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Monday, December 27, 2010

On SALE: Solstic Products

ON SALE - 12/26/10 - 01/01/11
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Solstic Cardio is formulated to provide maximum benefit to the cardiovascular system. It contains 5 grams of l-arginine per serving in a blend of minerals, amino acids and other ingredients that contribute to cardiovascular and immune health.

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Solstic Energy is a low-calorie, sugar-free energy drink featuring guarana, green tea and B vitamins. Solstic Energy tastes great; it's sweetened with stevia and flavored with natural lemon, mandarin orange and pineapple powders.

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Solstic Immune is the latest addition to the convenient Solstic stick-packet line. It offers daily, drinkable immune support. 

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Solstic Twenty-Four offers 24 hours' worth of primary nutrition. It contains 13 vitamins plus calcium, magnesium and zinc, which may contribute to energy, immune support and overall health. Solstic Twenty-Four offers vitamin D3 for immune, mood and bone support; vitamin K to help with calcium absorption and cardiovascular support; and B vitamins for energy and stamina.

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Garlic - Natural Immune Booster

Garlic—A Natural Way to Boost Your Immune System

Garlic has been present in many cultures for thousands of years in more ways than just as a flavoring for a tasty pasta dish. Roman soldiers used to gobble down cloves of garlic before battle in hopes that its power would give them the heroic strength to conquer. Damsels in distress used to arm themselves with garlic to keep vampires away. We know that the Egyptians used garlic as a means of commerce with fifteen bulbs matching the price of a slave.

Aside from these more frivolous uses of garlic, there is one ancient use that still holds true today—garlic’s ability to strengthen the immune system. Sanskrit records show that garlic was used for medicinal purposes as far back as 3000 BCE. Hippocrates, an ancient Greek physician, recommended garlic as a remedy for infections, digestive disorders and even cancer.

Until Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin in 1928, garlic was a treatment for many illnesses. But Flemmings discovery brought on what some may call the antibiotic binge of the 20th century medical field, quickly pushing garlic to the ranks of the “poor man’s” medicine. However, as the public looks for more natural ways to boost the immune system, garlic is creeping back into the forefront of immune system strengtheners.

This member of the onion family contains three particular organosulfur compounds that act as antioxidants, reduce the risk of heart disease and prevent blood clots. Clinical studies show that they even strengthen our immune system’s cancer-fighting abilities.

From fighting off the common cold to reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer, you can’t go wrong with garlic. As garlic is known as the “stinky rose,” most are aware of the detrimental effects garlic breath can have on our social life. So you’ll be happy to hear that there are many ways to receive all of the health benefits garlic has to offer in more subtle ways—garlic supplements. Give your immune system the help it needs with an added boost of garlic strength.

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Pomegranate Juice and Dialysis Patients

Studies in recent years have claimed multiple health benefits of pomegranate juice, including that it is a good source of antioxidants and lowers both cholesterol and blood pressure, especially in diabetic and hypertensive patients.

A preliminary study now suggests that it can ward off a number of complications in kidney disease patients on dialysis, including the high morbidity rate due to infections and cardiovascular events, according to a paper being presented at the American Society of Nephrology's 43rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition in Denver, CO. Read the entire article.

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Monday, December 20, 2010

On SALE: Vitamin E and Chewable Calcium

ON SALE - 12/19 - 12/25.10
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Each serving of Sunshine Heroes™ Calcium Plus D3 provides calcium, phosphorus and Vitamin D, which work closely together to build strong bones and teeth.

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Vitamin E and selenium are antioxidants. They work together to help quench free radicals that form as byproducts of metabolic activity and as a result of exposure to damaging environmental chemicals. Both nutrients play key roles in the production of certain enzymes that are needed to maintain overall health, prevent premature aging and keep tissue supple.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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-Supports the cardiovascular system.
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-Contains lemon oil for improved taste and aftertaste.

Omega-3 fatty acids are one of four basic fats that the body derives from foods. While many of the other fats are harmful, omega-3s benefit the body and are especially good for the heart. 



