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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Science Talk: Breastfeeding Support

Do you know someone who is interested in breastfeeding their baby?

When my son was born I remember the challenges we faced and I am so happy I sought help and was able to nurse him into the healthy child he is today. I naturally had a ton of questions and I’m sure you did, too.

The subject of breastfeeding and support for moms who want to breastfeed is really popular. Many new moms have so many questions and while there is a ton of information out there, it’s nice to have the answers in one place and delivered to you from medical professionals who understand the benefits and the challenges.

We have a wonderful audio recording this month that discusses some of the most frequently asked questions about breastfeeding with additional suggestions.

This short audio is packed with some great information and it can be listened to on any device or as a podcast. I think you will really enjoy it.

Feel free to share this with a new mom or mom-to-be you know! Knowledge is power and a new mom will soak up all the good info they can get.

Want to know more about having a healthy pregnancy? Shaklee’s blog, Naturally has several wonderful articles on how to have a healthy pregnancy.

Just click this link to see the list of articles and pick your favorites: Naturally HealthyPregnancy

I hope you enjoy this information on breastfeeding. 

Do you have more questions? Feel free to contact me by clicking the "Contact Us" tab up top and we will talk more.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Healthy Blood pressure - Is this a concern for you?

Keeping your blood pressure in the healthy range is doable even if you have a family history of high blood pressure.
The best time to work on having a healthy blood pressure is before it begins to creep up, however the steps you take either before you have high blood pressure or after are the same - a healthy diet rich in the nutrients that support healthy blood pressure, like mentioned in the short video here, and supplementing with them if your body is requiring more than you can get from diet alone.

Along with a healthy, active lifestyle you can have a healthier blood pressure.
While supplementing to prevent disease is easier than treating it, you can achieve a healthier blood pressure even if you are currently having problems.
There is a process to this and it should not be done without working closely with your doctor. Please do not stop taking any medication in the hope this will cure your high blood pressure.
We work with you and your doctor, helping you to incorporate the nutrients into your diet and monitoring your blood pressure in a safe way, thereby allowing your doctor to adjust your medication as your health improves. This takes time and effort, but it is so worth it.
If achieving or maintaining a healthy blood pressure is important to you, be sure to contact us for a personal consultation. We are happy to work with you and your doctor to find the right solution to meet your needs.
Healthy blood pressure is possible, all it takes is you to take control of it! 
Contact us to learn more or visit our site:

Watch this short video to learn more about Shaklee's Blood Pressure:

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Arm Yourself For The Cold & Flu Season

It’s October, have you already been sick?

As you can imagine, we are really focused on prevention of illnesses. We fully believe that a strong immune system is your best defense and we are dedicated to helping you build your immune system.

I’m sure you are already aware at how expensive being sick can be. In addition to just feeling awful, you lose money in days off of work, either to care for yourself or a sick child. You also spend a lot of money at the doctor’s office and pharmacy.

Wouldn’t it be better to not get sick at all? Even if you do succumb to a virus, many people who have made the investment of building a healthy immune system seem to have less severe symptoms and a shorter time down.

We have some wonderful immune boosting ideas as well as what to do at that moment when you feel something starting to come on. We can teach you how to have a “Natural Medicine Cabinet” to go to when you and the family are getting invaded by viruses.

Don’t wait till you and the kids get sick, prepare to do battle with the cold & flu season now! We can help you get ready and arm you with all the battle tools you’ll need. Be sure and contact us today to learn how.

Here are some of the items I keep in our “arsenal”, the kitchen cabinet for when we are exposed to a virus or feel like we are getting something:

Vitalized Immunity                         Garlic
Nutriferon                                       Zinc
Vit. C                                               Vita-Lea
Optiflora                                         Defend & Resist

If you are a member of Shaklee you have probably received our recent postcard, “Say Boo to the Flu”. This has a picture of some of the items we recommend. If you mention the postcard when you call me, I will send you a free gift, just for asking about them!
Be sure and get with me to learn how to keep you and everyone in your home healthy!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Vitamin C – The Infection Fighter

Do you know why you need to add Vitamin C to your diet?

