Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Apples aren’t the only fruits laced with chemicals, though. According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), other popular fruits like strawberries, peaches, grapes, blueberries, and nectarines are pumped full of pesticides, too. Of course, fruits are key components of a healthy diet, so simply not eating them is certainly out of the question. Peeling fruits prior to consumption can be an alternative, but some, like apples, tend to be more nutritious when eaten with the skin. You can also wash produce, which many people do, but doing so might not remove all of the pesticides present on the rind. Given the dangers pesticides pose to humans, you’re probably wondering how to wash fruits and vegetables properly so that no harmful substances make it to your plate.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Organic food is healthy, and little organic soil is good for us. So, why do we need to wash our produce if the food is pesticide-free, toxin-free, and all-natural? The reality is that even if you have been very careful and diligent to purchase only organic; the outside of the product may not match the purity of the inside. Your produce may still not be as toxic-free or chemical-free as you are hoping.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Many consumers feel that household cleaners containing harsh chemicals are the most effective option. A Purdue University study tested the effectiveness of various natural cleaners such as lemon juice, baking soda and vinegar on both bathroom and kitchen dirt. The results showed natural cleaners as effective as chemical cleaners in disinfecting and reducing bacteria. Doctors are quick to point out that antibacterial products are actually hazardous to your health. Organic cleaning products allow your body to build defenses against bacteria resulting in a healthier immune system. Multipurpose Baking soda can polish plastics and metals and be used as a deodorizer and fabric softener. Vinegar can be used as an organic all purpose cleaner in addition to deodorizing and removing mildew. Lemon juice can be used as a stain remover, glass cleaner and deodorizer. Cornstarch is another natural cleaner of windows and carpets, and makes a great furniture polish. Isopropyl alcohol is an inexpen
Friday, August 29, 2014
Many of us could use a good lesson in breathing. Yes, Breathing! Our autonomic system pumps our blood, has us breath without thought, and moves food through our digestive track. But many of us do not breathe correctly. Deep breathing moves the air deep into your lungs and revitalizes your body. Add fresh air to your deep breathing and you create a self-curing cocktail!
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Sometimes circumstances beyond our control change how we are able function. Everyday activities can become seemingly impossible challenges. Some diseases, ailments, and tragedies, such as a stroke, can happen without any rhyme or reason. All at once it is as if you need to reinvent yourself in ways you never dreamed of before. As difficult as it may seem, this may be the most important time to incorporate a hobby into your life. Hobbies can be more than just something to de-stress: it can be a lifeline to getting your life back into gear.
Friday, August 15, 2014
"iGOZEN is offering a fruit and vegetable wash made of 100% natural, organic ingredients that effectively kill food-borne diseases and remove pesticides and different kinds of impurities found on fruits and vegetables. Through the product, the company aims to help families consume items that are cleaner and free from environmental toxins, leaving them worry-free. Fruits and vegetables sold in the market still contain harmful toxins like pesticide residue, even after they have been thoroughly washed with water. When ingested regularly, these toxins may result in harmful long-term effects in the form of various kinds of illnesses. Some of the more serious long-term effects include chronic fatigue syndrome, asthma, schizophrenia, cancer, Parkinson’s Disease, and infertility, among others."
Thursday, October 4, 2012
When I first heard about iGOZEN All Purpose Everyday Cleaner I was struggling to find something I liked to clean my kitchen. I had pretty much given up trying to get the kitchen clean and sanitized with an organic cleaner. Don’t get me wrong - I applaud organic cleaners. (Finally - a solution that is not dangerous to your health.) But, sadly, they are oily. They are sold in plastic bottles as a concentrate of oils (coconut oil, citrus oil, lavender oil, etc.) or they are oils diluted with water in spray bottles. So, I tried baking soda…. But it, too, left a film and was difficult to manage in a spray bottle, or in a bowl or whatever way you are supposed to use it. So then I tried Vinegar. It apparently removes germs (I’m still not sure about that), but at least it worked in a spray bottle. Problem is the whole experience of cleaning with vinegar isn’t very fun, well actually to me, its kind of gross – and even worse if you are using it in a previously-used plastic bottle. But I hung in there and kept trying.
Then I really became discouraged because I realized that no matter what I tried, the fact remains there were way too many plastic bottles in my kitchen: bottles for window cleaner, dish soap, bottles for tile grout and refrigerator shiners, sinks, stoves…rah! All that - but I still could not clean my blender or food processor successfully. This is scary: plastic bottles take hundreds of years to biodegrade and 70% are never actually recycled. Its even more depressing when you know 1500 plastic bottles are used everysecond in the USA. Every second – that’s crazy! And this figure is just an estimate for plastic drinking bottles and doesn’t even include cleaning product bottles.
“Where do all the plastic bottles go?” is a song I could write today, from my heart.
So I wished, (Yes, I truly am one of these people who wishes on stars), “Please, please help us solve the plastic bottles problem.” It was certainly a problem so big and too overwhelming for me alone. Every time I purchased plastic cleaning bottles I felt the tug of guilt– “What happens next?” I asked myself. “What happens to this bottle when I throw it away; when it is covered in oily film and I can’t really re-use it anymore? WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO WITH THE PLASTIC GALLON BLEACH BOTTLES? It was like a nightmare or something.
So all of this is what was on my mind when I first heard about iGOZEN and I flipped my lid. “Whoa – you are kidding me? A cleaner so small you can pack it in a powder packet that weighs less than an ounce? Give it to me now.” So I tried it. And I love it. I use it for everything in the kitchen: the sink, the stove, the blender, the refrigerator, the countertops and – yay! – the food processor! Actually I even use it on super-messy, food-caked pots and pans. It disintegrates the caked on food and sanitizes everything on contact. Its more effective than the toxic cleaners, in my experience. Rock on! And best of all – you can mix iGOZEN in any 16 oz bottle of water and you’re ready to roll.
So that is what began the story of iGOZEN’s simple packaging. You receive tiny powder packets and mix them with 16 oz of water. Viola – the perfect sanitizing solution. Next, hear the story of how iGOZEN Reusable Bottles were created.
I made a wish and it is coming true. I’m inspired. We can make this change. We really can.
Hope you’ll try iGOZEN!
Tara at iGOZEN