Please do not tell me you are still using non-stick cookware! If so, get rid of them ASAP! Non-stick cookware is made using a carcinogenic chemical called perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). Every time you cook, the heat ignites this chemical and it is released into the air and your food. Humans are exposed to the man-made compounds known as perfluoroalkyl acids—including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS)—through drinking water, dust, food packaging, breast milk, microwave popcorn, air, occupational exposure and blod from the umbilical cord. Perfluoroalkyl acids are used during the manufacture of fluoropolymers, which give non-stick heat resistance to cookware and breathable, waterproof properties to fabrics and upholstery. PFOA and PFOS may also result from the breakdown of compounds used as coating for commercial food packaging, factory treatments for fabrics and carpets and manufacturer pretreatment for stain-resistant clothing. Continue reading
All of the below can affect your hormones, metabolic processes, and damage cells.
- Anything plastic that you might store something warm or hot in – i.e. hot soup. Get rid of your blender if the body is not plastic. Get rid of your plastic spatula you use to make pancakes! Plastic is made with a chemical called BPA that can cause developmental and hormonal problems. The healthier we keep our hormonal balance the younger we will look. Buy glass storage containers online or at a store. Continue reading