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Select the best products for your clients
Click on PRESCRIBING GUIDE in the Categories box (to your left) this takes you to products listed under specific body systems. Refine your search within this area, to subcategories of each body system (eg Cardiovascular, Circulation, Herbal & Nutritional). Now view all the different Herbal & Nutritional products available for treating Circulatory conditions. To view the product in detail, click product name, then press Back to return to the same subcategory.
Retrace your steps
Use the breadcrumbing feature just above the Search box in every subcategory eg: Home > Prescribing Guide >CARDIOVASCULAR >Circulation >Herbal & Nutritional or you can use the Back button.
The Add to Compare button is found to the right of the product name in subcategories (and at the foot of each product). You can compare up to 4 different products at once. When you have selected your products the Compare Products button will appear below the Categories Box. Now view the contents, dose and price of the products selected. To view full product details, click on the product name, then Back to return to the comparison page. You can remove a product by clicking Remove at the foot of the product or X in the Compare Box - then press Back (twice) to return to the same subcategory and add another product for comparison. This function is found throughout the site on every Product and in every subcategory.
Find a specific product or find the RRP
Use the A-Z Products tab along the top banner, (products are listed under their brand name). The recommended retail price is found at the foot of every product (this excludes single herbal liquids which are wholesale items).
Search for a substance, product or illness
There is a Search tab on the grey banner at the top of each page as well as the top of every subcategory in the site. There are two boxes, so you can choose to search for either one or two words at once. You can also select a specific category eg Nutritional Supplements or search the whole site. Once you have your result, you can further refine your search by ticking the box to Search within search result. Products are sometimes listed in more than one subcategory (if appropriate), however if you Search for a product, the system will only display each product once (excluding different sizes). The A-Z Products tab is the easiest way to find a specific product.
To search for a specific substance (eg Vitamin B6): Use the search feature to find B6 and from the results, use the Compare products button to select 4 specific products, then press Control F and enter Vitamin B6 in the search box at the top right hand corner of the page. You will now see that all Vitamin B6s have been highlighted.
Find Nutritional Supplements, Minerals, Celloids & Tissue Salts or Probiotics
Click on the appropriate heading in the Categories box. Select a subcategory then view all the different brands of supplements available and use the Compare function as detailed above. Generally Nutritional supplements, Minerals and Probiotics are not included in the PRESCRIBING GUIDE.
Use other headings in Categories box
Children 6-12 or Infants 2-5 enables you to instantly view appropriate products for children and infants in separate body system listings
Chinese Medicine (TCM), Homeopathic andTopical products are listed separately as well as within the appropriate body system in the Prescribing Guide.
Tests, Diagnostic Tools and Liquid Herbs are listed separately.
Use tabs along the top banner
A-Z Products lists all brands and liquid herbs alphabetically.
Seminars lists the upcoming seminars throughout Australia and New Zealand in chronological order, specifying states.
Podcasts (formerly Education) gives you access to over 25 podcasts and educational information.
Technical Info helps users find MSDS or further detailed technical information from websites of manufacturers listing products on nPod
Resources lists useful resources together with links to retail manufacturers to enable you to quickly view retail products.
Books lists valuable professional CDs and books. The nPod code creates a 20% discount and free delivery on all of Elsevier's books.
Probiotic Selector helps you select the most clinically effective, probiotic strain for the particular disorder you are treating.
Colleges & Associations lists the colleges and associations who provide access to nPod for their members as well as listing the Associations who give CPE points for subscriptions to nPod.
Brands Listed shows the brands listed with nPod (there is also a link to the manufacturers at the foot of each product).
Purchasing Products is actually a Find A Practitioner page. This page directs the many public enquiries, relating to purchasing products, to practitioners subscribed to nPod.
Distribution Companies shows the distributors listed with nPod (there is also a link to distributors at the foot of each product).
Health Companies login provides personal access for health company manufacturers to add, edit or delete their specific brands.
Renew your subscription Just login, click on Practitioner Payments and follow the prompts
Naturopath, Qld: "I really especially love that you can compare and contrast products. I also love the search feature that continues searching again and again within the prevous search! AND the directory of all the products I don't have manuals for! I can basically throw away my hard copies of everything!"
Lecturer, when her college joined nPod: "To say I'm thrilled is an understatement!"
Naturopath, NSW: "Thanks for all your time and effort for starting up this site and getting it going. It's really great now - such a time saver!"
Student, Vic: "I can guarantee you that everybody will love the product comparisons, it is really needed - fantastic that you have it on your site!"
Naturopath, Vic: "nPod has been really helpful in introducing new products to me and keeping other ones in mind that are helpful to my patients' presentations."
Retiring Naturopath, NSW: "It was a pleasure to be part of such a great innovative high tech alternative medicine library/research innovator like nPod who helps many naturopaths stay in touch with the latest developments in alternative care today tomorrow and beyond."
Pharmacy Naturopath, Qld: "It is so handy to use in the pharmacy and I wish we had one for retail businesses too."