Soy Q & A

After drinking Shaklee’s soy shakes each day for over 20 years, I trust the safety and feel the energizing power. If you have any questions, Shaklee shares some research in the following article and if you would like to talk more about the benefits of soy, please let me know.

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What Is Soy?
Soy is the perfect plant-based protein—it contains all 9 essential amino acids. The soybean is native to East Asia and is known mostly as an alternative to meat and dairy proteins. Soy has been a part of Asian diets for thousands of years—and for good reason. Today it is used worldwide because of its health benefits and many uses.

Did You Know?
Soy has isoflavones

Soy is the richest source of isoflavones that may help protect against several chronic diseases, including osteoporosis, coronary heart disease, and certain forms of cancer.

Soy is not feminizing
There are rumors that soy makes men more “feminine,” but studies show that it has no effect on estrogen levels in males, and it certainly does not “feminize” them.(8)

Soy doesn’t cause breast cancer
In fact, several recent studies show that soy consumption may be associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer recurrence and improved survival.(9)

soy is nutritioussoy is 90% digestiblesoy is safesoy allergies are rare

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1. Murray-Kolb LE, Welch R, Theil EC, Beard JL. Wo men with low iron stores absorb iron from soybeans. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 2003, 77, 180-4./
2. Lonnerdal B, Bryant A, Liu X, Theil EC. Iron absorption from soybean ferritin in nonanemic women. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 2006, 83, 103-7.
3. Heaney RP, Weaver CM, Fitzsimmons ML. Soybean phytate content: effect on calcium absorption. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 1991, 53, 745-7.
4.Wakai K, Egami I, Kato K, Kawamura T, Tamakoshi A, Lin Y, Nakayama T, Wada M, Ohno Y. Dietary intake and sources of isoflavones among Japanese. Nutr. Cancer. 1999, 33, 139-45.
5. Somekawa Y, Chiguchi M, Ishibashi T, Aso T. Soy intake related to menopausal symptoms, serum lipids, and bone mineral density in postmenopausal Japanese women. Obstet. Gynecol. 2001, 97, 109-115.
6. Zhang X, Shu XO, Gao YT, Yang G, Li Q, Li H, Jin F, Zheng W. Soy food consumption is associated with lower risk of coronary heart dis ease in Chinese women. J. Nutr. 2003, 133, 2874-8.
7. Savage JH, Kaeding AJ, Matsui EC, Wood RA. The natural history of soy allergy. J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 2010, 125, 683-686.
8. Hamilton-Reeves JM, Vazquez G, Duval SJ, Phipps WR, Kurzer MS, Messina MJ. Clinical studies show no effects of soy protein or isoflavones on reproductive hormones in men: results of a meta-analysis. Fertil. Steril.2010, 94, 997-1007.
9. Caan BJ, Natarajan L, Parker BA, Gold EB, Thomson CA, Newman VA, Rock CL, Pu M, Al-Delaimy WK, et al. Soy Food Consumption and Breast Cancer Prognosis. Cancer Epidemiol. Biomarkers Prev. 2011.

The Finish Line

Yesterday Henry and I walked the Chicago Half Marathon. We did this to raise funds for clean water for children through World Vision. As difficult as it was for us to train for the 13.1 mile walk, it doesn’t compare with the challenge of not having clean water to drink. It’s hard to imagine what that would be like when we are able to take a drink at almost any moment of the day.  Many thanks to all of you who supported us with both your financial help and your prayers.

We finished!  That was our goal! Will, Samuel, and Annetta were waiting for us at the finish line, which was a real treat and a surprise! They saw quite a few sights while waiting for us to come in. As Samuel told a friend of ours later in the day . . .”they finished and they didn’t pass out!”

We are so thankful for the health to be able to do this and for the love and prayers of supportive family and friends. Hurray! We don’t want to take any of this for granted!

the shoeshalf marathon signthe finishgreeters at the finishAnd you guessed it. . .what did we use to get us through those long walks of training in the heat and humidity (even though yesterday couldn’t have been a more perfect day!) . . .we used Performance! 

Did you know Shaklee’s logo is Creating Healthier Lives? Of course we give God the credit for our health and we try to honor what God has given us to eat and put on our bodies. Dr. Shaklee said to stay as close to nature as possible.

Is Eating Right Enough?

