Calebs Birth Story

Please note I am sharing my birth story- if you care not to read “female details” you may want to skip this post. Also this is my personal story I am not a medical professional and you should always consult with your own Doctor. I am merely sharing my story! :)

This post is a LONG overdue (in fact Caleb is quickly approaching his 1st birthday- please someone bring me the tissues), but life with two kiddos, selling and buying a house, a baby that wasn’t the best sleeper, and keeping up with my business has definitely caused me to not have as much time to blog.

I have had a lot of people ask me about Calebs labor and what I used to help me have a natural delivery so I finally have it written. Calebs labor was pretty different than Malaynas. With Malaynas my water had leaked a tiny bit while I was teaching (it was such a small amount- think a drop or two).   All I had ever heard was your water breaking and it being a large gush. I had no clue that your water can break with just a tiny trickle. Throughout the night things felt a little different, but I didn’t know what to expect because I had never been in labor. The next morning things felt a little off so Sam encouraged me to call Delnor and they wanted me to come in to be checked. Sure enough my water had broken (they confirmed using test). They started me on Pitocin (due to how longer my water had broken for) and she came around 7-8 hours later. Pitocin was KILLER compared to natural labor and I got to a point where I needed an epidural because the contractions were intense and you had NO BREAKS! To read more of her birth story read here. photo 2 So because my water had leaked a small amount as I neared the end of my pregnancy I was constantly paranoid that it would happen again and not know. In fact my Doctor encouraged me if I ever thought it might leak to not take any chances and get checked. So sure enough when I was 38 weeks my underwear was a little wet and I called the Doctor and they wanted me to go in. I got an amnio test to see if it had broken. The first test had a possible faint line that was hard for the nurse to read the nurse so we had to wait another hour to get checked again. Lets just say it was the slowest hour ever. After doing a second test, the results were negative. Sam and I were a bit depressed walking out of the Hospital without our sweet Caleb, but we also knew the longer he is in there the better. IMG_5648 Since most babies tend to come around the same time I thought for sure he would be early like Malayna. Week 38 went by (Malayna was early at 38 weeks) and still no baby. I had contractions all day long and was dilated to 3cm with a soft cervix. Week 39 went by still no baby this time and I was 5cm dilated. Walking was hard and keeping up with my very energetic 2 year old, I was very uncomfortable, and just wanted to meet him (not to mention the nausea I experienced during the entire pregnancy). I was a LOT bigger this time with Caleb than Malayna too! He was 2lbs and 1 ounce more! IMG_5630 My Doctor actually scared me a little saying this baby would be BIG. Umm big- I am 5 foot 3 and May was only 6lbs 15oz. Yikes! They also told me I could choose any day to be induced and it was hard as I know things get more risky the further along you go, but I also didn’t want to be the one to determined when I thought he should come. However, I did not have peace about setting an induction day and decided to wait it out- and thankfully he ended up coming naturally!                       On Monday, June 2nd my dear friend Terra insisted we walk the baby out! She has just given birth to her sweet baby and we walked quite a bit that day. I still can’t believe she walked that much after having a baby- sorry Terra!  It was a busy day and that night my contractions seemed a lot worse. I even texted my mom and sister saying they were definitely changing. Sam, my mom and my sister were my rocks throughout my difficult pregnancy. I don’t know what I would do without them! I wanted all 3 of them to be in the room when I delivered because of their support and care for me. That night I went to bed in more pain than normal, but I didn’t want to get my hopes up.

One of my concerns was going into labor in the middle of the night and having to bring May somewhere. Thankfully the Lord answered that prayer and I went into labor in the morning!  I also did not want to go into labor exhausted as I wanted as much energy as possible.   On June 3rd, a very special day as Sam and I got married on the 3rd and May was born on the 3rd ,  I woke up and as usual was starving for breakfast (May was still asleep)! I got a semi decent amount of sleep besides peeing every 2 hours. I was eating my breakfast and things just felt different- lots of pressure and more intense contractions. I told Sam I think this is it, but I wanted to also wait it out a bit to make sure they didn’t stop. I told Sam we should shower- get our stuff ready just in case. So we got the house picked up, May eventually woke up and got her ready, and got all our bags ready. I was still questioning if this was the real thing, but when I called my mom to tell her we would be dropping May off I had to put the phone down I was in so much pain. The contractions were picking up and I didn’t want to wait too long as I knew I was already 5cm and second babies come quick. My mom had one contraction at the hospital with me and then she was pushing! I almost was born in the waiting room!

