Cyber Monday Deals!!!

Cyber Monday Shaklee Style

Alright folks I know a lot of you still have some shopping to do.  Here are some ideas for the teachers, friends, family, kids, co-workers, etc. in your life.  What a better gift than the gift of HEALTH and you don’t have to find a parking spot, wait in line, and drive to get them!?

These are a few of my favorite things…(cue music)

Any Orders of $50 or more and receive FREE SHIPPING!

*For those who are local- just call or email me your order.  I will do it for you!

Great for Hubbys and anyone who works out:

Energy Chews

Finally, a healthy alternative to high calorie, high volume energy drinks! Scientifically formulated Shaklee Energy™ contains the right ingredients to help energize your body and support alertness, focus, cognitive function, and mood.*

*Great for a pick me up that is safe- also helps with focus!

Performance

Shaklee Performance® is clinically proven to hydrate better than water. Plus, Performance has more electrolytes and provides more energy than the leading hydration drink.

*Great to have for children if they are sick to keep them hydrated as well as people who work out!

Buy Energy Chews and Performance get $5 off

Some gift ideas for teachers/nurses/ anyone around sick people OR to keep your family healthy during the Holiday Season:

Defend and Resist OR Nutriferon

Defend and Resist:

Echinacea purpurea to stimulate the body’s natural resistance,* black elderberry to help maintain a healthy immune response,* and larch tree to enhance immune support*

*I love using this if I ever feel a tickle in my throat or signs that I am going to get sick.  It has helped my immune system a lot!

Nutriferon:

Contains MACH*, a patented blend of interferon-boosting plant extracts (500 mg) and a Shaklee exclusive. This proprietary blend of natural plant extracts is derived from pumpkin seeds, safflower flowers, plantago seeds, and Japanese honeysuckle flower buds, which have been clinically proven to support and stimulate the natural immune response process at the cellular level.

*Purchase Defend and Resist and Nutriferon and Receive $5 Off!  These are amazing products to have on hand this winter!!

For busy moms needing protein, vitamins, or anyone wanting to lose weight:

Cinch:

Powered by Leucine™ to help preserve muscle while you lose weight, With 24 grams of protein to help control hunger and help you feel full, all while giving your body extra vitamins and nutrients it needs*

*Cinch has been a healthy quick snack for me that has helped me lose weight and is the best protein drink I have ever tasted!!!  My favorite is Chocolate.  Great for nursing moms who need more protein!

Buy any cinch and get $5 off

For moms/baby showers/anyone with children/for those who love to clean- yes that’s you grandma:

H2 cleaner with spray bottles:  Works as all-purpose, window, and degreaser

This little 16 oz bottle is non-toxic and creates an unbelievable 48 gallons of super-safe, really powerful, all purpose cleaner. We challenge you to use it up any time soon to clean everything from spilled milk, to bug guts on the window, to splattered spaghetti sauce. Now go, get cleaning.

*I clean everything with this- highchair, sinks, fridge, floors, etc.

H2 Wipes

Safe wipes (especially for babies/children)

Versatile cleaner – removes dirt, grease, and grime from any washable surface, inside and out.

*These are a great alternative to Clorox wipes

Germ Off Wipes:

Kills 99.9 % of common household bacteria*

Buy H2 with spray bottles and one wipes and get $5 off

*All discounts and free shipping will be sent back to you via a check in the mail!*

 

FOR ANYONE!!!

Vitalizer-– Comes with FREE MEMBERSHIP- Enjoy an additional 15% off all products

Take the Vitalizer Challenge- if you don’t feel better in 30 days- you get your money back!!

Vitalizer is the most advanced multinutrient supplement in the marketplace today with 80 bio-optimized nutrients clinically proven to create a foundation for a longer, healthier life.*

*This is my favorite- comes in one easy strip to ensure I am getting the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, anti-aging phytonutrients, omegas and probiotics in one daily servingThis has provided lots of amazing health benefits to many people- including myself!

Vita Lea- Multivitamin

Delivers 100% or more of the Daily Value of all vitamins, including twice the Daily Value of vitamins C, D and E – plus more betacarotene for increased antioxidant protection

Increadivites

Shakleekids Incredivites is the first children’s chewable multivitamin in the U.S. with lactoferrin, which helps kids’ immune systems stay supercharged.* Packed with 23 essential nutrients, it’s the world’s best kids’ supplement-with 600 IU of vitamin D to support strong bones and teeth, and 100% of the Daily Value of all eight B vitamins and vitamin C.

*I give these to May May and many parents have told me their children love to take these!

Buy Vitalizer- get $5 off

Buy vita lea and Increadivites- get $5 off

Refer anyone today and get Vitamin D for free!!

