Category Archives: Heart Health

Cholesterol drugs increase Alzheimers

Dr. Stephanie Seneff, a Senior Research Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), completed research in 2017 that  concluded:  “People who take cholesterol lowering drugs had over 2.5 times the risk of developing Alzheimers.” 

The brain contains approximately 25% of the body’s total cholesterol, so restricting this essential fat is not good for the mind. Cholesterol  is also a necessary precursor for many of our hormones, without which life is just not up to par. Read Hormones Make You Happy to understand more.

Add to this recent finding the fact that 50 YEARS ago, research showed that high cholesterol had little to do with arteriosclerosis, hardening of the arteries, and therefore heart disease.

Dr. Kilmer McCully discovered that cholesterol and clogged arteries are not the causes, but rather the symptoms of heart disease. McCully’s research, published in the American Journal of Pathology in 1969,  linked elevated homocysteine levels to heart disease, NOT cholesterol levels.  Homocysteine is a naturally occurring amino acid that is damaging  if it accumulates in the blood.

Despite McCully  receiving numerous awards for his research, including the 1998 Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Award, he lost Harvard University funding and was denied further research jobs for more than two years.

McCully says: “My suggestion was that the cause of arteriosclerosis in the general population was an underlying deficiency of certain B vitamins—B6, B12 and folate (B9), (leading to elevated homocysteine levels). The role of cholesterol and fats was secondary. This was too much for the establishment to take.”

His research unfortunately coincided with industry and pharmaceuticals investing multi millions into  the low cholesterol fad, low cholesterol foods, and cholesterol lowering drugs. In other words, it was very un-profitable for this research to be released to the public. B Vitamins are not expensive. Statin drugs sell billions of dollars per year.

When Lorene Benoit first started teaching this in the 1990’s, homocysteine blood tests were rare. They have now become common place for doctors  and patients in the know. So if you are at risk of the number 1 North American disease, Cardiovascular Disease,  you would be wise to consider taking quality B vitamins and other lowering cholesterol naturally. Do you want to risk having a healthy heart , but spending your golden senior years with Alzheimers? Not many people do.

McCully was also one of the earlier researchers to also suggest that genetic defects can play a significant role in the metabolism these B vitamins—B6, B12 and folate. As genetics studies increase and are refined, more defects have been discovered, indicating that at least 12% of the population are affected. This increases both the amount and type of folic acid needed to keep homocysteine levels in the normal range.  Leading edge supplement companies are now producing better assimilated methylated forms.

We have seen significant positive results using both Methyl B Combo, (B12 and folate) and Liquid Methyl B12 ( B12 plus Bs: 1,2,3 & 6).

Please contact our office to access  the best natural supplements for you at the best price with direct delivery anywhere in North America. This will include our member pricing for expert professional personal assistance.

Other Factors Contributing to Cardiovascular Disease

When homocysteine levels rise, they  damage the cells and tissues of artery linings. In an attempt to repair the damage to arterial walls, the body stimulates growth of arteriosclerotic plaques. This is similar to the body’s process of forming scar tissue to heal an external wound – the plaque is  like applying glue to fill in the damaged areas. This is what leads to arterial clogging and heart disease.

Folate, along with vitamins B6 and B12, has been shown in numerous studies to help lower homocysteine levels. The active form of folate, L-methylfolate, can achieve plasma folate levels up to 700% higher than synthetic folic acid and therefore may be more effective at lowering homocysteine levels.

Besides lack of or poor metabolism of B Vitamins, there are several other factors that can increase homocysteine levels, leading to greater chance of arteriosclerosis:

  • Toxic factors such as cigarette smoking, pharmaceutical drugs, environmental and industrial toxins
  • poor nutrition, especially inadequate intake of anti-oxidants required to neutralize free radical damage
  • stressful lifestyles – read more about stress and cortisol effects on cholesterol.

Solutions to these are well  explained in Chapter 6, “The Road to Wellness: The 4 Pillars of Health” in Lorene Benoit’s book, The Paw Paw Program .

For more information, or to get yourself on a daily Health and Vitality Program, contact Lorene Benoit, MHH.

Lowering Cholesterol Naturally

Hello Lorene:

I have been intending to get back to you to let you know that I received the NSP products. Mixing the LO-Clo with water wasn’t working for me so I began mixing it with my steel cut oats along with fruit and yogurt and I am enjoying it very much.
The amazing thing is that I just came from my Dr. appointment and my cholesterol has gone down to 3.1 from 8 a couple of months ago. It is the lowest it has ever gone, after only 1 month on the LoClo. I showed the Lo-Clo to my doctor and she said to keep doing what I am doing as she was very impressed. I did take  lipator sporadically the past couple of months, but because of the leg cramps it was causing I didn’t take them on a regular basis. I will now only take the Lo-Clo along with my exercise program, water and healthy eating and I am feeling great. I have another blood test scheduled for the third week in February where my Dr. will check magnesium levels, cholesterol etc. etc.. I will let you know how it is all working for me. I am so happy you chose to visit the Island View. Thank you for all your help.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year.


Herbs ARE Effective – Science Recognizes 5000+ Years History

Below are 3 quotes from learned people that give us food for thought about keeping an open mind and looking outside the box on many “accepted” ideas:

“This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.” Western Union internal memo, 1876

“I think there is world market for maybe five computers” -Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943

640K ought to be enough for anybody.” – Bill Gates, 1981

It is as hard to believe that these statements were taken seriously,  as it that people once believed that the world was flat. Or that rampant cell growth, aka cancer,  can only be treated with surgery, chemical poisons or radiation. This gives you some idea why the title of Lorene Benoit’s book on healing is named:  The Paw Paw Program – A “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer – The World IS Round and Cancer CAN Be Treated Naturally.