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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

New Findings on Benefits of Chlorophyll

Chlorophyll is one of the top-selling dietary supplements worldwide. Chlorophyll has been used to detoxify and deodorize the body and to support gastrointestinal health. These health benefits are complemented by a pleasant taste in the case of Liquid Chlorophyll.

A major component of chlorophyll is the green-colored, water-soluble chlorophyllin. Researchers at the prestigious Oregon State University Linus Pauling Institute have found that chlorophyllin can potentially be used successfully to prevent and treat cancer.

Their findings, published in the International Journal of Cancer, showed that chlorophyllin inactivates a cellular enzyme called ribonucleotide reductase (1). This enzyme is needed by cells to produce DNA, the core substance essential for cell division. It just so happens that ribonucleotide reductase is also the target for the cancer chemotherapeutic drug called hydroxyurea.

The Oregon State researchers found that chlorophyllin provided a tenfold greater benefit against colon cancer cells as compared to hydroxyurea. Chlorophyllin almost completely stopped the activity of the enzyme in colon cancer cells growing in culture.

More specifically, chlorophyllin appears to prevent ribonucleotide reductase from being produced in the cell, while hydroxyurea acts to block the activity of the enzyme that has already been synthesized. The researchers suggest that chlorophyllin and hydroxyurea could be combined to effectively retard the production of DNA in colon cancer cells.

This postulated, combined therapeutic approach is a significant observation, but the cancer-preventive properties of chlorophyllin by itself are of equal importance. This brings greater meaning to the dietician’s suggestion that eating more green salads is beneficial to health. The same maxim applies to supplementing with our chlorophyll-containing products. Purchase Liquid Chlorophyll at wholesale prices.

Reference:
1. Chimploy et al. Int. J. Cancer 125:2086 (2009).

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Allergy-Free Energy Bars

By Carrie Burgan

Many people have gluten allergies and can't enjoy much of the holiday treats. Here's a recipe for those who need something gluten-free plus some extra energy for the holiday activities.

Ingredients:
3 c plus 3 T gluten free puffed cereal (rice, millet, etc.)
3 T flax seed
4-5 T dried berries or other dried fruit, chopped coarsely
1/4 T sea salt
1/4 c seeds or nuts (optional, but if omitted add extra fruit)
1/4 c plus 3 T brown rice syrup
1 T oil (your preference)
3 T gluten-free flour

Cooking Directions:
1) Place cereal into a large mixing bowl.
2) Using low heat, warm oil and syrup.
3) Add all ingredients (minus cereal) to oil and syrup mixture and quickly stir.
4) Add mixture to cereal and quickly stir, coating all cereal grains.
5) Put into lightly oiled 9x9 pan, patting evenly.
6) Refrigerate 2 hours, then slice into bars
7) Eat! Then wrap leftovers individually.

Yield approximately 16 bars

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The Body’s Weapon Against Disease

The Immune System – The Body’s Weapon Against Disease

Because the world lacked the understanding of the immune system, until Hippocrates, civilization believed the causes of illness were the results of angry gods, bad karma or even magic. Hippocrates turned away from these superstitious notions for answers moving us closer to identifying the immune system. He hypothesized people get sick because of an imbalance of bodily fluids such as blood and phlegm.

However, the enlightenment of the Renaissance brought more curious minds to attempt another scientific explanation of the causes of illness. Paracelsus, a Renaissance man known for his research regarding these causes, concluded that many factors play a part in making people feel “under the weather.”

He explained that the environment, poisoning, genealogical inheritance, emotions and a person’s spiritual state could all be factors making people sick, thus taking us strides closer to what we now know about the immune system.

Since Paracelsus’ time we’ve come a long way in understanding the cause of both infectious and non-infectious diseases. We know that infectious diseases are contagious as they are contracted from an external source. Non-infectious diseases can stem from genetics, lifestyle or even harmful chemicals and are not contagious. We also know much more about what the body needs to combat these illnesses. For example, we know that without a healthy immune system, our bodies can fall victim to every type of disease.

The immune system is made up of several components—both external and internal. Starting with the skin, nose, eyes and mouth, the body puts up a thick guard against outside invaders. Moving inside, the body is armed with anti-bacterial tears, mucus and saliva—all ready to kill outsiders.

