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by 0 · June 24, 2014 at 08:59 PM

As I'm sure alot of you know, cooking on the paleo diet can really take a large chunk of your day if you not smart about it. Foods that don't require much prep like avocados and sardines are truly life savers. Another huge benefit of sardines is... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · June 20, 2014 at 09:52 PM

I don't know about cooking temperatures, but my understanding is the smaller the fish, the less mercury is a concern. There is another brand, packed in olive oil and in a BPA free can. I can't remember the name of the brand, offhand, but they... (more)

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by 0 · May 07, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Because water from "spring" sources has basically no electrolytes or minerals, for the past year or two I've been putting lemons and/or limes in the plastic gallon jugs of water in the fridge to mitigate this risk. It never really occurred to me... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · May 07, 2014 at 11:28 AM

BPA-free alternatives aren't better than BPA really. They're just less tested. BPA itself is not that bad, there's not a whole lot of good evidence against it.

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by 0 · December 08, 2013 at 04:13 AM

Some say coffee is not paleo, but (at least I think) can be acceptable in moderation. Anyway, I just invested in a Keurig K75 model. The first cup after rinsing the reservoir and water filter was great. That was yesterday evening. This... (more)

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Harry 0 · December 08, 2013 at 04:13 AM

The Rogers Family Coffee Co. makes 98% biodegradable cups for the Keurig under the name San Francisco Coffee. They are also an incredibly ethical firm.

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by 220 · June 02, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Hey all, i have been reading alot about BPA and other hazardous chemicals found within in linings of tin cans. bottles etc. Now to achieve an optimal balance of n3 to n6 it makes sense to consume fish. Now the fish i get is mainly canned. I eat... (more)

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Adam_18 0 · June 02, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Also: Wild Planet is a good choice pick for canned fish products. They use BPA free lining. I stock up every week with 2 tins of sardines and 1 of sockeye salmon. You can also broaden your food variety. Honestly, so long as you are reducing n-6... (more)

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by 614 · May 01, 2013 at 02:59 PM

http://impruvism.com/bpa/ Why BPA Isn’t Bad for You Early animal studies found that when mice, rats, and dogs were fed BPA, they sometimes developed low organ weights, impaired hormonal function, and infertility. These effects sometimes occurred... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · May 01, 2013 at 05:02 AM

Here's my feelings: whether or not research says it causes or doesn't cause problems, they are finding significant amounts in our Blood, urine and breast milk. It DOESN'T BELONG there. PERIOD.

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by 3277 · April 02, 2013 at 05:38 PM

I'll be cutting a chuck roast into 0.5" or 1" pieces, cooking in my pressure cooker, and FREEZING for future meals. Will it work better if I freeze the cooked beef cubes in broth, or dry? Should I freeze each 5oz portion in a ZIPLOCK BAG (having... (more)

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greymouser 0 · April 02, 2013 at 05:38 PM

Regarding plastics ... BTW, are ziplock plastic bags as safe from a BPA or chemical leaching perspective? My Glad containers are BPA free. BPA is just one of many xenoestrogens found in plastics. There are some safe plasticy type materials, like... (more)

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by 0 · March 27, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Hi all! I am trying to find good suppliers for making coconut milk yogurt for my small business. I need 1000ml coconut milk packaging, BPA free, Organic and possibly UHT. If you know of anything similar please let me know!!!! Thank you!

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Albert83BCN 0 · March 27, 2013 at 10:25 AM

I second Aroy-D Coconut milk. I feel very fortunate that a modest grocery sells it near my home. I like this milk a lot because it does not solidify like many others I've tried in canned form and it's very convenient to use. A 1L brick lasts me... (more)

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by 48 · February 24, 2013 at 01:29 AM

So the first thing is we have a bunch of this wild and local canned tuna and I called up the company to see if the cans contain bpa. All he was able to say though is that they don't use plastic liners? Does that mean it's BPA free? The other... (more)

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Wisper 0 · February 24, 2013 at 01:29 AM

BPA is not the only compound (likely) causing hormonal response, it's just one that has been singled out. Also, cans need to be BPA free, but so do the lids - not always the case.

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by 6218 · February 28, 2013 at 03:34 PM

When you eat out do you prefer bottled water in plastic (glass is rare and expensive) or tap water with fluoride/chlorine etc.? I believe iodine can detoxify fluoride and chlorine according to Dr. David Brownstein, MD so I believe tap water to be... (more)

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Karen 0 · February 28, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Unless I lived in an area where the municipal water tested poorly - tap water every time. Tap water with a relatively inexpensive filter (Pur for instance) ideally - the filter would cost much less than buying water bottles. If in an area with... (more)

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by 0 · December 27, 2012 at 01:45 PM

Alrighty, I live in the UK and it seems over here it is pretty hard to find an affordable, BPA-free coconut milk so I've been looking around and am thinking about making my own from unsweetened shredded coconut. Would this still contain all of the... (more)

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Jime 0 · December 27, 2012 at 01:45 PM

I think making your own coconut milk is a great choice and so easy. I like this recipe, and it separates well just like canned coconut milk http://www.thepaleomom.com/2012/04/recipe-homemade-coconut-milk.html (more)

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by 1458 · July 10, 2012 at 10:14 AM

I save all of the glass jars from any products I buy from the store, like sauces and almond butter..etc I usually wash them really well and run the m through the dishwasher and re-use them to store things like rendered duck fat, ghee or home made... (more)

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Paleomofo 0 · July 10, 2012 at 06:58 AM

Yes, even use ones from roommate's

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by 614 · July 23, 2012 at 03:27 PM

Has anyone heard of this company - looks like this will be available in Sept. http://www.naturalvalue.com/ June 27, 2012 Here is an update on our Natural Coconut Milk and Organic Coconut Milk, in BPA Free cans with no Guar Gum. It is being... (more)

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LastingOne 0 · July 09, 2012 at 03:12 AM

That's great news. I know the brand name, but did not know they sold coconut milk. Chris Kresser posted a blog about guar gum and BPA with coconut milk products a while back. Nearly incited a riot (as seen in the comments section). (more)

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by 1577 · July 05, 2012 at 05:04 PM

If you've got the time there is a pretty good doc about plummeting fertility in men on Vimeo. I especially suggest women watch this as they will essentially be the stewards of the future of the male race through care and feeding of themselves as... (more)

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by 233 · June 18, 2012 at 07:33 PM

I just read that polyester has phytoestrogens. Is this true?Should we be worried about this?