Vitamin C boosts the immune system, this we all know, but it also has many other benefits:

  • Powerful antioxidant
  • Helps the body absorb iron & calcium
  • Maintains cell integrity
  • Protects against free radicals 
  • Natural antihistamine, helps allergies
  • Reduces risk of heart disease
  • Reduces risk of cataracts
  • Increases resistance to ligament and tendon injuries

How to know if you are deficient in Vitamin C:

  • Experience stress
  • Chronic infections
  • Frequent cold & flu
  • Allergies & asthma
  • Bruise easily & bleeding gums
  • Nosebleeds
  • Varicose & spider veins
  • Slow healing wounds & fractures
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swollen glands
  • Anemia

Your body is capable of many things, but it can’t make Vitamin C. So we must get it from our diets, but getting enough Vitamin C is nearly impossible from food alone. We must supplement, especially during the cold & flu season.

It is very important to choose the right Vitamin C. 

Synthetic Vitamin C is worthless as your body doesn’t know what to do with it. It doesn’t recognize the made up chemical compound since it isn’t the real thing. 

Some “natural” forms of Vitamin C can contain toxic chemicals and they often don’t contain the other compounds found in nature that go along with it. Therefore the benefits are limited.

Why we choose Shaklee’s Vitamin C is because it is natural, it’s naturally manufactured to retain all the nutrients found in nature, including the Vitamin C and contains no synthetic chemicals or additives.

Available in Sustained Release and Chewable formulas, we have two great varieties to meet your needs:

  • High-potency Vitamin C
  • Proprietary sustained-release system that delivers the Vitamin C equivalent of one-and-a-half oranges every hour for five hours
  • Helps maintain natural antioxidant defenses, cell integrity, and the health of eyes, teeth, gums, bones, muscles and blood vessels*

  • Ideal for children or adults who have difficulty swallowing tablets.
  • Great citrus flavor

Now that you realize how important Vitamin C is, be sure you have it in your arsenal to fight against the germs and viruses this season!

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

A Healthier Pumpkin Latte

Want a more nutritious alternative to a traditional Pumpkin latte? 

Give Shaklee Pumpkin Spice Life Energizing Shake a try!

It has 24 grams of protein, including 16 grams of ultra-pure, proprietary, plant-based, non-GMO protein with precise ratios of all 9 essential amino acids plus so much more. And now available in Pumpkin Spice!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Pumpkin Spice Life Shake Available Soon!

Looking forward to the Pumpkin Spice Season? Ours should be available by mid-October, & hopefully sooner!

One shake does it all.  Life Energizing Shake is a delicious, protein-rich meal shake with nutrients clinically proven to help create the foundation for a longer, healthier life. With delicious flavors to choose from, Life Energizing helps keep you feeling full and satisfied. Available in soy and non-soy formulas.  
Designed to:
  • Increase your energy
  • Help you retain lean muscle and achieve a healthier weight
  • Support digestive and immune health
  • Support heart and brain health
The Life Energizing Shake comes packed with:
  • 24 grams* of protein, including 16 grams of plant-based, non-GMO protein
  • Added leucine to help preserve lean muscle and achieve a healthier weight
  • A powerful combination of prebiotics and one billion CFU of patented probiotics
  • Omega-3 (ALA) to support heart and brain health
Life Energizing Shake contains no artificial flavors, sweeteners or preservatives, is gluten free, lactose free, low glycemic, and Kosher.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Probiotics - The Key To a Healthy Immune System

Years ago, no one thought too much about the bacteria that live in our digestive tract. Scientists knew there were plenty of bacteria in our gut, but they didn't think too much about them. That has all changed. 
There are now more than three hundred clinical research studies looking into what those little bugs in our guts are doing for us and what the studies have found is amazing.
Your digestive tract contains more than 100 trillion bacteria (that is 10 times the number of cells in your entire body) and collectively makes up an inner ecosystem known as our gut flora. The health of that ecosystem, it turns out, can be very important to your overall health.

Gut flora

Gut flora help us in a lot of ways. They are used to aid in the digestion of food and absorb nutrients; many vitamins and minerals are released from the food you eat by bacteria in our digestive tract. The gut flora are a huge part of our immune system contributing up to 80% of our immune system and they help promote healthy intestinal activity, good digestion, and colon regularity.

