Rheumatoid Arthritis

Perhaps you know of someone who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis. How I wish VIVIX had been around for a cousin of mine. Perhaps her story could have ended like Sandy’s. Sandy writes:

“Hi  Shaklee friends and others,
I just wanted to let you know that I went to the Rheumatologist Monday and I no longer have rheumatoid arthritis!!!  The doctor based the new diagnosis on labs and her evaluation of me.
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So for any skeptics out there, say what you might about Shaklee supplements, but my new results happened within the first year on Shaklee Vivix!  I also think that increasing my Vitamin D to 5000-8000 mg per day was a huge part of it too. I do have regular Osteoarthritis (probably mostly from years of sugar abuse?) ha ha. 
I have sent out many informational emails on Vivix as well as many other Shaklee products, but Vivix is actually part of a study of a Biochemist/scientist from London who is getting the Nobel Prize for this work. It is a very powerful antioxidant as well as an anti inflammatory.  I got rid of my pesky Sciatica 3 years ago after the 2nd week of starting Vivix!!!  
  
vivixVIVIX repairs and protects our DNA. VIVIX is great for  inflammatory caused diseases which have had DNA disruption like arthritis, heart disease, vascular disease, diabetes, auto immune diseases, dementia and Alzheimer’s, and ALL cancers!!  
Best of Health!    Now I can switch insurance plans again with NO Rheumatoid diagnosis!!!!  Sandy”
Thanks, Sandy, for sharing your experience. VIVIX  helped Henry with his inflammation problem too, when doctors were at a loss about what to do for him. From 2000 – 2007, Henry had such bad inflammation each winter that he could hardly walk or move at all. The first time this happened we went straight to the doctor. After 4 days in the hospital and every test the doctors could think to order, they actually told him not to come back because they didn’t know what to do for him. In 2008 VIVIX was introduced to the Shaklee product line. Henry has had a teaspoon of VIVIX every day and not another attack. What a blessing!

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:

HOW TO BUILD A NATURAL MEDICINE CABINET

(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

Alfalfa

  • 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.

Moodlift

  • 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!

Remembering Changes in Life and Food

Sometimes changes in our lives are both sad and glad. During the night this past Monday, Henry’s 96-year-old mother passed away and is now at home with the Lord. She demonstrated amazing strength and quite good health through most of those 96 years, up until the last few months. But the suffering is over and now we think back on the memories. Throughout the last years’ visits we would engage her in conversation on topics such as:  what life was like when she was a little girl, the homes she lived in, the work she did as a young girl and life during her teenage years. We also discussed the farm, the food, the fun. Remember. . .96 years ago transportation was by horse and buggy, roads were dirt, and most communication was face to face. She lived through a life of changes!

For the most part, food 96 years ago was grown and preserved right on one’s own farm.  Gradually, companies like Campbell’s Soup, which started in Chicago in 1929, moved workers from the farm to the factory. Mother worked at Campbell’s Soup as a young woman.  However, most of the food they ate was fresh and grown locally, such as spinach, beets, tomatoes, potatoes, corn, celery, and fresh chickens and turkeys. They were not at all concerned about preservatives and chemicals. Fertilizer was natural. why_supplement_01l

Most of what is in our grocery stores did not even exist when Mother was a child. And remember, food is what people ate for thousands of years. Today we process, preserve, color, emulsify, sweeten, chemically fertilize, thicken, wax, add growth hormones and antibiotics, besides adding pesticides, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides. And sometimes “food” manufacturers actually “create” food.

Would you agree that by doing all of this to our food, we end up with less than the food God has created? Would you agree that this new “food” is not feeding our cells like real food should? And could this be the reason our bodies struggle with so many health issues that are not infectious diseases, but rather they are falling apart from within? Diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and auto immune diseases?

As Mother told us recently, “I have had a good life.” We will all die some day and we hope the quality of our lives will be as healthy as possible. Does it make sense to give your body a little help with some real food supplements?

