Diamond Bright Automatic Dishwasher Detergent Leaves Your Dishes Spotless, Your Conscience Clear, and Your Family Protected From Toxins

Dishwasher detergents like Cascade® with Clorox® use chlorine bleach—a viciously toxic substance—to get your dishes clean. When you use it not only is chlorine bleach spraying every plate, glass, cup, and piece of silverware your family will use at their next meal, but as your dishwasher runs through its cycles the fumes from the chlorine bleach drift out of the vents, tainting the very air your family breathes!

This is especially bad because a recent study based on 20 years of research reveals that cleaning your home with common, well-known grocery store brand cleaning products significantly damages lung tissue in women. In fact, the study showed that cleaning with such products as little as once per week over time is as damaging to respiratory health as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day for 20 years!

For generations dishwasher detergents used phosphates to soften the water. But after phosphates soften the water, they rinse into our waterways and disrupt our aquatic ecosystem!

Thank goodness for Diamond Brite! Diamond Brite is free of phosphates and chlorine bleach. It’s also made with 100% nontoxic ingredients—because what’s on your dishes can also go into your body.

Instead of harmful phosphates, Diamond Brite uses a plant-derived water-softening agent. In place of chlorine bleach, Diamond Brite uses natural enzymes to break down food soils and stains stuck on dishes so they can be easily washed away. Not even burnt-on, baked-on, dried messes are a match for Mother Nature’s natural food removers! They work so thoroughly and efficiently you don’t even have to rinse the dishes first—just remove large food particles and put the dishes in the dishwasher.

When you open your dishwasher after all cycles are complete, one look at the freshly cleaned dishes will tell you how Diamond Brite got its name. Everything will sparkle with that wonderful, spot-free shine!

Diamond Brite contains no harsh chemicals. It’s pH-neutral and as non-caustic as tap water. Diamond Brite Gel doesn’t even need a childproof cap!

You’ll be amazed at the results you get with Diamond Brite. And by choosing an effective formula free of chlorine bleach and phosphates, you will have a conscience as clean as your dishes.

8 Great Rules for Better Lung Health

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Take a deep breath. In. And out. That right there…is the essence of life.

You are completely dependent on your body’s ability to draw in oxygen and breath out carbon dioxide to go on living. Each breath draws in essential oxygen from the surrounding atmosphere and pulls it deep into your lung tissue. Large passageways branch into increasingly smaller and more intricate structures. Eventually, air is funneled into microscopic channels ending in specialized alveolar sacs that are surrounded by a complex network of interlaced capillaries. The surface of these little spherical bellows is where gas exchange takes place. The average human has about 700 million of these sacs that do this miraculous work.

And yet you probably never think about it. Why? Because it is automatic. Your pulmonary system is receiving instructions from a part of your brain that isn’t fully connected to conscious thought. And thank heavens! Who wants to remember to breathe when there are so many other things to think about? Or who could sleep if breathing were a conscious act?

Just because breathing is automatic doesn’t mean it should be forgotten. Healthy lungs lead to a long and healthy life.

So while you probably know a thing or two about keeping your heart healthy, what do you know about keeping your lungs healthy? Well, here are a few rules everyone should bear in mind…

1. Get Active

When you are at rest, your lungs are only functioning at about 50% capacity. Aerobic exercise like running, cycling, or swimming push your lungs to peak capacity and strengthen your diaphragm (the muscle responsible for drawing and releasing breath). Doctors also state that more intense activity helps counteract the buildup of pollutants, allergens, and dust in the lungs, helping them to cleanse themselves.

2. Breathe Deeply

Focused, deliberate breathing while at rest also benefits your lungs by expanding them to near full capacity. Mindful breathing starts with slowly inhaling through the nose, lifting your chest, and opening your ribcage. Then, exhale completely through the mouth, relaxing the chest, and pushing out as much air as possible. Good posture, and reducing total sitting time also assists with better breathing form.

3. Don’t Smoke

By now, just about everyone knows the dangers of cigarette smoke. It increases risk for lung cancer and other diseases by destroying lung tissue and introducing free radicals which can cause cell mutation. It constricts air passages and severely reduces lung capacity. It also creates a state of chronic inflammation within the lungs and throughout the body. If you do smoke, quitting isn’t easy, but the benefits are immense. It’s never too late.

4. Avoid Pollution

The tiny tissues deep in the cells of your lungs are actually quite delicate and vulnerable to damage if exposed to pollution and chemicals over an extended period of time. Avoid secondhand smoke, outdoor air pollution, and harmful chemicals at home and work.

5. Eliminate Grocery Store Brand Cleaning Products from Your Home

A recent independent research study has linked common household cleaners—the kind that that are found in grocery stores and big box retailers—to lung damage. The 20-year study found using these products as little as once a week can be as damaging to lungs as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day for 20 years. Researchers are learning that the damage can be extremely serious. What’s to blame? The study mentions common ingredients like ammonia, chlorine bleach, and quaternary disinfectants. But clearly, there may be other dangerous chemicals at work as well. Virtually every cleaning product you’ll find in the grocery store cleaning aisle uses these toxic ingredients. For a safer home, eliminate all such cleaners from your home now and replace them with the safe, yet effective EcoSense cleaners from Melaleuca.

