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  1. 1. Vol. 36 No. 4 October 2011 HORIZONS ® It’s Time for Extra Emotional Support Introducing New Flower Essences!
  2. 2. C o n t e n t s This is a publication of Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc., designed Emotional Support from the Garden 1 especially for natural health enthusiasts. Editor: Darlyn Britt Writer: Courtney Hammond Men’s Health 4 Art Director: Julie Larsen Designer: Rick Utykanski Committed to Quality 6 For more information on how to sign up as an NSP Independent Distributor, call 1-800-223-8225. Go Places…with Solstic 8 Printed on recycled paper Sunshine Horizons, October 2011, Vol. 36, No. 4. Sunshine Horizons is a publication Women’s Health 10 of Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc., 75 East 1700 South, Provo, Utah 84606. Copyright © 2011. Printed in the USA. All rights reserved. Announcements/Calendar 13 Correspondence: Sunshine Horizons Editor, P.O. Box 19005, Provo, Utah 84605-9005. Change of address: New Flower Essences—including a Contact the Order Sales Department or Customer Service. New Distress Remedy! Visit our website at F or a few months, we’ve been without one of everyone’s favorite nervous system products— Distress Remedy. We know this is a product you Order Placement Services By Internet: really want, and we’re excited to bring this new formula to you. This version, a flower essence, was created by Steven Horne and contains many of the same ingredients as our old formula, By Phone: including arnica, star of Bethlehem, rock rose, • Order Sales Department: impatiens and cherry plum. It also features 1-800-453-1422 (English); clematis and star thistle for emotional support 1-800-321-0214 (Spanish). during times of stress or tension. Hours are Monday–Friday from 6 a.m.–6:30 p.m. and Saturday Try it along with six new flower essences. from 7 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Read all about them inside this magazine. Mountain Time. We think you’ll like how you feel. • TTY for Hearing Impaired: 1-800-892-6450 (English only). Efrain Villalobos By Mail: Executive Vice President, Available • Order Sales Department Sales & Marketing soon! Nature’s Sunshine Products P.O. Box 19005 Provo, Utah 84605-9005
  3. 3. A Bouquet of Emotional SupportIntroducing New Flower Essences,including Distress Remedy!by Darlyn BrittF lower remedies are liquid extracts made from carefully selected flowers. They have been used for several decades to help with emotional well-being. Dr. Edward Bach,a surgeon in England in the 1930s, set out to find natural ways to address the emotionalstates of people. He studied English flowers and plants and developed over three dozenflower essences for a large variety of specific emotional states. Others in this field studied flower remedies from North American sources. NowNature’s Sunshine has its own unique line of both English and North American floweressences that feature flowers grown in certified organic gardens and pristine wildcraftedhabitats. These essences were formulated by Master Herbalist and famed author andNSP lecturer, Steven Horne. He explains: “ You may have heard the term Emotional First Aid Kit. I think every home should have one. Flower essences help people get through the basic emotional imbalances we go through in our lives. “There’s a lot of anger and fear in our nation right now. Many people are suffering losses, whether with financial situations, the market, lost homes, jobs, loved ones, etc. I believe that people really need help processing their emotions. This is a product line whose time has come. I think we all have a unique opportunity to help others as they search for help in dealing with emotional issues. “I’ve been doing emotional work for 25 years. It’s a huge part of what I do. When you include the emotional with the physical, you get much more dramatic results, and people feel better a lot faster. These flower remedies are unique. No one else has them or anything like them.” —Steven Horne, author of The Heart’s Key to Health, Happiness and Success and developer of NSP’s new flower essences Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. Order Sales 1-800-453-1422 October 2011, Sunshine Horizons 1
  4. 4. Back r pula by po nd! Seven Wonderful Products for dema Emotional Support Each of the seven products features seven ingredients. They are all designed with energetic principles, which bring the body back to balance. The name of each product affirms its purpose. Distress Remedy. This flower remedy is the most popular on the market. It is designed to balance or center an emotional state. Use in times of stress or tension. PLUS Six New Remedies! 1. eep Cool (Vented Anger Formula). Help control K anger, fear and grief; calm temper. Designed for a controlling, domineering personality. 2. ind Strength (Suppressed Anger Formula). For F people who tend to suppress their anger. Find the strength to stand up for yourself. 3. elease It (Vented Grief Formula). For those who R need to release grief. Let go of past victimhood or sadness.Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. Order Sales 1-800-453-1422 2 Sunshine Horizons, October 2011
  5. 5. 4. pen Heart (Suppressed Grief Formula). For O those who suppress grief or who lack empathy or compassion for others. It may help you feel more love for others.5. e Courageous (Vented Fear Formula). For B those who have fear or need help making decisions and moving forward in the direction you want to go.6. e Response-Able (Suppressed Fear Formula). B Be aware of what you’re doing. Take charge of life in a responsible way. Flower essences are taken by mouth and maybe used separately or in conjunction with herb/supplement regimens. These new products featurea glycerin base and are approved for all ages. “We’re very excited about this new line. And if you compare our price per ounce with other flower remedies on the market, you’ll find we are very competitive.” —Craig Dalley, VP of US Sales Managers Are Pleased Too “I’m soooo excited. Thank you!”—Susan Hoffman “Thanks for the Flower Essences!”­—Myrna Schmidt “Woooooo Hooooo!!!!!!”—Angela Sidlo “This is great news!”—Nora Weigl “Oh happy day! Thank you!”—Delyn NorlingAll seven formulas will be available by the end of November.Please check our website at for updates. Stock No. Flower Remedy Direct Cost QV Points Sugg. Retail 8778-3 Distress Remedy (2 fl. oz.) $19.95 19.95 $29.95 8784-2 Keep Cool (2 fl. oz.) $19.95 19.95 $29.95 8781-4 Find Strength (2 fl. oz.) $19.95 19.95 $29.95 8779-1 Release It (2 fl. oz.) $19.95 19.95 $29.95 Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. 8782-6 Open Heart (2 fl. oz.) $19.95 19.95 $29.95 Order Sales 1-800-453-1422 8786-0 Be Courageous (2 fl. oz.) $19.95 19.95 $29.95 8783-8 Be Response-Able (2 fl. oz.) $19.95 19.95 $29.95 October 2011, Sunshine Horizons 3
