10 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality


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1. Do not allow anyone to smoke inside of your home at anytime.

2. Measure the indoor humidity with a digital humidity and temperature monitor to keep it below 50 percent. Do not use any type vaporizer or humidifier; you may need a dehumidifier. Always use vent fans in bathrooms, and allow them to run for at least 30-minutes after bathroom  and shower usage.  Also, use vent fans when cooking to remove moisture.  Promptly repair all water leaks.

3. Wear a N95 particulate mask (Centers for Disease Control (CDC) NIOSH rated) when vacuuming or sweeping to reduce your exposure to fine particulates and allergens.

4. Do not use carpet in the bedroom. Use a central vacuum or a vacuum with a HEPA filter regularly. Keep it mind that it takes over two hours for dust to settle back down. If you’re not filtering it mechanically, then your nose is filtering it.

5. Keep pets out of the bedroom at all times. Use a room size Air Cleaner in the bedroom with an adequate CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) for the size of the room.

6. Encase mattresses and pillows with “mite-proof” covers. Wash all bed linens weekly.

7. Install a MERV 11 or 12 disposable high-efficiency media filter in the furnace and air-conditioning system. Change the filter every one to three months (with the change of the seasons) to keep the air cleaner year-round.

8. Install a high-quality air purification system in your home. Find a “whole-home” system. Leave a fan on to remove particles that may trigger allergies and asthma.

9. Have your heating and air-conditioning units inspected and serviced every six months.

10. Vent gas appliances and fireplaces to the outside and maintain them regularly.

If you would like a free, no-obligation, 3-day in-home trial of one of the best selling air purification systems available, click here.

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How Important is Hydration?


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A six-year study published in the May 1, 2002 American Journal of Epidemiology found that those who drink more than 5 glasses of water a day were 41% less likely to die from a heart attack during the study period than those who drank less than two glasses.

Drinking the equivalent of 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45% and drinking ½ your body weight in water per day decreases the risk of breast cancer by 79%

I think the reason why we often don’t give enough importance to hydration is that it is so simple. It is hard for our brain to connect such a profound effect with something as simple as drinking a proper amount of water each day.

So I am not going to argue the point too much – I think 99% of you will agree that drinking enough water on a daily basis is absolutely a good thing. So let’s get into the good stuff: how you can start to directly change the quality of your life with water!

The benefits of hydration

Drinking ½ your body weight in ounces of quality water per day will transform your health and dramatically improve the way you think and feel.

These are the Top 5 Benefits to staying hydrated!

1. Energy! As mentioned above, when we are dehydrated by just 5% most of us will experience a 25-30% loss of energy. And to be honest, I estimate that 90% of us are more than 5% dehydrated.  When was the last time you truly drank enough water during the day?  And when you did, how good did you feel?!

When we are dehydrated we get headaches, foggy thinking, fatigue in our mind and our body, mood swings, we overeat, our metabolism grinds to a halt, we underachieve and we lose motivation.

Water is needed for almost every body metabolic function – it is simply vital that we stay hydrated. When we are dehydrated our body just cannot do it’s job and our energy and mental state will suffer as a result.

Fatigue is a hydration problem. If you’re feeling tired drink several glasses of water over the next 90 minutes and see how you feel then!

 

2.  Weight Loss! Our brain literally does not distinguish between the sensations of thirst and hunger. Both are derived from the same place – low energy levels (linking it to point 1, above). When we experience these low energy levels the sensations of thirst and hunger are generated at the same time, and we instinctively assume that regardless of the driver, both of these sensations are ‘the need to eat’. In other words we eat food even when the body needs water.

 

By staying hydrated we separate these two messages and often eat a lot less – the right amount.

 

3. Clear Skin! When you start to stay hydrated and consume ½ your body weight in ounces of water per day you will also begin to notice some dramatic changes to your skin.

 

Problems such as acne, dryness, eczema, psoriasis and more will start to disappear. Why?  When dehydrated, the body preserves the water supply to critical organs, such as the brain and the heart, but “cuts off water” to peripheral organs such as skin.

 

Being hydrated also ensures that your body’s cells are able to function effectively, for nutrient absorption, blood building and circulating and to help the body remove toxins.

