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Lawmaker: Remove Toxic Nailpolish now!
NY Post ^ | May 15, 2005 | Paul Tharp

Posted on 05/16/2005 6:19:34 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin

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To: Goodgirlinred

I don't eat eggs either. I eat cheese, milk, lots of various kinds of beans and a variety of whole grains. Whole grains have a good amount of protein especially when you also eat beans, nuts or peanut butter, and milk products. I use a pressure cooker for beans and soak them first. Makes great pinto beans in under an hour.

Wow! 122 pounds! I hope you didn't lose too fast, it can weaken the body. If you don't need to lose a lot anymore, it's more healthy to keep some milk fat in the diet.


51 posted on 05/18/2005 12:32:43 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Resisting evil is our duty or we are as responsible as those promoting it.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
They are even going after PLASTIC WRAPS! Can you say JUNK SCIENCE?!

dibutylphthalate (DBP) and di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP). The DEHP concentrations were as high as 3.7 parts per million (ppm). However, the wraps used on these cheeses did not contain either phthalate as a primary plasticizer, and concentrations in the cheeses could not be clearly attributed to migration from the wraps. Other possible sources include glues and inks used on the printed labels, and background environmental contamination in the cheese itself. Both DBP and DEHP have been shown to be present in dairy foods independent of contact with plastic wraps.

52 posted on 05/18/2005 12:33:39 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 18, 2005

CONTACTS: Nick Guroff, NET, 415-863-8934 x109; Rebecca Farmer, BCA, 415-243-9301 x16; Kevin Donegan, BCF, 415-346-8223 x14

Safe Cosmetic Bill Faces Critical Vote

Public Health Advocates Challenge Industry's Faulty Science

SACRAMENTO, CA—Tomorrow in the Assembly Health Committee, Assemblywoman Judy Chu's (D-Monterey Park) legislation to promote cosmetic safety will receive its first and most critical legislative vote. Assembly Bill 908 would prohibit the use of two ingredients (DBP and DEHP, two chemicals known as phthalates) in personal care products that have been linked to male infertility, birth defects in the male reproductive system and premature breast development in females. Volumes of research on these chemicals have already been conducted at independent research institutions and published in peer reviewed journals. Cosmetics giants Revlon, Unilever and L'Oreal recently announced plans to remove the phthalates DBP and DEHP, while the European Union has prohibited these two hazards from cosmetics altogether.

"The question tomorrow before the Health Committee is not about whether the science exists to support a ban on these health hazards. Without a doubt it does," said Jeanne Rizzo, Executive Director of the Breast Cancer Fund, an environmental health organization that is co-sponsoring the bill. "We commend industry leaders such as L’Oreal and Revlon who have voluntarily agreed to discontinue using phthalates in their products worldwide. We can’t wait for decades, as happened with nicotine, lead and DDT, for other manufacturers who refuse to take leadership on this issue."

The results of scientific research on chemicals tend to differ based on the source of funding. A recent compilation of new science on another problematic chemical (bisphenol-A) in consumer products, found that over 90 percent of independent studies reported harmful effects of low dose exposure, while 100 percent of industry-funded studies reported no significant adverse effects. This same trend has held true with regard to DBP and DEHP. While supporters of AB 908 point to the studies that have informed the National Toxicology Program and the State of California's designations of these chemicals as reproductive toxicants, industry trade groups have “substantiated” the safety of DBP by relying on outmoded EPA safety levels—a safety level determined by a rat mortality study published in 1953, long since obsolete.

"Industry's hired guns will argue the science isn't there. When the science is presented, they will do everything in their power to discredit it. If they can't discredit it they will claim that acting on the science will put the little guys out of business," said Nick Guroff, California Representative for the National Environmental Trust. "Make no mistake about it, if these guys really cared about small business, they'd be putting their millions into safer products and not high-paid consultants."

Contrary to what many consumers may believe, the FDA has no legal authority to require safety assessments of cosmetics (www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/cos-206.html). Product safety is by default the responsibility of the industry and its own appointed Cosmetic Ingredient Review panel. The CIR has found just nine of 1,175 reviewed ingredients unsafe for use in cosmetics. Further, the CIR has reviewed only 11 percent of the ingredients in personal care products for their safety at large. Not only is this panel unable to act with autonomy from the industry, even when CIR has issued health recommendations, they have been ignored by industry (www.ewg.org/reports/skindeep/report/safety_violations.php).

