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Alicia Voorhies

Location: Olathe, KS US
Website: http://guide.thesoftlanding.com


My name is Alicia Voorhies and I'm a recently retired RN with a specialty in developmental disabilities, autism spectrum, seizure and behavioral disorders. I worked for most of my nursing career as Director of Nursing for a local non-profit organization, caring for people with developmental disabilities in a home-based setting. While I loved my job and the amazing people, I began to suffer from that old familiar burn out, so I decided to take a nice long sabbatical to spend time with my Knight in Shining Armor and three fantastic kidlets. The down time gave me the time and energy I needed to begin pursuing my long-time passion for alternative health, and quickly turned into a full-time pursuit of all things non-toxic. How It All Began It all started when my sister, Joanie, moved to South Carolina for a short work stint. She called me one morning after taking her son to the new doctor for a check-up, where she had been told to immediately throw out all clear, hard plastic bottles. She was beginning to worry that she was dealing with a doctor who was off his rocker, so she turned to me, the medical research geek for help :) I set out that day to prove him wrong, but in the end, hundreds of medical studies would only prove him right. The more studies I poured over, the more I began to see a pattern of chemicals leaching from plastic to cause endocrine disruption - especially in children. I was shocked, to say the least, and dumped my pre-conceived ideas concerning plastic baby bottles. And The Soft Landing was born . . . Now I own my own business, working with my Mom and three sisters to locate and research non-toxic eating gear for the whole family. We share all of our findings at our blog www.thesoftlandingbaby.com.