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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Excedrin, Bufferin, Gas X, NoDoz Recall



In case you are like me and didn't know that Excedrin, Bufferin, Gas X, NoDoz were recalled due to possible mixing of prescription meds and these meds, you may want to check out the manufacturer's sight http://www.novartisotc.com



I just finished filling out the form and packaging up my Excedrin for the recall. 

Of course both bottles are half gone. Makes you wonder if what you took over the last few months was safe. 


Scary.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Cool Video: Healthy Weight

Watch this short, cool video that shows people who lost weight and kept 100% of muscle!
Just click on the picture below:



Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Helpful Tips for Better Living

I’m trying out a new helpful tips newsletter. I hope you like it and will find the information helpful in your quest for better health and an easier life.


Please let me know your thoughts and if there are any subjects you would like to learn more about.

In this issue:

·         Recipe – Cinch Strawberry Sorbet
·         Get every last drop of your Enfuselle Time Repair A.M. out of the bottle
·         Be kind to your heart
·         Are you missing out on free money?

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!

Here is a great recipe to try that sounds yummy and right for you or the Valentine in your life who is trying to watch their waste line:

♥ Cinch Strawberry Sorbet 
 
INGREDIENTS:

6 Scoops  Cinch Strawberry Shake Mix
2 cups Nonfat milk or low fat soy milk
1 cup Fresh strawberries, cut into pieces

EQUIPMENT NEEDED:
Ice cream maker for home use. I don’t have an ice cream maker, but I’m thinking of getting one now! If you don’t either, this would make a delicious smoothie if mixed with some vanilla yogurt!
  
DIRECTIONS:
Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix well. Pour contents of blender into an ice cream maker and follow ice cream maker directions until mixture is the consistency of sorbet. Once your frozen treat is ready, scoop half the amount into a bowl or parfait dish to eat now or pour entire contents in a container and freeze for later use.

Makes 2 serving. Serving size is 1 cup
Calories per serving: 310 
 
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:

24 g protein
42 g carbohydrates
3 g fat
480 mg sodium
0mg cholesterol
8 g fiber
 
♥ Get every last drop of your Enfuselle Time Repair A.M. out of the bottle

The AM treatment comes in a great bottle, but when you get down to the bottom, we don’t always have the time in the morning to wait for that last little bit of wonderful lotion to slide down towards the opening. We have to get out the door now! Right? And setting it upside down just makes it all run into the cap then spill all over when you try and open it.  

So how do you get the rest of it out without wasting it?

Use a Q-tip. Keep your bottle right side up and just use a Q-tip to swab out what you need and it’s a perfect applicator to dab with around your eyes.

♥ Be kind to your heart

Your heart is an amazing organ. It does so much for us and we barely give it a second thought till we have a problem and often times by then, the damage has been done.

Like a true love, it takes care of us and all it asks in return is for us to take care of it. And like love, it will eventually break if neglected long enough.

So don’t break your own heart – take care of it, be kind to it and love it as if your life depended on it – because it does.

Here are some helpful ways to be kind to your heart:

1. Watch what you eat.
A diet low in saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, and sodium—but high in fiber— promotes a healthy heart. Don’t think you can give up the fatty foods cold turkey? (pun intended) Even small changes implemented into your lifestyle slowly can make a big difference.

2. Achieve a healthy weight.
Too many calories and not enough exercise can promote weight gain. We all know that. Let’s face it. As much as we all would love to take that magic pill that will melt the fat away, it still comes down to this basic rule for weight loss – more calories burned than eaten will equal weight loss. Just make sure you are losing in such a way as to not lose muscle.

3. Stay Active.
Get at least 30 minutes of exercise each day. An hour is better for losing weight, but 30 minutes is better than none. Even a simple, but brisk walk can make a big difference. Can’t walk or workout for 30 minutes? Try shorter times done more often. It doesn’t have to be done all at once. I bet you watched more than 30 minutes of commercials last night. Take that commercial time and get your heart working.

4. Take time for yourself.
As a busy mom, I know how easy it is to fall into that trap of never having enough time left over to take care of yourself, but you must. If you have everybody counting on you, then when your health fails you, that means they won’t have you anymore. And you know that no one can do all that you do as well as you do. So make sure to do one more thing for everyone else – take care of you! You are worth it, you know.

