Sneezy and Itchy? No Longer

FreshLauFree32ozBot_300_V3_lo_rezThanks Sal. I love this great testimony!

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!

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.