"Be the one who helps others without seeking praise or rewards. You will be lifted to undreamed heights."

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Product Feature


Purely-E Oil & Capsules

Offering the world’s finest unprocessed whole Vitamin E Complex. Unlike heavily processed isolates, the whole food, unprocessed complex of vitamin E is more readily absorbed by the body. Purely-E is extracted exclusively from whole food sunflower oil, sustainably harvested wild red palm, Austrian Styrian pumpkin seeds, and Wild Rosemary oil.

Finally a soy-free option. Purely-E is the only 100% food source, non-soy, non-GMO vitamin E available; Soy sources are usually contaminated by GMOs; Purely-E is made exclusively from the cleanest sources.

Free of all chemicals, pesticides & additives; Non-GMO. Vitamin E is the most used vitamin in the body. Every cell needs it, vitamin C cannot be absorbed without it and it provides support against free radicals.

The product is vegan friendly and the oil can be rubbed on topically. The capsules provide 550% of your RDA and the oil has 34,320 IU per 1oz bottle. Remember, Vitamin E is the #1 vitamin used by the body.
April showers bring May flowers. Here is Ms. Judy, our CEO & Founder, under our pear tree.


Heal the World Interview


Why is a product from the wild more robust than farm-raised?

Judy K. Gray:
Wild plants struggle more. They have many more challenges than cultivated plants. And because of that, this builds their strength. As you know, the more challenges, the greater the requirement for strength is needed to survive. And thus, they provide more nourishment and healing power than regular, farm-raised plants.

So how did you come up with the philosophy that you were going to, when possible, go after ingredients from the wild as compared to farm-raised because so many other companies in the supplement space use farm-raised rather than wild ingredients?

Judy K. Gray:
I do something called my 40 days in the wilderness. I used to have some issues with ankle swelling, and I started picking these wild strawberry leaves and making tea, and they caused my ankles to go back to normal. The more I studied, I found out that these wild strawberries are also beneficial for the heart and circulation. Then I tried regular strawberry leaves, the planted ones, and the effects were not the same. That's when I began to realize that these wild plants are just absolutely miraculous. We see a common issue today with bladder weakness, not only frequent urination but leakage. And then I found these wonderful highbush cranberries, and then lingonberry. With lingonberries, you have to sit on the ground to pick them. They're so tiny. But both of these wild cranberry types of berries are amazing. The difference that they make in urinary health is extraordinary. And it's quick. And instead of taking endless medicine, you'll see immediate results.

You couldn't discover all these fantastic wild ingredients while sitting at your desk. How did you find them?

Judy K. Gray:
I went out into the wilderness after them. I love it. I mean, I've been all over the world, and I always take an opportunity to go out into the wild and see what's there. I've been to 69 countries, and each country has its special miracle growing in the wild. So I've enjoyed this, and I've learned so much. I talked to the healers living in those areas and what they use and how they use it. And I've learned so much from doing all of this.

How do you ensure that wild areas are not over-picked?  And how does conservation factor in when taking products from the wild?

Judy K. Gray:
Well, that's a really good question, which is near and dear to my heart.  When I'm picking, if it's on some cherry tree or berries or something like that, most of the bushes are monstrous. And so I just kind of pick at what's around me. Then the people I have with me are always reminded to leave some for the bears and the birds and also for the regeneration of plant material. You can't pick it all and then expect to come back the next year and find a wealth of material. You have to leave some behind. Plus the birds eat the seeds and then drop them miles and miles away. They are nature's little gardeners.

if you look at a farm-raised ingredient compared to a plant or ingredient that comes from the wild, could you describe the difference? How about farm-raised turmeric versus wild turmeric. How would I know the difference?

Judy K. Gray:
Well, usually, the farm-raised, even the organic, will be kind of small, much smaller, and kind of scrawny. I go out to the areas where they're left untapped, as far away from humanity as possible, because farms use a lot of pesticides. There are all kinds of things that can happen in and around a farm and people-populated areas. So I try to get something as far away from the human race as possible. That's why our turmeric is procured from the far south of India in a preserve. Those wild plants are as big as my fist and chock full of healing properties. They grow far away from pollution and people. That’s why they are so much more powerful and so much better for you.

If I'm considering buying North American products, compared to another nutraceutical company? What would you say?

Judy K. Gray:
I think it's more about what you won't find, such as all of the added ingredients, used to extend the formula to make it cheaper to produce. I use stabilizers, but I use natural ones. I have the essential oil stabilizer that I use that is pure as it can be. I don't use GMO products, glycerin, different chemicals, coloring agents, and sweeteners because they are not efficacious for healing.

I'm doing my own manufacturing at this point, so I can monitor what's happening. But when I first started, I did contract packaging. One of my packagers said, you know, we can spread this out and make it a lot cheaper for you to produce if you will add in some of these excipients. And I said, absolutely not. People get results very quickly from our products on a small amount of pure, clean supplementation. It has nothing in there that I would be ashamed to have anybody take. It's worth their time taking it, and it's worth their money. They're going to see results quickly, and that's what's near and dear to my heart. Having been director of nutrition in the largest U.S. cancer hospital and seeing all this agony and suffering made me seek ways to help people stay strong and well.

