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Alicia Voorhies

Alicia Voorhies

RN, Homeschooling Mommy, Wife, Business Owner, Medical Research Geek, Social Media Nut
Re: The Ultimate Toxic-free Coffee and Tea Maker Shopping Guide - http://thesoftlanding.com/the-ult...
"Thanks for the info Stephanie! At least now we know that if we go with the Presto percolator, there will be some aluminum involved. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: New Crisco Certified Organic Coconut Oil Makes Waves in the Real Food Community - http://thesoftlanding.com/crisco-...
"Hi Steve, I appreciate you taking the time to stop by! I'm not sure who you're speaking to when you say "Please learn your history" though. Can you clarify please? ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: New Crisco Certified Organic Coconut Oil Makes Waves in the Real Food Community - http://thesoftlanding.com/crisco-...
"That's just our watermark. We took that photo at the grocery store and want to make sure we it's credited to us when people share it. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: New Crisco Certified Organic Coconut Oil Makes Waves in the Real Food Community - http://thesoftlanding.com/crisco-...
"I totally agree. I'll continue to support smaller organic companies too, but I'm happy to see Big Food companies listening to consumer demand. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: New Crisco Certified Organic Coconut Oil Makes Waves in the Real Food Community - http://thesoftlanding.com/crisco-...
"Those are my sentiments exactly Carissa! ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: The Ultimate Toxic-free Coffee and Tea Maker Shopping Guide - http://thesoftlanding.com/the-ult...
"I'd say you did a fine job choosing the Bonmac dripper. It's made from ceramic so the only concern we'd have with it would potentially be lead content, but that only seems to be a problem in bright red-based colors (orange and red). Now that's not a perfect science, but black and white should be fine. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: ~Our Chicken Butchering Set-Up (VIDEO)~ - http://www.reformationacres.com/2011...
"Really amazing setup! We have to have one of the plucking machines.Thanks for sharing" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: The Ultimate Toxic-free Coffee and Tea Maker Shopping Guide - http://thesoftlanding.com/the-ult...
"Thanks for sharing that Stephanie! Have you spoken with the manufacturer directly? We'd love to know what they say about that aluminum part coming in contact with the water. I've seen inaccurate reviews out there on the internet before that add a lot of confusion to the issue, so it's usually best to go directly to the company and ask. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: Prevent Illness Naturally with a DIY “Flu Shot” - http://thesoftlanding.com/prevent...
"Hi Karen, There are many reasons we don't recommend the flu shot, but overall, we feel the dangers of the vaccine outweigh any potential benefits. Here's a quick overview of three of our most pressing reasons to skip the flu shot: 1. The flu shot contains live viruses, and anyone with a weakened immune system can easily become infected or further immuno-compromised by the artificial introduction of multiple viruses into the body. 2. The second reason live-virus vaccines are potentially dangerous is because vaccinated people can shed those viruses to their families or anyone they come into contact with, furthering the spread of the flu where there was none to begin with. 3. Lastly, there have been multiple journal-published studies that prove the flu shot is largely ineffective. This fact was driven home again when the CDC reported this year's flu vaccine was only 23% effective. Hopefully I've been able to help you better understand the reasoning behind our avoidance of the flu shot...." - Alicia Voorhies
Re: The Ultimate Toxic-free Coffee and Tea Maker Shopping Guide - http://thesoftlanding.com/the-ult...
"That would be great Mary! ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: How Do You Remove Toxic Fragrance Chemicals from Clothes? - http://thesoftlanding.com/how-do-...
"Here are the tips we rounded up for you Dayna: http://thesoftlanding.com/remo..." - Alicia Voorhies
Re: How and Why to Avoid Toxic PVC (Vinyl) Plastic in Every Day Products - http://thesoftlanding.com/avoid-t...
"I'm saying I want to see independent studies by third party organizations who don't benefit from the sale of PVC products. I only ask that people make informed decisions too. Here's more info for our readers who why like to do further research: http://www.ussafety.com/media_... http://chej.org/campaigns/pvc/... http://www.ceh.org/?s=PVC http://www.state.nj.us/humanse... http://www.motherearthnews.com... http://www.watoxics.org/health... Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: How and Why to Avoid Toxic PVC (Vinyl) Plastic in Every Day Products - http://thesoftlanding.com/avoid-t...
"As I mentioned before, I think we should start with your data. Looking forward to reviewing the research studies you're referring to that weren't done by the American Chemical Council so we can have a real discussion about toxic chemicals like phthalates, lead, dioxin, chlorine and other VOC's that are commonly found in PVC. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: How and Why to Avoid Toxic PVC (Vinyl) Plastic in Every Day Products - http://thesoftlanding.com/avoid-t...
"Let's start with you. Please provide links to the research studies you're referring to that weren't done by the American Chemical Council (kind of like grading your own test, know what I mean?). Then we might be able to have a real discussion about toxic chemicals like phthalates, lead, dioxin, chlorine and other VOC's that are commonly found in PVC. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: How and Why to Avoid Toxic PVC (Vinyl) Plastic in Every Day Products - http://thesoftlanding.com/avoid-t...
