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Friday, November 30, 2007


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November 2007 - Anti-Inflammatory Actions of Anthocyanins [English - PDF] [Español-PDF]Anthocyanins are found in fruits and vegetables and protect many body systems. Among other potential health benefits, anthocyanins have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Researchers in Norway have shown that anthocyanins from bilberries and black currants reduced levels of transcription factor nuclear factor-kappa B, a compound that is activated when the body is exposed to stimuli, including free radicals, ultraviolet irradiation, stress, and bacteria and viruses. In one clinical trial, those taking 300 mg of the bilberry and black currant anthocyanin extract daily for three weeks had a reduction of 25-60% in various inflammatory mediators.
Nature's Sunshine offers many products containing anthocyanins including
Thai-Go®, Super Trio (Super ORAC), IF Relief, High Potency Grapine®, Cardio Assurance® and others.

October 2007 - Benefits of Vitamin K [English - PDF] [Español-PDF]The scientific update this month focuses on a recent study that demonstrates the important function of the skeleton in how the body regulates sugar, energy and fat. Researchers at Columbia University found that osteoblasts, which are the cells involved with bone formation, play a role in controlling fat tissue metabolism by producing osteocalcin. Osteocalcin is a vitamin K-dependent protein produced by osteoblasts. The study demonstrates that the benefits of vitamin K (including vitamin K1 and K2) extend beyond blood clotting to now include potential benefits for fighting obesity and diabetes. NSP offers vitamin K2 in our recently improved product Cardio Assurance

September 2007 - GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) [English - PDF] [Español-PDF]At the end of June, the FDA published a ruling on Good Manufacturing Practices for Dietary Supplements. This ruling requires manufacturers to perform activities in manufacturing, packaging and labeling to ensure that dietary supplements contain ingredients that are claimed on the label and that are not contaminated with pesticides, heavy metals or other impurities. While this new ruling may put low-quality manufacturers out of business, it does not impact Nature’s Sunshine. We have been exceeding these new GMP requirements for years. We test all incoming raw materials, in-process ingredients and active ingredients. In addition, we conduct finished product testing to verify that we are meeting ingredient label claims.

August 2007 - Alpha Lipoic Acid [English - PDF] [Español-PDF]Our scientific update this month focuses on Alpha Lipoic Acid, a naturally occurring compound found in plant foods such as spinach and broccoli. In the body, alpha lipoic acid plays a key role in energy production, acts as a powerful antioxidant and helps to detoxify harmful compounds. Researchers at OSU believe that alpha lipoic acid indirectly stimulates certain functions that may have begun to decline in aging cells. In other words, alpha lipoic acid may actually help slow the aging process and promote longevity. Nature’s Sunshine offers Alpha Lipoic Acid in a 60-count bottle.

July 2007 - Coenzyme Q-10 [English - PDF] [Español-PDF]Co-Q10 is a vitamin-like compound that is found in virtually all body cells, especially the heart, liver, kidneys and pancreas. This nutrient is essential to the energy production cycle that takes place inside the mitochondria. Co-Q10 supplementation is beneficial in addressing cardiovascular conditions such as hypertension and has also been shown to help reduce heart attack risk. A recent study suggests that people who take statin medications need Co-Q10 supplementation. But the benefits of Co-Q10 are not limited to those taking statin medications. Individuals taking Red Yeast Rice could also benefit from supplemental Co-Q10. Nature’s Sunshine offers Coenzyme Q-10 in the following products: Co-Q10 (30 mg), Co-Q10 Plus, Co-Q10 75 softgels.

June 2007 - Protecting Your Skin [English - PDF] [Español-PDF]We all know that you can use sunscreen or wear protective clothing, but did you know that you can also use dietary supplements to protect your skin from within? Two recent studies indicate that lycopene, phytofluene and phytoene may help protect the skin from UV-induced damage. Researchers also found that superoxide dimutase (SOD) may also help those that sunburn easily. Of course, Nature’s Sunshine offers products such as our Carotenoid Blend and SOD with Gliadin that offer these protective nutrients. You can also use Thai-Go® and Natria Sunscreen for year-round protection. Check out all our Skin Healthy, All Natural Natria Products.

