Teri & John Norsworthy's Story
In December 1999 John suffered an aneurysm bursting in his head. He survived it but the surgery left him disabled. Hear how after two years of no improvement Shaklee Nutrition brought John back to Teri!
Recorded: August 2014
Tanya Haun's Story
Tanya Haun was suffering from intense pain 24 hours day and unable to do daily tasks for herself. She had resigned herself to a life in pain. She was introduced to the Shaklee 180 Lean and Healthy and is now walking 3 miles a day, babysitting, doing crafts and enjoying life.
Recorded: May 2014
Richard\'s Shaklee 180 Story
Find out how Richard turn his health around. He had a 50% blockage in the artery, diabetes, and was overweight.
Nancy's Shaklee Effect
Cellular Health. from a professional researcher.
More Stories at 31 Days to Better Health
Bernie Robertson's Story
Bernie Robertson was on oxygen most of her day. She had given up on life. Then she was introduced to Shaklee 180 Lean & Healthy and Vivix. Now she's gardening, walking, doing service projects and hiking at 6300 feet in the mountains (without oxygen)! Hear her story!
Recorded: June 2014
15 Minute Shaklee Stories
Basic-H takes ink out.
Using Shaklee 180 Smoothees.
Eczema clears up and more
Recorded: July 24, 2014
Michelle was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 2000. Learn how Michelle has gotten her health back.
Changing Lives With Shaklee 180 Michael Denham
Michael was out of options at 445 pounds. His doctor had sent him to a seminar on gastric bypass and the one thing he learned was that he didn't want to do that, but he knew he had to do something. Please listen to how Shaklee 180 has changed Michael's life in just a few short weeks.
You know I don’t write a great deal but I just had to share this one with you as it is personal. And you know that I tend to shy away from testimonials. Not that I don’t find them meaningful – I do. It’s just that they are not scientific. Being in academia for over 30 years, it is a common practice that we are forced (sometimes against our will) to think that only reports complete with empirical data published in peer reviewed journals have any validity. Also - I knew someone quite well who was utterly incapable of separating the two, and insisted if something was written in Readers Digest – well… it just had to be true.
However, when something works well, I am more than happy to pass it along to my friends; like recipes, high heel shoes that don’t hurt my feet and any anti-ageing potions of reasonable measure. Ok, I found one – in the last category – of sorts. It’s called MindWorks.
First allow me to confess that I am the Queen of ADD and have been all my life. Where are my books? Shoes? Glasses? Sit still. Don’t doodle! Squirrel!!! You get the picture. After a while one learns to live with it and exchanges the label “ADD” with “multitasking” to save face. The fact that my students call me “Professor” still is a mystery to some – including me at times.
Getting back to the story: When Shaklee announced the new MindWorks I was thinking; ”Ok perhaps it will help my failing memory, make me young again, and allow me to wear my 3 inch heels”. Putting humor aside for a moment, I can tell you memory loss was really starting to bother me. I was pushing 60 and expecting some loss of cognition and recall, but I also knew I was dealing with issues far beyond that - and it frightened me. You see, from age 46 to 56 I had lived in an extremely stressful state. I had the usual stress that came from getting a divorce, losing home, income, dealing with a hormonal teen intent on pushing me to the limits of insanity, caring for aging sick parents, dying friends, etc. You get the picture - the typical sandwich generational stuff. All came a screeching halt however when my only child, my son, was almost killed in a car accident four years ago. He was on life support for a week, 27 broken bones and having the nurse tell us they didn’t know what his ‘new normal’ would look like. My world stopped and I could not breathe.
After three weeks of hospital vigilance we saw he would live and I found myself back in the classroom standing in front of my students who were waiting for the lecture de jour. Only one problem – I didn’t know where I was or what I was supposed to be doing. Truly, I found myself frozen as a deer caught in the headlights first day back. I knew I was in class, but that was about it. At least I had enough awareness to check the date and time on the computer to see where I was and what I was supposed to teach that day. Lucky for me, my lectures were posted on-line so I pulled it up and hoped I was on point. It was scary. My therapist told me afterwards it was classic Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and that it would take time for my memory to come back. Great.
