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.

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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

 

Distilled vs. Purified Water


With all of the varieties of bottled water and water filtration systems that are Water Drinkerscurrently available, it can be confusing to know which water is really the best to use as everyday drinking water.  Understanding the differences between distilled vs. purified water can help clear things up a bit.

In some respects, all water is the same – it all contains two hydrogen molecules and one oxygen molecule.  The differences are in the minerals and chemicals that are also found along with the water.  Sometimes these minerals and chemicals are naturally occurring, while other times they are added for a variety of reasons.  Some of these are harmless, some are helpful, and some are dangerous when consumed in large quantities.

Distilled water is water that has gone through a specific process to remove all minerals and contaminants.  The water is boiled, and then the water vapor is cooled and collected.  Because the minerals and contaminants are heavier than the water vapor, they are left behind as the vapor forms. When the vapor is cooled, the water that remains is pure.  Distilled water is great for using any time minerals in water might cause stains or build-up – for example in your iron for ironing your clothes, or in cleaning products.  Unfortunately, distilled water doesn’t taste good, and may not be very good for you due to its lack of mineral content.  This makes it a less than ideal choice for daily hydration.

The term “purified water” is not as specific as distilled water; in fact, technically speaking, because the distillation process is a form of purification, distilled water would fall into the category of purified water.  Most of the time, purified water refers to water that has undergone some form of purification process, though there are no established standards for the actual process that is used.  It could mean that the water has been forced through a charcoal filter, treated with ultraviolet light, deionized, or ozonated.  Each of these processes removes some of the contaminants found in the water, and can make the water safer for drinking.

Different than distilled or purified water, electrolyzed or ionized water is usually in a category of it’s own, although it can include the benefits of purified water through the use of a one or two stage filtration process. The advantage of ionized water is the ability to control the water’s pH levels to maintain alkalinity while adding antioxidant properties.

In order to determine which water is best to drink, it is important to research the type of process used for purification, consider the benefits of ionization and alkalinity, and decide which water is right for you.

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Reasons You Don’t Need to Hide From Friends in Network Marketing


Hi, my name is Brian. What is yours? What do I do, you ask?  I’m a former stockbroker, now a full-time network marketer.  Wait! Why are you choking? Why are you suddenly trying to run away?  This is a pretty common scenario when I meet someone for the first time.

I’m not an old guy. As a matter of fact, I just turned 49.  I have been blessed with many experiences, and thankfully some different careers in my life.  I have been a professional touring musician, a real estate broker, a business owner, a financial planner, and now…..I am a full-time network marketer. And by the way, very proud of it!

It’s funny. When I was in the music industry, people stuck to me like glue, especially girls in small towns. They saw me as a ticket out of Hickville, USA or as a stepping stone to help their career ambitions.  Never worked. We musicians called these “ladies” diesel sniffers.  For those of you not familiar with the term diesel sniffer, it means the same thing as a groupie or whatever other name you choose to call them.  Every career field has them in some form or fashion.

When I was in real estate and the stock brokerage field, and people would ask me what I did for a living, once I told them, they started in on me for free advice. “Well, what do you think my property is worth, or what should I invest my money in these days?”  Naturally, I never gave away free advice; but, this was a common scenario.

Nowdays, it is a totally different story. When people find out that I actually work in the network marketing or MLM field, they will break their neck trying to get away from me.  I think a lot of it has to do with the way a certain company years ago conducted business in this industry. I call this a scamway! I think we all have been invited to dinner with friends to find out when we got there we had been harpooned into an MLM presentation.  Not the way to do business!

Here’s the thing most people don’t understand. Just because I work in the MLM industry does not mean I want you working with me in the MLM industry. Surprised?  It also does not mean that everytime I see you I am going to try and sell you something.  You see, that is the misconception. Everyone is afraid of network marketers because they think they are going to be marketed to, or hounded seven days a week and twice on Sunday. I don’t conduct business this way. That was scamway, remember? Now, I will admit, many MLM people still attempt to conduct business this way. You know the type, they are in a new deal every other month, and they never make any money!

Many of the people I come into contact with on a daily basis couldn’t become a partner in my business if they paid me. Surprise you? I know, it really does. Here’s why I say this. Network marketing, despite what you hear, is very hard work — probably the hardest work I have ever done. Many of the people I come in contact with couldn’t do my job — they’re too lazy, they are looking to get-rich-quick, and they are much too negative about most everything you mention.  I know, this sounds mean and cruel; but, it is just the down-right truth!  In my network marketing business, I only talk with those individuals who want to talk with me. I’m looking for those unique, special people who are looking for me.  There are those who are very content in their careers and that is well and good. There are those who like working 9-5 everyday and being told what to do by their wealthy boss. They like that guaranteed paycheck. But guess what, there are no guarantees. You call in sick one too many times, or make the boss mad, and you’re gone. In a few minutes you are in-line at the unemployment office.

I have chosen my career path because I like doing what I want when I want to do it. I like getting out of bed whenever I choose. I like working when it fits my schedule not someone else’s. I like getting paid what I’m worth, and I like knowing that I can make as much or as little as I choose, not what some corporate executive thinks I deserve. Here’s what I enjoy: financial independence, time freedom, control, and unlimited opportunity, and I’m no longer over-qualified and under-paid!

Relax. I’m not trying to recruit you into my deal. I’m not trying to sell you something everytime I see you. I don’t usually work with just family and friends, if I did, I would be going hungry.  Can you imagine owning a McDonald’s and putting a sign out front that reads “Only family and friends served?”  If you’re looking for me, I’m looking for you. It’s that simple. Period.

Love to hear your comments and feedback.

Blessings.

Brian Raines

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!

CAN NETWORK MARKETING WORK FOR YOU?


A friend of mine took a training graphic we use and inserted real faces in place of little cubes. The difference jumps right off the page, and I want you to see it. Have you ever wondered if network marketing could work for you? I’m sure you know that some people make a lot of money. Look at this graphic and think for a moment in terms of 3 years. Could you help 26 people earn bonus cars within that time frame? As the head of an organization like this (26 leaders) you’d earn no less than $250,000 per year. If things go really well you can earn much more.            

  
A dozen or so of YOUR FRIENDS are going to join Vollara in the next 3 years. They don’t know it yet, but it will happen. They’ll be invited to look and they’ll say yes to our great products as well as to our opportunity. Join now and you can be on top. Timing is crucial when it comes to opportunity. I know you are aware of that. Click here if you are over 50. Choose this link if you are under 50.
  
The recession will be over in a couple of years and inflation will be back with a vengeance. By the end of this decade you’re going to need AT LEAST $80,000 to cover each $50,000 you are spending now. Hooking up with Vollara today can make the difference you’ll need 3 years from now.
  
Sincerely,
  
Brian Raines
Vollara Platinum Distributor 

Congratulations on the ambitious thoughts you are thinking…

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