The Enduring Power of Wellness

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John Saville is a builder. Just one conversation with him and he’ll build you up, leaving you feeling happier than before and ready to take on the world. There’s no question that this gift has been a large part of his success as an on-air radio personality, a DJ, and a physical fitness trainer—all jobs that benefit from his ability to build positivity and health in those he associates with. On top of all that, he’s a championship bodybuilder. Did we mention that John is 59 years old? (And turning 59 this month—happy birthday, John!)? This is one builder who is building an astonishing legacy.

While most people in their late fifties are slowing down and eyeing retirement, John and his wife Patti aren’t ready to downshift any time soon. When looking at peers their age, Patti can’t help but notice that many of them tolerate declining health without question. “It’s like their attitudes are geared toward aging,” she says. “Our philosophy is totally the opposite of that.”

John’s always been athletic. As a teen in Guilford, Connecticut, he was part of his high school’s very first football team—and became his high school’s first all-state football player and high school all-American athlete. He was captain of the football team and wrestling team. His penchant for baseball did not go unnoticed either, and he was scouted by the Boston Red Sox as a pitcher.

With so much going for him athletically, John surprised his family and peers when he swapped athletics for arts during his senior year of high school. “I wanted to pursue other parts of school,” he says. “I didn’t want to be labeled a jock. I had to do what was in my heart, and not do what other people expected.” John branched out into band, choir, and theater—where he landed several leads in school plays.

John always knew he wanted to go into the radio broadcasting business, and he’s been behind the mic since his freshman year at college. “I have worked every single major format in the state of Connecticut,” he says. “I worked in New York City for a while. I love what I do.” And it shows—he is currently the most listened-to afternoon radio personality in the Hartford metropolitan area.

As if a stellar radio career wasn’t enough to keep John busy, his mobile DJ company has him playing the hottest music at various events most weekends, he is an in-demand MC throughout Connecticut, and he was the head trainer at the biggest gym in the area for a time.

Like her husband, Patti is passionate about health and wellness. She always valued good health, but her commitment deepened after she was diagnosed with cancer in 2002. She was a single mother with a 15-year-old daughter. “It came out of the blue,” Patti says. “I didn’t have any family history.” After undergoing a double mastectomy, Patti started down the long road of recovery. “I was very lucky,” she says. “My journey made me a much stronger person than I ever was before.”

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PUMPING UP
John entered his first bodybuilding competition at age 30, finishing in the top three in his categories. He competed in several competitions during the early nineties. Then, after a decade break, he won a show in Tarrytown, New York. Putting his health first, John seeks out all-natural shows. “The only way I’ll do a show is if it’s all-natural with drug tests, polygraphs, urine tests, whatever,” he says. “It has to be stringent. I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I never did drugs. I just believe that is what’s healthy.”

Last November, John needed a challenge. “I felt like I was stuck. I was carrying an extra ten pounds on me. I wanted to tighten up a bit more. I essentially started tightening up my diet just for the sake of being healthier, and Melaleuca products helped with that,” he says. Friends and family suggested he compete again, and though it had been fifteen years since his last competition, he decided to “put on the blinders and go for it.”

The first thing John did was hire two trainers, Chuck Budz and Jim Caputo at Planet Fitness of Branford. When they told John to start doing double workouts, John’s days were already packed with shifts at the radio station, running his DJ business, and training for the competition. “I wondered how I would find the time,” he says. “It was crazy but I did it.” He hit the gym in the morning and again the afternoon, doubling his cardio and increasing his circuit training.

On May 28, 2016, John took first place in the Men’s 50+ Master’s division of the New England Natural Bodybuilding Championship and second place in the 40+ division. A natural athlete who has been bodybuilding for nearly 30 years, John says he’s in the best shape of his life and he gives Melaleuca’s world-class supplements and sports nutrition products much of the credit. “By show time, when I was up on the stage, all the cuts and striations were dead on.* I know for a fact that the products had everything to do with that,” John says. “I really think these products help fight aging process. My endurance is better than it’s ever been. I feel more youthful than I’ve ever felt.”

