TCR_Public/951222.MBX BANKRUPTCY CREDITORS' SERVICE, INC.



        NATURE'S ELEMENTS HOLDING CORPORATION ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT OF
        CHAIRMAN

        
            EDGEWATER, N.J., Dec. 22, 1995 -- href="chap11.nature.html">Nature's Elements
        Holding Corporation
announced today that Bernard Kossar has
resigned
        as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer.  He will
        remain a director of the Company.  Mr. Kossar stated that "I have
        decided to retire from my more active involvement.  I look forward
        to continuing my contribution to the Company as a director."  Jan
        Stuart, the Company's President and Chief Operating officer,
        indicated that he was pleased that the Company would continue to
        benefit from Mr. Kossar's advice as a director.
        


            Mr. Stuart also noted that while sales for the Christmas season
        to date have not been at the level anticipated by management, the
        Company was making progress in refining its operations as it
        conducts business under the protection of Chapter 11.   Mr. Stuart
        stated that "we are pleased with the initial response of our
        customers to the introduction of vitamins to our product-mix and we
        will continue to evaluate the performance of the 37 stores currently
        being operated."
        


        /CONTACT:  Jan Stuart, President of Nature's Elements Holding
        Corporation, 201-945-2640/



        STOCKHOLDERS FILE SUITS AGAINST AHI HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS, INC.

        
            DOWNEY, Calif., Dec. 22, 1995 -- AHI Healthcare
Systems,
        Inc. (Nasdaq-NNM: AHIS) announced that it was served today with
        complaints against the Company and certain of its officers and
        directors (including directors who sold stock) in the Central
        District of California of the United States District Court.
        


            The complaints allege that the Company, among other things,
        artificially inflated the price of its stock by misleading
        securities analysts and by failing to disclose in its prospectus for
        its initial public offering difficulties with the Lakewood Health
        Plan acquisition. The risks associated with development costs and
        consummation of acquisitions, including the Lakewood acquisition,
        were set forth by the Company in the prospectus, and the Company
        believes the allegations to be without merit.
        


            The Company also announced it determined today that, as a result
        of the larger than expected losses previously announced, AHI
        anticipates it will be in technical default under one of the
        financial covenants of its bank loan agreement.  Such covenant
        requires that the Company maintain a cash flow-to-funded debt ratio
        of 1.25 to 1.00.  Currently, the Company has no outstanding
        indebtedness under the loan agreement, although it has a $2.9
        million letter of credit outstanding thereunder.  The Company is
        negotiating with the bank to amend or waive this covenant.  Until
        and unless such waiver or amendment is obtained, the Company will
        not be able to borrow under the loan agreement.  The Company does
        not anticipate it will need any such borrowings to fund its existing
        business operations.
        


            AHI Healthcare Systems, Inc. integrates primary care physicians
        and specialists into comprehensive local managed health care
        delivery networks, providing affiliated physicians with access to
        managed care contracts and single-source access to health
        maintenance organizations and other payors.
        


        /CONTACT:  H.R. Brereton Barlow, CFO of AHI Healthcare Systems,
        310-803-0100; or Gary S. Maier or Cecilia Wilkinson, of Pondel
        Parsons &
        Wilkinson, 310-207-9300/