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Make the Decision and Get Healthy

No one says “Man, I hope I can get in great shape for just a little while and then gain back all the weight I lost.” Maybe you had a time in your life where you worked really hard for your wedding pictures to look perfect or the look great on a vacation. Did you stay committed to your health after those big events? Why not? The answer lies in your underlying motivation.

All or nothing
Going for all or nothing

What Motivates You?

If you are trying to slim down for a reunion or other “look-at-me” life moment chances are you will relapse into your old habits and the weight will come back, perhaps even faster than you gained it before. Starving yourself, staying on a liquid or highly restrictive diet will cause you to lose weight, but it won’t make you healthy and strong.

Take a look at your health. Physically are you satisfied with your body? Does your body enable you to pursue your adventures or does it cause you daily frustration? Maybe your doctor is the one telling you to lose weight, but you are fine with your body. Do you wish you had more energy or could take care of yourself without relying on others?

You can change. You can lose weight and become strong, but without motivation from within yourself you will not change your lifestyle and improve your health in the long run.

Commit to Yourself

If you want to lose weight you must make a commitment to yourself. Make yourself accountable and share your goal with your friends or a more anonymous online community. Change will not happen overnight, but one step followed by another step in the right direction will give you results.

Don’t let celebrities fool you – there is no magic bullet to getting healthy, but there are also extremes that should be avoided. Is it sustainable to exercise at the gym 7-days a week for several hours? Individuals on realty TV are able to do so only because of the non-realty of the situations they are in. Adjust your expectations that it will take time to lose weight, but if you do it right you won’t have to do it again.

Sustainable Success

Keeping things simple, you want to look to a weight loss program that is simple and easy to follow. Complicated dosing or restrictive diets will be challenging to follow long term. To kick off your turn to health look to the Shaklee 180 weight loss system. It is simple, supplies all your required daily recommended vitamins and minerals, and even tastes good.  Your Shaklee consultant will be another person committed to helping you reach your goal of living a healthy, happy life. The Shaklee 180 weight loss system is is not a magic pill, but a proven program that will allow you to lose weight while regaining energy and providing your body with the fuel it needs to stay committed to staying healthy.

Commit today. Join the network that has helped thousands of individuals just like you make a change, and commit to a healthy you.


Wes Bartell

A professional network marketer offering expertise is growing a successful network. Wes proudly represents Shaklee products and also assists individuals as an independent insurance agent specializing in Medicare Supplements and Medicare Advantage plans. Wes welcomes the opportunity to assist others finding healthy lifestyles and financial freedom.

Call: 661-215-2901

Text: 661-808-0060



Healthy Regimen is a healthy solution

Healthy Solutions Regimen
Healthy Solutions Regimen

Shaklee is kicking off their celebration of 100 years of innovation with new products that everyone should know about!

MindWorks: 3X improvement in memory, focus & reaction time versus a control group** and supports long-term brain health*

MindWorks is a revolutionary program that provides nutritional support + brain training software.  MindWorks key nutrients have been shown in three clinical studies and dozens of laboratory studies to immediately enhance mental sharpness and focus and protect against normal age-related mental decline.* MindWorks also comes with a month of CogniFit, a brain training program – a $12.99 value free.

MindWorks is included in the Healthy Solutions  Regimen with Vivix and OmegaGuard and the Healthy Solutions Plus Regimen with Vivix, OmegaGuard and Nutriferon, both of which are eligible for free membership with new join orders. And with the Use Share Build promotion, new people can also get free shipping (up to $20) when they join by September 30.

Blood Pressure | Help retain healthy blood pressure*
Blood Pressure is a scientifically supported nutritional solution to help retain healthy blood pressure by addressing 2 of the key mechanisms that impact already healthy blood pressure.

Blood Pressure is included in the SmartHeart Blood Pressure Regimen along with OmegaGuard and CoQHeart. The SmartHeart Blood Pressure Regimen is eligible for free membership with new join orders. And with the Use Share Build promotion, new people can also get free shipping (up to $20) when they join by September 30, 2014.

