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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.

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!!



Starting a Weight Loss program

Weight Loss made easy

Once in a while we run across a blog that parallels your beliefs.  I have great respect for the thoughts of Tim Terrio of TERRIO Physical Therapy and Fitness.  Although his approach to weight loss is more extensive than what I would ever do,  his basic philosophy is simply  that you need to make the decision to start.

I like how he relates it to getting on a rollercoaster ride.  I have watched dozens of people ride the weight-loss roller coaster.   They gain the weight, eat to much, feel quilty,  start a diet, get hungry, binge, feel bad, start a diet, and the the roller coaster continues.  So what does it take to lose weight?  The following is short and to the point:

Get off the Weightloss Rollercoaster!

I wrote the “Healthy Family Evolution” and created the program for all of you who have been riding the rollercoaster of weight loss for far too long. Don’t get me wrong –  I love a good rollercoaster, the more twists, turns, loops and drops the better. The excitement of standing in line as the anticipation builds. Finally, it’s time to lock yourself in and enjoy the ride, which ends all too soon. But, the rollercoaster of losing weight and getting healthy is a different ride. First of all there is no excitement or anticipation to even get on the ride. Very insidiously the weight increases over time until it finally reaches a point where it gets our, or others, attention.  Then suddenly we are thrown onto the ride. We are bombarded with solutions, concoctions, potions and programs. We are told that it is fast and easy to lose weight so we jump on ride after ride.  We lose and we gain.  Yet we keep ending up at the same place. Frustration grows as we are directed by those trying to help pointing to the next great ride. The seemingly endless chase continues. Frustration gives way to “what’s wrong with me?” if this is so fast and easy then why am I not able to do it? As we get older the game takes on new importance as we are faced with several life threatening chronic diseases. The ultimate thrill ride either you conquer this foe and keep it at bay or it could cost you dearly and yet the cycle of failed attempts continues. So, once and for all lets acknowledge that this journey is NOT easy, it is NOT simple, there are no magic formulas, potions or concoctions. There is no silver bullet. The good news is that through research we do have substantial knowledge in how to make a sensible, sustainable change but it comes at a price. That price is taking the steps to change your behavior and to replace old habits with new ones. 

Save the rollercoasters for the amusement parks!  Let’s start evolving to better health, one decision, one day and one family at a time.  Get Informed.  Get Moving.  Get Better!!


With thousands of diet programs and weight-loss products on the market, there should be something out on the market that is simple, straight-foward, easy to do, clinically tested and researched, proven to work,  and doesn’t require you to be hitting the gym 7 days a week to lose weight.

First I made a decision I was going to lose weight.  Then I choose to use the Shaklee 180 weight loss system.  I didn’t have to lose a lot of weight, but wanted to get rid of some fat and regain energy.  I’m one who likes to keep things simple.  I wanted something that I didn’t have to think about and not complicate it with potions, lotions, or other weird concoctions.   Yes, it did require me to make a choice.  Next, it was a conscious decision to do what I said I was going to do.  Finally, it was the will power to change my eating habits, my thinking,  and my outlook on where I was going.

Yes, it did take close to a year to lose 25 pounds, but I had been carrying it around for over 20  years.  This was one of the best decisions of my life.

If you are willing to make a change in your life that can affect you the rest of  your life, then I would encourage you to take a look at the Shaklee 180 weight-loss program.  It is simple, supplies all your required daily recommended vitamins and minerals, and even tastes good.  No, this is not a magic bullet, but a  getting your tool to get your life back to where you know you should be.

First, make a decision.  Then get more information at my website “Why Diets Fail!”


A Special Report on Vitamin D

That One Critical Nutrient Your Multivitamin May Not Have Enough of

Did you know that vitamin D is not really a vitamin?  Vitamin D is actually turned into a hormone by the body.  This hormone is called “activated vitamin D” or “calcitriol.”

Your body will make vitamin D when exposed to sunlight.

Vitamin D
Vitamin D found to influence over 200 genes, highlighting links to disease

I grew up in Washington State where it always seemed to rain a lot.  As a kid I was forced to take cod liver oil as a supplement.  I was too young to figure out why at the time, but it contained vitamin D and I wasn’t getting enough of it.  This was to help my bones as well as to prevent rickets.   Research is now showing that vitamin D may be a very important part of treating a whole list of serious long term health problems.

It is estimated that 75% of Americans are deficient in this vitamin

Yet, experts estimate that adequate supplementation with this nutrient can reduce your risk of developing cancer by up to 77%, and cut your risk of developing heart disease by as much as 53%.

You may be wondering what is this incredibly important nutrient that can reduce your risk of cancer and heart disease, but is not included in sufficient amounts in virtually any of the multivitamins out there?

It’s actually a vitamin that our bodies can produce, yet most of us don’t have enough of.

You may have guessed it – it’s vitamin D.

The problem with ALL multivitamins on the market is that they don’t have enough of the “sunshine vitamin”.

You see, most multivitamins only include the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of the various vitamins and minerals. 

The RDA is a minimum number set by the government to ensure people don’t develop acute vitamin deficiency diseases like scurvy, pellagra, and beriberi.

Personally, I am not interested in merely surviving — I want to thrive. I want to enjoy OPTIMAL health.

Therefore I take MORE than the minimal amount of each vitamin. 

And so should YOU.

To achieve OPTIMAL health, you need to take the OPTIMAL amounts of vitamin D.

Currently the RDA (minimum amount) for vitamin D is set at 400 IU.  

They haven’t revisited that number in more than 20 years.  

When these numbers were set in the mid-1990s, most members of the medical community didn’t look at vitamin D as being all that important.  

They agreed we needed some of it to aid in the absorption of calcium in order to maintain strong bones and healthy teeth. 

Here’s the problem with the amounts, though… 

In the last 10 years, numerous studies around the world have shown that vitamin D is a lot more important than we once thought.  

In fact, it could very well be THE most important vitamin there is.  

It reduces the risk of developing most cancers. 

It fights heart disease, diabetes and bone loss. 

It cuts the risk of developing multiple sclerosis. 


By unlocking over 200 DNA blueprints needed by your body’s cells for growth and immunity. 

But don’t take my word for it. See the results of the latest research from the Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford in the UK: 

What does this mean for you?

It means that supplementing with vitamin D can help keep you healthy for much longer. It will also greatly reduce the risk of developing debilitating diseases.

There are no shortcuts. 

Lying out in the sun exposing your entire body to sunlight will absolutely raise your vitamin D levels. 

There are, however, risks that could counter the effect of any vitamin D you create doing that.  

Risks like sunburn and skin cancer to name just two. 

Getting some sun is fine. In fact, it’s a great idea.  

Just be smart about it and give your body the proper support with a good vitamin D supplement.

Vitamin D
Promotes Heart, Immune And Bone Health