"Industry lobbyists can't have it both ways. They can't on the one hand claim that they know phthalates are safe and then on the other claim that we would need more research to prove them harmful," said Barbara Brenner, Executive Director at Breast Cancer Action. "It's time to stop the hamster wheel on these hazards and get them out of products. Women’s lives are at stake."

AB 908 will be heard in room number 4202 after 1:30 tomorrow afternoon. Other bills related to safe consumer products Senate Bill 484 (Migden) and AB 319 (Chan) will be heard on April 20 and April 26, respectively. SB 484 would require cosmetics manufacturers to report the use of harmful chemicals in their products to the state, while AB 319 would prohibit DBP, DEHP, and bisphenol-A from children's toys. For peer reviewed research on the phthalates DBP and DEHP please note the listing provided below. Abstracts and complete studies will be made available upon request.


53 posted on 05/18/2005 12:35:10 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Goodgirlinred; little jeremiah

Vegetarianism has a certain appeal for me too. I managed to stay with it for about six weeks,but after that, I did not feel well. A week now and then seems OK.

I need about 18-20 grams of protein at each meal with my veggies--about 3 ounces of meat, 4 ounces of fish, 3/4 cup cottage cheese, or three egg whites. All non-fat. I use very good X-virgin green Italian olive oil for fat plus cod liver oil. Do you use tofu? I try, but find it hard to like.

I had friends who raised the most beautiful white chickens who laid magnificent eggs. They were all named for saints: Saint Agnes, Saint Anne, etc. The chickens were affection trained and would leap into your arms for a cuddle once they got to know you. Chicken has been a little hard to eat ever since.


54 posted on 05/18/2005 12:36:29 AM PDT by Veto! (Opinions Freely Dispensed as Advice)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
V DBP, DEHP, and DEP have all been found in city drinking water in both surface and groundwater systems in low levels.
55 posted on 05/18/2005 12:37:17 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
DBP and DEHP are banned in the European Union because they were deemed hazardous to women.

Men can be deemed hazardous to women so will they be banned next?

56 posted on 05/18/2005 12:39:09 AM PDT by Major_Risktaker
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To: little jeremiah
Unfortunately, I have regained about 22 pounds in the past year because of travel, etc. Now I have to lose it again. I have not cooked since my husband died 4 years ago. If I try the Vegan diet, looks like I will have to start cooking. :(

No, can I lose weight on it? Also, when I have the family for holidays and visits, I will have to cook meat. I just wouldn't eat it. What is a good book a beginner can get. Or should I look online for info?
57 posted on 05/18/2005 12:39:48 AM PDT by Goodgirlinred ( GoodGirlInRed Four More Years!!!!!)
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To: kcvl
... L'Oreal recently announced plans to remove the phthalates DBP and DEHP, while the European Union has prohibited these two hazards from cosmetics altogether.

Now I'm really confused. Isn't L'Oreal a French company? Wouldn't they have already removed DBP and DEHP to comply with EU standards?

As for following 1953 guidelines, that sounds like an invitation to disaster.

58 posted on 05/18/2005 12:41:21 AM PDT by Veto! (Opinions Freely Dispensed as Advice)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Three Leading Cosmetics Companies Change Ingredients in U.S. Market to Meet New European Safety Standards

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Calls Product Reformulations by L’Oréal, Revlon and Unilever a “Victory for Women’s Health and Consumers”

SAN FRANCISCO -- January 13 -- In a telling example of how new European safety standards for cosmetics are affecting products sold on U.S. shelves, L’Oréal, Revlon and Unilever confirmed they have eliminated certain toxic chemicals from their products.

In response to an investigation by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a coalition of U.S. health and environmental groups, both L’Oréal and Revlon said they are now in compliance with the European Union 7th Amendment Cosmetic Directive; Unilever’s policy on reformulation was less clear.

The EU law requires that cosmetics companies stop using chemicals that are known or highly suspected of causing cancer, impaired fertility or birth defects, such as the phthalates DBP and DEHP used in some fragrances, hair sprays and nail polishes. Companies were required to stop placing such products on store shelves by January 1.

