The best time to take care of your future health is right now. Many people have proved that it is possible to have optimum health and energy at any age.
While my eating habits have not always been the best, I have used Shaklee through various stages of life and have been consistent at taking their supplements almost every day. Shaklee has helped me with my…
…physical challenges in my 20’s
…having children in my 30’s
…active in sports and home renovations in 40’s and 50’s
…working a job with little work/life balance for 8 years in my 60’s
…and now in my 70’s I am so excited to have the health and energy to continue with the next chapter in life. Too many others I’ve known have not been so blessed. I look forward to keeping up with my grandchildren, pursuing my passions, seeing my goals accomplished and being a blessing to others.
I have shared some of the products I have used what I use in each of the targeted solutions. It is a continuous process to make healthy decisions of what I eat, the supplements I take, the exercise I get and adjusting to the changes mentally! The results are well worth it!
In this last section on Targeted Solutions we'll take a closer look at how nutrition can help us to "Age Well."
In previous times many claimed to have found the “Fountain of Youth,” but we know that we are all aging every day. The best we can do is “age well.” It isn’t about how many years we live as it is about the quality of those years. For me, being ill was not an option.
Here are some of the most common problems we have when we age and some suggestions on how to manage them:
- aching joints and bones
- poor eyesight
- mental alertness
- our desire to look younger longer
Aches and Pains
An important principle that I learned through sports injuries, other injuries and typical aging difficulties; you have to just keep moving. I had a wonderful chiropractor tell me that after I had a nasty fall when doing some cycling.
Many of the aches and pains from aging and sports is due to inflammation. "Inflammation" is when the body is injured, and the immune system responds to heal it. As with many things, some is okay and expected, but long-term inflammation is very harmful. When there is inflammation, there is joint pain and discomfort.
Certain types of food can cause inflammation - refined sugar, alcohol, processed meats, trans fats. So sometimes simply changing your diet can help reduce inflammation.
Some anti-inflammatory foods would be berries, cherries, avocado, and the spice Tumeric. and increase your fresh vegetable intake.
Two things I like to do is to (1) make a combination of fruits (fresh or frozen) and (2) make a large salad with a wide variety of raw vegetables, mushrooms, and tomatoes with an olive oil dressing. Having these prepared in advance helps them to be easily accessible for a few days especially during busy times.
But no matter how well I eat, I find it is still helpful to take Shaklee supplements. Here are some great suggestions.
Vivix is an awesome product made from the muscadine grape and a natural source of resveratrol.
Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant produced by some plants to protect them against environmental stresses. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals, which are believed to be the cause of aging, cancer, and brain degeneration!
“Key ingredients in Vivix have been shown to blunt the inﬂammatory response of healthy people to an unhealthy meal, which over time can lead to cellular aging”
Here is another benefit is taking Vivix.
Scientist have actually found how to “measure” your aging process by measuring “Telomeres.”
“Telomeres are the protective caps on the ends of our chromosomes that contain our DNA. As we age, our telomeres gradually shorten and shorter telomeres are strongly correlated with various health risks. Slowing telomere shortening, therefore, may support a longer, healthier life.” (Shaklee Corporation)
Maybe Shaklee has found the fountain of youth! Vivix is truly the product to take to help with a variety of challenges we face as we age. Check out the website for all the benefits.
Another product that has become very popular lately is Collagen as it has been found to promote healthy nails, skin and hair. Also, Collagen is the primary building block of your muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments and other connective tissues.
“As we age, our body’s ability to make collagen begins to decline. Our body may no longer absorb nutrients as well or synthesize them as efficiently. As a result, we may experience collagen loss, which can lead to some common signs of aging. These include stiff joints, sagging skin, brittle nails, lackluster hair, and wrinkles.” (Shaklee Corporation)
Here are some foods that provide collagen:
Chicken with skin (in the skin), Oysters, Eggs, Beef, Bone Broth
Shaklee’s Collagen 9 has 9 amino acids (proteins) that you need. This is a powder mix that is good in shakes or yogurt.
I can’t promise you perfect eyesight, I do wear glasses. I have been able to maintain healthy eyes and I continue to look for ways to improve my eyesight! There is a book I found that has different eye exercises: How to See Without Glasses.
Our diets do help to protect our eyesight. Tomatoes, carrots, and leafy green vegetables are rich in carotenoids are known to help protect the eye.
Taking a supplement like Shaklee’s CarotoMax can help support your eye health and maintain healthy vision as it contains 6 key carotenoids that protect your cells from damage. Look at the quantity of nutritional value in Cartomax ... each contains: “the beta-carotene (natural Vitamin A) of 102 servings of bananas, the Astaxanthin that is a serving of salmon, the Lycopene of 714 servings of apricots, Alpha-Carotene in 80 servings of raspberries, and Lutein & Zeaxanthin in 285 servings of pink grapefruit!”
Keeping your mind sharp and your brain healthy are very important as you age.
Continuous learning and some thinking games can help.
The food that is associated with brain health are blueberries, grapes, and of course vegetables and fish.
Shaklee’s Mind Works is one of my favorite products. It contains ingredients from the chardonnay grapes and guaran seeds. Here are the results that have been shown in
- Enhances short term memory
- Sharpens focus
- Improves reaction times
- Protects against age-related mental decline
- Slows brain shrinkage rate
- Supports healthy circulation
- Mental Acuity
Our Desire to Look Young
The largest “organ” of our body is our skin. Your health is reflected in the quality of your skin!
Nutrition that promotes healthy skin are salmon, avocados, walnuts.
It is important to take care of your health from the “outside” just as much as from the inside.
There are several concerns about our skin as we grow older: dry skin, wrinkles, rashes and cancer. While we can’t perfectly reverse our skin condition as we grow older, we can improve it and take preventative measures to help protect our skin. The earlier we start the better.
However, not all skin care products are good for you! Many companies use chemicals and harmful ingredients. Even some personal care products like shampoo have formaldehyde in it! Chemicals in products can then enter your body through your skin.
Check out Shaklee’s Youth Anti-Aging Regimen. The combination is awesome. The Activating Serum has a natural source of retinal that helps to restore your skin and keep it young. Scroll down each of these pages to see more details. Shaklee not only lists the natural ingredients, Shaklee also lists all the chemicals they do not use!
Shaklee did not forget the rest of the body. We have always had some great skin care products through the years, but this year Shaklee has updated them and added a body serum! Check out the new Body Ritual Trio (body wash, serum, and lotion.) To be available Sept 29, 2022.
There are actually a few more products that I have not covered in this list of Targeted Solutions. Check out my website to go through each of the categories listed to see more options.
Here is a recap of the suggested steps to take:
Step 1: Take the Me+ology Assessment, compare to Vitalizer
Step 2: Start with the foundation of Life Shake and Vitamin pack of your choice.
Step 3: Assess each body system in sequence and add suggested products for at least 30 days* to see the difference.
#1. Digestive Health
#2. Immunity System
#3. Circulatory System: Heart, Blood Sugar, and Cholesterol
#4. Skeletal System: Bones, Joints and Muscle
#5. Emotional System: Stress, Hormones, Depression
#6. Aging Well: Inflammation and Mental Alertness
Step 4: Any product may be ordered individually but check out the nutrition regimen options that group some products together for easier and more economical ordering.
Step 5: Place your order and put it on Loyalty Rewards. This earns you points that can be used for free products.
*Why 30 days? It takes a while for the body to rebuild itself. You may notice improvement sooner, but it may take up to 30 days. I found that my health did gradually get even better with continued commitment to taking Shaklee supplements. It is so worth the commitment.
Thank you for letting me share this information with you and contribute your health journey.
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