While a fertility diet is a big focus, we encourage our patients to take a closer look at the cookware in their home. Do you use non-stick cookware and/or plastic food storage? If so, you may want to rethink your choices because they are proven to be hazardous — causing a drastically wide array of fertility and health problems. Non-stick cookware has been shown to cause birth defects, adversely affect the immune system, and disrupt thyroid function? This kind of cookware, such as Teflon, is made from either a silicone base or a fluorocarbon (P.T.F.E.) base. Instead, we recommend opting for cookware that’s either heat-proof glass or enamel-coated cast iron. Other options for cooking utensils include wood and bamboo. As far as food processors, blenders, and food storage is concerned, glass is best and stainless steel is definitely preferred over plastic. Are you using the right tools in the kitchen? Share with us in the comments section below!
- January 11, 2022