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  1. 1. It’s a New Year—Get Clean and Clear! January’s a great time to tackle cleaning andorganizing projects around the house. Why notresolve to get your body’s systems clean andclear of clutter as well? Improperly prepared food, contaminated water,contact with pets, travel and a host of othersources can introduce unwanted invaders atany time. To combat such an invasion, expertsrecommend a thorough intestinal cleanse atleast once a year. NSP Para-Cleanse is anideal choice. This carefully formulated herbalcombination supports the intestinal system ineliminating these unwelcome invaders. Conveniently packaged in single servings,each packet in this 10-day program contains thefollowing:• 2 capsules of Herbal Pumpkin• 2 capsules of Artemisia Combination• 1 capsule of Black Walnut ATC• 1 capsule of Paw Paw Cell-Reg™ Don’t put yourself at risk. Let Para-Cleanse helpyour system stay clean and clear!Stock No. Product Direct QV Mem. Retail 4115-7 Para-Cleanse (10 days) Improved! $17.95 17.95 $20.65 $26.90 Buy products and become a distributor of NSP USA: Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. P.O. Box 1000 CANADA: Spanish Fork, Utah 84660 POLAND AND THE BALTIC STATES: BRITAIN AND THE EUROPEAN UNION Sponsors Country: BELARUS; Sponsors Account Number (ID): 1007815
  2. 2. Vol. 34 No. 1 January 2009 HORIZONS NSP Fact Finders Separating Myths from Truth
  3. 3. C o n t e n t s This is a publication of Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc., designed especially for natural health Fact or Fiction? enthusiasts. #1 Antioxidant Equality 1 Editor: Darlyn Britt #2 The Need for Supplementation 2 Writers: Courtney Hammond, Jody Taylor #3 Sugarless Gum 4 Art Director: Julie Larsen #4 Parasites Found 6 Designer: Rick Utykanski #5 Vegetarian Diet 7 #6 FDA Regulations 8 For more information on how to #7 Statin Drugs 9 sign up as an NSP Independent #8 Label Accuracy 10 Distributor, call 1-800-223-8225. Printed on recycled paper Sunshine Horizons, All-new Education for 2009 11 January 2009, Vol. 34, No. 1. Sunshine Horizons is a publication of Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc., 75 East 1700 South, Provo, Utah 84606. Copyright © 2009. Printed Announcements/Calendar 13 in the USA. All rights reserved. Correspondence: Sunshine Horizons Editor, P.O. Box 19005, Provo, Utah 84605-9005. Change of address: Fact or Fiction? Contact the Order Sales Department. Getting to the Bottom of Health Myths Visit our website at reader: Order Placement ServicesWe’re excited to present this special By Internet:issue of Sunshine Horizons. We’ve www.naturessunshine.comresearched several topics relatedto the health supplement industry By Phone:and provide our findings for you • Order Sales Department:in abbreviated form. Discover 1-800-453-1422 (English);more truth about sugarless gums, 1-800-321-0214 (Spanish).parasites, FDA oversight, truth in Hours are Monday–Friday fromlabeling, the “ideal diet” and more. 6 a.m.–6:30 p.m. and SaturdayWe invite you to share this issue from 7 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Mountain Time.with a friend or family memberwho may be interested. • TTY for Hearing Impaired: And from all of us at Nature’s 1-800-892-6450 (English only).Sunshine Home Office, we wish By Mail:you a very happy New Year! May • Order Sales Department2009 bring plenty of sunshine to Nature’s Sunshine Productsyou and your loved ones. P.O. Box 19005 Provo, Utah 84605-9005Darlyn Britt,Editorial Manager ID: 1007815; Country: BELARUS
  4. 4. Fact or Fiction:#1 All Antioxidants Are Created Equal Courtney Hammond byA ntioxidants, much touted for their ability to maintain and enhance health, are found in a wide variety of foods, including fruits, vegetables and nuts. However, while healthful,not all antioxidants are created equal. To understand antioxidants, you need to understand free radicals. Free radicals arenaturally generated by the body as a byproduct of metabolism and immune reactions.Environmental factors such as pollution, cigarette smoke and pesticides can also create freeradicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules with at least one unpaired electron. As theymove through the body, they react with other molecules and damage the cells they touch.Antioxidants deactivate free radicals before they can damage adjacent cells. Antioxidantsalso help generate energy and build healthy new tissues. Some foods contain more antioxidant capacity than others. Scientists at the NationalInstitite on Aging developed the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) testin order to measure the antioxidant potential in any given food. A quick Internet searchprovides hundreds (if not thousands) of lists of the best sources of antioxidants. However,these lists don’t tell the whole story. Different antioxidants target different parts of the body.For example, blueberries are an excellent source of antioxidants. They contain vitaminsC and E as well as anthocyanins, and have been shown to bolster cardiovascular as wellas brain health, but haven’t been shown to do much for prostate health. Lycopene, anantioxidant found in tomatoes and processed tomato products, is the antioxidant of choicefor prostate health. There’s much more to antioxidants than just ORAC!