Thursday, November 19, 2009

Another popular myth has been busted!

We've all heard the advice - take a baby aspirin every day. What does the research say? I went back to my friend Stephen Chaney, Phd to get the scoop.

To Your Health,

Another popular myth has been busted!
Many doctors advise their patients to take a baby aspirin
every day to reduce their risk of heart attack. And this
recommendation has been repeated so often in the
media and in self-help books and web sites that even
more people are taking an aspirin every day without
even waiting for their doctor to recommend it.
Probably not, accordingly to a new study done by Dr.
Gerry Fowlkes of the Wolfson Unit for Prevention of
Cardiovascular Disease in Edinburgh Scotland. In a
study that he presented at the most recent meeting of
the European Society for Cardiology in Barcelona Spain
he and his colleagues followed 3,000 men at very high risk
for developing heart disease for an average of eight years.
Half of the group was randomly assigned to take an aspirin every day
and the other half was given a placebo. At the end of eight years there
was no difference in the rate of heart attacks or stroke - or risk of death
from any cause - between the two groups. In other words, an aspirin a
day did not decrease the risk of heart attack and stroke and had no
discernible health benefits in this study.
Even worse, there were 34 major bleeds in people taking the aspirin
compared to only 20 in people taking the placebo. And if you looked at
internal bleeding that was so serious that it required hospitalization, the risk was almost double for the aspirin users compared to the placebo users.
The conclusion of this study was that for otherwise healthy people the
risks of taking aspirin outweigh the benefits. The scientists cautioned that for people who have already had a heart attack the benefits of taking an aspirin a day might outweigh the risks.
But I would encourage you to investigate natural alternates rather than relying on a drug to reduce your risk of heart disease. For example several recent clinical studies have shown that as little as 500 mg/day of omega-3 fatty acids, whether from fish or from supplements, can reduce the risk of a second heart attack in someone who has already had one heart attack by 30-40%. And, of course, the Landmark study showed that people who have used the Shaklee supplements for 20 years or more have 1/3 the incidence of angina, heart attack, stroke or congestive heart failure as do people using other company's multivitamins or no supplements at all.

Dr. Stephen Chaney, PhD

Friday, November 13, 2009

Are you taking vitamins & still getting sick?

I keep hearing from people struggling with colds, flus & sinus infections.

So many times I hear -
"I am taking vitamins from the drug store or health food store. I guess they just don't work for me."

Are there differences in vitamins?

What if you could get a guarantee?

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To Your Health,

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Have you ever wondered how fires get started in a clothes dryer????

Have you ever wondered how fires get started in a clothes dryer????

Read this story:

“The heating unit went out on my dryer! The gentleman that fixes things around the house for us told us that he wanted to show us something. He went over to the dryer and pulled out the lint filter. It was clean. (I always clean the lint from the filter after every load of clothes). He took the filter over to the sink and ran hot water over it. The lint filter is made of a mesh materials. Well, the hot water just sat on top of the mesh! It didn’t go through it at all! He told us that dryer sheets cause a film over that mesh. That’s what burns out the heating unit. You can’t SEE the film, but it’s there. This ‘film’ in the dryer sheets makes your clothes soft and static free – and gives them that nice fragrance too. You know how dryer sheets can feel waxy when you take them out of the box? Well that waxy stuff builds up on your clothes and on your lint screen. This substance cuts down on the efficiency of your dryer and is also what causes dryer units to catch fire! He said the best way to keep your dryer working for a very long time (and to keep your electric bill lower) is to take that filter out and wash it with hot soapy water & an old toothbrush (or other brush) at least every month. Doing this will double the life of your dryer!” B. Hanson, Denver, CO

I received this story from another Shaklee distributor and wanted to pass it on to you. She said that after she received the above e-mail from an acquaintance, she introduced her to Get Clean Soft Fabric Fragrance-Free Dryer Sheets. They will never produce a potentially hazardous waxy build-up on your dryer screen.


1. Safe for all washable fabrics.
2. Nontoxic
3. Fragrance free
4. Non toxic fumes
5. No hazardous chemicals

1. Adds softness and controls static cling
2. Rivals Bounce in controlling static cling in third-party performance tests

1. Natural-vegetable-based softener
2. Biodegradable sheets
3. Recycable sheets (most other dryer sheets are not recyclable)
4. Recyclable packaging
5. No dyes

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To Your Health,