Email me katie.odom09@gmail.com or call 630-772-3215 with any questions or if you would like me to place the order for you!

www.katieodom.myshaklee.com

Happy Shopping!!

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11 Months

A year ago I can remember November being quite a busy month.  Trying to get all my lessons plans ready for the rest of the year, training my wonderful sub to take over- now science teacher (Hi Layla!), get all my Christmas presents bought and wrapped, enjoying several thanksgiving dinners with family, finish the nursery, take childbirth classes, and getting everything ready for when May would arrive.  I am tired just typing all that.  I think God gives us the “nesting” instinct at the end just to have the energy to get those last few things done.

Now my November is quite different- countless hours feeding May, changing diapers, cleaning up toys and doing dishes, lots of laundry, prepping for a first birthday, church activities, and did I mention the dishes yet- they never end in our house?  Going from a teacher to stay at home mom is quite a drastic change.

Now as she is approaching her 1 year birthday, I can’t help but think of what an amazing year its been.  Don’t get me wrong Sam and I both struggled to figure this whole parenting thing out (we are still a major work in progress), had many a sleepless nights, struggled with crazy post-baby hormones, lots of breastfeeding issues, fought over how to parent May etc. but this past year she has taught me so much and it has been one amazing year with her!  I’ve grown so much and I realize over and over again how much I need God!

People often ask me “how do you like staying at home?” Honestly, I love it.   I really feel like it is the job I was created for!  Every day is different whether its a play-date, running errands or doing something fun, heading to the Y, cleaning or baking, or just playing at home.  I love the flexibility and joy raising May is.  I am never bored that’s for sure!!  There are some days I miss teaching, the sense of purpose and accomplishment I would often feel in teaching, and there are moments of feeling discouraged or in need desperate need of a mommy break, but I know that is all normal for a stay at home mom.Sometimes I struggle with admitting I need a break at times or feel selfish if I spend any time away from her- but I know there are times I need it and its ok to admit that.  I am also reminded over and over again that Sam and I need time together as well- and I need to not feel guilty for that.  I struggle with guilt a lot!  Doing Shaklee has continued to grow which I am thankful for. I am very excited as my team grows with more moms wanting to help others feel better, and continue to stay at home with their babies as they become distributors.

Now here are some more pictures….

This month began several first birthdays!  May enjoyed celebrating Maddie and Maya’s first birthdays this month!  Happy Birthday!!

Playing with her buddy Lia

Beautiful Cece

Loves:  Using a toy walker to walk, any toys that light up and make lots of noise, raspberries/ blackberries/figs and prunes, and just recently cuties (very good at Costco) she LOVES.

Hates: Getting her diaper changed, being cold, going to the YMCA for the first few times (poor baby did not like it- it is getting better though), oatmeal- can’t get her to like it, she doesn’t seem as comfy in her new car seat as she was in the infant car seat- hopefully she will get used to it!

New words: uck for buck (guess who taught her that)….Sam was telling her all about hunting and guess what she did?  She grabbed his wallet and went right for the credit card- no joke.  Sorry Honey she may just be a shopper ;),

Uh ohhh- Kleckas taught her that 🙂

And “hotdog”…..  True story just ask these ladies…Lets just say this girl already loves the best hotdog joint around….

Switching to Shaklee Supplements….

One reason I switched over vitamins to Shaklee was my experiment I recreated at home.  I placed my previous prenatal vitamins (on the left) in water to see how long they would take to dissolve.  My prenatal were Rainbow Light, whole food vitamins from a health store.

Before

After

My prenatal vitamin was still whole after 1 hour.  Shaklee’s dissolved in only 15 minutes!

How could my body absorb the nutrients if it can’t even break down in water?  One reason Shaklee differs from other vitamins is their bio-availability (ability for your body to absorb the nutrients it needs, when and where it needs).  I had no idea my body was not getting all the nutrients it claimed to have or could not absorb the nutrients in the way it should.

Now, I know some of you are reading this and thinking, “but shouldn’t we get all our nutrients from food we eat.”  Or “I eat pretty healthy, I don’t need a supplement.”  Only 2% of the population gets the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables in our diet.  Did you know it is recommended to eat 5-9 veggies a day!  On top of that most food nowadays is heavily processed, or not grown locally or organically- thus losing a lot of the important nutrients our bodies need!  The practices of agricultural have changed a lot nowadays as well as many farmers rely on pesticides.  There is a 38% decline in nutrient value in produce, and even the soil is not as nutrient rich as it once was!  Countless studies show the health benefits of nutritional supplementation.  Just a few facts on how many diseases can be preventable with proper nutrition and supplementation….

