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In this issue…

 What do YOU spend on health care?
What’s the “BlueBook” price for my procedure?

Take charge of your health… starting NOW! Shocking drug costs…
Make a S.M.A.R.T. start.. Want superior health? Here’s the master key!
Triple Defense Boost… supercharge your immune system
Here’s how to live years longer!
EWG VERIFIED®… what it means and why it matters
The importance of ingredients…

“I NEVER belittle the medical profession. Why? We are in two separate fields of endeavor. Their field is the treatment of disease, while yours and mine is the building of nutritional health. Disease and health are direct opposites! Let the doctors treat disease. They have been trained to do so. Our responsibility is to treat our bodies fairly by providing the food elements with which to build strong, healthy bodies. Go to your doctor if you must, but you still have to pay your own grocery bill. Since you DO buy your own food (the doctor doesn’t include this service in his bill!), then why not demand pure, health-building foods?”

~ A Study Course in Nutrition by Forrest Shaklee Sr., DC, DD

How to reverse cellular aging…

What is the real cost of declining health? For the fortunate among us, the cost of maintaining good health is manageable. But… if you were to become seriously ill tomorrow… would you and your family be able to handle the financial burden? Even if you have health insurance, the cost of treatment can quickly overwhelm most pocketbooks.

But what if you don’t have health insurance? Or maybe you have a huge deductible. What if your policy is with a company going bankrupt (a common occurrence), leaving you to find new insurance with your now “preexisting” condition? Or… what if you lose your job… and your health insurance along with it?

Is there a better way to spend your precious health care dollars? More importantly… is there a way to improve and preserve your even more precious health?

Fortunately, the answer is “YES!” IF you follow a healthy lifestyle and especially… if you take Shaklee food supplements!

What’s the “BlueBook” price for my procedure?

The Healthcare Blue Book, which gives average costs for medical procedures, lists these prices:

⇒⇒ Cardiac pacemaker insertion… $26,128
⇒⇒ Coronary angioplasty… $32,000
⇒⇒ Total hip replacement… $40,400
⇒⇒ Heart valve replacement… $80,000+
⇒⇒ Brain surgery… $150,000
⇒⇒ Coronary artery bypass grafting… $123,000

Take charge of your health… starting NOW!

According to a 2019 CNBC report, “A new study from academic researchers found that 66.5 percent of all bankruptcies were tied to medical issues… either because of high costs for care or time out of work. An estimated 530,000 families turn to bankruptcy each year because of medical issues and bills, the research found. In fact…

♦♦ Two-thirds of people who file for bankruptcy cite medical issues as a key contributor to their financial downfall.

♦♦ While the high cost of health care has historically been a trigger for bankruptcy filings, the research shows that the implementation of the Affordable Care Act has not improved things.

♦♦ What most people do not realize, according to one researcher, is that their health insurance may not be enough to protect them.”

A better way to protect your health…

You can take charge of your health today by implementing these three strategies:

Exercise. Regular exercise helps improve digestion, increases energy levels, burns fat while maintaining lean body mass, and lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol while increasing HDL (good) cholesterol. It also reduces stress, elevates mood and reduces depression.

Eat a healthy diet. Consuming a well-balanced diet of fruits and vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds for fiber, lean meat, poultry and wild-caught fish for protein, along with hydrating with plenty of Get Clean Water can help stave off many illnesses.

Supplement with… Shaklee! Even with a great diet, there are still many nutritional “holes” that only supplementation can fill. For wise management of your health care dollars, make sure the supplements you buy are guaranteed to produce the health building results you expect. And that means… Shaklee!

Meet Generation Health

Shocking drug costs…

An article in the Nov. 2, 2022 U.S. News stated, “The annual price of a newly-launched cancer drug in the United States averaged $283,000 last year, a 53% increase from 2017
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, oncology treatments are nearly four times as costly as other therapies and are largely paid for by taxpayer-funded programs like Medicare.

Many of the newer cancer drugs are biologics that need to be given as an infusion by a healthcare professional, but an increasing number are self-administered pills or tablets.
The report found that the average launch price of a self-administered cancer drug rose by nearly 26% to $238,000 between 2017 and 2021.

The analysis excluded an ultra-expensive class of treatments called CAR-T, which involve drawing white blood cells from a patient, processing them in the lab to target cancer and infusing the cells back into the patient.

In 2017, the most expensive new cancer tablet was Celgene’s Idhifa at $298,465 a year. Celgene was later acquired by Bristol Myers, which said in 2020 that a study of Idhifa, approved to treat a subset of leukemia patients, failed to show that it improved survival compared to standard care.”

While cost is just one concern if you know someone who is battling cancer, this report makes you think more about protecting your health as much as possible.

Make a S.M.A.R.T. start…

In 2007, after years of extensive research and clinical testing, Shaklee revolutionized time-release technology with the introduction of the S.M.A.R.T. (Shaklee Micronutrient Advanced Release Technology) Delivery System… unique in the world of supplementation. S.M.A.R.T. technology, found only in Shaklee Vitalizer multinutrient supplement packs, means that Vitalizer’s 80 Bio-optimized nutrients will be delivered to the right place, at the right time… and for less than a cappuccino!

Based on the results of 12 Shaklee clinical studies, including the stunning Landmark Clinical Study* conducted by UC Berkeley scientists, Vitalizer provides the best spectrum of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, anti-aging phytonutrients, omega-3 fatty acids and probiotics available in a convenient “daily dose” blister pack.

If you want to experience an amazing transformation in your health, start S.M.A.R.T…. with Vitalizer!

*The Landmark Dietary Supplement Study: Nutrition Journal 2007, 6:30doi:10.1186/1475-2891-6-30
Published 24 October 2007

Shaklee Vitalizer

Want superior health? Here’s the master key!

