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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 416 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

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

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 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 529 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 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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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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

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 3280 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

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 548 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 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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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 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

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 9402 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

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 213 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

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 4:18 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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 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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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 15390 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 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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Rea 0 · October 29, 2012 at 3:29 PM

We live in a world of plastic and unfortunately people end up eating loads of the stuff! How many times have I seen people microwave the hell out of something wrapped in plastic wrap or in some other soft plastic container.... and suffered no... (more)

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by 1600 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 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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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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:47 PM

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

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by 8004 · September 16, 2014 at 7:47 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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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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:46 PM

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 24528 · September 16, 2014 at 7:38 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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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 8953 · September 16, 2014 at 7:38 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:34 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 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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:29 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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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)