Are you exposing your family to toxic fumes from non-stick cookware? If you love cooking, one of your favorite kitchen items is probably your non-stick cookware. If you use your non-stick pots and pans on a daily basis, you may unknowingly be exposing your family to hidden dangers. That’s because non-stick cookware is made using a carcinogenic chemical called perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which starts emitting toxic fumes that you inhale every time you cook with a non-stick pot or pan! At high temperatures, the coating of non-stick cookware will also break down into a chemical warfare agent known as PFIB, and a chemical analog of the WWII nerve gas phosgene. Your best friend in the kitchen may actually be your family’s worst health enemy. It only takes 5 minutes for non-stick cookware to emit at least six toxic gases.
How dangerous is PFOA to your health? What other toxic gases are released when you use non-stick cookware? Stephanie Toups talks about the dangers of toxic fumes and the best alternatives.
Can Ayahuasca stimulate neurogenesis? Shawn Wells talks about the ritualistic psychotropic plant tea and how it is being used for depression.
“Ayahuasca is a psychotropic plant tea most commonly used for ritual purposes in the Amazon. However, recently there have been reports that the primary plant species of this tea “Banisteriopsis caapi” may offer a vast range of therapeutic effects for varying populations. This sparked an immense amount of research on the topic. Two years ago, one of the first clinical studies demonstrated that one dose of Ayahuasca significantly improved depressive symptoms in previously non responsive patients. While recently, another study came out reporting that the primary alkaloids present in Ayahuasca may stimulate neurogenesis.”
Read more about the study here.
- What is Ayahuasca?
- What is it made of and how does it work?
- What does the research currently say?
- Where do you see the future of Ayahuasca research going?