→ Antioxidants differ in their capacity to neutralize free radicals and in their affinity todifferent parts of the body. To receive total health benefits from antioxidants, the bestapproach is to get support from a wide variety of antioxidant-rich foods. NSP offers several comprehensive antioxidant products. Twofavorites are Thai-Go and Super ORAC.Thai-Go®Thai-Go brings together the most healthful fruits andnutritional supplements from around the world. Thisdelicious juice is replete with powerful antioxidants, healthfulbioflavonoids and immune-supporting xanthones. In a studyconducted by Brunswick Labs, an independent laboratory, Thai-Go clearly outperformedother leading competitors in ORAC value. Thai-Go contains mangosteen fruit andpericarp extract, wolfberry, sea buckthorn, red grapes, grape seeds, grape skins, raspberries,blueberries, apple extract and green tea.Super ORACSuper ORAC is a potent blend of antioxidant powerhouses, providing 150 mg polyphenolsin a proprietary blend of green tea leaves extract, mangosteen pericarp extract, turmeric rootextract, quercetin, resveratrol, apple extract, açaí berry extract and selenium. Stock No. Product Direct Cost QV Member to Member Suggested Retail 4095-1 Thai-Go (2/25 fl. oz.) $54.95 54.95 $63.20 $82.45 808-3 Super ORAC (90) $34.95 34.95 $40.20 $52.40 January 2009, Sunshine Horizons 1 ID: 1007815; Country: BELARUS
  5. 5. Fact or Fiction: #2 A Well-Balanced Diet Eliminates the Need to Supplement Jody Taylor by I n a perfect world, each of us has the time, money and motivation to eat a well-balanced, healthful diet. But the demands of a fast-paced lifestyle can make getting adequate daily nutrition seem almost impossible. And even if you’re trying to eat well, you may not be getting as many nutrients as you think. The nutritional content of many foods is less than it was 50 years ago; in part because we eat foods that are highly processed, and in part because nutrients have been depleted from our soil over time. The chart below measures the nutritional content change in six commonly grown crops over the past 50 years. Source: Jeffrey Christian for CTV News, updated Fri. Jul. 5, 2002. chart_020705 Since we don’t live in a perfect world, what nutritional advice is best? Eat right when you can, and use quality supplements from Nature’s Sunshine to help when your diet falls short. In addition to Super Trio™, which provides great all-around nutritional support, choose other key products that can help meet specific dietary needs. Super Supplemental Vitamins and Minerals (Available separately or in Super Trio) Provides key amounts of 12 essential vitamins and 11 important minerals—plus lutein and lycopene for antioxidant protection, and extra levels of B vitamins for energy. Super ORAC Antioxidant (Available separately or in Super Trio) The antioxidants contained in Super ORAC help neutralize free radicals, minimizing their destructive effects and reducing oxidative stress. Super Omega-3 EPA (Available separately or in Super Trio) Essential fatty acids are not produced by the body but are important for overall health. Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids may help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Probiotic Eleven®Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. Order Sales 1-800-453-1422 Your body is home to microorganisms that aid in digesting foods, absorbing nutrients and maintaining immunity. Probiotic Eleven helps replenish these friendly flora. 2 Sunshine Horizons, January 2009 ID: 1007815; Country: BELARUS
  6. 6. Food EnzymesDigestive enzymes break down food into usable forms. Food Enzymes from NSP helps yourbody make the most of the food you eat.Nature’s ThreeFiber is easily lost in the refining of foods. Nature’s Three supplements the amount in yourdiet by providing 1 gram each of soluble and insoluble fiber per serving. While eating a balanced diet should minimize the need to depend solely on them, qualitysupplements will always provide an excellent way to fill gaps in nutrition. Stock Direct Member to Suggested Product QV No. Cost Member Retail 20-5 Super Trio (60 packets) $49.95 50.00 $57.45 $74.95 14074-6 Super Trio (3/60 packets) Save $6 $143.85 150.00 $165.45 $224.85 1792-7 Super Supplemental Vit. and Min. (120) $16.25 17.10 $18.70 $24.40 1809-0 Super Supplemental without Iron (120) $16.25 17.10 $18.70 $24.40 808-3 Super ORAC Antioxidant (90) $34.95 34.95 $40.20 $52.40 1515-7 Super Omega-3 EPA (60) $20.95 20.95 $24.10 $31.45 Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. 1510-1 Probiotic Eleven (90) $22.50 22.50 $25.90 $33.75 Order Sales 1-800-453-1422 1836-9 Food Enzymes (120) $15.65 12.25 $18.00 $23.50 1345-0 Nature’s Three (12 oz.) $19.95 19.95 $22.95 $29.95 January 2009, Sunshine Horizons 3 ID: 1007815; Country: BELARUS
