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A Tribute to a Great Man Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee Chiropractor Inventor Research Scientist Author Radio Personality Pastor Businessman Entrepreneur
Forrest C. Shaklee second child to ROBERT & MARTHA SHAKLEE was born in November His brother, RALPH, was 6 years older, born in 1889 … and a sister, CECILY, was born into the family three years later, in 1897
When Forrest was born he showed no signs of life. Midwives made repeated efforts to stimulate breathing by artificial respiration. 2 local doctors were summoned on horseback. PROGNOSIS … tuberculosis (consumption)!!! Case is HOPELESS … CERTAIN DEATH … this baby cannot be expected to live long … his short life will be living death!
For weeks, Forrest lay motionless in his cradle hewn from red cedar by his father
She massaged his little body over and over with oils and herbal concoctions.. as long as he had breath she had hope. But his mother, Martha refused to give up … she believed in the power of God and the power of Nature. She incorporated many herbal brews that she had learned from her mother and grandmother into his diet. Her efforts were NOT in vain … as the weeks and months went by, Forrest gradually began to respond.
When he was a young boy, he became quite skilled on the violin
Since he was too weak to play as hard as the other boys, he studied nature … animals, insects, plants, etc. One of Forrests famous quotes is … Animals watch for the signals and listen to the voice of Nature, while men have forgotten how to read or listen to them.
He was fascinated by the power in plants, and began stabilizing minerals extracted from vegetables. By 1915, at age 21, he had created a product which contained concentrated nutrients, and called it VITALIZED MINERALS
In the same year, Casimir Funk, a Polish biochemist, was credited with the isolation of natural substances from food called vitamines. Although much publicity in scientific circles was given to Casimir Funks discovery of vitamins, Forrests discovery was practically simultaneous in the same year.
Forrest has frequently said, I did not make food supplements … Nature made them. I merely put them together in a special way that nature has provided.
Forrest took keen interest in chiropractic studies. He believed that many secrets of human power lie in the spinal cord, the brain & the nervous system. He graduated from Palmer School of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in June 1915 at the age of 21.
He bought another chiropractors practice for $1,000 and set up practice in Rockwell City, Iowa.
That December in 1915, at the age of 22, he married RUTH CHAPIN, an accountant … a young girl he had met at church.
Two years later, in November of 1917, their first son was born … FORREST JR.
In early 1918, at age 24, Forrest moved to Fort Dodge, Iowa, and opened a HEALTH CENTER which served people for a 100 mile radius. The Health Center incorporated a 15 bed sanatorium and 32 treatment rooms. Forrest hired a staff of chiropractors, osteopaths, internists, general practitioners, and surgeons. FORREST was the Administrator
When the major mode of transportation was still horse & buggy … in order to serve patients within a 100 mile radius of Fort Dodge, that same year Forrest bought a 2 passenger Curtis airplane that could land in patients fields. He was the first flying doctor in the state of Iowa, and one of the first in the United States.
At the clinic Forrest spent a great deal of time in X-RAY DIAGNOSIS. At that time, the hazards of exposure to X-rays were not fully known. By 1921, at age 27, Forrest was suffering from severe ulcerated burns on his left shoulder and left hip as a result of radiation exposure.
The Mayo Clinic diagnosed him with TERMINAL CANCER, and offered amputation of the arm up to the shoulder, and amputation of the leg up to the hip.
Forrest decided … Cancer WILL NOT cut my life short, and I will not become a helpless amputee. … I will live … I will heal … I know I can do it.
He sold the clinic and moved back to a farm in Davenport, and began an intensive program of nutrition from fresh food direct from the soil, and supplemented his diet with large quantities of his own VITALIZED MINERALS.
For several months … there was NO IMPROVEMENT but he persevered. Persevere when things appear impossible
That December, Forrest & Ruths second son was born … Raleigh Lee … a brother for Forrest Jr.
Finally, after ONE YEAR of consistent, excellent nutrition and massive supplementation, the ulcers finally stopped festering and healed over completely with healthy tissue. The Mayo Clinic acknowledged that a full and remarkable remission had been effected, but REFUSED TO BELIEVE it had any- thing to do with his diet & supplements.
