Shaklee News April 2007 – Canada

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Canadian Special: March 15th to April 16th, 2007: Purchase one and save $1, purchase 2 and save $2 off each item, or purchase three or more and save $3 off each item:

  1. Chewable Cal Mag PLUS Tablets (120 tablets) $24.85 MP
    1. A smorgasbord of minerals that you or your children will love … these delicious natural berry flavour tablets contain 250 mg of elemental calcium (from calcium citrate & calcium carbonate), PLUS magnesium, Vitamin D, manganese, copper and zinc
    2. Every cell of the body uses calcium. Besides building healthy teeth and bones …

i. A deficiency leads to the higher risk of bowel cancer

ii. Calcium helps retain normal blood pressure

iii. Calcium assists in muscle and nerve transmission, and reduces muscle twitches, spasms and cramps

iv. It helps reduce PMS symptoms, including bloating, cramps, water retention, and irritability

v. It aids in detoxification of heavy metals

vi. And a deficiency can cause water retention

    1. A deficiency during the growing stage of life can lead to permanent problems in the bone structure, so it is imperative that we ensure that our infants, toddlers, growing children and teenagers get adequate calcium/magnesium
    2. A long-term deficiency in a person at any age leads to arthritis, osteopenia, and osteoporosis.
  1. B Complex (120 caplets) $22.20 MP
    1. Referred to as the “Happy-Feel-Good Vitamin”, “Energy Vitamin”, “Hormone Balancer”, “Brain Saver”, and the “Heart-Saver”. B Vitamins help to maintain the health of the nerves, skin, eyes, hair, liver and mouth, as well as healthy muscle tone in the gastrointestinal tract and proper brain function. B Complex vitamins are coenzymes involved in energy production and are useful for preventing depression and anxiety.
    2. Adequate intake of the B vitamins is very important for elderly people, because these nutrients are not as well absorbed as we age. Dementia and Alzheimer’s can be caused or made worse due to a lack of B vitamins.
    3. Being deficient in B Complex is just as great a heart attack risk as smoking, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. “Homocysteine” is a natural by-product of protein metabolism. High homocysteine levels can triple the thickening of plaque in arteries. High levels of homocysteine can significantly increase the risk of

i. strokes in the large vessels,

ii. small strokes in the brain that result in mental problems,

iii. blockage in the arteries of the arms, hands, legs, feet, etc.,

iv. and a 50% increased risk of heart attacks.

What keeps the “homocysteine” level low? If you have optimal levels of B complex daily (especially folic acid and B6), homocysteine is converted to a harmless substance. It is essential to have adequate Complex on a daily basis because it is a water soluble vitamin complex, and does not store in the body.

    1. There are EIGHT B vitamins that always come together in nature … they always come as a “team” and when used as a supplement, the eight “team members” should always be together in the ratios as found in nature.
    2. People with high stress should increase their B Complex because B vitamins are used up very quickly when stress is high.
    3. Shaklee’s B Complex has a patented bioactivated folic acid coating. Folic acid is not easily absorbed, so Shaklee developed a unique folic acid coating that makes the nutrient more accessible & bioavailable. This technology is a Shaklee exclusive!

Quote from Emanuel Cheraskin, MD: “Man is a food dependent creature. If you don’t feed him, he will die. If you feed him improperly, part of him will die.”

My Energy Level is GREAT! A young married woman in her twenties reports … “I can’t believe the difference in how I feel after only two months using Basics and Optiflora. My energy level is great, and I feel like my “systems” are working better.” Ashley T.

Focus on Earth Day 2007 – April 22nd

At a recent “Preserve Our Waterways” event, the following info was displayed and challenging questions were raised:

  • Are your children and grandchildren being poisoned by household cleaners?
    • Doris Rapp, M.D. said … “Chemicals from cleaning products cause psychological disorders, asthma, allergies, and cancer.”
    • Dr. R. Bray, Chairwoman of the Environmental Health Commission for the Ontario College of Family Physicians, said … “When you inhale or touch chemicals in cleaning products, they are stored in your body fat or go straight to your BRAIN.”
    • Ritalin prescriptions have risen 55% in the last 5 years.
    • Childhood CANCERS have increased 25% in the last 30 years (Marketplace 2006)
  • Are you poisoning yourself and the planet by using toxic cleaners?
    • 1 in 10 women suffer from poly-cystic ovarian disease
    • Infertility has increased 50% in the last 10 years
    • 1 in 2.3 men & 1 in 2.6 women will have cancer in their lifetime (Marketplace 2006)
  • Environmental reports:
    • World Wildlife Fund Canada reported the following … not a single salmon in the Great Lakes over the age of two years has been found without an enlarged thyroid gland.
    • Wildlife researchers from the Department of Fisheries & Oceans of Health & Welfare Canada report that every species of fish, bird, and animal studied were suffering from:
      • Reproductive impairment
      • Developmental problems & population decline
      • Hormonal disorders

What we do to the Great Lakes, we do to ourselves and to our children … Let this information urge you to make an immediate decision … choose responsible GREEN cleaners from Shaklee, for your health’s sake, and for the sake of the environment. Also, consider sharing Shaklee’s wonderful GET CLEAN “Environmentally Safe” Cleaners with your neighbours, your friends and your family. Help others to find simple solutions to this huge problem.

“I’m HALF the Man that My Father was”: A speaker at a recent environmental event opened his speech with the statement, “I’m HALF the man that my Father was”, because according to the Lancet (Medical Journal), the sperm count of men is down 50% compared to 40 years ago. In his speech, the chemical exposure from household cleaners was sited as a key factor in reducing the sperm count of men, since 70% of the soil and groundwater contamination in North America comes from household cleaners. He urged EVERYONE to change to environmentally responsible GREEN cleaners. This is just one more reason to choose GET CLEAN PRODUCTS from Shaklee, the corporation recognized as the most environmentally responsible company in the world.

Why you should AVOID Chlorine Bleach! Mitchell Gayor, M.D., Cornell University, shares the following: “Most people use a wide variety of cleaning products, many of which contain toxic chemicals. Chlorine bleach is potentially carcinogenic and can damage the respiratory system. Among its by-products are chlorinated hydrocarbons, chloroform and trihalo-methanes, all of which act like estrogens and cause breast cells to divide more rapidly. These by-products have been shown to cause breast tumours in animals.”

FORMALDEHYDE in Common Household Products? Benjamin Asher, M.D., (ENT Specialist) recently shared the following information at a lecture. He said products that contain formaldehyde or FRP’s, can cause eczematoid-type dermatitis, headache, or symptoms of asthma. He pointed out that aspartame converts to formaldehyde and children are particularly sensitive to this compound. Some products that contain formaldehyde that were listed in an article from Pediatric Annals 36: 1, January 2007 were:

  • Shampoo: Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, Avon Kids 2-in-1 Super Gentle Shampoo for Normal Hair, and more
  • Conditioner: Dove conditioner, Avon Kids Super Gentle Conditioner, Innovative Styling, Intense Moisture, Janssen Pharmaceutica, Unilever, Detangler, and more
  • Baby Wipes: Huggies Natural Care Baby Wipes, Unscented Kimberly-Clark Huggies Newborn Baby Wipes, & more
  • Vitamins: Flintstones Children’s Complete Multivitamin Chewable tablets, Bayer, Centrum Kids Complete Vitamins, One-a-Day Kids Scooby-Doo Multivitamin plus Calcium, and more

Is there any better reason to choose Shaklee products … you can be sure that safety and health is Shaklee’s goal! Shaklee products DO NOT contain formaldehyde.

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