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In this issue…
♦ Something new… Collagen-9 Sticks!
♦ Nutrients that boost collagen production…
♦ All about autoimmune disease…
♦ Common autoimmune disorders…
♦ The Shaklee Difference: Why it’s so important…
♦ Shaklee’s “Beyond Organic” program…
♦ Get the most from your clothes with… Get Clean!
♦ How much does that great smell cost?
“I DO strongly support the use of food supplements, IF they are natural and organic and IF they contain ALL of the vitamins provided by Nature. Under these conditions they are food and nothing more… there is no more need to ask your doctor about eating such supplements than there is to ask him if you may drink a glass of orange juice for breakfast.
Here is the flat fact of the matter… vitamins and minerals have been recognized as essential to the health of your body, so purchase them as you would a head of lettuce or any other food.”
~ A Study Course in Nutrition by Forrest Shaklee Sr., DC, DD
Something new… Collagen-9 Sticks!
for many years, personal care products have touted collagen as one of the ingredients that help skin retain a youthful appearance. But what most people do not know is that in order for collagen to benefit the skin or body, it must be consumed! Topical application imparts little or no benefit.
While your body naturally produces collagen, by age 25 both collagen and hyaluronic acid production substantially decline. At this point, your skin starts to show signs of aging and the body parts that depend upon collagen for health begin to deteriorate.
Fortunately, you can keep collagen production at it’s peak by eating collagen-rich foods such as chicken, beef, pork, eggs, bone broth and Shaklee Life Shake, along with a wide variety of nutrient-dense fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains and seeds, and… a superior collagen supplement.
Shaklee’s Collagen-9 was recently featured in Verywell Health (www.verywellhealth.com) as the “BEST Complete Protein” among the 8 best collagen powders of 2022.
Now, supplementing with Collagen-9 is even easier with convenient Collagen-9 Sticks. Easy-to-carry in purse, backpack or pocket, each stick pouch contains 1 serving of Collagen-9, ready to stir into your favorite beverage or sprinkle over soup or salad while you’re on the go! Buy some today!
Nutrients that boost collagen production…
While a healthy, balanced diet is a great foundation to help your body keep up collagen production, several nutrients can help:
⇒⇒ Vitamin A found in Vita-Lea, Vitalizer, and CarotoMax (in the form of the precursor beta carotene)
⇒⇒ Vitamin C found in Chewable Vita-C, Sustained Release Vita-C, and Vitalized Immunity
⇒⇒ Copper found in Vita-Lea and Vitalizer
All about autoimmune disease…
Autoimmune disorders affect more than fifty million people in the United States alone. So far, over 100 auto-immune conditions have been diagnosed.
When you have an autoimmune disease, your immune system attacks and destroys healthy cells and tissues, mistaking them for an illness.
According to Dr. Tiffany Caplan, DC, CFMP, IFMCP & Dr. Brent Caplan, DC, CFMP, IFMCP, of the Caplan Health Institute, “The autoimmune process isn’t wrong, it’s your body’s way of trying to defend you. An autoimmune diagnosis mean that your body is trying to deal with a dysfunction. It thinks it is under attack. If you have an autoimmune disease, once you and your medical practitioner figure out the root causes and address them, it will turn off the autoimmune process and get you back on a path to wellness.”
Root causes of autoimmune disorders
In autoimmune disorders, there is a system imbalance usually caused by one of these:
♦♦ a leaky gut
♦♦ insulin surges
♦♦ mental and emotional stress
♦♦ adrenal fatigue or HPA axis dysfunction
♦♦ chronic infections
♦♦ environmental toxins/chemicals
♦♦ food sensitivities
♦♦ nutrient deficiencies
♦♦ estrogen dominance
The treatment goal is to restore balance to the immune system by identifying the underlying problems and addressing them.
These symptoms may indicate that you have an autoimmune disorder:
____ joint pain or swelling
____ muscle weakness
____ skin rashes or lesions
____ chronic inflammation
____ nausea or vomiting
____ diarrhea or constipation
____ sores in the mouth
What you can do…
Unfortunately, many autoimmune diseases are not curable. However, by changing your lifestyle to include a healthy diet, regular exercise, and stress reduction, for example, you can live a fulfilling and happy life.
One positive step you can take is supplementation. Good nutrition is imperative to a healthy immune system. Most people with an autoimmune diagnosis are deficient in the basic nutrients needed to regulate the immune system. Some of the key nutrients that can balance an overactive immune response and halt tissue damage include:
Glutathione is found in kale, broccoli, spinach, garlic, onions, rosemary, turmeric and vitamin C foods. Take Organic Greens Booster, Garlic Complex, Turmeric Boost and Sustained Release Vita-C.
⇒⇒ Omega -3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids. These essential fats cannot be made in the body. They must come from food. Both provide a wealth of benefits to immune cells. Omega-Guard provides a balanced, safe source.
Organic Greens Booster
Common autoimmune disorders…
Crohn’s Disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that harms the gastrointestinal tract.
Celiac Disease causes the body to react poorly to gluten, identifying it as a harmful substance and attacking it. Untreated, the disease results in damage to the small intestine.
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is a disorder in which the immune system attacks and destroys the thyroid gland by mistake because it confuse it with a virus or bacteria.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBS) is a chronic digestive disorder that can affect the small intestine, colon, large intestine, or rectum.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) causes the body’s immune system to attack healthy cells in the brain and spinal cord by mistake.
