From the Founder Address:
A Special Tribute to Dr. Cass Ingram

Dr. Cass Ingram
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It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we must say goodbye to Dr. Cass Ingram.  After complications from an extensive dental procedure, Dr. Ingram passed from this life on March 12, 2022.  He was a great friend and advocate of all who are associated with North American Herb & Spice and our products.  We will always cherish and honor his memory.  For 36 years, he blessed our lives with his brilliant wit, intelligence, kindness, generosity, unceasing honesty, integrity, and loyalty.  He used these attributes to help achieve a better life and world for all.  It was his lifelong goal to help others in endless ways.
Dr. Ingram was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on March 8, 1956.  He graduated from Thomas Jefferson high school in 1974.  He then went on to major in Biology and minor in Chemistry at the University of Iowa.  He graduated in 1978 and attended an additional year of schooling.  He then attended the Des Moines College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery and graduated with a Doctorate of Osteopathy in June of 1984.  His grades and test scores were impeccable, an early mark of his genius.
Dr. Ingram served a special internship with Dr. Robert Atkins.  He had his own clinics in Arlington Heights, IL, and Los Angeles, CA for a period of time.  He authored more than 40 books on nutritional medicine and wrote many spiritual books as well.  His work ethic was incredible, and his determination for achievement was unmatched. 
When brave men surge ahead of their times, those who are lesser seek to torment and punish his kind.  This indeed describes the type of affliction Dr. Ingram suffered in his lifetime.  He valiantly stood for all that he believed to be righteous and good.  God will surely bless his efforts to heal thousands of souls and bring goodness and decency back to our world. 
His voluminous writings, podcasts, videos, and research will continue to inform and enrich our lives.  He has enlightened so many people around the world.  Over 70 orphans in Uganda, Africa have benefited from his generosity.  Anyone in need was blessed by his charitable giving.  He will live on in our hearts forever.   

Supporting Our Healthy Bones & Joints

When we talk about health, the first areas that may come to mind are the immune system, heart, detoxifying, digestion system, etc. However, while supporting our organs, we must not neglect our structural areas like the bones and joints. This includes the connective tissues such as ligaments and tendons. Bones can lose their density with age and wear.  Joints can lose connective tissue function due to excessive inflammation and the natural aging process.  One significant cause to watch out for is a lack of proper nutrition, especially crucial minerals and vitamins that the body uses to deposit into the bones and joints, keeping them solid and sturdy.
As people grow older, joints and bones do not respond as they did in the past. For example, a sprained ankle or broken bone takes twice as long to heal before returning to regular activity. In the 20s and 30s, people can be less disciplined with diets and still heal quickly. Eating the wrong kinds of foods and not eating enough of the suitable types can be a perfect storm for the deterioration of bones and joints. Interestingly, two 70-year-old people can vastly differ in bone densities and connective tissue function for joints, even though both are the same age.  Why does this occur? The healthy 70 year old may be consuming the proper amount of nutrients, collagen, and specific herbs that support bone density.  Another finding is that those with healthy structural functions routinely move their bodies daily. 
This article will break down the herbs, nutrients, and supplementation recommended for supporting healthy bones and joints for the rest of your lifetime. Multiple studies and research confirms the information that is shared. One of the best resources available to  google is the “Muhlbauer bone studies.”
The essential list of products we recommend is as follows:  1. Collagen Power Plus, 2. Bone Activ Rubbing oil and Capsules, 3. Turmeric Power Plus, 4. Purely Zinc and 5. Purely Pak.

Collagen Power Plus 90ct

Did you know that Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body?  This protein makes up the connective tissue in joints, vertebrae, hair, skin, and nails.  Also, it is contained in the stomach lining and the liver. Collagen can help us feel more energized, encourage glowing, healthy-looking skin, and support connective tissue longevity and bone strength.  The body starts out making an unlimited supply of collagen, but by age 25, 75% of the original amount is made. It declines steadily from there.  By age 40, only 50% of the original collagen is produced. Finally, by age 60-70, only 25% of the body’s original collagen production is left. In conclusion, we must receive our collagen requirements from outside food sources such as grass-fed beef collagen.
Fun Fact: Your body also requires significant quantities of natural Vitamin C to produce and maintain healthy collagen levels.
Overall Collagen Power Plus Health Benefits:
1. High Protein Content
2. Hydrolyzed for Absorption
3. Energy & Alertness
4. Bone Density and Connective Tissues (45% of body)
5. Increased Athletic Performance
6. Balanced Mood
7. Supports Liver Function and stomach lining integrity
8. Perfect for Aging, Injuries, and Cartilage Damages
9. Our Formula is unique (Vitamin C, etc.)

