Below is a testimony from Shirley Fike RN. This is her way
of explaining the "Shaklee Difference".(barefoot secret)
Attached to this
email is some more great information.
This link http://www.shaklee.net/cindy/aboutMain has some
great history about the company I have choosen to
distribute products for.
Here is Shirley's story;
For 30 years I have been searching and researching
information on health.
Having eaten my way back to health, from several serious
degenerative diseases like arthritis, asthma and cancer, I
am convincedthat our lifestyle is key to being healthy.
Our genes have a lot to do with it, but how we live
influences which direction our genes decide to go when they
get to a fork in the road.
After leaving nursing, and being disillusioned with the
pushing of drugs and surgery instead of prevention, I have
also become disillusioned with the food supplement
industry. There are so few companies with integrity. I have
wholesale privileges with around 12 companies, but most of
them have some products I would never recommend: I have to
get things for my clients sometimes because it is the best
available, but still does not meet my standards for purity
The only company I have dealt with that has never in any
way taken advantage of the consumer's ignorance, or used
artificial sweeteners, colors, preservatives, etc, is
Shaklee. IT was the first supplement company, making
the first vitamin product before the word was even coined.
They are the only company allowed to publish their
research in peer review medical journals - if you don't
have the science, you don't get accepted.
Shaklee science is impressive - they spend more on
nutritional research than the U S government.
Good Housekeeping recently reported that 9 St John's Wort
products tested had less than the label stated. Consumer
report found the same with echinacea. In 14 B complex
tested, only 3 met the minimal content and bioavailability
standards. 9 skin products with vitamin C on the label were
tested - only 3 had measurable amounts.......not nearly
what was on the label. Silica was 300 times above the label
amount in one product tested.
Some companies put mineral oil on the label of a
multivitamin. I called to ask why it was in there – "to
keep the tableting machine from gumming up".
(It also prohibits the absorption of fat soluble vitamins
- the reason the AMA urges doctors never to use it.) In
1999, Shaklee was the only company to take ginseng off the
market because all the sources were contaminated with a
I could go on and on, but suffice it to say the age and
integrity of any company is most important. Check the
integrity by reading the label - biotin, the expensive B
vitamin, is often less than 100% of the RDA and thiamin (B
1) is often over 1000% because it is so cheap - but that
sells a product to the uninformed. Label padding is
another trick - lots of items on the label that are in such
short supply they could do no good, but help sell
the bottle because the label looks so impressive.
It is almost impossible to get clinical studies from most
companies - because they don't have them - and even harder
from an independent lab. Shaklee consistently has outside
sources check their studies.
IN GOD WE TRUST --------- EVERYONE ELSE MUST HAVE DATA!!
Shirley Fike, RN
I'm as close as your phone if you have questions
888-272-6701. Enjoy researching a great company!
Take Care and Know that I Care,
Barefoot in the Garden