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|Three Steps to Better Health:
Detoxification, Activation and Build through Vital Nutrition
Information taken from Sunshine Horizons, Vol. 28 No.1, January 2003
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|Phase 1: Detoxification
Are the pipes clean?
Natural health care seeks not only to provide the body with a nutritious diet, but also to open up the eliminative channels to keep the body systems running clean, uninhibited by waste buildup.
Detoxification, sometimes called blood purification or body cleansing, is the practice of altering dietary habits to give the body's eliminative channels a chance to get rid of toxins from the cells, organs, tissues, blood stream and the lymphatic system more efficiently.
Detoxifying the body is an essential step on your path to better health. In practice, it is accomplished by abstaining from food for a few hours or days (fasting), drinking only water or juices, taking special herbs, or any combination of a number of methods to give the body a chance to divert its energies from digesting food to concentrating on detoxifying and renewing itself.
What can detoxification do for you?
You are what you eat. But you are also what you drink, breathe and absorb from your environment. Any substance that finds its way into your body can affect you for better or for worse. When your body is not eliminating efficiently, waste may not be expelled for days, weeks, or longer. This can cause buildup in the colon, leading to autointoxication. Unfortunately, the digestive and intestinal systems take the brunt of these toxins from our environment and diet. A proper cleansing of these systems can enhance the efforts of the body's digestive processes. Furthermore, when you consider that 60 percent of the immune system is located in the intestines, cleansing becomes crucial to your overall health and ability to maintain health.
Nature's Sunshine has developed several products that help the body properly eliminate these toxins.
ENVIRO-DETOX Stock # 874-4
This combination of 13 nutrients provides ongoing support to the body's five main detoxifying organs: the liver, kidneys, lungs, bowel and skin. It contains burdock root, dandelion root, fenugreek, ginger, marshmallow root, pepsin, red clover flowers, sarsaparilla root, yellow dock root, Echinacea purpurea root, Lactobacillus sporogenes, cascara sagrada and milk thistle concentrate. Each nutrient in this exclusive formula has been carefully selected to provide maximum nutrition to the body. The beneficial microorganism L.sporogenes helps populate the intestinal tract, as cleansing may cause a flushing of friendly flora.
BOWEL DETOX Stock# 3020-8
This key product contains nutrients that support proper digestive and intestinal funchtion. It promotes healthy, regular elimination of waste from the colon. This formula provides betaine HCI, pepsin, pancreatin and bile salts to aid digestion in the upper gastrointestinal tract. Each capsule also contains 200 mg. of psyllium hulls (to provide needed bulk), plus kelp plant and cholorophyll (to encourage proper flow of waste and detoxify the colon). It also contains selected herbs, vitamins and other nutrients that support bowel health, including apple pectin, activated charcoal and bentonite clay.
SMALL INTESTINE DETOX Stock #848-2
Small Intestine Detox (formerly Marshmallow & Pepsin) supports the digestive system. Marshmallow has a high mucilage content and helps soothe digestive tract tissues. Pepsin is produced naturally in the body to help digest protein.
|Specialized detoxification products
Scientists estimate that over 50 percent of Americans consume too many heavy metals. It's not hard to believe when you consider that metals are found in industrial byproducts, tainted drinking water, pesticides and even dental fillings. Metals can cause a variety of unpleasant health issues.
HEAVY METAL DETOX (90) Stock# 507-1
Heavy Metal Detox binds with the heavy metals in the body and pulls them out. Clinical trials show that one of the key ingredients, cilantro, decreases the level of heavy metals in the body and increases their level in the urine. Other ingredients include N-Acetyl Cysteine, apple pectin, sodium alginate, kelp algae, l-methionine, alpha lipoic acid, magnesium and pyridoxal-5-phosphate.
YEAST/FUNGAL DETOX (90) Stock# 508-9
Yeast and fungus represent another common detoxification issue. A healthy body hosts a delicate balance of yeast and friendly flora (probiotics). That balance is easily compromised through poor diet and some prescription medications. These microbial imbalances can affect the immune, digestve and urinary systems. This special blend of herbs and nutrients help maintain the balance of these microorganisms. Key ingredients include oregano, caprylic acid (a naturally occurring fatty acid that has proven effective as an antifungal compound), propionic acid, sorbic acid, Echinacea angustifolia root, garlic, pau d'arco, selenium and zinc.
|Don't let your cells go to waste!