The companies’ responses followed repeated requests by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics to clarify whether they would stop using chemicals known or highly suspected to be carcinogens, mutagens or reproductive toxins everywhere their products are sold. In September, the Campaign named the three companies in a full-page advertisement in USA Today, which depicted a young girl applying lipstick with the headline, “Putting on makeup shouldn’t be like playing with matches.”

“We commend L’Oréal and Revlon for announcing they will globally reformulate their products to eliminate the use of dibutyl-phthalate and other toxic chemicals,” said Jeanne Rizzo, executive director of the Breast Cancer Fund, a founding member of the coalition. “This is a victory for women’s health and consumers. Regrettably, U.S. law still permits companies to put unlimited amounts of toxic chemicals into cosmetics sold in the United States.”

The three companies may differ, however, in whether they are reformulating globally to meet the new European standards or are taking a market-by-market approach. For companies that do not reformulate globally, their products containing hazardous ingredients will continue to be available to U.S. and other non-European consumers.

In a letter dated December 21, L’Oréal Senior Vice President for Research and Development Alan J. Meyers wrote unequivocally that his company’s products are in compliance with the EU cosmetics directive “no matter where they are sold around the world.”

Revlon Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications Catherine Fisher wrote on December 20 that “all products sold by Revlon are currently in full compliance with… EU Directives 76/768 EEC.”

The response from Unilever on the company’s reformulation policy was unclear. While Senior Vice President for Research and Development David Duncan wrote that Unilever “does not use [DBP and DEHP] as an ingredient in our products,” the letter of December 15 did not state whether the company’s products sold in the United States and other markets would comply with the EU directive, which also requires elimination of many more ingredients known or highly suspected to be carcinogens, mutagens or reproductive toxins (CMRs).

Contrary to popular perception, the FDA does not evaluate cosmetics products for safety before they are sold. The FDA states on its Web site that “neither cosmetic products nor cosmetic ingredients are reviewed or approved by FDA before they are sold to the public.” The statement continues, “FDA cannot require companies to do safety testing of their cosmetic products before marketing.”

“We are pleased these leading companies are removing some of the worst toxic chemicals from their products,” said Bryony Schwan, national campaigns director for Women’s Voices for the Earth, a founding member of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. “This is just a first step to making truly safe cosmetics, however.”

The Campaign is asking all cosmetics companies to sign the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, a pledge to immediately remove all EU-banned chemicals, inventory all ingredients and develop a plan to replace chemicals of concern with safe alternatives within three years. For more information, visit http://www.safecosmetics.org/companies/compact_with_america.cfm.

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics will publish a “report card” in March grading major cosmetics companies on their reformulation policies and their responsiveness to consumer inquiries about safety. The full correspondence with the above three companies is available.

Founding members of The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics include: Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow, Breast Cancer Fund, Commonweal, Friends of the Earth, Women's Voices for the Earth, Environmental Working Group, National Black Environmental Justice Network and the National Environmental Trust. For more information and background on the campaign, see www.SafeCosmetics.org.

59 posted on 05/18/2005 12:42:34 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Veto!

Chickens when raised by hand can be very nice pets.

If you can get really fresh good quality firm tofu, you can do a lot with it. I like to butter a baking pan and bake it, sprinkled with soy sauce or other stuff. Gets kind of chewy and crunchy without frying.

I need a lot of protein too, so I eat a lot of beans and bean soup, and probably more cheese than is good for me. Cholesterol's ok but I should lose 20 pounds. Or even 30, but what the heck. I don't want to scare people when they don't recognize me!


60 posted on 05/18/2005 12:44:54 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Resisting evil is our duty or we are as responsible as those promoting it.)
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To: little jeremiah

I have known women now seniors who did hair coloring and nails as a profession in the same condition.

Personally I think "done" nails are pretty buy not doable in my line of work.

I use to love Clinique but can only afford Revlon on days it doesn't make my eyes endlessly tear.

Never could wear lotions ect. as it always ends up in my eyes.

Just paint the face to go to town.


61 posted on 05/18/2005 12:45:59 AM PDT by oceanperch ( Labrador Lover!)
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To: Skooz
PAGING MR. MORRIS TO POST #11
62 posted on 05/18/2005 12:48:13 AM PDT by oceanperch ( Labrador Lover!)
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To: Veto!

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is a coalition of public health, educational, faith, labor, women’s, environmental and consumer groups. Our goal is to protect the health of consumers and workers by requiring the health and beauty industry to phase out the use of chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects and other health problems and replace them with safer alternatives.

