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Brain and Memory

  1. 1. MANAGER EXTRA September 2010 What’s on your mind?
  2. 2. Memory and Brain Health As our society ages, more to plaque on teeth, plaqueand more Americans in the brain is a build-upface dreaded memory of protein fragmentsproblems. Second between nerve cells.guessing any forgetful Tangles (twisted fibersbehavior, we of another protein)sometimes kid that form inside dyingwe have Alzheimer’s brain cells. Though(or Old Timer’s) most people developdisease. Named for some plaques andthe German doctor tangles as they age,who first diagnosed those with Alzheimer’sit, Alzheimer’s is a tend to develop farprogressive disease more. The plaquesthat destroys brain cells. and tangles usuallyAs a result, the patient form in a predictablesuffers memory loss and pattern, starting with areassevere thinking and behavior important in learning andproblems. Over 5 million memory and spreading to otherAmericans live with this fatal regions.disease. Most experts believe that As the body ages, so does plaques and tangles somehowthe brain. We all typically Memory Quiz block communication among If you are evaluating someone’sexperience a little slowed memory problems, ask these questions: nerve cells and disrupt activitiesthinking or occasional memory Yes No Does your memory loss disrupt that cells need to survive.trouble. But serious memory daily life? Studies show that people with Yes No Does planning or solving loss, confusion and other major problems pose a challenge? Alzheimer’s also commonlychanges in the way our minds Yes No Do you find it difficult to have altered phospholipid are not normal. They may complete familiar tasks at Phospholipids are a majorbe a sign that brain cells are home? component of cell membranes, Yes No Are you easily confused with failing. regard to times or locations? and are essential to brain The brain has about 100 Yes No Do you have trouble health and function. It standsbillion nerve cells (neurons). understanding visual images to reason that supplementingEach cell communicates and spatial relationships? with phospholipids—including Yes No Do you have new problems with many others to form with language in either choline and lecithin—may helpnetworks. Nerve cell networks speaking or writing? counter this deficit.have special jobs. These Yes No Are you unable to retrace Alzheimer’s disease has also your steps when you misplaceinclude thinking, learning, things? been associated with low levelsremembering, sensory tasks Yes No Do you notice a decrease in of acetylcholine in the brain.(seeing, hearing and smell) and judgment? The nutrient huperzine A hasdirecting muscle movement. Yes No Are you withdrawing from been demonstrated to effectively work or social activities? Abnormal structures called Yes No Have you observed changes inhibit acetylcholinesterase,plaques and tangles are likely in mood and personality? the enzyme that breaks downresponsible for damaging and “Yes” answers to these questions may acetylcholine.killing nerve cells. Similar signify increasing dementia. Sources:,
  3. 3. When Life Gets Too BusyStress and Anxiety Stress and anxiety are part of life. In fact, a certain level of stress can be healthy—it can motivate peopleand increase productivity. But too often, in today’s hectic world of heavy schedules, multi-tasking andtechnology that makes us constantly available, too many people are feeling overstressed and overanxious.Stress Stress is subjective. What one person may find stressful, another may find exhilarating. But scientistsagree that too much stress leads to a host of problems. Physical effects of stress include head, neck orchest pain, hives, nausea and weight loss. Emotional effects such as depression, irritability, anger and guiltare common with stress. And there are social repercussions as well, such as feelings of isolation anddifficulty communicating and connecting with others.Anxiety Like stress, anxiety is part of life. We all worry to some degree about our relationships or our health. Butfeeling excessive anxiety and worry over everyday events may signal a problem with the way the nervoussystem is functioning. Symptoms of extreme anxiety (in addition to worry) include headaches, muscle