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Health and Nutrition with Nature's Sunshine

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Monday, July 31, 2006


Steven is hosting a free teleconference call on August 3rd. He will be sharing with you his three secrets for fast, effective, natural healthcare in the home. The call begins at 9:00 Eastern, 6:00 Pacific time. Be sure to mark your calendar.

The information about the call will be found at:

Please visit this website to sign up for the call.

Learn the Three Secrets of Fast, Effective, Natural Healthcare

by Steven Horne

As health care and insurance costs continue to skyrocket people are being forced to go to the doctors listed on their plan, even if they aren’t the doctors of their choosing. Accountants, not doctors, are determining the best treatments for people.

A health care system that is focused primarily on managing disease for profit rather than promoting health and improving our quality of life is inspiring many people to take responsibility for their own healthcare.

At one time, most parents knew how to treat common injuries and illnesses at home. It was a necessity.

Today, we are prompted everywhere to trust even basic health care only to doctors. Our knowledge and confidence in our ability to care for our loved ones has been forgotten or compromised. But it’s possible to change all that.

It’s time to take charge of your family’s health care. Become the Primary Healthcare Provider in Your Home. Join us on a free telephone conference call August 3rd.

I’m Steven Horne (aka “The Herb Guy”). I’m a Registered Herbalist with and a past president of the American Herbalist Guild (AHG). I’m the author of numerous books and courses on herbs and natural healing and have lectured on this subject all over the world. I’m also the father of five children, who have all been raised on natural remedies. And because I learned how to provide primary health care to my children at home, I’ve only had to make three visits to a medical doctor for illness with my five children.

Not only that, I’ve found that I could get my children well faster the natural way than I could using modern medicine.

For instance, I’ve relieved colds in as little as a couple of hours, and nearly always in less than 24. In fact, I’ve taken care of earaches, sore throats, headaches and stomachaches, many times in just a few hours. I’ve also relieved the pain and reversed the damage from bumps, bruises, sprains, cuts, insect bites and stings, and other minor injuries—typically in only 5-20 minutes.

It’s Easy to Learn How to Take Care of Common Ailments Quickly.

The techniques I teach don’t require a Ph.D. to understand and use—they are easy for anyone to learn and apply. I’d like to help you can rediscover what our grandparents knew and learn how to overcome many health problems in less time than it takes to get an appointment to see the doctor. This knowledge can save you dozens of doctor visits.

Switching to Natural Remedies Isn’t Enough

When I first started experimenting with natural remedies, the results I got were haphazard and inconsistent. That’s because I was applying natural remedies using an allopathic model. In other words, I was trying to use herbs as substitutes for drugs. I didn’t understand that natural healing is different from modern medicine.

It wasn’t until I acquired a new understanding of health and disease that I started to be able to get dependable, consistent results with natural remedies. In other words, I had to stop thinking like an allopath and start thinking like a naturopath.

And that’s what I’d like to share with you.

Learn the Three Keys that Gave Me the Ability to Get Consistent Results with Natural Remedies on August 3rd at 9:00 PM Eastern, 6::00 PM Pacific time.

Although there is no charge for this call, we only have room for 197 participants. Register now to reserve your spot and receive the call-in number and access code. Visit this link to register.


Friday, July 28, 2006



I have stocked up on three of my favorite Larissa Jones books:
Here are the prices for *local members (in my downline) who schedule a time to pick up their books at my home:
*Aromatherapy for Body, Mind and Spirit - $21.
*Aromatherapy Recipe Guide - $7
*Is your Home Safe? - $8

Bulk Discounts:
Buy all 3 books and Save $3 - Pay just $33
During August: Buy the Aromatherapy Starter Pack AND all three books and get books for $30. (Save $6. on buying them singularly)

*Members in my downline who live a distance too great for pickup, postage rates will be added to above prices (via USPS Media mail).

If you have attended one of my Homespa party in the past (these are the books which we showcased and made our recipes from), please email me herbsplus@mynsp.com or call me 704-588-7638 to reserve your copy.

Also Available now to NSP members in my downline:

Tree of Light Publishing www.treelite.com books written by Steven Horne
$35* Member set includes:
(1) Comprehensive Guide to Nature's Sunshine Products
(1) Coming Clean
(1) Nature's Choice Quick Guide
(1) Cholesterol & Your Health booklet
*Local members can schedule a time to pick up books to save on shipping and handling. Please call me to reserve your set and to schedule a time for pickup.

*Members in my downline who live a distance too great for pickup, postage rates will be added to above prices (via USPS Media mail).

Please call or email me to reserve your copy.

Share the Health,
Karen Herrmann-Doolan, NSP District Manager
An Independent Distributor of Nature's Sunshine Products

Herb & Cleansing Specialist
Nutritional & HomeSpa Aromatherapy Consultant
Learn about the Body Systems

Check out my Health & Nutrition Blog!

The Beauty of Liquid Herbs!

Liquid herbs, extractions and tinctures are the fastest, most effective herbal preparations. In liquid form, the nutrients and active ingredients of the herbs are quickly absorbed and easily assimilated. This makes them beneficial for children, the elderly and anyone who has compromised digestion, which is about 75% of the population. They are also easy to administer to pets, on food, or externally applied. With external applications, if they lick them off, they also get the internal benefits - an added bonus!

Liquid preparations generally are three to five times more effective than powdered counterparts. An added benefit is that as they are more concentrated and effective, you don't need to take as many pills, which helps clients comply with their program.