  6. 6. Spotlight on Men’s Health Men Have Unique Needs by Courtney Hammond J ust like women, men have specific nutritional needs. Perhaps the most obvious difference is that men, generally speaking, are larger and have more muscle mass than women. That means their nutritional requirements are greater, especially when it comes to daily calorie and protein intake. Men may also experience unique challenges as they age, including concerns with prostate health, sexual performance, cardiovascular decline and sagging energy. Nature’s Sunshine offers nutritional supplements to support the male body, helping you feel energetic, healthy and fit throughout life. Men’s Formula w/Lycopene Men’s Formula w/Lycopene is specifically formulated for men 40 and older who seek a nutritional boost for a healthy prostate gland. It features saw palmetto, lycopene and gotu kola. Saw palmetto supports the prostate gland and the urinary system, protecting the prostate gland from active forms of testosterone. The antioxidant lycopene has a protective effect on the prostate gland. Gotu kola herb supports the nervous system and promotes endurance. PS II® The herbal formula PS II provides nutrition for the male glandular system, particularly the prostate gland. It contains pumpkin seed, saw palmetto fruit, licorice root, black cohosh root, gotu kola aerial parts, capsicum fruit, goldenseal root and rhizome, ginger rhizome, dong quai root, lobelia aerial parts, and kelp leaves and stem. Men’s X-Action Reloaded Age, stress and other factors can affect intimacy and put strain on an otherwise-healthy relationship. Men’s X-Action Reloaded supports male sexual health and vitality, which can lead to greater intimacy and stronger relationships. Men’s X-Action Reloaded offers excellent support for male sexual health in three ways: improved blood flow, sexual desire and prolonged sexual response. Erectile function is principally mediated by relaxation of smooth muscle and increased blood flow within the corpus cavernosum. Smooth muscle relaxation is caused by increased levels of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP). cGMP is triggered by the production of nitric oxide (NO). Men’s X-Action Reloaded contains pomegranate, l-arginine and epimedium leaf extract, all of which yield higher levels of NO. Once sexual response is achieved, the body releases the enzyme phosphodiesterase type V (PDE- 5), which inactivates cGMP and causes the male sexual response to subside. A single icariin compound found in epimedium leaf extract inhibits PDE-5, thus prolonging sexual response. This formula contains l-arginine, damiana leaf, muira puama stem extract, oatstraw extract, saw palmetto fruit, epimedium leaf extract standardized for icariin content, maca root extract, pomegranate fruitNature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. extract, yohimbe root bark extract and DHEA. Order Sales 1-800-453-1422 4 Sunshine Horizons, October 2011
  7. 7. DHEA-M DHEA is a hormone precursor produced by the adrenal glands.After about age 25, the body’s production of DHEA declines,leading many experts to believe that it plays a role in the agingprocess. DHEA-M contains 25 mg DHEA per capsule in asynergistic herbal base of sarsaparilla root, damiana leaves, sawpalmetto fruit, pumpkin seed and Korean ginseng root extract.These herbs support healthy prostate function, improve energy,support joint function and mobility, support proper metabolismand may help with memory and mental alertness.Saw Palmetto Saw Palmetto supports glandular tissues, particularly theprostate gland and helps maintain optimal balance of hormonelevels. Scientific research validates its use for supporting prostatehealth. Each capsule provides 550 mg saw palmetto.Solstic Cardio Solstic Cardio offers powerful cardiovascular support in aconvenient, single-serving drink mix packet. Get 5 grams ofl-arginine per serving in a blend of minerals, amino acids and othernutrients. In the body, l-arginine is convertedto nitric oxide, which causes relaxation of bloodvessels and regulates blood vessel tone andflexibility. L-citrulline is added to prolong theaction of l-arginine in the nitric oxide pathway.Solstic Cardio also contains resveratrol, vitaminK2, vitamin D3, pomegranate and an amino acidblend. All of these nutrients help protect againstpremature aging, support healthy sexual function, Take Thesecontribute to more productive exercise, supportoverall energy levels and immune function, help Every daymaintain cholesterol levels already within thenormal range, support muscle mass and bonedensity, and may increase mental clarity. ur basic Men, fulfill yo ineral dmSuper Supplemental (Without Iron) daily vitamin an Super ith Super Supplemental Vitamins Minerals requirements wprovides 100 percent or more of the current Supplemental. And, if nsiderdaily requirements for 12 essential vitamins, you’re over 40, co h witplus significant amounts of 11 important Men’s Formula eciallyminerals. It also provides the antioxidants Lycopene. It ’s sp ortlutein and lycopene plus extra amounts of formulated to supp d.essential B-vitamins for energy. the prostate glan Direct QV Sugg. Stock No. Product Cost Points Retail 3112-7 Men’s Formula w/Lycopene (60 capsules) $19.95 19.95 $29.95 1050-8 PS II (100 capsules) $14.25 14.25 $21.40 1133-9 Men’s X-Action Reloaded (60 capsules) $38.95 38.95 $58.45 4200-7 DHEA-M (100 capsules) $23.50 23.50 $35.25 Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. 630-4 Saw Palmetto (100 capsules) $11.95 11.95 $17.95 Order Sales 1-800-453-1422 6520-1 Solstic Cardio (30 packets) $49.95 49.95 $74.95 1809-0 Super Supplemental w/out Iron (120 tablets) $17.25 17.25 $25.90 October 2011, Sunshine Horizons 5
