WD-40 Magic – Household Tips & Tricks



By Maya ~ January 20th, 2009. Filed under: Household Tips.

A friend of mine sent me the following email:

WD-40 Magic

A lady got up very early one morning and went outside to pickup the Sunday paper, she noticed someone had sprayed red paint all around the sides of the neighbors brand new beige truck. She went over and woke him up and gave him the bad news. He was, of course extremely upset. And they stood there trying to figure out what could be done about the problem. They decided there wasn’t much recourse but to wait until Monday, since nothing was open. Just then another neighbor came out of his house,surveyed the situation and immediately went to get his WD-40 out and cleaned the red paint off with it. Guess What! It cleaned up that paint without harming the original paint on the truck! I’m impressed!! Water Displacement #40. The product began from a search for A rust preventative solvent and de greaser to protect Missile parts. WD-40 was created in 1953 by three Technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company. Its name comes from the project that was to find a ‘water displacement’ compound. They were successful with the fortieth formulation, thus WD-40. The Corvair Company bought it in bulk to protect their atlas missile parts. Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you…’ IT IS MADE FROM FISH OIL’ . When you read the ‘shower door’ part, try it. It’s the first thing that has ever cleaned that spotty shower door. If yours is plastic, it works just as well as glass. It is a miracle! Then try it on your stove top… It is now shinier than it has ever been before. Who knew!!!

You can use WD-40 to fix great number of problems. For example:

  1. Protects silver from tarnishing.
  2. Removes road tar and grime from cars.
  3. Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
  4. Gives floors that `just-waxed` sheen without making it slippery.
  5. Keeps flies off cows.
  6. Restores and cleans chalkboards.
  7. Removes lipstick stains.
  8. Loosens stubborn zippers.
  9. Untangles jewelry chains.
  10. Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
  11. Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
  12. Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing.
  13. Removes tomato stains from clothing.
  14. Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.
  15. Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
  16. Keeps scissors working smoothly.
  17. Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes
  18. It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Open some windows if you have a lot of marks.
  19. Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car. removed quickly, with WD40!
  20. Gives a children’s play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
  21. Lubricates gear shift on lawn mowers.
  22. Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises.
  23. Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.
  24. Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
  25. Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, well as vinyl bumpers.
  26. Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.
  27. Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
  28. Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling.
  29. Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly.
  30. Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
  31. Removes splattered grease on stove.
  32. Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
  33. Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
  34. Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
  35. Removes all traces of duct tape.
  36. Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain.
  37. Florida’s favorite use ‘Cleans and removes bugs from grills and bumpers.’
  38. Protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.
  39. WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a LITTLE on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time.
  40. Ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch.
  41. WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag.
  42. If you’ve washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and Presto! Lipstick is gone!
  43. If you spray WD-40 on the distributor cap, it will displace the moisture and allow the car to start.
  44. Keep a can of WD-40 in your kitchen cabinet. It is good for oven burns.
  45. WD-40 is good for any type of burn. It takes the burned feeling away and heals with NO scarring. Remember, the basic ingredient is FISH OIL!

Dry Eye?



By Administrator1 ~ January 9th, 2009. Filed under: Health.

Find Fast, Effective Dry Eye Relief

Dry Eye occurs when something interferes with your tears’ normal production or function. It can be chronic condition, most often related to aging. Usually, people over 50 have dramatically increased rates of the condition, and post-menopausal women are especially at risk due to hormone changes.

In mild cases, a slight burning sensation is common. Other symptoms include a dry, scratchy, sandy or gritty sensation. In moderate to severe condition, you might experience sensitivity to light, blurred vision and sometimes uncontrolled tearing.

Dry Eye can also be triggered environmentally by irritants, smog, smoke, wind, prolonged work at a computer, even contact lens wear. Certain environmental conditions can spark symptoms in a hurry. For example: air condition, air pollution, dry climates, high altitudes, high humidity, even overheated rooms.

In addition to aging and environmental triggers, dry eye is associated with a number of diseases (asthma, diabetes, blepharitis), medications (antihistamines, antibiotics, anti-diarrheals, decongestants) and other health related conditions (eye trauma, smoking, pregnancy).