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by 1498 · April 03, 2014 at 11:33 AM

I know that in North America there seem to be one or two brands such selling BPA free tins but in the UK I have checked far and wide and it seems to be that no one is doing it? I have pretty much accepted that I will have to start making my own... (more)

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Karen___1 0 · July 23, 2012 at 08:11 PM

If you have plenty of money (sadly I am not really in this boat) there are various brands of tuna/sardines in glass to be bought. Delicatessens are your best bet (have had some exquisite and unbelievably expensive French sardines in various London... (more)

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by 659 · April 23, 2012 at 01:17 PM

Looking for any information out there on the saftey of using canned foods. Being on a low income and from a busy background, it is often easier and cheaper to buy some canned foods. The only two I regulary consume is a diced italian tomato mix,... (more)

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Cave_Tomboy_1 0 · April 23, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Trying again to answer. Technical difficulties. Quick answer -- canned salmon is okay, actually quite good given where you live. Canned tomatoes -- not bad if you have no alternative but BOXED would be much better. Acid in tomatoes, specifically,... (more)

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by 24412 · February 18, 2012 at 04:12 PM

Korion's question http://paleohacks.com/questions/94854/in-what-context-is-plastic-not-safe#axzz1lLh5GHmN about the plastic steamer basket got me thinking, and reading more about this whole plastic issue. The Chris Kresser article (thank you... (more)

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Thomy 0 · February 03, 2012 at 08:55 PM

Hi, BPA is especially absorbed from the plastic container, if the content is acidic, so maybe do not store sauerkraut or fruit juices etc. inside such a BPA container Not everything declared as "plastic" does actually contain BPA, if you find... (more)

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by 8883 · February 03, 2012 at 08:15 PM

I use a steamer very often. The baskets are made of plastic. Is that safe or not?

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Dorado_Galore 0 · February 03, 2012 at 08:15 PM

I cringe when I read the phrase "microwave safe" on labels for various plastics. Safe, by what standards, according to whom, based on what research? I don't doubt that such claims often are "tested" but who oversees veracity and validity of claims... (more)

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by 562 · June 17, 2013 at 06:08 PM

Anyone have a working way to freeze meat without using plastic bags and containers? I live somewhere I can't buy good meat regularly so I stock up for about 2 months at a time--chicken, beef, pork, fish... I always cut them into 4oz portions and... (more)

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Firestorm 0 · December 05, 2011 at 02:54 AM

Butcher paper is my choice (Freezer paper without the plastic coating). I order mine here. http://www.webstaurantstore.com/435/butcher-paper-twine.html The coating on the butcher paper is starch-based, not plastic. You'll have to be aware,... (more)

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by 2930 · November 19, 2011 at 04:13 PM

Long-time lurker, first time poster! I'm looking for canned tuna, tested to be BPA-free. There are some places in the US that sell it, but I'd rather buy from Europe to save on shipping and customs, duties, VAT, and overall hassle. I live in... (more)

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by 3737 · December 22, 2012 at 07:33 PM

I know that canning typically involves BPA. Is the same true for boxed items, like Pacific soups and Let's Do Organic Coconut Cream?

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Janknitz 0 · December 22, 2012 at 07:33 PM

Right now BPA is on our radar, but at some point ALL plastics are endocrine disrupters. Very hard to avoid unless you forgo ALL packaged products. I certainly minimize the packaged products I use, but haven't succeeded in total elimination. As a... (more)

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by 333 · December 14, 2012 at 08:39 PM

Lately, i have been too busy to cook food, so my staple is canned fish (salmon, tuna, sardines, and anchovies, some crab meat) on top of a big salad. I have been eating this for both lunch and dinner because it is fast, and pretty tasty, i love... (more)

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Grocket 0 · July 15, 2011 at 06:00 PM

If you are buying your canned fish at Trader Joe's then you are probably all set. Word is that all their fish is in BPA-free cans.

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by 12362 · March 08, 2012 at 11:25 PM

I was just perusing the Healthy Skeptic - and read this article: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=%2Fc%2Fa%2F2011%2F03%2F29%2FMNSL1IIVQM.DTL Is Bisphenol A that big of a worry - and am I getting so much of it from the can of coconut... (more)

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Rock_Paper_Shirley 0 · April 01, 2011 at 01:42 AM

They might not bother with the BPA lining if the stuff is coming directly from Asia (China banned it from baby bottles in March if you can believe that), but there is no way to know. I read recently that BPA is lining nearly all cans out of the... (more)

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by 4531 · June 01, 2010 at 10:04 AM

Anyone have a source for coconut milk in tetra pacs or other non-BPA containers? Glass ware, etc?

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Dexter 0 · March 19, 2010 at 05:38 AM

In the Southwest, I can get a 1/2 gallon of Coconut Milk http://www.purelydecadent.com/products/coconut_milk_beverage.html at the Sprouts Market. http://sprouts.com/home.php $4.59/ half gallon. And here is a blog for making your own coconut... (more)