Saturday, December 31, 2011

Just in time for your Healthy New Year's Resolution!!

Happy New Year to my following friends!  

If one of your resolutions this year is to get healthier and drop a few pounds, then you will want to read on...  My husband, Tony, lost 25 lbs. and has kept them off for about four years.  He maintains his weight by taking a Cinch drink each morning.  It is simple, easy and taste great.  But most importantly, it is safe, effective and good for you.

Join Shaklee and Try Cinch® for FREE*

(January – March 2012)
What?  Whenever you sponsor new people with a minimum $70 order, including any GOLD PAK, they will receive a Cinch Sampler Pack for free – a more than $100 SRP value!
Why?  It’s weight loss season, and you’ll want everyone to get a taste of our clinically tested Cinch Inch Loss Plan. This gives your new Member, Distributor or Gold Ambassador the chance to try the delicious Cinch products for free, and then decide if they’re ready to commit to healthy transformation, with the Cinch Transformation Pack.
Cinch Sampler Pack includes:
  • An assorted Cinch Snack Bar Pack
  • A box of Pomegranate Energy Tea
  • 2-Week Supply of Cinch 3-in-1 Boost
  • Single Sample of Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip and Blueberry Almond Crisp Meal-in-a-Bars
  • One Chocolate Shake Packet and One Vanilla Shake Packet

* Free Cinch Sampler Pack Offer Rules
Join Shaklee as a Member or Distributor with a minimum $70 MP order or with a GOLD PAK, GOLD PLUS PAK or SUPER GOLD PAK, and receive the Cinch Sampler Pack at no additional charge. Shipping and handling applies. The $70 MP order must be placed at the time of sponsoring. There is no PV on the free Cinch Sampler Pack. Offer valid through March 31, 2012 or while supplies last. Offer subject to change without notice.

To place your order -

  • Cinch Video (3 minute)
    view | download
  • The Cinch Brag Book A collection of some of the many compelling Cinch success stories – digital brochure - Eng | Spa

Check out this video to learn more:
Shaklee Videos: Tips for Success with Cinchsup®/sup

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all my followers!

I'm am still having some minor issues with my blog that I am working on.  I hope to be up and running again in the next few days.

Until then, safe travels and God's blessings to all of you.

Pam @

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Making A Difference! December Newsletter

I usually send out a monthly Shaklee newsletter and thought that I would start posting it on my blog as well.  
I know you'll want to read this issue of Making a Difference!.Just look at what you'll find this month:
Good health economics 101... 
What is the real cost of deteriorating health? If your health were to fail tomorrow...would you and your family be able to handle the financial burden?
Is there a better way to spend your precious health care dollars? More there a way to improve and preserve your even more precious health? Find out here…

Plus... What’s the “BlueBook” price for my procedure?
How to take charge of your health...starting today! 
According to a Harvard University study published by the journal Health Affairs, and reported in, “Illness and medical bills caused half of the 1,458,000 personal bankruptcies filed in 2001.”
Here are 3 important steps you can take to take charge of your health today!
Also... The S.M.A.R.T. start...
As well as… Shocking drug cost statistics
The Master Key to your new, improved health... 
Superior health can be attained only by building and maintaining an optimally functioning immune system. 
Indeed, the immune system is the Master Key to fighting every kind of insult to the body.
Read about the ONLY dietary supplement on the market that naturally increases the production of interferon in the body.
And… Now...increase your lifespan!
Along with... OmegaGuard... the ultimate heart protector!

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

Once you've read these articles, its easy to order the featured products! 
Just visit

To learn more about...
- 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

...just email me at and start receiving our FREE NEWSLETTERS & REPORTS.

My wish for your continued great health through Shaklee,

Pam McDonald

P.S. If you know anyone who would benefit by receiving Making a Difference! Newsletters, please forward their first name and email address to
and we will make sure they get their FREE COPY each month.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Blog Problems

I am having some blog problems but am working out the bugs.  Bare with me as I will be posting soon.  Pam

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Gift of Vivix...FREE!

Watch these videos to learn more:

Click here - Give the Gift of Shaklee - This Holiday Season

Click the above video

Join with a $100 Order, Get the Gift of Vivix® Free!

