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Friday, April 26, 2013

8 Natural Metabolism Boosters

There are many ways to increase your metabolism. For most people it starts with the right diet and exercise. An efficient metabolism also requires the smooth running of many complex body processes that rely on sufficient antioxidant vitamins such as vitamin C and the B vitamins, and sometimes supplements are required to correct any deficiencies. There are also a variety of herbs and spices that can boost your metabolism. Here are eight of them:


That spice that's in almost every curry -- that's turmeric. It has been reported to increase metabolism by increasing bile production within the body, as well as lowering blood sugar levels. Be careful with curry, though. Curries are full of creams and fats that do anything but increase your metabolism. Further Turmeric (or Curcumin) benefits are that it can help detoxify your blood and support a healthy inflammation response. Turmeric or Curcumin should be taken with peperine or black pepper to help with bioavailability. 

Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper helps support body fat by increasing oxygen consumption. Cayenne pepper may also support blood pressure, blood circulation, and digestion. Capsicum is a natural stimulant without the threatening side effects (palpitations, hyper-activity or rise in blood pressure) like most other stimulating agents. Cayenne's primary chemical ingredients include capsaicin, capsanthin, beta carotene, flavonoids, and vitamin C. Cayenne Pepper is a very high source of Vitamins A and C, has the complete B complexes, and is very rich in organic calcium and potassium.


It is known as an "insulin mimicker" meaning it minimizes the amount of insulin your body produces after a meal by transporting sugar molecules into cells within the body.Cinnamon also may slow down the emptying of the stomach after a large meal, leaving you to fill fuller and less likely to snack. Now, cinnamon rolls don't count. Cinnamon is also an ingredient in our new product, Sweet FX.


Kelp is a natural thyroid stimulant, which may support metabolism. Kelp, as well as other seaweeds, raise metabolism in two ways: they affect the thyroid gland and they increase basal metabolic rate (the speed at which your body burns calories while at rest). Iodine, an important component of kelp, has a direct effect on basal metabolic rate. Kelp is believed to stimulate a thyroid hormone which is responsible for boosting metabolism. By returning the iodine levels to normal, it can help alleviate low-grade hypothyroidism. Kelp contains large amounts of potassium, and naturally varying amounts of trace minerals, which may be useful in maintaining proper glandular function and metabolism. Some medications for high blood pressure can increase potassium levels in the blood. Taking Kelp along with some medications for high blood pressure might cause too much potassium in the blood.


Studies by ICMR(Indian Council of Medical Research) show ginger supported the digestion process by absorbing the necessary nutrients into the system and regulated the metabolism cycle. The gingerol is the majorly active component in ginger. Such active components in ginger activate the muscular activity in the digestive track and stimulate the chemical reactions in the digestive system. Ginger is an important ingredient used in the traditional Ayurvedic medicines to support the metabolism and digestive system. Researchers have found that ginger may help settle the stomach during times of occasional nausea, motion sickness and morning sickness.

Yerba Mate

A stimulant similar to caffeine, this herb can also increase blood pressure. Yerba Mate is also is a good source of antioxidants. It also contains many nutrients like potassium, chromium, iron, niacin and magnesium. Yerba Mate suppresses your appetite and increases energy levels, therefore stimulating the ability to burn unwanted calories faster. Yerba Mate contains a content named mateine, which increase metabolism and energy. It also help you to get rid of allergy symptoms, act as a gentle diuretic and colon cleanse, nutritionally speed up the healing process and decrease stress. Yerba mate can be used in as a tea drink. It is also found in a supplement pill or energy drink. Those who are on blood pressure medication or are sensitive to stimulants should avoid Yerba Mate.

Green Tea

Green tea is a thermogenic agent, which means, that you may burn more calories. Green Tea is also a stimulant which contains powerful antioxidant, as well as, caffeine. The antioxidants found in green tea also aids in energy production. It can also be found in capsules for those who do not wish to make tea. The chemical in green tea, or Green Tea extract, known as EGCG (or epigallocatechin gallate) is known to speed up your metabolism, among many other benefits.

Bitter Orange

Bitter Orange which is an extract of Seville oranges is a stimulant and works on receptors in fat tissues.
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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
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NSP INSPIRE Transformation Regional Event

Nature's Sunshine Products

Transform Your Health, Transform Your Life!

We're coming to town! Join us and bring your non-NSP guests for a fun, informative and experiential evening to discuss how Nature's Sunshine Products can truly transform lives! You'll be taught by one of our renowned and highly sought after manager instructors.

Enjoy Great Meeting Benefits!
Benefits for new sign-ups
Product Samples
Free product for each non-NSP guest

In this meeting we'll share:
Nature's Sunshine's heritage, vision and common purpose
Our unmatched quality
Our new market-leading innovative products
Our holistic and healthy approach to weight management through the Transformational Habit of Health
Transformation testimonials
And more!

Invite your guests now!

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These evening meetings are FREE for everyone!

Meeting Details

Throughout 2013  

Nationwide   (see below) 

7:00 - 9:00 pm
(CA 7:30 - 9:30 pm)
This meeting is for you, your current NSP members and non-NSP guests!

