If your kitchen is adding to the toxicity of your body,
random pain and illness can find you.
Finding toxic-free cookware is tricky,
but it can be done.
Eating from plates with lead, or other contaminants, allows food to absorb the toxicity. Storing food on these plates or heating on them, increases the opportunity for exposure. Cutting plated food with a knife will also help to break through safety glazes into contaminants. For this reason, chipped plates or cups should be a concern. Can you imagine the exposure from pouring hot coffee into a lead contaminated mug everyday?
It’s fairly common to be poisoned by dinner plates and cookware, but it is rarely understood as the resulting illness is usually not attributed to poisoning. Heavy metals are rarely suspected. Most continue to use their existing kitchen utensils and never remove the contaminant while illness lingers.
If you ask a salesperson to direct you to their lead-free products, you will likely hear that all goods are absolutely lead-free. That is because salespeople believe what most of us believe. We can’t imagine a government agency allowing something as dangerous as lead or cadmium and other heavy metals in our kitchens. What they don’t know is that in the USA, the FDA has an allowable limits for contaminants, including lead, in your dinnerware. They regard these limits as “safe.” What the FDA doesn’t know, is that your body has no allowable room for lead or poisons.
It sounds crazy but having been there and done that twice, I can give clear warning that it is not only possible, but it can kill you. My first encounter was with dinnerware I brought back from Mexico with the guarantee that they were lead free. The toxicity took 15 years to be enough to keep me in bed full time, but there were many years of illness and misdiagnosed chronic conditions before I finally discovered that I was eating lead, arsenic and cadmium with every meal.
It seems impossible, but I did it again when I replaced my plates. Shopping at the most expensive store I could find, I asked for lead-free plates and used those for another 15 years, while trying to detox regularly. I was losing the battle and lead levels would not go down until, I connected the dots and investigated. My very expensive plates also had lead. Although the levels were acceptably by law, they were high enough to maintain dangerous levels in my body.
The pursuit for clean, cleaner and cleanest living goes on and so I like to pass on any good finds that help keep toxins out of your day. This product seems to quality.
Xtrema is the brand name and the two brothers who run the company are committed to providing hand-crafted cookware, teapots and mugs that are lead and cadmium free. That is a claim that few manufacturers will put into print. The products are coated ceramic that is meant to withstand extreme temperatures without damage to the glaze. Consumers can not only cook in the product, but can store in it without danger. I’ve enjoyed mine and especially like the relief I have at using a safe teapot and mug everyday.
Xtrema can be contacted at 301 824-3219 or at www.ceramcor.com.