Basic H2 Testimonies

Basic H2 is a powerful cleaner that is safe for you, your family, your pocketbook, the whole earth, and it works! Here are a few testimonies:

“I’m sitting at my table with the sun shine in and loving my sparkling clean windows thanks to basic H. I even had a customer comment on them yesterday!
I love having one product I can use on everything. Thank you for my first bottle! I will never go back to the dozens of other cleaning products:)
I knew it was economical but I had to try it to see what an amazing cleaner it is.
Thank you Ann.”
Nancy

“When 16 oz. makes 48 gal. AND it works, well that’s good enuff for me.” Mar

“My girlfriend, who was a skeptic, tried the sample bottle of Basic H2 and has since then changed her mind and has given it her own name. She calls it ‘magic spray’. She uses it on everything, including the grime left on the back of her leather car seat from her sons tennis shoes. Everything else she tried didn’t get it off, but her ‘magic spray’ did! Get Clean cleaners and laundry products are a solution for so many things: your family, your wallet, and the environment. Every household should be using the Get Clean products. Every time someone purchases a Get Clean starter kit they do the equivalent of planting 10 trees, among other great things. Oxygen is good!”
Kristin

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Is Cleaning Killing You?

Is cleaning killing you by giving you cancer, reducing sperm counts, causing lung, liver, and kidney damage, causing asthma, or disrupting hormones? Find out from this blog post from Shaklee’s Healthwise Blog. Dr. Jamie tells why it is so important to be careful about  “clean!”

Your health and the environment

Your health and the environment

You are committed to good health and have daily activities and routines you follow in order to support your health. On most days, you start your morning with a workout or a power walk, then make your high-protein smoothee, and take your supplements, and brush your teeth. Then, throughout the day, you try to make the right decisions about eating healthy, drinking plenty of water, wearing your sunscreen, and putting activity into your day.

All these small steps taken day in and day out lead to a stronger and healthier YOU!

To round out your daily health routine, I want to be sure you aren’t missing an important part of the health puzzle by being exposed to chemicals in your environment.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tracks more than 84,000 chemicals used in commerce.  These chemicals, have worked their way into our everyday lives. Now, no matter how clean you try to live, it is impossible to escape exposure from these chemicals that may put an amazingly heavy burden on our liver and other detoxification pathways in our bodies. Chemicals are found in the food we eat, clothes we wear, personal care products we use, and even the very products that we use to keep our homes clean and safe.

Take a look at the chemicals found in common household cleaners:

Name Found in Potentially harmful effects
Phthalates Solvents used to make fragrances Endocrine disrupters: Men with high levels of phthalates in their blood have reduced sperm counts.
Perchloroethylene (PERC) Dry-cleaning solution, spot removers, carpet cleaners The EPA classifies PERC as a possible carcinogen and has ordered a phase-out of the chemical by 2020.
Triclosan An antibacterial found in dishwashing detergents and hand soaps Leads to drug-resistant bacteria and is a possible hormone disrupter.
2-Butoxyethanol Mostly found in window cleaners, is responsible for the sweet smell General irritant when inhaled, at high levels can damage lungs, liver, and kidneys
Ammonia Found in many cleaning products When inhaled, it can irritate the lungs and potentially worsen asthma.
Chlorine Another ubiquitous chemical, found in toilet bowl cleaner, mildew removers, laundry products, and even tap water Chlorine is very reactive and irritates skin and lungs. It may disrupt the thyroid.

While it can be daunting to think that we are surrounded by so many chemicals, the good news is that there are fantastic natural choices that will do the job these chemicals do just as well without exposing you and your family to potentially harmful fumes, solvents, and toxins.

Be sure you only have safe, green cleaners under your sink and in your laundry. Choosing green cleaners means that you are doing the best for your health, the environment, and your family’s well-being!

What is your favorite green cleaning tip?

Be Well!

Sneezy and Itchy? No Longer

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I purchased the same off-the-shelf laundry detergent for years. So often, though, I was sneezy and itchy, especially after putting freshly laundered sheets on my bed. A close friend suggested that I try Shaklee’s laundry detergent. Since I already used other Shaklee products, this was an easy switch for me. I was—and still am—thrilled with that decision! Shaklee laundry detergent not only gets my clothes cleaner than any other product I’ve used, it also smells clean and fresh; and I’m no longer sneezy and itchy! The fact that it’s good for the environment and economical is a bonus.