If you have ever taken an antibiotic, even just once, your gut flora are out of balance. There are more bad guys than good guys in there because the antibiotic does not play favorites - it kills all of the bacteria in your gut both the good and the bad!

Then, if your diet isn't pure, and really whose is? Your gut most probably has an imbalance of gut bacteria. Meaning, if you consume white flour, sugar, too much salt, etc., then that means you created an environment where the bad bacteria have outnumbered the good bacteria.

What doctors and scientists are learning is you need to replenish the good guys and do it often if your diet is less than ideal or you have taken antibiotics.

How to have a healthy ecosystem

If you want to maintain a healthy bacterial ecosystem, the best approach is to avoid refined grains, sugar, processed foods, chlorinated water, and certain medications.
You can also add good bacteria by getting them in your diet. Make sure to include fermented foods as a part of your daily routine. This means not only a good yogurt, but also pickles, sauerkraut, kefir, buttermilk, and tempeh. Make sure you choose these foods with live cultures; pasteurization can destroy the healthy bacteria.
In addition to cultured foods, a probiotics supplement can also help support healthy digestive and immune function.

It would be great if we could get them all by diet alone, but that is virtually impossible. Many people do not like the above mentioned fermented foods and even if you do eat yogurt, most are so heavily laden with sugar, the few good guys that might be alive, aren't able to do much good.

This is why health experts strongly recommend supplementing with a good, quality probiotic to replenish the good gut bacteria. This not only helps with digestion problems, but also helps boost your immune system.

What is really great about adding probiotics is they do not interfere with medications and they are safe and easy for children to take!
The problem with adding some probiotics in supplement form is they often never live to see your gut. 
Studies done on the cheaper probiotics found in stores have shown those little guys don't last long in the bottle and many brands were found to have no live bacteria in them!
Other studies showed the problem of the good bacteria in the product never survives the stomach acids. This means very few of them live to get to the gut to do their job.
So how do you get a good, high quality probiotic to live on the shelf and to safely get past the stomach acids so these little guys can work their magic in your gut?
It takes a lot of research, trial and error and the best scientific minds working together to formulate a probiotic that actually works and get the little guys safely to their intended destination.
This is the one my family uses and we have noticed huge results with better digestion and a healthier immune system:

Optiflora Probiotic Complex - Potency Advantage 
Optiflora Probiotic Complex utilizes patented triple-layer encapsulation technology, designed to provide live delivery of probiotics to the large intestine, where they provide the greatest benefit.

The power of nature, unleashed by science. 
Safe. Proven. Guaranteed.

 At Shaklee, they are committed to innovating through science and looking to nature for the answers that can provide healthier lives. They ensure the highest quality and safety standards—conducting over 100,000 quality tests per year to ensure their products are safe for you and your family.

This is why I trust Shaklee to give us the very best of Science & Nature. 

Try Shaklee Probiotics for yourself and if you are not completely satisfied receive a full refund of the product.

*Note: Optiflora capsules can be ordered separately or as a system combined with Pre-biotics, which in simple terms are food for the good bacteria.
If you are not used to taking a probiotic I recommend not taking the pre-biotic yet as it may cause gas.
Start with just the probiotic capsule first, then when gut is in a healthier state you may add the pre-biotic powder later if you want.

Questions? Contact us by clicking the "Contact Us" tab up top and letting us know how we can help you.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Glucose Regulation Complex - Helps retain normal blood-sugar levels*

The number of people with high blood sugar has been climbing rapidly in all age groups. 
❍ An estimated 16 million Americans – including at least 300,000 children – have seriously high levels of glucose in their blood.
❍ At least one-third of these people do not know it. 
❍ Increased 70% for people in their 30’s within the past decade.

Glucose Regulation Complex takes a new approach to glucose regulation* 

Glucose Regulation Complex promotes sensitivity of cell receptors to aid in normal glucose transport into cells.* 
Glucose Regulation Complex helps the body make efficient use of the insulin it already produces so as to promote long-term cardiovascular health and to help retain normal blood glucose levels.* 
❍ Unique combination of minerals, botanical & antioxidants 
● The best of nature and science 
● 100% Shaklee guaranteed

How Do The Ingredients Work?

