Sunshine Family News – May 6, 2008 – The Herbs Place

Sunshine Family News
May 6, 2008 Edition

A Note From Randal

I will be leaving for Oklahoma City tomorrow afternoon.  I go out to visit my family every year to be a handyman with my dad and get some things done mostly in the yard and landscaping.  They really love flowers like we do.

We will be making a change in our home address by January 1, we hope.  We are building a home in Greenville, South Carolina, in a community called Acadia (

As you can imagine, there are lots of steps we are working through to keep the process moving along smoothly.  To that end, Donna will be staying here in Virginia while I am gone and working with the designer and builder to finalize the plans.

In this issue, there are lots of new changes I am sure you will find to your liking.  We are particularly excited about the new change on the MyNSP sites about having the essential oil highlighted.  Thanks to Nature’s Sunshine and in particular Mitch.

Until next time,


GET 50% Sponsoring Bonus – In May 2008 Only

As a special incentive for sponsoring in May, you’ll receive 50% sponsoring bonuses for every new Member who signs up by purchasing Super Trio! Take advantage of this special offer with no limits.

NSP Business Building Teleconference Calls – Free Monthly

Mark your calendars for the third Wednesday of every month (except August) to join NSP’s business-building teleconferences. These calls will help you to develop skills for sponsoring, communication and leadership. Take advantage of this free training and reap the benefits in your bonus checks.

When:  Wednesday, May 21
Time:  6 PM Pacific, 7 PM Mountain, 8 PM Central, 9 PM Eastern
Instructions:   Call 1-800-432-6381 and enter PIN code 7876408#

Business Workshops Are Coming to YOU!

There has never been a better time to promote your NSP business opportunity. A weakened economy, an escalating health crisis and a wave of baby boomers seeking ways to achieve health and financial wellness are driving double-digit growth in the booming wellness industry.

These two and a half-hour workshops are guaranteed to transform your results! Learn how you can make it possible for anyone who’s willing to work and learn to achieve financial freedom – simply by helping others live healthier lives.

Sharing NSP products will earn you income for now. Building a successline could earn you income forever!

Here’s more on the workshop:

• Learn how to quickly earn extra income to strengthen your financial outlook.

• Discover how to contact and sponsor people in a way that feels comfortable to you.

• Reach prospects from a range of ambitions, experiences, circumstances and priorities.

• Create interest in NSP as a partor full-time business opportunity.

• Handle the toughest objections sensitively.

Cost is just $10 per person. Call Customer Service to register (1-800-223-8225). Door prize giveaways and special offers for those who attend.

If you haven’t seen the May Manager Extra, read even more on this topic and others by downloading it from the NSP site at:

Scheduled Locations:

June 2
Lafayette, LA
Baton Rouge, LA

June 3
Asheville, NC

June 4
Orlando, FL

June 5
Birmingham, AL

June 25
Greensburg, PA

June 26
Rochester, NY

June 27
Philadelphia, PA

June 28
Parsippany, NJ

July 9
Ann Arbor, MI

July 10
Green Bay, WI

July 11
Oak Lawn, IL

July 12
Kansas City, MO

Aug. 4
Austin, TX

Aug. 5
Omaha, NE

Aug. 6
Tulsa, OK

Aug. 7
Sandy, UT

Training:  Monthly Toll-Free Product Focus Call
Mark it on the calendar!

Each month the NSP Training Department offers intense training on one NSP product.  Product Focus Meetings are conducted via a tele-conference call and are available, at no cost, to anyone who has a touch-tone phone. 

Share the number with clients and friends. During this meeting, health experts from both inside and outside NSP will provide in-depth information on how to use the product and how it can improve your health.

Expand your knowledge of specific NSP products.
Ask questions of product experts.
Take advantage of free training.

When:  Wednesday, May 7th
Guest Speaker: Rallie McAllister, M.D., MPH, MSEH

Time:  6 PM Pacific, 7 PM Mountain, 8 PM Central, 9 PM Eastern
Topic: Weight Management

Product Focus: Carbo-Grabbers, Nutri-Burn, Fat Grabbers, Dieter’s Cleanse, Hoodia Formula, MetaboMax EF, Nature’s Cortisol Formula

Dr. McAllister is a board-certified family physician with master’s degrees in Public Health and Environmental Health. After practicing traditional medicine for more than a decade, she closed her busy practice to focus on helping individuals achieve optimal health through natural approaches and positive lifestyle changes.

