A Million Trees

UC Berkeley Landmark Study Published – CNN and others to air

Please forward this to everyone you care about…  CNN and the other major news outlets will be releasing this story in the coming days and weeks.  This new study is going to change the way we all think of vitamins and supplements – and the companies that manufacture and market them.

Peer Review of a recent clinical study conducted by the University of California Berkeley has been completed.  This study has been dubbed the “Landmark Study” and will be the groundbreaking baseline for future clinical studies. 
Shaklee Corporation based in Pleasonton, CA came out on top of it’s game as the ONLY company that has proof  their vitamins and supplements work and have an impact on disease states.
The table below summarizes some of the key Landmark Study findings.  Read on to  access the PDF link at the end of this article for the full report.

The numbers are fascinating.  You’ll see that taking no multi-vitamin may be safer than taking other company brands.  Shaklee Corporation  came out of the study with bragging rights that it’s users had markedly lower incidence of coronary heart disease, angina, congestive heart failure, diabetes, stroke and emphysema not to mention lower homocysteine, LDL,(bad cholesterol), Triglycerides and higher HDL (good cholesterol). 

Landmark Study Key Findings

Landmark Study Released!Please

50th Anniversary Landmark Study  – Do vitamins and supplements really work?  Read for yourself:

The groundbreaking study of long-term dietary supplement users showed that people who took Shaklee supplements had markedly better health than both multivitamin and non-supplement users alike.   The attached PDF is long, but could make a huge difference in your health!   Remember these are powerful food sources, never take them on an empty stomach!

Nutrition Journal 2007, 6:30doi:10.1186/1475-2891-6-30 
Usage patterns, health, and nutritional status of long-term multiple dietary supplement users: a cross-sectional study:

Gladys Block , Christopher D Jensen , Edward P Norkus , Tapashi B Dalvi , Les G Wong , Jamie F McManus  and Mark L Hudes  

Abstract (provisional)  Published October 24, 2007 



Dietary supplement use in the United States is prevalent and represents an important source of nutrition. However, little is known about individuals who routinely consume multiple dietary supplements. This study describes the dietary supplement usage patterns, health, and nutritional status of long-term multiple dietary supplement users, and where possible makes comparisons to non-users and multivitamin/mineral supplement users.


Using a cross-sectional study design, information was obtained by online questionnaires and physical examination (fasting blood, blood pressure, body weight) from a convenience sample of long-term users of multiple dietary supplements manufactured by Shaklee Corporation (Multiple Supp users, n=278). Data for non-users (No Supp users, n=602) and multivitamin/mineral supplement users (Single Supp users, n=176) were obtained from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2001-2002 and NHANES III 1988-1994. Logistic regression methods were used to estimate odds ratios with 95% confidence intervals.


Dietary supplements consumed on a daily basis by more than 50% of Multiple Supp users included a multivitamin/mineral, B-complex, vitamin C, carotenoids, vitamin E, calcium with vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, flavonoids, lecithin, alfalfa, coenzyme Q10 with resveratrol, glucosamine, and a herbal immune supplement. The majority of women also consumed gamma linolenic acid and a probiotic supplement, whereas men also consumed zinc, garlic, saw palmetto, and a soy protein supplement. Serum nutrient concentrations generally increased with increasing dietary supplement use. After adjustment for age, gender, income, education and body mass index, greater degree of supplement use was associated with more favorable concentrations of serum homocysteine, C-reactive protein, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and triglycerides, as well as lower risk of prevalent elevated blood pressure and diabetes.


This group of long-term multiple dietary supplement users consumed a broad array of vitamin/mineral, herbal, and condition-specific dietary supplements on a daily basis. They were more likely to have optimal concentrations of chronic disease-related biomarkers, and less likely to have suboptimal blood nutrient concentrations, elevated blood pressure, and diabetes compared to non-users and multivitamin/mineral users. These findings should be confirmed by studying the dietary supplement usage patterns, health, and nutritional status of other groups of heavy users of dietary supplements.
The complete article is available as a provisional PDF. The fully formatted PDF and HTML versions are in production.


Shaklee Corporation has been a respected provider of health and wellness products for over half a century.  The company founder, Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee invented the multi-vitamin in 1915.  In 2000, Shaklee was recognized by President Bill Clinton as the first to achieve “Carbon Neutral” status.  

NASA astronauts have used a Shaklee product for years called AstroAide to prevent loosing consciousness due to severe dehydration as they re-enter earth’s atmosphere.  Fifty two Gold Medalist Olympians have achieved their dream using Shaklee sports and nutrition products even though the company does not pay for athlete endorsements.  

The company has invested an impressive $250 million in scientific research and quality control to ensure their products truly impact key health biomarkers.  The company also ensures their products contain the quanities and pure ingredients they identify on the label.  The company’s standard for their vitamins and supplements is pure – a standard which is higher than organic.

