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Friday, March 28, 2014

What’s In Your Cabinet? Air Fresheners


Do you use air fresheners in your home?

Below is a list of what a majority of common air fresheners have. 

Remember, the government does not require a complete listing of ingredients on these chemicals and the listings can be very vague. Here are just a few ingredients your air freshener can contain:

Butane, propane, ammonia, phenol, benzene, phthalates, formaldehyde

Here are some of the known health problems air fresheners can cause:

Allergies, asthma, skin, eye & lung irritation, depression, hyperness and ADHD type behaviors in children, central nervous system damage, liver damage, and even links to cancer.

Scary, isn’t it?

Some of the fresheners used that are aerosols can also make your home more flammable. 

Think about it, when you spray a flammable liquid like Lysol on your furniture, your drapes, your carpet, where do the chemicals go? They go right on and into those fabrics making them more flammable should a fire ever break out in your home. 

Plus, that can you keep in the cabinet will end up being a bomb going off should fire ever reach it, causing fire to spread more quickly and making a bad scenario even more deadly.

For the non-aerosol type sprays like the Febreeze, is it any wonder the significant rise in asthma goes hand in hand with the rise of using products like this? The majority of allergies and asthma can be traced back to chemicals used in the home.

The chemicals used to make the fragrances are extremely toxic and are regulated very little to none by the government. This means you are making your house smell good at the risk of your health and especially the health of your children.

Manufacturers have used manipulative marketing tactics to convince the majority of Americans that they need to have some kind of fragrances in their homes as they obviously stink.

Now don’t get me wrong, I like a clean smelling home, but I do it in ways that not only benefits our health, but also saves us a ton of money!

Here’s what we do:

  • Open the windows! 
Every day for about 15 minutes, even in the dead of winter, even when it’s 0° out, I will open the windows in each room, just a little and run the fan on the furnace to circulate the air. 

This changes the air in the house, removing some germs floating around, it removes odors that seem to accumulate overnight that we call “bed smell”. You know the odor I’m talking about.

It only drops the temperature about one to two degrees is all, so it’s not a significant cost for the furnace to catch back up and if you don’t keep it hot in there to begin with, it’s no big deal.

  • Keep a clean house 
Now this seems obvious, but it’s the simple things in life that work. If we let things go too long, and I am guilty of this at times when life gets hectic, then odors camp out. Try cleaning just one room a day. That way you don’t get overwhelmed and the housework doesn’t get ahead of you too far.

  • Use natural scents from Nature
Take a walk outdoors in Nature and you will find an array of scents. What the chemicals try and imitate you can go gather for free. 

Flowers, fruit, pine cones and pine needles, leaves, branches, most anything from Nature will bring a light scent into your home that won’t over power the room. 

Of course, if someone in your home has seasonal allergies, then bringing Goldenrod in or some other type of flower might not be the best thing, but experiment a little. Pinterest is full of great ideas on even ways to simmer natural items to make the scents even more powerful.

  • Use natural made products
My husband loves it when I do laundry as he loves the scent of our FabricSoftener Concentrate.  It has just a light, clean scent and I will even use our spray bottle with a mild mixture of the 1 part concentrate mixed with 4 parts water and lightly spray around a room. 

I have even been known to use our disinfectant spray, Basic-G on really smelly areas like the dog bed, if I don’t have time to wash it right then. It does an amazing job!

There you go. Easy and most importantly safe ways to deodorize your home without risking your health. 

Besides, you want people to enjoy coming into your home, not gag on the “perfumy” smell and leave with an asthma attack! And isn’t the health of your family more important?

Thank you for taking the time to learn of new ways to freshen the air inside your home!

Julie

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Fevers - When to Leave Them Alone


A question was asked recently, "How do I get a child's fever down fast?"

When asked this, my first answer was not, "Reach for the medicine."

I rarely give my child a fever reducing medicine unless sleep is desperately needed and he is so miserable he can’t rest. Since children are better troopers at being sick than adults are, they fare very well without medicines often times.

I will always try and figure out what is causing the fever. Is it just a virus he’s picked up? Are there other symptoms? How is he acting? All these factors go into a possible diagnosis and treatment plan, if any.

