Cycle of Antibiotics and Medicines
I am a young mom with two children. My son who is three has been very healthy until this year when he started preschool. He became very sick this past winter and for about four months he was on a lot of medicines and non-stop antibiotics. He had the flu, strep throat, numerous colds and ear infections. We
were at the point that the doctors were saying that our only option was to put tubes in his ears to see if this would help. We didn't even know for sure that the tubes would help our issue. My husband and I decided that we were not
going to let them do surgery to put tubes in our son’s ears. So I was so blessed that I have many family members who use Shaklee and I was willing to try them. We started Shaklee nutrition products, cleaning products, air and water purifiers and we saw results quick. Now going on six months, our son has not been on one medicine and has only had one runny nose that lasted two days. Here’s his list of supplements:
We took him off wheat and peanuts for a time and have continued to substitute soy for dairy. My son swallows the OptiFlora capsule and I crush the
other vitamins and put them in applesauce or soy yogurt mixed with fruit. He has just recently begun swallowing some of his vitamins.
~ M M.
When my daughter was 4, she had terrible
stomach pains after every meal. She would eat her meal and lay on the sofa while the rest of us finished. This went on for some. We had her stool tested but the doctor couldn't explain the problem. Finally, someone suggested Alfalfa and Stomach Soothing Complex - 2 Alfalfa and 1 Stomach Soothing Complex and her pain stopped.
Note: This works wonders for adults... Just increase the amounts. Also, consider taking EZ-Gest with your meals for digestion.
~ J. D.
ADD, ADHD and Shaklee Energizing Soy Protein
About 5 months ago, a mother who had just moved into town called me on the phone. They had bought their home from a faithful Shaklee user and were so impressed with how clean it was when they began to move in that she called the former owner to ask what kind of cleaners she had been using. The former owner told her it was Shaklee and told her she needed to call Stan Pulliam!
This mother called me up to find out how to buy the Shaklee cleaners. She came over to our office, signed up as a member, signed up for the 21 Tape program, and bought all the cleaners.She also started telling me about her 11 year old son. He is ADHD and she home schools him.He had tremendous difficulty staying focused on his school work, and she would have to sit right
there with him for about 6 hours every day to help him keep focused enough to make it through his work each day.
They had taken him to all manner of doctors and specialists to find help.
I suggested he needed to start on at least the Shaklee Energizing Soy Protein and shared with her the testimony of another local boy about the same age whose academic work had improved dramatically just by starting on the Shaklee protein.
She decided to give it a try on the basis of the money back guarantee and took home a can of the Cocoa Energizing Soy Protein. She gave him a serving that night and again the next morning for breakfast.
She called me up the next afternoon and was absolutely amazed at the difference she saw in his ability to focus on his work THAT VERY FIRST DAY! Her husband, who is a pharmacist at the local hospital, was also amazed.
Over the course of the next month, he showed steady improvement, and she had to spend less and less time each day sitting right with him to keep him focused. Finally, after a month or so, he told her one day that he felt he could concentrate and do better work if she wasn't sitting there distracting him!
The mother is thrilled, and father, mother, and son have all become big Shaklee users. The boy is now getting after his mother from time to time to make sure she too is drinking her Shaklee protein!
We've since learned that he's ASD
We've since learned that he's ASD (Autism spectrum disorder) and we've increased his omegas to a dose of Omegaguard and we're still seeing improvement!
"We all know boys are busy. BUSY. If you've ever spent five minutes with a boy you'll understand. The Biggle, on the other hand, has always had... issues? Raging fits, running away, lack of focus. Learning doesn't come easy to him. Lists and memorization and sitting still are a challenge for him. And he's not just busy, he's especially busy. The only way I have ever been able to get him to settle for any length of time is to read to him or to let him watch TV. Though between the two? He's constantly engaged in some sort of movement while listening to the story, while the flashing images of the tv seem to take over all movement from him.
On the other hand, we have the Middle, who at four can academically run circles around his older brother. I guess he was kind of my control group.
The first week of the supplements showed marked improvement. I mean, on day 3 he was noticeably calmer. His raging fits were down not only in volume but also frequency. He was willing to listen and more likely to have a conversation. Something that came up once he started talking about things? A stutter. So we're talking to a speech therapist. Another thing that I learned was that he is a spatial learner: able to figure things out at mind boggling speeds but not really able to relate them.
