10 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality


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.


Uncompromising Health Weight Loss Challenge – Day 32

It is a beautiful, sunshine-filled morning here in South Carolina. Frost on the

The backbone of my program - Re:Place by Vollara

ground and twenty-one degrees!  God is certainly smiling on us this special day.

Today starts Day 32 of my own Vollara Uncompromising Health Weight Loss Challenge.  The past two days have been a bit frustrating as my body has decided it is showing me who is in charge.  The scale did give me a bit of relief this morning showing a loss of eight ounces.  This morning, I weighed in at 339.8.  I am really excited about the coming week. How much healthier I will become…how much more weight I will lose. 

My day started with two ounces of low-fat cottage cheese with pineapple. I topped it off with a delicious vanilla whey protein shake from Vollara. I blended it with cold, organic skim milk. Delicious! Some days I blend my fruit in with the shake. Can I get a BOOM?

Re:Place is the core product in my weight loss program.  Re:Place is a delicious SuperFood that uses the amazing power of enzymes to support your metabolism at optimum levels during weight loss without using drugs or stimulants. Unlike other meal replacement products that offer little nutrition, Re:Place provides the minerals, amino acids, enzymes, carbohydrates, protein, fatty acids, fiber, phytonutrients, and naturally occurring vitamins that your body needs to support a healthy and active metabolism. Re:Place supports your body’s ability to burn the maximum amount of fat from storage, using it as fuel and enabling you to obtain the slimmer, leaner body you desire. In fact, as a SuperFood, Re:Place is an ideal meal replacement or supplement drink for anyone concerned with looking great and feeling great.

I will have the second of my 5 – 7 meals around noon today.  It sure feels good to be losing weight again. Below are my stats:

Original starting weight — 555 pounds

Today, I weighed in at 339.8.  On this second leg of my journey, I have dropped 25.2 pounds over the past 31 days and I feel great. Body Mass Index (BMI)  today is 46.1  My ultimate goal is to be at 180 pounds by my birthday on December 29th. In order to accomplish this, I must lose 0.48 pounds each day.

Many of you have decided to join me on my challenge. I hope more of you do.  When you do, I will send you my complete meal plan, as well as our 5-7-5 plan which allows you to lose 5 pounds in 7 days.  My personal plan is a bit more aggressive.

Let me hear from you. Leave your comments. Tell me how you’re doing on your weight loss. What are you finding helpful? What’s challenging for you? While you here, I’d be honored if you would subscribe to this blog, and I will give you daily updates, and keep you posted on new health trends, especially tailored around weight loss.  Keep it up…the only way one cannot win this game is by quitting. Don’t you quit!

Peace and Love,


Seinfeld Blog About Nothing

The comedy show Seinfeld becomes popular.

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Good Morning to all my precious friends and business associates. I don’t know about where you live; but, here in South Carolina it is going to be an extremely hot day!  Isn’t today the first day of summer? I think it is.

Do you ever have days when your mind is scattered, and you have so much on it, that you don’t really get that much accomplished? Today feels like one of those days. I do intend to take control however, and get focused. Didn’t quite know what I wanted to write about today. I usually blog alot about my business with Vollara; however, today just doesn’t feel like that kind of day.  I also thought about writing about something very inspirational and motivating; however, I notice that there are so many people blogging about this topic…certainly don’t want to get lost in that mess!  Don’t you get tired of everyone on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites posting all these quotes? I mean, I like being positive, but after awhile it really gets boring! 

You know…Seinfeld made a million dollars or more per episode doing a sitcom about nothing! I wonder if that would work for me and my blog? Nah…probably not!  What do you guys like to read on blogs? Give me some feedback. 

Oh well, I guess this is my version of the Jerry Seinfeld blog…a blog about nothing. I do like taking this opportunity to chat with you guys; although, I notice not many people are reading. And, it doesn’t appear anyone is subscribing. Come on, help a guy out…share my blog….subscribe….correspond with me…..tell me what you want to know. Don’t keep me a secret!

Now, where exactly do I get my million dollar Seinfeld check for doing….”nothing?”

Have a blessed day!

Brian Raines

P.S. Well, I said I didn’t feel like it; however, since I do have to make a living, I might as well mention my business at least one time. I’m expanding, and looking for new business partners. If you know of anyone who could use an extra $1000-$2000 per month working their own business from home, I’d like to chat with them. Check out my website and let me hear from you.


This is Brian Raines.  I am an indoor air quality consultant with Vollara, a new division of the 85 year old Electrolux company.  Are you starting to feel the effects of Spring? Sneezing? Eyes itching? Nose runs?  I have a solution for you!
I will be more than happy for you to place one of our units in your home or office for 7 days at absolutely no-cost and with absolutely no-obligation. I’m looking forward to helping you and your family enjoy the benefits of fresh, clean air in your home or office. 

Brian Raines


Brian E. Raines, President
The Raines Organization, Inc.
Post Office Box 1169
Easley, South Carolina 29641-1169


For our current Vollara customers, I am writing this personal note to thank you for the business you have given us in the past.  For those who are not customers, we would like to introduce you to our Green Technology. We believe that quality, blended with excellent service, is the foundation for a successful business.

To show my appreciation for your patronage, and to introduce you to our technology, we are offering a 10% Discount for all orders that are placed by 5 PM Monday, March 28th! 

If you purchase directly from our website, your 10% will be issued in the form of a rebate check.  If you purchase through me, you will be given a 10% discount directly. No items are being excluded from this offer, so if you’ve been waiting to purchase that bigger ticket item, now is the time to make the investment!

To place your order on-line, go directly to www.myvollara.com/raines  To order directly through me, feel free to call me at (864) 918-8025.

I thank you in advance for your order.


Brian Raines

Brian E. Raines, President
The Raines Organization, Inc.
Post Office Box 1169
Easley, South Carolina 29641
(864) 918-8025


This is Brian Raines.  I am a Business Owner with Vollara, a green technology company with an 85 year history. We specialize in environmental solutions for homes and offices.

The company has just introduced a product that is destined to sweep the entire planet.   It is called LaundryPure and provides DETERGENT AND BLEACH FREE LAUNDRY WITH COLD WATER.   It is the beginning of the “No Suds Revolution.”

Not only are the clothes cleaner and colors more vibrant but they last longer. Our environment is safer.  Check it out at my website:

After reviewing this exciting new technology you’re able to send a memo to me from the website under ORDER NOW.

I’m looking forward to answering your questions as soon as I hear from you from the website.
Brian Raines
Easley, South Carolina
(864) 918-8025



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.
Brian Raines
Vollara Platinum Distributor 

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