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by 0 · January 02, 2014 at 10:34 PM

hi, ive heard that plastic water bottles highers estogen en are toxic. does anyone have an alternative for plastic bottles that i can carry with me to school and work.

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Janknitz 0 · January 02, 2014 at 10:34 PM

It seems that there's a split of opinion about whether plastics are really all that bad or not, but here's my take on it: They are finding traces of these plastics in our blood streams, our urine, our breast milk. Benign or not, it does NOT... (more)

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by 404 · September 06, 2013 at 06:36 AM

I don't like buying the packs of water bottles (or water period) because of the cost and the wastefulness of constantly using and throwing away plastic bottles. I used to rinse them out with soap and warm water, but someone told me that the... (more)

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EnglishRose 0 · September 06, 2013 at 06:36 AM

Not often. I use a glass and drink water from the tap run into the glass.

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by 0 · August 30, 2013 at 06:58 PM

All the beef dripping I've seen sold here is in polypropylene containers.... (more)

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by 0 · August 21, 2013 at 06:43 AM

hey guys, I'm living in Zambia now and the only coconut oil I can find is imported from Thailand in these little plastic bottles. I can't tell what kind of plastic it is and I'm a bit concerned about heavy consumption of this oil. Any thoughts? (more)

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by 129 · August 09, 2013 at 10:46 PM

I admit im a water snob and only drink purified water. Living in SF we have good tap water coming from the sierra nevada's but the whole flouride/chloramine thing they add to city water still scares me. I have a plastic bottle from these guys... (more)

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by 512 · July 23, 2013 at 03:05 PM

Hello. I receive raw milk every week and am trying to heal my teeth & overall health/gut health. The first week's milk was a wonderful success, but I drank the 1 gal. I received within 2.5 days. The raw milk is delivered (presumably fresh... (more)

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RonPaulFan 0 · July 23, 2013 at 02:10 PM

We have the same dilemma choosing between: www.OrganicPastures.com in plastic or www.ClaravaleDairy.com in glass My ideas: -budget your milk more closely and drink no more than you may need to get the nutrition you think you need -stick to... (more)

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by 982 · September 06, 2013 at 11:21 AM

I started my search for cool shoes with the keyword 'organic'. This became 'organic hemp', then 'organic unprocessed hemp.' I found some that were pretty awesome, but not for sale or under production. (Wouldn't these be badass?) These were... (more)

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cavebitch 0 · May 12, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Have you ever climbed a rope without chalk/gloves/pants? That's what I imagine these would feel like.

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by 550 · April 13, 2013 at 02:22 AM

Would marinating in ziploc bags defeat all of my efforts to avoid cooking with anything plastic? Marinades can have lots of fat and also be very acidic. I would think that would be a perfect combo to leech crap out of the bag and into the fat. (more)

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BodyFoodKitchen_com 0 · April 13, 2013 at 02:22 AM

I am under the impression that for the BPA in the plastic to combine with your food you would have to raise the temperature. If the marinate is cold or room temp I don't think you would have an issue. You could also just use BPA free plastic bags. (more)

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by 3277 · April 05, 2013 at 01:40 AM

I'm trying to balance my new found interest in cooking & healthy eating with efficiency and not spending soo much time in the kitchen. I discovered a new term recently: OAMC ("once a month cooking": spend one day per month a do a ton of... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · April 05, 2013 at 01:40 AM

I think there's a lot of controversy about whether plastics really leach estrogeneric compounds into our food or not. What we DO know is that they find the plastic compounds in our bloodstreams, breast milk, etc. What we don't know is whether or... (more)

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by 548 · October 30, 2013 at 01:11 PM

I'm thinking about switching from tap water to a spring water that comes in a big jug (with all the recent talk about fluoride in tap water). BUT I'm confused because I thought plastic was very bad, and leaches chemicals into the water. Is this... (more)

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Rah 0 · October 30, 2013 at 01:11 PM

This is probably a little late to respond, but there is a difference between natural fluoride in purchased spring water and Hydrofluorocillic Acid which is placed in the water....not to mention the concentration is likely different. I... (more)

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by 77340 · February 18, 2013 at 02:47 AM

A bit of plastic wrap melted instantly into my dinner tonight, I am concerned to say the least (no pun even intended here). It was a fairly expensive meal so I truly could not afford to waste the 100% grass-fed steak that was in the wrap at the... (more)

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by 9387 · December 26, 2012 at 06:09 AM

I listen to Robb Wolf's podcast and it seems he is very much against storing/heating food in plastic (even avoiding plastic water bottles). And as far as I can tell, this even applies to BPA-free plastics. But, he cooks his bacon on a nonstick... (more)

