Himalaya to Host Book Signing with New York Times Best-selling Author and Nutrition Expert at Natural Products ExpoWest, March 7, 2004

HOUSTON--Jan. 13, 2004--Himalaya USA today announced it will host a book signing with New York Times Best-selling author and nutrition expert Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D, CNS, Sunday, March 7, 2004 at the Natural Products ExpoWest. Dr. Gittleman, who has appeared on The View and The Dr. Phil Show, will be signing complimentary copies of her New York Times bestseller Before the Change at Himalaya booth #2312 in Exhibit Hall C at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Before the Change is a detailed self-help guide for women that offers proven remedies and techniques for safely and naturally controlling the unpleasant symptoms of perimenopause, the 10 years leading up to menopause. The updated edition of Before the Change includes an expanded section on the pros and cons of soy as a natural phytoestrogen and also discusses hypothyroidism and its link to hormonal imbalances as well as the best natural treatments. The new edition also addresses methods for weaning oneself off of synthetic hormones and offers herbal, lifestyle and diet options for women who have had a hysterectomy, have risk factors or a history of breast cancer, osteoporosis or heart disease.

Gittleman holds a Ph.D. in Holistic Nutrition, is a Certified Nutrition Specialist and a best-selling author of 20 books, which have sold over 3.5 million copies. Among these is The Fat Flush Plan, which has been a New York Times and USA Today bestseller. The Fat Flush Plan is a breakthrough weight-loss system that reshapes the body while detoxifying the system. Dr. Gittleman was featured on five segments of ABC's The View and also appeared on The Dr. Phil Show as a perimenopause expert. She shared her own experience with pre-menopausal discomforts and offered unique anecdotes and recommendations featured in another of her New York Times bestsellers, Before the Change. Dr. Gittleman is also a member of Himalaya USA's advisory board.

About Himalaya USA

Himalaya USA is the North American distributor of The Himalaya Drug Company. The Himalaya Drug Company, makers of Liv 52, the world's #1 best-selling liver support formula, has been manufacturing pharmaceutical grade herbal products since 1930. Himalaya products combine the rich value of an old system of natural medicine with all the processes of modern pharmaceutical technology including scientific assessment of efficacy through primary clinical research, good manufacturing practices and quality controls using sophisticated chromatographic "fingerprinting" techniques. All Himalaya products contain herbs grown by the Himalaya Drug Company. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.himalayausa.com.

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