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Winter News        February 2018       Vol.9 No. 4
It has been bitter cold here in the Northeast but as the sun sets a little later each day, warmer weather will be here soon.  In the meantime, a nice hot cup of tea by the fire is the splendid reward after a day of wintertime activities... 
  • Adaptogens!
  • Daily Adapt Wins Accolades
  • Spirolyd Protocol Change
  • Product News 
  • David Winston's Students: Where Are They Now? Alison Birks MS, AHG, CNS
  • Herbalists Treat Refugees in Napal
  • Westward Bound!
  • Herbal Jeopardy Contest
  • Content to Share
  • 2018 Herbal Salon Schedule  
  • Monthly Specials-Check them Out!
As the world discovers the phenomenal benefits of adaptogens, it's also getting conflicting information on them. Our founder David Winston RH(AHG), author of the book Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina & Stress Relief, is an authority on adaptogens. It's no wonder herbal industry trade magazines are relying on him to set the record straight. NutraIngredients-USA recently did a fantastic job:
Daily Adapt Named Best Stress Relief Product!
"We really appreciate receiving recognition for the Best Stress Relief product for the second year in a row. This is one of my personal favorites. As always, David Winston's formulas reflect his extensive knowledge of how herbs work synergistically in a well-crafted formula," said Beth Lambert, CEO, Herbalist & Alchemist.

Herbalist & Alchemist's David Winston's Daily Adapt™
was chosen as the Best Stress Relief product of 2018 in Delicious Living magazine's seventh annual Supplement Awards. The award's purpose is to educate consumers on making trusted and safe supplement purchases
H&A founder and respected herbalist and educator David Winston RH(AHG) meticulously formulated Daily Adapt™ to be energizing without being over-stimulating. Ingredients include Eleuthero, Schisandra, Rhodiola, American ginseng with the nervine fresh Oat extract and nootropic Gota Kola. This adaptogenic formula is appropriate for today's stress-filled lives.  
Daily Adapt™ was also chosen as one of the Best New Products of 2017 by New Hope Network .
David Winston's Serenity Compound™ was selected Best Stress Relief Product in 2017.
Spirolyd Protocol Change 
Attention practitioners using David Winston's Spirolyd™ Compound & David Winston's Spirolyd™ Support protocol: informed by recent research, David has modified his protocol to a more complex pulse dosing. Practitioners using the protocol can contact H&A for more information. David will also host a practitioner webinar slated for mid-spring. More information to follow soon.
Product News  
David Winston, RH (AHG), is constantly adding to his vast knowledge of herbs as additional science emerges.  When appropriate, he amends some of his proprietary compound formulas to improve them.  Such is the case with David Winston's Insight Compound™.  Just like the previous lots you have enjoyed, the improved formula still contains Blueberry fruit, Ginkgo leaf, Lycium fruit and Chrysanthemum flower.  The difference is that there is now more Blueberry in the formula, which well documented in its ability to support healthy vision*.  As a result of the reformulation, you may notice that there is a little less sediment in the product and the level of sweetness is reduced.  The instructions for use remain the same.  We hope that you enjoy our newly improved Insight Compound™ as you continue to support your healthy vision*.
We're excited to introduce reformulated Dragon's Dream Oil™ in the roller ball glass bottle! And there is a wonderful story behind it. The Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) offered a new course in solving typical problems businesses in our industry confront. Part of the curriculum involved working with existing businesses. We presented the class with the challenge of finding the best packaging as we converted Dragon's Dream from an ointment to an oil. Our ointment worked beautifully but customers found it a bit messy and had requested an "easier to use" oil. After much research the students proposed a roller ball-topped glass bottle that met our criteria of being user friendly, QC approved, affordable, and attractive.
"We worked with a group of students and faculty who were located all over the world, from California, Maryland, Brooklyn, Massachusetts and Catalonia," said H&A CEO Beth Lambert. "Collaborating with them was a wonderful experience, and our customers will love the result. Many thanks to MUIH for the opportunity!"

The large plastic overseal has been replaced on this package with new tamper-proof seal featuring the H&A logo.The new format and packaging will begin shipping in March.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
David Winston's Students: Where Are They Now? 

