Sunday, August 31, 2014

Why Organic All Purpose Cleaners are Much More Important than you Think

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

Deep Breathing and Fresh Air – A Powerful Combination

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

Hobbies for Healing: Reinventing Yourself After Tragedy

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 Offers Safe, Organic, and Natural Fruit and Vegetable Wash

"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

Why iGOZEN is the Organic Cleaning Solution that’s Better for the Environment By Tara Pelton

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.plastic bottle song

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

Mushroom Bean Casserole: Good for You and Delicious for the Whole Family By Tara Pelton

Before I give you the recipe for the best green bean casserole of all time, I will take a moment to tell you why you should eat green bean casserole and why you want to make sure you get your kids to try it. Because it’s delicious! Start them off young with green bean casserole and you will be glad you did, because your boys will like to eat their green beans.
tars green bean cassaroleGreen beans are very healthy to eat, especially for growing kids. Green beans containVitamin K, which aids in healing cuts, scrapes and bloody noses.  If your kid gets a bloody nose, feed him lost of green beans (and strawberries). The vitamin K will provide essential nutrients to heal.
Green beans also contain high amounts of Vitamin C which aids in healing the cuts and scrapes a child gets in playing every day – lots of green beans help to quickly repair tissue and grow strong.
You will be happy to know that green beans are vital to the health of mothers and any young woman, too. They are high in Manganese, which is a wonderful nutrient that aids in reducing pain of periods (PMS). On your day off, you will enjoy green bean casserole….Since its so delicious I guarantee you will want to eat the entire casserole by yourself.
The mushrooms in the casserole also provide Manganese as well as providing you with vital trace nutrients, like copper. This is why it is excellent for a woman to eat this particular casserole to provide your body with vital nutrients from both the green beans and the mushrooms together to help balance the stress on the body during menstruation.
So there you go – that’s why you want to learn how to make Delicious Green Bean & Mushroom Casserole….Make enough for the whole family and especially serve it to small children so they will learn to enjoy it.

Tara’s “I Love Yellow Peppers and Raisins” - iGOZEN Salad Recipe By Tara Pelton

Looking for a delicious crunchy salad with the right balance of tangy sweet and salty? Try this delicious and beautiful recipe. Be sure to buy fresh and wash your fruits and veggies with iGOZEN Simply Clean. 
This recipe has 250 calories for a huge delicious helping, 350 with cheese added and that includes the dressing.
Tangy Sweet and Salty Salad with Fresh ingredients
Yellow-orange peppers
Yellow Raisins
Green beans
White onion (optional)
Parmesan (or other) shredded cheese (optional)
Lettuce (romaine)
Chop into bite size pieces, or in the case of lettuce gently tear the lettuce into bite-size pieces.  Decorate your salad with delicious crunchy beans, sweet yellow raisins and orange peppers.
Add salad crunchies if you have them (see my other recipe on how to make salad crunchies)

1 tablespoon honey (raw, unfiltered is the best for you and only 60 calories per heaping tablespoon)
1-2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 generous heaping tablespoons Greek style yogurt 
salt & pepper (use whole salt, kosher, sea salt or Himalayan salt)
1 teaspoon mustard
Yes, I really said yogurt. You can use oil if you want but yogurt is plenty delicious and saves calories.  Just try it….
Remember to encourage your kids to help you prepare foods.  Use iGOZEN to make sure all foods are sanitary and free from dangerous germs or pesticides or bacteria, and send us your favorite recipes if you'd like to share them.