The Safe Cosmetics Campaign began in 2002 with the release of a report, “Not Too Pretty: Phthalates, Beauty Products and the FDA.” For the report, environmental and public health groups contracted with a laboratory to test 72 name-brand, off-the-shelf beauty products for the presence of phthalates, a family of industrial chemicals linked to permanent birth defects in the male reproductive system.

The lab found phthalates in nearly three quarters of the products tested, though the chemicals were not listed on any of the labels. A second report, “Pretty Nasty,” documented similar product test results in Europe.

In February 2003, the European Union passed a new ammendment to their Cosmetics Directive that prohibits the use of known or suspected carcinogens, mutagens and reproductive toxins (a.k.a. CMRs) from cosmetics. This ammendment went into force in September 2004.

We are asking cosmetics and personal care products companies to sign the Compact for Safe Cosmetics (Compact for the Global Production of Safer Health and Beauty Products), a pledge to remove toxic chemicals and replace them with safer alternatives in every market they serve.

Founding groups of the campaign include: Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow, The Breast Cancer Fund, Commonweal, Environmental Working Group, Friends of the Earth, National Black Environmental Justice Network, National Environmental Trust, and Women’s Voices for the Earth. In spring 2004, these groups and more than 50 other organizations signed a letter asking cosmetics companies to take our pledge, the Compact for Safe Cosmetics.

Together we are working for safer products and smarter laws that protect our health and our families from toxic chemicals.

If your organization would like to support our efforts, please click here to endorse this campaign!

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IT SEEMS THEY HAVE TOO MUCH TIME ON THEIR HANDS!!! They should stop sticking their freaky little noses in everyone's business!




In the News:

Midgen bill would require cosmetic chemical disclosure
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Untested Cosmetics May Soon Carry Warning Labels
The Miami Herald, 3/05

Cosmetic Industry On Notice: FDA Issues Warning on Untested Products
3/05

The Ugly Side of Pretty
DragonFly Media, 2/05

L'Oreal, Revlon bow to Bay Area pressure: Chemicals suspected of causing cancer won't be in products
San Francisco Chronicle, 1/05

Cosmetics Companies Shun Contentious Chemical
Wall Street Journal, 1/05

FDA Phthalate Study Finds Highest Levels Of Substance In Nail Polish
The Rose Sheet, 1/05

Top companies offer safer cosmetics
Rocky Mountain News, 1/05

The Ugly Side of Beauty Products
Environmental Health Perspectives, 1/05

A Makeover for the Cosmetics Industry
The Nation, 12/04

The Downstream Dangers of Your Perfume Christian Science Monitor, 12/04

Labeling Loophole Leaves Toxic Chemicals Unlisted
NBC San Jose, 8/04

More Than Cosmetic
Los Angeles Times, 8/04

Look good, get cancer?
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Household Toxic Chemicals Not Adequately Regulated
KPBS San Diego, 7/04

Toxins getting closer scrutiny
Oakland Tribune, 6/04

Time to stop glossing over ugly risks of beauty products
The Sacramento Bee, 7/04

Purely Cosmetic? A New Report
The Washington Post, 6/04

Cosmetics may contain hazardous ingredients
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Carcinogens at the cosmetics counter
San Jose Mercury News, 6/04

Making sure safety product is safe
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Filling the product-test gap
Denver Rocky Mountain News, 6/04

Site tells what's in products
Cleveland Plain Dealer, 6/04

Grooming products' contents untested
San Francisco Chronicle, 6/04

Toiletries Could Contain Toxins
Contra Costa Times, 6/04

Dirty little beauty secrets
Missoula Independent, 6/04

Beauty Beat: Study Questions Cosmetics Safety
New York, 6/04

Amid Health Concern, Nail-Polish Makers Switch Formulas
Wall Street Journal, 4/04

Activists push for safer ingredients in make up
Women's ENews, 4/04

Questions about some cosmetics
Los Angeles Times, 5/04

Legislators ponder: What price beauty?
Sacramento Bee, 4/04

Could polishing your nails be dangerous?
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EU bans toxins from cosmetics
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Women shun products with chemical linked to birth defects
Boston Globe, 10/02

Common chemical damages sperm
BBC, 12/02



63 posted on 05/18/2005 12:48:18 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Goodgirlinred

You can definitely lose weight on a vegetarian diet, just choose 2% or lower fat milk products, use sharp cheese so the higher flavor makes it so you don't need to use as much. Brown rice is very filling especially when paired with beans or bean soup. Mrs LJ even makes her own tortillas sometimes (fresh ones are a different thing than store bought!) and homemade bread. OF course, not everyone has the time to do this. But whole wheat bread is so much tastier and satisfying than gooey stuff...

