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Banish Stinky Odor With FreshAir!

Banish Stinky Odor With FreshAir!

If you’ve ever owned a Vollara FreshAir unit, then you know what kind of positive impact it can have on your home, your family and your overall wellness. The FreshAir works by replicating a process that occurs in nature, which then destroys odors, eliminates smoke and reduces harmful contaminants ordinary cleaning can leave behind. So if you or someone in your family struggles with breathing difficulties, allergies or asthma, the FreshAir can be an invaluable asset to your home. But…

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Avoid Germs On Your Summer Travels!

Avoid Germs On Your Summer Travels!

Most of us don’t want to think too much about what all we could be exposed to when we travel, especially when it comes to the super-scary contaminant king E.coli. But it’s everywhere – on transportation, at schools, and even in the sanctuary of our own (seemingly clean) home. In truly disturbing news, two researchers recently discovered that certain pathogens – of which E.coli is one – can linger on airplane surfaces for days. Considering the number of people who could…

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11 Signs You’re Dehydrated

11 Signs You’re Dehydrated

With summer about to kick off and temperatures on the rise – with some Southern states looking at possibly 3 more months of 90+ degree days – it becomes even more important to make sure you and your family are staying safely hydrated. Even in cooler climates, it’s possible to become dehydrated – the symptoms of which will come on at a slower rate than in hot weather. But the heat, especially when combined with outdoor activities, can quickly take…

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Water Conservation: A Job for Everyone

Water Conservation: A Job for Everyone

In most first-world countries, water seems like a plentiful resource. Even in times of drought, it’s still easy to walk into a convenience store and grab a bottle of water – a luxury many countries and people don’t have. And while 71% of the earth is covered in water it is still a sought-after and essential necessity. (Just ask the state of California right now!) By some estimates, the average person uses 50 gallons of water a day. If each…

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The Chemical Side of Clean

The Chemical Side of Clean

Whether we like it or not, most of us are exposed to cleaning products and their residues at low levels on a daily basis. When these chemicals are used, their fumes linger in the air and we breathe them in. Chemicals in cleaning products can also enter our bodies by absorption through the skin or through ingestion of household dust and chemical residues left on dishes and other “cleaned” surfaces. When used cleaning products are flushed down the drain, they…

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Sleep Deprived? How Better Breathing Can Lead to Better Sleep

Sleep Deprived? How Better Breathing Can Lead to Better Sleep

  Sleep is essential for all humans. For many of us, however, true, restful sleep can also prove to be elusive. Not getting enough quality sleep can create negative effects. While one night of little sleep isn’t usually enough to put anyone at serious (and really, who hasn’t experienced a bad night of sleep before?), chronic sleep deprivation can create major problems like increasing risk of stroke, increasing the risk of diabetes, memory loss, becoming more accident prone, premature aging…

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All About: Immune Support Supplements

All About: Immune Support Supplements

Many people take vitamins on a daily basis, but have you ever considered what you might need in an immune support supplement? After all, the immune system is the body’s natural defense against infection. The complex network of cells, tissues, and organs work in unison to stop outside substances from invading the body.  “Natural Killer” Cells  kill adverse foreign matter without any direction from other cells. “Helper T” Cells identify invaders and mark them to be destroyed by other immune…

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How To Remove Chlorine From Your Drinking Water — And Why You Should

How To Remove Chlorine From Your Drinking Water — And Why You Should

Since water is an essential part of your everyday life, you might wonder how to remove chlorine from water at home.  You want the water that you drink to be safe and clean.  It would be wonderful if all tap water were truly safe, but it does sometimes contain both chemicals and impurities.  Chlorine is added to tap water to kill off harmful bacteria.  Unfortunately, chlorine, even in the relatively small amounts used in tap water, can be unhealthy to…

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How to De-Gunk Your Washing Machine

How to De-Gunk Your Washing Machine

In order to keep your washer running at peak performance, you’ve got to make sure the washer stays clean — and traditional laundry methods mean your washer might be prone to gunk, residue build-up, bacteria and odors. We depend on our washing machine to clean our laundry, but it can’t do an efficient job if it’s not kept clean. In fact, one of the first signs of a dirty washing machine might be the telltale indicators you see on your clothes: strange oily deposits, musty smells,…

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Are you getting enough Vitamin D?

Are you getting enough Vitamin D?

Vitamin D plays a key role for the body year-round, since it aids in the absorption of calcium, helps form and maintain strong bones, and increases bone density while decreasing the risk for fractures. But did you know that in winter months, people often experience deficiencies? They’re less likely to get exposure to direct sunlight due to the weather…and it’s sunlight that helps your body naturally create the much-needed Vitamin D. So what happens if you aren’t getting enough Vitamin…

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