  7. 7. Fact or Fiction: #3 All Sugarless Gums Are Good for Your Teeth Jody Taylor by O ver the past several decades, a thriving industry of sugarless gums, mints and candies has emerged—fueled both by desire to curb our collective sweet tooth and by demand from individuals concerned with blood sugar levels. Many of these products are flavored with artificial sweeteners—among them saccharin (familiar to many as Sweet ’N Low®), aspartame (sold as Equal® or NutraSweet®), and sucralose (also called Splenda®). Others, such as NSP’s Nature’s Sweet Life® products, are sweetened with xylitol. But which is least harmful to teeth? Xylitol Defined Xylitol looks and tastes like Additional Benefits of Xylitol 2 sugar. It is found naturally in many • ylitol helps prevent dental caries because X common fruits and vegetables, and is bacteria in the mouth cannot use it as even produced by our bodies during a food source. This inhibits the acid metabolism. Xylitol has the same production which is so damaging to teeth. sweetness as sugar but with 40% • ecause it is lower in calories, xylitol is B fewer calories.1 appealing for use in weight-management formulas and is an excellent choice for What Makes Xylitol Better Than diabetics. Other Sweeteners? • ylitol is superior to synthetic X Many natural sweeteners sweeteners—such as saccharin, apartame (including table sugar) have six or sucralose—which do not exist in nature carbon atoms in their molecules, and have a questionable safety profile. while xylitol has only five. A Many consumers report sensitivities to six-carbon molecule can be easily their synthetic ingredients. digested by oral bacteria, but a five- carbon molecule has chemical bondsNature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. Order Sales 1-800-453-1422 4 Sunshine Horizons, January 2009 ID: 1007815; Country: BELARUS
  8. 8. that are difficult for most bacteria to digest, because they lack the digestive enzymes thatcan bind to this sugar. So when xylitol is consumed, oral bacteria are not able to utilizeit as a food source. As a result, the bacteria population starvesout and begins to decline. Xylitol also promotes oral health by producing saliva—which naturally occurs when chewing gum after a meal. Salivawashes the teeth and neutralizes acid. Together, these factors help prevent tooth decay, makingxylitol the better choice for sugarless gums. 3 While all sugarless gums can help prevent tooth decay,those sweetened with xylitol are an all-natural, unbeatablechoice.1 ttp:// h2 ad Turgeon, NSP Health Sciences T3 r. Janet Starr Hull, Ph.D., CN. Sweet Poison Newsletter, July 2003 D Sugarless: Not Just for Gum Anymore The unique properties of xylitol make it an ideal sweetener for sugarless gums and mints. Now enjoy all those same benefits when your craving for chocolate kicks in! With 40% fewer calories than sugar, Nature’s Sweet Life xylitol- sweetened dark chocolate bars are perfect for those concerned with blood sugar balance, weight loss, carb counting and oral health.Stock No. Product Direct Cost QV Member to Member Sugg. Retail 5400-8 Xylitol Gum (Cinnamon) (100) $7.95 5.25 $9.15 $11.95 5408-4 Xylitol Gum (Peppermint) (100) $7.95 5.25 $9.15 $11.95 5405-0 Xylitol Gum (Spearmint) (100) $7.95 5.25 $9.15 $11.95 5412-2 Xylitol Mints (Berry) (240) $9.95 6.75 $11.45 $14.95 5415-1 Xylitol Mints (Lemon) (240) $9.95 6.75 $11.45 $14.95 5410-7 Xylitol Mints (Peppermint) (240) $9.95 6.75 $11.45 $14.95 5435-3 Xylitol Bulk (1 lb. bag) $8.95 4.00 $10.30 $13.45 Dark Orange Choc. Bars Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. 5452-5 $44.95 20.00 $51.75 $59.95 Order Sales 1-800-453-1422 (1.27 oz., box of 28) Plain Dark Choc. Bars 5453-7 $44.95 20.00 $51.75 $59.95 (1.27 oz., box of 28) January 2009, Sunshine Horizons 5 ID: 1007815; Country: BELARUS
  9. 9. Fact or Fiction: #4 Staying Home in the U.S.A. = Parasite-free Jody Taylor by B elieve it or not, parasites are one of the most unrecognized health issues in America. Commonly quoted statistics claim anywhere from 30–90 percent of Americans have parasites.1 Actual numbers are hard to determine—not due to a lack of cases, but rather the infrequency of their recognition. What Are Parasites? Simply put, parasites are organisms that benefit from you while not benefiting you in return. This means, of course, that the friendly bacteria found in our digestive tract are not considered parasites. How Can I Prevent Them? A good first step in preventing intestinal parasites is to create an unfavorable environment for them by practicing good hygiene and following the tips below. • Wash your hands before eating, after handling animals or after using the restroom. • Do not eat raw or undercooked beef, pork or fish. Always refrigerate foods properly. • Wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly. • Drink