May 2007 - Noni [English - PDF] [Español-PDF]Our scientific update this month focuses on noni and a study conducted by our own Dr. William Keller and Dr. Douglas Kinghorn from Ohio State University that was published in the Journal of Natural Products in 2005. While this study is a little dated, we found that many had not heard this information before and wanted all our customers to have it. Through their research, they identified an anthraquinone in the noni fruit extract that actually detoxifies and eliminates carcinogens before they can damage DNA. At the same time, this anthraquinone helped preserve existing protective antioxidants in the body. It was found that this new anthraquinone was 40 times more potent than the cancer-chemopreventive compound found in broccoli. This study is another measure of the quality of Nature’s Sunshine products. Of course you can find this anthraquinone in Nature’s Noni Juice—available in two sizes (16 fl. oz and 32 fl. oz) —and Noni capsules from NSP.

April 2007 - Benefits of Dark Chocolate [English - PDF] [Español-PDF]In recent months, researchers have found that consuming cocoa rich in flavonols can reverse impairment in the function of blood vessels. In addition, dark chocolate has also been shown to decrease blood pressure and insulin resistance in healthy subjects and those with hypertension. As you know, Nature’s Sunshine offers Calcium Crunch Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Cardio Dark Chocolate bars. Plus we sweeten our chocolate with all-natural, low-calorie xylitol, so you can enjoy to your heart’s health!

March 2007 - Cardiovascular Health [English - PDF] [Español-PDF]As you may know, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. The risk of heart disease can be reduced or even prevented by taking steps to reduce risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure, obesity, high cholesterol, physical inactivity and diabetes. Red yeast rice has been found to significantly reduce total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, and taking red yeast rice may help lower the risk of heart disease by helping to manage cholesterol levels. Phytosterols, an ingredient in Cholester-Reg II, have also been shown to aid the body’s efforts in managing cholesterol levels. Nature’s Sunshine offers Red Yeast Rice, Cholester-Reg II, Mega-Chel and other outstanding circulatory and heart-healthy products.

February 2007 - Capciasin [English - PDF] [Español-PDF]Our scientific update this month focuses on a product near and dear to Nature’s Sunshine and one of our founders, Gene Hughes. Gene’s use of capsicum for his stomach ulcer was a key reason Nature’s Sunshine began some 35 years ago. “Capsaicin” highlights some recent research suggesting that capsaicin has been shown to induce apoptosis (cell death) in many different types of cancer cells. As you know, capsaicin is the active ingredient in capsicum. Nature’s Sunshine offers several outstanding supplements containing capsicum, including Capsicum capsules; Capsicum Extract; Capsicum, Garlic & Parsley; Co-Q10 products and many others, including nearly all of our circulatory system product line.

January 2007 - New Roles of Vitamin D [English - PDF] [Español-PDF]This month we focus on the “New Roles of Vitamin D,” which highlights recent research suggesting that vitamin D may play a role in the prevention of infections, cancer and multiple sclerosis (MS). Nature’s Sunshine offers several outstanding supplements containing vitamin D, including Super Supplemental, Vitamin A&D and Calcium Plus Vitamin D.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


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NSP's Unstoppable Challenge Tele-Conference Call/WebCast - Thursday, Nov. 29


Beginning January 2nd 2008, you will!
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If you’re ready to take your NSP business to the next level,
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Whatever your goal—whether it’s achieving the next rank in your business, increasing your income, losing weight, or spending more quality time doing the things you love, this one-of-a-kind coaching program, the NSP Unstoppable Challenge, will help you achieve it!

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  • A structure for accountability 
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Easy, doable steps

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The NSP Unstoppable Challenge is for you.

This program is different than others because it combines a proven, step-by-step program with a structure to help you consistently take action. You will receive professional coaching from Cynthia Kersey, an expert in developing human potential (your potential!), along with strategies and success secrets of some of the world’s top achievers. And it requires that you simply take one step a day . Even the busiest person has the time to take a single step! And in doing so, you are virtually guaranteed success.

The first group of NSP Unstoppable students grew their personal QV by
- March 2007 – 15%
- April 2007 – 22%
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The second group of NSP Unstoppable students grew their personal QV by
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- September 27%
- October 44%

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Monday, November 26, 2007


Super Hero to Combat Germs
* Taken from the NSP flyer "NSP Colloidal Silver vs. the Competition"
Silver Shield (4 fluid oz.) -
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People have long known that silver can be used as a purifying and preserving age. In ancient Greece and Rome, people used silver containers to keep liquids fresh. Early American pioneers put silver dollars in bottles of milk to prevent spoilage. Laboratory workers placed silver dimes in petri dishes to sterilize them.