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BUILDING MORE THAN MUSCLES
As familiar faces in the community, John and Patti are walking examples of the Melaleuca lifestyle. They are often asked what they do to look so amazing. After the competition, younger men asked John what his secret was. No one could believe he was 58. John and Patti never miss a chance brag about Melaleuca products. They are products of the products and it shows. “We use the products,” John says. “We keep ourselves fit. We realize that we really have found our home.”

ON MAY 28, 2016, JOHN TOOK FIRST PLACE IN THE MEN’S 50+ MASTER’S DIVISION OF THE NEW ENGLAND NATURAL BODYBUILDING CHAMPIONSHIP AND SECOND PLACE IN THE 40+ DIVISION. ON SEPTEMBER 3, 2016, AT THE OCB ALL-NATURAL BODYBUILDING TRI-STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, JOHN DID IT AGAIN. HE TOOK FIRST PLACE IN THE MEN’S 50+ DIVISION, SECOND PLACE IN THE 40+ DIVISION, AND PLACED FOURTH OVERALL.

“We go out and represent ourselves and Melaleuca in the best possible light,” John says. “We want to be an inspiration and show everyone that you don’t have to look a certain way just because you’re a certain age.”

Since enrolling in 2013, Patti has experienced marked improvements in her health. She knows that Melaleuca’s supplements and non-toxic household products have played a significant role.
“Both of us feel so much better since we switched to Melaleuca products,” Patti says. “Holy cow—my health is so much better than before.”

“This is our preventative healthcare,” John says. “There’s no question about it.”

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THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF BETTER MUSCLE MASS
At 7 a.m., John is up and has Berry FiberWise® along with the Peak Performance Total A.M. packet and NutraTherm.

For breakfast, he’ll have a veggie omelet made with eight egg whites and one yolk, a sweet potato, and a bowl of oatmeal with Vitality Elevate™ Ultra Performance Protein Shake powder sprinkled on top. “It’s almost like having an ice cream sundae,” he says.

John fuels his workout with an Access® Bar and stays hydrated with Sustain® Sport. Afterward, he’ll finish up with an Ultra-Performance Protein Shake with Amino Boost mixed in. “The whole mix of what’s in Amino Boost is just dead on,” John says. “It’s better than any scientific mix I’ve ever seen before.”

Lunch consists of a big salad with butter lettuce, spinach, kale, and lots of veggies, a drizzle of olive oil, and healthy protein like grilled chicken or salmon.

In the afternoon, John keeps his metabolism going with another Ultra Performance Protein Shake and a salad with chicken.

Dinner is a big meal of grilled chicken, salad, and tasty vegetables, such as grilled asparagus. Of course, John would never forget his Peak Performance Total P.M. packet.

After 7 p.m., carbohydrates are off the menu. For an evening snack, it’s tuna or grilled chicken and a delicious GC Control™ Shake.

Frank VanderSloot Takes Virtual Tour of Melaleuca’s Tennessee Plant

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Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot took a virtual tour of the company’s 350,000-square-foot manufacturing plant and distribution center in Knoxville, Tenn., Tuesday.

Sitting in his office at Melaleuca’s Global Headquarters in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Frank got to enjoy an intimate, face-to-face visit with employees 1,800 miles away using a state-of-the-art mobile BeamPro robot.

Here’s what he had to say about the experience:

The company’s Knoxville facility, which consists of the manufacturing plant, the distribution center, and a Melaleuca product store, is home to around 350 employees. It underwent a massive expansion and grand reopening in 2010.

Melaleuca Shakes Make the Perfect Blend

Smoothies are just the thing for summer refreshment—and Melaleuca shakes are just as at home in a smoothie as they are in a shaker bottle.

Why mix in a Melaleuca shake? For the incredible health benefits each one offers. Melaleuca has an established track record of delivering shakes that support a variety of needs—like weight loss, sports performance, or protein supplementation. Each shake offers scientifically proven formulas and patented ingredients to help you reach your goals. And with 15 delicious flavors among the shakes we offer, you’re sure to find your favorites.

