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Sean Penn Film ‘Human Experiment’ Explores Potential Dangers of Toxic Chemicals in Household Products

[mantra-pullquote align=”left|center|right” textalign=”left|center|right” width=”33%”]Now, a powerful documentary produced and narrated by activist-actor Sean Penn, “The Human Experiment,” argues that there are dangers from the “chemical load” in seemingly innocuous household products like cosmetics, deodorant, cleaning fluids, shampoo and even toothpaste… [/mantra-pullquote]

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Oct. 3, 2013

By Susan Donaldson James via Good Morinign America

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/sean-penn-film-human-experiment-asserts-dangers-toxic/story?id=20454599

Scientist Susan Kay Murphy started her graduate career in vaccine development but after the death of her 3-year-old son Kyle from a rare form of liver cancer in 1994, she switched to epigenetics, the study of how genes can be turned on or off.

“That was a better way to honor the memory of my son,” said Murphy, who is on the faculty of the Duke Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy.

Her son’s cancer — “one in a million” — was linked to epigenetic changes in his cells, a disruption that can be triggered by chemicals or hormones, especially in the early weeks after conception.

Kyle was born at 26 weeks and weighed a little more than a pound after Murphy developed eclampsia, but his disease did not show up until years later.

“I watched my tiny son with all these plastics getting nutrition because he was too small to feed,” she said. “Everything they used was pretty much made out of plastic.”

Today, Murphy is doing research into the long-term health effects of exposure to chemicals in children. Her 21-year-old son has autism and her 15-year-old daughter was diagnosed with ADHD.

Recent studies in mice suggest what a mother eats or her exposure to chemicals can turn on a switch that predisposes the child to future disease, she said.

And, just recently, Murphy had a mastectomy and is undergoing chemotherapy for aggressive breast cancer, even though there is no family history.

Murphy worries that every day, Americans are exposed to a barrage of chemicals that can damage their reproductive systems and show up decades later in their children.

“It could have been my diet,” Murphy said of their health problems. “We lived next to a freeway in Charlotte and diesel fuel has been implicated in autism.”

She points to “multiple” exposures to lead and asbestos while renovating an old house; second-hand smoke from her husband; and the pesticides in the California fields where he grew up. Murphy said she was also exposed to chemicals and radiation in a vet clinic and the lab where she did research.

“We have such limited understanding of this in the human population because we are all a bag of cumulative exposure from childhood,” she said. “We all have levels of it. No one is immune in modern society.”

Now, a powerful documentary produced and narrated by activist-actor Sean Penn, “The Human Experiment,” argues that there are dangers from the “chemical load” in seemingly innocuous household products like cosmetics, deodorant, cleaning fluids, shampoo and even toothpaste.

Its world premiere is Sunday, Oct. 6 at the 36th annual Mill Valley Film Festival in California.

The film cites skyrocketing rates of autism, breast cancer and infertility and questions the role of some 80,000 chemicals used legally in the United States and the uphill battle against powerful interests of industry to curb the chemicals.

Co-directed by Dana Nachman and Don Hardy, a former Emmy-winning TV news team, it tells the stories of three women affected by chemicals and the activists calling for sensible, science-based research and greater regulation to protect public health.

“Most products we have in our homes are not tested for safety,” said Nachman, 41 and a Los Altos-based filmmaker. “Providing data that a product is safe and then putting it on the market is what happens in pharmaceuticals. That should be the burden of proof [in household and industrial chemicals] to avoid scientific catastrophe.”

The film follows a young woman diagnosed with breast cancer; another with polycystic ovary syndrome, struggling to get pregnant; and one with a nonverbal brother with autism.

They, too, wonder how chemical toxins may have played a role these health problems.

The film looks at several chemicals that have been linked to disease in humans and are still in legal use.

Bisphenol A or BPA, is an industrial chemical that has been present in many hard plastic bottles and metal-based food and beverage cans since the 1960s.

Toxicity studies have shown “some concern” about its effects on the brain, behavior and prostate gland in fetuses and young children, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

The EPA is currently investigating BPA, which has estrogen properties and is an endocrine disrupter, for human health risks.

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is used in building materials as well as vinyl clothing, and has been linked to cancer and immune system damage. Several national companies have begun to transition to PVC-free packaging.

Since 2004, there has been a national phase-out of bromated flame retardants that are used in sofas and in electronics. The chemical can end up in breast milk and body fat, causing thyroid and reproductive damage. Particles can fall to the floor and leave dangerous dust.