  8. 8. Quality Is Our Hallmark By Lynda Hammons with Darlyn Britt R eputation is everything. And Nature’s Sunshine has the best reputation for quality in the health supplement industry. Why? Because we sell nothing but the finest herbal formulas and health supplements made from the highest quality raw materials, tested in our state-of-the-art laboratories. Our stuff is the best you can buy. You Need to Know! As a customer or distributor of Nature’s Sunshine products, you should know: • here others have come and gone, we’ve been around for nearly 40 years. You W don’t succeed without good results and word-of-mouth advertising. People love our products because they work! • SP is fully compliant with all FDA and international regulations. Our products are N sold in 30 countries! • n 2009, we received the prestigious NSF certification. NSF is an I independent international certification company. They visit twice a year to inspect and audit our manufacturing facility, procedures and products. NSF looks at everything we do. This gives us a competitive advantage because many people feel better knowing that a third party inspects and audits us. You Get What You Pay For NSP tests all incoming raw material for purity and potency. Our testing guarantees that you get exactly what is listed on the label and nothing else. What else might you get with other brands? Try dirt, rocks or insects. See, raw botanical materials are sold by weight. Some suppliers will grind up dirt, stems and rocks that are attached to the plant material because it adds weight and they can charge the buyer more. But this lowers the amount of beneficial active ingredients. NSP routinely rejects adulterated raw materials (about two percent every year). Some examples of recent rejections: • n incoming lot of slippery elm failed the gel A test. The inner bark of slippery elm is the active ingredient. In this case, the inner bark was mixed with the outer bark, and it didn’t have the correct activity and potency levels. So it was rejected.Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. Order Sales 1-800-453-1422 6 Sunshine Horizons, October 2011
  9. 9. • ne particular lot of oat straw was rejected for mercury and dirt contamination. O • shipment of ginseng was found to contain the pesticide quintozene and was rejected. A Our suppliers tell us that if they can meet our standards, they can meet any standardsbecause ours are the highest in the industry. With the NSP brand, you also get the right species and part of the plant. Over the years,our testing has revealed that some competitors actually sell the wrong species or plant part.They don’t know what they’re doing. Not long ago, NSP testing revealed that a bottle ofSt. John’s Wort sold at a big box store was actually the wrong plant part. It was cheap to besure. And it was worthless.NSP Audits…a Lot Different, and Better, than the IRS If you’re putting something into your mouth, don’t you want to know it’s the best, safestthing available? Nature’s Sunshine thinks so. That’s why we find the very best vendors inthe world who don’t cut corners on quality. In fact, our Quality Assurance personnel travelthe world to see where botanicals and materials are grown andprocessed. And they don’t just observe. They investigate. LyndaHammons, Vice President of Quality Assurance and RegulatoryAffairs, says: “It’s not about location. I have seen some of the best—andworst—facilities in China. And I’ve seen some of the best—andworst—facilities in the United States. “We audit suppliers to make sure they follow goodmanufacturing practices. We’re not looking for the cheapestmaterial; we’re looking for the highest quality. We closelyscrutinize all of their processes: how they harvest, process andclean everything. We look at details that other companies oftenmiss. We examine their equipment, their documentation, andevery step throughout the process. One of the first places I check is the restroom. I visitboth the men’s and the women’s, looking for soap and hot water. You would be surprisedat how many potential suppliers fail an audit because they do not have both of these.During one audit in China, the vendor failed because there was no soap in the restroom. Apotential vendor in Florida failed because their restroom had no hot water at all!”The Law of the Harvest Is…Complicated The quality of botanicals and herbs varies from year to year and from region to region.A plant grown in China can have different actives than the sameplant grown in the United States. Quality also varies from harvest to harvest. If you have perfectweather, you might have some very good and balanced levels ofactive constituents. But in some areas, you may have too much ornot enough rain, and things become unbalanced.The timing and technique of the harvest also plays a role in quality.Consider: • f peppermint is harvested on a cool, shady day, it has different I actives than if it’s collected on a warm, sunny day. • he heat level in cayenne peppers varies according to the temperature at which it is T grown. Good cayenne peppers need very hot days and cool nights. A supplier in Puerto Rico sent cayenne peppers to NSP for testing. They were beautiful—very red and shiny. But they had no heat. Puerto Rico’s climate was too hot at night for the peppers to produce the correct amount of capsaicin (heat).Our Commitment to Quality Nature’s Sunshine was built on quality. We will always provide our customers with thebest products. Lynda says, “I have been with Nature’s Sunshine for 18 years, and I havenever once been asked to compromise quality. No one has ever said, ‘We don’t want this Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc.product to go on backorder status. Can you just accept a little dirt?’ I have never been asked Order Sales 1-800-453-1422to do that. I have never been asked to reduce our costs for new equipment. That is our www.naturessunshine.comcommitment to you: we will NOT compromise on quality!” October 2011, Sunshine Horizons 7
