Author Archives: Joan Lubar

Do Shaklee Get Clean products work?

Do the Get Clean products work, as well as, keep the toxic chemicals away from your home?

Read Maureen’s story:

“As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been a steady user of the distilled white vinegar/baking soda/salt/lemon approach to cleaning for many years. But I recently decided to try the new line of Get Clean household products from Shaklee.

With the arrival of the 2 boxes of Get Clean goods, I must confess, my first thoughts cast a shadow of doubt and concern:  Would all the packaging and shipping prove to be worthwhile? Were the clean, fresh impressions that I gleaned from their website an accurate depiction of the actual goods? Happily, the answers are Yes, and without a doubt  I am truly amazed by their effectiveness and eco-friendlinessGet Clean not only gets the job done — but it’s a true green find — an entire line of nontoxic cleaners that won’t pollute the air you breathe, or cause harm to Mother Earth.

The Get Clean Starter Kit contains a nifty array of practical solutions; each item packs a concentrated punch of cleaning power and each package and dispenser is attractive and well designed…

With further digging, I also discovered that Shaklee also has an impressive history. Founded in 1956 by Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee, they launched one of the first nontoxic, biodegradable cleaners in the 1960s. A decade later, one of the first biodegradable laundry detergents without phosphates, nitrates or borates was introduced, followed by one of the first official Earth Day products in 1970. And in 2000 Shaklee was the first company in the world to obtain Climate Neutral certification and totally offset its CO2 emissions, with a net zero impact on the environment.

Shaklee’s environmental stewardship and socially responsibility creates an attractive business opportunity. 12,000 new entrepreneurs sign up every month. I like what they’re all about: health, harmony with nature, shared dreams, a better world, and doing it right.”

THANK YOU, MAUREEN!!

The kit is on special this month as part of Earth Day celebrations.  When you order, I will also send “recipes” for all kinds of uses!

Get Clean link

 

 

 

Are Household Cleaning Products Dangerous?

I saw this story and thought, “No wonder people are not worried that they may have toxic chemicals all over their homes.”

Household cleaning products may [?] be dangerous
Reported by Monica Robins
CLEVELAND — A local woman was surprised to find out that what was making her young son sick was common household cleaners.

At first, Karen Brown couldn’t understand what was making Mitchell sick.

“He started with congestion, a runny nose,” said Brown. “And when he was sleeping at night, he was really congested and we’d hear labored breathing.”

Repeated visits to the pediatrician couldn’t find a cause. Finally, the pediatrician told Brown to pay attention to cleaning around the house. That’s when she noticed Mitchell’s symptoms worsened.

“I was actually using a window cleaner, just spraying it on the front window, and I turned around and he started coughing,” Brown said.

She thought he might have just been allergic or sensitive. She looked down at the bottle to see what was in it, but no ingredients were listed. Some cleaning products list hazards, but not contents.

 

That’s when Brown started doing some research on the Internet. She went to Ohio State University’s website and got material safety data sheets with a lot of frightening information relating to chemicals in common cleaners that can cause reproductive disorders, blood and bone marrow damage, and can affect the central nervous system, the blood, kidneys and liver.

“I was upset because I was getting all my information from the commercials and I thought that if I bought it from the grocery store and it smelled good that it was okay to use,” Brown said.

Dr. Michael Reed, co-director of the Greater Cleveland Poison Control Center says he has the ingredients of every household cleanser at his fingertips. He says the danger is dependent on long term repeated exposure and improper use.

“It may smell bad, it may cause irritation,” said Reed. “That does not mean it’s getting into our body and rarely, if ever, does it.”  WHAT????  ABOUT 60% OF WHAT TOUCHES OUR SKIN GOES INTO OUR BODIES AND OUR BLOOD STREAM!!  I wonder who he is working for???

Reed says follow label directions and do not mix products. Also be sure to use them in a well ventilated area and wear protection, like gloves or a mask, if needed.  WHAT???  That already implies DANGER!  Why not go to natural products, like Shaklee’s Get Clean line and then you won’t have to worry!  [And they work]

“The real important issue here is following the instructions that are on these products,” said Reed. “These products, when used properly and as labeled, are safe.”  NO – Look up the chemicals and see what the effects of toxicity are – OR message me and I will share.  Some of the chemicals:  Hydrochloric Acid, Sulfamic Acid, Lye (Potassium Hydroxide),  Butyl Cellosolve, Sodium Hydroxide – you will be shocked when you see where you will find them!

Regardless, Brown says she switched to natural cleaning products and her son hasn’t sniffled since.  YES – YOU GO GIRL!!

Want to begin a toxic free home?

Check out our April special – the Shaklee Get Clean Kit

Optimal Health 2018

What stops us from building healthy bodies?

Build Optimal Health in 2018!