NSP's convenient size makes liquid herbs suitable for busy working people, as the bottle fits nicely in their purse, car, or desk, so they are always handy.

Liquid herbs can all be taken straight and held under the tongue for instant absorption; they can be also taken in hot or cold water, or even juice.

All of these liquids make pleasant tastine instant teas:
Licorice, Red Clover Blend, Red Raspberry Blend, STR-J (Stress-J) , AL-J and VS-C .

The glycerine based extracts taste sweeter and are often better tolerated by children. Glycerine offers it own healing benefits by being nourishing and soothing.

Traditional Uses -This briefly lists traditional uses.

Practitioners may often use them for other purposes:

Ultimate Echinacea and Echinacea and Golden Seal for infections and immune boosting.

VS-C for all viral conditions (common cold and flus, herpes, cold sores), immune strengthening.

Oregon Grape for weak digestion, liver, skin and infection. Specific for staph - type infections.

Red Raspberry Blend as natural calcium and iron source, diarrhea and colds, balances Thyroid body type.

Catnip and Fennel is excellent for colic and other digestive upsets, fevers and balances Adrenal body types.

Red Clover Blend traditional blood and lymphatic cleanser, balances Reproductive body type.

STR-J (Stress-J) is excellent for calming and nourishing the nervous system.

Alcohol based extracts can still be used safely with children, pets and alcoholics, if a little boiling water is added, wait one minute and the alcohol will evaporate off, leaving the potency of the herbs intact.

Some of the favorites are:
Golden Seal and Parthenium, CC-A with Yerba Santa (Coughs and Colds), and CBG are all highly recommended for infections.

Hawthorn Berry Extract works quickly to balance heart beat and is an excellent adrenal tonic, high in natural, absorbable Vitamin C, very good for calming hyperactive children.

Pau D' Arco is excellent for fungal and viral infections, as well as parasites.

Black Walnut is a favorite for parasites, plus its high organic iodine makes it effective for thyroid balancing.

Lobelia is one of nature's most potent relaxants, antispasmodics and helps to remove obstructions, especially in the respiratory system. As an antispasmodic it is excellent for spastic bowel and bronchial spasms. It is very effective for those wishing to stop smoking, as lobeline, one of the active ingredients will fill the nicotine receptor sites which create cravings, without any addictive effect or weight gain. Health Canada has approved this as a medical claim. Because of strong relaxant effects, Lobelia also helps calm withdrawal symptoms.

LB Extract is a laxative formula that also helps to restore bowel tone.

Licorice helps heal lungs, builds the adrenals, helps calm anxiety, is anti viral and balances blood sugar levels. It can be mildly laxative; also balances Pituitary body types.

External Applications - In liquid form herbs can be used effectively for many applications besides internal oral use. Here are a few uses for exteroal applications:

Liquid Capsicum can be applied as a liniment to increase circulation for arthritis and tight muscles; adding Lobelia augments the relaxation effect.

Lobelia can be applied externally as a pain reliever for pain, spastic or tight muscles, and cramps. Lobelia can also be applied to the lung spots on front and back of chest to relieve coughing.

CBG and Lobelia can be applied as drops directly into the ears for ear infection and mucous blockage.

AL-J can be applied directly to allergic response rashes.

VS-C can be applied topically to cold sores, as they are viral.

Pau D' Arco can also be applied externally to sores and fungal infections, such as athlete's foot.

Black Walnut can be applied to ring worm with much faster results than prescription medications.

This article was shared on the nspadvisor yahoogroup. Article written by Lorene Benoit is a Health Educator with a Bachelor of Education in Biology and Physical Education. She is a Certified Master of Holistic Health, Iridologist, Contact Reflex Analyst and Regenesis Healer (emotional and energy balancing ). She has engendered nutrition, lifestyle management and natural therapies far more than 25 years. Thanks for sharing Lorene!

Save up to 45% off NSP products with a membership. Not yet a member? Begin your membership with a $40. order by visiting my web site www.mynsp.com/herbsplus
*ALL New members should choose CLASSIC MEMBERSHIP for the opportunity to receive up to 30% rebate on your purchases and your downline purchases.

Common pollutant eyed in cancer study

Remember Reverse Osmosis water systems take even these out of the water and NSP markets an excellent NATURE'S SPRING RO system (order via our specials page to receive free 2 gallon POLYCARBONATE BOTTLE-2 GALLON WITH SPIGOT with purchase of RO system.

Common pollutant eyed in cancer study
By JOHN HEILPRIN, Associated Press Writer 30 minutes ago

Growing scientific evidence suggests the most widespread industrial contaminant in drinking water - a solvent used in adhesives, paint and spot removers - can cause cancer in people.

The National Academy of Sciences reported Thursday that a lot more is known about the cancer risks and other health hazards from exposure to trichloroethylene than there was five years ago when the Environmental Protection Agency took steps to regulate it more strictly.

"Armed with the results from the NAS review, EPA will aggressively move forward" on a new risk assessment of TCE, spokeswoman Jennifer Wood said Thursday. "EPA will determine whether or not to address the drinking water standard once the risk assessment is complete."

TCE, which is also widely used to remove grease from metal parts in airplanes and to clean fuel lines at missile sites, is known to cause cancer in some laboratory animals. EPA was blocked from elevating its assessment of the chemical's risks in people by the Defense Department, Energy Department and NASA, all of which have sites polluted with it.

TCE is a colorless liquid that evaporates at room temperatures and has a somewhat sweet odor and taste. It is one of the most common pollutants found in the air, soil and water at U.S. military bases. Until the mid-1970s, it also was used as a surgical anesthetic.

