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Your Tools for Health, Issue #009 is here
May 25, 2005

Haylee Elizabeth is my newest granddaughter, born May 1st! Other than the obvious fact that I am once again a very proud grandma, I mention this little bundle of joy because I will be away from the office much of next month so I can get to know her and get reacquainted with her brother and sister.

While I won’t be scheduling consultations during this time, you are still welcome to use our online ordering system at:

All orders ship out the same day if they are received before 12 AM. I encourage you to take advantage of the wholesale option if you aren’t doing so already. That’s how I started purchasing herbs for my family over 15 years ago!

Since our Natural Health Connections chat will be moved to my web log during this time, if you have a pressing question, you are welcome to come post it there. I’ll be checking in a few times a week.

In honor of vacation season, this issue of Tools for Health is loaded with tips and ideas to make your get-away as enjoyable as possible. Read on to learn what benefits can be gleaned for yourself and your loved ones. And of course, expect the best results because you choose high quality resources, naturally!

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April-May 2005………………………….Issue #009

In This Issue

  1. Learn about Herbs
  2. Natural Health Connections Chat
  3. Finding What You Need
  4. Travel Tips
  5. Your Summer Traveling First Aid Kit
  6. Peppermint Essential Oil
  7. What's New At Home

NOTE: To receive the best results I recommend only high quality resources. Look for herbs, supplements, and other resources mentioned in Tools for Health at My NSP Natural Health Coach and Natural Health Coach for Women.

Learn about Herbs

This teleconference product training call is an excellent opportunity to learn how different herbs and supplements can benefit your health. All you need to do is call the ‘800’ number a little before starting time, and you’ll be set to add another ‘tool for health’ to your repertoire.

7:00 Mountain Standard Time
Call 1-800-756-4697 and enter pin # 8626
June 8
July 13

Natural Health Connections Chat

Many of you have been joining me for the weekly Natural Health Connections chat. We’ve been having a great time learning how to create better health by making a few changes at a time. Last week one of our attendee’s had a great idea we began implementing right away and I’d like to invite you to join us if you haven’t already!

Here’s what we are doing: Each week’s topic now becomes a goal of sorts. Everyone attending (and anyone who wants to join us – even if they couldn’t make it to the chat) works to implement that health benefit into their lives then reports back at the next chat. This way we can support and encourage positive changes in each other, as well as share ideas for overcoming challenges.

I am so looking forward to interacting with everyone this way! Starting this week and for the whole month of June, we will be taking the chat to my web log (blog). It’s set up to be interactive so feel free to post your thoughts! It’s not quite the same as a regular chat, but will work well while so many of us are on summer vacations and have irregular use of the internet.

You can access the web log at:

Finding What You Need

A subscriber recently mentioned that they would like it if I posted in several places in the newsletter how to find the resources mentioned in Tools for health. Here you go, Barb!

An A to Z index

Find what you need by categories

Search by ingredient, product number, product name, and more!

Recommended reading (The Mind Connection section has a ‘no cost’ downloadable e-book you might enjoy!)

Travel Tips

  • Food Enzymes after meals to digest food and allow breakdown to prevent food poisoning. This can also help with proper elimination. #1836-9
  • High Potency Odor Controlled Garlic (never use odor free) - Nature's Penicillin to prevent colds, viruses and parasites #292-9
  • Guardian Essential Oil - Rubbed on bottom of feet in a carrier oil. Great for long plane rides, as this is the dirtiest air you will breathe. Good to spray mixed in pure water or Natures Fresh in your hotel room, on the bedspread and in the air-conditioning vents of the room. Excellent to help your immune system and prevent illness. Blend...
    25 drops Guardian
    2 ounces Nature's Fresh
    You can also add 1/2 ounce of colloidal silver for extra punch. a 2 ounce glass spray bottle. Spray in room as a natural Lysol or on the bottom of feet.
  • Tei Fu Oil - 101 uses. Keeps bugs from biting, esp. with HP Garlic, good for motion sickness, congestion, a drop rubbed behind the ears can pop your ears open while flying. Good mixed in lotion for sore muscles, keeps mosquitoes away. Can mix in water and spray on body or put drops on pulse points. You can dab on insect bites to help them quit itching.
  • Olive Leaf extract capsules - to fight off bacteria and viruses
  • Tea Tree Oil - a tiny bottle great as an antiseptic.
  • Peppermint Oil - a tiny bottle, One drop on the tongue soothes the stomach and helps with nausea and motion sickness, and helps with jet lag. ENERG-V combination - for jet lag
  • Melatonin - resets the body's biological clock (for adults only)
  • Activated Charcoal, Slippery Elm or Intestinal Soothe and Build - for food poisoning
  • Distress remedy - helps with emotional stress of every kind internally and externally and can also be put directly on wounds to help with swelling pain and inflammation.
  • NSP's pure Aloe Vera Gel - Mix with Lavender oil for burns of any kind
  • NSP's 25 SPF Suntan Lotion - So you don't have to use the Aloe Vera Gel
  • Colloidal Silver - Topical antibacterial for wounds and internally for antibacterial, antiviral, parasitical or Candida. Can use as a gargle for sore throats.

Your Summer Traveling First Aid Kit

First aid kits are a practical item most of us keep handy for emergency use in our cars, campers, homes, etc. Have you considered adding a companion kit filled with natural remedies? This "How to" gives some essentials for filling a holistic health kit.

