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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Healthier You News: Stay Happy This Winter

My latest Healthier You! Newsletter just went out. 
Did you get it? If you haven't, let me know and I will send a copy to you. 
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Here's what is inside this issue:

  • Staying Happy Through The Dark Days Of Winter 
  • Shining The Sun On The Dark Days Of Winter 
  • The Holidays Are a Time for Family 
  • Does Listening to Music Make You Healthier? 
  • What is EcoTourism? 
  • Smoothie Recipe of the Month – Warm Vanilla Chai

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Worried About Eating Too Much At The Holiday Party? 5 Tips To Beat The Cravings Monster

Look like somebody you know?

If this looks like you when you get around all those delicious goodies, learn to fight the cravings monster with these 5 tips:

  • Eat before you leave. Prepare for battle before you leave home. Eat a filling meal with fiber and protein. This will help you feel fuller longer thereby keeping your will power going longer.
    Don’t have time to prepare a big meal? Try our delicious protein mixes of our Protein Shakes to make a quick smoothie with protein and leucine that will help you feel fuller longer without all the fat.
  • Drink a lot of water. It’s OK to have your favorite beverage, but just sip on it throughout the evening and when you need to drink due to thirst have your water handy. Watch the water additives though. They can pack sneaky calories & sugar you don’t need any more of!
    Try our wonderful Energizing Tea packets in Green Tea Matcha or Sweet Pomegranate. They give you energy and taste with only 5 calories!
  • Eat the good stuff first. Now is the time to save the sweets for last. When filling up your plate in line, pile on the fruit and veggies. This way your plate will only have room for a sweet or two and you won’t overindulge.
    Want something sweet, but afraid you won’t stop? Try our great Meal-in-a-Bar or Snack Bars. Both will fill your sweet tooth without a lot of extra calories and sugar. Great for diabetics who want to indulge a little, but don’t want to worry about what it will do to their sugar levels.
  • Exercise before you leave. Be sure and get a good workout or walk in that day. The later you can do it before you have to get ready to leave the better. Your body loves movement so be sure to work it good. Exercise also helps to dim the appetite for a little while helping you to fend off those cravings.
    Be sure to keep hydrated with our Performance re-hydration drink. It gives you the hydration you need without all the sugar and calories of other sports drinks.
  • Relax. Remember, it’s a party and while food may be at the center of it, it is not the main reason you are there. If you are busy talking, laughing and having fun, you won’t have as much time to eat. So be sure to mingle, relax and have some fun.
    And it’s OK if you over indulge just a bit – it’s not permanent. 

After the holidays, if you are ready to jumpstart your new healthier lifestyle, get with us and we will be glad to help you achieve your goals. J


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Powdered or Liquid Vitamins - For Those Who Can't Swallow Tablets or Prefer a Powdered or Liquid Multi

Know someone who can’t swallow vitamins? 

What is a person to do if they have some medical condition where they can’t swallow vitamins in tablet form?

Maybe they would prefer a powdered or a liquid supplement.

Shaklee has two great products just for such a problem:

Shaklee’s CitriBoost

Multivitamin in powder form.

CitriBoost is an easy-to-use powder that mixes into your morning orange juice, smoothie or protein shake for a nutritional boost that goes down easy.

Here are some great benefits to CitriBoost:

  • Powdered multi-nutrition for anyone having difficulty chewing or swallowing.
  • Contains both Pre & Pro Biotics.
  • Eliminates digestive problems – gas, constipation, diarrhea & bloating.
  • More calcium & vitamin than 8 oz. of milk.

Click here to learn more about CitriBoost and read the label: Shaklee’s CitriBoost

Shaklee’s Liqui-Lea

High potency multi-vitamin/multi-mineral.

Liqui-Lea is a high potency multi-vitamin plus iron dietary supplement for those who prefer a liquid.

Here are some great benefits to Liqui-Lea :
  • Promotes healthy red blood cells.
  • Contains 10 essential vitamins plus iron
  • Vegetarian formula
  • Use at the first sign of cold, flu or sore throat; easily assimilated.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Stress Relief Complex “Smoothes the Edges”

I wanted to pass a quick note on the Stress Relief Complex. I was a bit skeptical at first as I feel in relatively good control. I tried the product as my stock brokerage firm has recently been feeling the direct pains of the market.

