Monday, August 23, 2010


Good afternoon boys and girls, today we will be learning about cookware. I assume many of you use non stick Teflon pans. I used those for the last few years, assuming they were safe, knowing they were convenient. Unfortunately after purchasing a new set of Teflon cookware I had to trade it all in for stainless steel. Aluminum, Teflon and other forms of nonstick cookware have been linked to Alzheimer's disease. Different forms of Teflon have been shown to leach toxic chemicals when heated. Other forms emit toxic gases that have been shown to cause brain damage. The safest cooking solutions are

1. Stainless steel
2. Cast iron
3. Glass
4. Unglazed Terra-cotta
5. Coated ceramic
6. Soapstone
7. Copper

I switched over to stainless steel and am very happy with the way it cooks. Although it can be a bit more work to maintain, the lack of toxic chemicals leaking into your food is worth the extra effort during cleanup. When the Teflon gets old the plastic starts peeling off and can often times end up in the food. I can tell you this from experience. I used to see the little plastic flakes in my eggs and eat them anyways. Not very smart!!!!

Cooking utensils can also be toxic when heated. It is best to stay away from all plastics. The best utensils are stainless steel or bamboo. I have been using bamboo and have found it very effective.

All of these toxins in our environment have a direct correlation to the increasing cancer rates in this country. Every little thing that you can do to prevent a toxic body will help. It may be expensive to replace all the cookware but nowhere near the costs of cancer treatment. Prevention is key!!!!!!!!!