Category Archives: Weight

IN.FORM To Transform Your Health!

It’s here! The life-changing system offering a truly holistic approach to weight loss and health.   

IN.FORM is truly a different kind of weight-loss program. It’s a unique, 13-week,  group setting that brings to life all of the elements of NSP’s Transformational Habit of Health, beginning with weight loss…all the way to lifelong health.

IN.FORM  includes:

  • IN.FORM BioTracker. Measure weight, body fat %, hydration levels, lean muscle mass, bone mass, visceral fat, metabolic age and more! Clients get to know their body’s unique needs!
  • Socializing. A fun group setting allows participants to immediately tap into a powerful social network. Friends building you up makes any change easier.
  • Accountability. Conduct weekly weigh-ins and measurements to track success and assess needs.
  • Health Education. Share with participants the knowledge and skills they really need to achieve lifelong health and wellness.
  • A focus on emotional factors and how to balance real life drama with their health goals.
  • IN.FORM Health Assessments. Develop product programs customized to your participants’ needs to help accelerate their success.
  • And much more

To get your name on a wait list for the next session in your area and start your life as a FIT FAT BURNER with ENERGY TO SPARE, Contact: Lorene Benoit Health Education   or email   or phone 250-748-6802.

Become a Certified IN.FORM Coach!

Lorene and several of her co-workers across Canada took this certification training in Ottawa in October.

Looking for a path to grow or start your Natural Health business? YOU have the opportunity to embrace IN.FORM and start teaching people the skills they need to transform their health and their lives. IN.FORM is a franchise-like business opportunity with all of the tools and training you need to be successful.

If you want to start a health business that will truly impact the health of others  by becoming a certified IN.FORM coach, contact us and see more on the NSP website: IN.FORM.

Garcinia Cambogia and Weight Loss

I have been asked about this several times since the Dr. Oz show –  Garcinia cambogia is the hot new kid on the block for weight loss. So here are my comments, based on 35 years of knowledge.

Yes, I have worked with this herb for over 20 years. We had a great Garcinia Combination in Canada 15 or more years ago that did not sell enough – where was Dr. Oz then?, but it is still available in the US. We also have an excellent drink stick that is so convenient and tasty – and helps you to drink more water which is critical to healthy weight loss. Stixated – available in many countries.

I think anyone on weight loss should also take Collatrim Plus, to ensure muscle and skin tone during weight loss. Also helps you sleep better – lose while you snooze!

And no,  I do not believe that you should not change your diet OR do exercise – we should be talking about health, not just weight loss. For healthy tips please be sure to read Weight Loss/Insulin Resistance , as well as other articles written on weight manangement. 

In Lorene Benoit’s book, The Paw Paw Program – A “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer...there are many dietary suggestions, recipes and an entire chapter on the Four Pillars of Health – all as essential to weight loss as they are to cancer and all chronic conditions.

If you are interested in improving your health, please call our office, 250-748-6802. We can help you make the correct decisions to get the best quality, professional herbs and supplements that have been available since 1972! We have helped millions – why not you?!

Email now: or pick up the good old fashioned phone 250-748-6802. If we don’t answer leave details clearly with our mechanical secretary.


These were the Shake Recipes entered in our “Shake It Up Contest” Sept. 14th, 2012 at our Nature’s Sunshine Event where we learned some details about the Quality for which NSP is known. It is the Quality Control that has made NSP The Leader in the Nutritional supplement industry since 1972. All entrants won one of the products that are in these health giving Shakes.

Shakes are a great way to supplement when one needs extra nutrition for children, elderly, those in recovery from surgery, illness, dental surgery, or underweight. As well they can serve as a meal replacement for those wanting to lose weight. They were ALL delicious!

1. GREEN SMOOTHIE – my delicious breakfast drink!
By Helga Lambrecht Health, CHC, NHC

1 cup pure water
2 scoops TNT powder
1 scoop SynerProtein or Nutri-Burn
1 scoop GreenZone
1 heaping scoop Flax Hull Lignans
1 heaping scoop Arginine Plus
10 mL pure olive oil
Blend until it emulsifies and stir in
15 to 30 mL Nature’s Gold (optional)


By Lucy Taylor, C.H.H.P. PHOENIX HOLISTIC HEALING CLINIC, Nanaimo Telephone: 250 758 0660 E mail:

1 cup water
1 packet Solstic Nutrition *Vitamin & mineral supplement tropical fruit punch drink
1/3 cup Greek yoghurt (or other non-dairy alternative)
1 ounce Zambroza* (Anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory, circulation, immune, skin, nervous system – ENERGY !)
½ to 1 cup Frozen Strawberries
Add 1 scoop of NutriBurn Vanilla to make this a satisfying meal replacement!

Blend on high and enjoy a delicious and tasty supplement rich in vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants.
Nature’s Sunshine Products have a low glycemic index and a powerhouse of nutrition !

* Zambroza is known as Thai Go in the U.S.



Blueberries, strawberries, banana, cinnamon, ginger, Synerprotein and almond milk.
The amounts can be varied with what you have in stock;  I love it with pineapple too, along with the spices.

Lois has been a Nature’s Sunshine herb fan for over 20 years! She uses the products regularly so she can now enjoy a her retirement in great health!



1 scoop TNT Powder
1 scoop SynerProtein Powder
1 Solstic Energy
1 cup blueberries
2 cups water
Optional: Banana, raspberries, kale or other greens in summer, GreenZone in winter.
Blend and enjoy!

