Does Clean Really Have an Odor?

The Real Smell of Clean

The Real Smell of Clean

A recent television commercial has become a new pet peeve of mine. It’s the one that says “the smell of clean is the smell of Clorox”.


Do they mean that if it does not smell like Clorox, it can’t be clean?

Let’s take a closer look at what that smell really is and what it does to the human body.

The smell that we associate with Clorox is the odor of chlorine gas. The same chlorine gas that was used in gas warfare in World War One with dreadful effects – both physical and psychological. The choking, shortness of breath, gagging sensation aside, the eventual slow, miserable death was enough to cause knowledgeable soldiers to panic at that smell.

So how is it that over the last 100 years, we now have come to associate that same irritating odor with the “smell of clean”?

While it is true that chlorine kills germs, and it does so very effectively, it is also true that it still damages delicate tissues of the human body…most notably, the eyes, nose, throat, and airways including the lungs.

The Physical Effects

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention lists the following possible symptoms of exposure to dangers levels of chlorine gas or liquid:

  • Blurred vision
  • Burning pain, redness, and blisters on the skin if exposed to gas.
  • Skin injuries similar to frostbite can occur if it is exposed to liquid chlorine
  • Burning sensation in the nose, throat, and eyes
  • Coughing
  • Chest tightness
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath. These may appear immediately if high concentrations of chlorine gas are inhaled, or they may be delayed if low concentrations of chlorine gas are inhaled.
  • Fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema) that may be delayed for a few hours
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Watery eyes
  • Wheezing

Many household and industrial cleaners contain chlorine and give off chlorine gas and contain many other toxins as well.

The Culprits

The greatest health risks are associated with common household products such as mold and mildew removers, air fresheners, detergents, fabric softeners, perfume, toilet bowl cleaners, household cleaners with pine, lemon or orange scents, mouthwash, spray and wick deodorizers, floor cleaners, all-purpose and window cleaners, and most antibacterial products.

What kinds of health risks are we talking about?

Here’s the list:

Synthetic musks: Are suspected endocrine disruptors and at least one, tonalide, prevented cells from blocking entry of toxins in an animal study. Widely used in detergents, fabric softeners and air fresheners (along with perfume).
Phthalates: The effects of phthalates on your endocrine system, particularly during pregnancy, breastfeeding and childhood, are very disturbing. For instance, animal studies on certain phthalates have shown these chemicals may cause: reproductive and developmental harm; organ damage; immune suppression; endocrine disruption; and cancer.
1,4-dichlorobenzene:  Along with being linked to lung damage, it is known to cause organ system toxicity. Found in air fresheners, toilet bowl cleaners and other household cleaning products, 1,4-dichlorobenzene is present in the blood of nearly all Americans.
Terpenes: Interacts with ozone in the air to produce toxic substances similar to formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. Commonly used in household cleaners with pine, lemon or orange scents
Benzene: A known human carcinogen and has been linked to increased risk of leukemia and other blood diseases, along with organ system toxicity. Is common in cleaning agents.
Styrene:  Linked to cancer, birth or developmental effects, organ system toxicity, and problems with reproduction and fertility, this is another chemical found in far too many household cleaning products.

Look Under Your Sink

Other very nasty chemicals likely to be lurking under your kitchen or bathroom sink include:

Phenol: A common main ingredient in household detergents like Lysol, Pine-Sol and Spic-n-Span. It’s also found in mouthwash. Phenol is toxic and people who are hypersensitive can experience serious side effects at very low levels. Studies have linked phenols to:

  • Damage to your respiratory and circulatory systems
  • Heart damage
  • Respiratory problems
  • Damage to your liver, kidneys and eyes

Nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs), a common ingredient in laundry detergents and all-purpose cleaners, is banned in Europe, and known to be a potent endocrine disrupter. It’s already thought to be the cause of male fish transforming into females in waterways around the world.
Formaldehyde, found in spray and wick deodorizers, is a suspected carcinogen.
Petroleum solvents in floor cleaners may damage mucous membranes.
Butyl cellosolve, found in many all-purpose and window cleaners, may damage your kidneys, bone marrow, liver and nervous system.
Triclosan, the active ingredient in most antibacterial products, not only kills bacteria, it also has been shown to kill human cells.

Reading the Labels Won’t Always Help

I always advocate reading the labels on the foods and personal care products you buy, but, in the case of household cleaners, even the most meticulous eye for labels won’t get you very far.


