.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

Health and Nutrition with Nature's Sunshine

Not yet a Nature's Sunshine Member? Membership is free with a $40 order. Visit my web site www.herbsplus.mynsp.com Become an Herb Specialist! Visit my Blog for information about classes, webinars and Natural Health Education. Herbsplus4health.blogspot.com

My Photo
Location: Honesdale, PA, United States

For Health Enthusiasts worldwide wanting to learn about Health and Nutrition. Join us here to learn about High Quality Products, Educational tools and Opportunities. If you would like to be notified when new items are posted to this page, please Email Me or call me at (817)225-8392 so I can add you to the list.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


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



Jul 16, 2009 Time: 8:30 Eastern, 7:30 Central, 6:30 Mountain and 5:30 Pacific Time
registration fee:
Steven H Horne & Bill Caradonna

Become a Master of Iridology with Tree of Light's IIPA Level I and Level II Certification Course and Iris Analysis Software

IIPA Certification via Webinar

The International Iridology Practitioner's Association (IIPA) is the Gold Standard for iridology training and certification. IIPA's program is based on the latest medical research into iridology from Europe and trains you to be a competent and credible iridologist. Steven took the IIPA training program from IIPA's founders Bill Caradonna and Harri Wolfe in 1987 (when IIPA was known as NIRA) and has been a fan of this professional iridology ever since.

That's why Tree of Light Publishing is pleased to offer an IIPA Level I and Level II certification program taught by a combination of correspondence training and webinars. The instructors for this program are IIPA co-founder, Bill Caradonna, a registered pharmacist and a naturopathic doctor, and Steven Horne, a registered herbalist and a professional member of IIPA.

Here's what's covered in the IIPA program.

  • Eye anatomy and physiology
  • Topography and mapping
  • Sectors, segments, reaction fields, zones, functions, terms
  • Iris structure - Physical Integrity evaluation
  • Iris color - Constitutional Types and subtypes
  • Iris Structure irregularities - lacunae, crypts, defects, rarefications
  • Radial furrows, contraction furrows
  • Reflexives and transversals
  • Collarette Wreath shapes
  • Pigmentation irregularities
  • Corneal arcus, basic pupil tonus
  • Combinations of signs, exceptions to the rules
  • Expansion of information on collarette and digestive zone
  • Syndromes
  • Introduction to Sclerology and conjunctiva signs
  • Introduction to Rayid and other non-physical models
  • Case study emphasis
  • Iridology practice suggestions

This course will help you get certified with IIPA. Besides attending this combined Level 1 and Level 2 class, you will also need to:

  • Submit 10 case studies for review
  • Complete a 2 part Final Exam: a Slide Case Analysis & a Written Exam
  • Submit evidence of completion of a 1 year college level anatomy and physiology course or approved equivalent
  • To read more about IIPA certification requirements, go to: http://www.iridologyassn.org/Students.aspx

This program is based on a new Iris Analysis Software developed by Bill Caradonna and Judy McConnell and marketed through Tree of Light Publishing. This software allows you to simply check off what signs are present in the iris and it generates a complete iris report for the clients. The software prevents you from making mistakes by guiding you step by step through the iris analysis, and only giving you options based on previous answers.

Click below to download a free demo of the software

Click here to download for a Mac OS X
Click here to download for a PC running Windows XP or Vista

This unique class will take you through the software and show you step by step how to analyze the eyes and develop a program based on your findings.

Watch A Look At Iridology: Iridology Tools and Education to Help Your Business Grow

Special Package price:

This course includes all of the following:

  • Tree of Light's Practical Iridology Course - sells for $247.00
  • Iris Analysis Software - sells for $397.00
  • Complimentary IIPA Membership - IIPA membership is normally $125
  • 12 two-hour webinar training sessions with Bill Caradonna and Steven Horne - a $597.00 value

The total value of this package is $1366

But you get the entire program for - $997

IIPA Certification Webinar Dates

  • Session 1 - July 16
  • Session 2 - July 23 
  • Session 3 - Aug 6
  • Session 4 - Aug 13
  • Session 5 - Sept 10
  • Session 6 - Sept 17
  • Session 7 - Oct 1
  • Session 8 - Oct 29
  • Session 9 - Nov 5
  • Session 10 - Nov 12
  • Session 11 - Dec 10
  • Session 12 - Dec 17

All classes will be held at 8:30 Eastern, 7:30 Central, 6:30 Mountain and 5:30 Pacific Time.

