Category Archives: Antioxidants

Curcumin BP (Black Pepper)

Cindy Klement, Master Nutritionist presented at the Canadian NSP Herbal  Conference. We learned that the new Curcumin BP contains  a concentrated extract from the fruit of black pepper, piper nigrum. This increases  the absorption of the curcuminoids and therefore the effectiveness of Curcumin by 2000%. There is no Curcumin on the market that competes with this Natures Sunshine brand.

I love Nature’s Sunshine products as they are the most superior herbal products on the market. Curcumin has been studied for powerful properties that have a beneficial effect on pain and inflammation of all types. This article on Herbs Are Effective -5000 years of science highlights some studies.

Each capsule contains Curcuma longa (curcumin) rhizome 550 mg, Piper nigrum (black pepper) fruit extract (50:1) 2.5 mg. The 50:1 means it is concentrated 50 times.

This 45 second video explains why this formula is so effective. (Same formula in Canada and US.)

Please contact Benoit Health Education to order the best at the best prices, whichever country you live in; we an guide you to optimum health!

Herbal Gifting – ideas for health!

Some popular choices from over 300 quality Products from Nature’s Sunshine !

For other countries, go to Natures Sunshine Products world,  check on your country, phone our office, or contact us via our website. If you are not a member, that’s easy – become one for free with a small order by using sponsor # 313939, Francene Benoit, BScN, NHC.


  • Tei Fu Oil #1618-7          First Aid Kit in a Bottle!                  

A Chinese blend of Essential Oils with multi uses:

Externally: (1-4 drops on affected area) Ideal for burns, bites, stings, headache (temples and neck), stiff neck, arthritis pain, tooth-ache, itching, motion sickness, toe fungus.

Internally:  (1-2 drops back of tongue, or in water) Ideal for colds, coughs, allergies, sore throat, sinus, stuffy nose, vomiting, studying (perks up brain), motion sickness, flu, fever, headache.


  • Tee Tree Oil #1777-1      Antiseptic, Anti-fungal, Tissue Healer    14ml. 

Externally:  apply directly or dilute with olive oil – boils burns, cankers, cold sores, cuts, earaches, lice, thrush, ticks, leeches, pimples, bites, fungus.

Internally: Candida, infections, bacterial and viral – advice of health professional & small drops.


Ideal for sore and aching muscles, arthritic pain, stiff neck, headache, sprains and more. Natural base allows for better penetration and effectiveness.


  • Peppermint Oil #1706-8      Peppy, pick me-up                         

Externally: apply to temples, back of neck for headache, directly on aches & pains.

Internally: A couple of drops of peppermint oil added to hot or cold water for a soothing, refreshing after-meal drink as well as a digestive aid.  One drop on the tongue clears sinus, perks up mind, aids headache, breath freshener. Can also be used as natural peppermint flavouring in baking, icing.


  • Silver Gel   #4950-1     Antibiotic , Anti-fungal Gel                 

Effective for infections, wounds, burns, skin cancer, Athlete’s foot, nasal polyps, herpes.


Contains no polluting phosphates, borates or nitrates and is biodegradable – strong cleanser, cuts grease.


Effective personal care integrating natural products with the latest advancements in science.


  • Nature’s Fresh #1549-7     Enzyme Spray with Pump  650 ml – Multi-use  

Stain and odour remover, relieves sore muscles, acne, breaks down old tissue to help rebuild new tissue, so good for frozen joints, bruises, wounds, damaged disks…..


– a box of 30 packets makes for great stocking stuffers! Each one good for 500 – 750 ml. A healthy drink for under 50cents per cup!

Lorene Benoit’s book: The Paw Paw Program – A “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer – The World IS Round and Cancer CAN Be Treated Naturally.

A book full of healthful tips for ALL disease conditions, and for prevention through creation of optimum health! $29.95


A Gift Certificate for an educational personalized health session.


These suggested gifts can be sent anywhere in N.A. for $ 10-12 S/H – Avoid post office hassles. NSP guaranteed delivery if order is placed by December 16; probable delivery up to Dec. 20. Call or email our office if you need some other more specific ideas.

Everyone welcomes a Gift of Health!

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22 Reasons to Use Arginine for YOUR Health!

The nitric oxide derived from arginine is directly or indirectly implicated in practically every cellular response and health condition imaginable, from the cardiovascular system to the immune system, and hormone function to nerve function. Although an exhaustive list of possible applications for the amino acid is not included, the following are the primary scientifically-backed reasons that anyone – even healthy people – should consider adding arginine to their health and wellness regimen.

In 1998, a team of pharmacologists won the Nobel Prize for their discovery of how nitric oxide (NO) regulates blood flow in the body. One of the applications is that the release of NO causes dilation of the blood vessels. It was then discovered that an amino acid called L-arginine causes the human body to produce NO. As a result, L-arginine became a popular ingredient in dietary supplements for helping men achieve peak performance in the bedroom.