6. Monitor Radon

Radon is a gas naturally found in some rock and soil. If a home is built on top of an area with radon, it can leak into a home through basement floors or foundations. Trapped inside, it can build up to unhealthy levels. Radon cannot be seen or smelled, and yet because it becomes radioactive as it decays, exposure to high levels can cause lung cancer. in fact, behind smoking, it is the second leading cause of lung cancer. To detect radon in your home, use a radon test kit which are widely available at home improvement stores.

7. Prevent Infection

According to the American Lung Association, colds and other respiratory infections can sometimes become serious. Though some illness is simply a fact of life, there are common sense measures you can take that will benefit your lungs, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
  • Use a hand sanitizer like Melaleuca’s Clear Defense when you don’t have access to soap and water
  • Get your flu shot every year
  • Minimize interactions with large groups during cold and flu season
  • Keep up on your dental hygiene, including brushing, rinsing, and flossing
  • Give your immune system a fighting chance by providing your body with the essential nutrition it needs for complete health; this includes a healthy diet and supplementation with Melaleuca’s Peak Performance Nutrition Pack

8. See Your Doctor Regularly

In addition to abiding by these rules, regular visits with your general healthcare provider can make sure you live a long, healthy life with a set of healthy, high capacity lungs.

Kill germs in your home without damaging your lungs with toxin-free Sol-U-Guard® Botanical Disinfectant.

Ecosense Sol-u-guardGerms can live and thrive just about anywhere in your home. On average there are 62,000 germs on every square inch of your kitchen counters and 250,000 germs per inch on your kitchen faucet! Germs occupy multiple surfaces in the kitchen and bathroom, but also thrive in places you might not think of:

  • computers
  • remotes
  • mobile devices
  • doorknobs
  • light switches
  • refrigerators
  • microwaves
  • oven door handles
  • cutting boards
  • garbage pails
  • sink & tub drains
  • toddler toys
  • high chairs

After you clean, all of these places need to be disinfected, but they need to be disinfected with a toxin-free product. There’s no sense in trying to guard your family’s health by using a product that is proven to be hazardous to their health. Talk about going from bad to worse!

Sol-U-Guard is an EPA-registered botanical disinfectant that transforms hard, non-porous surfaces from germ-infested to 99.99% germ-free with the power of thyme oil and citric acid. Even though it’s a powerful disinfectant, Sol-U-Guard has a pleasantl herbal, fresh scent—not a strong chemical odor. It doesn’t contain any chlorine bleach, ammonia, or quaternary disinfectants, creates no harsh fumes and leaves no harmful residue. The label ingredients are clear and understandable, unlike many common grocery store brands whose chemicals, even when listed, may be difficult for the average shopper to know what is in them. But all you really need to know, is they’re dangerous!

Sol-U-Guard Botanical is a highly effective germ killer, but doesn’t put your home, your family, or your environment at risk. Use it with confidence to guard everything that matters most to you.

Breathe easy when you clean with so-much-safer Sol-U-Mel!

Melaleuca Sol-U-MelIsn’t it just awful how so many stain remover products almost advise you to wear a space suit when using their product? They instruct you to wear eye protection and a face mask, cover your skin when using it, and wash any part of your skin exposed to it. They actually use the word contamination, telling you if your clothing is “contaminated” with their product, wash it immediately! Not only that, but they strongly advise you not to breathe their products’ fumes, mist, or spray in for very long, but they don’t specify how long ‘very long’ is. And if it’s not good to be around their product ‘very long,’ why would anyone want to be around it at all?

Goo Gone® Degreaser’s key ingredient is petroleum distillates. They are irritating to the skin, and are considered a breathing hazard. They may be fatal if swallowed.

Here’s what the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Household Product Database warns about Goo Gone:

“Warnings—Hazard Statements: Causes serious eye irritation, skin irritation and/or respiratory tract irritation. If breathing is difficult, remove VICTIM to fresh air. Wear eye protection, face protection, and protective gloves. Avoid breathing the dust, fume, gas, mist, vapors, or spray. Wash CONTAMINATED work clothing.”

Can you think of any world in which it makes sense to expose your family to these hideous health risks just to get rid of a simple stain?

Sol-U-Mel is a sane and simple solution for getting rid of stains without endangering your family’s health. How does it work? Stains dissolve in Sol-U-Mel the way salt dissolves in water thanks to a proprietary combination of three cleaners featuring the solvent action of all-natural Melaleuca Oil. It can vanish grease, permanent market, pet accidents, paint and fingernail polish, spaghetti sauce, wine, gum in hair or in the carpet, tree sap, and even road tar! It’s a wonderful freshener and deodorizer for wastebaskets and garbage cans. It removes the odors of smoke, pets, and even mold from the air and furniture.