We dropped May off at my moms around 9:30am and headed to the hospital. I had a protein smoothie before I left and a meal bar on the way because I know they wouldn’t let me each once I got there. I needed something that would give me energy and also keep me full as long as possible.   We got to Delnor around 10am and as I was walking to the room I felt a little leaking (my water was leaking). The nurse checked me and I was between a 5-6 and did a test to see if my water broke and it came back positive. Today was the day! To say I was a bit excited was an understatement I felt like my pregnancy was the longest ever! This may sound weird, but with how hard my pregnancy was I was so full of joy to be in labor.  IMG_5642 I asked for a yoga ball as I knew that felt so good when I was in labor with May. They brought me this GIGANTIC yoga ball for a 6 foot woman I could barley sit on it. Thankfully they found me a small one. I sipped on some performance, sat on the yoga ball and we waited. My contractions were consistently around 3-4 minutes apart. The breaks were AMAZING!! With Pitocin when I had Malayna I started to get no breaks they were one contraction after the other. I felt incredible when I wasn’t having a contraction in fact many of you know I was texting you during labor. Also someone gave me the advice to take some Osteomatrix (calcium and magnesium that can relax your muscles) during labor so I was taking- 1-2 every few hours. I really think it helped relax me and my contractions. IMG_5635

I had an incredible nurse at Delnor, Bobby Joe, that was amazing and a God send. She helped coach me during contractions, and really believed that I could labor with no epidural. I NEVER EVER thought I could give birth without an epidural, but somehow she instilled in me that I could do it (especially because Malaynas was so rough with Pitocin). I continued to progress by using the yoga ball, walking a little, and layed down when I was tired. Things went fast.

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Around 8-9cm things were starting to pick up-maybe around 1pm? I started getting anxious about how painful it would be and what pushing would be like with no epidural. However, Bobby Jo explained to me that pushing would feel good and that I made it past the worse. My contractions were getting pretty intense but I would say only about a half an hour were they so painful I was crying some. I still got those amazing breaks, and mentally I knew if I could make it through 45 seconds of pain it would soon be over. I did start to get a little panicked about how bad it would get if I didn’t get an epidural. I popped a stress relief complex to help with the anxiety (and it definitely did) and had 2 energy chews (wish I took 3-4 for what was to come…). I’m not quite sure I would have been able to go Natural if my nurse did not help coach and guide me during labor.

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For some reason I kept feeling so much pressure I needed to go to the bathroom and whenever I did that squatting position made my contractions pretty bad! I got down on all fours on the hospital ground and that felt good and so did squatting. I tried to really work with my body and focus on opening up doing squats.  Bobby Jo coached me through all of this and I completely understand now why a doula is so important during labor- she was definitely more of a labor coach to me and knew a lot about natural labor and working with your body. The next thing you know I got checked and I was complete. It was go time! Yikes!

IMG_5658 I started pushing at 3:20pm, I pushed through 2 contractions and they wanted the Doctor to come in. Sweet that means this will be fast right?! I began pushing with the Doctor and it was hard. It was more difficult in the sense that it was so physically exhausting. Around 3:40pm my cheer squad could see his head so I knew things were getting close. The next thing I know the doctor was telling me not to push. The nurses moved my legs in places they have never been before, and the Doctor began pushing down on my belly (his shoulders were stuck). For a good 10 minutes I was in some of the worse pain of my life. I desperately wanted him out and the pain was intense. Not pushing was awful and at that point I really felt like I couldn’t do it. I think I even said “I can’t do this just get him out of me.” I was screaming like women do in the movies- it was scary. The Doctor gave me an episiotomy and thankfully a few minutes later he was out.

They laid him on my chest and I have never been more physically exhausted in my life. Just look at my face. I could barely have the energy to hold him. Those rush of hormones are incredible with natural birth.   I can remember hardly having the energy to hold him in my arms, I have never felt more relief in my life.

