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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Natural Remedies for Common Health Conditions

Herbal Specialist
NSP’s Herb,s Vitamins, Minerals & Essential Oils
Natural Remedies for Common Health Conditions

Acne: Bowel Cleansing, All Cell Detox, Vitamin A&D, Tea Tree Oil, Skin Detox.
A.D.D. (Attention Deficit Disorder): Focus Attention, Passion Flower, Adrenal Support.
Age Spots: Thai-Go, Milk Thistle Combination, Gall Bladder Formula, Dandelion, Vit. E.
AIDS: Silver Shield, Astragalus, Pau D’ Arco, Barley Juice Powder, Red Clover, GreenZone.
Allergies: Bee Pollen, ALJ, CleanStart, Fenugreek/Thyme, Bowel Detox, Tiao He Cleanse.
Alzheimer’s Disease: Focus Attention, Heavy Metal Detox, Gotu Kola, Brain-Protex.
Anemia: Alfalfa, Chlorophyll, I-X, Iron, Vitamin B-12, Proactazyme, Tiao He Cleanse.
Arthritis (mild): Thai-Go, EverFlex Caps/Cream, Joint Support, Nerve Eight, Omega-3.
Arthritis (severe): Thai-Go, Ever-Flex, MSM, Condroitin, Vitamin B-6, Food Enzymes.
Asthma: ALJ, Breathe Free, Stress Relief, Lung Support, Asthma Homeopathic, Garlic.
Autism: Flax Seed Oil, Frankincense , Green Tea Extract, Heavy Metal Detox, Protease Plus.
Back Pain: EverFlex, Thai-Go, MSM, Tei Fu Lotion, Nature’s Fresh, APS II, Herbal CA.
Bad Breath: Liquid Chlorophyll, Tiao He Cleanse, Peppermint Oil, Anti-Gas, Silver Shield.
Bell’s Palsy: Alfalfa, Anti-Gas Formula, Nutri-Calm, Stress Relief, Herbal Sleep, Omega-3.
Bites & Stings: Aloe Vera, Activated Charcoal, Golden Salve, Nature’s Fresh, Silver Shield.
Bedwetting: Cornsilk or Uva Ursi, Bifidophilus, Bedwetting Homeopathic, Red Raspberry.
Blood Pressure (high): High Potency Garlic, Capsicum w/Garlic & Parsley, Blood Pressurex.
Cancer: Paw Paw, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Red Clover, Morinda, Noni, Thai-Go, Chlorophyll.
Cholesterol (high): High Potency Garlic, Stress-J, Cholester-Reg II, Mega-Chel, Stress Relief.
Constipation: Gentle Move, Cascara Sagrada, LBS II, Aloe Vera (if bound up), Magnesium.
Common Cold: ALJ, Silver Shield, Vitamin C w/Bioflavoids, Thai-Go, Garlic, Capsicum.
Diabetes (Type II): Pro-Pancreas, Chromium GTF, Blood Sugar Formula, Co-Q10, Noni.
Eyes: Bilberry Fruit, Perfect Eyes, EW, Eyebright, Golden Seal, Silver Shield, Vit. A&D.
Fibroid Tumors: Clean Liver, E-Tea, Noni, All Cell Detox, Pau D’Arco, Female Comfort.
Hair, Skin, & Nails: HSN-W, Horsetail, Jojoba Oil, Nutri-Calm, Nature’s Noni, Rosemary.
Heart Disease: Nattozimes Plus, Cardio Assurance, Hawthorn Berries, Co-Q10, Flax Seed Oil.
Infections: Silver Shield, Golden Seal Pathenium, High Potency Garlic, Immune Stimulator.
Joints (pain): EverFlex Caps./ Cream, MSM/Glucosamine Cream, Triple Relief. Joint Support.
Menopause: Natural Changes Pk, Calcium w/Magnesium, Female Comfort, Adrenal Support.
PMS: FC with Dong Quai, FCS II, Aloe Vera, Evening Primrose, Red Raspberry, Flash-Ease.
Prostate: Men’s Formula, Flax Seed Oil, Herbal Pumpkin & Zinc, Hydrangea, Damiana.
Sinus: Sinus Support, ALJ, Fenugreek & Thyme, Bayberry, EW, Tei Fu Oil, Echinacea.
Ulcers: Capsicum, Aloe Vera Juicew/ Gastro Health, Proactazyme Plus, Ginger, Slippery Elm.
Weight Management: Hoodia, Fat Grabbers, Carbo Grabbers, LBS II, Chickweed, CLA.