As the years went on, I saw my memory slowly resurfacing - to a point. But still I would say I was at half the recall of what I was before the accident. Then the samples of MindWorks came along from Shaklee. However by this time I had resigned myself to the fact that I’d have to use detailed notes to teach from this point on and I would never remember your name - even if you were a family member.
Long story short: The first day of taking MindWorks I felt a gentle mental awakening with more clarity but I wasn’t really paying too much attention to results. Then one day, the same week, in class I found myself on the other side of the room – totally engaged in the subject realizing I had just taught 30 minutes without looking at my notes! Next day – same thing! Whoot whoot!!! Later the next week I found myself working well into the afternoon and actually making sense which had become a rarity past 4PM. Teaching in the morning was not just a preference – it was a necessity! But here I was again: Energy – clarity – focus! The results were enough to make me a believer!!
But what I noticed next was not promoted in the product literature and came as treasured surprise. You see, along with all the stress of those hard years came a certain level of depression - clinical depression. My doctors all told me that one cannot sustain the levels of stress that I had for all those years without having the pool of ‘feel good’ brain chemicals bottom out. To remedy it I was given the usual round of Rx’s to help but they didn’t help: Prozak turned me into a zombie and Welbutrin made me a raging lunatic - according to my son. Nope - I settled on St. Johns Wart much to the chagrin of my MD as she said it would never get my brain chemistry back to the high levels needed to feel joyful again. It helped – a little - but I had resigned myself to the fact that I may never have those light peace filled feelings again. Why do I bring this up? Because this past week I have noticed a joy fill bliss creeping back into my mornings. One morning after a calm read the joy fairy just kind of settled in and a tear of gratitude rolled down my face. Yes, there was a way out of the brain dead pit – and it seems to be called Mindworks. At least it was for me.
So there you go my friends: my testimonial. I am sleeping better too BTW way. And my retention of facts and focus keeps getting better. They tell me that Mindworks also helps reduce brain shrinkage by 30% over 2 years according to the clinical study. That’s impressive but right now I am just tickled pink to get my brain back!!
Doctor Talk - Joint Health
Dr. Tom Hendrickson shares the following:
"I am a Chiropractor who has had a successful private practice for twenty years.
I specialize in soft tissue injuries (muscles, tendons, ligaments, etc.) My patients look to me not only for relief from their pain, but for guidance with their overall health.
As a health provider, I am inundated with catalogs from companies that offer a myriad of products for every known health deficit or challenge. I researched supplement companies that could provide my patients with the extra nutrition support they needed. My personal experience with Shaklee supplements
convinced me that Shaklee was the product to carry in my office. I personally experienced a dramatic increase in vitality when I changed brands and started taking Shaklee supplements two years ago.
Time and time again, my patients thank me for introducing them to Shaklee supplements. My patients tell me that Shaklee Joint Health Complex is the
BEST GLUCOSAMINE PRODUCT they have ever tried. I know this is true, as I can literally feel their cartilage becoming healthier as they use this product.
Incorporation of Shaklee has been a tremendous adjunct to my practice.
It has given me the confidence to counsel my patients in a supplement
program that I completely trust will improve their health. I strongly recommend Shaklee products for all health professionals."
Digestion .. Gluten intolerance
Rick Hill never had good health as a child. He had daily headaches and
missed one school day out of four. At age 23 he developed stage 3
cancer and nearly died. Fortunately, he found Shaklee Products and
other alternative help. Conquering cancer, he still had headaches, frequent diarrhea, gas and bloating. No matter how organic his diet was, or how much he exercised, he still felt lousy most of the time. His brother, sister and father all died young. At age 54, Rick’s feet and legs were beginning to swell and he figured it was the “Hill” curse. In 2004 he visited a specialist in Rhode
Island who told him he had Celiac Disease (gluten intolerance) and to stop eating anything with flour or grains. After six weeks on this diet he felt a little better. In 2009 Rick started using Shaklee Vivix and Vitalizer. In less than two weeks his whole digestive system reorganized (Rick’s words). He says,
“I have regular digestion and elimination for the first time in my entire life!”
