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post #41 of 582
The metal lids of the Ball, Kerr, etc. have BPA in the coating.
http://www.freshpreserving.com/pages/faq/42.php

The plastic storage caps made by Jarden Home Brands do not contain BPA.



I guess I'm off to the store to buy some plastic lids! Does anyone have any other ideas? I hate buying plastic - we have been plastic-free for a long time.
~Carla
post #42 of 582
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Originally Posted by zeiter View Post
The metal lids of the Ball, Kerr, etc. have BPA in the coating.
http://www.freshpreserving.com/pages/faq/42.php

The plastic storage caps made by Jarden Home Brands do not contain BPA.



I guess I'm off to the store to buy some plastic lids! Does anyone have any other ideas? I hate buying plastic - we have been plastic-free for a long time.
~Carla
UGH!
post #43 of 582
Hi Ladies! I don't post to this list very often, but I do lurk.

I am a SAHM to 4 girls, Brittany - almost 15!!, Morgan - 11, Shayna - 8, and Thalea, my amazing VBAC baby, just turned 1! :-) I am also momma to 6 cats and my husband's Pug. We just moved to a very small town southwest of Toledo last fall, still getting used to it, but are loving our gigantically huge farm house. I'm trying to get a WAH business started, pretty slow going there. And I'm still emotionally recovering from a miscarriage in April. We CD, BW until Thalea didn't want to anymore, cosleep, home school, and have been recycling since I was on my own 17 years ago! Has it really been that long??

I use a DIVA cup and cloth pads too. For the PP who was asking about if they show - sometimes I think they do, but then I think no one should be looking but my husband anyways!! LOL So, I kinda don't care if anyone can tell or not.

Nice to meet you all (again),
Jessica
post #44 of 582
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Ahhh! I just chipped off about a fourth of my back left lower molar. I am very worried b/c when I was a teen I had a cavity back there and they filled it with mercury filling. Now that some of that is exposed I am worried about getting even more mercury poisoning. I almost want to just go to the dentist tomorrow and tell him to pull the tooth rather than keep it with the mercury in there.

Any thoughts? Would it be that bad to just have him pull it?
So, I went to Reynolds Corners Dental this morning and they took all the mercury filling out and I will soon have a porcelain cap. When I asked about just pulling it, they said that my other teeth would shift and cause problems later. So, I guess a porcelain cap is the best that I can think of right now. Any holistic dentists in Toledo?
post #45 of 582
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So, I went to Reynolds Corners Dental this morning and they took all the mercury filling out and I will soon have a porcelain cap. When I asked about just pulling it, they said that my other teeth would shift and cause problems later. So, I guess a porcelain cap is the best that I can think of right now. Any holistic dentists in Toledo?
We love Dr. Stoll on Holland-Sylvania. just north of Sylvania Ave.
post #46 of 582
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Shelly, how would Thursday, July 31 6:30 to 8:30pm work? Melinda
Yes, let's plan for it. Have the person giving the class provide me with a brief intro paragraph and I can put it on my website and mailing list.
post #47 of 582
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Okay, the whole mention of the Diva cup got me thinking... and I'm sure you've discussed this before, but does anyone here use cloth pads, more specifically Luna Pads? If so, what are your personal pros/cons about them? How do you personally wash them? Do you use them when you're out of your house? How many do you use in a cycle? And do they "show" through your underwear (they sound thick)? I've read through all the FAQ on the Luna Pads website but still have those questions & I trust your guys' opinions. TIA!
I love the Diva cup although I found there to be a bit of a learning curve with proper placement... I use the cup for the first two days of my cycle and use cloth as a back up, during the last few days I switch over to a sea sponge which is so easy!
I have thought about having a class on this subject, sounds like there might be some interest here...
post #48 of 582
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I love the Diva cup although I found there to be a bit of a learning curve with proper placement... I use the cup for the first two days of my cycle and use cloth as a back up, during the last few days I switch over to a sea sponge which is so easy!
I have thought about having a class on this subject, sounds like there might be some interest here...
I would be interested. Of course we are moving very soon, but if you have it in the next couple of months I could hopefully make it. Thanks for the input, ladies! (No pun intended! lol!)
post #49 of 582

