ROB began the journey with Shaklee and has been using the products for 48 years.
In the early 70’s, his mom had to keep him home from school as she watched him struggle with asthma and allergies. Until she heard about Shaklee and how the products helped other kids. After being on Shaklee for a short time, Rob was back in school regularly and he hasn’t looked back since.
He has continued using Shaklee products and has only missed a couple of days of work since he entered the workforce in 1982. Years later, he continues to be physically active 6 days/week between playing basketball, lifting weights, biking and running on a regular basis. Oh and he’s on zero prescriptions.
MARY is a certified Health Life Coach that helps people process their life stories and improve their nutrition. At first, she was reluctant about Shaklee. And then their son’s health gave her reason to reconsider. Watching her son struggle with asthma (the same thing her husband had when he was a boy) redirected her focus on nutrition and how Shaklee could make a difference.
After a few months of consistently incorporating Shaklee's nutrition, her son's health improved and so did hers. (Josh's story below.) Please read further to understand why. 🌿
One of the great things about Shaklee is that we get to work with some amazing people who become great friends! They’re people from all walks of life – some worked in Corporate America, others worked from home. Some work in the public sector and do their Shaklee business on the side.
But there is a common denominator…we’re all guided to some key principles:
Like a lot of people, I decided to build a business with Shaklee because I love the products. It’s easy for me to share something I already love with others. Since Shaklee doesn't advertise, they reward those who share. And once I got started, I learned that if I put in the effort, I could earn incredible trips on top of the cash bonuses and owning a Shaklee car.
Shaklee has taken their team around the world! Personally, we've been to the Mayan Riviera and Cabo and will be on an “Allure of the Seas” cruise in April of 2019. When we travel with Shaklee, it’s always five-star. Dream destinations with incredible experiences.
The only thing that tops going on a Shaklee trip? Bringing someone else along! Want to go with me on Shaklee’s next trip? Let's talk. 🌿
(and the shaklee difference)
(Pictured here with us is Roger Barnett, Shaklee CEO)
WHY in the WORLD do WE tell people about SHAKLEE?
1) God and His Creation
God created food to be eaten by His people. Unlimited varieties of fruits, vegetables and meats in all colors, shapes and sizes full of boundless flavors of all kinds. God was so good to give us so much! Unfortunately, the FDA and USDA have allowed companies to add their flavors too - chemicals, pesticides, steroids, etc. to make our food grow bigger and faster (as if God in His infinite wisdom didn't know what He was doing). What has happened as a result and what are we doing about it? We are sicker then we have ever been and now depend on medications to get us through our ailments. Our country's health care spends less than 1% on preventative health and 99% goes straight to our existing conditions - and boy do we have them! Did you know some types of cancer are NOT genetic? Many of them are caused by the foods we eat and environmental hazards. Our kids have never been sicker, and now have serious health problems like diabetes and obesity (what used to be considered "adult only" conditions). It's the first time in our history where the statistics show that we will outlive our kids. This is heart wrenching. We believe Shaklee is the closest thing to what God intended from the beginning - products that are made without any additives, trans fats, artificial flavors/sweeteners, parabens, preservatives and chemicals. God gave us one body and He wants us to take care of it (1 Cor. 6:19-20). This leads us to reason #2...
2) Shaklee's Difference and Process
Shaklee contracts with farmers who grow organic herbs and foods, but they don't stop at that. Shaklee actually tests the leaves and stems on the plants, the roots, the soil and even the air & water quality. Even if the fields that the herbs are growing in have not been sprayed with a pesticide in 3 years, there may still be a deposits of it in the soil and Shaklee will reject it (they have a 40% rejection rate among herbs alone). Not only are these products truly organic, but Shaklee conducts over 386 tests on every single new ingredient for heavy metals, pesticides and other harmful contaminants. Did you know that Shaklee is the only company that processes their supplements with a cool dehydration process? They use the entire food source, not just an extraction process. They don't heat their nutrients to a high temperature, killing enzymes that are meant to go in the body. Even the coating on their supplements are made in a way to benefit the body and not harm a living cell in the body. (Shaklee spends more money on the coating of their vitamins, then they do on their packaging.) Shaklee really does invest in our health. The FDA walked through Shaklee's facility in September of 2009 and observed a completely different process. They even said that if all vitamin companies were held to Shaklee's level of quality standards, Shaklee would be the only company standing. There was even a Landmark Study conducted in collaboration with researchers from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health that showed that people who took Shaklee supplements had markedly better health than those who took a multivitamin or no supplement at all. Shaklee even has peer reviewed journals and scientific studies (there are over 100 of them) that support the effectiveness of their products. It is challenging to find a company that even has ONE study like this. I even researched this fact personally and found it to be true (just ask me for the proof). This is why NASA and Olympians use Shaklee. Seven of Life Magazine’s 25 Greatest Adventures of All Time were powered by Shaklee products. Shaklee has been doing this for 60+ years and they have never had a product recalled. All of this leads to reason #3...
3) We Love to Help People
With what we know about Shaklee and why they are different from anything else on the market today, we want to help people get healthier in a natural way. Considering that our family continues to experience significant health benefits, and as we hear countless stories of others who do too, we just have to share! We want people in our lives to experience it for themselves and have their own stories. This is not just a side job or something to do to keep us busy (we have enough of that already). With all of this information, how could we NOT share the good news of Shaklee? Live like your life depends on it...because it does! 🌿
(Josh pictured here at 5 years old)
This is Joshua. He is now 15 years old and a very active kid. We used to call him "monkey boy" because he was always jumping around everywhere. He snacks on healthy foods all day long and loves sushi, lemons, pickles, raw veggies, pomegranates and kalamata olives. Joshua has such a zest for life and we consider him to be a gift to our family with his fun personality!