This time slot doesn't work for you?

Don't worry. All webinar sessions will be recorded, so you can download any sessions you missed and review the material as much as you like. You can also submit questions about the material via email.

What's the payment plan?

The down payment for the program is $400. Register by 10:00 PM, Tues-day March 23 and receive a discount off of the down payment. You'll be able to download and start using the software immediately. Your Practi-cal Iridology course will be shipped to you 2-3 weeks before the first webinar. The balance due will be charged one week before the first class or you can make six payments of $135 starting in June.

Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to learn iridology from the best! Register today.

Visit http://www.treelite.com/courses/classdetails.php?id=363 to view this information on line.
Openings Remaining:

Monday, March 30, 2009

Health Choices of Rock Hill to the rescue

Health Choices is having a Sale!
Body Pure Detox Foot Pads 10 per box 30% Off!
Fiberific Liquid Fiber 30 oz 30% Off!
Dr Dunners Laxsenn Liquid Laxative 9.5 oz 30 % Off!
Flora Essence Tea in box 30% Off!
Doctors Sugarfree Chocolate Bar 3oz 30%
Off! ALL Gaia products 25% Off!
Selected Natures Sunshine products 25% Off
All Jewelry 15% off!
Many others items on sale too many to mention!
Come join us!
Handy tips:

Home made non toxic disinfectant

Fill spray bottle with ½ cup whit vinegar, ¼ cup rubbing alcohol and the remainder with water. Use for counters, floors, bathrooms, door knobs and clean animal dishes.

Get rid of house Flies and ants

Sprinkle dry soap into garbage cans after they have been washed and allowed to dry, it acts as a repellent.

Set a sponge in a saucer of lavender oil to repel flies.

A pot of basil set on a window sill or table will reduce the number of flies as well.

For ants, sprinkle some artificial sweetener around the corners of your home, the aspartame acts as a poison

Reduce pet odours in carpets and furniture

Sprinkle dry tea leaves ( green tea leaves work well) on carpets and furniture, leave for 30-60 minutes then vacuum, can leave for longer if desire d.

Sprinkling baking soda also works well, especially on fresh messes.

Help is here when chopping onions and chillies

Are you tires of your hands being stained with either the scent or spice of onions, hot peppers and garlic, use latex gloves when chopping and handling those veggies…I hate getting hot peppers on my fingers, I tend to rub my eyes a lot and oh boy does it sting…clears sinuses though…

Try freezing your onions for a ½ hour before chopping or soak in cold water, helps reduce the tears.

Keep clothes from fading

Keep dark clothes looking their best, add 1 cup of vinegar in your washing machine with cold water, (works best the first few washes of a dark item) add you laundry soap and wash away. The vinegar helps preserve the colours in your garments.

Clogged sinks

Use some lemon juice followed by some vinegar down the drain, leave it for a bit and pour more down later, you may need to poke with a coat hanger to help remove access grim.

Clean silk flowers

Shake silk flowers in a brown paper bag full of salt. Or wipe with lemon and water mixture.

Grease, pots and pans

Baking soda the best solution for greasy cookware, including stove tops, ovens pots and pans.

Other solutions for tough stains in ovens include, using rock salt or Epson salts then cut a grape fruit or orange in half and use it to scrub with.

Nasty microwave

Steam away microwave dirt, place a microwavable dish full of water in your microwave, cook for 5-10 minutes or until most of the water has evaporat ed, open and grim should wipe right off.

Keep bugs from eating your garden

Sprinkle garlic powder onto your plants leaves, bugs hate that…If using on outdoor gardens whether flowers of vegetables remember to sprinkle after each rain fall, just a pinch. 


This Email is from:
Health Choices, Susie & Steve Grimmett  
1742 Herlong Village Dr Suite 102, Rock Hill, SC 29732 
Visit Health Choices for these great Sales! 


