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Health and Nutrition with Nature's Sunshine

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Free Training Webinar: Brilliant Body, Brilliant Business

 Free Success & Training webinar by Nature's Sunshine Products. 
Brilliant Business Webinar

 Free Success and Training Webinar:
Brilliant Body, Brilliant Business

We're excited to begin the new Brilliant Body, Brilliant Business-Success and Training Webinar. You will love hearing from your peers-Managers and Distributors who are having great success both in taking NSP's new Brilliant Body products and helping people enjoy and benefit from them. We really hope you'll join us. Be sure to invite your NSP business builders to attend this Webinar by forwarding this invitation to them. Free Webinar
Date: Tuesday, May 17

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Share the Health,
Karen Herrmann-Doolan, NSP District Manager 
Nature's Sunshine Herb Specialist 
Natural Health Educator
H: 704-588-7638
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SmartMeal 50% OFF! Wednesday Only!

Special Product Promotion from Nature's Sunshine Products.
SmartMeal - 50% Off!
 Try Chocolate SmartMeal for 50% off!!
(Limit 1 per order.)

One Day Only, Wednesday, May 18th!

Benefits of SmartMeal:
- Provides 15 grams of protein plus essential amino acids per serving to build muscle and boost metabolism.

- Supports cardiovascular health (provides 200 mg essential omega-3 fatty acids per serving). Contains nutrients for energy.

- Provides 35% of the recommended Daily Value for 18 vitamins and minerals, plus beneficial levels of calcium, phosphorus and magnesium.

- May help contribute to a feeling of fullness.

Promo # Description QV Cost Retail
16497-2 Chocolate SmartMeal (15 servings) 0 $11.98 $39.95
SmartMeal - Chocolate

Find this product on the Weekly Specials page on Wednesday only! >>

Limit 1 per order.

SmartMeal Nutritional Shake Mix is a delicious healthful drink. One serving provides 15 grams of protein and 35% of the recommended Daily Value for 17 vitamins and minerals, plus beneficial levels of calcium, phosphorus, vitamin D and magnesium. Use it as a meal replacement for weight loss or as a healthful snack anytime throughout the day. Each drink is only 130-140 calories.

SmartMeal provides 2 grams of dietary fiber per serving, plus cold-pressed, organic flax seed that offers 200 mg of beneficial omega-3 essential fatty acids. Flax seed may help contribute to a feeling of fullness. SmartMeal provides 15 grams of protein from soy protein isolate, pea protein isolate and golden chlorella protein, and it only contains natural flavors.

Although inventories have been increased for this promotion, NSP reserves the right to discontinue any product sales due to exceedingly high demand and/or manufacturing constraints. Discounted products may not be combined with any other offer or certificate.

Promotion valid May 18, 2011 only. 


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


Tuesday, May 03, 2011

HCWellness Newsletter & Mother's Day Special

HC Wellness Center and Spa
Are You in A Bad Mood?
If you're one of the millions of Americans suffering from a mood disorder, holistic health care can get you feeling good again.
 It's perfectly normal to feel a variety of emotions. Everyone experiences feelings of sadness, depression, anger, anxiety, and excessive enthusiasm that borders on  mania from time to time. There is nothing wrong with this. Emotions are a normal and healthy part of our life experience.
However, when some one gets stuck in a particular emotion for a long period of time, that isn't healthy. A mood disorder is a feeling that persists and dominates our emotional landscape, such as chronic anxiety or depression.  Mood disorders aren't debilitating, but they can interfere with relationships, performance at work and physical health.

If you have problems with your mood, you aren't alone. About 15 million Americans suffer from clinical depression. Another 19 million suffer from anxiety disorders, such as panic, obsession, phobias and post traumatic stress disorder. All together, one in four Americans suffer from a diagnosable mood disorder.

Holistic Ways to Brighten Your Mood

Like any other problem you may face, a mood disorder has a cause. Drugs don't fix the cause, they only provide temporary symptomatic relief. If you identify the cause and fix it, your mood will naturally improve. Here are some things you can do to brighten your mood.

Get Off Your Behind and Get Moving

Unfortunately, we are a very sedentary society. If you work at a desk job and don't get much exercise, you may be pleased to discover that exercise has been shown to lift depression, relieve anxiety and brighten your mood. You don't have to go to the gym, either, just get out and do any physical activity you enjoy. Take a walk in the park, swim, hike, garden, play golf or tennis; it doesn't matter as long as it gets you moving and you enjoy it.  Don't over do it, though, getting adequate R&R (rest and relaxation) is also important to your mood. Make sure you get seven to eight hours of sleep each night.

Clean Up Your "Dirty" Mind (and Body)
With a Good Cleanse

We're not talking about thinking "clean" thoughts here (although that's a good mood booster, too) we're talking about detoxification. The brain is the most chemically sensitive organ in the body.

Heavy metals, chemical solvents and other environmental toxins can interfere with nerve function and contribute to negative emotional states. So can chronic yeast infections, leaky gut syndrome and sluggish liver function.