Alain Chabot is life long partner of Lorene Benoit and has been using NSP products for over 23 years. His famous dressing for salads, vegetables, and just about anything else is included in Lorene’s Paw Paw Program book.

Other ideas for superior nutrition can be found both in the Recipes Chapter 10, and throughout Lorene’s book The Paw Paw Program – A “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer – The World IS Round and Cancer CAN Be Treated Naturally.


Cancer and Sugar Connection

One common factor that links obesity, candida,  diabetes and cancer is insulin resistance. Science is beginning to realize that  insulin resistance is involved in all inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis (inflammation of joints), Alzheimers (inflammation of brain cells), atherosclerosis (inflammation and hardening of the arteries).

Overuse of sugar is linked to all inflammation. This article will explain some of the research behind sugar consumption specifically relating to cancer.

According to Lewis Cantley, director of the Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School, as much as 80 percent of all cancers are “driven by either mutations or environmental factors that work to enhance or mimic the effect of insulin on the incipient tumor cells,” Gary Taubes reports, adding:

“As it was explained to me by Craig Thompson, who has done much of this research and is now president of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, the cells of many human cancers come to depend on insulin to provide the fuel (blood sugar) and materials they need to grow and multiply. Insulin and insulin-like growth factor (and related growth factors) also provide the signal, in effect, to do it.

The more insulin, the better they do.

Some cancers develop mutations that serve the purpose of increasing the influence of insulin on the cell; others take advantage of the elevated insulin levels that are common to metabolic syndrome, obesity and type 2 diabetes.  Some do both.

Thompson believes that many pre-cancerous cells would never acquire the mutations that turn them into malignant tumors if they weren’t being driven by insulin to take up more and more blood sugar and metabolize it.”

Some cancer centers, such as the Cancer Centers of America, have fully embraced this knowledge and place their patients on strict low-sugar, low-grain diets. But conventional medicine in general has been woefully lax when it comes to highlighting the health dangers of this additive.

It’s quite clear that if you want to avoid cancer, or are currently undergoing cancer treatment, you absolutely MUST avoid all forms of sugar!

Dr. Lustig’s work and his You Tube lecture alone have OVER one million views., even though it’s 90 minutes long. His research proves sugar is a “toxin”. His stance has nothing to do with calories in various sweeteners,: “It’s a poison by itself,” he says.

“If Lustig is right, then our excessive consumption of sugar is the primary reason that the numbers of obese and diabetic Americans have skyrocketed in the past 30 years,” the NYT says. “But his argument implies more than that. If Lustig is right, it would mean that sugar is also the likely dietary cause of several other chronic ailments widely considered to be diseases of Western lifestyles — heart disease, hypertension and many common cancers among them.”

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, the direct link to sugar and cancer is clearly expressed. One example is on page 83, where she presents a chart showing the sugar connection with cancer. She also makes dietary suggestions that are easy to follow,  and includes a chapter with some simple recipes to help people transition out of sugar and into a healthier, satisfying way of eating.

For optimum health, not just for cancer, but those conditions listed in the opening paragraph, follow healthy lifestyle recommendations as suggested in Benoit’s book. You can order on the above link, by calling the office at 250-748-6802, or by emailing directly to

January Health Newsletter

BENOIT & ASSOCIATES HEALTH EDUCATION NEWSLETTER                                                                                                               *January, 2012**

Our wishes are that 2012 will be a year of health, happiness and love for you and those whose lives connect with you! Systems throughout the world are undergoing shifts and changes; keeping physically, emotionall and and mentally balanced will help us all to work towards the higher goals of humanity, caring and sharing.

For more information or for help with achieving your optimum health levels, please contact our office:

Phone:        250-748-6802




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

Check out recent addition of an interview about my book with Wise Women:

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.



Something new I have struggled with and learned on my computer: if when you click on a link to get a product Fact sheet, or any pdf on any site, you should have the choice to open or save it, by adjusting your settings on your browser under Preferences. Learning this has saved me a lot of frustration of saving documents  I wanted to look at, but not necessarily keep.

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

Weight Loss Tips /Insulin Resistance

I am often asked, “What do you recommend for weight loss?” This is not a simple answer, because there are many variables. Weight gain can be due to glandular imbalance, improper or too much eating, lack of activity, emotional outlook, poorly functioning digestion or eliminative systems, Candida, or any combination of these.

Free Webinars: The 8 Causes of Disease with Lorene Benoit, MHH, Jan.25th, 2012

This was presented for NSP Canada wide Jan. 25th, but unfortunately  there was a glitch in the recording, so it will need to be re recorded to be put on the website, available to all members. New webinars are added to this site monthly, so check it out regularly for some what amazing free education.


 Interesting tidbit about Healthy Beverages

Why Coke is not a healthy substance to put inside your body:

 1.  In some states highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.

2.  You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke and it will be gone in two days.

3.  Coca-Cola can clean toilets, remove stains from vitreous china, remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers, clean corrosion from car battery terminals, loosen a rusted bolt, clean truck engines. For some of these jobs, we prefer to use natural products such as NSP Concentrate or Nature’s Fresh.

4. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8.  It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days. To carry Coca Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must use the Hazardous material place cards reserved for Highly Corrosive materials.

Think before you drink !   7-up now also contains synthetic caffeine. Besides the deleterious effects of this on your body, all pop acidifies your body, stresses your insulin metabolism and depletes your minerals, especially calcium and magnesium. Sugar free drinks with aspartame are no better, as they destroy your brain and nerves.

