Monday, September 28, 2009

Product Pick of the week - Shaklee CitriBoost

I know many people don't like to take tablets, pills, etc... Or you have a child who has a hard time swallowing pills or is just picky. For those people Shaklee offers a powder vitamin Citriboost. Easy to mix in juice or other drinks. Which makes an excellent way for those who want to try a different route.

CitriBoost is an easy and enjoyable way to give your body the vitamins and balanced nutrition it needs. It mixes well with orange juice or your favorite protein shake.

CitriBoost provides 100% of the Daily Value of essential vitamins and nutrients, including A, C, D, B6, B12, E, and more! It also provides inulin (a prebiotic) and Lactobacillus acidophilus (a probiotic), delivering friendly microflora to promote gastrointestinal and long term colon health and a healthy immune system.* Plus, CitriBoost will make your orange juice taste less acidic and smoother to drink. It's perfect for seniors, children, and your entire family

Directions: Mix one scoop with 8 oz. Of orange juice, or your favorite protein shake or smoothie. Enjoy immediately. For best results, stir vigorously. For an even smoother and frothier drink experience, try mixing with the Shaklee Whizzer (#50325), Shaker (#50253), or Mixer (#50320). Refrigerate after opening.

Key Ingredients Vitamin A, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Biotin, Vitamin C, Calcium, Chromium, Copper, Vitamin D, Folate, Inulin, Iodine, Molybdenum, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Riboflavin, Selenium, Thiamin

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Patty Dooley - Independent Shaklee Distributor
Contact me at patty@4u2behealthy.com

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

How does the flu spread and what can you do?

According to the CDC - Flu viruses are thought to spread mainly from person to person through coughing or sneezing of people with influenza. Sometimes people may become infected by touching something with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose. People with influenza can potentially infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 days after becoming sick. That means that you may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick.

What can you do to protect yourself and family?

1- build your body immune system. Take lots of Vitamin C during the cold and flu season. With your body built up, you are able to fight off colds and flu much better and in some cases may not even catch it. Why? Because your immune system is so strong, it can fight it as it attacks you. That's why I am strongly suggesting to everyone to start an all-natural Sustained Released Vitamin C. With this, it is released into your system over a period of time. It’s not dumped in all at once. You will want to take several during the day to build your system. And also your children’s system. They are in daycare and schools where others are not building their systems. So you want to keep your child’s system built up to fight off anything that’s going around in your school or daycare.

2- Come off of sugar or cut back as much as you can. Sugar suppresses the immune system. There is enough sugar in one can of soft drink to suppress the immune system for 8 hours.

3-When you sneeze or cough - they say sneeze and cough onto the bend of your elbow. Not touching your hands to your face to cover it.

4- Wash your hands often. Make sure you wash them with soap and hot water. Washing several times a day helps keep the virus from spreading.

5- Keep a bottle of Shaklee Basic-G - Take a spray bottle of water and add Shaklee Basic-G Germicide. Spray down your home every so often.
Where would you want to spray?
Doorknobs,
Faucet handles,
Toilet handle,
Fridge door,
Computer keyboards (just a note here.. do not spray the keyboard, simply wipe off with cloth dampened with spray OR use the Basic-G wipes)
Counter tops
Appliances
Wipe the arms of your furniture
Wipe down children’s toys
Handle of your brush and combs
Ladies, wipe off the handles of your make-up brushes from time to time.

Any place that you have to turn, pull, touch with your hands.Simply do this a few times a week to cut down on any viruses that could be passed.

6- Keep a few Basic-G wipes in a ziplock bag in your purse. When you head out to places you can wipe down such things as your shopping cart handle, public bathrooms or other facilities.

Taking a few extra steps now can help fight off viruses, flu’s and colds this winter. And these few simple steps can save you much time and money at the doctor’s office. Not to mention the amount of money that you would have to spend on medications and prescriptions.

To Your Health,
Patty Dooley
http://www.4u2behealthy.com

If you would like to know more about Shaklee Basic-G,
please contact me at patty@4u2behealthy.com

Monday, September 7, 2009

New Study Compares Shaklee Performance vs Gatorade and Kidney Stone Risk

When you are the leader in the natural food supplement industry, people sometimes test your products without you even knowing about it.

That was exactly what happened with a recent study comparing the effects of Shaklee’s Performance and Gatorade on the risk of kidney stone formation.

This was the ultimate independent study.

Shaklee didn’t initiate it. They didn’t support it. And, in fact, they didn’t even know about it until it was published a couple of weeks ago (J.W. Goodman et al, Urol. Res., 37: 41-46, 2009).

Before I get into the results of the study, perhaps I should start with an explanation of why you would even want to do that kind of study.
Let’s start with the problem - kidney stones. They are extremely painful, and they can damage the kidney - particularly if they form over and over again.

To a urologist the solution is simple - just drink two liters of water a day.

The problem is that you have to really, really, really like water to drink two liters a day, and most people just aren’t that into water.
In fact, previous studies had shown that even when patients had a previous kidney stone and were told by their urologist to drink two liters of water a day, the average result was an increase of only 0.3 liters a day of water.

So this group of urologists asked what people were drinking instead of water.

The latest trends show that soft drink consumption is decreasing and consumption of sports drinks and energy drinks is increasing. And, there was absolutely no information on whether sports drinks increased or decreased the risk of kidney stone formation.

So they decided to look at two well-known sports drinks, Shaklee’s Performance and Gatorade, to see whether they would increase or decrease the risk of kidney stone formation compared to the consumption of an equivalent amount of water.

They looked at the effect of each sports drink on the amount of citrate in the urine and by how much they increased the pH of the urine because each of these decreases the risk of kidney stone formation.

They also looked at the effect of each sports drink on the amount of sodium and calcium in the urine because each of those increases the risk of kidney stone formation.

Performance significantly increased the amount of citrate and the pH of the urine, while Gatorade had no effect on either of them.
Neit her Performance or Gatorade had an significant effect on sodium or calcium levels in the urine.

Thus, they concluded that Shaklee’s Performance was superior to either Gatorade or water alone at deceasing the risk of kidney stone formation.

Now you might be tempted to say that this study was of more interest to urologists than the general public. But my guess is that if you have ever suffered through a kidney stone this study is of great interest to you.

But to me the more important conclusion is that, once again, independent clinical studies show the superiority of Shaklee products.
To your health!

Dr. Stephen G. Chaney, PhD
Full Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Nutrition
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Dr. Chaney has been teaching biochemistry, biophysics and nutrition to medical and dental students for over 30 years. In addition he has an active program in cancer research, focusing on chemotherapy. He has authored 80 publications in peer - reviewed journals. Dr. Chaney was instrumental in establishing nutrition education as an important part of the medical school training at UNC at Chapel Hill.