  10. 10. For Life on the Go… Choose Solstic S olstic goes where you go. Conveniently tucked into a purse, pocket or glove box, Solstic can follow you to the gym, mall, office and park. It makes getting nutrition easy and convenient. Just pour the contents of a stick packet into your water bottle, shake and drink! Get the benefits of nutrient-rich Solstic—in five great varieties! Energy Benefits: • elps reduce physical fatigue. H • ncreases mental clarity and focus. I • elps the body mobilize fat stores to be used as fuel. H • ncreases exercise endurance and stamina. I • rovides energy for daily tasks. P Solstic Energy is a low-calorie, sugar-free drink powder featuring guarana, green tea and B vitamins with natural fruit flavors. Guarana is a natural source of caffeine that helps energize the body, reduce fatigue, increase mental focus and boost metabolism. This product also contains thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B6, B12, pantothenic acid and potassium, plus extracts of Korean ginseng root, grape skin and green tea leaf for energizing support anytime you need it! Cardio Benefits: • elps maintain cholesterol levels already within the normal range. H • upports healthy sexual function in both men and women. S • elps protect against premature aging. H • upports muscle mass and bone density, which may help reduce fatty tissue. S • ontributes to more productive exercise. C • ay help increase mental clarity. M Solstic Cardio features 5 grams of the amino acid l-arginine per serving in a blend of minerals, amino acids and other ingredients that contribute to cardiovascular health. In the body, l-arginine is converted to nitric oxide, which causes relaxation of blood vessels and regulates blood vessel tone and flexibility. L-citrulline is added to prolong the action of l-arginine in the nitric oxide pathway. Solstic Cardio also contains resveratrol, vitamin K2 (for circulatory support), vitamin D3, pomegranate and an amino acid blend. Enjoy its natural strawberry and lemon flavor! Revive Benefits: • eplaces vital electrolytes lost through exercise or stress. R • elps maintain joint health. H • upports the structural system. S • rovides amino acids for muscular support. P • oosts energy and endurance. B Solstic Revive replenishes vital nutrients—including calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium—lost during exercise, stress, exertion, dehydration and malnutrition. It’sNature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. perfect for before, during and after any strenuous activity or as a refreshing beverage Order Sales 1-800-453-1422 anytime throughout the day. Revive provides 500 mg glucosamine per serving to support joint and cartilage health plus l-carnitine, l-taurine, l-glycine, B vitamins, d-ribose, and extracts of pomegranate and grape skin. 8 Sunshine Horizons, October 2011
  11. 11. Twenty-FourBenefits: • rovides at least 100% of the Daily Value for 13 P vitamins. • upports the immune and cardiovascular systems. S • ffers bone support through calcium absorption. O • ay improve energy and stamina. M Get 24 hours’ worth of primary nutrition in a convenient Take Everydrink packet. Solstic Twenty-Four contains vitamin D3for immune, mood and bone support; vitamin K to help day: Solsticwith calcium absorption and cardiovascular support; and Bvitamins for energy and stamina. It also contains vitamins Twenty-FourA, C, E, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B6, folic acid, B12, thbiotin, pantothenic acid, plus calcium, magnesium, zinc and With a day’s wor n at of vital nutritiopotassium. Solstic your fingertips, ld be Twenty-Four shouImmune ne’s dailyBenefits: added to ever yo health regimen . • rovides comprehensive immune system support. P • ontains healthful antioxidants. C • s convenient, portable and easy to use. I • as a delicious berry lemonade flavor that’s great for H adults and kids. Boost your immune system anytime. Solstic Immune featureselderberry fruit extract, Echinacea purpurea and vitamin D3, allof which have been shown to support the immune system. Italso contains: • rabinogalactan and beta glucans, which stimulate natural killer cell and A macrophage activity. • anax ginseng, another promoter of natural killer cell activity. P • itamin C, long known for its role in maintaining a healthy immune system. V • inc, responsible for neutrophil, natural killer cell and T- and B-lymphocyte Z function. • lueberry, blackberry, raspberry and cranberry fruits, chock full of antioxidants B and anthocyanins. Direct QV Sugg. Stock No. Product Cost Points Retail 6521-2 Solstic Energy (30 packets) $29.95 29.95 $44.95 6520-1 Solstic Cardio (30 packets) $49.95 49.95 $74.95 Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. 6507-7 Solstic Revive (30 packets) $33.95 33.95 $50.95 Order Sales 1-800-453-1422 6525-7 Solstic Twenty-Four (30 packets) $29.95 29.95 $44.95 6530-6 Solstic Immune (30 packets) $29.95 29.95 $44.95 October 2011, Sunshine Horizons 9