There are a few things to remember about fevers.

Fevers are a natural response of the body to an infection. Viruses and some bacteria do not like heat and the body knows that. Therefore, the body will raise the temperature to help combat them. This is part of the immune system's defense. It is best to not interfere with this process as the quickest way to get well is to work with the body, not against it.

There are a few exceptions, though and they are important, so listen up.

If you have an infant with a fever, call your doctor as fevers in infants can be a sign of something more serious. Do not give any medication to a baby without first consulting with your doctor!

Most children and adults can handle a fever of up to 104° for a short time without much problem. 

The exception to that would be if the person has a stiff neck, headache, problems breathing, confusion or abdominal pain. Then they should be seen by a doctor quickly as these could be signs of an illness much more serious.

You will want to see a doctor if the fever is hanging on for days and not letting up, or is steadily climbing and is not responsive if you do give acetaminophen or ibuprofen.

If any of the above symptoms exist, please seek medical help right away.

Many of us hate to see our kids feeling bad and want to rush to give them something to make them feel better. The best thing we can do for them is work with the body and do a few things to help them feel better.

Give the child a warm, but not hot bath. They can play or just relax. Just take them out before the water turns cool. Do not let them get chilled.

Hydration is extremely important especially if vomiting or diarrhea is coming along for the ride. I can’t stand the drinks in the stores. They are full of sugar, artificial colors, dyes and flavorings.

The body is already working hard to fight off something, it doesn’t need to have to deal with the poisons of these so called hydration drinks. I do have a favorite I will mention later.

I also do not recommend jello, especially red jello.  The body should not have to deal with all the sugar and dyes and it has no nutritional value. It is also a myth that it soothes an upset stomach. It does nothing to help that. Also, if you give red jello and vomiting occurs, it looks a lot like blood, which can be very scary.

There is something to be said for chicken soup and crackers if the person doesn’t have an underlying health condition that prevents them from eating that. Homemade is best if you can, but if you don't have time, then find one that is low in sodium and preferably organic.

Don’t push food. Small nibbles throughout the day while drinking plenty of water and hydrating fluids (I will give my recommendations below) is better.

Immune support. When my child shows any signs of getting sick I jump on it right away. I have him rest, even if it  means some extra TV time. This is when it's perfectly fine to let him indulge in a little extra me time.

I give him my favorite hydration drink, Shaklee Performance as it has the electrolytes he needs for optimum hydration without all the chemicals. 

I let him nibble on crackers or soup if he’s up for it and if he isn’t vomiting.

I give extra Chewable Vitamin C as well as Zinc, Garlic and Optiflora, which is the best probiotic out there. The body needs extra probiotics as 70-80% of the body’s immune system is in the gut. The more good guys he has in there, the bigger and stronger the army is to fight the bad guys.

I also give Shaklee’s Nutriferon, which contains Interferon. Interferon is a critical activator of the immune system.

At the beginning of an illness, I also give Defend & Resist which is wonderful for giving his immune system a boost.

Some people may act shocked that I give all this to my young child. Keep in mind, he gets half doses based on his weight and these are not drugs, they are natural supplements.

You wouldn’t tell your child not to eat fruits and vegetables with these nutrients, and these supplements are just more concentrated forms of food. They have all the nutrients that natural food has with none of the chemicals, pesticides or other nasty stuff some food today has.

I am not overdosing my son on synthetic vitamins either. That is risky and the stories you hear about nasty side effects from vitamins, isn’t from the vitamins in them, it’s from the chemicals the company used to process or bind the ingredients together.

I trust Shaklee because I know they take many extra steps to make sure the ingredients are safe and that they work. It is so nice to not have to worry about giving him something and wonder if it's safe. With Shaklee, I know it's safe.

We are rarely sick. OK, I might have just jinxed myself there! The reason is we try and eat right, get plenty of exercise and know what to take when the occasional illness does come knocking. We also know how to send it packing…fast!

So don’t be afraid of a fever or an illness, just be prepared. For when you know, you can relax and give them the love and tenderness they need.

If you would like more information on the products I use, you can visit our Website ToBeHealthy.MyShaklee.com . Fill out our Contact Form if you have a specific question and we will respond as soon as we can.
Thank you.