my intro

I am Shelly... Mom to Dylan (5), and Sage (2 1/2) I have been married for 11 1/2 years now and we live in Toledo just at the Ohio/Mi. border.
We do extended BF'ing, cloth diapering (although DH will not) and have actually been on the news and in paper about this subject! We also use cloth everything else whenever possible (getting rid of paper napkins, paper towels, can't do the toilet paper though!)
I began a holistic therapy center called Kneading Time about three years ago where I offer my services as a Massage Therapist (specializing in pain management and Pregnancy Massage) and as a Birth Doula, before that worked out of Mother's Own Birth Center in Temp. Mi where I still actively work as a Birth Assistant. I host the evening LLL group at my center and look to support all our local groups as much as possible.
In the late summer of this year, I am making a trip down to Ina May's FARM for a week long Midwives Assistant training... a path leading me towards my official apprenticeship to be a CPM.
I feel that every moment of my entire life is significant in guiding and moving me towards living my souls purpose. Every day I look to make conscious, soul connections with others. I intend to live with the vibration of peace, harmony, joy, love, forgiveness, compassion, vitality, trust, gratitude, play, empowerment (and the list goes on and on)... and I look connect with others who resonate in these vibrations.
I love Mothering.com and the magazine, to play golf, to sing and dance and find pleasure in the little things! I am passionate about Birth! And, living to one's fullest potential... living in spirit. "Namaste" my friends.
post #50 of 582
So I am looking to toss out our stainless steel pots and pans and teflon frying pans, as I keep reading the dangerous toxins they produce. Does anyone have any recommendations on where I can find not so expensive cast iron cookwear (I read that is the best unless someone knows differently) Thanks.
post #51 of 582
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Originally Posted by susanrc View Post
So I am looking to toss out our stainless steel pots and pans and teflon frying pans, as I keep reading the dangerous toxins they produce. Does anyone have any recommendations on where I can find not so expensive cast iron cookwear (I read that is the best unless someone knows differently) Thanks.
I know that Teflon is bad but I thought that stainless steel was fine. What is your source?

Cast iron is definitely good as it imparts some iron into the food. I bought some dirt cheap at a yard sale a few years ago.
post #52 of 582
Hi, I live in Temperance, MI, just north of Toledo. I am married and have a beautiful baby boy who is turning 6 months old on July 4th. :

I am fairly new to Mothering.com and really like it here. I attended my first LLL meeting last month and really enjoyed myself!

I just got my first shipment of cloth diapers today. I can't wait to try them out!

Does anyone know of a Toledo area store that carries organic baby clothes?
post #53 of 582
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Originally Posted by reikitiki View Post
(getting rid of paper napkins, paper towels, can't do the toilet paper though!)
What about using CD wipes as TP? Of course, you would probably need more then what you have just for CDing though.

Just being silly, LM
post #54 of 582
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Does anyone know of a Toledo area store that carries organic baby clothes?
Believe it or not, Babierus carries organic clothes now!!
post #55 of 582
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Originally Posted by elissa_teal View Post
I know that Teflon is bad but I thought that stainless steel was fine. What is your source?

Cast iron is definitely good as it imparts some iron into the food. I bought some dirt cheap at a yard sale a few years ago.
I read that stainless steel has certain metals pertaining to nickel that can leach into your foods. Dr Mercolas website has more info on it if you would like to read about it. He does have a 5 or 7 piece set of cast iron for $200, but my husband would throw a fit if I spent that much $, especially when we just bought our stainless steel a couple years back. My grandmother has a very, I mean very old cast iron frying pan that I took over when she passed away. It was her mothers it is so old!! But it is pretty small and I need a larger one, and I would also need some small and large pots.
post #56 of 582
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Originally Posted by reikitiki View Post
sea sponge which is so easy!
I have thought about having a class on this subject, sounds like there might be some interest here...
sea sponge??? This is new to me tell me more.
post #57 of 582
Susan
I read that too on the Mercola website he did say that the worst are teflon and Aluminum so I Have been keeping my stainless steal stuff

DR.Mercola did say cast iron was the best BUT it needs to be coated according to him otherswise it leachs lots of iron into your food which he sayus can be a VERY bad thing for a healthy individual to much iron is bad I personally feel better about using only stainless steel and glass stuff we have gotton rid of most plastics and what we do have we only use with cold foods or dry foods that supposdly don't leech or leech less.

speaking of plastic isntead plastic #1 and #2 ARE not suppsosed NOT TO be reused RIGHT??

well Sebastian just got a brand new plastic water bottle from the library for a prize for the summer reading club and its a #2!!!!!! I'm so irritated I wasn't going to let my son use it anyway but geez there are lots of mom who dont know this about plastic and they are giving them all to kids that will probably still in the sun and leech even MORE chemicals in it !!!
post #58 of 582
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Originally Posted by hparsh View Post
Hi, I live in Temperance, MI, just north of Toledo. I am married and have a beautiful baby boy who is turning 6 months old on July 4th. :

I am fairly new to Mothering.com and really like it here. I attended my first LLL meeting last month and really enjoyed myself!

I just got my first shipment of cloth diapers today. I can't wait to try them out!

Does anyone know of a Toledo area store that carries organic baby clothes?
That makes four of us with babies very close together in age. Susan and Betsy had their LOs in early December. My LO was born December 27th, and now your LO born just 8 days later!

We seriously all need a playdate.
post #59 of 582
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Originally Posted by MoreThanApplesauce View Post
That makes four of us with babies very close together in age. Susan and Betsy had their LOs in early December. My LO was born December 27th, and now your LO born just 8 days later!

We seriously all need a playdate.
And mine was born a couple weeks later! Let me know if you have one in the next month or two before I move!
post #60 of 582
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Susan
speaking of plastic isntead plastic #1 and #2 ARE not suppsosed NOT TO be reused RIGHT??
I had heard from several places that #3, 6, & 7 are the worst. Am I wrong? I know I need to just get rid of all my plastic, but it is a hard & slow road...
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