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Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Save 10% of any Shaklee Life Shake


SAVE 10% on ALL LIFE ENERGIZING SHAKES -- MARCH 22 through MARCH 31!  All pouches, canisters, and packets – all flavors, all varieties.ⱡ
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 Shakes help keep you feeling full and satisfied. Available in soy, vegan 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
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 is available in Plain & Simple and Non-Soy varieties.
  • Plain & Simple† shake is a vegan soy formula with no sugar or sweeteners. It's unflavored and lower calorie, perfect for customizing with your favorite flavors.
  • Non-soy shake contains an exclusive blend of non-GMO protein from sacha inchi, potato, rice, pea and leucine.
Life Energizing Shake contains no artificial flavors, sweeteners or preservatives, is gluten free, lactose free, low glycemic, and Kosher.
* When prepared as directed with 1 cup of nonfat or soy milk. † Life Energizing Shake, Plain & Simple does not contain probiotics
ⱡOffer available from Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. through Friday, March 31, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. (PST) for new and existing Members, Distributors and Associates.  Includes Life Energizing Shakes in Pouches (30 servings), Canisters (15 servings), and Single-serving packets (14 servings) in all flavors. Excludes Life Energizing Shakes in packs, plans, or kits. Eligible orders include online orders made through MyShaklee.com and mobile. Offer applies to new join orders and/or AutoShip orders. No limit to the number of Life Energizing Shakes you can order during promotion.


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Thursday, March 16, 2017

10 Tips To Help Prevent Stress Eating



Does this describe your life?

Work is going through another round of layoffs. The kids are sick and involved in too many activities. Your spouse is driving you crazy. Your mom called and she needs your help this weekend. And on, and on, and on. The stress never ends.

You are often running on fumes, both physically and mentally. So you reach for the food. The carbs, the chocolate, the sugar. The easy and handy stuff that while you’re eating it releases that feel good hormone, but the moment you stop or when the bag is empty, you feel just……awful. Defeated. Ashamed. Angry at yourself and your lack of discipline.

Emotional eating – eating when we are stressed or depressed can sneak up on you. It steals your joy, your energy and your self-esteem.

It creeps in slowly and takes over your health, bite by bite, slowly and steadily until one day those favorite jeans or that beautiful blouse is now not looking so good on you. If you can get into it at all.

If you have ever collapsed on the bed in tears, then I get you. I’ve been there. I know just how you feel. I used to be a big stress eater and I admit, there are times I still do, but I’ve learned to find other things to turn to instead of the bags of chips.

It helps to talk to someone who knows exactly how you feel and who has learned ways to overcome the cycle.

Let me pull you back up on your feet. Here are few tips you can use for when the stress eating monster comes knocking and shaking a bag of cookies in front of you:

1. Don’t Buy It.
If it’s not in the house, you can’t eat it. And don’t use the fact that you have kids as an excuse to buy a bunch of cookies, cakes and crackers. They don’t need it either and you want to teach them healthier eating habits. You don’t want your kids to learn to stress eat, too, do you?

2. Have Healthier Choices Ready.
Sometimes all we need is that “crunch”. Crunchy veggies are free. This means you can eat as many as you like. So make sure you have them washed, cut and ready to grab in small containers, so you can flop down on the couch and crunch away till your stress moment passes. Get some of your favorite dip, just go a bit easy on it.

3. Reevaluate What Is Stressing You Out.
If it’s a person, do they really mean that much to you? Is it someone whose opinion truly matters? Are they just someone who is nasty to everybody and it just happened to be your turn? Stop and think if this person’s opinion is worth your health. Chances are, they aren’t so don’t let them get to you.
If it’s your schedule, then change it. You can’t manage time, but you can manage your schedule. Learn the power of “NO”.

4. Resist The Urge To Complain.
It may be tempting to call that friend or make that negative post on social media yet again about the person that upset you or the work day you had, but try and resist the urge to do so. Don’t dwell on the negative and then put it out there in the universe. Look for and think about the positive. It may take some looking, but the positive is there if you really look for it. It's OK to talk to someone when you really need to get a fresh perspective or to vent occasionally. But, if you are a "habitual complainer", everyone, even your friends are really sick of hearing it.

5. Find What Relaxes You.
Take a walk. Pet the dog. Read a book. Take a bubble bath. Find what you enjoy doing that relaxes you and turn to it at stressful moments. If you’re at work, then get up and walk outside for a few minutes if you can. Tell them you have to get something from your car. Take the stairs and the long way around the building. The walk will calm you down and get you closer to your steps goal for the day.
Can’t do that? Then walk around on the inside at work, taking the stairs, etc. Take a file folder with some papers in it to look more official. Instead of emailing your question to a colleague, go ask them in person. The fact that you are getting up and moving will help curb the craving to reach for food.