bottled or boiled water if you are unsure of the purity of tap water. • Never drink stream or lake water when boating, camping or enjoying the outdoors. • lways wear shoes when walking through yard and garden areas. Some parasites occur A naturally in soil, while others are introduced through animal waste. • Be sure to have dogs and cats dewormed, and treat pets regularly for fleas. • ash up after spending time inside institutional settings such as schools, health care W facilities and fitness centers.2 Common Parasites that Affect Americans3 Parasite Number of Cases Annually Most Common Source Trichomonas 7.4 million Sexual Contact Giardia* 2 million Contaminated Water Toxoplasma 1.5 million Contaminated Food Cryptosporidium** 300,000 Contaminated Water *Usually occurs in natural water sources such as streams and lakes. **Usually occurs in public water sources such as swimming pools. Integrative health practitioner Hugo Rodier, M.D., asserts, “We all have parasites, but they’re not necessarily dangerous unless they overwhelm our natural defenses.” He continues, “We regularly deworm our dogs to keep them healthy. We ought to ‘deworm’ ourselves once a year with a natural parasite cleanse.” Intestinal parasites are not found only in third-world countries. By becoming more aware of their sources, we can take the precautions necessary to fend them off. 1 2 3’s Sunshine Products, Inc. Order Sales 1-800-453-1422 6 Sunshine Horizons, January 2009 ID: 1007815; Country: BELARUS
  10. 10. Fact or Fiction: #5 If You Really Wantto Eat Right, Become a Vegetarian Courtney Hammond byT he term vegetarian means different things to different people. Some vegetarians adopt the lifestyle for health considerations; others do it for ethical reasons. Several differentgroups of vegetarians exist, from vegans with the most restrictive diet, eating only plant-based foods, to the “flexitarian” diet, which consists of primarily plant-based food, withoccasional meat, fish and poultry. We all know that fruits, vegetables and grains are part of a healthful diet. But doesthat mean that a diet consisting entirely of these healthful plant-based foods is the bestdiet? A plant-based diet has many health benefits. Vegetarians of all degrees can enjoy thehealth benefits of a high-fiber, high-antioxidant, low-fat diet. However, to reap the benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle, vegetarians need to plan theirdiets carefully to ensure they receive daily nutritional needs. It is not enough to foregothe meat and eat what’s left on the plate. Specifically, a vegetarian diet may be deficientin protein, calcium, vitamin B12, iron and zinc. These nutrients are readily available inanimal products; but for vegetarians, especially those who don’t eat eggs or dairy products,they may be in short supply, making careful meal planning and supplementation essential.NSP offers several products that can help ensure proper nutritional balance.→ While vegetarians enjoy many health benefits, vigilant meal planning andsupplementation are necessary to ensure the vegetarian gets adequate nutrients primarilyavailable through animal products.SynerProTein® A single serving of SynerProTein supplies 20 grams of soyprotein, all nine essential amino acids and beneficial amountsof vital nutrients, including vitamins B6, B12, iron and calciumin a base of concentrated cruciferous vegetables. Great-tastingSynerProTein is naturally flavored with vanilla and is low-fat,low-carbohydrate, yeast-free and gluten-free.Calcium-Magnesium, SynerPro® Calcium and magnesium depend on each other for properassimilation in the body. Calcium-Magnesium provides generousamounts of calcium and magnesium plus vitamin D,phosphorus, zinc, copper and boron in the SynerProbase of cruciferous vegetables.Liquid B12 Complete Dietary sources of vitamin B12 arealmost exclusively foods of animal origin.Supplementing with Liquid B12 Completehelps replenish the body’s supply of vitaminB12 as well as B6, B2, B1 and niacin,which help promote energy, maintain thenervous system, improve immune functionsand buffer the effects of stress. Stock Product Direct QV Member to Suggested No. Cost Member Retail Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. 3025-0 SynerProTein (525 g) $19.95 19.95 $22.95 $29.95 Order Sales 1-800-453-1422 3194-9 Calcium-Magnesium, SynerPro (240) $14.15 14.15 $16.30 $21.25 1588-7 Liquid B12 Complete (2 fl.oz.) $10.45 10.45 $12.05 $15.70 January 2009, Sunshine Horizons 7 ID: 1007815; Country: BELARUS
