A Million Trees

Foot Tappin, Feel Good CEO sings “You Can Have It All”

This video makes me smile every time I watch it.  Our CEO Roger Barnett ROCKS!  He wrote the song and then plays keyboard and has made the time to become a billionaire!  Oh – and he wants Shaklee to be the first company to win the Nobel Peace Prize for our environmental good works.   I love being part of Shaklee Corporation.  We know in the Land of And – You Can Have It All.  Join us and we’ll get ya started!!

Take the Body Burden Test and Change One Thing Today

You know I’m remembering the movie “Children of Men” lately.  It was a bit edgy but plausible I thought – all the humans are infertile until one woman becomes pregnant.  It’s a mad dash to save the mother and the child. 

CNN’s Anderson Cooper is bringing public awareness to a problem that is making my head spin.  The chemical load that is burdening our bodies  – in our bones, brains, muscle and organs.  Do I really want to know this? 

You bet I do and I’m going to do everything I can to minimize the amount of toxins I’m putting into my body and in my home.  I’m past child bearing years but listen up all you couples that are hoping to conceive – do what you can to get the chemicals out of your home.

First, I found an online quiz to simulate my body burden score.  Go ahead and see what your Test reveals.   OK, so now you’ve taken the test and have an idea what you can actually change and the things that may be just plain out of our control.  So let’s focus on one thing today that we can change – are you with me? 

Oprah featured non-toxic home care products on her Earth Day show this year – take a minute to see her feature for going green and toxin free   I am using these cleaners and they’re just plain fun to use – GetClean . Go ahead and try them – and send your toxic household cleaners to the hazardous waste site.  Yes – that’s what I said.  The US government considers common household cleaners as hazardous waste.  You can see what chemicals you are spreading around your home – on the floor, table, dishes, in the air you breath by visiting  NIH .

So now you have the knowledge and knowledge is consumer power.  Get the toxins out of your home and the cool thing about the Get Clean products is – they are made by the first company President Bill Clinton recognized back in 2000 as Carbon Neutral.  The first company – ever to be Carbon Neutral. 

So this is the first of many changes I’ll be challenging you to make in the coming days.  Stay tuned and let me know if you are ready to accept the “Body Burden” challenge.

Please forward this to everyone you know – let’s make a difference – one person at a time.

CNN and Body Burden Testing

Anderson Cooper has completed a piece about chemical exposures and what it is doing to our bodies – but even more importantly – what it’s doing to our children.
Please forward this on to everyone you know with children – please get the word out.     Check out my blog for a series of writings on taking the Body Burden Challenge to find out easy ways you can reduce your body burden scores and keep you, your home and the planet safe. 

While you’re there, please check out our website to order non-toxic and environmentally safe products. Find out why Oprah has had Shaklee on her show 3 times this year supporting the company and it’s safe products.
Also, watch what Oprah and Roger Barnett had to say this year in honor of Green Day…OprahEarthDay2007


Warm Regards,

 Angie Silberberger

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Enter to Win « A Million Trees  We’re giving away non-toxic cleaners that are earth friendly, good for the environment and won’t break your wallet. The H2 cleaner is now green seal certified – what that means is – schools and government agencies that policy requires they purchase green seal certified products will want to know about these!

Check out the Welcome page and enter our monthly drawing to win $250 in green products!

Children See. Children Do.

This gets me where I live – you can understand this message regardless of what language you speak.


Adventures in saving the planet

I found Shaklee about 4 months ago when I was consulting just outside of New York City.  I had been talking with clients and coworkers as we were all becoming increasingly alarmed about global warming. 

One day I asked another consultant “What have you done to reduce your carbon footprint on the earth?”  He said  “I purchased Shaklee household cleaners.”  I said “Oh?” He went on to tell me they are green seal certified – he raved about these household products and said they were the best cleaners he had ever used, they were environmentally safe and he knows they are non-toxic for his wife and small children at home…

I was intrigued and immediately started researching Shaklee.  I was thrilled to find they are the most green company I had ever found.  They were the first company to be recognized as carbon neutral back in 2002.  They still believe in the golden rule and their philanthropy work toward slowing greenhouse gases and stopping global warming is priceless.  It felt like I had come home – Shaklee just fit – so I purchased the Get Clean Starter Kit that day.

Well I have had asthma for the last 20 years and I hadn’t been able to clean with regular household cleaners without being sick for days afterward.  I was so excited to find that by using the Get Clean products – I could clean my home and I didn’t get sick.  I think that was a real ah ha moment for me.  I wasn’t making a big sacrifice by using environmentally safe products – I was reaping a benefit by experiencing better health.