Today, more than half of the world's airlines use silver water filters because they protect against waterborne diseases like dysentery. NASA uses a silver water-purification system in its space shuttles. Silver is sometimes used in place of chlorine to purify swimming pool water.

And since the turn of the century, people have been using silver in colloidal form as an antibiotic treatment. In fact, until 1938, colloidal silver was considered a mainstream antibiotic treatment. But production was costly with early technology, and so the use of colloidal silver died out.
Colloidal Silver-A DefinitionColloidal silver is a complicated name for a simple chemistry project. A colloidal system refers to superfine particles suspended in water. We all recognize silver as a precious metal. So with colloidal silver, tiny particles of silver are electrocolloidally suspended in deionized water. The silver particles and the water are dispersed within and bound to each other by an electric current. This means that each of the silver particles is given a positive charge so they repel each other and the water around them, leaving them suspended in the water. The silver particles are not dissolved, nor should they sink. They remain suspended in the solution, held there by the electric charge.What to Look for in Your Colloidal SilverThe highest-grade colloidal silver is produced by the electrocolloidal method described above. Colloidal silver can be produced using a grind method or a chemical process, but these solutions are not nearly as safe or effective. 99.999% fine silver in particle sizes ranging from .005 to .015 microns should be used in a quantity of 3 to 5 parts per million (ppm). Silver gives a golden hue when reduced to that particle size, so your colloidal silver should ideally be a pale golden yellow.

Darker colors indicate the use of larger particles. The weight of these larger particles will counteract the electric charge, and they will collect at the bottom of the container. Colloidal silver which contains dregs is not a true colloid.

Watch for products that contain a stabilizer-silver will remain suspended on its own in a true colloid. Look out for trace elements other than silver or for any added coloring. Your colloidal silver should be nothing but fine silver and deionized water.

If the product needs to be shaken or requires refrigeration, it is not a true colloid. Finally, remember that high concentrations of silver do not kill germs more effectively than the safe range of 35 ppm.

What Colloidal Silver Does
How does silver work? It disables the enzyme that one-celled bacteria, viruses, and fungi need for oxygen metabolism. In the presence of silver, these pathogenic microbes suffocate.

In one powerful experiment, 50 gallons of raw sewage were pumped into a pool without any disinfectant. The E. coli count (a standard measure of contamination) was at 7,000 E. coli cells per milliliter of water. The water was exposed to silver electrodes and within three hours, all 50 gallons were free of E. coli.

Colloidal silver is an effective ally in the fight against over 650 disease-causing organisms. These include: bacteria (typhoid, dyptheria, certain types of food poisoning, and pneumonia); viruses (the common cold, influenza, and measles); protozoa (malaria, giardiasis, amebic dysentery); fungi (ringworm, thrush, candida albicans, and athlete's foot); rickettsiae (rocky mountain spotted fever and Q fever); and chlamydiae (infections of the eye, the genitals, and the respiratory system). There is no known microbe that colloidal silver does not destroy.

It turns out that silver ions are very important for the immune system. They supplement and support the T-cells in fighting foreign organisms, almost forming a second immune system. In research done with AIDS, it appears that silver both protects and defends T-cells, and does their work for them. There is also a correlation between occurrence of illness and the level of silver in the body; people who are ill generally register lower levels of silver in their body.

Besides suffocating unwanted invaders, colloidal silver also helps injured tissues grow back. It has been useful in cases of severe burns and broken bones. It reduces scar tissue and helps severe cuts and wounds heal faster.

Silver vs. Antibiotics
An antibiotic kills a half-dozen different disease organisms. But because the antibiotic attacks the bacteria directly, and because bacteria adapt very well, they mutate to over-come the antibiotic. So every time an antibiotic is used, it becomes less effective for the next time it is needed.

But silver kills over 650 disease causing organisms, and it can do so every time. No resistant strains develop with the use of silver. Researchers speculate that this is because silver does not attack the microbe directly like an antibiotic does. It decomposes the enzyme microorganisms rely on to breathe-they can't mutate to counterattack silver's approach.

Another problem with antibiotics is that they kill beneficial enzymes while attacking the bad ones; pharmaceutical antibiotics can't distinguish between good and bad enzymes. This is why the immune system is especially weak after a round of antibiotics, and why yeast infections are much more likely after taking antibiotics.

Silver, however, doesn't destroy beneficial enzymes because they are very different from the enzymes of single-celled life which silver targets. Silver is nontoxic. Also, colloidal silver doesn't interact or interfere with other medicine being, taken.