  11. 11. Fact or Fiction: #6 Two FDA-Related Examinations Courtney Hammond By A. FDA Regulation=Safer Dietary Supplements Natural health critics often say that dietary supplements are unregulated. Dietary supplements are classified as foods, not drugs, and as such are not regulated according to standards established for drugs. Requirements to bring a new drug to market are extensive and include pre-clinical data (typically animal testing), which then leads to several phases of clinical testing, the most stringent of which is large double-blind, placebo-controlled studies. Dietary supplements—including vitamins, minerals, herbs, sports nutrition supplements and weight-management products—are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC regulates advertising of dietary supplements, while the FDA has regulatory authority under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and as amended by the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) in 1994. DSHEA confirmed the classification of dietary supplements as a category of food and created a specific definition for dietary supplements. It also gave the FDA more authority, including the ability to remove products from the market that the FDA considered unsafe, either by presenting an immediate safety concern or an unreasonable risk of causing illness or injury. In December 2006, Congress passed the Dietary Supplement and Non-Prescription Drug Consumer Protection Act that requires all manufacturers of non-prescription drugs and dietary supplements to log all serious adverse reactions and report them to the FDA. FDA and FTC oversight of dietary supplements helps protect consumers from harm. B. New FDA Regulations Make All Supplements Equal In June 2007, the FDA issued a rule that established current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs) for the dietary supplement industry. The rule includes requirements establishing quality control procedures, designing manufacturing plants and testing of ingredients and the final product. These new requirements were instituted to eliminate instances of contaminants in a product, an incorrect ingredient, or of a product that contains too much or too little of a specific ingredient. Based on the size of the manufacturers, companies are given a date by which to comply. Smaller companies have until 2010 to comply with the new regulations. NSP has welcomed these new regulations as they make the industry more reputable. Mandatory compliance means that consumers can have greater confidence in health supplements. The regulations have also put some companies out of business. Too many of them contracted with manufacturers who put cheap raw materials into capsules without quality testing. These companies have not been able to comply with the new standards. Nature’s Sunshine has utilized GMPs for decades to ensure product quality. As a leader in this, NSP considers the cGMPs of the FDA basic standards and has exceeded those standards for decades. Currently, NSP has almost 600 quality control tests at its disposal. Lynda Hammons, Vice President of Quality Assurance says it best, “We are always raising the bar on quality. We can’t sit still. To stay the leader you have to keep improving.” FDA guidelines establish minimums—NSP’s standards areNature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. much higher! Order Sales 1-800-453-1422 8 Sunshine Horizons, January 2009 ID: 1007815; Country: BELARUS
  12. 12. Fact or Fiction: #7 High CholesterolRequires the Use of Statin Drugs Darlyn Britt byI t seems like we’ve been taught for years that high cholesterol is one of the surest signs of heart disease and must be combated with drastic dietary changes and powerfulmedication. Statins have made the news for their ability to help lower cholesterol. These drugsblock a substance that your body needs to manufacture cholesterol. The Mayo clinic holdsthat high cholesterol alone is not a sufficient reason to put a person on statin drugs. Theyrecommend lifestyle changes, including quitting smoking, eating a healthful diet, dailyexercise and managing stress. Their site states, “Lifestyle changes may have a greater impacton reducing risk of heart disease and stroke than does medication alone.” * Recent research seems to indicate that while cholesterol can be an indicator of heartdisease, it is not a sure thing. Does this mean that it’s at all prudent to ignore highcholesterol? Of course not. But there may be alternatives to drugs that sometimes poseother threats to the body and mind.Help Manage Your Cholesterol Total cholesterol In addition to the above-mentioned lifestyle changes, consider over 240 mg/dL isincreasing your dietary fiber intake to help keep fats and considered high.cholesterol out of the bloodstream and available for eliminationby the digestive tract. You may have even seen ads for cerealcompanies advertising the cholesterol-lowering effects of their wares. Increase fiber byeating more raw fruits and vegetables and whole grains/cereals. Be sure to drink plenty ofwater. Plant phytosterols may help lower LDL cholesterol (the bad kind). These include beta-sitosterol found in pumpkin seeds, and campesterol and stigmasterol found in beans andbuckwheat. Recently, the spice turmeric has gained the attention of scientists and naturopaths forits ability to help modulate LDL cholesterol. One component of turmeric, curcumin, wasfed to rats, and it significantly decreased LDL (bad) cholesterol, total cholesterol andtriglycerides. Curcumin given to healthy human volunteers was associated with a significantincrease in HDL (good) cholesterol and a significant decrease intotal cholesterol.