Maybe you will choose healthier options like Zambroza , Chlorophyll or any of the Solstic beverages, Green Tea, E-Tea, Licorice.



Another infant dies within 1 week of multiple vaccines. Studies have been stating that vaccines are causing children to die for many years.

The Pourcyrous study was the first to examine the impact of multi-vaccinations on the immature brain. It is clear from the results of this study that the more vaccines a child has, the larger impact the vaccines have on the child’s brain.

Results of either a single vaccine or multiple vaccines:

–         Abnormal elevation of CRP level occurred in 85% of infants administered multiple vaccines and up to 70% of those given a single vaccine.

–         -16% of infants had vaccine-associated cardio-respiratory events within 48 hours post immunization.

–         Other incidents: severe intraventricular hemorrhage, and  gastroesophageal reflux (GER)

This study has had so much impact that it has now being quoted in papers and books on adverse reactions to vaccines and SIDS worldwide.

Yet another vaccine is to be added to babies vaccine schedule, the Meningitis B vaccine , we to ask ourselves how many infant deaths will it take before action is taken?

This article has been written in memory of Stacy Sirjacobs and the many hundreds of babies who have lost their life after receiving what the governments tell us are ‘safe vaccines’.

For details:


Dr. Jay VandenHeuvel is speaking across Canada on Energy – How to Get It and Keep It

Feb. 5th            2-5 pm             Nanaimo

Feb. 6th            7-9:30              Vancouver

Feb 7th             7-9:30              Kelowna

Feb 8th             7-9:30              St. Albert

Feb 9th             7-9:30              Winnipeg

Feb 10th           7-9:30              Toronto

Dr. Jay is an excellent speaker with expertise and a flair for teaching you how to improve your health naturally. Please contact NSP directly if a member, or your NSP Specialist, as this is an excellent opportunity open to the public. Only $10 if registered in advance; $15 at the door. Carpool and make a fun afternoon of it if coming from afar; he is worth it!!!

Dr. Jay also lectures worldwide, so if you are in the US, please contact us for his schedule.

Local Education

Power Point Presentation on Paw Paw Book, Feb. 8th  6 – 7:30 pm at Cowichan Valley Regional Library  Questions with the author.

Brilliant Body monthly dinner class at White Spot, Feb. 9th

5:45 – 7:45 pm  

Circulatory System: discussing cardiovascular health, chelation, cholesterol, heart and hypertension

For a full description of the Brilliant Body Courses, available to anyone on CD and ongoing locally until June, go to: Brilliant Body.


Ongoing coaching to help others start their own business using the Brilliant Body CD’s!  Stay for the last half hour of our dinner classes. Phone the office anytime for help!

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.

Watch this 3 minute video :


Specials on Immune Builders

 For Canadians the first six week campaign offers a good selection of immune support products until February 15th, 10 % off or Buy 3 get 1 free. Consider the Super Trio, SilverGuard, and HRP-C to ensure you are not subject to the winter colds and flus. HRP-C is also known as VS-C in the US and some other countries.

See success stories on these 3 products below.

Order by calling our office 250-748-6802, or if you are a member call NSP for your direct discount.


How does Membership with Nature’s Sunshine Products 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.

 What do you need to do?

  • Contact our office by email, phone or website
  • Memberships are free in most countries when you place an order.
  • Go to; choose your country and use sponsor

# 309344 OR #313939 to receive discount

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


Lorene’s  book: The Paw Paw Program – A “Christopher Columbus” Approach To Cancer

Talk Shows and local Power Point presentations

Here are some links to a few of the many talk shows ongoing about The Paw Paw Program. If you would like the full list, just email our office at and we’ll send it to you. Have a listen!


Feb. 8th  6 – 7:30 pm at Cowichan Valley Regional Library – Power Point Presentation and Questions with the author.

Feb. 10th 2012 10 – 11:30 am  PST    Dr. Rose

Feb. 24th, 2012  9:30- 10:30 am  PST  Hollis Chapman


Nov. 4th     Hollis Chapman

Special offer:

Dec 6th     Alicia D.Cramer                  write-up:

audio recording:

Success Stories

HRP-C/ VS-C : I have been taking 1 or 2 capsules a day keep my cold sores away. If I do feel the tingling of one oncoming, usually if I am undergoing a lot of stress, by taking 6-9 spread throughout the day, I can avoid an outbreak. MS, BC

 SilverGuard and Silver Gel:

I love these products! A capful a day keeps the germs away. I find it great to gargle; as close to 6 minutes as I can, and voila! Sore throat is gone. I have also applied the gel to the back of my throat and this also works overnight.  MB, CO

 Super Trio:

I love the fact that I can get my daily nutrition insurance in one little packet of 3 pills. Super Trio has increased my energy, and I am not catching all the “bugs” that neighbours seem to be getting. VB, AB










Video Picks

 Check out this inspiring movie taken from the new book, Stepping Up, by          John Izzo:

The Story of Broke (2011)


Serving you in health,

Benoit & Associates Health Education

Weight Loss 4 Pillars /Insulin Resistance

 Four Pillars of Weight Loss

 I am often asked, “What do you recommend for weight loss?” I find that I am not able to answer this question with a simple answer, because there are many variables. Weight gain can be due to glandular imbalance, improper or too much eating, lack of activity, emotional outlook, poorly functioning digestion or eliminative systems, Candida, or any combination of these.

