Is there a Link between Alzheimer’s, Cancer and other serious illnesses and your pots and pans?
Health Radar Publication shares its thoughts on this concern.
“Your selection of cookware effects more than just your culinary performance in the kitchen: It has a major impact on your health.”
Metals and chemical coatings that come in contact with food can increase your risk of:
and other devastating health conditions
Aluminum cookware was very popular during most of the 20th century, but many scientists are believing it carries serious risks.
Health Radar: “By the 1980’s researchers had found excess aluminum in the brains of Alzheimer’s victims, which raised concerns that it may have come from the cookware.”
“A Landmark 1999 study published in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) confirmed aluminum’s role as a neurotoxin by finding that it causes impaired brain function when present in drinking water.”
“Health concerns regarding Teflon came within the past 10 years or so,” says Dr. Blaylock M.D. Studies revealed that TEFLON and similar coatings can emit chemical toxins like perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) that have been linked to cancer, arthritis, reproductive problems, high cholesterol, and low birth weight babies.”
The environmental Working Group, which is a consumer organization notes that when people breathe kitchen air polluted with fumes from overheated Teflon, they’re at risk for developing flu like symptoms.
The doctors just noted suggest the following cookware:
STAINLESS ( BEWARE of stainless cookware from CHINA. “Chinese stainless is usually extremely low –grade and it will degrade, just like aluminum, says Dr. Blaylock
CERAMIC ( again BEWARE of ceramic cookware from CHINA, which can be contaminated with lead. )
THINK TWICE WARNS HEALTH RADAR ABOUT THE FOLLOWING COMPONENTS OF COOKWARE
Cast iron (“so much iron leaches into the food that cooking in iron was once recommended to treat iron deficiency anemia,” says Dr. Blaylock. Although many experts , including the Environmental Working Group, believe cast iron is safe, high levels have been linked to heart problems, diabetes, and cirrhosis of the liver”
“It has been discovered that copper interacts with food, especially those that are highly acidic, and is very toxic. Studies show copper may be particularly damaging to the aging brain,” warns Dr. Blaylock.
Several studies have shown that high blood levels of copper increase risk of heart disease.
Don’t buy copper cookware unless the copper is on the outside bottom of a pan or sandwiched between layers of a safe material such as stainless steel.
CONSUMER REPORTS TOP RATED STAINLESS
Guy Fieri – a 10 piece set from $200. performed best
T-FAL ( APPROX $100 AT Target)
A set of Culinary Institute of America came in third for ( approx..$ 550)
The Guy Fieri and T-Fal sets have glass lids. The more expensive Culinary Institute set has metal lids)