Dallas Health Helpers, Shaklee distributor in Dallas, wonders what can we do for earth day.
Each year at this time, Earth Day rolls around and many of us have great aspirations to do things to help conserve our natural resources like water and trees and grass and icebergs and rainforests and oceans. But often we feel that what we are doing is not enough. After all, what does 3 minutes of running water while we brush our teeth do to harm the planet. It’s just clear water, right?
It is “just clear water”, but what did it take to make it clear and safe for human consumption? Think about how many toxins have found their way into our water and the cost of removing them (or most of them!). If we are running water unnecessarily it will go back eventually into the water supply, be exposed again to the toxins and have to be “purified” again for safe use. It turns into a vicious cycle that costs your local municipality more and more each go around.
- Step 1 is to cut your water use as much and as often as possible. You know the drill: shorter showers, fewer and larger loads of laundry, conservative lawn irrigation.
- Step 2 is to cut your pollution into the water supply. This may be in the form of over fertilizing your lawn where the excess goes through the gutter system back into the water system. It may be in the form of the products you use to clean your home. It has been said more than once that the pollution coming from households is far greater than the obvious pollutions coming from industry.
- Step 3 is to plan ahead. Making certain that all your family knows actions that will cut your water usage and what pollutes the water. Water for your teeth, body, clothes and lawn should be used judiciously by all members of your household.
Regarding Step 2, consider using earth-friendly, green products in your home. I highly recommend Shaklee’s Get Clean products. They are excellent green products and the cost is less than conventional cleaners, even with the shipping. They are so concentrated you will be using your first bottle or box for a very long time. You can buy a smart Starter Kit or individual items.
Shaklee distributor in Dallas talks about the nutrition density of food.
Information from the FDA indicates that the nutritional values of our food has declined by 38% since 1950.Â So for sixty years, the nutrition we think we are getting just isn’t there.Â Much of this is due to the farming methods now used in America.
If you think about it, we are trying to feed more and more people from the same amount of farm land or less.Â What is happening is a change in practices to force more crops, while not maintaining the nutritional levels of the food grown.
The soils have been depleted because year after year the same crop is grown and sometimes there is a second planting of the crop during a year’s time. Most farmers (and most farmers are large conglomerates) don’t want their fields to lay fallow, so they optimize their yield by replanting as soon as possible.Â Do not even get me started on the genetically modified organisms (GMO) that are now being used to produce crops that can survive the onslaught of dangerous Monsanto Round-up herbicides.
Other factors effecting our food’s nutrient levels are harvest time, shipping and storage.Â Because we want all foods to be available all year round, they must be harvested, shipped and stored away until the demand is there for them.Â The harvesting is often done prior to the crop reaching its nutritional peak.Â It starts out with a deficiency then is shipped, packaged and storage is sub-optimal.Â Often times the storage is not conducive to continued nutritional development.Â Generally it is quite the contrary.
So think about this the next time you are buying groceries.Â Trying to buy organic is a great idea, but still the bang for your buck is lacking-38% less than what it was 60 years ago.
While meal planners try to get you on a great eating program, there just is not way to get all you need in even good healthy food choices.Â All this is my argument for nutritional supplements.Â So, my recommendation is to supplement your food intake with well-researched, impeccably-manufactured and rigorously-tested vitamins.Â My company of choice is Shaklee.
Dallas Health Helpers is a Shaklee Distributor in Dallas.Â We are dedicated to the health and well-being of all and we advocate the use of safe alternatives.Â One should avoid use of drugs and drastic programs that can cause problems now and in the future.Â For more information go to our web site at http://HealthHelpers.MyShaklee.com or call 214.871.9596.Â Be well, Stay well.
Genetic Engineering of trees is a major threat to our ecological system.Â There would be major repercussions if this is allowed to happen, even in an experimental stage.
The USDA is currently taking public comments on whether or not the company ArborGen should be allowed to conduct 29 field trials of genetically engineered “cold tolerant” eucalyptus trees in the U.S. For the first time in history, this massive experiment, which is on the verge of being green-lighted, will literally be using nature as the laboratory to test more than 260,000 “franken-trees.” Â Scientists across the U.S. are voicing concerns over this proposal including:
-The USDA failed to do an Environmental Impact Statement to assess potential negative issues related to the proposed field trials.
-Studies have shown tree pollen can travel up to 1,000 kilometers. The spread of the these plants into the wild through seeds and plant matter is highly likely, and the impacts on native ecosystems from this invader are unknown.
-One of the experimental GE tree varieties is a known host for cryptococcus gatti, a fatal fungal pathogen whose spores cause meningitis in people and animals.
Comments are being accepted by the USDA until July 6, 2009. Take action today by going directly to the USDA website to submit commentsÂ
Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/component/main?main… to submit or view comments and to view supporting and related materials available electronically.