Dr. Shaklee had a renewed energy and a strong sense of DETERMINATION and OBLIGATION to share what he had experienced first hand. He now knew beyond any doubt that he could do for others what he had done for himself. The Difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination
In July, 1924, at age 30, he moved to Mason City, Iowa, and became the Chief of Staff of what was then the Largest DRUGLESS Clinic in the World. His formulations for food supplements were packaged and dispensed to all patients in need. When asked what he believed to be the greatest aid in restoring health to the patients, he replied … COMMON SENSE … the most uncommon thing in the world.
Forrest continued studies in many areas close to his heart. In the mid 1920s he received his degree of Doctor of Divinity, and was ordained a Minister at the Church of Christ.
Some of his peers were: Henry Ford Thomas Edison Harvey Firestone In his lab, Forrest was busy working on a formula to make RUBBER TIRES for vehicles. He applied for a patent on the manufacture of rubber for tires at about the same time as Harvey Firestone, but Firestone got the nod. Harvey Firestone & EdisonHenry Ford Thomas Edison
In January 1929, the Shaklee clinic burned to the ground. Forrest was 35 years old.
So he invented the first mobile home and decided to do some traveling with his family. First Mobile Home
But then the STOCK MARKET CRASHED, and he lost all of his investments, keeping only about a dime on every dollar.
So he moved to Oakland, California, and set up another clinic. Dr. Shaklee was always a student. In 1931, at the age of 37, he received his diploma as DOCTOR OF NATUROPATH.
Ten years later, TRAGEDY struck the Shaklee family. In 1941, at the age of 47, Forrest was widowed. His wife, Ruth, while crossing a street, was struck by a young drunk, uninsured driver.
And then came the WAR … Forrest Jr. joined the Army, and Lee joined the Navy. Forrest continued practicing, but became a licensed short-wave radio operator and trained radio operators for submarines.
In 1943, at the age of 49, Forrest retired from the clinic and bought a 420 acre ranch in California which he turned into a hunting lodge. Among frequent visitors who came to the lodge were Bob Hope and Andy Devine.
In 1945, he sold the lodge and continued his research and writing and preaching. He became a renowned radio personality. As a result … people wanted his Vitalized Minerals.
10 YEARS LATER, in 1955, he called his two sons to a business meeting to see if they would be interested in going into business with him to distribute his supplements. Lee had reached great success in the insurance field, and Forrest Jr. owned an accounting business that was thriving. The two boys said … YES They each invested $5,000.
They established their first distribution center, and only six months later, on April 1 st, 1956 … SHAKLEE PRODUCTS became an entity with a 100% commitment to make products that improve the health of people without harming the planet! The company slogan was … Products in Harmony with Nature and Good Health
Dr. Shaklee was in charge of Product Development and was the General Manager. Forrest Jr. was the Business Manager, and Lee was in charge of Marketing and Promotion. They had one very efficient office girl, + the 100% inspiration and support of the wives of Lee and Forrest Jr. … PLUS the dedication of a NEW FLAME in Dr. Shaklees life, Dorothy Potter, a medical secretary.
The Shaklees put their heads together to design a UNIQUE business plan. They wanted their company to provide an unlimited opportunity to anyone who joined.
The business plan they established allowed anyone, regardless of … education work experience social status financial background age sex or race to rise to the very top of the Shaklee Sales Organization. They wanted their business plan to BREAK DOWN EVERY BARRIER TO SUCCESS!
This was the FIRST Network Marketing Company based on the distributors ability to teach others … to teach others … to teach others
All three men knew that success or failure was dependent upon the quality of their products. They PLEDGED that unless a product was the finest of its kind on the marketplace, it would not be introduced. Dr. Shaklee is known for his very famous quote: All I ever did was listen to Nature, and pass the word along.
The company was founded with almost no assets … but the absolute conviction of the Shaklees and a SINGLE high quality product. This was living proof that the American Dream can still come true.
On August 8 th, 1957, wedding bells rang across California, as Dr. Shaklee, at the age of 62, married Dorothy Potter. They took their vows in a very romantic moonlight ceremony on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Forrest remembers that during the ceremony, the waters lapped to the edge of the beach, getting his shoes thoroughly wet. In typical Dr. Shaklee humor, he said In all the time that I had known My Dorothy, that was the only moment that I got cold feet.
The first and only product that the company was founded on was PRO-LECIN NIBBLERS. (soy protein and soy lecithin in a tablet). Later that year, HERB LAX was introduced, and LIQUA LEA was introduced to replace Dr. Shaklees original Vitalized Minerals.