So I would say I am thrilled with my purchase of the Shaklee Get Clean Starter Kit. Not only am I reducing over 100 pounds of packaging waste from landfills and eliminating 248 pounds of greenhouse gases – I am breathing better and growing stronger everyday that I am not exposed to toxic chemicals in my home.


I hope my story inspires you to start making changes in your life to reduce your footprint on the earth.  Shaklee is a company for today – these products aren’t wimpy – they’ll amaze you and they’re economical.  To give you an idea – a bottle of window cleaner that you will mix by adding 2 drops of H2 cleaner to 16 oz of your water will cost you a penny.  So please choose environmentally safe products and make the change today – it’ll be good for you, your family and the planet.  Best of all – you’ll be making a change toward stopping global warming and that is priceless. 





Home Schooling Mom’s Journey of Discovery

As a woman with asthma I have come to understand the dramatic effects that retail household chemicals have on my breathing.  The excerpt below absolutely floors me.  These cleaners are responsible for so much disease – kids asthma has increased by 160% in recent years.   The EPA states that indoor air pollution is 2 to 5 times greater indoors than outdoors. 

 If you have children – switch to non-toxic cleaners – if you don’t – switch to non-toxic cleaners. 

Being a concerned mother of nearly four, I do care about the wellness of my family and the toxins in my home.  But this concern has taken different action over the past years.  When I had my first baby, I gave cleaning products a great deal of thought and tried to make as many as I could using earth friendly ingredients and recipes I found online.  Then, after the arrival of my second baby, I needed convenience and so I tried some of the green cleaners found at health food stores.  They were expensive so at times I had to just use the chemicals that choke you from the cleaning aisles of grocery stores.  And finally, after my third baby, I needed maximum convenience and minimum price.  So I started to use Clorox wipes, among other things.  (I have to be honest, even though I hate to admit it!  J

 Unfortunately, I was doing more harm than good.  A friend of mine suggested I watch Toxic Brew, a news segment produced by a Canadian news station. After watching this video, the reality of what I was bringing into my home began to dawn on me!

 Note: You can view Toxic Brew online at  http://theglobalsuccessteam.net/

Only a month or so later, I heard of the work of Dr. Doris Rapp, who researches the effects of harmful chemicals on children’s health.  (You can find her books, including Is This Your Child’s World? at www.amazon.com

 In one of her studies, she tested the effect of bleach on six-year-old’s handwriting.  I looked at the printed results, and was amazed at the evidence.  Before a bottle of bleach was opened, students wrote their names fairly well.  Then, with just an opened bottle of bleach in the room and the fumes wafting through the air, the children wrote their names dramatically different.  Some wrote messy, some too small to read, and one even wrote backwards. 

Being the devil’s advocate that I am, I thought: “Well, they just printed up the worst case scenarios.  Certainly it wouldn’t affect my kids this way.”  So, I determined to do the same test at home.  I didn’t tell my kids what I was doing.  I only told them to write as neatly as they could.  They printed their names on a sheet of paper.   Then, I told them to hold up their papers while I wiped the table off with a Clorox wipe.  As soon as it was dry enough, I had them put their papers down and write their names again.  I was shocked!  My daughter’s writing was visibly messier; instead of letters being tight and connected, they were loopy and crooked.  My son was completely distracted by something while he was writing his name!  (This is uncharacteristic of him.  He has no attention difficulties.)  When he realized that he was talking about something else, he stopped mid-sentence and said: “Wait, I’m supposed to be writing my name!?”  The next letter he wrote was upside-down (which my son had never done before).  I took it to the next level and had my children move to another room where there were no Clorox fumes.  They wrote their names again and proved that without being ‘under the influence’ they could write just as neat as the first time.  I could clearly see that the chemicals were affecting both writing ability and focus. 

My children are home-schooled and we do chores every morning before school starts.  Since they have direct exposure to cleaners, I was burdened by thoughts of how the cleaning chemicals were affecting them in other ways.  To make a long story shorter, I promised myself from that time on that I would not subject my children’s minds to danger again, not to mention their lungs and skin. 

And I am very pleased with the alternatives that Shaklee offers!  The Get Clean products are very powerful, environmentally friendly, cost-effective cleaning products that contain no toxic chemicals and no dangerous fumes!  What more was I looking for?  I have totally clean, residue-free dishes; totally clean, irritation-free clothes; and totally clean, fume-free chore time!  I LOVE IT and I want to spread the word so that every mom can give her children the priceless gift of a toxin-free home!

 –Amy K. Jefferson, GA