I was still having bad contractions only to realize the placenta still had to come out. And then I had uterine cramping that was pretty bad too (definitely worse with your second) and had to be stitched up! Just when I thought I was done! After they were done stitching me up he began rooting and latched on right away!!! This was such a relief as Malayna struggled for many weeks to latch on and we had a rough first 2 months of nursing. He ate for around one hour! And to this day loves to eat and is an incredible eater! It was such a blessing to not have nursing issues this time around.

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My recovering was a lot different my back didn’t hurt as much because of not needing an epidural, and overall felt pretty good after about 1 week postpardum. Very thankful to the wonderful support and care of my cheer team- Sam, my mom, Lauren- the incredible care of Delnor- and my amazing nurses. I could not have done it without them. And the biggest glory and thanks to the Lord who gives us new life!

I’ve helped a lot of moms with nutrition before/during/after labor and have a TON of great resources from a Nutritionist if you would like to learn more about ways to help you during and after labor! Just email me Katie.odom09@gmail.com And if you are a pregnant friend and would like to try any of the products in my hospital bag mention this blog post for a special 30% off!

 

IMG_5679 IMG_5680     To read what I packed in my hospital bag check this outphoto(341)IMG_5683IMG_5685Malayna was instantly in love and to this day has such a special, sweet, bond with Caleb.  Sweet family of 4! :) Thank you Jesus!

I can’t believe this guy is almost 1!

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How to Boost Your Immune System Naturally

With cold and flu season right around the corner and a bunch of viruses going around along with getting lots of questions lately about our products that help with the immune system, I thought I would write a blog post about ways to naturally support the immune system.

Also I wanted to invite you all to listen to one of two important calls our team is doing this week being led by the Nutrionist on our team- Childrens Health and Wellness: Natural Ways to Boost the Immune System.  One of the calls is on Wednesday at 1:15pm and the other one is Thursday at 8:15pm CENTRAL.    Just by listening in on the call I am offering FREE SHIPPING off your next order!  All you need to do is dial in the number (email me for the number) and just listen in (you can put yourself on mute if you need to).  The call will be 30 minutes.

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Also, if you purchase any 2 of the following products below you can receive a FREE VITALIZED IMMUNTIY from me!  Combine that with Shaklees amazing promotion for FREE MEMBERSHIP and FREE SHIPPING on qualifying kits and you can SAVE SAVE SAVE!

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What is Vitalized Immunity?  Check out these videos to learn more:

Science Behind Vitalized Immunity:

NUTRIENTS THAT SUPPORT THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

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The Center for Disease Control has issued a strong warning to stop over-using antibiotics. This push comes in the form of guidelines from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which now believes that the overuse of antibiotics is contributing to an alarming rise in the number of diseases that are impervious to drugs.

 

Some Hints for Maximum Efficient Immune System

  1. Eat healthy foods … like fresh vegetables, salads that are more than just iceberg lettuce, fresh fruits, healthy protein, whole grains (although some people have gluten sensitivities which weakens the immune system)
  2. Avoid foods that weaken the immune system … especially sugar, alcohol, carb-y snacks, over-processed and packaged foods.  Stay on the outside of the grocery aisles where the fresh, unprocessed foods are.
  3. Avoid exposure to toxins … in our homes, food, air, water, cleaning and personal products that we use – toxic stress weakens immune system
  4. Stay active … play, run, exercise, yoga – exercise boosts immune response
  5. Get sleep … 8 hours of it – during sleep is when the body repairs and recharges
  6. And … Take supplements that help the body strengthen and rebuild the cells of the immune system
  7. Disinfect your home with Basic G (kills most viruses than Lysol and lasts longer)

 First how are Shaklee vitamins different than what you get at the store? 

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Shaklee goes beyond organic in their extensive testing to ensure all their products are pure and safe! This is so important nowadays as the vitamin industry is not regulated and companies can put various ingredients (such as trace amounts of lead, aspartame, or other bad ingredients) in them.  Check out this article about the #1 childrens vitamins: http://www.naturalnews.com/040872_Flinstones_vitamins_multivitamins_synthetic_additives.html#

 

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 Shaklee goes beyond organic!  Dr. Daggy says its well…

“Organic is a means of production; it is not a guarantee that the food is clean. Pesticides and herbicides do not respect field boundaries. The most heavily contaminated green tea Shaklee ever tested was grown organically – the farmers didn’t know it, but their water was contaminated. So our approach is to know our suppliers and to test test test. Some term this approach “beyond organic”, because we are actually doing everything we can to confirm the absence of contaminants at detectible levels. We have for example tested guarana samples and found pesticides present; but the guarana used in MindWorks tested as clean.”