I do not like to look at just taking supplements or herbs for weight loss. To achieve healthy weight management, you have to take a wholistic approach which entails several lifestyle conditions. I find it helpful to refer to these as the                     “ Four Pillars of Weight Management.”

1. Diet:

  • better diet: eat only natural, unprocessed carbohydrates and fibres such as vegetables, fruit, sprouted and soaked nuts and seeds. The most important is to increase vegetables, which provide phytonutrients, fibre, protein, carbohydrates as well as plant sterols, ALL essential for health. Eliminate processed, packaged, junk foods containing  fat, sugar, chemicals and paste (think pasta and other items with flour, especially white).
  • one exception to the above dietary recommendations is if one has an insulin resistant state of metabolism. This means the body cannot handle carbohydrates and is storing most of them as fat – usually resulting in weight gain especially around the middle. To correct the way the body handles blood sugar, carbs must be reduced drastically, and the body supplemented to be able to reverse this trend and process them better, with minerals like Chromium and formulas like GlucoReg.
  • drink more water, with Chlorophyll, fresh lemon or parsley.
  • ensure adequate intake of Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs), such as cold pressed Flax Seed oil, Evening Primrose, and quality tested fish oils. We get excellent results with Super Oil,  which combines these and fish oil; also add Olive and Coconut Oils to diet.
  • drinking 1-2 Tbs. of pure, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar with 1/2 tsp. unpasteurized honey  in a cup of warm water before meals can  help speed up metabolism and improve digestion, as it increases your body’s natural production of hydrochloric acid .

2. Lifestyle:

  • more exercise: a minimum of  four – 30 minute walks per week at a good pace that is enough to get you breathing  heavily. As you continue this, you will find that you are able to walk further/faster each week. Don’t worry if the first walk only takes you 50 meters. It’s a start! “No time” is not an excuse: just don’t watch TV or read newspaper for those times. Make time if health is a priority, which it is #1 priority for most people, if they think about it. Weight bearing exercise increases muscle mass, which may weigh more, but looks better and is healthier than fat.
  • ensure that you have two or more bowel movements per day. If not, take LBS II (a Lower Bowel herbal combination). These are both natural herbal laxative and bowel toners which are not addictive; the longer you use them the less you will need. You may also require the addition of fibre in the form of Psyllium Hulls Combination. They are very inexpensive insurance for better lifelong health and this is one of the most important lifestyle habits to develop. If your bowels are not working well, this is an essential part of any weight loss program.  A Cleanse is a good start to any weight loss program, and essential if someone does not have 1-2 movements per day. .

3. Emotional:

  • create a positive mental attitude about yourself, your body image and your life. Use pictures, affirmations, visualizations, meditation, journaling – there are many good tools. Having a buddy for encouragement is helpful. Set achievable goals and treat yourselves when you achieve them.  (non-food treats).

 4. Supplements:

Chromium is a trace mineral that is part of the Glucose Tolerance Factor (GTF), which   is necessary to balance glucose levels in the blood. It helps burn fat, regulate blood sugar, increase energy, and nourish the pancreas. Chelated Chromium Nicotinate is more bioavailable, as it is bound with niacin so the body’s cells and enzymes recognize this as part of the natural GTF molecule. It is enhanced by the addition of yarrow and red clover which also are natural sources of Chromium. 

Synerprotein Powder is a nutritionally balanced non GMO soy based protein powder with amino acids and cruciferous vegetable base. This can be used as meal replacement (one – two times/day) and is a delicious  protein energy drink which can be mixed with water, juice,  and fruit. Either Synerprotein powder, or Nutri Burn  Protein poweder are best taken as a super shake.

Nutri- Burn is a whey based protein powder with added CLA – Conjugated Linoleic Acid, which boosts metabolism.

Digestive Enzymes  or Garden Essence plant enzymes – most people find that if they are digesting their food better, they require less food and have higher energy levels. Each of these enzymes are full spectrum, meaning they can digest all 3 major food groups. Eliminates 3 Bs:  belch, bloat & burp. 

Collatrim contains protein in the form of collagen and amino acids, which our body needs for healthy muscles, skin, hair and nails. When taken on an empty stomach before bed, many people have found decrease in size, as fat converts into muscle. Other positive side effects are noticed in improved hair luster and skin tone, decrease in stretch marks,  stronger nails, and better sleep. “Lose while you Snooze”.

Fat Grabbers helps increase intake of water-soluble dietary fibre. Helps adsorb and eliminate cholesterol and dietary fat. Taken before meals also helps one to eat less.

Cleanses: 10 day Tiao He (balance & Harmony),  7 day Clean Start, or 14 day Candida Clear are all a great start to a weight loss program, as well as a good way to start healthier eating and lessen addictions.

“Healthy” Wheat and other grains?

Cardiologist William Davis, MD, says challenges started when big agriculture stepped in decades ago to develop a higher-yielding crop. Today’s “wheat,” he says, isn’t even wheat, thanks to some of the most intense crossbreeding efforts ever seen. The wheat products today are nothing like the wheat products of our grandmother’s age.

The intensive breeding efforts that have so dramatically transformed wheat should not to be confused with genetic engineering of food, or GMOs, which has its own set of additional problems.

Modern wheat’s new biochemical code causes hormone disruption that is linked to diabetes and obesity. “It is not my contention that it is in everyone’s best interest to cut back on wheat; it is my belief that complete elimination is in everyone’s best health interests,” says Dr. Davis.

