What does Peek-a-Boo and a Baby’s Sleep Pattern have in common?

What does Peek-a-Boo and a Baby’s Sleep Pattern have in common?

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…..

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Our dog had arthritis but we helped using Alfalfa

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.

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Having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep?

Having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep?

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.

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The Importance of a quality Multivitamin as a base-line Supplement

The Importance of a quality Multivitamin as a base-line Supplement

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!

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Feeling stiff….and hoping to prevent joint issues as you age?

Feeling stiff….and hoping to prevent joint issues as you age?

One of my grandmothers (who I take after more than anyone else in the family), had bad knees and eventually ended up having knee surgery in her 70’s. Being so much like her in so many ways, and understanding the importance of “preventing” something before it becomes an issue, I decided to get back on (I took it years ago due to arthritis in my hip…click here for that post) at least one of Shaklee’s Joint Health Complex (which I take at bedtime) to keep the cartilage in all my joints lubricated and fed, in hopes to avoid any serious loss of cartilage, as I age. And remember, I had no pain in any of my joints, so I didn’t expect to feel anything different…..but funny thing was …. I actually did!

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Calcium & outdoor play….important for strong bones!

Calcium & outdoor play….important for strong bones!

Did you know that the crucial years for people to have a sufficient calcium intake to increase their bone density is from the age of about 9 to 13?! How strong and dense you get your bones during these early years has a huge impact on how dense they will still be when you get into your 60’s and 70’s! But yet so many people, don’t even start worrying about that until they’re in their 40’s. Not that it’s ever too late to start, but why not already be in much better shape when you start taking additional measures to keep/or get your bones stronger.

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How healthy are you……really?!

For years I thought I was healthy. I think many of us think of “healthy” as the absence of obvious disease or illness.  Well I’m here to tell you that your body is constantly trying to tell you it needs help through various symptoms, such as cold feet, pms, grinding your teeth, stuttering, snoring, acne (to name just a few) that most of us think are “normal”!  You just need to learn how to listen to your body!  😉

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