Having  been in the natural health field since 1974, and seriously using herbs since 1980, it is very heartening to see science supporting traditional healing more every day. Not that I need the proof, having seen life changing results with natural healing for thousands of people,  but this may help move the public toward a better understanding of why herbal healing is still around after more than 5000 years. And why it is important to look outside the box and learn to take more control of our own health for a healthier, happier life!

New research from Thailand indicates curcumin may be as effective as ibuprofen in relieving osteoarthritis pain.      

In a study involving 367 patients (mean age 60 years) with knee osteoarthritis, subjects were randomized into two groups who received either ibuprofen (1,200 mg/day) or a turmeric extract (75-85% total curcuminoids, 1,500 mg/day) for four weeks. Treatment efficacy was assessed via the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC®) total, WOMAC pain, WOMAC stiffness and WOMAC function scores.

Comparison of WOMAC scores showed significant improvement from baseline in both the ibuprofen and curcumin groups, with no significant difference between the two groups. While both treatments were generally well tolerated, there were fewer reports of adverse gastrointestinal side-effects in the curcumin group. These findings are consistent with previous research showing curcumin to be similar or more effective than ibuprofen in efficacy and much safer for all forms of inflammation.

References: Kuptniratsaikul V, Thanakhumtorn S, et al. Efficacy and safety of Curcuma domestica extracts in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
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Nature’s Sunshine Cure-Q-Min contains 400 mg of curcuminoids provided by the internationally recognized Curcumin C3 Complex®. This ingredient is patented for its unique composition ratio of the bioactive curcuminoids (95%) extracted from turmeric roots. The Curcumin C3 Complex® is highly regarded in the clinical literature for consistency, quality and integrity of the three main antioxidant and protective compounds found in turmeric root, collectively known as curcuminoids. It has the been the clinical trial material of choice for a significant number of research studies investigating its protective, antioxidant and inflammation-mediating effects.


Stress is far worse for cardiovascular health than cholesterol will ever be

Dr. Stephen Sinatra ( no, not Frank) , MD, FACN tells us clearly shows that emotions have a tremendous effect on our physical health. He lists five of the most common negative emotions: Anger, Sadness, Heartbreak, Stress  and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). I love that last one – anytime enough people have similar challenges, an new “disorder” is created, usually to promote a new drug to treat the new disorder.

What these 5 stressful emotions have in common is that they all produce hormones such as cortisol, adrenaline and nor-adrenaline. Among other effects, these hormones  thicken the blood, and create inflammation. So instead of ingesting rat poison, aka blood thinners, consider reducing these negative emotions and supplementing your diet with  a good quality Stress Formula (CA)/ Nutri Calm (US), which contain both herbs and B Vitamins. Besides helping reduce the physical effects of stress, this formula  also helps lower homocysteine levels related to Cardiovascular health.

Stress related emotions also decrease essential mineral such as Potassium  and Magnesium, two essential minerals which help regulate heart beat and kidney output. Chinese Mineral Chi Tonic is one of the best synergistic formulas to help balance these minerals AND deal with stress, while increasing our vital energy.

Drugs accomplish nothing long-term to reducing stress, but there are many things you can incorporate into your life that will. Read how Dr. Bruce Lipton has shown how just one emotion such as love can physically change our genetic fate.

One simple exercise to begin today is the Gratitude Attitude – a recent Harvard study stated that saying 3 specific things per day for which you are grateful have been shown to decrease our metabolic age by 10 years in only 21 days! Other tips for emotional healing are included in Chapter 6 of Lorene Benoit’s book: The Paw Paw Program – The “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer – The World IS Round and Cancer CAN Be Treated Naturally.


Ten Scientific Studies Prove that Genetically Modified Food Can Be Harmful To Human Health

The data “clearly underlines adverse impacts on kidneys and liver, two of our major detoxifying organs, as well as different levels of damages to heart, adrenal glands, spleen and haematopoietic system,” reported Gilles-Eric Séralini, a molecular biologist at the University of Caen.

Human health, of course, is of primary import to us, but ecological effects are also in play. Ninety-nine percent of GMO crops either tolerate or produce insecticides. This may be the reason we see bee colony collapse and massive butterfly deaths.  If GMOs are wiping out earth’s pollinators, they are far more disastrous than the threat they pose to humans and other mammals.


Vitamin C works on chicken pox, measles, polio – and without harmful side effects.

Dr. Frederick Klenner graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in 1936. In the “Clinical Guide to the Use of Vitamin C”, Dr. Lendon H. Smith outlines numerous cases on how Dr. Klenner quickly cured a variety of viral diseases by the use of intravenous vitamin C.

He reports of a ten month old baby with high fever, watery nose, dry cough, red eyes and rash characteristic of measles. Dr Klenner gave the baby 1,000 milligrams (mg) of vitamin C every four hours and the temperature dropped, the cough stopped and the rash disappeared.

Another eight-year-old child with measles developed encephalitis, became stuporous and responded only to pain. He quickly cured the child by both intravenous and oral vitamin C.

A 23 year old man with mumps developed swollen testicles, the size of tennis balls, along with overwhelming pain. After 1,000 mg of intravenous vitamin C the pain subsided. During the next 24 hours he was given 2,000 mg of intravenous C every two hours. His fever returned to normal in 36 hours and he was up and about in 60 hours.

