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August, 2010:

Supplements to Avoid

In the September 2010 issue of Consumer Report there is a list of the “dirty dozen” in supplements to avoid. This list has been found to have lots of negative effects, serious negative effects in clinical research. These negative effects include kidney damage, liver damage, cancer, coma and even death! DEATH! Now that is a truly negative effect.

This list of the dirty dozen includes kava which the FDA warned against its use as early as 1993, but did nothing to stop the sale of products with kava.  To see the full list, go to the Consumer Report pressroom.

Now that the list is out, we who use Shaklee products are confident in the Shaklee supplements’ safety and purity.  That is one of the founding principles of Shaklee Corporation.  In a letter from Dr. Jamie McManus, M.D., FAAFP, Chairman, Medical Affairs and Health Services, she states: “It came as no surprise to Shaklee that there are not any ingredients on this list that are in our products. In fact, these ingredients are not and have never been used in any Shaklee dietary supplement. In addition to researching the ingredients that we use in our Shaklee formulas for their efficacy, we take equal care in determining the safety of each and every ingredient used in our Shaklee products.  Over the years we’ve evaluated many of the ingredients on the CU list and have rejected them for the same safety reasons CU now uses to identify them on their “hit” list.”

Dr.  McManus continues in the letter to say that Shaklee’s “Always Safe” slogan is more than just a catchphrase.  “Safety is paramount at Shaklee and our safety standards are unsurpassed in our industry. We conduct hundreds of tests on new ingredients and tens of thousands of quality tests annually to ensure product safety and efficacy.  But more importantly, we design safety into each and every one of our products so you can be confident that dangerous ingredients will never find their way into any Shaklee dietary supplement.

This basis is the reason many of the athletes who use Shaklee supplements are so comfortable and confident:  they are not surprised with unwanted results from the drug tests that are now part of the sports world.  So the next time you want a safe, natural, supplement that works, is safe and green, think Shaklee!  I do each day and feel better for it.  Stay Well, Elise

Fundraising Outside the Box!

A new way to raise funds for your favorite charity!  After you have watched the video, email me and we can work together to create a sustainable income from sustainable products for your charity. Together, with Shaklee we can partner together to support the good works of your charity while helping people stay healthy and keeping the planet healthy too!  Elise@EliseHearn.com

Lower LDL Cholesterol Naturally!

Did you know that 1 in 3 Americans have high Cholesterol?
Did you know that high cholesterol can affect anyone at any age?
Did you know that high cholesterol can have negative affects on heart health and cardiovascular function over time?

Did you know that a 10% reduction of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol is equivalent to a 10-20% decrease in the risk of heart disease?
Did you know that eating such foods as pizza, steak or hamburgers on a regular basis may increase your chances for developing high cholesterol?
Did you know that men tend to have higher cholesterol than pre-menopausal women?

Did you know that the National Institutes of Health recommendation for lowering cholesterol is eating less saturated fat and cholesterol, exercise, weight loss, eat more soluable fiber and consume 2,000 mg of plant sterols and stanols daily?

Did you know that Shaklee now has a natural supplement that provides the 2,000 mg of plant sterols and stanols?  Shaklee Cholesterol Reduction Complex is a proprietary formulation with clinically proven ingredients that help prevent the absorption of cholesterol and lower LDL cholesterol.

Plant sterols and stanols have been clinically proven by more than 80 studies to lower LDL cholesterol.
Shaklee’s Cholesterol Reduction Complex delivers 100% of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) recommendation for plant sterols and stanols which is 2,000 mg in two easy to take tablets.
Shaklee’s Cholesterol Reduction Complex is made with a powerful blend of sterols and stanols which are found naturally in plants, fruits, vegetables and grains.
So how, exactly, do plant sterols and stanols work?
1. Plant sterols and stanols are ingested from food or supplements.
2. Because they are structurally similar to cholesterol, plant sterols and stanols compete for absorption in the intestines.
3. Plant sterols and stanols bind to receptors in the intestines, leaving cholesterol behind.
4. The net result is that less cholesterol is absorbed by the body, and less ends up in the bloodstream.

Take Action Today , Naturally !  Shaklee’s Cholesterol Reduction Complex can help!  Stay Well, Elise

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