The Nashville Shaklee Effect

Henry and I just returned from the Shaklee 2013 Global Conference. This year was a busy time of listening to great speakers and reconnecting with our Shaklee family from all around the country. Here are some of thoughts on what we heard, new products, what is true for us, and what might be true for you:

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What Will You be Doing at 86?

dean smith 2013,2 Dean Smith set new US and World records at the World Indoor Rowing Championship, hosted by the CRASH-B Sprints that took place on February 17, 2013 at the Agganis Arena in Boston. Over 2,200 athletes raced from more than a dozen countries, with competitors ranging in age from 14 to 95. Dean’s world record time in the 2000 meter row was 8:10.5. Just Google Dean Smith Rowing to see how he has been keeping active.

Dean, a former world- class runner is used to being on the winner’s podium. Previously in Masters Track & Field he won World championship gold medals in Hanover, Germany and Gothenburg, Sweden for the 800 meter run, as well as several national championships.  Bad knees brought an end to Dean’s running a few years ago, so he was delighted to find a new sport in which to compete. He joined the Rocky Mountain Rowing Club when he moved to Lone Tree, Colorado seven years ago. Since then he has won NINE World Championships in sculls on the water in Zagreb, Croatia, Vienna, Austria, Birmingham, England and Vilnius, Lithuania.

Dean is a young 86, and attributes his edge for success to using Shaklee Sports’ Products. 

Keep up the great work, Dean! Thanks for being a great example of taking care of yourself and as a Shaklee leader for many many years! And thanks to Sarah Stauber for sharing this story of Dean’s success. What steps are you taking to stay young while getting older?

 

The Iron Is Gone

ironLast week it was announced that the Monopoly game piece, the iron, is being retired. So sad. That’s my piece. Ironing has always been a relaxing way for me to de-stress–get some of the wrinkles out of life and clothes.  As a little girl I ironed all the “flat” pieces: hankies (anyone know what they are?), pillowcases, tablecloths, and as I grew older, sheets.  And I still love to iron.  Most people think that’s a little crazy, but when I share that I offer a prayer for whoever the item belongs to, they allow me the craziness. So I keep ironing and praying.

The lost iron is just another example of change. There is plenty of change, in our appliances, our technology, our ways of relating, our businesses. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up. My business, Shaklee, keeps changing with the times: new programs, new apps, new products. But I’m grateful the integrity of the company and the science behind the products never changes. When you use Shaklee, you know that you are putting the very best in your body, on your body, and around your home.

Shaklee is part-time work for me, so I’d be happy to do some ironing for you! And just wondering, how are you keeping up with the changes in life and business?

 

Why I Do What I Do and Why Do You?

Last time we talked about starting the year by looking inside and finding out why we do what we do. So have you thought about why you do what you do? why2Seems simple.  Perhaps you knew as a little girl or boy that you wanted to be a teacher, a doctor, a nurse or an insurance man.  I wanted to be a teacher after being in Mrs. Voss’ Kindergarten class. Perhaps you observed others in the work you have chosen and couldn’t wait to do it yourself. Whatever occupation fills your days, the most important question may be not what you do but why.

Why do I have a Shaklee business?  It has to do with respect–respect for the world, for work, and for others.

wheatfieldFirst, my work respects the way God created this world. In the last 75 years we have dramatically changed our food supply from the previous thousands of years. Many of the “foods” at the grocery store today did not even exist when I was a child. Dr. Shaklee predicted the health crisis and “falling apart from within” (heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, obesity) which many Americans experience. This is why he started Shaklee Corporation in 1956. His philosophy was to give others products made “in harmony with nature.” If you want a clear picture of the changes in wheat, read The Wheat Belly by William Davis.

Second, my Shaklee business respects work. This is not a punch the clock type of job. I diff. workersonce worked at a facility where my coworkers told me to slow down, take a break, don’t work so hard because you will make us look bad.  Our pay would be the same if we worked hard or not. Not so with a Shaklee business–one is paid for the work accomplished, not for the time put in.