Finally, antibiotics only affect bacteria. Silver disables bacteria, viruses, fungi, and all other disease causing organisms.

In prolonged, very heavy doses, some colloidal silver compounds will leave deposits in the heavier skin folds, like the knuckles. This permanent gray coloring of the skin is called Argyria; it is correctable with laser treatment. Argyria is very rare and most often associated with products that use particles of silver which are too large to be flushed out of the body's system naturally. As long as the silver particle size ranges from .005 to .015 microns in diameter, there should be no problem.

NSP's Nano Silver, Silver Shield, Differences *

  • Most Uniform Particle Size
  • Safest and most effective of all colloidal silver products on the market
  • 1 teaspoon provides 70 mcg. of pure silver
  • Free from heavy contamination: lead, cadmium, nickel and aluminum
  • Tasteless and odorless
  • Completely non-toxic (this is not true for many other products)

* Taken from the NSP flyer "NSP Colloidal Silver vs. the Competition"

Silver Shield - Immune Protection Against It All
One thing we keep on hand is
Silver Shield. There's a lot of research done on this particular product. Nature's Sunshine Colloidal Silver Shield is the only one on the market that has an EPA designation as non-toxic (EPA# K043106). It also has a US Silver Shield patent (7,135,195) for it's safe technology.
You can view the information and related claims on the patent site.

The following information is part of the claims segment of the US Silver Shield patent site:
The composition according to claim 1, wherein the composition exhibits antimicrobial properties against microbes selected from the group consisting of Bacillus anthracis (anthrax), Bacillus subtilis, Candida albicans (yeast), Mycobacteria bovis, Mycobacteria tuberculosis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa (wounds), Salmonella choleraesius (food poisoning), Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA infection), Trichomonas vaginalis, and Yersinia pestis (bubonic plague).

The composition according to claim 1, wherein the composition exhibits antimicrobial properties against microbes associated with diseases selected from the group consisting of malaria, fungal infections of the skin, bacterial infections of the skin, vaginal infections, urinary tract infections, tonsillitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, pharyngitis, gonorrhea, conjunctivitis, otitis, respiratory tract infections, and nasal infections.
The composition according to claim 1, wherein the antimicrobial properties are antiviral properties.
The composition according to claim 11, wherein the antiviral properties are exhibited against a virus selected from the group consisting of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis B virus.
Dr. Gordon Pedersen stated that this special patented colloidal silver worked in 1.2 minutes against the bubonic plague. In the lab they used 160x more plague cells than normal and it killed off 99.9%. This plague killed off over 1/3 of the entire population of Europe. We are going to have modern day plagues ... and we suffer a modern day plague now with MRSA (staph infections). Antibiotics are not helping and people are dying.
This substance has been presented to Homeland Security by Senator Orrin Hatch. General P.K. Carlton, MD, the Director of Integrative Center for Homeland Security has stated in written form,
"I would like to bring to your attention a resource that I feel can be used and utilized in the area of bio-defense from bio-terrorism to infectious diseases such as SARS. The ABL antimicrobial has undergone rigorous testing and has been found to kill anthrax, bubonic plague, hospital staph and SARS. It's the first new antimicrobial for the hospital in many years. In addition the product is non-toxic to humans, this product is EPA approved for hospital staph and bubonic plague and currently awaiting section 18 approval for anthrax. In short, we currently do not have anything with such a wide spectrum of efficacy in our inventory. As such, I recommend that the antimicrobial be evaluated for addition to the national pushback stockpile."


This is just a drop in the bucket of the reasons we use Silver Shield for our immune protection. Don't you think you need to have it on hand as we approach cold/flu season?

Silver Shield Recipes
From Dr. Gordon Pedersen

Facial Toner
Mix 3 parts alcohol-free toner (or witch hazel) to 1 part
Silver Shield. Shake before using. Spray on face before using makeup or before bedtime.

Mud Mask
Use your favorite mud mask (dry formula) and substitute
Silver Shield for water in the reconstitution process.Spray Gel For Wound Management50% Silver Shield
Aloe Vera Juice or Aloe Vera, Whole Leaf
5% Olive Oil (100% Pure)
Put in spray bottle, shake well, and dispense as needed.