  12. 12. Focus on Women’s Health Different Stages, Different Needs by Courtney Hammond W omen’s bodies have a unique set of nutritional requirements that change at different stages of life. Getting enough of the right nutrients can help spell happiness at any age. Puberty During puberty, girls undergo major growth spurts, accumulation of important bone mass and the onset of menstruation. Girls continue to build bones through the mid-20s. The bone mass built during childhood, teenage years and young adulthood support the body for rest of its lifetime. Adequate calcium intake is essential to strengthen the bones during these critical years. Calcium works best in conjunction with magnesium and vitamin D for healthy, strong bones and teeth. Appropriate iron intake becomes important Nutritional Help once girls begin menstruating. In the body, iron for PMS is a component in the production of hemoglobin, • roper nutrition is P the compound that carries oxygen in the blood. important when dealing Iron is lost through menstrual bleeding. Good with PMS. Your body sources of iron in the diet include meat, fish, has increased energy poultry, legumes and spinach. Taking iron with needs before and during vitamin C increases the body’s ability to absorb menstruation. Increasing iron. your protein intake can provide that extra energy. • atch your sodium intake, W Child-bearing Years which can lead to fluid When a woman reaches the child-bearing retention and bloating. years, proper nutrition becomes more than a • vitamins may help offset B matter of her own health—her body is building fatigue and moodiness. up stores that can nourish a baby. The effects of a mother’s diet on her child begin years before she becomes pregnant. Iron continues to be important during a woman’s child-bearing years, especially during pregnancy. In fact, an estimated 50 percent of pregnant women are iron-deficient. That’s because iron needs increase as the mother’s blood volume increases by 50 percent and the development of the baby’s blood system strains the mother’s iron stores. Folic acid—one of the B vitamins—tops the list of important nutrients for women trying to conceive. Folic acid prevents neurological birth defects. The recommended daily intake of folic acid for women of child-bearing age is 400 mcg. During pregnancy that number jumps to 600–800 mcg. Studies show that while getting adequate folic acid during pregnancy is critical, proper folic acid supplementation before conception drastically reduces the risk of neurological birth defects like spina bifida. Nursing mothers need to be especially careful about their diets because a breastfeeding baby eats what the mother eats. A mother’s diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains provides ideal nourishment for nursing infants. A multivitamin can ensure that both mom and baby get adequate nutrients. Menopause During menopause, hormones change again, leading to new nourishment standards.Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. Proper diet and supplementation can even diminish some of the more unpleasant effects Order Sales 1-800-453-1422 of menopause. Calcium requirements for menopausal women increase from 1,000–1,500 mg per day. In this phase of life, the body drastically lowers its production of estrogen and progesterone, which can cause calcium to “leak” from the bones. Vitamin D and 10 Sunshine Horizons, October 2011
  13. 13. magnesium aid in the absorption of calcium and help keep the bones strong. Manynutrients may help with the symptoms of menopause, including vitamin E andphytoestrogens (plant-based compounds with estrogen-like effects). Isoflavones are aclass of phytoestrogens found in soy products.NSP Products for Women’s Health Depending on your diet, supplements can help make up the difference betweenwhat nutrients you get from the foods you eat and the recommended levels of vitalnutrients your body needs at your stage of life. Nature’sSunshine has a full line of nutritional supplements forwomen of all ages.Natural Changes Natural Changes combines NSP’s most popularnutritional supplements for mature women into easy-to-usepackets. Each packet contains two capsules of C-X, onetablet of Skeletal Strength®, one capsule Wild Yam withChaste Tree, one Super GLA softgel and one Nutri-Calm®tablet. Together these supplements help balance hormonesby supplying the glandular system with a variety of vitalnutrients and strengthen the body by providing needednutrition to the structural system.Flash-Ease Flash-Ease is a potent, time-release version of the trusted herbblack cohosh. Blach Cohosh is a popular herb native to the Westand widely known for supporting the mature woman’s body as sheencounters normal glandular challenges and physical changes. Infact, women have used it for decades to help “keep cool” duringmenopause. Flash-Ease also includes dong quai, a noted Chineseherb, to further support the glandular system.Menstrual Reg Menstruation may be uncomfortable, especially when it is accompaniedby cramps, bloating and mild mood changes. Menstrual Reg is designed tohelp balance hormone levels, thereby minimizing discomfort. It containsherbs traditionally used to provide all-over support to the femalebody, including lady’s mantle, shepherd’s purse, yarrow, blackhaw, nettle, sarsaparilla, chaste tree and false unicorn.Nature’s Prenatal Nature’s Prenatal® Multivitamin and Mineral is a completemultivitamin specially formulated for pregnant and lactatingwomen with 800 mcg of folic acid. It provides a balancedcombination of vitamins and minerals to support thenutritional needs of both mother and baby. It also containsginger root to help support the stomach. It’s free of artificialcolors, flavors, preservatives, sweeteners, sugar, yeast, gluten,lactose, milk and wheat.Red Raspberry Red raspberry leaves are widely used inherbology for their vitamin and tannin content.They possess astringent qualities and have beenused by women for centuries as a support to thereproductive system. Available in capsules or liquid. Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. Order Sales 1-800-453-1422 October 2011, Sunshine Horizons 11
