Although Thomas preferred its convenience, studies show perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) from nonstick cookware and other sources accumulate in human tissue. As these and other compounds build up, they store in your body's fat cells, leading to that stubborn hard-to-lose tire in the middle and symptoms like the ones Thomas had that can make you feel sick, tired, and result in weight gain.
Chemicals like these are known as endocrine disruptors because they interfere with the body's hormones.
Nowadays, babies can be born toxic, and it usually just gets worse from there. Looking at 10 newborns, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found 287 industrial chemicals in their umbilical cord blood including eight perfluorochemicals in fast-food packaging, clothes, and textiles.
We live in a toxic world. You can't avoid exposure, but you can reduce your toxic load. One of the most effective ways start is in your kitchen. Beyond ditching chemically loaded processed foods and sugar, how you cook and store food plays a big role in how much these toxins accumulate.
Focusing on these five areas will help you reduce your toxin exposure.