In addition to this there is more research daily showing how wheat and other gluten containing grains are wreaking havoc on peoples’ intestinal tract. Leaky gut is an increasingly chronic condition caused by continual aggravation and inflammation of the digestive tract. Wheat (Triticum aestivum), has a high content of gliadins and lectins causing  wheat germ agglutinin (WGA). WGA plays a prominent role in lectin-induced adverse effects, causing immune disruption, cytotoxicty, neurotoxicty and cardiotoxicty.

The Paleo diet, Caveman diet, Atkin’s diet, are all versions of the same thing: what we have taught the last 30 years: CCC – Cut The Crappy Carbohydrates. .In other words, decrease the carbohydrates, especially processed ones!

As in my book, The Paw Paw Program, I recommend people opt for non-wheat, and more alkalinizing grains like quinoa, buckwheat, millet, and wild rice,  in small quantities (less than half a cup) to avoid triggering high blood sugar, abnormal cell growth and weight loss. If you are insulin resistant with belly bulge, you may even need to curtail these until you have regulated your insulin metabolism.

Other References:

Dr. Cordain’s Paleo Diet.

Weight Loss Success

Here is one success from a woman who has followed the basics of our Weight Loss Program, by dropping her carbohydrate addiction.

Maureen weightloss


This picture was taken in Ireland 3 years ago . Note the size of my neck and arms.  I was at the doctor’s office yesterday and weighed in at 156 lb. In September of 2010, I was 195, so have lot almost 40 lbs. One of the other things I’ve been using is apple cider vinegar.  I think this revved up my metabolism.


Maureen weightloss after

                                      After (with new granddaughter)


Weight Loss and HCG

Question from Nicole concerning HCG and weight Loss:

Hi Lorene,

I just heard about this on the radio as there is a naturopath offering this weight loss program in Vancouver.

I am just curious about this and wondering if you know anything more about this and/or your thoughts/opinions.  I would certainly be interested in trying it to jumpstart my weight loss, but skeptical.  Looks like even Dr. Oz is okaying the benefits of this versus being overweight/obese. Thanks


Thanks for sending me the info – I have done some research and have come up with several opinions which  feel the HCG component is a placebo affect. To me, this makes sense as anytime a person cleans up their diet, and decreases their caloric and carbohydrate intake, they will lose weight!

I also have some concerns about using hormones, when more natural options can address the challenge. There are safe, healthy options to “kickstart” weight loss, with herbal metabolic boosters derived from plants and foods.

We have had tremendous success with weight loss with this basic two step approach:

1. Teaching people how to eat properly, which means limit your carbohydrates to those which give you nutrition:

  • primarily low carbohydrate vegetables
  • protein:-organic animal source or nuts and seeds
  • low carb fruits like berries
  • once weight loss is happening for 2 weeks, then gradually add legumes in small quantities.

Go online and get yourself a carb counter to learn the values, or contact our office to send you one.

2) to “kickstart” weightloss, we have tremendous success by using a protein shake daily with either SynerProtein Powder or NutriBurn Whey Protein with CLA, an added metabolic booster. If these are combined with alkalinizing greens, either from the garden, or from GreenZone, plus some high anti-oxidant, low carb fruit such as berries, (or a shot of Zambroza – the strongest liquid anti-oxidant available), you will not only lose weight, but trim and tone those muscles, decrease cravings, and have more energy! With significant weight loss, there is always some detoxification happening as the fat cells release stored toxins, which is why vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants should be part of a healthy program. With GreenZone and high vegetable intake, you are helping this. If diet is not great, add one  or two packets of SuperTrio per day to provide ALL these essentials.

I will email you a Fact Sheet on each of these products so you can see exactly what they contain. Anyone else can request this weight loss package for free by contacting our office. These will in the end, help you with your weight loss goals, and save you the added expense of the naturopath.

You may also go on the website. To receive a discount, you need a sponsor number; please use 309344.

I am including some of the online references about HCG, a summary with italics  for emphasis:

A controversial usage of HCG is as an adjunct to the British endocrinologist Albert T. W. Simeons‘ ultra-low-calorie weight-loss diet (less than 500 calories). Simeons, while studying pregnant women in India on a calorie-deficient diet, and “fat boys” with pituitary problems (Frölich’s syndrome) treated with low-dose hCG, claimed that both lost fat rather than lean (muscle) tissue.

The controversy proceeds from warnings by the Journal of the American Medical Association and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition[14] that hCG is neither safe, nor effective as a weight-loss aid.[15] However, recent studies in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism show hCG can have an effect on the lean body mass of older men with androgen deficiency.[16]

A meta analysis found that studies supporting hCG for weight loss were of poor methodological quality and concluded that “there is no scientific evidence that HCG is effective in the treatment of obesity; it does not bring about weight-loss or fat-redistribution, nor does it reduce hunger or induce a feeling of well-being”.[17]

The United States Food and Drug Administration has stated that  this drug (Homeopathic HCG preparations) is fraudulent and ineffective for weight loss. It is also not protected as a homeopathic drug and has been deemed an illegal substance.[19][20]

According to the studies noted above, the weight loss indicated by individuals on an “hCG diet” can be attributed entirely to the fact that such diets proscribe a consumption rate of 500-550 calorie per day, or approximately one quarter of what is commonly accepted as the daily recommended value for a male adult of average build and activity. Further, double-blind studies note no decrease in appetite by those taking hCG versus individuals on placebos and have offered no evidence that individuals taking hCG are more likely to lose fat than lean tissue.



