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2000-10 Members Alert

October 2000 PDF

Fun, sun, and alternative healing at “the best Symposium yet”

I returned a few days ago from the HSI Symposium East in Sanibel Harbour, Florida. My meager tan faded quickly and the work waiting for me here in Baltimore piled up, but the trip was well worth it. In fact, several past attendees told me-with faces beaming-that this was the best Symposium yet. The one-on-one interaction with the doctors and the cutting-edge information and individualized health testing they received simply aren’t available anywhere else.

All of that, along with blue, sunny skies, an immaculate resort (with full spa, pools, gym, several restaurants), and a breathtaking view overlooking the gulf. You could hardly ask for more.

We were all treated to some fantastic presentations. Chiropractor and nutritionist, Dr. Eric Berg showed us how to optimize our heart health and build energy. Biological dentist, Dr. Douglas Phillips revealed that many chronic diseases may actually originate in our mouths and gave us ways to test for it. Renowned doctor Joseph Spano (listed in Best Doctors in America) showed us how detoxification and relaxation can transform our health and provided detailed programs for both.

Our panelists and Symposium regulars, Dr. Martin Milner and Dr. Victor Marcial-Vega were as enlightening as ever. Dr. Milner presented his Whole Body Balance Plan, a program for total health that incorporates the use of bioelectrical impedance analysis (see May 2000). Dr. Marcial-Vega demonstrated the healing power and potential of aromatherapy and shared some of the breakthrough research he’s conducting in that field.

And, for the first time ever, we held a series of individual round-table discussions, where attendees could ask the doctors about their specific health concerns.

Add to that all of the individualized testing that was availablefrom Dr. Marcial-Vega’s darkfield microscope blood test to Dr. Milner’s BIA to Dr. Berg’s acoustic cardiograph.

I hope to see you at a future Symposium. Consider this your open invitation.

HSI members speak out and Jiaogulan tea gets a new taste

In the July 2000 Members Alert, we told you about jiaogulan [JOW-goo-lawn], the Chinese immortality herb. Many of our members ordered both the tea pills and the tea bags for this amazing adaptogenic herb. The response has been very positive. In fact, the only criticism we’ve heard is that the Chinese jiaogulan tea is very bitter and not easy to drink. (The tea pills don’t have this problem, since they’re swallowed, not sipped.)

In response to your feedback, Michael Blumert of Jiaogulan Health Products made a commitment to find a new, better-tasting jiaogulan tea. And this he did. In fact, as this issue goes to print, Michael is in Thailand, bringing back a large shipment of Thai jiaogulan tea. Unlike the Chinese variety, Thai jiaogulan is delicious. (We’ve tested it ourselves.) The best news is, it has all the great antiaging properties of the Chinese tea, but in a much better-tasting form.

The new Thai jiaogulan costs $7.95 for 20 individually wrapped bags plus $4 shipping and handling.


Chromium Picolinate, Available at any local supermarket or from Mother Nature, 10 Mountain Springs Parkway, Springville, UT 84663; (800)517-9020 or (801)489-1500; fax (801)489-1700. 100 capsules cost $7.96 plus $4.99 shipping and handling.

Colon Activator+ and Colon Detox+, (a safe colon cleansing program-both products need to be used together), Healing America. See enclosed order form.

Culterelle (Lactobacillus G. G.), Vitamin Research Products, 3579 Highway 50 E., Carson City, NV 89701, tel. (800)877-3292 or (775)884-1300; fax (775)884-1331. 30 capsules cost $30 plus $5.00 shipping and handling.

Florastor, Center for Natural Medicine Dispensary, 1330 S.E. 39th Ave., Portland, OR 97214; tel. (888)305-4288 or (503)232-7751. 40 capsules cost $22, 3 bottles for $60, plus $6.95 shipping and handling.

Jiaogulan (Thai), Jiaogulan Herbal Products Inc., P.O. Box 45, Badger, CA 93603; tel. (888)465-3686 or (559)337-2188. 20 bags of the new Thai jiaogulan costs $7.95 plus $4 shipping and handling.

Lessons from the “Miracle Doctors”: A Step-by-Step Guide to Optimum Health and Relief from Catastrophic Illness, by Jon Barron; Healing America. See enclosed order form.

LiverClear Tonic (PK); Healing America. See enclosed order form.

Sphingolin (oral myelin), Available at most health food stores or Natural Health Consultants, P.O. Box 1091, Vallejo, CA 94590; tel. (888)852-4993 or (707)554-1820; fax (707)647-3055. 60 tablets cost $9.85 plus $4.95 shipping and handling.