Start by drinking adequate amounts of water. Good hydration not only helps your body flush toxins, it also reduces anxiety, helps you think more clearly and even helps you sleep better. Many people find that a good cleanse makes them feel "lighter' both physically and emotionally. The Tiao He Cleanse or the CleanStart Cleanse are a good place to start. The Tiao He Cleanse is a very good cleanse for people who feel anxious or irritable or just "don't feel right."  Mercury, lead, cadmium and aluminum all contribute to the breakdown of brain and nervous system tissue.  Heavy Metal Detox is a great supplement for helping to remove metals, especially mercury, from the tissues.  Milk Thistle Combination is also helpful for anyone who works around solvents or chemicals of any kind.

And Remember that along with any cleanse it is a good idea to start off the cleanse with a colon hydrotherapy session to open up the channels of elimination and start detoxing and avoid the headache and withdrawal that comes with some cleanses or fasts.

Facing Fears

Fear and excitement are closely related.  Both get adrenaline pumping. The difference is in the perception. In fear we are concerned for our safety, in excitement we are skirting with danger but feel we can handle it.  This means that healthy adrenal glands can help us to face our fears.
The adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys, which is why fear is often linked with the kidneys in traditional medicine. The Chinese formula KB-C helps strengthen the kidney energy or chi, which can help a person get more backbone to face their fears. Adrenal Support is often helpful, too.

Abolishing Anxiety

Chronic fears brought on by unresolved emotional trauma, worry or failure to confront and deal with problems in our lives can lead to anxiety. Chronic stress, especially coupled with consumption of refined sugar and caffeine, can lead to exhaustion of the adrenal glands, which produces a chronic state of anxiety and stress. 
Getting counseling to help confront the issues that are creating the fear is important, but herbal remedies and supplements can also be helpful. Adaptogens, like Eleuthero Root and Nervous Fatigue Formula, will reduce the output of stress hormones and help us feel calmer and more able to cope with life. 
Nutri-Calm feeds the nerves with B-complex and vitamin C and has adaptogenic and sedative properties, too. It can provide energy without the buzz that sugar and caffeine do. For people who are highly excitable and nervous, Chinese Stress Relief can also be helpful in calming the nerves and reducing anxiety.
Balancing serotonin levels in the brain may also be helpful for depression. This can be done naturally with a supplement called 5-HTP.   5-HTP is converted to serotonin in the brain.  It can help with carbohydrate cravings, insomnia and depression.

Eradicating Irritability

Feeling cranky, irritable and angry all the time is often a sign of a congested liver. When this is the case, Chinese Liver Balance may be helpful.  It relieves constricted liver chi or energy, which helps you flow more smoothly through life.

Irritability can also be a sign of blood sugar imbalances, requiring a healthier diet and remedies like Licorice and Super Algae.  Adaptogens like Eleuthero Root can also help by reducing stress. However, people who are frequently angry and hostile are probably holding onto unresolved pain and grudges and may need counseling to help them forgive and let go of the past.

Confounding Confusion

Feeling confused is often a sign of low blood sugar, especially if it is accompanied by chills, fatigue and hunger. Avoiding refined carbohydrates and using Licorice Root and Super Algae as discussed earlier is often helpful. Confusion may also be a sign of burnout from excessive stress. In situations where confusion is accompanied by difficulty concentrating, short-term memory loss, restless sleep and fatigue, Nervous Fatigue Formula or Adrenal Support will usually be helpful in restoring a sense of clarity and well-being.


Mood Boosting Smoothie

1-6oz container low fat vanilla yogurt,

Handful frozen blackberries,

1/4 cup dry oatmeal,

1/4 cup green tea chilled,

1/4 cup walnuts,

1 tbsp walnut oil


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Mother's Day Special



Mothers Day Special

May 8, 2011


Give your mother one of the best gifts she has ever had.

Start off your day with a Nutrition Evaluation using the state of the art Zyto Compass Technology. Conducting a Bio-Survey of your nutritional needs will take the guess work out of which supplements your body can utilize.


Then spend a relaxing/recharging hour in the Energizing Foot Spa.  We will be using the Bio technology to charge the body on the cellular level thereby allowing the body to heal from the inside out.


Next enjoy Rejuvenation Facial to smooth the fine lines and bring back the youthful glow to your skin.  Also removing any unwanted hair from lip or chin to give that youthful appearance.


Finish with an hour long Aromatherapy Raindrop Treatment to loosen tight muscles and allow the cares of the day, week or year to float away.  This treatment combines the science of aromatherapy with the techniques of Vita Flex (an application technique) and reflexology in the application of essential oils.


This gift with be one she will remember for years as she remembers her favorite child or friend.


A $225.00 value For Mother's Day 2011 Only $175.00.

Limited time only.

Gift Certificate Sale Ends 5/31/2011

*(Tips are based on the full value of service and should be given to each therapist, cash preferred.)*







H C Wellness Center & Spa
3302 S. New Hope Road
Suite 200-A/B
Gastonia, NC  28056