For more on this go to my website. http://bartell.myshaklee.com

 *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

**At six hours versus control.

Becoming the Consistent Product

A strong foundation is required to be a successful network marketer

Network marketing starts with a connection. The person you connect with can make you wonderful promises, tug at your heartstrings, and make you want to join them on their quest to improve the world. But, what if they don’t keep their promises. Why won’t they return your phone calls? What happened to that ideal connection?

Network marketing gets a bad reputation because some individuals do not keep their promises. They scam others into believing in something that isn’t real and never deliver what is promised. Integrity is everything in the business of relationships. From the first meeting throughout all transactions and interactions your success will be built by honesty, integrity, and consistency.


Honesty must run through your life and business. Keeping commitments, like being on a three-way call with a new recruit or delivering a customer’s first purchase must all be done when promised. If your word is compromised, then trust has been broken. Be real with people about yourself and your product and customers will develop a strong connection with you.


Your motives must be sincere. Many individuals join a network marketing group with the goal of making additional or substantial income. That is a desirable goal, but not if you seek to harm others to line your pocketbook. Scamming and taking advantage of people do not grow a successful, sustainable business.


I go to my favorite restaurant time and time again because I know that they will always deliver a consistent, delicious product. Knowing that I will have a positive experience keeps me loyal. You want to become the favorite restaurant that your clients can trust to deliver a consistent relationship and product.

True success comes from real relationships. As a successful network marketer my goal is to work with people who are looking for more in life, living a healthier life, and getting back to nature is my goal and I am committed to helping those individuals who are looking for the same thing.

Wes Bartell

A professional network marketer offering expertise is growing a successful network. Wes proudly represents Shaklee products and also assists individuals as an independent insurance agent specializing in Medicare Supplements and Medicare Advantage plans. Wes welcomes the opportunity to assist others finding healthy lifestyles and financial freedom.

Call: 661-215-2901

Text: 661-808-0060



Keeping your health with Shaklee


Artificial dyes may induce adverse effects
What kind of adverse effects could be lurking in these products?

When it comes to your health, it is important that you maintain it on a minute by minute basis.  I know what you are thinking!  “You’re crazy,” you say! Let me explain!

When you get up in the morning, you go brush your teeth.  Did you know that your mouth is one of the biggest harbors of wildlife in the form of bacteria? Much of the bacteria comes  from what you eat.  A substantial amount of mouth bacteria is primed to do real damage.  Think of your mouth as the doorway to the rest of you. Poor dental health can contribute to other very serious conditions like heart disease, stroke, and even cancer.  How long does it take to decide if you’re going to brush your teeth twice a day?

Now that you’re up and ready, you start thinking about getting some food in your stomach.  What are you going to eat?  Maybe start with a stop at a local fast food store? Starting with a soft drink that contains sugar and caffiene.  Both of which are added to the right mix of other ingredients that help you get hooked.  Along with phosphoric acid, malic, and tartaric acid, all kept with a controversial additive known as brominated vegetable oil, also known as a flame retardant.

On with the bacon.  Yes, one of my favorite breakfast foods.  What is it that gives that taste, that flavor that has been used in just about every food imaginable?  Could it just happen to be those nitrites, which inhibit bacteria and lengthens the shelf life as well as the food’s appeal?  When we cook it, it combines with other chemicals to form carcinogens which many health organizations warn against.

Our busy lives may preclude taking the time to prepare many of our meals.  Our children may be whining for that junk snack that their friends get to eat.  In moments of weakness, stress, or just plain desire, we open up the freezer and pull out the TV dinner or go out to eat.  What we don’t don’t doesn’t hurt us and chemical listings be damned.  However, if we knew a little bit more about what chemicals were in the food, what they might do to us, and why they were there, maybe we would a bit more discerning of of what eat and what we prepare for our families.

Take artificial dyes for instance.  Almost all processed foods contain some type of artificial coloring to make it more attractive.  Now studies are showing links between hyperactivity in children and these dyes.  Studies in the 1950s showed a particular link between the yellow #5 and asthma symptoms.   Whether it is true or not is always being debated. Yet we still don’t know what other links to disease may exist by putting these dyes into our bodies merely to make the food look good.

