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Shaklee Pure Performance Team Earns 10 Medals

The Shaklee Pure Performance Team earned 10 medals – powered by Shaklee products!

The performance the entire team of athletes showed is beyond remarkable.

Indeed, each of these 10 medal winners fought valiantly for every centimeter, one-thousandth of a second, or goal they could scrape out….
and the Shaklee Family could not be more proud of them.

sochi olympic medals 2014
Olympic Medals, 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi

Here are our medal-winning Shaklee Pure Performance Team heroes:

  1. Kacey Bellamy: Silver medal, Women’s ice hockey
  2. Megan Bozek: Silver medal, Women’s ice hockey
  3. Chris Creveling: Silver medal, 5,000-meter relay, short track speed skating
  4. Brianna Decker: Silver medal, Women’s ice hockey
  5. Jamie Greubel: Bronze medal, Women’s bobsled
  6. Jordan Malone: Silver medal, 5,000-meter relay, short track speed skating
  7. Brianne McLaughlin: Silver medal, Women’s ice hockey
  8. Molly Schaus: Silver medal, Women’s ice hockey
  9. Kelli Stack: Silver medal, Women’s ice hockey
  10. Curt Tomasevicz: Bronze medal, Four-man bobsled

Well done everyone!

Read more here:
Congratulations Shaklee Pure Performance Team!

Congratulations Shaklee Pure Performance Team!

Bobsled

Go Team Shaklee! Shaklee salutes U.S. athletes for their incredible results in Sochi! Congratulations to each of our Pure Performance athletes. We are incredibly proud to be associated with this fine group of elite performers. At Shaklee we don’t just stand behind our products – we stand behind the people who use them. For over 30 years we have sponsored some of the most elite athletes in the world.

Check out what some of our athletes had to say about setting goals, perseverance, putting the right things in our bodies and working as a team, all things that we in Shaklee can relate to:

Brianne McLaughlin, Women’s Ice Hockey, Silver MedalI loved bonding with my teammates, and we’ve grown together. We made it important to be close as teammates; win lose or draw we were there supporting each other. That atmosphere is so cool to be a part of. They just do the right thing to make their contribution. Whether it was nutrition, training, etc., we are ALL in.

Jordan Malone, Short Track Speed Skating, Silver Medal in 5000m RelayWe have to treat our bodies like a machine. If it doesn’t get what it needs, it won’t work. When you challenge your body it can start to break down, and recovery breaks down, and these are factors you can’t control and putting the right nutrition your body can help. Shaklee products were an instrumental part of keeping our bodies in tune.

CrevelingChris Creveling, Short Track Speed Skating, Silver Medal in 5000m RelayIt was a big dream come true just making the team. A stressful, long-fought process just training for trials, making the team was almost harder than the games. Some have a lot of talent at first, but others really battle for everything. It was four years in the making. It wasn’t automatic. I was one of the top US Skaters in inline skating, but it was really tough to get comfortable on ice. It’s been really taxing; the way that I raced changed, my physical ability changed, what to expect, how to handle situations. Now I’m comfortable…finally.

Brianna Decker, Women’s ice Hockey, Silver Medal“Team first” is the mentality. We stressed it constantly in every aspect of our preparation – put everyone else before yourself. We did things like team dinners and relaxing together. We had two hour practices every day. Sometimes after the practices we just wanted to chill together; we tried to seek a balance between hard work and team chemistry. And when you build team chemistry, it’s awesome. We left feeling that we had 21 close friends for a lifetime.

Want more? There are great public articles on the Health Wise blog you can share.

Shaklee Pure Performance Team Earns 10 Medals

Visit the Health Wise blog to read more about the Shaklee Pure Performance Team in Sochi 2014 and about Tracy Barnes receives United Nations UNESCO Fair Play Award – an article on Tracy Barnes’ incredibly magnanimous act of giving up her spot on the U.S. team for her twin sister, Lanny.

