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Health and Nutrition with Nature's Sunshine

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Sunday, October 29, 2006


Enjoy the School Science site and learn how the digestive system works. This is an wonderful web resource to learn the basics in a fun interactive way. Enjoy the little mini tests along the way.


It is amazing to me how just about every disease begins somewhere along the digestive tract. I have personally been able to turn my own health around by learning that very concept.

Digestion means breaking down insoluble food into small soluble molecules which can be absorbed into the bloodstream. Once it has been absorbed, food can be used to do the things needed to keep the body going. Carbohydrates supply energy for the process of cellular respiration, proteins are the building blocks for the growth and repair of tissues while fats make a good energy store. Without the process of digestion, these nutrients would remain locked in food and unavailable to the body.


Wednesday, October 18, 2006


Class on Antioxidants and Aging, entitled
Anti-Aging: A Radical Idea

This months topic is about Antioxidants and Aging. For a preview, Read this months Nature's Field issue http://www.treelite.com/NF/2006/Greentea.pdf

To sign up for this free monthly publication to be delivered to your email every month automatically, just visit www.treelite.com and sign up for the Nature's Field ezine.

Please call to reserve your seat at the class on Antioxidants and Aging, entitled Anti-Aging: A Radical Idea. P
lease call Karen 704-588-7638.
Next Class: Sunday, October 29th at 3:30pm
4024 Coopersdale Road, Charlotte, NC 28273

Maybe you are interested in hosting a class in your home?
n Hostesses can earn Free Nature's Sunshine products and enjoy an Aqua Chi Footspa session when inviting friends to enjoy the class in the comfort of their home.
n Put together your study group of friends and take turns being hostess. This way everyone earns free gifts and an energy foot spa as a thank you for hosting the class.
n At this time I am only offering this in and around the Charlotte, NC area, however, if you are interested in putting together study groups like this, I would be happy to help you get started.
n Join us in our quest to EDUCATE AMERICA about natural healing and the benefits of eating healthy foods. Learn how lifestyle changes and a diet full of nutrition can help you to balance your body systems and ensue better health.
n I tend to refer to our classes as "Parties" because each class is a lot of fun! Getting healthier with your friends and family as you are attending the classes is a real added bonus and blessing I enjoy being part of.

Please email me (Karen) herbsplus@mynsp.com or call me 704-588-7638 for details and to schedule your Educate America home party.

Some Other class topics available:
Parasites,Liver Detoxification, Intestinal Health, Skin Care, Stress, Respiratory Health, Inflammation, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Iodine, & Cholesterol.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

$25 DPA Screening in Gastonia, NC


Dr. Jay Wilkins will be here at Healthy Connection on October 23 at 6pm. If you suffer with High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Circulatory Problems, or if you have a Family History of Heart Disease and Stroke then this non-invasive test is what you need. He will be doing DPA screening for only $25 which includes a consultation, lifestyle suggestions and a free cardiovascular health presentation.

Please give us a call to reserve your space for you or someone in your family. The fee is paid directly to Dr. Wilkins so please pay with cash. If you could stop by the shop to make a deposit we have literature and a brochure with more detailed information.

Thank you and I hope to see you on the 23rd.

Healhty Connection, Inc.
3302 S. New Hope Road
Suite 200-A
Gastonia, NC 28056

Friday, October 13, 2006


When you are dealing with Diabetes II the four most important things to work on to get it under control are:
#1 Diet
#2 Exercise & Deep Breathing
#3 Sufficient Water
#4 Supplementing where needed

First lets understand what diabetes really is and why it happens.
Check out these links below:
The second link is an interactive movie, which is also accessible from the above link, may require a micromedia flash program.


If you don't change your diet then nothing else you do will work. However, sometimes considered somewhat a hereditary disease, I believe it is more about the sharing of recipes than sharing the same blood line. I think basically diabetes II comes from making poor food choices, over a long period of time. In todays world of fast foods, and manufacturer's irresponsible production of so many high glycemic treats and junk foods, laden in preservatives, chemicals and "dead foods" it is hard for many to turn around their situation. Unfortunately we have been taught to eat things we shouldn't eat and to not listen to our bodies. Many people are diabetic long before the numbers begin to climb high. Unfortunately people don't usually consider changing their diet and lifestyle until they are forced to... when those numbers are out of control. Our body gives us signs all along the way, but most people just ignore these signs.