5. Laugh more.
Studies show laughing can relax blood vessels and contribute to a healthy heart. And besides, who doesn’t love a good laugh every day? Some days make take more effort to find something to laugh at, but if you look hard enough, you’ll find it.

6. Try supplementation. If you have high cholesterol or high blood pressure diet plays a huge role in getting those numbers lowered and the right supplements can help you achieve that. Contact us we will be happy to share what we have learned has worked for others.

Here are some products that others have had great results with:

Vitalizer – a great foundation made simple

Cholesterol Reduction Complex – Lowers cholesterol naturally

OmegaGuardpharmaceutical-grade omega-3 fatty acids, including EPA and DHA.

CoQHeart - CoQ10 is vital for energy production in the heart and promotes and protects healthy arteries

Cinch Weigh Loss – Keep muscle, burn fat, lose inches

♥ Are you missing out on free money?

You are if you aren’t taking advantage of the $25 credit off your order deal. Shaklee offers a $25 credit off of your next order for every person you refer who buys $25 or more. Plus that person you shared the benefits of Shaklee with and who wants to try it for themselves will get it at 15% off!

I wish our local grocery store would do that, don’t you?

Contact us today to get your free money!

Have a great rest of the month and enjoy the extra day we have this year!

Best wishes for good health,

Julie

Friday, February 10, 2012

February Newsletter

To read our February E-Newsletter click here > February Newsletter

In this issue:
 
“I used to have it! Where did it go?”
Have you ever set a goal to improve yourself both physically and mentally... only to find that you're slumped in a valley of fatigue? 
You've lost it! You've lost your energy!

So... what causes fatigue? And more importantly, how can we banish it forever and regain the energy we used to have... 

Also... Symptoms of fatigue... 

Fatigue... What causes it? What you can do about it!
Fatigue is the most frequent reason people seek medical help. Around 20% of Americans claim to have fatigue intense enough to interfere with their efforts to live a normal life.  
Are you tired just because you're getting older? Most holistic health practitioners don't think so. Most chronic exhaustion is caused by... 
Find out the nine major reasons for fatigue and how you can combat them.

Plus... Where are you on the energy scale?

Energy & Vivix...
A new study on resveratrol, just published in Cell Metabolism, demonstrates that Vivix can have a major impact on your energy level. Dr. Jamie McManus reports...

Find out more about fatigue, energy and how Shaklee can help on this page...

As well as... Wow! Amazing new resveratrol study results...

Also featuring…

Can hand-washing dishes harm your health?
The toxins found in everyday household cleaners, such as dish soap, can be harmful to your health. These chemical toxins can cause a plethora of health complications...

So... why worry about the simple chore of hand-washing your dishes? Find out if your dish liquid is harming your health in this article...

Plus... Get Clean Dish Wash Liquid is so-o-o-o powerful!
  
To read about these important subjects in this edition click here > February Newsletter

Once you've read these articles, it’s easy to order the featured products! Just visit To Be Healthy or email us youtobehealthy@yahoo.com


To learn more about...
  •  health, nutrition and fitness
  •  cleaning products that are safe for you and for our planet
  •  natural skin, personal and beauty care
  •  water filtration
  •  how you can work part-time for a full-time income... from the comfort of your home
 ...just email me at youtobehealthy@yahoo.com and we can send you free information.

Best wishes for good health,

Julie

P.S. If you know anyone who would like to receive our monthly E-Newsletters, please have them email us at youtobehealthy@yahoo.com and we will make sure they get their FREE COPY each month.




January Newsletter

Yes, we are a little behind. OK, that may be a bit of an understatement, but we finally have our online newsletter.

If you want to sign up for our free newsletter to be sent to your email, just send us your email to youtobehealthy@yahoo.com and ask to be put our list.

So here is the first of our E-Newsletters!

Click here to read the January E-Newsletter online > January E-Newsletter

In this issue:

The “cleaning” job you can’t ignore...

Gentle detoxifying the Shaklee way...

Winter skin? Soothe it with...

Click here to read the January E-Newsletter online > January E-Newsletter

Once you've read these articles, it’s easy to order the featured products! Just visit our website To Be Healthy or email us at youtobehealthy@yahoo.com

You can learn more about...
 