Because many of the most dangerous chemicals will not be not listed on the label. The manufacturers have conveniently lobbied the government to exempt them from this requirement and can omit any ingredient that is considered a secret formula from its label, and many of these secret ingredients are toxic and carcinogenic.

Household goods are still very much an unregulated market. And, cleaning product manufacturers — even those that claim to be “green” — are not required by law to disclose all of their ingredients on their labels.

So while it’s still better to read the label than not, be aware that a lack of ingredient on a label doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not in the product!

Using Natural Cleaning Products on My Top List of Cancer Prevention Strategies

Research is beginning to suggest just how powerful a role environmental chemicals like these play in your long-term health.

In 2009, 1.5 million Americans were diagnosed with cancer, and a report from the President’s Cancer Panel suggests that the percentage of these directly caused by environmental factors has been “grossly underestimated.”

This is why my top list of cancer prevention strategies has always included reducing your exposure to environmental toxins like pesticides, household chemical cleaners, and synthetic air fresheners.

Fortunately, this is a relatively easy task to accomplish.

For those times when you need to do a bit of cleaning, one of the best non-toxic disinfectants is Basic H. This is an all-natural surfactant that you dilute with water according to the intended use. You can use this for washing your hands, your body, and for other household cleansing. It’s an all-purpose cleaner that works great for kitchen counters, cutting boards, windows and mirrors, floors, and as an all-purpose cleaner of finger prints from walls, doors, and handles of all sorts. The video below is from the manufacturer and reveals more.

Make Your Own

You can also keep your home very fresh and clean by making your own natural cleaning products using items you probably already have around your home. Some more tips for making simple and effective all-natural cleansers:

Use baking soda mixed with apple cider vinegar to clean drains and bathtubs.
Vinegar can be used as a natural fabric softener.
Hydrogen peroxide is safer to use than chlorine bleach for disinfecting and whitening.
Vodka is a disinfectant that can remove red wine stains, kill wasps and bees and refresh upholstery (put it into a mister and simply spray on the fabric).
Finally, if you’re still using air fresheners because you like a scented environment, I urge you to switch to safer alternatives like therapeutic essential oils.

Remember, essential oils are NOT the same thing as fragrance oils. Fragrance oils are artificially created and often contain synthetic chemicals — so make sure the essential oil you use is of the highest quality and 100 percent pure. A few drops placed in a diffuser around your home, or mixed with water and sprayed onto upholstery or fabrics, is a safe and soothing way to scent your home safely.

So is there an odor to real clean?  It is certain that the smell of chlorine gas is NOT the smell of clean. At best it is a respiratory irritant; at worst it is the smell of a slow, miserable death.

You make decisions every day that affect your health.  This one is easy. Avoid cleaners with irritating odors, artificial fragrances, and other deadly ingredients.

Get safe alternatives here!

To your health,



7 Easy Tips to Better Health – Living Healthy in Today’s World

Seven Tips to Better Health

Does Your New Year’s Resolution include getting healthier?

If so, here are some easy to implement changes that can make a big difference in your health.

  1.  Drink Water instead of any other drinks.

    This includes diet drinks.  Research has strongly shown that artificial sweeteners actually contribute to weight gain. I remember one coworker who needed to lose about 50 pounds.  During a visit to a Registered Dietitian, he reveals that he fixed a gallon of sweet tea to take to work each day.  During his shift he would drink the entire gallon.  After the dietitian calculated how many calories were in the sweet tea, she recommended that he change to water.  He did.  Before long the weight just melted away.  That was the only change he made.

    Another client comes to mind. Our sports med/exercise guy had been the first to have an appointment with this particular client.  She was newly diagnosed with diabetes and would not see the dietitian for another five days.  So the exercise guy did his usual assessment and briefly discussed some of the changes she could make in her diet until she could meet with the Registered Dietitian in a few days.  One of  the things we always did was to calculate the amount of water the client needed to drink to enhance weight loss efforts.  Hers turned out to be two gallons per day.  He made a follow-up appointment to see her in six weeks.
    Ordinarily, I (as the Registered Nurse) would do the calculation of how much water the client should drink for maximum weight loss benefit and have that conversation, but on this day, it was the exercise guy.  There was one precaution that I always told clients and that is to not drink more than two gallons without permission from their medical physician (due to cardiac and renal issues that may be unknown to us).  The exercise guy either forgot to tell her or the patient forgot that bit of caution.