1. Fresh Fruits and Raw (or slightly steamed) vegetables should be your primary food sources. This should be 2/3 of your plate at every meal. Snacking on fruits and veggies between meals is also a big plus.
2. Lean meats, fish, whole grains, nuts and legumes should make up the additional 1/3 portion of your plate.
3. Remove all manufactured foods: Read labels~ If it has refined sugar, refined flours, hydrogenated oils, corn syrup, preservatives, added in chemicals.... don't eat it. Any ingredients that you can't pronounce? Don't eat it.

Processed manufactured refined foods have had all the nutrients stripped out of them. Go with foods in their most natural and living form so your body can use them properly. Eat only food which are ALIVE and leave DEAD foods with no living cells alone (don't eat anything which won't rot quickly and/or has a long shelf life). Dead foods, can't be properly broken down and so aren't able to be used in the body. Not being able to be digested and used by the body, they will instead cause toxic build up throughout the body and in turn, the body will not be able to transport sugars or insulin properly.

Walk for a half hour a day, swim, bike ride, join an aerobics class... or just do stretching and bending exercises...anything to get your blood and lymphatic system moving. Exercise will help the lymphatic system move toxins out of the body, and will help the body to move the insulin into the cells better and will get the digestive system to digest/absorb and transport nutrients better. Start out exercising slow and increase as you feel comfortable.

In addition, practice deep breathing 3-4 times a day, for at least 5 minutes at a time. This is an easy exercise to implement into everyones life. Practice using your entire lung cavity. Deep breath in to the count of 4, Hold for a 4 count and then exhale completely as you count to 4. You will have the same benefits as mentioned above with exercise. Your lungs are the first line of defense in your immune system. With proper oxygen being brought in your entire body will benefit. So often we shallow breath and our body suffers a great deal. Practicing this a few times a day, and your body will begin to do it voluntarily during other times of the day.

The rule of thumb when trying to figure out how much we should drink daily is 1/2 your weight in ounces.
For example if you weigh 200 lbs you should drink 100 ounces of pure clean water each day.

Drink Pure clean water. Check out my web page http://www.herbsplus4health.com/page_watertreatment for information about the Nature's Sunshine Reverse Osmosis unit to clean your tap water. This page explains why we need to be concerned about drinking Clean Pure water as opposed to just regular tap water.

Since I first began my NSP membership 10+ years ago, I have wanted to get the RO unit. I had attended a School of Natural Health taught by NSP, and during the class they gave away one of these units. From that moment on I wanted one. This past Christmas my mom (also and NSP member) bought me one. Isn't she the greatest? :) I guess the reason I put if off for so long was because I thought our water didn't taste too bad. Now that we use the RO unit, and enjoy pure water, you can really taste the difference when you accidently get tap water. I feel so much better knowing my family isn't getting all those chemicals that come from our public water tower.

When looking at supplementing, you need to look at the things which you are missing from your everyday diet. With Diabetes we are often looking at lack of Good Dietery Fiber, Probiotics, Food Enzymes, Essential Fatty Acids, Antioxidants. These are the very first things which we need to start addressing. NSP has put together a program called the 90 Day Challenge, which takes these 6 very needed products and ships them to you each month, and gives you a discount to help defray the cost, plus a 10% rebate. Their are also choices/substitutes in this program on most products to help members fine tune their program to fit their needs.

The Thai-Go™ helps remove free radicals and reduces inflammation. You take a shot glass full twice a day.
**Optional substitute is Noni Juice.

Super Supplemental with iron (Multi vitamin with iron - for anyone under 40 years old or those who are diagnosed as anemic)

**Optional substitutes are Super Supplemental without iron (Generally people over 40 do not need extra iron), or VitaWave Liquid Vitamins.

Omega-3 Good fats help to transport hormones and nutrients. Your Essential Fatty acids should be taken at a different time than your fiber supplement, so that the fiber doesn't absorb them.
**Optional substitutes are Flax seed oil softgel capsules or Flax seed oil liquid (great drizzled over cottage cheese and eaten with pineapples).

