I used to be the Lysol QUEEN. Something happened when I had my first child that all of the sudden I could SEE germs all around me. I confess I am a recovering “germaphobe”. All my friends would tease me about my fear of germs and my bottle of Lysol in hand. Until one day I learned a little about the following products, their effects on me, my kids, and the earth. Here are a few products…
It is a strong corrosive. It will irritate or burn the skin, eyes and respiratory tract. It may cause pulmonary edema or vomiting and coma if ingested. WARNING: never mix bleach with ammonia it may cause fumes which can be DEADLY. It has also been linked recently to breast cancer and heart disease. (http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/chlorine-cancer-and-heart-disease.html)
MOLD AND MILDEW CLEANERS
Chemicals contained are: Sodium hypochlorite: Corrosive, irritates or burns skin and eyes, causes fluid in the lungs which can lead to coma or death. Formaldehyde: Highly toxic, known carcinogen. Irritant to eyes, nose, throat, and skin. May cause nausea, headaches, nosebleeds, dizziness, memory loss and shortness of breath.
May contain: Triclosan: Absorption through the skin can be tied to liver damage.
TOILET BOWL CLEANERS
Hydrochloric acid: Highly corrosive, irritant to both skin and eyes. Damages kidneys and liver. Hypochlorite Bleach: Corrosive, irritates or burns eyes, skin and respiratory tract. May cause pulmonary edema, vomiting or coma if ingested. Contact with other chemicals may cause chlorine fumes which may be fatal.
So, at first I started looking for “green” products on the shelf at Target or my grocery store. Those seemed to be great, until I realized many of them still contained things that were still bad for ME and MY KIDS.. but good for the earth.
I was so excited when I came across Shaklee’s GetClean products.
All these products are non-toxic and safe for you and your family as well as the environment. But there is ONE product not listed in this group. It’s called …
At first I didn’t understand much about this product, but I was given a few info sheets on it and now it’s all I use to really kill all those pesky germs, even this flu germ that’s running around.
Now, why is Basic-G different?
You may have noticed that Basic-G is not marketed as part of the Get Clean line.
The reason for this is that all the products in the Get Clean line are completely non-toxic and biodegradable, and thus non-polluting.
Basic-G is non-toxic in dilution but toxic in concentrate, as described above. Therefore, it doesn’t just exactly fit into the parameters of the Get Clean line, and Shaklee has chosen to keep it separate.
[Because Basic-G diluted according to directions is a full-strength disinfectant that kills all the organisms and virus listed on the label, there is never any reason to mix it stronger than the recommended dilution. Making it stronger doesn't make it more effective -- it just wastes it and keeps you from getting the full economy from the concentrate.]
Regarding “biodegradable,” the term biodegradable refers in its most specific and techinical use to the breakdown of substances by living entities in the environment — such as, bacteria, enzymes, or fungii.
Basic-G is completely “degradable,” but not completely “biodegradable” – the second reason it is not part of the Get Clean line.
All of the cleaning components of Basic-G ARE biodegradable.
BUT the disinfectant component of Basic-G is designed to kill the organism that would otherwise “biodegrade” it – so, consequently, in the technical sense, the disinfectant component is not biodegradable.
However, the disinfectant component DOES degrade very quickly once the product has been applied to a surface or once it goes down the drain. “Degrade” means it breaks down into simpler non-toxic inert components. It does this through contact with oxygen or other elements but not by living organisms. So Basic-G is completely ”degradable” but not completely “biodegradable.”
That said, Basic-G is very different from other disinfectants on the market — even some being marketed as “green” — because it is completely degradable, where as other disinfectants are not. Most of those being marketed as “green” may use biodegradable cleaning components, but the disinfectant component is not degradable (it will go down your drain and continue killing plants and animals in lakes and streams for long periods of time to come!).
The second reason Basic-G is very different from other disinfectants is that it is simply far more effective against a much broader range of organisms.
The third reason Basic-G is very different from other disinfectants is that it is far more economical. Just take a look at my Cost Comparison sheet. Buying Clorox Disinfection Bathroom Cleaner at our local Wal-Mart will cost you $13.74 per gallon. Basic-G used as directed will cost you 27 cents per gallon at Member Price.
