Appetite regulation is an immensely complex processinvolving the gastrointestinal tract, many hormones, and both the central and autonomic nervous systems.
Appetite is controlled by three hormones — insulin, ghrelin and leptin. These hormones interact with each other and affect the brain. Insulin manages the...
Antioxidants - The Newest Focus On Nutrients
An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals, leading to chain reactions that may damage cells. Antioxidants such as thiols or ascorbic acid (vitamin C) terminate these chain reactions.
Another View On Stress - "Thoughtsmanship!"
"What you think, you look; what you think, you do; and, what you think, you are!" - Forrest Shaklee, DC, ND
Don't chew and stew about your problems
The concept of Thoughtsmanship involves focusing on your present situation and state of mind....
How Can You Believe Nutrition Science Studies?
The Challenges and Failures of Nutrition Studies (sorry this is a bit long but I think you will appreciate it!)
Nutrition studies tend to attract media attention and catch the public’s eye when compared to other scientific studies. Nutrition studies often claim that a specific...
Stress vs Eustress - Do You Know The Difference?
Eustress means beneficial stress—either psychological, physical (e.g. exercise), or biochemical/radiological (hormesis).The term was coined by endocrinologist Hans Selye, consisting of the Greek prefix eu- meaning "good", and stress, literally meaning "good stress".
Don't chew and stew about your problems - optimism...
Resistant Starch - The Fiber That Protects Your Bowel
Resistant starch is a type of starch that isn’t fully broken down and absorbed, but rather turned into short-chain fatty acids by intestinal bacteria. It is only found in one product, Shaklee Fiber Advantage Bar. This can lead to some unique health benefits.
Skin - The Largest Organ In (On) The Body
Why do we put so much emphasis on 'looking good" on the outside when studies show that skin health starts in the digestive tract.
As an embryo, we start out flat
Formation of the primitive gut tube
Skin forms on one side...
How Is Your Blood Magnesium and Chromium? - Reverse Insulin Resistance!
A perfect balance of essential minerals for improved Insulin Sensitivity.
Magnesium and chromium work together to assist insulin. Recent studies indicate that combining oral supplementation with Cr and Mg improves IR more effectively than Cr or Mg alone, and this may...
Zero Calorie Shaklee Performance - What Is Monk Fruit?
Monk fruit contains compounds that, when extracted, are natural sweeteners 300–400 times the sweetness of cane sugar but with no calories and no effect on blood sugar. Sound too good to be true? Shaklee thought it to be a great healthy boost to our taste buds.
Raspberry In The Shaklee Youth Skin Care? What Makes It Special?
Rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber, raspberries are not only a delicious fruit with many health benefits but, they have a high concentration of ellagic acid, a phenolic compound that prevents cancer, thereby stopping the growth of cancer cells and eliminating the progress of...
Drink Your Tea For Memory - Especially Green Tea
Shaklee advances the science of antioxidants
Green tea ingredient may ameliorate memory impairment, brain insulin resistance, and obesity
A study published online in The FASEB Journal, involving mice, suggests that EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate), the most abundant catechin and biologically active component in...
Sleep And Your Weight - Is There A Connection?
Long summer days make for short summer nights - an increasing number of people are sleep deprived and show it.
Adults in the UK who have poor sleep patterns are more likely to be overweight and obese and have poorer metabolic health, according to a...
How Are Your Nero-Amines? Are You Taking Enough Shaklee Protein?
What Is The History Behind Neuro-Amines
Shaklee Soy Protein has the highest amount of bioavailable balanced amino acids on the market today. This allows the test balance of neuro-amine production for a healthier brain.
The so-called 'monoamine neurotransmitters', which include dopamine, noradrenaline,...
Stay Healthy - "Avoid Hospitals" New Harvard Study Says
Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health published stunning quality and safety data recently for hospitals around the globe in the British Journal of Medicine. In high income countries such as the United States, the rate of a serious adverse event from...
Shaklee Organic Dentifrice - How About Homemade Toothpaste
Home Made Is Best
Shaklee Organic Dentifrice
Did you know that you can make your own toothpaste with just a few simple ingredients that you have in your kitchen? Would you believe raw organic coconut oil and good old baking soda with...