tension,irritability, difficulty concentrating, trouble sleeping and fatigue. Furthermore, people with anxiety disorders,such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder or phobias, may need to pay special attention to theways they handle stress and anxiety.Common Treatments Tranquilizers, such as Valium® or Xanax®, andantidepressants like Paxil®, Prozac® and Zoloft® arecommonly prescribed for anxiety. Antidepressants aremost often used when stress turns into depression.Recent studies have questioned the effectivenessof antidepressants, reporting that less than50% of people on antidepressants becomesymptom-free and that among those who do, theantidepressant becomes less effective with time.Side effects include sexual problems, insomnia,restlessness, dizziness and nausea. Tranquilizersmay have similar side effects. September 2010, Manager Extra 1
  4. 4. May I Have (and Keep) Your Attention All about ADDWhat Is ADD/ADHD? ADD, or Attention Deficit Disorder, is one of themost common mental disorders in children, with anestimated 3-5% of school age children affected byit. ADD is often accompanied by hyperactivity andimpulsive behavior (Attention Deficit HyperactivityDisorder, or ADHD). Symptoms of ADD/ADHDbecome more obvious in structured settings, suchas the classroom. Children with ADD/ADHD have cigarette smoke, alcohol or drugs, premature birth, ordifficulty regulating their attention, which may excessive lead exposure.make it difficult to sit still and wait their turn. They While scientists have not pinpointed the exact causemay interrupt frequently, or act on their impulses, or causes of ADD/ADHD, they have learned that iteven when inappropriate. Or, they may seem to be is not the result of laziness, lack of discipline, poordaydreaming or spacey. Without intervention, children parenting or too much television and video games,with ADD/ADHD may perform poorly in school, feel though TV and video games can make symptomssocially isolated and have low self-esteem. worse.What Causes ADD/ADHD? How Is ADD Treated? Researchers have not yet determined the exact Conventional treatment of ADD/ADHD includescause of ADD/ADHD. Because it tends to occur stimulant medications, such as Ritalin, Dexadrine,among families, it is believed to have a genetic Concerta and Adderall, which affect the regulation ofcomponent. In addition to identifying genes that may the neurotransmitters dopamine and norephinephrine.increase susceptibility to this disorder, researchers Medication is started with a low dosage and movedare focusing on links between ADD/ADHD and brain upwards as necessary in an attempt to minimizestructure and brain chemicals, primarily dopamine the side effects, which include decreased appetite,and norepinephrine—neurotransmitters that regulate difficulty sleeping, anxiety, nervousness, restlessness,attention and activity. In some cases ADD/ADHD is irritability, stomachache and headache. In addition,caused by brain injury or other impediments to healthy those with ADD/ADHD often see specialists to learnbrain development, such as prenatal exposure to behavioral strategies and social skills training.2 Manager Extra, September 2010
  5. 5. T he human brain is the most powerful computer on earth. It operates by relaying electrical signals through a vast network of nerve cells (neurons). Signals travel across the space between neurons, or synapses. Special chemicals calledneurotransmitters help relay messages throughout the network. A variety of important hormones and other substances act as messengers intransferring these electrical signals. These specialized chemicals work in a delicatebalance. In general, they are rapidly destroyed by specific enzymes, diffuse away, orare reabsorbed. In some people, due to a number of factors, one or more key neurotransmitters maybe in short supply. Shortages can lead to a variety of health-related issues, includinglow mood, overeating, depression, low libido, difficulty sleeping, anxiety and more. Serotonin has received a lot of attention in the past few decades as millions ofAmericans battle depression and other mood-related health challenges. To have andmaintain a healthy mood, serotonin must be present in the brain and remain for acertain duration. In some people, serotonin is