Last week, I watched a documentary on Netflix called The Devil We Know.
This documentary seriously pissed me off. And, I don’t get angry that often. I’ll tell you why. Because I’m finding that big corporations can get away with murder when it comes to their products, ingredients and how they advertise. Just because they have money, it automatically means they can get away with messing with consumers’ health.
The Devil We Know is the story of how one synthetic chemical, used to make Teflon products, contaminated a West Virginia community. But new research hints at a much broader problem: nearly all Americans are affected by exposure to non-stick chemicals in food, drinking water, and consumer products. With very little oversight on the chemical industry in this country, we invite you to learn more about the problem and how you can protect yourself and your family, according to their website.
This is why we decided to make the switch to stainless steel products. After watching that documentary, I seriously started thinking about how C-8 is now in my blood along with my daughter and so many other Americans and I just don’t want to keep using these products only to increase my risk of detrimental diseases. I mean, I know already that this chemical is linked to thyroid disorders, chronic kidney disease, liver disease and testicular cancer.
So, a few days later, our pots and pans arrived. We bought them on Amazon, which was the cheaper option. Then, we went through our pantry to find a brownie pan, 3 baking pans, bread pan as well as utensils, so one by one, we’re getting rid of them. So, we went ahead and also bought stainless steel utensils and 3 baking sheets. We’re just going to cover the other pans with aluminum foil or parchment paper. I know people won’t be able to just go out and spend money on new pans, but this is something that I felt was extremely important because of the future dangers of being continuously exposed to this chemical.
For the most part, we try to eat healthy, stay away from processed food, eat wholesome meals, plant-based foods, exercise, but sometimes, even when you put forth all that effort, it could still bite you in the ass. And, this isn’t me telling you it’s not worth it, I’m just saying life is not guaranteed.
But, if you at least TRY then, I’m proud of you for caring enough to do so! If you have any questions about the pans I purchased or feel like you need an accountability coach, please feel free to reach out!