Friday, February 7, 2014

Cloth Diapering 101–The Basics

Today I have my FIRST guest post over at Ring Around the Rosies. You should all go check it out HERE!

I am talking about cloth diapers, something I am very passionate about!
 
 


Sunday, February 2, 2014

Supplements for a Healthy Pregnancy

Pregnancy Supplements

During my first pregnancy I didn’t do much research on supplementation. A few months before we started trying to conceive I began taking a prenatal I found in the health food section of my local grocery store. Once we found out we were pregnant, I took supplementation a little more serious. I spent an hour at Supper Supplements reading the labels until I found what I thought was the best. That was the extent of my research. Wow I come a long way! I hadn’t been introduced to Shaklee yet and didn’t know the different between synthetic and whole food supplements. I thought I could get everything I needed in one pill a day. 

I hope you know that all woman should supplement while pregnant because you are growing another person inside you. Most of us do not eat a “perfect diet” and therefore need a little extra help to make sure we are providing ourselves and baby with the extra nutrients to grow and develop correctly. I have chosen Shaklee supplements for this pregnancy and have felt amazing!

Shaklee’s been around for over 50 years and is the #1 natural nutrition company in the USA.  You can watch a video about the Shaklee difference here.

I am not a doctor but Shaklee has lots of doctors on board and this is what they recommend for pregnancy.

Because the nutritional needs during pregnancy and lactation are unique to this stage of a women’s life, we strongly urge all women who are pregnant or nursing to discuss the use of dietary supplements with their care provider.

However, along with our general recommendation to eat a healthy, well balanced diet to ensure pregnant and nursing women are meeting their nutritional needs, we also recommend a combination of Shaklee supplements that can be used as alternatives to a standard prenatal vitamin once discussed with your care provider.

An excellent “Shaklee Prenatal” would be:

2 tablets of Vita-Lea with Iron

2 tablets of B complex for the basic prenatal nutrients, in particular folic acid to help prevent neural tube defects

For women who do not consume enough dairy, the addition of:

2-4 tablets of OsteoMatrix can help meet needs for calcium,vitamin D and other bone health nutrients

To provide a safe and beneficial amount of omega 3 fatty acids (ie. DHA):

3 softgel capsules of OmegaGuard per day are recommended to support fetal brain development

It is not uncommon for some pregnant women to need the addition of:

1 tablet of Iron plus C can be added providing an additional 18 mg of Iron and 60 mg of Vitamin C

And lastly:

Shaklee 180 meal smoothee prepared as directed, and used as part of healthy breakfast or midday snack provides a mother and her growing baby with an additional 270 calories, 24 grams of high quality protein and 6 grams of fiber.

Although Vitalizer is a comprehensive nutritional foundation for virtually all adults, there are some components that might not generally be considered essential in a standard prenatal nutrition program. In addition, certain nutrients such as folic acid were not included at levels intended to support a pregnant mother and her growing baby. The use of Vitalizer during pregnancy should be discussed with the care provider, who may wish to suggest an addition 1-2 B Complex and Osteomatrix as stated above if approved for you.

Here is a video of Shaklee’s Dr. Jamie talking about the importance of good supplementing during pregnancy.

Hailey’s Recommendations:

I recommend everything that Shaklee recommends with a few additional lifestyle products.

Shaklee 180 Energy Tea for increased energy. Pregnancy in general is exhausting.  Chasing after a toddler, working full time, while being pregnant is beyond exhausting. Since I don’t drink coffee or soda, I do find I need an afternoon boost sometimes. This tea is amazing and really helps me get through the day. No more than 1-2 teas a day.

Get Clean Non-Toxic Cleaners and Natural Laundry Products because you should NOT be cleaning with toxic cleaners.  If you haven’t switched to natural cleaners yet, you should ASAP.  If not for you, for your baby.  This kit  has everything you need to start cleaning your way to a healthier home.

Enfuselle Skin Care and Natural Hair Care because you should remove all toxins from your home including your what goes on your skin!  Did you know that anything you put on your skin gets absorbed into your body and by baby! Yuck! 

Natural Daily Care like toothpaste, deodorant, lotions, etc. because I believe you should remove all toxins.

Stay tuned for my posts about postpartum care and breastfeeding nutrition.

Go here to shop Shaklee now.

Congrats on your pregnancy!  I wish you a happy and healthy pregnancy, birth, and baby!

Enjoy this time.  Thank you for letting me help you build the healthiest baby.