  • health, nutrition and fitness
  • cleaning products that are safe for you and for our planet
  • natural skin, personal and beauty care
  • water filtration
  • how you can work part-time for a full-time income... from the comfort of your home


...just email me at youtobehealthy@yahoo.com and we would be happy to send you more information.

Best wishes for good health,


Julie
P.S. If you know anyone who would benefit by receiving our Newsletters, just have them send us their email address to youtobehealthy@yahoo.com and we will make sure they get their FREE COPY each month. 


Note: This is not a spam but a service to Shaklee friends and family. To remove your name, simply reply to this email and type REMOVE in the subject line.


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

If you want to know how to prevent -
  • 60% of all Cancer related deaths
  • 80% of all Heart Disease in women
  • 90% of Type 2 Diabetes

Then watch this short video on how to do that and more: Why Supplement

Want more information? Just fill out the form below or email us at youtobehealthy@yahoo.com and we will be happy to help!


Don't forget to ask for our FREE Newsletter!




Saturday, February 4, 2012

February Health Update: Ten Lifestyle Strategies for Promoting a Healthy Heart



February is Heart Month: a reminder to all that heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death.


Although we can’t change some risk factors, such as age and heredity, many factors – including high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, and inactivity – can be modified, thus significantly lowering the risk of heart disease.


And because lifestyle habits (e.g. diet, exercise, and appropriate supplementation) can strongly influence these modifiable risk factors, here are 10 lifestyle strategies you can implement to promote a healthy heart. 


See afterwards, how Shaklee can help you achieve these goals.


1. Make more healthful food choices.


One of the best weapons for fighting off heart disease is eating a healthful diet, particularly one rich in whole grains, legumes, fish, nonfat or low-fat dairy products, plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables and choosing lean meats. And choose organic as much as you can to cut down on chemical intake.


2. Lose the belly fat and keep it off.


This fat, also known as visceral fat, may in fact be the most dangerous fat you can have. It’s been linked to high cholesterol, high insulin, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, and other health problems.


Lose the belly fat and keep it off by following a sensible weight-management program designed to preserve muscle mass while promoting fat loss, especially around the waist.


3. Get more of the “sunshine” vitamin.


Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, is made in the body when the rays of the sun are absorbed by the skin. Health care professionals and nutrition research scientists have known for years that this vitamin is needed for the regulation of calcium and phosphorus to help build and maintain strong bones.


Studies also indicate that a vitamin D deficiency is associated with increased cardiovascular risk, above and beyond established cardiovascular risk factors such as blood cholesterol and blood pressure.


4. Go fishing with omega-3 fatty acids.


You need a certain amount of oils and fats in your diet, as they supply calories and help our bodies absorb fat-soluble vitamins such as A, D, and E. 


It's important to choose healthier unsaturated fats – also known as mono- and polyunsaturated fats – because eating too much and the wrong kinds of saturated and trans fats may raise the bad LDL cholesterol and lower the good HDL cholesterol, which can increase your risk of high blood pressure, a narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis), heart attack, and stroke.


One type of polyunsaturated fat is omega-3, which can help prevent clotting of blood, reducing the risk of stroke. It can also help lower triglycerides, a type of blood fat linked to heart disease.


5. Protect your body against free radicals and oxidative stress.


Atherosclerosis is a chronic, progressive disease in which plaques build up in the walls of arteries. Over time, these plaques can lead to a complete obstruction to blood flow or suddenly rupture, causing a blood clot to form and leading to a total blockage of the artery. 


The development of atherosclerosis is complicated, but the primary event seems to be repeated, subtle injury to the artery‘s wall through various mechanisms.


Some researchers believe that oxidative stress and free radical damage to the walls of blood vessels is the initial insult that causes this disease. 


Many nutrients such as vitamins C and E, and the mineral selenium, are potent antioxidants that work to prevent the oxidation of LDL cholesterol and scavenge free radicals, so getting adequate amounts of these nutrients is another important strategy for promoting cardiovascular health.


6. Boost your phytonutrient intake.


Eat your fruit and vegetables; they’re good for you! Population studies from around the world suggest that diets rich in fruit and vegetables protect against heart disease, cancer, and other chronic diseases. 