"Hi Jackie - it's such a bummer that our children are sometimes have to be subjected to toxic chemicals in the very place they're meant to heal. In fact, PVC is pervasive in healthcare (IV tubing, blood bags, enteral feeding devices, mattress covers, catheters and much more), but there aren't many acceptable substitutes for PVC when it comes to oxygen tents. As a nurse myself, I'm happy to say that the American Nurses Association is fighting for safer alternatives. And in the meantime, when you smell that quintessential PVC off-gassing around your child in the hospital, be sure you speak up to let them know that you want safer options. The more we educate people, the more headway we'll make. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: How and Why to Avoid Toxic PVC (Vinyl) Plastic in Every Day Products - http://thesoftlanding.com/avoid-t...
"Hi Green PVC - which industry organization do you work for? Luckily, we have real scientists doing real research to confirm the dangers of PVC that we can refer to and don't have to rely on your lackadaisical view of toxic chemicals in products made specifically for children. And P.S. No one said the "P" in PVC was for phthalates. Give the article another read when you have a minute. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: The Ultimate Toxic-free Coffee and Tea Maker Shopping Guide - http://thesoftlanding.com/the-ult...
"That's totally possible, but the contact is minimal because the hot water isn't sitting in a plastic water tank inside the coffeemaker. We aren't going for entirely plastic-free, just the smallest amount possible. We've listed several options that are plastic-free though in case that happens to be your goal. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: The Ultimate Toxic-free Coffee and Tea Maker Shopping Guide - https://thesoftlanding.com/the-ult...
"That's totally possible, but the contact is minimal because the hot water isn't sitting in a plastic water tank inside the coffeemaker. We aren't going for entirely plastic-free, just the smallest amount possible. We've listed several options that are plastic-free though in case that happens to be your goal. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: DIY Thieves Oil for Colds and Flu - http://thesoftlanding.com/diy-thi...
"You got it, Judy! It sure is 6 tsp of oil for a 1 ounce bottle. The post has been updated :) ~Laura" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: DIY Thieves Oil for Colds and Flu - https://thesoftlanding.com/diy-thi...
"You got it, Judy! It sure is 6 tsp of oil for a 1 ounce bottle. The post has been updated :) ~Laura" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: DIY Thieves Oil for Colds and Flu - http://thesoftlanding.com/diy-thi...
"Thanks for the catch, CandiceW! It sure is supposed to be 6 tsp olive oil for a 1 ounce bottle. ~Laura" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: DIY Thieves Oil for Colds and Flu - https://thesoftlanding.com/diy-thi...
"Thanks for the catch, CandiceW! It sure is supposed to be 6 tsp olive oil for a 1 ounce bottle. ~Laura" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: The Ultimate Toxic-free Coffee and Tea Maker Shopping Guide - http://thesoftlanding.com/the-ult...
"Hi K - the West Bend knob on top is plastic, but there are no plastic parts inside the pot. That fits our goal of choosing products made from mostly glass and stainless steel with small amounts of BPA, PVC, phthalate-free plastic or silicone. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: The Ultimate Toxic-free Coffee and Tea Maker Shopping Guide - https://thesoftlanding.com/the-ult...
"Hi K - the West Bend knob on top is plastic, but there are no plastic parts inside the pot. That fits our goal of choosing products made from mostly glass and stainless steel with small amounts of BPA, PVC, phthalate-free plastic or silicone. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: How Do You Remove Toxic Fragrance Chemicals from Clothes? - http://thesoftlanding.com/how-do-...
"Wow Dayna, that IS a good one! I've never experienced that before, but surely some of our friends have. We'll ask everybody in a new post here soon, so keep you eyes (and nose!) on the blog, okay? ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: Non-toxic Chalkboard Paint: It’s Fun Watching Paint Dry After All - http://thesoftlanding.com/non-tox...
"I just ran to my daughter's room and took a pic for you. It's still in great shape with a couple of faded areas and chips here and there. She and her friends have used it a LOT though. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: The Ultimate Toxic-free Coffee and Tea Maker Shopping Guide - http://thesoftlanding.com/the-ult...
"Hi Mary, when we contacted Presto, they told us that the interior, the basket and the percolator tube were made of stainless steel, rather than aluminum. Can you give us more info about the aluminum you may have found? Thanks! ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: The Ultimate Toxic-free Coffee and Tea Maker Shopping Guide - https://thesoftlanding.com/the-ult...
"Hi Mary, when we contacted Presto, they told us that the interior, the basket and the percolator tube were made of stainless steel, rather than aluminum. Can you give us more info about the aluminum you may have found? Thanks! ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: How to Make a Detoxifying Body Scrub - http://thesoftlanding.com/how-to-...
"Hi Wendy, We use sugar in this scrub recipe because it helps moisturize the skin while it exfoliates, but feel free to leave it out if you desire. As for the salts, we go for the middle ground there. Too course and you're in for a hurtin', too fine and you may lose some of that scrubbing power. However, I'd definitely choose fine over course. Yes, the coconut oil is normally in its solid state after it sits for a while, but while you're mixing it'll probably be in a mostly liquid state which is what you're seeing in the picture. Also, making the scrub when your coconut oil is liquid really makes is easy to combine everything together. Hope that helps! ~Laura" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: Top Reusable Water Bottles for Earth Day - http://thesoftlanding.com/top-reu...
"They're aluminum and require an interior lining, and because many aluminum bottles contain BPA in that lining, we prefer not to recommend them. I'd be curious to know what the company uses though. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
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