You can see a detailed price comparison of all the GetClean Products here:
You can have the security of mind, like I do now, and save a ton of money over the next year with these products. But if I only had one product to clean my house with, I would want the Basic G!!
You can check out these products at my Shaklee site.
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By: Bud McCord
Human Energy or Divine Energy
I struggle with all the energy that Christ powerfully inspires within me. Colossians 1:29
There is a difference between human energy and Divine energy. Have you personally felt the difference?
Human energy begins in what is missing. Divine energy begins in Christ where nothing is missing.
Human energy is based on principles, plans and calculations. Divine energy is based on the limitless creativity of the perfect presence of Jesus in us.
Human energy generates control and ends in fatigue. Divine energy generates grace and always ends in love.
Human energy gets a lot done that will last as long as a man can sustain it. Divine energy gets done what God wants done and it continues forever.
Human energy is a habitual human orientation. Divine energy is a habitual Divine orientation.
Human energy says only my will matters. Divine energy says only His will matters.
Once you have personally felt this Divine difference, you will not want to back.Read More »
Our friend Dr. Matthew McAlees wrote a great blog on what is really in a chicken nugget from McDonalds. Enjoy, and I’m sorry.
Do you know what is really in McDonald’s chicken nuggets? How about:
Chicken meat, water, modified corn starch, salt, chicken broth powder (chicken broth, salt and natural chicken flavouring), seasoning [(vegetable oil (soybean and/or canola), extracts of rosemary, mono, di and triglycerides (from sunflower oil) and soy lecithin)]. Breaded with: water, wheat flour, yellow corn flour, modified corn starch, salt, baking powder, spices (white and black pepper, celery seed), wheat starch, whey powder, sodium aluminum phosphate, corn starch, partially hydrogenated soybean oil (manufacturing aid). Cooked in 100% vegetable oil (Canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil with THBQ, citric acid and dimethypolysiloxane).
So I guess the first ingredient is the “chicken” part and the other 38 ingredients are the “McNugget”. Infact 56% of the entire McNugget is made from corn! The picture below is the “chicken paste” that is baked into the nugget itself. Doesn’t look much like chicken does it?
Beyond the horrible list above there are two chemicals that you must know about. A doctor recently asked what these nuggets and silly putty have in common, the answer dimethyl polysiloxane. What is that you ask anti-foaming agent used to fry the nuggets in and the major component of silly putty. According to the Handbook of Food Additives, this material is a suspected carcinogen and an established mutagen, tumorigenic, reproductive effector, and it is also flammable. The second chemical is tertiary butylhydroquinone or TBHQ which is derived from petroleum and and is a form of butane. One gram of this chemical has been linked to nausea, vomiting, ringing in the ears delirium and collapse.
Unbelievably the FDA has approved over 3,000 chemicals, additives, preservatives and colorings.This has lead the average American to ingest more than 14 lbs of additives every year.You need to do all you can to avoid these toxins. The first rule of detoxifying is removing the toxic sources from your life. Secondly start actively boosting Glutathione to natural start detoxing at a cellular level. Change something in your diet TODAY!
As always if you have ANY health questions, please email me at [email protected]
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by Bud McCord
“Good works are simply fruit falling off a tree. If you sink your roots deep in Christ, who is your life, you not be able to stop the fruit from coming forth.” Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola The Jesus Manifesto
Trees never eat their own fruit. The fruit is simply the visible proof that the tree has internally found its natural source of food and satisfaction. The tree will not eat its fruit because it is already well fed. Farmers focus on the well-being of the tree and they confidently wait for the fruit to appear. Visible fruit means the internal system is work is working.
Near the end of His ministry Jesus cursed a tree because it had no fruit. That tree represented the people of God in Israel who had not cooperated with God’s perfect care and provision. They were cursed because they existed to bear the fruit of God’s care and provision and they were useless as a plant without bearing fruit. Their failure was without excuse.
