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Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen Dangers Outlined.
The leading cause of acute liver disease in the US is not alcohol or hepatitis according to Consumer Reports.   The leading cause is the common pain killer acetaminophen.   Ibuprofen was recently found to greatly increase the risk of heart attack.  If you are dealing with chronic pain and want to avoid these problems you may want to try some natural pain killing methods.  Massage therapy, meditation and relaxation techniques have been found to be effective.  And many people find relief with herbal pain killers such as Turmeric, Devil's Claw, Ginger Root or Cayenne.  Click here to read more: 

Devil's Claw

Ginger Root


Herbal Tips: 
Feeling Sluggish?  It could be your thyroid.  When your body gets a little low on serotonin your thyroid gland may respond by reducing levels of thyroxine (T4).  This can cause lethargy and weight gain. 
Ashwagandha can help.   Recent studies show the herb can improve the conversion of T4 into the more energizing T3 hormone, giving you your energy back.  You only need one to two capsules per day.  Give this 4 to 6 weeks for full effects. 
Licorice root can help with general fatigue as well.  In addition to boosting levels of serotonin, licorice root helps keep levels of adrenal hormones higher, improving energy and alertness.  
Using Whole Herbs:
Why Whole Herbs?
    Remember when the nutrient beta-carotene was all the rage and was thought to be the biggest thing in disease prevention?  The idea came from the knowledge that foods high in this nutrient kept people healthy, preventing many diseases including cancer.  
      So what did scientists do?  They isolated the beta-carotene to use it as a supplement.  
       And what happened?  The research on the use of the supplement was highly problematic.  A number of studies had to be stopped because the supplement was obviously doing harm.  
       What went wrong?  Well, beta carotene was part of a synergy of nutrients in the plants.  It works in concert with other elements.  When we isolate it and take it separately it does not have the same effect.   
        The point is we don’t completely understand how all of the nutrients in a plant work.  Therefore it is better to use the whole rather than trying to isolate the parts.  It is hard to improve on Mother Nature.  
Dr. Andrew Weil states while commenting on curcumin:  My preference is for whole turmeric, rather than isolated curcumin, because I believe in the synergy of all active elements in botanical medicines. At Greenbush we believe in using pure whole herbs, just the way nature intended.  

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

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).


Free Fennel Alcohol-free Liquid Extract
    We often answer the question, "Should I add fennel to my enhancement program?"   The answer is:  fennel and fenugreek are very similar herbs.  It is not necessary to use both.  But fennel is a great addition.  It is rich in phytoestrogens and has a long history of medicinal uses, most notably for blood pressure and digestive problems.  So get your free bottle today and give it a try.  (More fennel information below). 
To get your free bottle simply use this code: fennel   Just shop for your items as you normally would. When you hit the "check out" button there will be a box for the coupon code. Enter: fennel and your free bottle will be included with your order. (This appears as a 1 cent discount on the order). $25 minimum order please. 
Trouble with the coupon code?  Just leave a note on the order form and we will include the free bottle for you.  

This 2 ounce bottle contains 60 1ml doses.  $12.95 Value!
Ends September 30th. Use it now and send this newsletter to a friend! Anyone can benefit from this healthy extract.

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 Fennel Research and Medicinal Uses
Recommended Uses:   Alzheimer's disease, amenorrhea, angina, appetite suppressant, asthma, body odor,  breast enhancement, breast health, breastfeeding, colic, constipation, diabetes, diarrhea and digestive problems, heartburn, high blood pressure, sexual desire in women.*

*From "Prescription for Natural Healing" Balch and Balch,  "The Green Pharmacy" Dr. James Duke, "Natural Health Bible" Bratman and Kroll.

Recommendations and Research*:  If you have ever been to an Indian or Middle Eastern restaurant you have probably had the sweet fennel seeds that are served after dinner to promote digestion.  Fennel is good for all manner of digestive problems and is commonly used in Europe to treat colic in infants.  Fennel also contains high concentrations of alpha-pinene which is useful in treating asthma and contains ten compounds that help to lower blood pressure. 

Fennel contains diosgenin and other nutrients that promote breast health and enhancement as well as improving milk flow in breastfeeding mothers.  This mastogenic effect of the herb has been noted in herbal annals dating back hundreds of years.  It was most recently noted in the book "The Green Pharmacy" by Dr.  James Duke. 

Safety Issues: 
Fennel, a commonly eaten food, is on the FDA's list of food that is generally considered safe. 

Comparison of fennel and mefenamic acid for the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea.
Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2003 Feb;80(2):153-7.

Bioguided isolation and identification of the nonvolatile antioxidant compounds from fennel (Foeniculum vulgare Mill.) waste.
J Agric Food Chem. 2004 Apr 7;52(7):1890-7.