** Additionally, unsaturated fats like essential fatty acids mayhelp the body as it regulates cholesterol levels. Omega-3 fattyacids have been found to help support a positive blood lipidprofile. You may be able to reduce cholesterol in many ways withoutrelying on statin drugs.***Soni, K. B. and Kuttan, R. Effect of oral curcumin administration on serum peroxides andcholesterol levels in human volunteers. Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 1992;36(4):273-275.Do not change your medication regimen without consulting your health care provider. Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. Order Sales 1-800-453-1422 ID: 1007815; Country: BELARUS January 2009, Sunshine Horizons 9
  13. 13. Fact or Fiction: #8 If it’s on the Label, then it Must be True Darlyn Britt by H ealth supplement label guidelines were established by the Food and Drug Administration to ensure purity and provide consumers with helpful information. These mandate an accurate listing of all product ingredients and notations of active ingredients/constituents in each product. Just how accurate are their claims? Nature’s Sunshine recently tested a few of our single herbs against some competitors. Here’s what we found. We tested NSP Kava Kava against three popular brands, measuring the amount of kavalactones (the key active component) per capsule. NSP Kava Kava was the only one of these products that actually contained the amount of kavalactones indicated on the label. The others fell short. And of the four brands tested, NSP’s product was the least expensive. We tested NSP Korean Ginseng against another leading brand, measuring the amount of ginsenosides (the active component) per capsule. NSP Korean Ginseng guarantees a potency of 12 mg ginsenosides per capsule, which it met or exceeded in our test. You would need almost three times as much of Brand A’s product to equal the ginsenosides available in NSP’s product. And NSP Korean Ginseng costs less. We compared NSP High-Parthenolide Feverfew with a leading brand, measuring the number of micrograms of parthenolide in each capsule. NSP’s product contained almost 24 times more parthenolide than its competitor and met its label claim. While consumers would have more confidence in the health supplement industry if this were true, it simply isn’t. Label claims can be wrong, and the only way to know this is by testing the products. Since most consumers have no way of doing this, they simply trust manufacturers to provide true information. Labels don’t always tell the whole story! Trust Nature’s Sunshine to deliver what we say we will every time. Stock No. Product Direct Cost QV Mem to Mem Sugg. RetailNature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. Order Sales 1-800-453-1422 405-9 Kava Kava Concentrate (60) $17.50 17.50 $20.15 $26.25 665-4 Korean Ginseng (100) $17.95 17.95 $20.65 $26.95 288-1 High-Parthenolide Feverfew $14.75 14.75 $17.00 $22.15 10 Sunshine Horizons, January 2009 ID: 1007815; Country: BELARUS
  14. 14. Natural Health EducationSeminars—2009!Join us for your Herbal Immersion A brand-new NSP seminar will make its way to a city near you in 2009! This new day- long seminar is the perfect introduction to, or continuation of, your herbal education. Composed of three modules, the new seminar will start with an in-depth discussion of herbal properties. After lunch, attendees will be treated to two additional modules, one covering the health implications of Candida albicans, and the other featuring the brain health research of Dr. Daniel Amen. Understanding Nature’s Pharmacy— Mastering the Unique Properties of Herbs This module, developed by Steven Horne, is educational and interactive and will cover the seven categories of herbs. Attendees will experience some of the properties of herbs, from unique aromas to distinctive tastes. With that solid herbal background, seminar attendees will then be introduced to some of NSP’s exclusive herbal formulas. The Seven-Step Candida Solution Natural health expert and instructor Laurence Smith authored The Seven-Step Candida Solution. Laurence has long studied the effects of an overgrowth of candida on the body. In this module, you’ll learn about the signs of candida overgrowth and effective ways to keep candida levels balanced. Participants will also learn about NSP’s popular Candida Clear Cleanse. Change Your Brain, Change Your Life Dr. Daniel Amen is a clinical neuroscientist, psychiatrist, brain enhancement expert and medical director of the Amen Clinics. In this module, Dr. Amen shares his knowledge of the brain and ways to improve brain health and performance. Cost $35, includes eight-hour seminar plus great training materials. See page 13 for the seminar calendar, or visit As always, this NSP seminar will be presented by natural health experts and experienced teachers, including: Every seminar also includes: • presentation A on NSP quality Julie DeVisser, N.D. Jay P. Vanden Heuvel, Pat Cassidy, N.D. assurance Ph.D., ARCB, CFT, ACS • A panel discussion where you can get your questions answered • The latest news from Cindy Klement, Laurence Smith, Rallie McAllister, NSP CNC, Id, CH BSW, CNHC M.D., MPH, MSEH January 2009, Sunshine Horizons 11 ID: 1007815; Country: BELARUS
