Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Testimonial Tuesday - Joint Health Complex

This testimony is courtesy of me, your devoted author. Note: Shaklee has not asked me to endorse any of their products. Opinions are my own and I buy the products with my own money.

I don't believe in miracle drugs. I don't believe in a magic pill that's going to change your life. However, I do believe in Shaklee's Advanced Joint Complex. I put it to the test for 30 days and it has really helped me feel better! Read on...

I've dealt with chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain for about 11 years. It can be a real hindrance to my daily quality of life. Most of the pain is from soft tissue injury, but it also affects the joints in my shoulders and vertebrae in my spine. I can actually predict the weather depending on how my neck is feeling. No joke. If my neck muscles are painful, and it hurts to turn my head, then it's going to rain soon. Humidity is a real aggravator for me.

Shaklee has a supplement called Advanced Joint Health Complex.

The claim is:
  • Patent-pending, fast-acting form of Boswellia extract: In a clinical study, it has been shown to improve joint comfort in as a few as five days*
  • The most concentrated form of glucosamine. Glucosamine is clinically proven to:
    • Promote mobility
    • Enhance flexibility
    • Improve joint function
    • Support long-term joint health
  • Unique combination of key joint health nutrients: zinc, copper, manganese, and vitamin C – each playing a unique and critical role in building healthy connective collagen and cartilage
  • Chondroitin-free for better glucosamine absorption
  • 100% shellfish free
  • 100% vegetarian – no animal-derived ingredients

I've been eyeing it for a few months, but I have to tell you, I'm definitely one of those people who resist any type of pain drug for as long as possible. To the point that when I do actually give in and take something, it's too late.

Granted, this supplement isn't a pain drug, but it's supposed to help with joint pain and stiffness. For the past few months, when I get up in the mornings my back is so stiff, so painful that I just want to cry. I feel exhausted at 7am. Wanting to cry and being exhausted before the day even begins really isn't an option for me. I have to be alert and ready to take care of my boys from the get go.

After putting it off for a while, I decided to give the Joint Complex a try. After about 6 days of continuous use, I noticed that I wasn't so achy in the mornings. I noticed that I didn't feel like crying from the pain, that I didn't want to just fall back into bed and sleep it off. (I do want to fall back into bed most mornings, but it's because mornings always come too soon!)

I've also noticed that my knees (tendonitis) aren't as achy from a cardio workout as they used to be. Good grief, you'd think I was 65 years old reading about my aches and pains...not 35! Sigh. 

Do you suffer from chronic or joint pain? What do you do to treat it?

Contact me if you're interested in learning more about Shaklee's Advanced Joint Complex. Try it! We offer at 30 day money back guarantee if you're not happy with it! You have nothing to lose, except pain! :)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

What? FREE Shipping?!


Shaklee very rarely does free shipping because let's face it...shipping products is expensive. But, beginning Friday November 9- Sunday November 18, you can get FREE shipping on orders of $200 or more!

Ya'll, take advantage of this opportunity! It may not come back for a long time.

Think a $200 order is too expensive? Let's look at it this way. How much do you spend monthly on household items like laundry detergent, dish soap, general cleaning products, and vitamins or supplements? Add it up and you'd probably be surprised!

For example, you could spend up to $3400 for toxic, hazardous ready to use cleaners to get the same amount of clean in our Get Clean Starter Kit! Yikes! And by purchasing our Get Clean Starter Kit, not only are you saving $$$, but you are keeping 108 POUNDS of packaging waste out of landfills!

Here are a few of my most popular blog posts regarding saving money, going green, and keeping those nasty toxins out of your home.
Cost Comparison: Vinegar vs Shaklee Basic H
Green Cleaning Saves Money
What's in My Fabric Softener?
Probiotics for Acid Reflux Relief
Vitalizer and Supplementation

Remember, from Nutrition to Beauty, Cleaning to Weight Loss, our products have been proven to Always Work, Always Be Safe, and Always Be Green! You can't lose with Shaklee!

So visit my website, get your orders in and enjoy that free shipping! While you're there, sign up as a Member and save even more, 15% off your products! Your membership is lifetime...no renewals!

Questions? Contact me at jallen44@gmail.com or via my Shaklee website.

Shaklee and Project MAHMA

I know there are several stay at home moms who read this blog. I wanted to pass along this information to you about Shaklee's Project MAHMA. I'm excited to be a part of it!

What is Project MAHMA?
It's a coalition of families across the country who stay at home with their kids and earn income by helping others live healthier, better, and more independent lives. Project MAHMA was formed as an opportunity for mothers to:

  • Have the very best for their family's health, well-being, and financial future
  • Realize their personal potential
  • Make a difference in the lives of others
  • Do it all AND stay at home with their kids

Every other week there are calls that you can listen to. The calls are hosted by other Shaklee moms. They share their stories about how they got involved with Shaklee, how they built their businesses, all while being full time moms.

The calls have been very inspiring to me. If you're interested in being a work-at-home mom, whether it's to get your favorite Shaklee products paid for, or to earn $500, $1000, or even more a month, then I strongly encourage you to sign up for Project MAHMA emails and call information. You don't have to be a Shaklee member to listen in!

Hope to 'see' you there!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

How We Are Winning the War on Viruses

It's that time of year again. The time of year when kids come home with all kinds of ailments, usually the kind that you don't want to talk about in public. The kind that only happen in the middle of the night when everyone is bleary eyed and barely coherent. Why can't these types of viruses come to fruition at 1pm instead of 1am? Just sayin.'

Well, our littlest one got his first stomach virus the other day.  Normally, these types of viruses last several days with misery all around.

But, since we've been diligent about being a cleaner, greener family and looking more into homeopathic preventative measures, our family has been much healthier. And the times when one of us does get sick, it seems the length has been shortened greatly.

So, little buddy had his stomach virus and here's what we did to help him out:
  1. Upped his daily pre and probiotics. We normally give him one serving per day but I just added an extra dose. 
  2. Continued his daily multivitamin. We love Incredivites from Shaklee. It's the best on the market and it has lactoferrin, which helps build up the kiddos immune systems. 
  3. Put an essential oil blend on his feet. The one we use is called Shield from Spark Naturals, but there are several other essential oil company's that have the same blend (Young Living, doTERRA). This blend wonderful germ-killing essential oil that has been proven to help kill airborne bacteria and boost the immune system. In fact, all four of us have been putting it on our feet everyday to help ward of any 'contamination' from the little one. :)
  4. And sprayed everything he'd touched with Basic G. Love, LOVE Shaklee's Basic G! It kills over 40 microbes and is so much safer than your regular old bleach. Of course, we don't let our kids spray it around the house, but we don't freak out if they get their hands on it like we would if they touched bleach!
Feeling much better!
He was over the virus in about 12 hours. That's a record around here. I honestly believe it has to do with our change to our approach with keeping our family clean and healthy! 

Have you had the bug at your house? What's your go-to to keep healthy?