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LiveFabuLESS 0 · December 26, 2012 at 03:53 AM

My theory (completely unproven and without citations) is that what you're cooking on might more important than what you store in-- I have to believe that the application of high heat might release/transfer whatever evil lurks within non-stick far... (more)

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by 227 · December 24, 2012 at 11:51 AM

As examples: there's nickel from stainless steel and BPA from plastic. Which toxins stay in the body longer? I am replacing some kitchen gear and since glass might not be an option, I might end up having to choose between one of these two... (more)

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miked_2 0 · December 14, 2012 at 04:18 PM

Generally the metals (in metallic form) are inert. I would worry much more about the BPA and other pseudoestrogens in other plastics. Rather than asking the question "which stay in the body longer", ask the question "which does the most damage... (more)

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by 124 · November 25, 2012 at 03:04 PM

Im getting sick and tired of using the standard plastic air tight containers to store my lunches in, mostly because they smell horrible and make my food smell horrible to but also because of the possible carcigens that can be found in the... (more)

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April_3 0 · November 25, 2012 at 03:04 PM

My favorite lunch storage container is what MarkES mentioned- the Anchor glass containers. The lids really seal well. When I don't have one of those free, I'll put soups and stews in a old glass Bubbie's sauerkraut jar and wrap it tightly in a... (more)

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by 15380 · October 29, 2012 at 08:02 PM

I made chicken broth with the whole chicken and when I was eating the broth I felt it tasted very strange. I stopped eating it, but I had some meat and at least a half a cup of broth. When I started to separate the bones in the pot, I found some... (more)

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BoneBrothFast 0 · October 29, 2012 at 08:02 PM

I don't wanna scare you, but I would seriously consider taking a liver detox supplement (L Cysteine+Milk Thistle preferably.) I saw this show called My Strange Addiction and the people on this show are 10 kinds of screwed up and they... (more)

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by 1602 · September 01, 2012 at 03:09 AM

I dont normally fret about this kind of thing but I do know that regularly heating food in plastic is not good. I dont reheat anything in tupperware even though it says microwave safe. Is there cause for concern or did I just discover a way to... (more)

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George_Brodie_1 0 · September 01, 2012 at 03:09 AM

try to find a ceramic one, microwaves actual create less AGES then pan frying or over broiling or baking, the plastic is the setback I would say IMO.

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by 75 · August 28, 2012 at 08:18 PM

Is it bad to put steaming hot food like meat and veggies in a plastic container or ziplock bag right away? Does it partially melt the plastic or anything? Sometimes I'm in a hurry and have to do this...

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Acumen_Athletics 0 · August 28, 2012 at 08:18 PM

Would aluminum foil be a better choice?

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by 3990 · May 07, 2014 at 06:09 AM

I have been wearing glasses since my late teens. I tried contact lenses when I was longer but had to stop years ago because it was very uncomfortable. I would like to try wearing some again because wearing glasses definitely have some... (more)

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Rosenhazavel 0 · May 07, 2014 at 06:09 AM

Water is never a good idea for using as cleanser for contact lenses. Many others are available and you can easily buy them. I understand your concern but contact lenses has many benefits over Glasses. I would recommend you to try for Acuvue... (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 8004 · January 07, 2013 at 02:27 PM

So, I'm not a nut about plastics (yet), but I do generally only use plastic storage containers for cold foods and never reheat anything in plastic. (Rarely use the microwave at all anyway.) BUT...I started wondering about K-cups. I usually make... (more)

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Doris_2 0 · January 07, 2013 at 01:55 PM

Costco used to sell a K cup that actually was only plastic on the top and the coffee was held in a filter...less plastic, better coffee. However, I cant find them any longer. Any ideas? Doris

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by 496 · July 15, 2012 at 03:33 AM

I'm going to be in Boston this summer and am trying to figure out how I will eat while I am there. There are some questions on here pertaining to that, but any help you can offer would be much appreciated (i.e. where the best places to buy foods... (more)

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Harfatum 0 · July 15, 2012 at 03:32 AM

I'm interested. I am in Somerville. Grass-fed beef around here is EXPENSIVE.

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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 4275 · September 13, 2011 at 09:01 PM

Like this? It looks like it would be great for cooking my egg muffins in, but I can't see how cooking with plastic can be completely safe? Is it "cook safe" in the same way that soy is really really good for us? Would you cook with it? (more)

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see 0 · September 13, 2011 at 09:01 PM

If sticking is an issue I use emile henry flame products, they are pricey but if well cared for last a long time. Their return policy is well honored. I find the silicone bakeware does not conduct heat well so muffins don't get nice and crisp... (more)