October 24, 2006

Don't let the "winter blues" get you down!

The latest light to cross my path is The SunBox Company's bright light therapy for seasonal depression and many other physical and mental disorders (see list below).

Though I live in sunny Southern California, I became interested in the notion of seasonal depression and SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) because I've observed my own lethargy during the darker days of winter and my tendency to focus all my energy and enthusiasm on the summer lying ahead, rather than enjoying the winter months. Plus, I was intrigued to learn from Neal Owens, the founder and CEO of The SunBox Company, that bright light therapy is also being tested and used successfully for an ever-increasing list of other disorders including clinical depression, PMS, jet lag, depression in pregnancy and postpartum, bulimia, insomnia and other sleep disorders, to name a few.

We're always interested in natural, non-drug treatments for health problems, so I researched this type of light therapy and decided to add SunBox light boxes to our product line. These top-quality bright lights are manufactured in the USA by the company that's been the leader in the light therapy industry since 1985. The units come with a 30-DAY MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE, and a LIFETIME WARRANTY! For treatment information and to see for yourself whether some extra light might brighten your days, go to!

Have a super Halloween :-)
Liz Schmidt

A cure for the common cold?

This cold-fighting program* might sound like a chore, but if it eliminates a week or two of cold symptoms I think you'll agree it's well worth the trouble. I've tried it twice now, and it worked like a charm!

At the FIRST SIGN of a cold (sore throat, sneezing, runny nose, achy joints, or whatever your first clue is) start following this plan, and continue until the symptoms have disappeared. In my case this was JUST ONE DAY! Please let me know if it works for you...

Every hour:
1) Take 40 drops or 1 capsule of echinacea, elderberry, or andrographis (I use 1/2 teaspoon of Mother's Ginger Zinger Immune syrup—it contains both echinacea and elderberry. Or try Early Alert™ from Herbs, Etc.).
2) Take 500 mg Vitamin C. If ascorbic acid gives you stomach problems try ester C, or VITALITY C™—an awesome supplement that's tummy-friendly and readily absorbed. (see

Every 2-3 hours:
3) Take 1 garlic tablet.
4) Drink 1 cup warm chicken broth (substitute vegetable or miso broth if you're vegetarian).
5) Then suck on 1 zinc lozenge.

*From program developed by Daniel Gagnon, Medical Herbalist and owner of Herbs, Etc.

Natural Health Resources & Products

Food News Report Card: Pesticides in Produce

Adjusting your eating habits can lower your intake of dangerous pesticides—sometimes dramatically so. When organic is not available, you can choose fruits and vegetables with consistently low pesticide loads by referring to The Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce. This handy guide ranks pesticide contamination for 46 popular fruits and vegetables based on an analysis of over 100,000 tests for pesticides on these foods, conducted from 1992-2001 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration.

Not convinced pesticides are hazardous to your health? For the safety of you and your loved ones, please read Our Toxic World by Doris Rapp, MD I was shocked at the unprecedented dangers posed by everyday exposure to pesticides and other chemicals in our environment. Dr. Rapp is board-certified in Environmental Medicine, Pediatrics and Allergies and is a recognized expert in this subject. This book is a must read!

Aubrey Organics
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SunBox Bright Light Therapy

The SunSation is a multi-use light box. It comes with a detachable wire desk stand that delivers the light at the recommended downward angle, and can be converted to a floor lamp with an optional floor stand. Compact and light-weight, it's easily moved from room to room and is perfect for travel (optional carrying case is also available). The SunSation provides 10,000 lux @ 14"; 5,000 lux @ 19"; 2,500 lux @ 29". See website for treatment details.

Color: Silver/gray
Dimensions: 15" H X 5.5" L X 4" D
Weight: 3.5 lbs.
Item #: SB-807
SALE: $189.95
(regular price $237.00)

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