  14. 14. Pro-G-Yam Cream Pro-G-Yam® Cream is a fragrance-free, paraben-free body cream containing natural progesterone. Each ounce contains 500 mg progesterone in a unique herbal base designed for maximum skin absorption and efficacy. Also available in 5 mg/per ounce. Skeletal Strength® Skeletal Strength provides nutrients for the structural system, including materials that the body uses to manufacture bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and skin. This product offers generous amounts of calcium, magnesium and vitamin D. It helps rebuild and preserve bone and muscle tissue and provides balanced nutrients for best utilization. Breast Assured Breast Assured® is a blend of herbs and nutrients that support and protect the female reproductive system, including the breasts. The active compounds and metabolites that compose Breast Assured act as Take These antioxidants, bind estrogen receptors and boost the immune system. Every day Super Supplemental with Iron nefit Women can be Super Supplemental Vitamins from two daily Minerals augments any diet, uper supplements: S providing 100 percent or more ith Iron Supplemental w gth. of current daily requirements en and Skeletal Str ing for 12 essential vitamins and tt Ensure you’re ge t seven minerals, plus significant en your daily allotm ins amounts of seven other minerals m of important vita get and important nutrients and two us and nutrients, pl bone- powerful antioxidants—lutein and d plenty of iron an lycopene. It also has extra amounts building miner als. of essential B-vitamins for energy. Stock No. Product Direct Cost QV Points Sugg. Retail 4106-4 Natural Changes (42 packets) $31.25 31.25 $46.90 81-4 Flash-Ease T/R (60 tablets) $14.95 14.95 $22.45 1125-3 Menstrual Reg (100 capsules) $14.25 14.25 $21.40 3242-2 Nature’s Prenatal (120 tablets) $17.95 17.95 $26.95 560-8 Red Raspberry (100 capsules) $11.50 11.50 $17.25 3425-4 Red Raspberry (2 fl. oz.) $17.95 17.95 $26.95 4949-3 Pro-G-Yam Cream (500 mg) (2 oz. tube) $28.75 28.75 $43.15 4948-0 Pro-G-Yam Cream (5 mg) (2 oz. tube) $21.50 21.50 $32.25Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. 1806-7 Skeletal Strength (150 tablets) $14.75 14.75 $22.15 Order Sales 1-800-453-1422 1122-4 Breast Assured (60 capsules) $23.75 23.75 $35.65 1792-7 Super Supplemental w/Iron (120 tablets) $17.25 17.25 $25.90 12 Sunshine Horizons, October 2011
  15. 15. A n n o u n c e m e n t s Last Month to Qualify for Hawaii Correction National Convention will be held in HAWAII March 5–9, In the July Sunshine Horizons manager insert, we 2012. Join us at the fabulous Hilton Hawaiian Village. It’s inadvertently switched the quotes for New Area Managers NSP’s 40 anniversary, and that means it’s a big deal! th Rodney Elkins and Lori Garcia. We apologize for this Qualifications continue through the end of October. Visit mistake. It should have read: for complete details and to review your qualification status. “Nature’s Sunshine has allowed me the freedom of health and happiness. I was introduced to the products while dealing Breaking News: TAC 2012 to Be Held in Switzerland! with my own health issue. Through my healing, I developed a Nature’s Sunshine has just announced that our next Top desire to want to help others. I now own Body Basics Herbs Achievers Club trip, to be held in October 2012, will take Yoga Studio and truly love what I do. Many blessings to the us to Switzerland. The scenic Alps, the world-famous continued success of NSP and to the healing and happiness watchmakers, the food, the culture…we’ll see it all in this of others. ” fabulous trip to one of the most spectacular mountain settings —Lori García in the world! Join us! Qualifications for TAC will start in January and “For several decades now, our family has been proud to end June 30, 2012. See our website for more details. be associated with Nature’s Sunshine. Our commitment to our clients’ needs and concerns is key to developing their Holiday Hours for Customer Service and Order Sales confidence, resulting in the expansion of both our practice Please note the following holiday hours for our Order Sales and that of our downline managers’ and members’. ” and Customer Service departments and plan your orders —Rodney Elkins accordingly. Thursday, November 24 closed Wanted to Buy Friday, November 25 open 6:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Monthly Maintenance. Linda Beardsley, 1-740-896-3077. Friday, December 23 open 6:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m. X-Action for Men, SynerProtein, Hayfever–Pollen Saturday, December 24 closed Homeopathic, Sciatica Homeopathic. Nannette Gil, 1-661- Monday, December 26 open 6:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m. 323-4658. Saturday, December 31 open 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Asthma Homeopathic. Renee Johnson, 1-863-324-1778. Monday, Jan. 2, 2012 closedNS P C a l e n d a r2011 Natural Health and Education Seminars Free Online TrainingAttend a Natural Health and Education Seminar in yourarea, featuring four new topics: NSP Webinars• The Brilliant Body—Respiratory Get FREE education on NSP products and the• The Brilliant Body—Hepatic business opportunity. Tune in for live or pre-recorded• oving your Lungs: Conquering Asthma and L Webinars at your convenience. Register at www. Allergies Naturally Or listen by phone. Dial 1-712-• Building Your Business Step by Step 432-0453, PIN# 8626 (not a toll-free call).Cost is just $35 for this all-day educational event and October 11 Women’s Healthincludes incredible training materials. Please visit our Nov. 14–21 Education Weekwebsite for the latest seminar information and locations. December 13 DigestionOctober November Coming Events8 Altoona, Pa. 5 Arlington, Texas Saturday, Oct. 15 Boise, Idaho Ellicottville, N.Y. Herb Conference Hutchinson, Kan. Orlando, Fla. Holiday Inn North Indianapolis, Ind. 12 Antigo, Wis. 4800 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, Iowa15 Houston, Texas Charlotte, N.C. Speakers: Inge Wetzel, NH and Dale Scott, MH Lafayette, La. San Jose, Calif. Contact: Dixie Hunt Oak Brook, Ill. Statesboro, Ga. 1-515-987-193922 Ann Arbor, Mich. 19 Nashville, Tenn. St. Henry’s Ohio Philadelphia, Pa. Education Week29 El Segundo, Calif. December November 14–21 3 Capitol Heights, Md. For complete details, go to Call Customer Service at 1-800-223-8225 to register for a seminar. Register for Webinars For information on seminars in Spanish, visit our website, or call 1-800-321-4652. Dates and locations are subject to change. October 2011, Sunshine Horizons 13