    Five days later, the client did not show up for her appointment with the Registered Dietitian nor for her appointment with me (the Registered Nurse) a few days later. At that point, we supposed we would not see her again.

    However, we were wrong.

    Six weeks later, at 1PM, the door to our shared office opened and in walked a client. I was alone in the office at the moment, so I greeted her and asked how I could help her. She said she had an appointment with our exercise guy.  I went a looked on his appointment schedule and realized who this had to be.

    I looked at her once…and then again.  I tried really hard not to be rude…but this could NOT possibly be the same woman who was here six weeks ago and had been a “no show” for both the dietitian and me!  This woman just did not look the same … at all!

    Moments later the exercise guy returned from lunch and proceeded with weighing her and the second appointment activities.  She had lost 42 pounds in 42 days!!!!!!

    During the first appointment, the exercise guy asked her if she had ever tried to lose weight before. She said she had tried everything — Weight Watchers, Tops, South Beach Diet, Adkins diet, etc. They all worked the first week or so.  After that, the results tended to vary.

    At the end of this appointment, the exercise guy asked what she thought was making the difference this time.  Her answer, “the water.”  She said that other diets had all said to “drink more water”, but none had told her how much until now.  She said the water has to be the difference.

    As it turned out, she had been sick enough from the undiagnosed diabetes that she had lost her job.  So after her first appointment, she decided her fulltime job was to get well enough to go back to work.  Her instructions had been to exercise once a day following the exercise plan the exercise guy had set up for her.  She decided if once a day was good, twice a day was better.

    When she was told to drink two gallons of water per day, she decided that if two gallons was good, three gallons were better.

    THREE Gallons!!!  Holy Moly!!!!  That’s a LOT of water!

    She reported that she drank one gallon between breakfast and lunch. Another gallon between lunch and the time her daughter arrived home from school (about 4pm). And the third gallon between 4pm and 8pm.  That way she could get some sleep without getting up to go to the bathroom every hour toward morning.

    We did recommend that she cut back to “only” two gallons per day.

    The next time she came for a weigh in (six weeks later), she had lost “only” 25 pounds!  Still about four pounds per week!

    Her results were truly extraordinary.  But many of our clients experienced significant weight loss with simple exercises that were done in their own homes with no special equipment, making changes in eating habits, and drinking the right amount of water for their current weight and desired weight goals.

  2. Turn Off ALL Distractions and Slow Down.

    Turn off the television and the cell phones and pay attention when you eat. This means to take a bite, put down your fork/spoon, savor the flavors and textures. Pay attention to every bite. Make sure you chew completely and swallow that bite before picking up you eating utensil again.  This allows the first bit of nutrients to reach the far side of your stomach so you can be alerted when you have had enough.  It takes about 20 minutes for the first bite to reach the part of your stomach that signals that you have begun eating.

  3. Stop Eating When You Are No Longer Hungry.

    Notice I did NOT say “when you are full”.  Eat just enough to take the edge off your appetite.  Then stop.  If you are hungry again in an hour, it’s okay to have a few more bites. But you do NOT need to stuff yourself until you are so fuk that you are miserable.

  4. Have the Salad Dressing on the Side.

    If you are eating out, always ask for salad dressing on the side.  Then whenever you are ready to take a bite of salad, dip the tips of the tines of you fork in the salad dressing and stab that piece of lettuce or tomato or whatever in your salad and eat it.  That way, every bite will have the flavor of your salad dressing.  However the salad will be long gone and you will have salad dressing left over.  That means you enjoyed you salad with dressing for ever bite, but avoided excess calories. You can do this at home, too. Just place a small amount of salad dressing on a saucer. Then simply dip the tips of the tines of your fork in the salad dressing with each bite.

  5. Use a Smaller Plate.

    I know this sounds a little crazy.  But research support the fact that we want the plate to “look” full.  So a smaller plate will look full with less food on it. Also, if you happen to have been raised to be a member of “the Clean Plate Club”, you won’t need to eat as many calories to “clean you plate”.

  6. Eliminate as many Empty Calories as possible.

    What do we mean by “empty calories”? The easiest way I have found to think of calories is to draw a parallel to money.

    When you have a certain amount of money to spend you want to stretch it to cover as many of your needs as possible, right? You need to make sure there is a roof over your family’s head,  clothes to keep them warm, shoes for their feet, and food to stay healthy.

