New study: soy good for breast cancer

Gentle Reader, Breast Cancer and Soy - Surprising New Findings!  New evidence suggests that eating soy could be protective against breast cancer - even estrogen-negative breast cancers, an effect that no one expected. Breast Surgeon Dr. Kristi Funk explains that the possible effects of soy on breast cancers have long been confusing. In some … [Read more...]

Stop that cold from coming

What do you do to avoid catching that cold that is going around? Over the Counter remedies? Homeopathics? Antihistamines? How are these remedies working for you? You've just got to stop that cold from coming or you will miss working/skiing/visiting your friends/seeing your family. Help! I recently drove over to Mazama in the Methow valley of … [Read more...]

Increasing conversions

To my customers who would like to get their friends to try Shaklee products, What am I talking about when I mention "increasing conversions?" You have loved the results you get from Shaklee products and wish your friends and family would fall in love with them, too. Maybe you are a Get Clean user and you wish everyone knew "clean" doesn't mean a … [Read more...]

Consider the banana

Consider the banana. Many people eat one nearly every day. It is considered one of the essential fruits in our North American diet. When I checked the facts, it comes right up there with blackberries and apples for antioxidants and fiber. A lot of us sporty people eat bananas because of the potassium, but it ranks 10th in a list of items we could … [Read more...]

Protein. Why you need it.

Protein: why do you need it? What is it?   Gentle Reader, A good friend has a wound that isn't healing. My guess without doing clinic analysis is that she isn't getting enough protein. The first thing I learned when studying nutrition's role in our health is that we need three things: vitamins, minerals and protein. We need to eat foods … [Read more...]

Recovery from Surgery

Gentle Reader, Facebook comments and face to face remarks about my happy and speedy recovery from surgery prompt me to share the whole story. I am no superwoman. I am a Shaklee woman. I do have the attitude of "be well, do well and keep moving," but attitude alone cannot knit together tissue that has been sliced apart and held there while a … [Read more...]

Screw-less spine fusion

Have you had surgery? A spine fusion? It has been three weeks since Dr. Nora operated performing a screw-less spine fusion of three discs, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5. This past week I re-engaged the busy world I left behind on August 16th. The two-week retreat seemed like long enough. A cheer went up at choir practice when I walked in an inch taller and … [Read more...]

surgery for arthritis

Gentle Reader, There comes a time when surgery for arthritis makes sense. I have reached that time. I began blogging at www.NoWheelchair.wordpress.com in 2004, to share strategies a person with arthritis could use to avoid taking medication or having surgery. My posts have been about my own journey to manage increasingly severe osteoarthritis and … [Read more...]

sleep and pain

Does pain keep you awake at night? “Sleep, or lack of it, may be a sign that surgery might help.” Dr. Nora listed several indicators including sleep and pain. Sleep difficulty jumped out at me. Several customers have complained about sleep challenges so I thought I’d share some problems associated with pain and lack of sleep plus some … [Read more...]

Cortisone for Sciatica

pain free from cortisone injection for sciatica

Gentle Reader, Sciatica, sciatica, sciatica.  On every hand I hear people complaining about sciatic pain, drop foot, back difficulties and arthritis in general.  I have had more acute sciatic pain plus a long stretch of time at home (no travel plans until July) so I decided to try cortisone for sciatica.  I first focussed on discovering the cause.  … [Read more...]