Many of us have spent years collecting plastic storage containers only to find out that storing and heating foods in plastic can increase our risk of chemicals leaching into our foods that put us at risk of reproductive cancers. It has also been acknowledged that plastics may be the cause of early puberty and contribute to obesity, heart disease and diabetes.
As overwhelming as this may seem, right now it may be hard to live without plastic, so here are some tips to help you transition over to a safer kitchen. Just remember, its for the greater good:
I believe that to be safe, we should avoid all plastics if you are able. But, of course there will always be situations where there will not be the choice. Nicole Bijlsma from Building Biology has identified plastics that you should avoid and plastics that are ok. Click here.
Make plastic free July last a lifetime. Be smart, create lasting habits. Reuse glass jars for food storage and repurpose all those plastic containers to non food storage. You can do it. Phase out those plastics with glass and create more mindful shopping habits. Rethink what you buy and where you buy.
As a nutritionist my philosophy is guided by the 5 pillars of health. One of these important pillars is environment. Often when we have health issues and we come to a plateau, then looking into environmental exposures can help to jumpstart your health. This will require a full nutrition consultation where we look at your health and family history, triggers to determine your risk levels with comprehensive questionnaires and appropriate testing. Has your health plateaued? Email Krys at Krys@proactivehealthnetwork.com.au
Krys Lojek, Nutritionist