    The same it true when it comes to nutrition. Your body requires certain types and amounts of nutrients to stay healthy.

    We all need protein to build and repair/replace cells that are damaged or die off each moment of each day. We need  little bit of fat to make certain crucial hormones for good health. We need enough carbohydrates to provide energy for all that manufacturing of cells and for energy to walk and talk our way through each day.  There are crucial vitamins and minerals that our body would struggle and eventually die without.

    Foods that provide multiple necessary nutrients are a “good investment” of calories.  Fresh and frozen vegetables, fresh fruit, baked and grilled chicken, fish, pork, and beef would be considered a “good investment” in calories – up to your total max calories. Foods that supply few or none of the necessary nutrients are foods that have “empty calories.” One very common source of empty calories are in drinks.  Any drink that has calories and not much else would be one with “empty calories.”  Soft drinks, Kool-Aid, fruit-flavored drinks, alcoholic drinks of any kind, i.e. wine, beer, liquor.  All are empty calories!  When you eat these, you spend calories and get nothing useful in return. In other words, you get ripped off! Another source of empty calories are sweets and desserts i.e. candy, candy bars, cookies, cake, pie, ice cream, brownies, etc.  I really hate to admit this, but I love the foods in this category…and the calories are nearly devoid of anything worthwhile.

  7. Take a “good” multi-vitamin-mineral supplement to fill in the gaps in your diet

    In today’s world, it is hard to get all your nutrients from food. In theory, it can be done.  However, the study that comes to mind regarding how likely it is to happen was done several years ago and the people being studied were dietitians.  The study looked a one three-day period…just 72 hours.  The dietitians knew the study was trying to see how many people could “eat right” for three days in a row. Even with all that the dietitians knew, and knowing the study was only going to last three day, less than three percent were able to obtain all the necessary nutrients from food alone.  LESS than 3 %!!!  That means that more than 97% of dietitians — who know exactly how much of which foods they need to eat — were able to actually achieve it.  What do you think the odds are for you and me?  I am thinking “not so great”!

Finding a good multivitamin

Finding a good multivitamin is not as easy at you may think.  I know as a Registered Nurse with a Master of Science in Nursing I was embarrassed at how little I actually knew about nutrition.  Many medical doctors know even less because it was rare that a medical school required any nutrition courses outside the one or two clock hours regarding diabetic, renal, cardiac, pregnancy, and a few other not-so-common diets.  Mostly they were taught to “consult the Registered Dietitian.”

It was when I was pregnant with my second child that my childbirth educator brought up the question of how prenatal vitamins were made and the source for these vitamins that we were taking so faithfully during our pregnancy.  It was also during that pregnancy that I exhibited signs of vitamin deficiency for the very vitamins that were supposed to be in my prenatal vitamins.

As the adventuresome student in the class, I ventured a guess, “from food?”  [Seemed logical to me.]

Much to my total amazement, food was NOT the source for my prenatal vitamins.  When I found out how the prenatals were (and still are) made, I was totally appalled and stopped taking my prenatals from the doctor immediately!  I knew I did not eat right, but I didn’t want “those” getting to my unborn baby either!

If you would like to know more about how most name brand vitamins are made, join me on my upcoming webinar, “Living Healthy in Today’s World” .  You will have a chance to ask questions live.  There will be special bonuses for attendees of the live webinar that will not be available once the webinar ends.

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Living Healthy – Online!

Living Healthy in Today’s World is getting tougher and tougher.

Living healthy online is just as important as it is in the real world.

Many of us grew up long before computers were part of everyday life.  Our idea of high tech was that new color television that we only had the opportunity to watch at our grandmother’s house. And no one had more than one television in their home!

Why, that was just a silly thought.  Who would even imagine such a thing?

Thing have changed immensely.

Now, our young people can hardly carry on a conversation in person. They prefer to text each other rather than to talk face to face…even when they are sitting at the same table in a restaurant or cafeteria at school.

We so seldom get “real mail” that is not a bill or an advertisement that when it does arrive on our birthday, it is worthy of a huge “thank you” to the sender.  Probably appreciated as much as any other “real” gift.

The things that we used to take for granted about what and who and where was safe are being shattered left and right.  For example, let’s look at a few of the events in the news recently.

