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Health Matters
December, 2003

In this issue:
The Importance of the Calcium/Magnesium Balance
HERBS WORK! Testimonials from Very Satisfied Users
Question of the Month
Vitamin C may Prevent Stomach Ulcers
Where to find featured products


The Importance of the Calcium/Magnesium Balance

Are you taking your calcium w/magnesium and still getting leg or foot cramps? The problem is most likely in the balance (or imbalance) of the two. The first fundamental is that these two minerals are necessary for life and well being. They are both powerful and each has many different functions. All life organisms need calcium and magnesium. But the balance of the two is essential.

Calcium and magnesium function together. It is imbalances between these minerals or deficiencies in them that can cause: sleep difficulties, body tension, fatigue, muscle spasms, cramps or stiffness, heart problems, kidney stress, adrenal stress, premenstrual syndrome, bad disposition, weak bones, nervousness, constipation and racing heart.

Due to the heavy promotion of calcium, many people have the false impression that calcium alone is necessary. Calcium is added to nearly every cereal, cracker, juice and antacid. This has now created a calcium/magnesium imbalance for a large number of people. None of these "calcium added" products have balanced them with added magnesium. This imbalance can produce symptoms listed above.

Because Magnesium regulates the body's use of calcium and other minerals, it is a senior mineral. Without magnesium, calcium cannot be used properly by the body; this can result in various body problems.

To correct this imbalance, NSP has a wonderful product called Magnesium Complex, Stock # 1859-8. Consider adding it to your regimen daily. And if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you may notice they soon disappear.

Stress plays a large roll in adversely affecting our health, and during stressful times we burn extra calcium and magnesium. Heart palpitations can be a side effect of stress. Since I started taking an extra 2 (sometimes 3) Magnesium Complex per day in addition to Skeletal Strength Calcium, I have noticed I don't get heart palpitations or muscle cramps.

Because Magnesium relaxes muscles, it is also wonderful for those who may have problems with not being able to have proper bowel movements. It relaxes the bowel so it moves more regularly.

(Excerpts taken from Dr. Peter Guillham's Natural Vitality)
Submitted by Darlene Agle, Certified Nutritional Consultant

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association estimated that 43 percent of American women experience sexual dysfunction. A woman's sexuality can influence her personal relationships and her self-esteem.

X-Action Gel is a topical gel that can contribute to a more pleasurable intimate experience for both men and women. This unique formula combines l-arginine with menthol and the herbal extracts of red clover flower, Panax ginseng root, dulse plant, green tea, black cohosh root, saw palmetto fruit, red raspberry fruit and dong quai root for better lubrication and sensitivity. It can also be used to lubricate vaginal tissues. L-arginine plays a major role in the production of nitric oxide, the basic building block for the Nitric Oxide Pathway. This Pathway is essential for proper circulation, which affects intimacy, arousal and sensitivity. Apply topically for vaginal dryness, impotency, or as needed to enhance the sensuality of intimate pleasure.

Stock No. 4937-6 X-Action Gel $29.95 Retail/ $19.95 Direct cost

HERBS WORK! Testimonials from Very Satisfied Users*

Focus Attention: Children's Focus Helper

"No matter how much you love your children, a limited attention span can cause anxiety and stress at home and at school. About a year ago, my son, who is in the second grade, was having a huge problem paying attention and focusing on the work he received in class. I started thinking that there might be something natural to help and soon realized that I already had the answer: Focus Attention, which I was taking every day. In his morning juice, I used the powdered Focus Attention, a crushed up Kids Calcium, and Colloidal Minerals.

"Within days, we heard back from his teacher. No only was he focusing on his work, he was more outgoing and willing to participate in projects. We kept this routine up for three weeks and then stopped the Focus Attention. Within two days his teacher noticed that he was starting slip backwards again. We added the product back in his juice and, as before, he responded very quickly. We have been using this combination now for over eight months with fantastic results." Chris Ritchason, Bakersfield, CA

Pain Be Gone


Painful joints and muscles can limit your freedom and even stop you in your tracks, especially as you age. No one wants to "sit out" on life because of minor aches and pains. Luckily, Nature's Sunshine can help with EverFlex Cream. EverFlex Cream has been clinically proven to increase joint range of motion through relieving discomfort.

