Welcome to our Shaklee family!

My wife and I have eight wonderful healthy children that have been familyraised on Shaklee.  One of the benefits of a Shaklee household is that we never needed to lock up our cleaning products because every product is always SAFE, always green from the beginning, and truly always works!  When my oldest daughter was four years old, she accidentally splashed some of the Basic G (Shaklee’s germicide) into her eye.  My wife took her to the eye doctor immediately!  The doctor was very worried because it was a disinfectant, but when Heidi showed him the Shaklee label, he responded that if there was a germicide to put into a baby's eye that was it. He said a couple of days of irritation and no long-term effect. She has perfect vision to this day and is in her 20s.

My friends at work were always running their children into the doctor for this thing or that.  With our family of 8, there has never been one case of strep throat, sinus infection, ear infection, or one need of an anti-biotic.  This is almost impossible in America, yet with a Shaklee family, it is the norm.
Our sixth daughter Catherine was diagnosed with Autism at 2 years of age.  At four years she was specifically diagnosed with Rett Syndrome.  She was allergic to all dairy, wheat, eggs and acidic foods. By putting her on a high Shaklee supplement regimen we were able to change her allergic response in just over a year.  She was re-tested and showed no allergies to anything.  She is physically a Shaklee miracle when she should be a vegetable in a wheelchair.  What does that mean? – She walks up and down stairs and with assistance she can feed herself, ski, roller blade, and skate, which no Rett’s girl is suppose to do!

My wife and I have been with Shaklee over twenty years.  Heidi's parents are LifeTime Master Coordinators; but it took Catherine to show us that Shaklee is incredibly unique!   As Joyce Hoffman stated on one of the Shaklee CDs, “If you know what Shaklee can do to help others and you do not share it, you are selfish.”   My life has been significantly changed since our Shaklee business has allowed me to retire as a corporate manager to do Shaklee and enjoy the freedom of running our own business!  And now our adult children are also experiencing the freedom of having their own businesses!

We are here to help you reach your optimal health and financial freedom and in doing so, will help make a positive difference in the lives of many people worldwide! 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at anytime.


Dave and Heidi Carlstedt


Dave and Heidi Carlstedt



Catherine, our 6th daughter was diagnosed with Autism when she was 2 years old.  We knew that it was more serious when she lost her ability to speak.  We did chromosomal and DNA tests to see what we were dealing with.  At 4 ½ years old she was specifically diagnosed with Rett Syndrome which is on the severe end of the autism spectrum. 
At 2 ½ we began an intense Shaklee supplement regimen!  When she was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome, we were doing everything correctly, but had to tweak the regimen to increase some of the supplements due do the diagnosis. 

What is Rett Syndrome:
It is a DNA mutation.   Where Catherine’s mutation is make a very severe case.  The symptoms are the following:
Rett syndrome is a rare genetic postnatal neurological disorder that occurs almost exclusively in girls and leads to severe impairments, affecting nearly every aspect of the child’s life: their ability to speak, walk, eat, and even breathe easily. The hallmark of Rett syndrome is near constant repetitive hand movements while awake. Cognitive assessment in children with Rett syndrome is complicated, but we know that they understand far more than they can communicate to us, evidenced by their bright and attentive eyes, and their ability to express a wide spectrum of moods and emotions.

Rett Syndrome                                                
Partial or complete loss of acquired purposeful hand skills – she uses her hands meaningfully
Loss of acquired spoken language -  she is non verbal
Gait abnormalities:  She walks well and will climb stairs well
Stereotypic hand movement such as hand wringing – that she does
Breathing disturbances when awake – she
Bruxism (teeth grinding) when awake – very rarely
Abnormal muscle tone – Catherine’s muscle tone is fantastic
Growth retardation – she is tall for her age
Small cold hands and feet-  not at all
Inappropriate laughing and screaming spells – she laughs appropriately at funny scenes in a movie
Scoliosis – She has a start;  her bone density is very good