Antiinflammatory, analgesic and antioxidant activities of the fruit of Foeniculum vulgare.
Fitoterapia. 2004 Sep;75(6):557-65.

More Herbal Tips and Tidbits.....

Diet Tips.

Avoid white.  White sugar, white flour, etc. are empty carbs.  Choose, fruits, vegetables and whole grains. 

Try sniffing  Your sense of smell is an important factor in hunger.   Studies show that simply smelling your food and savoring it longer will reduce your calorie intake significantly.

St. John's Wort Study.  A recent study found that St. John's Wort worked as well as Paxil in relieving depression.  Caution: never stop a prescription anti-depressant without the help of your doctor.  Sudden withdrawal from these medications can be dangerous. 

Ginkgo biloba.  Recent research indicates that ginkgo use can reduce the risk of ovarian cancer by 60% when used for six months.  Gingkgo is also well known for improving memory and brain function. 

Better Watermelon  It was recently discovered that storing watermelon, uncut, at room temperature greatly increased the nutrients in the fruit, particularly lycopene.  Watermelon is a great source of lycopene since, unlike tomatoes, it does not have to be cooked to release the nutrient.  So store it without refrigeration for a healthier and tastier summer treat. 

Summer Itches.  Try your own oatmeal bath.  Simply take a cup of raw rolled oats, blend them dry in a blender for a finer powder, and add the powder to the bath.   Rub the oatmeal on your skin and soak until the itch is gone. 

 Elderberry Extract
    Elderberry and Sambucol:

Sambucol, made by Israeli company Razai Bar, is one of the world''''s most popular immune system medicines. And with good reason: it is simply elderberry syrup and research has shown elderberry to be one of nature''''s most powerful virus fighters. It can quickly reduce the severity and duration of the flu, knock out the virus that causes warts, stop colds, bacterial infections and tonsilitis, and boost immune system response. It also contains anti-oxidants that can improve vision, heart health and lower cholesterol. What''''s not to like?

Sambucol is a great product but it actually is a syrup. It contains elderberry extract, but also has glucose syrup, honey and flavorings. Our elderberry is just that: elderberry extract, about three times as potent as Sambucol and without the added sugars, carbs and calories.

Greenbush Elderberry Extract is pure, alcohol-free, Bio-Chelated*, holistically balanced and full medicinal potency: 1:1 strength (1ml=1000mg).

Elderberry Facts and Research

Benefits of Elderberry*: Immune system boost, anitoxidant activity, anthocyanins, cough, cold, flu, bacterial infections, viral infections, tonsilitis, HIV, lower cholesterol, improved vision, heart health. *From "The Green Pharmacy" by Dr. James Duke.

Elderberry reseach and Medical Uses:

Immune Boost: In Karlsruhe, Germany, at the Bundesforschungsanstalt research center for food, scientists conduct studies on dietary agents containing nutrients believed to be beneficial to health. The research on Elderberry is led by the center''''s director, Dr. Gerhard Rechkemmer. Rechkemmer''''s investigations show that elderberry anthocyanins enhance immune function by boosting the production of cytokines. These unique proteins act as messengers in the immune system to help regulate immune response, thus helping to defend the body against disease. Dr. Rechkemmer says that he believes the further research on elderberry will reveal additional health benefits.

Antioxidant activity: In further research led by Dr. Gerhard Rechkemmer, anthocyanins found in elderberries possess appreciably more antioxidant capacity than either vitamin E or vitamin C.

Studies at Austria''''s University of Graz found that elderberry extract reduces oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. Oxidation of LDL cholesterol is implicated in atherogenesis, thus contributing to cardiovascular disease.

Sambucol Study: Sambucol® was shown to reduce hemagglutination and inhibited replication of human influenza virus type A, type B and animal strains from swine and turkeys in cell cultures. A double-blind placebo-controlled clinical study was conducted during an outbreak of influenza B Panama. A significant improvement of the symptoms, including fever, was seen in 93.3% of the cases in the Sambucol® treated group within 2 days. A complete cure was achieved within 2 to 3 days in nearly 90% of the Sambucol® treated group and within at least 6 days in the placebo group. "Inhibition of Several Strains of Influenza Virus in Vitro and Reduction of Symptoms by an Elderberry Extract (Sambucus nigra L) during an Outbreak of Influenza B Panama", Z. Zakay-Rones et al. J. Alt Compl Med 1995;1:361-369.

Sambucol Study 2: In a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study conducted in Norway, Sambucol® was shown to significantly reduce the duration of the flu by approximately four days. The use of rescue medication (pain relievers, etc.) was significantly less in the group receiving Sambucol® than in the placebo group. "Randomized study on the efficacy and safety of an oral elderberry extract in the treatment of influenza A and B virus infections" Thom Erling & Therje Wollan, J. Int. Med. Res., 2004;32(2):132-140.

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Free Fennel Extract and Herbal Tips...