  16. 16. Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. Buy products and become a distributor of NSP P Box 1000 .O. USA: Spanish Fork, Utah 84660 CANADA: Australia New Zealand: MALTA Sponsors Country: Belarus; Sponsors Account Number: 1007815JumpStart Your HealthIt’s time. Don’t wait. Now is the time to feel better, to get energized, to invest in your health. Do it with JumpStart. JumpStart packs are specially designed to start you on your way to feeling better by: • leansing and nourishing your body. C • chieving and maintaining healthy weight. A • ncreasing your energy. IChoose the one that’s right for you! JumpStart contains Super Supplemental Vitamins and Minerals (without iron),SmartMeal Vanilla and SmartMeal Chai (or two Love and Peas) andSolstic Energy. JumpStart Plus contains everything in JumpStart andupgrades Super Supplemental to Super Trio. SuperTrio is a dailycore health packet that combines Super Supplemental with SuperOmega-3 EPA (with essential omega-3 fatty acids) and Super ORAC(packed with powerful antioxidants). JumpStart Complete gives youeverything in JumpStart Plus and addsa Wild Berry CleanStart, for a gentleyet effective colon cleanse. JumpStart with Love Peas You can now get JumpStart with Love Peas, protein powder offering 20 grams per serving of vegetable protein from split yellow peas. It is dairy-, lactose- and gluten-free and is Vegan Certified. Stock No. Product Direct Cost QV Points Sugg. Retail 16382-5 JumpStart $95.10 95.10 $142.75 16502-1 JumpStart – Love Peas $97.10 87.20 $145.65 16383-7 JumpStart Plus $128.10 128.10 $192.25 16384-3 JumpStart Complete $174.05 174.05 $261.20
  17. 17. Last Month to Qualify for HawaiiOctober is the last month to qualify for our Hawaii Convention.Remember, get there in one of four ways: Earn Points to Qualify! 1 • arn 250 Points and receive Convention for two at 100%! E • arn 175 Points and receive ½ off Convention for two! E You receive qualification points for building your business: 125 Points Accumulate Group QV Points equal to your March–October 2010 amount* 50 Points Surpass your March–October 2010 Group QV points total* by at least 3,000 75 Points For every new Manager you break out who accumulates at least 3,000 GQV points 50 Points For every first-level Manager count INCREASE you have in October, compared to March 50 Points For achieving a new rank for the first time, of at least District Manager 10 Points For sponsoring a new Member who accumulates at least 500 GQV (max. of 80 points) Large Volume Purchasers. 2 Accumulate total Group QV Points of 68,000. (8,500/month) District Managers. 3 Become a new District and maintain for six consecutive months. National Managers. 4 Hold National rank for seven out of eight months. Extra Sponsoring Points Earn up to 35 extra points by sponsoring in August, September and October. Each month you’ll receive 5 BONUS points for sponsoring at least two new Members—that’s up to 15 bonus points. Plus, when you sponsor two Members for each of the three months, you’ll receive an additional 20 bonus points! *For points purposes, all March–October 2010 (base period) GQV Points will be set at no less than 8,000. Rules: onvention qualifiers receive free attendance at the event, including hotel room and all NSP- C sponsored meetings and meals. Other meals, travel expenses and incidentals are not included. All attendees pay a nominal registration fee and must register in pairs.
  18. 18. Ovations October 2011 Rank Advancements for May, June and July 2011New Divisional Managers New Regional Managers “Eleven years ago, we “I am truly grateful for the joined Nature’s Sunshine awesome support I receive from with the intention of NSP, my upline, my downline and earning a few extra especially my family. dollars to help pay our “Knowing that I was not fulfilling household bills. We never my life’s passion at my old job, I dreamed that God would began to pursue a natural health bless our NSP business career. I asked God daily to help to the extent that He me get on a path toward joy, health has. It is a wonderful and happiness. Then I found NSP. I blessing for both of us began taking classes in consulting, to be able to work from and that led me to earn my Doctor of Naturopathy and Master home, especially with four Herbalist certifications. small children. Thanks, NSP, for giving us this wonderful “Today I have a one-on-one health and wellness center. I am opportunity!” forever thankful that I was introduced to Nature’s Sunshine and that I am able to share quality with our community.” Nathan Kelley Howlett, Tenn. Johnny D. Kristine G. DeVillier, N.D., La.New Area Manager New Area Manager “Here I am with Dr. Mary Born (left), my mentor and “I started taking Nature’s Sunshine upline manager, at National products and my health began to Convention in Cancun. change. Friends started asking me “I’m so thankful that what I was doing, which gave me Nature’s Sunshine not only an opportunity to share Nature’s allows me to help people Sunshine with them. Praise God for achieve better health through my friends, Christine and Eric Brinker, the purest, best quality who have mentored and encouraged products around, but I also get me to share the ‘good health path’ to travel to fun and exotic places. Traveling, meeting new with others. I also greatly appreciate people, having fun, teaching about good health, working the quality of the products and the with fabulous people both in the field and through Home educational opportunities NSP offers.” Office, earning a great income…I love my job!!” Sonya Williamson, Pa. Kathy Peltier, Mich. New Area Manager “In the end, it’s as much about helping people discover their passion as it is anything else. Whether it’s a passion for vibrant health, for helping New Area Managers others, or for sharing real opportunities with those around you, Nature’s Bryan Lauren Meadows, Ala. Sunshine continues to provide the means to change lives every day.” Joseph Hanks, Va.