not present in sufficient quantity, or it isbroken down too quickly for good mood to be maintained. Modern medicine looks for ways to increase levels of neurotransmitters withpowerful and often costly prescription drugs. Prozac® is a popular example. Withannual sales of over a billion dollars, Prozac is a member of a class of drugs calledselective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs. It works to combat depression oranxiety by slowing the breakdown of serotonin in the brain. After a message is passed from one nerve cell to the next, the “sender” nerve cellquickly absorbs any serotonin that remains in the gap between cells. This is knownas reuptake. Normally, this process is smooth. But when serotonin levels becomeunbalanced, a variety of conditions may occur. Prozac helps block the reuptake ofserotonin so more of it remains in the spaces between the brain’s nerve cells. Thisgives the serotonin a better chance of activating the receptors on the next nerve cell. But Prozac and other prescribed medicines oftencome with a host of undesirable side effects. Manypeople have sought support for brain chemical Common Neurotransmitters and Their balance from plants and other natural products. Primary Responsibilities Certain foods and supplements can also help • cetylcholine—is involved in learning, memory, Awith neurotransmitter balance and may provide mood, heart rate and muscle movement.fewer deleterious side effects than prescription • opamine—is associated with pleasure and Ddrugs. Some foods and nutrients even contain muscular coordination.building blocks of essential chemical messengers. • pinephrine and Nor-epinephrine—are hormones EFor example, vitamin B6 is required for the body secreted by nerve endings that help control bloodto make dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine. pressure and blood sugar. They also stimulateSo supplementing with this vitamin may cellular the body keep needed amounts of these • ABA helps prevent anxiety and increases mental Gneurotransmitters on hand. Likewise, many foods clarity.contain tryptophan, a precursor to serotonin. Some • erotonin—regulates mood and helps control Sof these include turkey, chicken, low-fat dairy hunger, sleep and more.products, barley, oats and yams. September 2010, Manager Extra 3
  6. 6. We’re All about Getting to the Root of the MatterNature’s Sunshine searches high, low andeven below ground to offer our customersthe finest herbal formulas available.4 Manager Extra, September 2010
  7. 7. May 2010 Ovations Rank AdvancementsNew Area Managers “I feel that I’ve been on an “We are grateful to National exciting, fulfilling journey these Managers Pam Joseph and Joy last 20 years and have realized Marshall for introducing us to God’s direction through it all. I Nature’s Sunshine. They have searched for help for a health issue helped us to heal and grow, and I had experienced for 12 years they continue to inspire and and found that help from Linda support us as we all reach out to Kantor, ND, who introduced me help others. to Nature’s Sunshine. She became “We also love and appreciate my upline sponsor, and because of our loyal team of downline her patience, encouragement and managers. Without their efforts, mentoring, I have recently become we would not be going on our an Area Manager—something first TAC trip—Paris! And, I had never imagined would of course, we thank Nature’s happen. Sunshine for excellent products “Thank you, NSP, for the and outstanding organization. opportunities you provide It is with great pleasure that we through your excellent products, share the NSP opportunity with education, trips and sponsoring everyone!” programs.” Neda Mae Herman, Wyo. James Marsha Manzo, Ill. “We are excited about our “Nature’s Sunshine products NSP business for several saved my life. I have had a store reasons. We believe that Nature’s for 11 years, and I love what I do! Sunshine is a company of I am passionate about it. I love integrity, both in the products to teach people how to take care they offer and the way the of their temples. Mind, body and company is run. We believe that spirit have to be in balance, and with hard work and the help of that is what I have the privilege all of our distributors and the of sharing.” corporate regional managers, we can set exciting business goals and achieve them. The Road to National program inspired us to believe we will achieve that goal and more.” Cathy Holland Fowler, Va. Arlene Vaughn Stuart, Utah September 2010, Manager Extra 5