6. Use Visualization.
Picture yourself in your happy place. The beach. The mountains. The pool. In the backyard playing with your kids. Where would you go if you could? Go there in your mind. Close your eyes and really picture it. See the colors of the sunset. Smell the fragrant flowers. Hear the kids’ laughter. Really put yourself there.

7. Breathe.
Deep breathing can do wonders to reset your mood. Taking in several deep, slow breaths lowers your heart rate, your blood pressure and it helps to stop the release of cortisol that stress produces. It also helps release more serotonin, the feel good hormone.

8. Exercise.
If you can’t get much exercise in at work or at lunch then make it a priority to get it in at home or at the gym. Actually make an appointment and write it on your daily calendar and make it a priority. When we exercise regularly we can handle stress much more easily as our bodies produce more of the good hormones when we exercise and it releases the toxins that have built up. Being more fit helps our bodies and our brains handle stress better.

9. Take a B-Complex and a Stress Relief Complex:
Shaklee makes two great products to help combat stress. Your body will get depleted of B Vitamins really quickly when you are under stress. 
These two products help to relieve stress and help fight cravings. You must take the B vitamins all in the right balance though. Never take just one or too much of one B vitamin as it will throw off the balance of the other B vitamins. 
That is why I love Shaklee’s B-Complex. It has all the B Vitamins in the right balance and right ratio.
Shaklee’s Stress Relief Complex is awesome to take at stressful moments. It works fast, does not make you drowsy, but helps you stay alert. You just find that what was bothering you, just doesn’t anymore. Many people say that it works just as well as Valium or Xanax for them, but without the side effects or addictiveness.
So try them out and let me know how well they work for you.
Find them here:

10. One last thing – Forgive yourself when you slip up. There may be times that you just cave and eat the whole sleeve of Girl Scout Cookies. Forgive yourself. Pick yourself up, wipe the cookie crumbs off your shirt and go on. It’s OK, just know we all do it, myself included and you won’t be judged here.

If you need to talk more about getting healthier or have a specific health or vitamin question, just click the “Contact Us” tab up top and tell us you need to talk. We will get in touch with you.


Be well, my friends.

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* 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.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Fatigued? Stressed Out? Craving Chocolate? – Signs You Are Deficient In This Vitamin



If this describes you, then you might be deficient in the family of vitamins called “B Vitamins”

B vitamins are a group of water soluble vitamins that work together as a family. They are needed to convert food into energy. Nerves in the body require B vitamins to send signals. That is why those with MS, fibromyalgia and other nerve related health issues benefit greatly with adding the B vitamin family. They also help prevent birth defects.

When you are under stress, or smoke, or have a serious health condition, the body uses up B vitamins at a very fast rate. When you get depleted, the following symptoms may occur:

Fatigue
Irritability
Nervousness
Anxiety
Mood Changes
Depression
Hair Loss
Muscle Weakness & Pain
Clear urine (urine is supposed to be yellow)

You can get B vitamins in your diet from whole grains, dark green vegetables and some animal products. You need to eat these foods in large amounts every day to get an adequate supply of B vitamins or fill in the gaps with supplementation.

When you supplement you must take all of the B vitamins together as a family and in the right ratios. If you take too much of one B vitamin it throws off the balance of the other B vitamins causing chaos and not receive the benefits. 

So never take a B vitamin by itself – always together with its family and in the right ratio. 

Don't take a vitamin that loads up on the cheap B vitamins like riboflavin and skimps on the expensive ones like biotin.

You also want to make sure it has enough folic acid in it and that the folic acid is in the coating where it can be easily broken down by the body, something which is hard to do if it’s just inside the tablet.

Why I choose this B-Complex:



This version has a patented bioactivated delivery system.

Dietary folate, a critical B vitamin, isn't easily absorbed, so Shaklee developed a unique folic acid coating that makes the nutrient more accessible to promote absorption. This patented technology is a Shaklee exclusive.

Plus these B vitamins are all there in the right ratios so you are getting the full effect of their benefits.

If you would like to learn more about this B-Complex and see the label, click here: B-Complex

So if you are suffering from any of the above mentioned symptoms consider adding B-Complex to your daily regimen.

Not sure how much to take? Need more info or have questions? Please click the “Contact Us” tab up top and tell us how we can help you. We usually respond within 24 hours.

