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Thursday, May 28, 2009



Rock Hills Best Health Choices
from Steve and Susie Grimmett
Customer Appreciation Day this Saturday!

Just a quick reminder about our
Customer Appreciation Day this Saturday.
It will be from 10 until 4.
We will have hourly drawings for not only valuable products such as detox products, large baskets filled with many products, but also hourly drawings for free Aqua-Chi sessions!
Value for each sessions is $25.00!
Must be present for drawings to win.
We are having a store wide sale!
Everything in store is 10% off!
Below you will see a coupon for an extra 5% off!

This coupon entitles you to an extra

5% off of any $25.00 sale.

We appreciate your business!  

Cannot be used in addition with any sale item that has been previous marked down , any other discount other than the 10% off offered today.
Only one coupon per sale.
Coupon good only for May the 30th               coupon # 33874
Due to Popular Demand.....
We have decieded to continue the
Aqua-Chi Foot Bath.
We will however be offering Mondays and Saturdays only for Aqua-Chi sessions, starting June the 1st.
Please call for your appointment in advance,
as the Aqua-Chi sessions fill up quickly.
Eash session is $25.00. but........
remember that you can purchase 4 sessions for $75.00!
Thanks to one of my wonderful teachers:
Renee Weidel, for this great information!
Important information for everyone to read
Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins Bottled water in your car is very dangerous!
On the Ellen show, Sheryl Crow said this is what caused her breast cancer. It has been identified as the most common cause of the high levels of dioxin in breast cancer tissue.
Sheryl Crow's oncologist told her: women should not drink bottled water that has been left in a car.
The heat reacts with the chemicals in the plastic of the bottle which releases dioxin into the water. Dioxin is a toxin increasingly found in breast cancer tissue. So please be careful and do not drink bottled water that has been left in a car.
Pass this on to all the women in your life.
This information is the kind we need to know that just might save us! Use a stainless steel canteen or a glass bottle instead of plastic!
This information is also being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center . No plastic containers in microwave.
No water bottles in freezer No plastic wrap in microwave.
A dioxin chemical causes cancer, especially breast cancer.
Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies.
Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic.
Recently, Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital , was on a TV program to explain this health hazard.
He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us.
He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers.. .
This especially applies to foods that contain fat.
He said that the combination of fat, high heat,=2 0and plastic releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body...
Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food..
You get the same results, only without the dioxin.
So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc.,
should be removed from the container and heated in something else.
Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper.
It's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc.
He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper.
The dioxin problem is one of the reasons...
Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran wrap, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave.
As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food.
Cover food with a paper towel instead.
This is an article that should be sent To anyone important in Your life!

Congratulation to all new Graduates!

Our grandaughter Madison, (that works in the shop with us) is one of those special ones.
Congratulation to all of them! We are so proud!!



Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Season of Sunshine

Season of Sunshine - Bee Pollen"It seems that much of the news we hear these days focuses on uncertainty—tough times, higher prices and high unemployment. At Nature's Sunshine, we can offer everyone hope! Hope for better health and hope for anyone looking for some much-needed income. With NSP, this truly is a Season of Sunshine!" —Greg Halliday, President of NSP U.S

You Me & Bee Pollen
Earn Free Bottles of Bee Pollen for Sponsoring in May!

Nature's Sunshine has a FREE gift for EVERYONE who joins NSP May 1–31, 2009—and a gift for their Sponsor: a free bottle of Bee Pollen. We call it "You, Me & Bee Pollen!

Bee Pollen; Stock No: 70Bee Pollen has been called nature's perfect food. That's because it is the most complete food with up to 35 percent complete protein, 22 amino acids, B vitamins, 27 mineral salts, health-promoting trace elements, enzymes, a full spectrum of vitamins and a range of free-radical scavenging antioxidants. Bee pollen is readily absorbed by the body, passing directly from the stomach to the bloodstream and making its full range of nutrients almost instantly available.

Bee pollen rejuvenates the body, stimulates organs and glands, enhances energy and vitality, and strengthens immunity.

What is Bee Pollen?
As bees forage, they collect two forms of food-nectar and pollen. Bee pollen is a mixture of pollen (the male germ of flowering plants), nectar and enzymes secreted by the bee; it is the primary source of food for honeybees.

Resources: Flyer (PDF)

Video Presentation (Flash)


  • Bee Pollen - Flower on BeeNSP will include the free Bee Pollen in the New member's sign-up order.
  • Sponsors will receive free bottle(s) of Bee Pollen (no limit) in their next order placed following their new Member's sign-up (through June 30).
  • All sign-ups occurring between May 1-31, 2009 are eligible for free Bee Pollen.

Announcing Sunshine 500
Limited Time—Break Out New Managers with Only 500 QV

Sunshine 500 allows Members to achieve Manager status earlier by pairing two Members together and combining their QV. If both Members earn at least 500 QV in any given month AND sponsor two or more new Members, they are considered Managers for that month. To learn how you and your Managers and Members may earn additional bonuses please review the following PDF flyer for details.