Bone Activ Rubbing Oil & Capsules 120ct

Bone Activ results from years of research into bone density. When bone loss occurs, the bone cells are in the “Osteoclast” state.  When bone density or growth occurs, bone cells are in the “Osteoblast” state.  Is it possible that certain foods can help naturally support our healthy bone density?  One researcher, Muhlbauer, thought so and set out to find which foods could benefit the most. He identified foods like plums, citrus fruits, and others that tested well for the bones. His work was discovered by Dr. Cass Ingram, who later wrote “The Bone-Building Miracle.”  Muhlbauer and Dr. Ingram found that specific whole herbs and their spice oils could make a difference in how we approach bone health from natural foods. Rosemary, sage, and especially oregano were the top 3. NAHS uses the most activated forms of these herbs, originating from wild Mediterranean mountain sources.  These types are highly desired for their superior benefits. Bone Activ rubbing oil is a potent blend of these herbal extracts in an olive oil carrier, designed for topical and oral use.

The 120ct Bone Activ capsules are the raw crude powder forms of these same herbs with one other vital component, raw MCHC.  Our MCHC is the ground-up bone from the finest New Zealand grass-fed cattle, containing the same minerals our human bones need to thrive, including natural calcium.  NAHS only uses young cattle at their most vital bone strength levels. 
Here is an excerpt from Dr. Cass Ingram:   “The raw bone of young animals is exceedingly rich in bone-building compounds, particularly cartilage-building proteins, hyaluronic acid complexes, that is the mucopolysaccharides, and bone matrix minerals, known as crystalline mineral matter. Known as microcrystalline hydroxyapatite (MCHC), this complex has been extensively studied for its capacity to maintain the health of the skeleton while also supporting the skeletal system’s job of rebuilding bone. Essentially, MCHC is a complex of the protein of bone, collagen, along with key minerals, in particular, dense amounts of calcium. The form of calcium in this complex is more readily absorbed and utilized in the body than virtually any other type.  A variety of studies have demonstrated that MCHC  is significantly more effective in reducing weakening and thinning of the trabecular bone in osteoporotic women than any other form.”
Fun Fact:  Muhlbauer’s research also led Dr. Ingram to discover that, in addition to the previously mentioned herbs, onion, garlic, and sumac also demonstrated positive results in supporting healthy bone density and skeletal function. Our OregaMax capsules and OregaWild powder contain each one of these ingredients!

Bone Activ Summary Points:
  • Take the oil and capsules together for the best results
  • The oil supports circulation and the body’s response to inflammation
  • The capsules contain MCHC, rich in minerals and bone nourishers
  • This type of MCHC comes from grass-fed cattle, not grain-fed factory-farmed cattle
  • Ideal for all ages

Turmeric Power Plus

Many people know about Turmeric and how it supports the body’s response to inflammation in the most natural way. There will be discomfort and pain when bone and joint problems occur.  NAHS wanted to go a different direction than most other supplement companies to activate the full potential of turmeric’s benefits. We use an exclusively wild source of Turmeric from a protected forest preserve in India. Instead of using hexane and butane to extract curcumin from the root, we do a two-step clean extraction method using organic ethanol and CO2. These methods allow us to preserve all 200+ of its plant compounds, including the mighty turmerones.  These compounds enable curcumin to work more effectively and add support to the health of the nervous system.

We could have stopped there, but the need is too great. So we enhanced the inflammation support further by adding ginger, oregano, and rosemary. The result is a full spectrum of wild turmeric that acts as a 4 in 1 relief formula without the toxic residues of hexane and butane. If you have to wince with every step you take or just want to be proactive, this product is for you. Many of our customers report an improved bounce in their step and a noticeable relief sensation.  Add this into your regimen and feel better than ever! 

Turmeric Power Plus Takeaways:
  • No harsh toxic petrochemical residues in the extraction process
  • All 200+ plant compounds bioavailable for optimal support
  • Rare, wild-sourced turmeric from a clean environment
  • Supports the body’s response to inflammation, joint and nerve health
  • 4 in 1 value!  Premium turmeric, ginger, oregano, and rosemary
Fun Fact:  For the highest possible level of inflammation support, try our super potent Canacurmin, which adds raw full-spectrum hemp to the TPP formula. For topical inflammation support, try our PaineeZ spray. It contains natural camphor, which cools the nerve endings for hours, giving you peace of mind and body.