May Health Newsletter


** May, 2011 **

For more information or for help with achieving your optimum health levels, please contact our office by phone: 250-748-6802 email:

Check the articles added to our blog since the last newsletter:
Two short Youtube videos about my book: The Paw Paw Program – A “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer.

Parasites, Pets and People

Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome

If there is a natural health topic you would like to know more about, ask me on my website blog and I will do my best to answer.

We are also connected with many professionals offering classes and conference calls great ways to learn more about your health…… let’s find out more about what’s upcoming…..

Education local and worldwide – colour coded, so you can quickly browse through to see which are of interest….

Local Upcoming Dinner Classes:

Tue.June 14th: Hormones for Men and Women

Lake Cowichan:
Wed. May 25th: Herb Walk Honeymoon Bay Wildflower Reserve
Classes again next September – Let us know what topic interests you!

Compass Group Assessment Classes
Come to find out an extremely efficient, inexpensive step to excellent health. Watch this 3 minute video

Assessments in group setting – fun and informative –only $25, repeats $20, then $10
– call office to pick a date for your own Compass Home Party – you get a free assessment, plus $50 in free product.

Education Worldwide:

Business Coaching
-if you are interested in earning while you learn, let us know. We have brief meetings after monthly dinner classes and can set up one on one coaching to help you earn some extra cash, while helping yourself and others to health!
We are always looking for more people to train as herbal specialists. The world is in need!

Our Annual Herbal Intensive, July  15th – 18th,  is a great place to start. Ask for the poster for details.

Webinars on the amazing Brilliant Body Systems. If you have not watched these yet, they are well done, very informative and with the CD anyone can present professional education to friends and family anywhere! Great training available free and online to all members, from past training at

Dental advisory about cone beam new technology.

Please warn your friends and family about this travesty–especially those who have kids headed to their first orthodontist appointment. But this warning is for everyone–not just kids. If your dentist wants to x-ray your teeth, ask what technology is being used. If it is, “cone-beam CT scan,” say you don’t mind taking the extra half-hour for the digital camera–or that you’re willing to skip the special effects altogether. To understand why…

Monthly Specials For Members
– see below how to become a member and why you may want to do this!

May special for new members – free Digestive Enzymes PLUS free small Silver Guard with $75 order – if you have been thinking of it, now is the time! Call our office.
Til mid June “We Miss You Special” for expired members – free S/H and free small Silver Guard with a $50 renewal order.

How does Membership with Nature’s Sunshine Products benefit you?
• You can receive discounts from 10 – 40% on the most potent, most professionally formulated herbal, vitamin and mineral supplements in the industry since 1972.

What do you need to do?
• Contact our office by email, phone or website
• Memberships are free in most countries when you place an order.
• Go to choose your country and use sponsor
# 309344-6 to receive discount

Free education, resource centre, fact sheets, webinars and professional conference calls.

Video Picks

As diabetes is North America’s No.1 pandemic, please watch this 4 min. video. Although not everyone has the ability to do this on their own, this video proves you can control, prevent and reverse diabetes:

Food Matters – YES IT DOES!
If your time is short, just go to 12:25 minutes and listen to a few minutes from Andrew Saul, PhD Therapeutic Nutrition Specialist. Here are other doctors explaining why and how 94 % of medical doctors do NOT know anything about nutrition, proper eating, and why supplementation is essential:

Political Scene

Natural Health products are under the most severe threat of extinction since 35 years I have been in this field. Canadians are encouraged to continue to write the Minister of Health, the Prime Minister, and your MP to tell them you want access to natural health products. NOW is a good time. Visit either of these sites to educate yourself before it is too late.
You can also help by getting signatures for Canadian Health Charter petition.

Interesting Stats: deaths per year from adverse reactions of properly prescribed Drugs in various countries:
US: 106,000
UK: 10,000 Compare this to deaths from car accidents – 3,500 and from Prostate Ca – 9,000 (I wonder how many of these are from the cancer treatment?)
Canada: 1/10 of US generally, meaning 10,000+

Compare to this proven, not alleged, deaths from vitamins, minerals, herbs or other natural products: 0 – that’s ZERO. In all of the above countries.Whenever we ask Health Canada to release their purported adverse reactions to NPNs, they refuse to follow freedom of information regulations.


Did you know you can use an eyedropper to put Silver Guard directly in the eyes for infection like pink eye (infectious conjunctivitis), redness, and to help prevent cataracts? So what’s an eyedropper you ask? A clumsy opthamalmologist.
The tip is for real, though.

Spiritual and Emotional

Never under-estimate what one person can accomplish……

Recently a 98 year-old lady named Irena Sendler passed away.
During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto, as a Nurse. She had an ‘ulterior motive’. As a German, she KNEW what the Nazi’s plans were for the Jews. Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried in the back of her truck. She had a dog that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers of course wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.
During her time doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants from the gas chambers.
She was caught, and the Nazi’s broke both her legs, arms and beat her severely.
Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out and kept them in a glass jar, buried under a tree in her back yard.
After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived and reunited the family. Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.

Last year Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize … She was not selected.
Al Gore won, for a slide show on Global Warming.

She died, being nursed by one of the children she saved. It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War. In memory of the millions around the world who were/are murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated. It is imperative to make sure the world never forgets these past atrocities, because there are others who continue to do it today.