What I am saying is that I believe the Mighty Smarts allowed his brain chemistry to begin to change enough so that he was able to find his voice. Those rages- I keep bringing them up because you just don't know how scary they really are, or how desperately alone you feel when your child goes bolting down the road and you don't know if you can catch him before he gets hurt- have gone from a multiple daily occurrence to maybe every other day. They helped him slow down enough to let us know how to help him.
He still struggles with lists and rote memorization, but he is able to work through the frustration. He actually listens to me and follows calming exercises until we can work through whatever is holding him back. Such a welcome change to screaming and house destroying and running out of the house. He snuggles up to me more often. Looks forward to learning!!"
That was using both Incredivites and Mighty Smarts. Here's another thing: we ran out of Incredivites before school started. From day one he was sick. For two weeks this went on, until they came off of back order. The first half of the week we had them seemed to be a recovery mode, and the last week and a half we've had NO illness. Yay!!
I love the way Incredivites WORK!
I love the way Incredivites WORK...they are fabulous...my only issue is that MANY customers complain of the taste...even adults who taste it after their kids complain. I just recommended someone try taking it with a chewable Vitamin C as I saw that recommendation in Sharing Shaklee, I believe. My kids faithfully take it and they are the healthiest kids...so healthy that my friends get jealous and start giving Incredivites to their kids.
My friends who have children that faithfully take them are amazed at the difference...from being sick all the time to not being sick. One of the boys taking it even told his doctor about Incredivites! My friend switched cleaners and vitamins for his kids and was again, amazed...his kids went from using nebulizers twice a day to twice a year! I know they work because when my we forget them, then they might start to have a runny nose or start to come down with something...then Shaklee vitamins water/Defend and Resist to the rescue and no problem! Sick all the time to not being sick. One of the boys taking it even told his doctor about Incredivites! My friend switched cleaners and vitamins for his kids and was again, amazed...his kids went from using nebulizers twice a day to twice a year!
I know they work because when my we forget them, then they might start to have a runny nose or start to come down with something...then Shaklee vitamins water/Defend and Resist to the rescue and no problem!
Sarah's Story on Autism
When our son Joseph was 1 year we had received news that the Dr. thought he had autism. I was feeling super overwhelmed trying to find things to help him. He was unable to sleep for more than 20 min at a time. He didn’t know when other people were in the room and he only did repetitive behavior. He couldn’t play with toys. He cried all the time, it was super hard.
I started to do a lot research on the internet and was totally overwhelmed. This was about the time I first met Lisa Anderson at a Get Clean meeting. I had learned that chemicals had a strong effect on children with autism so I was open to finding something better to clean our house with. At the meeting I found that this was an easy thing to change and a great first step.
We noticed a big difference right away after getting rid of all the chemicals and using Get Clean products. His allergies got better immediately, and because his behavior was magnified when general cleaning products were used, this also was notably improved. Joseph also had very sensitive skin, and the Get Clean products made a big difference here as well.
We went to a Dr. that does the DAN (Defeat Autism Now) protocol and she started him on a Multivitamin that he wouldn’t take because the taste was so horrible. We also used an Omega product call Coreomega and he got toxic with Vitamin A. We used Clear Labs probiotic it was over $100 per month. We had learned after testing that Joseph had numerous food allergies and over growth of Candida.
After extensive research on Shaklee products and grilling Lisa on Shaklee purity, we started him on Incredivites and Optiflora and OmegaGuard. Part of the reason I looked into to Shaklee supplements for Joseph was because of the fact that with Shaklee’s OmegaGuard, Vitamin A toxicity is not an issue. And that with OmegaGuard everything that’s in it is listed on the label, and other companies don’t do this.
We put Joseph on a gluten, dairy and egg free diet as well. It was a great first step for him as well as behavioral therapy. We believe all of these things helped his brain get ready to learn.
(kids that have done behavioral therapy alone have not done as well, the nutrition in addition made a big impact)
We saw results quickly, and soon I added more supplements, B-complex, Vita D3, OsteoMatrix, NutriFeron and Alfalfa. A lot of kids with autism have really serious immune issues, there is evidence that it could be an autoimmune disorder.
Joseph was part of a research study at Children's Hospital that showed kids with Autism metabolize Vitamin D, B, Calcium and Iron differently than normal people. Because of this these children have huge deficiencies.
After starting these added supplements Joseph started to sleep. (also with ADHD it is very common for the kids to be sleep deprived) Joseph is now talking, we were told that he may never speak and now he always talks. He started having full conversations at about 3 1/2 yrs.