My last question.  You have a significant number of products available through North American Herb & Spice. Where other companies concentrate on maybe their top 10, 15, or 20, you have 300 products. Why so many products?

Judy K. Gray:
Well, there are a lot of issues that people encounter in their lives. And there are a plethora of wild plants that provide help. Sometimes people respond to one type of plant much more quickly than others. So everybody's different. My goal is to find and meet their needs. I admit it is more expensive to make many additional supplements than it is just a few. So this is why most companies limit their product production because it is quite expensive to research, develop and package all of these different kinds of supplements and do it right. But this helps people in so many ways, and I will continue to help people find what their bodies need as long as possible.



Meet Maddy Rae Cooper from Atlanta, GA. Maddy is a Health Researcher & Content Creator. She uses our Canacurmin and loves it!

"I suffer from bad period pain every month & conventional painkillers usually make me feel worse. Canacurmin has been a Godsend for me as it supports my body's natural inflammation response and soothes my pain in a holistic way. It’s full of so many great ingredients, I find myself reaching for it every time I’m dealing with any sort of inflammation; whether it’s allergies, muscle soreness, or period cramps. Like many other NAHS products, this is one that is always stocked in my medicine cabinet." -Maddy⁣⁣

Meet Saundra! She is a contractor at Citgo Refinery. She uses our Total Body Purge and absolutely loves it!

“I‘m currently doing contract work in a refinery that produces gas. I knew that I needed a raw product to help detox my body while working in this environment! Thanks to North American Herb & Spice I‘m more confident at work knowing I have the Total Body Purge in my system to help support healthy detoxification. This drink is a potent way to help detoxify synthetic chemicals and heavy metal burdens. I highly suggest this body detox if you’re looking for something that’s potent and raw.” -Saundra
Meet Joe from Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. Joe is a Social Media Specialist for MitoLife, Health Researcher, Aspiring Podcaster. He uses our Oreganol P73 and loves it!⁣

“I use it for its anti-parasite and antiviral effects primarily. I consider this a miracle substance. I personally take this and have very little fear of viruses because of it. I once had food poisoning and took this the same night and I woke up good as new! It works, and works fast! An amazing herbal supplement thing to keep in your cabinet. I take it every day! The proof is in the pudding!” -Joe⁣

Featured Recipes



1/2 cup white northern beans⁣
1/2 cup garbanzo beans ⁣
1/2 cup black beans ⁣
1/2 finely chopped onion ⁣
4 celery stalks ⁣
1 cup finely chopped cilantro ⁣
2 tbsp Black Seed Oil ⁣
1/3 cup olive oil ⁣
Juice of 1 lemon ⁣
Sea salt (to taste)⁣
Black pepper (to taste) ⁣

Soak all the beans overnight. Bring to boil in salted water and let it simmer for 1 hour or until soft. Mix with other ingredients and it’s ready!⁣


4 tbsp chia Seeds
1 tsp YacoPower
2 tsp matcha
1 cup almond milk
1 cup of full-fat plain yogurt
2 fresh kiwi
1/8 cup muesli

Layer in the order you want and cool in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Featured Ingredient

Ashwagandha Root - Ashwagandha, scientifically known as Withania Somnifera, is a plant in the Solanaceae or nightshade family. It is also known in different regions as Indian ginseng, winter cherry, etc.  This root has been used in traditional Ayurveda medicine for thousands of years and is known as a “Rasayana,” which means rejuvenator. Many people enjoy it for anxiety support, a happy mood, and general relaxation.  For this reason, its popularity as a restful sleep resource has been trending. Among the ayurvedic Rasayana herbs, ashwagandha holds the most prominent place.  This remarkable plant is nourishing to the adrenal glands, which in turn supports a healthy stamina and energy response. The root smells like a horse (“ashwa”), which is why it is called ashwagandha (on consuming it gives the power of a horse). North American Herb and Spice uses only the finest ingredients available on Earth. Our ashwagandha is a certified organic 10:1 water extract, meaning it is ten times more potent than grinding the root into a powder.  The western world is just beginning to unlock the ancient secrets about ashwagandha, mainly in how it supports a healthy quality of life and the ability to adapt to the stressors around us.   That is something we should all be looking into! Be sure to look for Ashadrene from NAHS, superior and excellent adrenal & energy support.

Win something wonderful from NAHS


Puzzle Contest

Find all nine words in the crossword and send your completed puzzle to If you are correct, you will be entered into a drawing.

A name will then be drawn, and the winner will receive a surprise from NAHS. All entries will be resubmitted for a quarterly drawing. Good Luck!

April’s lucky winner, Linda Maxwell, won a specialNAHS t-shirt. Congratulations! Wear it in good health.