In addition to supporting male sexual function, L-arginine helps improve blood circulation for both sexes and helps support normal blood pressure levels. L-arginine is converted into NO that helps dilate your blood vessels. This, in turn, means your heart does not have to pump as hard, which promotes normal blood pressure and circulation.

The American Heart Journal presented 11 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials involving  L-arginine, all with positive results in lowering both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

Please contact our office to place direct discount orders & receive professional support for your optimum health.

Below are some of the documented benefits provided by L-arginine Plus, a formulation which also contains other cardiovascular support. To see the benefits of each ingredient in Arginine Plus and other synergistic formulations, refer to Arginine for Cardio and Heart Health .

1. Arginine Plus is one thousand times more powerful than any naturally occurring antioxidant in the body. Arginine`s antioxidant properties support various body systems and may protect against heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes, as well as slowing premature aging. 1, 2

2. Arginine Plus offers wide-ranging cardiovascular support, including controlling blood pressure 3, 4 and plaque formation. Nitric oxide keeps arteries relaxed and pliable for normal blood pressure, preventing hypertension and angina. 5

3. Arginine Plus enhances memory,6 particularly long-term memory, and may help to reverse the effects of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.7

4. Arginine Plus boosts human growth hormone (HGH) production, which has anti-aging properties. 8

5. Arginine Plus enhances communication of messenger cells between nerves and the brain. 9

6. Arginine Plus may help improve immune function10 and fight bacterial infections. 11

7. Arginine Plus may help in the treatment and prevention of diabetes since many disease complications, including poor circulation and blindness, are vascular in nature. Arginine is also found to regulate insulin secretion in the pancreas. 12,13

8. Arginine Plus may inhibit the division and proliferation of cancer cells. 14,15

9. Arginine Plus helps with cholesterol control by lowering serum and LDL cholesterol levels. 16

10. Arginine Plus enhances male sexual performance by treating vascular erectile dysfunction (ED). 17

11. Arginine Plus anticoagulant abilities reduce clotting to lower heart attack and stroke risk. 18

12. Arginine Plus reduces pregnancy-related hypertension, a risk factor for both the expecting mother and the unborn child. 19

13. Arginine Plus is useful in the treatment of asthma by opening pulmonary pathways for easier breathing and the treatment of lung disorders. 20, 21

14. Arginine Plus relaxes hypertonic sphincter muscles, preventing and healing hemorrhoids.22

15. Arginine Plus boosts lean muscle mass and preserves bone density by encouraging HGH production,23 which also leads to a reduction in fatty tissue. Because of these properties, it may be useful in weight management and strength training.

16. Arginine Plus can help offset cardiovascular and lung damage caused by tobacco use,24 since nitric oxide levels in smokers are less than half of those found in nonsmokers.25

17. Arginine Plus helps to accelerate wound healing26 and postsurgery recovery.27 Research has shown it is useful in treating burn wounds28 and stimulates wound healing in the elderly.29

18. Arginine Plus may be useful in enhancing athletic performance due to its ability to boost exercise tolerance,30 its beneficial effect on the lungs, and its effect on HGH levels, which helps with building lean muscle tissue.

19. Arginine Plus may be used to improve the function of the prostate.31

20. Arginine Plus may prevent and possibly reverse the effects of osteoporosis by positively affecting bone mass.32

21. Arginine Plus has been used in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome33 and to reduce the occurrence of ulcers – especially stress- related – without affecting gastric acid production.34, 35

22. Arginine Plus may improve renal function and slow the progression of renal disease and age-related chronic renal failure.36,37 Arginine`s protective effect on the kidneys may also benefit those with diabetes.


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Are Vitamins Safe? Who to Believe?

Here is an excerpt from a report recently released by

Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, August 10, 2012

Vitamin therapy pioneer Abram Hoffer, M.D., once stated that the worst fate vitamin bashers could experience would be to never, ever have use of the nutrition supplements they so often criticize.  As for the rest of us, the sky is not falling. There is not even one death from vitamins over the last 28 years. [1] We are a nation of sick, undernourished, and over-medicated people. Half the population is on prescription drugs. [2] Pharmaceuticals, taken as directed, kill over 100,000 per year just in the US. [3] Antibiotics cause 700,000 emergency room visits per year, just in the US. [3] Modern drug-and-cut medicine is at least the third leading cause of death in the USA. Some estimates place medicine as the number one cause of death. [3] Over 1.5 million Americans are injured every year by drug errors in hospitals, doctors’ offices, and nursing homes. [3] If in a hospital, a patient can expect at least one medication error every single day. [3]

Vitamins are not the problem; they are the solution. Taking supplemental B-vitamins, vitamin E and vitamin D each individually reduces lung cancer by 50%. [4-7] Vitamin C stops cancer more effectively than chemotherapy. [8-10] HIV-positive persons taking vitamins are 50% less likely to develop AIDS. [11] And if they do, AIDS patients taking supplements have a 27% lower death rate. [3]

Consumer Reports, September 2012, wrote a report titled,  “10 Hidden Dangers of Vitamins” . Based on the above FACTS, Consumer Reports should stick to testing laundry appliances. That’s what they are good at.