The heart of the film is the Congressional debate over reform of the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, which requires that chemicals must be scientifically proven to be dangerous before they can be taken off the market.

“In Europe they use the precautionary principle that you take caution before putting things on the market,” said Nachman. “They test them. We err on the side of industry, putting things out there assuming they are safe–assuming they are innocent until proven guilty.”

In the United States, chemicals like lead, for example, in fuel, paint and other building materials, were on the market for years before they were found to cause neurological problems and were banned by the EPA under the Substances Control Act.

Andy Igrejas, executive director of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, a national coalition of parents, reproductive health professionals, environmentalists and businesses, praised the film.

“It looks at the fullness of the problem, not just one or two chemicals,” he said. “It looks at the big picture.”

“The whole system has broken down,” he said. “In the vast majority of chemicals, we just don’t know and they are still getting into products. If there is any major theme in science in the last 20 years — some chemicals are toxic at very low doses, not just when you are working in a factory, but they can be a problem for anyone.”

The group lists 130 chemicals on its website that have been identified by “authoritative bodies” as hazardous to human health. “They are known chemicals we come into contact with that are widespread,” said Igrejas.

In June, the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., and Sen. David Vitter, R-Louisiana, with 22 sponsors introduced a bill to reform the toxic substances law — the Chemical Safety Improvement Act .

Since Lautenberg’s death last summer, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., chairs the committee that is handling the legislation.

But Safer Chemicals Healthy Families does not support the bill in its current form, saying that it needs “strengthening.” Igrejas said the bill is “flawed” and “not true reform.”

The measure, however, is supported by the advocacy group, the American Chemistry Council, which the film alleges “hijacks the science” by funding safety studies and pouring millions of dollars into the defense of industries, using slick public relations tactics and strong lobbying to fight stricter regulation.

“Unfortunately, this film appears to present an often-repeated and overly simplistic view of chemicals and disregards the science associated with chemical exposure and decades of research regarding disease,” wrote the ACC in a statement for ABCNews.com.

“It paints an incomplete and distorted picture of current chemical regulation while ignoring the essential role that chemistry plays in making modern life safer, more convenient and more fulfilling.”

The ACC, which has not seen the documentary, according to the filmmakers, argues more than a dozen federal laws govern the “safe manufacture and use of chemicals.”

“All new chemicals must be rigorously evaluated by EPA before manufacture,” it said. “The notion that 84,000 chemicals are being used in commerce without any safety testing is simply inaccurate, yet it is often used as a fundamental argument in films like this.”

No More Strong odors with Enviro-One

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My Dad is 91 and he touches the walls a lot with just plain ole “greasy dirty hands” so that is one spot. And then in the kitchen I’m not really sure what the marks were, but they almost look like a black shoe mark and then I’m not sure what the others were. All I know is I have used many spray cleaners through all these years and short of using like comet, baking soda etc. just plain ole spraying and wiping wouldn’t take off. And I didn’t even really push hard with your spray…..

I would call the spots, a combination of dirt, grease, kids touching, people touching, etc. never really being kept up with properly cleaning wise, YUCK! And sometimes through my past cleaning experiences these types of yuck can be the hardest to just “wipe away” easily. And that is what I was able to do with the (Enviro-One) spray cleaner.

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5 Ways to Naturally Reduce Allergies

How to Naturally Reduce Allergies 

Allergy seasonWith pollution, mold, dander, pollen and dust filling the atmosphere at any given time, there really is nowhere we can hide from annoying allergies. They always seem to find us, and then they rudely invade our bodies and proceed to wreak havoc. Those annoying allergies cause our eyes to itch, noses to run, throat to swell, sinuses to drain and our moods to sour. It is certainly an understatement to say that allergies are not welcomed; however, we are forced to deal with them all year round.

Conventional treatments for dealing with the symptoms of allergies include synthetic antihistamines, eye drops and nasal sprays. The trouble with those treatments is that most of them come with their own list of side effects that are just as annoying as the symptoms you are trying to get rid of. Nevertheless, there are alternative ways to reduce allergic reactions without gaining new symptoms in return.