To find out more about Shaklee vitamins and supplements you can find them at http://www.shaklee.net/upnorth.

God Bless the Firemen

My husband grew up in California.  It is still home to his family and they have lived in northern San Diego for many years.  At one point during the coverage of the fires this week I was sure I saw them in a stadium bleary eyed and arms crossed.  I called my husband to confirm.  Well, he watched for awhile and saw what I meant but it was not them.  They had fled to a comfortable family members home and were out of harms way.  If the fire wouldn’t have turned due to a shift in the wind direction – their home would have been lost.  Fortunately for them, everyone is back home and all is intact. 

I remember when my daughter Stephany was 6 years old she was making a peanut butter sandwich with her big sister in the kitchen with her.  I was a couple of rooms away.  My daughter Dawn came running into my room in a panic and said that Stephany was on fire.  I rushed into the kitchen to find her sleeve in flames and I grabbed her and shoved her arm under the water faucet.  I saw the burns on her hand and sleeve and called 911 in an absolute panic.  Normally I’m calm in emergency situations – fire terrifies me.

God bless the firemen.  They came rushing in on that cold, snowy day and appraised the situation.  Stephany had been sledding and so her little arm had been protected by 2 layers of heavy clothing.  She had received 2nd degree burns on her hand .

I salute all the heroes in California this week and want everyone that suffered losses to know that our family is praying for them.   Stay safe and protect your health the best you can by wearing respirator masks and staying indoors.  Use an air purifier that will remove the smoke from your indoor air if you can.  Our business delivers right to your door and we have a mobile unit for your car or hotel room and a larger unit that will cover up to 3000 sq feet.

Rest heals and restores the body so try to get extra during this time of high stress.  It’s important to take B vitamins and calcium magnesium to help calm frazzled nerves.  It is a devastating situation of incomprehensible proportion.  And again, God Bless the Firemen for risking their lives to stand down the fires.

Warm Regards,

 Angie Silberberger

Doing Our Part to Protect the Next Generation

Independent Shaklee Distributor

Toll Free:  1-877-765-0047
E-mail:  upnorth@shaklee.net
Shop at:  http://www.shaklee.net/upnorth
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Take the Body Burden Test and Change One Thing Today

You know I’m remembering the movie “Children of Men” lately.  It was a bit edgy but plausible I thought – all the humans are infertile until one woman becomes pregnant.  It’s a mad dash to save the mother and the child. 

CNN’s Anderson Cooper is bringing public awareness to a problem that is making my head spin.  The chemical load that is burdening our bodies  – in our bones, brains, muscle and organs.  Do I really want to know this? 

You bet I do and I’m going to do everything I can to minimize the amount of toxins I’m putting into my body and in my home.  I’m past child bearing years but listen up all you couples that are hoping to conceive – do what you can to get the chemicals out of your home.

First, I found an online quiz to simulate my body burden score.  Go ahead and see what your Test reveals.   OK, so now you’ve taken the test and have an idea what you can actually change and the things that may be just plain out of our control.  So let’s focus on one thing today that we can change – are you with me? 

Oprah featured non-toxic home care products on her Earth Day show this year – take a minute to see her feature for going green and toxin free   I am using these cleaners and they’re just plain fun to use – GetClean . Go ahead and try them – and send your toxic household cleaners to the hazardous waste site.  Yes – that’s what I said.  The US government considers common household cleaners as hazardous waste.  You can see what chemicals you are spreading around your home – on the floor, table, dishes, in the air you breath by visiting  NIH .

So now you have the knowledge and knowledge is consumer power.  Get the toxins out of your home and the cool thing about the Get Clean products is – they are made by the first company President Bill Clinton recognized back in 2000 as Carbon Neutral.  The first company – ever to be Carbon Neutral. 

So this is the first of many changes I’ll be challenging you to make in the coming days.  Stay tuned and let me know if you are ready to accept the “Body Burden” challenge.

Please forward this to everyone you know – let’s make a difference – one person at a time.

Body Burden Testing continued

When my daughter Stephany was 5 months old – a crop dusting plane came out of the blue sky unannounced over our home one day.  It flew back and forth past my daughters open bedroom window spraying pesticides as it went.  It was hot, we had no air conditioning and as a young mother I had no idea nor had I been warned about the damage pesticides could do to my baby. 

The next day my husband and I watched as her eyes darted back and forth  in her head, her body became limp as a rag doll and frothy saliva flowed from one side of her mouth.  We thought we were loosing her – we rushed her to the hospital where we heard her shreek in pain as they did a spinal tap among other testing.  I’ll never forget that day.  They couldn’t determine the cause of her convulsive trauma but today I know what caused it – pesticides from that plane.

