Holiday Weight Gain Worries? Discover Weight Management Help from NSP

10. November 2009 05:53 by IKE in Body Health, Natural products ingredients  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)

Holiday Weight Gain Worries?
Discover Weight Management Help from NSP

The average American gains about one pound during the holiday season. That may not seem like much, but some gain more, and not everyone loses that extra pound. Over the years, these pounds add up.
Nature’s Sunshine offers a wonderful selection of weight-management products that can help you and your customers prevent or get rid of that extra holiday weight.


Nature’s Hoodia Formula

As a season full of feasts and home-baked goodies winds down, you may find yourself longing for those large meals and spreads of delicious snacks. Nature’s Hoodia Formula can help cut the cravings. Hoodia gordonii has been used for centuries by the San tribesmaen of the Kalahari Desert to reduce hunger. Researchers at the South African national laboratory discovered that when animals were fed this indigenous food, the animals began to lose weight. Scientists theorize that Hoodia affects the brains of laboratory animals by making the stomach feel full and reducing the desire to eat.
Nature’s Hoodia Formula combines Hoodia gordonii with other natural ingredients—Caralluma fimbriata, dry apple cider vinegar, Garcinia cambogia, l-carnitine, gymnema leaves, chromium, marshmallow root and psyllium hulls—that may be a helpful addition to your weight-management efforts.


Nature’s Cortisol Formula

Festive meals and treats aren’t the only reason weight management is a challenge during the holidays. Researchers have begun to notice a connection between cortisol levels and weight-management indicators, such as calorie consumption and weight gain. Cortisol is a hormone produced in the adrenal glands in response to stress. That means that the holiday rush and the related stress might play a role in those few extra pounds.
Nature’s Cortisol Formula contains Relora® to help the body manage stress and maintain cortisol levels already within the normal range. Other key ingredients help maintain blood glucose levels already within the normal range. Nature’s Cortisol Formula contains Relora, banaba, holy basil, chromium, vanadium, DHEA, decaffeinated green tea extract (60% EGCG), l-theanine and calcium ascorbate.

MetaboMax EF

MetaboMax EF is a nourishing, caffeine- and ephedra-free formula that may help reduce appetite while supporting energy levels. As part of an overall program that involves increased activity and calorie restriction, this safe formula supports your weight-management goals. MetaboMax EF contains lotus leaf extract, green tea extract, Fructus aurantia, garcinia fruit, l-carnitine, cordyceps powder, eleuthero root, chromium, bee pollen, spirulina, vitamin E and kelp leaves and stem. 

 Fat Grabbers®

Fat Grabbers is an ideal product for anyone wanting to help reduce the level of fat in his or her diet. Fat Grabbers contains wholesome, nutritional substances—guar gum, psyllium hulls, chickweed leaf extract and lecithin—to help you achieve your weight-management goals. Research conducted in NSP laboratories verifies many other in vitro experiments performed at independent laboratories that lecithin and saponins emulsify fat in aqueous media. The fat-binding properties of fiber from guar gum and psyllium hulls interfere with the absorption of emulsified fat from the small intestine. The bound fat molecules are then eliminated. Fat Grabbers is designed to be used as part of a low-calorie diet and exercise program.

Carbo Grabbers®

Starchy carbohydrates have been in the news for their contribution to the nation’s weight problems. Now you can partially interfere with the enzymatic digestion of dietary starches with all-natural Carbo Grabbers. Carbo Grabbers contains an amylase inhibitor derived from the northern white kidney bean. It naturally and safely interferes with the digestion of starchy carbohydrates and may help reduce the calories that may be available to the body. Carbo Grabbers was designed to be used as part of a low-calorie diet and exercise program.


Source Nature's Sunshine

by Courtney Hammond

Weight-Loss Questions

5. November 2009 06:20 by IKE in Body Health, Fitness  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)

New solutions for weight loss

Nature’s Sunshine unveiled new and improved weight-loss products at our national convention in August. See how these safe, natural dietary supplements can help you achieve the results you want.

