A Natural Solution 4 You – 12/15/00 – The Herbs Place

A NATURAL SOLUTION 4 YOU
December 15, 2000 Edition

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This Issue Contains:

DONNA’S COMMENTS
After Winter Comes Spring
Merry Christmas!

HERB/VITAMIN NEWS
Simple Remedies for Sick Children
Green Tea for Skin Conditions (even Cancer)

HEALTH NEWS
Blood Pressure
Traditional Herbal Medicine Chest

SUCCESS STORIES
Cellulite – My Legs Are Smoother
Wasp Sting

PRODUCT FOCUS
Cholester-Reg for High Cholesterol
Calcium – It’s Essential

NUTRITION & RECIPES
Potato, Spinach & Lentil Stew

SPIRITUAL & EMOTIONAL
The Art of Change
by Sarah Kennington

FEATURED WEB SITES
Harvesting Herbs
Drinking Water Safety
Preservatives and Additives

FUNNY OF THE DAY
Funny/Interesting Facts

ONLINE CLASSES

BUYING SUPPLEMENTS AT WHOLESALE PRICES

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**DONNA’S COMMENTS**

We’re still waiting for snow here in Virginia….at least in our little neck
of the woods 🙂 It will be so pretty to see it on the ground….but it
will be incredible to see the place green up in the Spring also, so I’m not
going to enjoy Winter as much as that. The trees were bare when we moved
in, so it will be an awesome experience to watch everything come alive when
it begins to warm.

The Holiday Season is definitely upon us and I hope that you have been
taking time to enjoy the Reason for the Season. We’ve seen a magnificent
Christmas musical/drama at the church we’ve been attending and have some
more holiday events on our calendar. It certainly warms the heart to see
the love that goes around during this time of the year.

I know that "bad" things still happen at this time of year like any other,
so look around for somebody to encourage or lend a hand to someone who isn’t
quite having a "merry" kind of Christmas. Don’t let the real Spirit of
Christmas pass you by.

Since it will be a new year before I write you again…..let us wish you a
VERY MERRY AND BLESSED CHRISTMAS!

Randal and Donna

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**HERB/VITAMIN NEWS**

USING SIMPLE REMEDIES FOR SICK CHILDREN (OR ADULTS)

People often lose the battle when using herbs and nutritional remedies.
Learn a few steps to take before the illness hits so you’ll be ready.
http://www.themestream.com/gspd_browse/browse/view_article.gsp?c_id=221165


GREEN TEA FOR SKIN CONDITIONS, INCLUDING CANCER

A recent review in the Archives of Dermatology suggests that green tea
(Camellia sinensis) has potential as a preventive therapy for skin cancer
and inflammation of the skin. Researchers from the Department of Dermatology
at Case Western University in Cleveland reviewed studies of the
anti-inflammatory, anticarcinogenic, and antioxidant effects of green tea or
its active constituents (flavanols, commonly known as catechins) on the
skin.

Overall, the studies demonstrated that both oral and topical green tea
reduced inflammatory responses (such as edema and erythema) that are early
markers of skin tumor promotion. Green tea also resulted in protection
against the development and promotion of skin tumors. The researchers
conclude that green tea is a promising anti-inflammatory and
anticarcinogenic agent that "may have a profound impact on various skin
disorders in the years to come," but recommend additional human trials in
the meantime. Keep in mind that not all green tea is the same. Make note
of the genus mentioned.

Read more on Green Tea:
http://www.theherbsplace.com/Green_Tea_Extract_p_408.html

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**HEALTH NEWS**

OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS – BENEFICIAL for BLOOD PRESSURE & PLATELETS

Speaking at a meeting of the American Heart Association in Reston,
Virginia, on Monday, several researchers presented evidence that omega-3
fatty acids may have beneficial effects on blood pressure, endothelial
function and platelet function. You have to sign up to read articles at
this website, but it’s a great site.
Read it Here

Read more about Omega 3 oils on our website:
http://www.theherbsplace.com/Super_Omega_3_EPA_p_528.html


THE TRADITIONAL HERBAL MEDICINE CHEST

Are you old enough to remember when a large segment of the population still
lived in rural communities, not in large cities? Back in the 1960’s abut 40%
of the population lived in the rural areas while the other 60% was
urbanized. Today almost 85% of the population lives in cities. Along with
the move to cities comes the tendency to do less for ourselves
and rely more on various "experts," especially in the field of health care.

Learn more about some time-honored ways of dealing with common health
problems with an Herbal Medicine Chest:
http://www.themestream.com/gspd_browse/browse/view_article.gsp?c_id=219685

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**SUCCESS STORIES**

CELLULITE – MY LEGS ARE SMOOTHER!

"I recently tried a bottle of Cellu-Smooth, and I LOVE IT! After I had
taken it for only a few days, my husband noticed a difference. It really
works! I’ve used the whole bottle and I want more." Lora Slaughter

NOTE: Pregnant or nursing women should not use this product.

Read more about Cellu-Smooth:
http://www.theherbsplace.com/Cellu_Smooth_with_Coleus_p_177.html


WASP STING

"Robert, my husband, was playing in the backyard with the kids when he
stepped on a red wasp and was stung. It was really bothering him, and he
asked me what he could take. His foot was swelling and he began to feel
nauseous. I wasn’t sure so we called my sister-in-law who told us he could
put 5 drops of Black Walnut extract under his tongue and then repeat in 25
minutes. We could hardly believe the results. They were almost immediate.
His foot quit swelling and went back to normal and he felt fine. Thanks so
much for all that you do. I continue to learn from your newsletter and I
visit your website frequently." G.M.