Do you ever wonder if it is worth the money to take vitamin supplements? Just the other day I heard a doctor on TV say that it wasn’t necessary to take vitamins if you “eat right.” Is it possible to get all the nutrients we need for a healthy body with today’s American diet? Here are three things to consider.

food affects our bodies2First, it takes a lot of good eating every day to provide our bodies with enough nutrients to feed our trillions of cells properly. 98% of Americans do not eat the recommended seven to nine servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Therefore, we no longer die from infectious diseases like pneumonia and tuberculosis, but instead we are falling apart from within. Heart disease is the cause of 1 in every 4 deaths and did you realize that 80% of all heart disease in women is preventable?  America ranks 7th highest in the world for cancer occurrence. Diabetes plagues 25.8 million children and adults in America and did you know that 90% of all Type 2 diabetes is preventable? Does it look like we are doing a good job of “eating right?”

Second, besides trying to “eat right,” our food is not the same as it was 100 years ago. The Journal of American College of Nutrition stated that a study of 43 crops showed a decline in the nutrient content of up to 38% over the past 50 years. Because of the decline of nutrients in our foods, 90% of Americans fall short in getting essential nutrients in our diets. Just think for a moment. . .did the food you are putting in your grocery cart even exist 50 years ago? So would a supplement help or hurt your body?shakleecover photo2

Third, I don’t think you should take vitamins that are synthetic. Your body (liver) will just have to detoxify them. If you are going to get some extra help feeding your cells, be sure to check if the supplements you are taking meet the following requirements:

~ clinical studies on the ingredients or products

~ natural ingredients on the label–avoid artificial sweeteners, flavors, and preservatives

~  a company that focuses on safety and quality

~ provides an unconditional money-back guarantee

So, if you can “eat right,” knowing that the nutrient content is questionable, and that you are getting a guaranteed supply of essential nutrients every single day, go for it! But if you think your body (cells) need some help with supplements, take some good ones! Remember, each of your cells is made of vitamins, minerals, fats, and proteins, so feed them well.

High Five to Young Moms

I have the privilege of talking to many young Moms and I’m impressed. Seems like they take the difficult job of feeding their families very seriously. Moms are looking at ingredients, cooking healthier meals, trying to figure out what should and should not be in their children’s school lunches and giving them a healthy breakfast to start the day. Some are even making Non GMO choices. These Moms are a good example for March National Nutrition Month, with many of them supplementing to be sure their children are getting a guaranteed supply of nutrients on a daily basis.

Congratulations, Moms, older ones and young! Keep up the great work; keep trying to eat food as close to the way God created it as possible. Check out my Healthy Food Board on Pinterest for more healthy choices.

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“Shaklee Will Never Work”

Master Coordinator Rick Seymour posted these top 11 predictions on Facebook recently. Sometimes it is difficult to open our minds to something new and different. So read all the way to the end and find out if your mind is open to investigating more about Shaklee.

11 “[The telephone] is a great invention but who would want to use it?”
— U.S President Rutherford Hayes (1872)
10 “There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.”
— Founder of Digital Equipment Corporation (1977)
9 “Everyone acquainted with the subject will recognize [the light bulb] as a conspicuous failure.”
— Chairman of the American Lighthouse Board (1880)
8 “Fooling around with alternating current is just a waste of time. Nobody will use it, ever.”
— Thomas Edison (1889)
7 “The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value.”
— internal memo to the President of RCA (1921)
6 “Who the  **** wants to hear actors talk?”
— one of the Warner Brothers (1927)
5 “Flight by machines heavier than air is unpractical and insignificant.”
— Canadian astronomer (1902)
4 “Television won’t last because people will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night.”
— Producer for 20th Century Fox (1946)
3 “We don’t think we’d do well in the cell phone business.”
— Steve Jobs (2003)
2 “But what is this [microchip] good for?”
— IBM Engineer (1968)

1. “Shaklee will never work – you can’t be successful in a business like that.” – Said by 99% of the aerospace engineers I worked with in 1984 right before I became semi-retired with a 6-figure income from Shaklee. Rick Seymour

Are you ready for a 15 minute phone conversation for both of us to get some questions answered? Are you looking for more—more to save for retirement, more for college funding, more for your health, more health for your children, more to give away? The first 5 people to contact me will receive a FREE Vitamin D3!

Questions About Supplements and More?

Most people wonder:  what supplements to take, if I need them at all, what are synthetic supplements doing to my body, how to keep my children healthier through the winter, can I build up my immune system, which sports drinks are safe, is there a way to lose and then keep the weight off, which green cleaners work and are really toxic free, and how will I ever find safe skin care products that make me look younger or heal my damaged skin.

Many people also wonder: how will I pay for private school tuition or college for my kids, will I be able to take a vacation with my family, will I ever get out of debt, or have I saved enough for retirement.

Do you know people with these concerns? Are you one of them? There is one place where you can find the answers. You may do this in the privacy of your own home. If you want to fill in a short questionnaire about what you learn, I would be happy to reward you (6/$25) for your education. Just check out this site for answers to your questions and concerns.

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