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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Save on Nature's Three and LOCLO - March 16-31

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Fiber...the Key to Intestinal Health
Everyone needs more!

Adequate fiber intake is vital for intestinal health. The recommended daily intake of fiber is 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men. The average American gets just 10-15 grams. Fiber keeps the intestinal system running smoothly, adding bulk, and absorbing toxins. Fiber is also vital for the heart, already normal cholesterol and blood glucose levels and weight maintenance.

For two weeks this month, save up to 25% on two terrific NSP fiber supplements that promote intestinal health.

March is your last opportunity to enjoy last year's prices! Save money by purchasing extra quantities of your favorite products. Price increase will take effect April 1.

Promo No.Special OfferDirect CostQV PointsSugg. Retail
17420-4Nature's Three (12 oz.)
$2 off
17422-5Nature's Three (12 oz.)
Buy 4, get 1 FREE
17424-3Nature's Three (12 oz.)
Buy 9, get 3 FREE
10226-0LOCLO (12 oz.)
$2 off
10225-5LOCLO (12 oz.)
Buy 4, get 1 FREE
17421-0LOCLO (12 oz.)
Buy 9, get 3 FREE

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Take advantage of these special prices March 16-31.

Must-have fiber products for better intestinal health-

Nature's Three provides insoluble and soluble fiber from three sources: psyllium, oat fiber and apple fiber. Both soluble and insoluble fiber are critical to a properly functioning intestinal system. Soluble fiber helps produce a softer stool and chemically prevents the absorption of certain substances into the bloodstream. Insoluble fiber works like a sponge, absorbing many times its weight in water and leading to more efficient elimination.

LOCLO provides generous amounts of soluble and insoluble fiber to absorb toxins in the bowel, carry excess dietary fat out of the body, stimulate normal bowel function, encourage softer stool and aid in slowing down sugar assimilation. Each serving provides 5 grams of total dietary fiber.

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This is the perfect time to take advantage of these great offers.
Prices will go up on April 1.

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

Take advantage of these special prices beginning Saturday, March 16.

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Karen Herrmann-Doolan, NSP District Manager 
Nature's Sunshine Herb Specialist 
Natural Health Educator
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Thursday, March 28, 2013

MyNSP upgrade moved to mid-April

MyNSP Distributor Tools
New & Improved website !!!! Visit us for the Launch!

MyNSP websites are Upgrading   Mid April!
 Business Builders, Are You Prepared? 
(upgrade postponed from March 28th date) 

Dear MyNSP Subscriber,

Thank you for your patience as we transition to a new and improved MyNSP! We have decided to postpone the upgrade for a few more weeks in order to give MyNSP "power-users" more time to get ready for the transition.

We know that you are excited about the upgrade, and we realize this delay may inconvenience many of you. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we promise that we'll use these extra few weeks to add even more resources to the new MyNSP!

Login today at www.MyNSP.com to access your successline reports, ecards, email and other MyNSP tools.

Happy sharing!

Important Upgrade and Transition Information

The new tools include most of the features you use today as well as several new features.

Moving to a completely new system is like changing phone service providers. It is important that you save some of your MyNSP information because we are not able to move it automatically to the new system.

Please plan on saving important information that you have in the following MyNSP tools:

- Inbox and Sent Folder
- Calendar and Task-related information
- Your customized "My Story" that is currently on your MyNSP Website
- Notes you've made regarding Successline members and prospects
- Goal Tracker information

Read this important transition information >>

Please save your important information before mid April!

Note: Your Address Book, Website Address, MyNSP email address and Saved Downline Reports will be copied automatically to the new system. 

Did you miss the email from Home Office regarding the upgrades to MyNSP?

Learn more about the new MyNSP tools >>
New MyNSP backoffice tools
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Karen Herrmann-Doolan, NSP District Manager 
Nature's Sunshine Herb Specialist 
Natural Health Educator
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Hypercleanliness may be making us sick

James A. Parcell/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST - Some studies suggest that growing up on a farm protects children from allergies and other ailments related to the immune system.

A growing body of evidence suggests that all the antibacterial-wiping, germ-killing cleanliness of the developed world may actually be making us more prone to getting sick — and that a little more dirt might help us stay healthier in the long run.

The idea, known as the hygiene hypothesis, was first proposed in 1989 by epidemiologist David P. Strachen, who analyzed data from 17,414 British children and found that those who had grown up with more siblings (and presumably more germs) were less likely to have allergies and eczema. Since then, the theory has been cited as a possible explanation for everything from multiple sclerosis to hay fever and autism. But its particulars aren't so clean and clear.

Here's what researchers do know: Our immune systems need bugs. They rely on early encounters with germs to learn how to protect our bodies.