 

FreshLaundry_5.5_lo_rezClick on the pictures for more information on Shaklee’s liquid or powder Fresh Laundry and give it a try. Soon your sneezing and itching may be gone. Many children with asthma  have been helped by switching to Fresh Laundry.    Remember, if we are allergic to the laundry soap we are using, we are breathing it in all day and night. One simple brand change can make all the difference in our health. Go ahead. . .just click on the pictures and try it!

3 Best Earth Day Tips For You and the Earth

This post is a combination Earth Day and Pinterest creation. Earlier this year I went with our granddaughter Megan to an orchid show at Frederick Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, MI. I took many pictures of orchids with the hope of using them on my Pinterest boards. Please read tip #2 carefully: Eat food that is grown organically and food that will spoil. I think this is vital for your well-being and the well-being of this beautiful world God has given us for our earthly home. Man has created the thousands of toxic chemicals that are now in our world and causing us so much harm. It’s time to clean up and restore.

We heard Sandra Steingraber speak on the PBS Bill Moyer show recently. Her passion for cleaning up our world for the sake of our children made so much sense. As a biologist and cancer survivor, she spoke with knowledge and conviction about her book Raising Elijah. (This link is to her blog.) She used a phrase “toxic trespassing,” to describe the unwanted toxins we are all exposed to in the air we breathe and the food we consume. Very thought provoking.

Earth Day Tips Earth Day 20% off special  through May 10 on safe, powerful, green, and smart cleaners: Get Clean Starter Kit. Check out this link for in depth info on these cleaners. One simple way to get the toxins out of your home and save lots of money.

Are You Giving Your Kids Asthma? by Sloan Barnett

child-asthmaThis article by journalist Sloan Barnett appears in the Huffington Post Healthy Living section. When her experience with son Spencer terrified their family, Sloan became passionate about eliminating the strongest asthma inducing chemicals from their home. She studied intently to find the reason for his attack. Do you know a child with asthma?

My son Spencer had just turned three when, one day, I noticed he was coughing a lot. At first, I didn’t think anything of it. Kids get sick. I told him to lie down, thinking he’d be fine — it was just a cough. A short time later, I realized that his heart was pounding, as if it were trying to beat right out of his chest.

Terrified, my husband, Roger, and I rushed him to the hospital. We spent the next two nights in the ICU. The doctors told us he had something called reactive airways dysfunction syndrome — a form of asthma. Neither my husband nor I had any family history of asthma, going back four generations. So we concluded that the cause was environmental.

It didn’t take long to discover that the U.S. is in the midst of an asthma epidemic. The number of people diagnosed with asthma grew by 4.3 million in the last decade. About one in 10 American children currently suffer from asthma — a nearly threefold increase from 3.6 percent in 1980. A suspected cause of these stunning changes?

At least six well-designed epidemiological studies have pointed to one answer: A strong link between the use of certain cleaning products and asthma. That stopped me cold. The cause of my son’s asthma may have been me. I may have been poisoning my own son.

The good news is that this is one area where easy, affordable solutions are available. First and foremost, you should avoid what can be the strongest asthma triggering chemicals present in conventional cleaners such as bleach, hydrochloric acid and ammonia. And as we discussed last week, these chemicals are often mixed together to create an even more dangerous combination. Next go out and buy yourself non-toxic, biodegradable, green cleaning products.

1. Gather all your cleaning products and read the labels.

2. Notice how dangerous and toxic they are. Then, take a deep breath (but not near the cleaning products).

3. Take all the ones that say “danger,” “poison” or contain chlorine bleach and ammonia and put them in a garbage bag.

4. Call your local sanitation department and ask them how to dispose of them safely.

5. Buy green cleaning products, and breathe deeply and safely.

By the way, my son is 11 and hasn’t been to the emergency room in 1,825 days. But who’s counting?

Thanks for sharing your experience and for all the research you have done, Sloan. So glad you found safe products for Spencer and your entire family.

Questions About Supplements and More?

Most people wonder:  what supplements to take, if I need them at all, what are synthetic supplements doing to my body, how to keep my children healthier through the winter, can I build up my immune system, which sports drinks are safe, is there a way to lose and then keep the weight off, which green cleaners work and are really toxic free, and how will I ever find safe skin care products that make me look younger or heal my damaged skin.

Many people also wonder: how will I pay for private school tuition or college for my kids, will I be able to take a vacation with my family, will I ever get out of debt, or have I saved enough for retirement.

Do you know people with these concerns? Are you one of them? There is one place where you can find the answers. You may do this in the privacy of your own home. If you want to fill in a short questionnaire about what you learn, I would be happy to reward you (6/$25) for your education. Just check out this site for answers to your questions and concerns.

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