It also has been found at about 60 percent of the nation's worst contaminated sites in the Superfund cleanup program, the academy said.

Its 379-page report recommends that EPA revise its assessment of TCE's risks using "currently available data" so no more time is wasted.

That's a step that could lead to stricter regulations. EPA currently requires limiting TCE to no more than 5 parts per billion parts of drinking water. A stricter regulation could, in turn, force the government to require more thorough cleanups at military and other sites.

Rep. Maurice Hinchey (news, bio, voting record), D-N.Y., said the report should prompt the government to move faster in cleaning up TCE contamination like that found in his home state and nationally.

"It is no longer acceptable for the government and local polluters to claim that health risks associated with TCE are simply scientific theory when we know that they are compelling scientific fact," said Hinchey, who is on the Appropriations subcommittee that oversees the environment.

A committee of academy experts said "a large body of epidemiologic data is available" on TCE showing the chemical is a possible cause of kidney cancer, reproductive and developmental damage, impaired neurological function and autoimmune disease.

"The committee found that the evidence on carcinogenic risk and other health hazards from exposure to trichloroethylene has strengthened since 2001," the report said. "Hundreds of waste sites are contaminated with trichloroethylene, and it is well documented that individuals in many communities are exposed to the chemical, with associated health risks."

In 2001, EPA issued a draft document saying the risks of TCE causing cancer in humans were higher than previously thought. But that pronouncement was dropped after other federal agencies accused EPA of inflating the risks.

To mediate the issue, the Bush administration asked the academy to study the issue.

Say No to Fluoride Pesticides on Food!

VERY IMPORTANT ACTION ALERT: Say No to Fluoride Pesticides on Food!

DOW Chemical has been lobbying the Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) to allow it to spray a new fluoride-based pesticide (sulfuryl fluoride) on hundreds of foods prepared in the US.

If DOW gets its way, sulfuryl fluoride will become a major new source of fluoride, making it even more difficult for consumers to avoid fluoride in their daily lives.

What's worse, the levels of fluoride allowed to be sprayed on food will be shockingly high: 70 ppm for processed foods, 130 ppm for wheat products, and 900 ppm for dried eggs!

To voice your concerns about the use of sulfuryl fluoride on food, please take a few seconds to sign the personalizable ONLINE LETTER to EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson, produced by Fluoride Action Network (FAN) at: http://actionstudio.org/?go=2367

If you wish to submit letters on your own, you can find instructions at the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) link: http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG


Thanks for your help with this important issue!!

Please tell your friends!

Health-Conscious Cocktails

Health-Conscious Cocktails
By Dorian Wagner

Glee Contributor
Updated: Saturday, July 29, 2006

Nothing says summer like sipping frozen margaritas and fruity pina coladas poolside. But too many of those deliciously refreshing drinks can easily take their toll on your pursuit of the best bikini body.

Sour mix and other sugary ingredients make these drinks diet-demolishers, but don't feel like you have to be stuck with just boring ice water. There's no need to swear off your favorite frothy treats entirely -- we've come up with a few health-conscious cocktails that taste so good, you won't know you're missing the calories! Belly up to our bar and check out the concoctions below.

Strawberry Lemonade Martini
1 oz. vodka
½ oz. triple sec
2 oz. lemonade (or try NSP Vita Lemon Drink)
½ oz. pureed strawberries

Blend vodka, triple sec and lemonade to a frosty consistency. Pour into large martini glass, then swirl in strawberry puree with a straw and enjoy. For variety, try raspberry, blueberry or pineapple puree instead. Feel like splurging a little? Rim the martini glass with sugar!

Berry Blast Spritzer
1 ½ oz. raspberry-flavored vodka
2 oz. seltzer water
1 oz. cranberry juice
Pour ingredients over ice and garnish with an orange or lemon wedge. For a slightly sweeter taste, use lemon-lime soda in place of seltzer.

Less-Guilt Margarita
1 ½ oz. gold tequila
½ oz. triple sec
2 ½ oz. lemonade (or try NSP Vita Lemon Drink)
½ fresh lime juice
Mix all ingredients in a mixing tin. Cover and shake vigorously. Pour over ice. For frozen margaritas, combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

Summer Breeze Punch
1 oz. dark rum
1 oz. coconut rum
1 oz. cranberry juice
1 oz. pineapple juice
1 oz. orange juice
Splash lemon-lime soda
Combine all ingredients and pour over ice. Super summer tip: Make a big batch of this refreshing punch and serve in a large bowl or pitcher for outdoor picnics or poolside barbeques.
Any of these delicious drinks are sure to keep you cool in the sun's blazing rays and keep your bod in bikini shape. Just don't forget to sip smart -- extreme heat and high temperatures tend to intensify alcohol's effect on the body.

Dorian Wagner is a Journalism graduate from the University of Florida who has written about everything from dating and style advice to Bigfoot and UFOs. When she's not perched in front of her computer, she's typically sprawled out (with a cocktail) by the ocean near her home in Deerfield Beach, Fla.

This article was found:

~ From Karen Doolan
Try these too!
Additional Delicious and Refreshing Non-alcholic drinks:
By Nature's Sunshine Products:


Also drink plenty Reverse Osmosis Pure clean water!
General Rule: Drink 1/2 your wt. in oz. i.e. 200 lbs=100 oz water daily.
To purchase Nature's Spring RO unit order via our specials page to receive free 2 gallon POLYCARBONATE BOTTLE-2 GALLON WITH SPIGOT with purchase of RO system.