1.  Churches have been considered sacred and safe for centuries. During many wars, the churches were spared the ravages of war, because both sides of the war agreed that they were off limits.  This week, in the news, an absolutly awful event happened after the perpetrator had spent about an hour in Bible study inside a church with his eventual nine victims.  This event has shaken the very foundation of the idea of what is “safe” in our world any more.

2. The red cross has been the symbol of hospitals for many decades, if not centuries.  In wartime, the red cross on the top of a tent (or on the side of a vehicle) meant that there were wounded and health care providers there and that it was not a fair target. Of course, more than once, the enemy has decided to take advantage of that to demoralize the troops on the other side by attacking the weak and wounded at their most vulnerable.  After all, if there is no one available to patch you up and give you morphine, how willing will you be to take the risks inherent in an encounter with the enemy, right?

I am a Registered Nurse and have worked in health care for about four decades.  It was very sobering — after all that time — to have to read and sign that I had read it — a policy and procedure for what to do in case a gunman should happen into my work place.  While it had occurred to me that perhaps someone might come looking for the drugs I had access to while at work, I never really considered all the other dangers that lurked — just waiting for the moment to present themselves.

When I was in the US Army Nurse Corps, we did train to be ready to carry weapons if we were in a field hospital and needed to defend our patients.  However, it never occurred to me that the same situation might ever arise when not on the battle field.  Maybe I should start wearing a flak jacket to work, eh?

3.  Then comes the topic of today’s post, online safety. As we have become more and more used to “being connected” via the internet, the wireless/mobile phone network, instant messaging, face time, Skype, email, Facebook, Instagram, etc. we must become more diligent in keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe and secure.

For starters, are you aware that for each photo that you post to Instagram, the date, time, and location that the photo was taken can be retrieved online by anyone who happens to know where to look?  (It really is not that hard!)  So when you take those pics of your adorable children and post them online for all the world to see, what information are you giving to the pediphile that lives just outside the legal distance from a school, nursey school, or childcare center and happens to live two doors down and across the back yard from you?  When you post the departure pics of your trip or your departure or arrival at your destination when you leave on a vacation or business trip, what info have you just supplied to that burglar that was planning his/her next hit?

What about that young pre/teen who spends so much time alone in his/her room talking to friends online?  How are those conversations going anyway?  Are these friendly conversations about school and making plans to go the mall after school?  Or is there harsh teasing that turns into harassment?  That eventually leads to depression, anger, and suicide/homocide?

Perhaps you think that I am being overly dramatic.  Or an alarmist. Or a “glass half empty” kind of person.

However, if you think back over the last several years, we have witnessed — if not in person, at least via the news media — the senseless killing of students and teachers in elementary and high school — by fellow or former classmates/students who had been harassed by other students and/or authority figures in their lives.  Schools were once considered a place to learn and to make lifelong friends.  Now they are simply a place to survive.  If you happen to learn something, all the better.  But getting out alive at the end of each day is considered success in more schools than we would care to admit.

When you are online — or teaching your children, parents, grandparents to navigate the internet, it is very important to relay the following tips to stay safe and healthy online:

1.  Never give information online that you would not give to a complete stranger in person.

2. Never say anything online that you would not want your mother/father/pastor/priest/favorite teacher to know you said.

3.  Always remember that there is a live person on the other side of that screen reading/hearing only your words.  They have no non-verbal communication to clue them in to the more subtle aspects of communication such as tone of voice, body language, facial expressions, and more. Be sure to read through your message before you send it looking for ways to “soften” the language. Feeling are a lot easier to hurt than they are to repair.

4.  Look out for each other online. Be aware of what others may be saying about your friends and defend them if they need someone to stand up for them. Support them when someone decides to “beat them up” online…or threatens to do so in the physical sense. Make the adults aware and call the police if necessary to keep everyone safe in the situation.

5.  While this next one is a common practice online, please protect yourself and DON’T do it!  Never pretend to be someone you are not.  If you are 13 years old, don’t pretend to be 21 so you can talk to the older guys/gals.  Such practices tend to lead down dangerous roads from which you may or may not return.

6.  Never agree to meet someone alone in real life that you met online…even if you have chatted with them for months.  If you buy something on a local yard sale site, take someone with you to complete the transaction and arrange to meet in a highly populated public place (restaurant, school, etc.) where there is security highly visible.

Staying safe is part of Living Healthy.  Safety online is part of Living Healthy, too!

Take what you have learned today and keep living healthy online!