  8. 8. Shouldn’t Your Home Be Too? Attend a FREE Meeting in Your Area! • Free Samples • Prizes • roduct Discounts P • arn FREE products when you E bring friends who join NSP!
  9. 9. Regional Meetings Find a Regional Meeting near you: Clean Home Saturday, October 2 Green Home Asheville, N.C.Safe, Earth-Smart Alternatives for a Saturday, October 9 Hutchinson, Kan. Fresh, Clean Home Oklahoma City, Okla. Monday, October 11 Whippany, N.J. Take a look under your kitchen sink, in your laundry room Ann Arbor, Mich. and anywhere else you store cleaning supplies. Open the Omaha, Neb.bottle and take a whiff. Does it smell like anything found Tuesday, October 12 in nature or more like something created in a lab? (On Greensburg, Pa. second thought, don’t take a whiff. It might make you sick.) Green Bay, Wis. Now look at the label, do you see phosphates, Arlington, Texasphenols, chlorine, petroleum solvents or any number of Wednesday, October 13 unpronounceable ingredients? It may be time for a clean Canton, Ohio home makeover, and NSP Regional Meetings should be Oak Lawn, Ill.your first stop. Thursday, October 14 Rochester, N.Y. Denver, Colo. Join us at a meeting near you for giveaways, free Friday, October 15 samples and special pricing on Nature’s Fresh products! Austin, Texas Saturday, October 16 The Woodlands, Texas Monday, October 18 Portland, Ore. Joplin, Mo. Tuesday, October 19 Augusta, Ga. Pleasanton, Calif. Kansas City, Mo. Wednesday, October 20 Orlando, Fla. Ontario, Calif. Indianapolis, Ind. Thursday, October 21 $25/$25 Sponsoring Incentive* Birmingham, Ala. Phoenix, Ariz. BRING NEW PEOPLE TO THE MEETING! Friday, October 22 Both sponsor and new sign-up will Baton Rouge, La. receive $25 product credit. No limit. Saturday, October 23 *New sign-up must attend meeting. Lafayette, La. Friday, October 29 Visit Tulsa, Okla. for meeting times and locations. September 2010, Manager Extra 7
  10. 10. Nervous System Nutrients for Memory and Brain Health Nature offers many nutrients that support brain health and memory. Nature’s Sunshine hascarefully blended selected plants and other natural substances to provide powerful support to thenervous system.Brain Protex with Huperzine A Brain Protex was formulated to promote longevity andnervous system health as it provides nourishment for the brain.It contains antioxidants that help combat free radical damage,and it provides protective herbs and phospholipids that mayfavorably impact age-related memory loss and boost mentalacuity and alertness. It may also help prevent the breakdownof acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter important to memory. This formula features: • Ginkgo biloba (may boost cerebral blood circulation to help promote memory and concentration) • Huperzine A, from Chinese club moss, supports cognitive function and memory. It inhibits the enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine. • Phosphatidyl serine, choline, ethanolamine and inositol—help maintain healthy nerve cell membranes and improve cognitive function. • Rhododendron, a potent free-radical quencher used for longevity. • Lycopene and alpha lipoic acid—two powerful antioxidants. ALA protects nerve cells. Ginkgo Biloba Extract Timed-Release Ginkgo leaves contain compounds that promoteoptimal circulation to the brain and extremities. It isalso a powerful free radical scavenger, helping to Other tips for keeping your brain young:protect blood vessels. According to many studies, • Take a walk. Exercise releases chemicals that are good for the brain.ginkgo biloba supplements may improve cognitive • Take a few minutes each day to function and age-related memory loss. Each tablet meditate or breathe deeply.contains 120 mg of concentrated Ginkgo biloba • Make plans! A recent study found extract. This time-release formula lasts for 12 hours. that people who look forward to upcoming events have a 50% lowerGinkgo/Gotu Kola with Bacopa risk of Alzheimer’s disease. • Memorize something every day: a Ginkgo is probably the best-known