 

Melaleuca Attain Milk Chocolate ShakeAttain® – Reduces hunger cravings to support healthy weight loss with patented CraveBlocker®

Attain Nutrition Shakes with patented CraveBlocker tackle hunger cravings from two sources—the stomach and the brain—giving you the support you need to achieve your weight loss goal in a healthy way.

Attain CraveBlocker Shakes help you manage your weight without feeling hungry all the time and without depriving your body of the nutrition it needs. Controlling cravings is an essential part of losing weight—and keeping it off for good.

  • 120 Calories
  • 3g Total Fat
  • 9g sugar
  • 3g fiber
  • 10g protein
  • Attain CraveBlocker Shakes are available in:
    • Blueberry
    • Milk Chocolate
    • Vanilla
    • Strawberry

 

Melaleuca GC Control PeachGC Control® – Clinically researched and shown to promote healthy weight loss and blood sugar support

Powered by patented Oligo® mineral absorption technology, GC Control provides clinically tested natural blood sugar and weight support to help control carbohydrate and sugar cravings and deliver metabolism and energy support.

Using six powerful natural blood sugar support ingredients, enhanced in only a way Melaleuca can, GC Control delivers results.

 

  • 120 Calories
  • 4g Total Fat
  • 1g Sugar
  • 9g Fiber
  • 5g Net Carbs
  • 10g Protein
  • GC Control Shakes are available in:
    • Caramel Crème Brulée
    • Fresh Apple & Cinnamon
    • French Vanilla
    • Creamy Chocolate Fusion
    • Peach Cobbler

 
Melaleuca Access Mint ChocolateAccess® – Enhances workouts and helps reduced body fat with advanced fat conversion technology

Access helps your body turn fat into fuel. And with clinically proven CLA, Access technology helps reduce body fat, increase lean muscle, and prevent weight regain.

How does Access work? Melaleuca’s exclusive Access technology blocks adenosine, a chemical that slows down your body’s fat-burning and muscle-recruitment process. With Access, your body is better able to turn fat into fuel as you exercise, with less fatigue and soreness.

  • 150 Calories
  • 4.5g Total Fat
  • 19g Carbs
  • 8g Sugar
  • 7g Protein
  • Access Shakes are available in:
    • Chocolate Slam
    • Mint Chocolate Charge

 

Melaleuca ProFlex Dutch ChocolateProFlex20® – Provides excellent muscle maintenance benefits and a feeling of lasting satisfaction

ProFlex20 Shakes deliver 20 grams of protein per serving with a proprietary blend of dairy proteins, including whey protein concentrate and calcium caseinate.

This high-quality protein supplement can help you meet your daily protein needs in conjunction with a healthy diet—especially as you increase your activity level or as you age.

 

 

  • 150 Calories
  • 5g Total Fat
  • 2g Sugar
  • 5g Fiber
  • 20g Protein
  • 9g Carbs
  • ProFlex20 Shakes are available in:
    • Classic Vanilla
    • Dutch Chocolate

 

Melaleuca Elevate Protein VanillaVitality Elevate® Ultra-Performance Protein Shake – Supports even the most demanding protein needs

Ultra-Performance Protein Shakes deliver high amounts of fast-absorbing whey protein isolate and whey protein concentrate coupled with micellar casein, which helps extend the benefits of whey by as much as 15 times.

This combination helps extend the release of amino acids and boosts muscle nitrogen balance to build lean muscle and maximize recovery.

 

  • 135 Calories
  • 1.5g Total Fat
  • 0g Sugar
  • 2g Carbs
  • 30g Protein
  • Ultra-Performance Protein Shakes are available in:
    • Vanilla
    • Chocolate

 

Melaleuca Koala Pals Shakeables Milk ChocolateKoala Pals™ Shakeables® – Delivers vitamins and minerals plus protein and fiber to help support proper growth and development.

Loaded with protein and fiber, Koala Pals Shakeables is the perfect start to the morning with breakfast and is a great after-school snack. This daily nutrition shake delivers the balanced support your kids need every day to fill the gaps in their diet—in a delicious chocolate flavor they can’t resist.

Moms love that Koala Pals Shakeables contains the research-recommended amounts of 22 essential nutrients and Melaleuca’s patented Oligo® technology for maximum absorption and antioxidant protection.