Friday, March 27, 2009

Websites and more about vaccinations

Thank you very much for this Information Posted By Marguerite Wright, NSP member and friend in Illinois.
Moms and Dads come to me for information on vaccinations when making the choice to get their children immunized or not. We as the parents do have a choice and I am glad to provide any information that will help parents in making their decision. My advice is to do the research for yourself, breast feed for natural immune builders and keep your babies on healthy diet, herbal vitamins, minerals and supplements and lots of love.
(Photo by Jason Wallace)
Here are some helpful websites:
Would you injected your babies with mercury, aluminum, monkey kidney cells, formaldehyde?…
Vaccine ingredients
Get Dr. Sherri's book Saying No To Vaccines.
Add her as a friend on myspace:
Please Share and Enjoy!
Thanks again to Marguerite Wright for finding and posting such valuable information.
Share the Health,
Karen Herrmann-Doolan, NSP District Manager 
Nature's Sunshine Herb Specialist 
Natural Health Educator
O: 704-966-6645
H: 704-588-7638
Visit my Nature's Sunshine Online Store:
Learn about the Body Systems 
Check out my Health & Nutrition Blog!


Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Here is a great web page I found, where you can see how your lifestyle and diet can affect your life expectancy.
Share the Health,
Karen Herrmann-Doolan, NSP District Manager 
Nature's Sunshine Herb Specialist 
Natural Health Educator
O: 704-966-6645
H: 704-588-7638
Visit my Nature's Sunshine Online Store:
Learn about the Body Systems 
Check out my Health & Nutrition Blog!


Thursday, March 19, 2009



Are you worried about CODEX?

For too long, the fear that the Codex Alimentarius Commission is going to restrict our access to dietary supplements has been looming.

A Bill entitled, "The CODEX Guidelines Vitamins and Minerals Rejection and Dietary Supplement International Protection Act of 2009" and will soon be introduced in the United States Congress.

We need your support to get this bill passed.

This bill does four things:
  1. Officially rejects the 2005 Guidelines on Vitamins and Mineral Food Supplements adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission and bars government officials from promoting them.
  2. Requires U.S. government representatives in international forums to energetically promote the principals of existing U.S. law (which include the 1976 Proxmire Amendment and the 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994).
  3. Proves a technical correction to FDA's Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR 130.6) dealing with the review and adoption of CODEX Guidelines by requiring Congressional mandate to modify any laws dealing with dietary supplement regulations.
  4. Require improved transparency and accountability into the U.S. CODEX activity by requiring transcripts to be taken and published in their un-redacted form on the US CODEX website in a timely manner and the submission to Congress of an annual report.
Congress has always supported the will of the people in protecting dietary supplement access. In fact, in 1997, Congress thought they had resolved all international harmonization issues involving dietary supplement in Section 410 of the Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act. However, the FDA failed to modify their Code of Federal Regulations to include this 1997 provision. Therefore, this legislation is needed to provide this technical correction.

We need your help!

Things you can do right away:
  1. Send a letter to your member of the House of Representatives asking for their support. A sample letter is available here for download that all you need to do is fill in your information, sign and return to us for personal delivery. Click Here to get the letter. Fax the letter to Beth Clay at 1-202-318-7557 or 540-720-7454 or TOLL FREE (888) 548-4247 for personal delivery to your Representative.
  2. Make copies of this letter, have everyone you know who enjoys the freedom to purchase dietary supplements in the United States sign the letter, bundle those letters together and mail them to:

    Capitol Strategy Consultants, Inc.
    Attention Beth Clay, CODEX Fund
    46 Draper Circle
    Stafford, VA 22554-4754

  3. Make a donation to the CODEX Fund by going here.
  4. Sign up for our e-alerts to stay informed. (We will not sell or share your information with anyone.)
The CODEX Alimentarius Commission was organized as a joint activity of two United Nations Organizations (The FAO and WHO) more than 40 years ago to promote improved food trade, i.e. that the foods shipped and sold between countries would be clean, free of dangerous pesticides, and properly labeled. Many feel there venture into the development of setting guidelines for vitamins and minerals food supplements that focused on potency rather than quality control was outside of their mission. These guidelines do not conform to existing US. law and should not be adopted. A thorough review of CODEX and the possibility of adoption in the United States uncovered a technical correction that is needed to insure that the United States Government by the Request of the United States Congress officially rejects the 2005 Guidelines, and that going forward, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be required to present any dietary supplement issues to the Congress for consideration.