Dr. Lendon Smith describes how Klenner discovered that intravenous C could also quickly dry up chicken pox lesions and subdue viral hepatitis.

But Dr. Klenner’s most important study involved the great polio epidemic of 1948-50. He successfully treated 60 polio victims using intravenous doses of vitamin C, up to 200,000 mg every 12 hours for four days. None developed paralysis. He soon learned that the sicker the patient the higher the dose required.

So we need to ask ourselves:

  • are we prepared to accept age old remedies that are now being proven by “science”, and even those that have stood the test of millennium but may never get funded by big pharma to prove they work?
  • how simple and inexpensive ate these remedies  compared to the cost and damaging side effects of pharmaceuticals and mass vaccination with toxic ingredients?
  • what can we do to keep our immune systems strong so that we do not offer ourselves as a host to germs and viruses that we are all exposed to on a daily basis?
  • why would we not WANT to take safe and affordable steps to ensure our optimum health?

Time to be pro-active about healthy living and successful aging! You may choose to start by taking this simple Health Assessment, then  contact the author with your score to help develop a plan of action to improve your health on a daily basis. It is your life and your health – embrace it!

Are Your Supplements What You Think?

At our recent Canadian Health Convention we had many professionals speaking about the current state of health in North America. The statistics presented by Dr. Melina B. Jampolis, Physician Nutrition Specialist, Dr. Duarte,  Dr. Balas, Dr. Julie deVisser and Dr. Trip were somewhat appalling!

Cancer is on the increase, #1 killer in those under 50 yrs., diabetes and obesity is on the rise, especially in children, and Cardio Vascular disease still being our #1 killer over age 50. ALL of these conditions are preventable. We saw statistics showing the difference that herbs , vitamins, minerals, proper nutrition, exercise and stress reduction can make – HUGE!
All  3 days of presentations confirmed that many of the solutions given are in my book:  The Paw Paw Program – A “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer – The World IS Round and Cancer CAN Be Treated Naturally. 

Extensive dietary recommendations help people understand how to eat better and improve on all Four Pillars of Health. Recipes are included. Exercise is promoted. Stress reduction and spiritual connections is covered. Understanding why eliminating sugar is critical to optimum health and prevention of all chronic conditions,

Scientific research has demonstrated that taking a multiple-nutrient supplement is more beneficial than taking individual nutrients. It is known that nutrients taken in combination are synergistic, meaning the the individual benefits are enhanced. For this reason, NSP’s Super Trio pack combines daily essential nutrients, fatty acids and herbs that work together for maximum nutritional support. This one addition has made a huge difference for many people. Find out how you can benefit from adding Super Trio to your life.

Most people notice a difference within one month, but to really effect change, make a 3-6 month commitment to your better health!

Knowing how important Daily Nutrition is to our health and well being, the article below made me sit up and take note. I was shocked to learn that 60% of the herbal products contained something different than that specified on the label and that only 2 out of the 12 of the companies were authentic.

In other words if you are buying herbal products from companies other than Nature’s Sunshine you do not know what you are getting. Cheaper is not better.  Nature’s Sunshine is a company with a proven track record of over 40 years and it has surpassed any other company of herbal products because it sustains its integrity of quality. Their products are thoroughly tested and they work! With Nature’s Sunshine, you also get the benefit of Service and education!

The alternative herbal market is exploding. I know we are in the right business. If you are thinking of a great business either part time or full time please contact me – we need more of me, as North American health continues to deteriorate. Read this news to understand why we use, and encourage you to use Nature’s Sunshine,  who choose Quality by Design. 


 Public release date: 11-Oct-2013

 Study: Herbal products omit ingredients, contain fillers 

Consumers of natural health products beware. The majority of herbal products on the market contain ingredients not listed on the label, with most companies substituting cheaper alternatives and using fillers, according to new research from the University of Guelph.

The study, published today in the open access journal BMC Medicine, used DNA barcoding technology to test 44 herbal products sold by 12 companies.

Only two of the companies provided authentic products without substitutions, contaminants or fillers.

Overall, nearly 60 per cent of the herbal products contained plant species not listed on the label.

Researchers detected product substitution in 32 per cent of the samples.

More than 20 per cent of the products included fillers such as rice, soybeans and wheat not listed on the label.

 Medicinal herbs now constitute the fastest-growing segment of the North American alternative medicine market, with more than 29,000 herbal substances sold.


North American Health Advances?

North American Health or Sickness ?


Spending on prescription drugs in the United States has risen nearly 6-fold since 1990, concurrent with adverse drug reactions tripling between 1995 and 2005. Research finds drug reactions are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States.

Canadian statistics follow the US very closely; just divide numbers by 10 to reflect proportionate population.

An excellent research report from the Annals of Family Medicine has eye-opening results which everyone should be aware of. Your life depends on it.

The full article link is at the end of this summary.

One primary goal to increase prescription spending and profits by finding ways to get healthy people to take drugs, which in the long run, will make them sick, leading to more drugs. Sounds simple? It is. Two methods commonly used are:

1. Change the diagnostic standards which govern treatment and prescribing. Two examples are:

  • For hypertension (high blood pressure), the acceptable norm in 1992 was 160/95. The very next year, in 1993, the norm was lowered to 140/90, resulting in an additional 22.0 million people being diagnosed with the  “disease”.
  • The acceptable level of fasting plasma glucose in 1992 was 140 mg/DL. In 1998 this was lowered to 120 resulting in 10. 3 million more people being diagnosed as diabetic, and likely prescribed medication(s).

