Issue 170  February 8, 2016


During this time of less sunlight and cold weather, most of us are not getting enough vitamin D from the sun. In fact, by February our Vitamin D levels are said to be at their lowest. What are the consequences and what should we about this?

Deficiency and Benefits of Vitamin D
Research shows the health benefits of Vitamin D, while at the same time, deficiency in this very important vitamin is reported to be growing. Doctors are now prescribing vitamin D, but this man-made source is not the best. In fact most Vitamin D supplements that clients have brought in, muscle-test weak.

Vitamin D influences nearly 3,000 of our 24,000 genes. One example of an important gene that vitamin D up-regulates is our ability to fight chronic inflammation and infections. It has been known to be very effective against colds and flus, producing over 200 anti-microbial peptides, the most important which is cathelicidin, a naturally-occurring broad-spectrum antibiotic.
There is mounting research of the far-reaching benefits of Vitamin D. According to Orthomolecular Medicine, Jan 2013, there were 33,800 medical papers with Vitamin D in the title or abstract. Research has shown that vitamin D can improve:
  • Pregnancy outcomes
  • Type 1 and 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease and stroke
  • Autism, Alzheimer's, and other brain dysfunction
  • Bacterial and viral infections
  • Depression and pain in diabetics
  • Crohn's disease
There is also growing number of studies showing that vitamin D has tremendous protective effects against a variety of cancers, including pancreatic, lung, ovarian, breast, prostate, and skin cancers.

Vitamin D Sources
The best sources always comes from nature, first being sunshine. In cold climates, such as South Dakota, it is difficult to obtain the necessary vitamin D in the winter months. This is why our Norwegian and Scandinavian ancestors took Cod Liver oil, an ancient sacred food taken for health and longevity.

Yet, not all Cod Liver oil is the same. There are only three ways of extracting oil from fish liver:  heat, chemical, and fermentation. Of course, the heat destroys nutrients, and the chemical method is not good, so the only RIGHT way to get cod liver oil is by fermentation.

Fermenting the livers of fish to extract the oil is an old-world practice that may go back as far as Biblical times. The 1850s was the beginning of the industrial food revolution, and the first time cod liver oil manufacturing changed from it's historical sacred roots to an industrialized food. The fermenting process became inconvenient and not profitable. Non-odorous and clear cod liver oil was preferred.
Today, a company called Green Pasture's has turned back the clock and restored this sacred food to their roots. The owner, David Wetzel, even went to Norway and other Scandinavian countries to visit the big Fish Oil companies to find any that produced cod liver oil by fermentation. Finding none, he started Green Pasture, and began producing Fermented Cod Liver Oil according to traditional methods that brought results.

Building immunity is just one of many benefits of regularly taking Fermented Cod Liver Oil (FCLO). Other positive affects reported are: alleviating or lessening the effects of acid reflex, acne, autism, depression, rheumatism, scrofula*, and tooth problems. It has also been reported that using FCLO can restore natural hair color, and it has been attributed to better pet health.

If you have not been taking FCLO during the winter months, you should immediately start taking some to build your immunity and replenish the fallen levels of Vitamin D.

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Meal Preparation & Planning

Feb. 25
6 p.m.

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Meal Preparation & Planning Demonstration
February 25 at 6:00 pm
629 S. Minnesota Ave.
(conference room downstairs)

Are you busy balancing work, children, and family and find it hard to prepare good meals? Making a healthy meal can be time consuming and a real challenge in our busy life. Plus, our family can get tired of the same old stuff. After a busy day, it can be tempting to just go out to eat, again, and again. But if we want to eat healthy, yet don't have much time for all the preparation, what do we do?   

In comes ...  Thrive!  

Recently a client introduced me to Thrive, a premium line of healthy, convenient, and long-lasting foods. I am eager to try their food, so we are going to have a demonstration here at Herbs4You. Dinner with dessert will be served, so make sure to come hungry to taste test some delicious healthy foods.  The menu will be announced later, but for now, mark the date.
Please call 605.254.1437 or email us to let us know you plan to come!

Product Highlight: Fermented Cod Liver Oil
Green Pasture is the gold standard in pure cold liver oil, extracted through fermentation rather then cold/hot temps or chemical extraction as the rest of the industry uses. Deep dark rich color equals real life giving nutrients.
Many of the great historical cultures had one sacred food which they relied on to ensure strong mind, body, and spirit; fermented fish/fish liver oil. The Might Roman Soldier was given a daily ration of fermented fish oil. The Stoic Scandinavian Viking had a drum of fermenting cod livers outside the door of his home. Grandma always had a bottle of cod liver oil in the back cupboard.
Fermented Cod Liver Oil  (237 mil - $42)
Available in 2 flavors: 
Cinnamon Tingle and Oslo Orange

Fermented Cod Liver Oil capsules

(120 non-geletatin capsules-$29)

Easy to take capsules for those who have a hard time with the Cod Liver oil taste.

*We will not have these items in until the end of this week, as the order was delayed from Green Pasture.  We apologize for any inconvenience.
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Herbs4You Water System Specialist, Steve Willis, can help you find the right water system for your needs. The Multipure company has several different top-of-the-line water filtration systems, the newest being the Aqualuxe.  

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Good Morning Brew
$6.80/5 oz. (reg. $8.50)
The coffee habit is hard to break, and I wanted to make something that could replace it and be very healthy and nutritious. In comes this Good Morning Brew, our new coffee replacement. I had my son, who works at Star Bucks help me with this one, and it seems to pass. Both my parents are coffee drinkers and claimed that it was great, so that says something. Come and try it! it really is good for you! It is best with cream and sweetening.
Ingredients: Chicory Root, Burdock Root, Dandelion Root, Pau d'arco, Yerba Mate.
Stress Less Tea
$3.60/3 oz. (reg. $4.50)
The herbs in this tea help to relieve mild depression and stress. They also aid the circulatory, immune, glandular, digestive, and respiratory systems. The tea has a fresh sweet flavor and a pleasant taste.
Ingredients: Red Raspberry Leaf, Passion Flower, Rose Hips, Peppermint, Eleuthero (Siberian Ginseng), St. John’s Wort, Lemon Balm and/or Lemon Grass, Stevia, Ginkgo.
Youngevity Nutritional Products

$22.40/32 fl. oz.
(reg. $28.00)

Kids love the natural cherry flavor of Cheri Mins™ and with more than 90 essential nutrients including at least 60 key minerals 13 vitamins 18 amino acids and 3 essential fatty acids it’s the perfect foundation for good health.

Herbal Rainforest
$24.00/32 fl. oz.
(reg. $30.00)

Herbal Rainforest is a blend of 77 organic plant-derived liquid minerals and 16 herbs (Chamomile Flower, Echinacea Sarsaparilla Root Golden Seal Celery Seed Alfalfa Dandelion Root Eleuthero Root Horehound Root Licorice Root Ginkgo Biloba Passion Flower Thyme Saw Palmetto Berries Angelica Root and Cascara Sagrada).

KidSprinklz Watermelon Mist Multi-Vitamin Powder
$22.00/30 count
(reg. $27.50)

KidSprinklz Watermelon Mist is a delicious powder supplement that provides kids with a variety of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals and probiotics needed for healthy growth and optimal health.

Ultimate Flora FX
$24.40/60 capsules
(reg. $30.50)

Ultimate Flora Fx™ is a proprietary blend of pre- and probiotics formulated to support and maintain healthy digestive function which is imperative for optimal nutrient absorption and metabolism.
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