Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Endometriosis is a condition where endometrium (the lining of the uterus) is found in locations outside the uterus. This misplaced tissue may be found on the ovaries, uterus, bowel, bladder utero-sacral ligaments (ligaments that hold the uterus in place), or peritoneum (covering lining of the pelvis and abdominal cavity.) On rare occasions it can be found in other distant sites.

Endometriosis is one of the most common gynecological diseases, affecting more than 5.5 million women in North America alone.

The most common symptoms of endometriosis are very painful cramps or periods, heavy periods, chronic pelvic pain (which includes lower or mid back pain), intestinal pain, pain during or after sex, infertility. About 30 percent to 40 percent of women with endometriosis are infertile, making it one of the top three causes for female infertility.

Who Gets Endometriosis?
Endometriosis can affect any menstruating woman, from the time of her first period to menopause, regardless of whether or not she has had children, her race or ethnicity, or her socio-economic status. Endometriosis can sometimes persist after menopause.

Recovery Plan:
The following supplement program has assisted many women with endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and/or uterine fibroids. The products that are listed can be purchased at . The reason that Shaklee products have been chosen for this program is that the products are produced with the highest standards of quality control and have been shown to produce results in double-blind clinical studies. Numerous women’s clinics around the country have now adopted this program due to the rapid results it produces.

Basic Nutritional Foundation:
Vitamin Pack with Iron    1-2 blister strips per day 1 in a.m., (1 in p.m.) with meals
Soy Protein Drink    3 – 6 Tbs. per day a.m. +/or midday (not p.m.)
Water    One half your body weight in ounces (filtered is best)

For women who are experiencing significant pain:
GLA Plus    4 – 6 per day 2 in a.m., 2 in p.m.
Omega 3    4 – 6 per day 2 in a.m., 2 in p.m.
Natural Pain Relief    3 – 6 per day As needed for pain
Calcium/Magnesium    6 – 12 per day 2 – 4 per meal

Adjust amounts as needed for pain. As the condition heals, the need for these supplements will decrease accordingly.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

A Healthy Menopause

Do you have hot flashes? Night sweats? Insomnia? Mood changes? Cramps and abdominal discomfort?

Whether you are in your 20's, 40's or 60's, women can experience unpleasant symptoms associated with their monthly cycle. If you're going thru peri-menopause or menopause, you can reduce or eliminate many of those symptoms.

Click here to listen to an audio about women's health and menopause.

Click here for more information on the Vitamin Pack.

Click here for the online catalog, including all the recommended products.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Earth Hour 2008

On March 29, 2008 at 8 p.m., join millions of people around the world in making a statement about climate change by turning off your lights for Earth Hour, an event created by the World Wildlife Fund.

Earth Hour was created by WWF in Sydney, Australia in 2007, and in one year has grown from an event in one city to a global movement. In 2008, millions of people, businesses, governments and civic organizations in nearly 200 cities around the globe will turn out for Earth Hour. More than 100 cities across North America will participate, including the US flagships–Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix and San Francisco and Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.

We invite everyone throughout North America and around the world to turn off the lights for an hour starting at 8 p.m. (your own local time)–whether at home or at work, with friends and family or solo, in a big city or a small town.

What will you do when the lights are off? We have lots of ideas.

Join people all around the world in showing that you care about our planet and want to play a part in helping to fight climate change. Don’t forget to sign up and let us know you want to join Earth Hour.

One hour, America. Earth Hour. Turn out for Earth Hour!

We are all custodians of the earth. What else can you do? Use non-toxic, green cleaning products. Safe for your family, your home and the earth.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

No More Pesky Flies

It’s that time of year... Bugs in the air. Make them DISAPPEAR! If you or maybe someone you know has this problem - Basic Cleaner is the answer! It is totally non toxic so can be used on skin and even around food.

Basic Cleaner is truly ALL PURPOSE, from your walls to the ceilings to the floors to cleaning the kids, to saying good-bye to those pesky summer time bugs!

Abbie’s Story:
All last summer I mixed Basic Cleaner (1 part to 8 parts water) and used it as a fly spray on my horses (and on ourselves). The horses love it. It works great and keeps their coats soft and shiny.

I read one of the emails that I got recently that said I could use Basic Cleaner as a fly spray around my barn etc. I had flies everywhere! So I mixed Basic Cleaner in a spray bottle that attaches to a hose and sprayed everywhere.

Tonight I thought would be the ultimate test. I went out to feed my horses and usually I spray them again and the flies are horrible. But this time, NOT ONE FLY. I even looked for them. Not even on the horses. No little hatching flies around the water trough. None in the truck waiting for me to take them home with me. I couldn't believe it. I have also sprayed my yard with Basic Cleaner and have noticed that our bug population around our house is non existent plus the grass is growing like crazy.

AND ANTS! Did I mention ANTS? If you have tried everything to rid your property from mounds of ants many of us have found Basic Cleaner will make the ants DISAPPEAR!

Brianne Story:
Basic Cleaner. It works. You can use it to spray areas where flies breed or congregate. Once they have been misted, they can’t fly anymore and die. They hate it, and will not bother or bite horses who have been sprayed with it.

You can make a diluted spray with 10-12 parts water and one part Basic Cleaner. You can adjust the mixture to suit your area, but trust me, that concentration is plenty strong.

You can also use it to bathe your horses, yourself and your tack too. PH is in the range of human and horse skin, so it is great for sensitive skinned horses and people. No yucky smell either.

Try it once and you will NEVER buy another fly repellent. The price is great too. Buy a 64 oz bottle and imagine how far it goes. Makes up to 6 gallons of fly spray. Great price, great product. I began using it at the stables where I board, and the whole stable was using it within the month, and continues to use it even after I brought my horses home.