LIFE CHANGING STORIES
"I'm so pleased to share these Short Stories as they truly represent real people who have experienced various positive health results, a natural benefit of taking Shaklee supplements, and what we in the Shaklee family consider and proudly claim as the "Shaklee Difference". Telling these stories is not only an attempt to reach out to others who may also benefit from hearing about individuals who have had similar issues and concerns, but to provide hope that there may be a safer and effective means of relief in the form of nutritional supplementation that is backed by science. As you seek a means to heal yourself, research our company and share your newfound solutions with your physician. Shaklee's Medical Affairs and Health Sciences are always there to support you when you need additional information to provide your medical practitioner as you work together to build a solid foundation of health and well being.
I had a friend who used the Shaklee's Physique after having shoulder and ankle surgeries. It worked so well that her doctor wrote her a prescription for it AND her insurance paid for it! NOTHING the doctor had given her was helping, but was just causing more problems! yay Shaklee!"
I don't often talk about how I struggled with MRSA because it was such a hard time. But I got it right after Kaleb was born and had it for 1.5 years and was on every antibiotic you can imagine for that entire time. Then I went a full year without it reoccurring. Then last week it came back and I instantly broke down in disbelief, anger and frustration. Well the soonest I could get a doctor appointment was for today (a little over a week from when it appeared). I decided I was going to give Shaklee supplements a chance to heal it while I waited to see the doc, and no joke, my MRSA is gone. I literally leaped and hopped this morning out of excitement. And with NO ANTIBIOTICS! So so so exciting! Love my Shaklee!
~ J. S.
Definition of MRSA
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics called beta-lactams. These antibiotics include methicillin and other more common antibiotics such as oxacillin, penicillin, and amoxicillin. In the community, most MRSA infections are skin infections. More severe or potentially life-threatening MRSA infections occur most frequently among patients in healthcare settings. While 25% to 30% of people are colonized* in the nose with staph, less than 2% are colonized with MRSA (Gorwitz RJ et al. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2008:197:1226-34.).
My MS Story
Some of you have asked if I could write my experiences with MS and the use of Shaklee Products in my recovery.
So here is just a brief explanation. If you wish more detail, my WHOLE story is on the MP3 Library
In 1978, while working as a R.N. in charge of a busy Emergency Room, I became ill and within 24 hours had lost the use of my left side and lost much of the sensations assessment of my right side. Within a week, while in a metropolitan hospital outside of Detroit, MI, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis by a well-respected neurologist. Really, any pre-med student could have made the diagnosis; my symptoms were so “textbook” in presentation.
Although very severe in the beginning, the situation did not progress much in the first year. Then I launched into a remission/exacerbation phase for the next couple of years. After that I proceeded into a more aggressive downhill slide. During this time I had been an adamant student of MS (diagnosis and current treatment). Realizing current therapies only treat the symptoms but are not curative; I sought information from other countries concerning preventing and hopefully control of the disease. Canada and Europe seemed to be more “natural” oriented in their approach, advocating the used of supplements, along with diet and lifestyle changes. My husband and I, (he has always been so supportive and encouraging), started the following program for me:
In 1982, while continuing to progress rapidly downward in spite of my adherence to the above program, I was introduced to Shaklee by an acquaintance. He did not know about the disease and was not suggesting treatment but thought I might be interested in the great Shaklee Products that had helped him so much. (This man was John Larkin, Rod Larkin’s father, to whom I owe my life.) Being of the persuasion that all vitamins were alike, I decided to switch to Shaklee just to help John out and to take advantage of the 30-day money back guarantee. Little did I know of the amazing revelation that was ahead of me!
The rest of the story goes like this: I soon learned that many people took more than the amounts that were suggested on the label. Making this personal choice, I increased my quantity of all the Shaklee supplements. I had nothing to loose. Having now acquired a minimal understanding of the huge demands that disease place on the body; I realize what an important decision this was. It took me a year to be able to say I wasn’t getting any worse and the fatigue was much better. In addition to the Shaklee supplements (of course I had discontinued the other brands) changes to my program were:
Over the course of the next seven years, I gradually lost all my symptoms. However, it took me another five years to learn how to keep them away. Because I would frequently “over do”, I would get old symptoms back which would then take me weeks to get rid of again. The process took over twelve years BUT worth every minute and every penny. I never thought of quitting the program, because it was never thought of as a program to cure, only to help build a stronger immune system and thus a stronger body. By the way, my husband and I were nearly penniless at the time of joining Shaklee. Mr. Larkin kindly showed us how to get our products free and eventually how to enjoy the benefits of a successful Shaklee business.
Now, Jan. 2000, I have been symptom free for several years. Praise God and thank you Shaklee! I still follow my program faithfully, wanting to increase my resistance to other diseases.
I have been truly blessed and feel so grateful. My heart’s desire for you, is that you will give this Shaklee lifestyle the sincere consideration it deserves.
~ Brenda K. McCumons RN
Post note: MRI done 9/99 found NO ACTIVE OR PRESENT MS, just old scars of many years ago. Praise God and Thank you Shaklee!!!!!!! I really do not believe I will ever have symptoms again!
Family History of Diabetes
Support for Thyroid Function - Naturally
I want to tell you about our unfolding story today. My husband, David, spent a large part of October sick I mean, really sick - sick in bed, missing work kind of sick. The doctors couldn't find anything wrong with him despite dozens of tests. We all assumed it was some nasty, tenacious virus.
