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Victoria

Joined on: February 26th, 2012

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  1. emma says:

    hi Victoria!

    I just read about your experiences with a CSA box, thank you for your frank and thoughtful assessment. I too am struggling with the same issues (I really REALLY want it to work) One thing I have learned jumped to my mind when you mentioned the wilted lettuce. If you don’t mind I’d like to share….. did you know that if you soak the wilted lettuce in a bowl of water and the juice of half a lemon for about 30 mins, the leaves come out clean and fresh as though they were just picked? I tried this (I was a bit sceptical) and it was unbelievable. A lettuce that I was about to throw on the worm farm came back to life, and lasted another couple of days in the fridge! magic hey?! Please try it! I now swear by it!

    keep up the blogging! I have now bookmarked you!

    Emma

  2. linda baker says:

    we have cooked w/Lodge cast iron for many years. i agree it is GREAT. sometime try baking a cake in one, maybe the 12″ size.add icing or not. as you look at it your taste buds will think it’s cornbread. what a nice surprise. i ONLY make cornbread in cast iron skillet.
    it also makes the best from scratch gravy. some other delicious dishes are pork loin,
    chicken & dressing, cobblers… as you can tell our family truly enjoys.

  3. P says:

    I get stress underarm odor. I have discovered washing my arm pits with baking soda and water on a wash cloth has relieved the odor. I am so happy to have found this. It has taken away one of my stressful problems. Pardon the pun.
    Hope you like it too.

  4. Steph Lohman says:

    I discovered this blog accidentally while doing a google search…I thought it was worthy of a perusal, but you can’t be serious when you cited that placentophagy study! The study itself SAYS there’s no way to be sure whether or not the 189 women surveyed experienced benefits or a mere placebo effect. Also, mammalian placentophagy is crucial for survival of many mammals who would otherwise lose valuable protein. For you, you can drive to Whole Foods and get that protein. Dehydration of the placenta alters many proteins, denaturing them and rendering them in states that are not useful in their intended form. Also, your placenta is a filter, so you must be careful if your filter is gunked up (although, this is probably not a concern to the demographic that would likely eat a placenta). So, while I am a huge supporter of green, clean, natural living, this is quack science. If you want to eat your placenta, so be it, but you can’t tout it as a benefit that is supported by real science. Unless you eat it raw. Which is gross. Anyway, it is what it is, eat it or not, but understand that it is not the panacea that you made it out to be. It’s dangerous to do that, lest someone else forgo other treatment that might be more beneficial for PPD.

    • Victoria says:

      Hi Steph, thanks for reading! While human placentophagy is unusual and upsetting to some, there is some real science behind it. Yes, the study that says the majority of women who did placenta encapsulation are glad they did it, also said it could be a placebo effect. Placebo or not, that’s real mamas feeling better! Also, check out some of the other real deal scientific research that’s been done with actual placentas, and on the known chemical components in them: http://placentabenefits.info/research.asp. Of course, like I said in my post Placenta Encapsulation Review – How, Why, and Does it Work?, placenta encapsulation should be considered one of many tools to naturally combat PPD, and you should always check in with your health care professional to determine the best course of treatment for you.

  5. Arlene says:

    I want to subscribe

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