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a sweetener that is derived from corn and is much cheaper to make than sugar from cane.  This is being used in an infinite number of products and beverages.  Some experts believe that it is HFCS that may be the cause for our veritable epidemic of obesity.  The claim is that our bodies metabolize it differently than cane sugar.  It is my belief that just as the HFCS has made many more products a more affordable, it seems to be that the reduced cost means they can consume more.  Why not take a specific route to do two things?  Eliminate or reduce HFCS and sugar intake.

Aspertame is another sweetner that is in many of our products and beverages.  Claiming the fact that there are fewer calories,  you can once again enjoy more of the product.  Once again it is a difference of opinion as to what it can do your your body.   Maybe it isn’t a disease or cancer or other illness, but things like headaches, migraines, vision problems, tinnitus, depression, joint pain, insomnia, heart palpitations, and muscle spasms.  Is it worth your health to ingest these foods if you would experience these side effects?

Last, but not least is the whole Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) controversy.  These transgenes are capable of producing proteins in the plants that have never been in the human diet over the course of human evolution, stretching back thousands, even millions of years.  It would stand to reason then that you are ingesting these glyphosate residues.  Once again, why would we want to consume products that have been genetically modified with a gene that is designed to kill every plant that it is sprayed on except the one that it is supposed to resist?

Every day, every minute, we are faced with these health choices and I have just named a few.  In my Shaklee business, I can eliminate many of these issues by simply buying Shaklee products, knowing they are all natural, without artificial  dyes, preservatives, sweetners, and are non-GMO.

Sure, they don’t have all the products that we use everyday, so it behooves us to be diligent in examining the other foods we eat and be cognizant of the fact that we are constantly being tricked by every advertising and marketing company to hide or conceal the identity of many of these artificial or synthetic additives

What kind of adverse effects could be lurking in these products?

.  Buyer, beware!

For more information about Shaklee and it’s non-GMO stance, visit my website!!



The beginnings of an opportunity

I would have never believed it.  To hear this kind of news, you must be kidding.  I eat right, or think I do.  I’m not tremendously overweight, at least if I compare myself with the general populace. I exercise sometimes, in spite of the fact that the media tells me that I only have to do 20 minutes of vigorous exercise everyday.  I must remember that everyone has a different definition of vigorous!

About 15 years ago, my wife and I were attending a health fair at one of the local hotels.  I had been thinking more seriously about what I would look like when I got to be in my 60’s and beyond. Looking at the people around me, I realized that I was pretty healthy and really didn’t have any serious health issues (or so I thought).  Sure, I had some heart problems, my joints hurt due to a bad knee injury left over from basic training,  took Tums for my stomach after evening meals, and was pushing 200 pounds for my 6 foot frame.  Wasn’t this the norm?  Isn’t this America where it was okay to be 20-30 pounds overweight and talk about all your health issues?

It was at the health fair, that I took one of the devices you hold in your hands at chest level for a minute or so and the readout came:  OBESE.  What?  You are kidding, right?  OBESE at 26 percent body fat?  OBESE?  I didn’t like that word.  For me it was the start of my quest to be healthier.  I needed to do something about it.  But what do I do?  I had been at this weight for over 30 years!  Why would I want to change?  This was my wake-up call.  However, it wasn’t one of those instant changes where you decide to go on a crash diet by not eating, drinking only water for a week straight to get back into shape.  There was no way I was going to do that.  I had seen other people try it, and after a week of dehydration, they would typically go back to eating like they had always done as that was their “comfort zone” and they were not about make a change.

For my wife and I, it was more about taking a look at where we were, assessing the situation, and starting to make subtle changes.  I was content with my weight at that time.  I did not realize that I would be more content, as well as comfortable, if I lost  some of those extra pounds that were classifying me as “obese.”

The first thing I did was to start reading labels and counting calories.  Not that I knew anything at the time about what I was reading, but it sounded good.  The next thing was to eliminate things I didn’t really need like candy, sugar, sodas, junk food, etc.  Needless to say, just by doing that, I reduced that number of Tums I was taking every night.

The next step, I hypothesized correctly, was the need for some sort of vitamin supplementation.  There are a million different variations of nutritional vitamin supplements on the market.  Everyone advertises theirs as the best.  I started with a vitamin network marketing company that said they could prove they were the best.  They had the documentation, the doctors’ endorsements, and at the plenty of testimonies endorsing the products.

That was now the opportunity to begin a new career!