Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Terri's Tip #1

My question was "what is one change you would encourage every mother to make in her home?"
Terri's response was "phase out canned foods"! The lining of the cans contain bisphenol A (BPA) which is linked to hyperactivity, cancer, heart disease as well as other health issues.

She encouraged me to start gradually. For example, start by simply stearing clear of soups, pastas, & liquid baby formula, which were the 3 canned foods that contained the highest levels of the toxin. If canned foods are too hard to eliminate, use only canned goods that you can rinse, like corn or peas. This is where the skamfam is. We still used canned beans but rinse them. We are however trying to make all of our soups. I've found a few recipes for yummy chicken noodle soup and we love Rachel Ray's recipe for Pasta e Fagioli.

Until next week when i ask Terri for another tip or change we as mommies can make feel free to think of some questions that you may have and comment away. Also . . . i just happen to have an extra copy of Terri's book Holler 4 Your Health so if you would like to read further leave me a comment. I'll let 1 of the boys choose a name from a glass jar & send this copy your way.


Jill said...

oooh. oooh. choose me!! choose me!!

when did you start with "give aways"???
cute ;-)

mama b said...

i had never heard that! i am so relieved that we don't eat many canned foods at all! a few soups will be easy to get rid of. and liquid baby formula is just gross anyway. yuck. :/

thanks for posting such awesome tips!
keep 'em coming!!

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