Alzheimer’s and BasicH2

I was recently told about a “home remedy” that really took me by surprise. Coconut oil can be used as a treatment for Alzheimer’s.

My friend Lloyd had gone through a long battle with his father’s Alzheimer’s before we knew as much as we know about it now. It is a tragic story coconutabout how no matter what treatments were given it seemed like a losing battle. Now that we live in an information age, it’s easier to learn about alternative medicines and treatments. Lloyd was told about coconut oil as an alternative treatment, and since then him and his wife have been cooking with it to try and use it as a preventative measure.

basicHWhere my thoughts on the whole thing came from was from a highly disputed article I read some time ago from the medical journal Evolution, Medicine and Public Health. This lay summary of this article states:

Lay summary: People living in sanitized environments may be at greater Alzheimer’s
risk. We compare Alzheimer’s rates in different countries in light of countries’ historical
and contemporary pathogen prevalence, sanitation, and urbanization. We find that
countries that are less urbanized, with more pathogens and lower degree of sanitation
have lower Alzheimer’s rates.

My opinion on this wasn’t that clean people are more susceptible to Alzheimer’s, it was that I immediately thought of the air quality issue. Clean people use more household cleaners, plus being in a more urban area there is more commercial and industrial pollution.

So what is the best way to combat this? In my opinion the best way you can help the quality of life in your own home is to use a natural cleaner. Shaklee’s Basic H2 is all natural. It’s non toxic. It’s made out of (the above mentioned) coconut…  Plus it’s available (Highly Concentrated) for $12.15 (Full Retail Price, the Member Price is only $10.35)

Wouldn’t you rather be breathing in something all natural than all of the chemicals in every store bought cleaner?

Getting Healthy

So as the summer is coming to an end, I am sort of reflecting on the things that I have done this year to try and better myself. Asid from all of the extra hours I have put into both of my jobs, I have done a TON of biking this year.

This is a big change from previous recent years… My bike was in storage for a couple of years, since I moved, and before that it was just intermittantly used. I even invested in a top-of-the-line bike seat that makes it so much easier to do the long trips.

So as we move into the colder ¾ of the year I know that I won’t be able to do as much biking, so I plan to switch my efforts over to the eliptical machine that we bought last year (and have mostly just used to sort clothes…) It’s not as nice as being out and about and seeing the sights of the city or countryside, but at least I can do it while catching up on Netflix or listening to music.

The other thing that I am working on is kickstarting my Shaklee business. I am trying to come up with some fun ideas, to keep people interested. Some of these ideas include (some pretty high end) giveaways and (my favorite) starting up the Health Clean Green Podcast. I want to talk about everyting from myself, my family, my business partners, laugh, joke, make fun of each other.

BUT I really want to get the audience involved, so I am looking for some people that might want to call in to the podcast. Someone that wants help with a certian medical issue, or someone that has benefited from vitamins (or really any of the Shaklee products). If any of this fits your situation, let me know! Either via a comment (below), email (, Twitter (@charliedelong) or a voicemail (612) 568-7812.

I am guessing we will record biweekly, and I am also looking at making the podcast a live stream… It should be fun! It’s a great way to keep myself accountible for what i am doing to better myself, along with sharing the products that I believe in, and show how they are helping me along the way!

Healthy Clean and Green Update

We have a bunch of new ideas that we are working on, and we wanted to reach out to you because you may have done the old version of the Health Quiz.  We are looking to grow our business in a fun way so we came up with some new ideas to keep it fresh.

The first thing we are doing is to completely redesign the Health Quiz, on the website, and via the Android app.  Once released, it will give you real-time results and suggestions to better yourself, right from the app.  Of course we will monitor these closely and be able to answer any questions you may have.  Simplicity is one of the things that we strive for, and the old system was far from that!

The other big announcement that we wanted to share is that we are working on a podcast, to promote both the Quiz and the products.  We are also looking for some people that would be wiling to share their story with us, and be a featured guest on the upcoming podcast series. If you are interested, call my voicemail number – (612) 568-7812 – and leave a message. If you are chosen we will either call you and set up a time to interview you for the podcast, or (if it is an easy question) we may play your message and answer it “on the air”.  When the program goes live we will send you a message to tune in!

If you have any questions about your Quiz results, being on the podcast, or even if you are looking for some extra income, send me an email (charlie -at-, or call my voicemail number: (612) 568-7812