There will be more stories from our Pure Performance Team members in upcoming reports on the blog, so check the Shaklee Health Wise blog frequently and on the Shaklee Corporation Facebook page.

Here’s where you can find Pure Performance athlete highlights and information to share:

Shaklee Pure Performance athletes are either Distributors or dedicated users who have received compensation for their partnership and/or complimentary Shaklee products.

Is Your Health Ready to do a “180”?

Are you ready to do a “180”?

The best part about deciding to make a fresh start is that you can make the decision any time. Today is the beginning of your tomorrow—you need to determine what that tomorrow will be. The bad part is that making the decision does not end with just determining that it is time for a change. The decision must be accompanied by action. In other words, talk is cheap and actions speak louder than words.

It’s one thing to say “Ok, I’m going to start living healthier…”

It’s something better to say “I’m going to start living healthier”—and—ordering your Shaklee 180 turnaround kit and actually starting the program.

And through the month of May, if you order any Shaklee 180 kit, and place an order on autoship for three months, Shaklee will give you a free product of your choice with value up to $100 retail.

With Shaklee’s 100% satisfaction guarantee, there is no reason to not start your “180” today. If for any reason you don’t like the product, simply contact Shaklee Corporation for your money back, no questions asked.

Maybe taking “the big plunge” is a little over-the-top right now, but you know you need to do something and you’re willing to start with small steps. It is never too late to start improving your health.

Shaklee Vitalizer makes your daily routine easy! You get a convenient daily strip with 5 tablets and a pearl that give you 80 essential vitamins, minerals and probiotics. Shaklee’s SMART release technology means that each component of the Vitalizer formula is designed for maximum assimilation and absorption at each stage of the body’s digestive system ensuring that your body gets exactly what is described on the box. When you order your Vitalizer on Autoship, Shaklee also gives a free membership. That means that you receive 15% off on any product you buy and an additional 10% off your Vitalizer when ordered on autoship.

 

 

Cholesterol Counts — Know Your Numbers

Fried foods can be high in "bad" cholesterol

What is cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance found in every cell of our bodies and in our blood. Most of your circulating cholesterol is manufactured by your liver, although diet can contribute greatly as well to the total cholesterol level. A simple blood test can measure the “good” (HDL) and “bad “cholesterol (LDL) in your blood.

Why control cholesterol?

While your body needs cholesterol, many of us have too much. Hardening of the arteries occurs when plaque made from cholesterol, calcium, and fat builds up in the arteries around the heart. That increases the chance of a heart attack or stroke.

People with high total cholesterol (over 200 mg/dL) have almost twice the risk of a heart attack or stroke than people with lower levels.

Chart comparing cholesterol levels

The cost of high cholesterol

The financial cost of high cholesterol is difficult to determine, but we do know we spend $444 billion a year on heart disease and stroke costs. It is estimated that one out of every six dollars spent on health care is spent on cardiovascular disease, which accounts for more than one-third of all U.S. deaths.

  • An estimated 71 million (or one-third of all) adults have high cholesterol; half of them do nothing to control it.
  • An estimated 935,000 heart attacks occur every year.
  • An estimated 795,000 strokes occur each year.
  • Men still have more heart attacks than women (not by much), but more women than men have strokes.

What can I do to control cholesterol?

There is much that you can do to help control cholesterol.Man enjoying cholesterol-fighting salad

  1. Lifestyle: Start by having your cholesterol checked regularly. Make sure you are eating a healthy diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables, and avoid packaged, fried, and fast food. Lose weight if you are not your ideal weight. Exercise and avoid smoking.
  2. Sterols: Just eating nutrient-rich food and taking your vitamins everyday is not enough. Consider a supplement that provides a high level of plant sterols and stanols. Plant sterols and stanols (2,000 mg/day) have been shown in multiple studies to help lower cholesterol levels as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol. They appear to work by blocking the absorption of cholesterol in the diet.i
  3. Fiber: Consider whole grains, fruits and vegetables high in fiber. Multiple studies have shown the benefit of fiber on lowering cholesterol levels in high-risk subjects. ii
  4. Soy: Adding soy to your diet can give many benefits besides having been shown to help lower cholesterol. Soy contains isoflavones, which are believed to be soy’s main cholesterol-lowering ingredients. iii