Until next time,


Stress Management Tips and Techniques to De-Stress

Stress Management Tips and Techniques to De-Stress

Stress management is something that everyone needs on an everyday basis. We all get stressed.

The common tips and techniques recommended to de-stress are:

  • prayer
  • meditation
  • deep breathing
  • relaxation
  • watching the sunset (sunrise)
  • taking time to smell the roses
  • enjoying a hobby
  • exercise

Something that may help with stress management is something old that has been used for centuries in Asia. Something that is worth giving it a try.  There are no side effects to worry about. It is non-addicting (at least in the physical sense of the word).  And who knows?  It just may be the missing tool in your stress management toolbox.

So what is it?

The Chakra 7 Tower of Power

The Chakra 7 Tower of Power
The Chakra 7 Tower of Power

The Chakra 7 Tower of Power is made of  Orgonite.

Dr. Wilhem Reich, who rediscovered orgonite early in the 20th century, claimed that orgonite was an ancient “cosmic energy.” The term “orgone” has been used interchangably with vril, prana, frequencies, chi,  love, mana, light, magic, and true source energy. He claimed that it effected everything from life in the known universe to the color of the sky and even gravity. In a sense, it is part of the energy life force that connects everything and everyone.

Follow Dr. Reich’s rediscovery, a movement of other Orgone students and creators began and grew.

Orgonite devices are created with the intent to emit an Orgone Field that will absorb and change bad and negative energies in to good and positive energies.  Intent for the use of Orgonite plays a role in how it works.  Jewelry may be worn to shield the wearer from negative Orgone. However, at the same time, it is claimed to boost its wearer’s inner Chi to a level of higher vibration, love and inner energy.

The powerful effects of Orgonite that have been recorded to include:

  • calmer home and work area
  • increased blood circulation
  • turns negative energy into positive energy
  • helps plants to grow better
  • mental clarity
  • improved sleep
  • helps control mood swings
  • detoxifies water
  • deepens meditation
  • slows aging
  • re-aligns Chakras
  • protects against EMF, EMR and EMP
  • empowers prayer
  • stabilizes concentration
  • improves focus

Knowing all the potential benefits, creators have been producing a variety of items claiming orgonite benefits including bracelets, necklaces with pendants, wands for use by reiki practitioners, charms, keychains, and earrings.  More elaborate, more inclusive items utilize multiple elements that may contribute to the beneficial effects.

The Chakra 7 Tower of Power is made of three (3) different levels of density in the mineral/metal matrix’s. Each matrix is made up of a combination of forty-five (45) minerals and six (6)  metals. The outer layer has stone layers and copper layers you can see in the pic.

What makes the Chakra 7 Tower of Power unique is its core.

As seen in the pic it is a seven (7) Chakra Stone Core as to meet each individual Chakra’s vibration and tune them all together for perfect resonance. It is approximately 9 inches tall and 2.75 inches wide at its base. A total of 12 hours of Chakra Binaural Beats and over 24 hours of Reiki Work have gone into this piece. Keep it in a work place or close to your mediation/sleep area for best effect.

From the above description, can you see how you could benefit from the Chakra 7 Tower of Power for stress management?

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5 Horrifying Hazards of Normal Jobs

Humor website recently listed 5 Horrifying Hazards of Normal Jobs.
Did you know…

1. Hat makers used to get tremors, lose teeth, hallucinate, and lose their temper because of mercury poisoning? Hence the term, “mad as a hatter.”
2. Several DOZEN farmers die each year from grain bin entrapment?
3. Construction workers get serious skin burns from a very common cement?
4. In just 20 years, 500 men in the textile industry died of “Mule spinner’s cancer” a euphemism for scrotum cancer.
5. About 5 people per year die from DUST explosions. In 2008 a cloud of SUGAR blew up, killing 11 people.

What does this have to do with your online success?

Well, hopefully your job doesn’t have any of these nasty “side-effects” but unless you’re financially free and living the dream…you’re probably working a job that has less-than-desirable attributes.

Long hours?
Low pay?
Stupid boss?
Endless bureaucracy?
Incompetent co-workers?
Irritating commute?
Florescent lights?
Mindless work?
Road Rage over parking spaces?

Whatever it is that makes your job “hazardous to your health”, use it as motivation to finally pursue your dreams of freedom.

Life is too short to work a job you hate.

Life is too short to shorten it further with stress and negativity.