80% of all heart disease in women

60% of all cancer related death

90% of all type II diabetes

*Information taken from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3s8oMuo7wg

Shaklee spends over $100 million in clinical research at some of the more respected universities in the country (Harvard, Yale, MIT, Georgetown, U of Texas, Stanford, U of California at Berkeley, etc.).  There are countless number of studies that show Shaklee supplements improve the health and wellness of people.  In just the few months I have been selling Shaklee I have had many people report more energy, improved stomach/digestion, allergies and asthma improve, and not getting sick while others around them are sick.

80,000 quality tests are performed on the nutritional products alone and their ingredients every year.  This is particularly important in producing herbal products.  The proper plant genus and species must be used and grown with no pesticides or herbicides.  The active ingredients in each herb are measured to be sure the herb is fresh and properly harvested, dried and prepared to insure its safety and effectiveness.

Many store-bought vitamins are synthetic vitamins.  Synthetic vitamins are part vitamins part CHEMICALS!!  Scary huh!!  Dr. Mercola states four reasons to stay away from synthetic vitamins:

1. Nature intended you to consume vitamins, nutrients, and enzymes in WHOLE FOOD form!

2.  Your body can only absorb a small amount of synthetic vitamins.

3. Many synthetic vitamins give you too much of inexpensive nutrients and not enough of important ones.

4.  Side effects come from Synthetic vitamins

I also saw that Shaklee is a company that has been around for 54 years and the average Shaklee user uses their products for over 17 years! The landmark study alone sold me that showed people who take Shaklee supplements had overall better health than those who took another supplement or no supplement at all.  I also recently learned that Shaklee users of over 20 years have only .6 different prescriptions compared to the average American that has 12.2 throughout the year (UC Berkley).  They have to be doing something right!!


Shaklee Products:

Always Safe … 350 tests on every single new ingredient to screen for heavy metals, pesticides, or any of hundreds of other harmful contaminants.

Always Work … over 90 published clinical peer reviewed studies prove their effectiveness, including Landmark Study at Berkeley proving that people who took Shaklee supplements had markedly better nutrient levels in their blood and far less incidence of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other serious illnesses (Landmark Study, Published 2007).

Always Green … first company in the world to offset all its greenhouse emissions, maker of first biodegradable cleaner Basic H, and the popular non-toxic environmentally safe cleaning products “Get Clean”.  The company partners with Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai planting 1 million trees in Kenya and U.S.  Shaklee continues to join forces with people all over the world who care about the planet enough to create movements of change. Committed to making truly sustainable natural products that respect the earth.

Anyone who would like to switch to Shaklee vitamins for the month of November, I am offering HALF OFF MEMBERSHIP with the purchase of any 2 vitamins (see below)!!

Purchase more than 4 vitamins and get FREE MEMBERSHIP!

My current Shaklee members, if you refer anyone who buys a vitamin from me, I will give you FREE SHIPPING off your next order!

Membership allows you 15-25% off Shaklee products!

Here are a few of my favorites to keep you healthy all winter long:

Click vitamin to see additional information:

Multivitamin:

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.

Children’s Multivitamin:

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.

Vitamin D:

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.

Vitamin C:

Vita-C, 500 mg. Sustained Release

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.

Probiotic:

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.

Immunity Support:

Defend & Resist Complex  (what to take when you start feeling sick)

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.

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.

Shaklee products are always 100% satisfaction guarantee. 

Email me- katie.odom09@gmail.com for more details!

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween….a little late 🙂

Halloween was always such a fun time as a kiddo to carve pumpkins, dress up, go trick or treating with your friends, and get tons of free candy.  Oh and we can’t forget in Elementary School having a parade and big party at the end of the day!!??  ….Those were the days.

Here I am back in the day….

As a parent it so much fun to “relive” your childhood with your child.  I got all excited for May (even though I know she was clueless what was going on)….

May on her first Halloween….Little miss ladybug…

She enjoyed getting all dressed up with her Odom’s cousins the weekend before Halloween….

Cowgirl and ladybug cooking in the kitchen together!

Cecelia was the cutest little elephant….

The whole costume…

Hey this thing is EMPTY!!!

Auntie Lauren and Cousin Jules, Aka Katy Perry.

My favorite Halloween Costume growing up was grapes.  I wish I had a picture but I wore purple sweats and my mom stuck a whole bunch of purple balloons on me.  It was hard to walk, but everyone thought I was so cool!

If you are looking for ways to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy, there are donation relief packs available through Shaklee Cares. These packs provide needed nutrition as well as clean up supplies for First Responders, relief workers, and affected families. If you’d like to help, check out this picture for relief packs you can donate. Then, go to your “myshaklee” page to order or me for help.