Difficulty Level: easy Time Required: 1 hour

Here's How: Take a heavy cotton drawstring bag or knapsack and gather the following healing supplies.

  • Trauma Help: NSP's Distress Remedy
  • Immune Booster: Ultimate Echinacea, Vitamin C Tablets
  • Purification: Sage, Colloidal Silver, Tea Tree Oil Soap
  • Dehydration: bottled water, Recovery Drink Mix #3662-2
  • Injuries: Aloe Vera Gel, Tea Tree Oil (for burns, cuts, abrasions, etc.)
  • Allergies: ALJ & Allergy Homeopathic (homeopathic)
  • Sprains: Sprains & Pulls Homeopathic, Epsom salt (also great for soaking tired and sore feet in when traveling)
  • Calming agents: Stress-J (Liquid or capsules) Lavender & Chamomile Essential Oils, Calming Homeopathic, Herbal Sleep Formula
  • Energy food stuffs: almonds, granola bars, dried fruits, etc., ENERG-V Herbal Capsules
Tips: Routinely replace any perishable items in your kit. Personalize your kit by including your own proven remedies

Peppermint Essential Oil

It is most popular is as a breath freshener (going to the root of the problem by aiding digestion and destroying bacteria in the mouth). Also used for coughs, sinus, upset stomach, gas and more.

Personally, I keep a bottle in my purse to use as a breath freshener. Because I have it on hand all the time, I have helped many friends relieve an oncoming headache, avoid bruising, and relieve nausea.

The following is a list, compiled by Tonja Wells, of further possibilities for this little unassuming essential oil.

The Many Uses of 100% Pure Peppermint Essential Oil

(Can be used directly on tongue or in a little water but use only one drop)

This is a pure essential oil, not synthetic. Therefore a drop goes a long way!

  • Asthma - At the first sign of an asthma attack, brew a cup of peppermint tea using 1-2 drops to a cup of hot water. Then mix several drops of Peppermint Oil with a carrier oil and rub it on the chest. It can be used without the carrier oil if needed.
  • Breath Freshener - place on tongue or rub on teeth (reduces plaque buildup)
  • Carpet Freshener - Mix 1/2 cup of baking soda and 5 drops of Peppermint Oil. Put in a shaker jar and you've got a natural, chemical-free, carpet freshener. Peppermint Oil will 'perk' your brain, so you might even enjoy vacuuming the carpet more!
  • Coffee Substitute - put a couple of drops in a cup of hot water to enjoy instead of coffee
  • Colds/Flu - helps with fever, chills and vomiting
  • Digestion - stimulates salivary glands and bile production, relieves gas
  • Dizziness/Fainting - smell the open bottle and place some under the nose to inhale
  • Drowsiness - place a drop in your palm, rub with other palm, and cup hands over your face and breathe deep through your nose - perks the brain!
  • Fever - breathe in aroma of it and also make as a tea
  • Gallbladder - can bring some relief if couple of drops are taken on tongue or brewed as tea; stimulates production of bile to digest fats
  • Gas - put a drop or two on the tongue and inhale it while it gets swallowed; can be rubbed into area where the gas pains are
  • Heart - strengthening to muscles, use for heart palpitations
  • Headaches - rub into forehead and back of neck, also take a few drops internally
  • Hot Flashes - breathe in the aroma of it for 3-5 minutes - you can feel it cooling you from the top down
  • Heartburn - put a drop or two on the tongue and inhale it while it gets swallowed
  • Insomnia - helps to relax, use as a bedtime tea
  • Motion Sickness/Nausea - place a drop on the tongue every 5 minutes till relieved
  • Nervous Problems - strengthens nerves, useful with convulsions and spasms in children
  • Pets - rub a drop or two into the paw to settle a nervous animal down, or, for those who get carsick, apply prior to and during a trip. Stomach Problems - stomach ache, cramps, hunger pangs
  • Throat - relieves ticking, scratchy and soreness
Peppermint Oil is one of three oils that make up the "Pocket First Aid Kit". It is very useful to carry in your purse or pocket.

Peppermint Oil - (5 ml.) - Stock #3910-9

Peppermint Oil - (.17 fl. oz.) - Stock #1706-8

Health Questions

Debi Asks: "I'm using the Lavendar Oil you recommended for sunburn. Do I need to do anything special in applying it?"

Lavendar essential oil is one of the easiest and safest oils to use. It is one of only a few that can be applied topically without the need for blending with a carrier oil.

For sunburns (and other types of burns) you may apply it directly from the bottle.

Of course you need to seed medical care if the burn is severe.

To learn more about essential oils and their use in your health care go to:


Please feel welcomed to submit your questions for inclusion! All posts will be listed with first name, initials, or first half of your email address so for all intents and purposes, it will be anonymous.

What's New At Home

Hmmm, I think I jumped the gun and already told you what is going on at home in the first paragraph!

I hope you will check in with me at my web log over the next few weeks. I'd love to chat with you.

Have a healthy day,


Teri Hayes is a Certified Natural Health Consultant, Herb Specialist, and Certified Reflexologist

You can e-mail her at or visit her at Natural Health Coach for Women

The herbs and supplements she recommends to clients can be found using this link.

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