Vaginal Use
Tampon: Remove the individual wrapper. Holding the applicator upright, pour 1 oz. Silver Shield down the applicator onto the tampon. Insert for 30 minutes, then remove. (I suggest a tampon from a Natural Health Store, not the ones sold nationwide as they can harbor toxic chemicals)
Douche: Lay on back. Pump 2 oz.
Silver Shield into the vagina and hold for 12 minutes, then release.
Yeast Infections & Vaginal Herpes: Use applicator (such as found in a the box of Monistat), Fill with Silver Gel and use applicator to insert Gel into vagina twice a day. (Early AM and before Bed). Helps with removal of infection, itching, healing, soreness, and swelling of vaginal tissues.

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October 15, 2007, 5:03 pm
Unlocking the Benefits of Garlic
What makes garlic good for you?

by Chris Ramirez for The New York Times

Garlic has long been touted as a health booster, but it’s never been clear why the herb might be good for you. Now new research is beginning to unlock the secrets of the odoriferous bulb.

In a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers show that eating garlic appears to boost our natural supply of hydrogen sulfide. Hydrogen sulfide is actually poisonous at high concentrations — it’s the same noxious byproduct of oil refining that smells like rotten eggs. But the body makes its own supply of the stuff, which acts as an antioxidant and transmits cellular signals that relax blood vessels and increase blood flow.

In the latest study, performed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, researchers extracted juice from supermarket garlic and added small amounts to human red blood cells. The cells immediately began emitting hydrogen sulfide, the scientists found.

The power to boost hydrogen sulfide production may help explain why a garlic-rich diet appears to protect against various cancers, including breast, prostate and colon cancer, say the study authors. Higher hydrogen sulfide might also protect the heart, according to other experts. Although garlic has not consistently been shown to lower cholesterol levels, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine earlier this year found that injecting hydrogen sulfide into mice almost completely prevented the damage to heart muscle caused by a heart attack.

“People have known garlic was important and has health benefits for centuries,'’ said Dr. David W. Kraus, associate professor of environmental science and biology at the University of Alabama. “Even the Greeks would feed garlic to their athletes before they competed in the Olympic games.'’

Now, the downside. The concentration of garlic extract used in the latest study was equivalent to an adult eating about two medium-sized cloves per day. In such countries as Italy, Korea and China, where a garlic-rich diet seems to be protective against disease, per capita consumption is as high as eight to 12 cloves per day.
While that may sound like a lot of garlic, Dr. Kraus noted that increasing your consumption to five or more cloves a day isn’t hard if you use it every time you cook. Dr. Kraus also makes a habit of snacking on garlicky dishes like hummus with vegetables.

Many home chefs mistakenly cook garlic immediately after crushing or chopping it, added Dr. Kraus. To maximize the health benefits, you should crush the garlic at room temperature and allow it to sit for about 15 minutes. That triggers an enzyme reaction that boosts the healthy compounds in garlic.

Garlic can cause indigestion, but for many, the bigger concern is that it can make your breath and sweat smell like…garlic. While individual reactions to garlic vary, eating fennel seeds like those served at Indian restaurants helps to neutralize the smell. Garlic-powder pills claim to solve the problem, but the data on these supplements has been mixed. It’s still not clear if the beneficial compounds found in garlic remain potent once it’s been processed into a pill.


November 26th,2007 10:29 am Comment by Karen Doolan

Regarding Garlic in Supplement forms. I am a Nature’s Sunshine District Manager. Like most supplements, it needs to be a quality Garlic which has been formulated properly for it to be beneficial. The Whole Garlic cloves will always be more beneficial for particular circumstances, however the garlic capsules have been used successfully for many health benefits. Here is some information taken from The Comprehensive Guide to NSP by Steven Horne, available at Tree of Light publishing, regarding many of the garlic uses.

Garlic has been called nature’s penicillin. Garlic is also one of the most powerful circulatory remedies. This herb is as effective as many drugs in lowering high blood pressure, but needs to be used regularly for long periods of time (3-6 months and longer). Garlic many also help to chelate (remove) plaque from arterial walls, thus lowering cholesterol levels. Garlic destroys many types of parasties and infections. This aromatic herb is a powerful decongestant and expectorant.