Julie


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Monday, March 24, 2014

Learn More About Detoxing


It's Spring Time!! Time to do some bodily house cleaning....clean out those cobwebs and toxins; get refreshed and revigorated.


Join us Monday night, March 24th, with Nedra Sahr, Nutritionist, and Professor Steve Chaney, PhD when they discuss the "whys and wherefores" of detoxifying naturally and safely.


Join me this Monday night, March 24, 2014
9pm (ET) 8pm (CT), 7pm (MT), 6pm (PT)

Space is limited. To reserve your space fill out the form below and we will send you the sign on details for the webinar. If you cannot make this time, we will have it archived for viewing later.






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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Sharing Shaklee Helped Me Save My Home




Larry C. (Senior Director, TX)

When my friend Maria B. (Senior Coordinator, TX) called from the 2009 Global Conference to talk to me about Shaklee, I was ready.

At the time, I was behind on my mortgage. I wasn't sleeping well and I had a "life stinks" outlook. And even though I needed the money, I had been burned out on my previous career and didn't want to go back to it.

But I had a large balloon payment coming up on my home and I was running out of options. I was working as a massage therapist, but business was slow and my income from massage therapy did not cover my monthly obligations. Ultimately, I had to use my retirement savings to cover some of my debts, but I was still behind. I had even been considering the bank's recommendation that I short sell my home.

But I started working my Shaklee business and after a year my Shaklee income was enough to help me catch up on my mortgage payments. By consistently sharing Shaklee, I maintained an average of about $1000 a month in income over the next three years, which to this day covers my mortgage payment. Not only did I earn enough with my Shaklee business to save my house, I enjoyed some great perks, including winning some great electronic gifts and being recognized on stage at Global Conference.

After my initial success, I coasted for a couple of years with the bonus checks covering my house payment. But when the Increase Your Share promotion was announced at the end of January, I thought about my volume over the last few years and realized if I didn't generate some action, I would stay where I am. Last month I met my volume goal of 3000 PV that I set in January. One of my Directors, who had reverted, set a new personal goal of earning $1000 per month in income and just got a customer who had been with me for three years to sponsor as a Distributor and commit toFastTRACK.

Shaklee has done more for me than just help me save my home. Shaklee products have had an incredible impact on me and my family. At 57, I enjoy more energy and vitality than ever – even beating people half my age in tennis – and I'm also helping my mother live a healthier life. More than that, I'm helping people who were in the same desperate situation I was in.

One of my Directors had separated from her husband and had virtually nothing. One of my clients, who knew I had a Shaklee business, referred her to me. I showed her the business and after considering it, came to me and said she wanted to start. With the support of my upline, she was able to keep her house, her kids, and is living a stable life now.

The Increase Your Share promotion has made it much easier to get out of the coasting mode and begin actively sharing again. My team has sponsored 8 new people so far. People liked the idea of getting a free membership but getting a free product when they joined with a qualified purchase was just a no brainer. That made it easy for me to bring it up, especially for those who knew about Shaklee or have tried some products.

Increase Your Share has made making a difference easier. People don't always know the impact the products can have but everyone understands getting something free and in today's economy, that added value can take the pressure off the financial decision.

If you are in the same situation Larry was or are just looking to stay out of a desperate financial situation, why not give Sharing Shaklee a try? Contact us by clicking on the "Contact Us" tab up top or check out our website to learn more: Why Shaklee

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Crohn's, IBS & Other Digestion Conditions Webinar


Hannah shares her especially moving journey with Crohn's disease. She will cover different digestive disorders and the factors that can cause an unhealthy gut as well as some natural solutions. 

Click here to listen: Crohn's, IBS & Other Digestion Conditions Webinar

These short webinars are very informal and because they are recorded live, you may hear our occasional mistakes. This makes them more real and feel like you are just sitting around with friends who really care. They are designed to help educate and possibly provide solutions, not take the place of your medical doctor. Please consult your doctor before starting or stopping any medication.

This is a pre-recorded webinar so you will not be able to partake in the question and answer session. Because it is pre-recorded, you will be able to stop and start it whenever you like.