You need to know three things about the lymphatic system:
The lymph system plays a key role in bringing nutrients into the cells.
The lymph system helps take waste out of the cells.
A fully functioning lymphatic system is essential to the detoxification of the body.
Why should I use Lymphatic Drainage?
During time of physical stress or lowered immune response.
Following any type of physically traumatic event or when over straining with exercise.
During times of fatigue.
Why drain the lymphatic system?
Cells produce metabolic wastes that can be toxic. If the lymphatic system doesn't effectively remove these toxins, cell function can be adversely affected. Unlike the cardiovascular system's heart, the lymphatic system lacks its own "pump," leaving it vulnerable to stagnation.
|LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE (2 OZ) Stock# 3171-7
Lymphatic Drainage works to maintain optimal function and flow by stimulating movement through the lymph nodes and vessels. The specially formulated blend of herbs helps the lymph system pump toxins out of the body.
|"Detox" from the Outside-in
If you thought essential oils were only for perfume and spa products, get ready for something new. Essential Oils provide a great way to help the body in its detoxifying efforts. Many NSP products help you detoxify from the inside out, but NSP Essential Oils give you a two[pronged approach.
Mixing essential oils into your bath is an ideal way to relax and detoxify your body. Many commercial products contain artificial dyes and fragrances that can penetrate your skin. But natural bath products will pull toxins out rather than soak them in.
|NATRIA DEEP DETOXIFYING MASK Stock# 6011-6
Try the Deep Detoxifying Mask from the Natria line of premium hair and skin care products. Deep Detoxifying Mask draws out excess oils, impurities and toxins from deep within the epidermal layer of the skin leaving sking soft, smooth and free from impurites.
|Special thanks to Larissa Jones, master aromatherapist, for use of these recipes.|
|Kelp "Detox" Bath
1/8 to 1/4 cup dried kelp*
1/2 cup sea salts
2 tbsp. jojoba oil
1/8 cup glycerin*
5 drops pink grapefruit
4 drops geranium
7 drops thyme
First, add the essential oils to the sea salts. Stir with a wooden spoon. Next, blend the jojoba into the salts. Add the glycerin to the salt mixture. Add the kelp, according to desired strength. Yield: 1 bath
*Available at your local drug or health food store.
|Mineral Bath Salt
1/2 cup fine sea salt or dead sea salt*
1/4 cup borax (a natural mineral)*
1/4 cup baking soda
10 drops lavender
6 drops geranium
5 drops pink grapefruit
7 drops bergamot
Mix essential oils with the sea salts first. Then add borax and baking soda. This combination will soften and re-mineralize your skin. It's also great for body detox. Be sure to soak for at least 15 minutes. Yield: 2 baths.
|Cleaning from the Inside Out - Detoxification Begins in the colon
Colon cleansing is a vital step in the detoxification process. The colon is one of the primary eliminative organs, designed to remove waste from the body. But when it does not function efficiently, some of the waste matter and toxins it contains can be reabsorbed into the body with a deleterious affect to health. Clean up for the New Year!!!
Colon Cleansing - The Whole Story
Take a moment and think about something you probably don't think about too often: your colon. Consider the cumulative effects of the years (or decades)of donuts, potato chips, beef steaks and soft drinks. Sure, your digestive and intestinal systems take care of some of that accumulated junk. But, these systems were not made to run on refined flours and sugars.
As food passes through the digestive system, nutrients are extracted and absorbed. Then the waste material enters the colon. colon contractions push the waste along while the body reabsorbs much of the water and mineral salts. The colon works most efficiently with diets full of whole grains and raw fruits and vegetables. The fiber from these diets creats mass that passes through the system more quickly and easily. Highly processed and refined foods that are common in today's diets lack fiber and pass through the system slowly, allowing toxins in the waste to be reabsorbed into the body. One common and easily recognizable effect is occasional constipation. Less obvious problems that may develop from an inefficient colon include lack of energy, respiratory issues, bad breath, non-cystic acne and dry skin.