It was an unlikely trip to the doctor that sent David to the hospital by ambulance. We found out later that his doctor thought he was dying, that he had cancer, that something was seriously wrong. He was in "a fib" which means that his heart was going crazy. At one point his pulse was 170 bpm. Not good. At the hospital, they used a drug to stop and restart his heart - TWICE. It hurt. Everything about the hospital hurt. Everything about his experience in the hospital made us determined to never make a trip there again - EVER!
The doctors made a quick, but accurate diagnosis - Hyperthyroid. Did you know that a hyperthyroid can cause all kinds of unlikely symptoms. When we looked back on his symptoms it all made sense - weight loss, fatigue, irritability, racing heart... we just didn't realize they were indicators of a bigger problem. He was discharge after 2 days on two medications, one to keep his heart rate controlled and one for his thyroid. The doctors gave the impression that the thyroid medication would not work and that drastic measures to kill the thyroid would most likely need to happen.
Killing his thyroid was simply not an option for either of us, so I started researching nutritional support, especially using Shaklee supplements. We scheduled a phone consult with a well-respected pharmacist who promotes nutritional support for illness. He outlined a pretty intense regiment and stressed "if you want supplements to work like medications, you have to take them like medications." That is to say, take them EVERY day and ideally at about the same time. He was very optimistic about David's healing.
Fast forward 4 weeks.. to David's first appointment with the endocrinologist and follow up blood work after being in the hospital and 4 weeks of being on his supplement program. The endocrinologist said that there was a very slim chance that David's thyroid would stabilize. That it happens, but very rarely. Most often treatment is to kill the thyroid and treat for hypothyroid because the medication is not as "risky." He gave David's meds 12-18 months to see if they were working. But a few days later when the results from the blood work came back showing significantly lower levels of thyroid hormone, David's doctor decreased his medication by half! A few days after that, he called again having re-reviewed the numbers and decided to lower it ever further. After only 4 weeks, David was on 1/4 the dose of thyroid medication that he started on.
Now, we're still quite early in this adventure. But we're feeling even more confident that David's thyroid will heal because when the body is given what it needs nutritionally, healing and health is the natural result.
NATURAL SUPPORT FOR THYROID FUNCTION
Before you read about what David is taking (and it's working!), let's take a minute to understand WHY SHAKLEE (click to watch the short video. You can try other supplements but a) they will not work the same way as Shaklee's do and b) Shaklee holds patents on MOST of these supplements which means that you won't be able to find them anywhere else. You can also learn more about the Shaklee difference HERE. Simply put, Shaklee is not just different, but it is RIGHT.
I did a little bit of research about what supplements would support his thyroid function. This is the regiment that we decided on with the help of R. Ost, the pharmacist. It looks like a lot. We thought it was a lot when we started, but I'll tell you what - it is well worth it.
Rx for a Healthier Life™
Vivix - This was the ONE completely new supplement that we added and I truly believe that it made the biggest impact his unbelievably fast recovery.
Go ahead and watch this short video on Vivix.
Vitalizer - includes 80 bio-optimized nutrients that support overall health, including a multi-vitamin, sustained release B & C Complex, Caroto-E-Omegas, and a Probiotic. I take Vitalizer everyday too. Vitalizer has 13 patents on the delivery system alone. It's pretty amazing.
Watch the video on Vitalizer
NutriFeron - NutriFeron is a patented, clinically proven blend of immune-strengthening plant extracts. When used daily, it increases the production of your body’s natural interferon, a critical activator of the immune system. NutriFeron works at the cellular level, by rapidly activating your immune system’s defenses. NutriFeron is critical support autoimmune disease since it works to regulate the immune system.
Shaklee 180 Smoothees - Prepared as directed, each mix delivers the goodness of a meal to help you power through your day. Protein and fiber help keep you feeling full longer while added leucine helps your body retain muscle so your metabolism can power on as the inches come off. David does not use the Smoothees for weight loss, but to make sure that his body was getting the nutrition it needed to GAIN the weight that he had lost being sick.
Vita D3 - Add some sunshine to your day with Vita-D3™! Recent research shows that vitamin D—the "sunshine vitamin"—offers a multitude of benefits including supporting healthy heart function, immune and bone health. But, up to 80% of Americans may have insufficient levels of this essential nutrient. Boost your level of vitamin D with Shaklee Vita-D3, clinically proven to raise blood levels of D3 - I've seen it raise levels better and faster than prescription D3.
The following are supplements that he takes to heal and prevent further damage to his heart - remember, he was in atrial fibrillation and had possibly damaged his heart.
CoQHeart - New Triple Strength CoQHeart® with Q-Trol™, delivers a powerful 100 mg of CoQ10 plus resveratrol in a bioavailable softgel. CoQ10 is vital for energy production in the heart and promotes and protects healthy arteries, while resveratrol helps relax blood vessels to promote healthy blood flow.
Liver DTX - (to help gently detox and prevent damage caused by the medications) A unique Shaklee combination, this formula contains milk thistle seed extract, which is shown in research to support the body’s normal ability to make proteins that help regenerate liver cells; reishi mushroom and Schizandra chinensis, which have antioxidant properties; and dandelion, turmeric, and artichoke to help maintain bile flow.
OmegaGuard - Omega Guard™ delivers a full spectrum of ultra-pure, pharmaceutical-grade omega-3 fatty acids to support healthy heart, joint and brain function*. It is made with a proprietary multistep molecular distillation process for the utmost purity and potency of omega-3s fatty acids, including EPA and DHA.
~ David & Kristina
**You may also be interested in Listening to Dr. Chaney speak on the "4 Products That Will Change Your Life" at the MP3 Library.
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