What is the master key to achieving superior health? The answer is simple… it’s an optimally functioning immune system! It is the immune system that fights off disease-causing microorganisms and engineers cellular healing. The immune system is the master key your body needs to fight every kind of injury, invasion or assault.

Medical researchers all agree that interferon plays a critical role in the immune process. Interferons (IFNs) are natural proteins produced by the cells of the immune system in response to challenges by foreign agents such as viruses, parasites and tumor cells. Interferons modulate the response of the immune system to viruses, bacteria, cancer, and other foreign substances that invade the body. Interferons do not directly kill viral or cancerous cells; they boost the immune system response and reduce the growth of cancer cells by regulating the action of several genes that control the secretion of numerous cellular proteins that affect growth.
Shaklee has formulated NutriFeron, the ONLY dietary supplement on the market that naturally increases the production of interferon in the body.

♦♦ NutriFeron is a proprietary botanical blend of specifically designed nutrients to boost the immune system.

♦♦ The NutriFeron formula has been proven effective by four published human clinical studies.

♦♦ Laboratory studies show that NutriFeron can unleash the full potential of the immune system in as little as three days!

♦♦ When taken according to label directions, NutriFeron costs less per day than a cup of coffee at a restaurant! What a bargain!

Triple Defense Boost… supercharge your immune system

While everyone around you is passing around all kinds of germs this season, you can power your immune system with Triple Defense Boost, a great-tasting berry-flavored drink mix, packed with vitamins C and D, zinc, plant-based adaptogens, elderberry, and more. This amazing supplement supports, boosts, and defends your immune system, with ingredients shown to boost Natural Killer cell activity by 3x and critical immune cells by 5.8x!

Triple Defense Boost provides…

Immune Support. Contains critical immune-supporting nutrients, vitamin C (1,000 mg) and vitamin D (2,000 IU), plus zinc (2 mg). These nutrients provide the nutrients needed to support healthy immune function.

Immune Boost. Contains a patent-pending proprietary botanical blend of yeast beta-glucan, reishi mushroom extract, and panax ginseng designed to engage and boost immune responses.

Immune Defense. Contains a second proprietary blend of elderberry, quercetin, and echinacea to help stimulate natural immune defenses.

◊ Great-tasting berry-flavored drink mix in a convenient stick pack
◊ Gluten free, dairy free, soy free, non-GMO, Star-K kosher
◊ No artificial flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives added
◊ Enjoy hot or cold.

Triple Defense Boost

Here’s how to live years longer!

Of course, no one can live forever. But what if there were a way to dramatically slo-o-o-o-w down the aging process and extend your lifespan for an additional 10, 15, or even 25 years? What if someone found the “Fountain of Youth” and offered you a drink?

Until now, increasing your lifespan by 25 years was the stuff of dreams. Until now, a life extension tonic was pure fantasy. Until now, turning back the clock was a scenario only found in movies. Until now! Until… Vivix!

Backed by 27 global patents,Vivix Cellular Anti-Aging Tonic is much higher in potency and purity than the other resveratrol products on the market. And since resveratrol alone cannot address all of the mechanisms of cellular aging, Shaklee added a polyphenol blend from muscadine grapes to their purified resveratrol. Clinical tests prove the effectiveness of Vivix in slowing the aging process. After just one use, Vivix reduces markers of key factors that cause cellular aging. Why spend thousands of dollars on painful cosmetic procedures that just make you appear younger when for less than a fast food meal you can actually extend your life for up to 25 years! Why wait? Order Vivix today!

The Science Behind Vivix®

EWG VERIFIED®… what it means and why it matters

Good news! Shaklee has just partnered with the Environmental Working Group (EWG) as part of their commitment to better health for people and the planet. Now you’ll be able to find the EWG VERIFIED mark on select Shaklee, YOUTH, and Pomifera products.

The Environmental Working Group is an organization whose work is fundamental to consumer safety and critical to creating a healthier world. EWG educates individuals about potential environmental hazards and their effects on human health.

Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have been extensively reviewed by a team of unbiased scientists and toxicologists to ensure they fully disclose their ingredients, are free from EWG’s list of toxic ingredients of concern, and meet the most rigorous health and safety standards. The scientific standards underlying the EWG VERIFIED program are backed by decades of research and expertise in toxic chemicals and human and environmental health.
Here’s the growing list of EWG VERIFIED Shaklee and Pomifera products:

⇒⇒ Body Ritual Trio
⇒⇒ Nourish Body Lotion
⇒⇒ Protect Deodorant
⇒⇒ Renew Lip Serum
⇒⇒ Restore Body Serum
⇒⇒ Reveal Body Exfoliant
⇒⇒ Revitalize Body Wash
⇒⇒ YOUTH Radiance C+E
⇒⇒ YOUTH Moisture Activating Serum
⇒⇒ YOUTH Mascara
⇒⇒ YOUTH Clay Mask
⇒⇒ YOUTH Gel Mask
⇒⇒ Pomifera Rose: Anti-Aging Serum

The importance of ingredients…

Nearly 30% of personal care products on the market today contain ingredients linked to cancer and developmental and reproductive issues. 40% of personal care products and 55% of cleaning products on the market today contain toxic ingredients that are not disclosed. Each day in the U.S. women use an average of 14 personal care products, and men use an average of 12. With 85% of adults concerned about the safety of ingredients in their personal care and cleaning products, the EWG VERIFIED mark means the products you’re using are safe!

Making a Difference! is not an official Shaklee publication. It is compiled from publicly available information and is published for educational purposes only. No promises or guarantees are intended or implied. Copyright © October 2023 SHAIDS[email protected] •  662-262-2260