We recommend to use GenTeal Eye drops as relief for mild to moderate Dry Eye and GenTeal Gel, for moderate to severe Dry Eye. Click on the product links to find out more info.

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Culturelle With Lactobacillus GG



By Administrator1 ~ January 9th, 2009. Filed under: Health, Product Reviews.

Culturelle forms a protective barier of “good” bacteria in your intestines that fights off “bad” bacteria, enabling you to maintain a healthy digestive tract. It contains Lactobacillus GG, the patented, clinically proven “probiotic”, you can rely on it to safely increase your body’s natural defenses and help you feel your best.

If you eat out often, travel a lot, take antibiotics from time to time or have hectic, stressful lifestyle, your digestive track can take a beating. So arm yourself with Culturelle, the patented probiotic with Lactobacillus GG.

Gold Bond Foot Cream



By Administrator1 ~ January 9th, 2009. Filed under: Personal Care, Product Reviews.

Gold Bond Moisturizing Foot Cream is great relief for dry, rough, cracked feet and heels. Its unique formula delivers 7 intensive moisturizers, plus the essential skin nurturing of vitamins A, C, and E.

Used daily, it works to condition even the toughest skin to keep feet from becoming dry, rough and cracked.

It penetrates fast, is non-greasy, and has a lovely light peppermint fragrance.

Why I like Nature’s Resource



By Maya ~ January 8th, 2009. Filed under: Product Reviews.

Not all herb brands deliver what you think they do. Different brands can contain vastly different amounts of the active ingredients that makes them worth taking in the first place. With this brand, I know that I am receiving the right quality and amount of active ingredients needed.

Click here to check and buy Nature’s Resources Product Line and enjoy great quality!

Menopause – Nutritional Support



By Maya ~ January 8th, 2009. Filed under: Product Reviews.

It’s a Natural Change… Make the Natural Choice

Remifemin is a unique, natural standardized extract of black cohosh – the clinically studied black cohosh.

It is highly recommended by respected health care professionals. Most women notice dramatic benefits within 4 to 8 weeks. No synthetic substances. No artificial ingredients. Estrogen free, soy free – can be used safely by women with a history of breast cancer who cannot take estrogen. The German Kommission E found it safe and beneficial for nutritional support of female health during menopause.

Remifemin Menopause Herbal Supplement, Estrogen Free, 120 Tablets

Food Role in the Fight Against Disease



By Maya ~ December 10th, 2008. Filed under: Health, Healthy-Cooking.

There is mounting evidence that choosing right foods more often can help improve our chances against disease. The vitamins, fibre, minerals, disease-fighting antioxidants, and many other healthy ingredients in food, like phytonutrients in whole grains appear to work together to provide protection against diseases.

Whole grain oats are a natural source of soluble fibre, which has been linked with reducing blood cholesterol levels for decades. Breads made with whole grains, rye, oats and flax seeds play an important role in helping to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. Scientists are still unraveling the details, but it has been known for long time now, food choices with more soluble fibre lover blood sugar levels and improve digestion. Every doctor will tell you, what you already know today, that if you add more vegetables, legumes, fruits, seeds and nuts to your diet you will be healthier, have a chance to lose weight and improve your health in general.

Healthy eating can be approached in many ways, but one of the easiest ways is getting more soluble fibre in our daily diet.

For example:

  • Choose whole grain oats as your breakfast cereals.
  • Buy breads made with whole grains, rye, oats and flax seeds and try to avoid white bread.
  • Toss nuts and seeds, like almonds or flax seeds, instead of croutons on your next salad.
  • Prepare soups, tacos, chili and other food with less meat and more kidney beans, black beans or some other legumes you like.
  • Try to consume more fresh produce daily with each meal.

