Solving Specific Health Problems

Articles about natural therapies, herbs, supplements and other natural approaches to dealing with specific health problems.

Biological Terrain Chart for the Structural System

The Biological Terrain Chart for the Structural System is helpful for determining remedies to use on the skin, hair, bones, teeth, muscles and other tissues. Learning how to identify biological terrain imbalances in structural tissues is a good way to start to understand biological terrain.

Biological Terrrain Chart for the Respiratory System

Here's another one of our biological terrain charts. This one is for the respiratory system. You can download a pdf version of the chart at the end of the article.

Herbal First Aid Kit

Are You Prepared?
With a first aid kit stocked with natural remedies, you can handle most of life's little ills. This article suggests NSP products to stock in your first aid kit and provides a mini guide to using them for treating common illnesses and injuries.

Biological Terrain Chart for the Intestinal System

Our Biological Terrain Chart for the Intestinal System gives more specific indications that give you clues to the biological terrain imbalances that take place in the stomach and small intestines. Here is a brief description of these imbalances and some of the herbal products and remedies available from Nature’s Sunshine Products that can help to correct them. You can download and distribute the chart provided you don't alter it in any way.

Biological Terrain Chart for the Circulatory System

Our Biological Terrain Chart for the Circulatory System gives more specific indications that give you clues to the biological terrain imbalances that take place in the heart, arteries and veins. It includes recommendations for each of the tissue terrains. There is also a downloadable chart.

Instructions for a Gall Bladder Flush

The gallbladder flush is a somewhat controversial proceedure. However, I've used it many times and feel it can be beneficial for easing gallbladder attacks and possibly helping with gallstones. This article explains all about it and how to do it.

An Important Key to Good Health

Herbalists have long recognized that a properly functioning digestive tract is central to good health, which is why many herbal programs focus on cleansing and strengthening the digestive system. Modern medical science is increasingly validating the fact that numerous health problems arise from poor digestive function. In addition, the research is also changing what herbalists understand about what goes wrong with the digestive tract and how to fix it. In this article, I explore the interrelated problems of intestinal inflammation, leaky gut and dysbiosis (or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.

Who Set Those Radicals Free?

Free radicals have received a lot of publicity in recent years, because modern medical research has identified free radical damage as an underlying cause of premature aging and many chronic and degenerative diseases. Overall, free radicals have been implicated in the pathogenesis of at least 50 diseases. This article explains why eating brightly colored vegetables is the best way to provide the body with a wide variety of protective antioxidants.

Blood Type and Nutrition

One of the puzzling problems in working with nutrition is that individuals can react differently to the exact same diets and supplement plans. A nutritional program that produces positive benefits for one person may elicit a negative reaction from another. Fortunately, there are tools available to help us understand why this is the case and to help people find the appropriate program for their type. Research conducted by Dr. Peter D’Adamo and his father, Dr. James D’Adamo demonstrated a strong correlation between a person’s blood type (O, A, B or AB) and the foods and supplements they need to consume for optimal health.

The Forgotten Therapy: Sleep and Rest

Not many years ago people who were chronically ill went to special health resorts (such as the famous Battle Creek Sanitarium founded by John Harvey Kellogg) where they would stay for a few weeks to several months to recover from chronic illnesses.  People staying at these resorts would be allowed to rest and sleep as much as they needed, while being fed healthy food and encouraged to do moderate exercises, sunbathing or hydrotherapy.  This was what “nature cure” originally entailed—a healthy diet, exercise, deep breathing, lots of water, hydrotherapy, sunshine and rest.  In this article we explore why sleep and rest is essential to health, healing and happiness.