There was another side to Josh's life that was very difficult. When Josh was an infant, he had Reactive Airways Disease, commonly referred to as RAD or asthma. It's a condition brought on by various "triggers", which cause the airways in the lungs to overreact. Just some of the triggers included cats, dogs, ragweed (his highest allergen) and even a slight cold brought it on. Sometimes two triggers happening simultaneously caused it to be more serious. When Josh used to get an episode, his muscles would tighten around his bronchi (large airway), which narrowed his airway and made breathing difficult. He would need a nebulizer right away when this happened. We put two kinds of medications in the nebulizer (Albuterol and Pulmicort - both of which are steroids used to open his lungs/airway), and we gave him Orapred (another steroid used to prevent inflammation).
He had been on the neb over a dozen times in his young life. We knew well how to watch for "the cave" in the center of his chest that formed when he had labored breathing (which indicated his need for immediate help). In addition, we gave him prescribed Singulair, Nasonex and Asthmanex (each daily for 3 months in both Spring and Fall). So, 3 different steroids to get Josh through one of his episodes and 4 medications he received daily for 6 months of the year. The side effects of the steroids were atrocious. Josh's personality would change. His heart would race and he would become hyper, moody and extremely emotional as a result of taking them.
Many times both spring and fall, Josh would end up in the Emergency Room with an episode that would come on so fast, that a home nebulizer treatment wasn’t enough. He would have labored breathing and with limited air could only speak 2 words at a time. So, imagine this highly active boy suddenly quiet with no energy and unable to really talk, walk (or eat). He was limp. Very similar to when any child has the flu, except with added breathing difficulty. As a parent, it was heartbreaking. There is nothing in the world like watching your child suffer.
Then Everything Changed. Rob and I agreed that we wanted to get away from all of these medicines and steroids. (It was actually an emotional conversation in the ER.) If what Shaklee says is true, then I really wanted to use their supplements with intention. So the decision was made to attempt to remove the medicine from Josh's cabinet. (We also "cleaned house" and removed our standard cleaning products, which I write about below.) We put a new plan in place giving Shaklee supplements to our kids on a daily basis that we would find would improve their overall health and prevent unwanted sickness. Specifically for Josh, the hope was that he would no longer need the assistance of a nebulizer or any of the steroids/meds he was on.
I'm so thankful to report that after just 5 months of being consistent with Shaklee’s nutrition, Josh made it through his first spring & fall without RAD and we no longer made trips to the ER! FIVE months! The doctors had told us Josh would be on these meds until he was 12 or 13 (when her would “grow out of it”). We beat those odds by taking a Shaklee chance and replaced medicine with nature. Instead Josh was able to do life as normal - climb trees, play sports, own a dog, play the trumpet and mow the lawn, just to name a few.
It’s been 10 years since we got serious about giving our kids Shaklee supplements and at 15 and 17 they would both tell you Shaklee has made a difference and they are rarely, if ever, sick. Even when their friends get sick, they don’t. It’s crazy to all of us how well Shaklee works!
In addition to the multi vitamin, Shaklee offers so many pure nutrients that address specific parts of the body. Some examples are Probiotics for intestinal health, Omega 3's for brain development, Calcium for bone strength, C for added immunity and so much more.
With Josh, we had a specific regimin we used, so if you're interested, please contact me and I would be happy to share it with you.
We are so grateful that God put this great company in our path to provide our family with the best nutrition possible! My hope is that you will consider Shaklee for your family too. 🌿
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The research I do on the foods we eat (and environmental hazards existing all around us) is really sobering. Our kids need parental involvement now more than ever (as much as we can, at least). I know it’s difficult when our kids are in school or with friends. How can we constantly be watching their food intake? It’s obviously not possible. Now that I know what Shaklee has to offer, I believe it's the closest thing to what God intended from the beginning - nutrients without added chemicals, pesticides, fillers and other additives. Our kids can’t possibly get what they need in the foods they eat. Shaklee takes care of that gap. I would encourage you to incorporate Shaklee’s multivitamin. It’s nature in it's truest form put in a supplement through a low temp dehydration process that keeps the intended nutrients without heating and killing needed enzymes. Even the Organic Greens Booster is a great option to add to your pasta sauce, stews, soups and smoothies.
Cleaning House... I want to come back to what I mentioned above about getting rid of our store bought cleaning products. Did you know that out of the existing 80,000 chemicals, only 500 have been tested and approved by the FDA? Being inside our homes is actually up to 5 times more dangerous than being outside, because of the toxins that exist indoors, much of which are from our cleaning products. The chemicals that are in standard cleaning products would surprise you and they are the source of many health problems, especially asthma! 1 of 13 kids has asthma today. Read your labels to see if they are on the "naughty list". Shaklee's Get Clean line is a less expensive way to redirect your spending and an indispensable change to make! Believe it or not, you can actually have a really clean home without the use of bleach and other chemicals. And I never have to worry when the kids clean their own bathrooms - THAT is priceless!
Check your household cleaners ingredients here: https://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov 🌿
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