 

4. Alkalinity & pH Balance! When you drink clean, filtered water with a pH of at least 8.5+ you will notice that you begin to feel a surge of health, energy and vitality. Our body is designed to be alkaline,

maintaining a pH level of approximately 7.365 in our cells, particularly the blood.

 

When we eat and drink too many acid-forming foods and drinks such as colas, sugars, breads, sweets, pizza, chips, alcohol, white rice & pasta, trans-fats, fast food, refined food, sauces & condiments, dairy, meats and more we put our body under an incredible strain to maintain this pH balance at 7.365.

 

By hydrating our body with high pH water we help maintain this alkalinity, flush toxins & acids from the body (such as yeasts/candida and bacteria growths) and our energy and vitality will go through the roof!

 

Being over-weight is also an acid problem, so when you start to hydrate & alkalize you will also start to see the weight fall away. Seriously, just by drinking ½ your body weight in ounces of alkaline water per day you will begin to see huge improvements with your weight.

 

5. Anti-Aging! The cause of premature aging is an over acid, dehydrated body. Aging occurs when we do not dispose of the internally generated wastes and toxins in our body. This is the process of getting old.

Because this accumulation of waste products inside the body is the aging process, supporting the body to remove these old, acid wastes is the anti aging process.

 

Antioxidants are often referred to as a way to prevent anti-aging because they help to detoxify the body from these wastes – and so drinking alkaline, antioxidant-rich water is a fantastic way to slow and reverse the aging process.

 

When we are hydrated, our cells function optimally, our digestive system works wonderfully and we can remove these aging toxins easily!

 

Below are unpaid endorsements from professional athletic teams that use our Vollara products, including the Living Water.  Just click on the team to read their letter.

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·         St. Louis Cardinals

·         Miami Marlins

·         Detroit Tigers

·         Cincinnati Reds

·         Colorado Rockies

·         Arkansas Naturals

·         Joey Greany – Strength and Conditioning Coach

·         Kansas City Royals

·         Ryan Stoneberg – Minor League Strength & Conditioning Coordinator

·         Kansas City Royals

·         Ty Hill – Strength & Conditioning Coach

·         Texas Rangers

·         Toronto Blue Jays

·         Pittsburgh Pirates

·         Washington Nationals

 

UNCOMPROMISING HEALTH WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE – DAY 36


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Good afternoon to my fellow “losers!”  Of course, we all know I am referring to those of you who are losing their excess weight with me on the Vollara Uncompromising Health Weight Loss Challenge.  I hope you are a smaller person today than you were yesterday.  Today started day 36 for me.  The biggest hurdle is over – I have almost lost 10% of my body weight, and that was an initial goal for me, on this my second leg of weight loss.

I’ll bring you up-to-date on where I stand.  I have lost 30 pounds in 35 days.  I am really starting to feel some great energy and positive feelings coming into play. Yesterday, I had to go visit my internist for a check-up, and he was pleased with my over-all health.  My heart has always been strong and healthy, even when I weighed my heaviest of 555 pounds. Yesterday was no exception.  To my doctor’s surprise, my blood pressure was 118/80.  Here again, hard to believe, but my blood pressure has always been normal. 

I have truly been blessed to stay healthy in spite of my weight. I just turned 49 in December. My father died when he was 59. He had diabetes, arthritis, kidney failure…you name it, he had it. I lost my maternal grandmother to diabetes, and my paternal grandmother to diabetes. My dad’s mom lost her leg to the disease, prior to her death.  I have always been overweight; however, I have always been healthy. That has always been my problem! Each time my doctor would tell me to lose weight or die, I brushed it off because I was so healthy. The only issue the doctor’s could point at me and show me was my cholesterol levels, and at my heaviest weight, my level was 232.  You see, I was in denial. As long as all my medical tests were good, I never worried. When the doctor said, “you are going to die,” I always said, “I’m not dead yet, and I am healthy.”  Is that insane or what? There I was at 555 pounds arguing with the doctor.  When my dad died at age 59, it was like cold water in my face. That was the turning point for me. 

