Welcome to my website!
I would like to share with you the story of what led me to Shaklee. It is my story, my experiences, and my results. Of course, results are not typical and for disclosure sake, similar results cannot be guaranteed.*+ I would simply like you to understand why I am so very passionate about Shaklee and the products offered.
You would not know it by looking at me, but I was once very sick. In fact, for most of my life I was sick. Years of doctors, prescriptions, tests, and treatments left me with few answers and a great deal of frustration. After working with the Mayo Clinic to find a solution, I was not happy. I was diagnosed with a very rare form of an auto-immune condition. I have various forms of hyper eosinophilia: eosinophilic esophagitis, eosinophilic gastroenteritis, eosinophilic colitis, and peripheral eosinophilia. Basically, my body produces too many of this certain type of white blood cell, and they can cause all sorts of problems in various parts of my body. Unfortunately, typical treatments include steroids and cancer drugs. The side effects were undesirable, to put it lightly.
Doctors admitted the reality was my body did not accept the world we live in today. The toxins and synthetics we are exposed to in what we breathe, eat, drink, touch, and apply to our skins did not agree with my body. I expressed my desire to not take the prescription treatments due to the side effects and poor quality of life I was experiencing. Their response was, I needed to find a way to control and eliminate all the things that trigger symptoms...or find myself a bubble to live in!
Thus I began my search and research to improve the world that I came into contact with in hopes I might be healthy. I eliminated processed foods. I reduced my stress. I moved out of the city. I increased my exercise. I began to cook from scratch. My husband and I put in a large organic garden, berry patch, and orchard at my home. I cut out all soda, artificial sweetener, and reduced my sugar intake. I adhered to my allergy elimination diet.
I was improving, but it was not enough. I was still suffering from regular flare ups that resulted in steroid therapy, and I was developing 4-7 respiratory infections a year needing antibiotics. Trying to keep my employer happy with my frequent absence was a challenge.
I knew there were two pieces of the puzzle I had not mastered: vitamins and non-toxic cleaners. I had tried many of both with disappointment. Supplements always caused a flare-up, made me sick to my stomach, and gave no improvement in the way I felt. This was really no surprise considering they were always full of synthetics, dyes, and who knows what other junk. The cleaners always seemed to require more elbow grease, smell terrible, and cost a fortune.
Bring in Barb Marty. I met her at a chamber of commerce event and quickly realized, "There might be something worth trying in this Shaklee stuff!" I went home that evening and began my research. I should explain, I'm a bit of a research fanatic. My research found that Shaklee had a long history, strong research, an amazing concern for the earth, excellent ethics, scientific backing, and fantastic products free of synthetics. Much to my surprise, I could not find a bad thing about them. So I tried the products.
Vitalizer allowed me to have the nutrients my body needed in a natural form that did not aggravate my condition. For the first time, I felt a difference from a supplement! People around me even noticed a difference.
Then I tried the Get Clean line. It was a pleasure to clean with the products, I did not get a headache from cleaner fumes, and best of all they worked!
I could not believe the difference better nutrition and decreased toxins was making in my life. I was not falling asleep on the couch anymore. I was using Enfuselle, and I started getting complements on my skin on a regular basis. I stopped using sick days at work. My doctor was impressed. People around me suddenly wanted to know what I was doing differently. I could not help but share the Shaklee difference with them.
Then, in 2011 came the best part. I had never been able to take prenatals as they contain synthetics and make me sick. My doctor felt I was finally healthy enough and worked with me to utilize Shaklee supplements in place of traditional prenatals. I conceived and carried to term a perfectly healthy, amazing baby girl; contrary to what my specialists had told me in the past.
With the help of Shaklee 180, I had returned to my pre-pregnancy weight by the time my daughter was 2 1/2 months old*! Not to mention, mixing up a delicious Shaklee 180 Energizing Smoothee was simple for me as an exhausted new momma! Now, I am 15 lbs below my prepregnancy weight*.
So, here I am; happy, feeling great, a momma, gardening, and sharing Shaklee in hopes others will love it as much as I do!
*Results and experiences from the Shaklee 180 Program are unique for each person, so results may vary. People following the weight loss portion of the Shaklee 180 program can expect to lose 1-2 pounds a week.
*+ As with most supplements due to FDA standards, Shaklee does not clam its products treat or cure any disease or condition. The above story is simply my personal experience.