Join me on February 19th to learn ways to build optimal health in 2018!  http://joanlubar.com/speaking-sassy/events/  We can all do this and do it together, if we choose to!  Feel free to contact me, as well, for your own health assessment. Go to joanlubar.com/assessments.

What Has Changed?

Quality of Foods

  • More Man Made Foods
  • Less “Living” Foods
  • Produce Picked Early and Stored up to a Year
  • Pesticides, Herbicides, Fungicides
  • Soil Depletion

Our Choices

  • More snacks and sweets
  • Less fresh fruits and vegetables

Change in Exercise Habits

  • More TV, video games, and computer time
  • Less exercise

Influence of TV Ads

  • Drugs to solve every problem
  • Snackfoods with little or no value
  • We make choices from the ads we see

It doesn’t need to be that way!!

Build Optimal Health in 2018!

Join me on February 19th to learn ways to build optimal health in 2018!  http://joanlubar.com/speaking-sassy/events/  We can all do this and do it together, if we choose to!  Feel free to contact me, as well, for your own health assessment. Go to joanlubar.com/assessments.

Not in the Portland, OR, area?  Soon this will be online!

Insider Secrets to a Healthy 2018 with The Sassy Sage

Ready for an Incredibly Healthy 2018?

Join nutrition and health expert, Joan Lubar, for Insider Secrets to a Healthy 2018.

  • Discover simple ways to assess your current health situation
  • Receive personal recommendations from Joan on how to improve your energy, focus, and vibrancy to live fully
  • Learn how to feel better than ever before with easy to apply insights
  • Make this your best year ever… regardless of your age

This is a great learning opportunity while you enjoy fun networking and a light meal.

Very limited seating. You must RSVP

The event takes place at a location in Happy Valley, Oregon.

Upon registering you will receive address and directions.

RSVP at 971-717-5409.

More information, click HERE.

 

 

 

You’re Invited to The Myth of “SuperMom”

RESERVE YOU SEAT NOW

The Myth of “SuperMom”

ARE YOU:

▪ Trying to be “SuperMom” and feeling exhausted and overwhelmed?

▪ Struggling with mommy guilt or feeling not 
good enough as a mom?

▪ Feeding you and your family too much 
fast food?

▪ Concerned about your kids getting sick 
too often?

Joan Lubar, The Sassy Sage, nutrition advisor and author of “Rock and Roll at any Age”, and Dr. Raquel Muller, therapist, mentor and coach to working moms, bring you this information-packed workshop where you will:

▪ DISCOVER: Simple changes to be more present and effective as a parent

▪ LEARN: Strategies to deal with daily stress and boost your energy

▪ FIND OUT: Ways to build a healthy and active family

RESERVE YOUR SEAT  – LIMITED SEATING

http://joanlubar.com/youre-invited-myth-supermom/

The Myth of “SuperMom”

 

 

 

Surviving Holiday Stress

We all want to enjoy our friends and families over the holidays, right? Yet how many of us stress out trying to get everything done from decorating to present buying while still maintaining our businesses or jobs at an acceptable level?

If you have expectations of a perfect, picturesque holiday then you are bound to be disappointed. The major cause of this stress is unrealistic expectations. As the holidays approach, we set expectations of how it should be.

For the whole article, go to ttp://joanlubar.com/surviving-holiday-stress

Stress Tips   

*  Turn off the news!  – When you stop watching and listening, see how much calmer you are – do you have to know about the latest accident or complaint?

*  Learn deep breathing, as in yoga – it slows down your heart rate and calms you. Think, “I am …. peace” as you breathe in and out deeply.    

Stay away from sugar – Amazing how something so yummy can be so bad for you! It lowers your immune system, makes you feel bloated and even depressed, opens you to allergy responses more readily, and is inflammatory!  This is NOT impossible, just do it in between parties and get togethers.

Choose more fresh fruits and vegetables – Choose what you eat wisely whenever possible, especially when you have no party plans.    

Find an exercise you love – Find one you love and do it as often as possible. A great idea is to listen to Christmas or other music and dance to it. You will feel great!!

*  Add food based supplements, especially ones that help you get back in balance and calm your nerves. I use Shaklee B-complex and Stress Relief Complex plus Osteomatrix, a calcium combination to soothe me. B-complex is especially good to stop a hangover!!

* Find new adventures and activities to do with friends and family that are not expensive or free – board games, volunteering, joining friends for a pot luck brunch, helping others decorate or cook

* Make your workspace and workplace more fun to be in – decorate, encourage group lunches, say “Hi” and “Happy Holidays” or “Merry Christmas” more often, especially to those you don’t know.

While these are just a few tips, there are many more to not only make the holidays more fun, but also to prevent weight gain and boost your spirit.

Let me make this easier for you! If you like what you read here and are in the Portland area and want me to “de-stress” your office or you, please contact me.

