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 33


 
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Oh what a beautiful morning it is here in the piedmont of South Carolina.  It is cool, but I’m beginning to think winter has forgotten to make an appearance this year.  Bring on the snow!

So, how are you coming along with your own weight loss challenge?  Have you had one or two of those days yet, as I did last week, when the scales made you mad and you wanted to just crush them?  Two days last week, I actually gained weight; however, over the weekend, I got mad, and serious, and decided that greater is He who is in me, than he that is in those scales!

As you know, I started my weight loss journey at 555 pounds several years ago.  I have pictures posted of me “before” in a previous blog. My goal is to hit 180 by my birthday on December 29th.  Drum roll…..this morning I weighed in at 338.2  I was very excited, because that is a loss of over 1.5 pounds yesterday.  This brings my total to 26.8 pounds lost in the past 32 days.

You know what I want to do? I want to see if I can actually get my weight loss total higher than the actual number of days I’ve been on the challenge.  I want to see something like 40 pounds lost in 35 days. Wouldn’t that be a BOOM?  I know I can do it, and you can as well.

Please join me on my challenge.  I still have 158.2 pounds to go in order to reach my target weight. My BMI needs to be 24.4  I want to hear from you guys. Tell me what struggles you’re having. Tell me about your success.

Exercise is my weakness…I don’t like it, and I don’t enjoy it; but, I know I’ve got to get a program going. Remember, when your motivation leaves you, your discipline kicks in. Take your supplements, drink the correct amount of water, preferably LivingWater, it is SO much healthier for you. The health benefits are amazing.

Go out and make it a great day. Subscribe to my blog so we can keep up and share our success together.  It’s much easier to lose weight when you have others doing it with you, and I need you…that’s why I’m putting my personal information out here, because I need encouragement too.

Let me know if you would like to have a free copy of my January Healthy Living Newsletter. Have a blessed day.

To Your Weight Loss Success!

Brian

P.S.  If you find you are running low on energy, I have found RE:VIVE to be a great energy boost.  You can watch a short video on the product here, and you can order at this website.

Donald Trump, Warren Buffet, Robert Kiyosaki and Others


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What do Donald Trump, Warren Buffet, Robert Kiyosaki, and other financial guru’s have in common? Their belief in the network marketing industry.

Wall Street and corporate America are finally realizing that the network marketing industry is THE industry to be involved with in today’s new economy.  Take a few moments to watch this amazing video, and let me know your thoughts.

If you are interested in knowing more about solutions for our new economy, click here.

Tired of Suffering From Stiff Joints?


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If you have stiff, achy joints you’re not alone.  I can’t tell you how many of you have told me they’re so stiff in the morning that it is miserable to get out of bed – or that everyday activities like climbing a flight of stairs is a painful event.

Unfortunately there aren’t many good pain relief options available, especially if you have cardiovascular concerns.  Clinical studies have shown that the most popular pain relievers for joint issues, NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), can negatively impact blood clotting.   Consequently, it would seem they are not the optimal choice for anyone with cardiovascular concerns.

The good news is there’s an all-natural breakthrough that can provide dramatic joint pain relief safely and effectively…

This discovery gets to the root of joint pain – delivering safe, lasting relief.


Scientists have uncovered an all-natural pain reliever called Re:Flex® that does what no other nutrient has ever done, it…

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  • Provides fast dramatic relief for stiff, painful joints – by blocking pain right where it starts
  • Contains antioxidants that help protect your joints.
  • Plus, it’s not only safe for your heart – it actually boosts heart health!

This is such a huge breakthrough for your joints, muscles and your heart.

Re:Flex blocks your joint pain right where it starts.


Re:Flex contains highly bioavailable form of ingredients.  Once in your joints, Re:Flex blocks the top pain-causing enzymes we all hear so much about.

Plus, it’s safe and natural, so you can confidently take it every day!

The study results are quite dramatic.

 

To order RE:FLEX visit Vollara’s website at this link


In a leading study, Reflex improved pain, stiffness, and physical function by over 58% and mobility by 336%.  Re:Flex also promoted a 16-fold drop in C-reactive protein (CRP), which is the measure of inflammation in your body.  That dramatic CRP reduction isn’t just benefiting your joints; it can make a real improvement in your overall health.

Then, to round out the Re:Flex formula, it supplies a powerful combination of natural herbs and proteolytic enzymes that support the immune system’s natural anti-inflammatory processes.  This helps to reduce oxidative stress on your joints, heart and entire body.

Re:Flex can make a real difference
in your health and quality of life

 

To order RE:FLEX visit Vollara’s website at this link
Not only does it do an excellent job of relieving your everyday joint pain and stiffness, it can make a real difference anywhere in your body that CRP is causing harm.  Remember, not only does Re:Flex relieve joint pain and stiffness; it’s safe and natural so you can confidently take it every day with your cardiovascular medications.  In fact, it can help improve your cardiovascular health.

 

Content by Scott Gordon. To contact Scott, e-mail him at scottgordon@stny.rr.com

 

To order RE:FLEX visit Vollara’s website at this link

 

 

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

WHY YOUR NEIGHBOR TAKES MONTHLY VACATIONS WHILE YOU HAVE TO WORK!


It is no secret for most of you, I am a full-time business owner with Vollara.  Clearly this is a very exciting time to be in business with Vollara.  Our company is rolling – out a new, more lucrative compensation plan that is unmatched in the network marketing industry. 

If you have wanted to earn a serious income in your own home-based business, Vollara is the place to be. Good times are ready to be had by all.

If you want to find out more details about this exciting opportunity, please be my guest tonight on a very short, 15-minute call with our CEO, Jospeh P. Urso, and our National Field Leader, Michael Jackson, Sr. 

Tonight on the 9:30 team call, these distinguished company leaders will spend some time discussing what needs to happen for you to cash in on the program.

We have named the event our “National Freedom Call.”  Don’t you deserve more money for your family?  and don’t you deserve to be able to spend more time with your kids and family than everyone else does? 

The National Freedom Call is tonight, Monday, October 17th at 9:30 PM Eastern.  Please send me an e-mail to rainesorganization@myvollara.com to let me know you are going to join the call.

The dial-in number is (214) 396-3457    Passcode is 8655272#

I look forward to having you join me tonight. Talk with you shortly.

Brian Raines