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They are Always Safe, they Always Work and they are Always Green.
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To read more about Shaklee click here!

 

Three Types of Vitamins

 Here are a few things you can take daily to ensure your families immune system is strong:

 

Childrens Multivitamin (Increadivites):

First childrens chewable to contain lactoferrin, a nutrient also found naturally in breast milk and researched for its role in activating components of the immune system.

Incredivites is formulated with a comprehensive assortment of 23 essential vitamins and minerals. Each serving features 100% of the Daily Value of all eight B vitamins, as well as vitamins C and E, which play crucial roles in supporting immune function and more. There are no added artificial sweeteners or preservatives and it’s naturally sweetened with xylitol, which does not promote tooth decay.

No artificial flavors, sweeteners or added preservatives.

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Scientifically Advanced Vita-Lea (with and w/out iron)

Provides a comprehensive balance of essential nutrients. Vita-Lea’s bioavailability has been proven through independent clinical research. Contains gentler, better-tolerated forms of zinc and protein-bound trace minerals for easier digestion.

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Vita-D3

Essential nutrient promotes immune system health, strong bones and teeth by increasing calcium absorption, supports heart health support, facilitates healthy cell development, among many D3 benefits for overall health and well-being. Depending on where we live, the time of year, our ancestry, and our lifestyle, our need varies throughout the year but most Americans need to boost their levels.

 

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Optiflora

This advanced colon care system contains Acidophilus and Bifidus, essential friendly bacteria that ideally live in our lower intestines. 70% of the body’s immune cells are in the intestinal tract. Research shows, however, that most adult Americans only retain about 15% of these microflora, rendering our bodies (and especially our immune systems) vulnerable to toxic build-up. The Optiflora system also includes the prebiotic FOS and inulin to provide nutrients that selectively feed the good microflora for rapid colonization. It is the only product of its kind to guarantee delivery of live beneficial microflora to the intestines, due to its unique triple encapsulation that protects these essential bacteria (inner core) from the acidity of the stomach (outer layer), oxygen and moisture (middle layer) until released in the intestine.

 

Vita-C, 500 mg. Sustained Release or Chewable C (Great for kids)

Antioxidant property protects the body against free radicals. Boosts the immune system, infection fighter, natural antihistamine, increases the resistance to ligament and tendon injury. Vitamin C is depleted by stress such as infections, illness, fatigue, surgery, anxiety, pollution and extremes in temperature. As we age, there is a greater need to regenerate collagen that requires more vitamin C.

 

To take as needed (when you are sick or feel yourself get sick):

Premium Garlic Complex

Two-way odor control with a gentle, temperature-controlled drying process and with a pleasant blend of spearmint and rosemary extracts. Historically, has been used for congestion, asthma, sinusitis and allergies, colds, flu and pneumonia, sore throat and bronchitis. Has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and is effective against yeast infections (Candida). Nature’s strongest natural antibiotic.

Extra Immune Boosters:

NutriFeron

NutriFeron is a patented, clinically proven blend of immune strengthening plant extracts. http://video.yahoo.com/watch/3295438/9275648   The formula for NutriFeron is proven by four published human clinical studies. In a soon to be published study, shown to positively impact our body’s natural killer cells. (Natural killer (NK) cells are part of our first line of defense against cancer cells and virus-infected cells.) NutriFeron was developed and extensively tested by immunologists in Japan. Contains an exclusive, proprietary blend of natural plant extracts from pumpkin seeds, safflower flowers, plantago seeds, and Japanese honeysuckle flower buds, which has been clinically proven to support and stimulate the natural immune response process at the cellular level. Supports and stimulates the immune system, by increasing the activity of macrophages and inducing natural Interferon production. Optimizes immune response against environmental irritants and airborne substances. Completely safe – no adverse reactions to these plant extracts ever recorded.