The following year, in 1957, VITA LEA in tablet form was added to the product line.
By the end of their first year, on March 31 st, 1957, they had reached sales of $100,000
1960 … Basic H was introduced to the American marketplace. It was the FIRST phosphate-free, concentrated and biodegradable all-purpose cleaner.
1961 – Shaklee was the Soy Isolate Pioneer. Shaklee was the FIRST company to create a soy-isolate protein.
Eight years after the company opened its doors, in 1964, the first Shaklee Convention was held in San Francisco with 150 Sales Leaders in attendance.
1969 … the FIRST Key & Master Coordinators were pinned.
1971 … the Forrest C. Shaklee Research Centre was established in Hayward, California, and is a very active research center still today.
That same year, Shaklee introduced a phosphate-free, biodegradable laundry product – Shaklee Products was renamed SHAKLEE CORPORATION
In 1973, Shaklee Corporation became a publicly-held company on the stock exchange.
1975 … Shaklee Japan was established
1976 – Shaklee Canada was established
1977 – Shaklee was listed on the New York Stock Exchange … they were gaining recognition as a major industry.
1980 … Shaklee products provided the nutrition for the American Everest Expedition with Sir Edmund Hillary, (the FIRST mountain climber to reach the top of Mount Everest).
Also in 1980 – Shaklee became the official Nutrition Consultant to the U.S. Ski Team
1981 – Shaklee introduced the worlds FIRST plant-based sustained-release delivery systems for Vitamin C. How did Shaklee fit the Vitamin C equivalent to 1,350 oranges in one little bottle?
1981 – Shaklee Canada proudly opened their environmentally friendly Home Office in Burlington, Ontario
1982 – Shaklee became a Fortune 500 Company … one of the largest corporations in the world
1983 – The FIRST American ascent up Mt. Everest without supplemental oxygen was powered by Shaklee products
1986 – Shaklee Nutrition powered the Voyager pilots that set a world record by flying a nine-day, nonstop flight with no refueling … around the world
1986 Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee died, at the age of 91 years, leaving behind a legacy that had changed the lives and would continue to change the lives of millions of people
In 1986, 1989, 1996 and 2007 – Shaklee funded and provided nutritional support to WILL Steger for four record-breaking polar expeditions that investigated global warming and melting ice caps
1988 – Shaklee products powered the longest human-powered flight … a world record that has never been beaten. This Daedalus pilot pedaled a super lightweight plane 72 miles across a sea near Greece … 3 1/2 quarts of Shaklee Performance was his only fuel!
Shaklee Malaysia was established
1989 – Shaklee worked with the American Himalayan Foundation and helped Nepal: Build schools Build health systems Provide housing Provide clean water systems and planted more than one million trees. Nepal
1990 – Shaklee received the Family Circle Green-Chip Award and was recognized as one of the 10 most environmental companies
1990 – Shaklee was the official sponsor of Earth Day, and Basic-H was the official product
1991 – Shaklee introduced Basic-D … the FIRST patented phosphate-free dishwashing powder … to preserve personal health, the waterways, & wildlife
1992 – Shaklee household cleaners and personal care products were used in the Biosphere 2 (World Renowned Environmental Project) in Arizona
1992 – Shaklee Mexico was established
1993 – Shaklee provided NASA with a customized rehydration beverage for shuttle astronauts
1996 – Shaklee powered athletes won NINE MEDALS, including six gold from the Centennial Games in Atlanta
Shaklee products were used aboard Jacques Cousteaus ODYSSEY, a research vessel that gathers data on contaminants in the worlds oceans. Jacques Cousteau
1996 – Shaklee partnered with Kids for Saving the Earth Worldwide to produce EARTHWORKS CENTRAL … an environmental resource kit.