herb for boosting quote, a scripture, a short poem.circulation to the brain. And many herbalists consider • Do puzzles (crosswords, jumbles, gotu kola “brain food.” Bacopa is an Ayurvedic word searches, etc.) to help maintaincompound that helps stimulate memory through non- nerve pathways.specific pathways. It is thought to help the body • Snack on berries! Blueberries and maintain older neurons. Bacopa may also help the raspberries contains anthocyanins— antioxidants that supportbody create neurons more quickly. It may support communication between brain cellsmemory and concentration. and help with memory.Stock No. Product Direct Cost QV Points Mem. to Mem. Sugg. Retail 3114-1 Brain Protex with Huperzine A (60 capsules) $22.95 22.95 $26.40 $34.45 898-8 Ginkgo Biloba Extract Timed Release (30 tabs) $20.25 20.25 $23.30 $30.40 899-6 Ginkgo Gotu Kola with Bacopa (60 tabs) $23.75 23.75 $27.35 $35.658 Manager Extra, September 2010
  11. 11. Stressed Out? Relax with Help from NSPToday’s fast-paced lifestyle can leave anybody feelinganxious and a little overwhelmed. Turn to NSP nervous Coping with Stresssystem supports to help you combat stress, worries and Reduce both the amount of stress you feel and thefeelings of occasional simple nervous tension. effects of stress with these tips: • void nicotine and other recreational drugs. ANutri-Calm® • at a well-balanced, healthy diet. E • on’t overeat. DNutri-Calm is loaded with B • xercise regularly. Evitamins and specially chosen • heck out a good stress self-help book. Cherbs that support and feed • Get a good night’s sleep regularly.the nervous system. This • earn and practice relaxation techniques, such as Lunique NSP formula contains guided imagery, progressive muscle relaxation, yoga,B vitamins (B1, B2, niacin, B6, tai chi or meditation.B12, pantothenic acid), vitamin • imit caffeine and alcohol intake. LC, schizandra fruit, choline • ake breaks from work. Find a balance between Tbitartrate, PABA, hops flowers, your responsibilities and activities you enjoy with thepassion flower and valerian root. people you love.Stress Relief TCM Stress-J LiquidStress Relief TCM Concentrate Stress-J supports proper function of thecombines 14 herbs and natural nervous system. It contains chamomile,substances used in Traditional which is known for its calming effects. ThisChinese Medicine to support combination is designed for occasionalemotional balance and calm a stress relief. Stress-J contains passionstressed fire constitution. The flower, fennel seeds, feverfew, hopsChinese call this formula an shen, flowers, chamomile flowers extract andwhich can be translated to mean “to marshmallow root extract.pacify the spirit.” Its primary nutrients—polygonatum,oyster shell, haliotis shell and fushen—may help support Stress Packboth mental function and the Stress Pack combines herbs and vitamins to nourishcardiovascular system. the body under physical stress. It features Nutri-Calm— rich in B complexNervous Fatigue TCM vitamins and C. EachNervous Fatigue TCM helps relieve packet contains:stress, supports digestion and Stress-J (2 capsules),promotes sleep. The key herbs in this AdaptaMax (2formula, whose Chinese name means capsules), Nutri-Calm (1“nurture the heart,” include jujube, biota tablet) and Nerve Eightand schizandra. (1 capsule). Stock No. Product Direct Cost QV Points Mem. to Mem. Sugg. Retail 1617-3 Nutri-Calm (100 tablets) $22.25 22.25 $25.60 $33.40 4803-3 Nutri-Calm (60 tablets) $13.75 13.75 $15.85 $20.65 1033-5 Stress Relief TCM Concentrate (30 capsules) $30.95 30.95 $35.60 $46.45 1017-1 Nervous Fatigue TCM Concentrate (30 capsules) $20.45 20.45 $23.55 $30.70 3163-3 Stress-J Liquid (2 fl. oz.) $14.25 14.25 $16.40 $21.40 3033-7 Stress Pack (30 packets) $21.95 21.95 $25.25 $32.95 September 2010, Manager Extra 9