Even with the body’s heavily armed defense system, we still seem to suffer the effects of disease. That’s because immune systems cannot fully function without our help. We need to make sure we get lots of rest, stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and most importantly, give our body all of the vitamins and minerals it needs—especially immune boosting vitamins. Next time you get sick, or better yet, before you get sick again, consider what you’re doing to help your immune system stay strong. Buy immune building products at wholesale prices.

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Monday, December 13, 2010

On SALE: Six Products including Silver Shield

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CHLOROPHYLL, LIQUID (16 FL. OZ.) - Buy Now
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It is known to cleanse the body and especially to strengthen the action of the circulatory, intestinal and female reproductive systems. It has also been found useful in external skin applications and as a gargle. In addition, chlorophyll is known to neutralize body odors and to act as a natural deodorant.

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Nature's Sunshine uses a patented lipid blend to keep Co-Q10 (50 mg.) from crystallizing, and it yields maximum bioavailability. A double-blind human clinical trial showed that NSP Co-Q10 50 mg was at least eight times more readily absorbed by the body than competing (crystalline) products.

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Elderberry D3fense combines the benefits of elderberry fruit and vitamin D3 with other herbs that help the immune system to provide you year-round immune system support.

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A common problem is eating over-processed foods that lack enzymes, thereby adding an enzyme manufacturing burden to the digestive organs. Nature's Sunshine Food Enzymes formulation is designed to provide major enzymes commonly needed for today's American diet.

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Krill oil is a highly bioavailable source of Omega 3 essential fatty acid, extracted from Antarctic Krill (Euphausia superba) which naturally contains phospholipids, which bind to the omega-3 fatty acids, improving their absorption in the body. These phospholipids provide strength and elasticity to the cell membrane, helping to keep toxins out and let nutrients and oxygen in.

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Research indicates that Silver Shield (with Aqua Sol Technology) is an effective immune system booster, discouraging the growth of unwanted invaders. Silver Shield has become a popular alternative to other products on the market.



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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

On SALE: Olive Leaf and Vitamin C

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When it's time to assist immune function or strengthen the circulatory system with help from powerful nutrients, Olive Leaf Extract stands ready to help.

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Bioflavonoids are nutritional compounds found together in nature that help protect the body from free radical damage and are reported to have numerous health benefits. Free radicals are unstable molecules that are formed when the body burns oxygen.

Five Tips For Raising Healthy Children

As parents, we know that doing what’s best for our child includes more than giving them a house to live in and food to eat. But still, it’s hard to know exactly what to do so a child stays smart, active and happy. With all of life’s responsibilities sitting on our shoulders, it’s crucial that we make a conscious effort to help our children learn and grow. Here are five parenting tips you can follow to encourage your child to reach his or her full potential:

Nutrition
Providing your child with a healthy diet is critical when it comes to developing a strong, able body. Because vitamin deficiencies cause many health problems that could last a lifetime, it’s important to limit your child’s consumption of junk food. The first 18 years of a person’s life are most crucial when it comes to developing healthy bodies—so help your child make those years count! Consider Sunshine Heroes Supplements to better ensure that your child stays nourished with the nutrients they need.

Activity
The importance of physical activity in a child’s life cannot be stressed enough. This can be accomplished by going to the playground, riding a bike, dancing, or playing tag. Activities such as these will help your child develop strong bones and muscles as well as avoid the ever-increasing problem of childhood obesity.

Creativity
While adults are bombarded with reality, children are blessed with boundless imaginations. In a child’s mind, fairies exist, reindeer can fly and your living room floor is a pool of hot lava. This magic only lasts for a short time, so don’t discourage them from playing pretend. Your child could even exercise creativity with supplies like empty paper towel rolls, string and glue. Encourage them to use their imaginations and let their creative minds run! Creativity is what makes people good innovative problem solvers.

Education
In the first few years of life, children most rapidly learn from observation. So the best way to teach the essentials of life is by example. Since the majority of a child’s life is spent in the home, some of the most important steps in a child’s education happen there. Encourage them to ask questions. And when these questions come, be patient and help them understand.