Lupus Erythematosus affects many systems in the body, causing inflammation and damage to healthy tissue and organs.
Type 1 Diabetes affects the body’s ability to produce insulin.
Psoriasis causes the body’s immune system to start attacking healthy skin cells.
Sjogren Syndrome causes inflammation and swelling of the eyes, mouth, and throat.
The Shaklee Difference: Why it’s so important…
Many companies claim that their products are of the highest quality… that you can trust them to be safe and deliver the benefits they state in their literature.
Christopher D. Jensen, Ph.D, former Vice President, Scientific Affairs at Shaklee suggested, “When you hear about quality, ask for proof!” He went on to explain, “Nearly half of all Americans use dietary supplements, yet consumers remain skeptical about who they can trust and demand proof of the claims made by manufacturers. Shaklee’s commitment to Products in Harmony with Nature and Good Health is easily demonstrated in countless, measurable ways.
Shaklee scientists work very closely with a diverse group of [independent] scientific experts from research institutions throughout the world to ensure that product ideas under consideration are both safe and scientifically substantiated. Shaklee supplements also provide key ingredients in amounts that are supported by scientific studies. Shaklee formulations face an additional requirement: bioavailability, meaning that they are available for use in the body. Putting ingredients together in a tablet or capsule does not guarantee they will reach the appropriate site in the gastrointestinal tract to ensure maximum benefit. For instance, if you indiscriminately compress calcium into a tablet, it may pass all the way through your digestive tract intact… just like a rock! Many companies don’t achieve bioavailability for their supplements. For example, Shaklee chemists tested 13 brands of B-complex supplements and found that 9 failed to dissolve folic acid, a crucial step for that important B vitamin to be absorbed. Shaklee B-Complex passed the test, because our scientists developed a patent-pending process that ensures dissolution and enhanced absorption of folic acid.
There are many ingredients commonly found in the supplement market that you won’t find in Shaklee products. That’s because they don’t hold up to scientific scrutiny. DHEA and alleged growth hormone stimulants are examples of popular products or ingredients whose marketing campaigns far exceed their scientific support. Bluegreen algae, colloidal minerals, chromium picolinate, bovine colostrum, garcinia cambogia, glycoproteins, shark cartilage and a host of others fall into the same category. In fact it was a Shaklee-sponsored clinical trial of chromium picolinate conducted at the University of Texas that helped debunk the notion that this chromium source was a magic bullet for weight loss.
Shaklee [also] screens all raw materials for presence of heavy metals or agrichemical residues, solvents, coloring agents, flavoring agents, irradiation, nutrient composition and more. This procedure is common in the pharmaceutical industry, but not in the minimally-regulated supplement industry.
Shaklee is the industry leader in conducting and publishing clinical research. The publication of Shaklee’s research in peer-reviewed medical journals, the gold standard for proof of performance, is leaving a legacy that will continue!”
Beyond Organic is Shaklee’s guarantee that their quality standards go beyond how and where an ingredient is grown. Shaklee confirms the purity and potency of ingredients AFTER harvest to guarantee that the final finished product is free of hundreds of chemical contaminants.
3X U.S. Standards
Screening for over 350 contaminants, pesticides, and impurities on every new botanical, 3 times more than U.S. Pharmacopeia standards.
Over 100,000 quality tests per year to ensure Shaklee products are pure.
Why does Shaklee go Beyond Organic?
It is important to remember organic is a means of production; it is not a guarantee that the food is clean and free of chemical contaminants. Pesticides and herbicides… even when safely applied… can run off into unintended areas and farmland.
That is why Shaklee’s approach is to work with the finest suppliers and to go above and beyond to verify the safety, purity and potency of the ingredients they use after harvest.
Your safety and your family’s safety is Shaklee’s highest concern. And the Shaklee Beyond Organic program guarantees the highest standards of safety.
The Shaklee Difference
Nothing is more discouraging than putting on your favorite shirt, pants or blouse and discovering that the once-bright colors have faded into dull dinginess. Commercial detergent products contain harsh chemicals that can literally wash the life out of fabrics, as well as endanger the health of you and your family (see article in left column).
From now on, protect your clothes by washing them in gentle, yet powerful, Get Clean laundry products from Shaklee. Not only will you be helping to save the environment with toxin-free, safe, biodegradable Get Clean Fresh Laundry Concentrate (powder or liquid), Nature Bright Laundry Booster, and Soft Fabric Concentrate and Dryer Sheets, but your fine fabrics will come clean without damage from the harsh chemicals found in other products. You can even use Get Clean laundry products to wash your most delicate lingerie, lace and sleepwear as well as washable silks and leathers.
Highly concentrated Get Clean laundry products will also help your children’s clothes last longer than ever, saving money you can spend elsewhere.
Make the most of your clothing budget… use Get Clean laundry products to keep your wardrobe looking brand new for a long, long time!.
Do you love the smell of some of the more popular laundry soaps and dryer sheets? According to a study done at the University of Washington, that wonderful scent wafting from household laundry vents may contain chemicals that pollute the air and threaten health. The research shows that air vented from machines using the top-selling scented liquid laundry detergent and scented dryer sheet contains hazardous chemicals, including two that are classified as carcinogens.