Do you know someone who is thinking of joining Shaklee?  Now is the perfect time to reapproach them, introduce this valuable offer and one of Shaklee's most cutting-edge products!
Through December 31, 2011 when a new Member, Distributor or GOLD Ambassador joins Shaklee and places an order of $100 Member Price or more, they will get a FREE 30-day supply of Vivix, Shaklee's all-natural, scientifically advanced liquid dietary supplement developed to Slow Aging at the Cellular Level™*.
That's a $100 retail value, FREE!   It comes in a special, holiday-themed box—perfect for gift-giving!**

How to Help People Maximize This Promotion

Here's an example of how the people you sponsor can get the most out of this promotion:
1. Join with FREE Membership with Shaklee Vitalizer™
2. Add a Cinch Shake Canister (or any product that adds up to $100 MP)
3. Get a gift-packaged Vivix® FREE!

Take advantage of this offer on our website:

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Why Supplement? The Positive effects to your Health.

This is a very thought provoking video that everyone who is concerned about their health should watch.  It shows why the proven benefits of nutritional supplementation are so important today. 

Did you know???
(Center for Nutrition Research)

- 80% of all Heart Disease in women is preventable

- 90% of all Type-2 Diabetes is preventable

- 33% of all children born today can expect a shorter life than their parents

- there is up to a 38% decline in the nutrient content of crops, according to a 2004 report *

- 2,000% increase in fast food sales over the past 30 years  

* Journal of American College of Nutrition Vol. 23(6): 2004

The question now is what should you look for when buying supplements?  

*  Look for clinical studies on the ingredients or products
*  Look for natural ingredients on the label - avoid artificial sweeteners, flavors and preservatives
*  Look for a company that focuses on safety and quality
*  Look for an unconditional money-back guarantee

I have been using Shaklee supplements for 35 years and highly recommend them.  Shaklee is the #1 Natural Nutrition Company in the U.S.  Their products are Always Safe, Always Work and are Always Green. 

To learn more about Shaklee, click on the Shaklee tab at the top of my blog.

Changing Brands can change your life!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Another Friday - follow 40 and over!

So many talented bloggers.  I continue to learn from them and am inspired to help others.
Click the "Follow Friday" link on the right side of my blog page to see the Follow Friday blog.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Eat Bananas, Eat Eat Bananas!

Below are 9 "Fun Facts" about Bananas, some might surprise you.
Recently, I read this article from Natural News and thought I would share it with you.  Enjoy!

1. Hands and Fingers

Bananas do not grow on trees. The banana plant is classified as an arborescent (tree-like) perennial herb and the banana itself is actually considered a berry. The correct name for bunch of bananas is a hand of bananas; a single banana is a finger.

2. Heart Health

One banana contains 467mg of potassium, providing powerful protection to the cardiovascular system. Regular consumption of the potassium-packed fruit helps guard against high blood pressure, atherosclerosis and stroke.

3. Bones

Although bananas do not contain high amounts of calcium, they do supply the body with an abundance of fructooligosaccharide, a prebiotic substance (one which encourages probiotics, the friendly bacteria in the digestive system). As fructooligosaccharides ferment in the digestive tract, they enhance the body's ability to absorb calcium.

4. Energy and Mood Balancing

Another benefit to bananas high potassium content derives from that mineral's role as an energy-supplying electrolyte. Since bananas also contain tryptophan, serotonin and norepinephrine, they help prevent depression while encouraging feelings of well-being and relaxation. In addition, the vitamin B6 in bananas helps protect against sleeplessness, mood swings and irritability.

5. Vision

Bananas, combined with the African herb orinol, have been used to treat cataracts in Nigeria. They also share with other fruits the ability to prevent macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in adults. According to a study published in the Archives of Opthmalogy in 2004, people who eat 3 servings of fruit per day are statistically unlike to develop the vision-diminishing disease.

6. Better Digestion

Bananas suppress acid in the digestive tract, alleviating heartburn and helping guard against ulcers. Since bananas contain pectin, a soluble fiber, they aid in the elimination process, helping prevent constipation.

7. Baby Food

Since they are easily digested, bananas are a perfect food for babies just beginning to move to solid foods.

