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In This Issue:
A NOTE FROM RANDAL
Antibiotics Are More Pervasive Than We Think
Earth Day
HERB/VITAMIN NEWS
Essential Oil Blends for You
HEALTH NEWS
Antibiotics Overused In Human Medicine
Antibiotics Overused In Livestock Production
FEATURED PRODUCT
Milk Thistle Combination
NUTRITION CHOICE
Cooking with Kids
SPIRITUAL/EMOTIONAL LINK TO HEALTH
Voluntarily Invest in the Life of Your Offender
SUCCESS STORIES
Weight Loss Success
FEATURED WEB SITES
American Herbal Pharmacopeia
LAUGHING LINES
Who Gets the Toy?
DON'T PAY RETAIL FOR QUALITY SUPPLEMENTS
Buy at Member Prices from Nature's Sunshine
STUDY NATURAL HEALTH ONLINE
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A NOTE FROM RANDAL
In this issue, I have included some good information on pervasive antibiotic
use. I think you will be surprised just how often we consume antibiotics
and what little is being done about their exploitation. Below is a short
blurb about antibiotics in fast food and a link to also register your
complaint.
*** Antibiotic Resistance: McDonald's and Other Fastfood
Companies React. Why Not Bayer? ***
The New York Times reports that McDonald's, Wendy's,
and Popeye's have agreed to stop purchasing poultry
products treated with certain antibiotics. Some poultry
producers are also reducing the use of these antibiotics
in the chickens they produce. Overuse of antibiotics
in farm animals increases antibiotic resistance in
bacteria, threatening human health. Bayer Corporation,
maker of antibiotics, has refused to stop selling antibiotics
for use in farm animals, despite pressure from the
FDA, Environmental Defense, and nearly 10,000 Action
Network Activists.
Take Action:
http://actionnetwork.org/campaign/antibiotics_envdef/wx5dek4v78xxwx

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Additionally, let's remember Earth Day is coming up soon. I have included
some information below that will help you see we truly are making a
difference.

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April 22nd is Earth Day. The Earth provides beauty all around us which
brings healing to our minds and bodies. Haven't you experienced some time
in a garden where scents of the flowers and beauty of color was so uplifting
that you felt like you were strong enough to do anything you could dream.
Have you ever laughed at the playful antics of squirrels or felt joy as you
listened to a wren singing loudly early in the morning? Nature is all
around us and all through us. It's very healing. Make your own backyard
habitat for wildlife and begin now as we celebrate Earth Day on April 22.
Here's a link with plenty of how-to info:
http://www.nwf.org/backyardwildlifehabitat/

For more information on Earth Day:
http://www.earthday.org/

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Thanks so much for your continued readership. Please let us know if we can
be of service to you in any way.
Until next time,
Randal

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HERB/VITAMIN NEWS
ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDS FOR YOU!
It takes 30 roses to produce just one drop of pure rose essence. Because of
their high concentrations, essential oils are extremely potent and can dry
or irritate the skin if used alone, and so should always be diluted before
being applied.
For massage, essential oils are diluted in a carrier oil to produce what is
known as a "personal blend." Choose a carrier oil that suits your skin type
and special needs. All-purpose carrier oils include apricot kernel oil,
sweet almond oil, soy oil and grapeseed oil, and sunflower oil.
Get some recipes here:
http://www.motherearthnews.com/health/health170.aroma.shtml

NOTE: Please check the above page on April 15th. Nature's Sunshine has
included several new essential oils that will be available for shipment at
that time.

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HEALTH NEWS
ANTIBIOTICS OVERUSED IN HUMAN MEDICINE
In doctors' offices and hospitals, antibiotics are often seen as a quick-fix
solution for patients. According to the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, 20 to 50 percent of all outpatient antibiotic prescriptions and
25 to 45 percent of antibiotics prescriptions in hospitals are
inappropriate.
http://www.cspinet.org/ar/ar_humanmedicine.html
ANTIBIOTICS OVERUSED IN LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION
While medical use of antibiotics is probably the major contributor to the
emergence of antibiotic resistance, agricultural uses also pose a problem.
Almost half of all antibiotics produced in the U.S. are used in livestock
production.
http://www.cspinet.org/ar/ar_livestockuse.html

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FEATURED PRODUCTS
MILK THISTLE COMBINATION
This powerful formula provides nutrients that must be present for the liver
to perform its 500 or more functions. It contains Vitamin A & C, milk
thistle extract (80% silymarin, 175 mg.), dandelion root (150 mg.), choline
bitartrate (60 mg.), and inositol (60 mg.). After the holidays, the liver
surely needs some.
Milk Thistle consists of three powerful liver-protective flavonoids. These
flavonoids, silybin, silydianin, and silychristin, are usually referred to
as silymarin. The effects of silymarin are well researched, showing
protection against such hepato-toxins as alcohol, carbon tetrachloride,
pesticides, heavy metals, and acetaminophen overdose. Not only can silymarin
protect liver cells, it can regenerate already damaged ones. Additionally,
silymarin was shown to increase liver, stomach, and intestinal glutathione.
Supplementation may prevent, or be helpful with, the following conditions:
Aging, Alcoholism, Heart disease (atherosclerosis & hypercholesterolemia),
Hepatitis, Immunodepression (including AIDS & CFIDS), and Psoriasis
Read more: http://www.theherbsplace.com/Milk_Thistle_Combination_90_tablets_p_237.html