The outcome….it works!  It does not change your moods or emotions, it simply “smoothes” the otherwise rough edges. Things that normally caused me to feel tense did not.  I approach problems and challenges with a clearer



To learn more about our Stress Relief Complex, visit: Stress Relief Complex.

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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.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Health Study: Meal Replacement Program on Weight Loss

Health Study: Effect of a Structured Meal Replacement Program on Weight Loss: An Eight-Week Mobile App-Assisted Intervention.

Why was this study done? 

Many studies have supported the notion that a structured weight loss program along with educational support may be one of the best ways to achieve weight loss. This study was designed to examine the effectiveness of a low-glycemic, high-leucine, structured weight loss program along with educational support in the form of online tools.

What did the study find?

Participants following the eight-week program lost an average of 9.7 pounds (1.2 pounds a week) and 37 out of 213 (17 %) obese participants reduced their BMI below 30 by the end of the study to be re-classified as overweight (from obese).

Read the study presentation here:

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Free Gift with Order!

Dear Shaklee Family,

We are now officially in the Holiday Season! To celebrate we are offering our members a free product gift just for ordering.

So starting today, 12/1/15 through 12/31/15 our members will receive a free gift of one of our most requested products with their order!

Not a member? See below on how being a member, with no obligations, will save you 15%-25% off and get this free gift!

It’s a surprise and a special gift just for you or you can give it as a gift, but most people keep it for themselves and then order more as gifts since everyone wants it once they see it!

So place your order early for products for you and the great gifts for those on your list. Like I always say, people do not need more “stuff”, they need things they can actually use. So don’t give them a gift they have to dust or will cram into a closet, give them a thoughtful gift of something they need and will actually use! Not sure what to get? We can help you choose the right gift.

At gift exchanges where you play the game of trading gifts with someone next to you, our products are often the most sought after and “stolen” ones causing great laughter and stealing back and forth. So be sure to keep an extra one on hand if you enjoy those activities! J

We have more samples in stock! We have samples available of the following:

  • Herbal Blend Multi-Purpose Cream
  • Joint & Muscle Pain Cream
  • C+E Repair PM - for firmer, younger-looking skin
  • Instant Firming Serum Sample - Watch Years Disappear in Minutes
  • Basic-H multi-purpose cleaner
  • EZ Gest – for gas, bloating, too full feeling - great for this time of year and all the eating we do!
  • Stress Buster – for those moments with family that sometimes can stress you out

Hurry! These samples go fast! Contact me to have your sample sent to you.

This month we have two great offers:

1. Our two most popular product packs have a coupon with them that when you order them on AutoShip, you can purchase any product valued up to $100 for only $10 on your next order. That is a $90 savings! Wow! The 2 product packs eligible for this gift is the Shaklee Life Plan & the Rx for a Healthier Life – click the links to see the details and what comes in them.

Worried about getting trapped into an AutoShip? No worries, Shaklee’s AutoShip has no traps. You can edit, add, subtract products, change the ship date, or if you don’t want it you can delete it. No hassles, no obligations.

2. Know someone who is not a member? Tell them about our join free offer good till 12/31/15. When someone orders a minimum of 100 PV (point value) they can join for free saving them 15%-25% off of their order right away and saving them the onetime $19.95 joining fee. With Shaklee membership means no obligations. They do not have to pay any additional nor recurring fees, no buying minimums, no obligations, just great products and great service.

We also have some great ways to save money on the items you already use like vitamins, smoothies, laundry products, oven cleaners and other household cleaners.

Members already save 15%-25%, plus you are eligible for our free gift offers, health updates, newsletter, and access to our vast health resource and personal consultations.

We don’t just sell products, we work with you to make sure you get the right products that will work the best for you and will be the safest you can take.

Many people take prescription medications and if you do, there are some vitamins and herbs you should not mix with your medications. Do you know which ones? We work with doctors and health professionals to help advise you on what is safe to take and what you must avoid. This is a free service we offer to our customers that you just won’t get in a health food store.

On Facebook? Be sure to visit our page for all the latest in health and wellness including articles on the latest research, health news, tips & more! Find us here:

Need an updated catalog? We can mail you one or you can click here to view our online store:

We have a great health webinar coming up Monday, December 14, 9:00 PM ET, Stay Healthy Through the Holidays. This will be a great webinar and if you can’t make the live one, let us know and we can send you the link to the re-play.

If you are ordering gifts shipped directly to you – get your order in by 12/15 to assure enough time for delivery.

