curry that has also been reported to help prevent Alzheimer's disease, he says.

    Paprika and cayenne pepper can help fight high blood pressure and improve circulation, he says.

    In lab studies, Dr. Oz says, eating rosemary has been shown to improve learning rates in rats-data that has been reproduced in humans.

    Even ginger can decrease blood pressure, alleviate arthritis pain and reduce your risk of cancer. One way to get your daily ginger is from Dr. Oz's "green drink." Get the recipe.

    Though fresh spices usually are best, Dr. Oz says they can still fight super-trio aging if they're dried.

    I encourage you to take a look at what SuperTrio offers in each simple to carry pre-packaged little bag you can carry with you throughout the day.

    For similar high quality supplements visit www.mynsp.com/herbsplus

    Monday, April 07, 2008

    Fluoride Alert

    For those of you not already on FAN's email list, at www.fluoridealert.org , I copied the below news about fluoridation.
    I live in PA and we are fighting against mandatory fluoridation from HB 1649. For those of you who have not yet gone on the above link to sign the online professionals petition to congress, please visit their website and click on take action.
    As you know, fluoride is not good for us.
    Carol H
    FLUORIDE ACTION NETWORK
    http://www.FluorideAlert.org

    FAN Bulletin 948: New Australian Video

    March 31, 2008

    Dear Carol,

    During my trip to Australia last October I was interviewed by Channel 7 in Melbourne for the Today Tonight program which goes out all over the country. I also met up with Dr. Andrew Harms, the former President of the South Australian branch of the Australian Dental Association. Both Andrew and I appear on a seven minute broadcast which went out a few days ago. It is very powerful program and I urge you to watch it at
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRVYXLBqHV4

    The hook for the program is the Professionals' Statement calling for an end to water fluoridation worldwide. This has now been signed by 1,631 professionals from many different fields.

    Meanwhile, the powerful non-experts continue to force their arrogant way on the citizens of Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland in Australia. Here is a link to the latest atrocity:
    http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/article/2008/03/27/12520_news.html

    Dr. John Carnie, who cannot provide serious answers to serious questions, has completed his so-called "consultation" process with the citizens of Geelong, and has announced that they WILL be fluoridated whether they like it or not and without their being given any chance to vote on it.

    For more information on the coalition which has formed to fight this nonsense in Victoria go to
    http://www.victorianfluorideactiongroup.org and for information at the rally being organized in Geelong on April 23 at 7:30 pm in front of Geelong West Town Hall in Packington Street, where Dr. Andrew Harms will be speaking, contact David McRae at djmcrae@ncable.net.au

    Paul Connett

     
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    Tuesday, April 01, 2008

    RAISING ROCK-SOLID KIDS IN A PLEASURE-DRIVEN WORLD

    A Community Wide Parenting Class
    Tuesday evenings April 22-May 27 6:30pm -7:45 pm

    Sponsored by Steele Creek Presbyterian Church
    7407 Steele Creek Road
    Charlotte, NC 28217
    704-588-1290

    TOPICS COVERED:
    • APRIL 22: 10 Best Gifts You'll Ever Give Your Kids
    • APRIL 29: Staying Tuned-in, So They Don't Tune You Out
    • MAY 6: Discipline Isn't Spelled P-U-N-I-S-H-M-E-N-T
    • MAY 13: CAUTION: Anger Ahead
    • MAY 20: Birth Order & What You Need to Know About It
    • MAY 27: Standing Up to The Big Goliath: The influence of Internet and Technology on Kids Today

    Registration is $20.00 per family

    Registration deadline: April 15

    Please call the church to register.

    Children 3 years old to 5th grade will participate in Art and Music during the sessions. Babysitting will be provided for infants and toddlers.

    Classes Based on the best-selling author Kevin Leman's work "Value-Packed Parenting".