2. Create new conditions, or “pre-conditions”, which can be treated with drugs:

Both terms “pre-hypertensive” and “pre-diabetic”, have resulted in consequent drug treatment of these new conditions. This approach is not helping North Americans to be healthier. The revised guidelines encourage treatment of pre-disease conditions with drugs, rather than lifestyle changes to prevent the disease.

This does, however, help enrich the pharmaceutical pocketbook immensely, allowing them increasing control over industry standards, medical training, safety standards, and public health policy. The downward spiral of health continues as Big Pharma gains.

Prescription drugs often accumulate in what has been called a prescribing cascade, whereby a prescribed drug produces symptoms for which more drugs are prescribed, resulting in polypharmacy and further increasing the risk of adverse drug reactions. The prescribing cascade may be further sustained by clinicians failing to recognize that the drug they prescribed caused the new symptoms, even when the symptoms are well known to be associated with that drug.

The safe, natural traditional remedies are facing extinction by regulatory boards that are supported by Pharmacy industry to protect their own financial interests, not the public. For example, there ARE safe, effective natural approaches for hypertension, in products such as Blood Pressurex and Arginine Plus. For diabetes there are formulas such as Gluco-Reg. Unfortunately these products have to be labelled “for those whose blood pressure / blood sugar levels in normal range”.  Why would you take these if your levels are in normal range?! People have to trust their suppliers, herbalists, natural health consultants to get beyond misleading government regulations which are limiting peoples’ choices in health care.

We encourage people to follow healthful lifestyle suggestions as in the Four Pillars to Health explained in Benoit’s book, The Paw Paw Program – A “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer.

The natural approach to working with and preventing cancer offers insights into all chronic health conditions, with the goal of choosing optimum health, rather than  the North American Drug Ceremony.

For the complete research report with references, please read:


Magnesium – one of the Miracle Minerals

Magnesium is a vital element of the body, concentrated primarily in bones, but also an integral part of each & every cell in our body. Magnesium is essential for calcium absorption, glucose metabolism, cardiovascular health, nervous system and the production and balance of cellular energy.

Magnesium, also known as the “anti-stress”mineral, is a vital catalyst in enzyme activity. Magnesium is involved in nearly every essential bodily function, from the beating of the heart to the creation of bones and the regulation of blood sugar. It is so important that it is called the “gatekeeper of cellular activity”, signifying its critical role in cellular processes. This is particularly important considering the endemic rise of diabetes, with all the complications of the disease.

Magnesium is just one of many minerals and vitamins which research indicates that up to 80% modern society is generally Magnesium deficient.  Dr. Norman Shealy states, “Every known illness is associated with a magnesium deficiency” and that, “magnesium is the most critical mineral required for electrical stability of every cell in the body. A magnesium deficiency may be responsible for more diseases than any other nutrient.”

Some additional specific benefits of a quality, absorbable Magnesium are:

• Helps with the transmission of nerve and muscle impulses
• Helps nerves to relax
• Helps regulate the heartbeat
• Helps burn fat, produce energy, regulate glucose levels
• Aids in maintaining the body’s proper pH balance, as one of the 4 main alkalizing minerals (K, Ca, Na and Mg)
• May help prevent depression, premenstrual syndrome, osteoporosis, pain in fibromyalgia, and cardiovascular disease
• Helps reduce and dissolve calcium phosphate kidney stones, and prevent occurrence
• Prevents premature labour and convulsions in pregnant women

On page 170 of 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 chart that shows the reduction of minerals in common foods since the 1940’s.

Agri – farming has created less nutritious food, causing most North American’s to be mineral deficient, and Magnesium is one of the most depleted in produce.  Consider 2 common foods: carrots contained 75% less Mg. in carrots and potatoes contained 35% less in 1990’s than 1940’s. Now, twenty years later?  It is even worse.

It is important to remember that there are critical ratios of  minerals in the human body. Two examples are between calcium and phosphorus, and calcium and magnesium. In  1940 average diet contained  a two to one ratio between phosphorus and calcium. Now there is a one to one ratio. This means that the phosphorus content of many foods has increased. These artificial new ratios  have an important effect on your body chemistry.

Many accepted nutritional references still recommend a dietary intake ratio of 2:1 Ca-Mg. Due to changed food quality and dietary intake, this has been felt to be inadequate, and Magnesium is often the greater deficiency. We  recommend that our clients take at least 1:1 Ca/Mg. ratio. Magnesium citrate, magnesium malate and magnesium HVP chelate are all well absorbed forms of this mineral, especially when quality tested, chelated or combined with magnesium rich herbs that enhance absorption.

In addition,  a balanced Calcium supplement needs to contain both Vit. D3 and Magnesium for effective absorption.  We suggest our clients take one Cal Mag & D with either one Magnesium Complex  or  one Magnesium Tablets 1-2 times per day dependant upon their needs.

In one study published in the Journal of Nutritional Medicine, 15 fibromyalgia patients were given either 1200 to 2400 mg of malic acid daily with 300 to 600 mg of magnesium for 4 to 6 weeks, or a placebo. All the patients receiving the malic acid with magnesium reported a marked decrease in pain within two days, which continued throughout the time they were receiving the treatment. When the women were switched over to the placebo, their condition deteriorated within 48 hours. The formula we recommend for this kind of muscle pain is Magnesium Malate.

Should you wish to have wholesale access any of the same quality supplements we have used since 1990 to help thousands of people achieve optimum health by setting up preventive nutritional programs, please email our office at, or contact us via our website.


January, 2013 Natural Health Newsletter



January, 2013

As we enter this New Age and time, we wish for everyone a peaceful vision of humanity and world-wide health. May you thrive with an attitude of gratitude for what you have, and the vision to create what you need, to make your life whole. We thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter and hope that it offers a least one nugget of information or inspiration on your journey!