As a man......some men have this problem of having to go to the bathroom during the night when we should be sleeping. Taking 3 Shaklee Saw Palmetto Complex prevents this problem. When I stop the product---the problems starts up again. Hope it is OK that I shared this, for many men have this problem.
~ L. Spieldenner
From Amanda and Nathan:
My husband, Nathan raced motocross when he was younger and it caused a lot of injuries to his back. He has two herniated disks and degeneration between several of his vertebrae. He was on 24mg of Dilaudid (narcotic pain reliever) four times a day for pain, which is the same amount usually prescribed to terminally ill patients. In addition to this, he was also taking Soma (narcotic muscle relaxer) four times a day, Ambien to help him sleep at night, and Celebrex for anxiety caused by all the medications. Needless to say, every part of his personality that made him him, was numbed right along with his pain. After several years, my husband decided to completely eliminate all these meds and just suffer. One month later, in Oct. I was invited to a Shaklee event where I heard about their Pain Relief Complex. We decided that it wouldn't hurt for him to give it a try. It took about three weeks for his body to get used to the PRC and he was no longer in pain! He takes four pills a day and is now pain free! The best part is that we now have the old Nathan back! All thanks to Shaklee!
I have tried several weight loss programs over the past three years and I was never able to stick to the workout schedule due to my busy schedule and/or the strict diet due to the fact that I like to eat food that tastes good! Since being introduced to Shaklee in Oct., I have lost 30 lbs. without changing my daily routine. I have found that when I combined Cinch shakes with the Vitalizer, I have steadily lost weight all over my body at a fairly rapid pace. I was even able to maintain my weight loss over the holidays!
Bad Knees, Stiff Joints
I'll try to keep this to the point...
The bottom line is that I have suffered from bad knees (and generally stiff joints, which runs in the family) since I was young. The symptoms were across the board: limited range of motion, pain during exertion, and hypersensitivity when almost anything tounched my knee. As a competitive runner, this kept me on a circuit of physical therapy, then sporadic exercise, and feeling forced into a sedentary lifestyle over the course of many years. Two and a half years ago, I could not excute a squat (or, at least, I couldn't get out of one), could not run without destructive and painful effects, and even had issues walking.
In July 2009, I started exercising in the pool. While my swimming form and stamina returned, I attempted running again several times over the next year and continued to suffer the same setbacks on foot. (Also noticed shoulder problems developing.) Sometime in 2010 Sharon convinced me to try Joint Health.
By January 2011, I was able to run again (and actually posted a decent 5k time with zero base mileage). I have continued to improve over the year and now run a steady schedule again. More importantly, the symptoms that plagued me even when I was exercising intensely in my 20s have been much diminished: My range of motion is better than ever (and I'm still a terrible stretcher, it's not like this is from yoga or anything); my joints are the last things to hurt on a run; and I can bump my knees into the occasional table leg, etc., without doubling over in pain.
Finally, I should note that I am a natural skeptic, and so have conducted several "control" black-outs, where I don't take the supplement. With Joint Health, the relationship between symptoms and lack of supplement is pronounced. Sensitivity and stiffness are unmistakable after a week, but the symptoms diminish within a week back on the supplement. I'm done proving the efficacy of Joint Health at this point - as far as I'm concerned, it is a wonder for whatever body chemistry I possess.
Thanks for asking, and definitely let me know if you are looking for more details.
A Natural Alternative for Crohn's
About a month ago I let you know that Stephanie's disease had flared again and that the fistula in her colon had opened. The doctor's gave her two options. surgery or try one more strong drug that has side affects and is very expensive.
I had been researching natural alternatives for a few months and had found Shaklee food supplements as a possible way to help Stephanie without the drastic measure the doctors wanted to take.
I had Stephanie listen to some testimonies of others with crohn's disease that had chosen to try the Shaklee food supplements and had fantastic results. Together Stephanie and I decided we have to try these before anything else.