Purely Zinc

This fantastic superfood, Austrian pumpkin seed powder, is rich in zinc and five other minerals!  Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Iron, and Phosphorus. These nutrients are utilized in the bone density/skeletal system equation. Purely Zinc builds not only bone but also your teeth as well! Did you know there is a severe depletion of minerals in today's agricultural farming? Iron, Vitamin C, Phosphorus, Magnesium, protein, and calcium levels are available in much smaller quantities than in crops harvested in the 1950s, according to a study conducted by the USDA, see here:
This is a BIG reason why supplementation with quality wholefood nutrients is more important than ever. Purely Zinc powder provides that supplementation you need. Zinc is used in 100s of processes in the body, from metabolism to hormones and brain function.  Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Vitamin C, in particular, are needed for healthy bones and teeth.  One serving of Purely Zinc powder provides 300% of your daily value of vitamin C, which is also a necessary component of collagen production. You will also enjoy the 10 grams of protein per serving!
Purely Zinc Takeaways:
  • 300% Vitamin C per serving
  • Rare essential trace minerals Zinc, Magnesium, Iron, & More
  • 10 grams protein & 3 grams fiber per serving
  • Four B vitamins included per serving
  • It tastes delicious in smoothies, shakes, yogurts, and oatmeal/bran–even soup

Purely Pak

Imagine a comprehensive whole food vitamin supplement not chemically manufactured but from clean, premium food sources. Welcome to the Purely Pak!  Vitamin A, B complex, & D from wild-caught Alaskan sockeye salmon, Vitamin B complex from torula yeast and rice bran, Vitamin C from raw wild camu camu berries and acerola cherries, Vitamin E from non-GMO sunflower seeds and pumpkin seed oil, and to top it off, grass-fed beef liver from Brazilian cattle. The latter is a powerful source of Vitamin K, B12, A, and more. Nothing can compare!  Vitamin D is required for bone health, but you need Vitamin A to absorb it properly!  We should also recognize that Vitamin C is critical for bone strength, and a deficiency in this nutrient can lead to scurvy. Vitamin K is also a part of the complex bone density equation. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that can support the body’s response to inflammation. The B complex is needed to metabolize all the different nutrients and support whole-body energy efficiently.  Want to feel like a superhuman and cover all nutrient deficiencies?  Take Purely Pak and nourish all the systems! All these are real, alive food vitamins and cofactors that you need every day; Purely Pak is more nutritious than most daily meals.
Purely Pak Takeaways:
  • All essential vitamins play a role in healthy bone function
  • Authentic, high-quality whole food sources for maximum absorption
  • It comes in a 14 and 30 day supply
  • One packet will supply the body’s vitamin and nutrient needs for each day 
Don’t be a victim of a poor skeletal system and joint function. Take action!  Use this powerful knowledge to improve your health. Yes, knowledge is power, but only when applied daily to our lives. Remember, you need collagen, herbs, wholefood Minerals & vitamins, and perhaps a turmeric formula to prepare the body for structural success. Move, stretch and exercise every day; even a little goes a long way when done consistently.
Be strong and live long!
-Your Director of Education, Steven Harkins 

April Recipe:
Roasted Golden Cauliflower

with Wild Turmeric

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Serves: up to 6 people
About 280 calories


  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into 1-inch florets
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2-3 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 heaping teaspoon of TurmaMax
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon sea  salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro


  • Preheat the oven to 415 degrees
  • Cut the cauliflower into 1-inch florets and place them in a large mixing bowl with the minced garlic.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine melted coconut oil, turmeric, cumin,  coriander, salt/pepper, and stir. Drizzle the mixture over the cauliflower and toss to coat.
  • On a large baking sheet evenly spread the cauliflower.
  • Roast in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender and starting to brown on the ends.
  • Serve warm with cilantro

*Cauliflower + Turmeric = Double Inflammation Support!

The compounds in both of these superfoods can help you feel great. Support the joints, nerves, and brain. Cauliflower provides vitamin A, C, potassium, iron, calcium, fiber, and choline!  Along with powerful wild Turmeric from NAHS, It is the perfect recovery food.



"Let’s talk about the magical benefits of Maca!! This powerful antioxidant rich Peruvian root promotes balanced hormones, eases PMS symptoms, PCOS, enhances fertility, heightens libido, and helps us adapt to stress. This tincture is soo delicious and I’ve noticed a huge difference since I started taking it a month ago! I am so grateful for NAHS for creating such a wonderful product I can use daily to improve my overall health. "


April’s Featured Employee:
Maria Carillo

Hi, my name is Maria Carrillo.  My nickname is Mari. I have been with NAHS for 7 years, and I’m the administrative assistant. I am the face that everyone sees when they walk into our building! I’m also the one in charge of our company’s store when customers come to buy and learn more about our products.           
My hobbies are taking walks and riding horses. I enjoy the outdoors but only in the summer! I also love to spend quality time with family.
My absolute favorite product is the multi-vitamin Purely Pak and here is why:

I’m one of the only people I know who has not gotten sick even once from Covid over the last two years. I have been taking the Purely Pak for several years, and I believe it’s because of the Purely Pak and the pure, whole food nutrition I receive from it that has kept my immune system strong all this time.