After listening, if you would like more information or to schedule a free consultation, please click the "Contact Us" tab up top or click here: Contact Us.

Click here to listen: Crohn's, IBS & Other Digestion Conditions Webinar


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Friday, March 14, 2014

Project MAHMA Call


Tune in this Saturday for an inspiring Project MAHMA Call.

Call Information
Saturday, March 15, 2014
11:00 a.m. Eastern
10:00 a.m. Central
9:00 a.m. Mountain
8:00 a.m. Pacific

DIAL: 212-990-8000
(PIN: 6262#)

Our moderator is John MacLaren, Senior Executive Coordinator from California.
John has been a certified fitness specialist for over fifteen years. He holds certifications in resistance training, sports and endurance training, Crossfit®***, and post-rehabilitative exercise as well as physical therapy and nutrition counseling for a variety of special populations. John attended the Masters program in Counseling and Spiritual Psychology at the University of Santa Monica.

A former U.S. Navy SEAL, John left active duty in 1997 and began to pursue certification in nutrition and fitness training and an undergraduate degree in human services. John has helped hundreds of people from every walk of life realize their health and fitness goals by focusing on individual needs, objectives, history and abilities. He works with both private and corporate/group clients in performance health and fitness and in high performance team and leadership development.

John will be joined this week by special guest, Tonya Mann (Senior Executive Coordinator, MI).

Tonya and her husband Daniel have two wonderful Shaklee kids. Tonya was an art therapist for 15 years before deciding to stay at home with her children and start a home-based business.

She was introduced to the Shaklee cleaning products in 2002, and was a product user until 2011 when the Dream Plan was announced. Shaklee’s superior products were easily confirmed by her husband Dan who works in the medical field as a family practice and emergency room physician.

Tonya finds that her team-based training as a therapist helps with building a solid foundation to help everyone achieve their goals on her team. Since joining Shaklee, Tonya has earned $34,000 in FastTRACK bonuses, a Dream Car Bonus, four Shaklee Incentive trips, and was a Top Achiever Speaker at the 2012 Global Conference. She is currently on track to be recognized at the 2014 Shaklee Global Conference for Personal Group (sales) Volume and Sponsoring.

Invite moms and dads who are looking to create a better future for their families to tune in! After the call, contact us to learn more on how you can become part of Project M.A.H.M.A. or visit: http://tobehealthy.myshaklee.com/us/en/about.html#/contact.html
to fill out our no obligation contact form.

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 stands for Moms at Home Making a ... Difference (and a whole lot of money!)

Project MAHMA is a coalition of Shaklee families across North America who stay at home with their kids and earn income by helping others live healthier and more independent lives.
Project MAHMA was formed as an opportunity for moms and dads to:
o    Have the very best for their family's health, well-being and financial future
o    Realize their personal potential
o    Make a difference in the lives of others
o    Do it all AND stay home with their kids


Win a Once in a Lifetime Trip to San Francisco…and maybe even Paris too!

Enter the Shaklee 180® Healthy Competition by 3/31

Healthy Competition Winners


Win a Once in a Lifetime Trip to San Francisco…and maybe even Paris too!

There is still an opportunity ahead for you to win a trip to San Francisco with
the Shaklee 180®Healthy Competition! Be sure to complete your entry by
3/31/14 for April’s trip. Dates for the April trip will be 4/23 – 4/25/14.

Say Hello to Paris! Grand prize winners for Paris will be selected from our
90-day San Francisco / Nashville winners and celebrated in Paris with the
ultimate once in a lifetime experience. Grand prize winners (and their guest!)
will receive a 6 night/7 day trip for 2 to Paris, France that includes airfare,
hotel, meals, a full fashion makeover and a video and photo shoot. Winners
will depart for Paris on 5/27/14 and stay through 6/3/14.

That means if you were one of our Nashville winners or are one of the winners
of the October, January or April trips to San Francisco, you are automatically
in the running for Paris, so keep up the great work!

We're so proud of all of our Healthy Competition winners, and are thrilled to
witness their amazing transformations! The latest winners were celebrated in
January, where they had an amazing experience in San Francisco and at the
Shaklee Home Office. Winners were treated to a 4-star hotel stay at the
Hotel Vitale on San Francisco's Embarcadero, supermodel status with a
photoshoot with a top-notch photographer to take photos of their
transformations, a delicious and fun group dinner celebration, and an
adventurous tour of Alcatraz – not to mention new clothes and a new outlook
on life!