  12. 12. Time to Focus Support for Concentration and Attention Sometimes kids just have a hardtime focusing. Come to think of it, Better Food for Better Focus DHAteenagers and adults often struggle What you eat affects how your brain DHA (docosahexaenoicis absorbed omega-3 fatty acid that acid) is antoo. Nature’s Sunshine offers products functions. Here are some diet tips for into the fatty perimeter of cells. It isto support the nervous system and better focus: one of the most abundant fatty acidsits efforts to keep you and your kids in the brain. DHA is required forfocused. Consider it “brain food.” • Eat a high-protein diet, including brain development and is important in maintaining and protecting theFocus Attention eggs, beans, cheese, meat and neural tissues. Supplementation withFocus Attention provides nutrients to nuts. This is particularly important NSP DHA supports brain and nervoushelp maintain already-normal brain- for breakfast. system function. Each softgel containsstimulation levels, brain circulation 250 mg of DHA and 50 mg of EPAand neurotransmitter levels in the • Eat fewer simple carbohydrates, from fish oil in a base of natural lemonbrain. Focus Attention contains such as sugars and things made oil to significantly reduce the aftertasteGinkgo biloba, DMAE and Melissa from fish oil.officinalis for already-normal brain with white flours.function and restful, balanced mental • Eat more complex carbohydrates, Nerve Eight supports proper nervous ®activity. Available in capsules and a Nerve Eightgreat-tasting powder drink mix. such as vegetables and fruits. system function by calming nerves and supporting restful sleep. It containsSunshine Heroes® • Eat more omega-3 fatty acids, white willow, devil’s claw, capsicum,Omega 3 with DHA found in cold-water fish, some ginger, hops, valerian and woodThis soft chew supplement (designed betony.for kids) provides the omega-3 nuts and oils.fatty acids DHA and EPA.These nutrients are keybuilding blocks in every cell.DHA and EPA are needed inall life stages and are essentialcomponents as the body growsand develops. DHA is criticalfor the optimal developmentand function of the brain, eyesand central nervous systemduring infancy and childhood.Further, DHA is a majorstructural fat in the brain,representing approximately97% of all omega-3 fats in thebrain. Each serving provides100 mg DHA and 20 mg EPAfrom fish oil. Stock No. Product Direct Cost QV Points Mem. to Mem. Sugg. Retail 1833-4 Focus Attention (90 caps) $20.95 20.95 $24.10 $31.45 1843-0 Focus Attention Powder (3.3 oz) $23.75 23.75 $27.35 $35.65 3342-4 Sunshine Heroes Omega 3 w/DHA (90 soft chews) $17.75 12.00 $20.45 $26.65 1513-5 DHA (60 softgel caps) $17.95 17.95 $20.65 $26.95 873-6 Nerve Eight (100 caps) $11.25 11.25 $12.95 $16.9010 Manager Extra, September 2010
  13. 13. What Can I Do to Boost or BalanceMy Chemical Messengers? Select nutrients can help support and protect your nervous system and may even help facilitate an environment beneficial Other Tips for Maintaining to brain chemicals and corresponding mood. Healthy Levels of Neurotransmitters 5-HTP Power This formula contains 5-hydroxytryptophan (a precursor • o think more clearly T to the brain chemical serotonin) plus the adaptogenic herbs and protect your brain eleuthero root, ashwagandha root and suma bark, as well as cells, drink at least ½ vitamin B6 and zinc. Each capsule provides 35 mg 5-HTP. ounce of pure water for Some managers recommend taking this product on an empty every pound of body stomach for best results. weight daily. Chinese Mood Elevator TCM Conc. • upport brain health S Traditional Chinese Medicine would consider this a “fire- by eating cold-water enhancing” combination to regulate and untrap the chi, or fish or supplementing vitality. Key ingredients bupleurum root and cyperus rhizome with omega 3s—a may support the liver, the organ that plays an integral role in building block of brain mood. According to Traditional Chinese philosophy, when the cells. Consider Super liver functions at its peak, positive mood may be maintained. Omega-3 EPA or Krill The Chinese name of this formula, jie yu, can roughly be translated to mean “relieve moodiness.” Oil. Each TCM capsule is equivalent to 5 capsules of regular • at raw fruits and E Chinese Mood Elevator. veggies plus whole grains to help stabilize Master Gland Formula Sometimes mood issues arise from glandular imbalances. This l-tryptophan levels in necessitates nutritional support of the glandular system. This the brain. Also good: formula contains vitamins A, C and E, plus pantothenic acid, nuts, turkey, peanut zinc, manganese, potassium and lecithin. Master Gland Formula butter or cottage also provides a nutrient-rich base of carefully