We would also like to thank our board of advisors. They are:
Clinton Ray Miller
Scott Tips, JD

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

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Prostate Cancer article - New york times

Prostate Test Found to Save Few Lives

Published: March 18, 2009

The PSA blood test, used to screen for prostate cancer, saves few lives and leads to risky and unnecessary treatments for large numbers of men, two large studies have found.

The findings, the first based on rigorous, randomized studies, confirm some longstanding concerns about the wisdom of widespread prostate cancer screening. Although the studies are continuing, results so far are considered significant and the most definitive to date.

The PSA test, which measures a protein released by prostate cells, does what it is supposed to do — indicates a cancer might be present, leading to biopsies to determine if there is a tumor. But it has been difficult to know whether finding prostate cancer early saves lives. Most of the cancers tend to grow very slowly and are never a threat and, with the faster-growing ones, even early diagnosis might be too late.

The studies — one in Europe and the other in the United States — are "some of the most important studies in the history of men's health," said Dr. Otis Brawley, the chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society.

In the European study, 48 men were told they had prostate cancer and needlessly treated for it for every man whose death was prevented within a decade after having had a PSA test.

Dr. Peter B. Bach, a physician and epidemiologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, says one way to think of the data is to suppose he has a PSA test today. It leads to a biopsy that reveals he has prostate cancer, and he is treated for it. There is a one in 50 chance that, in 2019 or later, he will be spared death from a cancer that would otherwise have killed him. And there is a 49 in 50 chance that he will have been treated unnecessarily for a cancer that was never a threat to his life.

Prostate cancer treatment can result in impotence and incontinence when surgery is used to destroy the prostate, and, at times, painful defecation or chronic diarrhea when the treatment is radiation.

As soon as the PSA test was introduced in 1987, it became a routine part of preventive health care for many men age 40 and older. Experts debated its value, but their views were largely based on less compelling data that often involved statistical modeling and inferences. Now, with the new data, cancer experts said men should carefully consider the possible risks and benefits of treatment before deciding to be screened. Some may decide not to be screened at all.

For years, the cancer society has urged men to be informed before deciding to have a PSA test. "Now we actually have something to inform them with," Dr. Brawley said. "We've got numbers."

The publication of data from the two new studies should change the discussion, said Dr. David F. Ransohoff, an internist and cancer epidemiologist at the University of North Carolina. "This is not relying on modeling anymore," he said. "This is not some abstract, pointy-headed exercise. This is the real world, and this is real data."

Dr. H. Gilbert Welch, a professor of medicine at Dartmouth who studies cancer screening, also welcomed the new data. "We've been waiting years for this," he said. "It's a shame we didn't have it 20 years ago."

Both reports were published online Wednesday by The New England Journal of Medicine. One involved 182,000 men in seven European countries; the other, by the National Cancer Institute, involved nearly 77,000 men at 10 medical centers in the United States.

In both, participants were randomly assigned to be screened — or not — with the PSA test, whose initials stand for prostate-specific antigen. In each study, the two groups were followed for more than a decade while researchers counted deaths from prostate cancer, asking whether screening made a difference.

The European data involved a consortium of studies with different designs. Taken together, the studies found that screening was associated with a 20 percent relative reduction in the prostate cancer death rate. But the number of lives saved was small — seven fewer prostate cancer deaths for every 10,000 men screened and followed for nine years.

The American study, led by Dr. Gerald L. Andriole of Washington University, had a single design. It found no reduction in deaths from prostate cancer after most of the men had been followed for 10 years. Every man has been followed for at least seven years, said Dr. Barnett Kramer, a study co-author at the National Institutes of Health. By seven years, the death rate was 13 percent lower for the unscreened group.