Houdini’s Health Hacks

What a surprise I have in store for all my furry friends next month!  I still can’t tell you yet, and it’s really hard to keep my lips sealed.  All I can say is you’ll love it! Whether for my fur friends or their human companions, it’s very important that pure food supplements and treats are always provided. Why?  Because so much of what we are being given to eat can be contaminated with toxic chemicals, GMOs, synthesized materials, and refined useless ingredients.
My mom says whatever we eat–even our treats–should nourish us and keep our bodies healthy and strong.  Even if it’s really yummy–if it’s bad, don’t eat it! Some common nasty ingredients you want to watch out for in foods are the following:
Nitrites and nitrates in meats, destroy the digestive tract, and may even cause cancer.  My food is always fresh and raw.  It keeps me healthy and strong, and my fur is really soft and beautiful.  Potassium bromate causes tumors in animals.  So don’t eat bread and crackers if they contain this bad preservative.
Next is butylated hydroxyanisole, (BHA).  This is a known carcinogen, meaning it may cause cancer, and is an endocrine disruptor found in chips, meats, and snacks.  Just like BHA, BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) is added to food to extend shelf life.  This preservative causes lung tumors in rats.  Cats don’t like to eat rats with lung tumors!  I also want to warn you about artificial colors.  These are only used to make you like the bad things in foods.  They are banned in multiple countries around the world. Humans don’t have the nose to smell the bad stuff, so they must look at all their labels. 
GMOs are not listed or easy to identify on labels.  Always buy organic.  Genetically modified foods, (GMOs), cause bad digestion and even DNA damage. 
Ethoxyquin is yet another preservative that can harm the blood and liver.  It is also used as a pesticide. 
Propylene glycol is used to preserve moisture content.  It’s also known as antifreeze! Antifreeze has killed some of my cat friends. 
In closing, we must train our humans not to hurt us or themselves with these bad ingredients in our food and treats.  Processed foods today contain over 9,000 chemicals and additives. Please remember that real wild organic food treats and supplements are best for us all.
With Love,
-Houdini Gray

April Store Feature:
Betty’s Natural Foods

Betty’s Natural Foods is celebrating its 40th year in business! Betty Poeppelman started a health and nutrition store in her home and operated it there for 32 years.  Her son Darrin took over the business in 2013.  One year later, he moved it to a store front in the small town of Osgood, Ohio (population 300).  In 2021, Betty’s constructed a brand new 3500 square foot building across the street from its previous location.  This newly designed space allows for expanded product lines and better customer service.  In addition, the new building accommodates three massage therapists and a chiropractor to ensure ultimate health and wellness. 

Betty’s Natural Foods has three full time employees and several part time employees. Betty’s offers free health consultations and prides themselves on getting to the root cause of its customer’s health issues.

The education that North American Herb and Spice gives Betty’s Natural Foods is essential to the growth that Betty’s has experienced.  The team at Betty’s is able to share this knowledge to assist its customers in better overall health.  Sales of Orega-Resp alone has gone from less than 40 bottles to over 1300 in a single year!

Those of us at North American Herb & Spice who have worked with Darrin and Kevin at Betty’s know just how high their commitment to their customers. They only want to supply their patrons with the best knowledge and healthy ingredients. That is why we have such a beautiful partnership. We look forward to many more years of helping empower and heal the good people of Ohio and beyond!  
Customer Testimonials
“I was diagnosed by her doctor with a patch of skin cancer on her face, was told I would have to have it removed. Before I went any further, I decided to try Oreganol Super Strength oil, rubbed it on the area a few times a day for several weeks.  I went back to the doctor for a follow-up and was told by my doctor it seemed to be disappearing. To date, I have not had any signs of it returning. I am a young age of 80+ and have used the Oreganol Super Strength oil as a daily preventative support supplement regimen for over 12 + years!  I have stayed healthy and strong all these years I feel it’s due to your products.”
- Miss J Lewin from Aurora CO
“I just wanted to say that I am so glad I found you guys and you are out there offering the products you do. I have become increasingly aware of what I put in my body including lab-synthesized supplements and I'm so happy to have come across the fact that everything you do is whole-food-based! I will be buying your vitamins as long as you make them and will try to get my parents on the NAH&S train as well. Thank you!”
I use black seed oil and many others… 
Thank you for all that you do for humanity!!!!"
- From the Staff at Keen Flower Farms
“My husband was using the Whole-Body Vibration Plates – A detox machine that works on all your muscles and blood circulation. He used it longer than normal and broke out in hives all over his body. I used the Oreganol P-73 and with the dropper, I covered his marks. They disappeared by the next day!”
Claudette from Maryland
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