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Toxins Linked to Belly Fat and Obesity

6 Ways to Reduce Your BPA Exposure

1.  Avoid plastic water bottles. Get a high quality, BPA-free stainless steel reusable water bottle and refill it.

2.  Avoid using plastic food storage containers. Opt for glass or stainless steel instead.

3.  Avoid microwaving food in plastic containers.

4.  If you must use any plastic, be sure it is BPA-free.

5.  Stop using plastic cooking utensils. Choose renewable bamboo instead.

6.  If you’re choosing plastic toys for children, be sure they are BPA-free.


5 Other Things You Can Do to Protect Yourself

1.  Eat a diet high in fiber since fiber binds to toxins like BPA to help escort them out of the body.

2.  Eat more beans.

3.  Add a scoopful of brown rice fiber to your smoothie or as a supplement to bind to BPA.

4.  Drink green tea to help burn fat.

5.  Use metabolism-boosting spices like cayenne and other chilies.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and her new book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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8:40AM PDT on Jun 2, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

10:52AM PDT on Mar 23, 2013

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11:02AM PST on Nov 18, 2012

We all need to make a conscious effort to move away from Plastic.

9:15PM PST on Nov 15, 2012

Thanks for this article. I found it very interesting and would not be at all surprised that it proves to be the case.

1:39PM PDT on Nov 3, 2012

I do a bunch of those, but until 1 item "gives out" I can't really afford to replace it. I am an under employed grad student. However Care2 if you would like to employ me that would be great and I could go ahead and replace some of my stuff. ;) lol

4:51AM PDT on Nov 3, 2012

Thank you

7:58AM PDT on Nov 2, 2012

Good, noted. Thanks for sharing.

4:40AM PDT on Nov 2, 2012

I enjoy spicy food so am getting plenty of chillies but the curries I make I normally enough for about 4 meals and freeze them, but I'm doing that in plastic containers (old butter tubs). I've checked the tubs but there is no mention of what type of plastic is used, so how are we meant to know whether they are BPA-free or not?

I will look in to getting some sustainable wooden/bamboo utensils though.

1:36AM PDT on Nov 2, 2012

Thanks very much, I had never heard of this!

1:06PM PDT on Nov 1, 2012

thank you!!

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