When Language Location Address and Phone
4/29/2013 English Phoenix, AZ Phoenix Airport Marriott
1101 North 44th Street
4/29/2013 English Richmond, VA Four Points Sheraton
4700 Laburnum Ave
4/30/2013 English Hutchinson, KS Ramada Hotel
1400 N Lorraine
4/30/2013 English Philadelphia, PA Hilton Philadelphia Airport
4509 Island Ave
5/1/2013 English Denver, CO DoubleTree Hotel Denver
3203 Quebec Street
5/1/2013 English Greensburg, PA Ramada Greensburg Hotel
100 Sheraton Drive
5/2/2013 English Boise, ID Springhill Suites Boise
424 East Park Center Blvd
5/2/2013 English Fort Worth, TX DFW Airport Marriott South
4151 Centreport Blvd
5/2/2013 English North Canton, OH Hilton Garden Inn Akron Arpt
5251 Landmark Blvd
5/3/2013 English Tyler, TX Courtyard Tyler
7414 S Broadway Ave
5/4/2013 English Lafayette, LA Hilton Lafayette
1521 West Pinhook Road
5/6/2013 English Ann Arbor, MI Courtyard Ann Arbor
3205 Boardwalk Drive
5/6/2013 English Clermont, FL The Wesley Center
950 7th Street
5/7/2013 English Austin, TX Embassy Suites Austin Central
5901 North IH-35
5/7/2013 English Oak Lawn, IL Hilton Oak Lawn
9333 South Cicero Avenue
5/8/2013 English Kansas City, MO Hilton Kansas City Airport
8801 NW 112th Street
5/8/2013 English The Woodlands, TX The Woodlands Marriott
1601 Lake Robbins Drive
5/9/2013 English Birmingham, AL Birmingham Marriott
3590 Grandview Pkwy
5/9/2013 English Joplin, MO La Quinta Inn
3320 S Rangeline Road
5/10/2013 English Oklahoma City, OK Oklahoma City Marriott
3233 Northwest Expressway
5/13/2013 English New Albany, IN Holiday Inn Express Louisville
411 West Spring Street
5/14/2013 English Bluffton, IN Wells County Public Library
200 W Washington Street
5/16/2013 English Franklin, TN Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
700 Cool Springs Blvd
5/16/2013 English Omaha, NE Omaha Marriott
10220 Regency Circle
5/17/2013 English Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis Marriott North
3645 River Crossing Pkwy
5/20/2013 English Leominster, MA Four Points Sheraton Leominster
99 Erdman Way
5/21/2013 English Ellicottville, NY Ellicottville Wingate
11 Mill Street
5/23/2013 English Chambersburg, PA Four Points Sheraton Chambersburg
1123 Lincoln Way East
5/24/2013 English Whippany, NJ Hanover Marriott
1401 Route 10 East
 *Check back for changes and additions throughout the year. 

Meeting Details:

  • All meetings are free!
  • 7:00 – 9:00 pm (CA 7:30 – 9:30 pm)
  • Meeting is designed for you, your members and guests!
  • Be taught by one of five renowned manager instructors. 

    Jay Vanden Heuvel, Ph.D., ARCB, CFT, ACS, is a powerful advocate for natural healing and a talented consultant. Jay has helped thousands of people obtain better health with Nature’s Sunshine Products. 


  • Cindy Klement, CNC, Id, CH. Cindy used supplements and nutrition to overcome asthma, allergies, skin problems and other health challenges after traditional medicine failed to work. She has been featured on local television stations and acknowledged in news articles. Cindy graduated last year with a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition from Eastern Micigan University.  

  • Laurence Smith, BSW, CNHS. After overcoming two heart attaks, Laurence became a professional herbalist and speaker. As the owner of a health food store and a nutritional consulting practise in Boise, Idaho, he has been working with clients for over 18 years.

    Sylvia Rogers is a certified Biofeedback Specialist and holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She co-owns the Herbal Health Center in Portland, Oregon and is the author of The Pearl Box: Breaking the Bondage of Disease through Bibical Tools for Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spirtual Health.

    Pat Adams, BS, CNC, NHC, ND. Pat is a Board Certified Nutritionist, Doctor of Naturopathy and a Certified Herbalist. Pat has been helping people with herbs for over 25 years and has been a full time consultant since 2001.

  • Download: Transformation Regional Event Flyer

Meeting Benefits:

  • Discounts!
  • Giveaways!
  • Samples!
  • Free products for new sign-ups!

You’ll love this meeting! We’ll be sampling several of our protein meal replacements and you’ll receive other samples as well!

Please join us and bring those who aren’t members of Nature’s Sunshine, too! This is a fantastic opportunity for others to see what Nature’s Sunshine and transforming lives is all about!

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Let me know which classes you are attending, and which of these great instructor you have had the opportunity to learn from. If you are not yet a Nature's Sunshine member, please let NSP know that you heard about these classes from me, so they will know to add you to my group. I would love to hear about your experience and help you in anyway I can with your membership.

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!

I-Inspire Program Launched by NSP

Nature's Sunshine Products

A Celebration of Sharing

As if transforming lives weren't reward enough, NSP recently launched I-Inspire, a program designed to celebrate our increasing effort to inspire others. Over the next 10 months (April 1, 2013-January 31, 2014), I-Inspire will shower participants with recognition and rewards.

Anyone can qualify for great prizes, free products and a chance to win a seven-night cruise!

The capstone award for active participants is a spot onboard the spectacular Allure of the Seas, Royal Caribbean's newest and largest oasis-class ship. So make plans to qualify and join other NSP leaders in May 2014 for this truly unforgettable experience.

Learn more >>

Earn Double Rewards in April

To help us kick off the I-Inspire program, NSP is awarding DOUBLE the points in April! In addition, we'll give away TWO free cabins-that's DOUBLE the I-Inspire cruise spots for participating in the April sponsoring incentive.

Prepare for a bright future with I-Inspire shades. Anyone who sponsors 4 new members in April or is a first-time sponsor will receive a pair of aviator-style Inspire sunglasses!

You'll want to participate, plus you'll want every member in your group sharing NSP and receiving all of these amazing rewards.

Download the April Rewards Flyer >>

Get inspired to share today!

Thank you for being a part of my Nature's Sunshine group.  
Please let me know how I can help you best. 
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!