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I hear you. I rarely eat baked goods (with the exception of the occasional whole wheat tortilla) and I rarely get heartburn anymore.
1 week, 1 day ago on Homemade Cough Syrup & Other Meds
Hi Ishka. The online shop Life Without Plastic sells a stainless steel ice cube tray. http://lifewithoutplastic.com/boutique/stainless-steel-ice-cube-tray-p-409.html
1 week, 1 day ago on Plastic Free — How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too
@Elizabeth What if you hard boil it first and then put it in the juice?
1 week, 5 days ago on Eating Eggshells for Calcium?
@jonnie I need to get a physical soon. Is this something that my regular doctor could order?
@Kendal Hi Kendal. Wow, I hadn't even thought about what the inside might be coated with. It's an old Black and Decker toaster oven that belonged to my husband before we got married. But check it out... just this week I discovered a cool alternative to the tray that comes with the toaster over... LunchBots stainless steel containers. Or, any kind of stainless steel container, for that matter. But the Lunchbots container fits perfectly in mine.
@jonnie Very cool.
@yuki1 I felt sad when I learned that about dairy, too. I visited a local, organic dairy to see how the cows were treated. If you're interested, here's what I wrote about it: http://myplasticfreelife.com/2009/10/learning-where-my-food-comes-from-a-field-trip-to-straus-dairy-farm/
1 week, 5 days ago on Male Chicks Macerated for Our Eggs — But We CAN Take Action!
@jonnie I know what you mean about cash. It's almost like it doesn't count because once it's not in the bank account, it's already spent. I have to remind myself over and over that the cash is the actual, real money and I have to keep track of it and be careful with it.
1 week, 5 days ago on Opting Out of Toxic Checkbook Covers
@JudithC Hi Judith. Was it for a brand new bank account? They usually only send the cover with the initial order for a new bank account.
Exactly my thought. But I do have one. It's veeeerrrrryyyy old.
2 weeks ago on Opting Out of Toxic Checkbook Covers
@annonymous Hi. Stainless steel water bottles do not contain BPA. Aluminum water bottles, which is what they tested in that study, do. We have known for a long time that all aluminum bottles and food cans are lined with BPA or other type of plastic. Stainless steel does not corrode and does not need to be lined. Klean Kanteen is a good example of a safe bottle.
2 weeks ago on BPA-Free Does Not Mean Safe. Most Plastics Leach Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals.
@RachelWassermanHershberg Absolutely. And I'm actually going to post an interview this week with a guy who doesn't wear any shoes at all when he runs. And he tried to get the NYC marathon to reduce plastic waste. Stay tuned...
1 month, 1 week ago on Working Out Without Plastic, Part 1
Thanks. I hadn't even considered drinking water. I'll look up the latest water report.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Reducing Plastic by Staying Healthy
@EcoCatLady I'm with you on the meat substitutes. I like to eat food that is what it is. I don't miss meat and don't need to pretend that I'm eating meat. I do eat cheese and eggs. But I also eat a lot of nuts, seeds, and legumes. I guess I would have to eat meat, too, if I had the allergies that you have. Seitan always makes me think of a guy with horns and a pitchfork. :-) I'm trying to stay away from wheat, mostly, so I don't know if it would work for me. And soy. I eat very little soy these days. Like, almost none. Which sucks because I like tofu. But it's hard to find it both unpackaged AND GMO-free. I have found it in bulk, but it's not organic.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Lose Weight Through Plastic-Free Living?
@milkmaid88 I'm not sure, but I just emailed Dennis Salazar of Globe Guard Products to see if he knows of anything. I also just read this article and am wondering if these guys have started producing their vegetable-based adhesive yet. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100706150628.htm
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Toxic Food Packaging Labels
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Quick Action: Ask Vita-Mix to bring back the stainless steel blender pitcher!
@zambooka It's great that they took the time to write back again. I just wish they had answered the actual question... why they won't let customers use their own cups. Thank you for following up with them.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Steps to a Plastic-Free Life
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Thinking About Toothpaste at a Meditation Retreat
@TheRogueGinger Hi. Please leave the link to your post so we can read it. And stop feeling guilty about your bike helmet! Until there is an alternative material for helmets, I don't think you should feel bad about protecting your skull. Think how much more plastic you would go through in the hospital!
@Suzie Nelson Actually, I have the meal part down. I have a smoothie every morning that contains fruit, veggies, nuts, seeds, spices, and kombucha. (The nuts and seeds all come from bulk bins.) That is my morning meal. My afternoon is a combination of some kind of legume, some kind of grain, some crunchy veggies like carrots (I don't like salad), and usually a hard boiled egg (I boil a dozen at a time and always have them handy in the refrigerator) and an ounce of plastic-free cheese. In the evening, I see how many calories I have left and what nutrients I am lacking in the day (by checking My Fitness Pal) and fill in what I need. Sometimes I just have a bit of dark chocolate and tea. My food prep is super simple. It just requires a little bit of planning ahead. Also, on the My Fitness Pal website, you can put ingredients together to make a recipe and then see how many calories are in each serving. It helps you know how much to eat. Otherwise, it's really easy to underestimate how much you are actually consuming. Does any of this help?