November 4, 2002 Edition

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In This Issue:

Leaves Changing
Radiant Heat

Korean Red Ginseng May Treat Impotence

Deodorant or Antiperspirants?


Carrot Recipes

I Am Having Problems Taking My Supplements - Should I Stop? - Continued

Rainforest Medical Foundation

Reasons Not To Wash

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Hello everyone,

We have received some much needed rain and we are so thankful for it. The
weather has been in the 50's and it sure is different than what we had this
summer. The cooler weather has brought a very awesome sight of the trees
turning colors. We are blessed to live in a big subdivision that for the
most part has kept the trees and they are sure beautiful as we drive past

Regarding our new construction, we are trying to get all the permits lined
up to build the new house. In fact, Donna went over today with a friend to
get the septic and well permits finalized.

Now we are beginning the task of making all those large and miniscule
decisions that make up the construction of a new house. Some of it is very
exciting but others rather mundane. One decision in particular, we are
considering is radiant heat and we were wondering if any of you might have
first hand knowledge of what we need to consider. We are particularly
interested in gas vs. electric in terms of what power source to use. We
will be appreciative of anything you can let us know.

Thanks for all your encouraging words and comments. Thats about it for

Until next time,




NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Korean red ginseng, a herb considered an
aphrodisiac in some Asian countries, seems to be an effective treatment for
erectile dysfunction, according to the results of a small study from Korea.

In some Asian cultures, ginseng has been used traditionally to boost sexual
stamina, but the effectiveness of the herbal remedy has been evaluated in
only a handful of studies, so a team at the University of Ulsan and the
Korea Ginseng and Tobacco Research Institute in Seoul evaluated Korean red
ginseng in 45 men with erectile dysfunction.

The men were randomly assigned to take either 900 milligrams of ginseng or
an inactive placebo pill three times a day. Eight weeks into the study, the
men were taken off the treatment for 2 weeks, after which they switched
treatments for the next 8 weeks. Neither the researchers nor the
participants knew which pill--ginseng or placebo--the men were taking until
after the study.

Scores for erectile function, sexual desire and satisfaction during
intercourse were higher when the men were taking ginseng than when they were
on the placebo, the researchers report in the November issue of The Journal
of Urology. The men reported being better able to achieve and maintain an
erection while taking ginseng than when on the placebo. While they were
taking ginseng, 60% of men said that their erections improved compared to
20% while taking placebo.

"Considering that some patients with erectile dysfunction are reluctant to
depend on a drug to achieve erection, Korean red ginseng could be used as an
alternative remedy," the authors conclude.

The study did not examine how ginseng might have improve erectile function,
but the investigators speculate that it may enhance the production of nitric
oxide, a substance that helps widen blood vessels. They do not think that
ginseng's apparent benefits stem from hormonal changes, since the herb did
not have a significant effect on testosterone levels.

Despite the apparent improvements with ginseng, however, the researchers did
not detect any improvement in blood flow to the penis while men were taking
ginseng. In addition, most men who said that their erectile function
improved did not experience more frequent ejaculations or more satisfaction
with their orgasms, according to the report.

The Korea Ginseng and Tobacco Research Institute provided the ginseng used
in the study.

The study is "interesting," according to Dr. Franklin C. Lowe, the associate
director of urology at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital in New York. In an
interview with Reuters Health, however, Lowe, who is the chairman of the
American Urological Association's alternative medicine committee, said that
the study did not appear to include any patients with significant impotence.
He noted that the sample did not include several types of patients who often
experience impotence, including individuals who have had their prostate
removed to treat cancer or those with a history of alcohol abuse.

"You really wonder what sort of impotence population they were treating,"
Lowe said.

Lowe also cautioned that the Korean red ginseng used in the study is not the
same type of ginseng commonly found in the US in ginseng drinks and other
products. Noting that "there is great variability in herbal products," Lowe
added that there is no way to know, from the report at least, the
consistency of the herbal supplement used in the study.

As for side effects, Lowe said that ginseng may interfere with the
blood-thinning drug warfarin, as the authors point out in the report. In
addition, there are some concerns that the herb may affect levels of
hormones called androgens, he said.

SOURCE: The Journal of Urology 2002;168:2070-2073.

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Why choose a natural deodorant over an antiperspirant?

Simple Solution:

Most people think that antiperspirants and deodorants are the same thing,
but they arent. Antiperspirants work by clogging, closing, or blocking the
pores with powerful astringents such as aluminum salts so that they cant
release sweat. (Note that aluminum can accumulate in the brain.) Deodorants
work by neutralizing the smell of the sweat and by antiseptic action against
bacteria. Deodorants are preferable because they dont interfere with
sweating, a natural cooling process.

* Baking Soda Simple Solution Baking soda works wonders because it
neutralizes the odor of sweat. Just sprinkle a light covering of baking soda
onto a damp washcloth. Pat on. Dont rinse. This tip?just using baking
soda?has saved me on many occasion, especially when traveling.

* Basic Deodorant Powder 1/2 cup baking soda 1/2 cup cornstarch a few
drops essential oils such as lavender or cinnamon

Place the ingredients in a glass jar. Shake to blend. Sprinkle a light
covering of the powder on a damp washcloth. Pat on. Dont rinse.

* Basic Liquid Deodorant 1/4 cup each witch hazel extract, aloe vera gel,
and mineral water 1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin a few drops antibacterial
essential oils such as lavender (optional)

Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake to blend. Makes 3/4 cup
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Question: I noticed my legs began to cramp taking the nutritional
supplements I just bought.

Answer: Often this can indicate the urinary system could benefit from
magnesium and/or potassium.

Question: My neck and shoulders seem to be tight since taking the herbs and
supplements I just purchased.

Answer: Just like the low back and cramping, tight neck and shoulders can
indicate the urinary system can't handle the load of toxins that need to be
eliminated from the body.

In each of these situations, the urinary system seems to be receiving too
big of a load of toxins for it to handle. By reducing the amount of the
nutrients that are being consumed, increasing the water intake and taking
herbs that support the urinary system the toxins have an easier time to be
eliminated from the body.

Often pain and discomfort are signalling we don't have the proper channels
of elimination supported throughout the body. Stopping the products is also
an option but modifying the above problems most of our clients have
continued on their respective herb programs without any further problems.




If you took the same excuses that people use for not going to church and
apply them to other important areas of life you'd realize how inconsistent
we can be in our logic.  For example: Reasons Not To Wash

1. I was forced to as a child.
2. People who make soap are only after your money.
3. I wash on special occasions like Christmas and Easter.
4. People who wash are hypocrites-they think they are cleaner than everyone else.
5. There are so many different kinds of soap, I can't decide which one is best.
6. I used to wash, but it got boring so I stopped.
7. None of my friends wash.
8. The bathroom is never warm enough in the winter or cool enough in the summer.
9. I'll start washing when I get older and dirtier.
10. I can't spare the time

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