If you use herbs and spices for flavor, and add a variety of vegetables to the grains and beans, and make sure you have some milk products but cut down on fattening ones like sour cream that have little protein, you should do fine! Especially if you add some exercise.

I know what you mean about not cooking - before mrs LJ and I got married, I lived on toast and sprouts. And was much skinnier!


64 posted on 05/18/2005 12:49:49 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Resisting evil is our duty or we are as responsible as those promoting it.)
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To: oceanperch

Mrs LJ just wears makeup she gets in natural food stores, and hardly any. I like the way people look naturally. Cleanliness and neatness and shiny hair count for a lot. To me, a lot of makeup has a "clown" look.

But I'm an old ex-hippie type anyway.


66 posted on 05/18/2005 12:55:48 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Resisting evil is our duty or we are as responsible as those promoting it.)
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To: little jeremiah

Yes, I can get good tofu. YOu just bake it? In one chunk? I never thought of that. sounds good as I don't like to cook. I toss a tablespoon of soy flour into my morning egg whites, whip like crazy, and make a sort of no-carb pancake, and top with warmed fresh fruit and a dab of yogurt. Outstanding!

Ah the weight problem. My solution is the Zone Diet, which you can do with soy products as well as other protein sources. Small amounts of protein at each meal, as I mentioned above, balanced with a great many veggies, some fruit. I got to a plateau and stopped losing, so added a piece of bread now and then and the pounds resumed their downward march. It's the balance of protein/carbs/fats that does it. Essentially, it's a low carb diet but you almost cannot eat all the low-glycemic carbs suggested. Sugar is a big no-no.


67 posted on 05/18/2005 12:58:29 AM PDT by Veto! (Opinions Freely Dispensed as Advice)
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To: little jeremiah

Think about eating Cheese Doritos right now.....feel like gagging yet?

I am right their with you on the veggie although I eat fish and on occasion New York steaks.

Still will eat a burger at the local Steak house now and then but my gut is happy with raw veggies and allot of water.

Turn my gut problems literally around in five years eating like I do now.

No spices either other than a dash of Tobasco but plenty of herbs.

I just bought two flats of Asparagus last week to share with those I work with been eating that nightly in some way or another in meals LOVE THE STUFF.

Got is fresh from Walla Walla twenty pounds for $16 and bought a total of forty pounds.


68 posted on 05/18/2005 1:02:57 AM PDT by oceanperch ( Labrador Lover!)
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To: Veto!

When I get tofu I usually press it a little to get more water out, and then slice it and bake to get some chew.

I can't be scientific about anything, but I know when I cut out sweet stuff (doing it now) I lose weight rather painlessly. Sweet stuff usually has other fattening things in it too like butter and frosting.

:-]


69 posted on 05/18/2005 1:04:37 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Resisting evil is our duty or we are as responsible as those promoting it.)
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To: oceanperch

What a deal on asparagus. Where do you get a whole flat for that price? It's good on toast like a sandwich.


70 posted on 05/18/2005 1:06:40 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Resisting evil is our duty or we are as responsible as those promoting it.)
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To: little jeremiah; Goodgirlinred
When purchasing fish I ask for location of catch.

No farmed fish they add color and stuff to that.

Freddies was selling these humongous prawns the size of a half of a banana I kid you not.

So I asked for location and they said Thailand. My first thought having spent time in So. Philippines is ewwww I wonder how far the outdoor plumbing was draining into the area where they came from.

Here in my town I will not eat anything out of the bay I live on the catch has to come from so far out past the bar as we have raw sewage outlets into the ocean and bay. No thanks.
71 posted on 05/18/2005 1:09:39 AM PDT by oceanperch ( Labrador Lover!)
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To: Goodgirlinred

Do you eat nuts?

I always have a bowl of pastchious for snacking on.

