I take it all to heart. Because, though it broke my heart and soul when Baby C and I were hospitalized, God brought something to me that I never would have thought twice about if I didn’t go through our illness and pain. And that something was Shaklee.
Shaklee found me and brought me through much of my pain and suffering. When my hair was falling out in clumps every time I took a shower, and when my gut couldn’t digest any nutrients from all the drugs I was on, Shaklee’s protein, probiotics and vitamins from Women’s Vitalizer helped me build a new, healthier life for myself and my family.
I remember distinctly sitting in my daughter’s hospital room with my family after I was rushed to the ER for kidney stones. My dad told me I needed to make some lifestyle changes. That I needed to start eating healthier. And though I knew what had happened to us didn’t come directly from unhealthy eating habits, I guarantee you it didn’t help our situation.
I was never a “green” person before and even after all this, it took me many baby steps to get to a healthier and greener life that my family lives today. Our family continues to learn and grow, day by day, and we have a ways to go. But I’m proud of how far we have come.
I used to fill my house with chemical cleaners and aerosol sprays to make the dirty smells go away. Our breakfast, the most important meal of the day, used to be from a box or bag that contained no nutritional value. And my vitamins were the synthetic kind that maybe I had a coupon for at the local grocery store.
I slowly began making changes. It was a little tough, because not everyone in my household agreed that we needed to ditch the Febreeze and get rid of our odors instead of masking them with laden chemicals. And is there really a difference when it comes to the vitamins on the grocer shelf and the vitamins from the number 1 natural nutrition company in the US? Heck yeah there is! Just sink those synthetic vitamins in water and see if they dissolve. And my cereal box says it’s loaded with vitamins and minerals, so what was wrong with that? The realization that those vitamins and minerals were being depleted during the processing cycle hit me hard.
If our family ever ran out of Shaklee vitamins, we felt a difference right away. Putting those babies on autoship was a must. And I slowly ditched the chemicals and replaced them with products that not only are safe, but since they are concentrated, they have saved me $3200! And for breakfast, we love our protein!
As I started to learn the importance of “living in harmony with nature,” all the benefits and illness prevention it provided, and the new found energy that came along with it, I started to see others around me who didn’t know what I knew yet. I realized my Facebook wall was covered with status updates of people asking for prayers for a sick loved one and talking about how tired they are all the time or wanting to lose weight. And when I walked down the cleaning supply aisle to grab a sponge, I started choking on all the air fresheners and cleaning scents.
Then it hit me, or God hit me. Or something. And I realized I couldn’t hide what I knew, especially if it was such a blessing to me. Maybe, just maybe, I could share this blessing with others. Because my whole life I dreamed about making a difference in other’s lives. Through God, I knew that was the purpose He gave me. So I made the commitment and dedication to help others live healthier lives, so they can live their life. And I became a Shaklee Independent Distributor.
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