Well, this post is getting longer than that relative’s holiday update on the family letter! 
Stay safe while out and about this season, enjoy each other’s company and relax – it will be OK if it doesn’t all get done. J

Be well my friends,

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Single Mom with 4 Children Builds Her Own Business

Carolyn's Shaklee Effect

"I came from nothing," Carolyn Spargur says, "and who would have thought" that she would come so far. Carolyn celebrated 50 years in Shaklee in 2015.

Carolyn started her business as a single mom raising four children. She was working two jobs till someone took the time to show her a better way. I love what she says at the end. smile emoticon

Carolyn built her business back when it wasn't so easy especially being a single mom. If she could do it then, we can definitely do it now! 

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Tips For Making Your Dishwasher Perform Better

We love our dishwashers, don’t we?

I love being able to throw the dishes in, slam the door, hit a couple buttons and walk away.

And happiness is when all the dirty dishes fit in the dishwasher. Yay!

After a while though, our favorite appliance can begin to let us down. Dishes aren’t getting as clean as they used to, glasses are spotted and it can begin to smell.

So what are we to do? The thought of a new dishwasher sounds delightful, but don’t throw out your old friend quite yet.

To keep your kitchen buddy working at his best, he does need some TLC. Yes, that’s right – you need to do a bit of regular maintenance.

Now before you start to say, “Ugh! I’d rather just buy a new one!” the maintenance really isn’t that hard – if you do it on a regular basis.

The first thing to do is dig out the owner’s manual. The manual will tell you what parts you can take apart to clean.

Here’s a tip. Buy a big binder and large pocket sleeve protectors, then put all your household appliance manuals in there and file it on a bookshelf. This makes the manuals easy to find and take up less space. Plus, if you ever go to sell your house, leave that book out on the counter and the new potential buyers will love you for it and may look at your house more eagerly.

All those food particles and debris gets trapped in the filters built into the dishwasher and they need to be cleaned out every so often. But don’t worry it’s not hard.

Most dishwashers are very similar in the bottom. Remove the bottom rack, and proceed to one-by-one remove the sprayer arm, strainer and filters per your manual. I have like 5 pieces that remove for cleaning in mine.

Tip: Place them in order from left to right how you took them out. This way you will remember which order they go when you go to put them back in. They only fit one way, kind of like a puzzle.

Take a toothbrush and some gentle cleaner. I like to use Basic-H² and scrub all the pieces thoroughly and rinse. Then spray with a good disinfectant all over the pieces and down in the sprayer arm holes. I like to use Basic-G as a good disinfectant. Do NOT use bleach or any other harsh cleanser.

If the sprayer arms have clogged holes, use a pipe cleaner or small straw brush to gently clean the holes. Do NOT use a toothpick because the tip could break off inside the arm, clogging the holes and later molding inside.

You will notice when you pull out the pieces at the bottom to clean there is still a puddle of water there and wonder why it doesn’t drain all the way. I wondered the same thing.

I learned it’s because you don’t want the pump or the seals to be dry. If the seals become brittle, you will end up with messy leaks and pumps are expensive to replace.

If you notice when you start your dishwasher, it will drain the water that’s in it first before filling with new water. So it doesn’t use that old water that had been sitting there in the wash cycle.

Tip: Run water at the faucet to hot before starting the dishwasher. This will shorten the time it takes for the dishwasher to heat the water, saving time and electricity.

I will clean this underwater area too, so as to prevent molding and to inspect. You can take an old towel to soak up the water and then use a rag to wipe out.

You will also want to gently clean the seal where the bottom of the door meets the bottom of the tub. No water gets here unless the seal is bad, but the moisture can make it start to mold there. Mold is something you do not want to get ahead of you, so attack it before it starts with a good disinfectant.

Clean up any stains and rust areas. Inspect your racks for breakage and tips missing so your dishes do not get damaged.

Inspect your seals for cracks and leakage. Get them fixed right away or you will be fixing your nice floor after a major water leak springs.

If you haven’t cleaned your dishwasher’s parts in a while you are in for a real treat. It can be nasty, so carve out some time. After that if you keep up with the cleaning, it will only take a few minutes and won’t be so yucky. I try and clean mine about once a month.

Like anything else, if you keep up with it it’s not so much work, but if you let the cleaning part get away from you then you will be spending more time cleaning it and doing the dishes more often since they aren’t getting as clean as they used to.