Sunflowere get stuck in the diverticulitus so I quit those except for a once in awhile treat on saled.


72 posted on 05/18/2005 1:13:05 AM PDT by oceanperch ( Labrador Lover!)
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To: kcvl

Thanks for all the info. While the alarmists are hard at work, it does seem that these chemicals should be tested extensively and not used unless labeled.


73 posted on 05/18/2005 1:16:20 AM PDT by Veto! (Opinions Freely Dispensed as Advice)
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To: little jeremiah

Goat Cheese Feta (not the grocery store crap) broccolli and leafy lettuce with raspberry vinagarette.

One of my winter faves.
And having cut the soda and candy for the most part the sugar cravings led me to a love for sweet potatoes.


74 posted on 05/18/2005 1:19:32 AM PDT by oceanperch ( Labrador Lover!)
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To: little jeremiah

I go for the natural look but that means evenning out my skin color.

I have Alan Keyes eyes the black upper and lower lid problem.


75 posted on 05/18/2005 1:22:34 AM PDT by oceanperch ( Labrador Lover!)
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To: little jeremiah

Farmers Market on Wends in Oregon.
Guy brings it down in flats and sales it per pound, I talked him down a few cents as I was wanting two flats.

Best thing I ever bought was a little electric steamer (actually it was a gift). Most veggies I eat raw but my Asparugus I liked steam a little.

I noticed eating it daily the urine smell has gone away or it may be all the water I drink now a days flushing it out.


76 posted on 05/18/2005 1:26:23 AM PDT by oceanperch ( Labrador Lover!)
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To: Veto!
That is strange. I once bought the whole line of Elizabeth Arden skin care and cosmetics and before a week was up I was a mess. They took all of the skin care products back and exchanged it for their sensitive skin products, but Clinique is much better. It took me weeks and weeks to heal from that encounter.
77 posted on 05/18/2005 4:44:15 AM PDT by Goodgirlinred ( GoodGirlInRed Four More Years!!!!!)
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To: oceanperch

Yes, but there is always the temptation to eat too many. That makes them fattening. :( I do like them on salads.


78 posted on 05/18/2005 4:51:20 AM PDT by Goodgirlinred ( GoodGirlInRed Four More Years!!!!!)
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To: oceanperch
WOW! I never thought of that. Kind of makes me worry about fish and seafood all the more. I live in Virginia, about 4 1/2 hours from Virginia Beach. Chesapeake Bay, etc. Maryland crab cakes. Mmmmm
79 posted on 05/18/2005 5:01:36 AM PDT by Goodgirlinred ( GoodGirlInRed Four More Years!!!!!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

They'll have to pry my makeup from my cold, dead fingers in order to get it! What a waste of time and tax dollars.


80 posted on 05/18/2005 5:07:08 AM PDT by ContraryMary (God bless Benedict XVI)
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To: little jeremiah

Oh, boy. Well, this will certainly take up my idle time. I won't have anymore time to feel sorry for myself since Phillip passed away.

My kids will croak! They have been after me to start cooking again. Wait until they see this! ROFLOL!


81 posted on 05/18/2005 5:11:01 AM PDT by Goodgirlinred ( GoodGirlInRed Four More Years!!!!!)
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To: little jeremiah
I'm one of those people. Cigarette smoke may stink but at least I can still breathe around it. But put me in the soap aisle of the grocery store or some hair salons and I can't get any air in. My mom about flipped out when she saw the reaction I had to the fragrances in that aisle.

The fragrances in products really do a number on me and others I know. You have to look very hard to find products without fragrances in them, especially hair products.

82 posted on 05/18/2005 5:21:09 AM PDT by Ladysmith ((NRA) Wisconsin Hunter Shootings: If you want on/off the WI Hunters ping list, please let me know.)
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To: Veto!
My son-in-law has chickens. They let you hold them, too. I don't think I will want to eat chicken, either. He SAYS he is not going to kill them for meat. He better not or his 8 year old son and 3 year old daughter will be devastated. I guess I will have to learn to hide tofu in something to make it seem like something it isn't.
83 posted on 05/18/2005 5:23:48 AM PDT by Goodgirlinred ( GoodGirlInRed Four More Years!!!!!)
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To: Goodgirlinred
I do not have a thyroid gland so weight is never going to be an issue as it is what it is. Prior to having the gland removed I was 100lbs wet now 250lbs with allot of muscle as I have been packing around another human for 26 yrs. I swim twice a week too.

