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Alicia Voorhies

Alicia Voorhies

RN, Homeschooling Mommy, Wife, Business Owner, Medical Research Geek, Social Media Nut
Re: Homemade Elderberry Syrup for Colds and Flu - http://thesoftlanding.com/homemad...
"I'm inclined to believe processing berry casing would not intense the health benefits of the syrup. Instead it would change the consistency to the thickness of a smoothie rather than syrup. Also shorten storage time due to rotting berry casings, causing mold to grow~ Joanie" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: The Ultimate Eco Survivalist Christmas Gift Guide - http://thesoftlanding.com/eco-sur...
"Thanks, Heather. We'll be handing out some of these things for Christmas this year too!" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: Gardening and Homesteading Goals for 2015 - http://naturemoms.com/blog...
"I swear we're soul sisters, Tiffany! My goals are very similar to yours for next year: add another raised bed with hoop covering, start seedlings earlier, add leeks to the list, do better at potato towers (didn't get much this year), add beehives, add a rain barrel (have it, just haven't installed it), grow herbs that are useful for healing salves, ferment fruits and veggies (have my crock, just need to get busy doing it!). I can't wait to hear how everything goes for you! ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Things From Your Wedding Reception You Can Use After Your Big Day - http://thesoftlandingbaby.com/things-...
Why Do Many Mommies Love Websites Dedicated To Mothers? - http://thesoftlandingbaby.com/why-do-...
Re: What is Styrene Ethylene Butylene Styrene (SEBS) and is it Safe? - http://thesoftlanding.com/what-is...
"Styrene is bothersome on its own Michelle, but we've found that it's stable in some plastics like ABS and AS so that it doesn't leach out. I guess more testing of these plastic may prove otherwise at some point, but for now, we're comfortable with it. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: Safer Food Storage Container Guide - http://thesoftlanding.com/bpa-and...
"Yes, according to what the company has told us, they sure are DMidd. Typically you'll only find phthalates in PVC (vinyl) plastics, which aren't usually used in food containers. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Noise Cancelling Headphones: The Perfect Accessories For Parents - http://thesoftlandingbaby.com/noise-c...
Re: Stainless Steel Water Bottles Made in the USA - http://thesoftlanding.com/stainle...
"Thanks for the info Roger. Has testing been done to look specifically for estrogenic activity (EA) and heavy metal leaching? I know you also said non-leaching, but I'm curious what the parameters for testing were because sometimes parts-per-million (PPM) are counted as non-leaching depending on the lab and their testing methods. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: BPA, PVC and Phthalate-free Baby Bathtub and Seat Buying Guide - http://thesoftlanding.com/bpa-pvc...
"That's true Michelle. Even if you can't get organic cotton PJs, I'd recommend you go with cotton over polyester since the kids spend so much time in them everyday. ~Alciia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: BPA, PVC and Phthalate-free Baby Bathtub and Seat Buying Guide - http://thesoftlanding.com/bpa-pvc...
"It would honestly take a lot of research with each of the individual manufacturers to see how they manufacture their polyester. I usually stay away from polyester in clothing for that reason. Organic cotton is always the best choice for PJ's in my opinion. ~Alciia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: BPA, PVC and Phthalate-free Baby Bathtub and Seat Buying Guide - http://thesoftlanding.com/bpa-pvc...
"While it’s a step in the right direction, we’re still left to worry about with many other harmful chemicals common to PVC. Even phthalate-free PVC still isn’t a safe plastic because of the other harmful chemicals often used during production. The Center for Health Environment and Justice names the following possible concerns with PVC: May contain dioxin (a known carcinogen) May contain volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) May contain organotins May contain lead, cadmium and other metals You can learn more about it at: http://thesoftlanding.com/phth..." - Alicia Voorhies
Re: BPA, PVC and Phthalate-free Baby Bathtub and Seat Buying Guide - http://thesoftlanding.com/bpa-pvc...
"Hi Michelle, we haven't found research to support the idea that all polyester fabric is automatically toxic. We just completed a tremendous amount of homework for a spotlight post we did about e-cloth microfibers that made it clear that some polyester fabric is just fine (although it does depend on the manufacturing process used). For example, e-cloth microfibers are constructed of polyester and nylon formed through a mechanical process without dyes, nano particles (like silver), chemical treatments, or antimony (sometimes used as a catalyst). You can read more it at: http://thesoftlanding.com/non-.... ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
The Best Ways to Encourage Your Children to Read - http://thesoftlandingbaby.com/the-bes...
Are You Doing Everything You Can to Ensure Your Children’s Safety? - http://thesoftlandingbaby.com/are-you...
Child Support and Child Custody – Are They Really Different? - http://thesoftlandingbaby.com/child-s...
Luxury shoe brands for women – Following the fashion trends - http://thesoftlandingbaby.com/luxury-...
Re: Safe Dishes for Freezer Meals - http://thesoftlanding.com/safe-di...
"Hi Beth - polypropylene (PP) is one of the safest plastics according to our years of research, so if the Tellfresh products are made with it, I'd definitely recommend them. You can read more about PP in our free ebook here: http://thesoftlanding.com/lear... ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: Safer Food Storage Container Guide - http://thesoftlanding.com/bpa-and...
"It's been a while since we last researched Tupperware, but when we did speak to them last, they were still using BPA: http://thesoftlanding.com/ask-... ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: Safer Food Dehydrator Shopping Guide - http://thesoftlanding.com/safer-f...
"My sister Joanie just suggested trying unbleached parchment paper. Just a thought! ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: Can Raw Milk Be Frozen without Losing Nutrient Content or Flavor? - http://thesoftlanding.com/can-raw...
"You're welcome Jeni! Glad you found it helpful. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: Safe Dishes for Freezer Meals - http://thesoftlanding.com/safe-di...
"Ideally storing in freezer safe glass containers would be the best option, but not always practical. Read this post for additional options when looking for safe way to store your food: http://thesoftlanding.com/how-.... Hope that helps~ Joanie" - Alicia Voorhies
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Good news #cheese lovers! Cheese may protect against diabetes: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/journal... via @KingdomCheese
Safe Living Guide is out! http://paper.li/thesoft... Stories via @DrGreene @MommyNews @petemyers
Re: Do You Really Need a Natural Dishwasher Detergent? - http://thesoftlanding.com/do-you-...
"Hi Bentina! We never could get a full ingredients list for Melaleuca, so we weren't able to include it in our list. If you have access to it, would you send it our way at info @ thesoftlanding.com? Thanks! ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
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