Clinical Studies Information

i Baumgartner S, Mensink RP, Plat J. Plant sterols and stanols in the treatment of dyslipidemia: new insights into targets and mechanisms related to cardiovascular risk. Curr Pharm Des. 2011;17(9):922-32. PMID:21418032.
ii Estruch R, Martínez-González MA, Corella D, et al. Effects of dietary fibre intake on risk factors for cardiovascular disease in subjects at high risk. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2009 Jul;63(7):582-8. PMID: 19289389.
iii Bakhtiary A, Yassin Z, Hanachi P, et al. Effects of soy on metabolic biomarkers of cardiovascular disease in elderly women with metabolic syndrome. Arch Iran Med. 2012 Aug;15(8):462-8. PMID: 22827780.

Find out about Shaklee Cholesterol Reduction Complex.

Free Calorie Counter, Diet & Exercise Journal | MyFitnessPal.com

Lose weight the healthy way

We believe — and medical studies prove — that the best way to lose weight and keep it off forever is to simply keep track of the foods you eat. Gimmicky machines and fad diets don’t work, so we designed a free website and mobile apps that make calorie counting and food tracking easy.

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Get Clean

We believe that health isn’t just about what you put in your body, it’s about everything around you. We bring you a full line of natural and nontoxic cleaning choices that are Safe for You, Your Home, and Your Planet® called Get Clean®.

No harmful fumes or hazardous chemicals.

Rivals or outperforms 20 national leading brands.

You would spend $3400 for ready to use cleaners to get the same amount of clean found in the Get Clean Starter Kit!*

Features Basic H2® Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate – just 1/4 tsp. makes 16oz. of all-purpose cleaner for only 3 cents.

And when you purchase the Get Clean Starter Kit you also make a positive impact on the planet:

Keep 108 pounds of packaging waste from landfills.

Eliminate 248 pounds of greenhouse gas.

* Based on comparing number of uses as set forth on product labels of conventional, ready-to-use cleaners.

 

Did you know?

  • Over 90% of poison exposures happen at home.
  • Common chlorine bleach is the #1 household chemical involved in poisonings.
  • Organic pollutants, found in many common cleaners and even air fresheners, have levels 2 to 5 times higher inside your home than out.
  • Common cleaners give off fumes that can potentially increase the risk of kids developing asthma, the most common chronic childhood disease.
  • 1 in 13 school-aged children has asthma. Rates in children under 5 increased more than 160% from 1980 –1994.
  • If your home is anything like the average U.S. home, you generate more than 20 pounds of household hazardous waste each year (the EPA designates toilet cleaners, tub and tile cleaners, oven cleaners, and bleach as hazardous waste).

 

 

 

50th Anniversary Landmark Study Shows Benefits of Supplements

50th Anniversary Study of Vitamin Supplements

Changing Supplement Brands can change your life

A landmark study—the first ever on a rare population
of long-term dietary supplement users—showed that
people who took Shaklee supplements had markedly
better health than both multivitamin and
non-supplement users.

Proven Superior Vitality*

Shaklee vitamin supplement users retained normal levels of:

  • Blood pressure*
  • HDL cholesterol*
  • Triglycerides*
  • C-reactive protein*
  • Homocysteine*

100% Shaklee Guarantee

Vitalizer is based on an unprecedented 12 Shaklee
clinical studies that show the difference. We believe
that the quality we’ve put into it is the reason you can
actually feel the quality of life you get out. That’s why
our vitamin supplements are 100% guaranteed.

Clinical Studies
View the listing 12 Clinical Studies supporting Vitalizer.

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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