Courage

Courage

Courage is the ability to do something that frightens you. Doing something you have never done before definitely takes courage. You can be afraid and that is ok, Just DO it. After you will feel so good as you did it. Think about a time that you were so scared as you did something, but you did it. That is Courage, Doing it and not being the best is still being courageous. Doing it often enough is what gets rid of your fear, So often from someones talk you think that they have a lot of courage, but talk does not show you that. it is actually doing it.

Why you need to stay hydrated?

Why you need to stay hydrated?
There’s a reason why so many health articles stress the importance of hydration—you need to stay hydrated to survive! Every aspect of your body needs water to work properly. Water is used to carry nutrients to your cells as well as flush waste from your body. It’s used to control body temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure. Proper hydration affects the health of your muscles, joints, heart, skin, and even your brain, and without it, your body begins to shut down.
There are plenty of reasons why hydration is essential to overall health. Let’s break down what you can do to keep yourself hydrated every day.
How much water do I need? You probably know by now you need to drink water every day. The most common recommendation is 6 to 8 glasses of water a day, 8 ounces each. This is a good goal to maintain, but keep in mind that everyone has different hydration needs depending on various factors like age, weight, amount of physical activity, and climate. You may need more than 8 glasses of water a day, especially if your lifestyle is very active. The best thing you can do to know how much water you need is to listen to your body’s signals like thirst, dry mouth, fatigue, darker-colored (more concentrated) urine, headache, dry skin, dizziness, and mental fogginess.                   
Hydrate
What can I eat or drink to stay hydrated? Drinking water is the best way to stay hydrated, but there are other foods and drinks that help as well. Water can be found in fruits, vegetables, and foods like soup, sauces, and gravies. Juices, milk, tea, and even coffee contain water that helps with hydration. However, food and drinks other than water can contain extra calories, sugar, salt, and caffeine, and any of these in large amounts can counteract hydration.
For athletes, sports drinks can be helpful for hydration because they have carbohydrates and electrolytes to increase your energy and help your body absorb water. But watch out for added sugars! Also, recognize the difference between sports drinks and energy drinks; energy drinks usually contain large amounts of caffeine, and it’s best to limit caffeine intake if you want to prioritize hydration.
What are some strategies to help stay hydrated? If you have a hard time staying hydrated and/or keeping track of how much water you’re drinking, here are some tips that can help:
·        Carry a reusable water bottle with you during the day.
·        Hydrate on a schedule. For example, drink water when you wake up, at every meal, and before you go to bed. Another easy routine is to drink some water at the beginning of every hour.
·        When you are exercising, remember to drink water before, during, and after your workout.
·        You can make water more appealing by infusing it with lemon, lime, strawberry slices, or other fruits.
·        When you feel hungry, drink water first! Hunger can be confused with thirst.
·        When you go out to eat, drink water at the restaurant. It keeps you hydrated, and you don’t have to spend extra for a drink.
Keeping yourself hydrated is one of the best things you can do for your health. Remember that your body only functions well when it’s hydrated, and while many foods and drinks can help, water is still the best option. Now grab your water bottle, fill it up, and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!   
Use out Hydrate  

7-Day Healthy Cleanse


7-Day Healthy Cleanse
Healthy digestion is an important part of your wellness. Help your body detoxify to help restore and maintain digestive balance and feel healthier with a 7-day cleanse program. If you’re looking for digestive support, looking to jump-start your weight loss or simply wanting to feel more like yourself, Our Healthy Cleanse can you help you get a clean start.
Designed by Shaklee experts, our Healthy Cleanse combines a carefully selected combination of Shaklee supplements with a supporting diet plan in order to help you feel healthier in 7 days. The Healthy Cleanse is designed to:
·       Improve focus and energy*
·       Enhance mood and sleep quality*
·       Support detox and healthy digestion*
·       Jump-start weight loss and reduce cravings*

The Healthy Cleanse kit contains:
Optiflora® DI probiotic to help promote healthy intestinal activity and good digestive health.*
Liver DTX Complex, to help maintain normal liver function including bile flow and protection from toxins.
Alfalfa Complex helps provide a wide variety of nutrients, including calcium, phosphorus, vitamins, chlorophyll, and bioflavonoids.
Herb-Lax to encourage a mild cleansing action to aid the body’s natural processes.*


