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An Educated Consumer is a Healthy Consumer

When most people are faced with a chronic illness that can be debilitating and even life threatening they rely on the experts.  I'm the type of person that believes in educating yourself to understand what the experts are prescribing for your health.  An educated consumer is a HEALTHY consumer! 

In 2007 I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, an autoimmune disease attacking your digestive system.  I've never been an overweight person-therefore when I began having digestive distress, rapid weight loss (20lbs in a month!) and insomnia I knew something wasn't right.  After several tests and many medications I was told I had Ulcerative Colitis.  I didn't like taking the medications and the adverse side effects that came along with them, so slowly I began to educate myself on the disease as well as nutrition.  After only 4-5 books "digested" my gastroenterologist and the dietician visits seemed to be a waste of time, I knew more at that point than they did on what would help my immune system and digestive distress-and I hadn't even been introduced to Shaklee yet!  I love to cook so I found comfort in researching organic foods, trying new recipes, low fiber diets and lots of herbs for calming my digestive distress.

A year later while job searching, I was on Facebook and reconnected with a lifelong friend.  She was an RN so I told her about my health history and road to recovery and she immediately suggested probiotics and supplements from Shaklee.  I said, "Isn't eating yogurt, Kefir and other natural sources better for you?  How come the doctor and dietician didn't suggest these things??"  Needless to say I ordered Vitalizer, Nutriferon & Vivix and my life has never been the same!  I reduced and eliminated ALL medications a year later and have been in remission since; in addition, I am also off allergy medication as well!  Thanks to Kimberly Palombo, RN;Shaklee Director and friend since kindergarten...see you truly do learn everything you need to know in kindergarten!


Laura J Brindza, Independent Distributor

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