8. HIV Protection

The Journal of Biological Chemistry in March 2010 published a study which revealed the healing potential of BanLec, a lectin protein in bananas. Researchers found that this protein which binds to sugars can also bind to HIV-infected cells, enveloping them and preventing their replication and transmission.

8. Clones

Due to modern shipping practices, this tropical yellow berry born of a herb seems so ubiquitous that most consumers take it for granted. However, the banana's constant availability could end soon. Nearly all the bananas sold in stores are cloned from just one variety, the Cavendish banana plant, originally native to Southeast Asia. This means disease could potentially wipe out the cloned plants in one fell swoop. Next time you peel and eat a banana, take the time to savor its flavor and texture, so if this fruit disappears, you can tell future generations about the healthy snack encased in yellow flesh.

That potential disappearance does not derive from science fiction speculation. Botanists say it is likely to happen in the next 20 years and in fact it already has happened. At the beginning of the last century, the dominant banana species was the Gros Michel, also a cloned species, which was wiped out by fungus. The Gros Michel was preferred over the Cavendish because it was larger and had a longer shelf life, and, according to old-timer recollections, better-tasting. The Cavendish replaced the Gros Michel after the latter species decimation because, of the over 1,000 varieties of bananas in the world, most do not have an appealing taste. There are the less sweet plantains, and also a variety called Goldfinger which has an apple-like taste.

9. Save the peels

Even the peels of this fruit are useful. Apply the inside of a banana peel to pimples to naturally dry out these skin blemishes. Also, banana peels make a wonderful fertilizer, particularly for roses.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Roger Barnett predicts Shaklee, Apple & P&G to be the three biggest leaders in direct selling market.

I am so proud to have my own Shaklee business with Roger Barnett as the CEO.  His vision for Shaklee is huge!  Roger recently spoke at the Direct Selling Association conference and stated that he believes the three biggest leaders in the direct selling market in the next 10-20 years from now could very well be:

Apple -- Proctor & Gamble -- Shaklee

The reason, is that people will want to be associated with those brands.  Brands that are cool, hip and have a reputation of integrity.  Shaklee has always done the right thing, but quietly.  Now it's time to talk to others about it.  We have what people need, great products and an honest, achievable business plan.

Watch the above video with Roger being interviewed by Bo Short.  It is worth your time!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

How to follow blogs!

Another Follow Friday Blog for the "40 and Over" crowd!
You can follow this blog by clicking on the "40 and Over" button on the right side of page. 

Are you interested in joining the blogging world?  Here are some easy steps to follow other blogs and learn from them.

How do you follow a blog?  If you already have a account (free) then you just click on the Join us follow button.

But it you want to receive regular posts via email then enter your email address in the subscribe box.

I am looking for more followers so join in.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Trip of a Lifetime!

I just got back from the Trip of a Lifetime!  

This year, we earned our first all expense paid Shaklee Dream Incentive Trip to the Bahamas.  I was able to go with my mother Vernie and my sister Laura.   We stayed at the Atlantis Hotel which is one of the most beautiful hotels that I have ever stayed at.  Here is the view from our room -  absolutely gorgeous.

The three of us had so much fun together.  We laughed so much our stomachs ached.  What a blessing to have had that time with each other.  If it weren't for Shaklee we would not have been able to go on such a wonderful trip.   Thank you Shaklee

We were also blessed to meet so many fun people who share a love for Shaklee like we do.  There were 777 people in attendance for six days/five nights.  Can you believe that?

A few very successful people that were so kind to us (especially my mother) I would like to mention.  They were Bo Short, Dr. Steve and Suzanne Chaney, Nedra Sahr, Barbara Lagoni, Sarah Hein and the Dr. Martin Braun family.  Sarah, offered to help my mom up a steep stairway and said, we are a "Shaklee Family" and help each other when needed. So true.  Bo Short, came up to my mom and told her that she was "amazing" after watching her dance the night away.  Mom led the bunny hop around the bar and danced for 1 1/2 hours the night before.   He made her feel so good with just a few kind words.  Thanks to all of you.
Below are some highlights of our trip --

Laura and I pose with the" Limbo guy" on the ferry boat from Rose Island.
The Limbo guy carrying mom under and over fire.  

