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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

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 or via email.

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 HERE – LIMITED SEATING

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The Myth of “SuperMom”

 

 

 

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

The Throwaway Culture

I am not sure when this dilemma began, but there has been a growing disregard for those of us who are over 60 and considered outdated, often useless and even unwanted as we age. We, as senior citizens, have even bought into this cultural phenomenon!

We “Throwaways” have been pushed out of jobs, often in the name of cost cutting, and left companies devoid of experience and the wisdom that has come with it. The average CEO in the US is just over 45 with only 3 years at a given company – do you think they are missing out on valuable expertise that comes with historical knowledge? In European countries, on the other hand, the average CEO’s is over 50 and has been with their company over 30 years.

This blog is to remind us all that we not only have tremendous value but also that our younger generations are missing out on years of experience, development of wisdom and differing views. This does not mean that we have all of the right answers. What we provide is another perspective that can help our younger community in their decision making.

This perspective is why I wrote my book Rock & Roll at Any Age (http://amzn.to/2nligFs).  I believe that we seniors can change these opinions if we are healthy and then able to participate more in our communities.

Joan-bookcoverI personally love these “elder” years because I see things in a different light, a calmer, more peaceful and often more focused light than I did when I was younger. I could lament that I wasn’t the best mother or I could use what I have learned to be the best grandmother and, if asked, be a counselor to those now parenting.

In addition, as a business owner for 30 years, I can share some of the pitfalls and ways to avoid them with younger, newer entrepreneurs.   In both areas, people have asked and had many conversations with me that I have been told have enhanced their lives and businesses.

More ideas to come in my next blog.

A Special Olympics Universal Message

I watched the opening ceremony to the Special Olympics and my eyes swelled with tears. As the Olympians and the police volunteers, who have collected funds around the world for the Special Olympics, wound their way down a ski slope at night each holding a lighted torch to bring in the flame of hope to the center stage, I was moved by the harmonious music, softness of the flow and quiet awe of the crowd. I was struck by the beauty of the mix of nations participating as friends, co-contestants and examples of what could be in creating unity and peace among people.

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The celebration showed people of all nations singing, dancing and laughing joyfully together. You could not tell the difference in cultures, just one huge group of people, covered with rain gear, smiling and cheering.

Can we all give pause and realize the beauty of these moments? Can we not find a way to create this harmony among people, communities and nations? This is such a stark difference from the incessant flow of ugly remarks, bigotry, and nastiness that have become the norm.

To quote Jason Mrasz’s song that he sang as part of the end of the ceremonies:

I Won’t Give Up
When I look into your eyes
It’s like watching the night sky
Or a beautiful sunrise
There’s so much they hold
And just like them old stars
I see that you’ve come so far
To be right where you are
How old is your soul?

Well I won’t give up on us, even if the skies get rough
I’m giving you all my love, I’m still looking up

And when you’re needing your space, to do some navigating
I’ll be here patiently waiting, to see what you find

‘Cause even the stars they burn
Some even fall to the earth
We’ve got a lot to learn
God knows we’re worth it
No, I won’t give up

I don’t wanna be someone who walks away so easily
I’m here to stay and make the difference that I can make
Our differences they do a lot to teach us how to use
The tools and gifts we got yeah, we got a lot at stake
And in the end, you’re still my friend at least we did intend
For us to work we didn’t break, we didn’t burn
We had to learn how to bend without the world caving in
I had to learn what I’ve got, and what I’m not and who I am

I won’t give up on us, even if the skies get rough
I’m giving you all my love
I’m still looking up, still looking up.

I won’t give up on us (no I’m not giving up)
God knows I’m tough enough (I am tough, I am loved)
We’ve got a lot to learn (we’re alive, we are loved)
God knows we’re worth it (and we’re worth it)

I won’t give up on us, even if the skies get rough
I’m giving you all my love, I’m still looking up”

Songwriters: Michael Lee Natter / Jason Mraz
I Won’t Give Up lyrics © Goo Eyed Music

May we all keep our hope and choose to include these amazing universal ideas into our lives.
These wonderful contestants show us that
ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!

Bill’s Gazpacho – the most delicious ever!!

Thank you Bill McBurney and Nedra Sahr for sharing

This has to be the BEST Gaspacho ever plus it makes a great, nutritious lunch for cleansing

Ingredients:

About 12 egg sized plum tomatoes
1 red pepper (organic)
1 English cucumber (better organic)
1 Organic apple
1 Tbsp crushed garlic (organic)
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp. olive oil
Dash of hot sauce
Juice of 1/2 lime or lemon

Instructions:

Put all in Cuisinart or blender and pulse to consistency you like (I like chunky)
All done – can be warmed if you like

Sorry I didn’t take a picture – that’s for next time!

 

2017 Calendar – 2nd Quarter

Welcome to the 2nd Quarter Calendar of 2017
Thank you, Contilia Retirement Group of Essen, Germanyfor bringing fun, joy and hope to all seniors!!
I am thinking it is time to see these movies once again!!

APRIL
Rocky
Erwin, 80

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MAY
Mary Poppins
Erna, 78

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JUNE
The Seven Year Itch
Ingeborg, 80 and Erich, 88

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2017 Movie Calendar – A Very Special Edition – First Quarter

The Contilla Retirement Group from Essen, Germany, created the best calendar yet!  To quote someone (?) “Do not regret growing old.  It is a privilege denied to many.”  Not to these ladies and gentlemen!

JANUARY
James Bond
Wilhelm, 89

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FEBRUARY
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Marianne, 86
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MARCH
Titanic

Erna, 86 and Alfred, 81

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Now this is what I am talking about – Getting older is having fun, living life to the fullest, being a part of something other than yourself!!
I just love this calendar!!  I’ll be posting more of it soon!

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Here’s to a Happy, Healthy Holiday and

A Joyful, Successful 2017!!