However with the change of diet to veggies and no processed food or as I say can't recognize the cut I don't eat it. No lunch meat, things in casings, no pork, no turkey, chicken maybe three times a year, New York steaks and allot of fish, crab and shrimp(have to be careful of shrimp and pinto beans to often as to keep uric acid levels down). I don't like bread. Quit pop last November.

Now my cholesterol dropped 125pnts. and glucose levels at normal levels and all my chronic GI ailments healed or in check.

It has totally put my health in the right gear and so the heavy body mass is not an issue, and I have been single as a lifestyle for 20plus years so do not have to worry about being attractive for a mate.

Eating natural produced foods such as veggies/fruits/dairy(skim milk and cheese/nuts/fish some beef on occasion is good for the body period.

Now the food industry would love to take me out and shoot me as I am bad for business because I don't by processed foods.

I eat out at our local family run Steak House a real Mom and Pops owned place that makes allot of there stuff fresh once a week on my day off.

However if I eat at any other restaurants I double over in cramps shortly after. With my son having a trach and copious secretions we do not go to restaurants for obvious reasons hence I go when I have my respite time.

I use to go without eating for 12hr stretches and ate whatever and I ended up in the hospital. That was 5years ago.
84 posted on 05/18/2005 9:13:00 AM PDT by oceanperch ( Labrador Lover!)
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To: oceanperch

Regardless of Mr. Morris' opinions, the picture in post 11 is sublime. :)


85 posted on 05/18/2005 9:13:54 AM PDT by Skooz (Property Taxes are Immoral)
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To: ContraryMary

I agree.

My son, King Vanity freeper, has a rule that as his wheelchair and personal careprovider when we go to town I am dressed well and totally groomed with the face made up to cover uneven skin tones ect. nice not war painted.
He dresses well and is very well groomed and expects the same from me as he is out socializing.
I do wear dressy birkenstocks for security reason as I am pushing and pulling him and his chair which is #350 pounds of weight.
Ulla Popkin has nice comortable snazzy/stylish pant suits that I can work in. /
No way could I get away with sweats and a t shirt.
Around the house caring for him I live in kness length tees as work can be very messy and the excertion I am usaully over heated.


86 posted on 05/18/2005 9:26:49 AM PDT by oceanperch ( Labrador Lover!)
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To: Goodgirlinred
Cooking well bean soup and the other stuff lil Jeremiah suggested can be done in a short prep time once you get in the groove of it.

If you do allot of salads you can prep out all your veggies on one day and put lettuce mixture in one bowl and group other veggies in other bowl like a salad bar in the fridge. Then when the end of the week comes take the left over veggies to flavor your bean or other soups.

They make organic broths that are vegetable based now too.

Do a search for recipes on the net and you will have a wealth of info.

I make my own cocktail sauce on occasion and it beats the bottled stuff by a long shot and you don't get the preservatives.

Same with salad dressings olive oil and flavored vinegars with kosher salt (use kosher salt all the time) and herbs or fruits.

Here is one of my faves.

Baby spinach uncooked
Fresh steamed Asparagus
Fresh sliced strawberries

Topped with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Raspberry Vinegar
Olive oil
Raspberry or Blackberry preserves
all mix and dump over salad.

Honey Roasted nuts on the side.
87 posted on 05/18/2005 9:40:35 AM PDT by oceanperch ( Labrador Lover!)
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To: Ladysmith

We can't handle either smoke or perfumes.
But in public respect others rights to smoke. I do like cigar smoke it is cigs that choke me up.
I find it amusing that when taking my son in for wheelchair clinic or visiting one of his specialists at the hosp the CNA's and Nurses who group smoke in the designated areas usually not to far from the entrance.

More hospitals are hiding them in locations outside where the gen. public can't smell or see them and it usually is the short cut entrance we sneak through.

My son is so sensitive at times when asthma and allergies are active that he complains about the dryer vent on the side of the house drifting into our living area.

Oh and we live out on acres but when the neighbors down wind from us have company we know it as the cig smoke comes into our living area.


88 posted on 05/18/2005 9:50:59 AM PDT by oceanperch ( Labrador Lover!)
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To: oceanperch

Thank you. That salad sounds wonderful. I will try it. I love salads with Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing.