Colon cleansing rids your body of waste buildup. It has been practiced for centuries. Nature's Sunshine offers convenient cleansing products that will deep clean your intestinal system and restore it to top operating condition.
|CLEANSTART & CLEANSTART CITRUS (14 DAY)
Stock# 3992-6 - CleanStart Apple Cinnamon
Stock# 3993-8 - CleanStart Wildberry
The CleanStart cleansing and detoxifying program provides a complete and balanced herbal cleanse to help protect the body from waste that can affect your health. CleanStart is a convenient, gentle and effective 14-day cleanse that strengthens the waste-filtering process, supports natural elimination and improves energy and a sense of well-being. Each program contains 28 drink packets and 28 capsules packets. These packets deliver 10 grams of fiber daily to absorb and remove waste. Fiber in the apple cinnamon flavor drink mix comes from psyllium hulls. The citrus flavor drink mix contains fiber from psyllium hulls and modified maltodextrin. Other important ingredients include aloe vera (soothes and protects bowel tissue), chlorophyll (prevents odor), bentonite (absorbs toxins) and special herbs (to flush the body of environmental toxins and enhance elimination). Each capsule packet contins two capsules of LBSII (an herbal formula for the lower bowel) and one capsule of Enviro-Detox.
TIAO HE CLEANSE Stock# 4092-2
Cleansing Brings Balance and Energy - Tiao He Cleanse is a long-time cleansing favorite. This 10-day cleanse is a natural way to achieve balance (tiao) and energy (he) in the body. This program combines the knowledge of Chinese and Western herbalists and contains essential fibers to add bulk to the diet and improve elimination of toxic waste in the colon. It also contains nutritive herbs to support and build the degestive and intestinal systmes an improve elimination.
LBS II (100) Capsules - Stock# 990-1
LBS II (100) Vegitabs -Stock# 993-5
LBS II (270) Vegitabs - Stock# 998-6
Healthy Bowel Support - LBS II is a great lower bowel stimulant and natural herbal laxative that can be used to augment any cleansing program. It is a key component of CleanStart. LBS II combines strong, purgative herbs with protective, gentle and soothing herbs to enhance waste elimination and encourage a clean colon. Contains cascara sagrada, buckthorn, ginger, licorice, Oregon grape, red clover, dog grass, turkey rhubarb and capsicum.
PARA CLEANSE (20 PACKETS) Stock# 4081-0
Clean out Foreign Invaders - Contrary to popular belief, parasites affect a large percentage of the U.S. population. In spite of government regulations, inspectors, drugs and general cleanliness practices, we can be affected through international travel, undercooked foods, contaminated water, day care centers, household pets and antibiotic use. The 10-day Para-Cleanse program was formulated to cleanse the body and make it less hospitable to these foreign invaders. Each Para-Cleanse packet contains Chinese Herbal Pumpkin Combination, Caprylic Acid Combination and Elecampane Combination.
|Phase 2: Activate
Improve the Body's Efficiency
Consider the miracle of the human body. It is designed to move, breathe, pump, absorb, digest and eliminate. Ideally, your body should do all these things with no inconvenience to you. Then again, ideally, your body doesn't need to deal with pollution, depleted foods, overuse of medication and environmental toxins. When your body is confronted with these health challenges, it can slow down and become less efficient, and you feel the effects.
Activation helps your body regain efficiency. An activated body becomes more adept at extracting and using the nutrients found in the foods it is given. Energy increases. In short, your body will do the job it was meant to do effectively.
Enzymes and probiotics are two key components of an activation regimen. Enzymes allow your digestive system to get the most from the foods you eat while probiotics keep the intestinal tract properly lined with the right kinds of microorganisms to promote a healthy intestinal system.
Probiotics - The friendly intestinal flora
Your intestinal tract is lined with microorganisms. These microflora protect the intestinal lining only when its delicate balance is maintained. Unfortunately, normal friendly flora levels are easily compromised through poor diet and antibiotic use, resulting in a whole range of gastrointestinal concerns.
|FOOD ENZYMES Stock# 1836-9
This combination of seven major enzymes targets the digestion of proteins, carbohydrates and fats. It also contains hydrochloric acid and bile salt to work synergistically with the enzymes in the formula. Food Enzymes also works systematically to boost the body's immune system.
