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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

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 129 · about 17 hours ago

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 529 · about 17 hours ago

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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AxialGentleman 0 · July 22, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Are the plastic jugs HDPE ("type 2") plastic? That's the kind of plastic that normal supermarket milk jugs are made of. I have never seen any research, or even any unfounded scaremongering, suggesting that HDPE is capable of leaching harmful... (more)

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by 1005 · about 17 hours ago

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 · about 17 hours ago

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 2:22 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 548 · about 17 hours ago

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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Britt_1 0 · February 21, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Spring water has fluoride in it too. I buy distilled which has much less. Alternatively, you could buy a distiller and do it yourself but I have not invested in one yet.

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by 9402 · about 17 hours ago

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 3:53 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 1600 · about 17 hours ago

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 3:09 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 · about 17 hours ago

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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Alvaro 0 · August 28, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Yes, it is bad, when you heat up plastic and put it in contact with food, it bleeds BPA and other Hormone disruptive chemicals, I would rather use aluminum foil or a glass container.

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by 4002 · about 17 hours ago

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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LV_1 0 · August 14, 2012 at 9:59 AM

I've worn contacts for over 20 years and totally share your concerns about ingredients, plastic in the eyes etc. However, using water instead of solutions is definitely not a good idea! Tap water can cause horrible eye infections and even sterile... (more)

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by 233 · about 17 hours ago

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

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by 8933 · about 17 hours ago

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

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greymouser 0 · February 03, 2012 at 4:41 PM

When heated -- especially in the context of moist food -- plastic has the most estrogenating material released. In this context, I would never consider it safe. Definitely get a stainless steamer as suggested. When storing dry goods temporarily -... (more)

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by 561 · about 17 hours ago

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 2:54 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 4295 · about 17 hours ago

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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ra25093 0 · September 13, 2011 at 11:38 AM

Silicones are extremely inert and non-toxic, and on the off-chance you burn or melt them, their degradation products are also mostly inert and non-toxic. Granted, I wouldn't use silicone cookware directly on a stovetop or barbecue grill, but at... (more)

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by 50 · about 18 hours ago

Using steam bags is one of the easiest ways I know to quickly cookie vegetables in a microwave and it's ridiculously convenient for work. The problem is my wife believes these bags are minions of cancer and that the plastic can leach into the... (more)

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Rock_Paper_Shirley 0 · June 14, 2011 at 3:13 PM

I don't cook anything in the microwave in plastic. Everything goes into a ceramic bowl with a ceramic plate used for a lid, or glass. Anytime you heat up plastic, you're releasing chemicals. You may notice that the texture of the bag changes after... (more)

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by 5838 · about 18 hours ago

I completely blew it and forgot to take the giblet bag out of my chicken I was slow cooking in my crock-pot. It's plastic so Im guessing I should just toss everything. Problem is There's like 40 bucks worth of good food, Including a nice lamb... (more)

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sherpamelissa 0 · February 19, 2011 at 1:48 AM

LOL! That sucks! I've done it and eaten the food. I didn't have any issues. If it doesn't taste weird, I would probably eat it. I have no idea about chemicals and BPAs and all that though.

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by 10294 · about 18 hours ago

I guess almost everybody eating paleo, also has made some other ancestral inspired lifestyle changes. Things that come to mind and are discussed often are exercise, sunlight, sleep, shampoo, barefooting. My question is about the other things,... (more)

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Paleo_Seb 0 · August 26, 2010 at 12:14 AM

Here's what I'd add to the list: Water quality Air quality Living in too large communities (viruses, social isolation, ...) Sitting on toilets instead of squatting for your elimination needs Monogamy vs Polygamy Working 9 to 5 versus much more... (more)

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by 0 · October 30, 2014 at 4:57 AM

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

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by 3280 · October 30, 2014 at 4:45 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 1:40 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 124 · October 30, 2014 at 4:30 AM

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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MG_1 0 · November 24, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Glass jars Stainless steel containers specifically for packing food. They're even at WalMart now. Wrap in foil or parchment and put in a paper bag. Use a wide mouth thermos.

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by 8014 · October 30, 2014 at 4:12 AM

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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zoomia 0 · June 14, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Keurigs drive me crazy. I know people love them, but they just seem so incredibly wasteful to me. Those porcelain funnel thingies actually make really good coffee. They're cheap and last forever. I would use one if I weren't totally in love with... (more)

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by 555 · October 30, 2014 at 4:10 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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air_hadoken 0 · July 15, 2012 at 3:33 AM

There's a farm in Wayland (two towns farther than Waltham from the middle of Boston) that does wholesale quantities of cow (quarter/half/full) and has a farmstand with grassfed meat. They say that if you buy a quarter cow or more, it is "cut and... (more)

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by 24538 · October 30, 2014 at 3:56 AM

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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Wisper 0 · February 04, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Worry about what you can control, let everything else slide. I'm on a similar mission to improve my testosterone, and general health. I don't think you are overreacting. We've seen girls getting their puberty ever earlier for decades; although... (more)

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by 416 · October 29, 2014 at 4:04 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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rx92 0 · September 05, 2013 at 1:43 AM

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3222987/ "In some cases, BPA-free products released chemicals having more EA than did BPA-containing products" (more)

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by 0 · October 26, 2014 at 4:12 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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