Friday, May 29, 2009

ShakleeBaby and ShakleeKIds

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Shakleebaby™ 70 PV New Member and Distributor Pack - Available 5/1
Starting May 1, 2009, when a new Member or Distributor submits their Shaklee application and places their first order, if the order contains a complete pack of Shakleebaby, they can also receive one Vitalizer w/Iron for only $10, and get an extra 20.94 PV for a total of 70 PV! Products include: Gentle Wash, Massage Oil, Soothing Lotion, Diaper Cream, Multivitamin Powder; Vitalizer w/iron

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>Shakleekids™ 50 PV New Member and Distributor Pack - Available 5/1
Starting May 1, 2009, when a new Member or Distributor submits their Shaklee application and places their first order, if the order contains a complete pack of Shakleekids, they can also receive one Vitalizer w/Iron for only $10, and get an extra 12.30 PV for a total of 50 PV! Products include: Mighty Smart, Incredivites, Vitalizer w/Iron

#59219 MN $69.65 50 PV

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

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Monday, May 25, 2009

New Shaklee Baby Products!!

Shakleekids brings out the best in your little superheroes, like healthy bodies, smart noggins, rad vision, and rockin' immune systems.*

Mighty Smart™

* Contains 100 mg of ultra-pure DHA per chew
* Certified organic by Quality Assurance International‡
* Contains no artificial colors, sweeteners, or added preservatives
* Natural orange flavor
* Kosher certified
* Gluten free

‡75-percent organic


* Contains 25 mg of immune-supporting lactoferrin per serving*
* Loaded with 23 essential nutrients
* Packed with 600 IU of vitamin D per serving for strong bones and teeth
* Contains no artificial sweeteners or added preservatives
* Does not promote tooth decay
* Gluten free

Health Sciences Bulletin


Babies are the most precious gifts in the world. Keep yours happy and healthy—inside and out—with Shakleebaby.

Shakleebaby personal care products:

* 99% natural
* Made with 76%–99% organic ingredients
* Pediatrician tested
* Hypoallergenic
* No Parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), 1,4-dioxane, formaldehyde, and phthalates
* No artificial color and fragrance

Gentle Wash
Clean, fresh baby. This extra gentle wash is naturally formulated to get your baby pip-squeaky clean from head to toe. Made with organic chamomile and lavender, it is pH balanced and sensitivity tested to shower even the most tender skin with love.

Soothing Lotion
So soft. Keep sweet cheeks soft and tiny tootsies moisturized with this naturally gentle lotion. Organic sunflower seed oil and shea butter moisturize, and organic lavender and chamomile soothe.

Diaper Cream
Naturally soothing. A natural healing cream worthy of your baby's britches. Zinc oxide protects baby's delicate skin from wetness, keeping skin healthy and dry. Organic and natural oils keep skin hydrated and smooth while chamomile, aloe, and calendula extracts soothe. Goes on quickly. Wipes off easily.

Massage Oil
Loving touch. This ever-so-gentle blend of organic oils is perfect for massaging your baby or moisturizing after bath. With organic sunflower oil, lavender, and chamomile to moisturize and soothe.

Multivitamin & Multimineral Powder
Love. Nurturing. And Shakleebaby Multivitamin & Multimineral Powder. One of the most comprehensive infant-toddler supplements available. Mixes easily with water, juice, and food for added nutrition. Because eating right starts right now.

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Monday, May 11, 2009

How Toxic is your Home?

Most products bear the warning “Keep Out of Reach of Children” in bold type on the label. As consumers, we believe that if our children don’t ingest these products they will not be harmed by them. Consider though that the most common methods of exposure are through the skin and respiratory tract. Children are frequently in contact with the chemical residues housecleaning products leave behind, by crawling, lying and sitting on the freshly cleaned floor. Children, especially infants and toddlers, frequently put their fingers in their mouths and noses, increasing risks for exposure. When infants eat solid food, how common is it that the food is placed directly on a high chair tray that has just been wiped down with a household cleaner or dish detergent? Another factor is that, pound for pound, childrens’ exposure levels are higher than adults’ because, although the amount of chemicals in an exposure remains equal, children’s bodies are smaller so the concentration is stronger, essentially. Also, their immune systems are still developing. Thus, children are probably the highest risk population for chemical exposures through cleaning products. For many of these same reasons, pets may also be at risk. Other populations with a pronounced risk are breast cancer victims, the elderly, asthma and allergy sufferers and those with compromised immune systems.

You may be thinking that the diluted aspect of off-the-shelf cleaning products reduces or altogether eliminates the threat of getting sick from your floor polish, window cleaner or air freshener. However many of the toxins found in these products (and so many other cleaning products) are bioaccumulative, meaning the chemicals do not purge easily from the body and over time even mild exposures can add up to toxic levels. In fact, a medical study recently conducted in Iowa suggests a correlation between certain occupations and bladder cancer. One of those occupations was cleaning services. These products are used repeatedly and routinely in the home to maintain cleanliness, increasing the chances for bioaccumulation of chemicals in the body.