5  Ways to Naturally Reduce Allergies: 

  1. Clean with Natural Cleaners: It is especially important for those with sensitivities to clean with natural cleaners. Traditional cleaners are made with chemical formulas that can trigger allergic reactions. Enviro-One Multi-Use Green Cleaner has been proven to be the best alternative cleaner available.
  2. Purify your Indoor Air: Improving the quality of your indoor air can reduce and eliminate allergy symptoms. You can clean your air naturally by filling your home with houseplants, activated charcoal and Himalayan Sea Salt Lamps; these options naturally attract and absorb bacteria and other harsh toxins so you can breathe cleanly without irritation.
  3. Strengthen your Immunity: When your immune system is strong, you will be able to withstand allergy attacks and recover faster. You can strengthen your immunity by eating loads of fresh fruits and vegetables, juicing and detoxing.
  4. Nasal Irrigation: Natural Nasal irrigation with the aid of a Neti Pot and sea salt has been used for thousands of years to heal the inflamed tissues in the nasal passage while cleansing and relieving sinus pressure.
  5. Natural Allergy Relief: Natural supplements such as vitamin C, quercetin, zinc, Echinacea, vitamin b12 and raw honey all carry allergy fighting properties. For fast relieve, increase your intake when you feel an attack coming on.

The best way to reduce allergic reactions is to build your resistance; the options above will allow you to do just that. Once you strengthen your immunity and fight back with natural aids, allergy attacks will be a thing of the past.

Keeping your Pets Healthy and Eco-friendly

Pet Health Cat and DogYour pets are more than just mere animals, they have managed to worm their way into your heart and demand esteemed membership into your family. You love them, so of course you want them healthy and of course you want the Green, because that is what you are. It makes no sense to be eco-friendly alone; nothing will get done if you’re the only one making an effort. Being green is not an individual practice; instead, it is a lifestyle that encourages the participation of your family as well as your friends, community and yes, even your pets.

Keeping your Pets Healthy and Eco-friendly: 

  • Feed them All-natural Formula: Research should be done before you commit to a brand of food for your pet. Avoid low quality foods that contain wheat, corn gluten and unreadable ingredients. The food you feed them should come from all natural sources and should contain beneficial properties that will enhance their health and immunity.
  •  No Table Scraps: It becomes difficult to ignore the sweet stare of a begging pooch; however, feeding your cat or dog table scraps is an unhealthy habit to practice. Firstly, doing so can promote aggression. Also, certain foods can be quite dangerous for animals as their digestive systems differ from our own. Some foods to avoid include chocolate, bread, onions, tomatoes and citrus.
  • Keep them Active: immobility encourages stiffness and shorter lifespan, exercise your pets by making them work; run up and down the stairs, throw balls or take them swimming.

  •  Buy Eco-Alternatives: There are eco-friendly alternatives to almost everything we use and that includes animal products. Buy pet beds made from natural fibers and zero dyes, biodegradable curbing bags, stainless steel food bowls and recycled collars.
  • Dry Brushing: Dry brushing does much more than detangle fur and sooth itches, brushing your pets with a soft dry brush will promote circulation and balance the core.
  • Natural Personal Care: Use all natural personal care on your pets whenever possible. Look for natural shampoos, oral care as well as natural flea and tick medication.

Your pets may not quite understand your efforts, nevertheless when you take the time to selflessly include them in your lifestyle of health and sustainability, they will reward you with optimal health and years of sweet slobbery kisses.

 

Bean Town, Green Town- RezHub.com’s Green Travel Hub Announces Boston’s Top 8 Green Hotels

Bean Town, Green Town- RezHub.com’s Green Travel Hub Announces Boston’s Top 8 Green Hotels

RezHub.com’s Green Travel Hub put together a top 8 list of Boston’s greenest hotels to help travelers plan a great green Boston vacation.

Boston has a lot of nicknames: Bean Town, The Walking City, and The Cradle of Liberty are just a few. When RezHub.com’s Green Travel Hub found out that there were some great eco friendly hotels in Boston, MA and it was also known as the Hub of the Universe, they knew it would be the perfect candidate for their next feature green destination. So, RezHub.com’s Green Travel Hub put together a top 8 list of the city’s greenest hotels to help travelers plan a great green Boston vacation.

Nestled right in the center of the Massachusetts coastline and bordered by a network of small rivers, Boston is home to some of The States’ best scenery. Visitors can take a whale watching tour in the Boston Harbor, visit riverfront parks, ice skate on the Frog Pond, or take a historical walk down the Freedom Trail. Green enthusiasts will love Boston’s easy access to public transportation, and these 8 Boston green hotels.