For each newsletter we interview one of David Winston's former s
tudents to find out what motivated them to learn about herbal medicine and how they are using their training.  
The study of herbs and natural healing have been part of Alison Birks MS , AHG, CNS life's work. In her practice, Alison builds on the foundations of health with supporting herbs. As a nutritionist, herbalist and educator at the Institute of Sustainable Nutrition in Woodbury, CT, Alison inspires her students to find the deep connection to the earth as a source of our food and medicine.
Herbalists Treat Refugees in Napal

In 2014, H&A customer Dr. Janet Galipo first traveled to a remote location in Nepal to bring healthcare to impoverished villages. She joined other medical practitioners on behalf of Be Healthy Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to providing healthcare for people of low income. They spent three weeks working with the people in the Humla village, which has a staggering 65% malnutrition rate and an annual income of $175 U.S dollars a year.
We contributed herbal tinctures for their use then, and again in 2017 when the group returned to help Nepali, Bhutanese and Tibetan refugees. They treated over 1,500 people with no access to any other form of healthcare. Thank you, Janet for your wonderful work and for giving us the opportunity to help.
Westward Bound

It's almost time for Expo West in Anaheim, CA March 9-11. Stop b y our booth (#4367) to register to win a product basket including books to build your herbal library, or a pre-loaded Kindle fire HD 10 with Alexa. Book signings with David Winston will take place Friday & Saturday at 2:00 PM. We look forward to seeing many of you there! 
Spon so ring the AHPA-ABC 2018 HerbWalk has become a tradi tion for us, and the  next one is the day before Expo
West starts, March 8, from 1:00 - 5:00 PM. David Winston and other renowned herbalists will lead small groups through the Fullerton Arboretum's 26-acre beautiful botanical garden. They will describe the culinary, medicinal and traditional uses of the collection of plant species from around the globe. Sign up for the HerbWalk using the "Add À La Carte Options" link when you  register for Expo West.
David Winston's Herbal Jeopardy-Winter Edition Contest    

Answer correctly & you will be entered into a drawing to win a H&A "cash card" worth $50.00 towards future purchases of our quality products.   
Our Autumn Contest winner was Esther Mack, but congrats to all who answered Wild Cherry bark, botanical name "Prunus emarginata" as the correct answer.
Content to Share    
Want some information on adaptogens to use in newsletters and on social media? Now that the rest of the world has discovered how effective adaptogens are, we're working to give people access to accurate information so adaptogens doesn't just become another buzzword.    
We hope you will find the samples below useful. Be sure to tag us on social media!  
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The word "Adaptogen" is not an ancient term from traditional herbalism, the concept was first described by Dr. I.I. Brekhman in 1961. Brekhman and his colleague, I. V. Dardymov, identified Adaptogens as non-toxic in normal therapeutic doses, producing a non-specific state of resistance in the body to physical, emotional or environmental stress, and as having a normalizing effect on the body, helping to restore normal physiologic function that has been altered by chronic stress. Come talk to us about how adaptogens can help you.  
Adaptogens can help us to feel better, restore our energy and help us to be more resilient to life's challenges. They prime the body to respond more effectively and appropriately to acute or chronic stress, but they can't replace adequate quality sleep, a healthy diet, exercise, and good lifestyle choices. Adaptogens can be extremely useful during exams or a big work project, for jet lag recovery, to enhance performance and recovery when training for a marathon or when visiting a high altitude location. We're happy to help you find the adaptogen formula that's right for you.
Like most herbal products, adaptogens work better in formulas rather than as single herbs. Sometimes adaptogens are blended with tonic herbs to utilize their synergy in the most beneficial way. To get the most out of these formulas that balance the body's systems, chose a brand formulated by an experienced herbalist. We're happy to help you find the right formula for you.
David Winston's Herbal Salon 2018 Schedule*    

If you have not attended David's free Herbal Salons, you're missing a unique educational opportunity. O pen to Herbalist & Alchemist wholesale accounts, these take place online once a month on Wednesdays at Noon Eastern time.  If you are a practitioner or health food store employee and wish to receive an invitation to the next Herbal Salon please email 
March 14   - Musculoskeletal Health
April 4   - Tick Borne
May 2   - Herbal Basics
June 6     - Parasite & Fungal Activity
July 11 - Alteratives
August 1   - Auto Immune Conditions
September 5 - Insulin Resistance/Metabolic Syndrome
October 3   - Periodontal Health
November 7   - Chronic Bowel Disorders
December 5   - Vision   
*Dates and Topics are subject to change  
Center For Herbal Studies
David Winston's Center for Herbal Studies     
David's 2016-2018 class is deep into their studies in the current Herbalist Training Program. If you've thought about expanding your herbal medicine knowledge, you can't do better than this two-year program, which David has been teaching for 36 years. David's past students use their training in a variety of ways: clinical work, research, hospital care, product manufacturing, retailing and educating.

Thinking about enrolling in the September 2018 class?  You can attend the two-year course in person or online. Classes are held once a week on Tuesday evenings.  
Use the button above to find more information and see where else David is teaching this year on his Center for Herbal Studies website.

David Winston Resources 
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