Staying Well During Cold and Flu Season – Naturally!

Have you ever wished you could find a safe and natural way to keep yourself and your family healthy?


1. Prevention

I’m not sure where summer went, but it appears that cold and flu season is nearly upon us. I don’t know about you, but I would rather prevent illness than spend time trying to recover from it!


  • We all know the importance of washing our hands, but this time of the year it is especially important to stay on top of it (and help any little ones in your life do the same)
  • Keep surfaces clean and disinfected safely by using Basic G and Germ Off Wipes (I keep Germ Off wipes in my office at work and routinely wipe down the surfaces in my office and in our office suite that I touch regularly! We spread a lot of germs last year and passed a lot of illness around the office, I’m ready to help prevent it this year!) Used as directed, Basic-G® tackles over 60 of these pesky microbes, including several animal viruses. That makes it an excellent choice for use in the kitchen, bathroom, or pet area. In addition to being economical – one quart makes up to 64 gallons.
  • Eat your fruits and veggies.  I can’t say enough about the importance of eating nutrient dense foods, especially this time of year.  Get in the habit early and keep a healthy balance through the holidays.
  • Nourish your body with supplements to aid in your overall health and boost your immune system to stay healthy year round.  I recommend:

Immune Starter Program:

Shaklee’s Vitalizer Pack

80 bio-optimized nutrients clinically proven to create a foundation for a longer, healthier life

Vitalizer contains:

  • Vita Lea: Because our immune system is dependent on an adequate daily intake of a variety of essential nutrients -AND- most of us don’t get those nutrients from diet alone.
  • Sustained Release B – C Complex: Vitamin C – Because macrophages and other immune cells produce free radicals that can damage surrounding tissues and weaken the immune system – AND – vitamin C helps prevent free radicals from damaging cellular proteins and DNA. B Complex – B vitamins are also essential for the optimal functioning of the immune system -AND – most of us do not get adequate amounts of at least some essential B vitamins in our diet.
  • Caroto–E-Omega: Carotenoids – Because Caroto-E-Omega contains all 6 of the essential carotenoids found in those fresh fruits and vegetable that we are not eating on a regular basis – AND – the carotenoids in Caroto-E-Omega work with other antioxidants to strengthen the immune system. Vitamin E – Because Caroto-E-Omega contains all 8 naturally occurring forms of vitamin E in optimum balance. Macrophages and other immune cells produce free radicals that can damage surrounding tissues and weaken the immune system -AND- vitamin E helps prevent free radicals from damaging cellular membranes and strengthens the immune system. Omega-3 Fatty Acids – Because Caroto-E-Omega contains all 7 naturally occurring omega-3 fatty acids in an ultra-high purity form. Diets deficient in omega-3 fatty acids increase the risk of inflammation and weaken the immune system -AND- clinical studies show that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation & strengthen the immune system, but cold water fish, which are the best dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids are often contaminated with heavy metals, dioxin and/or pesticides. .
  • Optiflora Probiotic: 70% of our immune system is in our intestine. When harmful bacteria and yeast take up residence in our intestine, they weaken our immune system – AND – Optiflora pearls contain Acidophilus and Bifidus, essential friendly bacteria that crowd the harmful bacteria & yeast out of our intestines. Optiflora guarantees delivery of 500 million live beneficial microflora to the intestines, due to its unique triple encapsulation which protects these essential bacteria from the acidity of the stomach.

For Better Results:

Immune Support Solutions

Add:  Vitalizing Protein and Nutriferon

  • Vitalizing Protein Mix – Because adequate daily protein intake is absolutely essential to build the cells of the immune system – AND – we don’t need the fat and cholesterol found in many animal sources of protein. You’ll get: Red raspberry seed extract for antioxidant support, Omega-3 support from flax, Non-GMO soy protein that is Low glycemic and has No artificial flavors, sweeteners, colors, or preservatives added.  PLUS it’s Gluten-free and dairy lactose free
  • Nutriferon – A healthy immune system protects us from deadly diseases and cancer AND allergies are becoming an increasing problem for millions of Americans.  Shaklee’s revolutionary Nutriferon formulation both strengthens and normalizes the immune system, providing us with increased protect against disease and cancer while it reduces allergy symptoms.

For Best Results:

The Optimal Immunity Program

Add: Vivix

  • Vivix Cellular Anti-Aging Tonic – Because scientific research has finally discovered why our immune systems age -AND- Shaklee has utilized the latest research advances to produce an exclusive polyphenol blend that positively impacts the four key mechanisms of cellular aging. Laboratory studies have shown that the polyphenols in Vivix have the potential to increase your lifespan and your health span (your quality of life as you age).


For review…

Immune Starter Program: Shaklee’s Vitalizer Pack

For Better Results: Add: Vitalizing Protein and Nutriferon

For Best Results: Add: Vivix


2. Early Intervention and Recovery

If you do end up feeling a scratchy throat or run down and are worried your body might need a little more support fighting off the bug, these are 2 great options to add:

Defend & Resist Complex

Defend & Resist Complex – Defend and Resist Complex provides extra immune support when you are stressed, fatigued, and feeling that hint of an oncoming cold or infection. It gives you not one, but four clinically proven immune-supporting ingredients: echinacea, black elderberry, larch tree, and zinc. Each supports, enhances, and promotes a healthy immune response.

Vitalized Immunity

Vitalized Immunity – A delivious, effervescent drink that helps support your immune system and provides the nutritional support you need to help your immune system stay strong.  Vitalized Immunity is naturally sweetened with Monk Fruit, and contains as much vitamin-C as 16 oranges.


3. For Kids

Help support the immune systems of the kiddos in your life

Incredivites Chewables for Children 4-12—  The first kids’ chewable multivitamin in the US with lactoferrin, which supports a healthy immune system in kids.  Packed with 600 IU Vitamin D3 and 23 essential nutrients for healthy development.  No artificial flavors, sweeteners or preservatives.  Naturally sweetened with xylitol which does not promote tooth decay.   Gluten and lactose-free.

Add as needed: Vitalized Immunity



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