Feel free to use Sol-U-Mel on your cabinets, walls, non-wood floors, carpet stains, upholstery, and more. And feel good because Sol-U-Mel is safer—for you, your home, and your family.

Is Our Food Failing Us?

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For most of us, we aren’t eating what we should. This modern diet isn’t delivering the crucial nutrients you need for optimal health. And even if you switch to healthier alternatives, you’ll still find yourself lacking for nutrition.

Over the last 100 years, there has been a major shift in the eating habits of the majority of North Americans. We have gone from eating smaller portions and home-cooked, locally grown whole foods to consuming high amounts of over-processed simple carbohydrates and refined sugars. National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys found that “American people consume much lower amounts of nutrients than are recommended.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention helped pinpoint exactly why in its November 17, 2017, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, which stated that only 12% of American adults eat enough fruit every day, while only 9% of adults meet the daily recommendation for vegetables.

All of that adds up to a lot of nutrient deficiency. On average, there are 11 nutrients that Americans aren’t getting enough of on a regular basis, including essential nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, and minerals including magnesium and potassium—some of the exact nutrients required to keep inflammation and free radicals from flaring out of control.

While fewer and fewer of us are eating nutrient-rich whole foods, it’s possible to find yourself lacking even when you eat well.

Though the fruits and vegetables you eat may be larger than the varieties enjoyed by your parents and grandparents, it doesn’t mean they have more vitamins and minerals. In fact, the opposite is true. A Kushi Institute analysis of nutrient data compared 12 vegetables from 1975 to those in 1997 and found calcium levels had dropped 37%, vitamin A levels had dropped 21%, and vitamin C levels had fallen 30%!

A similar study published in the British Food Journal compared 20 vegetables from 1930 to their 1980 counterparts and saw that iron levels dropped 22% and potassium fell 14%. Researchers also believe that there have been similar declines in magnesium, zinc, vitamin B6, and vitamin E, but those nutrients were not measured in previous studies.

Equally alarming is what has increased in fruits and vegetables—sugar and starch. The most popular variety of corn on the market now contains almost 40% sugar, and similar increases have occurred in many other fruits and vegetables.

It was once common practice for farmers to alternate fields and crops between growing seasons to allow the land time to restore itself. Now, farmers use all their fields all the time to stay profitable, and the diversity of plants in their rotations is significantly reduced. This practice called “monocropping” is ultimately resulting in fewer nutrients in the soil.

Industrialized farming methods and synthetic fertilization techniques have also been shown to lower food quality. A study published in HortScience in 2009 found that fertilizing raspberries with phosphorus doubled the
yield, but caused the nutrient levels of eight minerals to decline by 20% to 55%!

Changing dietary habits and dropping nutrient levels make it harder than ever to provide your body with the critical nutrients it needs to maintain health and longevity. That is exactly why Melaleuca created the Peak Performance Pack Nutrition Pack!

In multiple human clinical studies, the Peak Performance Pack was shown to improve 25 key health markers in healthy individuals, including a reduction in free radicals, inflammation, heart rate, blood pressure, and cholesterol.* In addition, when subjects stopped supplementing with the Peak Performance Pack, their health markers quickly returned to pre-study levels.*

Based on these studies, we feel confident that no other Melaleuca product can have such a profound effect on overall health. Whoever you are, wherever you live, whatever your age, and whatever your current state of well-being, the Peak Performance Pack will give you more energy, increase your quality of life, and increase the likelihood of a longer life.* With the Peak Performance Pack, you can add years to your life and life to your years.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

It’s time to break up with bleach and move up to MelaBrite Plus Oxi!

Melabright oxi MelaleucaWhy would you add ½ cup of chemical toxins to your load of laundry? That’s what you’re doing when you add Clorox® Bleach to your wash. The culprit in Clorox Bleach is chlorine—that toxic chemical with vapors irritating to your eyes and damaging to your respiratory system!

How does chlorine bleach harm you? Breathing in chlorine bleach vapors has a corrosive, damaging effect on sensitive internal tissues. It creates free radicals associated with aging and inflammation! It can literally scar the inside of your lungs, depleting your ability to take in and absorb oxygen. A recent independent study, based on 20 years of human research, showed that cleaning with grocery store cleaners, like those that contain chlorine bleach and ammonia, as little as once per week, is as damaging over time to your lungs as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day for 20 years!

Running chlorine bleach through your laundry fills the air with chlorine vapors that make their way throughout your entire home and into your lungs.

MelaBrite Plus Oxi is a color-safe whitener, brightener, and deodorizer that uses the power of natural enzymes and OXYGEN to keep your family’s clothes looking new wash after wash.

With MelaBrite Plus Oxi, there are NO toxic fumes to damage your respiratory system… EVER!. It is absolutely free of chlorine bleach, quaternary disinfectants, and ammonia.

So, give Clorox Bleach the boot. Chlorine isn’t your friend! Dispose of it in an environmentally responsible manner. Then, move up to MelaBrite Plus Oxi for results that will leave your clothes—and you—looking brilliant.