Defend & Resist Complex

Standardized extracts of four clinically proven immune-supporting ingredients: Echinacea, Black Elderberry, Larch Tree, and Zinc. Stimulates the body’s natural resistance and immune function. Promotes production of white blood cells, enhances resistance to viral and bacterial infection, especially flu and herpes, reduces mucus. Works best started at the onset of cold/flu symptoms. Can be used effectively for up to 7 days at a time.

 

Keeping Germs Away in your home!  I love keeping the wipes in my diaper bag!

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Basic-G—Germicide

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Cleans, disinfects and deodorizes in one step!

Basic-G kills 33 different types of germs, including feline leukemia and canine parvovirus. In laboratory conditions using E. Coli, a resistant bacteria that contaminates meats. Basic-G killed the organism and continued to work for three days after initial use. Household bleaches lose their effectiveness within one hour. Spray on kitchen counters after preparing meats to prevent risk of E. Coli contamination.

Here are a few examples of how it can work for you:

  • As a disinfectant—It disinfects a variety of bacteria, fungi and viruses and leaves just a hint of pine scent behind—not the whole forest. General cleaning solutions is 1 T. per gallon of water.
  • Bactericide—reduces the hazards of cross-infection. Kills staph, strep, salmonella, E. Coli, and other similar bacteria.
  • Fungicide—reduces the dangers of athlete’s foot fungus in tubs and showers.
  • Viricide—Is effective against many common viruses, including those that can cause colds and flu.
  • Add to the diaper pail—add a capful to the diaper pail, and to the wash for cleaner diapers.
  • Helps retard mildew—add to the wash to help eliminate mildew from clothing and other washables.
  • Toilet Tank Dispenser—Add some to the Basic-Hâ in the toilet tank dispenser to keep bowl fresh and clean.
  • Rubber bath mats—Soak in water with Basic-G added to thoroughly clean and disinfect.
  • Deodorize pet area—Mix ½ t. in 16 oz. spray unit and spray pet area to eliminate odor. Costs just pennies.
  • Economical—Basic-Gâ will save you money every time you use it. Shaklee doesn’t ship the water to you, just the concentrated product. 1 quart makes 64 gallons of germicidal cleaner.

 

If you or someone in your family has a health concern and would like to speak with our Nutrionist let me know and I can set up a time to chat!

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Looking to get a discount on any products I spoke about?   I have a wonderful Childrens webinar you can listen to and get $10 off your order!  Just email me with any questions: Katie.odom09@gmail.com

Skin Care Challenge

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Skin Care Challenge time with 3 special offers!!!

Who is up for a skin care challenge?  Try out the Enfuselle Skin Care Line (Receive 3 special deals) -get healthier skin- or your money back!

Right now Shaklee is offering FREE MEMBERSHIP ($19.95 value) and FREE SHIPPING (Up to $20) for any new customers who join with a variety of new member packs and one of them is the skin care line!  They also have free membership and shipping on many of their supplement health packs, Shaklee180 weight loss program, and Get Clean Line.   Send me an email if you are interested in learning about any of these special deals to save you some money will you get healthier.

I am looking for 3 people who would like to improve the look and feel of their skin.  By accepting my challenge I am offering a special $20 Rebate off the skin care kit (combine that with the free membership and free shipping thats a $60 savings)!  This offer is only good until the end of September.

If you are already a member and want to try out our skin care I will throw in Free Shipping as well.  Shaklee has 100% satisfaction for all their products, so if you don’t feel like your skin has improved you can always get your money back!  The skin care also lasts a very long time (around 6-12 months depending on product).

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You can also purchase any of the products a la carte (although the program is designed to get the best results using the whole system).

 Our skin is our largest organ and its imperative that we take care of how it looks and what we put on it. Shaklee Enfuselle Skin Care line has amazing results for so many people (see some picture examples below).  My chronically dry skin during the winter has gone away, and my skin has never felt so soft (just ask to feel it :), it also helped a lot postpartum with hormonal changes.  Also I had a bad dark freckle on my lip that I had to see a Dermatologist for-after using the chapstick it went away!  Read a few of my friends testimonies below to read more about how much their skin has changed.