  19. 19. Top 25 Successline QV Growth for Second Quarter 2011 1. Agnes Vaughan, Ohio 10. Health Matters US, La. 19. Bobbee DeGordon, Ohio 2. Health Ministry, Inc., Texas 11. B. Allen Debra Short, Ala. 20. Herb Girl, Inc., Fla. 3. Nature’s Better Way, Mich. 12. The Herb Basket, Va. 21. ickie Carter V 4. Nina Craig Jacobson, Wash. 13. Healthy Warehouse Inc., Tenn. William Carter, Okla. 5. The Herbs Place, Va. 14. DN Operations, Calif. 22. llen Wrightson E 6. Trees by Streams Health, Ala. 15. Wendimere Investments, Fla. C. Jackson, Ore. 7. Sereno, Inc., Utah 16. Christine Eric Brinker, Pa. 23. Michael Mary Jackson, Fla. 8. Healthy Sunshine, Inc., Tenn. 17. Gina Ansell, Pa. 24. The Outdoor Creation, Kan. 9. Bonnie Clayton, Mo. 18. Beth Gerald Carlson, La. 25. Gary Connie Shirey, Wash. Top 25 Group QV Growth Percentage for Second Quarter 2011 1. The Herb Basket, Inc., Va. 10. Angela Hannah Ira Wilson, Ga. 18. AJ Luca, N.J. 2. ai Yee Ifs Lim, Ore. W 11. Sam Anna Mae Schwartz, Ind. 19. John Zisk, Pa. 3. Shelly Gary Whitt, Ohio 12. Bonnie Clayton, Mo. 20. Herbs Plus, Calif. 4. C. Castro L. Restrepo, S.C. 13. ision Builders of V 21. Vince Teresa Garcia, Utah 5. Name Requested Withheld, Tenn. Miami, Inc., Okla. 22. Teresa Henderson, Calif. 6. Healthy Sunshine, Inc., Tenn. 14. Bessheen Baker, Mich. 23. Kathy Fred Hale, N.M. 7. Trees by Streams Health, Ala. 15. Jim Pat Hangstefer, Tenn. 24. The Herbs Place, Va. 8. DN Operations, Inc., Calif. 16. Denise Eliott Norbut, Calif. 25. Noelle Panske, Wis. 9. Kathleen Velez, Iowa 17. Cindy Michael Schmillen, Idaho Top 50 Group QV for Second Quarter 2011 1. Name requested withheld, Tenn. 26. Michael Cindy Schmillen, Idaho 2. Healthy Sunshine, Inc., Tenn. 27. Laurence Debra Smith, Idaho 3. Terry-Lynn Hall, S.C. 28. J. Rauch Co., Inc., Ind. 4. The Herbs Place, Va. 29. Institute of Common Sense, Inc., Calif. 5. Rhonda Phillip Dial, Ala. 30. Patricia Cacie Parker, W. Va. 6. Manna Plus, Mich. 31. Dottie Eggeman, Fla. 7. Beverly Brown, Minn. 32. Alex Brensike, Texas 8. Knight Enterprises, Colo. 33. Jake Elizabeth Schwartz, Ind. 9. Frank Miesse Trust, Ohio 34. The Herb House, Inc., Fla. 10. Dori Cranmore, Alaska 35. Lorna Silva, Colo. 11. DN Operations, Inc., Calif. 36. VJ Enterprises, Inc., Calif. 12. Mary Ron Ward, Ill. 37. Flora Farms, Ind. 13., Iowa 38. Jo-Ad Herb Shop, Ohio 14. Darlene Haberer, N.C. 39. Ivy Bridge, Calif. 15. Brenda Montrella, N.D., Pa. 40. Susan Harden, Ga. 16. Lizzie’s Herb Shop, N.C. 41. Linda Lee Clark, Calif. 17. Crystal Tiger’s Eye, LLC, Texas 42. Wellness Journey, Calif. 18. Solomon Anna Wickey, Ind. 43. Herbs Plus, Calif. 19. Misty Chaney, Ind. 44. Loring Hammer, Calif. 20. Tonja Wells, Texas 45. Marcia Simler, Wis. 21. Grandad’s Home Remedies, Ohio 46. Tom Janet Mather, Pa. 22. Gwen Orman, Va. 47. Terri Stevens, Ind. 23. Paul Sharon Tsui, Texas 48. Ruby Lawler, Texas 24. Jennifer Cheeseman, Ohio 49. Patricia William Adams, Calif. 25. Bessheen Baker, Mich. 50. Carroll Robert Knauf, Texas ID: 1007815 Market: Belarus
  20. 20. NATURE’S SUNSHINE LEADERS SUMMIT SUCCESS! O ver 300 managers and partners gathered with us in San Diego in September for a wonderful “The flower essences were very well received. People are excited about them.” summit. We shared all kinds of ideas —Blake Christensen,Mark your calendar for strengthening NSP businesses, Director of Product Marketing for next year’s no matter how people choose to Leaders Summit: do it! Yes, the lights went out while Perhaps this manager said it bestAugust 23–26, 2012 we were there, but we got cozy and of all… Dallas, Texas taught the old-fashioned way. And Intercontinental sometimes getting back to basics is “Wow! I was blown away by Hotel a great reset button. Leaders Summit. I came away withRooms are just $119, Home Office employees and so many good ideas. After goingand that includes a managers alike reported a renewed through my notes, I’ve narrowed itfull breakfast daily. energy at the summit. down to 12 things I can do to improve and promote my business. And I “I felt like there was a lot of can’t believe all the free products excitement. The summit was and books I brought home.” fantastic. I expect great things to “I loved being able to meet so come from this.” many people from Home Office. And —Ray Lambert, getting advice from managers that Home Event Sales Manager have been doing this for 15 or 20 years really opened my eyes to new “This was an awesome event. You ideas. guys do a great job!” “I was concerned about the cost of —Jay Tracy Vanden Heuvel, going, but it was so worth it!” Managers of the Year, Wis. —Annie M. Johns, Wis.