Are you too busy to go through the process of opening up a bunch of bottles of vitamins every day? Or maybe you just don’t want to think about taking vitamins morning, noon AND night? Here’s your answer…..
Years ago a friend called me one day and asked if I had seen her daughter (she was about 13 at the time). I said no, and she shared that her daughter had run away from home a few hours ago.
My kids were 3 and 7, (daughter being the oldest) when we all started using Shaklee’s vitamins. And I’ll never forget when my daughter was about 16, she had been missing her vitamins on a more regular basis, for about two months, just because I didn’t “hound” her about them anymore. One day she was in a lot of menstrual pain, i.e. severe cramping, etc. and it frightened her to the point she thought something was REALLY wrong and that I needed to bring her to a doctor.
A quality protein is essential for every cell in your body, for optimal health and prevention of disease. Plus, if your body is healing from anything…. whether it be surgery, a broken bone, stitches, etc., the very best thing you can do for yourself is up your intake of a quality protein….2-3 a day is known to really speed up the healing process! But a TRULY quality & safe protein supplement can be hard to find.
It’s a vicious cycle no matter which comes first, the stress or the sweets!
Here’s how it works:
You eat a high sugar food, or you get stressed, or you get emotional….causing you to…..
Deplete the existing B vitamins in your body!
And because you’re now deficient in B vitamins……
I’m going to let you in on a little something we learned when our first child turned about 6 or 7 months old. She had been sleeping through the night from about 7 weeks on (about the time I needed to switch from nursing to formula in a bottle). When ALL OF A SUDDEN, at about 6 months old, she started waking up in the middle of the night crying, for no reason at all. We had a Well-Baby exam scheduled within a few days of this happening, so we asked the pediatrician about it. Here’s what she explained…..
At that moment I had a flashback of our older cockerspaniel, Missy, going through this exact same symptom (she would drag her back legs along for about her first 5 or 6 steps, after just waking up, before they would start working) and she WAS diagnosed as having arthritis. I recalled how we had taken care of that problem using Shaklee’s Alfalfa, which was already well-known for use in arthritis symptoms in humans. We gave her about 18 a day (split up) during the winter months and only about 9 a day during the summer months, and that product only took about 5 days to kick in and we witnessed her waking up and walking normal without dragging her back legs first.
A general rule of thumb is that if you have consistent problems falling asleep (not necessarily due to your brain racing), or problems staying asleep, there’s a good chance you are deficient in calcium, which is a natural muscle relaxer. So in that case, I encourage you to try Shaklee’s calcium (suggested minimum dose for adults is 2 in am and 2 in pm), to see how it works for you. Then, depending on your age and lifestyle, you might need to incorporate 2 more calcium at bedtime (either regularly) or just occasionally.
How important do you feel a good Multivitamin is for you, vs. individual vitamins? Look at it this way……let’s say you were putting together a champion football team….would you agree that even if you found THE ABSOLUTE BEST QUARTERBACK IN THE WORLD, you wouldn’t expect him to play and win the game alone, would you? You would need the whole team present to back him up…..am I right? That’s how you need to look at supplementation. In order for any one particular vitamin/mineral to work at its best, it needs a good “team” (foundation of vitamins) backing it up, helping it to perform at it’s peak!