If you need to lose weight, please listen to me! DO NOT delay another day…start getting your weight off now!  There isn’t one excuse you can tell me that I haven’t used. You cannot convince me you are happy being overweight, you cannot convince me you are healthy being overweight, you cannot convince me of one thing, except you are heading down a dead-end street. Literally!

My wife, Joyce, has been a true help-mate to me. Joyce is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).  I figured it was cheaper for me to marry a therapist than to pay for one.  She always told me, “honey, you are insane. You are doing the same thing daily, and expecting a different result.” Naturally, I never wanted to hear it. If you won’t listen to anyone else, please listen to me. I am you. I am overweight. I know the pain and discrimination you live in every day. I can help you. I will lose the weight with you. I will encourage you. Will you do it?

In closing, I have been telling myself I wanted to lose down to 180 pounds. Yesterday, my internist told me he felt it would be more appropriate for me to get down to 200 or so. Hey, I liked that! I am trying to be smart and listen to my doctor now. I have revised my goal to 200 pounds.  Now, all I have to do is lose approximately .41 pounds each day, and on my birthday this year (December 29th), I should be at my goal weight.

I use Vollara nutritional weight loss products. If you want to get on the challenge with me, visit my website and place your order today. Re:Place is the core product in my program. I also use Re:Activate, Re:Duce, Re:Cleanse, as well as my daily nutritional supplement, Re:Fuel.  Feel free to make comments below, and subscribe to this blog so we can keep up with each other.  If you would like to correspond with me confidentially, feel free to send me an e-mail at rainesorganization@myvollara.com

Come on…join me…be a loser!

Brian

WE SAW THE MOVIE “CONTAGION” LAST NIGHT


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Contagion’ may soon be spreading more than the joy of entertainment at the box office. The premise of the movie seems to have brought reality a little too close to home for the actors and staff, including director Steven Soderbergh, screenwriter Scott Burns, and actor Matt Damon.

“The real-life education began with Burns’ intensive research for the script, which involved working with world health experts,” stated USA Today in their article titled ‘Contagion’ created a crew of germaphobes. “Actress Marion Cotillard was the most affected with her germ education. She concedes that she has always been careful pathogen-wise, bringing her own germ-killing spray to hotel rooms. But after long conversations with Soderbergh, she stepped up her game. Now Cotillard cleans every doorknob in the hotel room and the TV remote control.” The article then goes on to say “Her germ mind-set only got worse when she watched Contagion with studio executives,” a statement that seems to underscore the potential effect the movie may have on actual audiences.

Hollywood’s latest fright aside, being concerned about the issue of airborne and surface contaminants is nothing new at Vollara. For years, we have been involved in researching and developing air and surface environmental technologies designed to help combat and control certain common household contaminants. The potential effectiveness of our active technology on surfaces has been tested for us by Dr. James Marsden at Kansas State University, and separately for airborne particulate at the University of Cincinnati.

And while the work we’re doing at Vollara may not have the dramatic flare of a box office hit or the drama of trying to cure a worldwide contagion, we feel it’s very important for average people to have a healthy living space, without unnecessary chemicals or being afraid of the doorknob.

So if you own an active air purifier from Vollara, enjoy ‘Contagion’ knowing you have the power of active, Certified Space technology working for you while you’re out, and after you get back. If you don’t own one, and you would like more information about our technology, contact me via my website

Results have not been evaluated by the FDA. Our products are not medical devices intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Reprinted from the Official Vollara Blog

NO THANKS, I’D RATHER WORK FOR A LIVING!


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Yesterday, while doing some interviews with potential new business partners, I received an e-mail from an old school friend of mine. I couldn’t help but chuckle when I read her comments, “no thanks, I’m not interested in network marketing now or in the future….I would much rather earn my money the old-fashioned way….work….work…..work.” 

When I think of a woman telling me she wants to earn her money the “old-fashioned way,” my mind somehow goes back to the oldest profession in the world! I won’t even start down that road!

Her comment did start me thinking. Do people view those of us in the network marketing industry as “not working?” I’ll admit, many of the high-pressure, hoopla-type, MLM folks of the past always tried to make people think that if they joined their new deal, their life would be all peachy-keen!  I have learned that nothing in life worth having ever comes for free.