Break free here…



Zona Taylor

Could You Be Experiencing Bad Effects of Cell Phones? Sleeplessness, Cancer, Anxiety, and More

Cell phones are all around us.
Wi-Fi is everywhere.
Cell towers are sprouting like weeds.

Have you ever wondered if there were any deleterious effects of all these waves?

I had heard some rumbling about a possible link between cell phones and brain cancer, but as a nurse had no direct information to help me resolve the conflict caused by possible health dangers and inconvenience of NOT having a cell phone.

Not long ago I met a fellow nurse who had carried her cell phone in her bra for about ten years when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was told at the nationally-recognized cancer center where she sought treatment that it was her cell phone being carried in her bra that was the most likely culprit. She had no family history of cancer. She reported being told that the cell phone should be carried at least four inches away from the body. How many of us do that?

Now I put my cell phone in my purse instead of my pocket if at all possible.


I found this documentary to be eye-opening and enlightening.  I hope you will find it useful.

It is worth the time to watch in its entirety.

Check out for more info.

To Your Health,


Healthy Laundry Choices

Part of Living Healthy in Today’s World includes taking care of our planet so it can continue to provide healthy options for us mere mortals who are along for the ride.

One of the aspects we must consider is the something we do nearly every day that can add to the pollution of our waterways.

When you think of polluted waterways, visions of oil spills and industrial waste come to mind.

However, those in the know tell us that the greatest contributors to pollution of our waterways are the many, many households using phosphate-containing detergents to wash clothes which contributes significantly to water pollution (This is an excellent article on the topic for those who want more detailed info:

So now, along comes a newly released solution that could help not only the environment, but it could help your bottom line, too! The ads says you can: “Say goodbye to chemical detergents. This is the Future of Laundry.”


Healthy Laundry
Healthy Laundry

The SmartKlean Laundry Ball is truly revolutionary. Here’s just a few of its benefits:


  • Effectively washes 365 loads of laundry without using any soap or detergents.
  • Replaces fabric softener and dryer sheets.
  • Washes all clothes effectively in cold water.

People Friendly

  • No artificial fragrances, chemicals or phosphates.
  • Ideal for sensitive skin.
  • The active components inside are derived from Earth minerals and are formulated to leave zero residues behind.
  • Safe for the whole family!

Earth Friendly

  • Eliminates the rinse cycle saving water and energy.
  • Leaves no trace in our aquatic ecosystems.
  • With its extensive lifespan, it reduces packaging waste in our landfills.
  • Biodegradable ceramics and recyclable enclosure.

What’s not to love?  If you do one load of laundry every single day, one of these SmartKlean Laundry Balls would last you an entire year!  Not too shabby, eh?

Just one SmartKlean Laundry Ball will clean up to 365 loads of laundry (18lbs. per load). It delivers a safe and effective wash in all washing machines: commercial, HE front loading and standard machines.

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Alcohol is a Huge Risk Factor for Cancer


I just read a newly released article about alcohol being a huge risk factor for various types of cancer — specifically, oral/tongue cancer, throat/larnyx cancer, esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, colon/rectal cancer. But did you know there is an increased risk of liver, pancreatic, and even female breast cancer, too?

Over the last few years, the mainstream media has made a big deal of the cardiovascular benefits of red wine with the evening meal. However, those miniscule benefits pale in comparison to the huge increase in cancer risk.

But do we read about these cancer risks in the mass media? No, we do not.

Why is that? Do you think it has anything to do with profits due to intake of alcohol?

In October of each year the entire US seems to turn pink with the Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities. However, I do not recall even once hearing that eliminating alcohol would reduce the risk. We hear all about mammograms and self-breast exam…but those are for early detection — not for prevention.

Is it true that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? When it comes to cancer, this statement could be re-written to read “an ounce of prevention is worth a TON of cure.” Being cured of cancer is neither painless nor quick. Ask any cancer survivor. They will gladly share the horrors of the path they traveled.

Ask the loved ones of those who did NOT survive cancer and/or the ravages of treatment.

Neither path is one I would choose or wish on the ones I love.

Is that drink of alcohol really worth the increased risk of cancer? Really and truly? Is it worth it?

Think twice, three times, 100 times, before you say “yes” to your next glass of wine, bottle/can of beer, or shot of liquor.

You don’t have to take my word for it. Here is the source of information I used for this article:

To Your Health,

Zona Taylor, BSN, RN, MS

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