For optimum health follow healthy lifestyle recommendations suggested in Lorene Benoit’s book: The Paw Paw Program – A “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer – The World IS Round and Cancer CAN Be Treated Naturally

For full references and the story of Chicken Little (remember the childhood story?) that accompanies this article, see:

Credit to: Orthomolecular Medicine News Service. OMNS free subscription link and

OMNS archive link


Super Antioxidant Foods

The following foods are some super anti-cancer foods.  Choose as many as possible in their raw state, where appropriate. Consult a health practitioner to further personalize for Blood Type or address allergies.  These foods are used for their ability to provide super nutrition and phyto chemicals.

leafy green vegetables  cabbage                    yams                                    apricots

chard                                  endive                      zucchini                             grapefruit

kale                                      peas                          squash                                grapes

mustard greens               asparagus                  tomatoes                            mangoes

spinach                               tomatoes                   blueberries                        bananas

beet greens                        cauliflower               raspberries                        papaya, melons

romaine, leaf lettuce     avocadoes                strawberries                     nuts (soaked)

arugula                              garlic                        blackberries                    seeds (sprouted)

broccoli                             onions                       apples                                 beans

celery                                  sweet potatoes         pears                                   lentils

ROOT VEGETABLES:  carrots, turnips, radishes, kohlrabi, artichokes, beets, rutabaga

TASTY NUT MILK:  Puree blanched almonds in the blender with water. Sweeten the milk and cereal with stevia or xylitol. Avoid drinking coffee.

CRUCIFEROUS VEGETABLES: broccoli, cauliflower, mustard greens, brussel sprouts, cabbage. They contain indoles, which are used to destroy inactive estrogen in the bloodstream.  Particularly important for estrogen related cancers like breast cancer. Indoles are in Nature’s Sunshine Essentials Garden Formula, SynerPro formulas and GreenZone.

VITAMIN C FOODS and supplements: Rose Hips, Vit. C complex 500mg.

GARLIC:  Not only is it high in allicin, which kills bacteria, fungi, and intestinal parasites, but it contains 32 sulphur compounds, which are also anti-cancerous. High Potency odour controlled garlic is effective, as is raw, organic garlic.

TOMATOES:  source of a potent anti-oxidant called lycopene.

ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS:  in cold-pressed, organic flax oil, and NSP Super Oil, and Super Omega 3 necessary for the formation of healthy cell membranes. The EFAs work with the iron in chlorophyll rich foods (GreenZone, Chlorophyll) to make hemoglobin.  It is hemoglobin that transports oxygen throughout the body. Fungus cannot live in an oxygen-rich environment.

BASIC SALAD DRESSING: Dr. Johanna Budwig’s Blend 1 tbsp. of cold-pressed organic flax oil into ½ cup or so of low-fat cottage cheese. May add ground garlic or horseradish.

For creamy Italian-add pure, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar and Italian seasoning. For

Thousand Island-add a bit of lemon juice, tomato juice, chopped boiled egg.

RAW NUTS, SEEDS, soaked or sprouted. Grind or chew until liquid for proper absorption.

WHOLE GRAINS: Quinoa, amaranth, millet, buckwheat. Slow cook in a thermos to preserve nutrients. (Before bed at night, place a serving of whole grain in a good thermos.  Fill thermos with boiling water. Cover. Shake. Leave overnight. In the morning the grain is soft and ready to eat.) Try to eat grains that are more alkaline and suit your Blood Type.

LEGUMES, (PULSES): Must be well cooked so you can digest them. Try to eat grains that are more alkaline and suit your Blood Type.

ALL FOODS SHOULD BE ORGANIC IF POSSIBLE. Use no food with refined flour, oil, deep-fried foods, sugar, cured foods. All feed fungus.

USE PURIFIED WATER, not tap water. Fluoride & chlorine create toxins in the body. Add Chlorophyll, with a pleasant natural, spearmint flavour, to help you drink more water, while adding nutrition.

Green Tea (one capsule extract makes a very strong cup) is super high in antioxidants, including ellagic acid. E Tea is also available in a capsule for a stronger, easier to get the blood purifying benefits of Essiac Tea. Zambroza is a delicious, high anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory nutritious beverage. See for more info; contact Benoit & Associates Health to receive discount.

©Prepared by Lorene Benoit     Health Service, Duncan, BC (250) 748-6802

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