Monday, September 1, 2014


I just finished watching a story on 60 Minutes about 'Living to 90 and Beyond' that I think you'll enjoy.  It's no secret that our aging population is exploding but did you know that  90+'ers are the fastest growing segment of that population?  The 90+ groundbreaking study evaluated factors that might contribute to living a long life past the age of 90.  

Some of these factors included:

Genetics
Physical and Mental Exercise
Diet
Vitamins
Alcohol consumption
Social engagement
Weight

The results of this research study showed physical exercise and alcohol consumption to be strong factors that prolong life.  Vitamin supplementation, however, did not prove to make a difference.  This is no surprise, considering that the vitamin supplements taken by the seniors in this study were not high quality pharmaceutical grade supplements - no wonder they had no impact.

A better testimonial is one from the Landmark Dietary Supplement Study conducted by Dr. Gladys Block et. al at the University of California, Berkley published in the Nutrition Journal in 2007.  This clinical study showed that people who used high quality dietary supplements had markedly better health than both multivitamin users and those who used no supplements.  A summary of this study is shown in the graph.


You can learn more about this study at http://www.landmarkstudy.com

Interestingly enough, moderate alcohol consumption proved to be a positive influence on living a longer life.  For those of you who do not want to drink alcohol on a regular basis, Shaklee has two products that you might want to consider.  They are Vivix and the new MindWorks products which utilize Muscadine and Chardonnay grapes.  These products address brain function and aging well.  


Watch part I of 'Living to 90 and Beyond' on the link below:

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/living-to-90-and-beyond-part-one-2











Friday, August 15, 2014

Neuroplasticity & The Science Behind MindWorks



I'm back -

Have you been wondering where I have been?  Some of you may remember that I have been busy finishing my Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Wellness with a focus on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) at the University of Minnesota.  This program couldn't be a better fit for me as I have dedicated my life to informing and inspiring people how they can take responsibility for their own health.



One of the topics I have studied and found extremely interesting is neuroplasticity.  What the heck is that you ask?  Neuroplasticity is a term that is used to describe changes in the brain. Throughout our lives our brain and mind are constantly changing.  The brain's neurological pathways have control over all of the body processes.  As we age, however, the brain shrinks and we lose neural connections between the brain cells.  This normal aging process can lead to mental decline.


The good news is that are simple lifestyle interventions that we can take to slow this normal aged-related mental decline.  They are -


1) Eating a healthy diet

2) Exercising our bodies and brains regularly

- and -

3) Supplementing with Shaklee's new MindWorks product.



You can learn more about this new product from MIT trained neuroscientist, Dr. Laurel Fischer, PHD and Dr. Bruce Daggy, PHD by watching The Science Behind MindWorks video below.

Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to give this product a try at www.pamtonymcdonald.myshaklee.com


Monday, February 3, 2014

February - Making a Difference Newsletter!



I know you'll want to read this issue of Making a Difference!. Just look at what you'll find this month:
 
Yummy new Shaklee 180 flavors...
Have a few pounds to lose? Or... maybe you have a lot of weight you’d like to get rid of. Whatever your weight loss goals, Shaklee 180 makes it not only easy... but also delicious!
Announcing… four scrumptuous new Shaklee 180 flavors to keep your tastebuds satisfied and your hunger under control! We bet you can’t wait to try...
Find out about the new Shaklee products here…

Plus... Energy... without the side effects


The six-supplement plan for strong bones...
The bad news is... if you’re over 30 years old, your bone density has already started to decline.

The good news is... proper nutrition can help slow... and even stop... bone loss. 

Let's take a look at some of the best nutrients to preserve and build your bones:

And we'll talk about... Four delicious new 180 flavors!

As well as... New! Energizing Smoothee Kit


Much ado about... leucine!
If you have friends who are serious athletes or are into bodybuilding, you might have heard them talking about leucine. What exactly is it and what's all the fuss?

We’ll give you the details here…

And we'll explain all about... Leucine...vital for seniors

As well as... New! More choices for Turnaround™ Kits

And… New! Mobile app access open to Members       

Also featuring… 

“Recipes” your home will love!
Here are a few Shaklee “recipes” to make short work of housework, including…
Clean and deodorize carpeting
Foam oven cleaner
Anti-static spray
All-purpose super cleaner



To read about these important subjects in this edition of Making a Difference!, click here


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- health, nutrition and fitness
- cleaning products that are safe for you and for our planet
- natural skin, personal and beauty care
- air and water filtration
- how you can work part-time for a full-time income... from the comfort of your home

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

A good read to start your new year!



Well, I'm back after finishing another semester of school and getting through the Christmas festivities.  I hope that all of you enjoyed your holiday with family and friends.  

While the main focus of Christmas is certainly not about the gifts one receives, I wanted to share with you a gift that my mother gave to everyone in our family.


It's a book called The Traveler's Gift written by Andy Andrews that is an easy read and highlights seven decisions people make that determine their personal success in life.  While my mother has experienced many adversities in life and rarely complains; it is her faith in God, persistence and positive attitude that have helped her to overcome these obstacles. 