Food and Drink Tip Don’t want that awful hangover in the morning after a holiday party?  Take B-Complex (Shaklee’s works fast and is balanced and whole food based) before bed (if you can remember to..) and in the morning.  Helps you feel better fast!

My Amazing Recovery from an Unintentioned Fall!

OMG – I forgot to place my computer bag under the table at Kathleen Gage’s workshop last week, got up to get coffee and SPLAT!!  I landed on the right side of my leg and twisted my foot under heels that I should not have been wearing.

Embarrassing?  Oh, YES!  Painful?  DOUBLE YES!!!  Most of the day was spent at the workshop with ice on my propped up leg.  To leave at the end I had some wonderful help from 2 lovely participants and I went on to Beaverton to my healing session with Master Soul.

Could that timing have been better?  Absolutely not!  I got home, took an Epsom Salts bath, added my trusty Shaklee nutrition and by the end of the evening – NO LEG PAIN!!!  The next morning the only thing still hurting was my foot and ankle, which I wrapped, then moved on to more nutritional help.  AGAIN, by the end of the day, NO PAIN at all!!!  By the end of the week I went camping and was walking fine!

I am writing this, not just to share how quickly I recovered but to also share the new Shaklee Performance products, perfect for just such a mishap but also to keep all of us from those miserable aches and pains after workout.  Check out the video and connect with me if  you want to learn more:

 

Preventing the Causes of Aging and Protecting our Cells

Q: What are some key causes of aging and what you can tell us about YOUTH Skin Care and how it helps?

What comes to mind is the science behind YOUTH; one of the key aspects is that it’s formulated to address the key causes of aging. Our skin is constantly under assault from the environment, and free radical damage accelerates aging of our skin. So to be effective you have to have a technology that protects the skin against those assaults. But in addition, a lot of the latest anti-aging science revolves around the skin’s regenerative processes. When you look deeper, our skin produces collagen and elastin; these are proteins in the skin that keep our skin supple, keep it firm, and prevent wrinkles from forming. But after the age of 20 our skin produces less collagen and elastin every year, and over the course of a lifetime that has a dramatic impact on our skin. Up to 80 percent of the thickness of our skin is lost as we age. So if there is a way to intervene in that loss as we age, we have a really effective scientific approach—and we did just that.

The YOUTH System

 A first-to-market aspect of our YOUTH science is that it targets the key youth proteins in the skin, only recently discovered in the world of anti-aging research, that help signal cells to keep producing more collagen and elastin. The Lotus Japonicus extract, a key botanical ingredient in our Youth Complex, is a first-to-market technology from the standpoint that it targets those key proteins. That helps signal the cells to keep producing more collagen and elastin, and that’s a key first with our science.

Another breakthrough aspect of YOUTH is on the protection side. People who are familiar with Vivix® know that one of the key ingredients is the muscadine grape, which works at the cellular level in our body to help prevent cellular aging. So we adapted the muscadine grape extract for its use in skin care applications. What our testing showed was that it also works in our skin cells to protect cells at the DNA level which is so critical because the DNA is like the control center of the cell. If your DNA is damaged it doesn’t function properly, and you start to see signs of aging. If you can protect that DNA from damage from the environment, that’s the best protection you can give your skin, and our muscadine grape polyphenol blend helps do just that in skin cells.

~ Chris Kyrou is the Vice President of Research & Development at Shaklee Corporation

Could You Erase a Decade from Your Skin?

YOUTH Skin Care Phenomena!!

I am so excited to present this amazing line of skin care!  Who wants all of those unsafe ingredients on their skin?   Check out the comprehensive FREE OF list below!

Clinical results without compromise.

With new YOUTH skin care, Shaklee has proven you don’t have to sacrifice safety and purity for efficacy. All YOUTH products are designed without the harmful chemicals and questionable ingredients found in so many other products. YOUTH products are all 100% vegan, cruelty free and gluten free. Our comprehensive “Free of” list contains over 2,500 harmful chemicals and questionable ingredients that you will never find in any of our YOUTH products.

Check out our Clinical Results. 100% of women were clinically proven to have younger-looking skin and 2/3 actually shifted their skin age into a younger decade.

Acid Reflux – Oh NO!!

Years ago my former husband John had surgery because of a bleeding ulcer.  Afterwards the gastroenterologist told him he would be on Protonics for the rest of his life.  The internist agreed.

Just yesterday, speaking with 4 other women, Acid Reflux issues came up with 3 of them!!!  I thought this blog was a perfect subject, as a result.

John was off the medicine in 2 weeks!!  We did our research and also spoke with Dr. Richard Brouse.  Here is a current article by him on Acid Reflux.  May it help anyone suffering.  Call me for more information

Acid Reflux – The Dangers Of Proton Inhibitors

Until next time – have a glorious day!!  Want this article?  Go to joanlubar.com.