"Bacteria, fungi, lots of these things we think of as bad — they're all part of our environment, and we evolved to live with them," says Michael Zasloff, an immunologist and physician at Georgetown University Medical Center. Through exposure to these microbes early in life, your immune system learns what's harmful and what isn't, he says, and that readies the immune responses you'll have for the rest of your life.

"The body has got to know friend from foe," Zasloff says. If your body learns that a specific microbe or substance — any antigen, or visitor to the body — is a foe, it will send immune system cells to destroy it. If it recognizes the antigen as a friend, the immune system will leave it alone. "Exposure tells the immune system, 'These are the things you're going to run into all the time, so you don't need to worry about them.' "

According to the hygiene hypothesis, bad things can happen if this early exposure doesn't take place or if it doesn't include the right microbes. The immune system can become overly sensitive, overreacting to non-threats such as pollen or dander as if they're potentially harmful. When combined with certain genetic traits, this process can lead to conditions such as asthma and allergies, says Kathleen Barnes, an immunogeneticist at Johns Hopkins University who specializes in the genetics of asthma.

Barnes's work has revealed that although genes play a key role in the development of asthma, changing a population's exposure to microbes — by protecting them from parasitic diseases, for example — can make asthma rates rise. That suggests that hygiene may also play a role in asthma.

"It can't all be due to genes, because if we look at the prevalence of asthma or diseases of inflammation over the past 50 years, we see it's definitely on the rise," Barnes says. "It's some interaction between the genes and the environment that's causing these rates to skyrocket."

But researchers can't say which particular interactions with the environment help prevent disease later on. That's because exposures tend to come in combinations, and teasing apart their effects on the body is difficult.

Take farming, for instance. Several studies have suggested that growing up on a farm can protect children from allergies and other immune-system-related conditions, but it's hard to know which element of farm living does the trick.

A 2012 study of Amish and Swiss farm and non-farm children found that the farm-dwelling kids had significantly lower rates of asthma, hay fever and eczema. But the farm dwellers differed from their non-farm peers in several ways: They had more exposure to livestock and the microbes that come with them; they were more likely to drink raw milk, which contains microbes not found in pasteurized milk; and they tended to have more siblings at home.

Because each of these factors has been associated with reduced risk of allergies and related diseases, researchers can't pinpoint which factor or combination of factors provides the protection.

Parasites and disease-causing microbes have also shown a protective effect, but again it's not clear which microbes are doing the protecting. A 2007 study that compared genetically related children living in Finland and Russia found that the Russian children — who were less wealthy than their Finnish counterparts and who more frequently showed antibodies to the hepatitis A virus, H. pylori bacteria and other microbes associated with poor hygiene practices — were far less likely to have allergies. The findings made it clear that microbial infections and environmental differences were conferring an advantage, but they were less conclusive about which infections conferred the greatest advantage.

So what does all this mean? Should we ditch spring cleaning and adopt a dairy cow — or a parasite — to keep allergies at bay?

Probably not, says Barnes: Modern hygiene saves lives and prevents the spread of disease, and no researcher would advocate abandoning it entirely. But we may want to rethink our relationship with germs, she says.

"Knowing what I know about the hygiene hypothesis, I think twice before I run to a physician for an antibiotic," she says. "I also think about the foods my family eats. We eat a lot of yogurt for the beneficial bacterial cultures it provides."

Zasloff goes even further. He doesn't mind if his kids eat a little dirt, don't wash their hands before every meal or wear the same socks twice. Eating food that's been in the fridge a while or that has fallen on the floor is okay, too, he says.

That may not be for you. The important thing, Zasloff says, is moderation: "It's not that you should expose yourself to things that are going to kill you. We're just talking about living in a more microbially rich environment. That means you don't need to use antibacterial soaps or wipes, or clean everything with bleach, or even wash your clothes every day. Getting dirty isn't so bad. . . . Just use your common sense."

Article from the WashingtonPost.com

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One Day of Extra Savings before April's Price Increase
$3 Shipping Plus 5% Off
March 26 ONLY

March 26th is your day to save. Shop this Tuesday and receive a 5% instant discount on an order of $100 or more. Plus you'll pay just $3 shipping! * This is your last chance to see such spectacular savings. New prices take effect on April 1. So stock up now to save money on your favorite products.

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16 fl. oz. 24
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Share the Health,
Karen Herrmann-Doolan, NSP District Manager 
Nature's Sunshine Herb Specialist 
Natural Health Educator
C: (817) 225-8392
Visit my Nature's Sunshine Online Store:
Learn about the Body Systems 
Check out my Health & Nutrition Blog!