Safety
Childproof your house to the age of your child. If you have a baby, frequently get on your hands and knees to check the floor and any other place they might find small, swallowable items. And while you’re down there, cover all open electrical outlets. When it comes to preventing drowning, remember to never leave your baby near water, even if it’s only an inch deep. One inch of water is all it takes for a baby to drown.

Before you strap your child into a car seat, make sure you know the proper weight requirements. And don’t install a car seat without thoroughly reading the instructions. Even if it’s for a short time, avoid leaving your baby alone in hot places. Your child’s body heat can increase five times more quickly than the average adult. Extreme heat can injure your baby or even result in death. As your child becomes more independent, make sure you teach him/her the safe way to cross the street. And don’t forget to require helmets whenever they are on bikes and scooters.

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Hypoglycemia and Mental Illness

Hypoglycemia: A Not So Sweet Problem
by Steven Horne, RH(AHG)

When I first got involved in natural healing, everybody talked about hypoglycemia. It was one of those "fad" diseases that got blamed for just about everything, like some people blame candida or yeast infections for everything. You don't hear as much about hypoglycemia today because the major health issues that get talked about are metabolic syndrome X and obesity. However, all four of these conditions are related, because they all center around eating too many refined carbohydrates.

This past weekend, millions of children became fussy and irritable little "monsters" after getting bags of sugar, so it's the perfect time to discuss how excess sugar consumption actually winds up causing low blood sugar. An odd paradox, but it's exactly what happens.

As we discussed last week, cells consume sugar for energy. High sugar levels lead to an agitated, hyper state, while low blood sugar tends to result in fatigue, cold and mental confusion. So, while too much sugar in the blood is a bad thing, so is too little sugar.

Hormones and Sugar Regulation

The pancreas is the key organ that governs the amount of sugar in the blood and tries to keep your blood sugar level stable. When blood sugar is high the pancreatic tail releases insulin to move sugar out of the blood. When blood sugar is too low, this same gland releases glucagon to mobilize sugar from storage in the liver and raise blood sugar levels.

These two hormones are part of a hormonal axis, a kind of chemical teeter-totter. As levels of insulin rise, glucagon production drops. As levels of glucagon rise, insulin production drops.

Under the influence of insulin, the liver stores sugar in the form of glycogen (a starch-like substance). When sugar levels get low, glucagon from the pancreas causes the liver to convert glycogen back into sugar and release it into the blood stream.

The adrenals also play a role in keeping blood sugar levels stable. When we are under stress, the adrenals release hormones called glucocorticoids (like cortisol) which convert protein into sugar to raise blood sugar levels. Unfortunately, glucocorticoids also cause the body to store more sugar as fat, which is why stress can cause us to gain weight in the form of fat and lose muscle mass and that’s not good!

Symptoms of Hypoglycemia

When you suffer from hypoglycemia, it’s because your insulin levels are too high and/or your liver isn’t storing sugar properly. Either way, as your cells use up the sugar in your blood, sugar levels drop too low and don’t rebound quickly enough.

When blood sugar levels start to dip below normal, the body gives certain subtle clues that it needs help. These may include suddenly feeling cold (such as getting a cold nose or cold fingers), strong craving for sweets or caffeine, sudden fatigue or mental confusion, the inability to concentrate, a mild headache and/or sense of pain around the eyes. If not dealt with soon, the symptoms may worsen into irritability, severe fatigue, dizziness or shakiness.

As the above symptoms suggest, hypoglycemia affects the mind far more than it does the body. This is because the brain consumes more sugar than any other organ in the body. This is why irritability, depression, mental confusion and severe behavioral problems like ADHD, hyperactivity, juvenile delinquency and even mental illness may have their roots in blood sugar problems.

Hypoglycemia and Mental Illness

A person who has a severe problem with hypoglycemia may become very irrational or “crazy” under stress. When a person is startled, worried or upset the demand for sugar increases dramatically. Hence, the hypoglycemic may experience a sudden drop in blood sugar levels in stressful situations. If the drop is severe enough, the higher functions of the brain tend to shut down.

I call this tendency to mental shutdown from severe blood sugar drops "reactive hypoglycemia," because the person can appear normal and then suddenly switches into "crazy mode" under stress. I watched it happen to my mother many times when I was growing up. She would start talking nonsense and become extremely irrational.