We immediately got Stephanie on the same supplements that the others from the testimonies had been on. These included Shaklees- soy protein 4 tablespoons,CitriBoost® 2-3 scoops, OmegaGuard® 6 gels, Sustained Release Vita-C® 2-4,Vita-E Complex® 2-4, B-Complex 2 but adding more, Optiflora® 2 taps with 1t. or more of the food and Iron Plus C-Complex and calcium (OsteoMatrix®) 4-8. The first couple of weeks were hard because she would get nauseated. But after the first two weeks Stephanie noticed she was getting her appetite back so was able to eat more regular meals and even increase the food supplements. In the last week and a half I have started getting calls from Stephanie about the amazing work out she was just able to complete and how well she felt all day.
We had her blood work done and her white and red blood cell count is fine. She is a little anemic. But what is amazing is a month ago her CRT protein count which shows inflammation was at 180 way high. Today that count was 70 just above normal. All this in just 30 days of good natural supplements(not synthetic vitamins). We are so happy we have found a more natural way to heal and restore health to Stephanie. We meet with her GI doctor to go over all of this tomorrow so will send out another email after that appt. at 4:15. Thank you for your prayers. We know with out Gods natural way of being able to heal the body none of this would be possible.
CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME & FIBROMYALGIA
I’ve had Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia for nearly 25 years. My symptoms were: allergies (I think I was allergic to everything I touched, smelled and ate), digestive problems, insomnia, vertigo, poor concentration and poor memory, just to name a few. Oh yes let’s not forget about pain – lots of pain – just about everywhere, all the time.
I had to stop working when I was in my early forties and was devastated! CFS stopped me in my tracks, and I was housebound for a very long time. Whenever I started feeling any energy at all I would to return to work on a part-time basis and then have to stop. Each time the symptoms worsened until I finally had to give in to it.
I was introduced to Shaklee cleaning products through my sister-in-law who saw them featured on the Oprah Winfrey show. She purchased a Get Clean Starter Kit as a Christmas gift for me. From the first day I stated using them I was hooked! I gathered up all other cleaning products and removed them from my home. I made my “living space” toxic free for the first time in my adult life, and I started feeling better!
I’m also excited about the Shaklee supplements and healthy nutrition. I’m convinced supplementing, eating healthy plus exercise results in a better quality of life. I take Vivix, NutriFeron, Vita Lea, OsteoMatrix and Alfalfa and am amazed at the difference - more active, no allergies, no digestive problems, and my concentration has improved.
Ten Year Old Skin Problem
Clears Up in 7 Months! When I was 13 years old, my face started breaking out. My sisters had peaches and cream complexions. My mom felt badly for me, so she started taking me to dermatologists. Within a 10 year span, I went to 14 different doctors.
Each doctor had his own solution; and all of them included some type of antibiotic. I had salves (that burned), shots in my arm and cortisone shots in my face, dry ice therapy, sun lamp treatments, etc. Each time my skin would clear up, but then after stopping the treatments, my skin would break out again and get worse. My few pimples turned into acne and I was eventually referred to the head of dermatology at Johns Hopkins. There, they put me on 6 tetracycline tablets a day for 2 years. Can you imagine taking antibiotics for 2 years – and at such high levels? I moved to New York when I was 23 years old. One day at my new job, my mom called to say she had made an appointment for me with the head of Columbia Hospital.
I started crying and said that I was done. I couldn’t take the ups and downs,
the disappointments anymore – I would rather have the acne! When I got off the phone, Helen, one of the secretaries in the office heard me on the phone. She said, “I have something that will clear up your skin for good. It may take a year, but it will get to the root of the problem.” She was a beautiful woman – beautiful hair and skin, but she was always taking pills and I thought she must be sick! There was something so genuine and caring about what she said and how she said it that I was willing to give it a try. She was very honest and said that my skin might get worse before it could get better because of all the medications I had taken. That it all had to come out so I could get better. And, that made sense to me. Well, the products she was talking about were Shaklee. I took ONLY 3 products – Energizing Soy Protein, Vita-Lea and Herb-Lax. At first my skin did start breaking out – but at the same time a lot of other things started happening. I started sleeping better, my PMS symptoms went away, the skin around my eyes started looking healthier – no more circles, and I had more energy. I started experiencing a feeling of well being that I had NEVER experienced before. Well, true to Helen’s word, my skin was clear within 7 months. ~ B.M.