Learn more about the Sunshine 500 Program >>

Share the Health,
Karen Herrmann-Doolan, NSP District Manager
Nature's Sunshine Herb Specialist
Natural Health Educator
O: 704-966-6645
H: 704-588-7638
Visit my Nature's Sunshine Online Store:
Learn about the Body Systems
Check out my Health & Nutrition Blog!



What's on Your Toothbrush?

*Studies show that the regular use of Xylitol helps reduce dental plaque and improves overal oral health.


Visit my web site above to read more about this product



  • Contains xylitol, which promotes oral health and makes the mouth less hospitable to microbes.
  • Cleans and polishes teeth with baking soda and silica.
  • Is all-natural and contains no artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners or preservatives.
  • Does not contain fluoride.
  • Does not promote tooth decay.
  • Is safe to swallow.

Xylibrite Toothpaste [Structural] features xylitol. As part of an oral health program, xylitol may help create an unfriendly environment for harmful bacteria and may improve overall oral health. Baking soda and silica powder act as mild abrasives to clean and polish teeth, leaving them smooth and clean. XyliBrite is flavored with natural spearmint, cinnamon and anise, leaving your mouth fresh and minty. This toothpaste does not contain fluoride or preservatives.

XyliBrite is an all-natural toothpaste featuring xylitol. Incorporating xylitol into your oral health program may create an unfriendly environment for harmful bacteria, and may improve overall oral health.

Stock No. 5420-2

Other ingredients include water, sorbitol, glycerin, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, cocoamidopropyl betaine, stevia, sodium hydroxide, cellulose gum, titanium dioxide and carageenan.

Brush teeth at least twice daily after meals. See your dentist regularly.

Share the Health,

Karen Herrmann-Doolan, NSP District Manager
Nature's Sunshine Herb Specialist
Natural Health Educator
O: 704-966-6645
H: 704-588-7638

Visit my Nature's Sunshine Online Store:

Learn about the Body Systems

Check out my Health & Nutrition Blog!

Friday, May 22, 2009


    Nature's Field

May 21, 2009
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Creating an Herbal First Aid Kit for Illnesses and Emergencies
by Steven Horne, RH(AHG)

Accidents, illnesses and emergencies are a part of life.  They happen to everyone. Some people might think that this is only due to "negative" thinking, but most people who promote positive thinking don't deny that we go through difficult times; they just teach that we should look on even our difficulties in a positive light.  We do this by seeing them as opportunities for growth.

In that vein, I've always thought that being prepared for emergencies is a good idea.  Part of this is training.  Everyone should have some basic first aid training and know how to handle common injuries.  I also think that everyone should be able to handle common illnesses, which is why I wrote my Dr. Mom-Dr. Dad Course.

In the latest version of the Dr. Mom-Dr. Dad Course, I offer some suggestions for an herbal first aid kit.  Here they are:

A General Activator or Stimulant

You want to have at least one herb or formula which you can administer which stimulates the energy of the body.  You use this at the first sign of colds, flu or other acute illness and administer it in small, frequently repeated doses to stimulate the system to remove the disease.  I think
Capsicum (discussed last issue) or HCP-X are the best choices, but ginger will also do.

An Antispasmodic Herb or Formula

An antispasmodic relaxes muscle cramps of spasms and can be used to ease pain, relax the body during anxiety attacks and stress, ease asthma attacks, and relieve tension headaches. 
Lobelia is my favorite remedy here, although Blue Vervain or CBG extract could also be used. 

An Immune Stimulant

It's good to have something to stimulate the immune system.  This can be used for fighting infections, but it can also be used for prevention.  Take the remedy when colds or flu are going around to "immunize" yourself and your loved ones. 
Ultimate Echinacea and Immune Stimulator are good for this purpose, but you can use any herbal product that stimulates the immune system. 

A Natural Antibiotic

I always keep raw garlic on hand to use as a natural antibiotic for fighting infections.  For long term storage, I also keep
Garlic Oil and High Potency Garlic in my home health care kit.  Silver Shield has also found a permanent home in my first aid kit, both the liquid and the gel.

An Astringent

It's a good idea to keep at least one astringent in your home health care kit.  Astringents can be used to arrest bleeding and other discharges.  They are useful for diarrhea, bee stings and insect bites and gargles for a sore throat.  My personal favorites are
yarrow, bayberry and white oak bark.  Yarrow is particularly good because it is also a valuable remedy for fevers.

Activated Charcoal

As I said last issue,
Activated Charcoal is a vital remedy that should be in everyone's home.  I especially believe every home that ever has small children in it should have some activated charcoal on hand for use in case of poisoning.  It lasts forever, so there is no worry about it going bad on you.
A Blend of Topical Analgesic Essential Oils

I don't know where I'd be without my
Tei Fu oil. It has to be one of the most useful remedies I've every found.  It can be applied topically to ease the pain of sore muscles, to reduce swelling in bug bites and bee stings and to aid headaches, sore throats, sinus and respiratory congestion and a whole lot more.  

A Shock-Relieving Flower Remedy

The classic here is Dr. Bach's Rescue Remedy, but
NSP's Distress Remedy is even better as I explained in the last issue. 