Other important tips:

  • Use healthy fats in your diet. Healthy fats such as olive oil make vegetables and fish tastier, so you will enjoy your meal more and have less cravings lather.
  • Avoid fast food. It’s not only unhealthy, it has a lot of salt, fat and sugar in it and it is designed to increase your appetite.
  • Never eat or drink while driving or walking. Take your time and try to enjoy your little break.
  • Try eating consistently in order to maintain good health and healthy weight. Skipping meals can backfire, because hungry people eat more later on, often grabbing whatever is available, not necessarily what is nutritious or calorie wise.
  • Have your breakfast, because it has been known that breakfast eaters are healthier and slimmer than breakfast skippers.
  • When you are eating, do not watch TV, browse internet, read book or work, just eat. Studies show that people who are used to multitasking during meals have digestions problems, are overweight and are prone to other diseases.
  • People who eat quickly, while doing other things, usually don’t realize how much food they are consuming, nor do they enjoy the meal as much as they should. Not only that, they don’t feel satisfied because they haven’t registered what they are eating. If you don’t satisfy the sensory aspects of your meal like the texture, the smells, the taste, or visual presentation, you will not be satisfied with your meal, with yourself or with others.

Healthy Autumn Salad



By Librarian101 ~ December 9th, 2008. Filed under: Healthy-Cooking, Salads.

This fresh and tasty salad will delight all.

Ingredients:

1 medium Granny Smith apple, sliced thinly (with skin)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 bag (about 5 cups) mixed lettuce greens
(or your favorite lettuce)
½ cup dried cranberries
¼ cup walnuts, chopped
¼ cup unsalted sunflower seeds
¼ cup low-fat raspberry vinaigrette dressing

Preparation:

1.Sprinkle lemon juice on the apple slices.
2.Mix the lettuce, cranberries, apple, walnuts, and sunflower seeds in a bowl.
3.Toss with raspberry vinaigrette dressing, to lightly cover the salad.

Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: 1 cup

Per Serving:
Calories 138; Total Fat 7 g; Saturated Fat 1 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 41 mg; Total Fiber 3 g; Protein 3 g; Carbohydrates 19 g; Potassium 230 mg

Vegetable Stew



By Librarian101 ~ December 9th, 2008. Filed under: Healthy-Cooking, Stews, Vegetables.

Here’s a great new way to use summer vegetables.

Ingredients:

3 cups water
1 cube vegetable bouillon, low sodium
2 cups white potatoes, cut in 2-inch strips
2 cups carrots, sliced
4 cups summer squash, cut in 1-inch squares
1 cup summer squash, cut in 4 chunks
1 15-ounce can sweet corn, rinsed and drained (or 2 ears fresh corn, 1½ cups)
1 teaspoon thyme
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 stalk scallion, chopped
½ small hot pepper, chopped
1 cup onion, coarsely chopped
1 cup tomatoes, diced

Note: You can add other favorite vegetables, such as broccoli and cauliflower.

Preparation:

1.Put water and bouillon in large pot and bring to a boil.
2.Add potatoes and carrots and simmer for 5 minutes.
3.Add remaining ingredients, except for tomatoes, and continue cooking for 15 minutes over medium heat.
4.Remove 4 chunks of squash and puree in blender.
5.Return pureed mixture to pot and let cook for 10 minutes more.
6.Add tomatoes and cook for another 5 minutes.
7.Remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes to allow stew to thicken.

Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1¼ cups

Per Serving:
Calories 119; Total Fat 1 g; Saturated Fat 0 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 196 mg; Total Fiber 4 g; Protein 4 g; Carbohydrates 27 g; Potassium 524 mg

Candied Yams



By Librarian101 ~ December 9th, 2008. Filed under: Desserts, Healthy-Cooking, Vegetables, Yams.

A bit of margarine and some orange juice make this dish sweet.

Ingredients:
3 medium yams (1½ cups)
¼ cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon flour, sifted
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon orange peel
1 teaspoon soft tub margarine
½ cup orange juice

Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2.Cut yams in half and boil until tender, but firm (about 20 minutes). When cool enough to handle, peel and slice into ¼-inch thickness.
3.Combine sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and grated orange peel.
4.Place half of sliced yams in medium-sized casserole dish. Sprinkle with spiced sugar mixture.
5.Dot with half the amount of margarine.
6.Add second layer of yams, using the rest of the ingredients in the order above. Add orange juice.
7.Bake uncovered for 20 minutes.

Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: ¼ cup

Per Serving:
Calories 110; Total Fat 0 g; Saturated Fat 0 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 115 mg; Total Fiber 2 g; Protein 1 g; Carbohydrates 25 g; Potassium 344 mg