The European study saw no benefit of screening in the first seven years of follow-up.

Screening is not only an issue in prostate cancer. If the European study is correct, mammography has about the same benefit as the PSA test, said Dr. Michael B. Barry, a prostate cancer researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital who wrote an editorial accompanying the papers. But prostate cancers often are less dangerous than breast cancers, so screening and subsequent therapy can result in more harm. With mammography, about 10 women receive a diagnosis and needless treatment for breast cancer to prevent one death. With both cancers, researchers say they badly need a way to distinguish tumors that would be deadly without treatment from those that would not.

When the American and European studies began, in the early 1990s, PSA testing was well under way in the United States, and many expected that the screening test would make the prostate cancer death rate plummet by 50 percent or more. Dr. Brawley was at the cancer institute then, though not directly involved with its prostate cancer screening study. But he saw the reactions.

Some urologists said the study was unethical, because some people would not be screened, and demanded it be shut down, he said. One group of black urologists encouraged black men not to participate because blacks have a greater risk of prostate cancer and it seemed obvious they should be screened.

Some thought that they would see fewer cancer deaths among screened men as quickly as five years. But it became clear that screening would not have a large, immediate effect — if it did, the studies would have been stopped and victory declared. Cancer researchers began turning to less rigorous sources of data, with some arguing that screening was preventing cancer deaths and others arguing it was not.

In the United States, many men and their doctors have made up their minds — most men over age 50 have already been screened, and each year more than 180,000 receive a diagnosis of prostate cancer. In Europe, said Dr. Fritz H. Schröder of Erasmus University, the lead author of the European study, most men are not screened. "The mentality of Europeans is different," he said, and screening is not so highly promoted.

Both studies will continue to follow the men. It remains possible that the United States study will eventually find that screening can reduce the prostate cancer death rate, researchers say, or that both studies will conclude that there is no real reduction.

"I certainly think there's information here that's food for thought," Dr. Brawley said.

The benefits of prostate cancer screening, he said, are "modest at best and with a greater downside than any other cancer we screen for."

Friday, March 13, 2009


Here is the basic smoothie recipe I learned to make at Talley's whole food market years ago. I enjoy this drink a few times a week. I always make mine super nutritious by adding in the Greenzone and a few others. I use my Magic Bullet smoothie maker [recipe for one] (a friend of mine bought it for me one Christmas and I love it), however you could double the recipe and make in a blender and share it between two or more people.
Talley's Recipe
...In a Magic Bullet Smoothie maker (for 2 or more use blender and double recipe)... 
Fill magic bullet cup with frozen blue berries or any other frozen fruits
1/2 - 1 Banana
1 tsp. Honey (optional)
A few ice cubes (optional)
100 % Pure Apple Juice or other pure fruit juice (not sweetened)

Fill the cup (or if using a blender fill up to the 32-34 ounce line) with Juice. Blend til all Ice has been chopped good and Liquid is moving in tornado fashion up top. If using blender, Add ice to desired consistency.
Karen's  Modified Recipe

To make the above recipe into a Super Nutritious Meal replacement - add any or all of the following NSP ingredients before adding the Apple Juice:

1 Scoop Ultimate Greenzone Powder ***
1 scoop Berry Healthy Drink Mix
1/2 scoop SynerProtein Drink
1 tbsp. Colloidal Minerals or Mineral Chi Tonic
1 tsp. Nature's Three
1-2 tbsp. Stoneyfarms Organic Yogurts or Yo Baby yogurts or plain Dannon Yogurt (I prefer the organic as it has more healthy, live probiotics)
Some more ideas of other things you can also add:
1 tbsp. Flax seed, ground up 
  (not flax seed oil because it will bind with all the fiber & nutrients in this drink and you will only get a healthy toilet).
Here are some links on my blog to some other smoothie recipes:
Share the Health,
Karen Herrmann-Doolan, NSP District Manager 
Nature's Sunshine Herb Specialist 
Natural Health Educator
O: 704-966-6645
H: 704-588-7638
Visit my Nature's Sunshine Online Store:
Learn about the Body Systems 
Check out my Health & Nutrition Blog!