Promotes efficient glucose utilization.* 
❍ Magnesium, chromium, zinc and vanadium support the body’s ability to process glucose.* Aids normal glucose transport into cells and normal responsiveness of cells to insulin.* 
❍ Banaba leaf extract, magnesium and chromium promote efficient transport of glucose from the blood into cells, helping the body to retain normal blood glucose levels.* The antioxidants alpha lipoic acid, zinc, and taurine help protect the integrity of cells so they can respond normally to insulin.*

Helps sustain energy and prevent rapid blood sugar declines that can lead to food cravings.* When taken as part of a healthful, high-fiber diet, chromium and banaba leaf extract can help stave off blood sugar crashes that can lead to feelings of low energy, hunger, carbohydrate cravings, and between-meal snacking.* 

Provides antioxidant protection and helps to recycle vitamins C and E for additional antioxidant activity.* Alpha lipoic acid is a powerful antioxidant in itself, but it also helps recharge the antioxidant protection of Vitamins C and E.* Zinc and chromium also have significant effects on oxidative stress.

Who Can Benefit From Glucose Regulation Complex*?

● Adult men and women who want to retain normal blood sugar levels. 
● Those wanting to help sustain energy and prevent blood sugar crashes that can lead to carbohydrate cravings. 
● Those who are making lifestyle changes to help maintain long-term health 
About 1 in 4 Americans, that’s 70 million people, could benefit from support to help the body make more efficient use of the insulin it produces.

Users’ Experiences With Glucose Regulation Complex*

"I can tell the food choices that I'm craving are not sugary carbohydrate type foods. It's more the proteins and the vegetables that are complex carbohydrates, which is a switch for me."
- J. Glacken (Illinois)

"I think people are really searching for something safe that they can rely on and they don't have to worry about some of the questionable things that are on the market."
- J. Carter 

"In the 30 some years that we’ve been associated with Shaklee, I just have the greatest confidence in their research, and that they would not even be testing a product that was not safe or that was not going to live up to their standards. I'm so excited about the possibilities of this product, not only for me and for my family, but for many other people who have some of the same concerns that I do about health issues."
- J. Boltinghouse (Iowa)

How Can I Get Shaklee Glucose Regulation Complex*?

You can find it here: Glucose Regulation Complex*

Ask us how to get 15% off all products! 

Questions? Contact us by clicking on the "Contact Us" tab up top and letting us know how we can help you. 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

July Shaklee News, Sales & Special Offers

I do hope you all are having a wonderful summer!
Here is what we have grillin’ for you this month:

  • Joint Health Tips to Help Prevent Injury
  • This Month’s Free Shipping Offers
  • Meet Marc, He’s Amazing!
  • Weight Mgt. Education – Supermarket Survival
  • Safer Sunscreen
  • Smoothie Recipe: Raspberry Lime Cooler
  • This month has 2 cash rebate offers!

Health Article - Joint Health Tips to Help Prevent Injury - What can we do to get in shape or train for an event without getting sidelined with joint pain? The key is prevention. It is much easier to prevent an injury than to treat one. So click on the link to learn a few tips to help protect your joints as you become more active.

**Plus we are offering a $5.00 cash rebate on Advanced Joint Health Complex! (Offer expires July 31, 2016)

Listen to 3, Shipping is Free! – This month’s video selections are:

  • Preparing for the Perils of Summer - Sun... Heat... Bugs... And Bumps
  • Let's Get Moving ... and the Shaklee Products That Can Help
  • Lyme Disease

If you are a member of our Shaklee family, then you can have access to these and other wonderful educational pre-recorded webinars and when you watch 3 we will even cover the cost of the shipping (up to $20) on your next order!

This is a perk only available to our members and you must let us know in advance that you want to take advantage of this offer, so be sure to get with us to get your free shipping! Please contact us for details on this free shipping offer and to get the links to the webinars.

Meet Marc – He’s Amazing! Through Shaklee, he encourages and inspires people to reach for their dreams.