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NUTRITION CHOICE
COOKING WITH KIDS
It's fun and educational to spend time cooking
in the kitchen with your children. It's also fun
and encouraging to your children for them to
be able to cook for you. Here's a site that will
give you some simple recipes that kids can
cook --- that will get you out of the kitchen!
http://www.childrensrecipes.com/

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SPIRITUAL/EMOTIONAL LINK TO HEALTH
VOLUNTARILY INVEST IN THE LIFE OF YOUR OFFENDER.
© Institute in Basic Life Principles - 1987
"How to Overcome Bitterness by Forgiveness"
This final step in forgiveness is often overlooked by those who are seeking
to have a forgiving spirit. It is, however, the key to turning bitterness
into forgiveness and genuine love. The following story should explain why:
Two Christian brothers were startled one morning when they went out to their
rice field and discovered that the water they had hauled up the hill the day
before had been drained off by their neighbor into his field. The brothers
forgave their neighbor in their hearts, repaired the broken dike, and began
hauling up more water.
For the next several nights the neighbor offended these brothers in the same
way. It was then that they went to their pastor and asked, "Why don't we
have joy and love in our hearts for our neighbor when we forgive him?"
The pastor wisely said, "You will never have joy or love for your neighbor
until you begin irrigating his field." The idea sounded preposterous to the
brothers, but they decided to try it. The next morning they made a marvelous
discovery. The longer they worked on their neighbor's field, the more joy
they had in the Lord and the more love they had for their neighbor.
This occurred because they had voluntarily invested a "treasure" of time,
energy, and water in their neighbor's life. Scripture promises that ". . .
where your treasure is, there will your heart be also" (Matthew 6:21).
A part of their treasure and their heart were now with their neighbor. After
they irrigated their neighbor's field for several days, he came to them,
confessed his wrong, and became a Christian.
The same principle of voluntarily investing a "treasure" in the life of your
offender was taught by Christ when He talked about the second mile. (See
Matthew 5:41.)
In Christ's day God was disciplining the nation of Israel through the
military occupation of the Roman armies. Many Jews were bitter toward the
Romans. A Roman soldier could require any male twelve years of age or older
to carry his military pack one mile in any direction.
The first mile was, therefore, involuntary service, but the second mile was
a voluntary investment of something of value. Jesus knew that going the
second mile would create love among his disciples for the Roman soldiers and
open the door for many of the soldiers to become Christians.
This principle is so important that it is to be carried out whether your
offender has just or unjust causes against you: ". . . If any man will sue
thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also"
(Matthew 5:40).
The cloak was used as protection at night from the cold, and giving it away
was certainly a sacrificial investment, but Jesus said to do it. He knows
that if you do not voluntarily invest in the life of the one toward whom
you are bitter, you will never experience the potential of redemptive love.
© Institute in Basic Life Principles - 1987
"How to Overcome Bitterness by Forgiveness"
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SUCCESS STORIES
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supplements at a lower price. At the same time, she decided she wanted to
lose weight and decided to try the MetaboStart program. After using the
program she went to the doctor and weighed herself. She had lost 12 pounds..
Now because of her success other folks are noticing and buying the
MetaboStart program.
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FEATURED WEB SITES
AMERICAN HERBAL PHARMACOPEIA
It is the mission of the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia(tm) to disseminate
authoritative and comprehensive information to the herbal industry,
pharmacists, health care practitioners, educational institutions, regulatory
agencies, retailers, and the general public through quality control
standards for the manufacture of herbal supplements and botanical medicines
focused on a high degree of safety and effectiveness; to promote internal
harmonization in the development of quality control standards for herbal
supplements and botanical medicines; and generally to encourage,
investigate, direct, undertake and perform all aspects and functions
essential to the furtherance of the safe and effective use of herbal
supplements and botanical medicines.
http://www.herbal-ahp.org/

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LAUGHING LINES
Laughter is Good Medicine!
WHO GETS THE TOY?
Tom had won a toy at a raffle. He called his kids together to ask which one
should have the present.
"Who is the most obedient?" he asked.
"Who never talks back to mother? Who does everything she says?"
Five small voices answered in unison. "Okay, dad, you get the toy."

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endorsed by "The Herbs Place." This is a personal publication by Randal
Watkins. The ideas and information expressed in it have not been approved or
authorized by anyone either explicitly or impliedly. In no event shall
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resulting from any action arising in connection with the use of this
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