It’s has taken a lot of work for us and Joseph. Now he’s 7 and he is social, making new friends every day. At first it was hard to get him to take his vitamins, but after a few huge battles we got the vitamins down, and now he’s a pro, doesn’t fight them at all and never complains. In fact we have his supplements labeled, he goes and gets his own every day.
Most people do not recognize Joseph as having autism, he is happy, healthy, social, interactive, has a very strong immune system and many times I don’t even tell people he has it.
When Dominick was born we knew that something was very wrong with his digestive system. He couldn’t nurse, he was stiff as a board and would not curl up. He couldn’t open his hands. (they thought at first he had Cerbral Palsy) We discovered that it was because of pain that he held his body so tense. We had to have him do physical therapy to teach him how to open his hands.
He was taking over 65oz of breast milk a day, I had to pump constantly. He had really strange bowel movements-frothy and green, and then would be constipated. Milk went right through him, he would not gain any weight, and kept loosing it. At 1 years he was less than 13 pounds.
We went to the Dr.s office twice a week, and were told that if he didn’t gain weight they were going to put GI tube in his stomach to feed him. I was very determined not to do that. Dominick was then put on Elemental formula, it is all amino acids broken down and super hypoallergenic. It costs $1000 per month and is not covered by insurance. We are still paying off the debt.
(We only spend $450 per month for all 4 of us for Shaklee) At 14 months we had given him a little milk, and he started vomiting and turning blue. He wouldn’t stop vomiting and had a hard time breathing. We brought him into the Pediatrician and they called an ambulance. At Children's Hospital they finally investigated more and found dairy allergies, Celiacs and he was diagnosed with EOE - Eosinophilic Esophagitis.
He has an especially high concentration of Eosinophils in his esophagus, an immune response in his esophagus that made it so swollen he couldn’t swallow. We started him on Flovent, an asthma med-steroid. I knew that I would use nutrition to help him, and my goal was to eventually get him off of the Flovent.
At first he was so scared to try to eat we had to do feeding therapy to teach him to get over the fear of food. We constantly lived in fear they he might get fed the wrong thing and die. At one time we had him off of 9 different foods. He now is only off gluten and dairy.
We focused on his Immune system. A lot of NutriFeron, Vita-D3, and Optiflora is huge for him. Without it he cannot go to the bathroom. He also does a lot of Vita-D3, OsteoMatrix, Vita-Lea with iron and high quantities of OmegaGuard to help with the inflammation of EOE. Dominick also takes his supplements with no problems.
Last month Dominick had a scope to check his esophagus and he had zero Eosinophils and is completely symptom free other than two food allergies. We were able to get him off the Flovent 4 months ago, we weaned down the dose little by little. Dominick is 5 now. There are many kids with EOE in High School that can’t eat any food, just have to drink elemental formula. And many have G- tubes and will need them for their whole life. They are basically allergic to all food.
It is very hard for a child who cannot enjoy food at all, no birthday cake etc….We went to Disney land, last year and it was the first time we didn’t have to bring his formula into the restaurants.
Recently his Aunt gave him an ice cream cone. She thought to see if it was gluten free, but didn’t think about the dairy. We have had several ambulance rides to the hospital because of dairy in the past. When I found out, I was ready with Epi pen and ready to dial 911 thinking about how close the ER was. Nothing happened, he did get a little rash, it should’ve been life threatening, but nothing happened. We credit this to his strong immune system. And we are so thankful for Shaklee!
Dominick has no meds!! Just supplements, and no formula. He is used to eating only whole foods and is not picky at all. He is on the growth chart and a totally happy healthy normal kid.
It is very hard when you are in crisis mode, but we are so glad we made the extra effort to explore Shaklee, it made such a difference for our children! Our kids never get sick, and it seems that they are much healthier than most kids.
I remember praying every day for God to help me figure out to away to help our children. Shaklee was a gift to us!
~ S. G., 2013
My nephew John was burned with a flash fire from a gasoline can. The results were first and second degree burns on his face and ears.
In conjunction with Bacitracin to prevent bacteria, my nephew used Shaklee Sustained Release Vita-C, OmegaGuard and NutriFeron, 3 times a day to fight infection and inflammation, and help with repair.
After the second or third day he applied the skin products multiple times a day. He mixed the calming complex with the am and pm repair products in his had and applied this to his face.
Shaklee Enfuselle skin care:
~ J. W.
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Behavior Issues and Poor Grades
My 7 year old son was having problems in school with learning and conduct. I started giving him a children's multivitamin and fish oil... I know the DHA would help his developing brain. I gave him these supplements all last school you, but nothing changed. he still had poor grades and received behavior notices from his teachers.