I have an 81 year old customer who has had a complete reversal in Macular Degeneration. He used RX for a Healthier life plus 2 CarotoMax and 2 Zinc every day.
He was legally blind when I met him in April, 2010 --- and in December, 2010 he was able to read every line on the eye chart without the use of any glasses.
His ophthalmologist who does not believe in supplements is now a Shaklee Member on AutoShip.
No sneezing - No runny nose - No feeling miserable and
No more prescription
medications with nasty side effects. NOTHING!
I had been told by allergists that it was easier to tell me what I was NOT allergic to than what I was. So I resigned to a life of taking prescription medications, allergy shots that would make me sick, and nasal sprays that were awful.
Then, I decided to get cats. Now .. I know what you’re thinking, "He's allergic to everything ... surely cats are on the list!", and you'd be right. But this time I remembered the Shaklee Alfalfa from my youth and I remembered reading info about Shaklee’s NutriFeron. I went online and ordered these two products. I got the cats. I got my product and started taking it. Then I waited to see what would happen. And here's the best part -Nothing happened!
I can actually live in a house with cats and not have an allergic reaction. It's amazing, to say the least. I don't get that lethargic feeling the medications would cause. I have more energy. I sleep better. Get this.. the only times I feel my allergies kick back up is when I forget to take my Alfalfa and NutriFeron!
I also wanted to let you know I have chosen to build a Shaklee business. After years of working crazy schedules and stressful jobs I decided to take control of my life. I know in my soul that I made the right choice. Just as Dr. Shaklee said years ago, "Your future will be exactly what you decide to make it", I have decided to make a different future for myself. One that includes helping people live better lives. One that allows me to be with my family and friends. One that lets me be myself.
Weight , gas, bloating and managing MS
“You’ve SHRUNK” from a size 8 to a size 2 in one month!
“You’ve SHRUNK!” Elizabeth Yarnell's mother exclaimed when her daughter returned from a month long trip overseas transformed from a size 8 to a size 2. Yarnell was almost as surprised as her mom. She hadn't made the slightest change to her diet or exercise habits. The only thing she had done differently was start taking a digestive enzyme supplement--one capsule with each meal, two if the meal contained dairy.
"But the weight loss was only a bonus. The enzyme supplement stopped the cramps, bloating, and gas I used to get after meals and I feel more energetic and happier. I've even managed to avoid the illnesses brought home by my two preschoolers and schoolteacher husband." Yarnell, who has multiple sclerosis, says that digestive enzymes are an important part of the healthy diet that helps her manage her disease. "My mother started taking enzymes after she saw what was happening to me, and other people in my life are giving it a try, too," she says.
WHAT TO BUY: Shaklee EZ-Gest a full-spectrum digestive enzyme formula
contains lactase, alpha galactosidase, protease, amylase, and lipase. Each
enzyme helps break down a specific type of food.
PMS - Mood Swings - GREAT In-Home Business
About 15 years ago my lifestyle was one that many would consider healthy - running, swimming & triathlons were not unusual. But neither were horrific PMS and frequent colds. I remember being on the phone with my sister-in-law
after a swim meet & her words ... “are you sick? Again??!” I figured I was “normal‟ because I knew lots of people with those same problems. I accepted my mother’s invitation to try Shaklee. Once whole food supplementation was integrated into my life, many things changed. Even things I didn’t think about like
more restful night’s sleep or mood swings or junk food cravings. I learned that one thing is connected to a hundred and I honestly never knew that. I’m not one who thinks that taking vitamins replaces common sense. Health is affected by many things … stress, exercise, sleep, but primarily diet. Shaklee supplements made it much simpler for me to increase my nutrition on a regular daily basis and the quality of Shaklee products gave me the real results I needed.
But that’s not all! Shaklee is now my main source of income. While my health story is good news – my career story comes from a great passion. And why shouldn't it? Few people who earn a living today actually LIKE what they do, much less love it. I love working from home – I love helping people – I love the flexible hours – I love the generous spirit from others in Shaklee.