This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace the service of licensed health care providers. Always obtain competent medical advice for all serious or persistent illness. cjw

Angela Palacio
Herbal Specialist
(916) 538-1863

Friday, November 6, 2009

Black Cohosh for Women's Health

Black Cohosh for Women’s Health
Fri, November 6, 2009 2:51:18 PM
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Black Cohosh for Women’s Health

Black cohosh relieves menopause symptoms efficiently. It's amazingly effective in short-term treatments for alleviating menopausal symptoms, especially hot flashes. Black cohosh is a good alternative for HRT. Black cohosh can supply the needed hormones to avoid the estrogen loss in women. So, black cohosh has almost the same benefits as HRT but with significantly less expense.

Native Americans for more than two hundred years have used Black Cohosh, after they discovered the root of the plant helped relieve menstrual cramps and symptoms of menopause. These days it is still used for menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes/flushes, irritability, mood- swings, and sleep disturbances. It is also used for PMS, menstrual irregularities, and uterine spasms and has been indicated for reducing inflammation associated with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and neuralgia. Black cohosh is believed to be useful for treating a range of other complaints; including tinnitus and high blood pressure.

Herbal researcher Dr. James Duke has this to say about Black Cohosh; "Black cohosh really should be better known in this country, especially with our aging population and the millions of women who are now facing menopause. Recognized for its mild sedative and anti-inflammatory activity, black cohosh can help with hot flashes and other symptoms associated with that dramatic change of life called menopause. It's also reported to have some estrogenic activity. Herbalist Steven Foster refers to a study that compared the effects of conventional estrogen replacement therapy with black cohosh. That study looked at 60 women, younger than 40 years old, who had had complete hysterectomies and were experiencing abrupt menopause. In all groups, treatment with black cohosh compared favorably with conventional treatment."

Native Americans relied on black cohosh root to ease gynecological ailments. Today in Germany black cohosh is widely taken to relieve menopausal discomforts and is one of the primary herbs in a formula that is a natural alternative to estrogen therapy. Black cohosh has phytoestrogenic (plant estrogen) properties and helps to ease the hormonal shifts that occur during menopause. As estrogen levels drop, the pituitary gland secretes more luteinizing hormone (LH), and increased levels of LH may be responsible for many unpleasant menopausal symptoms. Studies of menopausal women show that extracts of black cohosh root reduce LH levels and relieve hot flashes, anxiety, night sweats, vaginal atrophy, and depression. Black cohosh can improve many symptoms of menopause, including uterine problems, such as poor uterine tone, menstrual cramps, and postmenopausal vaginal dryness.

A dozen studies or more conducted throughout the 1980s and 1990s confirm that the long-standing use of black cohosh for menopausal symptoms is beneficial. For example, in one German study involving 629 women, black cohosh improved physical and psychological menopausal symptoms in more than 80% of the participants within four weeks. In a second study, 60 menopausal women were given black cohosh extract, conjugated estrogens, or diazepam (a leading anti-anxiety medication) for three months. Those who received black cohosh reported feeling significantly less depressed and anxious than those did who received either estrogens or diazepam. In another study, 80 menopausal women were treated for 12 weeks with black cohosh extract, conjugated estrogens, or placebo. Black cohosh improved anxiety, menopause and vaginal symptoms. In addition, the number of hot flashes dropped from 5 to less than 1 average daily occurrences in the black cohosh group compared to those taking estrogen in whom hot flashes dropped from 5 to 3.5 daily occurrences. Other symptoms of menopause also improved after the women took black cohosh; they experienced decreased night sweats, improved sleep, and less nervous tension during the day.

Given these examples, and results of other studies, some experts have concluded that black cohosh may be a safe and effective alternative to estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) for women who cannot or will not take ERT for menopause.

The important things to remember when shopping for tablets or capsules that contain black cohosh are that the products must contain a standard 2.5% triterpene glycosides because these are the active parts in the root.


Do not confuse black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) with blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides), which contains chemicals that may damage the heart and raise blood pressure. Do not confuse black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) with Cimicifuga foetida, bugbane, fairy candles, or sheng ma; these are species from the same family (Ranunculaceae) with different effects.

There may be side effects or dangerous interactions because of the estrogenlike properties of black cohosh; however, several studies show that black cohosh has little or no estrogenic activity and even anti-estrogenic properties. This remains an area of controversy. This herb should be used only at recommended doses.

Patients with known allergies to black cohosh or other members of the Ranunculaceae plant family, such as buttercup, should avoid products that contain black cohosh. In nature, black cohosh contains small amounts of salicylic acid. It is not known how much is present in commercially available preparations. As a result, patients with known allergies to aspirin or aspirin-like products, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, including ibuprofen (Advil), should avoid black cohosh.