You won't find the term "reactive hypoglycemia" in books because I invented it to describe what I observed in people with mental and emotional problems. The sudden drop in blood sugar causes the person to descend into the “animal” mode of fight or flight behavior. That means they are no longer in a rational state. The only options perceived are fight or flee.

In this state, they may lash out in uncontrolled rage, retreat into a shell or even babble in an irrational manner. I believe this highly reactive hypoglyemica is a big factor in mental illness, especially schizophrenia.

I'm not alone in this belief, either. Orthomolecular psychiatrists have found that a diet to correct hypoglycemia can improve the mental health of many patients. Dr. Micheal Lesser testified before the United States Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs in the 1970s, saying that 82% of previously uncontrollable schizophrenics showed improvement when put on a diet and supplements to control hypoglycemia. Other psychiatrists have reported that about 40% of all mentally ill persons are hypoglycemic.

I have personally worked with several people diagnosed with schizophrenia and used a diet to control hypoglycemia as my basic therapy. It has always resulted in tremendous improvement. I have even seen a person in a full blown “mental breakdown” babbling nonsense, come out of that state within two to five minutes after being given a dose of liquid licorice root, an herb which elevates blood sugar levels.

Therapy for Hypoglycemia

The first and best thing to do for hypoglycemia is to quit eating refined sugar, white rice and white flour. Replace these with whole grains and use more natural sweeteners such as xylitol, raw honey, blackstrap molasses, real maple syrup, barley malt or date sugar.

The second important thing to do is to start the day with protein for breakfast and eat small snacks that contain protein and fat (a few nuts for example) at regular intervals throughout the day. Small, frequent meals are best. This can also help with weight loss.

Licorice Root is the most beneficial herb I've found for hypoglycemia, especially in children. It helps to balance blood sugar and reduce the craving for sweets. My standard recommendation is two capsules of the regular licorice root (or 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of the liquid extract) at breakfast, lunch and mid-afternoon. Many people with hypoglycemia experience fatigue and mental confusion about 3:00-4:00 in the afternoon.

If this isn't enough, use the ATC concentrate and take 1 ATC Licorice capsule at breakfast and another at lunchtime. You can also take one again in the late afternoon.

Another supplement that helps is Super Algae which supplies amino acids (the building blocks of protein). This can stimulate glucagon production. Take two capsules of Super Algae at the same time you take the licorice root.

More Info

Read detailed article on Licorice Root and Super Algae on the TreeLite.com. You can also read about Gymnema and SugarReg, which can be helpful for both hyperglycemia (diabetes) and hypoglycemia.

Source of Products

Steven Horne recommends Nature's Sunshine Products. Visit these links for more info and to purchase the above products:
Licorice Root
Super Algae
SugarReg with Gymnema

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

TV and Computer Time Leads to Child Psychological Problems

How about some New Year Resolutions? Consider this ....

Time spent in front of the computer or television screen is associated with psychological problems in children, no matter how physically active the child is, according to a new study.

Previous studies have shown that physical activity is good for kids' psychological functioning, and that time spent in front of screens is bad for mental health. What researchers didn't know was whether one could cancel out the other.

"It wasn't clear whether having high physical activity levels would 'compensate' for high levels of screen viewing in children," study co-author Angie Page, a professor of exercise, nutrition and health sciences at the University of Bristol in England, wrote in an e-mail to LiveScience.

The researchers asked 1,013 British 10- and 11-year-olds how much time each day they spent in front of a computer or TV. The children also wore accelerometers around their waists for a week to track their physical activity and sedentary time. Read the entire article.

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Fast Paced Lifestyle and Unhealthy Digestion

The average American has a fast-paced lifestyle ruled by a host of unhealthy habits. Most disregard regular exercise, don’t sleep enough, and work too much. Even if you don’t fall victim to one of these poor health habits, you probably eat many meals on the go. And any of these things can leave you victim to the pains of digestive stress.

As far as disease prevention is concerned, nutrition is one of the most influential factors—but somehow it’s also one of the most commonly ignored. All too often, people starve their bodies of proper nutrition by paving the road for poor digestion as they consume unhealthy foods and live a fast-paced, chaotic lifestyle.