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**Disclaimer**

I am NOT a doctor. I am sharing this information from my personal experience and research. ALWAYS check with your doctor if you are unsure about anything. In addition, some Shaklee products say “Not recommended for pregnant women.” They are obligated to say this because Shaklee does not do product testing on pregnant women. These products may be safe, but check with your doctor to be sure.

Also, I was not paid to write this post, however, the links included are affiliate links to my Shaklee shop as I am a distributor. Anything you purchase through these links goes directly to me to help support my family so I thank you very much for that!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Join Shaklee for Free and Get Free Goodies

Shaklee Feb Specials

“I’m so sick of Shaklee Specials!”…..Said no one…EVER!!!

I feel like we keep spoiling our members because we are spoiling them!!  I love helping others and love it ever more when the word FREE is involved!!  Who doesn’t love free?   Well, if you love free and saving money, listen up… this is a NEW SPECIAL that has never been offered before!

When I found out about this deal, I was in total shock!!  I started telling everyone because this won’t be around for long.

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Ok, here’s the details….

 

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When you join Shaklee as a Member/Distributor, you will get:

New Distributors who join Shaklee under this offer with a minimum 50 PV (examples below) purchase will receive a free Shaklee product – a canister of Shaklee 180® Café Latte Energizing Smoothee – and they have the opportunity to sponsor new people under this same lucrative offer through 2/28!

New Members who join Shaklee under this offer with a minimum 50 PV (examples below) purchase will receive free $19.95 Membership as well as a free Shaklee product – a canister of Shaklee 180® Café Latte Energizing Smoothee (while supplies last) through 2/28!

 

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What does this mean for you?

This means LOTS of savings.  In fact, you will save about $67 and I always offer a free product to my members within their first 30 days of joining with our Earn & Learn Program.  So, you could save almost $100 while you get healthier!!! Plus, get discounts and join our fantastic online Shaklee family – You’ll love it!

 

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So, what qualifies for all this goodness, a free membership, discounts, free smoothie mix, and our awesome community?

Shaklee is offering this with a 50pv order.  Since you have no clue what pv (point value) is, I put together some must have products that would qualify you!

Order this:

(Pick one product(s) in a group from below to qualify.)

Enfuselle® Repair Skin System

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Clinically Proven To Improve Your Skin

The results are in!  The Enfuselle Repair System is clinically proven to  improve your skin in as little as a month.  You’ll see and feel the difference immediately

Includes Time Repair A.M.® SPF 15, C+E Repair P.M.®, and Dispensing Pump.

Paraben Free.

THIS STUFF IS AMAZING! I have been using this for the last month and I love it!!!

Features:

  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by 421% in 4 weeks!
  • Increases skin firmness and elasticity by 154% in 4 weeks!
  • Definitive evening of skin tone in 12 weeks!

 

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Vitalizer

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Changing Brands Can Change Your Life

Vitalizer is the most advanced multinutrient supplement in the marketplace today with 80 bio-optimized nutrients clinically proven to create a foundation for a longer, healthier life.* Vitalizer is the powerful and convenient approach to complete supplementation providing the best spectrum of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, anti-aging phytonutrients, omega-3 fatty acids, and probiotics*, all in one daily serving.

 

  • Custom formula created specifically for today’s healthy active woman
  • Patent-pending delivery system designed to enhance absorption of key nutrients
  • Based on 12 clinical studies and a first-of-its-kind Landmark Study

Feel better in 30 days or your money back.

 

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5 Day Detox Supplies

Shaklee 180 kick start detox the plan

To learn more, go here, and order all the supplies.

To join us, you will need the following products:

alfalfa, liver dtx, Tea, 180 smoothee, 180 snack bar, and herb lax

 

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Get Clean Starter Kit

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We believe that health isn’t just about what you put in your body, it’s about everything around you. We bring you a full line of natural and nontoxic cleaning choices that are Safe for You, Your Home, and Your Planet® called Get Clean®.

No harmful fumes or hazardous chemicals.

Outperforms 20 national leading brands.

You would spend $3400 for ready to use cleaners to get the same amount of clean found in the Get Clean Starter Kit!*

Features Basic H2® Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate – just 1/4 tsp. makes 16oz. of all-purpose cleaner for only 3 cents.

And when you purchase the Get Clean Starter Kit you also make a positive impact on the planet:

Keep 108 pounds of packaging waste from landfills.