For information to help you achieve optimum health, please contact our office; all contact information at end of newsletter.

Lorene Benoit’s book contains lifestyle tips for optimum health, as well as specifics for Cancer: The Paw Paw Program – A “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer – The World IS Round and Cancer CAN Be Treated Naturally

Second Edition and third printing will be ready by March 1st.  An expanded table of contents will make this book an even better reference, updates on some clients.  Program is the same, as we continue to have very good success with the program as it is!

You can order this edition now, or  Buy 3 get 1 free, by contacting our office.



Our blog offers ongoing health tips. Only one article has been added since the last newsletter, other than local courses announcements. We spent one lovely month in Bali, studying medicinal plants, Balinese massage, and their gentle culture, then 1 week in Malaysia and have been concentrating on the 2nd Edition of Paw Paw book and catch-up since then. This one article is worth the short read:

22 Reasons why Arginine Plus can Improve YOUR Health – check out how this amino acid can have powerful influences on your heart and arterial health, sexual response, energy and immune system.

Canadian Love Your Heart Tour

Speakers: Dr. Jay P Vanden Heuvel, Ph.D

Toronto, ON Tues, Feb 19th 7-9 pm

St. Albert, AB Wed, Feb 20th 7-9 pm

                 Laurence Smith, Author

Kelowna, BC  Mon, Feb 18th 7-9 pm

Nanaimo, BC Tues, Feb 19th  7-9 pm

Parksville, BC Wed, Feb 20th 7-9 pm

Vancouver, BC Thurs, Feb 21st  7-9 pm

If you register for these lectures in advance this lecture is FREE. Please call for details of location.

Members: Milly at NSP: 1-800-265-9163 ext. 3919

Guests:     Your direct NSP Associate or Milly, and let her know                                           you are a guest of Lorene Benoit, or whoever shared this with you.

For those not registered in advance, it is  $10 at the door.

There will be Super Shake Stations to provide you brain with an energy boost, free give-aways and a new product introduction. For the love of your heart, be there if you can!


Compass Group Assessment Classes  can be arranged starting end of March, 2013. Call office for details. 

Compass Zyto is an extremely efficient, inexpensive step to excellent health.

Watch this 3 minute video:


Business Coaching and Brilliant Body Course

After teaching a health class in Malaysia for a 20 year veterans of NSP and their friends, they  ordered the Brilliant Body CD’s, which are an incredible learning tool!

Course includes 10 Power Points, each covering one system of the body: Digestive, Hepatic, Intestinal, Circulatory, Immune, Nervous, Respiratory, Urinary, Glandular and Structural, plus all the tools to educate yourself and others on how your body works – all this for only $25.



Ho’oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian technique for solving spiritual, emotional, mental or any type of problem. By addressing any negative situation with these 4 phrases, we can free our minds from past memories and restore the purity of our hearts and clean up repetitive issues that keep surfacing from our subconscious mind.

“If we can accept that we are the sum total of all past thoughts, emotions and words, deeds and actions and that our present lives and choices are colored or shaded by this memory bank of the past, then we begin to see how a process of correcting or setting aright can change our lives, our families and our society.” Mormah Nalamaku Simeona

The 4 phrases are: I am Sorry, Please Forgive Me, I Love You, Thank You.
For more:



For Canadians, the 6 wk. Campaign specials offer 10 % off (yes! 10% additional to your member discount) or buy 3 get 1 free on selected seasonal herbs. The current six week campaign runs January 16th to February 28th. Any of the specials can be ordered by calling our office 250-748-6802 to help you locate a local Herb Specialist, or if you are a member call NSP directly 1-800-265-9163.

For a full list look on Nature’s Sunshine Canada website home page.

Consider MC or MegaChelation formula for Circulatory Health.

Super Trio for meeting all your Daily Nutritional needs: Members can access my Power Point to learn about the benefits of Super Trio: NSP resource Centre

Stress is one of our biggest health challenges in North America, and Adrenal Support is one of our best formulas to help cope with stress. On page 8 there is a simple questionnaire to see if your fatigue may be related to stress.

NSP  US also offers weekly specials, just call Order Dept. to ask what they are:


Medical Scene

Runaway Use of Radiation Harming Patients

Dr. Eric Topol, author of The Creative Destruction of Medicine, has this to say about Americans being “overcooked” with damaging radiation.

  • one CT angiogram of the heart is 16 mSv, that is equivalent to 800 chest x-rays
  • A typical nuclear scan, at 41 mSv, and performed annually on many cardiology patients is equivalent to 2000 chest x-rays.

But patients aren’t told this, nor are any safety measures in place to record accumulated exposures. Safer diagnostics such as ultrasounds and MRIs are under-used. The following 3 minute video gives more information.



Why are a “wise man” and a “wise guy” opposites?


Video Pick

Two Ted Talks are competing for this month, and as I never did a newsletter in December here are two exceptional ones. Both of them represent Great inspiration for the new humanitarian path of the world that started since Dec 21/12 .

A love story between Iran and Israel:

Nipun Mehta explaining  “Design for Generosity”  is an amazing 18 minutes on the power of Giftism.


Political – BC Smart Meters

 The Coalition to Stop Smart Meters and Citizens for Safe Technology Society would like everyone who has had a wireless smart meter installed, and wants it removed, to advise those volunteering for Ctizens for Safe Technology.

