Can You Feel Young
When You are Older?
The Answer is Yes!
Aches... pains... illness... constant bouncing from doctor to
doctor. We all dread it but we can't stop the clock. One thing we
can do is banish the miseries that sometimes come along with it such
- Bulging belly
failure and fatigue
joints or back pain
taking over your body
all other indignities of aging!
Shaklee offers many products
that can help you feel your best but one product that can make
a big difference for each of us is Shaklee’s product called
Optiflora. Making bacteria work for you
instead of against you will improve all parts of your
Americans tend to be
bacteria-phobic. We all have been taught that germs are the enemy,
and to keep ourselves and our families healthy, we should kill as
many of them as possible. So we obediently scrub our bathrooms and
kitchens with potent antibacterial cleaners, (unless you are using
Shaklee Get Clean products), and wash
our hands with antibacterial soaps. (Unless you are already
using Shaklee Hand Wash). However,
this obsession with cleanliness has a downside for wellness and
immune function, for there are "friendly" as well as "unfriendly"
To indiscriminately wipe them
all out is not what's best for our health. In fact, studies have
shown weakened immune function as a result of all this excessive
cleanliness. (see article from
Daily Health News, 1/8/04, regarding antibacterial
soaps). Living in this clean bubble,
surrounded by bacteria-fighting antibiotics, ironically seems to
have left our immune systems more vulnerable to illness.
Probiotics are live
micro-organisms similar or nearly identical to many of the
beneficial micro-organisms (usually bacteria) that naturally
populate the human gut. Probiotics can help maintain and support the
digestive system's natural balance of good and bad micro-organisms
or healthy flora.
Adding probiotics to your
diet contributes to more efficient digestion and absorption of food
and nutrients, helps suppress disease-causing "germs," and helps
optimize immune system function. The key is having enough good
bacteria, in the right balance, living throughout your digestive
tract, from your stomach to your colon.
AND THE LARGE INTESTINE
You may be surprised to learn
that about four pounds of bacteria reside in the intestinal tract of
a normal adult, with most of it in the large intestine. Our wellness
and resistance to disease depends on the proper balance of these
These friendly bacteria help
keep the intestinal walls healthy and intact and inflammation-free.
This prevents unfriendly bacteria in the food we eat from leaking
out into other areas of the body, where it may trigger problems such
as arthritis, eczema, migraines, asthma or allergies.
Dysfunction in the
gastrointestinal tract may also contribute to irritable bowel
syndrome, vaginal candidiasis (yeast infections), skin rashes and
other problems, including immunological disorders, kidney disease
and hormone imbalances.
The problem is that our
intestinal flora is delicately balanced, easily upset by such
factors as illness, inflammation, infection, stress and certain
conventional medicines. In particular, certain antibiotics cause
problems, injuring or killing off both helpful and harmful bacteria.
That's why many people
experience diarrhea, gas and cramping when they take these
medications. Reducing the population of friendly bacteria in the
large intestine results in a weakened ability to fight
QUESTIONABLE BENEFITS WITH PROBIOTIC FOODS
What about just eating
yogurt? It's not so simple. More questions arise when it comes to
probiotic foods (these include most yogurts, miso, tempeh and
certain milks, juices and soy beverages).
As awareness and popularity
of probiotics grows, marketers are positioning yogurt, in
particular, as a functional food promoting digestive health. The
problem is that 90% of probiotic foods don't work as advertised
because they have far too little culture and too many unhealthy
ingredients, such as sugar and pasteurized milk. And the "active"
bacteria in the yogurts, in particular, come from bovine strains of
bacteria that the human body will not easily accept as native.
Similarly, the cultures present in non-dairy probiotic-containing
products vary widely, but are also not particularly compatible with
our human digestive system.
One way to
support healthy flora in the large intestine is by taking probiotic
supplements, which are believed to be more effective than
You can understand its role
by comparing beneficial bacteria to state troopers stationed along
the highway -- if you pass one every five miles or so, they're
likely to keep you honest. Likewise, in the intestine, it's the job
of these friendly micro-organisms to keep the unfriendly ones at
bay. Their role is to provide reinforcement to ensure an adequate
level of good bacteria to keep the "bad guys" at bay. (Though
generally mild, some people experience gas or bloating for a while
when they first begin taking probiotic products. This is caused
by the dying off of bad bacteria as the helpful ones move
Thanks to Shaklee there is a better way to
get these benefits and it is very easy to do.
Simply add Shaklee Optiflora Prebiotic &
Probiotic System to your diet. One Shaklee member of mine loves to
call this product the “Powder and the Pill” because that is all
there is to taking it. The powder can be added to any food or drink
and the pill, or very small pearl, is very easy to
Taken regularly, Optiflora
helps maintain a healthy colon. This advanced, two-product system
uses advanced technology to protect beneficial microflora during the
rigors of shipping, storage, and the acidic journey through your
stomach. Other products claim live microflora at the time of
manufacture, but Shaklee guarantees the delivery of live microflora
to your colon when you use it.
To learn more details about
this amazing product and why you will want to use it, please see the
attachment to this message.
But whatever you do, don’t
wait too for the clock is ticking.
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