The Shaklee Effect

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A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend my very first global conference focused on- The Shaklee Effect.   This effect can apply to so many areas of our lives, but especially to health.   It’s the idea that small steps can lead to big steps that can change the world.  That we should never underestimate the power of small steps, especially when it comes to our health.   Sometimes I can get overwhelmed with how many things we have to do to keep healthy (I know I do!)- exercise, eat that no don’t eat that 😉 , proper nutrition, the list goes on and on.  Everyday I find out new things about how harmful certain things are!  It’s important to remember though that every small step in our health leads to bigger steps.

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Did you know by losing weight and getting others to join you can drastically cut health care costs?  Imagine saving our country millions of dollars on health care costs that can go to things like education or helping the poor?  Just 10lbs can make a difference.

I know this to be the case as I have witnessed this countless times in the last year….

With my niece, Maya, whose family switched to the Get Clean line for cleaning and has no longer needed an inhaler for her asthma since.

Or my friend who had high blood pressure throughout her entire pregnancy.  She started on some of the supplements and her blood pressure was normal.  Even the Doctor was surprised!

Or my friend Aimee who was suffering from major health problems and could hardly eat or function due to severe tooth problems.  She switched to Shaklee supplements, has improved her health and is now paying it forward by joining in the business and sharing it with her family and friends.  She helped her friend who had no energy/serious fatigue and felt miserable who just told her after being on the supplements for a few weeks she is finally feeling better and has enough energy to run again.  They now are actively a part of the effect.

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Or my friend Dan and Janeen who lost around 75lbs on Shaklee180 and have now stated, “They have regained their health back.”

Or the countless number of people who by switching to the Get Clean will keep 108 pounds of packaging waste from landfills and eliminate 248 pounds of greenhouse gas. As an additional perk they save an average of $200 a year!

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This is why I am passionate about what I do.  Seeing other peoples lives change.  One small step at a time.  Helping others live healthier lives.  I’ll be the first to admit I am not always healthy, but I seek to live healthy.  Not perfectly- just in small steps-hopefully inspiring some along the way.

Dr. Shaklee said it so well, “The medical field is interested in treating disease. I’m interested in BUILDING HEALTH.”  And “In nature there are ingredients that will heal/prevent every disease on earth.”  You see, I believe when someone buys a Shaklee product you are investing in your health and quite possibly the health of others.  Whether its switching to non toxic cleaners and reducing the risk of allergies, asthma, cancer or buying multivitamins during pregnancy to give your baby and you the best foundation for a healthy life.  Using proper nutrition and protein to lose weight and reduce the risk for heart disease, cancer, diabetes.  Helping your children have their best school year yet from proper fuel and nutrition to help their developing brains and bodies.  Saving on medical expenses, reducing prescriptions, preventing diseases- this all happens when you buy a Shaklee product.

Did you know….

When over 65 years old, Shaklee users had an average of 0.6 prescriptions filled compared to the average of 19 (for Medicare Patients over 65) within the most recent year…Just go to a Shaklee conference and you will not believe the health of the older people in the audience!

And the research is conclusive.  The first ever, long term supplement study was conducted looking at three different sets of people-

a.  Those who use Shaklee products

b. Those who use other supplements

c. Those who use no supplements are all

The research conducted by the U Berkley found Shaklee supplement users had overall better health.

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Learn more about the research results of the first-of-its-kind Landmark Dietary Supplement Study conducted at the University of California at Berkeley and published in the Nutritional Journal (2007) at http://www.landmarkstudy.com/

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I’m so blessed to be a part of a company that not only helps other peoples live a healthier life, but also has incredible rewards as well (additional income, free trips, amazing gifts, car payments- all of what are family has been able to be a part of with the Lord’s help and grace).  All while staying at home with my daughter.

If you are looking for better health, flexibility in your job, or some additional income let me know.  This month Shaklee is offering some great rewards in introducing others to Shaklee!  My team is growing and we are anxious for you to be a part of the Shaklee effect.  A good friend of mine recently joined the business.  She attend her first Shaklee meeting and right away knew this was something more than sales- it was helping people.

Help us change the health care system to keep people well by preventing and building health!  Join us in the Shaklee effect.