Sound like fun? You could be next! 
Take your shape in a whole new direction 
with Shaklee 180 and win while you lose!
Learn more here: Shaklee 180

To enter the Healthy Competition now, new customers should start their
Turnaround™ and enter the competition. Existing kit customers should visit
MyShaklee180.com and click on the My180 tab. Then scroll all the way down

to the bottom of the page for the Healthy Competition link. Customers who
previously entered the Healthy Competition and are eligible can also now
complete their entries using the Shaklee 180 mobile app. Having trouble
submitting your story via the app or online? Have no fear!
Enter here: healthycompetition@shaklee.com.
Include your before/after pictures and tell us how much weight you've lost and
how your life has changed since doing a 180. We are celebrating both
Turnaround and Lean & Healthy transformations.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES
OF WINNING. ONLY OPEN TOLEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES & D.C.
AND PUERTO RICO, 18 YEARS AND OLDER VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. For
Official Rules, Sweepstakes odds disclosure, alternate method of entry, and complete
details, visit www.myshaklee180.com. Sponsor: Shaklee Corporation, 4747 Willow Road,
Pleasanton, CA 94588.

Winners!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Save $ With Shaklee - Fabric Softener


Save $ With Shaklee!

Here is one way to save money by switching to Shaklee products over the store bought brands:

Fabric Softener – in a 16 oz spray bottle, pour about 1 inch deep with Shaklee’sSoft Fabric Concentrate and fill the rest of the bottle with water. Shake and spray 10-12 times around inside empty dryer. Add clothes and dry as usual. Will not stain clothes and they come out fresh and soft for just pennies!

Don’t do this with other brands as they will leave stains on your clothes and won’t soften them!

Of course, you can also add Shaklee’sSoft Fabric Concentrate to the rinse cycle as usual - 32 ounces softens over 64 loads!

Did you know that many other liquid fabric softeners contain the following?

Formaldehyde and Artificial Fragrances. Yikes!

The chemicals in these harmful liquids are designed to stay in the clothing, causing exposure to harmful chemicals all day long. Prolonged exposure to chemicals can cause headaches, central nervous system depression and nausea.

Shaklee’s GetClean® Soft Fabric Concentrate has a special plant-based ingredient that adds extra softness to fabrics. Plus, it’s HE compatible and biodegradable!

Make that next load of laundry silky soft and clean-smelling with Get Clean®Soft Fabric Concentrate. A special plant-based softener adds the cozy goodness your family will love and leaves clothes virtually static free. (No more socks hiding under sheets!)

Improved performance, rivals Snuggle® and Downy® in softness and static reduction

  • HE Compatible formula!
  • Also ideal for standard washers
  • More softening power for less comparing cost per load, not just cost per ounce, smart shoppers know they use less Get Clean® Soft Fabric because it’s concentrated.
  • Naturally softens, reduces wrinkles, and controls static cling
  • Makes ironing easier
  • Small bottle is easy to carry, pour, and store


Clean Credentials

  • Nontoxic
  • Natural
  • Biodegradable
  • Concentrated
  • No phosphates


Shaklee also offers dryer sheets that can be used more than once! Just toss them in the dryer with clothes and reuse one to two more times! Then just toss the used paper dryer sheet into the recycling bin. They are biodegradable and recyclable!

Did you know that many other dryer sheets have fiberglass in them? Not what you want on your clothes and then rubbing on your skin!

SoftFabric Fragrance Free Dryer Sheets – Are veggie based and softens clothes and helps prevent wrinkles without fragrance or dyes.
  • Softens clothes and helps prevent wrinkles.
  • No fragrance.
  • Effectively reduces static cling.
  • Uses vegetable-derived softening agents.
  • Safe with all washable fabrics.
  • Tear in half during the drying cycle to distribute softness throughout the load.


Save money, your health and the environment today with Shaklee!

Contact us for more information or to try Shaklee products with our money back guarantee!

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