Eliminate 248 pounds of greenhouse gas.

The Get Clean Starter Kit contains:

  • Basic H2® Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate, 16 oz. (1)
  • Germ Off Disinfecting Wipes, 35 Wipes (1)
  • Nature Bright® Laundry Booster and Stain Remover, 32 oz. (1)
  • Dish Wash Concentrate, 16 oz. (1)
  • Dish Washer Automatic Concentrate, 32 oz. (1)
  • Fresh Laundry Concentrate HE Compatible, Regular Scent  32 oz. (Liquid) (1)
  • Soft Fabric Dryer Sheets, 80 sheets (1)
  • Dish Washer Automatic Concentrate Dispenser (empty) (1)
  • Nature Bright® Dispenser (empty) (1)

Including all the accessories you need to get really clean:

  • Organizer Caddy (1)
  • Spray Bottles (3)
    • Windows and Mirrors
    • All-Purpose
    • Degreasing
  • Dropper Pipette (1)
  • 1/4 oz. Dispenser Pump for 32 oz. Bottle (1)
  • Laundry Measuring cup (1)
  • Dual Measuring Spoon (1)
  • Cleaning Accessories (4)
    • Super Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
    • Super Microfiber Window Cloth
    • Super Microfiber Dish Sponge
    • Miracle Scrubber Pad

 

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If I were to guess the top 4 questions or objections you will have about joining as a member, they would be these:
  • How much is it to renew each year?
  • Is there a minimum each month or year?
  • What is your return policy?
  • By joining as a member, does that make me a distributor?

 

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So here’s how I would clear those up for you:
  • There is no renewal fee.  It’s a lifetime membership and one time fee of $19.95 FREE for you with a qualifying order!
  • There are no minimums EVER!  You can order once a year or monthly.  It’s up to you.
  • We offer 100% money back guarantee for all products.
  • You are not a distributor and will not receive bonuses.  If you want to get paid for sharing Shaklee, you need to go here and apply to partner with me.
I want you to be completely without risk, so here’s my guarantee.  If for any reason a Shaklee Product is not satisfactory, return it for exchange or full refund.

If our products are not the best they can be — and the best you can buy — what else matters?

So if you don’t experience the desired results from a Shaklee nutritional, personal care, or household product, you may return the unused portion for a 100% refund.

In addition to a money-back guarantee, we offer:
  • 100% guarantee that the ingredients listed on the label are in the product
  • 100% guarantee of quality-controlled product formulations that ensure product safety, purity, reliability, and product performance
  • 100% guarantee that we use the finest quality ingredients available
Experience the Shaklee Difference for yourself. You deserve it!

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It’s really easy to get started. You just go to my website, fill up your shopping cart, and join as a member. (fill out application) It is a one-time fee of $19.95.  Free with a qualifying order!
Once you decide to get started here’s what’s going to happen….

You will get a 15% discount on your order and you will receive a welcome email from me with all the details about joining our private online community.

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You need to do this right now because you will get a FREE MEMBERSHIP, get a FREE Cafe Late Protein Smoothee Canister and I am offering you a FREE product within your first 30 days of joining when you complete our Learn & Earn Members Program.

 

That’s almost $100 savings!!! :) WOOHOO!!!!

 

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Here’s a list of people who have already joined us and exactly what happened for them:

“We LOVE the cleaning products! I haven’t had an asthma attack since switching in November 2011!!” Connie

“Basic H & G…so nice to clean without my nose getting all stuffed up, sore throats and terrible headaches behind my eyes like I would get with Mr. Clean and other harsh cleaners.” Casey

“I love that I don’t get headaches anymore from cleaning, I’ve been using them for years now and will never switch! And my toddler drank the Basic H2 and was just fine, whew! I LOVE the peace of mind. And the protein shakes are amazing, love love love them, they make meal planning very simple  The vitamins give me lots of energy and keep me healthy, no big sicknesses for us this year! I could go on and on and on…”  Michelle

“Shaklee 180 Turnaround changed my life! It it’s by far the best weight loss program out there! down 35 lbs in 15 weeks! I feel great!”  Christi

“My husband and I are losing weight! I thought I never would be able to say that! Definitely life changing!”  Linda

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If you have any questions about this or anything else, please email me at haileykocol@gmail.com.  I would love to help you! :)

P.S. If you want to partner with my Shaklee & Project Dream Team, please go here and apply where is says, “Partner with Us” and you will get instant access to all the info about what we do.

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