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INFORMATION FROM THE CANCER CONTROL SOCIETY CONVENTION OF 2017- how your cookware affects your health.

Hello Sunday,

This week on Thursday we took a trip to one of the parks, I found in the area to go check out. Dan and I have been researching the area for parks close to our home.

This is one of the reasons why we decided to move to Virginia close to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our goal is to pick a couple out that have walking trails, for we walk close to three miles a day. Since the corona virus and before we purchased a car, we were walking in our neighborhood. We love nature and love to bond with the healing powers.


Enjoying HAPPY HOLLOW PARK, love watching the leaves fall🍁#fall #nature #happyhollowpark


Enjoying HAPPY HOLLOW PARK, love watching the leaves fall.🍁#fall #nature #happyhollowpark

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My wish is for everyone to see art as a way of healing and to educate you with the knowledge that I have learned.

I want to sprinkle my experiences to inspire you that there’s hope.

Everything is possible.

A wish that every day for you will be happy from the start and may you always have good luck~ a song within your heart.



INFORMATION FROM THE CANCER CONTROL SOCIETY CONVENTION OF 2017- how your cookware affects your health.

One of the vendors stopped Dan and asked him what cookware he uses. At first, he thought how bizarre, however, most of us do not think that it is important when it comes to our cookware and our health. We are always geared to just the foods we eat.


Is there really anything to those concerns?

Here’s a look at a few popular types of cookware materials, and the evidence for whether or not humans cooking with them have any reason for concern about potential dangers (bearing in mind that “humans cooking with them” are not the same as “mice being injected with concentrated substances that they may or may not produce”). It’s not an exhaustive list of every potential type of cookware ever, but it’s a reasonably good place to start.

Metal cookware includes aluminum, stainless steel, copper, and cast iron. It’s durable, easy to use, easy to clean, and available in almost any price range you want – so far, so good. But the big debate over metal cookware is the potential for leaching metal into your food, especially if you’re cooking something acidic like tomatoes or lemon juice.

The most infamous is aluminum, supposedly linked to Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. There is some evidence that aluminum exposure can be toxic to the brain at extremely high doses, especially in animals. But human studies are constantly contradicting each other, and what’s more, any plausible amount of cookware-related contamination represents a tiny fraction of the average person’s aluminum exposure.

So even if excessive aluminum exposure does cause Alzheimer’s, there’s no evidence to suggest that avoiding aluminum pots and pans would be protective.

For other types of metals, there’s even less evidence of any kind of danger. For example, stainless steel supposedly leaches nickel, but there are almost no actual studies quantifying that. And this study found that even cooking tomatoes (an acidic food, which tends to increase leaching) in a stainless-steel pot didn’t produce levels of nickel that exceeded the Tolerable Upper Intake of nickel. What’s more, the amount of nickel leached was reduced drastically in just 6 uses of the pot.

For cast iron, there’s some evidence that the iron may get out into your food, but for most people this will probably be a health benefit, not a risk. And it’s not even clear whether it raises iron levels in the long term: for example, in this study, researchers tried to help women with iron deficiency by giving them chunks of iron to put in their cooking pots, but after 6 months, their iron levels weren’t notably different.

Enamel coatings over metal will theoretically protect you from any potential leaching – at least until the coating gets scratched or damaged. But since there’s not much evidence that leaching is such a big deal anyway, this is less of a concern.

Glazed ceramics include things like the inserts in most slow-cookers, or other ceramic dishes (casserole dishes) that have been glazed.

Here, the problem is leaching heavy metals again, in this case lead and cadmium. It’s not controversial that lead is a health hazard, and glazes from some countries have been found to have a high amount of lead that could realistically be dangerous to healthy adults (here’s a study from Tunisia, for example). But other glazes are lead-free and completely safe (most slow-cookers; here’s more on lead in slow-cookers).

