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How to be Clean in a Dirty World

Here’s how to be clean in a dirty world.


Skeptical?  Simply read on and see.

Food For Thought and Better Health With Purely Green

Merri and I take the cleanliness of our food supply seriously.

In North Carolina we eat a lot of wild food and vegetables we grow in our garden.


surrounding our house with lettuce of all types, greens and herbs.


Our greenhouse allows us to start our planting early.

In the spring nature provides us with dandelions and a wonderful lettuce (called branch lettuce) that grows wild in the creek later to be supplemented by Bee Balm and Echinacea for tea.


Here is echinacea and tomatoes growing in front of our meditation room.

Here is a bit of our harvest.


This time of year, we harvest our grapes and collect apples from our many apple trees.  We have acres of…


wild blackberries in the summer and wild mountain strawberries in the late spring.


Our chickens provide us with summer meals like this.


We also have a greenhouse in Florida and start the gardening process again in winter.

In addition we have citrus, grapes, figs, blueberries and loquats that provide us with Florida fruit throughout the year.

These crops, plus trout in North Carolina, bass and panfish from our Florida lake allow us to eat less commercially grown food.

This gardening is fulfilling, provides gentle exercise and we find picking our own food especially satisfying.  Plus there are some enormous health benefits.

Dr. John Douillard at Lifespa.com (1) points out that “Environmental pollutants, cancer causing chemicals, plastics, preservatives, pesticides, heavy metals and industrial waste overwhelm the body’s natural detoxification pathways.  Toxic cloud plumes from burning coal cover most of the United States and lace even our organic vegetables with heavy metals. Pesticides and preservatives have infiltrated their way into almost all the food consumed in America and can store in the body’s fat, including the brain, for years. Industrial wastes have permeated our ground water and can enter our body by simply washing our organic veggies with tap water.  Over time these stored chemicals undermine our immunity, render us susceptible to disease, infection and premature aging.”

This is why Merri and I clean our our vegetables and fruit, especially those we purchase in the store, with Purely Green 25.

I asked our friend, Ted Tidwell, who manufactures Purely Green to explain how this works.

Ted replied:  In order for pesticides to remain on the plant and effective during rains, they are encased in oil.  An ordinary vegetable wash that does not dissolve oil will permit pesticidal residues to remain on the plant and be ingested.

PurelyGreen is powerful enough to dissolve crude oil and tar, so it easily dissolves the oil and removes the poisonous pesticides.  Ted

Merri and I use Purely Green 25, diluted at the rate of two (2) ounces per quart of water is our preferred method for cleaning purchased fresh fruit and vegetables.

We simple spray our fruits and vegetables thoroughly and generously with Purely Green and let it penetrate for several minutes before rinsing.

This removes the oil encrusted toxic chemical pesticides that ordinary veggie washes cannot remove.

This also improves the taste by removing the oil and toxins and extends the freshness and edibility for several additional days.

Purely Green is certified carcinogen free.  Many consumers save the cost of expensive organic produce by removing the insecticides with Purely Green.  This organic cleaner/degreaser helps the environment and poses no threat to humans, animals or marine life.

Recently Ted sent this note to me:  EcoCert International has certified BioWash 25, BioWash 100 and BioWash Soil Amendment as ORGANIC.  This achievement will help enrich hundreds of distributors and thousands of organic growers.

ECOCERT (2) is an organic certification organization, founded in France in 1991. It is based in Europe but conducts inspections in over 80 countries, making it one of the largest organic certification organizations in the world.  The company inspects about 70% of the organic food industry in France and about 30% worldwide. ECOCERT is also a leading certifier of fair trade food, cosmetics and textiles as per ECOCERT Fair Trade Standards.

Congratulations to Ted.  It is great to see other organizations confirm what we have known and have let readers know for decades.

There is also a huge financial savings.  Three quarts of 409 household cleaner delivered by Amazon.com is $16.98 or about $5.66 per quart before shipping.  You then have shipping costs or have to pay to be an Amazon Prime customer for free shipping.  But $5.66 per quart is about the best you’ll get for 409 household cleaner.

One gallon of Purely Green 25 is $96.  This is a concentrate that is mixed 15 to 1 (two ounces per appx. quart 30 ounces of water).  That gallon of Purely Green creates 64 quarts of ready to use at less than $2.00 per quart. 

There is one drawback to the Purely Green products, a high cost of shipping.   Ted does not offer Purely Green in stores and Fedex charges quite a bit for shipping.  The shipping, for a gallon averages out around $26 a gallon.  So the Purely Green and shipping are $122.

