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!

 

The septuplets pose for a photo with their parents and older sister, Mikayla. CBS AFFILIATE KCCI

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

Melaleuca Introduces New Good Zymes™ Multi-Enzyme Digestive Aid

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You fuel your body with food, but bodies don’t absorb food—they absorb nutrients. The digestive process is essential to breaking down food and utilizing its nutrients, but when that process isn’t working smoothly, not only can you experience digestive discomfort that can keep you away from your favorite foods, you can also miss out on essential nutrition.*

That’s where digestive enzymes come in—the key component to digestion. Enzymes break down food into small micronutrients that your body can use.
An imbalance of digestive enzymes can cause stomach pains, diarrhea, cramping, bloating, intestinal gas, belching, and indigestion. No wonder those who struggle with these digestive issues would rather avoid entire food groups or certain social situations with a limited menu. It’s just not worth the pain and embarrassment. To add insult to injury, when foods aren’t digested properly, not only can you experience discomfort, you can also miss out on essential nutrition.

New Good Zymes Multi-Enzyme Digestive Aid is designed to mimic your body’s natural digestive processes to help prevent uncomfortable and embarrassing gastrointestinal symptoms. Unlike other brands that only focus on relieving symptoms caused by a single food—like legumes or dairy—Good Zymes has a comprehensive formula to help digest all food types, giving you comfort no matter what’s on the menu.

  1. The Digestion Process
    Digestion starts as you chew your food, and saliva, which contains amylase, begins to break down carbohydrates.
  2. Once your food reaches the stomach, protease enzymes tackle proteins. From there, food passes into the small intestine where a variety of enzymes break down dairy lactase, gluten, plant fibers, proteins, fruit pectin, carbohydrates, and many kinds of sugars.
  3. In the small intestine, micronutrients are absorbed into your bloodstream.

With a proprietary blend of 18 enzymes, Good Zymes helps:

  • Break down and digest dairy, fats, protein, and fiber*
  • Increase nutrient availability during digestion*
  • Relieve and prevent occasional gas, bloating, and indigestion*

If you experience any of these common digestive issues, Good Zymes can help:

  • Indigestion
  • Oily or loose stool after eating certain types of food
  • Acidic belching
  • Stomach cramping
  • Bloating
  • Gas
  • The feeling of food sitting like a rock in your stomach*

Specially designed to work with FiberWise and Florify, Good Zymes helps you achieve complete digestive health.*

*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.

Introducing New Simply Fit™ Granola

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Melaleuca is thrilled to introduce all-new Simply Fit™ Granola. It’s so good—and better for you too.

Naturally flavored and made with nutritious whole oats and flax, Simply Fit Granola is available in two mouthwatering flavors—Blueberry Crisp and Vanilla Crunch. Open a bag, take a bite, and you won’t be able to put it down!

In a taste test, our Vanilla Crunch Simply Fit Granola was preferred 4 to 1 over Bear Naked® vanilla granola. And in another blind test, Blueberry Crisp Simply Fit Granola was preferred 3 to 1 over KIND® blueberry granola.

There’s a reason granola is a product that millions of consumers enjoy every day. It’s delicious, wholesome, and highly consumable, and it’s a food you can enjoy just about any time of the day. In fact, its broad appeal has helped create a $14 billion market!

New Simply Fit Granola is as versatile as it is delicious. Whether you eat it as a cereal, as a yogurt topping, or by itself as a snack, you’ll want to keep at least a few bags close at hand.

In creating Simply Fit Granola, our goal was to produce a product that not only tastes great, but delivers the right nutrition as well. That’s why Simply Fit Granola contains only wholesome ingredients and no cholesterol, trans fats, or artificial flavors or sweeteners. And because it’s baked to perfection and packaged fresh, you can taste the crisp, old-fashioned goodness in every bite.

It’s simple, really. For Simply Fit, we select the right combinations of wholesome ingredients for better flavors and healthier benefits. Whole oats, fiber, protein, and ALA omega-3s from flax—that’s what we put in. It helps create lasting satisfaction, and it’s a difference you can taste right away.

New Simply Fit Granola is simply better for you. So, go on. Open the bag. One taste and you’ll love it!

Nothing Beats Melaleuca Products…or Melaleuca Customers

480 Really Good Reasons why Melaleuca is Growing

Melaleuca continues to experience massive growth. 2016 is shaping up to be another record-breaking year. We’re absolutely thrilled that customers around the world are discovering Melaleuca at a meteoric rate.

Melaleuca is no stranger to explosive growth. We opened our doors in 1985 with just eight wellness products (and only seven employees!), but our status as a tiny startup in rural Idaho was short-lived.

Beginning in 1990, Melaleuca made Inc. 500’s list of the fastest growing privately held companies in the U.S.—for five consecutive years. Today, we do business in 18 countries around the world, and we’re now experiencing the fastest growth in our 30-year history.

So why is The Wellness Company doing so well?

There could be a thousand reasons, but two major factors clearly stand out: Simply put, Melaleuca has the best products in the world and the best customers.

Superior Products

Want a good reason why Melaleuca is growing so rapidly? We’ll give you at least 480 of them.