Scientific studies and natural medicine textbooks report that black cohosh is well tolerated by most people. The most common side effects are thought to be mild, such as stomach discomfort and rashes, which occur infrequently.

Interactions with drugs, supplements and other herbs have not been thoroughly studied. Just because herbs are “natural” does not mean that they are not powerful. Use of herbs can be harmful. If you are taking prescription drugs, speak with a health care professional or pharmacist before using herbs or dietary supplements.

Who should not take black cohosh?

The use of black cohosh during pregnancy has not been rigorously studied. Thus, it would be prudent for pregnant women not to take black cohosh unless they do so under the supervision of their health care provider.

* The use of black cohosh during pregnancy has not been rigorously studied. Thus, it would be prudent for pregnant women not to take black cohosh unless they do so under the supervision of their health care provider.
* Women with breast cancer may want to avoid black cohosh until its effects on breast tissue are understood.
* Individuals with liver disorders should avoid black cohosh.

Individuals who develop symptoms of liver trouble such as abdominal pain, dark urine, or jaundice while taking the supplement should discontinue use and contact their doctor.
Yours in Good Health!


Dr. Jack and Chris Ritchason
Back to Herbs Team


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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

NSP Tei-Fu Massage Lotion Testimonials

Tei-Fu Massage Lotion is a unique blend of anciently-known essential oils and skin emollients. It applies smoothly to the skin and penetrates deeply into stiff muscles and joints. Its emollient, grease less properties leave the skin soft and smooth. This massage lotion is used for structural system support.

Testimonial #1

My mom has had pain arthritis pain in her knee off and on. Sometimes she also has pain in her lower back. So she complained about pain and I gave her my Tei-Fu massage lotion. I knew that it would help her. One night she had pain in her back and she tried the massage lotion. She said that she rubbed her back and went to sleep. When she awoke there was no pain in her back.

Testimonial #2

Mom decides that she will get her good friend Ms G a Tei-Fu Massage Lotion. She gave Ms G a Tei-Fu. Within a week Ms G calls me and said I need to purchase Tei-Fu Massage Lotion. She said my husband is using mine more than me. So she placed an order for two Tei-Fu Massage Lotions and a Everflex. Everflex is a NSP product that has Glucosomine, Chondroitin, MSM, Hyaluronic Acid and Devil's Claw. Everflex promotes Joint Integrity, maximizes flexibility & mobility and helps lubricate joints. Everflex and Tei-Fu are excellent for arthritis. On following up with Ms G she says she is doing well taking Everflex and using the Tei-Fu Massage Lotion.

Testimonial #3

I have a cousin, Ms Flora, who I saw in August. She had pain in one leg. She showed me all the products that she has purchased and used for pain. So she purchased an Everflex. She took and I kept following up with her. So in October I called her and she said girl I still have pain. Now I have pain in both legs. So I told her okay I will send you a product that you can try. I mailed her a Tei-Fu massage lotion. So she called me and said I got the lotion but you did not include a bill. So I told her it is a gift. So she said I will try it tomorrow. I told her don't wait for tomorrow use it tonight. A week later Ms Flora called me. She said I have an order for you. Does Tei-Fu lotion come larger than 4 oz. I said no only 4 oz. So she said order two Tei-Fu for me. She said it gives me relief. Yeah for Tei-Fu.

Natural Remedies for The Structural System

Natural Remedies for the Structural System

The structural system consists of the skeleton (bones), muscles, skin, membranes and connective tissues. The bones provide a strong, stable, yet mobile, framework on which the muscles can act. The skeleton also supports and protects body organs, notably the brain and spinal cord (which are encased in the skull and spine) and the heart and lungs (which are protected by the ribs).

Structural-system problems and disorders can include infections and inflammations (arthritis, gangrene, tetanus, warts, dermatitis, cold sores, ringworm, psoriasis, acne, ulcers), muscular dystrophy, tumors and fibroids, cramps, fibromyalgia syndrome, and autoimmune disorders (lupus, arthritis)

Skeletal System: Alfalfa, Bone/Skin Poultice, Calcium, Colloidal Minerals, EverFlex, Germanium Combination, Herbal CA, Herbal Trace Minerals, Horsetail, HSN-W, Hydrangea, Joint Health, Joint Support, KB-C, Nature’s Noni, PLS II, Skeletal Strength, Slippery Elm, White Oak Bark.