If you were to purchase the same amount of a traditional non organic house cleaner (such as Clorox 409) from Amazon.com,  you would pay $266.24 more.  

You can order one gallon here and the shipping is included.

One Gallon of Purely Green 25 $122. Buy Purely Green 25, one gallon

Purely Green

We are bombarded daily with toxicities of every sort.  We see toxic news.  We are sold and served toxic food.  Much of our water supply contains poisons.  There are chemicals in the air.  Anything we can do to reduce the pollution that gets in our bodies can help us get and maintain natural health.  I hope that sharing this program for Purely Green will help create a cleaner world.


(1) Lifespa: Clean and Dirty Foods

(2) www.ecocert.com/en/organic-farming


Bio Wash Environmental Profits

Bio Wash Environmental Profits

In today’s questions, answers and comments, the first comment below comes from our orange grove manager.

Last year I wrote about how Merri and I sprayed our orange groves with Bio Wash.

We recently had a bit of bad news in our orange groves in the form of some root rot.

We had to call in big machines like… this


to yank out 500 (about a third) of our trees so our grove that looked like this… now…


looks like this.


That’s farming for you!  Yet we are excited because…


we just sprayed the 1000+ remaining trees…




Bio Wash

Earlier this year we had some good news when our grove manager wrote: “Last year we used your Bio Wash and we are prepared to use it for you again. The trees do look much better this year.”

Now we have news about how much better the Bio Washed trees look… or are. I am checking annual yields for the area but suspect that a good part of the improvement is from using the Bio Wash.

Last year the grove of 1,500 trees produced 1801 boxes of oranges.

We removed one third of the lower producing trees in a grove management plan. We sprayed the remaining 2/3rd with Bio Wash.

With 500 fewer trees, the grove produced 2,484 boxes of oranges this year!

In other words, last year the average was a yield of about 1.2 boxes of naval oranges a tree. This year the average yield was 2.4 boxes a tree… double.  This increased the income of the grove 37% with 33% less trees.

You can learn how to get a business starter kit from Ted Tidwell at tedtid7@yahoo.com

The second question is about Ecuador real estate pricing. A reader wrote in response to our Bahia Ecuador Beach Bargain message:

That sounds really expensive just for a lot. About a year ago, I saw those colored condos oceanfront that were selling for $18,000

Seems high to me also but I began buying 15 years ago when prices were really down.

My reply: Ecuador real estate prices are escalating and in some areas are now higher than Florida prices. The beach is still where there are bargains.   If you look at beach lots in most parts of the world, you’ll see how relatively inexpensive Ecuador beach real estate remains.

The condos I believe you referred to sold originally at $18,000 before rising to $23,000.  They were off the beach and not in such a nice area.  We took hundreds of delegates to see these units and to the best of my knowledge not one purchased such a condo.


Ditto for these really low cost condos in Quito that start at US$29,999 for an 861 square foot 3 bedroom unit.


See how we have refrained from pushing low end Ecuador real estate like these town houses and condos. Our experience is that most expats want more luxury and want to live in the best areas. Hence the price is higher.

See more on upcoming Ecuador real estate tours here.

Final comment on Winston Churchill’s Quote: A number of readers picked up on my misquote of Winston Churchill in my Micro Business Niche article. Here is an example of the gentle corrections that readers sent:  Good morning Gary,  Always good to read your emails.  I am not probably the only one who feels a need to point this out but I believe the quip is not from the British statesman Winston Churchill but the great American writer, Mark Twain.  And if it had been Churchill, he would have said “rumour” not “rumor”.  

My reply: You are one of several who spotted my error.  I immediately made the change at our site. I am not sure how I jumbled that up.  I seems to me that said it also… perhaps copying Twain as I am thinking I read that in his book “The Second World War”.

However on double checking I could not find the quote attributed to Churchill but found that even Twain was misquoted on this.

Wikipedia’s Misquotations site says:

“Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” (or similar) — Mark Twain [C]

• Actual quotation: “The report of my death is an exaggeration.” In 1897 a journalist was sent to inquire after Twain’s health, thinking he was near death; in fact it was his cousin who was very ill. Twain recounted the event in the New York Journal of June 2, 1897. Contrary to popular belief, his obituary was not prematurely published.

You are right about rumour not rumor. Churchill said it himself…”America and Britain are two great countries separated by a common language”

Thanks for letting me know because two other quotes from Churchill I agree with:

“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.”

and “Eating words has never given me indigestion.”

Have a good weekend!


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