Nature's Three Fiber If you aren't getting 36+ grams of fiber a day then you need to supplement in fiber.(Make sure to take this at a different time than the Essential Fatty acids). Mix 1-1/2 teaspoons with 8 oz. water or juice. Drink with one or two meals daily.
**Optional substitutes are Psyllium Hull Capsules or Everybody's Fiber (best for anyone suffering from inflammatory bowel disorders i.e. colitis, crohn's, IBS).

Bifidophilus Flora Force provides billions of beneficial micro-organisms that help support the immune system.Your colon needs to repopulate with good bacteria every day. A healthy colon is imperative to keeping the body healthy. Take 1-2 capsules with each meal.

Food Enzymes need for digestion. One capsule Food Enzymes will help you digest a minimum of 30 grams of protein, 30 grams of carbohydrates and 20 grams of fats.
**Optional substitute is Proactazyme Plus

NOTE: If feeling healthier isn't enough incentive, you'll earn rewards for accepting, completing and sponsoring others in the Habit-of-Health 90-Day Challenge. These products bought separately would cost over $200. retail. As a member they come to about $140 if purchased separately. When using the 90 day challenge monthly product pack sent automatically it costs just $115. plus you get your monthly 10% rebate each month, and a combined extra 5% accumulating cash discount applied on the third order PLUS 5% discount on Habit-of-Health orders each month following the initial 90 days.

The above program is where I begin all my diabetic clients and very often other clients who are having a problem due to nutrient depletion, or toxic waste overload due to poor diets. These are the supplements which when taken together help the body to balance better. I find it is a great place for most people to begin their new health program.

After being on the 90 day challenge for at least 90 days, clients can adjust the program to include supplements depending on need. Most often once the diet, exercise & breathing, water and supplementing have been in place for this amount of time we will see major improvements.

Additional supplements which Diabetics have successfully added to their program as needed are product such as: Zinc, GTF Chromium, Magnesium Complex, Co-Q10, Sugar Reg, HY-C, Hoodia, Ayurvedic Blood Sugar Formula, Pro-Pancreas, PBS, Target P-14, Stevia, P-X, Nopal, & Xylitol (coming soon). Please visit www.mynsp.com/herbsplus for more information on these additional products, to see if any are compatible to your health needs.

Which products are needed will be easier to determine once the four main components mentioned above have been consistently met.

Note Also: Diabetics can safely enjoy our new Nature's Sweet Life Xylitol Products and Candy: Chocolate bars, Mints, and Gum as well as our Xylitol Nose Spray and Mouthwash. Visit http://herbsplus4health.blogspot.com/2006/09/introducing-natures-sweet-life-real.html for more information about these great Xylitol Products and how they will help you to absorb nutrients and insulin better. We are not just telling you Not to eat sugar. We are giving you excellent alternative options. I hope these ideas will help you.

Share the Health,

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Teleconference Call - October 11th

Nature's Sweet Life Xylitol & the new Nature's Sweet Life product line

Title: NSP Teleconference Call ~ Free Training & Education
Date: Wednesday October 11, 2006
Time: 9:00 pm Eastern time (1 hour call)
Location: Dial 1--800-432-6383 and enter pin 8626#.

Description: Enjoy Free NSP Training. Call into NSP's teleconference call on the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

Guest Speaker: Randy Lee
Randy Lee is the owner of Nana’s Pawpaw Patch, Herbs, Oils, and Teas in Midwest City, Oklahoma. He has been active in the herbal arena for just over ten years and is an NSP Certified Natural Health Consultant. He is an avid student of herbal alternatives, and claims that he has learned as much from his customers as he has from his book studies. He attributes the success of his store and his herbal business to the educational opportunities (like this forum) offered by NSP and says that if you want to succeed, just respond passionately to every NSP opportunity. His words – not mine - are that if you follow the NSP lead in responding to special initiatives, you can’t help but grow!

Upcoming Focus Calls:

Date Focus Call Topic
Nov. 8 - Blood Sugar - SugarReg, Chromium
Dec. 13 - Heart Disease

Note: Topics subject to change.

Please let me know how I can help you best with your Nature's Sunshine membership.

Share the Health,
Karen Herrmann-Doolan, NSP District Manager
An Independent Distributor of Nature's Sunshine Products
Herb & Cleansing Specialist
Nutritional & HomeSpa Aromatherapy Consultant

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