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Do you store your food in plastic tupperware? Are your kids eating off plastic plates? Should you throw out all your plastic kitchenware?
Meet Dr. Manasa Mantravadi
Dr. Mantravadi has had an extensive and impressive career. She was named a Forbes Next 1000 Entrepreneur- a list of rising business owners in the USA. In addition, she also received “Physician Mentor of the Year” award from the largest medical school in the country Indiana University School of Medicine where she also attended college.
She’s been studying the effects plastic has on children’s development. Now she has her own company named Ahimsa and she’s changing the world and kids lives with her stainless steel dinnerware.
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In This Podcast
- Plastic Problems
- It’s a mission
Are you harming yourself and your family with plastic? Plastic is highly unregulated. In reality, only 9% of plastic is recycled. That’s because it’s cheaper to produce new plastic than to recycle it. Consequently, the non-recycled plastic ends up in a landfill anyway. When you eat from and/or off of plastic, chemicals seep into the food and we’re consuming them. A couple things that make the plastic more dangerous is a scratched surface and heat. For example, heating food in the microwave on a plastic plate. On the other hand, you should still proceed with caution when it comes to BPA free. Some of its substitutes are just as bad if not worse.
It’s a mission
“We’re always learning”
The U.S. is lagging in the food safety department. The World Health Organization, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Endocrine Society are finally all raising the red flag on plastics in the kitchen. The chemicals plastic releases are called “Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals”. They’re manmade and they interfere with our hormones. Hormones play a big role in children’s growth and development which makes these chemicals very dangerous for kids. We should avoid serving on plastic, do not microwave plastic, and stay away from anything that has a recycle code number 3, 6, and 7.
The things we do on a daily basis impact our health. Let’s start with one small change at a time. Ahimsa is here to help with their line of stainless steel dinnerware. From plates, utensils and serving trays to cups and storage containers for lunches. You can be sure your kids aren’t eating any of the chemicals the plastic puts out.
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Meet Melissa Vogel
Melissa Vogel is an energetic keynote speaker, business owner, certified personal trainer, certified group fitness instructor, 1st degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, a mother of three, and a podcaster.
Melissa was voted Best Personal Trainer for 2020 by Inland Empire Magazine, and built the Busy to Bomb Fit Mom exercise system.
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Melissa has also contributed to numerous publications and has been featured in the Trail Blazer Magazine, she was published in the April 2020 edition of Health Magazine as well. Her approach incorporates personal experience, energy, humor, and charisma.
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