Share the Health,
Karen Herrmann-Doolan, NSP District Manager
An Independent Distributor of Nature's Sunshine Products

Herb & Cleansing Specialist
Nutritional & HomeSpa Aromatherapy Consultant
Learn about the Body Systems

Check out my Health & Nutrition Blog!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Checking out the End Results - Literally


- Bleeding in your upper digestive tract. The black color comes from digested blood cells.

-You drank red wine last night or had too much salt or not enough vegetables in your diet.

- You've eaten a lot of reddish foods such as beets.

-You're consuming too much sugar, or too many fruits and vegetables with not enough grains or salt.

- Minimal amounts of bile are being excreted, perhaps because of problems with the gallbladder or liver.

- Hemorrhoids, an overgrowth of certain bacteria in your gastro intestinal tract, colitis (inflammation of the colon), Crown's disease (also known as inflammatory bowel disease), or colon cancer. Red blood usually means the ailment is located near the end of your digestive tract, whereas black blood signals partially digested blood coming from an ailment higher up the tract. Seek medical advice promptly.

- A polyp or growth in your colon that narrows the passage for stool or a spastic colon. It can also be from a prolapse at either side of the transverse colon constricting the colon and lack of fiber.

- Malabsorption -- your digestive system isn't getting full nutritional use of food.

- Possible causes are food poisoning, lactose intolerance, antibiotics, antacids, dietary intolerance, dietary changes, travel, anxiety, stress, inflammatory bowel disease, or irritable bowel syndrome.

- Constipation- even if you're eliminating
frequently. Possible causes are eating too much dry food, including protein, and not enough vegetables and raw foods; laxative abuse; worries; or irritable bowel syndrome.

- Irritable bowel syndrome. This chronic condition can be aggravated by red meat, spices, sugar, alcohol, lack of fiber, allergy-causing foods, irregular hours, and chaotic relationships.

-An imbalance of intestinal bacteria or eating too much
animal protein, which can putrefy in your digestive tract.


Nearly 90% of All Degenerative Disease begins in the Digestive Tract! Most people who get cancer have had bowel problems through out their lives.

In my business we talk a lot about bowel movements. We are known to get a funny look or two. But so much can be told about the body by what is coming out and not coming out.

A normal BM should be LONG, BROWN AND SMOOTH (LBS).

If yours are not LBS, then please email me so I can help you figure out how to get this end result more productive.

Some products which can be helpful are:

LBS II - (yes we actually have a product with this name) - When you have to get it moving out more productively. You should go to the bathroom as many times as you eat each day. If you eat three meals you should have 3 bm's. If you aren't this may be a good product for you to try.

Nature's Three Fiber - Helps move toxins out, clean sweeps intestinal tract and colon. You should get 36+ grams of good fiber a day. If you aren't getting this much fiber, this is a great product to help keep the insides swept out.

Food Enzymes - Does your diet consist of mainly fresh and raw fruits and vegetables? If not you need food enzymes. I find most people need food enzymes because they aren't getting what they need in the daily diet. Food enzymes help you to break down foods you eat so you body can extract the nutrients for absorption. So often we over cook our live foods which takes the food enzymes right out of the foods. (Note: Foods should be eaten in their most alive state (raw and fresh) or at least only steamed, to get the most benefit from them. Also make sure you are really chewing your food well. This helps the enzymes to breakdown the foods. We have all seen I Love Lucy in the episode of chewing her food 25 times before swallowing... she was really on to something).

Probiotic Eleven - This is the good bacteria that your body needs in your gut. Includes 11 beneficial bacteria. These microorganisms perform essential functions in the body and are affected by aging, adverse intestinal pH, microbial interactions, environmental and dietary temperatures, stress, physiological factors, peristalsis, bile acids, host secretions and immune responses.

Magnesium Complex - I think most people are magnesium deficient. This is a mineral which is needed for all enzyme production to take place. It helps so many other nutrients to be properly utilized and absorbed. It also keeps the bowels moving properly.

Intestinal Sooth and Build - As the name suggests, this is excellent to sooth and build the intestinal tract. This works well for any kind of intestinal bloating which results from slow moving foods and ph inbalancing. This is a popular product to work on the cause not just the symptom.

ALJ - When your bad digestion, has lead to other problems such as allergies, respiratory & breathing problems, sinus & toxic build up headaches, exteme snoring and problems breathing when sleeping, constipation.

For more ideas or for a free constulation please email me or call me 704-588-7638 (Karen).

Monday, July 24, 2006

Top 10 Reasons to Use ONLY NSP Products

10. NSP utilizes over 400 different analytical tests to assure our supplements are the highest quality.

9. NSP has on-staff highly educated and trained research and development staff, including 3 Pharmacists and Ph.D.’s.

8. The staff in the quality department have over 200 years of combined experience and education.

7. NSP’s labs have state-of-the art equipment for the latest testing.

6. NSP has unique formulas that combine the synergistic effects of various herbs and supplements for optimum effect.

5. NSP guarantees the purity and potency of all our products.

4. Nature’s Sunshine Products manufactures and tests our products in our own manufacturing facility.

3. NSP guarantees our products to be free of contamination including heavy metals, lead, mercury, pesticides, and cadmium to name just a few.

2. NSP closely monitors the herbs from the fields where grown through cleaning, milling and processing and sources only the highest quality raw materials.