Research points to the toxic effects of not only active but also inactive ingredients – hazards that can affect the central nervous system, reproductive systems and other vital bodily systems. Consumers often don’t have the time or know where to go to find important information about the products they use. To make matters worse, the information is often presented in highly scientific language that may be difficult to interpret. But there are a growing number of consumer-friendly resources that can help us sort through all of this information and understand what we need to know to make the best possible choices for our families with regard to household cleaners, disinfectants and polishes.
For starters, the three essential categories into which most of the hazardous ingredients in household cleaning products fall are:
Carcinogens – Carcinogens cause cancer and/or promote cancer’s growth.
Endocrine disruptors – Endocrine disruptors mimic human hormones, confusing the body with false signals. Exposure to endocrine disruptors can lead to numerous health concerns including reproductive, developmental, growth and behavior problems. Endocrine disruptors have been linked to reduced fertility, premature puberty, miscarriage, menstrual problems, challenged immune systems, abnormal prostate size, ADHD, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and certain cancers.
Neurotoxins – Neurotoxins alter neurons, affecting brain activity, causing a range of problems from headaches to loss of intellect.

Consumers may find it cumbersome or time-consuming to research all of the ingredients in the cleaning products under the kitchen sink. Those that wish to will find useful links in the sidebar to this article. In general however, product warning labels can be a useful first line of defense. Cleaning products are required by law to include label warnings if harmful ingredients are included. From safest to most dangerous, the warning signals are:
Caution - One ounce to one pint may be harmful or fatal to a 180-pound male
Warning - One teaspoon to one ounce may be harmful or fatal to a 180-pound male
Danger - One taste to one teaspoon is fatal to a 180-pound male

We are exposed to countless chemical ingredients in daily life that may be harmful to our health – too numerous to outline here and beyond the scope of this article. Consumers should know of some general categories of chemicals that should be avoided, however. The following list is not all-inclusive.
Pesticides. One of the most counter-intuitive health threats is that of products that disinfect. Common sense tells us that killing household germs protects our health. However disinfectants are pesticides, and the ingredients in pesticides often include carcinogens and endocrine disruptors. Pesticides are fat-soluble, making them difficult to eliminate from the body once ingested. Pesticides, including disinfectants, may also include alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEs).
APEs. APEs act as surfactants, meaning they lower the surface tension of liquids and help cleaning solutions spread more easily over the surface to be cleaned and penetrate solids. APEs are found in detergents, disinfectants, all-purpose cleaners and laundry cleansers. They are also found in many self-care items including spermicides, sanitary towels and disposable diapers. APEs are endocrine disruptors.
Formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is commonly known as a preservative. Many people do not know that it is also a germicide, bactericide and fungicide, among other functions. Formaldehyde is found in household cleaners and disinfectants. It is also present in nail polish and other personal care products. Formaldehyde is a carcinogen.
Organochlorines. Organochlorines result from the combination of hydrogen and carbon. Some types are highly deadly, such as DDT. OCs are bioaccumulative and also highly persistent in the environment. OCs are present in pesticides, detergents, de-greasers and bleaches. OCs are also present in drycleaning fluids. OCs are carcinogens and endocrine disruptors.
Styrene. Styrene is a naturally occurring substance derived from the styrax tree. Styrene is most commonly used in the manufacture of numerous plastics including plastic food wrap, insulated cups, carpet backing and PVC piping. Styrene is also found in floor waxes and polishes and metal cleaners. Styrene is a known carcinogen as well as an endocrine disruptor. Exposure may affect the central nervous system, liver and reproductive system.
Phthalates. Phthalates are most commonly used in the manufacture of plastics. Phthalates are also used as carriers for perfumes and air fresheners and as skin penetration enhancers for products such as moisturizers. These chemicals are classified as inert and as such no product-labeling requirements exist for phthalates. They are endocrine disruptors and suspected carcinogens. Phthalates are known to cause hormonal abnormalities, thyroid disorders, birth defects and reproductive problems.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). VOCs are emitted as gases suspending themselves in the air. VOCs include an array of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects, and are present in perfumes, air fresheners, disinfectants and deodorizers. VOCs commonly include propane, butane, ethanol, phthalates and/or formaldehyde. These compounds pose a variety of human health hazards and collectively are thought to be reproductive toxins, neurotoxins, liver toxins and carcinogens.

Symptoms of exposure to these types of substances include headache, backache, stiff joints, nausea, diarrhea, asthma or allergy attacks, dizziness, memory loss, stuttering, premature puberty, low sperm count, reduced motor skills, sudden mood swings, dyslexia, ADHD, anti-social behavior/autism and birth defects, among others.