I absolutely love the networking marketing industry. Compared to the Wall Street career I came out of, it is sweet bliss. I have found out that the industry is called network marketing for a reason….it is hard netWORKing! Probably the hardest work I have ever done….but, the most fun and rewarding!

The late Jim Rohn always taught that one could work for profits or wages. I used to tell my wealthy financial clients this, and they would always ask me to explain. It works like this:

When you work for Wal-Mart, McDonald’s, or whatever corporate job that comes to mind, and you’re paid hourly, or by salary, this is considered working for wages.  You give the employer 40-60 hours of hard labor, and they will reward you with a guaranteed paycheck….and they will take out things like taxes, unemployment, Social Security, insurance, well….you get the picture. You get what’s left over.

Let’s look at a real-life example: let’s say you work at the big box store down the street, and they pay you “wages” of $7.25 per hour. If you work 40 hours on that hard cement floor, on weekends, and many holidays, on a typical week, your wages before taxes and all the charges would be $290.00.  If they keep you around long enough for retirement, you’ll get a cake and a $100 wrist watch.  If you’re in the 15% federal tax bracket, your bring-home pay after taxes will be $246.50.

Now here in South Carolina where I live, the state is going to take out another 7%, so that brings your $246.50 “wages” down to $226.20.  So…..after everything else comes out that I mentioned previously, you will bring home probably less than $200.00.  Now, that $200 divided by those hard, back-breaking 40 hours of hard labor comes out to around $5.00 per hour. I know, I know….you’re saying; but, that check is guaranteed!  Yes, it is, until the company gets mad at you, or finds someone younger than you to do your job for less money. So, do you now understand how working for wages works?

Next, let’s look at the other way of earning a living…working for profits! This is my preferred method. Believe me, I have worked jobs in both categories, so I know what they both are all about. The majority of wealthy people in this world work for profits.  Let’s see how this works. 

Let’s say in my network marketing business, that I go out and spend three or four hours with a customer, and that customer decides to buy one of my widgets, or whatever I’m marketing.  As a self-employed businessman, I buy my products at a wholesale cost and sell them at a retail cost to make a fair “profit.”  Let’s assume I make $300 profit on my item my customer buys.  That’s a pretty good paycheck for three to four hours work, wouldn’t you agree?  This also does not include the bonus and residual income my company pays me for helping other people start their business.

We all know in the real world that not every customer buys every time; but, if I spend enough time talking with people who are looking for, or need, what my company offers, then I will make sales….thus profits. Now, comparing this way of working to my friend who works at the big box store, let’s compare numbers:

Big box store “guaranteed” wages for 40 hours hard work is $290.00 before taxes, insurance and the like.

My “non-guaranteed” profit for 3 – 4 hours work is $300.00!  So, I ask you, would you rather have $7.25 per hour in wages, or $100 per hour in profits?  Guess what happens if I work more than 3-4 hours? What if I work 20 hours in a week, and I make 2 or 3 sales?  You guessed it! Now I made $900.00 before taxes, and I worked half the hours you did, and I had much more fun. I also got to make my own hours, got to work from home and didn’t have to put up with co-workers I don’t like, and don’t have to worry about getting fired!  Yes, I still have to pay taxes and insurance and things like everyone else; however, I make more money, and I’m the boss.

SO, I ask you….profits or wages?  How about this? What if you tell me, “Brian, I can’t give up my guaranteed wages right now to start my own home-based business and work for profits?” Well, what if you keep your wages job, and in your spare time, maybe 5-10 hours per week, start a home-based business, and make some profit on top of your wages. If you make a sale, and you will if I help you, then you’ve got extra money plus your wages.  When your home-based business grows to the point to where it is making you more money than your wages job, then you have a decision to make. Do you start working for yourself full-time and give up the big box store job, or do you keep doing both and have all that extra money? That will be your decision.

If I have piqued your interest, and made you start thinking a bit more, then why not e-mail me at rainesorganization@myvollara.com and let’s schedule some time to chat. No obligation. No high-pressure. No BS like most home-based scammers, just straight talk and honesty. Be prepared to work hard, but also plan to be in for the ride of your life. 

