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Linda N. Patient Expert

Bend, Oregon
I am a mother, a wife, and an entrepreneur. I am what I like to call an eco-moderate; an individual who wants to make better choices in their buying habits and become eco-friendly but are paralyzed by the amount of information out there on what it means to live a ?green? lifestyle.
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What’s that doing on my Food? by Linda N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Ever wonder what pesticides are really lurking on that conventional strawberry your eating? According to What’s on my Food, a website from the Pesticid ... Read on »
Mercury in Pacific to rise by 50 percent by Linda N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Scientists from Harvard and the U.S. Geological Survey have recently found that mercury levels have already increased 30% from 1989. This finding means ... Read on »
“Green” Food For Thought by Linda N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living It seems like the word “green” has become one of those words the media and tv shows like to beat you over your head with over and over again. Watch any home show and “gree ... Read on »
Environne Fruit & Veggie Wash by Linda N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living I never used to wash my fruits and vegetables until my husband started getting on my case about Ecoli & Salmonella outbreaks. I thought if I just ran some water on my fru ... Read on »
Straight From the Makers of Clorox by Linda N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living I recently received an email from a research scientist who works for the makers of CLOROX Bleach commenting on “a few misconceptions in my post about bleach (See “Living w ... Read on »
Food For Thought by Linda N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living 3 weeks ago I gave birth to my second daughter. While holding my beautiful baby in my arms, I became overwhelmed with the responsibility I felt to make this world a better ... Read on »
High Fructose Corn Syrup Coined as "Natural" by Linda N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Seen the new Corn Refiners Association commercial touting how “good” high fructose corn syrup is for you…since it’s made from corn, a natural substance? My husband and I ... Read on »
Eco Bottle Review by Linda N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Did you know that we throw away more than 22 million water bottles a year? What a waste (excuse the pun)! Rather than contributing to the landfills try being more eco-fri ... Read on »
Product Review: Nature’s Gate Organic Fruit Blend Liquid Soap and Body Lotion by Linda N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living I’ve had this ridiculous amount of Softsoap for more than a year now and I finally finished it about a month ago. I thought for sure I was never going to get rid of the s ... Read on »
Finally Congress Bans Three Dangerous Pthalates! by Linda N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Used for decades in plastic production, Pthalates are in hundreds of products we use for our children and homes and are known to have dangerous health effects. There ... Read on »
Shop by numbers by Linda N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living This fall, thousands of grocery stores across the nation will start ranking the food aisles with the Overall Nutritional Quality Index. Developed by top nutrition expe ... Read on »
Cool Recyclable Kitchen Products by Linda N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living I love to cook, so when I saw these cool kitchen tools by Recycline I had to go on a quest to buy some. They’re made from 100 percent recycled materials of plastic and p ... Read on »
Environne Fruit & Veggie Wash by Linda N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living I never used to wash my fruits and vegetables until my husband started getting on my case about Ecoli & Salmonella outbreaks. I thought if I just ran some water on my fr ... Read on »
"Green" Food For Thought by Linda N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living It seems like the word “green” has become one of those words the media and tv shows like to beat you over your head with over and over again. Watch any home show and “gre ... Read on »
Toxic Teflon by Linda N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living I have always liked my nonstick pans until recently when I started researching their toxicity. Ever heard of “Teflon Flu”? It feels like the flu with symptoms including ... Read on »
Gas or Charcoal. What Fuels Your BBQ? by Linda N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living This past holiday weekend I sat in my backyard and took in the aromas of the food that was grilling from my neighbors backyards, along with the “wonderful” scent of charc ... Read on »
Living Without Chlorine Bleach by Linda N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living The National Geographic Green Guide has a great section called “Products We Can Live Without”. In their Spring 2008 issue the product focus is on Chlorine Bleach, a laun ... Read on »
Yellow Page Overload by Linda N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living The yellow page industry has dropped 540 million yellow pages on doorsteps this year! I don’t know about you but I am awfully tired of receiving these monstrosities; esp ... Read on »
Antibacterial Soap. Is it really necessary? by Linda N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living For years I have used antibacterial soap in my bathrooms and kitchen. I thought it was better than using regular soap. I mean who wants germs everywhere? I remember a f ... Read on »
What’s in a certification? by Linda N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living How do you know if a company is truly eco-friendly? There are so many symbols out there, how do you know as a consumer that it actually has some significance? The curre ... Read on »