Happy Plants, Happy Skin

Living plants are made of biophotons (light), living water, ions and an impressive array of nutrients that create happy plants. In turn, happy plants support happy skin and a feeling of well-being.

Science has explained feelings of well-being that may be experienced when skin is exposed to living plant-life by demonstrating an interaction between a substance applied topically and our nervous system. This interaction occurs via neurotransmitter receptor sites in skin that receive messages from either touch or substances topically applied. When either happens, neurotransmitters are produced in the skin that send signals to the brain that are favorable or unfavorable.

The same as touch can make us feel either pleasure or pain, so can a substance applied to our skin make us feel good or bad, happy or sad due to the neurotransmitter receptor sites in our skin’s surface. To illustrate, if a substance containing chemicals that are not in harmony with our bodies is applied to our skin, our skin might react by producing a rash or other irritation. In addition, the neurotransmitters produced send stress signals to the brain which responds by altering the way we feel. We may feel irritated, angry or depressed and not know why.

On the other hand, if we apply plant-life substances free of chemicals that are in harmony with our body, the neurotransmitter receptor sites in our skin send signals to the brain to produce neurotransmitters, called endorphins. These are known as happy hormones because of the feelings of well-being and pleasure they produce.

The Search for Goji Berries

An Ingredient Story by Bunnie Gulick

From my early days as a nutritionist, I knew Tibetan goji berries were a wonderful rare find – excellent for both body and skin. They were a must for ISUN! Months of searching only led me to Chinese berries, but my intention to find the prized Tibetan berry was clear!

The Search for Goji Berries Wild Tibetan Goji Berries found in remote fertile valleys in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains in Tibet and Mongolia are known for their exceptional wealth of dense nutrients and energetic value. Different and superior to the more common berry from China known as wolfberry, Tibetan goji berries are exceptionally rich in antioxidants, polyphenols, carotenoids, vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin C, polysaccharides, amino acids and a wide range of other phyto-nutrients.

A visit to my daughter in the Pacific Northwest in 2006 took us to Orcas Island. One day, while walking around in a small town, oddly, I heard the deep guttural sounds of Tibetan chanting. The sound of sacred chanting drew me like a magnet to a small Tibetan healing center. Inside was a courtyard where a monk was reverently chanting prayers over piles of herbs and GOJI BERRIES!

My heart was racing with joy! I asked the attendant inside what this was about. She explained that the monk, who was also an herbal medicine doctor, was raising the vibration of the herbs before compounding the medicines.

It was perfect! – I still remember my excitement when I told her about ISUN and the deeper healing intention of our developing products and my search for Tibetan goji berries. Inspired by my story, she told me their berries were gathered by nomads and purchased by monks affiliated with the small center on Orcas Island.

After blessing the berries, they are sent to the Pacific Northwest where prayerful chanting once again raises their vibration. From there, the berries find their way to us – and with every shipment we receive, there is a piece of corrugated cardboard with a handwritten Tibetan blessing … May all Beings be Happy … May all Beings be Free.

Discovery of Our Living Spring

An Ingredient Story by Bunnie Gulick

Wandering through the Colorado wilderness mountain forest behind my home 20 years ago, the lure of a small lively stream of water called to me. Sometimes hidden under thick brush or rushing over rocks and fallen trees, I followed it to its source at an altitude of 9,600’.
I was mesmerized by subtle enchanting hues of shimmering gold and blue light dancing in the water that was gushing out of a small cavern in the side of a steep hill with wild watercress growing all around. I splashed it on my face and drank it. It was cold and felt heavier in my mouth than other water. The sweet taste was as mysterious as the gold and blue hues.

For years, the spring and the surroundings were a sacred refuge for me… a place where I could commune with nature in the silence of the forest and return feeling mystically uplifted and rejuvenated.

Years later, attending a live video documentary on the subject of ‘superfoods’, with Gabriel Cousens, MD, I learned the secret of the vibrantly alive water for the first time. It was the ‘ormus’ naturally present in high altitude springs at their source that gave the water it’s hues and special taste, and the mystical rejuvenating essence that was so evident.
Ormus, I learned is the name given to a range of liquid metals from the platinum group that includes gold, silver and copper. The liquid light-infused elements are single atoms in a high spin state which it is said, gives the water superconductive properties for rapid cell and energetic communication. It is even said that ormus atoms are a medium of communication between the physical world and energy fields.

There was no doubt the discovery and personal experience and later knowledge of the spring water and its special properties was meant to be a gift to share with others in special ISUN products.

The joy and gratitude of this discovery is beyond words!