An Expectorant and Decongestant

HCP-X and Lobelia all have an expectorant and decongestant action, it is best to have a formula that is more specific to clearing excess mucus from the lungs and sinuses.  AL-J is my favorite.

Aloe Vera Gel

A high quality aloe vera gel is useful to keep on hand for burns, sunburn, abrasions and other skin irritations, such as
NSP's Aloe Vera GelHerbal Trim is even better as it contains some Tei Fu oil and other ingredients.


Arnica is one of the best remedies for treating bruises, sprains and other related injuries.  Nature's Sunshine's
Healing AC Cream is a great remedy that contains both arnica and calendula. 

An Anti-Viral Formula

My favorite is
VS-C.  This is something you can use for chicken pox, measles, cold sores, herpes and other viral infections.

A Carminative

Carminatives are used to relieve gas, bloating and colic. 
Catnip and Fennel is a great choice, especially for families with young children.

Nature's Fresh Liquid Enzymes

Although this is supposed to be a stain odor remover (and it's a very good one), Nature's Fresh Liquid Enzymes also makes a great first aid spray for injuries, sunburn and many other problems.
Non-Herbal  Supplies

You will also want to keep an assortment of bandages, gauze pads and other dressings for wounds in your home health care kit.  I also include a pair of tweezers and a needle for extracting slivers, a pocket utility knife, a small pair of scissors, an elastic bandage for sprained ankles and related injuries, an emergency flashlight and radio, and a couple of "space blankets" as an emergency way to cover someone in shock and keep them warm.  

Having a kit like this (and knowing how to use it) brings me great peace of mind because I know I'm prepared for illness, injuries and emergencies. 

Upcoming Issues
Here's what's coming in Nature's Field
  • May 26 - Herbal First Aid for Minor Injuries.
  • June 2 - Do You Have Constricted Liver Chi?
  • June 9 - Blood Sugar Problems Are Linked to Crime and Delinquency  
To view past issues you may have missed go to www.treelite.com.

The Fast-Track to Success with Herbs and Supplements is as Easy as ABC+D

As many of you are aware, NSP has been sponsoring my ABC+D Approach to Natural Healing course via webinar. I designed the ABC+D Program to shorten the time it takes to become a competent herbalist and natural healer. 

Our next class starts in June and you can register for the first two sessions in this class absolutely FREE.  All you have to do is register for the two free preview webinars which will be held June 17 and July 1.

To register for the early session (6:00 ET, 5:00 CT, 4:00 MT and 3:00 PT) click here—>

To register for the late session (8:00 ET, 7:00 CT, 5:00 MT and 4:00 PT) click here—>

The first two sessions discuss the ABCs of natural healing and why treating disease is different than building health.  I talk about the seven basic supplements I feel most people need and basic cleansing programs.  This is great information to get anyone started in the business, so be sure to let everyone know about this great educational opportunity.

Complete information about the class can be found on our website: www.treelite.com.


Announcing My Pre-NSP Convention Class: Practical Approaches to Emotional Healing

Due to the great response I had to my Manage Your Mood DVD and Flower Essence Webinar, I've decided to make emotional healing the theme of my class before the NSP Convention in Las Vegas this year. In this class, I'll demonstrate how to "read" information about a person's emotional problems when you are talking to them.  I'll demonstrate the "hands on" techniques I use to help a person heal from issues with anger, depression, grief and fear. 

The class will also include  information on how to use plants (as herbs, flower essences and essential oils) to help a person work through their emotional issues.  All of this is based on over 22 years of hands on experience in helping people heal from abuse, neglect, emotional trauma and other issues.  

You'll get the most out of this class if you study the following materials before attending:

Manage Your Mood DVD

There Are No Negative Emotions Audio CDs

Flower Essence Webinar

If you haven't already participated in these programs, I recommend you purchase and view them prior to this class to get the most out of it.

Click Here to Register

Video Clips on How to Fix a Hiatal Hernia

For many years I've passed on what I learned from Jack Ritchason about the hiatal hernia being a major underlying cause of people's chronic health problems.  My article on dealing with a hiatal hernia is the most popular article on my personal website.

Last summer I recorded some video clips on how to work on the hiatal hernia using my wife as my guinea pig. (It was recorded before we were married.) These clips were put on the end of our Fibromyalgia DVD, but are now available for free at:


  In addition to watching the video clips, you may also wish to read my  article about what a hiatal hernia is, what causes it and what can be done to correct it.  It's called "Hiatal Hernia: Hidden Cause of Illness." 

Click here to read it.

Feel free to leave comments or to forward the articles to other people who may need this information.

I hope you enjoy Steven Horne's Nature's Field issues as much as I do. To have this free Nature's Field publication delivered directly to your email visit www.treelite.com to subscribe.
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Share the Health,
Karen Herrmann-Doolan, NSP District Manager 
Nature's Sunshine Herb Specialist 
Natural Health Educator
O: 704-966-6645
H: 704-588-7638
Visit my Nature's Sunshine Online Store:
Learn about the Body Systems 
Check out my Health & Nutrition Blog!