To do so, e-mail with a short and simple statement to that effect, and put “REMOVE METER” in the subject line. A list will be made to present to the BC Utilities Commission and to the Politicians responsible for Hydro to demand an Opt-out. Talk about it with friends and wherever you get a chance. For more info :

How does Membership Benefit You?

Click here to find out how  NSP Membership benefits you?

You can receive discounts from 10 – 30% on the most potent, most professionally formulated herbal, vitamin and mineral supplements in the industry since 1972.

Members receive great education, resource centre, Fact sheets, Free webinars and conference calls with professionals, coupon book, and weekly specials.

Members can access recorded sessions at: NSP resource Centre

Delivery of NSP products change:

NSP is constantly exploring new ways to provide you and your customers with excellent service. In Canada, effective February 23rd we will no longer require a signature to receive your Nature’s Sunshine parcels via Purolator.  We understand that many of you have an active lifestyle and do not have the time to wait for your order.

Any questions? Simply call our Customer Service department at 1-800-265-9163.

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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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CoQ10 – crystal free liposomal research

After 40 Years of Research Dr Judy Reveals the  Benefits of Crystal Free CoQ10

for Heart, Parkinson’s,  Immunity, and Anti-Aging


Most people seek a supplement that will offer anti-aging and immune boosting. In the search for that one well researched vitamin,  we just learned about how the new CoQ10 may be one of your solutions.

CoQ10 is one product that benefits the entire body by increasing energy production. It specifically targets the  the heart,  nerves, lungs and muscles. Everyone has heard of the benefits of CoQ10 and you may already be taking it.  Dr. Judy is the world’s foremost authority and we were fortunate to hear his presentation at our 2012 Health Convention in Toronto.

He  documented scientific evidence shows that the new SIBR Research Crystal Free CoQ10, developed as a result of his 40 years of research, is at least 6 times more powerful and up to 800% more absorbable than crystal CoQ10 that is generally on the market.  67 generations of studies were required to develop this product and Nature’s Sunshine is the only easily accessible company in the world that carries this new highly absorptive CoQ10 product. We’ll share with you some of the amazing SIBR Research Crystal Free CoQ10.

CoQ10 is a vitamin like substance found in all living organisms in nature. It was discovered by Fredrick Crane at the Enzyme Research Center at the U of Wisconsin. It was isolated from beef heart mitochondria which are the energy producing organelle of each body cell. In 1958 the chemical structure of CoQ10 was defined by Dr Karl Folkers. A Nobel Prize was awarded to Sir Peter Mitchell in 1978 for his work on how the cell makes energy and the essential role of CoQ10 in this process.

There are three functions and three forms of CoQ10 in nature: Ubiquinone,  Semi-ubiquinone and Ubiquinol.

This new SIBR Reserach CoQ10 is highly absorbable due to its tri-lipid crystal free formulation, which is made from all natural products.Because the body cannot absorb a crystal, this accounts for the higher absorption levels, again up to 800% better.

CoQ10 is not absorbed in the blood stream as it is too large and lipophilic (dissolved in fats). It is absorbed in the small intestine and diffuses into the lymph vessels and is then transported to the blood stream via the subclavian vein.

Concerning CoQ10 levels in humans, there are 3 distinct groups of people:

1) Groups having normal CoQ10 levels = 75% of the population. At age 65, as CoQ10 declines naturally,  this group begins to have low energy and increasing illness.

2) Groups with low levels of CoQ10 = 15%  of the population. This group always appears to be frail and are known to harbour early onset of diseases.

3) Groups with high levels of CoQ10 = 10% of the population. This group age slowly, have late onset of diseases and experience  infrequent age related degenerative conditions. Therefore CoQ10 is an excellent anti-aging product.

Dr. Judy found that CoQ10 deficiencies are proportional  to the severity of  disease. With supplementation of SIBR Research Crystal Free CoQ10, these diseases will reduce and can in many cases reverse the normal course of the disease. Clinical effectiveness of CoQ10 has been proven in:

