Healthy Gift Ideas

Tis the season for gift giving! Here are some great healthy gift ideas!

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gifts for him2What goes on your skin, goes in your body. Enfuselle heals, protects, and rebuilds damaged skin cells.






Performance restores electrolytes after exercise or during colds and flu.

LIfe Shake gives the body the energy it needs to perform at its peak.


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“New” or “old” moms benefit from the added nutrition in the Life Shake and Vitalizer, which is chuck full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, omega-3s, and healthy probiotics which keeps your gut working well.



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Get Clean products from Shaklee are a great way to get the toxins out of your home or classroom so they will be safe for those you love.




Colds, Flu, Aches, Pains, Anxiety, Insomnia

Colds and flu, aches and pains, anxiety and insomnia. Are you running to the medicine cabinet for medications? It’s that time of the year when so many folks get sick, both adults and children. Have you looked at the labels on the medicine bottles and are you concerned about the artificial flavors, colors, dyes, and other harmful ingredients that are suppose to make you healthy?

Did you know it’s possible to build a natural medicine cabinet? Just use products with safe ingredients that are proven to build health. Build a Natural Medicine Cabinet with Shaklee. Millions of people have used these products to improve their health for over 55 years and thanks to Brooke Thomas, here is a rather complete list to help you get healthy and stay healthier:


(Swap out everyday, over-the-counter products for the highlighted Shaklee products.)

Herbal Blend Multi-Purpose Cream Dr. Shaklee originally called this product “Foot Cream”, but it became known as Basic ‘F’ (face, feet and fanny!) due to its many uses:

  • Rashes
  • Diaper rash, Poison Ivy, Poison Oak   herbal cream
  • Detergent burn
  • Chapped skin
  • Athletes Foot
  • Bruises
  • Aching muscles
  • Insect Bites
  • Acnes
  • Dandruff
  • Hemorrhoid
  • Jock itch
  • Chafing

***1 product to replace 13!

SPF 30 for the body Suncreen:  Instead of Banana Boat

  • Patented Vital-Repair+® contains antioxidant vitamins and botanicals to keep the skin from aging
  • UVA and UVB protection that adds an extra defense against premature skin aging and cancer causing sun rays
  • Paraben Free

Calming Complex:  Instead of store bought Aloe Vera Gel

  • Great for sunburn on faces and environmental stress
  • Has advanced liposome technology with benefits of beta glucan
  • Paraben Free
  • Hypoallergenic

 Joint & Muscle Cream:  Instead of arthritis creams, Icy hot, Ben-gay or other sports cream

  • Minor joint pain in the wrist, ankle, knee, elbow, and hip
  • People who occasionally experience minor back, neck, and shoulder muscle pain
  • Children over 2 years old to soothe minor sprains, bruises, and cramps

Pain Relief Complex:  Instead of Aspirin, Prescription Pain medicines

  • Muscle & joint painpain relief complex
  • Helps prevent breakdown of connective tissue
  • Improves knee flexion
  • Relieves joint discomfort

Defend & Resist Complex:  Instead of Airborne, Cold Eeze

  • Active Ingredients:  Echinacea to take care of bacteria and Larch tree extract to attack viruses
  • Use as a preventative when flying or in large gatherings of people during cold and flu season or anytime you come in contact with allergy activators

Immunity Formula:  Instead of Sudafed or Clariton

  • Can reduce allergy symptoms, and relieves lingering symptoms such as cough
  • Contains Shaklee Guard, a natural antioxidant
  • Especially good for those with sinus problems
  • Contains a synergistic blend of Vitamins
  • Speeds wound healing

Ez-Gest:  Instead of Beano, Gas-X

  • Offers relief from incomplete digestion of food
  • Supports complete digestion of: carbohydrates, fats, protein, diary products, gas producing vegetables such as beans and broccoli

Stomach Soothing Complex Instead of Lactaid, Dramamine, Zantac, Pepcid AC

  • Relief for upset stomach      stomach soothing complex
  • Acid Reflux (GERD)
  • IBS
  • Colitis
  • Motion sickness
  • Morning sickness

Chewable Cal-Mag Plus:  Instead of Tums or Rolaids

  • Calcium Carbonate acts as an anti-acid from natural sources and builds healthy bones at the same time.

Fiber Plan Tablets:  Instead of Colon Cleanse, Metamucil

  • Promotes regularity, aids in digestion and supports colon health!
  • Especially good for those who are dieting
  • Insoluble fiber promotes regularity sometimes called “the broom” which helps detoxify the body

Fiber Plan Unflavored

  • A good source of Vitamin C
  • Soluble fiber that binds with cholesterol
  • Start slowly to avoid causing gas

Herb Lax:  Instead of Ex-Lax, Liver Cleanse, Detox Cleanses

  • Detox
  • Promotes peristaltic action
  • Cleanses the tissue cells, blood and kidneys


  • Absorbs cholesterol in the intestines
  • Helps to fight disease causing fungi
  • Provides 300 mg of Calcium (as much as in a glass of milk)
  • Promotes body detox