1. Nature’s Sunshine Products was founded by the Hughes family in 1972 based on the core values of QUALITY, SERVICE, and INTEGRITY. The Hughes family is still involved in all aspects of the company and they are still our three core principals.

Sunday, July 23, 2006



where curiosity becomes learning . . .
learning becomes understanding . . .
understanding becomes hope . . .

Isn't that what you're really looking for? Hope... truth... The Untold Truth. The Untold Truth seminar is about learning the truth behind the hype, the clever marketing and the "big money."

Discover the real story about health, popular products, prescription drugs, the foods we eat, the health challenges we face and more. The truth may set you free . . . but The Untold Truth about your health will help you enjoy that freedom.

DATES: See calendar below for a list of dates and locations
~ Please check back often for additional dates and locations
TIME: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (lunch is on your own)
COST: $20 per person if preregistered.

~Tickets available at door for $25. per person.
REGISTRATION: Members can Call NSP customer service to sign up for the class they would like to attend. Non-members please call me to register. 704-588-7638 x1 (Karen)

Members are encouraged to invite Friends and clients to each Seminar. Help Nature's Sunshine Educate America!!!

NSP will send a confirmation letter to you 10 days in advance of the seminar you have signed up for. If for any reason you cannot attend, it is your responsibility to inform Customer Service. If you fail to do so, you will be charged a $20 "no show" fee.

Untold Truth Health Topics

INCLUDING Two new modules introduced at 2006 classes:
Nutritional Deficiency, Disease & the Standard American Diet
Our Deadly Fascination with Junk Food!
The Dangers Every Woman Should Know
Winning the Battle with America's No. 1 Killer
The A-B-C's of Children's Health

You Won't Believe What's Inside You

Untold Truth Brochure (PDF, 155 kb)

Testimonials new!
"I think the new Untold Truth series is incredible. I've invited about 10 people to come and....they are so excited about the information. The package with the booklets is also wonderful. I'm very pleased with the new training program."
—Joan Kasich

Upcoming Untold Truth Seminars - You are invited!

Please join us at the location closest to your home.

Date Location Address

Corpus Christi, TX
Omni Corpus Christi Bay Front Tower,

900 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi TX, 78401

Yuma, AZ
Hampton Inn,
1600 E 16th St,Yuma AZ, 85365

Oak Brook, IL
Doubletree Hotel Chicago-Oak Brook,
1909 Spring Road, Oak Brook IL, 60523

Tiffin, OH
Moose Lodge,
1146 N State Rt 53, Tiffin OH, 44883

Atlanta, GA
Cobb Galleria Centre,
Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta GA, 30339

Independence (Cleveland), OH
DoubleTree Hotel Cleveland South,
6200 Quarry Ln, Independence (Cleveland) OH, 44131

Indianapolis, IN
Embassy Suites - Indianapolis North,
3912 Vicennes Rd, Indianapolis IN, 46268

San Diego, CA
Holiday Inn Select - Miramar,
9335 Kearny Mesa Rd, San Diego CA, 92126

Sandston (Richmond), VA
Richmond Airport Hotel & Conf Ctr,
5203 Williamsburg Rd, Sandston (Richmond) VA, 23150

Birmingham, AL
Cahaba Grand Conf Ctr,
One Health South Pkwy, Birmingham AL, 35243

Langhorne (Philadelphia), PA
Sheraton Buck County Hotel,
400 Oxford Valley Rd, Langhorne (Philadelphia) PA, 19047

New York (Manhattan), NY
Bull Run Conf Ctr,
52 William St/2nd Fl, New York (Manhattan) NY, 10005

The Woodlands (Houston), TX
Marriott Woodlands Waterway Hotel,
1601 Lake Robbins Dr, The Woodlands (Houston) TX, 77380

Ann Arbor, MI
Holiday Inn - Ann Arbor,
3600 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor MI, 48105

Traverse City, MI
Holiday Inn Traverse City

615 E Front St, Traverse City MI, 49686

Additional classes will be scheduled through December 2006. Please check back for updated calendar.

Nature's Sunshine Members can call customer service to sign up for these classes. If you are not yet a member please call me at 704-588-7638 (Karen).

Business Builders: If you would like to invite others to these classes you can call home office customer service or your Corporate Regional Manager 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)

Friday, July 21, 2006

Chocolate Nutri-Burn Smoothie

Chocolate Nutri-Burn Smoothie

1 1/2 cups Chocolate Milk
1/2 cup Nature's Spring RO water
1 peeled frozen banana
2 scoops of Nutri Burn Chocolate powder

Put everything in a blender, blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

From NSP manager - Anne Keene, Mansfield, TX

NSP Manager Tip from our online newsletter

Fruit Smoothie

Fill the blender up half way (32-34 ounce line) with 100 % Pure Unsweetened Apple Juice (or substitute Milk or soy milk)

8 ounces Any frozen fruit (blue berries, strawberries, peaches, blackberries, strawberries, etc)
1 Banana
1/2 to 1 cup Plain yogurt
1/2 scoop of NSP Ultimate Greenzone powder
1 scoop NSP Berry Healthy powder
1/2 scoop NSP Syner Protein powder
1 tbsp. NSP Nature's Three fiber powder

Blend just til all frozen fruit has gone through blades and all is moving in tornado fashion up top. Add ice or more frozen fruit to desired consistency.