To demonstrate an idea of how pervasive these substances can be under your kitchen sink, 2-butoxyethanol is a good example. Although the signal word for this chemical is “Danger!”, it is found in no less than 108 household cleaning products as well as countless auto, hobby/craft and exterior home maintenance products, according to Household Products Database from the National Library of Medicine. Synonyms for this chemical include butoxyethanol; butyl cellosolve; ethanol, 2-butoxy-; ethylene glycol mono-n-butyl ether (EGBE); ethylene glycol monobutyl ether; monobutyl ethylene glycol ether; n-Butoxyethanol. This chemical is an organic solvent, and a raw material used in the production of phthalates. Some products that claim to be green include this ingredient!
According to the Material Safety Data Sheet from one leading trigger spray cleaner degreaser, exposure to this chemical is reportedly associated with chronic blood and bone marrow damage. It affects the central nervous system, blood and blood-forming organs, kidneys, liver and lymphoid system. It is an eye and skin irritant. Exposure is generally through the lungs, skin, and mouth with 75% of total exposure attributable to the skin. Even vapors from this chemical can be absorbed by the skin. Under existing EPA guidelines, this chemical is considered a neurotoxin and a possible human carcinogen and has been found to cause cancer in animal testing. Symptoms of exposure to 2-butoxyethanol include central nervous depression, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and prominent headache.
To avoid unnecessary exposure to this chemical, use rubber gloves when cleaning with products containing 2-butoxyethanol, ventilate the work area well and/or mask the mouth and nose appropriately. More favorably, avoid products containing this ingredient. It is important to stress that even products that may be perceived as healthy because their names include the words “green”, “citrus”, “lemon” or “orange” may contain this ingredient. The best advice is to read the ingredient label rather than trust the product name or marketing language.
Another harmful ingredient to watch out for is monoethanolamine, also known as MEA. Other synonyms for this chemical are Ethanolamine; Ethanol, 2-amino-; 2-Aminoethanol; 2-Hydroxyethanamine.
This chemical is a surfactant and an emulsifier and can be found in nearly 50 household cleaning products including floor cleaners, tile and grout cleaners, degreasers, stainless steel cleaners and laundry detergents. Additionally, this APE is found in 100 personal care products listed in the Household Products Database, especially consumer hair coloring products. MEA is also an antihistamine found in several popular over the counter drugs, the sedating powers of which are stronger than many barbiturates. As a cleansing ingredient, MEA is highly corrosive to the skin, potentially even causing bleeding to the exposed area. Inhalation may cause asthma attacks or damage the respiratory tract or lungs. MEA is potentially a neurotoxin. Repeated exposure to MEA can damage the liver and kidneys and has proven toxic in animal lab tests. One leading global chemical company admits the body of available research is insufficient to fully determine the health risks for humans.

It is truly amazing that all these harmful ingredients are present in products that are supposed to improve our quality of life. Under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, household cleaners are the only household products for which manufacturers are NOT required to list all ingredients. Certain ingredients (such as fragrances) are considered trade secrets and government regulations are designed to protect proprietary information. Without full disclosure, consumers can unknowingly submit themselves and their families to unhealthy exposures to these chemicals.
The safest course of action a consumer can take is to inform him or herself. Here are some suggestions:
Read product labels. Don’t use products with a signal word stronger than “Caution”.
Research the chemicals listed on product labels through the Household Products Database (, the Cosmetics Database (, Toxnet ( and Scorecard (
Avoid products with fragrances. A clean home should smell like nothing at all.

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Taking a greener approach to cleaning can help you feel better physically. But you’ll probably also feel better mentally, knowing you are creating a safer environment for yourself, your family and your pets.
What’s in your air freshener? A scary thought, eh? Many of us use these on a regular basis without ever thinking about what all those chemicals in that spray can are really doing to our air and our bodies.
You wouldn’t knowingly eat a dangerous substance, so why would you want to breathe one in?
Found in 86% of commercially available air fresheners tested, phthalates help air-freshener and perfume droplets stay suspended in air. They are also used as softening agents in everything from lotion to nail polish to plastic toys. Unfortunately, phthalates are suspected endocrine disruptors that have been linked to the abnormal development of male reproductive systems.
Some of the worst offenders are air fresheners, nail polish, conventional cosmetics, perfume and soft-plastic products (like teething rings).
Really, it’s best to avoid them altogether if you can, by choosing Shaklee products it is a start.

While phthalates have a lot of uses, and are found in so many consumer products, it’s just not worth the risk. They are only rarely included in ingredients lists, so this creates a buyer-beware situation in which you can’t assume that products have been regulated and tested for safety. Do your homework and invest in all-natural alternatives.

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