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A NATURAL SOLUTION 4 YOU
November 24, 2002 Edition
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In This Issue:

A NOTE FROM RANDAL
Thanks For The Survey
Holiday Gifts

HERB/VITAMIN NEWS
Vitamins to Save Eyes Could Save Money, Too

HEALTH NEWS
Past Yo-Yo Dieting Cuts Women's Weight Loss Success

SUCCESS STORIES
Heartworms And Tumors - The Herbal Way

NUTRITION CHOICE
Herb and Walnut Ravioli: Step-by-Step

HEALTH RELATED TIPS
Assimilation of Calcium

FEATURED RESOURCES
Do Your Emotions Affect Your Health?

LAUGHING LINES
A Business Man Injures His Leg

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A NOTE FROM RANDAL

Thanks to all of you who participated in the survey. We had 537 who took
the survey. The comments were great! We tallied them up and made some more
changes based on majority rules. On the color [green vs. periwinkle], we
had 735 people vote. 16 liked the old colors, 348 liked green, and 371
liked periwinkle. So periwinkle it will be. Get a look at the new site YOU
created: http://www.theherbsplace.com


If you have need some holiday gift ideas please visit our holiday gift page
at http://www.theherbsplace.com/onsale.html

We hope you are having a nice holiday season.

Thanks so much for your help and support!

Until next time,


Randal


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HERB/VITAMIN NEWS

VITAMINS TO SAVE EYES COULD SAVE MONEY, TOO - By Martha Kerr

ORLANDO (Reuters Health) - Giving high-dose vitamin therapy to people
suffering from the leading cause of age-related blindness could save money,
as well as their sight, a Canadian researcher told attendees of the annual
meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology here.

The condition, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), occurs when
light-sensitive cells in the macula, the tissue at the center of the retina,
break down. This can make it difficult to read, drive or perform other
activities that require sharp vision.

Ninety percent of AMD patients have so-called "dry" AMD. While there is
currently no cure for dry AMD, a study published by the National Eye
Institute last year showed that taking a combination of zinc, vitamins C and
E and beta-carotene, may slow disease progression.

Dr. Sanjay Sharma of Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, told Reuters
Health that by his calculations, the vitamin therapy could save the US
healthcare system $1.56 billion over the next 10 years if taken by patients
with moderately advanced AMD.

Sharma and colleagues used a number of decision analyzes and cost-utility
models to determine the cost of high-dose vitamin therapy for this patient
population, as well as information from the Age-Related Eye Disease study.

"We tried to look at it from the point of view of the insurers," Sharma
said, in order to determine how expensive the treatment approach would be
and whether or not insurers could be encouraged to reimburse patients for
the cost.

High-dose vitamin therapy for AMD "was thought to be an expensive approach."
But the investigators found that it saves money "because of the reduced
demand for very expensive services at the other end (of the disease
process)."

By slowing disease progression, "you dramatically improve quality of life
over a 5-year period," Sharma added.

"It makes sense for insurers to pick up the tab," Sharma asserted. Insurers
"could expect a 5-year saving of $130 per patient by recommending high-dose
vitamin therapy for their beneficiaries with advanced dry AMD," the Canadian
team reported.

Editor's Note: Wouldn't this be wonderful if our insurers acted on this
information!

A good supplement for the eyes can be found at
http://www.theherbsplace.com/Perfect_Eyes_formerly_Eyebright_Plus_p_247.html


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HEALTH NEWS

PAST YO-YO DIETING CUTS WOMEN'S WEIGHT LOSS SUCCESS-By Charnicia E. Huggins

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Overweight middle-aged women who want to shed a
few pounds will be most successful if they are highly motivated, if their
ideal weight is not vastly different from their actual weight, and if their
dieting history does not include yo-yo dieting, according to study findings.

The findings may help women and weight-loss specialists predict if an
individual will be successful in achieving their desired weight reduction.

"One has to be aware of their individual psychological status and history
because it can limit their success in following any program," study author
Dr. Timothy G. Lohman, of the University of Arizona in Tucson, told Reuters
Health.

In short, he explained, "you need to understand your own barriers to eating
less and exercising more to be successful."



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NUTRITION CHOICE

HERB AND WALNUT RAVIOLI: STEP-BY-STEP

This homemade ravioli recipe is wonderful for holidays and special
occasions, or for days when you have a little more time to spend in the
kitchen.


Also, it is a proven fact that as we age our ability to produce Hydrochloric
(HCl) acid begins to diminish. Personally, I have taken an HCl supplement
called PDA for years when I take my calcium. I can really tell a difference
and I have suggested this to many clients that have told me that it really
helped them too.

For more information on PDA go to http://www.theherbsplace.com/PDA_Capsules_p_150.html


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LAUGHING LINES

A BUSINESS MAN INJURES HIS LEG

A business executive injured his leg skiing one weekend.

By the time he got home Sunday, the leg was very swollen and he was having
difficulty walking, so he called his physician at his home. The doctor told
him to soak it in hot water. He tried soaking it in hot water but the leg
became more swollen and more painful.

His maid saw him limping and said, "I don't know, I'm only a maid, but I
always thought it was better to use cold water, not hot, for swelling." He
tried switching to cold water, and the swelling rapidly subsided.

On Monday morning he called his Dr. again to complain. "Say Doc, what kind
of a doctor are you anyway? You told me to soak my leg in hot water and it
got worse. My maid told me to use cold water and it got better."

"Really?" answered the doctor, "I don't understand it - my maid said hot
water."


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