Step 1: Preparation (Ideally one week before)
·       Set a date to begin the 7-Day Healthy Cleanse program.
·       Optional: Find someone who will partner with you to do a cleanse.
·       Start reducing your consumption of coffee, soft drinks, alcohol, fatty or high-starch foods, and refined sugars.
·       Plan for a variety of veggie recipes and stock up accordingly. Buy plenty of fruits too—fresh and frozen

·       Be prepared to GRAZE ALL DAY—pack vegetables and fruits for convenience.
·       Eat at least every 2 hours.
·       Eat raw fruits/vegetables all day.
·       Drink at least 6–10 glasses of water each day.
·       Evening meal should be a large salad with full-fat dressing or vegetable stir-fry with a starchy vegetable.

Step 3: Start with the Vitalizing Plan

·       If you want to build long term health continue eating healthy and use the Box and a Can.
·     Protein and Vitalizer – Long term proven to build health and longevity
·       Do the Prove it challenge and If you don’t feel better get your money back




Are there Chemicals in Your Skin Care?

The truth is, most skin care products contain questionable and even downright harmful chemicals. Your products can also expose you to known cancer-causing pesticides, and deliver dangerous toxins that penetrate and age your skin.
Here are 5 harmful chemicals that are commonly used in skin care products:
1. Parabens – These chemicals mimic estrogen and lead to hormone imbalance and may cause reproductive issues like infertility or slowed growth and development disorders in children.
2. Phthalates – A common ingredient in fragrances, phthalates block testosterone and damage a man’s reproductive system. These chemicals have been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer.
3. Mercury – Some skin care products use mercury to lighten the skin. Steer clear of products with calomel, mercurio, mercurio chloride or just plain old mercury.
4. Petroleum – Petroleum contains 1,4-Dioxane, which has been listed as a probable carcinogen by the World Health Organization and the Environmental Protection Agency.
5. Hydroquinone – Used to reduce the melanin in your skin to get rid of unsightly marks, it permanently alters the pigment in your skin and weakens the elastin and collagen in the problem area.
In my Vitality for Life Newsletter I cover more tips and tricks to take years of aging off your face and add that youthful glow. You can sign up for it here
For skin care products that do not contain these ingredients and are free of over 2,500 other harmful chemicals and questionable ingredients you can find them here in a product line called Youth.

Why going green is the clean way to go and Why so important?


clean products

Why going green is the clean way to go and Why so important?


It’s shocking how “dirty” some household cleaners can actually be. Some cleaning products contain phosphates, nitrates, chlorine bleach, ammonia, or formaldehyde, chemicals that are potentially toxic and can produce harmful fumes—presenting a danger to your home and our planet. A large European multicenter study showed that regular use of cleaning sprays over a 20 year period was associated with a more rapid decline in lung function.* With over 80,000 chemicals in widespread commercial use and many making their way into cleaning products (often without being tested first), it makes sense to switch out your current cleaning products for green alternatives.  Look at how the asthma numbers have increased. Think about the health of your children and pets.
What is green cleaning?
Green cleaning means choosing cleaning solutions that keep your health and the environment in mind. We’re talking about products that clean your house without leaving behind toxic chemicals, and multi-use products that can be diluted and used in different applications to cut back on packaging and waste. The good news? There are green cleaning solutions out there for every cleaning need: dishwashing, laundry, tile countertops, hardwood floors, and more.

But do green cleaners actually work?
Green cleaners have come a long way from just baking soda, vinegar, and lemons, and “natural” doesn’t need to mean “delicate.” A good green cleaning product will be tough on dirt and grime while still being gentle on the environment. We have been green since 1960.

 It’s time to go green!
If a clean home and a clean Earth are important to you, then there’s no better reason to switch to green cleaners. It’s time to go green and start making your home the safest place for your family.

I am so thankful!
I am very thankful that I found my green products when I did in 1979 and have not had any of the chemical cleaners or Laundry in my home since.  I would love to share them with you.

An income with freedom

This is a video from our heart to yours.  So often people think I can never do that.  I could not do what you do.  Listen and hear how we did it.

