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Autumn News      November 2018     Vol.10 No. 3
Autumn is the time for giving thanks, sharing and gifting yourself some quiet time...before the hustle & bustle of the holidays...  
  • Product News!
  • Herbal Support Kits Are The Perfect Gift
  • What's Spagyric?...H&A Bio-Specific™ Process Explained
  • David Winston's Students: Where Are They Now? A Revisit with Maia Toll
  • We're B Corp Recertified!
  • American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association Annual Conference Recap
  • Contest Winners
  • Herbal Jeopardy Contest
  • 2018 Herbal Salon Schedule - Just One Webinar Left This Year...Don't Miss It!  
  • Monthly Specials-Check them Out!
Product News...
Metabolic Supportand Bitter Melon Launched!
We gave you a sneak peak in our summer newsletter but we've officially launched David Winston's Metabolic Support formula, and Bitter Melon fruit ( Mormordica charantia), both of which help support healthy blood sugar levels already in the normal range. Most Bitter Melon extracts are made from powdered herbs, but ours is extracted from freshly dried whole fruit in small batches.  
 
 
Pancreaid™ Reformulated!
In other product news, David has reformulated Pancreaid , which supports pancreatic function, and also supports healthy blood sugar levels.
Herbal Support Kits Are The Perfect Gift    


Each Herbal Support Kit contains selected solutions to common concerns packaged attractively in our signature gift box. The Stress Support Kit is a great idea for the holiday season; containing four best-selling herbal formulas to promote balance in the face of every-day stress: Daily Adapt™ - promotes energy and balances stress, Serenity Compound™ - support for stress, Tension Relief™ - supports a calm mind, and Phytocalm™ - promotes restful sleep. David Winston's guidance in the package explains when to select each product.
 
What's Spagyric?...The H&A Bio-Specific™ Process Explained     
   
If you are one of many who have told us our products are a cut above every other brand you have used, our Spagyric process, coupled with David's extraordinary formulation abilities, explains why. Our BIO-SPECIFIC™ product formulation process is based on knowledge of the chemistry, character and energetics of plants gained from traditional wisdom. This knowledge is combined and balanced with leading modern research and decades of clinical experience.
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 usin g their training.  
 
 
Our interview this autumn is a revisit with Maia Toll. Mai a is an author, he rbalist and graduate of David Winston's Herbal Studies program. Her interview in 2014 was so interesting we decided to check back to see what's new with her.  
We're B Corp Re-certified!     

Certified B Corporations meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. In 2010 we were the first herbal supplements company to become a Certified B Corp™, demonstrating that we use business as a force for good: making products that are beneficial for people in a way that is good for the earth.
 
Our most recent B Corp Re-Certification, a process we go through every three years, is complete... and our B-score increased to 99! We are proud to be part of a community of like-minded corporations that put people and planet first. It's been an eventful few years: We have increased the percentage of Certified Organic herbs we source, we participated in Terracycle Brigades, donated products to those in need, and fine tuned company policies to reinforce our commitment to social and environmental good.
 
Looking forward to the next three years we will continue to make an impact delivering on our mission to create herbal supplements that are of the highest quality, manufactured from plant material that originates in harmony with the environment: organically grown, ethically wild-crafted or sustainably harvested.
 
Learn more of what it means to be a B Corp™.  
 
Speaking of B Corp, our CEO Beth Lambert was interviewed for this Vitamin Retailer article on natural products companies getting certified.
American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association Annual Conference      

H&A CEO Beth Lambert has several veterinarians in the family, so it's no surprise that the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association Annual Conference has been an annual event for us for many years.
 
This year, as in many circles, a hot discussion topic was the somewhat controversial use of cannabis for small animals. We also had some interesting conversations about David Winston's Reckless Blood Tonic™ as an alternative to the proprietary Chinese formula Yunnan Baiyao. Several vets included Yarrow (an ingredient in Reckless Blood Tonic ) in their presentations as an alternative to Yunnan Baiyao. Reasons given for the substitution were that certain proprietary Chinese formulas do not list all their ingredients. And, one of the known ingredients in Yunnan Baiyao, Tienchi ginseng, has had some supply issues. We discontinued using it when we could not find a supply that passed our aflatoxin specifications.  
Congratulations to All the Latest Winners of Great Prizes    

Build Your Herbal Library baskets went to:
 
Amanda Pike of the Warrick Vet Clinic in Newburgh, IN at the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association Annual Conference

Heather Warnick of Wynter's Haven in Lavale, MD and Audrey Braam from Whole Earth Center in Princeton, NJ at Natural Products Expo East 
 
Melissa Thomas of Natural Kneads Massage Therapy in Flowery Branch GA at AHG 
 
The Expo East winner of a Kindle Fire HD 10 tablet was Mindy North from JSJ Balance in Pikesville, MD. 
David Winston's Herbal Jeopardy-Autumn 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 Summer Contest winner was Audrey Braam, but congrats to all who answered Bitter Melon, botanical name "Mormordica charantia" as the correct answer.
David Winston's Herbal Salon 2019 Schedule is in the works*    

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 karen@herbalist-alchemist.com. 
 
December 5   - Vision Health   
*Dates and Topics are subject to change  
Center For Herbal Studies
Excitement stirs with the start of another 2 Year Class at David Winston's Center for Herbal Studies      
The current Herbalist Training Program is under way having started in September.  Every Tuesday evening, excited students meet either onsite or online eager to expand their herbal medicine knowledge.  
 
Thinking about enrolling in the September 2020 class?  You can attend the two-year course in person or online. David's past students use their training in a variety of ways: clinical work, research, hospital care, product manufacturing, retailing and educating.    
Use the button above to find more information or see where else David is teaching on his Center for Herbal Studies website
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