Third, this business respects others. After listening to individual health needs and concerns, then, without arm twisting, without pressure, without slick selling, I give a simple presentation of how and why Shaklee products might be of benefit to others, to you.

The following verse from the Bible tells me how to treat my body and my whole life. . . body temple of hsSo, two questions: Why do you do the work you do? And how do you take care of the miraculous body that you have been given?

“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!

Have You Heard about Cancer, High Cholesterol, Arthritis This Week?

Just in the past week, I heard about a 59-year-old dying of cancer, a man in his twenties on cholesterol medicine, someone with knee replacement who now has blood clots in her knee and lung, several other people on antibiotics, and many more with aches and pains which were hampering daily activity. Perhaps you have heard similar stories.

One of my purposes in this blog is to share a simple concept about how our bodies are created. When it made so much sense to me, I was willing to make a few simple changes–maybe you are doing the same or know of others who need to read this!

Our bodies are composed of trillions of cells which are constantly breaking down and being renewed.  What do cells need to form properly? Vitamins, minerals, protein, phytonutrients, antioxidants, and pure water–this is why we need to eat. Our food has the nutrients that build health in our bodies; at least it should.  Is our food the same today as it was 100 years ago? Not at all. Just think about all the changes in processing, farming, transporting, and preservatives.

These changes require a change from us. A simple daily strip. A one month supply in a box. Vitalizer™.

Why Shaklee Vitalizer™?

Based on 12 Shaklee clinical trials, and backed by more than 55 years of nutrition science and a first-of-its-kind Landmark Study, Vitalizer is the first step toward an optimal nutritional foundation.

  • Supports heart health, healthy immunity, bone and joint health, physical energy, and more*
  • Delivers the right amounts of the right nutrients—vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, omega-3s, and probiotics
  • Features a cutting-edge delivery system designed to improve absorption of key nutrients
  • With specialized formulas to meet the health needs of men, women, and active adults 50+

Here’s the link to a video about Vitalizer™. I hope you have as much fun as I did. I watched my body change from tired, sleepy, achy, sneezing, crampy to. . .  SHAKLEE VITALIZED!   What will your body do when you take Vitalizer™?

 

My Different Families

After returning from Shaklee’s Global Conference and having an amazing time with friends, it got me thinking about all the families that I am a part of: my husband, kids and grandchildren, one parent, brothers and sisters, and nieces and nephews–each blessing my life in a unique way. And more blessings come from our family of friends, our Israel trip family, church family, former colleague family, and our Shaklee family.

At the conference, many of the speakers talked about how Shaklee products had greatly affected their families.  Because of better health, especially with Healthy Weight Cinch success,  they could now see an active, healthy, and thriving future with their families. One couple shared how even though they had already gone from “rags to riches” in life, their lives had no meaning and ended up in a wild, going down lifestyle.  Their Shaklee business gave their family purpose and meaning with goals bigger than themselves. Another man shared how the Shaklee business had belonged to his parents and now his wife, children and grandchildren are blessed by both the products and the business.

One of the highlights of the conference each year is watching The Barnett Family.  Each year Roger plays the piano and the children perform–this year with singing and guitars.  So. . .precious. Roger also played the piano for Emmanuel Kelly who sang the song “Imagine.” When you watch this you tube link, imagine Roger at the piano. Emmanuel’s childhood story and rescue is so touching–be sure to have the tissues close by; he has no hands and no feet because of the Iraq war.

The most amazing story of family came from Sarah Hein. Take a moment to watch the story of their Shaklee life, but call me or email me if you want the back story. Their life looks like “Little House on the Prairie” now and there is a good reason for that. Sarah told us how her faith in God and the “Little House on the Prairie” book series took her through a devastating childhood and incredible hardship. I’d love to share more, just ask.

So this week I am thankful for my many families! We went fishing with grandson Henry John and to the beach with Megan and Henry; we have a new great-niece named Sophia Joy; we celebrated last night with part of our Israel-trip family; friends came to the cottage this summer; and I enjoyed the Shaklee family at conference. Blessings abound!