  • Low energy – 6 fold increase in energy using Crystal Free CoQ10 at  lower dosages than the common crystal CoQ10.
  • Congestive heart failures (CHF) – in Japan CoQ10 was listed as a drug and 12 million people were using it.  After it was declared a natural product, 34 million people were using it. It was clinically shown to reduce the severity of CHF from Class 4 to Class 1 within a year with a dose of 150 mg a day.
  • Hypertension – SIBR Research Crystal Free Co Q10 is the vitamin that provides energy to the smooth muscles in the vascular system. As little as 100mg/day resulted in significant reductions of both systolic and diastolic blood pressure, without the addition of hypertensive drugs.  This is great news as blood pressure medications , along with their long list of side effects, were reduced significantly and even discontinued in clinical studies.
  • Parkinson’s studies were done in 2006 in early onset Parkinson. With as little as 250 mg a day “we have been able to stop the progression of Parkinson and almost completely arrest the development of the disease through six years. In older, more severe patients, we have been able to stop the progression, increase the physical ability and improve the mental capacity in many of these elderly patients. ….These responses do not come overnight but  take several months to be fully manifested.” In summary,  a study from 1968-2009 stated: ” In well established Parkinson’s disease patients, the effectiveness of using the old CoQ10 dry powder products was no better than that of a placebo. In studies using the new High Absorbtion CoQ10, the effectivenss of the CoQ10 is much improved due to the better absoprtion and higher blood levels of CoQ10. “
  • Muscle ataxia is a disease of the muscles having their origins in the central nervous system. “When these patients are supplemented with SIBR Research Crystal Free CoQ10 they regain the tone and strength in their legs. They again have the strength to stand and to walk. Again this response is not fast, but takes several months to be manifested. This appears to be related to the times it takes to build up the peripheral and brain CoQ10 levels in order to build up the skeletal muscle mitochondria and to recondition the skeletal muscles.”
  • Immunity Studies done in the 70’s and 80’s found that people with low immunity also had a low count of CoQ10. Energy is essential for the body cells to make immune system elements. SIBR Research Crystal Free CoQ10 stimulates the synthesis of T cells cytotoxins that the body injects into cancer cells and prevents them from developing.
  • Cancers have become the major cause of death in the Canadian population. The estimated number of deaths due to cancer this year is estimated to be 75, 700 .In the 1980’s studies indicated that SIBR Research Crystal Free CoQ10 would stop the growth of  leukemia, virus, tumours. A specific cancer research study discovered that there was a specific protein called g-protein that is essential for the synthesis of CoQ10. In the stem cell line of animals the g protein was able to stop the growth of cancers cells.” Some companies tried to make the g- proteins synthetically to be used as a chemotherapy to control cancer growths. They have failed and made nothing but a good rat poison. This g-protein is the “grandfather” of CoQ10. Thus when a cancer patient takes SIBR Research Crystal Free CoQ10 it is broken down to the g-protein in the liver and then circulated through the body thus stopping the growth of cancer cells. 87% of cancer patients have low plasma CoQ10. Cancers are infrequent in populations with high CoQ10. CoQ10 has been shown to stop the growth of cancer cells in animals and man. CoQ10 is broken down in the liver to a G-protein which stops and prevents the growth of cancer cells. CoQ10 is used in Europe and other parts of the world as a means of preventing adverse side effects of chemo and radiation therapy for the treatment of cancers. Many of the patients using CoQ10 do not have nausea, arrhythmias, fatigue, weight loss or hair loss associated with chemo or radiation therapy.                                                                                                                                                                                **Note 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, CoQ10 is not indicated for cancer programs at the same time as taking Paw Paw, due to their opposing actions on the ATP cycle. One can alternate a program of Paw Paw and CoQ10; ask your natural health practitioner about this option.
  • Statin drugs – cholesterol lowering Statin drugs are supposed to carry a warning that if they have low energy, fatigue, muscle cramps or heart failure, one should take CoQ10 and see your physician. Adverse affects of statin drugs  limit quality of life and survival as they deplete CoQ10.
  • Cardiac arrhythmias – poorly absorbed CoQ10 reduced arrhythmias by about 1/3. A study done in 2010 showed that the new crystal free CoQ10 can reduced the arrhythmias almost completely.
  • Surgical recoverieshospital stays were shortened by as much as 1/2 and recovery time lessened after heart bypass surgeries with the addition of the crystal free tri-liposomal C0Q10

Dr. William Judy says that for any system on the body to function properly energy is required. This includes heart, lung, kidney, liver, brain, sensory, gastrointestinal, reproductive, endocrine, immune,  lymphatic and blood production  functions. Without energy they will break down with resulting illness and death. “SIBR Research Crystal Free CoQ10 is required to synthesize energy and help the patient return to health.”

He further states, “Our bodies are bombarded daily with environmental pollutants, superoxides and free radicals that stress our body and cause inflammatory processes to occur.”  Inflammation and how this relates to ALL diseases, including diabetes, alzheimer’s, arthritis, and most chronic degenerative conditions as explained in The Paw Paw Program – A “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer – The World IS Round and Cancer CAN Be Treated Naturally,

“By its role as a potent antioxidant crystal free tri-liposomal C0Q10 can protect the body from these stressors.  Supplementing with SIBR Research new CoQ10 will protect patients from any illnesses caused by pollutants including bacteria, and viruses, superoxides  and free radicals.” See full fact sheet on NSP CoQ10.

To order your SIBR Research Crystal Free CoQ10 please  contact our office.

If you wish to order online, from the same company that provides our professional products, go to  Nature’s Sunshine Products worldwide, choose your country, and  use Cdn. #313939. You have the option to become a meber for free with an order, to do this, please use sponsor #313939.

CoQ10 SIBR Research Crystal Free CoQ10 Notes from Dr Wm Judy at NSP Cdn. Convention Oct. 2012-10-29


August Natural Health Newsletter


August, 2012


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Lorene Benoit’s book contains lifestyle tips for optimum health, as well as specifics for Cancer: The Paw Paw Program – A “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer – The World IS Round and Cancer CAN Be Treated Naturally

Ongoing special for books, which offers excellent tips for health prevention, as well as solutions for cancer. Buy 3 get 1 free. Contact our office for this special.



 Our blog offers ongoing health tips. Articles added since the last newsletter, with a direct link:

Upcoming Courses, local and world wide

Information on upcoming courses, starting in Sept. Also Natural Health and Herbal Training that is available worldwide.

Q & A – Natural Treatment for diarrhea

Treating diarrhea naturally, including great tips for your traveling first aid, especially when traveling to tropical countries, where you may be prone to Montezuma’s Revenge, Thailand Trots, Cuban Cramps ….we think you get the point.

Q&A: Vaginal Infections

Using Silver Gel for Vaginal Infections is effective, easy and inexpensive.

Are Vitamins Safe? Who to Believe?

Here is an excerpt from a report recently released by Orthomolecular Medicine News Service

Cancer and Sugar Connection

Understand the connection between Sugar and Cancer and most other diseases.


The Difference between Healthy and Unhealthy Hearts

The Heart Infographic gives an excellent up-close look at a healthy heart vs. an unhealthy heart with an interactive sliding screen that allows you to see the difference between the two. It also provides tips for how to lower your risk for heart disease.

