Saturday, November 17, 2012

Quality is Crucial

ere I am immersed in the writings of the NSP Fall campaign #7 only to discover the wise words of Dr. James Scala , health nutrition researcher and author of the bestselling book Prescription for Longevity. His writings caught my eye as I was fortunate to have met Dr. Scala many years ago when he was a designated speaker for a Nature’s Sunshine event here in Kelowna. Dr. Scala shares the statistic that over 60 % of all deaths are related to poor diet. “…over 5 people in America die every 2 minutes from an illness that proper nutrition could have either prevented completely or put far into the future.” To think that 60% of all deaths could be prevented if we only put enough nutrition into our bodies is mind boggling. Here we are living in a world of food abundance and yet we are starving to death ! How could that be ? Let me take the time to explain my reasons to this question.
1 The foods we eat today are empty of nutrition. In other words we are eating the wrong foods.
2 Agricultural practices have interfered with our plants’ abilities to convert raw elements from the earth into bioavailable minerals and amino acids. Our plants are mineral and amino acid empty.
3 Our society is trained to turn to medical prescriptions to solve all the diseases we are becoming afflicted with. All drugs have harmful side effects that rob our immune systems from doing their job of sustaining our health.
4 We have forgotten that it is energy from the sun, from exercise, from love , from foods with nutrients, minerals, amino acids , vitamins , essential fatty acids that will keep our bodies healthy and strong and help our bodies to recover from any illness we may be afflicted with. So nutrition in our present day is totally disregarded as the solution to all diseased conditions.
Now there are many of us that are somewhat aware of the nutritionless foods we are consuming so we end up purchasing all kinds of vitamins, minerals , supplements , herbals to somewhat compensate for the lack of nutrients in the foods. But that appears not to work either and we end up spending a whole lot of money on worthless supplements .We just don’t know that there is one factor missing to this equation of supplement buying. And that is quality control . Not all supplements are the same . And please don’t tell me that you heard it from Dr X TV program and that he is the expert. Dr. X is promoting the supplements that some company out there paid him to promote. This is called subtle advertising, a very clever approach to selling a product. There is one other thing I have discovered in my search for health besides the fact that quality is crucial and that is the testimonials from people who have not only used the products but followed programs. To read about them please go to or purchase a copy of my book , Practical Solution to the Cancer Injury.
Recently we had Doug Jensen as a guest speaker for one of our events here in Kelowna. Doug has been with Nature’ s Sunshine for 7 years. He had a burning desire at one point in his life to study pharmacy but when he witnessed his mother lose 90 pounds and go off all her medications because she used Nature’s Sunshine products and when he witnessed his daughter with Hoshimoto’s disease start to grow again after using Nature’s Sunshine supplements he sat up and took note. He entered into the field of Nature’s Sunshine and advanced to the position of Sales Director of Nature’s Sunshine America. So I take this opportunity to reiterate some of Doug’s comments.
Nature’s Sunshine is second to none in quality." Our standards are so consistent that we get results." Nature’s Sunshine has more than the required certifications for quality control and as a matter of interest “we are considering setting our own standards .” Nature’s Sunshine always invests in quality . For an example many of the companies that make capsules add fillers to their capsules. Nature’s Sunshine refuses to buy capsules with fillers and so Nature’s Sunshine makes their own capsules free from fillers and questionable ingredients.
Nature’s Sunshine does not own any farms and therefore they are in no way obligated to sell products that may be of lesser quality. Doug pointed out that recently there was a cayenne crop that tested weak. Nature’s Sunshine refused to purchase their cayenne products and therefore went to another farm. " Quality is never compromised because of bad crops."
Here is another policy that I found interesting, “ If we can’t find them in pristine quality we won’t sell them”
One thing I learned from Doug is that 85% of all supplements on the market are made by 3rd party companies. In other words a company takes another company’s products and sticks their own labels on it and sells them. There is no quality control mentioned here. What you see on the label is not necessarily what is in the bottle. So what are you really buying from your friendly supplement markets ? You just don’t know! I am happy to state that I know exactly what I am buying when I buy Nature’s Sunshine products.
Doug strongly stated that with Nature’s Sunshine you can always count on purity, safety and potency. Testing is never done by other companies and Nature’s Sunshine rejects about 2% of all the products. So where do these products end up. You got it ! They are sent to other companies who are not the least bit concerned about quality and they are the ones that end up on your market stores.
It was most interesting to learn that Kelp comes from Nova Scotia and that there are 600 types of tests that are performed before it is released . One of these testing procedures is Geiger counter testing to test for radiaoactivity. All samples tested are kept in record for 6 years.
Finally I want to state that I am very proud to be a distributor of a product line that demonstrates such a high level of sincere integrity. If this message reaches you and you are not a member of Nature’s Sunshine please contact me .