Q: How can I turn up my metabolism?
A: Your metabolism, or the body’s rate of burning fuel for energy, depends on a few factors. Genetics and age definitely play a part. But you can help boost your metabolism with certain natural ingredients.
Bitter orange fruit, yerba mate and guarana stimulate metabolism with synephrine and natural caffeine. Ginger also has a metabolic-boosting effect. These ingredients are present in our new MetaboMax® Plus formula.
MetaboMax Plus may help increase metabolic fat burn along with healthy diet and exercise. In addition to the above ingredients:
• Capsicum and green tea extract help to decrease body fat.
• Chickweed is an integral component of our popular Fat Grabbers® formula.
• Guggulipid herb contains guggulsterones, which help maintain cholesterol levels already within the normal range and decrease circulatory fat deposits. Guggulsterones also have thyroid-stimulating activity.
MetaboMax Plus may help you burn more calories, burn more fat and boost energy levels. It also provides beneficial antioxidants (EGCG from green tea) and may have healthful effects on already normal-range cholesterol levels.
Note: The herbs yerba mate and guarana provide natural sources of caffeine (20 mg per capsule).

Q: What if I don’t want any extra caffeine?
A: MetaboMax Free formula was developed in tandem with MetaboMax Plus for those who desire weight-management support without caffeine. MetaboMax Free contains capsicum, decaffeinated green tea extract, bitter orange fruit, ginger, chickweed and guggulipid.

Q: I love bread and pasta. Is there a way to block starches without Rx drugs?
A: Amylase is one of the enzymes the body uses to break down starchy foods. Carbo Grabbers with Chromium contains an amylase inhibitor derived from a bean plant, which naturally and safely interferes with the digestion of starchy carbohydrates. This interference means that undigested starches travel through the intestinal tract and are eliminated, thus reducing the calories available to your body. We’ve added patented, food-bound chromium, which helps transport glucose from the blood into the cells. Chromium can have a positive effect on blood lipid levels and helps maintain blood sugar levels already within the normal range. Don’t avoid carbohydrates. Grab them!

Q: I’m not a meat lover. Do I really need more protein in my diet?
A: Protein helps build and repair muscle tissue. And increasing your lean muscle mass increases the rate that your body burns fuel for energy. If you don’t want to increase your meat intake, try Nutri-Burn®, a delicious, nutritious powder that supplies pure whey and calcium caseinate protein for a powerful, musclebuilding meal replacement. Lactose-free Nutri-Burn provides 25 grams of protein per serving and 60 percent or more of the Daily Value of 14 essential vitamins and minerals! It also contains CLA (to enhance lean muscle mass), l-carnitine and green tea extract for extra fat-burning power, plant enzymes (to break down protein into amino acids for better absorption) and prebiotic fiber (to support gut health). Nutri-Burn helps boost energy levels and tastes great. For best results, use the NSP Power Shaker.

Nutri-Burn features two types of lactosefree protein. Whey protein provides essential amino acids and releases quickly into the body for fast, efficient musclebuilding and repair. Consume whey protein within 45 minutes of exercise. Calcium caseinate protein offers a sustained release of amino acids and may help curb appetite
Consider Additional NSP Weight-Loss Products MetaboStart Plus—our most complete weight-loss program! Formulated to boost metabolism, reduce fat stores and help feed lean muscle,
MetaboStart is composed of 7-Keto™, Fat Grabbers®, Carbo Grabbers with Chromium, Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) and MetaboMax Plus in a convenient, portable packet.
7-Keto helps increase the body’s resting metabolic rate and stimulates production of T3 hormone, which is essential to metabolism.
• Fat Grabbers traps some fat molecules, eliminating them through the intestinal system.
• CLA helps sustain lean muscle mass and enhance fat burning. It may help support cholesterol levels already in the normal range. (Each of these products is available separately.)
Collatrim Plus provides protein and amino acids to help rebuild muscles and support lean muscle mass. Nature’s Cortisol Formula helps support the adrenal glands and maintain cortisol levels already in the normal range. This product may help the body manage stress, which can affect metabolism. Dieter’s Cleanse helps the body remove toxins and waste from the colon, which can affect nutrient absorption and weight loss. The best way to start a weight-loss program!