Skin Changes in the Fall


Fall is finally here with its pumpkin spice everything, vibrant leaves, and cool breezes. The transition into the autumn season also means a change in the way our skin behaves. Change to Fall brings increased incidence for dry skin and dull skin tone. Also, for some people who are more prone to acne, they can even experience breakouts due to dryness leading to dead cells blocking pores.
You probably don't need to completely change your skin care regimen as we transition into fall, but you will need to make some small changes to ensure your skin stays healthy. To help you out, we've compiled a list of tips to keep your skin glowing throughout the autumn season:
  • Moisturize
    We all know that when cooler weather comes around, it means a season of dry and flaky skin. Although a lightweight moisturizer is helpful in the summer when our skin produces more oil, during the cooler months it's important to opt for a heavier moisturizer. Try switching to a creamier formula that has hyaluronic acid in it, such as our YOUTH® Moisture Lock Day Cream, which quenches dehydrated skin and protects it from future moisture loss. Creams that contain hyaluronic acid also have added anti-aging benefits, so you can be glowing all autumn long.
  • Stay hydrated
    When it's hot, we all know to drink water. When the weather gets cooler, sometimes it's easy to forget that we still need to be drinking six to eight glasses of water a day to stay hydrated. Yes, it's difficult when you just want to sip on hot coffee or teas for warmth, but those hot beverages dehydrate you even more. When your body gets dehydrated, it causes a dull, dry skin tone which leads to more fine lines and wrinkles. Keep your skin-and body-happy by staying hydrated all season long.
  • Use sunscreen 
    Although the weather gets cooler, the sun doesn't disappear during fall and winter. Generally, the intensity of UVA radiation does not fluctuate significantly throughout the year, so damage can still occur. Sun damage can happen every day, even when it's overcast or 30 degrees outside. While it is true that UVB rays-which can cause sunburn during summer-aren't as strong during fall, UVA rays-which can lead to skin cancer and wrinkles-are just as strong as they are during the hotter months. Protecting your skin is a year-round job, so be sure to always apply sunscreen before going outside. We recommend using a moisturizer that is formulated with an SPF, such as our
    YOUTH Age Defense Mineral Moisturizer or YOUTH® Activating BB Cream , to keep your skin hydrated and protected against UV damage.
  • Try a Face Mask
    Fall means chilly nights curled up by the fireplace with a good book or your favorite TV show. These nights are the perfect time to pour a nice cup of tea and pamper yourself with an at-home face mask. For drier skin, try a hydrating gel mask to lock in moisture and give your skin that extra glow. Or, for clogged pores, try a purifying clay mask  absorb any excess toxins and leave your skin flawlessly beautiful. Having multiple skin problems? No worries, just try one of our multi-mask solutions to target all of your skin care issues this fall.
  • Make healthy food choices
    Our skin often showcases what's going on inside of our bodies as well, which is why it's important to eat healthy. Autumn has plenty of amazing fresh produce-such as pumpkin, squash, and kale-that you can purchase locally and create delicious meals with. For those of us on the go who don't have a lot of time to cook, try a multivitamin to ensure your body is getting the nutrients it needs to stay healthy.

Kidney Stones


Help with Kidney Stones

Having kidney stones can be extremely painful. It is a very common condition that affects nearly 13 percent of men and seven percent of women at least once in their lifetimes. What’s even worse is that the possibility of it recurring is between 50 to 80 percent over the next 10 years.
Kidney stones are the result of a buildup of crystal-forming substances like calcium, oxalate, and uric acid on the inner lining of the kidneys. These stones can remain undetected until they move into the ureter, when symptoms start to manifest.
What are the symptoms of kidney stones?
  • Pain in the groin area
  • Blood in urine
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Reduced amount of urine
  • Burning sensation during urination
  • Persistent urge to urinate
  • Fever and chills if an infection develops

How can you prevent kidney stone development?
To prevent kidney stones from forming, you need a well-balanced diet, plenty of liquids, and a reduced intake of sodium, which is the primary culprit behind this condition. Shaklee has several products that can help provide the vitamins and minerals you need to help combat kidney stone formation. These include:



B Complex

B vitamins are vital for proper bodily function as they help convert food into energy for your cells. There are eight essential B vitamins, and they work best when they work together.