The goodness of these foods comes not only from the essential nutrients they contain but also from the array of phytonutrients they provide.


These phytonutrients impart the tastes, aromas, and colours of food. They also have profound physiological effects in the body, acting as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents, mimicking hormones, and suppressing the development of disease. 


Scientific research has revealed that phytonutrients called flavonoids (resveratrol, catechins, and ellagic acid) may act as potent antioxidants, inhibit inflammation, and help slow down cellular aging. 


Another class of phytonutrients – the carotenoids lutein, lycopene, and beta-carotene – also exerts potent antioxidant activity, possibly helping reduce the risk of heart disease and other conditions such as age-related eye disease and cancer.


7. Fill up on fiber.


Another reason a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, and whole grains is associated with a decreased risk of disease is that these foods are also a great source of dietary fiber. 


There are two types of fiber in foods, and we need both. Insoluble fiber, found in the outer layer of grains such as wheat bran, promotes a healthy digestive system and colon health. 


Heart health benefits come from soluble fiber, the type of fiber found in oats and apples. Increasing soluble fiber intake helps lower blood cholesterol and blood sugar levels.


8. Find a friend in Coenzyme Q10.


Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a fat-soluble, vitamin-like substance found in every human cell. It's involved in key biochemical reactions that produce energy in cells. 


It also acts as an antioxidant, working with vitamins E and C to protect cells against oxidative stress and free radical damage. 


Although the body is capable of making its own CoQ10, production slows as we age.


Cholesterol-lowering medications (e.g., statins) also block the body’s ability to make CoQ10, and supplementation has been shown in clinical studies to improve cardiac function in people with existing heart conditions such as congestive heart failure.


9. Get moving.


Physical inactivity is a risk factor for developing heart disease, and research studies indicate that more than 60% of adults don’t engage in the recommended amount of regular physical activity. In fact, 25% of all adults aren’t active at all. 


If you’re one of them, it’s time to get moving.


Regular physical activity promotes a healthy heart in so many ways: it helps lower blood pressure and cholesterol, helps control weight, reduces anxiety, and improves blood circulation. 


Do your heart a favor and try to get 30 minutes or more of physical activity most days of the week. 


If you haven’t been active for some time, or have a chronic health problem such as existing heart disease, diabetes, or obesity, be sure to consult your physician before beginning a new exercise program.


10. Take time to de-stress.


There’s no denying we live in a stressful world, and most of us experience stress on a daily basis. Whether it’s physical or emotional stress, your body reacts in the same way: it sets off its “fight or flight” response. 


As a result, stress hormones are released, increasing blood pressure, heart rate, and blood glucose in an attempt to provide our body with an increased energy supply.


Over time, this chronic stress response wreaks havoc: slowing digestion, weakening immune function, and increasing the risk of heart disease and other chronic conditions. Take time, then, to de-stress your life. 


Start by getting more sleep and ending those unhealthy habits such as smoking, drinking too much, and overeating. Think about what you truly must get done, set priorities, and learn to say no. 


And, finally, don’t forget to exercise (a great stress reducer) and incorporate relaxation and deep-breathing techniques into your daily routine. 


Your heart will love you for it.


Below are some ways Shaklee can help you achieve these goals. 
Just click on the links for more info:


1. Shaklee’s ingredients are always organic and never contain any artificial ingredients, colors or preservatives.


2. Cinch Weight Loss Program is an easy and delicious way to lose those unwanted pounds.


3. Shaklee has increased the amounts of Vitamin D in its multi formulas, but you can also add additional Vitamin D with Vita-D3.


4. Shaklee’s EPA & DHA product, OmegaGuard delivers a full spectrum of ultra-pure, pharmaceutical-grade omega-3 fatty acids.


5. Arm yourself with the best antioxidants Vitamin C & Vitamin E.


6. Make up for a lack of fruits and vegetables with CarotoMax that has a rare blend of alpha-carotene, astaxanthin, beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and zeaxanthin delivering of a broad spectrum of carotenoids; and with FlavoMax that has flavonoids which are powerful water-soluble plant nutrients that deliver potent antioxidant protection to the blood and blood rich tissues, especially the liver and intestines.*


7. Shaklee has some wonderful and easy to take fiber supplements as well as some other great products that help with digestive health.