  15. 15. Keeping You in Circulation Nature’s Sunshine circulatory system products work with the body to support heart and blood vessel health. Red Yeast Rice—may help modulate the amount of cholesterol inherently produced by the liver. Mega-Chel —provides a powerful blend of vitamins, essential minerals, amino ® acids, glandular substances and herbs to support heart and circulatory health. Nattozimes Plus. This blend of protease enzymes, hawthorn berries, capsicum fruit and other nutrients nourishes the circulatory system. Nattozimes Plus may help improve blood flow as it helps dissolve fibrin and supports platelet aggregation levels already within the normal range. Cholester-Reg II —contains a combination of policosanol, plant sterols, ® niacin (inositol nicotinate), resveratrol and artichoke powder to help maintain already-normal cholesterol levels, protect the heart, provide antioxidants and help maintain platelet aggregation levels already in the normal range. LOCLO —provides fiber from psyllium hulls, apple, acacia gum, ® guar gum and oat bran to help maintain both intestinal regularity and cholesterol levels already in the normal range. Super ORAC. Our most powerful antioxidant blend supports the entire circulatory system. One key ingredient, turmeric, has been found to support cholesterol levels already in the normal range. Super Omega-3 EPA — ® provides 1,000 mg fish oil (EPA and DHA) per softgel, which may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Stock No. Product Direct Cost QV Mem to Mem Sugg. Retail 558-3 Red Yeast Rice (120) $19.95 19.95 $22.95 $29.95 4050-6 Mega-Chel (90) $15.60 13.25 $17.95 $23.40 520-7 Nattozimes Plus (60) $23.95 23.95 $27.55 $35.95 557-7 Cholester-Reg II (90) $20.95 20.95 $24.10 $31.45 1348-4 LOCLO (12 oz.) $20.45 20.45 $23.55 $30.70 808-3 Super ORAC (90) $34.95 34.95 $40.20 $52.40 1515-7 Super Omega-3 EPA (60) $20.95 20.95 $24.10 $31.4512 Sunshine Horizons, January 2009 ID: 1007815; Country: BELARUS
  16. 16. A n n o u n c e m e n t sNot Too Late for Leaders Conference! xylitol treats, home cleaning products, cleanses, We still have a few spots open for Leaders Conference, children’s snacks and more. Your recipe must includeFeb. 5–8 in Los Angeles. Register now at www. at least one NSP product, but more is great. Be Bring a group member and save! to include your name and account number so you canGet the first look at new products. You could win one of be recognized as a contributor. Email your recipe(s) tothe last two Driven to Share cars to be awarded! Register anytime! Or mail them to:today! NSP Magazine Editor P.O. Box 19005Recipe Exchange! Provo, Utah 84605-9005 Nature’s Sunshine is compiling recipes with NSPproducts into a special issue of an upcoming magazine. Wanted to BuySend us your creations and see them published! We’re pH GreenZone. Amanda Coffman, emaillooking for all kinds of recipes: smoothies, desserts, Driven to Share Winner for October Congratulations to Eric Christine Brinker, Regional Managers from Latrobe, Pa. They were the lucky winners of October’s Driven to Share drawing and chose a Ford Escape Hybrid.E v e n t s C a l e n d a rAll-NEW for 2009! March Product Training Business WebinarNatural Health and 7 Bluffton, Ind. January 21Education Seminars FREE Webinars Clermont, Fla. Jan. 14 Wednesday—EnzymesJanuary Parsippany, N.J. Feb. 11 Wednesday— ssential Fatty E Portland, Ore. Coming Events24 Boise, Idaho Acids St. Louis, Mo. Tyler, Texas March 11 Wednesday—CleanStart May 20–23, 200931 Yuma, Ariz. 14 Segundo, Calif. El 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m. Rising Star Greensburg, Pa. Mountain Time Provo and SpanishFebruary Modesto, Calif. Register at Fork, Utah14 Honolulu, Hawaii 21 Canton, Ohio21 Chambersburg, Pa. Clarksville, Tenn. Teleconference Call Oak Lawn, Ill. Richmond, Va. Dial 1-712-432-0453, PIN#8626 Salt Lake City, Utah Tulsa, Okla. (not a toll-free call) Tampa, Fla. 28 Corydon, Ind. Message available from noon Jan. 14 Wasilla, Alaska Leominster, Mass. to noon Jan. 15.28 Austin, Texas Omaha, Neb. Call Customer Service at 1-800-223-8225 for the most current calendar Phoenix, Ariz. Sheboygan, Wis. information or to register for a school or seminar. Information is also available San Jose, Calif. on the NSP website, For information on seminars in Spanish, visit our website. Dates and locations are subject to change. January 2009, Sunshine Horizons 13 ID: 1007815; Country: BELARUS