A few years ago Shaklee hired one of the top cosmetic chemists in the country and then assembled a team of their top nutritional scientists to work with him and the result was a line of 16 new products so unique that they carry 7 patents.  Many skin care lines don’t even have 1 patent, let alone 7!!

I love using the skin caring knowing that they are….

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Nutrient Based- It turns out that the same nutrients that help keep you healthy on the inside also play a huge role in how you look on the outside. So it should come as no surprise that the answer to amazing skin comes not from cosmetic company, but from the foremost natural nutrition company.

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Clinically Proven- Shaklee spent over a million dollars to find the right nutrients and the right amounts and it paid off!  See results below.

Dermatologist tested

Hypoallergenic- See testimonies below on what people have to say with sensitive skin!

Never animal tested

PH Balance

Formulated without animal products/by products

100% dye, soap, mineral oil, and paraben free

If you are interested in the science, these Enfuselle (infusing the skin cells with nutrients) products literally apply anti-oxidants and nutrients directly to the skin (a very difficult task technologically to stabilize these nutrients in lotion form). The nutrients then not only repair collagen, but protect from the increasing environmental factors that severely damage the skin

And the results have been amazing

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I love this apple test and the results it showed.  The top apple was treated with the skin care product labeled, the bottom was the control.   This apple experiment demonstrates the effect of oxidation in humans (from free radicals in cells/tissues in bodies contributing to aging). Once apples are exposed to air they begin to oxidize. You can see that Shaklee’s apple that was treated with Enfuselle actually looks better than the control. All the other skin care lines are worse, demonstrating no product on the market comes close to performing like Enfuselle!  We all know applying lemon juice to apples prevents browning, the same holds true for skin care products that contain vitamin C.

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Here are some results from the Enfuselle line…

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Testimonies:

I have tried everything out there. Cannot use any of them, Avon, Marykay, Arbonne, all the store ones. I break out. I was using Neutrigena when I started Shaklee. It didn’t do anything for my skin but I didn’t break out. Moyra talked to me about our skin care. I said no, I didn’t want to risk breaking out again. Then she said what do you have to lose? It’s money backed guaranteed. So I tried it, and will not change to anything else! I even had the Marykay gal ask what I found because my skin looked great (and I have 50+ skin!). My daughter now uses it and my son does too. Helps with his breakouts.

Jean Z.

I use the Shaklee acne cream after toner and before moisturizer. I love how it really sinks into the skin as opposed to just sitting on top! This makes it easy to layer moisturizer and makeup on top without it caking.I also have extremely sensitive skin and love the Shaklee eye cream – it doesn’t burn my eyes like some other eye creams have!I also noticed a huge improvement in my breakouts when I went mostly vegan. Eliminating dairy seemed to help my skin breakout less.

-Shena F.

I am 49 years old next month and in my entire life I have never been able to use anyones facial products for any length of time due to sensitivity issues that, if not immediately apparent, will show up in 1-3 days. Enfuselle is the first time in my LIFE that I can use every single product with no irritations. My sister (almost 7 years younger) was just commenting on how I look like I had a face lift. I use the acne clarifying complex because it is the first acne cream I have ever been able to use.

Vicki H

My husband, Lowell, finally got rid of his Cystic Acne once and for all with Shaklee–when even accutane for 6 months failed to stop it. Topical things like enfuselle acne treatment are fine to dry up places–but the real healing comes from within.

Linda D

 

Also Eczema is a common issue many babies/children deal with.  Check out my friend Harper’s post to learn more about natural solutions to eczema.

 

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Christmas In July Specials- July Newsletter

-Free Shipping Opportunity:

Join one of our team health conference calls (listen in from the phone-30 minutes) and receive FREE SHIPPING on your next order:

Suffer from Migraines?  Join our teams health conference call led by our teams Nutritionist on natural solutions to migraines this Wednesday night at 8pm Central.  On the call my friend Angie will be sharing how she used to get chronic migraines for 10 years (4-5 a month) until she switched to Shaklee cleaners and supplements.  Email me for the phone number.   Refer someone suffering from migraines and get $10 off your next order. 

 

Business Conference Call- Love Shaklee products and wish you could get them FREE?  Perhaps you are looking to stay home with your children or earn some additional income?  Join our teams business conference call this Thursday at 8pm central.  On the call we will have several team members share how they have helped others live healthier lives, receive benefits such as free trips/car payments, and work alongside an incredible team of successful women!


