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Greenbush Natural
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All About Phytoestrogens: 

There is still much confusion over the use of phytoestrogenic herbs.  Many people misunderstand them, thinking that they are harming themselves when using herbs that are rich in these nutrients. 

Nothing could be further from the truth.

While the research gets rather technical and hard to read, good news on these nutrients continues to accumulate indicating that they improve the entire reproductive system and help to prevent breast and ovarian cancer. 

Phytoestrogens. What they are: Plant hormones similar to but weaker than human estrogens that are believed to reduce the risk of breast and prostate cancer; also to minimize the mood swings and hot flashes associated with menopause. Some medical researchers believe that phytoestrogens may one day supplant current estrogen-replacement therapy; unlike estrogen, their downside is nil.  From THE NUTRITION BIBLE, Jean Anderson and Barbara Deskins.

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).

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...

Scam Alert!  Don''t Be Fooled.

     Many product review sites on the internet are nothing more than clever advertising.  They claim to have researched many products to find the best, but, in reality, they have only set up the site to rate their products in the number one position.   Worse yet, many of the companies that set up these deceptive web sites are poorly rated by the Better Business Bureau.   They operate their businesses by offering a "Free Trial- 100% Guaranteed", then start sending a monthly supply at highly inflated prices and charging your credit card.  And, just try to get them to stop!
You can protect yourself by checking out the companies with the BBB, and by looking to see if the site states that it is simply a paid advertisement, though some of the shadier companies don''t even bother with this minor legality.  
This practice is most common with the latest fad products such as Acai berry and Pueraria mirifica.  The prices are high and the companies can make a small fortune before they are hounded out of business by the FTC.  What they are really selling are ordinary herbs that have some benefits, but that are easily replaceable with common herbs that are less expensive and have more solid research. 
Understanding Wild Yam.  Get Your Free Bottle!
          Wild yam is somewhat misunderstood.  It has been a staple of native and folk medicines for centuries, used for everything from gallstones to inflammation, as well as for a plethora of women's problems.  Herbs that maintain popularity for centuries do so because they work. 
           Wild yam was also used to make the first synthetic hormones for birth control pills because it is rich in phytoestrogens and sapponins.   Because of these nutrients, wild yam is included in our breast health and enhancement programs and continues to be one of our most popular and effective herbs. 
             Read more on wild yam uses below and use the coupon code to get your bottle ($12.95 value) free with any order.
Wild Yam Coupon Code:
       This month we are offering  a bottle of our medicinal strength wild yam extract free with any order.  To receive your free 60ml (120 dose) bottle of our wild yam extract simply use this coupon code while placing your order: wildyam  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 wildyam and your free extract will be included with your order. (This appears as a 1 cent discount on the order and you can just enter it in the comment box if you like).

Ends September 30th, 2009. Use it now and send this newsletter to a friend!  A little wild yam can help anyone.   

Read on for information on all the benefits of Wild Yam
Wild Yam: Herb of the Ages
      In Herbal Healing for Women, author Rosemary Gladstar states that wild yam (Dioscorea villosa) “is the most widely used herb in the world today,” with derivatives of the herb present in thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medicines.
The Experts:     Wild yam is used both as a breast enhancer and a sexual stimulant, and is recommended by herbalist Susun Weed, author of Breast Cancer?Breast Health!, for fostering healthy breast tissue. Weed suggests adding the herb to creams for breast massage and notes that women using this mixture see improvements in both breast health and size. Duke further notes that wild yam contains less disogenin than fenugreek, but contains many other compounds that contribute to breast health and enhancement.
Recommended Uses:   Breast enhancement, breast health, breastfeeding,, indigestion, inflammation, gallbladder disorders, hormone balance, hypoglycemia,  joint pain, kidney stones, menopausal symptoms, morning sickness, menstrual cramps, nerve pain,  PMS,  reproductive system health,  sexual desire in women, vaginal dryness..  From "Prescription for Natural Healing" Balch and Balch,  "The Green Pharmacy" Dr. James Duke, "Natural Health Bible" Bratman and Kroll. 
Recommendations and Research*: There is a common misconception that Wild yam contains progesterone.  This stems from the early use of wild yam to produce synthetic progesterone, a chemical process that does not occur in the human body simply from consuming wild yam.  Claims that wild yam is a "natural progesterone" are simply not true.  This, unfortunately, led many in the scientific and medical community to discard wild yam as a worthless scam.  But, wild yam contains diosgenin, dioscin, phytosterols, sapponins, tanins and other phytoestrogens that make it an effective and highly regarded medicine in natural healing circles. 

While there has been little research into wild yam, other than its use in making synthetic progesterone, many native American healers and highly respected herbalists lend credence to its medicinal properties.  Susan Weed, author of "Breast Cancer? Breast Health!"  suggests many uses for the herb and attests to its effectiveness in her practice.  

Safety Issues:  Wild yam, a commonly eaten food, is on the FDA "GRAS"  list of foods "Generally Regarded as Safe."   It should not be consumed in high doses by pregnant women.  