  17. 17. sun•shine ’sən-shīn n1: The sun’s light ofdirect rays 2: something(as a person, condition,influence or company)that radiates warmth,cheer or happiness 2009: A Season of Sunshine
  18. 18. August September 2008 Ovations Rank Advancements New Regional Manager “I am so excited to have achieved the rank of Regional Manager. It takes work to grow, but NSP has provided all we need to achieve our goals if we just put [these tools and programs] to use in our business. “Can you believe I’ve been to over 20 countries with Nature’s Sunshine? There is no way I can speak about my success without sharing with you the amazing support I have received from my mom, Karen Utter. Without all her training and daily support, I would not be here today. I have watched her and my Aunt Joan (Vandergriff) lay the groundwork for success for those of us coming up in the next generation. I feel blessed to be a part of such a great legacy in NSP.” Delania McCarty, Bedford, Texas New Area Managers Martin Pareja, Boca Raton, Fla. Marie-Ange Fritzgerald Francois, Norwalk, Conn.TAC 2009—Cruising Alaska TAC 2009 is an Alaskan cruise aboard Holland America’smajestic Westerdam vessel. September 20–27, we’ll travelfrom Puget Sound, head north to Glacier Bay National Park.Experience the majesty of tidewater glaciers, humpbackand grey whales, plus other arctic wildlife. Juneau featuresoptional tours to the MendenhallGlacier, helicopter sightseeingand whale-spotting. Sitka is acharming frontier port full ofRussian culture and influence.Ketchikan is the gateway to theMisty Fjords National Monumentand offers fabulous kayakingopportunities to those so inclined.Victoria, Canada features thebeautiful, 55-acre ButchartGardens by night plus options forscenic drives. The qualification period forTAC 2009 is Nov. 1, 2008–May 31, 2009. You MUSTbe an Area Manager or above in May 2009 to qualify!Consult our website for complete details, and plan tojoin us on the Alaska cruise this fall! ID: 1007815; Country: BELARUS
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  20. 20. B u s i n e s s B u i l d i n gBusiness SymposiumPart 2Tips to Help Grow Your BusinessT his is the second in a series of business-building articlestaken from presentations given at stream of new Managers. She suggests that NSP Managers focus on health-care professionals: talk to office. Ideally, he or she invests in enough product and literature to stock three shelves and provideNSP’s Business Symposium, held people who are already interested information to clients on a varietyin conjunction with our National in health and who work with lots of health issues. This investment,Convention 2008. though not huge, would generate immediate income and qualify him or her as a Manager with Nature’s Sunshine. Supplement- savvy customers get quality NSP products from this health-oriented person, and more lives are blessed. Successfully contacting one person who has many people in his/her practice means instant access to a whole new group of health- conscious consumers. To see the display units, marketing cards and step-by-step business plan, and to learn more of people. These include doctors, about this exciting way to buildBurke Hedges nurses, salon workers, dentists, your business, contact David Burke Hedges, 20-year veteran of massage therapists, chiropractors, Borden at 1-866-933-1357 or go tothe direct sales industry, successful veterinarians, etc. She said, “It’s and author, made the our job to tell them about natural Rallie recommends persistencefollowing points in his opening health.” in contacting these professionalsaddress: Rallie shared that since the and a sincere desire to help educate• “Right now more than ever, when majority of people going to doctor’s them. “Some doctors have a fearpeople face economic challenges, offices, working out regularly, that you’ll know more than they[is the time] to step it up a notch. receiving massages, etc. are the do,” she allows. But as a “convert”Raise your game.” ones taking dietary supplements, to natural alternatives herself, she• “This business is a learned then these professionals are missing is glad her upline sponsor, Carmelabusiness—no qualifications are out by not offering their patients Roush, didn’t give up on her.necessary. Leaders are made, not and customers the opportunity toborn.” get quality supplements from them. Rallie McAllister, M.D., MPH, NSP Managers can remedy that MSEH is a board-certified familyBusiness in a Box situation by sharing products and physician with masters degrees in Dr. Rallie McAllister introduced knowledge with these health-care Public Health and Environmentala new idea in sharing Nature’s professionals. Health.Sunshine with health care Business in a Box was designedprofessionals. She unveiled a by McAllister and her businessturnkey system of NSP products partner David Borden as a hands-and services, designed expressly to free retail center that a health-carehelp sponsor and develop a steady professional can place in his or her ID: 1007815; Country: BELARUS