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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Get Some Ants in Your Pants

Thanks to Pamela Crim at the Smokin Hot Mama Club for this post!

I think everybody should study ants. They have an amazing four-part philosophy. Here is the first part: ants never quit. That’s a good philosophy. If they’re headed somewhere and you try to stop them, they’ll look for another way. They’ll climb over, they’ll climb under, they’ll climb around. They keep looking for another way. What a neat philosophy, to never quit looking for a way to get where you’re supposed to go. Second, ants think winter all summer. That’s an important perspective. You can’t be so na├»ve as to think summer will last forever. So ants are gathering their winter food in the middle of summer.
The third part of the ant philosophy is that ants think summer all winter. That is so important. During the winter, ants remind themselves, “this won’t last long – we’ll soon be out of here.” And the first warm day, the ants are out. If it turns cold again, they’ll dive back down, but then they come out the first warm day. They can’t wait to get out.
And here’s the last part of the ant philosophy. How much will an ant gather during the summer to prepare for the winter? All he possibly can. What an incredible philosophy, the “all –you-possibly-can” philosophy.
Wow, what a great philosophy to have – the ant philosophy. Never give up, look ahead, stay positive and do all you can.
These are the incredible words of one of my role models, Jim Rohn.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

DO HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS CAUSE BREAST CANCER?

We are finding more and more documented proof.
I have read several articles recently that the #1 cause of breast cancer is
toxic cleaning products. This is just one more pointing out several studies. I
love knowing that we use safer ingredients. We do use baking soda,
vinegar, citric acid, sugar cane, natural enzymes and more in our Ecosense line.
Get the word out and protect as many people as possible!

http://www.care2. com/greenliving/ do-household- cleaners- cause-breast- cancer.html

Do Household Cleaners Cause Breast Cancer?

Pesticides, household cleaners, and air fresheners are of interest in breast
cancer research because many contain mammary gland carcinogens and/or endocrine
disrupting compounds, according to a new study published in the journal,
Environmental Health. The population-based case-control study investigated
whether the use of household cleaners and pesticides increases breast cancer
risk.
Researchers asked more than 1500 women about their usage of cleaning products
and found that women who reported using more air fresheners and products for
mold and mildew had a two-fold higher incidence of breast cancer.
Julia Brody, from the Silent Spring Institute, worked with the team of
researchers to carry out telephone interviews with 787 women (in Massachusetts)
diagnosed with breast cancer and 721 comparison women. She said, “Women who
reported the highest combined cleaning product use had a doubled risk of breast
cancer compared to those with the lowest reported use. Use of air fresheners
and products for mold and mildew control were associated with increased risk.”
Since the results were based on personal recall, the researchers recommend
further study of cleaning products and breast cancer using prospective
self-reports and measurements in environmental and biological media.
Meanwhile, a study from the University of Bristol called “Children of the ’90s”
(Alspac), which has followed the health and development of 14,000 children
since before birth, also looked at the health impacts of air fresheners. The
study didn’t analyze the ingredients in air fresheners, just the effects: 32
percent more babies suffered diarrhea in homes where air fresheners were used
every day, compared with homes where they were used once a week or less, and
they had significantly more earaches in these homes as well.

Air fresheners also affected mothers—those who used them daily suffered nearly
10 percent more headaches. Perhaps most surprising is the finding that women
who lived in homes with daily air freshener use had a 26 percent increased risk
of depression! So much for the soothing effects of Clean Linen and Fresh
Mountain Morning.

Another study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that when used indoors (where it is
presumed one would be using these items) under certain conditions, many common
household cleaners and air fresheners emit toxic pollutants at levels that may
lead to health risks.

In 2008, Americans spent over $5 billion on household cleaning products, and
around $1.7 billion dollars of that on air fresheners alone (just the money
spent on air fresheners is enough to buy 75,000 brand new Toyota Prius cars!)
I maintain that we have become a bit brainwashed into believing that germs are
far more evil than they really are. There has been such a wide swing from the
disease-thriving filth of centuries past to the obsession with cleanliness and
hardcore hygiene that we see in industrialized countries today. Given the
plagues and epidemics of our past it makes sense that we strive for sterile
environments, but it seems to me that perhaps we are going to a place that may
be equally as unhealthy.

So, what to do? Dial it back a bit and practice healthy moderation: Skip
commercial toxic housekeeping products and instead use green products, either
commercially produced, or better yet, homemade. It’s amazing how effective
humble ingredients like baking soda and vinegar are, and notice how seldom you
hear about baking soda causing breast cancer?

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