  1. Araghiniknam M, Chung S, Nelson-White T, et al. Antioxidant activity of Dioscorea and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) in older humans. Life Sciences 1996;59:L147-L157.
  2. Hudson t, Standish L, Breed C, et al. Clinical and endocrinological effects of a menopausal botanical formula. Journal of Naturopathic Medicine 1997;7:73-77.
  3. Komesaroff PA, Black CV, Cable V, et al. Effects of wild yam extract on menopausal symptoms, lipids and sex hormones in healthy menopausal women. Climacteric 2001;4(2):144-150.
  4. Kubo Y, Nonaka S, Yoshida H. Allergic contact dermatitis from Dioscorea batatas Decaisne. Contact Dermatitis 1988;18(2):111-112.
  5. Ulbricht C, Basch E, Ulbricht C, et al. Wild yam (Dioscoreaceae). J Herb Pharmacother 2003;3(4):77-91.
  6. Wu WH, Liu LY, Chung CJ, et al. Estrogenic effect of yam ingestion in healthy postmenopausal women. J Am Coll Nutr 2005;24(4):235-243.

Spotlight on Turmeric: 

Greenbush brand turmeric is a purity and potency tested whole herb with no added ingredients. It is free of pesticides and never irradiated. Kosher and certified organic. in pure VegCaps.  
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."

An article "Turmeric" by Jacqueline Strax states:

"In Japan this year researchers defined curcumin as a broad-spectrum anti-cancer agent. Its induction of "detoxifying enzymes," the researchers say, indicate its "potential value ... as a protective agent against chemical carcinogenesis and other forms of electrophilic toxicity. The significance of these results can be implicated in relation to cancer chemopreventive effects of curcumin against the induction of tumours in various target organs"

"Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties of turmeric and curcumin are undergoing intense research. Tests in Germany, reported July 2003,found that "All fractions of the turmeric extract preparation exhibited pronounced antioxidant activity...."

"Several breast tumor cell lines, "including hormone-dependent and -independent and multidrug-resistant (MDR) lines," respond to antiproliferative effects of curcumin. Aggarwal et al examined cell lines "including the MDR-positive ones," and found they were all "highly sensitive to curcumin. The growth inhibitory effect of curcumin was time- and dose-dependent.... Overall our results suggest that curcumin is a potent antiproliferative agent for breast tumor cells and may have potential as an anticancer agent." (Anticancer Drugs. 1997 Jun;8(5):470-81). Other laboratories offer varying explanations but confirm the activity level of curcumin against breast , prostate and other cancers."

M.D. Andersons 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." 
More Greenbush Alcohol-free Liquid Extracts:
Avena Sativa- Wild Oats... Sexual stimulation (men and women), impotence, premature ejaculation, nervous system tonic.

Bilberry... Vision health, circulation, macular degeneration, night vision, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, varicose veins.

Black Cohosh... Menopausal symptoms, hot flashes, night sweats, PMS, anti-inflammatory, fever, bronchitis, kidney health.

Damiana... Restore energy and libido, stimulate the intestinal tract and brings oxygen to the genital area. Sexual tonic for men and women.

Dong-quai... The ultimate women''''''''s herb in Chinese herbal medicine, used for PMS, menopause, menstrual cramps, sexual desire, liver health, sciatica, shingles.

Desire for Women Formula... Proprietary blend of Damiana, Dong-quai, Fenugreek, Fennel, Avena Sativa, Ginkgo biloba and Muira puama.

Enhancement Blend Extract... Pure liquid blend of fenugreek, wild yam and saw palmetto.

Female Hormone Balance... For PMS and menopausal discomforts, menstrual cycle difficulties, reproductive health and vitality.

Fennel... Breast enhancement and health, breast milk, sexual desire, PMS, amenhorrea, angina, asthma, heartburn, high blood pressure.

Fenugreek... Breast enhancement and health, breast milk, sexual desire, PMS, blood sugar, anti-oxidants, menopause, diabetes.

Ginger root... General health and energy, anti-viral, motion sickness, vertigo, nausea, indigestion, headaches, cancer prevention.

Ginkgo Biloba... Sexual function in men and women, circulation. Mental function, eyesight, impotence, vertigo, male enhancement.

Green Tea Power Extract...Fighting Cancer, Preventing Cancer, Lowering Cholesterol, Preventing Heart Disease, Aiding in Weight Loss, Metabolism, Fat Oxidation, Boosting Oral Hygiene.

Male Enlargement Power Formula... Proprietary blend of Ginkgo Biloba, Yohimbe, Muira Puama, Wild Oats, Saw Palmetto. Free "Male Enlargement Exercise Instructions" included.

Male Vitality Formula... Proprietary blend of Wild Oats, Damiana, Ginkgo Biloba, Saw Palmetto and Muira Puama Extracts.

Muira Puama... Sexual stimulation (men and women), sexual hormone production, erectile function, "The Viagra of the Amazon".

Saw Palmetto... Breast health and enhancement, prostate health, sexual health and stimulation, vitality, muscle tone.

Wild Yam... Breast health and enhancement, reproductive health PMS, menopause, gall bladder, muscle spasms, inflammation.

Yerba Mate... Energy boost, mental alertness, metabolism boost, appetite supressant, weight loss, general health, disease prevention.

Yohimbe... Sexual enhancement and stimulation, impotence, sexual desire in women, sexual stamina, athletic ability.

We hope that you will take advantage of the information in our newsletter. And pass this along to a friend. Thank you for your time and best wishes for healthy living!

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