Vitamin B6, in particular, can help reduce urinary oxalate levels to minimize the risk of kidney stones. B vitamins are also a diuretic, which helps your body get rid of sodium through urination.







Optiflora

Optiflora is a unique two-product system that provides dietary support for normal, healthy intestinal microflora. Once the probiotics are delivered to the digestive system, prebiotics can deliver important nutrients that healthy intestinal bacteria need to grow and thrive.

Optiflora Prebiotic Complex helps:
·       Maintain a healthy digestive balance
·       Provide nutrients to feed friendly bacteria
·       Promote long-term intestinal health

Optiflora Probiotic Complex helps promote:
Healthy intestinal activity and good digestive health





Vita-Lea
Vita-Lea is a high-potency formulation that includes a cutting-edge Bio-Activated Absorption System that allows your body to quickly absorb the following:
    
·       Two times the calcium to support bone building and maintenance of bone density
·       Two times the vitamin D to support calcium absorption and healthy bones and teeth
·       Two times the beta carotene; the natural, plant-based form of vitamin A
·       Two times the vitamin E to promote immune system, heart, and cellular health
·       Two times the magnesium to help maintain heart rhythm, as well as muscle and nerve function
·       Three times the vitamin K to support bone metabolism and blood coagulation
·       Six times the boron to aid in the metabolism of vitamin D and support bone development
·       Ten times the biotin; a catalyst for energy production


Taking Vita-Lea gives you the calcium you need to manage oxalate levels and allows you to cut back on meat, which boosts uric acid, without losing out on essential protein.


*These supplements, combined with a healthy diet and lifestyle can go a long way in minimizing the risk of developing kidney stones.

Lowering Blood Pressure Naturally


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Be your Best

What is one of the easiest way to feel bad? Compare yourself to someone who had done more or better than your self. It is the best way to guarantee you to stop in your tracks. We so often compare ourselves to others that have done better than us and when we do that we are only hurting ourselves. We don't think we are any good, or that we will never make it and it completely takes off the road we were on, that if we kept it up we would be closer to where we were going.

So I would like to caution you to compare, just keep your eyes on your own goals, not other peoples goals, and keep doing the small things or big things that got you to where you are today.

Think about anyone who is playing sports, if their focus was on why the other team or their opponent was always doing they would probably miss every shot they made. No one is making your shots!! ONLY YOU!

Overwhelmed or satisfied

If you feel overwhelmed with so much to do and not enough time to do it, Stop and write down all that you have to do. Then decide which of them is the most important. If you can do it all at one time dedicate a certain amount of time to that task, and come back tomorrow and get more of it done. The reason so many people don't have any idea what they do is because they work on so many things without a plan or SCHEDULE. I have found thru the years every time I am overwhelmed, I need to sit down and make a list of everything I need to do and when I am finished a have a book that day as I finish whatever it goes into the book, even if the task is not finished, I worked an hour on it. The reason is at the end of each day I have a wonderful sense of accomplishment.This may seem like a waste of time but I have to say that I have gotten more done in a day than before. The overwhelm is not there either.

What are you thinking?

I have always heard about limiting beliefs and did not really think I had them. I working with some awareness coaching now that is bringing them out. It says it in the Bible as a Man thinketh in his heart so is he. We need to trust who we were made to be and Stop Doubting!!

When you think a thought that is not helping you be the best you can be, then write them down so you are aware or what you are thinking.  I used to always just think 'you can't think that way' and think a positive thought but that does not get rid of them. Write them down and then you understand more where your thinking is coming from.  Then it is very important  at the end of each day write three good things you did today.  For others as well as yourself.  See what happens within one week.

Live in the Present

This morning I was talking to my assistant about yesterday, she asked what I did and I had no idea. I do not sit around doing nothing, I knew I was busy all day. Doing what?
It drove this home to me. I am so often worried about what I am doing that taking the time and enjoying all that I have accomplished. Feeling accomplished. I was just asked to write at least three things at the end of the day that I accomplished and so often I can't come up with something meaningful. So I have started writing down all the things I do, doesn't matter how small.

So if you consider yourself a hard worker and feel like you are spinning your wheels, write down like I am all tasks you do during the day and then reflect at night. What a difference in celebrating what you have done. What is happening today?