Dr. McAllister is the author of several health-related books, including Healthy Lunchbox: The Working Mom’s Guide to Keeping You and Your Kids Trim and Riding for life: A Horsewoman’s Guide to Lifetime Health and Fitness. Her syndicated column, Your Health by Dr. Rallie McAllister, appears weekly in newspapers throughout the U.S. and abroad and is read by millions each week.

A national authority on nutrition and weight management, Dr. McAllister is regular guest on television and radio programs, and has been featured in leading publications, including USA Today, Prevention, Parents Magazine, Men’s Health, and WebMD. A dynamic public speaker, she enjoys traveling around the country to lead seminars and workshops that educate, inspire, and empower others to take charge of their health.

For current and future topics, view the schedule here:

At the scheduled time dial our Focus Call number, 1-800-432-6383, and enter PIN 8626#.

Training:  NSP "Young at Any Age" Seminars

Current topics:

  • Young At Any Age: Take Charge of Your Health & Reclaim Your Vitality
  • True Health Begins in the Cell
  • The Silver Solution
  • Breakthrough! The Nutritional Prescription for Maximum Weight-Loss Success
  • Business Building Module (Optional, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.)

Time:  9 a.m.–3 p.m. (lunch is on your own)
Cost:  $35 per person – Early Registration $25 per person

5/17/2008 English El Segundo, CA Embassy Suites LAX South
1440 E Imperial Ave
El Segundo, CA  90245
5/31/2008 English Columbia, SC Embassy Suites Hotel
200 Stonebridge Dr
Columbia, SC  29210
5/31/2008 English Lakewood (Jamestown), NY YWCA Lake Lodge
185 Terrace Ave
Lakewood (Jamestown), NY  14750
6/28/2008 English Baton Rouge, LA Sheraton Baton Rouge
102 France St
Baton Rouge, LA  70802
7/26/2008 English Springfield, MO Oasis Conf Center
2550 N Glenstone Ave
Springfield, MO  65803

Call NSP Customer Service (with your account number) at 1-800-223-8225 for registration or to learn more  about the "Young at Any Age" Seminars. Dates and locations are subject to change so keep looking for others that may be scheduled in your area.  Also consider who you know that lives in these areas, so you can refer them to a seminar to build your group.

Here’s the link for more information and locations:

Essential Oils / Aromatherapy Category On MY NSP Websites   

It’s been a request from the field for a long time to have a category for the EO’s that NSP sells. We’ve emailed about it several times and when Deborah Jacobs recently emailed Donna about this, she contacted NSP to see what the progress was.

In the meantime, Christina Bethke had just responded to an email from somebody wondering if she sold essential oils. She sent me a copy of her email response to the woman with the steps necessary to get a customer to the essential oils section. It wasn’t very easy.

But all in all NSP had a category for Aromatherapy up and running only 3 days later. If you have a MY NSP website, log-in and go to the products section to view it.

Peppermint Oil, Mosquitos, [email protected] and More

Thanks to Robin Sockness for this info!

An extract of a common herb is being touted as a cheap alternative to existing pesticides in the war against mosquito-borne disease.

Peppermint oil is recommended by fans of alternative medicine to ease symptoms like indigestion, nausea and even to treat colds and flu, reports New Scientist magazine.

However, research by malaria experts suggest that the herb extract can not only repel adult mosquitoes, but kill their larvae before they even hatch.

Some experts say that peppermint oil could become a low-cost and more environmentally sensitive solution to eradicate the insects that carry potentially dangerous diseases. Read the entire article here:

While other manufacturers may be tempted to sell oil of corn mint or menthol as peppermint oil, Nature’s Sunshine sells only pure, unadulterated peppermint oil. A little goes a long way.

April’s Top First-Level Distributors

1 – James and Elizabeth Averette – AL
2 – Jeanette and Jack Richards – GA
3 – Laurie Mott – FL
4 – Lu Ann Bradford – IN
5 – Mark Lirot – MI

April’s Top Group Managers (Manager to Area Manager)

1 – Dianne Frase – AL
2 – Robin Sockness – GA
3 – Edward and Diane Young – AL
4 – Jim and Nancy Robertson – AL
5 – Christina and Peter Bethke – OK

April’s Top Managers (Regional Manager and Above)

1 – Nathan and Kelley Howlett – TN
2 – John and Roxanne Howlett – TN
3 – Ashlie Overman – FL

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