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.