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Avoid Complicated Formulas.  These are the "kitchen sink" supplements, products that have as many as 20 herbs in a tablet or capsule. It''''s hard enough to get an active does of one herb into a single tablet or capsule, much less 20 active doses of 20 different herbs. Bottom line: They just don''''t work.

Prevention Magazine

Help for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Natural medicine offers an effective way to boost your general energy level and fight chronic fatigue. These herbs need more exposure in our high stress and fast paced society. Unlike stimulants, such as caffeine, these herbs will help to build stamina and give you a vigorous energy all day long. These natural stimulants have been used in eastern cultures for centuries and have many health benefits beyond building your energy level.

Herbs for CFS:  
 
Ashwagandha
American White Ginseng
Ginger Root
Licorice Root 

Greenbush Ashwagandha was  featured in Herbs for Health magazine as a treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).


Melanoma Watch
 
   As the sunny season approaches it is important for anyone with melanoma risk factors to take extra precautions.  Risk factors include a family history of skin cancer, fair skin that burns easily, or more than twenty moles on your skin.  In addition to using the green tea extract as a preventive measure you should take the following steps:  
 
1. Monthly self examination.  Keep an eye out for any moles that are asymmetric,  have an irregular border, have variations in color, or have a diameter greater than the size of a pencil eraser.   Also, any moles that change in appearance or become itchy or tender should be checked out. 
 
2.   Yearly Exam.   See a dermatologist for a check up once per year if you are in the skin cancer high risk group.   
 
Melanoma can be an aggressive cancer but it is easily curable if detected early.  Deaths from melanoma could be reduced 60% through early detection. 
 
Green tea extract added to sunscreen can help prevent sunburn and skin cancer.  Click here to read more:  Green Tea.  Better Than Sunscreen? 

Greenbush Quality


Greenbush Bio-Chelated Extracts: Full medicinal strength in an alcohol-free extract. Until Bio-Chelation there was simply no good way to make a potent alcohol-free extract. Greenbush alcohol free extracts begin with organic alcohol regardless of whether the final product contains alcohol or not. After finishing the first step in the plant extraction, an additional step is performed to remove the alcohol. This is done by utilizing a proprietary cold extraction process called Bio-Chelation Bio-Chelation describes the cold process vacuum distillation method, which removes all the alcohol initially used to obtain the good herbal extract.

Holistically Balanced Herbal Extracts: It is important to note that a cold extraction process, as opposed to a heat extraction process, helps maintain the full spectrum, or Holistic BalanceTM of the plant''''s constituents in the final product. The end-result is an alcohol-free extract containing the essential properties of the complete herb in a base of vegetable glycerin and water. (Vegetable glycerin is used because it can help to bind certain plant constituents, is natural to the body, easily absorbed, tastes sweet without affecting blood sugar levels, and acts as a good solvent and carrier for the plant constituents).





Yerba Mate Diet Tea Facts:

Millions of South Americans drink Mate on a daily basis where weight problems are uncommon. Researchers think that Yerba Mate may be an important factor. With green tea anti-oxidants a couple of cups a day may just set you on the course to your health and weight goals.

-Yerba Mate is rich in pantothenic acid, which prevents overstimulation of the nervous system!

-Drinking 8 oz before a meal can be as effective as diet drugs in taking the edge off your appetite!

-Yerba Mate contains xanthines, chemicals that boost your metabolic rate by 10%!

-Yerba Mate has a host of anti-oxidents that boost immunity and protect against colds and flus!

-Studies show it''''s as powerful a cell protector as vitamin C reducing the effects of aging as well as protecting against cancer and other disease.

-Researchers say that Yerba Mate is a rich source of magnesium that has been proven to ease anxiety: unlike the herbal formulas such as Metabolife that reduce appetite by overstimulating the central nervous system.


Order Yerba Mate Diet Tea...


Free Turmeric Coupon! 
            Plus tips on turmeric you need to know.
Top Selling Herb!
 
Turmeric is our number one selling herb here at Greenbush, and with good reason.  Ours is the best available: pure, high potency, certified organic turmeric in VegCaps, non-irradiated and free of additives, fillers, pesticides.    
 