A good practice is to only buy new glazed items made by a manufacturer who can verify that the glaze is lead-free (if you buy cookware made in the US and avoid imports from China or other countries with very loose environmental laws, that’s already a good start).


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Non-stick coatings are infamous for their potential to cause health problems. Teflon is the poster child for this – it’s a particular brand of Frittata nonstick coating made with a chemical called polytetrafluoroethylene. The problem with PTFE is that when it’s heated: it releases potentially toxic fumes containing another chemical called PFOA (also called C8).

PFOA is a serious concern for people who work with it in industrial environments or live near chemical plants where they’re exposed to it heavily. But is the amount from household use of Teflon pans actually enough to do the same kind of damage? A recent study found that “consumer products” like pans are actually a minor source of exposure to PFOA (contaminated foods and drinking water represent a much bigger area of concern). And to start causing problems, you’d have to heat up your Teflon pans really hot, much hotter than most people would turn up the stove most of the time.

On the other hand, the fumes from Teflon pans have been documented to kill birds, and they’re definitely bad for rats. There have been several reports of humans getting flulike symptoms from Teflon exposure. And more to the point, you shouldn’t really need Teflon pans if you’re eating Paleo. Their main advantage is that they reduce the need for cooking fat to grease the surface of the pan and keep your food from burning. But when you’re eating Paleo, there’s absolutely no reason to be afraid of cooking fat. It makes your food taste better and it’s perfectly healthy for you.

There’s also a whole list of different materials that are marketed as “more natural” to make cookware out of (and therefore presumably safer). The problem with all of these is that they’re not great for stovetop cooking. You can use them in the oven, but for a frying pan, you’ll need something else.

With clay, just like with ceramic glaze, it’s all in the quality. Clay can be contaminated with heavy metals, industrial runoff, and other unwanted garbage just like anything else that ultimately comes out of a hole in the ground. If the clay is high-quality, and the pot is made by a company that regularly tests for these things, it should be fine.

Clay pots can make very tender meat and stews, and they’re great for roasting chickens – you can’t brown things in the bottom like you can with a Dutch oven, but they’re a nice addition to a well-stocked kitchen.

Glass is an inert material; it won’t leach anything into food. Pyrex is basically a type of glass, and also hasn’t ever been called out for any potential health problems. It’s convenient for going from the oven to the fridge, but again, you can’t really do much on the stovetop with it.

This is the big question and may vary according to your perspective and health-history. If you know you have a nickel sensitivity, “safer” cookware options like stainless steel and copper might not work for you.

For people who have a health condition called hemochromatosis, cast iron isn’t a good option since the extra iron it adds to food could lead to too much iron in their system.

Pots and pans can be a significant environmental waste hazard, both because of the way they’re produced and the fact that many don’t hold up well and equate to non-biodegradable junk after a couple of uses.

Buying products from companies that are transparent about manufacturing processes might set you back extra dollars, but will probably provide you with a product that will last.

Purchasing cookware can feel overwhelming, so it’s important to do your research and determine what’s important to you when choosing these utensils.

There are legitimate safety concerns with some nonstick coatings and types of metal cookware, but they won’t affect everyone the same way.

Look at your budget, ask simple questions, and use the answers to guide you to the product that feels best for your family. If you can, buy cookware that will last a long time to reduce environmental waste and limit chemical and metal exposure in your food.

Who would of thought that our cookware would cause disease!

Daily Calm | 10 Minute Mindfulness Meditation | Letting Go

Tamara Levitt guides this 10 minute Daily Calm mindfulness meditation on letting go.

The Daily Calm is a unique mix of meditation and inspiration every day. A daily meditation practice helps with lessening anxiety, worry and stress, while enhancing self-esteem and self-acceptance.

It also improves resilience against uncertainty and adversity.

Until tomorrow, never be afraid to wish for what you really want in life. Wishes are possible manifestation of thoughts. Here’s a wish that every day you will be happy from the start and may you always have good luck~ a song within your heart – LOVE - SPARKLE


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