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My Story and Shaklee Sport Nutrition Testimonial (for runners)

20170319_110234My Run Story

In 2014 I could hardly run 5K. I was hurting and it was not pretty. It shaped my decision not to run longer distances. But I had 2 motivated people in my fitness life: one who asked to join for weekly runs in the park (so I did) and another one made a joke (and planted a seed of possibility in my head) to run 10K.

Soon enough I ran 5K formal run and finished 6th in my category. I was hurting. But I didn’t stop running; I had regular runs and work outs. In 2016 I tired a formal 10K run (“I Am Second”); why not; just a few more miles. I finished 6th in my category.

In mid December of 2016 I created my first dream/goal board. I put “Half Marathon” in it as just for fun. Why not It is a dream board after all. On January 1st 2017 my family ran Commitment Day 5K at our local gym. As soon as I completed the run, a sign caught my eye: ‘every day is leg day – Half Marathon 12-week Training.” I registered. In 3 months, with a proper training, some minor body adjustments, support #teamnoexcuses, I moved up from 10K to 13.1 mile.

On March 19th 2017 I ran 13.29 mile Rock and Roll Half Marathon with a 10 min per mile and finished at 2:10:49. My coach said, ‘your first half was faster than my first half! I think it’s a testament to your overall healthy lifestyle, and you train to be much more than just a runner. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing you at the finish line of a full marathon in 2017.


My Shaklee Sport Nutrition Testimonial (for runners)

I was smart on how to treat and supplement my body. I knew Shaklee had been providing support for over 136 Olympic medalists. Shaklee created AstroAid for astronauts in 1993 and has powered 7 out of 25 world ventures. It’s gotta work for me!

  • Few months up to a week before the run. 7 Days Healthy Cleanse or 5×5 Reset diet. To help lose unnecessary weight, help digestion and natural energy production, cleanse your body from toxins. It’s a great foundation to build your strength and training on.
  • 2 days before the run until 2 days after the run, I took 2/day Join Pain Complex to help with joints, 2/day Omega Guard and 10/day Alfalfa to reduce possible inflammation. A day before I also used a carbohydrate diet.
  • A morning of the run. Right after wake up, glass of lemon water. 5 min strength exercise and stretching. 8 ounces of Performance.  Energy tea upon desire. Oatmeal and 180 Meal Bar.
  • During the run. 9 ounces of Performance was enough to keep me hydrated (sipped on every half a mile) so I didn’t need to slow down for water stations. I had 2 Energy Chews in my pocket and used one during the run.
  • Right after the run. 18 ounces of water. One banana.
  • An hour after the run. Big nutritious lunch.
  • Upon arrival home (2 hours after the run). Cool tub to help reduce inflammation. Joint and Muscle Pain Cream. 6 ounces of Performance.
  • And of course, Vitalizer was my regiment along the way!

I know I was able to find the EDGE because I treated and supplemented my body to the full potential.  I know with Shaklee I can do it all in my lifetime!


Why I Am Who I Am, Nadya Tatsch (Health Letter – August, 2012)


It is my health story. How I recovered from being sick every month to a healthy, fit and vacuous woman.

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I was born in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. I graduated with Bachelor’s in Education and Master’s in Psychology. While working on my graduate degree, I started working with children with special needs. In 2000 I met a wonderful man. In 2003 I moved to the United States. After my second daughter was born (in 2007), I totally went into focusing my time and energy on my family and children. Meanwhile I was not taking care of my own wellbeing. I was not sleeping enough, not eating properly, under stress, ect. It may sound familiar to moms. Within first four months (after having a baby), I shrunk from size 8 to size 00. I was sick (with a fever) about a week out of a month, every month. My health was in total mess. It was devastating!

I started looking for natural ways to get healthy.
I was raised on garlic and honey. I knew there should be something out there better than just medication or synthetic vitamins (btw, the ones bought in general stores). My sister-in-law brought me a box of vitamins. She said they were natural and asked to try them for 30 days and if I didn’t feel a difference, the company would give my money back (guaranteed). By the way, I didn’t even know that she had been in the company for 20 years. * A few months later I was a totally NEW person! I was not getting sick any more. I also had so much energy!!! I felt so great, and my next natural step was to start working out. So I did! I build my health with Prescription for Health! And I was building my body with Shaklee Cinch.

shaklee 100% guaranteeLater on, I opened the product guide and found Shaklee milestones since 1915 and over 55 years of environmental leadership and scientific innovation. For example, 1915 – doctor Shaklee creates one of the first Vitalized Minerals; Shaklee was the very company in the world First Climate Neutral Certified, 1987 – Shaklee powers the first human-powered flight (72 miles across the sea), 1993 – Shaklee creates the product for NASA, ect. How didn’t I know about Shaklee before?!
total green non-toxic house

I started using more Shaklee products. My kids were taking vitamins. My 5-y.o. stopped having frequent ear infections. I totally greenalized our household. The house didn’t smell chemicals any more. The last but not the least was nutritional therapy skin care Enfuselle. From top to bottom our family was going green. If you are committed to become healthy/green, you have to go all the way. You should be healthy inside, out and around. Shaklee offers it all. Shaklee is The-Best-of-Nature-with-the-Best-of-Science products for healthy nutrition, healthy weight, healthy personal care, healthy children, healthy sport nutrition, non-toxic homes, ect. It just makes sense to use Shaklee.