Raw garlic works well for serious lung problems and infections, but for less serious problems take 2 capsules regular garlic or 1 of high potency garlic tablets every three to four hours until relief is experienced. For more serious respiratory conditions use 2 capsules or 1 tablet every one to two hours along with 4 capsules of ALJ. For an even more powerful decongestant and expectorant action, add 1/2 dropperful of lobelia extract every one to two hours. Garlic has anti-viral properties and is helpful for colds and congestion. Use 1-4 capsules up to every 2 hours during a cold. Tea used as an enema helps break fevers, especially in children. For prevention take 2-3 capsules or 1 high potency tablet daily with meals. For infection (bacterial, viral or yeast) or respiratory congestion, take up to 2 capsules every two hours or 1 high potency tablet every two hours. For bacterial infection, use in combination with golden seal, Echinacea, Lymph Gland Cleanse HY or Lymph Gland Cleanse, or IN-X. For viral infection, use in combination with Una D’Gato Combination, yarrow or Elderberry Defense. For yeast infection, combine with pau d’ arco or Yeast/Fungal Detox. For respiratory congestion, combine with ALJ, mullein or lobelia. For swollen lymph nodes combine with lobelia and mullein. For parasites take eight to twelve capsules per day. Combine with Herbal Pumpkin and black walnut.

For hypertension (high blood pressure) and/or high cholesterol, take 6-10 capsules or 2-3 high potency tablets per day for three to six months. The fresh bulb has the best anti-hypertensive properties. Always use for at least three to six months for circulation conditions before expecting to see real results. Can be taken continually for prevention after improvement. Eat 1-3 cloves the size of almonds daily. (Cut up small and eat on bread.) Larger doses need to be taken for arterial effects.

Using Garlic Oil: For lung congestion, rub garlic oil liberally on chest and back. (Pierce softgel and sqeeze oil out). For earache, use 3 drops (warm) in ear, rub on ear and rub on neck beneath ear. Constituents of garlic penetrate right through skin. Even the fumes kill harmful micro-organisms. Rub on throat for sore throat.

Raw Garlic: Eat 1-2 cloves every morning and regularly at meals for general health. For warts and cysts, rub with small slices of raw garlic throughout day. Follow with clay packs. Use 3-5 cloves in a decoction or eaten raw, three to six times daily for worms.
Enema: For a garlic enema, simmer one chopped clove for 10 minutes in 1 pint of water or use 6-8 capsules and steep as tea. Use garlic enema for fevers, earache, infection and worms.

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— Posted by Karen Doolan

Sunday, November 25, 2007


Join the Hundreds of Managers Who Are Successfully Building Their NSP Businesses with the Sunshine Business Alliance

Steven Horne and his company, Tree of Light Publishing, have helped hundreds of Nature's Sunshine Managers build successful NSP businesses during the past 20 years. And we'd like to help you succeed, too.

Consistently, NSP Managers have reported that education helps build their businesses, which of course is why we do what we do But, what you may not know is that the two educational tools that most top NSP Managers consistently report as the most effective are:

1. Hosting regular monthly educational meetings (typically called Herbal Hours) and

2. Keeping in contact with customers through a monthly educational newsletter.

That's the good news. The bad news is that these activities take time; time that many of us don't have.

That's why we developed our Sunshine Business Alliance. As an Associate of the Sunshine Business Alliance, we do the work of researching, writing and preparing a monthly newsletter called Sunshine Sharing, a monthly Herbal Hour on DVD with Steven and other experts in the field and other helpful tools, so that you can concentrate on other aspects of your business.

Do these tools work?

Don't take our word for it, hear what these NSP Managers have to say about our program.

Hi, I'm Deb Kitt. I am a first level Manager with Nature's Sunshine Products. Sunshine Sharing and the videos and handouts has helped me immensely. I was interested in doing classes, but it took many hours for me to do the research and put 1 class together. Steven's gold associate program does all of this for me. The information is top notch and I have gotten wonderful comments from my customers who have attended an herbal hr. video. I was a little timid and unsure of myself when I first started in natural health. The videos continue to teach me so much, I can pass this important information on to others. It has really helped my self confidence.

This Is Laura Lewars and John Vigliotta. Steven Horne's materials have helped us in so many ways.
1. The Sunshine Sharings are wonderful. In fact, I just added 50 more every month to my membership. Every month when they arrive I read them then add a few pages of my personal newsletter and mail them out and it is a definite sales booster. Sales tend to jump the following week every month.
2. As I mentioned previously the Comprehensive guide is fantastic.
3. As a gold associate, I find the Herbal Hour videos to be a great, no hype form of education, but they are not stiff. And they are mildly entertaining.
As far as the business coaching goes I think it's a great idea. I try to listen to the calls whenever I can.