  • 120 calories
  • 2.5g Total Fat
  • 3g Dietary Fiber
  • 10g Sugars
  • 9g Protein
  • Rich Milk Chocolate

Whether you’re focusing on losing weight, improving your exercise results, or simply maintaining healthy muscle mass, you’ll find powerful, targeted nutritional benefits inside Melaleuca shakes. And if you’re looking for a completely refreshing take on your favorite shakes, try blending them into smoothies! You’ll end up with a treat that isn’t just super tasty, but super beneficial as well.

Runner Bernard Lagat Makes U.S. History

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Bernard Lagat uses many of Melaleuca’s products including the Peak Performance Pack. Bernard just became the oldest long-distance runner in history to qualify for U.S. Olympic Team. At 41 years old, his record-breaking performances show no sign of slowing down. In April, Bernard lowered his own World Masters Record for the road 5,000 meters. Then in May, Bernard blazed past competitors in the 10,000 meters to win the Patyon Jordan Invitational, setting a new World Masters Record in the process. His blistering pace continues in July, as he finished first in his heat at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials and went into the finals with the fifth-fastest qualifying time.

“After Melaleuca Convention 2015, I decided to start taking the Peak Performance Pack,” Bernard says. “I’m getting older, and I wanted to get that energy back. Plus, it’s really important for me to keep my nutrition balanced. I need that in my job to train well, be strong, and stay injury-free.”

Take a look at Bernard’s records over the years:

2015-2016 Running Records
2016 Masters World 10K
2016 Masters World Road 5K
2016 American Masters 10k
2016 American Masters Road 5k
2015 Masters Indoor mile
2015 Masters Indoor 3000m
2015 Masters Indoor 2-mile
2015 Masters World 10K
2015 Masters World 1500m
2015 Masters World 5000m

World Championships
3x World Indoor 3000m gold medalist
2x World Outdoor 5000m silver medalist
2014 World Indoor 3000m runner-up
2009 World Outdoor 1500m bronze medalist
2007 World Outdoor 1500m gold medalist
2007 World Outdoor 5000m gold medalist
2004 Olympic 1500m silver medalist
2002 World Cup 1500m champion
2001 World Outdoor 1500m silver medalist
2000 Olympic 1500m bronze medalist

U.S. Championships
7x USATF Outdoor 5000m champion
3x USATF Indoor 3000m champion
2x USATF Outdoor 1500m champion
2012 Olympic Trials 5000m runner-up
2011 USATF Outdoor 1500m runner-up

Melaleuca’s Own McCaughey Septuplets Graduate High School, Look to Bright Future

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Mother of first surviving set of septuplets credits Melaleuca supplements for the health of her babies.

A little more than 18 years ago, Bobbi McCaughey awaited the birth of her babies. Seven of them, to be exact. Contrary to prevailing medical advice, Bobbi and her husband Kenny relied on their faith and opted to not terminate any of the fetuses. Choosing this path meant she needed to get the very best nutrition possible if she had any chance of successful childbirth. With the help of a dear friend, she turned to Melaleuca.

“Our friends Bob and Genni Brown had been longtime users of Melaleuca products. And Genni, especially, just swore by the Vitality Pack® because of her experience with it,” Bobbi says.

Some days, it was all she could do just to get her Melaleuca multivitamin-mineral down. But she did. For her babies.

As babies develop during a pregnancy, they are totally dependent on their mother for the nutrition they need to grow and prosper. For Bobbi, the importance of getting the right nutrition was multiplied by seven. Each little body relied on her to provide it with the nourishment it needed to form into a healthy child. A problem complicated by the fact that some days, Bobbi could hardly keep anything down…except her Vitality for Life® supplements.

Before the McCaugheys, no single woman had ever successfully supported the nutritional needs of herself and seven fetuses. On November 19, 1997, Bobbi gave birth to the first set of septuplets in history to survive infancy.

Bobbi’s doctors attributed this amazing, first-ever accomplishment, to the nutrition Bobbi provided her babies by taking Melaleuca’s Vitality Pack.