After having my nose in text books for the past few months, it was refreshing to read a short and encouraging book that is full of reminders of how we can live the best life possible.  I think I will try to read some of Andy Andrews other books before I go back to school in January.  Below are some of my favorite quotes from this book.

“Times of calamity and distress have always been producers of the greatest men. The hardest steel is produced from the hottest fire; the brightest star shreds the darkest night.”   

"You must know, that in the game of life, nothing is less important than the score at halftime.  The tragedy of life is not that man loses, but that he almost wins.  As a human, you detour and ease off because you lack understanding.  You quit because you lack faith."

“If I associate with chickens, I will learn to scratch at the ground and squabble over crumbs.  If I associate with eagles, I will learn to soar to great heights.”

“For centuries, dreams have been used to communicate instruction and direction to people of purpose – great men and women.  God used dreams to prepare Joseph for his future as a leader of nations.  He gave battle plans to Gideon in a dream.  Joan of Arc, Jacob, George Washington, Marie Curie, and the apostle Paul were all guided by their dreams.”

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

One-a-Day, Centrum, GNC, Rite Aid, or Shaklee… is there a difference?




I know you'll want to read the October issue of Making a Difference!. Just look at what you'll find this month:
 
Are you gambling with your health?
Most people think that there's no difference between One-a-Day, Centrum, GNC, Rite Aid, your supermarket brand, or Shaklee food supplements.

In reality, there's a monumental difference between nutritional products. So... if you care about your health (and your pocketbook), it's time to throw out everything you think you know about vitamin and mineral supplements! It's time to learn the truth!

Read on... there's more...
What's in your supplement?

Co-factors, balance and bioavailability...
When you eat a naturally grown fruit, vegetable, nut or grain, you're getting a complex variety of known and unknown vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and other factors that all work together to build and maintain your health.

Unfortunately, vitamins can be labeled as natural if they contain as little as 10% of the natural form of the vitamin.

Learn all about it here...


Plus... Shaklee ingredient philosophy

As well as..  
How changing brands can change your life! 
Nearly half of American adults use supplements regularly, generating over $30 billion a year in sales, according to the National Institute of Health (NIH). While you can buy a multivitamin product for mere pennies per day, what does that mean... really mean... for your health?


Then learn what... The most expensive supplement is...

Also featuring… 

What do we love? Basic H²! 
Most people in Shaklee love all of the Get Clean product line. But the overwhelming favorite is still... Basic H²! Nothing else is quite as versatile, gentle, and yet powerful as this remarkable liquid.

Basic H² is so versatile!  Learn what chores you can tackle with Basic H² in this issue.



To read about these important subjects in this edition of Making a Difference!, click here



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Friday, September 20, 2013

GET Healthy and BE Healthy Promotion!




Well I'm back in school and especially enjoy one of my classes called Introduction to Integrative Healing.  Each week we see a variety of short videos that pertain to the current topic being discussed.  This week the topic was about our current US medical system framework.  Boring you might say, but this short video is worth watching.  I am definitely going to encourage my own children to take the 17 minutes out of their day and get inspired by her message.

I continue to be in awe of all the smart people out in the world and this includes Rebecca Onie who is found of the Health Leads program in the above short video.  She believes that in addition to offering health care services that can help patients to GET healthy, we need to offer services to patients so they can BE healthy and not get sick in the first place.  AMEN to that!

Enjoy and have a great day.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Specialty Oils from around the World in Stillwater, MN - who knew?

Sample & Savor Oils & Vinegars at the Olive Oil Company!


While shopping in downtown Stillwater, Minnesota this past weekend, I came across a unique shop that specializes in imported Extra Virgin Olive Oils, Balsamic Vinegars and Specialty Oils from around the world.

We all know that there are many health benefits associated with taking Extra Virgin Olive Oil as well as Balsamic Vinegar, however, I had no idea that there was such a wide variety of flavors that could enhance our daily meals.

As you can see from the picture below, the store is set up so that customers can sample the wide variety of oils and vinegars on tap.  Not only did I buy many oils and vinegars for myself but I also bought some as gifts.  



I don't really have any favorite oil or vinegar as this is a new experience for me but I will say that I love combining either the  Espresso Balsamic Vinegar or the Blueberry Vinegar with the Hojiblanca Extra Virgin Oil as a dressing on my salads.  This is absolutely delicious!   After you start cooking with these oils and vinegars, and taste the difference, you will never want to buy any of the unhealthy prepared dressings from the grocery store again.



I have already tried two recipes from their "Sample & Savor" cookbook, Roasted Cauliflower with Orange Olive Dressing and the Peanut Chicken Satay -  Fantastic is all I can say.

If you want to learn about oils and vinegars this is the place to visit.  Rebekah Chapman, who co-authored their cookbook, educated me and helped me navigate through the store and decide what to purchase.  She also mentioned that they will give a $1 credit for every washed empty bottle returned.

If Stillwater is not a convenient location for you, then you might be interested to know that there is another Olive Oil Company store located in White Bear Lake.  I plan to visit that store the next time I need to buy more oils and vinegars.

Check out their website and blog at www.stillwateroliveoil.com.  Treat your taste buds, go explore...