Here is what users of Everflex pain relief cream are saying:
"I was given a sample of the new EverFlex Cream. I am amazed how much it helped my knee! I had been using Advil for the pain which I no longer need. I just purchased a jar of EverFlex Cream to have on hand". Kimberly Armstrong of West Union, OH
"I really like the EverFlex Cream for pain due to arthritis in my spine. It works better than the Dual Action Glucosamine cream I had tried before. Very fast relief is the best part! It starts working in about 5 minutes and completely stops the pain within 15min! The relief lasts for several hours! " Bobby Baker of Georgetown, OH
"I found the EverFlex Cream quite helpful in easing discomfort in my hands and wrists caused by a chronic health condition. A very small amount of the cream was sufficient, and I felt better in 10-15 minutes." Lois B.
"I use my hands a great deal for work. When I went through menopause, my joints really stiffened up. EverFlex has helped me quite a bit. Now I can use my hands without problems." Jennifer C, Ohio
"I stepped off a four-foot stool and jammed my back and neck. The usual topical creams helped, but when I started using the EverFlex Cream, I stopped using all other topical applications. I feel it was instrumental in the healing process." Mary W., Illinois

If you suffer from chronic joint pain, you should also consider taking EverFlex tablets internally. You know you can trust Nature's Sunshine products because they are backed by over 32 years of expertise and unsurpassed quality!

Clear Your Ears for Better Hearing


I was having trouble wit my ears again and tried Lobelia Essence, Stock # 1765-8 in my ears and left it overnight and rinsed it out this morning and whala!! My ear opened up and stuff came out and it feels squeaky clean and I can hear again! It's a MIRACLE!! It really works! I'm glad to have used it because it's a real nuisance to me
. Chris H., Phoenix, AZ

Gum Infection and Pain Gone


"Normally when I have a tooth or gum problem I make a poultice of Black Walnut, Echinacea/Golden seal and APS 11. I did not have these when I got my last infection and wondered what to do. Some one suggested making a mouth wash of Black Walnut and Nature's Fresh. Ido not have the Black Walnut so just tried the Nature's Fresh spray, stock # 9834-7.

I used it like a mouth wash. The very first time I used it the pain was gone! I continued to use it several times a day and soon the infection was gone!

*Results may not be typical.


Question of the Month: What herb is good for anxiety attacks, ie, heaviness in the chest?

Unfortunately, this is not a simple "one herb" answer. Anxiety attacks happen when the blood sugar has dropped below normal (if there is not the proper amount of sugar in the blood, the brain can't process information properly) and the person has low thyroid.

To support the thyroid, use Thyroid Support daily.

To prevent blood sugar drops, use Adrenal Support daily and alternate with Licorice Root ATC (use a bottle of one, then switch to the other). In addition, eat small, frequent meals, eating at least every 4 hours, have breakfast within one hour of awakening, and have protein in every meal. Never eat carbohydrates without protein. And eliminate "junk" foods, any that are "white" such as white flour, lard, and white sugar and everything made with these ingredients. You will find, if you evaluate after each "attack," that the person hadn't eaten for quite a while and/or had been eating very poorly.

This program REALLY works and eating this way will improve general health so much that it is worth it. Just imagine, life without anxiety attacks just because of small dietary changes.


By Kay Lubecke, B.A., M.S. Certified Nutritional Counselor

Vitamin C may Prevent Stomach Ulcers


Researchers say high levels of vitamin C in the blood have the potential to prevent peptic ulcers and stomach cancer. A study led by researchers from the San Francisco VA Medical Center analyzed the relationship between vitamin C levels and infection by Helicobacter pylori, the bacteria that causes peptic ulcers, and found those individuals with lower levels of vitamin C in their blood were more likely to become infected by the bacteria.

Researchers tested blood samples of more than 7,000 adults for H. pylori infection. It was found that "Participants with the highest blood levels of vitamin C had a 25-percent lower prevalence of infection."

Dr. Simon says, "It would still be prudent for people who test positive for H. pylori infection to increase their intake of vitamin C," because it mitigates the effects of the infection.


SOURCE: Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 2003;22:283-289

 

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