“I think the most amazing part of it was not so much that we carried them to 30 weeks and that they were all doing well,” Bobbi says. “All of our kids were in the normal range for birth weight for their gestation, which they shouldn’t have been according to the doctors. There’s at least a couple of reasons why they were so healthy. Number one, I know that God caused it to be that way. And, number two, I knew that it had to be in part because I used the Vitality Pack through the majority of the pregnancy. And so I didn’t have to worry that I couldn’t eat enough during the day. I knew that I was still getting the vitamins and minerals I needed and, most importantly, that the babies needed. And to be able to get all the way through the pregnancy with almost zero complications, have a birth with zero complications, and have hardly any complications after birth with the kids, was just a miracle.”

Not only did they survive, this Melaleuca family continues to thrive. Over the years, they have kept their home clean with EcoSense® products, washed their clothes with MelaPower®, snacked on Simply Fit™ Popcorn and Bars, enjoyed Melaleuca Bath & Body products, used their fair share of MelaGel® on scraped knees, and, of course, continued to take Melaleuca nutritional supplements. And now that they’re all grown up, they take the Peak Performance Pack®.

On May 22, 2016, all seven of the kids walked the stage and graduated from Carlisle High School in their hometown of Carlisle, Iowa. From here, the future for these seven siblings is filled with possibilities.

According to Bobbi, Kenny Jr. was always on the go as a child. Today, he’s looking forward to a career in construction.

Brandon has always had a fascination with the military and spent his childhood in camouflage. He has enlisted in the Army and starts basic training on June 1.

Nathan, who has always loved superheroes, has a love for acting and theater.

Joel is known for his sense of humor.

Kelsey, who Bobbi used to describe as her tomboy, has always been the music lover. She performs in a choir group and wants to pursue a career in music. She shares this love for music with her sister, Alexis, who was on the Carlisle High School cheerleading squad her senior year.

Natalie, Joel, and Nathan have plans to attend college out of state.

Alexis and Natalie were part of the National Honor Society, graduating in the top 15 percent of their class.

Please join us in congratulating Kenny, Alexis, Natalie, Kelsey, Nathan, Brandon, and Joel and the entire McCaughey family for reaching the important milestone of graduating from Carlisle High School. Here’s to a bright and healthy future!

Credit: Polaris Images

Credit: Polaris Images

CBS News – World’s first surviving septuplets graduate from Iowa high school

Melaleuca Convention 2016 Gala

Every year, Melaleuca Convention is capped off by the Gala Awards Banquet. It is easily the biggest night of the year at Melaleuca, and this year we’re live streaming the event for the first time ever.

The live stream includes pre-recorded interviews and highlights from all three days of Convention; a look inside the Melaleuca Product Hall, including the amazing new products that were launched Day 1 of Convention; pre-Gala “red carpet” interviews; and complete live coverage of the Gala.

Watch as Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot sits down for a one-on-one interview to discuss Melaleuca’s growth. “A hundred-and-fifty-five-thousand new households joined us just last month,” Frank says. “We’re growing like a rocket ship.”

In the interview, Frank also talks about the reason Melaleuca holds an annual Convention. It’s all about creating an environment where people can change their lives, he says. “This is a forum where people can think deeply about where they are in life, be thinking deeply about what life is about, learn how to take charge of their own lives, and hopefully makes some decisions that they are going to do exactly that,” Frank says. “A lot of people go forward from this point—from Convention—and change their life.”

East Idaho News’ Nate Eaton also interviewed several others, including Melaleuca President McKay Christensen, Melaleuca Marketing Executives and customers, and singer and The Voice contestant Brian Nhira. Each of these interviews is included in the Gala live stream video.

For over 30 years, Melaleuca has been manufacturing and selling quality consumable products including vitamins and supplements, health foods and fitness products, non-toxic, environmentally friendly and super-concentrated household cleaners, and more. These wellness products are made with the finest ingredients and a balance of science and nature to help customers live longer, healthier, more vibrant lives. Since the beginning, Melaleuca’s mission has been “Enhancing the lives of those we touch by helping people reach their goals.”