Optional ingredients: I add these NSP products only on an as need basis
1 tbsp. NSPColloidal Minerals or NSP Mineral Chi Tonic
1 shot NSP Thai Go
1 scoop NSP Focus Attention powder
1 scoop NSP Coral Calcium powder
1 ounce of NSP Aloe vera juice
1 tbsp. Honey (optional - If not sweet enough) or
1 small scoop NSP Stevia
1-2 handfuls of ice

Pour into two Nature's Sunshine's 20 ounce Power Shaker and Enjoy!!!
This can stay fresh refrigerated for about 8 hours.

Friday, July 14, 2006

CANCER: Will YOU have the right to choose YOUR own treatment?

Teen cancer patient battles to choose own treatment
16-year-old wants alternative therapy, not ordered chemo

RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) -- A teen cancer patient fighting to use alternative medical treatment said he told a juvenile judge in a closed hearing what it's like to go through chemotherapy and he didn't want to relive it.

"I told him my story ... so he could understand where I was coming from and live through me," 16-year-old Starchild Abraham Cherrix said.

In all, the judge heard 11 hours of testimony before the two-day hearing concluded late Tuesday. At issue is whether the teen can make his own medical decisions and can keep living with his parents and four siblings on Chincoteague, an island off Virginia's Eastern Shore.

The judge is expected to issue a written decision by July 18.

The teen, who is known as Abraham, has Hodgkin's disease, a cancer of
the lymph nodes.

Three months of chemotherapy last year made him extremely weak. So when he learned in February that his cancer was active again, he turned --against doctors' advice -- to a sugar-free organic diet, herbs and visits to a clinic in Mexico.

A social worker asked a judge to require the teen to continue conventional treatment.

In May, the judge issued a temporary order finding Jay and Rose Cherrix neglectful for supporting their son's choice to pursue alternatives. Judge Jesse E. Demps also ordered the parents to share custody of Abraham with the Accomack County Department of Social Services.

Abraham's parents face losing custody completely.

"What it boils down to is does the American family have the right to decide on the health of their child," Jay Cherrix said, "or is the government allowed to come in and determine that themselves and threaten one way or the other to split our family up?"

Abraham and his parents think a doctor reported them to Social Services for not continuing with chemotherapy. The judge initially forbade the family to leave Virginia, then let Abraham return to the Mexican clinic last month after the teen had X-rays to assess his disease.

The X-rays showed the chest tumor had grown mildly, Abraham said.

Social Services officials have declined to comment, citing privacy laws.

Barry Taylor, the family's attorney, said the case had major ramifications not only in Virginia, but also across the nation when it comes to parents' rights to determine what is best for their children.

"I don't think any family in the commonwealth would be comfortable with the fact that a social worker with no medical training could make a medical decision for their child," Taylor said. "It's an assault on the American family."

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I am happy to report that this last link is to the Victory!!! I once again have faith!!!

Abraham Cherrix web site http://www.abrahamsjourney.com

The medical industry in the United States is the #1 killer - Research has been done and has been recorded. Check out article, Death by Medicine ~
Something is wrong when regulatory agencies pretend that vitamins are dangerous, yet ignore published statistics showing that government-sanctioned medicine is the real hazard.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

NOTES - July 12 - Product Focus Meeting

Join us for This months Free Herbal Training via Teleconference Call.

Each month the Nature's Sunshine Products Training Department offers intense training on one NSP product. Product Focus Meetings are conducted via a tele-conference call and are available, at no cost, to anyone who has a touch-tone phone. Feel free to share the number with clients and friends. During this meeting, health experts from both inside and outside NSP will provide in-depth information on how to use the product and how it can improve your health.

a Expand your knowledge of specific NSP products.
a Ask questions of product experts.
a Take advantage of free training.

When: Wednesday, July 12th
Time: 6:00 p.m Pacific Time
(7:00 p.m Mountain, 8:00 p.m Central & 9:00 p.m Eastern)
At the scheduled time, dial 1-800-432-6383, and enter pin 8626#.
Once you are on the call PLEASE... Hit *6 to mute your line AND if you have a mute button on your phone ALSO hit that. We tend to get a lot of back ground noise from people who do not mute their line. This technique of double muting will make sure we can all hear the call. To make comments during the call, just unmute and then remute when done talking. THANKS!!!

Topic: Summer Time Products
Guest Speaker: Al Garcia, NSP Divisional Manager

A few of the products that will be discussed are: Breathe-EZ, Elderberry Defense and Ayurvedic Bronchial Formula.


Recipe Energy Summertime Morning Shake
Green, red, C, and fiber
8 oz
RO water
Berry Healthy 2 Tbsp.
Vit C Ascorbate Powder 1 Tbsp.
pH Green Zone or Ultimate Green Zone 2 Tbsp
Nature's Three- 1 Tbsp add last because it will set up

Alkalizing drink - can use as a meal replacement.
Great for reducing calorie intake.

I make a similar drink (smoothie) and add ingredients with frozen fruit &/or ice to a blender.

Hay fever & Allergies

ALJ (2-4 depending on body weight) 3 x day
Fenugreek & Thyme (2AM - 2PM)
Combination Four (2 AM - 2PM)
Lobelia (1 at dinner time or late PM)

Al Garcia had respiratory problems for many years. Within 3 months of using these four products, he got rid of an allergy problem, congestion, and respiratory problems he'd had for over 10 years.

ALJ breaks up congestion & helps with digestion & moving lymphatic system.
Fenugreek & Thyme - calming to inflamed tissue & thins thick sticky mucous. Improves movement of mucous. Activates secretions, clears and dissolves mucus.
Lobelia is a smart herb, balancing herb, strong muscle relaxant, dilates bronchials, natural ipecac so can cause vomiting if you take too much. Use liquid transdermally for children (just a few drops rubbed on the chest).
Four - Decongestant for extremely tight chest when mucus isn't moving when coughing, tonic, energy, relax, yerba santa (holy weed) ..cough & cough & can't get it out. Stubborn cough. Mucus too sticky.