Weight Mgt. Education – Supermarket Survival - Shopping at the market while you're trying to manage your weight doesn't have to be expensive or complicated, if you have a plan of attack. Here's Dr. Jamie McManus with some great advice:

Safer Sunscreen – I love Shaklee’s sunscreen and here’s why. It is designed for all skin types, including the most sensitive skin, I have used this on my son since he was a baby. It is water resistant and oil-free so it isn’t sticky and won’t leave an oil slick in your pool. It contains antioxidant vitamins and botanicals and offers broad spectrum protection. It is hypoallergenic, alcohol free, dye free, oil free, and paraben free.

Some may say, “Well, it’s only SPF 30. I want 100% SPF”. The FDA, doctors, scientists, and other health experts have long said that SPF’s over 30% do not protect any better than 30% SPF ones. The SPF rating is misleading. You would think 100% is better than 30%, but it doesn’t work that way. Once you get over 30%, the protection stays the same. It’s not like you get protected better or longer. Often people assume 100% SPF means they can stay in the sun longer, but it doesn’t mean that. UVB rays are the ones that cause sunburn and high SPF sunscreens actually offer less UVA protection, the really damaging rays, which can lead to lower immune systems and more skin cancer. Plus the higher the rating, the more chemicals used and that can mean more sensitivities to the sunscreen itself.

So you are better off with a SPF of 30% and apply as recommended.

Smoothie Recipe: Raspberry Lime Cooler – Now this tastes like summer!


2 scoops Vanilla Shaklee Life Energizing Shake

1 cup milk (almond or coconut if can’t drink dairy)

1 cup frozen raspberries

Juice of 1 lime

1 packet of stevia (natural sweetener)

Add ice if desired

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Who knew something healthy could taste so sweeeet!

Special Cash Rebate Offers:

Below are two cash rebate offers we are having this month. All offers expire July 31, 2016, so don’t forget to order before then!

Order Joint Health Complex – receive $5.00 cash back! 
Order both our Enfuselle Sunscreen & Lip Treatment SPF 15 together – receive $3.00 cash back!

► Don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook for all the latest and greatest –

Know someone with a health problem or who loves to use safe products? We offer referral rewards! Please don’t keep us a secret!

Questions? Please do not hesitate to contact me with your questions. That’s what I’m here for.

We wish you and your family a healthy & safe summer!


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Joint Health Tips to Help Prevent Injury

Summer is a great time to get active. But as we age, our bodies lose the ability to renew and maintain the supportive cartilage structures surrounding joints and bones. 

For the millions of people who have joint discomfort, even simple activities can be a challenge.

We often start out with good intentions to get in better shape only to be sidelined with joint pain. 

Often times we start a program without taking the time to protect our joints.

It can be very discouraging to finally get the motivation to start working out, set a goal to increase your workout intensity or train to enter a mini marathon, only to end up on the couch with an ice bag, waiting to hear back from the orthopedic doctor.

What can we do to get in shape or train for an event without getting sidelined with joint pain?

The key is prevention. It is much easier to prevent an injury than to treat one. So here are a few tips to help protect your joints as you become more active:

Lose the Extra Weight: 
Yes, that’s the whole reason you are wanting to be more active, to lose weight and get in shape, but if you are overweight to begin with, your joints are already screaming at you due to being over-stressed.

If you are out of shape and overweight, I always recommend walking as the first weight loss activity to start with and then slowly add weights, starting off light and gradually, over time add extra weight and reps. Strong muscles and tendons help protect joints. Once your body gets used to the movement of walking and light weight lifting then you can add in other exercises and activities without the danger of injuring yourself as easily.

Warm Up: 
It’s a good idea to warm up for 5-10 minutes at a slow to moderate pace and ease into your activity. Muscles and joints that are cold are more apt to be injured under the stress of movement.

Now that everything is warmed up, take a few minutes to stretch. Light stretches done after warm up helps prevent injuries and elastic muscles help to protect joints better. Also remember to stretch after your activity to help prevent tight muscles and soreness.