Two of Melaleuca’s founding axioms are “to provide exceptional products at reasonable prices” and “to enhance the lives of those we touch, by helping people reach their goals.” As we developed each of our 480+ products, we did so with the mission of enhancing lives in mind. Our products are effective and affordable. If a product doesn’t enhance lives, we don’t make it, and we don’t sell it.

Product innovation is a hallmark of Melaleuca. We place a huge premium on research and development. If we didn’t, we wouldn’t be able to deliver the very best products—products that bring together the best of science and nature.

Our numerous patents, the development of Oligofructose Complex®, and the profound results of the Freiburg Study are just a few examples of our unwavering commitment to scientific research. We invest in research because we want our customers to have an incomparable experience with our products.

When you take the Peak Performance Pack, brew a fresh cup of Mountain Cabin™ Premium Coffee, clean your toilet with non-toxic Safe & Mighty™ Toilet Bowl Cleaner, fill your home with the aroma of PURE™ Essential Oils, or experience any one of our 480+ products, we want—and fully expect—those products to enhance your life.

Smart, Loyal Customers
We truly believe Melaleuca customers are smarter and better educated than the average grocery store customer. Our customers pay attention to labels and ingredients. They’re concerned about the health and well being of their families, and they’re careful about what they bring into their homes. They shop with us because they know Melaleuca products will enhance their lives.

If there’s one refrain we hear time and again when customers talk about Melaleuca, it’s this: “I love the products!” Our customer loyalty is second to none.

In fact, we have an average 96% month-to-month reorder rate. We hang our hats on that number because it shows our customers not only love Melaleuca products, but they want to keep using the products month after month and year after year.

As a word-of-mouth business, we rely completely on our customers recommending Melaleuca products to people they know. It’s because of the incredible product experiences our customers have shared with their friends and family that Melaleuca has grown into a worldwide powerhouse.

Whether you’ve been a Melaleuca customer for 30 years or 30 days, thank you for shopping with us. And if you’ve ever shared Melaleuca with someone you know, thank you for referring them. Our success as a company is because of you!

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What do you think is fueling Melaleuca’s massive growth? Is it Mountain Cabin Premium Coffee? Or the Peak Performance Pack? Maybe it’s PURE Essential Oils. Or it could be Renew. … Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Benefits for Every Bit of the Body

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Peak Performance Total Health is the most comprehensive nutrition pack we’ve ever created. From head to toe, it offers profound benefits you can’t find anywhere else.

Designed for those who want to take control of their own well being, Peak Performance Total Health builds on the research-backed formulas in the Peak Performance Pack and adds specialized supplements that specifically target your cardiovascular system, brain and memory, vision, and bone and joint health. It’s unrivaled, full-body nutritional support for those who expect the very best from themselves and the supplements they take.

Vitality Multivitamin & Mineral™
The essential vitamins and minerals you need every day in amounts that optimize health and are powered by Oligo® for superior absorption and minimal free radical generation.*

CellWise®
A broad-spectrum antioxidant that helps safeguard against free radical damage throughout the body while helping to fight the effects of aging at a cellular level.*

CardiOmega EPA™
1,000 mg of EPA omega-3s provide powerful support for cardiovascular health while promoting a normal response to activity-induced inflammation and speeding recovery after intense activity.*

ProvexCV®
Powerful, natural polyphenolic compounds and antioxidants increase the release of nitric oxide, which relaxes blood vessels, increases oxygen flow, and improves the efficiency of your heart and cardiovascular system.*

Florify®
Acid-resistant capsule technology delivers 10 billion colonies of flora from seven diverse strains to help build and maintain a healthy digestive system while boosting the absorption of nutrients and helping support immunity.*

Recover AI™
A proprietary blend of natural ingredients promotes normal inflammatory response to offer soothing relief and natural support for healthy joint and muscle function.*

Acuity AZ™
Naturally supports memory, concentration, mental acuity, and proper nerve function to safeguard against age-related memory loss and keep your mind sharp and healthy, even as you age.*

Vitality Coldwater Omega-3®
A major structural component of the brain, DHA helps naturally support brain and eye function. Vitality Coldwater Omega-3 contains 650 mg of DHA plus 270 mg of EPA to offer full-body omega-3 benefits.*

NutraView®
A powerful antioxidant blend promotes macular, retina, and lens health to help maintain visual acuity while supporting night vision and vision in high-glare conditions.*

CoQ10+
Providing premium fuel for proper organ function, CoQ10+ promotes optimal cardiovascular health while helping with energy and endurance and supporting healthy immune function.*

Vitamins K2-D3
An essential combination that helps you absorb calcium and then redirect the calcium out of your blood and into your bone tissue to support bone health and promote healthy bone formation.*

Replenex® Extra Strength
A proprietary blend of natural ingredients that helps cushion joints, support joint flexibility, enhance cartilage production, and offer soothing comfort after exertion.*

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

The Full-Body Benefits of FiberWise®

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When it comes to nutritional health, few ingredients are as beneficial to our bodies as fiber. Fiber is a component of plant foods that is never broken down and absorbed by the body—allowing it to perform important functions that no other food can.

