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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Are You Using a Toxic Brew?

These two videos are a must see if you ever use household cleaners. 
It is vital that we become educated in what we use in our homes, especially if you have children. 
If you have allergies, asthma, a suppressed immune system or other health issues you might be surprised at what could be causing them.
See these news briefs here: Toxic Brew Part 1 & Part 2 


For more information on how to protect yourself check out: Healthy Home Video 
and then contact us on how we can help you Get Clean.

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Shaklee is giving away one Get Clean® Starter Kit on the Shaklee Corporation Facebook page. To enter, go to www.Facebook.com/ShakleeCorporation and click on the WIN application at the top of the page. The contest will run for one week starting Friday, April 20, 2012, at noon Pacific, and officially closes on Friday, April 27, 2012, at midnight Pacific. 

Did you know what when you share your entry into the sweepstakes on your Facebook page and someone you referred enters, you receive an additional 2 entries per referral? This increases your odds of winning, so spread the word!
The contest is only open to legal residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Further rules are available on the Shaklee Corporation Facebook page WIN application.
Want to know more about Shaklee's Get Clean Kit? Check it out here: Healthy Home

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy Earth Day!



Happy Earth Day Everyone!

“Recognize that you are a product of nature and that your very existence depends upon other products of nature.”
~Dr. Shaklee

I love Nature. I love being outside and I love all that the outdoors has to offer. I have learned that when I am weary, stressed, or sad, I try going outside into nature. A walk in the woods or sitting on a park bench overlooking a lake or just playing with animals can be so healing for the mind and the soul.

Whether you are actively participating in Earth Day events, or just working in your own yard today, or even just getting out to a local park to enjoy some beautiful spring scenery, you might want to stop and take notice of the beauty that’s around you. It can be very healing and rejuvenating.

Everything we have, everything we make comes from Nature. Nature provides us with the necessities that we need to live and with those gifts comes a responsibility to protect this source of life not just for us, but for our children as well.

I am so happy to be working with a company like Shaklee that has, since the very beginning, been very conscious of the fact that what we do has an impact on where we live. We guarantee that our products always works, are always safe and are always green.

I hope you and your families have a wonderful day today and every day!

Julie

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Celebrating Earth Day and Remembering Professor Wangari Maathai

What a beautiful story about the hummingbird as told by the first person to ever win the Nobel Peace Prize for the environment. 


The story shows how one can make a difference and how we should all try and do something, no matter how small it may seem or how insignificant we may appear to the others who do nothing at all.


Professor Wangari Maathai was a woman who lived life with passion, determination, and inspiration.  So much so that she’s made a lasting impact on millions of people across the globe.


Celebrating Earth Day and Remembering Professor Wangari Maathai

Friday, April 6, 2012

April 2012 Newsletter

Welcome to our Celebrating Earth Day April 2012 Newsletter!
 
Shaklee has always celebrated Earth Day everyday and we are always excited to share how much the Environment means to us.

Home should be the safest, healthiest place in the whole world. But, today’s insulated air-tight homes are filled with chemicals that have never been tested for human toxicity - in the air, the walls, carpets, and in the household cleaners, which can carry some pretty scary warning labels.

Below is some information on how cleaning products affect you, your children and your environment. See how these products affect you, what the EPA and what pediatricians have to say.


·         81,000 chemicals have been registered with the EPA in the past 30 years and fewer than 20% have been tested for toxicity.
·         90% of all poison exposures occur in the home.
·         90% of our time is spent indoors. EPA reports that air pollution is up to 5 times higher inside than outside.
·         EPA studies have shown that elevated concentration of household chemicals persist in the air. Long term exposure to chemicals inside our homes may be harmful to us and our families.
·         One out of every 13 children have asthma.
·         Common household cleaners give off fumes that can increase the risk of children developing asthma.
·         The average U.S. household generates more than 20 pounds of hazardous waste each year.

What’s in your cleaners?


Sodium Hydroxide
 – Inhalation is immediately irritating to the respiratory tract. Contact can cause severe damage to the eyes, skin, mouth and throat. Can cause liver and kidney damage.
 
May be found in:
 
·         Dishwashing liquids
·         Laundry products
·         Oven cleaners
·         Scouring cleansers
·         Tub & tile cleaners

Hydrochloric Acid
 – Can cause severe damage to the skin. Can be harmful to health if inhaled. Can be fatal if swallowed.
 