Skin Cancer Increasing … and the interest in Anti-Aging is Accelerating
1998 – Shaklee introduced Enfuselle, Revolutionary Anti-Aging Skin Care Products … an exclusive line backed by eight patents and over a million dollars in clinical studies
2000 – Shaklee opened its state-of- the-art WORLD HEADQUARTERS in Pleasanton, California
2000 – Shaklee was certified as the FIRST Climate Neutral company in America, with net zero impact on global warming
2000 – In order to further its strong commitment to ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP, Shaklee sponsored an electrification project in rural Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
2001 – Shaklee received the VISION FOR TOMORROW AWARD from the Direct Selling Association
2002 – Shaklee received the Environmental Stewardship Award from Social Accountability International
2002 – Shaklee received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Climate Protection Award
2003 – Shaklee received the Environment and Sustainability GOLD MEDAL AWARD from the Nutrition Business Journal
2003 – Shaklee supported the construction of an energy-efficient wind turbine project for Native Americans
2003 – Another environmental effort by Shaklee included the conversion of diesel school buses in parts of California to biodiesel buses with low emissions
In 2004, Dr. Shaklees VISION for a healthier tomorrow caught the attention of a 39 year old multi-billionaire … a Yale Law School and Harvard Graduate. His purpose was to do well by doing good. He totally embraced Dr. Shaklees Philosophy of improving the life and health of everyone he touched without harming the planet. He was confident that by purchasing Shaklee he could actively impact a multinational plan to change the health of individuals, the environment, & the economy. Doing what is right because its RIGHT
2004 Roger Barnett, Multi-Billionaire Purchased Shaklee and became the Chairman and CEO
Roger Barnett told the Distributors his GOALS: 1.To EXPAND from 5 to 50 countries in the next 10 years 2.He pledged his personal and family commitment for the next 50 years
Roger spent 20 million dollars over five years looking for the RIGHT company to invest in to accomplish his personal goals. He nicknamed Shaklee the Crown Jewel of Network Marketing.
2004 Shaklee powered athletes won 17 medals including 15 golds from the Athens Olympic Games
2005 – Shaklee became a major partner with Dr. Wangari Maathais Green Belt Movement She was the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
2005 NUTRIFERON was introduced … a breakthrough in immune science. Shaklee Corporation has the world-wide exclusive rights to market this patented formula.
2005 Roger Barnett was the featured speaker at the WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE ON AGING where he spoke to the President and 1,200 federal leaders. This conference is held once every 10 years to make policy recommendations to the President & Congress.
2006 – Shaklee provided nutritional supplements and vitamins to the U.S. Ski Team & U.S. Snowboarding Team, who received 10 medals at the games in Torino
To mark EARTH DAY 2006 and in celebration of 50 years of environmental stewardship, Shaklee announced its biggest global environmental campaign: A Million Trees – A Million Dreams Plant 1 million trees in North America Donate $100,000 to plant 1 million trees in Kenya through Dr. Wangar Maathais Green Belt Movement
August 2006: Shaklees Golden 50 th Anniversary in San Francisco Nearly 10,000 in attendance
At the 50 th Celebration in San Francisco … Shaklee set a FIRST for the City An environmental firm calculated the amount of carbon being created as a result of the 50 th Anniversary Celebration. They calculated all carbon dioxide emissions associated with the conference, including plane & automobile trips of participants, hotel accommodations and event activities, and offset them by planting … 850 large trees in San Francisco and 20,000 trees in Kenya through Maathais Green Belt Movement. This was the FIRST carbon neutral conference in the history of San Francisco.
August 2006: CINCH the Inch Loss Plan was introduced This plan will revolutionize the health of ALL participants
August 2006 – GET CLEAN was introduced It outperformed 11 National Brands in Independent Laboratory Testing.
August 2008 – Vivix was introduced to the world marketplace
Shaklee sponsored athletes won 21 medals at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics Official nutrition sponsor of the U.S Ski Team and U.S. Snowboarding Team
Shaklee is actively involved in its second phase of explosive growth … the goal is to expand into 45 new countries within 10 years. With todays technology, it is a simple thing to own a GLOBAL BUSINESS!
Shaklee opened in Taiwan … March 2007
Opened in China in December 2008
1956 U.S.A Japan 1976 Canada 1988 Malaysia 1992 Mexico 2007 Taiwan 2008 China 2011 Indonesia Shaklees Global Market Shaklee has more than 1.25 million Members & Distributors around the Globe
Plans to open in Indonesia in 2011
Public interest in living a healthy life in harmony with nature continues to grow and is expected to escalate from $200 billion to $1 trillion by 2010
Dr. Shaklee built a sustainable business model focused on preserving the health of people and the planet. Roger Barnett has the same vision. Thanks to the vision of both of these men, Shaklee is poised for tremendous growth over the NEXT 50 YEARS!
We are so proud of our Heritage!
We invite YOU to join us to experience a BETTER YOU and a BETTER TOMORROW!