Turmeric is also included in the "Duke's Dozen", the twelve greatest disease-fighting foods recommended by Dr. James Duke in his book The Green Pharmacy Guide to Healing Foods (2008)  The list also includes Ginger Root (always one of our top recommendations) and Cinnamon (our number two selling herb).  Click the links to read about these. 
 
Important Tip on Taking Turmeric by Dr. James Duke.  
 
     "Turmeric, one of the super foods of India, has in interesting quirk.  It turns out that adding freshly ground black pepper to it increases the absorption of its active ingredient, curucmin, several-fold."  
      So try to increase your intake of black pepper while using the herb.  It doesn't take much.  
 
Important Tip from Dr. Andrew Weil:  Use the whole herb.  
 
       ""My preference is for whole turmeric, rather than isolated curcumin, because I believe in the synergy of all active elements in botanical medicines."   In short, we don't understand all of the elements in many herbs and foods.  So isolating one element that we know is an active ingredient can actually reduce the effectiveness compared to the herb as a whole.  Bottom line: avoid isolated curcumin products. 
 
And now the good part:  The Coupon Code. 
 
          For a limited time we are offering a full 100 capsule bottle of our most popular herb, free with your order.   The catch?  You do have to place an order ($30 minimum please).  You can order anything that you like.  Then add the coupon code turmeric to the coupon box (or just leave a note in the comment box), and your free 100 capsule bottle of our pure Certified Organic turmeric capsules will be included in your order.  (This displays as a 1 cent discount on your order confirmation).  Ends March 4th, 2012.  
 

Turmeric The Herbal All Star  

     (Published on EZine.com by Greenbush Natural)

     What if a drug was discovered that was effective against breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, Alzheimer's, arthritis, Chron's disease,  and IBS? What if it had no dangerous side effects, was cheap and plentiful, and tasty?            

     Well, there would be dancing in the streets. Mass celebrations. The stock of the drug company would soar and doctors would hand out the drug like candy.            

    So why, when research indicates that the common spice turmeric can do all of these things, is there no celebration? Part of the reason is that there is no drug company eyeing billions in profits and willing to spend millions on an advertising campaign. Part of it is that herbs just don't work the same way as drugs. They take time. The best results come from longer periods of use. Herbs simply don't have the "magic bullet" aura of a blockbuster drug.           

     Still, the research is hard to ignore and the results attained by those using the herb are just short of miraculous.  So it is difficult to see why more healthcare professionals are not recommending this herb to their patients.    

Turmeric and Cancer              

     Interest in the effects of turmeric on various cancers stemmed from an analysis that indicated rates of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer were significantly lower in populations where turmeric is prevalent in the diet. So scientists began to test the theory. Laboratory research indicated that turmeric effectively stopped cancer growth in test tubes.   Many lines of breast, skin, prostate, colon and lung cancer cells, including hormone dependant and drug-resistant lines, were tested. All lines were shown to be inhibited by turmeric.(1)            

     Studies in animals then indicated that turmeric could prevent the spread of cancer from one organ to another.   In studies of both breast cancer cells and melanoma (skin cancer), turmeric inhibited metastasis (uncontrolled growth) of cancer cells.(2)            

     This research, at The M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, spurred interest in the use of turmeric in both preventing and treating various cancers. M.D. Anderson's scientists state, "Extensive research over the last 50 years has indicated [curcumin] can both prevent and treat cancer. The anticancer potential of curcumin stems from its ability to suppress proliferation of a wide variety of tumor cells, down-regulate transcription factors NF-kappa B, AP-1 and Egr-1; down-regulate the expression of COX2, LOX, NOS, MMP-9, uPA, TNF, chemokines, cell surface adhesion molecules and cyclin D1; down-regulate growth factor receptors (such as EGFR and HER2); and inhibit the activity of c-Jun N-terminal kinase, protein tyrosine kinases and protein serine/threonine kinases."(3)             

     While this is a little technical for most people, scientists around the world took notice, leading to an explosion of research on turmeric. Japanese scientists declared turmeric a "broad-spectrum anti-cancer agent."(4) German scientists raved about the antioxidant activity of the herb.   It is estimated that there are currently over four hundred trials of turmeric around the globe, either in progress or completed.    

