Sunshine Family News – December 7, 2011 – The Herbs Place

Sunshine Family Newsletter
December 7, 2011

Flower Essences Are Now Available!

There are now seven (7) wonderful flower remedies for emotional support. Flower remedies for emotional distress are liquid extracts made from carefully selected flowers. These emotional remedies have been used for several decades to help with emotional well-being. Nature’s Sunshine has its own unique line of both English and North American flower remedies, called Flower Essences, that feature flowers grown in certified organic gardens and pristine wildcrafted habitats. These emotional remedies were formulated by Master Herbalist and famed author and NSP lecturer, Steven Horne.

The finest ingredients make the best dishes, the best health supplements and the best flower essence remedies. The seven new formulas each contain seven flowers or botanicals. Each was carefully chosen for its unique properties to create high-quality emotional remedies providing vital emotional support.

Read more about each formula.

Holiday Hours for Customer Service and Ordering

Friday, December 23 – Open 6A-6:30P
Saturday, December 24 – CLOSED
Monday, December 26 – Open 6A-6:30P
Saturday, December 31 – Open 7A-5P
Monday, January 2 – CLOSED

NSP’s December Spectacular

On the recent webinar announcing the new Flower Essences it was mentioned that December is going to have a lot of surprises. We were told to watch for emails and announcements on some exciting surprises. No hints were given, but we wanted to let you know something’s up.

Maximize the NSP Compensation Plan

If you missed the live webinar last week, be sure to watch the recorded version to learn how to maximize NSP’s Compensation Plan by learning a simple, duplicable system to grow your NSP Community/ Successline. Learn what your potential earnings can be… the recorded webinar.

Tax Tips

It’s the last month of the year and I’m already thinking taxes. For us, we like to get it out of the way as soon as possible, so the first week of January we gather our information and head off to the accountant for the corporate return early in the second week of the month. Tax filing deadlines fall in Spring and that’s not when I want to be thinking about this.

NSP has provided some tax tip documents to their website to help you with your taxes for 2012 filing season. If you’re not sure about tax information related to Nature’s Sunshine, click here and check out NSP’s publication.

H.R. 2908: Testimonial Free Speech Act of 2011

This bill is to: Protect the First Amendment rights of individuals to share their experiences and perceptions of the effects of foods and dietary supplements.

As you know we are not allowed to put testimonials on our websites if they speak of any supplement linked to a disease. So, we cannot share our personal testimonies even on our own sales website. NSP has spent a fortune in legal fees trying to get all distributors into compliance by rewording all of their materials over the past ten years since the FDA got real heavy on patrolling this aspect of the internet.

We were one of the earlier websites contacted because we had “Success Stories” on our sales website. Now we have them on our non-sales website, The Frugal Life, so they will be available to our Sunshine Family and others to see what worked for somebody else. They are one of the links we provide in each issue of this newsletter at the bottom area of resources.

If you’ve not taken the opportunity to submit a letter to your congressman to co-sponsor this bill, you can do so through a website where you enter your zip code to do so. It will send a copy of the letter there … or one you write yourself … to any and all of your congressman. Here’s the information on our health news blog website.

Product Label Changes

As many of you know, Nature’s Sunshine introduced colorful, new product labels at our March convention in conjunction with JumpStart and new Brilliant Body product categories (core health, energy & fitness, weight management and body systems).

Based on manager feedback, we recently made the decision to keep this new label look on all products displayed in the Brilliant Body catalog, but will not continue it on other products.

For a picture of the approved label go here.

Upcoming Webinars

We are blessed to have NSP always keeping us educated on health topics and products, both new and old. The webinar format is great so everybody can learn at their own scheduled time. We hope you’re taking advantage of these free webinars. Many companies charge their distributors for this type of training.

Here’s the upcoming schedule:

December 13 – Digestion
December 14 – Learn how to get paid every Friday from NSP

Be sure to visit the webinar archive for all kinds of topics you may be interested in. Remember you can share these with customers, family and friends. They do NOT need to be logged-in as a member to view the material. Check out the webinar topics now.