The two forms of fiber, soluble and insoluble, both play important roles in maintaining optimal health:

  • Soluble fiber dissolves in water and forms a gel-like substance during digestion. In this form, it traps excess sugars, fats, and cholesterol as it moves through the intestines, helping sweep them out of the body. It also plays an important role in lowering LDL blood cholesterol and reducing blood glucose levels after eating.
  • Insoluble fiber never dissolves. Instead, it acts like a sponge, soaking up to 15 times its weight in water. Its primary benefit is to provide bulk, which can help promote feelings of fullness while also speeding up the movement of food through the digestive system, promoting regularity.

The All-Purpose Tool for Healthy Weight Loss
Fiber isn’t just a simple, easy way to support your weight loss efforts: It’s also healthy and backed by plenty of research. According to a recent study reported in The Journal of Nutrition, researchers at Brigham Young University followed the eating habits of 252 middle-aged women for almost two years. They found that the women who increased their fiber intake generally lost weight—while those who decreased their fiber intake gained weight.

How does fiber do it? Simply put, it makes you feel fuller. “Fiber has no calories,” explains Larry Tucker, PhD, lead researcher in the Brigham Young study. Filling up on high-fiber foods, he says, crowds out less-healthy foods. And as every dieter knows, when you feel fuller it’s easier to say no to extra snacks, bigger portions and second helpings.

“There is no downside to eating a diet rich in fiber,” fiber expert Joanne Slavin, PhD, RD, says. “And the potential health gains are significant.”

Planning a fiber-rich diet
Lots of foods—from grains to beans to fruits and vegetables—naturally contain fiber. Adding fiber to every meal and snack is easy. Just list the fiber-rich foods you’d enjoy at different times of day, and then substitute them for high-calorie, high-sugar foods in your diet.

Crunch some carrots instead of cookies. Start lunch and dinner with a fresh salad so you’ll feel fuller before the main course. Enjoy a smaller entrée portion on a bed of brown rice. Start your day with a hot, whole-grain cereal topped with apples and strawberries instead of a sugary donut. The possibilities are endless.

The problem: Americans aren’t getting enough fiber
So just how much fiber do you need each day? It’s recommended that women get 21-29 grams and men get 30-38 grams of daily fiber. However, on a daily basis, 95% of Americans are only getting about half as much fiber as they need. That’s nearly everyone.

One way to boost your fiber intake is to increase your consumption of fiber-rich foods. However, while fiber has no calories, the foods that contain it do. The last thing someone watching their weight wants to do is eat excess calories.

The solution: Filling the gap with FiberWise
Want to fill out your daily fiber intake the right way? The solution is simple: Get FiberWise.

Getting all the fiber you need from meal choices alone is challenging for even the most dedicated person. That’s exactly why Melaleuca developed FiberWise. The seven natural soluble and insoluble fiber sources in FiberWise are balanced in just the right amounts to maximize the full-body benefits of fiber—including healthy weight loss support.

While there are plenty of other fiber supplements out there, FiberWise is different. Inside FiberWise is a scientifically balanced blend of seven soluble and insoluble fiber sources that:

  • Promotes healthy weight loss*
  • Supports immunity*
  • Promotes digestive health*
  • May help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease†
  • Collects and sweeps away toxins and waste*
  • Improves regularity*

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Evening plans
Here’s a tip from the Vitality: Simple Steps to Weight Loss Plan: Try taking your FiberWise in the evening. Not only will it give you a feeling of fullness to help dampen late-night snack cravings, but it can help dilute your evening meal and sweep out toxins and waste while you sleep.

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There’s really nothing comparable to FiberWise on the market. It provides a broad spectrum of fiber benefits you just can’t get from traditional fiber products. In addition to its seven fiber sources, FiberWise also contains a proprietary blend of beneficial vitamins, antioxidants, soothing herbs, and probiotics to make it a truly one-of-a-kind health supplement.

Meet the FiberWise family
For many people, a great-tasting bar is their favorite way to get fiber. Made with full FiberWise goodness, FiberWise Bars are simply scrumptious. Each appetizing bar gives you 10 grams of fiber and is bursting with tasty whole grains, real fruit, and only natural flavors, colors and sweeteners.

FiberWise Bars are enjoyable at breakfast or any time of day, can go anywhere you go, and leave you feeling satisfied. There are four tempting varieties to choose from: cranberry, oatmeal raisin, peach cobbler, and blueberry cobbler.

A delicious, refreshing, gluten-free source of fiber, FiberWise Drink comes in great-tasting orange and peach flavors. A single glass provides 12 grams of healthy fiber to help you meet your optimal daily fiber requirement. And new sugar-free FiberWise Drink—at only 30 calories per serving—now provides a low-glycemic option for those concerned about maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. *

And did we mention how delicious it is? We’re not kidding. Lots of customers are already calling sugar-free FiberWise Drink the best-tasting FiberWise ever. Give it a try! We promise you won’t be missing a thing—especially not the sugar.

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

†Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 7 grams of soluble fiber per day from psyllium husk may reduce the risk of heart disease. One serving of FiberWise Drink provides 3.4 grams of this soluble fiber.