Turmeric and the Digestive Tract: IBS, Chron's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disorder                

     This is nothing really new. Ayurvedic physicians and Chinese herbalist have used turmeric for digestive disorders for centuries. The key is in the anti-inflammatory characteristics of the herb. When turmeric calms the inflammation in the digestive tract the symptoms of these diseases subside.   Several small studies of this effect have been completed and larger trials are beginning.  

Turmeric and Arthritis                

     The anti-inflammatory characteristics mentioned above have been found to be useful in treating arthritis. Curcuminoids in turmeric work in much the same way as common painkillers (NSAID's) by suppressing the enzymes in the body that contribute to inflammation. The good news is that turmeric does not have the side effects of the painkillers, not to mention the other health benefits.    

Turmeric and Alzheimer's: The Curry Connection                     

     One of the more interesting aspects of the new research on turmeric is its use in treating or preventing Alzheimer's, dementia and possibly even Multiple Sclerosis. Here again it was noted through statistical studies that elderly residents in areas where large amounts of curry is consumed have significantly lower rates of these diseases, less than one fourth the US rate. Through further study turmeric was identified as the herb in curry that contributed to this phenomenon and trials were begun.                      

     Rates of MS in areas of high turmeric consumption are also significantly lower.   Researchers at Vanderbilt were able to demonstrate the slowing of progression as well as prevention of MS in animal studies.(5)   While it is not completely clear what the mechanism might be, researchers theorize that turmeric interrupts the production of IL-12, a protein that stimulates the attack on the myelin sheath.   More studies are underway.            

Who Should Try Turmeric?        

     Though research in well-structured human trials is just beginning, many people are already choosing to add turmeric to their daily diets. And, why not? With mounting evidence of the health benefits and no noted side effects with moderate doses in current research or widespread human use, there is really no reason to wait. Dr. Andrew Weil, noted author and head of the Department of Integrated Medicine at the University of Arizona, had this to say about turmeric:

-"People whose diets are rich in turmeric have lower rates of breast cancer as well as prostate, lung and colon cancers."

-"Turmeric is useful for all inflammatory disorders and for autoimmune conditions. It also may have a role in prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's."

-"My preference is for whole turmeric, rather than isolated curcumin, because I believe in the synergy of all active elements in botanical medicines."(6)        

     Of course, people with serious illnesses should continue to work with their physicians.   These are not do-it-yourself conditions.         

  1. Menon LG, Kuttan R, Kuttan G. Anti-metastatic activity of curcumin and catechin. Cancer Lett 1999
  2. Aggarwal et al (Anticancer Drugs. 1997 Jun;8(5):470-81)
  3. Aggarwal, BB et al,Anticancer Res. 2003 Jan-Feb;23(1A):363-98
  4. Iqbal M, et al. Pharmacol Toxicol. 2003 Jan;92(1):33-8
  5. Natarajan C, Bright JJ. Paper presented at the Annual Experimental Biology 2002 Conference New Orleans, LA April 23, 2002.
  6. Natural Health, Natural Medicine: The Complete Guide to Wellness and Self-Care for Optimum Health by Andrew Weil (Paperback - Dec 9, 2004)
Turmeric: The Research, Health Benefits and Greenbush Quality.

Benefits of Turmeric*: Arthritis, Alzheimer's, pain, inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, breast cancer, reduced cancer risk in smokers, liver protection, bile stimulation, intestinal gas reduction, digestive health, gallbladder health, infection treatment, antifungal, athlete's foot, carpal tunnel, cataract prevention, stroke prevention, headache prevention, treating bursitis and tendinitis, ulcer treatment. *From "The Green Pharmacy" by Dr. James Duke, "Healing Therapies" by Mark Stengler, N.D. and suggestions of Dr. Andrew Weil.

Turmeric Research and Medical Uses:

New Research!: Turmeric was recently the subject of a startling new research report from at The M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. In the study, turmeric was shown to stop metastasis,the progression of breast cancer, to the lungs and lymph nodes. Follow-up studies are in progress.

A recent article by Dr. Andrew Weil states:

-"People whose diets are rich in turmeric have lower rates of breast cancer as well as prostate, lung and colon cancers."

-"Turmeric is useful for all inflammatory disorders and for autoimmune conditions. It also may have a role in prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's."

-"My preference is for whole turmeric, rather than isolated curcumin, because I believe in the synergy of all active elements in botanical medicines."
 
 

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February 12 Newsletter