Then I found Shaklee and immediately started using the kids' Incredivites and the Might Smarts (fish oil). Within the first month--my son was getting A's each week and compliments from his teachers on his good behavior! Yea!
I wasn't sure Shaklee's brand could make that much difference. So when I ran out... I didn't rush to re-order. BIG Mistake! After a few weeks of no Shaklee supplements, the poor grades and behavior started again.
~ D. A.
The Wonders of Ritalin
My son had been on Ritalin for two and a half years. He instantly became a good student. He was no longer in trouble all the time and had the ability to sit still and focus. He said "okay" when asked to perform simple tasks, and "thank you" and "I'm sorry". Our lifestyle as a family changed drastically and the constant tension was eased.
By the end of two and a half years, what began as a "miracle drug" ended as a personality-altering nightmare. It became a sedative for a short time, but when it began to wear off, our son would become explosive. Once when he was in a rage of frustration and anger, I asked him what was wrong, and all he could say, in fits of tears thrashing was, "I don't know, Mommy!! I don't know!! He was nine years old.
Then the Lord brought a new friend into my life. she was a very experienced mother of four boys- two of whom were taking Shaklee supplements for ADHD. My husband and I decided to try the same program they were using.
To summarize... our son is now able to be the person God made him to be. We came to know a boy we had never the opportunity to know before, Not only did his creativity come back, but a thoughtful, kind, insightful attitude accompanied it. There is a depth in him that the "focus" of medication limited. Ritalin kept him focused, but very shallow. He's free now to think and express himself in delightful and deeply thoughtful way. He remains very active, but his feed for physical expression is minor compared to what we have gained.
By the way until we began the Shaklee supplements, he and his brothers were in the doctor's office at least once every six weeks for some ailment. In the last three years, we have been to the doctor one time!
Thank you Shaklee! ~ B. S.
Beth continues her story:
I had heard something about fumes from cleaning supplies causing children to be "hyper" and out of control. I gave it little thought until one day I was cleaning the bathroom with bleach and made myself sick with the smell of Clorox bleach in my nostrils. I thought that if it could cause me, and adult, to feel so ill, what must it do to a child? several days later, my boys were playing in the basement, and suddenly my oldest became very mean-spirited, bossy, and LOUD. Immediately I thought, "What has he had to eat?" I couldn't think of anything he'd eaten that would make him act this way looking in the direction of the noise, I realized that the dishwasher was on. I couldn't imagine that it possibly could be the fumes from the dishwasher detergent; however, I decided to experiment during the next few days.
Each day, while my son was doing well, I'd turn on the dishwasher, and as soon as the steam began seeping out with the smell of detergent. he would go crazy!! It was as if he responded on cue, a phenomenon I would not have believed if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes! Needless to say, we have changed to Shaklee's Dish Washer Automatic Concentrate and we also us Basic H and Basic G. I have seen no ill effects from these cleaners on my kids, and I have watched my boys while I used the products, so that I could monitor any changes in their behavior.
My miracle has inspired me to spread the word LOUD that Shaklee saves (and creates;) lives!!
"Last January after finding out I had cervical cancer and having more than 80% of my cervix removed, I was told having a baby would be VERY DIFFICULT. I hopefully continued my SHAKLEE products (Vivix, Energizing Soy Protein or Shaklee 180, and Vitalizer daily) and was told at my 6 month check up that my cervix had also it completely rebuilt itself! The doctors were beside themselves. Less than nine months from my surgery and horrific prognosis and I am happily and healthily pregnant!
I absolutely mean it when I say Shaklee changes lives. I'm just one of millions who've experienced the miracle of Shaklee. I'd say mine is the best though - I get my own lil pumpkin!!"
~Ashley N. 2013
I just want to confirm that the Vitalizer with Iron, Osteomatrix, and Energizing Soy Protein/Cinch are all very good and important for pregnancy. Drinking Reverse Osmosis water, using Shaklee non-toxic cleaners and such. I would like to add to that list GLA. This will help hormone levels and possibly give you a short labor. Our gals have 2-3 hour labors using GLA. So get out your catchers mit Dad!
Carmen and I had always planned on having a family. However in a 3 year period we had gone through 2 miscarriages. We discovered that Carmen's progesterone level, which is critical to support the pregnancy, was low. Our Doctor explained that a "normal" level of progesterone is around 20... Carmen's was 2!