selected herbs, cheese. including licorice, alfalfa, asparagus, black walnut, parsley, parthenium, thyme, dandelion, dong quai, eleuthero, kelp, lemon • alk! Exercise boosts W bioflavonoids, schizandra, marshmallow and uva ursi. serotonin levels. SAM-e • ray and/or meditate P S-Adenosyl-methionine tosylate, or SAM-e, is a natural daily. compound found in every living cell. It is especially important • estrict your caffeine R in the manufacture of neurotransmitters in the brain. SAM-e’s intake. Caffeine benefits include help with mood, emotional well-being, energy, liver health, joint health and mobility. suppresses serotonin. Do not take SAM-e without consulting your physician if • pend time in the sun S you are taking prescription antidepressants or have bipolar or under bright light, depression. For best results, take SAM-e with folic acid and vitamin B12. especially in winter.Stock No. Product Direct Cost QV Points Mem. to Mem. Sugg. Retail2806-4 5-HTP Power (60 capsules) $18.45 18.45 $21.25 $27.70 1035-7 Mood Elevator TCM (30 capsules) $21.50 21.50 $24.75 $32.253040-3 Master Gland Formula (120 capsules) $14.65 14.65 $16.85 $22.00 1845-2 SAM-e (30 tablets) $29.00 15.00 $33.35 $43.50 September 2010, Manager Extra 11
  14. 14. Top 25 Successline QV Growth for Second Quarter 2010 1. Barry Sherry Boerstler, Ohio 10. Lorna Kay Silva, Colo. 19. Institute Ntrl Therapeutic, Fla. 2. Mr. VitaHerbs, Inc., Ohio 11. Ann Johnson, Colo. 20. C.B. Acker, Calif. 3. Dojac, Colo. 12. Jing (Helen) Fu, Kan. 21. Ozark Herb and Spice, Inc., Ark. 4. The Genesis Herb Garden, N.C. 13. Bessheen Baker, Mich. 22. R F Enterprises, Tenn. 5. The Herb Basket, Inc., Va. 14. Kelly Dan Sandelius, Mich. 23. Johnny Santos, Calif. 6. Julie Phil DeVisser, Colo. 15. Mike Whetstone, Ohio 24. Jo Ann Snyder, Mich. 7. Better Health Herb Shop, S.C. 16. Larry Shereen Davis, Ohio 25. His-N-Herbs, N.J. 8. Sam Allen, S.C. 17. Unique Nutritionals, Inc., Colo. 9. The HerbWorks, Utah 18. Michael Brown, Calif. Top 25 Group QV Growth Percentage for Second Quarter 2010 1. Rhonda Phillip Dial, Ala 10. ean Anthony J 18. Linda Wise, Okla. 2. Name requested withheld, Tenn. Carmel Archer, N.Y. 19. Neda Mae Herman, Wyo. 3. Wellness Journey, Calif. 11. Birdie Klingensmith, Colo. 20. Eileen Jones, Iowa 4. Kathleen Jensen, Mich. 12. Dolores Ancona, La. 21. D N Operations, Calif. 5. Nati Ibanez, Fla. 13. Nora Scott Weigl, Ga. 22. Ron Honey Logan, Mo. 6. Eric Christine Brinker, Pa. 14. Holistic Solutions, Kan. 23. Herbal Solutions, La. 7. Letitia Carl McIver, Conn. 15. J. Rauch Co., Ind. 24. James W. Forsythe, M.D., Nev. 8. Mike Whetstone, Ohio 16. Wendy Niksich, Utah 25. Lisa Keyes, Colo. 9. Brenda Montrella, Pa. 17. Lillian Ronzio, Pa. Top 50 Group QV for Second Quarter 2010 1. Name requested withheld, Tenn. 26. Solomon Anna Wickey, Ind. 2. BetterHerbs, Inc., Iowa 27. Grandad’s Home Remedies, Ohio 3. Nature’s Garden, Inc., Texas 28. Crystal Tiger’s Eye, Texas 4. Healthy Sunshine, Inc. Tenn. 29. Ivy Bridge, Calif. 5. Rhonda Phillip Dial, Ala. 30. The Herb House, Inc., Fla. 6. Terry-Lynn Hall, S.C. 31. Patricia William Adams, Calif. 7. Manna Plus, Mich. 32. Alex Brensike, Texas 8. Dori Cranmore, Alaska 33. Tonja Wells, Texas 9. The Herbs Place, Va. 34. Patricia or Cacie Parker, W.Va. 10. Frank Miesse Trust, Ohio 35. Lou David Herron, Ohio 11. Beverly Brown, Minn. 36. Herbs for Health of PG, Inc., Utah 12. Brenda Montrella, N.D., Pa. 37. The Genesis Herb Garden, N.C. 13. Mary Ron Ward, Ill. 38. Jennifer Cheeseman, Ohio 14. Jake Elizabeth Schwartz, Ind. 39. The Institute of Common Sense, Calif. 15. Knight Enterprises, Colo. 40. Wellness Journey, Calif. 16. Darlene Haberer, N.C. 41. J. Rauch Co., Ind. 17. Lizzie’s Herb Shop, N.C. 42. Ruby Lawler, Texas 18. Dottie Eggeman, Fla. 43. Jo-Ad Herb Shop, Ohio 19. Gwen Orman, Va. 44. Lillian Ronzio, Pa. 20. DN Operations, Inc., Calif. 45. The Herb Basket, Inc., Va. 21. Paul Sharon Tsui, Texas 46. VJ Enterprises, Inc., Calif. 22. Diane Reed, Ind. 47. Natural Health Center, Fla. 23. Hannah Simmons, Pa. 48. Laurence Debra Smith, Idaho 24. Misty Chaney, Ind. 49. Carroll Robert Knauf, Texas 25. Thomas Janet Mather, Pa. 50. Toni Robert Holland, Ariz.12 Manager Extra, September 2010
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