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Jean Tsai
Interests: travel, yoga, running, helping others, learning, fashion, Steelers football, reading, decorating, healthy eating
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Jean Tsai added a favorite at STIR THE POTS
Jun 6, 2014
Hi, thanks for your thoughtful comment! This post is from June 2009 (3 years ago), and Red Mango certainly did list over 20 ingredients in their plain yogurt at that time. They didnt even have vanilla as a flavor back then. The companies have changed their formulations since then, which is great, but I havent gone back to review them. Your comment is a nice update.
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Thanks Jennifer, you made my day!
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2012 on My New Company: Pop Karma at Mindful Eats
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Hi Tara, thanks for writing in! Youe inspired my next blog post. From: TypePad
Toggle Commented Jun 4, 2012 on The Low Down on Organic Food at Mindful Eats
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Patrick - thanks for commenting. Everyone should decide on their own which foods and diets work for them, and which dont. The one thing that Mindful Eats absolutely recommends is a mindful, non-processed food diet with all foods in moderation. The more we prepare our own meals from fresh foods, the healthier we will be. The hidden soy that you write about is in processed foods like cereals or other prepared foods. There is no hidden soy in a vegetable stir fry over brown rice. If you are preparing your own foods, you are controlling your intake of all foods, including tofu (which is processed so look for organic tofu). The other hidden place soy creeps into is animal products. Industrial livestock is often fed soy and corn - you can control for this by eating a limited amount of meat, and making sure that it is pasture fed or grass raised. If you are eating sea food, make sure it is wild - the farmed fishes are fed pellets which are not their natural diet.
Toggle Commented May 30, 2012 on Is Soy/Tofu Good or Bad for You? at Mindful Eats
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Dr. Liau from Purity oil wrote in to inform us what other oils their Camellia oil is blended with: Rose Hip Oil: Extracted from wild rose seeds grown in mountain of South America. It contains Vitamin A & C which penetrates effectively into skin. It is called women's Camellia in South America. Aloe Vera Oil: From Florida. It contains 18 different amino acids and 12 different kinds of Vitamins. Jojoba Oil: From western desert of US. American Indians apply it to the face and scalp. It is called " solid gold for the skin and scalp". Vitamin E: An antioxidation agent which acts as free radicals scavenger.
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Johan and Snacklemouth, thanks for the thoughtful comments. It pays for people to read the ingredients list and know what they are eating, and its great to see a company that cares to communicate.
Toggle Commented May 7, 2012 on Snack Review: Snackle Mouth at Mindful Eats
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Im glad you did too! I agree, we should stick to whole non-processed foods. I also agree that our bodies are all different. We should try different things, experiment and figure out whats best. Like the rest of our lives!
Toggle Commented Apr 30, 2012 on Is Soy/Tofu Good or Bad for You? at Mindful Eats
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Hi J.P., thanks for the nice words. As for Ms. Deen, I can only speak for myself - I have no respect for her because she seeks to position herself as a role model, an expert and an adult, and as such, I believe she should responsibly disseminate information. You probably dont eat the way she does, and you have the judgement to decide her recipes are unhealthy, butshe provides validationfor the many people who have unhealthy diets. There are also children that watch her show and admire her. If she clearly stated, I eat this way on television to provide entertainment, please dont eat this way or you will be like me, obese and with these obesity related diseases... that would be more responsible. As astar and a buffoon, her show is the Jackass of food shows, and she should post similar disclaimers to make it clear - perhaps a disclaimer at the beginning of each show saying she is a clown and you shouldnt attempt this at home would also be helpful. Or she could do a show about managing diabetes, losing weight, and getting healthy.
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2012 on About Me at Mindful Eats
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This particular gluten-free pizza tasted just like a delicious thin crust pizza. It was quite a hit with lines of people waiting for the pizza to be finished. The pizzas ranged quite a bit. Another good one was Amys. Some of the other gluten-free pizzas were very good, especially the ones that are flatbread. Others were completely mediocre.
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Im so glad. If soy works for you and you dont have thyroid issues, then go for it!