-FREE GIFT FOR NEW MEMBERS-
This is the last month Shaklee is having their promotion of a FREE product and chance get a $100 coupon towards any 1 products after 3 months of a 50PV order. This month NEW members will earn a bottle of CaratoMax.
What is CaratoMax?? CaratoMax contains 6 of the most beneficial carotenoids. (carotenoid = the colorful plant pigments some of which the body can turn into vitamin A, are powerful antioxidants that can help prevent some forms of cancer and heart disease, and act to enhance your immune response to infections.) It has over 13mg of these carotenoids: lutein, lycopene and beta-carotene.

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Skin Care

Remember Shaklee has 100% satisfaction on all their products give our skin care a try for 28 days and you will be sure to notice a difference!!

Vitamins for your skin

The same nutrients that help keep you healthy on the inside also play a huge role in how you look on the outside. 50 years of scientific nutrition research has been applied to developing the most advanced therapeutic skincare system around providing you the answer to healthy-looking, beautiful skin.

 

  -Christmas In July Special-

Purchase any of the following wellness packs and receive $15  off your order



Childrens Wellness Pack

1. Multivitamin: Increadivites

The first chewable multivitamin in the U.S. to contain lactoferrin, which supports a healthy immune system in kids.  Formulated with 23 essential vitamins and minerals.  No added artificial sweeteners or preservatives.  Gluten free.

2. Probiotic

70% of immune system lies in the gut.  Probiotics help with digestion, immune system, allergies/asthma, skin conditions.  Probiotics are especially important for a child who has ever been on  an antibiotic or steroid-based medications (common with asthma). These medications kill off much of these essential “friendly microbes” that live in the lower intestine. Without adequate amounts of these microbes, research now shows the body is more susceptible to infection (especially sinus and upper respiratory ) 

 

3.  Mighty Smarts/Chewable C/Meal Shakes (YOU PICK)

Might Smarts: DHA Chews. Scientifically formulated with a power-packed blast of 100% natural, ultra-pure DHA.  Essential brain-supporting nutrient, DHA has been show to support memory, concentration, mind skills, promotes healthy eyes, and vision – without the fishy taste!

Chewable C: Essential to build healthy white blood cells to prevent viruses, ear infections, colds, etc., that are depleted by fatigue, anxiety, pollution and extremes in temperature and humidity. Increases resistance to ligament and tendon injury

Meal Shakles: A smart choice for meals-on-the-go, between meal snacks, beverages, or for extra nutritional insurance any time of day. Because it is a complete meal, it is particularly important for finicky eaters. Unlike similar meal replacement products found in grocery stores, Meal Shakes contain no artificial colors, sweeteners or flavorings. A creamy, delicious shake that children love (and you will too at only 230 calories). Bavarian Cocoa and French Vanilla.

 

Energy Wellness Pack

  1. Vita-Lea $10 a Month

Vita-Lea with iron is a high potency formulation that provides 24 essential vitamins and minerals at clinically proven levels for optimal health.  Vita-Lea promotes:

Immune health

Bone health

Heart health

Breast health

Physical energy

Healthy skin, hair and nails

 

2.  B Complex- ENERGY, MENTAL HEALTH, HEART HEALTH $10 a Month

B-Complex provides all eight essential B vitamins necessary for converting the food we eat into energy. B vitamins help improve your cognitive performance and are also essential in the synthesis of DNA and new cells. The B vitamins (folic acid, B6, and B12) promote a healthy cardiovascular system by helping to lower homocysteine levels in the blood.

 

 

3. Energy Chews/Energy Tea

Shaklee Energy Chews provide a clean burst of healthy energy to help you get that extra edge when you need it most. Each chew contains a scientific blend of caffeine from natural green tea extract, plus L-tyrosine, L-theanine, B vitamins and vitamin D. And there are no artificial flavors, sweeteners or added preservatives you’ll find in other energy products.

Energy Tea: Forget coffee and amped-up sodas. Here’s a safe and natural way to head off the slumps when you need a quick pick-me-up. An exclusive blend of antioxidant-rich green, white and red teas, as well as taurine, naturally boosts your energy and enhances alertness. Enjoy morning or afternoon, hot or cold.