Liver DTX

  • Helps the body make the liver proteins necessary to regenerate liver cells
  • Helps maintain bile flow
  • Helps detoxify the liver
  • Helps break down fats
  • Helps transport toxins into the blood stream and out of the body

Performance:  Instead of Pedialyte, Gatorade

  • An electrolyte drink that helps the body utilize water by hydrating the body
  • Provides superior hydration to relieve the symptoms of:  Vomiting, Diarrhea and Hangover

Cor Energy:  Instead of No-Doz, Stay Awake

  • Improves kidney health            cor energy
  • Helps balance blood sugar
  • Enhances sexual function
  • Protects against radiation
  • Lowers LDL (bad Cholesterol)
  • Increases mental vigor and concentration
  • Improves cardiovascular health
  • Aids the liver

180 Energizing Tea:  Instead of Coffee, Rockstar drinks, Monster drinks

  • Boosts energy
  • Contains taurine which acts as a calming agent

The next three supplements may be options instead of depression medications.


  • Used to treat anxiety and fearfulness
  • Used to treat nervousness
  • Used to treat insomnia
  • Promotes calmness
  • Anti-viral activity
  • May be helpful in reducing tension headaches
  • May improve menopausal symptoms

Stress Relief Complex

  • Relaxation without drowsiness
  • Enhances the body’s ability to adapt to continuing stress
  • Helps the body to avoid the effects of stress on long-term health by blunting the cortisol response to stress
  • Helps make epinephrine which is involved in mood regulation
  • Relieves symptoms of ADD

Gentle Sleep Complex:  Instead of Tylenol PM, Unisom

  • Improves the quality of sleep
  • Relaxing effect
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Relieves tension and restlessness     sleeping
  • Stabilizes irregular heart rhythm
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Anti-aggressive properties
  • Improves childhood behavioral disorders
  • Helps menstrual cramps
  • Rheumatic Pain
  • Intestinal colic and gas pains
  • Migraine headaches
  • TMJ
  • Restless legs

Have fun building your natural medicine cabinet for 2014!

Your Effect

buttons_bannerThis time of year most of us are getting back to more of a routine in our lives with school starting and summer vacations over. Thinking back on the short vacation we took to Nashville, I wish all of you could have attended the Shaklee Convention and experienced the positive atmosphere and caring people. Shaklee people are making an impact for better health all around the world. The “effect” is spreading! The following words come from the Shaklee Member site (last post) and give you a little feel for what I am talking about. Keep taking those small steps that you know are healthier and YOU are part of the Shaklee Effect too.

What is the Shaklee Effect?

It starts with a question. Can one person make a difference? With so many huge challenges in the world, trying to have an effect on any of them feels impossible. Improve the health care system? Fix the economy? Save the environment? It can seem overwhelming.

Start with something small that matters to you. The most powerful building blocks in the world that can create real progress and solve our most difficult challenges are small actions that you can take every day. Like freeing your home of dangerous chemicals. Making a happier meal for your kids, or even getting some exercise. Keep it up, you could lose 10 pounds and decrease your risk of heart disease. If everyone in your city and state lost 10 pounds, health care costs would fall. If we could help just 10% of those who are obese get to a healthier weight, we will be impacting the future health of our country. That’s strength in numbers.

At Shaklee, we believe that small actions today lead to big effects tomorrow. That’s what we call The Shaklee Effect. What little actions can you take? Have a healthy breakfast, you’re part of the Effect. Use an eco-friendly cleaner, you’re part of the Effect. Send an inspiring video, and you’re part of the Effect. These small things multiply to create the foundation for financial freedom for you, healthier, longer lives to spend with the people you care about, and a cleaner, brighter future for all. Little by little, your actions can change the world.

Be part of the Effect. Continue to take small, positive steps every day to be healthier, and to share that with others. Do this every day for the next 90 days and you’ll be amazed at what happens. 

Eating Well Is Difficult

So many people I know are working at healthier eating, losing weight, and getting fit; these are some of the most common New Year’s Resolutions. But they may difficult to accomplish.  Most of us try to change too many things at once and get discouraged when we don’t see results quickly. So I encourage you to pick one simple change and do it for a month.  Then add another next month.  Here are 5 out of 20 simple ideas from a simple book by Michael Pollan, Food Rules:

1.  Eat food  (Just curious–what does this mean to you?)

2.  Avoid foods that contain more than five ingredients

3.  Shop the peripheries of the supermarket and stay out of the middle

4.  Eat only foods that will eventually rot

5.  If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don’t

So, pick one of these to work on this month.  Let me know if you want the rest of his ideas or you might want to get the book.  Pollan’s philosophy reminds me of Dr. Shaklee, who  realized American health would suffer greatly with the milling of the grain 60 years ago. The milling took out most of the nutrients and left us with synthetic “enriched” bread. Because we were eating foods so deficient in nutrients, Dr. Shaklee decided to provide a company with products that are safe, products that work, and products that are green.  I believe the manufactured “food-like” substances on the store shelves have greatly impacted our health adversely. What do you think?