Calling All Healthy Moms for Advice

Updated on January 20, 2010
P.H. asks from Dallas, TX
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I know some of you are very nutrition conscious and I would love your advice. What dietary changes have you made that really made a difference in your life? I am not looking for weight loss advice, rather suggestions about how to increase energy/decrease stress, etc. I tend to be very chemically sensitive. For example, caffeine has quite an affect on me: sometimes it gives me a wonderful manic burst of energy, but sometimes it just makes me completely nervous and jittery. Lately, I am feeling run down and pretty grumpy for a couple weeks of the month - argh, PMS. Not to mention, that when I look in the mirror, I am seeing an old hag with some pretty dull skin and dark eyes. I eat fairly well and have a great exercise regimen. What am I missing? I'm 35-is it just getting older?
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My miracle discovery was making fresh fruit/veggie juice every morning with a little flax seed oil mix in. I can cover up the flavor of veggies I don't like but should eat with sweeter fruit. Jack La Lane style - anything goes. Immediately more energy, clear mind and after about a month I noticed plumper skin, beautiful glow, less cellulite. It resets system with no cravings for junk and a healthy way to detox.

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answers from Dallas on

Hi P.,
Good for you for taking these steps to being healthier. you should not be feeling the way you describe at your young age.
My whole world crashed when I was just a little older than you. A friend told me about Shaklee and I started taking their vitamins about 15 years ago. Now at 55 I have more energy than most women your age. I also stopped having pms and cramps and I sailed through menopause, while all the other women in my family had lots of problems and most had hysterectomies.
I think the things that helped most were the protein drinks, calcium magnesium and B complex. They also have a wonderful Stress Relief complex and a new product called Energy. You can check them out at Click on "about Shaklee" to see how this company and its products are so different from any of the others.
I hope you are feeling better soon.



answers from Dallas on

Hi P., I can help you with your health, depression and skin care. I have so much advice for you, I don't know where to start! I have been in the health and skin care industry for 21 years, so I know what I'm talking about. Since I have so much to say to you, I'm going to give you my website, where my contact information is and all the products. It is Look at the NuSkin and Pharmanex. Cortitrol for depression. All our products are all natural, so you never have to worry about chemicals, fillers or anything like that. M.


answers from Dallas on

I just started "eat right for your type"-it's eating foods based on your bloo type-my friend and her husband have been doing it for 6wks and they have felt so much better. She says that they have more energy and she doesn't feel bloated all the time. I don't need to lose weight but want more energy.



answers from Wichita Falls on

Hello P.,
Ugh...well, if 35 is an old hag....I'm ancient! Keep up your exercise regimen.....that is very very important. Also, your boys are 1 and they take all of your energy? I'll bet they do! Do you have any "mom" time...away from them?
You sound like you might need a trip to the doctor as if you feel run down and grumpy for 2 weeks of the month.....I don't think that is normal. Maybe you should have a checkup soon. Just a thought.
I wish you all good things in 2010. Good luck!


answers from Dallas on

i know what you mean i am 25 years and i was looking much older i don't like to look in the mirror and then my mom told me about herbalife products 8 months ago and the first week i feel so diferent with more energy and i already lost about 45 pounds ,i think the protein shakes with all the vitamins they have help me alot,my skin improve a lot i used to have dry patches in my arms now i don't have any,i was also suffering post partum depression and it helps me alot.
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answers from Dallas on

This is more of a whole-life change than a quick fix, but my recommendation is: eat real food. What I mean by that is, if you cannot readily identify how God put something on this Earth, don't eat it. A tomato grew on a tomato plant; a fish swam in the sea; a frozen tater tot has an unbelievably long and complicated history, and therefore, I argue, should not be eaten. As you've probably heard before, shop the circumference of the grocery store (produce, milk, fish), not the middle aisles (potato chips, "food" in cans and boxes). Your food will taste better, you'll get a balance of vitamins and microonutrients (which often get eliminated in processing), and you'll likely feel fuller and more satisfied. And it doesn't have to be complicated and time-consuming: many fresh fruits and veggies can be eaten raw. If you want to go one more step, go in the direction of vegetarian. You don't necessarily have to be militant about it (I'll still eat a small portion of pot roast at my mom's house if she cooks it), but you will feel MUCH more energetic after a meal of rice and beans and veggies than you will after a hamburger and french fries. You can start slowly, so as not to freak yourself and your family out, but it will make a huge difference in everyone's health. Feel free to PM me if you'd like some easy vegetarian recipes, and GL!


answers from Dallas on

Excersize and good nutrition... oh, and lots of sleep! wake up early and go to bed early!!

Drink plenty of water instead of caffine, you will notice a difference in the luster of your hair, skin, eyes and energy levels.

Use a good moisturizer for your skin.

Also, destressing is important. Read an uplifting book, have a peaceful hobby where you can relax (ie, NOT on the computer!), practice breathing techniques, and focus on simplicity, positivity and your spiritual side.


answers from Dallas on

Exercise and good nutrition! That's all it takes. As a Shaklee Independent Distributor myself I have to go along 100% with Victoria. Check out her website!


answers from Dallas on

While what I swear by may seem small to some, I feel it's really made a difference with me. I have a big jug of water that I try to drink 2 of a day. I truly feel that staying well hydrated helps my appetite, helps my skin, and helps me just feel better al around. It may seem like a small thing but I really feel much better. Good luck and I hope you find some success in new tips from people. I am definitely going to look back at this for some more tips for myself! :)

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