A Natural Solution 4 You – 11/01/01 – The Herbs Place

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In This Issue:

A NOTE FROM DONNA
We’re Getting There

HERB/VITAMIN NEWS
Purity Test for Essential Oils

HEALTH NEWS
More Good Reasons to Lose Weight
Outside Play is Important for Kids

FEATURED PRODUCTS
Carbo Grabbers for Carb Junkies

NUTRITION CHOICE
Basil Salad with Fresh Basil Dressing

SPIRITUAL/EMOTIONAL LINK TO HEALTH
Jesus is…

FEATURED WEB SITES
Want a Veggie Garden and Don’t Have the Room
Menopause

LAUGHING LINES
Ashes to Ashes

DON’T PAY RETAIL FOR QUALITY SUPPLEMENTS
Buy at Member Prices from Nature’s Sunshine

STUDY NATURAL HEALTH ONLINE
Free Classes – Study on Your Time Schedule

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A NOTE FROM DONNA

Having an online business sometimes makes you feel like there are no
weekends. When we get to feeling that way, we head out for a short trip.
Last weekend we drove up to Pennsylvania to see some family and to visit
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. Beautiful views! Nice, but chilly, weather. It
was nice to get out of cyberland for awhile 🙂 Hope each of you has been
enjoying the Autumn colors and crisp air.

It’s the month of Thanksgiving! Count your blessings!
Donna

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HERB/VITAMIN NEWS

PURITY TEST FOR ESSENTIAL OILS
by Annie Berthold-Bond

Q: I have read that some essential oils are made with petroleum solvents. Is
this true? If so, how can I tell?

A: Essential oils, used for everything from insect repellents to
aromatherapy and fragrance, are very strong and need to be used with care,
but they can cause environmental health problems if the brand doesn’t
provide pure oils. Some oils have petroleum-based solvents added, which can
be very toxic. Petroleum-based solvents are often long-lasting in the
environment, are stored in our fat, and are a source of volatile organic
chemicals (VOCs) that negatively affect indoor air quality.

Do an easy blotting paper test to see if your oils are pure. Put a few
sample drops of your oils on a blotting paper. Pure essential oils will not
leave any residue once they have evaporated, whereas petroleum solvents
will.

Safety Precautions in Using Essential Oils:
http://healthy.net/asp/templates/Article.asp?PageType=Article&Id=1&storeid=1711
Pure Essential Oils

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HEALTH NEWS

MORE GOOD REASONS TO LOSE WEIGHT

Doctors have long known that obesity increases the risk of heart disease and
late-onset diabetes. But new research suggests that carrying around a lot of
excess weight may have a damaging effect on most facets of health, including
memory. A recently published university study reveals that overweight and
obese people reported slower cognitive abilities, increased pain and
decreased mobility at rates two to three times that of those with a healthy
body weight. http://healthy.net/asp/templates/news.asp?Id=2369
Reasons to Lose
Weight

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increases in plasma concentrations of glucose and insulin in test subjects.
This is a non-stimulant weight loss supplement since it suppresses the
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NUTRITION CHOICE

BASIL SALAD WITH FRESH BASIL DRESSING
From The Vegetarian Voice
http://vegetarian.about.com
Vegetarian Voice

I’ve got basil growing in my kichen in a large pot on the floor
by the breakfast area. It’s fun to have fresh herbs in winter.

Dressing – In a small bowl mix all the ingredients until blended:
1/2 C. finely chopped fresh basil
1/4 C. olive oil
2 T. fresh lime juice
2 T. fresh lemon juice, squeezed
1/4 C. dry white wine
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Salad:
1 sm. green bell pepper, seeded and cut into julienne strips
1 sm. red bell pepper, seeded and cut into julienne strips
1 sm. carrot, peeled and cut into julienne strips
1 sm. yellow squash, cut into julienne strips
4 cups thinly sliced bok choy
2 C. halved snow peas, blanched and patted dry
1 sm. cucumber, cut into julienned strips
6 oz. fresh mesclun greens

In a large serving bowl, toss together all vegetables. Stir dressing and
pour over salad. Toss to mix and coat. Serves 8

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SPIRITUAL/EMOTIONAL LINK TO HEALTH

Jesus is honey in the mouth, music in the ear and a shout
of joy in the heart. ~ St. Bernard of Clairvaux

What a way to get well and stay well! 🙂

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FEATURED WEB SITES

WANT A VEGGIE GARDEN, BUT DON’T HAVE SPACE?

There is such a thing as community gardens. It’s an old
concept and it’s being rebirthed in many areas of the
country. The American Community Gardening Assoc. has
a listing of locations. Plan ahead now to have a garden
next Spring. If you can’t find a place in your area, you
might begin talking to others to see if you could get one
going. Take a look:
http://communitygarden.org/links/index.html#Gardens
Community
Gardens

 

MENOPAUSE

Hot flashes, night sweats, osteoporosis, emotional upsets,
fatigue, headaches, heart palpitations…..read more:
http://www.herbanspice.com/silversage/menopause.html
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