So there you go. An easy way to make your dishwasher act like new again without spending money. Think about all your dishwasher does for you and repay it with a little love and a little cleaning now and then. Just like any relationship – it needs some attention.

Dishwashing detergent can be very toxic and deadly to children and animals. Please protect the ones you love by using a safe, natural alternative.

I love Shaklee’s Automatic Dishwashing Powder. It works as well as the toxic brands, but is much safer and cheaper to use because you actually use less of it due to it being so concentrated. It is also great for cleaning other stubborn messes.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Christina Loukas - Competitive Diver

This is Christina Loukas - A two-time Summer Games competitor and nine-time national champion in diving and Shaklee Pure Performance Athlete. 

She says, "I typically don't take any vitamins, but taking the Life-Strip has helped me! In the past two weeks I had a bunch of exams, and I felt very run down from the lack of sleep. With the help of Life-Strip, my immune system held up well! So I feel like the nutrition in Life-Strip had a big part in that.”

Read about Christina's life and achievements here:

If you would like to know more about the vitamins in Life Strip that Christina is using you can contact us for a free consultation or visit:

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Sinus & Allergy Problems in the Fall?

Allergies, sinus pressure & pain….what gives?

It is fall and we’ve already had frost. The flowers are gone and the grass has stopped growing so how can I be experiencing allergies?

This time of year we have a lot of people come to us with their allergies looking for help and asking these very same questions.

Even though frost has killed off a lot of the flowers, many weeds are now going to seed. Leaves are falling, laying on the ground getting wet and decaying. This process leaves a perfect place for mold and dust to take over and if you are sensitive to this, you get the allergies and sinus problems.

Also, with the temperatures dipping low at night, many people turn on their furnaces that blow out 6 months of dust build up. Then there are people who heat with wood, so they are cutting wood and starting to burn it. This is a popular time for trees to be trimmed and cut down. All this sawdust flying around can throw your allergies into a tailspin.

So what can you do?

You could turn to the medications, both prescribed and over the counter, but all these have some pretty nasty side effects. And if your children are the ones suffering, it has been recommended by health researchers that the ingredients in those medications are very dangerous to children and do not recommend giving them to children.

Here are a couple of examples:

Corticosteroids – used to prevent and treat inflammation.
Side effects: cataracts, osteoporosis, muscle weakness, delayed growth in children

Antihistamines – blocks histamines, an inflammatory chemical produced by your immune system.
Side effect: dry mouth, drowsiness, slow reaction time (not good if you are driving).

Ex: Claritin, Zyrtec, Allegra, Benadryl

According to the Mayo Clinic, “These older, sedating meds should not be given to children.” And according to the Food & Drug Administration, “These drugs can cause serious and potentially life–threatening adverse events in young children…death, convulsion, rapid heart rates, and decreased levels of consciousness have been reported.”

Wow! That’s scary!

There are healthier alternatives.

We all know about limiting the white stuff we consume – sugar, flour, salt in excess makes it too hard on our bodies to fight foreign invaders. Allergies are closely tied to the immune system. If your body is busy fighting germs with no good nutrients to fuel it, the immune system will suffer and allergy symptoms are often the first sign your immune system is failing.

You knew it would come to this….eat more fruits, veggies, whole grains and lean protein. Yep, it’s the starting point of fixing most all health issues.

After that you want to supplement to fill in the gaps of what you can’t eat every day. I don’t even eat 7 fresh fruits and veggies EVERY day, do you? Of course not.

So what supplements are good for building the immune system and fighting allergies?

Always start with your multi-vitamin/multi-mineral to be your foundation and build a specific program from there based on your specific needs.

Then I suggest adding Alfalfa, Vitamin C, Garlic, Vitamin D, OmegaGuard (omega 3) Probiotics & Nutriferon.

We actually have a wonderful webinar we did where we discuss allergies, the medications used, healthy options and what you can do to get relief.

In this webinar we hear from a doctor who is very knowledgeable about the drug classes and latest research and we hear from a nutritionist as well as a mom whose child suffered horribly and find out what she did to get her relief. If you think you would like to listen to this webinar, let me know.

Not sure where to start or what to choose?

Just contact me by clicking the “Contact Me” button up top and we can set up an appointment to talk. Our consultations are always free. 

To see the vitamin brand we recommend using click here:

We want you to enjoy your fall, not suffer through it!

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