Our Monthly Marketing Themes Give You an Opportunity to Attract New Customers Each Month

As a Gold or Silver Associate in our Business Alliance, we create a monthly marketing theme for you. Our themes are built around specific products and health issues. Our themes are seasonal in nature and designed to give you the chance to attract customers who have concerns in these areas. To help you promote each topic we create a four-page newsletter, Sunshine Sharing, you can use as a mailer or handout for customers. Sunshine Sharing is designed to be a folding self-mailer, with catchy copy on the outside. You simply insert any announcements or additional material you wish people to have inside.

We also create an Herbal Hour DVD featuring Steven Horne, and other guest experts, who talk about the month's topic. The video is professionally recorded with high quality lighting, sound and graphics. Handouts are provided with each video, which can be duplicated and passed out. In addition, we provide Gold Associates with a copy of the PowerPoint slides they can download from Associate area of the website.

But, we don't stop there.

We also provide Associates with 4-8 pages of product handouts they can use to promote the primary products we discussing that month. We also provide Associates with a printed copy of Nature's Field (before anyone else gets it electronically), a convenient order form for that month's products (which they can include with the newsletter) and a flyer to promote that month's Herbal Hour and theme.

In addition, we have two teleseminar calls each month. The first, our Meet the Experts call, features Steven or other experts on the monthly topic. It provides you an opportunity to ask questions about the month's theme and better educate yourself. The second teleconference, our Gold Mastermind call, is a brainstorm and discussion session about business-building ideas. On this call, Steven shares marketing and business training from books and classes, and other NSP Managers share their ideas, problems and business-building secrets.

Here are more comments from some of our current Associate members.

Hi, I'm Beverly Claussen in California. I'm a Manager with Nature's Sunshine products. I believe TOL has created a wonderfully useful package, so I became a Gold Associate and receive the Sunshine Sharing, Herbal Hour DVD, Nature's Field, and am able to attend or listen to the 'Meet the Experts' calls - all for one very reasonable price. I appreciate how Steven has combined all these tools on a single topic in the same month. I make sure that the business builders in my successline know about them even if they're not ready yet, just so they have the information. The Gold Associate Package is definitely worth the investment.

My name is Jackie Stevens, I am a Nature's Sunshine manager and have been with NSP for 11 years. Recently my NSP business went from being a hobby to a "real" business. I have participated in the Business Coaching Program all three times and learned something new each time. Since the calls started, I started holding monthly Herbal Hours and send monthly newsletters (Sunshine Sharing). I have learned to create some attention-grabbing postcards and flyers. I have gained more confidence in myself and feel that I am ready to educate others on health improvements (even though people have told me this for a long time). I use the handouts at my Herbal Hours and during consultations. The videos provide and instant class. These are great tools and easy enough for anyone to use.

A Complete Package of Convenient Marketing Tools Delivered to You Every Month

Here is an overview of the items you'll receive each month if you become a Sunshine Business Alliance Gold or Silver Associate


50 News



100 News


& Discounts

Experts Call



Here's a more detailed description of the tools we have available for you.

Sunshine Sharing aa

Sunshine Sharing, is professionally researched, written in a style that is interesting, informative and easy-to-read, then professionally formatted and printed. Over 200 NSP Managers have been purchasing and using our Sunshine Sharing newsletters for the past 16 years. Many report it is one of their best business-building tools.

However, recent changes have made Sunshine Sharing an even more effective educational and business-building tool. We've altered the layout, started creating marketing-oriented, attention-grabbing headlines and otherwise improving Sunshine Sharing as a marketing tool.

Nature's Field aa

Associates receive this printed professional herbal journal which contains an articles on the month's theme. Nature's Field is also available for free as a downloadable e-zine.

Handouts aa

Customers appreciate product handouts. In fact, they often help customers make the decision to purchase, because many people need to read something in order to feel it is credible. So, each month we produce 4-6 pages of handouts. We send you a printed copy of each handout and you can also download them as pdf files so you can email them to people.

The handouts have a place for you to stamp your contact information so people can get a hold of you.

Herbal Hour DVDs a

Because Steven Horne started college as a broadcasting major, he has a lot of experience working with video, making him very comfortable in front of the camera. As a result, Steven's Herbal Hour DVDs aren't just poorly shot recordings of live lectures, they're actually produced inside a broadcast quality TV production studio, with professional lighting and sound. They also include graphics, illustrations and other visual aids to make the videos more informative and enjoyable.

Each video comes with a set of handouts you can pass out. Some people simply watch the videos and develop their own presentation for their meetings. Others watch all or part of the DVD with their group then host a discussion and/or question-answer session. Copies of the slides are available for download from the web site for teaching the class yourself.