Know Your Limits: 
Some exercises are too hard on joints, especially if you have already suffered an injury. Know what is proper form for the exercise you are doing and modify it to your ability to do it safely. There is no shame in not bending, stretching or going the speed as the others are. Some people just cannot do what others can and that’s OK! The idea is get stronger without injuring yourself. Work at the pace that is comfortable for you.

Ice Can Be Your Friend: 
With sore joints adding ice for 20 minutes can do a world of good for pain and swelling. Soaking in epsom salts is also very beneficial for soreness. See your doctor if swelling does not improve after ice therapy.

Eat Right to Nourish Your Joints: 
Eating a healthy diet is good for your joints, because it helps build strong bones and muscles. For your bones, make sure you get enough calcium every day. You can do this by eating foods such as milk, yogurt, broccoli, kale, figs, and fortified foods like soy or almond milk. (Does ice cream count? - I sure hope so!) 

It is nearly impossible to get enough calcium from diet alone so a good calcium supplement is crucial to good bone health. This is the one I recommend and unlike many store brands that just sit there like a rock, this one is easily broken down and assimilated by the body: OsteoMatrix.  
Protein & Vitamin D are also important for good bone health so you may want to seriously consider supplementing them as well.

If you follow these simple tips to protecting your joints, then you will be well on your way to living a healthier, and pain free life! 

One product I recommend to our serious athletes and weekend warriors alike when they experience joint pain is Shaklee's Advanced Joint Health Complex*

This product is awesome at relieving joint pain and it can work in as little as 5 days! Wow! 

Read below for more information and feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Just click the "Contact Us" tab up top and tell us you have questions and we will be happy to help.

Here's to a pain free summer full of healthy activities!


See info on Shaklee's Advanced Joint Health Complex below:

Advanced Joint Health Complex* contains a patented, fast acting form of boswellia extract shown to improve joint comfort in as few as 5 days
, along with glucosamine and other ingredients. 
Advanced Joint Health Complex* supports healthy joints in 3 ways:

· Improves cushioning: Glucosamine helps maintain cartilage—the protective cushioning between joints that allows them to move more freely.*

· Maintains healthy connective tissue: Zinc, copper, manganese, and vitamin C help build collagen and other important components of connective tissue that give strength and structure to joints.*

· Increases joint comfort: Boswellia extract works fast to blunt the body’s stress-response mechanism to improve joint comfort.*

This key ingredient works in as few as five days to provide joint comfort.

Advanced Joint Health Complex is clinically supported. In a published study, Shaklee’s patented, fast-acting form of boswellia extract was shown to improve joint comfort in as few as 5 days.

· Up to 28% faster than leading brands.

· Rated to be 45% more effective at long-term joint comfort.

· Provides up to 31% more ease of motion.1

And, no artificial flavors, sweeteners or preservatives.

Hear from Andrea whose husband suffered with terrible shoulder pain:

“The doctor said he had a problem with what’s called the rotator cuff, and surgery would inevitably have to follow. Well, after a little over one week with the Joint Health Complex, my husband comes home from work with a great, big grin.  He says, ‘It’s almost too good to be true.  I don’t even want to say it, but I have almost no pain at all!’  The great thing about this, in addition to not having pain, is that he can move his arm around, all he wants, and has full motion.”

Want to learn more?

We have three great resources for you:

1. Advanced Joint Health Complex Video
2. Advanced Joint Health Complex Product Bulletin
3. Advanced Joint Health Complex FAQ's

**Click to try 
with a money back guarantee.**

....and if you order by July 31, 2016 you will receive a $5.00 cash rebate!

Join our Shaklee family as a member and save 15% on your first order and 15-25% on all future orders - No strings attached, No minimum orders, No obligations!

Just click the Join Shaklee button and pick the Join as a Member option.


‡ Boswellia extract in Advanced Joint Health Complex has been shown in a clinical study to improve joint comfort in as few as five days.

1 This comparison of label ingredients was conducted on April 1, 2016, and is valid only for the named products marketed at that time

The above is NOT a prescription, and should not be treated as such.  This is just a testimony from an individual who had a positive experience with the product(s) listed.  These are personal testimonies and are not endorsed by Shaklee Corporation. Please consult a physician for medical advice.

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