By going healthy and green all the way, one can experience a Shaklee lifestyle by earning Shaklee income. How? By using products for yourself (just like it did), Shaklee rewards you. When you share this gift of health with friends, Shaklee rewards you even more, and you can have your products paid for. By being ALL IN Shaklee business, Shaklee rewards with four trips a year and a car payment. **

shaklee 2013 carribean tripDear friends, I am in Shaklee business because Shaklee has changed my life. I feel so great! I have never felt so healthy before (not even 20 years ago)! I am in Shaklee because I love people, I love seeing committed people and seeing the improvement in their health and happiness. The last but not the least, I am in Shaklee business because I want to stay home with my family and use every valuable minute of our lives to celebrate love. But, I can’t do it alone…


I am turning to you and asking for your help.
I am looking for 3 team members
• Who want to go on the Caribbean cruise (5 islands) (I want to go on the cruise with them. I have never been on the cruise.);
• Who want a car;
• Who are motivated;
• Who love people;
• Who are motivated by money –making activities;
• Who love to work when they want to work.
Who do you know? Please call 972-489-7449 or email with your referrals.

This was my story of why I am who I am. I appreciate your time and looking forward your comments.


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*The average customer retention rate is 20 years.
** *The average annual income in 2009 for the Business Leader ranks ranged from $10,629 for Directors to $598,037 for Presidential Master Coordinators. Average annual income for each rank is calculated monthly based on information reported on Form 1099-MISC.

Spring Cleaning for Better Health, Energy and More!

healthier digestive system

by the Shaklee Health Sciences

April 2007

Spring, the season of freshness, renewal and cleaning out those closets, seems a fitting time to talk about how to help you optimize your own internal cleaning system—otherwise known as the digestive system. You may have heard the term “detoxification” and associate that with an improvement in your health as a result of better nutrition and the use of certain supplements. But, the reality is that we detoxify our bodies on a continuous basis via our breathing, our skin, our urinary system as well as our digestive system.

Every time you put food or drink into your system, you set in action a chain of events that leads to the breakdown of the food or drink into digestible components—amino acids, carbohydrates, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals etc. What our body cannot absorb is passed on through our intestines to our colon and processed into waste. Our kidneys, lungs and colon process and excrete metabolites on a continuous and daily basis. The skin “breathes” out metabolites as well. Because the great majority of detoxification of our bodies occurs via our digestive system, we will focus on dietary and supplement strategies that can optimize your digestive function—and help you feel better every day! So, for a healthier digestive system:

#1 Drink Water!drink water eat veggies for healthy body cleansing

The most important recommendation for optimum detoxification via all “channels” is an adequate intake of fluids, in particular good old water. While dietitians, nutritionists and trainers make a standard recommendation that adults consume 8 glasses (64 fl. oz.) of water per day, there are widely varying individual needs determined by time spent outdoors, climate, activity level and genetic factors. Also note that fruits, vegetables, coffee, tea, juices and other beverages all make significant contributions to your fluid intake. I recommend at least 3 to 4 glasses of plain or sparkling water per day separate from other fluid intake, more if you tend towards constipation.

#2 Eat your veggies

I will again remind you of the importance of eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables—both for its phytonutrients and antioxidant content as well as for its delivery of soluble and insoluble fiber. People who eat the recommended 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables each day rarely have a problem with constipation, irritable bowel syndrome and other functional bowel disorders. Soluble fiber is critically important for bowel function, proper digestion as well as binding to the cholesterol your body produces in the liver, and then is secreted into the gut. Increasing intakes of soluble fiber helps prevent the reabsorption of the cholesterol into the bloodstream. People with elevated cholesterol levels may benefit greatly from increasing the amounts of soluble fiber in their diets. In fact, incorporating psyllium, inulin, and/or fructooligosaccharide -rich foods and supplements containing 4 to 5 grams per serving over a few months can lead to reduction in cholesterol levels and improvement in bowel function without pharmaceutical intervention.
While fruits and veggies are a rich source of soluble fiber, remember your whole grain foods for the insoluble fiber they deliver. Look for whole grain cereals and breads that provide at least 3-4 grams of fiber per serving—this will largely be insoluble fiber. Humans benefit most from both soluble and insoluble fiber. While we have accepted recommendations for total fiber intake, there is not general consensus as to the optimal breakdown between soluble and insoluble fiber. Aim for a total fiber intake of 25 grams per day for women and 35 grams per day for men *(Institute of Medicine guidelines 2004). The average American diet provides barely half the recommended intake per day, so the addition of fiber supplements is prudent for many—especially those who aren’t consistent with their intake of high fiber cereals, breads, and other grains.

supplement wisely#3 Supplement Wisely

When we eat, our bodies produce free radicals as a by-product of normal metabolic processes—again raising the importance of eating your fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants neutralize these free radicals so that they are not harmful to our cells. In addition to a healthy diet, the addition of a nice variety of antioxidants, from vitamin sources (such as Vitamins C and E) to mineral (selenium) and to herbal sources (lutein, zeaxanthin, resveratrol, green tea, quercetin and many others) just makes good sense!