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For more suggestions for heart health, view the Heart articles on our blog:

Energy Saving Tip

In case of power outage you can use solar lights inside at night.  Stick them in a jar or plastic bottle and they give off plenty of ‘free light’.


Compass Group Assessment Classes – invite some friends for a fun way to find out what are the best supplements for you! Call office for details. 

Compass Zyto is an extremely efficient, inexpensive step to excellent health.

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Business Coaching and Brilliant Body

There is ongoing coaching to help others start their own business using the Brilliant Body CD’s!  The package includes 10 Power Points, covering ten systems of the body: Digestive, Hepatic, Intestinal, Circulatory, Immune, Nervous, Respiratory, Urinary, Glandular and Structural, plus all the tools to educate yourself and others on how your body works – all this for only $25.

Phone the office anytime for help!

Lucy Taylor, of Phoenix Healing in Nanaimo, BC, is doing some excellent business building classes bi-monthly. If you live in this area and are interested, give her a call at 250-758-0660.


Upcoming Courses in Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo, and Toronto

Free Paw Paw Program Presentation Thursday Sept. 13th 6:30-7:30 pm South Cowichan Library, Mill Bay

Chinese Herbal Constitutional Formulas and Five Element Theory – Sat Sept 29th 9:30 am- 4:00 pm in Nanaimo. Cost: $75. Pay by Sept. 19th and pay only $65. Register with our office: 250-748-6802.

The Four Pillars of Health, Mon Oct 15th.  7 pm to 9:30 pm at Island Savings, Duncan

National Health Convention, Toronto – Oct.25-27th


See Upcoming Courses, local and available world wide for details.



For Canadians, we have 6 wk. Campaign specials offering 10 % off or Buy 3 get 1 free on selected seasonal herbs. Right now, you have a few days left to take advantage of specials ending August 31st, featuring Digestive Aids, Summer Cold Relief,  Safe Personal and Home Cleaning Products, Pain relief and a few more to help ensure optimum health. A few of our all-time favourites are:

Tei Fu Oil, useful for so many respiratory and pain relief benefits – Tei Fu success story

Digestive Enzymes have helped so many people with GERD  belching, bloating, and burping.


New specials start September 1st – until October 15th. They feature Herbal Extracts, Energy Drinks, Kid’s Nutrition

Some of our favourites: LB Extract Laxative formula supports proper bowel function and is ideal for children and adults who do not like swallowing capsules. Non addictive, the longer you use it, the less you need.

HPR-C Chinese Extract (VS-C in U.S.) is an amazing Chinese formula for all viruses, including colds, flu and Herpes. The liquid can be used internally and externally on lesions.  Helps remove liver toxins and reduce heat.

Focus ATN has helped many children and adults to increase attention and concentration, and help calm hyperactivity.

Gotu Kola has been traditionally considered a brain food. Helpful for anxiety, depression and memory.

The old Herbasaurus Multi Vitamins Plus Iron, Stock 1722-9, is now back by popular demand. It is labelled as  Sunshine Heroes Multi Vitamin Plus Iron, in time for school start up. Same product, different name.

The other Sunshine Super Heroes Children’s supplements are chewable tablets like the previous Herbasaurus line, as people preferred these over the gummies. They are all on sale in Autumn Campaign starting Sept. 1st: Sunshine Heroes Chewable Bifidophilus, Chewable Vitamin C and Chewable Vitamin C with Elderberry. See write-ups in campaign brochure or go online for fact sheets.

Please contact us or your local NSP Associate to receive a free Campaign brochure. Order quality herbs & supplements by calling our office 250-748-6802, to help you locate a local Herb Specialist, or if you are a member call NSP at your country’s toll free number. If you are not a member, read on…..


How does Membership Benefit You?

Click here to find out How does  NSP Membership benefit you?

You can receive discounts from 10 – 30% on the most potent, most professionally formulated herbal, vitamin and mineral supplements in the industry since 1972.

Members receive great education, resource centre, Fact sheets, Free webinars and conference calls with professionals, coupon book, and weekly specials.

Members can access recorded sessions at: NSP resource Centre


Renewal Promotion for members who have expired, please take advantage now:

4 great reasons to RENEW your membership with Nature’s Sunshine:
1. Reactivate your membership for only $10.00 with a $50.00 renewal order.
2. Receive one FREE bottle of Zambroza ($45.00 retail value).
3. Receive a FREE Product Guide, Coupon Savings  Book , Product Price List and Specials Brochure.
4. Receive FREE Ground Shipping for renewal orders placed before September 30th.

PLUS: We offer a free mini consultation to help you figure out what to order, or to place it for you. Just give our office a call! If you know what you want, Call 1-800-265-9163, Fax 1-800-822-4884,be sure to ask for Renewal Promo. This special is not available online. For other countries, call our office.


 Success Stories

We encourage you to share your stories with others on our website or via email. Success stories can be read at:


Political Scene

Although this movie is 2 hours long, justwatch the first 10 minute introduction by Gary Null, PhD to help understand the corruption that is prevalent in the FDA. Helps explain the long time involvement of Codex and HARMonization challenges the world is facing. WHO and big pharma control regulations and the health care system.

This one also gives you a very down to earth explanation of Codex , how it is affecting the US, Canada and your life.





Censored for language, but you get the point.

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Every thought is a prayer.   Let’s make a decision to create a perfect day by broadcasting gratitude and appreciation, and show how good and precious it is to live this life today.


 Serving you in health,

Benoit & Associates Health Education

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