Part three of three parts on detoxing your kitchen
In the first two parts of this series, I discussed how to rid
sugars and fats.
This week let's take a look at your pans. If you are cooking
or baking in pots and pans that are made with toxic chemicals and
metals, it will build up into your system. This buildup can disrupt
the microflora in the gut causing food and chemical
While skin rashes like eczema and psoriasis (like my son) are on
the rise, the reason may be the ingestion of metals such as nickel
and aluminum from our pots and pans. This is often overlooked by
the medical community. Most of us (including myself) have not even
considered it. The only way to test for heavy metal toxicity is by
doing a hair sample test, which is not often recognized by
The chronic ingestion of metals and the toxic coatings (like
PFOA, aka nonstick cookware) over time will put excess stress on
one's kidneys, liver, brain and other vital organs.
Studies are divided on the link between excess aluminum to
Alzheimer's disease, BUT aluminum is a recognized neurotoxin,
meaning it really does mess with our brains.
What is one to do? First of all, don't freak out. We all have to
take slow steps to make over our kitchen, so let's talk about what
to rid first.
The great thing about using cast iron, glass/Pyrex,
ceramic/enamel, clay/stoneware and silicone is that it will last
for years! It may be a small and pricey move, but your body and
health will thank you.
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