Toggle Commented Mar 5, 2012 on Is Soy/Tofu Good or Bad for You? at Mindful Eats
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Thanks for the feedback - I will avoid that brand! Im sticking to Klean Kanteen wide mouth. I just ordered another one along with the insulated version, so Ill post on how that does.
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Hi Carla! The Divacup was actually $39.59 - the Natracare organic tampons were in the wrong place. To tell the truth, I still havent dealt with the cup in a public bathroom, though Ive thought about it. You can keep it in place for 12 hours, which is ok except for the first couple days. During heavy flow the company website says when you dont have immediate access to a sink you can dump the contents in the toilet, then wipe it off with toilet paper, reinsert, and wait until a later time to wash the cup. Then I assume youd clean off your fingers with toilet paper and wash up in the sink.
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I wish I had been a friend of yours so I could have learned about these earlier! Im a total convert. The Moon Cup is the same as the Keeper (from the same company), but made from medical grade silicone instead of latex, which some people are allergic too.
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Hi! Thanks so much for commenting. Its interesting to hear about the food situation in other countries. China has gotten a bad reputation in the U.S. press for food safety, so what you say mirrors what is in the news. Perhaps you can try growing your own food. More and more people in cities here are creating roof gardens or community gardens, or even growing a few plants in their apartments. If youre not in the city, it can be a great hobby. Perhaps you can get frozen vegetables from other countries?
Toggle Commented Jan 18, 2012 on Eat More Whole Foods at Mindful Eats
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Hi Morgan! Hens need light to lay, which is why their production goes down in the winter. Many places keep lights on in the hen house to simulate summer hours to keep them laying. Hens also tend to stay inside more (and get the artificial light). The rare hen that wants to free-range outside will come back in as it gets dark, where they get the artificial light. Thats why free-ranging places have eggs. Lots of industrial farms keep the lights on ALL THE TIME. As you can imagine, that leads to unhappy chickens.
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2012 on All About Eggs and their Benefits at Mindful Eats
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Arlene, thanks for stopping by! There are times when plastic is useful (its light and unbreakable) so I might use BPA-free plastic if Im going on a trip. But all the other times in my regular day to day life, glass rules. Its so easy to phase out plastic from our everyday living. Except for, as you noted, all the companies out there that keep using plastic - like yogurt makers. Are you listening, companies?
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2012 on Don't Leach Plastics into Your Body at Mindful Eats
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You're right! It seems to have been removed. :(
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2011 on Fried Foods are Bad for You at Mindful Eats
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Thanks for stopping by! Homemade tofu sounds wonderful. Something new to aspire to! Im currently using white miso, but I honestly cant figure out the difference between the different colors right now...
Toggle Commented Oct 5, 2011 on Is Soy/Tofu Good or Bad for You? at Mindful Eats
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Oh, I do the occasional potato chip too! Heres a great local mindful recipe from Kathy Murray:use fresh veggies (green beans, kale, etc.), rinse and dry thoroughly. Mix lightly w/olive oil and spread on parchment paper on a baking sheet. Put in a hot oven (450 degrees). Watch carefully until they are slightly blackened. Shake a bit of sea salt on the veggies and serve. The high heat brings out the sugar in the veggies.
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Apr 18, 2011
Hi Laura, thanks for stopping by! I think YOU are changing the world, just by caring and teaching others. Things always trickle down (or trickle up), and theres already a lot more awareness than there was 20 years. True, lots of people are lazy and unaware- but an increasing number of people are becoming more mindful. Give people enough time and they will surprise you. Have faith!
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2011 on How to alleviate misery at Mindful Eats
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Hi Nicole, my two cents on this is that there isnt a difference between metal or glass in terms of bacteria. Food grade steel is used to cook with (including meat), so a high-quality steel bottle is fine for juices and lemonade. If youre drinking juice, make sure you get something that is easy to clean so you can get into the bottle and the top for thorough sudsing and rinsing. Good luck!
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Ok, expect one in a few days. Can you get corn in Hong Kong?
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Sorry for any confusion! Type I is definitely not curable - but staying fit through diet and exercise helps to manage all diabetic conditions, even Type I and gestational (but then again, there isnt anything that being as fit as possible doesnt help!). I added additional clarification to this post. Thanks for your comment!
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