8. New Triple Strength CoQHeart with Q-Trol™, delivers a powerful 100 mg of CoQ10 plus resveratrol in a bioavailable softgel.


9. Share Shaklee with a walking buddy or a workout partner and help improve the lives of the people you care about.


10. Try Shaklee’s Stress Relief Complex for those really hard days.


There you have it – some ways to help improve your heart health and how Shaklee can make it easier.


Your heart works hard for you every second of your life – return the favor by giving it what it needs.


Love your heart and it will love you back.


If you would like more information, please contact us by emailing at youtobehealthy@yahoo.com or filling out the form below.


To Your Good Health,


Julie



* 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.
Info from Shaklee Health Sciences Feb 2009 by Dr. Jamie McManus

Friday, February 3, 2012

PROJECT MAHMA SATURDAY OPPORTUNITY CONFERENCE CALL

PROJECT MAHMA SATURDAY OPPORTUNITY CONFERENCE CALL
Saturday, February 4, 2012 | 10:00 AM (CT)
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Saturday, February 4, 2012
8 a.m. Pacific | 9 a.m. Mountain | 10 a.m. Central | 11 a.m. Eastern
DIAL: 212-990-8000 (PIN: 6262#)
Tune in for an encore presentation of the Best of Project MAHMA Call this Saturday, featuring Tara Dulin, Senior Coordinator from Tennessee, and her team. Tara is a proud wife and stay-at-home, homeschooling mom to two sons -- six and four years old. When her husband's business was negatively impacted by the recent economic downturn, Tara, a former management consultant, turned her family's financial circumstances around in just six months by participating in FastTRACK. She is now driving a brand new Shaklee bonus car, and she also earned two trips with Shaklee this year – the New Directors Conference at Shaklee World Headquarters in Northern California and the Dream 2011 Incentive Trip to Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas.
Tara is passionate about sharing the gift of natural health, and helping others turn their financial dreams into their reality. Tara's ultimate goals include funding her family's (still pending) adoption, and becoming a Master Coordinator.

Heard on the call with Tara are:

Melissa Chernisky (Senior Director, OH). Melissa left a career in the financial services industry to stay home with her two sons, now five and two years old. She is also a first-year homeschooling mom. Shaklee has not only improved her family's overall health, but it has also improved their lifestyle. Melissa's goals include helping others attain financial freedom, while funding her family's passion for travel and serving others philanthropically.

Lucinda Coblentz (Director, MI). Lucinda earned almost $1000, and broke out as a FastTRACK Director in her first full month with Shaklee. She is currently employed as a medical assistant. Lucinda enjoys sharing Shaklee's fantastic income opportunity with others, as the rapid growth of her team indicates. Lucinda is happily married, and her goal is to improve her financial position, thus enabling her to be at home with her future children.

Elizabeth Taylor (Associate, VA). Elizabeth has one daughter, age six. As a single mom, Elizabeth left her financial services career behind to maximize the Dream Plan opportunity, and live her dream of having the freedom to volunteer at her daughter's school, meet her daughter for lunch, and pick her up from school. Elizabeth loves helping others reach their health and financial goals, and she especially enjoys helping other moms who feel stuck, improve their circumstances.


ALTERNATE CALL IN NUMBERS:
In the unlikely event that you experience a busy signal when trying to access the call this weekend, please try one of these alternate call-in numbers: 1-212-990-4000, or 1-212-990-2300. The PIN for both of these lines is the same as the main number: 6262#

What is Project MAHMA?

Project MAHMA(Moms at Home Making A Difference…and a Lot of Money!) is a global coalition of moms (and dads) who are earning an income from home and giving themselves the gift of freedom— including more time with their families—while at the same time offering others the gift of better health and a better life.

We are:
  • ·         Committed to helping moms be successful quickly
  • ·         Dedicated to coaching moms on how to earn enough money to stay home with their children
  • ·         Excited about moms earning a good income

As the #1 natural nutrition company in the United States and a pioneer in providing home-based business opportunities, generations of families have counted on us to do what no other company can do quite like we can—make a healthier life for everyone and a better life for anyone.

After the call, if you would like more information or are ready to get started please fill out the contact form below and I will be happy to help.



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