In order to maximize your body’s ability to get proper nutrients from healthy food choices, your digestive health has to be in order. The digestive tract is where our bodies absorb vitamins and minerals and other nutrients necessary for survival. As we choose to eat heavily processed foods that lack the nutrition we need, we inflict our bodies with dietary stress.

Stress on the digestive system can also increase if we eat too quickly, have irregular eating habits, or don’t exercise. So it’s important to develop healthy habits that ensure regular digestion.

Beyond that, there are certain nutrients that the body requires for healthy digestion. For example, enzymes are proteins that contribute to the breakdown of food. If you fail to consume adequate enzymes, the stress level of the digestive tract increases, resulting in bloating, indigestion, heartburn or even constipation.

Probiotics are another important contributor to proper digestion. These are actually healthy bacteria that the body requires in order to extract nutrients from certain foods, including, milk, yogurt and cheese. Considering the health habits of today, most people don’t receive the recommended amount of these nutrients on a daily basis.

Now you can see it’s important for people to either consider finding supplements that can help support digestion or spend more time preparing meals full of these nutrients. Better yet, doing both of these things will ensure maximum digestive health so your body can absorb nutrients, increase disease prevention, and just feel good.

Learn more about how the Digestive System works.

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Building a Stronger Structural System

Like a building, the human body relies on its internal structural system for strength. Bones, muscles and connective tissues give our bodies form and mobility. They make it possible for us to know the job of hard work well done and the excitement of childlike play.

Unfortunately, for many people these pleasures are restricted, sometimes severely so. Fragile or soft bones, an increasingly common health problem in our society, make normal pleasures and pursuits almost impossible.

Calcium Banks

Throughout our lives our bones are in a constant state of flux. Like many other tissues, they are continually rebuilt or remodeled by the body as new tissue is formed to replace old. Made up of calcium, phosphorous and magnesium (with the emphasis on calcium), bones act in some respects like banks.

Calcium is essential for all life processes, including heartbeats, hormonal systems, muscle contractions and brain function. In order to function properly, the body must maintain a high level of calcium in the fluids that surround cells. The body cannot manufacture calcium.

When the body's level of calcium is low, the parathyroid glands secrete a hormone that ensures adequate calcium supplies in the fluids by making withdrawals from the bones. Read the entire article.

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

ON SALE: Nutri-Calm and Alpha Lipoic Acid

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Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is often called the universal antioxidant. It is both fat- and water-soluble and can cross any membrane in the body to protect all cells. Alpha Lipoic Acid also enhances the efforts of other antioxidants, helps support the body’s natural removal of metal toxins and offsets oxidative stress.

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Nutri Calm is a blend of vitamins, minerals and herbs designed to supply important nutrients necessary for optimal nervous system function. This product supports the body as it builds to deal with both short-term and long-term stress. It not only provides nutrients needed by the nervous system, but also for the adrenal glands, which use more vitamin C when under stress. Calcium, another component of this formula from herbal sources, calms nerves and smooth muscles.

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Black Friday Sale - 57% Off Retail

Nutri-Calm® (100 Count Bottle) - Buy 2, Get 1 FREE!
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Benefits of Nutri-Calm:

• Soothes frayed nerves by providing healthy doses of the B-complex vitamins.

• A source of antioxidants (vitamin C and lemon bioflavonoids).

• Aids in relaxation and encourages restful sleep with herbs for the nervous system.

• Boosts the immune system because it reduces stress.

• Helps provide energy as it feeds the adrenal glands.

Nutri-Calm® is a key product designed to support the nervous system, especially when under stress. During times of stress, the body rapidly loses B vitamins. Nutri-Calm provides generous amounts of these nutrients in a base of herbs known to support optimal nervous system health.

Read more about Nutri-Calm® but remember the sale is for Friday only, so stop back to shop anytime after 12:10 AM Mountain Standard Time on Friday.  See all items on sale.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Fight Picky Eater Syndrome in Kids

Is your child a picky eater? The body develops most rapidly in the first 18 years of life, so it’s vital for children to receive all of the vitamins and minerals they need to grow into healthy adults.  And because children solely rely on their parents to nourish their bodies, the burden of supplying kids with essential nutrients falls on adults.