Vitamin D3 Revisited - One Size Does Not Fit All
Are you confused about how much Vitamin D3 you need and when? You are not alone. Read what scientists recently have to say about what an individual may need to achieve optimum D status.
Nearly every cell in the body contains a vitamin D receptor....
Acid Reflux - The Dangers Of Proton Inhibitors
"When we carefully test people over age 40 who're having heartburn, indigestion and gas, over 90 percent of the time we find inadequate acid production by the stomach."–Dr. Jonathan V. Wright
The Shocking Dangers
The primary purpose of most heartburn remedies is to block stomach acid...
Teleclinic - Blood Clots - What You Need To Know
Call Kathy at 503-631-4184 for an MP3 recoding
Blood has a seemingly impossible job: It must flow continuously and smoothly throughout your body for an entire lifetime, but quickly shut off to prevent hemorrhage when you get a cut or injury.
Bowel Testosterone - The "Microgendrome"
Could the food you eat be affecting your male hormones? Harvard and other scientist recently discovered that gut flora interact with our diet and stress to upregulate or down degrade testosterone levels. Before you jump into taking external "T" consider how your body may...
Office Visits Are Obsolete For Disease Prevention
"What Gets Measured Gets Managed!" - Peter Drucker
Are you at risk of vitamin deficiency? Over 30 million people in North America have a risk of vitamin deficiency including vegetarians, athletes and pregnant mothers?
Do you have a chronic condition that disrupts your vitamin...
Having Problems with Weight Lose?
Are you one who has tried weight management and failed? Is there some underlying metabolic road block keeping you from shaping up? Did you know that there are biochemical checks and balances that may be keeping you from reaching your weight loss goals? If...
Are The Wrong Microbes In Your Bowel Inciting Diabetes?
Type 1 Diabetes Can Be Tied to Gut Inflammation, Microbiota
(NOTE: I am sorry this is a bit long but it puts a new paradigm in place regarding our bowel health.)
Patients with type 1 diabetes exhibit inflammation in the digestive tract and gut bacteria...
Water - How Pure Is Pure?
WHAT IS PURE WATER? Water is essential to life. There are many different types of water depending on its sources and processes. All water is different, meaning water will have different elements in various concentrations affecting pH and palatability. Some dissolved materials are healthy...
Cheddar Fish Quiche
A wonderful main dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner! It is a special change when company is over, and always receives rave reviews. The surprise is the crust!
This is an easy recipe to change. Tuna, salmon, halibut are all delicious and a wonderful way...
Oriental Chicken Cabbage Salad
This meal-in-a-bowl will want you coming back for seconds, it is SO tasty. So make a BIG batch!! It is fun to fry the bean threads in the oil and watch them expand into a crispy pile.
1 cup chicken breast, cooked, and cut...
Anxiety? - Concern vs. Worry - Do You Know The Difference?
"don’t worry about being concerned; but be concerned about worrying." - Dr. Brouse
First, let’s establish that there is a difference between worry and concern.
Concern Is Healthy
Concern embodies embracing the proper mindset for caring about important issues, decisions, events or conditions. It also means taking proper steps...
Spicy Sweet Potato and Vegetable Medley
The vibrant colors and hot seasoning of this spicy combo of healthy vegetables and beans is an unexpectedly different side dish. It pares well with other Mexican foods, or a simple meat dish and salad.
1 large (2 small) sweet potatoes
2 cups broccoli,...
Hormones and Hope - Is Youth Better Than Maturity?
"Why did Dr. Shaklee wait to start a company to distribute his nutritional products after he was in his 60's?"
What would it be like to have a youthful body with the wisdom of age? It is the subject of movies, partially because a serious look...
Asparagus Rice Soup
This tasty vegetarian soup is a perfect choice when the spring asparagus is fresh. The smooth taste of the rice with the crisp crunch of the asparagus is a surprising delight. Many "thumbs up" with this delicious dish.
1 Tbs coconut oil
Raspberry Shrimp Salad
What a perfect light meal or refreshing summer dish on a hot day! This zesty salad is rich in flavor and color. I enjoy paring it with a vegetarian soup, such as Lemony Lentil Soup.
The dressing makes this salad super luscious! A raspberry vinaigrette...