Travelers looking for green travel to Boston will find these hotels a perfect fit. All of the following green hotels in Boston, Massachusetts have been awarded with a RezHub Green Score of at least 3/5 green branches. To see pictures, get more information, or find out exactly what each hotel does to earn their Green Score, visit RezHub.com or GreenTravelHub.com. For more tips on planning eco friendly travel to Boston, visit RezHub.com or follow any of the links below the list to see all of Boston’s eco friendly hotels.

RezHub’s Top 8 Green Hotels in Boston

  1. Irving House At Harvard
    Priced From: $140.00
    Green Score: 24
  2. Seaport Hotel and Seaport World
    Priced From: $149.00
    Green Score: 23
  3. Jurys Boston Hotel
    Priced From: $185.00
    Green Score: 22
  4. The Lenox Hotel
    Priced From: $175.00
    Green Score: 19
  5. Hotel Marlowe – A Kimpton Hotel
    Priced From: $158.75
    Green Score: 18
  6. Hyatt Regency Boston
    Priced From: $149.00
    Green Score: 17
  7. 7Doubletree Hotel Boston – Downtown
    Priced From: $160.64
    Green Score: 14
  8. The Charles Hotel In Harvard Square
    Priced From: $199.01
    Green Score: 14

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About RezHub.com: RezHub.com is the next generation of online travel, providing innovative research and reservation tools to the traveling public. It is their goal to ensure that you feel good about travel, especially when it comes to making the best choice for your trip. RezHub is a one stop reservation hub, where you will find everything you need to plan and book your vacation…without having to visit multiple sites. Here you will find many unique service offerings that set them apart from their competitors, but it is their commitment to their customers that will truly make you “Feel Good about Travel.” Visit http://www.rezhub.com or http://www.greentravelhub.com for more information.

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Alternative Treatments for Fibromyalgia

fibromyalgia-alternative-treatmentsPerhaps the most misunderstood condition currently plaguing us, Fibromyalgia is the devastating syndrome of the musculoskeletal region that affects 1 out of every 75 people. The condition can produce an array of lasting symptoms that includes widespread pain, joint tenderness, sensitivity to heat and cold, stiffness, tingles and numbness, IBS, insomnia and restless leg syndrome, anxiety and depression. These symptoms often come and go without warning with a severity that can render the sufferer incapacitated.

Causes of Fibromyalgia: 

There is no one official cause of Fibromyalgia; however, studies have pinpointed a few risk factors that encourage the presence of its symptoms.

Hereditary: It has been determined that a person is at greater risk for getting fibromyalgia if his or her parents or grandparents suffer from the same syndrome.

Preexisting Autoimmune Disorder: A large percentage of Fibro sufferers also suffer from an autoimmune disorder, because of that fact, fibromyalgia is often classes as a group of multi-symptoms brought on by that preexisting condition. Fibromyalgia has been linked to hypothyroidism, diabetes, sjogen syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis.

Chemical Exposure: Toxins have been called out as being a cause of fibromyalgia, especially chemicals that include pesticides, asbestos, BPA, VOCs and household cleaners. These toxins enter the bloodstream and cause mutation by disrupting the endocrine system.

Acidic Buildup: When the body is acidic, disease and disorders thrive and multiply. Acidity can grow from consuming an overabundance of processed foods as well as from smoking, drinking and lack of mobility.

Alternative Treatments for Fibromyalgia: 

Conventional healthcare treats the symptoms of fibromyalgia with a series of medications to help manage pain, tiredness, depression and IBS, however, in the world of alternative health, Fibromyalgia is treated holistically. Alternative therapy uses the body, mind and spirit to invite balance and restoration.

Acupuncture: Acupuncture treatments have been proven to sooth and eradicate symptoms of Fibromyalgia. The insertion of needles, releases neurotransmitters within the body and balances the chemistry of the brain.

Nutrition and Detox: You are what you eat! Consuming processed un-foods encourages acidity, so it’s safe to say that eating real food will encourage alkalinity. Adopting a diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, grains and nuts will strengthen your immunity against fibromyalgia and regular detoxing will help remove the acidic buildup.

Meditation and Relaxation: Meditation and relaxation can help with symptoms of anxiety and depression. Once the mind is free from worry and stress, the body will be free from symptoms and disease.

Wash hands with soap to prevent child sickness

Soap and Water: Your first defense.

enviro-one-washing-handsOne of the oldest remedies for preventing sickness in children is teaching them how to properly wash their hands with pure soap and water. This simple solution with help keep their immune system strong so that it can fight disease-producing organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Your child can easily be exposed to pathogens when they get around other children in that are sick in places like daycare, park, or even touching a shopping cart.