Broken Bones: Bone/Skin Poultice, C-X, Collatrim, Colloidal Silver, Colostrum with Immune Factors, Free Amino Acids, Herbal CA, Horsetail, HSN Complex, IGF-1, Nutri-Burn, Nature’s Fresh, Phyto-Soy, PLS II, Pro-G-Yam Cream, Proactazyme Plus, Skeletal Strength, Slippery Elm, Thai-Go.

Muscles: APS II, Bee Pollen, Blood Build, Bone/Skin Poultice, Calcium, Chamomile, Co-Q10, Cramp Relief, Deep Relief, Dong Quai, EverFlex, EverFlex Pain Cream, Fibralgia, Germanium Combination, Hops, Joint Support, Kava Kava, MSM, MSM/Glucosamine Cream, Spleen Activator, Target Endurance, Tei Fu Oil, Valerian Root, Vitamin B-6, B-Complex, Vitamin C, Vitamin E.

Back Pain: One of the leading cause of back pain is muscle spasms: Water for relief of back pain is excellent. The body needs a minimum of eight (8) glasses of water a day to keep acidic wastes from building up in muscles and other tissues.

Herbal Products for back pain: Joint Support, Herbal CA, MSM, Flax Seed Oil (makes calcium stronger), Triple Pain Relief, Nature’s Fresh (spray along the spine)

Essential Oils: Tei Fu or Deep Relief

Legs: HSN-W, KB-C, Vari-Gone.

Essential Oils: Breathe Free, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Peppermint, Pine Needle

This information is for educational purposes only, to educate the general public concerning the historical (tried and proven) uses of herbs and provide a reference tool for those who want to use herbs and vitamins to feed specific body systems. It should not be use to diagnose nor treat disease. If you have a serious health problem, please consult a competent health practitioner.

Reference: NSP from A to Z; The Essential Guide to NSP Tree of Light Publishing Aromatherapy & Herbology A-Z Guide by Larissa Jones, Master Aromatherapist; An Introduction to Natural Health by Tree of Light Institute.

Angela Palacio, Herb Specialist

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Banana Nutritional Value

A professor at CCNY for a physiological psych class told his class about bananas. He said the expression "going bananas" is from the effects of bananas on the brain. Read on:

Never, put your banana in the refrigerator!!!
This is interesting.
After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again.

Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.

Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.

But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit.
It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

PMS: Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

Anemia : High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school ( England ) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

Constipation: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

Hangovers: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.
Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness

Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips.. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady..

Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.

Smoking &Tobacco Use: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance.. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.

Strokes: According to research in The New England Journal of Medicine, eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!

Warts: Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!"

PS: Bananas must be the reason monkeys are so happy all the time! I will add one here; want a quick shine on our shoes?? Take the INSIDE of the banana skin, and rub directly on the shoe...polish with dry cloth. Amazing fruit !!!

Know Difference between Cold Nd H1N1 Flu Symptoms

Please pass this on to family and friends. Especially people with children!

H1N1 flu is about to be upon us and we need to be on top of information regarding it. Here is a comparison to the normal cold symptoms .

Know the Difference between Cold and H1N1 Flu Symptoms



H1N1 Flu


Fever is rare with a cold.

Fever is usually present with the flu in up to 80% of all flu cases. A temperature of 100°F or higher for 3 to 4 days is associated with the H1N1 flu.


A hacking, productive (mucus- producing) cough is often present with a cold.

A non-productive (non-mucus producing) cough is usually present with the H1N1 flu (sometimes referred to as dry cough).


Slight body aches and pains can be part of a cold.

Severe aches and pains are common with the H1N1 flu.

Stuffy Nose

Stuffy nose is commonly present with a cold and typically resolves spontaneously within a week.

Stuffy nose is not commonly present with the H1N1 flu.


Chills are uncommon with a cold.

60% of people who have the H1N1 flu experience chills .


Tiredness is fairly mild with a cold.

Tiredness is moderate to severe with the H1N1 flu.


Sneezing is commonly present with a cold.

Sneezing is not common with the H1N1 flu.

Sudden Symptoms

Cold symptoms tend to develop over a few days.

The H1N1 flu has a rapid onset within 3-6 hours. The flu hits hard and includes sudden symptoms like high fever, aches and pains.


A headache is fairly uncommon with a cold.

A headache is very common with the H1N1 flu, present in 80% of flu cases.

Sore Throat

Sore throat is commonly present with a cold.

Sore throat is not commonly present with the H1N1 flu.

Chest Discomfort

Chest discomfort is mild to moderate with a cold.

Chest discomfort is often severe with the H1N1 flu.

The only way to stop the spread of the epidemic is to spread the awareness.


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