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Friday, February 12, 2016

Genesis 950 Concentrate Review: Super Cleaner!

Do you hate cleaning?  You'll love the Genesis 950 Concentrate.  Well, before I give you my opinion, let me tell you what I found when I reviewed the Genesis 950 Concentrate.  When I accept a review for a product, I don't just read the material and write a post.  I try the product on a number of places in my home to see if I really have an opinion.  

With chemical products I'm usually a little nervous, because I'm chemically sensitive and could have a reaction.  I liked this American-made product, that did have a scent, but it was fairly mild.  It didn't make me sick, but I can't guarantee that for everyone.  The concentrate can be used at different strengths.  You can dilute it with water for a stronger or weaker mix, depending on what you are cleaning.  I learned the following at Genesis950.com  Here are some of the things they list that can be cleaned with Genesis 950:
  • Floors
  • Appliances
  • Counters
  • Cabinets
  • Clothing/Uniforms
  • Shoes/Boots
  • Microfiber
  • Suede/Leather
  • Engines/Transmissions
  • Wheels/Grills/Machinery
  • Tools
  • Granite/Marble
The website states that Genesis 950 doesn't contain alcohol, ammonia or bleach and claims to be Eco-friendly.  These are the items listed that it can safely remove:
  • Grease/Grime
  • Soot
  • Ink
  • Tar
  • Vegetable Oils
  • Insect Residue
I don't have carpet or pets, but it the product gives directions to  clean carpets and pet stains.  I'm sure this would be wonderful to have!  Though I didn't try it, the website says you can even use it in Steam cleaners and Rug Doctors.  

Since Spring is right around the corner, I'm starting to do some cleaning.  With my weak shoulders, I don't have the strength to scrub and scrub.  This product made it easy to clean.  I just sprayed the Genesis 950 on and took a sponge right to it.  The area came clean right away.  The sink and shower projects  were so easy.  This was wonderful for someone who doesn't have good strength.

Sink, Before
Sink, After

Dirty Shower, Before

Clean Shower, After

Shiny and Clean

Thanks, Genesis 950 Concentrate! Now, when it stops snowing, I'll go outside and Spring Clean my patio furniture with Genesis 950 Concentrate.  I would definitely recommend this cleaner to my readers.  

Disclosure: I received 1 Gallon of this product, in order to perform the review.  I did not receive any other compensation.  All opinions are 100% mine, and you may or may not agree with me.

@2016, copyright Lisa Ehrman

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Happy Hips

Today began so early!  I set my alarm for 5:45, but kept waking up throughout the night in anticipation of the appointment.  This was my Physical Therapy appointment hip evaluation, which I've been waiting for with excitement.  About a month ago, I finally got an order from the orthopedist for the PT to work on my hips being out of joint.   They've been out of joint ever since I stopped wearing my back brace when I was a teenager.

At that point my hips hurt all the time, but it was usually just one side.  As I've gotten older, both sides now hurt and the pain is worse.  The pain is severe and makes it hard to stand for very long and also hard to walk.  I work hard to walk normally, and not limp.

The appointment was wonderful.  My PT spent time asking me many questions.  Then she measured my legs and checked to see about the rotation.  My legs weren't actually unequal, but my hips were rotated.  Of course, she said mine were rotated in the opposite direction than all the women she had ever seen.  (Why am I not surprised?)  haha

After many discussions, stretches, and such, she showed me how to "put my hips back in place".  This was amazing and it worked!!!  This won't be permanent, but I will be able to do it when they go out again.  I will continue to do exercises to strengthen the core and hips.  There will be more appointments to learn more exercises.

My shoulder PT appointments are nearing a close, and have been very successful.  My pain is much less and the muscles around the shoulders are stronger.  I will need to continue these exercises forever.  Thankfully, this PT gym is available to me forever.  Ehlers Danlos Syndrome is a condition that can be treated with Physical Therapy.  PT doesn't cure EDS, but it helps with the pain and can help to stabilize the joints that are lax.

Disclaimer: I am not a medical expert.  All medical information is just my personal opinion.  If you need medical help, do not follow my advice; consult your personal physician.
@2016, copyright Lisa Ehrman

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Psoriasis and the Heart

Last year I wrote about Psoriasis Awareness.  That post was mainly to define psoriasis and tell readers about the Awareness Month that comes each August.  Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that began attacking my skin about four years ago.  When it first started appearing, it was on my neck, shoulders and eyelids.  After steroid treatment knocked that down, it reappeared on my ankle, elbows, and lower back.  These places were very severe and hard to treat.  As I saw different doctors, I was given different opinions.  But, the final diagnosis and treatment was steroid cream.  This only worked to keep it calmed down.  When I was finally diagnosed with Mast Cell Disorder and prescribed oral medications with the steroid cream, did the Psoriasis finally heal.

There are always new outbreaks, as I'm now having it in other places.  But, I do have ways to treat this disorder.  Autoimmune diseases are not something you can forget about.  There are many steps to take care of yourself.  If you don't follow the steps to protect your skin, bad results will come.

As I read more about Psoriasis, I'm reminded that it's not just a simple skin condition.  I need to be taking care of the entire body, because Psoriasis can damage my organs.  Here are some facts presented by the Psoriasis Foundation: Many with psoriasis (30%) will develop Psoriatic Arthritis.  Some studies have shown an increase in cancer in those with Psoriasis.  Those with severe psoriasis could be 58% more at risk for a major cardiac event and 43% more at risk for stroke.  (https://www.psoriasis.org/about-psoriasis/related-conditions)

These studies are pretty shocking to me.  (The Psoriasis Foundation has so much information for you to read. if you are interested.)  Being middle-aged, I know that being heart-healthy is extremely important for every woman desiring a long and healthy life.  Having so many chronic health problems, makes it very difficult for me to exercise.  It's worrisome for me to think about my aging cardiovascular system, knowing that I haven't exercised in four years.  I will really have to Fight like a Girl if I'm going to make it back to exercising!!!!  I hope the physical therapist can get me going :)

Disclosure: I am not a medical expert.  All information is presented as my personal opinion, or shared from a website.  If you are unwell or have medical questions, please consult your personal physician. @2016, copyright Lisa Ehrman

Monday, February 8, 2016

Two Rivers Coffee / Java Factory Giveaway

Two Rivers Coffee/Java Factory Giveaway

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I have written.

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Kinderfeets Classic Push Bike Giveaway

Kinderfeets Classic Push Bike Giveaway! 1 Lucky Winner! ($109 RV) Ends 3/03 ***Part of The XOXO Giveaway Hop***

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Deliciously Savvy is Hosting a Giveaway for 1 Lucky Winner to Receive a Classic Kinderfeets Push Bike: It is the Award Winning Wooden Pushbike with Chalkboard Finish in a Variety of Colors! You Can Write Personalized Messages On It and The Kiddies Can Draw Away! $109 Retail Value! Enter Today & Good Luck!

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Petzi Treat Cam Giveaway

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Eating Healthy In The New Year Giveaway

Eating Healthy In The New Year Giveaway with IONutrition #IONutrition


Deliciously Savvy Is Hosting A Healthy Eating Giveaway Sponsored By IONutrition! 2 Lucky Winners Will Receive 3 Paleo Breakfasts And 5 Paleo Entrees From IONutrition! Each Prize Pack Is Valued At $90 For A Total ARV Of $180! Enter Today & Good Luck!

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