A child’s body produces its own antibodies to build the immune system and keeping the immune system strong can help fight of sickness when exposed. So teach your child how to properly wash his or her hands with soap and water. It is also good to keep them in a non-toxic environment. If you are not already using a non-toxic soap for washing hands and cleaning your house and daycare, you may want to get a bottle of Enviro-One Green Cleaner. We always cary around a two oz spray bottle so we can spray and wipe surfaces that our children come into contact that can have pathogens.

BABY SAFETY: Green Cleaning Tips

Keeping Babies Safe from hazardous cleaning productsDo you know that what you use to clean your house with can pose serious danger to your children? Accidental poisoning is the fifth leading cause of accidental death of young children. Because of their natural curiosity, children will open your kitchen cabinets and draws and have access to chemicals that can be fatal if swallowed.

A couple of steps you can take to prevent your children from having access to these dangerous chemical cleaners is to place child safety locks on kitchen cabinets and doors or place them high and out of reach but the most important step you can take is to replace all of your potentially dangerous cleaners with natural green cleaning products.

If you are like most Americans who have many different chemical cleaners for different cleaning jobs around the house, you might want to consider switching to a single natural all-purpose cleaner such as Enviro-One Multi-Use Green Cleaner. Enviro-One is first of all safe which means, if your child accidentally drinks it, the most you have to worry about is a couple of extra soiled diapers. This is far better than to have to deal with rushing your child to the emergency room because they swallowed some toxic chemical cleaner. Enviro-One is save but is also versatile. It has over 200 documented uses including, cleaning your floors, dishes, counters, bath tubs, sinks, laundry, fruit and vegetable, and carpet. It is also recommended for personal use including brushing your teeth and taking a shower.

By replacing your dangerous chemical cleaners with Enviro-One, you can have peace of mind knowing your children environment has no toxic cleaners lurking in the cabinets. You can also feel good knowing that all you need is one cleaner. If you are looking for a product that is safe for your baby and your family, you may want to consider Enviro-One.com.

Inspiring your Kid to be Greener

Inspire your children to be greenOne of the biggest responsibilities that come with living a greener lifestyle is inspiring others to follow suit. One person alone cannot clean up the world; however, one person can inspire the movement that does. When it comes to inspiring positive change it has to start in your own household and it should include your kids. Children are the future stewards of the environment, so it is important to teach them the values of the eco-system so they will grow up with a natural affinity to protect and preserve it.

Inspiring your Kids to be Greener: 

  1. Make Recycling Fun: First you must educate your children on the importance of recycling, let them know that by donating instead of trashing, they are helping to keep the environment clean and they are lessening the demand for virgin materials. You can make recycling fun by rewarding their efforts; by giving them kudos for a job well done, you will inspire them to do more.
  2. Buy them Green Playthings: Teach your kids the value of handmade and sustainable playthings, purchase dolls made from recycled plastic and refurbished woods and petroleum free crayons and markers.
  3. Garden with your Kids: Gardening with your children is a fun way to inspire sustainability; they would love the act of playing in dirt and watching the fruits of their labor grow.
  4. Introduce them to Nature: Children are born with a natural love for nature, nurture that love by visiting parks often and taking them on nature walks, bird watching, camping trips and star gazing.
  5. Buy all natural Everything: There are greener alternatives to almost everything you and your kids use in the home, buy all natural wherever it is possible so your kids grow up using them. You can find natural soaps, cleaners, laundry detergent, trash bags, toilet paper and a whole lot more.
  6. Play Green: There are a lot of resources available in the form of video games, movies and books that are catered to teaching sustainability to young kids, they are both fun and educational so you kids will enjoy while they learn.
  7. Volunteer with your Kids: Volunteering your time at kid friendly places such as animal shelters, museums and parks will teach your kids the importance of selflessness in a fun and exciting way.

The future of the environment is dependent upon today’s children. In order to secure a world that is clean, healthy and happy we have to teach our kids how to take care of it.

5 Things that Increases the Risk of Breast Cancer

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The form of cancer that attacks the cells of the breast is known as breast cancer. Statistics show that an approximate 1 out of every 8 women in the U.S will develop some form of breast cancer in their lifetime. Such a frightening statistic has caused scientists and women to search for causes and preventions before it becomes too late. While there is no one single cause of breast cancer for this decease can develop as a symptom of many different things, there are things that increase the risk of growth.