89 posted on 05/18/2005 11:18:54 AM PDT by Goodgirlinred ( GoodGirlInRed Four More Years!!!!!)
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To: Goodgirlinred
Anytime I have many combos as I AM the Queen of Green and other veggie colors too.

Right now I am into Romaine, cucumber,Asparagus,celery,green onion, avocado, crab or shrimp topped with lotsa chopped fresh cilantro, kosher salt, rice wine vinegar and olive oil.

MMMMMMMMM Soooooo Good.
90 posted on 05/18/2005 11:23:55 AM PDT by oceanperch ( Labrador Lover!)
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To: tiamat
They can have my make-up when they pry it from my cold, dead hands!

Exactly! I designed my bathroom around my cosmetics. I drawer for this, a cabinet for that. I have a whole friggin' drawer just for NAIL POLISH fercryinoutloud! And just for my TOENAILS at that!

~~sigh~~ Maybe I do have a problem.

91 posted on 05/18/2005 11:27:13 AM PDT by najida (OK, so, ya see, uh huh.....I have this stress problem....maybe it's living without running water.)
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To: najida

There's probably a 12 Step program or something for us!


92 posted on 05/18/2005 11:30:28 AM PDT by tiamat (Can't sleep...clowns will get me..can't sleep...clowns will get me...can't sleep....clowns will get)
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To: oceanperch

Why the kosher salt? Is it iodized? Boy your food sounds good.


93 posted on 05/18/2005 11:34:07 AM PDT by Goodgirlinred ( GoodGirlInRed Four More Years!!!!!)
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To: najida

No, you don't have a problem. However, you must be one heck of a beautiful woman. I need to get my stuff organized. :(


94 posted on 05/18/2005 11:35:46 AM PDT by Goodgirlinred ( GoodGirlInRed Four More Years!!!!!)
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To: kcvl
Bryony Schwan, national campaigns director for Women’s Voices for the Earth, a founding member of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.

For some reason I don't see this group big on lipstick, eyeshadow or even deodorant.

95 posted on 05/18/2005 11:43:36 AM PDT by retrokitten ("I've seen you break up entire bridal and baby showers with one catty remark!"- Peggy Hill)
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To: Goodgirlinred
Kosher salt more bang for your buck in a sense. A little goes a long way for flavor and you don't shake and shake.

If you can spare allot more money sea salts are very good also.

I put my Kosher salt in the cheap glass Parmesan shakers to add flavor keep on on the cooking side of the kitchen and one on the salad prep side.

Iodine IMO is in so much processed food that we get are daily and so it is not a need as it was in the '30's and 40's to prevent Goiter.

My thyroid disease is actually quite famous as President George Bush, First Lady Barbara and their Dog all suffered from early stages of Graves.

Unfortunately my health care was misdiagnosed until the late stages, still have the fatty tissue behind one eye causing protrusion.

I am very grateful to be alive and thriving regardless of thickening of body mass.
Go in for that yearly Mamo and have to redo every time due to hypothyroidism (post Graves) the tissue in that area is so thick it is hard for radiology to read for any abnormalities. But! I make sure I sched. with the non smoking gals the one gal they have nick named "the crusher" always stressed and looking to go out for her nicotine fix, my GOD she will kill you. If you know what I mean. Mispells I just came off of a day off and have to go back on shift at 2am so I am not doing perfect English, rushing.
96 posted on 05/18/2005 10:39:36 PM PDT by oceanperch ( Labrador Lover!)
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To: oceanperch

My youngest daughter has Graves Disease. She has not had her thyroid gland destroyed yet because she has small children and the doctor does not want to do it until she is through having babies. She wants to have one more baby. Her eyes protrude, though not as bad as they did when she was first diagnosed. She goes back and forth from being hypothyroid to hyperthyroid sometimes. She has to have her levels checked periodically. Now she knows the symptoms and gets to the doctor as soon as she notices a change. When she becomes hyper, it affects her heart and she is put on an antiarrythmic medication. I wish she would go ahead and have the thyroid destroyed so that she would be well. I worry about her.

I know what you mean about having smokers work on you. I changed dentists because of that.


97 posted on 05/19/2005 9:15:39 AM PDT by Goodgirlinred ( GoodGirlInRed Four More Years!!!!!)
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