Immune Booster



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It is that time of year again! Need to kick that immune system up? You do not use Echinacea more than 10 days at a time then do 5 days off and then 10 on again, if you are not better. So many times when I have ran myself much further than I should have, late nights, irregular meal time, no exercise and the list goes on.  We so often put all other things in life before ourselves and then the dreaded..... This has been amazing to kick up those T cells and get rid of the viruses that bring us down.  This is an exclusive to our company.

BREAST HEALTH


Support breast health at every age

Women of all ages are concerned about breast health. Younger women tend to be concerned about breast discomfort and general lumpiness while older women tend to worry about cancer detection as well as cancer prevention. So let’s review important facts about breast health.

Women in their 20s and 30s

In your 20s and 30s

The main concern for women in their 20s and 30s is breast discomfort, which is usually a sign of fibrocystic breasts due to cysts in the breast tissue that often increase in size in the last half of the menstrual cycle. These hormonally related fluctuations in size often result in tenderness and raise concerns in women about being a sign of cancer. Fibrocystic breast changes are not correlated with an increased risk of breast cancer, but if you are noticing changes in your breasts, you should talk with your physician.

Avoiding caffeine is commonly recommended with fibrocystic breast-related tenderness, although clinical research has shown mixed results. The good news is that only 5 percent of breast cancer cases occur in women younger than 40, and mammograms are generally not recommended until after age 40 unless there is a strong family history of cancer, in which case genetic testing may be advised.
Woman in her 40s

In your 40s

The glandular tissue of breasts starts to decrease and breasts become more fatty, leading to a tendency for breasts to lose firmness. Maintaining a healthy weight is the best strategy to minimize the tendency for breasts to sag with age.

The risk for breast cancer for this age group begins to increase. While there has been some controversy about the best time to start mammograms, most doctors recommend beginning mammograms around age 40. The National Cancer Institute’s new guidelines recommend screening mammograms every one to two years for women aged 40–49 if they are at average risk of breast cancer. Digital mammography is preferred because it is more accurate and it’s easier to compare different images from different years.i
Woman in her 50s

For ages 50 and over

Menopause brings about many changes for women, including changes in their breasts. The ongoing loss of glandular tissue can result in less tenderness. Declining hormone levels lead to loss of the cyclical tenderness that many women experience. These changes also make diagnostic tests such as mammography easier to interpret because of the decreased density.

Overall breast cancer risk increases over age 50 and any new lump after menopause requires a doctor’s immediate attention. The National Cancer Institute suggests a mammogram every one to two years for women over 50.ii Obesity is a definite risk factor for breast cancer, so it is a good idea to achieve and maintain an ideal body weight.iii Smoking and alcohol intake beyond one drink per day are also risk factors.

Healthy habits at any age

It's never too early to start thinking about how to have healthy breasts—or too late to make changes for the better.

No matter your age, you can lower your risk of breast cancer if you limit alcohol to one drink a day or less, quit smoking if you smoke now, and get to a healthy weight. It's also important to get at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week and eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.

Be sure to visit a health care professional to receive regular checkups and preventative screenings. It’s always a good idea to be aware of your body and let your doctor know if you notice any changes.

Breast Cancer—What to look for:

The National Cancer Institute urges all women to report the following breast changes to their doctors:
  • A lump in or near your breast or underarm
  • Thick or firm tissue in or near your breast or underarm
  • Nipple discharge or tenderness
  • Any nipple changes
  • Itching or skin changes on your breast, including redness or dimpling

MYTH BUSTERS:

Research has shown that wearing bras, trauma to your breasts, and use of antiperspirants do not increase the risk of developing breast cancer.
i Iared W, Shigueoka DC, Torloni MR, et al. Comparative evaluation of digital mammography and film mammography: systematic review and meta-analysis. Sao Paulo Med. J. 2011;129(4):250-60. PMID: 21971901.

ii http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/89/8/538.full
iii La Vecchia C, Giordano SH, Hortobagyi GN, Chabner B. Overweight, obesity, diabetes, and risk of breast cancer: interlocking pieces of the puzzle. Oncologist. 2011;16(6):726-9. PMID: 21632448.