Christ in us, who is our life, provides for every believer the exact care and provision for the fruit of the Spirit to emerge naturally from our lives. Instead of cooperating with the perfect, inner presence of Jesus, we insist on trying to bear our own fruit. We try. That is our problem. Trying is not our job. Our job is to believe. Believing that this fruit will come from God through Christ in us is our work.
“Then they said to Him, ‘What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?’ Jesus answered and said to them, ‘This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.’” John 6:28-29
Human wisdom puts great faith in trying. God’s wisdom says we should rest and receive from Jesus in us by His Spirit.
If you are in the habit of really trying hard to be a good Christian, stop immediately. Instead, rest in Jesus, receive from Jesus and rejoice in Jesus. When you do, the fruit will come.
Receiving directly from Jesus in us is the source of all fruit God will claim as His.Read More »
Global Healing Center wrote some amazing tips on what to to when the flu hits you. I hope these are encouraging to you as you try to get better. I linked some of the solutions to our Shaklee Supplements for your convenience, but most of these you can find at your local grocery store!
10 Natural Remedies for the Flu
As we enter into the flu season, chances are that many people will experience the pesky effects of a cold or flu. Highly contagious, colds are the name we give for over 100 mild viral influenza forms floating in the air, on surfaces and in our bodies.
There are many natural ways to both prevent and reduce the symptoms of the common cold and raise your immunity during this vulnerable season. If you follow these recommendations, chances are your flu catching ability may be prevented, wont last as long, or be quite so severe.
1. Vitamin D
Boosting up on Vitamin D helps to prevent colds and flu. This may be related to the necessary role this vitamin plays in the protection and lubrication of many of the body’s principle organ systems. It also boosts cellular growth and immune cell activity, and lowers the inflammatory response. I recommend 15 minutes daily of natural sunlight, consuming more foods with vitamin d and possibly taking a vitamin D3 supplement.
2. Vitamin C & Citrus Fruits
If you have had a lingering cold that just wont go away, chances are you are not getting enough vitamin C. A powerful support for the common cold, you can take up to 2000mg four times daily. Fresh squeezed lemon is also a good way to naturally supplement vitamin C levels. The benefits of drinking lemon juice mixed in water go beyond the naturally occurring vitamin C. Lemons aid the body in purifying the lymphatic system, which is a crucial component of fighting off colds. Squeeze ½ lemon in one cup of purified warm water and drink 3 or more times daily. For particularly mucous-ridden colds, you can add black pepper and fresh or powdered ginger.
3. Zinc Orotate
Double blind studies have shown that zinc reduces both the intensity and the duration of the common cold by up to 50%. I personally take a zinc supplement when I want a strong anti-viral response. Zinc Orotates increase lysosome activity, which attacks viruses and has been an effective immune booster for the flu by lowering the viral load. Try taking a zinc supplement.
4. Organic Oregano Oil
An extremely potent anti-bacterial and anti-microbial agent that relieves congestion and inflammation. I recommend about 9 drops of organic oregano oil taken internally in a capsule after meals on a full stomach.
5. Organic Turmeric
An amazing herbal remedy, turmeric is a strong antimicrobial that helps push out out bacterial and viral infections. You can purchase in capsule forms, or you can buy the herb fresh or dried. For a cold-fighting tea, place a ¼ tsp. in hot purified water and drink often. This herbal jewel also helps ease sore throats. For a throat-coat for comfort, place 1/2 tsp. of turmeric in 2 tablespoons of raw honey and let seep down the throat.
6. Organic Germanium-132
Another great flu remedy is Germanium-132. I recommend taking about 600mg daily. The best source is available at: JARROW Formulas Germanium Ge-132 100 mg. – 60 Capsules. I would also suggest googling “Organic Germanium-132″ to discover more benefits, but I would definitely recommend reading this article about Germanium-132 for attacking viruses.
7. Organic Echinecea
An immune booster, this herb is a strong anti-viral and anti-bacterial agent. It is also a potent blood purifier, and overly-toxic blood may lead to flu and cold responses. Echinecea has also been shown to increase immune-boosting white blood cell counts in the body. If you have a cold, take 3 droppers full of tincture in warm water or drink as a tea.
8. Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
A well-known natural healing agent, Apple Cider Vinegar is a good herb to take with a cold. Drink a mixture of 1/2 cup of purified water with 2 teaspoons of organic raw apple cider vinegar 3 times daily until symptoms disappear. After consuming, drink some more water to rinse the acid of the teeth. You can also sprinkle a little on your pillow before going to bed to breathe in the fumes while you sleep. I recommend Braggs apple cider vinegar, but any brand that still has “the mother” will work well.
9. Detoxified Iodine
“In 1945, J.D. Stone and Sir McFarland Burnet (who later went on to win a Nobel Prize for his Clonal Selection Theory) exposed mice to lethal amounts of influenza viral mists. The lethal disease was prevented by putting iodine solution on mice snouts just prior to placing them in chambers containing influenza viruses.” I recommend 3 drops 2x daily of Detoxadine until symptoms diminish. Learn more about the different types of iodine supplements.
10. Ultra Pure Colloidal Silver
Many types of Silver are available. GHC has a limited supply of Silver Fuzion, but you can also find good sources online. The only three I would recommend are – Silver Fuzion, Utopia Silver and MesoSilver.
Other Ways to Fight the Flu
Things to avoid while fighting the Flu:
You should try to avoid the following list of foods – Milk and dairy, alcohol, coffee, animal meat or products, microwaved food or beverages, sugar, artificial sweeteners, white flour.
I would avoid flu vaccines like the plague. Most people do not know this but it is scientifically impossible to create a flu vaccine due to the fact that influenza has a different genetic pattern each time it replicates and is different every year. Each years flu vaccine is created from the previous year. Basically this means that the flu vaccine is nothing more than a money generating toxic injection.
Recommended Articles About the Flu:
- Will Onions Help Fight the Flu?
- What Dr. Group Would Do For The Flu
- Study Suggests Vitamin D is Better than Vaccines at Preventing Flu
This is such a controversial topic.. I will not go into a rant since I’m still learning and shaping my own opinion on it. We must be informed either way. Even if you believe strongly that we should give ourselves immunizations, we need to see the other side as well. Please know that there’s no judgement or any form of superiority in my posting this. It’s difficult to know which is more dangerous, the disease the vaccine is preventing or the vaccine itself. In my own mind, I cannot comprehend the ingredients in them and how our bodies can truly be unharmed by them. One local homeopathic doctor explained to me that our cells are still defining themselves until we are 18. So, when we give them a vaccine, we’re writing on the DNA that it’s had an extreme disease. As we develop, our bodies function as if it’s fought this crisis.
NaturalNews just posted a great resource on Vaccines.. You must read it!!! It’s full of doctors who are signing in agreement with the mis-use of them. Here’s some of what you’ll find in this eye-opening report from the International Medical Council on Vaccination (www.VaccinationCouncil.org)
- A list of the many MDs, PhDs, NDs and other medical professionals who are signing onto this document.
- Why vaccines have NEVER been proven safe or effective.
- A list of some of the serious health side effects caused by vaccines.
- Why autism is associated with vaccines.
- The profit motivation behind the pharmaceutical industry’s big vaccine push.
- A list of which institutions and organizations profit from your sickness.
- The shocking truth about what’s IN vaccines (aborted fetal tissue, 59 different chemicals, DNA from diseased animals and more)
- An overview of some of the most dangerous vaccine ingredients
- The truth about conflicts of interest in the vaccine community and why doctors profit from vaccination policies
- Why vaccinated children have far worse health outcomes than unvaccinated children
- How to opt out of “mandatory” vaccines.
- Important advice for parents about how to protect the health of your children while saying NO to vaccines
- Online resources for learning more about the dangers of vaccines
- A list of recommended reading materials for further education
CLICK HERE to read the document!!
There are many books and sites that we can equip ourselves with as we search through this topic. One of which was recently brought to my attention is A Shot in the Dark.
Enjoy this picture below with an over-view of what is in the vaccines we give our babies…Read More »