Years ago, I saw an “infomercial” for a Shake that promised superfood power for your health. I know. It was as tacky and “pitchy” as the word “infomercial”. I literally spent six years of my life joined at the hip to a company that rocked my body back to shape after repeated pregnancies, and I refused to try any of their other products. Then one day, I signed up for a new workout program, after one of my million babies was born, and received a ‘free one month supply’ of Shakeology (I know, they’re good aren’t they?). I was hooked from the first few days. I almost immediately felt better.
My mental clarity improved, digestion began to manage itself like clockwork, my rosacea skin cleared up within a week, and my energy felt clean and natural (instead of “sludgey” on coffee).
So there it is. I discovered a gold mine of superfood power for my day. If you are an ‘eye roller’, this is your cue. But perhaps you are as interested as I was in a natural solution for ailments such as those I mentioned above. If so, read on.
It Eased My Bone Pain
The first time I really experienced excruciating bone pain was in my fifth pregnancy. It would still be a couple years before I (or the doctors) clued into what was actually going on with my body. I remember lying on the couch in agony, from week seven of my pregnancy, paralyzed with pain resonating through my entire body. My fingers and toes would lock up with pain so bad I would cry throughout the night. Tyelenol did nothing. Rest was useless. The doctor believed it was muscular, despite my vehement insistence it was not “muscular pain”. Later they would suspect symptoms due to autoimmune disease.
After my darling son was born, my bone pain would come in “flares” rather than a constant tortuous ache. I searched high and low for a “superfood” drink after learning that ‘superfood power’ can alleviate symptoms of pain. I cannot recall how many different brands I tried, but none of them were quite what I was looking for. And often they were “chalky” and bitter.
Then one day, quite by Providence, I received a bag of Shakeology in the mail, from the company I had clung to all those years for helping me regain strength. It never occurred to me to try their “Protein Shake” which I assumed was just like any other.
The initial taste was quite remarkable. I had learned the necessity of “blending” any shake I had, so there was no mistake that it was amazing. I kept drinking it without really thinking about it, just because I loved the taste so much and appreciated the extra protein. Plus it was basically “free”. Weeks passed, and I realized I had not had another “flare up” of pain since I began drinking Shakeology. That freedom from pain continued through my time of drinking Shakeology, until I became pregnant again. I have since experienced the same bone pain each time I am not drinking Shakeology, and when I am, I do not battle such severe fatigue, chronic pain, and headaches as severely. Coincidence? I think not.
I did a little research. Did you know that the Co-Creator battles an autoimmune disease that had her so debilitated she was in a wheel chair? She scoured the world for the specific superfoods that would heal her body. And guess what? She succeeded. How’s that for superfood power!
Five Facts About Shakeology
- It is NOT a “diet” shake. This drink is not going to inhibit “Empty calories” so you can fake Keto your way to a slim waistline. BUT It does NOURISH your body on a cellular level, with superfood power, so that you DON’T crave garbage food (those”empty calories).
- It Floods you with Clean burning Energy from high quality nutrients, not “chemicals” and other highly processed sugars.
- Protein Punch! Adding to muscle building, are those amino acids our body needs. And what does muscle do? Burns fat and excess calories.
- Quality is HIGH priority. Each bag goes through over 1900 tests to be sure it is of the finest superfood power quality. Just like DOTERRA offers the absolute BEST quality in essential oils for health, Shakeology cannot be beat for it’s quality assurance.
- You guys...it’s a Superfood Drink not an ACTUAL milkshake. I think people are often expecting Shakeology to be made of unicorns and gummy bears. It’s not. Trust me. But it IS by far the BEST tasting Protein Powered Superfood Drink on the market….and I have tried A TON of them!
It’s So Expensive.
You know what I always respond to this?
Yes. It is expensive.
But you know what else is expensive? Daily medication when we are sick with Chronic disease that the majority of Western Population faces, costs a fortune. Debilitating diseases are expensive. Wheelchairs are expensive. As well, job loss is “expensive” from not being able to perform necessary tasks, because we are sick.
And so are all the superfoods you would have to gather and “quality test”, were they purchased individually.
I have seven children. They need me. And I would rather spend $116 a month NOW and preserve my health, medication free, than several hundred dollars a month on medication that only treats the symptoms without HEALING the disease. Plus I was spending $50 twice a month on a less nutrition dense protein shake ANYWAYS. Vitamins, supplements etc. all have a cost. This drink packs them all into one simply incredible formula!
If there is a favourite quote I adhere to, it is Hippocrates’ infamous words, “Let food be thy medicine.”
The WHOLE Truth
Does all of this sound ‘sales pitchy’? Probably. But instead of seeing what you may assume is the ‘attempt of another sale’ in a product saturated market, I hope you see an honest review and reflection from a fighter for GREAT health, who has had firsthand experience with Shakeology’s powerful punch of health.
But there is no “MIRACLE product”. There is no ONE thing you can do to change your physical health destiny. It has to be a myriad of small excellent choices, working together. And this is one of them!
Because the WHOLE ugly truth is that we are riding around in ‘failing’ bodies. Our body here will not live forever.
I am not preaching ‘salvation’ in a drink. I am simply sharing from the heart what this shake is to me and the GAME CHANGER it has been for my health.
It has given me energy, eased horrific chronic pain and rid me of migraines and lived up to its’ claims.
When NOT to Drink Shakeology
I realize there are a ton of women who drink Shakeology when pregnant and newly breastfeeding, but my strong and very staunch opinion is “NO WAY”.
And here’s exactly why: Shakeology is loaded with superfoods (as I have overstated).
One of said superfoods is something called “Chicory Root“, which is a natural ‘anti-parasitic’ and has been known to treat intestinal issues. This particular addition can be dangerous to a growing fetus as it has been known to cause ‘uterine contractions in women‘.
I always lean to the ‘safe side’ when pregnant.
Ashwanga root can be very beneficial to most people!
it can :
- restful sleep
- encouraging a sense of well-being
- immune support
- memory and cognitive support
- supporting normal energy levels delivering antioxidants
Learn more HERE.
However, it is also a known “abortifacient” and not recommended during pregnancy. But, it can support breastfeeding according to Ayurveda practice.
Ashwanga can also be harmful if you suffer from ‘Hyperthyroidism’, so be vigilant to do your own research.
Generally speaking, Shakeology is EXTREMELY beneficial to the majority of the population. It is rich in whole food nutrition, and loaded with antioxidants, probiotics, probiotics, and superfood power! Just be cautious of pregnancy, breastfeeding and hyperthyroidism.
And do your own research! I am so confident in this amazing product, I have no doubt you will discover its amazing benefits with a little trial.
Because I was pregnant and nursing the last two years, it has been THAT long since I had my Shakeology.
Until ‘yesterday’ happened.
My box arrived, and in it was my superfood power that would once again begin to restore my health, in addition to all the other healthy habits I am striving to achieve and maintain.
I noticed a slight shift in my energy already and my pain that was lit a few days ago, is already dying down.
I make no promises, but I am COMPLETELY confident for what this incredible gift of health has given me.
It is a chance to chase our dreams as a family, with the energy and wellness I need to succeed….for them and for me!