May be found in:
 
·         Odor eliminators
·         Toilet bowl cleaners

Butyl Cellosolve
 – Can cause irritation and tissue damage from inhalation. A person who spends 15 minutes cleaning scale off shower walls could inhale three times the acute exposure limit.
 
May be found in:
 
·         All purpose cleaners
·         Cleaning wipes
·         Degreasers
·         Floor polish
·         Rug shampoos
·         Toilet bowl cleaners
·         Tub & tile cleaners
·         Window cleaners

“We are conducting a vast toxicologic experiment in our society, in which our children and our children’s children are the experimental subject.”

~Dr. Herbert Needleman
Pediatrician and professor at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center

Get Clean® gives you cleaning choices that are nontoxic and natural and do not contain any of these harmful ingredients:
·         Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
·         Kerosene
·         Phenol
·         Cresol
·         Lye
·         Hydrochloric acid
·         Sulfuric acid
·         Sulfamic acid
·         Petroleum distillates
·         Ammonia
·         Sodium hydroxide
·         Butyl cellosolve
·         Phosphoric acid
·         Formaldehyde
·         Chlorine bleach
·         Morpholine

We believe cleaning house shouldn’t involve dirtying the earth.

Earth-Friendly Product Choices
·         Sustainable ingredients from natural sources
·         Biodegradable surfactants
·         Recyclable packaging
·         Recyclable wipes
·         Recyclable dryer sheets
·         No chlorine bleach
·         No phosphates
·         No nitrates
·         No borates
·         No volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
·         Shaklee does not test
   on animals

For more than 50 years Shaklee has created products that improve the health of people and the planet.

Get Clean® products offer solutions that are not only safe, but powerful. We worked with an outside independent testing lab to conduct performance tests with major brands and found that Get Clean performs as well or better than over 20 competing brands.

Watch this short video and see why concentrated Get Clean products are a real value, for your home, your health, the planet, and your wallet.

 
Get Clean Starter Kit saves you money and saves the environment!

You would need to spend over $3,400 to get the same cleaning power from major name brands!*

  • 60 Bottles of Fantastik®, 32 oz.
  •  32 Bottles of Mop ‘n Glo®, 32 oz.
  •  728 Bottles of Windex®, 26 oz.
  •  1 Bottle of Woolite®, 50 oz.
  •  1 Container of Clorox® Wipes
  •  1 Bottle of Soft Scrub®
  •  2.5 Boxes of Cascade®, 45 oz.
  •  2 Boxes of Tide®, 50 oz.
  •  3 Bottles of Downy®, 20 oz.
  •  1 Box of Bounce®
And the cost of a Get Clean Starter Kit is a fraction of what these toxic products cost!

                                                         
Get Clean

Smart for your wallet
Smart for your family
Smart for the planet

When it comes to pollution, we are all either part of the problem or part of the solution.
What part do you want to play?

Contact us today for more information or to get your safe products today.

To Your Good Health,

Julie

www.tobehealthy.myshaklee.com

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Real Dirt on Clean Drinking Water

"We all know water is essential to good health, but some of our drinking water may not be as healthy as we think. Over the past 50 years, thousands of chemicals have been widely used to make our lives more convenient. Unfortunately, some of these chemicals can find their way into just about anything —including our drinking water....."
Read more here : The Real Dirt on Clean Drinking Water

The water you drink is one of the most critical nutrients for your overall health. A major component of virtually all of the body’s tissues, organs and fluids, water plays an important role in a host of crucial bodily functions.

That’s why health experts recommend drinking eight to ten 8 oz glasses of water every day to maintain optimum hydrations. Most people though drink less than five glasses per day. Why? Most would say that tap water tastes bad and bottled water is expensive.

We have all heard the new about how contaminated our tap water can be. Levels deemed safe by the government may not be as safe as we think. There are still dangerous contaminants in the water. Bottled water has been found to be just as bad if not worse than some tap water!

The best way to get purified water is to filter it at the tap. I love the Get Clean Water Pitcher that is convenient and affordable. This pitcher filter makes the water taste great. Good water really has no taste and at a fraction of the cost of bottled water, it helps you to drink more!

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