Healthy Childrens Snack Recipe

No Bake Butter Blossoms

48 cookies

●1 Cup Peanut Butter, Almond Butter, or Seed Butter

●2/3 cup raw honey or pure maple syrup

●2 tsp. vanilla

●1/2 cup flax meal

●2 cups oats (use Gluten Free oats if needed)

●3/4 cup Shaklee 180 Vanilla protein or Energizing Soy Protein     

●1 TBSP Organic, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

●48 large Dark Chocolate chips

●1 TBSP Hemp seeds (optional)

Mix all ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Roll into 1 inch balls. Press down on a plate or cookie sheet until slightly flattened.

Press a large, dark chocolate chip into the middle of each cookie. Refrigerate or keep at room temperature.

This takes 5 minutes or less to mix; 5-10 minutes to roll into balls.  Or place in a 9×13 pan and cut into small squares.

Attached are some recipes for some wonderful healthy children snack ideas and a wonderful prenatal nutrition document!

Cleaning Carpets Naturally

With babies and toddlers always on the ground I wanted a carpet cleaner that is SAFE and doesn’t leave any chemicals on the ground (as well as the strong fumes left behind for many weeks to come).  This will leave your carpets super clean and without any fumes!

 

 

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I used Basic H (click on links to read more about these), Natures Bright, and liquid laundry….

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(NOTE you can definitely do this with just Basic H and Natures Bright) I just added the liquid laundry because we had some super bad stains.  You can also use Basic G to disinfect the carpets (will add this next time)

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Here is the recipe- honestly I didn’t measure exactly but it was around this:

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Another added bonus is we can wash all of Caleb and Malaynas clothes with ours- all while saving money too because all of their cleaners are really concentrated so you only need a small amount.  Read more about why I love Shaklee cleaners here!

The Basic H and Natures Bright work so well with stains that it even got PEN out of Malayna’s blanket.

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Want to try our laundry detergent?  All Shaklee products have 100% satisfaction on them!

Summer Favorites and FREE SHIPPING

With all the summer sun, fun and heat can come sunburns, bug bites and itchy skin.  Below are four products I always have on hand to help protect, soothe, calm and relieve the skin from the effects of summer sun and fun.

**Be sure to read to the end to find out what my amazing summer special and free shipping/ product is!

HERBAL BLEND MULTI-PURPOSE CREAM:  A fantastic all-purpose cream.  Customers report success using for sunburns, bug bites, itchy dry skin, athlete’s foot, hemorrhoids, hives, dry calloused feet, knees and elbows, and the list goes on.  *Cooling, mentholated, non-greasy

Calming ComplexCALMING COMPLEX:  Great for soothing sunburns, burns (from heating elements). Provides comfort and skin-soothing moisture for any kind of chafing or irritation. Perfect recovery product from other environmental stresses such as windburn and airplane travel. Hypoallergenic.
*Advanced liposome technology delivers the extraordinary protective and soothing benefits of beta glucan

SPF 30
SPF 30:
 Protects against both UVA & UVB rays. Hypoallergenic. Non-irritating ideal for sensitive skin. *Special patented Vital Repair+ complex adds extra protection against prematurely older-looking skin by neutralizing harmful free radicals.

Time Repair A.M. spf 15TIME REPAIR A.M. SPF 15:  Nourishes and protects with antioxidant vitamins. Great moisturizer that works great alone or under makeup in all seasons. Non-irritating SPF 15 sunscreen. *A defniitive evening of skin tone in 12 weeks.

 

Since your skin is your largest organ it’s just as important to put safe products on your skin as it is in your body

 

To read more about Shaklee difference check out this link

To read more about Shaklee skin care line check out this link

Shaklee guarantees that every product is 100% safe, so you can safely assume it is 

Any orders placed from NOW until June 30th receive FREE SHIPPING (Email me so I can drop your shipping)

Place a 100PV order and receive a FREE Performance Canister
pure hydration drink (replaces Gatorade, Powerade, etc)
Orange or Lemon-Lime flavor
**NO artificial flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives added

 

Please contact me with any questions.
As always, I appreciate and reward any referrals.

Have a safe, fun-filled summer!