Learn how to get paid every Friday from NSP
Wednesday, December 14

Join us for this HISTORIC Webinar. NSP Announces Weekly Pay for Parties on Wednesday, December 14th. Can you imagine having the ability to get cash every single week? This can help you reach your goals so much faster. Use your weekly pay toward your groceries, surprise medical or other expenses, something your child needs for school, etc.

Register here

Natural Health Education Series 2011 Seminar

Featuring Brilliant Body, Nature’s Sunshine Products brand-new series on the body systems. You will receive in-depth training complete with information on how to apply this knowledge to your business.

Respiratory System – Take a closer look at the system responsible for delivering oxygen to the body.

The Liver / Hepatic System – The hepatic system is a crucial part of metabolism, detoxiication and digestion.

Loving Your Lungs – Conquering Asthma and Allergies Naturally – Join us to learn more about your lungs, allergies and asthma.

Brilliant Business – A Step-by-Step Plan for Sharing & Growing – You’ll learn the ins and outs of the NSP party plan, how to maximize the marketing plan and get useful tools to help you reach new levels in your business.

$35 seminar fee includes seven-hour seminar plus great training materials.

Call 1-800-223-8225 to register.

Our Website Is For You … Not Just Shoppers

The Herbs Place has been adding content to the website since it began in 1998 and we’ve never stopped. There’s a lot of information there for you, so make use of it with the search engine. There are over 8,000 pages and literally a million links to information. For ideas on health problems, use the online catalog. Testimonials are favorites since they tell you what worked for somebody else. We can’t show them on The Herbs Place due to FTC/FDA laws, so we have posted years of success stories on our site. You can share these testimonials with customers by cutting and pasting it into an email.

Pet Resources

Some people in our group love working most with animals instead of people. We have herbal success stories for pets in the pet area of The Herbs Place website. Also check out our dedicated pet website, Healthy Pet Corner, and use the search engine.

Nature’s Sunshine’s Website Business-Building Resources

Each distributor has their own learning style and today’s training is geared with that in mind. Nature’s Sunshine has a lot of content and education online in various formats of reading, viewing videos or listening to audios, along with local seminars each year. Plan to attend the scheduled webinars which are still free. Most companies charge for these, so don’t ignore these great educational benefits.

Make the investment to spend hours on the website and find out what all is available to you there. There are links to the blog and Sunshine Community and forums. There are webinar, magazine and article archives.

My NSP Websites

If you have or want a MyNSP Website, you have access to a lot of information on building your business with an online focus. If you haven’t signed up for your website yet, please use our account number as your referral when you do: 109373

Other Business-Building Resources

Natural Health School – Free Herbalist Training Course

Nature’s Field – Free Subscription

NSP Business Builders Forum

Getting Health Questions Answered

NSP Forum – No longer Active – Search for posted responses

NSP Advisor – Specific questions about health

Product and Health Information by Steven Horne

Modern Herbal Education

Herbal Education Articles

Books, CDs, DVDs, Etc. – Building Your Own Library

Nature’s Treasure Chest – Ailment Guide

Sound Concepts – Nature’s Tools

Herb Allure

Online Herb and Dietary Supplement Information

PDR Health
PDR Health is an online source of health-related information that is written with the consumer in mind. It is broken into four main sections: disease overviews, treatment options, drug information (includes information on prescription drugs, over the counter drugs, herbs and nutritional supplements) and clinical trials.

Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia and has become the largest reference source on the Internet. Type in the name of an herb, supplement, health condition, etc., and you will be guided to entries with extensive information. One word of caution: Anyone with computer access to Wikipedia can edit the entries. As a result, the entries are quite up to date, but there can also be significant misinformation.

Dietary Supplement Information Bureau and Natural Products Foundation
This website contains information about the supplement industry as well as herbs, vitamins and homeopathic remedies. It also has a link to an online version of the Dietary Supplement Information Bureau’s publication, Field Guide to Herbal Dietary Supplements.

Mayo Clinic
The renowned Mayo Clinic weighs in on health and healthy lifestyles. This site covers health and nutrition at every stage in life.

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Randal & Donna Watkins
The Herbs
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