Updated by Sophia Ruan Gushée on January 8, 2021
Whenever I dive deep into the safest pots and pans, I am surprised at how complicated it is for me to choose pots and pans that feel safe for my family. My conclusion: There is no such thing as nontoxic. Every option has a different set of benefits and risks. However, what feels most comfortable for me is cookware made from materials that are better understood after a long history of use: cast iron (without enamel or ceramic...
Stainless steel is often recommended as a safe material for nontoxic pots and pans, food containers, water bottles, and flatware. But is stainless steel always nontoxic?
This article takes a deep dive into stainless steel so that you will learn:
Glass is often described as one of the most nontoxic options for kitchen cookware and drinkware. But, is it really nontoxic?
Since glass can be created with different formulas (or recipes), how safe glass is as cookware, drinkware, and food containers depends on what it's made of and if it's decorated. The most concerning ingredients that glass has been reported to contain include:
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Did you know that there are 76 FDA-approved additives that US wine-makers can use? Some of these are natural, some are toxic.
In addition to using pesticides to support the farming of vineyard grapes, additives are used for manufacturing the wine's taste, extending its shelf life, and much more. Ultimately, these chemicals help winemakers' bottom...
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While sick (probably from the novel coronavirus), I wondered:
With my value system of practical nontoxic living, what is the appropriate perspective given our novel coronavirus?
I wondered this for my family and I as much as for you.
More specifically, I was trying to understand:
Are toxic cleaning products worthwhile now because of the novel coronavirus?
Homebound with family members on wireless devices, are our EMF exposures...
Diet—including not just food, but also toxic chemicals and heavy metals that are found in our diets—can play an important role in the success of in vitro fertilization (IVF).
So what are some of the best foods to eat during your treatment?
In this article, we will discuss the ways your diet may influence IVF success, as well as research-based suggestions for the best foods to eat, including tips to reduce your diet's toxic chemicals and heavy metals.
Are you getting enough fiber?
One simple way you can boost your natural detox processes is to eat more vegetables and fruit. The fiber they contain acts like a broom that sweeps away our waste from the inside out.
My family's favorite salad is simple to make—and its fiber-rich! It consists of kale, cherry tomatoes, avocados, olive oil, and salt.
If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen my miraculous story the other day about my kids fighting over this...
A few years ago, I was searching for a physician who was informed about how nutrition can affect our health. This was surprisingly hard to find. Then a friend recommended her physician, Hooman Yaghoobzadeh, MD, who has also been distinguished by New York magazine as one of the best doctors in New York and by Castle Connolly as one of America's best doctors.
Knowing how confused most people are about how to eat, I sat down with Dr. Yaghoobzadeh to ask him about how he eats and why....
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In our diets, salt can offer us minerals, taste, and help make nutrients more bioavailable. As salt lamps in our space, they are reported to detox air and contribute to relaxation.
Since my podcast recording with Sandor Katz, author of the bestselling books The Art of Fermentation and Wild Fermentation, I have become fascinated with salt. Sandor recommended using salt of all colors—grey, pink, black,...