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Many people – with the very best of intentions to eat as healthy as possible – don’t realize that toxic chemicals and heavy metals from everyday cookware could be leaching into their foods and contaminating an otherwise healthy meal.
In my new book, Radical Longevity, Chapter 9, “Stock Your Kitchen”, I explain why your kitchen is your laboratory of life. I give you 11 awesome “TRANSITION TIPS” to living longer and stronger including all the best foods and beverages to enhance healthy aging. And, before you’re tempted to try all the delicious recipes in Chapter 10, “Fuel Your System”, you’ll need to know why what you cook IN is just as important as what you cook!
To preserve the essential nutrients your body craves and extend your youth span, you need to become your own kitchen chemist. As I learned from my mentor, Dr. Hazel Parcells, who was an extraordinary “Super-Ager”, living to the age of 106, we must “span the distance between the test tube and the laboratory and pots and pans in the kitchen.” With a few tweaks you can easily transform your kitchen.
One of your first tasks as an informed kitchen chemist is to root out all toxic cookware, storage containers and utensils that could be contaminating your food.
First and foremost, axe the aluminum. According to the research of Dr. Christopher Exley of Keele University in the U.K., aluminum is most definitely connected to Alzheimer’s and other neurotoxic conditions. In fact, Dr. Exley published over 150 scientific papers on the very topic. So be smart and aware that aluminum foil has no place in your kitchen.
Second to aluminum, would be copper. This metal has an affinity for vitamin C and can upset the sensitive zinc-copper balance in your system.
Next you need to consider that iron from cast-iron cookware can leach into foods. And contrary to common belief, you cannot get the body’s requirement of “good” iron from cooking your foods in cast-iron cookware.
Last, but by no means least, you need to root out plastic food storage containers and utensils from your kitchen. These endocrine-disrupting substances have the potential to leach estrogen-like chemicals into your foods.
Here’s what to do to transform your kitchen:
In addition to doing a deep clean of your kitchen and your home, you should also make sure you keep your own system cleansed, too. I recommend Uni Key Health’s Super-GI Cleanse. It’s a natural, safe and effective intestinal cleanse that has a unique ability to chelate heavy metals due to Irish moss, the herbs anise seed, peppermint leaf, fennel seed, licorice root, alfalfa herb, butternut bark and buckthorn bark fiber, as well as cranberry. It contains a plant enzyme blend to aid in digestion of protein and fats, and probiotics (Bifidobacterium bifidum and Lactobacilius acidophilus) to boost and optimize absorption of minerals and vitamins to enhance immunity.
Read my latest blog, My Top 3 Radical Longevity Foods To Expand Your Lifespan and do give a listen to my recent podcast, Standing UP for Health Truth in The Age of Censorship – Episode 67, for an engaging and enlightening interview with author and public speaker Erin Elizabeth.
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