The first of three naps of the day for mom...zzzzzzzzzz

Enjoying the sun all covered up, including Enfuselle of course.

Sisters, Sisters....

Mom with Bo Short

Suzanne Chaney, Mom and Barbara Lagoni dancing the night away!

Mom NEVER misses an opportunity for ice cream!
The Recognition Dinner

The Atlantis Hotel is in the background.

Again, it was a blessing to be with so many successful people who are really just average people.  They inspire us to dream big dreams for ourselves and to make a difference by helping others.

If you, or anyone you know, is looking for another stream of income contact me at  We'd love to have you join us on our next trip to the Mayan Riviera or Kenya in 2012.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Miracles Do Happen!

Miracles Do Happen!

My mother (Vernie) excited to have a buyer.

Isn't this the cutest house!

Well it actually happened.  My mother's house sold after being on-and-off the market for three years.  It is bitter sweet but mostly a relief for all of us.  My mother has lived in this adorable house for about 47 years.  This house truly holds many fond memories for all of us.  

My sister Laura, my mom (Vernie) and me.

Grandma Vernie with some of the grandkids.  My three kids are on the left and my sister's daughter and her husband are on the right with mom.

The last couple weeks have been busy for all of us with moving mom out of her house and into her new "senior-living" apartment.  We experienced yet another role reversal today when I had to teach her how to park her car in the underground parking space.  She has never had a garage in her entire life so this was a brand new experience for her.  She remarked, "How can I drive and think at the same time?"  

Gotta love my mom, Vernie!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Eat, Drink & be Scary!

- Talk about a complete role reversal -  

Today was such a fun day!  My mother was invited to a Halloween party at her soon-to-be (not soon enough) residence.  My sister and I dressed her up as a princess and she looked cute as button. 

As I grew up, I have fond memories of we how we would  "dress up" and laugh at ourselves.  My own kids enjoy dressing up for Halloween too and as a matter of fact, my oldest son came home this afternoon to look through our "dress up" bins.  

When I brought my mother to her Halloween party, she ran into a very dear friend of her's, Phyllis, and I couldn't resist taking a picture of them together.  

Isn't it wonderful that you're never too old to celebrate Halloween!

Hope you all enjoy the holiday.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Only 2 months til X-Mas - Share Good Health!

Can you believe it is only two months until Christmas Eve?  Yikes!

Take the stress out of holiday gift giving and introduce those you love to Shaklee's exciting holiday gift packs.

To make it easy to give the right gift, at the right price for the right person on anyone’s gift list, the three offers are affordably priced at approximately $30, $60 and $90 price points. 

Just click the buy now button to make your purchases.

Year of Cleaner, Healthier Water Gift Set
17% Savings on Filter 3-pak! (#59769)
Member Price : $99.95
Sleek, beautiful, and smart, the Year of Cleaner, Healthier Water gift set is perfect for anyone on your list. This set includes a contemporary water pitcher and four water filter refills that deliver cleaner, healthier water all year long. And it saves the planet from a whole lot of plastic. We can all drink to that!
  • Certified to reduce 3X as many contaminants as Brita® or PUR®1
  • Certified to filter 80 gallons—2X as much as Brita and PUR2
  • Costs only pennies a gallon
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Rejuvenating Bath and Body Gift Set
Free Shower Sponge Included! (#59768)
Member Price : $33.35
This luxurious Enfuselle® Moisturizing Shower Gel and Hand and Body Lotion gift set delivers total skin therapy. The gel hydrates skin with sea botanical extracts and vitamin E, while our antioxidant-rich lotion provides a moisture surge that lasts up to six hours. Includes a free Shower Sponge for an ultrasmooth lather. With a deal this great, why not treat yourself too?
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Pamper Me Now Gift Set (#59767)
Member Price : $57.70
For that overworked, multitasking special someone in your life, the gift of total relaxation. Smooth on Enfuselle® Ultra Moisturizing Shea Butter Cream for immediate pampering and silky soft skin, and feel stress disappear within 30 minutes with Stress Relief Complex* - a natural blend of calming herbs. Total transformation, inside and out.
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