PROACTAZYME Stock# 1525-0
Proactazyme combines six powerful enzymes that aid in the digestion of proteins, carbohydrates and fibers that the body would not otherwise break down. All of the enzymes in Proactazyme come from vegetable sources, making this product a great choice for vegetarians. Contains no HCI or bile salts.
|PROTEASE PLUS Stock #1841-7
Protease Plus provides supplemental protease enzymes that break down proteins into smaller proteins and amino acids, maximizing digestion. They are found in the stomach and in the pancreatic and intestinal juices. As we grow older, our bodies produce fewer enzymes. When a deficiency of protease enzyme exists, undigested proteins can pass through the intestinal tract and remain undigested. These have been linked to a variety of unsavory health concerns. Protease increases the flexibility of red blood cells, improving blood flow. Protease Plus also supports immunity by activating macrophages and natural killer cells. NSP s formula provides a full spectrum of plant-derived trace minerals, which help activate enzymes. Each capsule of NSP Protease Plus contains 60,000 HUT protease in a base of beet root fiber and plant-sourced trace mineral concentrate.
HIGH POTENCY PROTEASE Stock#1876-1
Each capsule of NSP High Potency Protease delivers 180,000 HUT s (Hemoglobin units, tyrosine basis) with a full spectrum of trace minerals . Enjoy the same benefits of three Protease Plus capsules in one capsule of High-Potency Protease.
PDA (Protein Digestive Aid) Stock# 1837-5
PDA is specially made to help your body digest proteins. As we age, our bodies produce less hydrochloric acid, making protein digestion more challenging. PDA contins 325 mg. of betaine hydrochloride along with 65 mg. of pepsin, a natural protein-digesting enzyme.
BIFIDOPHILUS FLORA FORCE Stock# 4080-4
This formula provides living organisms to help replenish intestinal flora. This milk-free product offers a total of 3.5 billion friendly microorganisms per capsule.
Phase 3: Build
After your body is cleansed and your digestive system is working at peak performance, it's time to build your body with the vital nutrition it requires for optimal health. Just as you provide high-octane fuel for a high-performance automobile, you need to give your body excellent nutrition to achieve excellent health benefits.
For most Americans, vital nutrition begins and ends with a multivitamin, which is a great place to start. But for those that know the power of healthful nutrition, this means providing the body with nature's finest health foods.
|Chlorophyll gives green plants their color and harnesses the sun's energy in photosynthesis. Green foods provide great nutrition and energy to the human body. One of NSP's all-time best sellers, Liquid Chlorophyll may help increase energy, promote optimal immune response, deodorize the body, help support the natural cleansing of the blood and leave both breath and mouth minty fresh. NSP chlorophyll comes from the alfalfa, plant, an excellent source of chlorophyll, and contains natural spearmint oil. Mix 1 teaspoon into 8 oz. pure water and drink for a refreshing, purifying drink.|
Stock# 1683-7 (16 fl.oz.)
Stock# 1689-6 (32 fl.oz.)
|Boost your energy levels almost instantly with power-packed Ultimate GreenZone. Dieters seeking meal replacement and no-dieters who want maximum nutrition and energy have a product that gets you going and helps you feel great. GreenZone combines nutritious ingredients like amaranth, brown rice and spirulina with vitamin-rich foods, including carrots, broccoli, acerola fruit and lemon bioflavonoids to give you ultimate nutrition in a simple drink mix. Its fiber content promotes clon health and helps your body maintain cholesterol levels that are already within the normal range. Get the ultimate in nutritoin with Ultimate GreenZone!
|SUPER SUPPLEMENTAL VITAMINS with Iron
SUPER SUPPLEMENTAL VITAMINS without Iron
A comprehensive multivitamin with minerals is a great way to ensure that your body gets the essential nutrients it needs to prevent many diseases. Vitamins and minerals are needed for thousands of functions throughout the body. And Super Supplemental provides 100 percent of the Daily Values of 19 vitamins and mienrals, plus healthful amounts of the carotenoids lutein and lycopene, known for their support of eye health and prostate health, respectively.
|A top seller for the past two years, Nature's Noni Juice is gaining popularity due to its many health benefits, including promting optimal immune function, joint support and digestive and intestinal help. Noni (Morinda citrifolia) fruit juice contains unique phytonutrients and antioxiants, including the trace mineral selenium. Phytonutrients nourish the body's cells, organs and tissues and fight free radical damage caused by the oxidation of aging and pollution. Nature's Noni Juice promotes healthy skin and joints and instills a general feeling of well-being. It has all natrual flavors and no preservatives. Try one bottle, and you'll see why everyone is drinking NSP Nature's Noni Juice.|
|NATURE'S NONI JUICE
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Stock# 4066-7 (16 fl.oz.)
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