Also we have the Homeopathic Cough Syrups which are all terrific:

How to stay well

Elderberry Defense - every part of tree can be used; good qualities to build immune system; fights infection, particularly viral; studies = disarms flu virus by preventing them from entering host cells. Great prevention for the flu. NSPs formula =clinical trials, blind & double blind studies effects on influenza people receiving elderberry recover twice as fast! Strengthens immune system against flu, virus etc. Good preventative. This formula combines Elderberry, Echinacea, royal jelly and Olive leaf extract.

Seasonal Defense harsh climates i.e. hot, humid, etc., helps when immune system is stressed. Feel bad, plugged up, inflamed, hot, Seasonal Defense helps drain mucous & keeps you healthy. Studies significantly improve people's immune systems. Ayurvedic formula. To reduce heat in body. Change of season feeling bad. When sick or getting sick.

Chronic Problems

Breathe EZ relaxes; helped lady who was having asthma attack (she took 2); clears bronchials quickly. Relax asthmatic attack, wheezing quickly (usually within 15 minutes).

Lung Support (LH-C) builds lungs; especially for frail people, chronic weakness, emphysema, black lung, chronic infections, scar tissue, pneumonia; Improves lung function and immune system. Excellent For Chronic Degenerative conditions. (3 times 3x day unless concentrate then 1 per meal) Will often bring on a healing crisis as the body heals where body goes through hyper state where nose runs, etc., body is restarting and activity will be seen. When rebuilding it will take awhile.

Astragalus which is part of the Lung support formula has been used intravenous for kidney dialysis patients

Ayurvedic Bronchia Formula is the formula Al Garcia uses to maintain his non allergy state and to keep well. Expel phlegm, continue to dilate bronchials, Stimulates digestive enzymes. He takes 2AM & 2PM to maintain.

Extra Specials (good through July 19th)
Members can call NSP order entry to order these specials.
Non-members can call me to order 704-588-7638.
Breath EZ
- Buy 4/get 1 free Stock#13608 & Stock#13609 for $2 off
Elderberry Defense
- Buy 4/get 1 free Stock#9490 & Stock#9105 for $2 off
Bronchial Formula
- Buy 4/get 1 free Stock#13610 & Stock#13611 for $1 off

EW put on coffee filter (2 caps) pour hot water over, let drain, then put in eye cup and wash eye with it. Great for cleanse specifically for eyeball. Eye infections, stys, and where fat deposits growing on eye. Also when allergies are causing itchiness in the eyes. Can do several times a day if needed. Can also take internally as well. Works for pink eye
Can also use NSP's colloidal silver (5-6 drops, or sprayer). It'll help with eye infections.

I have personally used the EW when I had pink eye. I didn't have hot water or filters. I just opened up the capsules and put them into a small cup of warm water and then flushed my eye a few times. I also took two caps orally. Within an hour the eye returned to normal. I continued to take 2 caps a few times a day and flushed my eye one more time as well. It worked wonderfully with no more signs of infection after that.

If you would like product sheets on any of Nature's Sunshine Products please email me. herbsplus@mynsp.com

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


Hello Everyone,

As many of you know, I am always teaching about Quality Foods and Quality Supplements.

Too often, people eat junky foods which are free of any nutrient value and then take Walmart or some other Chemical based (nutrient free) vitamins which their bodies can't manufacture. They can't understand why they don't get any results, why they don't feel good and why they are always sick.

Are YOU sick of being sick and tired?
Are YOU tired of not getting results with the foods you are eating?

I found this video clip on Nature's Sunshine Quality Manufacturing and had to share http://www.nspaust.com.au/nsp/images/nsp%20tour.wmv

This is why NSP stands behind all of their products. Pure Quality.
This is why people who take Nature's Sunshine Herbs and vitamins see results. Please take a few minutes to watch this video so you can understand what is meant by Quality Assurance.

If you supplement, understand the importance of quality.
Make sure your herbs and vitamins meet the quality standards which your body requires.

Take Charge of Your Health and Your life!

Share the Health,

Karen Herrmann-Doolan,
NSP District Manager
An Independent Distributor of Nature's Sunshine Products

Herb & Cleansing Specialist
Nutritional & HomeSpa Aromatherapy Consultant

Learn about the Body Systems
Check out my Health & Nutrition Blog!

Rejuvenate Here!

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. - Albert Einstein

7 Foods to NEVER Eat!

I found this interesting article on ediets.com Sadly, these are the basis for the foods served to our children in our public schools. I believe there is something terribly wrong with that!

7 Foods to NEVER Eat!
By Jaclyn Johnson
www.eDiets.com Staff Writer
Updated: July 11, 2006


There will always be those fattening foods that are easy to make, easy to get, and easy to crave. You think “OK, I know this is bad but it can’t be that bad!” Think again. Here are the top seven foods you should never ever feed your family or yourself!

1. Doughnuts It’s hard to resist the smell of a Krispy Kreme doughnut, which is why I never step foot in the store. Doughnuts are fried chock-full of sugar and white flour and loads of trans fat.