Fast forward to recent years – I used cleaners to scrub my bathtub that would take my breath away and make me sick for 3 days afterward.  If I cleaned my oven – I’d be incapacitated for days so other family members would have to clean it for me.  My daughter Stephany was developing increased sensitivities to retail cleaning products also but she continued using them through the births of both her sons.  My daughter Dawn has ADD which is being directly linked to household cleaners now.  She is especially vulnerable toxic carpet cleaning shampoos and chemicals.

They have found in Washington State that if children eat organic foods and are not expsoed to pesticides in the home (anybody using the Orkin Man out there) – they have significantly lower body burden test results than other children.

I found Shaklee Get Clean concentrated cleaners because I was concerned about making changes to reduce global warming.  A coworker had told me they are environmentally safe for the planet and non-toxic for his family. We used them and found we have health benefits along with eliminating 108 pounds of packaging waste from landfills and 248 pounds of greenhouse gases. They don’t make us sick – period – and H2 is Green Seal Certified so I know it’s not going to add to our already chemically burdened bodies.

A member can purchase the Get Clean Starter Kit  for about $150 and it is the equivalent of $3400 of retail home care products.  It’s a no brainer really – and they’ve been  3rd party tested and proven to outperform products like Spray and Wash, Shout, Pledge Wipes, All, Windex to name a few.  Oprah uses them in her home and studio and raved about them on a show in May of this year.  Leonardo Decaprio’s “11th Hour” , etc etc.  You can order the kit at : http://www.shaklee.net/upnorth/prodHou .  You’ll find that most of your retail cleaners are classified as hazardous materials.  You’ll find a government link at my blog where you can look up your brand name household product,  so check with your local services how you can dispose of them.  Get them out of your house and stop breathing in chemicals.  Cancel your Orkin contract while you’re at it.

What are your dreams for a better life?

If I asked you what your goals and dreams are – what would you say?  Stay at home with the kids, spend more time supporting local causes, travel, wake up when your body tells you it’s time to, buy a new car, build your dream home?

What if I told you it’s my dream to help 30 men and women make $80,000 per year part or full time within my organization?  Would you like to learn more about that?  I left the corporate world and walked away from my successful consulting practice to join the company that people are switching to and supporting.  Oprah, Leonardo Dicaprio, N.A.S.A., Will Steger, The Greenbelt Movement, The Wild Dolphin Project, 32 Gold Medal Olympains and thousands of people like you and I are choosing environmentally safe, pure, clinically tested and quality controlled products.  Safe for You, Your Home, and the Planet.

We have business recruiters, landscaping professionals, software consultants, students, stay at home moms, retailing specialists and retirees to name a few in our organizaiton.  I have a vision and I’m looking for motivated individuals that can learn from our duplicatable business and expand with our organizaiton.

We believe in “Doing Well by Doing Good”.  Our business grows by helping others achieve their dreams.  Take a minute to send me an e-mail at upnorth@shaklee.net or call me toll free at 1-877-765-0047.

Warm Regards,

Angie Silberberger 

I’m the proud owner of 20 trees and carbon neutral!

Wow!  I feel empowered…  I just finished ordering 20 trees from the Arbor Day Foundation.  I had SO MUCH FUN shopping…  I got black walnuts (for us), bur oak (acorns for the bears and wildlife), apricots and apple, red maple and white pine.  I’ve ordered in plenty of time for fall shipment.

 Have you calculated your impact on the earth?  Check out my link for A Million Trees and donate to the Shaklee A Million Trees A Million Dreams campaign then jump onto my link for the Arbor Day Foundation and pick out some trees to plant in your yard, woodlot, community park or school.

Come on!  Jump in – the water is fine.  Tree’s will absorb carbon emissions and help slow the ice melt and keep it that way!! 

 Warm Regards,

 Angie Silberberger

Doing Our Part to Protect the Next Generation

Independent Shaklee Distributor

Toll Free:  1-877-765-0047
E-mail:  upnorth@shaklee.net
Website:  http://www.shaklee.net/upnorth
Blogsite:  http://www.angieupnorth.wordpress.com/

CNN and Body Burden Testing

Anderson Cooper has completed a piece about chemical exposures and what it is doing to our bodies – but even more importantly – what it’s doing to our children.
Please forward this on to everyone you know with children – please get the word out.     Check out my blog for a series of writings on taking the Body Burden Challenge to find out easy ways you can reduce your body burden scores and keep you, your home and the planet safe. 

While you’re there, please check out our website to order non-toxic and environmentally safe products. Find out why Oprah has had Shaklee on her show 3 times this year supporting the company and it’s safe products.
Also, watch what Oprah and Roger Barnett had to say this year in honor of Green Day…OprahEarthDay2007


Warm Regards,

 Angie Silberberger

Doing Our Part to Protect the Next Generation
Independent Shaklee Distributor
Toll Free:  1-877-765-0047
E-mail:  upnorth@shaklee.net
Shop at:  http://www.shaklee.net/upnorth
Business: http://www.gonegreengal.com
Blogsite:  http://www.angieupnorth.wordpress.com/