You can keep living in the basement apartment, or you can move on up to the penthouse condo. The decision is yours. If you keep on doing what you’ve always done, then you’re going to keep getting what you’ve always gotten! The view will never change.

Together, you and me, as a team….we can climb the highest mountain. I will make it to the top of that mountain, or you will find me dead somewhere on the side of that mountain! What do you say? Is it worth a few minutes of your time to look over some information and talk?  I’ll be looking to hear from you today!

God bless you.

To Your Future Success!

Brian Raines

P.S. And to my friend who sent me the note about continuing to earn her money the “old-fashioned way,” I certainly hope that works out for you!

WHY A CAREER WITH VOLLARA?


Why Vollara?

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Health & Wellness is now a huge market with hundreds of billions of dollars spent worldwide. Out of all those people, we have to ask who wants to be partially healthy? The answer, of course, is NOBODY! Vollara has a simple story based on a foundation of complete health focusing on cleaner air, pristine water, and cellular nutrition.

We know you’ve been told you are what you eat… but it’s not true! You are what you ABSORB! Everything else is either exhaled or expelled from your body. We understand this fundamental concept which is why Vollara’s products are at the leading edge of science and technology in the essentials for good health.

And you are in the right place at the right time.

Our Market

Vollara is already positioned in the Health & Wellness market with significant amounts of money already being spent on our products. To understand our potential, consider the different industry segments:

$30 billion per year       Purified & Bottled Water
$40 billion per year       Weight Loss
$30 billion per year       Nutrition
$12 billion per year       Laundry
$18 billion per year       Allergy & Asthma

People Are Looking For Opportunity

With the upcoming “Second Baby Boom”, there are 60 million people in the U.S. between the ages of 15 and 30, and another 40 million between 5 and 15. That’s 100 million people set to enter our market in the next 20 years. Additionally, the NY Times reported in September of 2010 that more than 20% of the unemployed workforce is age 55 and older. These older job seekers often lack the specialized technical skills sought by newer employers which means there is a significant number of our older population in fear of never finding work again while still in need of income. Even home values have been cut so dramatically they are simply no longer a realistic source of support.

There’s one more chilling fact to consider: With only an additional $500 per month, a majority of recent bankruptcies and foreclosures could have been avoided.

Simply put, Vollara offers hope; as an opportunity for your future and way to share with those that need it most. Millions need the products we offer and millions are searching for a chance to “turn things around” – you can be part of the answer today.

To view video of our products and people, visit http://www.morevollara.com/

To order product, or to become a Vollara distributor, visit http://www.myvollara.com/raines

I’M LOOKING FOR YOU IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ME


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My name is Brian Raines of Vollara! I am looking for individuals to train to leadership positions where earnings start at $50,000 and increase to $80,000 Plus.

Whether you are a professional, a stay-at-home Mom or something in between, I am looking for motivated individuals who possess honesty, integrity, leadership skills, and a desire to help other people.

Vollara is the world’s largest manufacturer of electronic air purification systems and now the new energy saving devices, SteadyPower.

Indoor air pollution has been called our nation’s greatest environmental problem impacting people’s health. Our technology is currently being used in the Pentagon and was placed there after 9/11 to get rid of the smoke, dust and fumes caused from the plane crash. We also have independent testing to show that our air purification can kill 99.99% of all bacteria in the air and on all surfaces.

I don’t need to say much about the crying need for energy cost reductions.  This is a ‘SELLS ITSELF’ product.

I cannot tell you the excitement I felt when I found that Vollara was a company whose core principals are based on honesty and integrity and whose mission is to bring clean air, pure water, and alternate energy to families everywhere.

Several of us recently met with a gentleman from Vollara who makes $900,000 per year. My goal is to make one-tenth of that annually in the next two years.

If you are interested in learning how to fire your boss or start a flexible part-time business that has a full-time income potential, contact me at (864) 918-8025.

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter, and I look forward to hearing from you in the future. 

My website is short-concise and informative.

5 MINUTES will do it!

http://www.yourbreaktofreedom.com/rainesorg

I will receive word at the end when you enter our company’s website. I will be in contact with you to answer you questions at that time.

Looking forward to hearing back from you..

Brian Raines
rainesorganization@myvollara.com
Easley, South Carolina