So, let’s talk about other healthy supplements for optimum digestive function and detoxification. Our bodies are host to vast amounts of microorganisms, which reside in the digestive tract. The balance of these beneficial and potentially harmful sub-types of bacterium affects the health of your colon both from a short term perspective (flatulence, constipation and irritable bowel syndrome) as well as contributing to the long-term health of your immune system, colon and urinary system.

There is a growing body of scientific evidence supporting the importance of maintaining a healthy balance of microorganisms, as well as the benefit of probiotic supplementation—to support immune function as well as digestive health.

Probiotics refers to a class of “friendly bacteria” that are necessary to provide a balance with less friendly bacteria that are a part of normal metabolism. The use of antibiotics, poor dietary habits, and age are among many factors contributing to an unhealthy imbalance.

Constipation and Irritable bowel disorder are among the most common reasons people visit doctors and alternative health care practitioners. My patient experiences definitely confirm the importance of adequate fiber and water intake, but for many individuals, this may not be enough. There are some herbal and botanical ingredients with laxative effects, including senna leaf (Cassia angustifolia), cascara bark (Cascara Sagrada) Psyllium (Plantago ovato ), anise seed and others that may be helpful, but should generally be used on an intermittent basis.
One of my favorite supplements for digestive health is a juice made from the aloe vera plant.
Aloe vera (or true aloe) is a thorny succulent plant that has been around for thousands of years and has been used medicinally in cultures from ancient Egypt to the Incas to the Greek and Roman doctors Aristotle and Hippocrates. The most inner aspects of the thorny leaves yield a clear pulp that is rich in enzymes and polysaccharides that are used in soothing topical salves as well as digestive tonics. Aloe vera juice can be very helpful for people who have hyperacidity, esophageal reflux as well as irritable bowel tendencies. People who are taking prescription medications for digestive issues should not discontinue them without a discussion with your physician.

The liver is a key component of the body’s digestive (and detoxification) system, providing an elegant filtering system, performing thousands of biochemical functions. Liver function tests may provide early warning of a variety of toxins in your system, from microbial infections to excessive use of alcohol, to reactions to pharmaceuticals to obesity. Yes, being overweight can lead to fatty infiltration of your liver and ultimately chronic liver disease—called non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, or fatty liver disease. So, keeping your liver functioning well includes judicious (if appropriate) use of alcohol and prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals (and checking intermittently with your physician to be sure you still need to use any and all medicines that you may take), and losing weight if necessary.

Schizandra for live


If you have any chronic liver conditions, you may want to consider the addition of milk thistle extract (silybum marianum) to your dietary supplement regimen. It has been used for over 2000 years in Europe to protect liver health and as a treatment for liver disorders. We now know that silymarin has a variety of therapeutic applications including toxic metabolic liver damage and may have restorative effects in chronic hepatitis. Schizandra (schizandra chinensis) is an adaptogenic herb from magnolia vine that also can have regenerative effects upon the liver in people who have chronic hepatitis and even cirrhosis. When using any herbal remedy that may improve liver function, be sure your physician is aware so he or she can be monitoring any need to adjust medications, which are largely metabolized in the liver.

So, the old adage comes to mind: “You are what you eat”. Remember to drink plenty of water, eat as many servings of fresh fruits and veggies as you can every day, with extra antioxidants in supplement form to provide you nutritional assurance. Add a broad spectrum probiotic supplement, as it is difficult to get these in the diet other than from organic yogurts that provide live cultures.

For best health, you want to be carrots and blueberries—not French fries and a cherry cola!

Be well.

Be well Nadya Tatsch

Me, Nadya Tatsch

Dr. Jamie McManus MD,

FAAFP Chairman, Medical Affairs,

Health Sciences and Education

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Shaklee Sports Nutrition™ Relaunch

Powering athletes. Fueling dreams. From start to finish.

We’re excited to announce the launch of our newly labeled Shaklee Sports Nutrition products! Shaklee Sports Nutrition products are used at the highest levels of competition so you can trust them every time you take them—before, during, and after your workouts. Train longer. Recover faster. Perform better. Our natural products with no artificial flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives have everything you need and nothing you don’t. That’s PURE performance.

We have gone to the ends of the earth to prove Shaklee Sports Nutrition is the best. From the North Pole to the South Pole and all points in between. In fact, seven of Time-Life’s Greatest Adventures of All Time were fueled by Shaklee products. And, we’ve clinically tested Performance and Physique to give you the best that science has to offer.” Sustained energy. Long-lasting hydration. More complete recovery. The results speak for themselves. And we’ve got all the tools to help you share our incredible Sports products.

Study: the effect of two sports drinks,  Performance (Shaklee Corp., Pleasanton, CA, USA) and  Gatorade (Gatorade, Chicago, IL, USA)


So make a list of everyone you know who needs to hear about Shaklee Sports Nutrition today, and get ready for your best results yet!

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