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Kitchen Essentials 

When purchasing kitchen staples it can be hard to figure out what is safe these days, so we've put a list of our fave safe non-toxic kitchen essentials for you to purchase with ease. The toxic chemicals found in some plastic ware and non-stick pans are known as endocrine disruptors that can affect the endocrine system and may lead to a hormone imbalance.

Our endocrine system is made up of glands and organs that use chemical messengers called hormones to control and regulate many of the body's functions such as metabolism, appetite, sexual function, fertility, sleep and waking cycle, heat rate, growth, development, and even body temperature. 

When endocrine disrupters enter the body, even in small amounts it can have a negative effect on hormone balance and may lead to certain health conditions such as obesity, infertility, PCOS, and thyroid conditions. 

Many plastic kitchen utensils and coated cookware have been proven to contain harmful compounds that can affect our endocrine systems such as BPA and Phthalates found in plastic containers and Perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) found in non-stick pans.

When working with our clients we help them understand the link between their hormones and health and educate them on how to make easy swaps to their diet, beauty products, cleaning products and cooking equipment. Incorporating non-toxic kitchen essentials can decrease your exposure to endocrine disruptors and have a positive affect on your hormone balance. 

Swap Plastic for Glass, Silicone or Stainless Steel

Mason jars are perfect for food storage, meal prep or adding your homemade salads so that you can grab 'n go on busy mornings. 
Reusable food storage bags are safe and easy to clean.
Stainless steel food containers are lightweight and perfect to add to your bag without weighing it down.
Silicone utensils are safe to use and can withstand high cooking temperatures.
Fill this 40 oz. water bottle twice a day to increase your hydration and water intake!
Eco-friendly reusable stainless steel straws with carry bag and cleaning brushes.

Swap Plastic Cutting Boards for Bamboo

Bamboo cutting boards are lightweight, plus water and bacteria resistant 

Swap Non-Stick Pans for Cast Iron or Stainless Steel

Cast iron pans are heavy duty, long lasting and easy to clean. Simply wipe after use.
Stainless Steel pots and pans are free from  Perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs

When making changes to your kitchen utensils we recommend gradually swapping out products. If you'd like to learn more about endocrine disruptors and how they may be affecting your health contact us today to schedule an appointment. 

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