Some children are good eaters, but more likely than not, your child gets picky when meal time rolls around.  If your child consistently rejects nutritious foods (or even if he/she doesn’t), it never hurts to give them a  Sunshine Heroes Vitamin Supplement.  Doing so will only boost your confidence that your child has the nourishment required to grow up “big and strong.”

Without some of the most fundamental vitamins, the body cannot properly perform tasks that regulate normal development.

For example, insufficient amounts of calcium, vitamin C and vitamin D can greatly increase the potential risk of osteoporosis and bone brittleness.  More severe deficiencies of these vitamins may even result in stunted growth or skeletal deformities. Vitamins A and C make children far less susceptible to the common cold or winter flu.  And necessary amounts of vitamins and nutrients like omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin D can even help prevent some of the deadliest types of cancer.

Even if it seems inconvenient to make the extra effort, giving your children these essential nutrients, whether through a well-balanced diet, vitamin supplements or both, will benefit their health for the rest of their lives.  To learn more about essential vitamins for children, browse the children's area at TheHerbsPlace.com

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Study Shatters Milk Myth For Bone Health

Epidemiologists have long known that countries with the highest dairy product consumption, such as the United States and Finland, suffer from high osteoporosis and fracture rates. And findings from studies in women, children, and adolescents also have raised questions about the use of dairy products in the promotion of bone health.

World Health Organization recommendations for preventing osteoporosis acknowledge this “calcium paradox.” The agency advises that individuals 50 years of age or older from countries with a high fracture incidence only consume a minimum of 400–500 mg of calcium daily, far less than the current—and inflated—U.S. government recommendations, which range from 800 to 1,300 mg of calcium daily for all ages. Read the entire article.

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Stools Reveal A Lot About Health

From your stool you may be able to get clues about your diet, your gastrointestinal health, and even whether your stress, anger, or anxiety levels are too high.

HOW FOOD BECOMES STOOL

From the moment food enters your mouth, your body embarks on a campaign to turn it into a soupy mush called chyme. Chewing, saliva, peristalsis (the involuntary contractions of gastrointestinal muscles), bacteria, hydrochloric acid, digestive enzymes, bile, and other secretions all work to give each meal the consistency of split pea soup. While your digestive cells are absorbing sugars, starches, fats, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, waste products continue traveling down the line.

In the colon, all the leftovers are combined, packed together, and partially dehydrated. What remains - our feces - consist of water, indigestible fiber, undigested food (such as corn and small seeds), sloughed-off dead cells, living and dead bacteria, intestinal secretions, and bile. (The worn-out red blood cells in bile give excrement its distinctive brown color.) Read the entire article.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

ON SALE: Proactazyme & Ultimate Green Zone Powder

ON SALE - 11/23 - 11/27
Expires Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 11:15 PM MST
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GREENZONE, ULTIMATE (POWDER - 368 GRAMS - 13 OZ.) - Buy Now
Buy 4 Get 1 FREE - $127.80
$2 OFF - $29.95

Ultimate GreenZone® features protein-rich grains such as quinoa, amaranth seeds, brown rice, millet and spirulina, as well as the ancient Aztec seed chia (Salvia hispanica) that provides unsaturated omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. It also contains nutrient-rich greens such as kale, broccoli, alfalfa, chlorophyll, artichoke, asparagus, parsley, spinach and chlorella—plus carrots, beets, acerola fruit, lemon bioflavonoids and flax hull lignans to help supplement and alkalize the diet.

PROACTAZYME PLUS - Buy Now
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$2 OFF - $16.75

Proactazyme Plus - contains a blend of protease, amylase, glucoamylase, lipase, pectinase, and cellulase enzymes in an herbal blend of beet fiber, caraway seed, ginger root, fennel seed, gentian root, dandelion root, and potassium citrate. It also contains a blend of protease enzymes (3.0, 4.5, 6.0) formulated to digest proteins at various pH levels ranging from 3.0 to 6.0. The herbal blend serves three purposes: 1. Relaxes and soothes the stomach, 2. Activates the enzymes, and 3. Buffers and stabilizes the enzymes.

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