Fruitful Fact


Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for the proper functioning of the human body.

For example, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid derived from animals, makes up about 10–20% of the total fat content in the brain. A low intake of omega-3 is associated with a lower IQ, depression, various mental disorders, heart disease, and many other serious diseases. There are three main types of omega-3 fats: alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

ALA comes mostly from plant oils, while the best sources of EPA and DHA are fatty fish and fish oils. Other good sources of EPA and DHA are grass-fed meat and omega-3 enriched or pastured eggs. The plant form, ALA, needs to be transformed into DHA or EPA to function correctly in the human body. However, this conversion process is inefficient in humans.

Therefore, it is best to eat plenty of foods high in DHA and EPA. Thus, NAHS Polar Power has the highest omega-3s possible from wild-caught salmon plus it is a good source of Vitamin A and D which are best derived from animal sources. Highly processed fish oils provide little to no benefit. It may also be rancid because the protective antioxidants have been removed. That’s why NAHS Polar Power is the best choice since it is unrefined. Another NAHS product with high Omega 3s, from a plant source, is Pure Omega- Sacha Inchi oil (also unrefined).

A large part of the population is not getting enough omega-3 fats from their diet. Avoiding a deficiency in these essential fatty acids may provide a significant advantage for one’s prolonged health.

Store Feature


Healthkick Nutrition Centers are the premier health food destination in Ft Wayne, Indiana, with four convenient locations. Started and run by the Morris brothers, Dan, David, and Bob, due to their interest in living a healthy lifestyle and staying fit, they have served their wellness community since 1998. With a diverse selection of quality brands and clean supplements, Healthkick has built its reputation by taking a consultative approach. Education has been the key to serving their existing guests and adding new health seekers. One of the missions of the Morris brothers is to find the highest quality ingredients and brands to ensure that their guests receive the most efficacious supplements. That is why you can find most of the North American Herb & Spice portfolio of products in a Healthkick store in Indiana. Happy to say, Healthkick Nutrition Centers are also serving the large Amish community as well with NAHS products.

Besides visiting the four stores, you can follow Healthkick online at or on Facebook.

Employee Feature: Derek


Meet Derek, this week's #NAHSFamily member! He works as one of our Customer Service Representatives. His favorite part about working with #NAHSCo is having the ability to talk about herbs, natural health and wellness with others. FUN FACT: He plays drums in a band called The Wild & Hungry. Derek said his favorite product is OregaResp because it supports his lung health. He stated, "OregaResp really opens up my lungs and improves my morning pranayama practice". Thank you for your get-it-done attitude and hard work, we love having you as a part of our team!



“Love this stuff...I live and work in environments that promote fungus growth in your sinus and respiratory. Suffered with recurrent infection until I found this product... no medication did anything except short term and only skimmed the surface. This came in and kicked butt. Have purchased many and will continue to, it helps everything!”-G. Cantrell
“Athletes Foot - GONE! Cold Symptoms, caught in time - GONE! Sore throat? I just tip my head back & drip drops right down to the back of my throat! Mosquito bites, minor skin irritations, minor skin or wound infections - GONE! On cotton balls for earaches, drops, just a couple, on my kid's earache/infections - GONE! I use it for allergy symptoms, too! ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES! This brand and its MEDITERRANEAN Oregano components, the P-73 (or whatever it is that does the work), IT is the KIND! I've tried others with WAY less curative effects! Make your own capsules straight up, I don't bother with measure, just fill half the capsule up and swallow with beverage. I've seen reviews concerned with effects with beneficial bacteria or whatever, personally, I've used this product for almost 20 years or so and have never had any problems, only benefits! So what’s a big deal about a strong oregano burp, anyways!? I must say, I absolutely do consume a complete, well rounded diet with plenty of fruits & vegetables & work a physically demanding job. I'm almost 61 and plenty healthy so far!”-thejuandrr
“North American Herb & Spice Oreganol P73 Super Strength has been a life saver many times for me. It has been the only thing I use for anything for a few years now. I don't need to take anything else. I've used it for literally everything. I dilute it with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and it heals wounds, 6 Parts Extra Virgin Olive Oil to one part of Oreganol Oil Super Strength. It cleans my entire body and regulates my system. It's gotten rid of corns on my feet, rashes on my grand kids plus a numerous amount of bug bites in the summer, healed their bumps and bruises and just balanced their bodies as well as mine. I've used it in ways other people don't and get amazing results. It kills bad germs & stimulates the immune system and it does a wonderful job of it. We do take a break every couple of months for a few days,if we have been using it regularly. It works on the skin surface, dark spots, on the spine,chest, feet at night (it’s great at preventing diseases like colds and flu). It's a fantastic product to me and I'm very thankful to God that someone guided me to it and that it can be utilized by me privately and ordered online etc. Non-addicting and just there when I need it and I can go months without needing it also. Thanks for keeping this product available as it does have amazing results.” -Helen

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