In February of 2005 we found out we were pregnant again. However, Carmen was 4 weeks along and HAD NOT BEEN SPOTTING with progesterone because the pregnancy was a surprise. We went into the hospital trying not to think the worst. When Carmen's levels were tested we found out that her Progesterone level was at 32! It went from 2 to 32! The ONLY difference was the addition of the Shaklee supplements! Both Carmen and I were taking the Essential Foundation (Vitalizer and Protein) plus OmegaGuard.
My son was born in perfect health! We thank God and Shaklee.
This makes mom a VERY happy Shaklee consumer!
Both my kids age 6 and 3 have been taking Shaklee nutrition for 3 years (Incredivites, Vita-C chewables, Cinch/Energizing protein, Cinch bars, Meal shakes, Performance, Defend and Resist with onset of cough or sniffles and Chewable Calcium on occasion. They have not had to see the doctor for any reason, no antibiotics, no flu shots! This makes mom a VERY happy Shaklee consumer!
~ M. I.
Energy Levels and Pregnancy Took a Turn For the Better
On several requests I want to share my experience with Shaklee products for prenatal nutrition. I began trusting and using Shaklee products first with my children, one who has asthma and allergies, and the other is suspected ADHD and had severe eczema. That’s 2 other long successful stories in themselves. At any rate, I saw and experienced the way 2 little bodies were able to heal and restore health naturally. After beginning my third pregnancy, I quickly realized that I was back in the same boat as the first two, with nausea, fatigue, constipation, and water retention and my allergies were out of control- I relied on Claritin daily.
After pitching the Doctors prescribed prenatal vitamins and starting Vita-Lea (3 a day), B-Complex (2-6 daily), Meal Shake ( didn't like the soy at first), Chewable Cal-Mag, Alfalfa (20 per day), and the antioxidants, my energy level and pregnancy took a turn for the better.
(NOTE: You can just take Vitalizer Women & Osteomatrix) much easier.
This pregnancy was fantastic from that point forward. It was the first time I did not test positive for gestational diabetes, my blood pressure remained normal throughout, and my naps were no longer a necessity. Also I gained 10 pounds less than I had with either of the first two, and my 3rd baby was a full pound heavier at delivery. He has by far been the healthiest infant, and nursing has been easy and fun- still. Synthetic "prenatals" cram all the nutrients into 1 tablet that doesn't even breakdown most of the time. If we choose to have another baby it will be a Shaklee baby from the womb, I wish I knew about these incredible products sooner. The new starter packages will be great to offer expecting moms a prenatal supplement pack, with all the folic acid they need. We need to get them into the OB offices, so people know there are alternatives.
Best of luck, N. M.
Before / After Pregnancy Story
I was not aware of Shaklee while I was pregnant with my first baby, so I took the prenatal that the doctor prescribed plus an extra B (whatever brand I happened to have). I always had to take the prenatal right before bed, though, because it made me nauseous otherwise, and the B wasn't really any better. Toward the end of my pregnancy, I ended up with rather decent swelling in my ankles and feet and was pretty uncomfortable. I also had about 10 weeks of bleeding after giving birth, which was not fun, to say the least.
When I became pregnant with my second baby, I was already using the Get Clean products so after trying the prenatals again with similar results, I decided to switch to Shaklee to see if it was really worth it or not. I took Vita-Lea, B, C, OsteoMatrix, Omegaguard (added in the 3rd trimester), and Herb-Lax. When I was tested for gestational diabetes at 28 weeks, the doctor was impressed at my blood work, especially with my hemoglobin level, which he said was very good for a pregnant woman. I also had zero swelling right up to the time my baby was born.
After I delivered, I used Physique, which made a HUGE difference in how I felt, even after being up all night and having given birth. (I would recommend this to every pregnant woman out there!) When I called my mom a couple hours after having my baby, she could hardly believe it because I sounded so energetic. I delivered on Thursday morning, checked out of the hospital on Friday afternoon, and was already able to go to church on Sunday without any problems. And the best part was that I had only about 1-1/2 to 2 weeks of bleeding and was back starting to exercise after only 3 weeks, not to mention that I felt great emotionally as well.
Now, I have only had one non-Shaklee baby and one Shaklee baby, but I can guarantee that any children I have from this point forward will be Shaklee babies. The difference in how I felt during and after my pregnancy was like night and day, and I will never go back to feeling how I did when I know how good I can feel.
There IS such a thing as a Shaklee BABY Difference too!
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