I have covered the topic of toxic cookware briefly in the past, but I wanted to update the information. First of all, if you still are using Teflon coated cookware, toss it in the trash! Teflon is the brand name for a chemical coating known as PFOA. What is the problem with this coating? This is from About.com/cookware:
“The resulting products contain no or only trace amounts of PFOA, and the Environmental Protection Agency does not have enough information about the product to suggest that using the products could cause a health risk or concern.
However, because this chemical is used in the manufacturing process, it has been found in low levels in the environment and even in the bloodstream of a sample of the U.S. population. It has been found to affect the development of laboratory animals, as well as other adverse effects on their health.”
That is good enough for me. Run. Run away from the Teflon.
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I hope your holidays were filled with lots of good friends, family, cheer, fantastic food and drink, laughter and that your guests have all vacated by now.
I’m not one to jump on the New Year’s resolution band wagon. I think it is important to try your best all year and to balance that with enjoyment. I actually did not mean for this to be a “clean up your act, it’s the new year,” kind of post. It just worked out that way. Sorry, I know you are bombarded with these kinds of messages.
However, this is my favorite new discovery in my arsenal of health. Detoxifying with Calcium Bentonite Clay is nothing new, but it’s new to me. The idea is to drink a little of the clay mixed with water upon rising in the morning and before bed for two weeks. At the end of the two weeks your digestive system, colon and liver will be cleansed. Trust me, you will know it has happened (insert gross thoughts here) and you will feel amazing. Continue reading “Detox with Calcium Bentonite Clay”
It is practically impossible in today’s world to avoid toxins. Toxic substances are in everything from the deodorants we slather under our arms to the fillings in our mouths, to the pots and pans with which we cook our food.
If you haven’t had your old school mercury fillings replaced yet, I’d start there. You need to find a biological dentist. My dentist who replaced my amalgam fillings told me that she is saddened by the American Dental Association and their refusal to admit the danger of these fillings. She should know. She would be the first to tell you that her daughter was born with severe autism and she has had a double mastectomy. She does not think those incidents are coincidental considering her line of work. Continue reading “Avoiding Toxins in Your Every Day Life”