However you chose to use them, the Herbal Hour DVDs allow you to host a highly informative monthly meeting where you can educate customers about your product. (And we've done all the research and prep work for you, including preparing a flyer to advertise your meeting.)

Meet the Experts Calls a

Our Meet the Experts calls are held at the beginning of the month. Each call has a short presentation (20-30 minutes) on the months topic, and occasionally feature guest experts. This is followed by a question and answer period of anywhere from 30 minutes to a full hour, depending on the number of questions. This is your opportunity to get any questions you have about that month's topic answered, so you can feel confident in talking to people about the topic.

The calls are recorded and the audio is posted to the web site, where Gold Associates are able to download it if they missed the call.

Gold MasterMind Alliance Calls a

On this call, Steven shares marketing ideas and tips, discusses upcoming topics and marketing ideas. This mastermind group also allows members to share success stores and business building tips with each other.

Gold and Silver Associates Also Regularly Receive Special Offers and Discounts aa

As a Gold or Silver Associate with Tree of Light, you're one of our most valued customers. So, we like to offer you additional discounts on specials and other promotions that our regular customers don't receive. And, we're always looking for ways to offer extra value to our extra-special customers.

a Gold Associate Membership

If you want to participate in the complete Sunshine Business Alliance as a Gold Associate you'll receive:

  • 100 copies of Sunshine Sharing
  • 4-8 pages of Product Handouts on the monthly marketing theme
  • Access to the Associate Area of the Tree of Light web site, where additional handouts, PowerPoint Presentations from the Herbal Hours, emailable pdf files of the handouts and back issues of Nature's Field will be available
  • Printed delivery of Nature's Field
  • Right to purchase additional copies of Sunshine Sharing and Sunshine Sharing Back Issues at $5.00 per bundle of 25 copies (Non-subscribers can't purchase back issues of Sunshine Sharing)
  • The monthly Herbal Hour DVD complete with handouts
  • A flyer to promote your monthly Herbal Hour
  • Right to purchase additional Herbal Hour Videos at $17.95 each (Regular Price is $29.95)
  • Monthly Meet the Expert Teleconference call and web access to past Meet the Expert calls
  • Monthly Gold Mastermind teleconference call, packed with great business-building ideas and information
  • Special offers and discounts on Tree of Light products

As a Gold Associate you receive all of this for just $76 per month. You could spend far more than that on one newspaper ad or radio spot and get less promotional benefit from it.

a Silver Associate Membership

If your business isn't quite large enough to be ready for the Gold Associate Program, our Silver Associate Program is a great way to get started in promoting your business. The Silver Associate Program includes:

  • 50 copies of Sunshine Sharing
  • 4-8 pages of Product Handouts on the featured monthly products (which will be delivered with the Sunshine Sharing)
  • Access to the Associate Area of the Tree of Light Web site, where handouts and back issues of Nature's Field will be available
  • Printed delivery of Nature's Field
  • Right to purchase additional copies of Sunshine Sharing and Sunshine Sharing Back Issues at $5.00 per bundle of 25 copies (Non-subscribers can't purchase back issues of Sunshine Sharing)

Silver Associate Membership in the Sunshine Business-Building Alliance is $32 per month.

NSP Business Builders Alliance
Upcoming Themes

November 2007 - Digestive Upset

December 2007 - Anxiety
January 2008 - The Seven Basic Supplements Everyone Needs
February 2008 - Women’s Health Problems
March 2008 - Men’s Health Problems
April2008 - Brain Health

May2008 - Pregnancy, Nursing and Infants

June 2008 - Herbs and Supplements for Sports

July 2008 - Bone Health

August 2008 - Fibromyalgia

September 2008 - Herbs for Teenagers

October 2008 - Herbs for the Elderly
November 2008 - Candida

December 2008 - Healthy Drinks & Snacks


If you would like to join The Tree of Light with a Gold or Silver Associate Membership. Please give Affiliate #27084 so that Steven knows who referred you to this program. I have been a Gold Associate since the inception two years ago and it has been such a wonderful learning experience. The tools are phenomenal. All the information is put together for you, in a simple to use format, allowing you to use them to teach and build your Nature's Sunshine business.

Visit http://www.treelite.com/SBA/index.php to sign up for this great program.

Share the Health,
Karen Herrmann-Doolan, NSP District Manager
Nature's Sunshine Herb Specialist
Natural Health Educator
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