by Darlyn Britt (Nature's Sunshine)

Swine influenza or swine flu (H1N1)

3. November 2009 08:04 by IKE in Body Health, Health  //  Tags: ,   //   Comments (0)

According to Wikipedia

Swine influenza (also called swine flu, hog flu, pig flu and sometimes, the swine) is an infection by any one of several types of swine influenza virus. Swine influenza virus (SIV) is any strain of the influenza family of viruses that is endemic in pigs. As of 2009, the known SIV strains include influenza C and the subtypes of influenza A known as H1N1, H1N2, H3N1, H3N2, and H2N3.
Swine influenza virus is common throughout pig populations worldwide. Transmission of the virus from pigs to humans is not common and does not always lead to human influenza, often resulting only in the production of antibodies in the blood. If transmission does cause human influenza, it is called zoonotic swine flu. People with regular exposure to pigs are at increased risk of swine flu infection. The meat of an infected animal poses no risk of infection when properly cooked.
During the mid-20th century, identification of influenza subtypes became possible, allowing accurate diagnosis of transmission to humans. Since then, only 50 such transmissions have been confirmed. These strains of swine flu rarely pass from human to human. Symptoms of zoonotic swine flu in humans are similar to those of influenza and of influenza-like illness in general, namely chills, fever, sore throat, muscle pains, severe headache, coughing, weakness and general discomfort. The recommended time of isolation is about five days.


The H1N1 Swine Flu can only really be confirmed with an actual lab test.  And, there isn’t a 100% tell tale sign in the form that you have novel h1n1 influenza.

In children:
•    Fast breathing or trouble breathing
•    Bluish skin color
•    Not drinking enough fluids
•    Not waking up or not interacting
•    Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held
•    Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough
•    Fever with a rash

In adults:
•    Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
•    Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
•    Sudden dizziness
•    Confusion
•    Severe or persistent vomiting

One of the biggest problem when you have swine flu is the breathing. The most severe cases are because of that and those patients will end up intubated.

What should I do if I have swine flu?

Not all people end up in the hospital. Just think about you a flu which can end up with complication but not always the case. So you may have a flu and not even knowing is swine flu. So if your body "does not care" about the flu be careful and try not to infect anothers: family, friends or colleagues. So I would say please stay home if possible and even were a mask. You may scare your little one but it is safer that way.

I have flu. Should I panic and go to Emergency Room?

You shouldn't do that unless you have severe symptoms like high fever, difficulties breathing, vomiting. Just think about before going to emergency room with a regular flu. Hospitals are busy these days and you may get a real swine flu going there.

Should I take the vaccine?
That is debatable. Some says is not effective. Others said that wasn't properly tested especially on pregnant women and kids. So it is hard to say. Your doctor may ask you to get it. Or you got the horror news from the media and really want to have it. I would say it is up to you.

Reducing stress - Herbs

31. October 2009 17:42 by IKE in Body Health, Herbs  //  Tags: ,   //   Comments (0)

Stress how to avoid it

Stress is everywhere. A variety of situations can produce stress: job pressure, family discord, illness, and injuries. Over time, stress can exhaust natural defenses, leaving the body susceptible to a wide range of health problems.

To combat the problem, consumers are looking at many possible answers. Yoga is gaining in popularity, as are other relaxation options like meditation, massage and reflexology.
Likewise, certain nutrients can help you cope, and various herbs and other supplements can calm the mind and restore the balance.
Vitamin B complex promotes health of the nervous system and reduces fatigue.

Calcium and Magnesium relieve the muscle tension and strengthen the heart.

What else you can do to reduce stress

Exercise regularly
Eliminate or restrict your intake of caffeine and alcohol
Maintain a social life with family and friends
Consider counseling and therapy if needed.

Most of all don't let stress destroy your relationship. Admit that you are stressed and use help as needed.