Raising Healthy Children

A Super Shake in the morning helps children to focus in school. You need good nutrition for the brain to work! GreenZone, SynerProtein Powder and fruit with water make a quick and simple meal in a minute. TNT (Total Nutrition Today is also a great way to add vitamins, minerals and fibre and it tastes great, so can be used if you don’t have fruit on hand – we like to add some SynerProtein or NutriBurn Whey Protein to TNT.
This drink can also be taken as a school snack; just shake before use!
Breakfast IS the most important meal of the day for both children and adults.

Please contact our office for full fact sheets or to order these products.

Yours in health,

Benoit & Associates Health Education
Here to serve you…….

January Newsletter



** January**

To view this newsletter in a PDF please click linkJan 2011 Newsletter

For more information or for help with achieving your optimum health levels, please contact our office by phone:  250-748-6802    email:

Our blog offers ongoing health tips. Articles added since the last newsletter, so just scroll down:

The December Newsletter was added very late (a Christmas oversight).

  • great list of healthy gifts to give throughout the year,
  • success stories about Candida Clear, Silver, and info on Omegas,

Cancer and the Natural Approach:

We have added a separate page for Lorene’s newly released book to help everyone understand, deal with and prevent Cancer from a natural approach. It is located at the top of my blog beside ‘Home’ and  ‘Welcome and Contact Info’

If there is a natural health topic you would like to know more about, ask me with a  comment on my website blog and I will do my best to answer.

We are also connected with many professionals offering classes and conference calls great ways to learn more about your health……so let’s find out more about what’s upcoming…..

Monthly Specials for Members

If you are not a member, it is easy – see below how to and why you may want to do this!


Coupon Book Savings:

A new coupon book came out end of October. If you have not received this from NSP, please ask for one with next order. It will be included anytime you are renewing your annual membership. I have some extras in stock for local members – ask and you shall receive.


SPECIAL: For Jan and Feb., ALL orders to BC will be delivered air express and for the same fee as ground shipping!
Let’s order more and they might realize we deserve this service!!


How does Membership with Nature’s Sunshine Products benefit you?


You can receive discounts from 10 – 40% on the most potent, most professionally formulated herbal, vitamin and mineral supplements in the industry since 1972.


What do you need to do?

  • Contact our office by email, phone or website
  • Memberships are free in most countries when you place an order.
  • Go to; choose your country and use sponsor# 309344-6 to receive discount


All the great education, resource centre, Fact sheets, webinars and conference calls with professionals are free. A resource centre, with recorded education is available to all members at


Educationthis month these are all local, but NSP will keep you updated on free conference calls available worldwide via their Update and Educate – ask to get on this VIP list if you aren’t.


Cycle charting is fun!

The natural, safe and effective (98%) way is best when the four commonsense guidelines of the Billings Ovulation Method ™ of natural family planning are applied.

Instruction will be offered every Monday evening starting January 10th, at the Silverbridge Travelodge, Duncan.   Minimal cost of $20.00 (students $10.00)  includes materials and follow ups until  autonomy is reached   All women have a right to know what is normal to expect in their reproductive cycles.   Please register by contacting Sue,  Billings Centre of Fertility Education (WOOMB Int.) or ph: 250 709 9081        web:



Ongoing Compass Assessment Classes

Come to find out an extremely efficient, inexpensive step to excellent health.  Watch this 3 minute video :

Assessments in group setting – fun and informative – are only $25, second time $20call office for dates & locations


Local  Dinner Classes in Duncan, Vancouver Island started Jan. 18th

Tue Jan 18th Cancer Natural Approach – class was full – register for next class:

Wed Feb 23rd Heart and Cardio Health at White Spot Team Room

Tue  Mar 22nd Diabetes, Syndrome X at Travelodge Silver Bridge Fireside Rm

Tues Apr 19th Parasite Cleanses for People and Pets

Wed  May 18th Women’s Health, Hormones & Happiness

Tue June 14th Men’s Health

Call to register. Prepaid is only $10/ $15 at the door.


 Success Stories & Product Education

Solstic Slim and Weight Loss

People who participated in a study using Solstic Slim, the huckleberry flavoured energy and weight loss drink, lost 12 – 25 pounds in 8 weeks! The average loss was 14-16 pounds.

Taking Solstic Slim between meals after breakfast, lunch and dinner decreased appetite and especially snack cravings. This is primarily due to the action of the Carraluma fibrilata, which helps to decrease appetite. It also contains powerful anti-oxidants such as Red Grape, Green Tea (decaffeinated), and Damiana. For those who are sensitive to caffeine, the evening drink should not be taken too late, as it contains natural Yerba Mate.

To help with weight loss it is, find an evening activity that does not involve eating for at least 2 hours before bedtime. Evening is the time when many people consume calories they will not burn during the night, which means they will convert these calories to fat.  So that piece of toast as a bedtime snack has to go!

Another advantage of not eating after dinner is that if you take one scoop of Collatrim Plus before bed, on an empty stomach, you will tone muscles and lose while you snooze! Many people also find that Collatrim does help them sleep more soundly. This powder’s citrus taste is a pleasant improvement over the liquid. If you don’t like that, then capsules are also available.

Of course, for any successful weight loss program, it is critical to make healthy dietary changes, exercise, drink water, and have a support group.  Contact our office if you would like assistance with this.

The recent Nature’s News also has excellent Weight Loss Tips. If you did not get yours from NSP, ask them to send one with next order, or to email it to you.


