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Microfibers…what are they?

4 Folded Microfiber cloths, assorted colors

What is it?

At only 1/200th the size of a strand of human hair, Norwex Microfiber is one of the most innovative products in the cleaning industry today. When combined with the unique Norwex knitting process, Norwex Microfiber becomes a highly effective cleaning agent and can hold up to seven times its weight in matter. Unlike cotton cloths that will simply spread the dirt, grease and other particles around, Norwex BacLock® * Microfiber lifts these particles up into the cloth and away from the surface. Once inside the cloth, the Norwex micro silver in the cloth goes to work with self-purification properties against mold, fungi and bacterial odor within 24 hours, so that it is ready to use again.

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When a traditional cotton cloth is used to wipe your surface, dirt and moisture are pushed around and into the surface crevices, leaving it moist and unclean. Norwex Microfiber attracts dirt, grease, and moisture, leaving the surface clean and dry. Once these particles are inside the wet cloth, the micro silver in the cloth goes to work with the self purification properties against the mold, fungi and bacterial odor within 24 hours, so that is is ready to use again.

How to use it:

Work with eight clean sides

  1. Fold the cloth in half.
  2. Fold it again. You now have a total of eight clean sides to work with. For the Window Cloth and Car Cloth, fold it again and you have 16 sides.
  3. Place your whole hand on the cloth and wipe with even strokes. The cloth should be flat against the surface being cleaned.

Use it Wet to Clean

Dampen your cloth with water to loosen dirt and debris, leaving surface free from everything.  Used wet, the microfibers work together to provide superior cleaning results. Simply wet the cloth, wring, and wipe away dirt and debris from all washable surfaces. For spot cleaning use the Norwex Spray Bottle to apply water to the surface before cleaning.

Use it Dry for Dusting

Use dry to pick up and hold dust.  Used dry, the Norwex Microfiber produces an electrostatic charge that attracts and holds dust particles. The electrostatic effect created enhances the cloths’ ability to attract dirt and dust particles. As you lightly wipe the surface the microfiber attracts and draws up even the smallest particles of dust, trapping them in the fibers until the cloths are rinsed or laundered.

How to take care of it:

    • Wash slightly dirty microfiber cloths with Norwex Dishwashing Liquid under warm, running water. Rinse thoroughly, hang to dry or drop into the dryer.
    • Launder microfiber cloths separately or with other lint-free laundry. Dry completely.
    • Use Norwex Ultra Power Plus Laundry Detergent for best results.
    • For deep, stubborn stains or odors, microfiber can be boiled for 10 minutes to allow fibers to swell and release the debris.
    • Between launderings, use our Rubber Brush to remove dirt from dry Mop Pads and Entry Mat.
    • Do not use bleach, fabric softeners or dryer sheets when laundering microfiber as these additives coat the fibers and reduce their ability to clean effectively.
    • Do not use microfiber (except Norwex Optic Scarf ) on anti-glare surfaces.

Microfiber Warranty:

At Norwex we are proud of our unique, high quality microfiber and want you to be as thrilled as we are with the product.  We are happy to assist you with any item that did not meet your expectations. Our two-year microfiber warranty covers any problem you may encounter outside of normal wear and tear. If you are not pleased with how a microfiber product has worn or performed you may contact your Consultant to have the item replaced, at no additional charge, through Norwex Customer Service Returns.

Products with BacLock® 

BacLock regThis graphic is noted throughout the catalog to differentiate those products that contain an antibacterial agent for self-cleansing purposes only. The agent is solely designed to inhibit bacterial odor, mold and/or mildew growth within the product.

 

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The 8-week Transition Diet

 

What is the best diet?

 

This is a great question!

Really, what is the best diet?

That’s like asking what is the best size shoe. Think about it…

I wear a size 7 women’s shoe.  Some shoes – I actually need a size 6.5.  There have been a few times that I needed a size 6.  Then – there are the shoes that are generic…  S   M   L   or 5/6, 7/8, 9/10 – I almost always have to go with the smallest option.

Then – the brands…Nike, UGG, Target, Toms…

Then – the style…flip flops, house shoes, slip ons, running shoes, dress shoes…

Every single foot is different. Every single shoe is different. Not just the brand or style is different, but the style within the brand.

So, my point is: to ask which diet is the best is the same as asking which size shoe is the best.  Notice that I’m not saying which shoe is the best. That fact is less debatable.  There are several shoes which are actually, factually, common sensically better. There are several shoes that will do in a pinch. There are cheap shoes that are good for lots of reasons. But to ask which size shoe is the best…that’s not even answerable.

I wear size 7.  My daughter wears size 7.  So we must love the same shoes, right? Her shoes must fit me very well. My favorite running shoes should also be her favorite running shoes, right? No way.

Here’s a conversation that will never happen:

Person A: “These are my favorite running shoes. I bought you a pair because I hear you love to run.  These are the best.”

Person 2: “Great, I love them. I see they are a size 6 narrow and I wear a size 8 wide…and Nikes usually make my tendon blister and my heel hurt, but yes – I tried these on and they are perfect. Thank you for giving me these great shoes. I love them!”

But diet / nutrition conversations do usually go like this:

Person 1: “This is the best diet / eating lifestyle. I hear you are interested in your health. This is the best.

Person B: “Great, I love eating that way. I see you eat lots of protein and fats. I’ve got gallbladder issues and can’t really process fat.  I’m also allergic to nuts, but that high nut serving sounds great. Thank you for sharing this great way of eating. I love it!”

That might be a bit extreme – but when we say that this diet or that diet is the best – you are assuming that every single person is made just like you.  That will never be the case. Even people with similar genetic make-up will have different food needs and tastes. Every one processes food differently, whether it’s carbs, meat, juice, alcohol, fruit, veggies…

I’m not going to go into specific diets here. I’ll save that as a day-by-day topic. But, please stop assuming that what I do will work for you or what you do will work for me.  That’s not how it works.