5 Things that Increases the Risk of Breast Cancer: 

  • Family History: Women with a family history of breast cancer are at higher risk of developing the decease than women without a history. This doesn’t mean that you will certainly develop it; it just means that it is more likely that you would and precautions need to be exercised.
  • Diet: You are what you eat! The diet you adopt will determine the state of your health. Cancer thrives in acidic and toxic environments, eating foods rich in chemicals, sugars and sodium will encourage the presence of acidity and can prompt cancer to attack the breasts.
  • Environment: The environment you live in can also cause cancer cells to grow. If you live in a household where people smoke and use an excess of chemically enhanced products to clean and to style with, then you are inviting toxins into your body to wreak havoc.
  • Birth Control: Women who use birth control pills regularly are at greater risk for developing breast cancer than those who do not.
  • Stress: Stress can kill, there are no truer words. Stress can start of as a mental state of hopelessness and depression that turns into physical disorders. Stress can cause minor symptoms such as headaches and fatigue as well as major disorders like acidity and cancer.

As common as breast cancer is, it is preventable and reversible. It is up to you to determine your family history and your risks and work on implement changes in your lifestyle to help discourage the growth of this decease.

Please share your cancer prevention tips.

5 Ways to Naturally Jumpstart your Metabolism

Speed up your metabolismThe state of your metabolism plays a vital part in how you look and feel on a daily basis, controlled by endocrine and the nervous system, the individual integrity of your metabolism (that is how fast or how slow it is) is usually determined by age, health and genetics, however, the environment that you live in and the diets you adopt also plays a large part. Altering our food into vital energy and assisting in the body’s development and function are just two of the major jobs that the metabolism takes on. In order to achieve optimal health and wellness with a healthy surplus of energy you should strive to have a fast metabolism, below are 5 natural ways to achieve that.

5 Ways to Naturally Jumpstart your Metabolism: 

Exercise More: One of the easiest ways to give your sluggish metabolism a jumpstart is to exercise. Movement stimulates the organs and glands within which kicks the metabolism into overdrive. You will be breathing deeper, sweeting more and encouraging blood flow which is all good for your metabolism.

Eat Less Sugar and Processed Foods: Processed sugars and chemically soaked un-foods are known energy suckers. These foods force your organs to work harder to digest and excrete which causes acidic buildup and a slow metabolism. To satisfy your sweet tooth, you can try all natural alternatives such as candies and treats made with raw honey, carob or stevia and zero synthetics.

Ditch the Chemicals: Chemicals come in all shapes and sizes; in cigarettes, pesticides, cleaners, air fresheners and in gasoline. When inhaled, these harsh chemicals disturb the natural balance of our hormones which can cause disorders associated with a slow metabolism. And while you cannot avoid chemicals 100 percent, you can lessen your exposure to them by using natural products whenever you can.

Detox Regularly: Detoxing is beneficial at ridding the body of acidic toxins accumulated from foods and chemicals. There are many forms of detoxing; some versions refer to juicing while others incorporate teas, fiber and probiotics.

Eat More Fruits and Vegetables: Eating an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables can enhance your metabolism and increase your overall health. You can juice them, eat more salads or just munch them raw.

BABY TOYS: Enviro-One Tip of the Day

1979397-forgotten-toys-in-a-dirty-sandbox-depressive-moodDid you know your child favorite toy is a magnet for germs. Enviro-One Multi-Use Cleaner gives you the ability to clean your child’s toys without exposing them to dangerous chemicals.

To clean your child’s toys spray a 5:1 diluted solution directly onto washable toys. Or, fill bucket with warm water, add 2-4 ounces solution and allow toys to soak.

Use small brush to clean in crevices if necessary. Rinse clean. For electronics or toys that cannot get wet, spray washcloth until damp, wipe surfaces and dry with fresh cloth. For fabric toys or stuffed animals, launder or hand wash with ENVIRO-ONE™. Give your baby the benefit of a clean, chemical free, safe play environment! Don’t forget the preschool and big kid toys – especially for shared play areas.

FAN CLEANER

FANS – (5:1) Remove protective grille, spray, let sit a minute, wipe.
FARM EQUIPMENT – Follow manufacturer’s instructions, if any. Spray and wipe, scrub with stiff brush, if necessary.

If an unpainted part needs to be cleaned or degreased, put 5:1 solution in a bucket or tub to cover part, immerse part in solution and let soak until it can be easily wiped clean.