Nature’s Fresh Enzyme

This enzyme product used as a poultice on damaged/dehydrated disks, is absorbed through the skin and helps bring life giving enzymes into the damaged disk to help repair it and helps rehydrate it. Have them increase water intake 3 fold and you will be amazed at the results.

Other Uses of Nature’s Fresh Enzyme spray:

  • Use Nature’s Fresh as an underarm deodorant. Spray directly on after bath or shower and throughout the day or night as needed. It really does work and is much safer than commercial deodorants that contain chemical or the crystals that can clog pores.
  • Contact Lenses – Use a couple of drops in pure water and rinse thoroughly
  • Acne – Use daily as a cleanser/toner
  • Arthritis – spray on inflamed joints and areas with pain
  • Back pain/sore stiff muscles – spray on topically and also 1 tsp 2x daily internally
  • Insect bites – relieves swelling and itching
  • Cough/sore throats – spray in the back of the throat area
  • Nail fungus – soak daily
  • Infected cuts/scrapes – spray on topically
  • Fibromyalgia – internally 2 tsp per day and topically on areas of concern
  • Sinus infection/inflammation – use in a nose spray bottle diluted 50% with pure water or Colloidal Silver
  • Sunburn- spray on topically to relieve pain
  • Teeth/gums – use as a mouth rinse for bleeding gums, infection or abscesses
  • Spider veins – spray on topically twice daily


Political Scene – lots going on right now!

Your Health freedom is being severely threatened yet again. Please start writing letters to all health officials and your MP. Information on the following websites can help you realize that Canadians are in a position to really lose the majority of products that have not received NPNs – Natural Product Numbers. In 5 years of applying, the govt. has chosen to grant less than 15,000 out of more than 60,000 applications – 2 of the most absurd are Parsley (yes, parsley!) and Vit D3 in amounts greater than 1000 IU, when all research is showing we need up to 10,000 in winter months.

There is no logic, especially when death from drugs is reaching over 120,000 per year!  They are requiring supplements to have more stringent “proof”while they fast track dangerous prescriptions. It does not take rocket science to figure out that the pharmaceutical giants are controlling the politicians and Canadians need to take a stand now. I have a separate email going out with all addresses. Please take action., if you freedom of choice for safe natural products.

Ongoing free conference calls will be happening every Sunday evening 6:30 PST.  Call:  1-213-289-0500                     Access code # 5236500

See these websites for more information:

Send letters, hand written are best, with your personal story of why you want natural supplements. No postage necessary. Typed is OK; fax is OK. Email is too easy to delete. Contact me or the website above to get copies of petition to start the ball rolling for a Charter of Rights for Health Freedom.

Deputy Minister of Health

Health Canada
Parliament Building
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6
Tel:  613 – 952-8422   or   957-0212
Fax: 613 – 954-5989   or   952-8422

Prime Minister 
Parliament Building
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6
Tel:  613-992-4211 and 403-253-7990
Fax: 613-941-6900 and 403-253-8203

Your local MP
House of Commons
Parliament Building
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6

Or Phone:  Health Canada 1-866-225-0709






Only a Canadian can truly appreciate this!

A woman from Vancouver, who was a tree hugger and anti-hunter, purchased acres of timberland near Lake Cowichan, Vancouver Island. There was a huge tree on one of the highest points in the tract. She wanted to view the natural splendour of her land, so she climbed the tree. As she neared the top, she encountered an endangered spotted owl. It attacked her! In her haste to escape, the woman slid down the tree to the ground.

The ensuing fall incurred several splinters of wood in her pubic area.  In considerable pain, she hurried to the nearest doctor, 35 minutes away in Duncan.  She told him she was an environmentalist and anti-hunter and how she came to receive all of the splinters. The doctor listened to her story with great patience. He then told her to go into the examining room and he would see if he could help. The impatient patient sat, and sat, and waited for three hours before the doctor reappeared. The angry woman demanded, ‘What took you so long?’

He smiled and said, ‘Well, I had to get permits from Environment Canada, BC Forest Service and Worksafe BC before I could remove old-growth timber from a recreational area. I’m sorry, but they turned me down.’



Video Pick of the Month:

The Meatrix is a four-minute spoof on the popular film The Matrix with empowering information on genetically modified foods.



We are always looking for more people to train as herbal specialists. There is a great need for those who wish to earn and learn, while helping others.

The world of business is changing, and so must you. But get this… it no longer has to be difficult! Shift your struggling business into one of ease, abundance, and rewarding service by simply aligning and managing your energy, and transforming your selling into serving. When your spiritual principles to serve others are in alignment, this will ensure you WILL have a thriving business in 2011.


2 ½ minute video or just read this part of the poem.


Learning to Dance in the Rain

“Life’s not about waiting for the storms to pass…
It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”   –  Vivian Greene

Truly understanding that the power of gratitude
can change your life forever!!

For indeed.  There IS a time for every purpose under Heaven.
each season brings its own unique blessings . . .



Raising Healthy Children

Did you know that children need 60 – 90 minutes daily of vigorous exercise for top physical health? Yes, that’s more than adults! This means less time on computers and TV.

For optimum mental health and clear thinking, they need a daily supply of vitamins, minerals, essential oils, besides quality protein and low glycemic carbs. None of this is in fast food.

Children are loving our new Super Heroes Multi Vits. and Mins. Natural super powered gummy bears!!

Yours in health, Benoit & Associates    Health Education        Here to serve you…….