Be well my friends,

Julie
B-complex testimony:
I have had Fibromyalgia for years. The fatigue and muscle pain/weakness was so debilitating. I could barely function. Add in all the stress of being sick, taking care of a family and losing my job because I couldn't work, my health and quality of life was going downhill fast. 
A lady one day who was a friend of a friend, asked me if I had ever given any thought to the role nutrition might play in how I felt. She proceeded to share with me the power of good nutrition and introduced me to Shaklee's B-Complex.
Using her suggestions on nutrition and taking the B-Complex I noticed within a week I was already experiencing a huge improvement in my pain, my energy and my mood!
I had to learn to know how much my body needed and I was grateful for her advice.
I also give B-Complex to my son especially if he is nervous about an upcoming test at school. It helps him focus better.
If you know someone who suffers with fibromyalgia, be sure to share with them my story!
~Julie M.


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

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Can The Health Of Your Gut Affect Your Mood?




Many people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, memory loss, addictions, migraines and more, may actually have a health problem in their gut.

The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is actually called the “Second Brain”.

When we were being formed in our mother’s womb, two brains were formed. One obviously went to our head and the other one went to our gut. They are connected together through the Vagus nerve. This allows both of the brains to communicate.

An example of that would be, when you are experiencing high moments of stress, fear or anxiety you may feel “butterflies” in your stomach, or you may feel queasy, or if it’s a very negative situation you may feel like someone “punched you in the stomach”. We’ve all felt such feelings in our gut during strong emotions.

That is because one of the vital aspects of our digestion system is the production of serotonin – the “feel good” hormone. Most people think it comes from your head, but actually over 95% of the body’s serotonin is found in the GI tract. Your gut plays an important role in the production of serotonin and many of the body’s vital functions.

You know it to be true, because when you aren’t “regular” and feeling good in your gut, your whole health is affected.

Many health problems are attributed to a lack of serotonin including depression, anxiety, addictions, and migraines. It also affects digestive disorders, such as IBS, diarrhea, constipation, plus skin conditions and even some auto-immune diseases.

Serotonin is manufactured from the amino acid tryptophan, which is derived from the food we eat. So what we eat can greatly affect our overall health.

Diet influences not only the state of our digestive system and overall physical health, it also has a profound impact on memory, mental clarity, mood and even the foods we crave. These functions are all regulated by hormones including serotonin.

So what can you do?

Many people reach for over the counter medications to help with stomach acid and reflux. When they stop working, they turn to prescription medications from the doctor. They may work temporarily, but they have side effects. The body tries to overcome the medications, making the situation worse. They spiral out of control. Stronger meds are introduced and later the symptoms return. It’s a vicious cycle.

To break this vicious cycle you must heal the gut. You do this through diet. The type of food you eat and don’t eat is so very important.

Certain food groups need to be added – fresh vegetables and lots of them, whole grains, but be careful of seeds and nuts. An unhealthy gut cannot process seeds and nuts and can make situations worse.

Fruits in moderation can be good, but be careful of acidic fruits while the gut is healing. Dairy also may need to be avoided. You will want to make sure you are taking a good calcium supplement to make up for it.

Lean protein, preferably a vegetable sourced protein like soy is best. You want to avoid heavy meats like beef. The stomach and intestines have to work extra hard to break down beef and if it’s sick, it won’t do so efficiently.

Since you will be cutting back on animal protein, you must make up for the lack of protein by adding it back in through a vegetable sourced protein. You must have an adequate supply of protein to build a healthy body.

Probiotics are definitely a must and lots of them. A good, but healthy cleanse is needed, but do not do harsh cleanses and you should always do them with the guidance of a knowledgeable health guide. If you are on medications for other health problems, consult with your doctor first and monitor your health during a cleanse to adjust medications accordingly.

There are some other supplements that have been shown to greatly help heal the gut, but everyone is an individual. It is best to talk with someone who can ask the right questions to determine the best course of action based on your individual needs.

Would you like to talk with us to learn more about having a healthy gut?

Please make an appointment with us to discuss your specific situation. To do this, you can click the “Contact Us” tab up top and fill out the short form and submit it. We will then contact you to set up a time to talk.

When you make an appointment with us we can also share with you a wonderful webinar that we did on Natural Approaches to Reflux, IBS, and Leaky Gut - Healing the Digestive System Naturally.

This webinar that is only 30 minutes long does a wonderful job of explaining how healing the gut can help your health, both physical and mental. It also goes into more detail about diet and supplements. This is available free when you make an appointment for a free consultation.

We hope this helps you understand the vital importance of healthy gut to your overall health and mental health!

Be well my friends.

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.

Please consult with a doctor for medical advice.



Friday, March 3, 2017

Weight Management Education - Phases of Motivation


Five tips to keep you going when your motivation waivers (and it will), from Dr. Jamie McManus.

Want to learn more about Weight Management and Shaklee 180?

Visit us at Shaklee 180 or click the "Contact Us" tab up top to ask us a question.


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