To read more about what I do check out this post or testimonies from others on my team!

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Bethany’s Baby Shower

Beth is one of my dearest, closest friends since way back in middle school.  I believe she liked by Sketcher Shoes and we quickly developed a friendship since.  We both happened to go to the same college and have stayed connected since.  She is expecting a baby in September and we threw her a baby shower at the beautiful Gianacakos Inn.  Check out some pictures from the beautiful day!

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IMG_4004 IMG_4001Bethany’s sister-in-law Stephanie made those amazing cookies!  She is extremly talented and they tasted delicious!  Sam actually carved that watermelon.  Way to go Mr. Martha! He was so proud. IMG_4000 IMG_3999 Bethany-1Everyone wrote a special note with a picture for Bethany to have as a keep sake.  May claimed her hubby already 😉

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IMG_3997 IMG_3996The amazing team of women I am grateful to know from college!  Beyond excited and thrilled for Bethany and the little boy on the way! Especially grateful that she will be living closer too so I can snuggle him up!  Bethany-2

5 Summer Favorites….

Top 5 Summer Favorites:

How is summer going by so fast?!  I wanted to share a few of my favorite products I have been loving this summer!

1. Basic H and Basic G wipes! 

I love having these wipes in my purse and car!  The nice thing about them is you can wipe faces and mouths without worrying about chemicals getting on your precious kiddos faces!  They are convenient and the Basic H helps with getting stains out of clothes too!  They can also be used….As a natural bug repellant! Basic G kills and disinfects better than Lysol and is great for shopping carts or for washing hands after being out in public places.

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2.  New Snack Bars and Smoothies!!  Shaklee just came out with these Toffee Chocolate snack bars.  These are great to have in your purse as a quick snack filled with protein(non-gmo,low glycemic, no artificial flavors, sweeteners, colors, or preservatives, gluten free).  They also just came out with Vanilla Chai protein!  Smoothies have been one of my favorite summer must haves!  Ice-cold, delicious smoothie heaven.  Especially when Lauren makes them!  Ugg Jamba Juice has nothing on Lauren!  Anyway, smoothies are great because you can pack in so many nutrients in one cup!

I love adding in spinach and kale- you can’t even taste it and it instantly gives you lots of nutrients.  Also you can add in Flax Seed or Chai for additional nutrients!

Here are some of my favorite 180 smoothies:

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup

2 Scoops of Shaklee180 chocolate protein (high quality-non-gmo)

8 oz milk

1 tsp. all natural peanut butter

1 bannana

Ice

Handful Spinach/Kale

Flax seed

 

Pina Colada

2 Scoops of Shaklee180 vanilla protein

8 oz milk

½ cup of pineapple chunks

½ tsp pineapple extract

Ice

shaklee-smoothiesMore info here!

 May has been going through a picky phase and its nice to give her some of my smoothie and know she is getting some protein and veggies.


3.Performance.  Sometimes I just get so sick of drinking water all day long!  This is such a great drink for working out, when you are out in the summer heat, or just staying hydrated.

 They are also

Free of any dyes,

colors,

extra sugar and

full of hydrating electrolytes to hydrate better than water

(No BVO’s like in Gatorade)

 

Neat story about Performance- in the 1990’s NASA came to Shaklee asking for a rehydration drink! They created Astero Aids- now known as Performance.

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4. If you summer is anything like ours you may feel like you have been going 100 miles an hour some days!  There have definitely been some days I need some added energy!  My two favorites are B-complex and Energy Chews.  B vitamins get depleted from our bodies so quickly- from refined carbs, sugar, caffeine, alcohol, stress.  B vitamins help convert our food into energy.  Also very important to take before and during pregnancy to protect baby and reduce nausea.  Energy chews are almost like a starburst consistency and I have found only take ¼ or ½ the serving size gives me just enough energy to plow through work or getting some cleaning done!  They help with not only energy but focus and attention.  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.

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5. Skin protection! I love the Enfuselle line with Shaklee.  My  skin feels amazing.  I use the AM repair crème in the morning as it has sunscreen in it.  To read more about the skin care line read here!

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Interested in trying any of these products?  Let me know and I can get you a special 10% discount! 

All their products are 100% satisfaction guarantee.