According to the Krispy Kreme website, an average 3.5 ounce sugar doughnut weighs in with about 400 calories and contains few other nutrients besides fat. These sugary treats may satisfy your craving but it won’t satisfy your hunger as most of the calories come from fat.
"Eating a lot of refined sugar contributes to blood sugar
‘swings’ or extreme fluctuations,” eDiets Chief Nutritionist Susan Burke said.

2. Cheeseburger with fries The age-old classic may be delicious but think twice before sinking your teeth into that Big Mac. The saturated fat found in cheese burgers has been linked to heart attacks, strokes and some types of cancer.

“In fact, fast-food portions are gargantuan, almost double the calories per meal compared to 20 years ago," Susan says. "Twenty years ago the average fast-food cheeseburger had about 300 calories. Today’s BK Whopper with cheese has 720. To burn the excess 420 calories, you’d have to run for 40 minutes. For example, in 1985 a medium French fry had 240 calories, 2.4 ounces. Today’s ‘medium’ is 6.9 ounces and 610 calories.
"This fast-food meal of cheeseburger and fries has way too many calories and fat grams, not to mention grams of saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol and sodium.”

Let’s break down this meal. First, take the white-flour bun (refined carbohydrates), then add some processed cheese (saturated fat and trans fat, plus lots of additives and preservatives) and then top off with fried red meat (cholesterol and saturated fats). And let’s not forget about the condiments such as the always fattening mayonnaise.

Not sounding so appetizing anymore, huh? Oh, and let’s not forget about the infamous side dish. You cheeseburger will most likely come with a side of French fries, which is sadly the most popular vegetable dish in the U.S. Don’t kid yourself, French fries are not vegetables, they are extremely high in fat and contain a tiny amount of nutrients.

3. Fried Chicken and Chicken Nuggets With the recent class-action lawsuit between The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) and KFC, the health risks posed by fried foods are becoming more public. The CSPI is suing the food chain for their use of cooking oil containing unhealthy trans fats. The lawsuit seeks to order KFC to use other types of cooking oils and to inform customers how much trans fats KFC’s food contains.

Foods cooked in highly heated oils (most notably partially hydrogenated oil) have been known to cause cancer, weight
gain and other serious health risks if ingested regularly. A 10-piece chicken McNugget from McDonald’s has 420 calories, 24 grams of fat and 1120 milligrams of sodium. One Extra Crispy Chicken Breast from KFC has around 420 calories and eight grams of saturated fat. So unless you want to super size yourself, it’s best to make a clean break with fried foods.

4. Oscar Mayer's Lunchables Sure they are convenient and easy, but boy are they unhealthy! These kid-marketed lunches are loaded with saturated fat and sodium. They usually contain highly processed meats and cheeses, white flour crackers and sugary treats. Lunchables get two-thirds of their calories from fat and sugar. And they provide lopsided nutrition since they contain no fruits or vegetables.

“They insidiously promote obesity by making kids think that lunch normally comes in a cellophane-wrapped box," Susan says. "Parents are promoting their children’s obesity by buying these items. They’re expensive, too. Pack a sandwich and save dollars and health.”

5. Sugary Cereal Not all cereals are created equally. And while your kids might beg for the latest cookie or marshmallow chocolate surprise cereals, it is a safe bet they are about as healthy as a dessert. Keywords to look out for are puffed, dyed and sweetened.

Most kids’ cereals are so highly processed they no longer look like the grains they were originally made from. A healthy alternative is oatmeal. Although, if you are buying pre-packaged oatmeal make sure to check the label and see how much sugar it contains, you might be surprised.

"A little sugar isn’t a problem but when the first ingredient on the box is sugar, then watch out," she said. "There is no fruit in Froot Loops. But the unsweetened original Cheerios or Rice Krispies are fine, and you can sweeten them naturally with blueberries and strawberries.”

6. Processed Meats. What falls under the category of processed meats? Hot dogs, sausage, jerky, bacon, certain lunch meats and meats used in canned soup products. Almost all processed meats have sodium nitrite added as a preservative.

A recent study conducted at the University of Hawaii found that sodium nitrite can act as “a precursor to highly carcinogenic nitrosamines -- potent cancer-causing chemicals that accelerate the formation and growth of cancer cells throughout the body.” So eliminate these meats from your diet before they eliminate you!

7. Canned soup. Sometimes regarded as a healthy food, soups can be very deceiving. You must stay on your guard because many canned soups have high levels of trans fats, sodium and artificial preservatives such as MSG. Just one serving (which is roughly one cup) can have almost 1,000 milligrams of salt. Also, steer clear of soups that are cream-based, they can be high in calories and fat.

Susan says it is important to “read labels from back to front. Ignore the health claims, and instead focus on the ingredients and serving size. Watch out for hydrogenated fat (trans fat) and sodium. If you’re buying bread to go with you soup, the first ingredient should be whole grain -- either whole wheat, rye or other grain. If it just says ‘wheat bread,’ that doesn’t mean whole wheat.”

We all want our family to be
healthy and happy, so steer clear of these foods. Think it’s difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle? Think again!

Sometimes we are fighting a battle which outside influences (such as school breakfasts and lunches) go against. Let your school systems know you do not like what they are feeding your children. Get involved!!! At the very least make sure what you are feeding them at home will help to tilt the scales in your favor.

It is simple to find healthy foods with the correct nutritional balance for you and your family. Add more fresh fruit and raw vegetables to your diet and plenty water. Customize your diet with the right foods and you will lose weight and feel great! Combine exercise and nutrition to get the best results. This is what you’ve been looking for. You will need to make the commitment, but isn’t it time to finally take care of you and your family?
Email me for help anytime.