See some other uses for Black Walnut:
http://www.theherbsplace.com/Black_Walnut_100_capsules_p_376.html

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**PRODUCT FOCUS**

CHOLESTER-REG
Hongqu – Chinese Red Rice Extract for High Cholesterol

This NSP product has been having great track results for CHOLESTEROL. If
you have a cholesterol problem, or know somebody that does, read more about
Cholester-Reg and get that cholesterol under control. It’s not just what
you eat….there are reasons why your body doesn’t deal with cholesterol as
it should.
http://www.theherbsplace.com/Cholester_Reg_II_p_178.html


CALCIUM – IT’S ESSENTIAL!

Did you know that sugar depletes calcium in the body because it makes the
body acid and to keep the blood alkaline, the body pulls out the minerals
from our bones and teeth. So the Holiday Season is a time when people tend
to feel those "achy bones" due to a diet rich in sugar goodies.

Give a gift to your body and try to add some of these calcium-rich foods to
your diet: 1/2 cup red salmon – 285 mgs, 1 cup broccoli – 150 mgs, 1 large
artichoke – 60 mgs, 2 tablespoons chopped almonds – 35 mgs

The Nations Academy of Science Institute of Medicine recommends that older
adults…over 51 years old…increase their daily calcium intake by 50 %.
The Recommended Daily Allowance was 800 mgs………New level is 1,200 mgs.

Calcium Plus
/shop/Calcium_Plus_Vitamin_D_p_470.html

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**NUTRITION & RECIPES**

POTATO, SPINACH AND LENTIL STEW
For a Crowd – From Vegan in Volume

3 pounds dry lentils, rinsed
3 quarts vegetable stock
1 pint water
to coat pot vegetable oil spray
18 ounces onions, chopped
6 ounces celery, minced
3 pounds frozen chopped spinach, thawed and cooked
2 1/2 pounds red rose potatoes, thinly sliced and cooked
7 ounces lemon juice
1 ounce lemon zest
8 ounces fresh mint, chopped

In a stock pot bring lentils, stock, and water to a boil. Reduce heat
and simmer covered until lentils are tender (about 15 minutes on a
stove top or 8 minutes in a commercial steamer).

Heat a second stock pot and spray with oil. Saute onions and celery
until soft. Add lentils and liquid, spinach and potatoes. Cook over a
low heat until potatoes and lentils are soft. You should have enough
liquid to be stew-like; if liquid has evaporated, add more stock or
water. Stir in juice, zest, and mint just before service.

Total calories per serving: 247
Fat: 1 gram
Protein: 14 grams
Carbohydrates: 48 grams
Iron: 6 mg
Calcium: 178 mg
Sodium: 78 mg

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** SPIRITUAL & EMOTIONAL ASPECT OF HEALTH**

THE ART OF CHANGE
by Sarah Kennington
http://www.thefrugallife.com

I’ve met a lot of people in my life and I’ve yet to meet one that didn’t
have to make a change of some sort. It’s just when you are feeling
comfortable in your surroundings that "BOOM" things can get a little whacky..
It’s what you do with your circumstances that can make or break you.

Have you by some chance found yourself in a situation that you don’t want to
be in and don’t know what to do about it? Change it, rewrite it.

For me it was working 60 hours a week and not spending any time with my
children. My boys were growing up right in front of my eyes and I was
missing it. But I was the President of a company that I had built from
scratch. My family needed the money. I was a career woman….yada yada
yada.

It was time to take charge of what needed to be done. I quit my job. I came
home. I learned how to be frugal. None of those came easily but the reward
of all three was boundless. It was scary to come home and give up a
position, income, adult conversation. It took me a year to come to terms
with it. But it was a change that I and my family needed. I could always
work but my children would only grow up once. I couldn’t miss any more of
it.

Never allow the fear of change stop you from achievement. Put on a full
armor, say your prayers and rewrite your script. It’s your life. Grab it
with gusto and do all you can in the best way you know how.

Sarah Kennington
http://www.thefrugallife.com

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**FEATURED WEB SITES**

HARVESTING HERBS for HOME USE

This is part of our Herbal Rabbits page, but it will give you information on
how to use herbs you may have growing around your home:
http://www.TheHerbsPlace.com/rabbit.html#anchor1601906

DRINKING WATER
http://nutrition.about.com/msub37.htm

PRESERVATIVES AND ADDITIVES
http://nutrition.about.com/msub38.htm

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**FUNNY OF THE DAY**
Laughter is Good Medicine!

FUNNY/INTERESTING FACTS:

The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter
in the English language.

The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start
with.

A snail can sleep for 3 years.

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each
salad served in first class.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must
be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war
or other emergencies.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: The stories, suggestions, and information in this newsletter
are not meant to diagnose or prescribe for you. If you have a medical
problem, you may want the advice and recommendations of a medical doctor.
All stories, recipes, information, etc. that is passed along in this
newsletter is for informational purposes only and is not necessarily
endorsed by "The Herbs Place." This is a personal publication by Donna
Watkins. The ideas and information expressed in it have not been approved or
authorized by anyone either explicitly or impliedly. In no event shall Donna
Watkins or "The Herbs Place" be liable for any damages whatsoever resulting
from any action arising in connection with the use of this information or
its publication, including any action for infringement of copyright or
defamation.


Blessings of Peace and Health to You Today!
Randal and Donna Watkins
http://www.TheHerbsPlace.com
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