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I recently talked about my favorite denim trend for fall - traditional skinny jeans. But as the fall denim guides come out, I'm reminded of a few more favorites, like boyfriend jeans and coated denim. Ken and I recently saw some coated skinnies at Target, so it looks like the trend will be widely available this year and at various price points. Image via Amazon Fashion

Why BPA Is Dangerous & How to Avoid It

A guest post by Kristen Percival, author of the Healthy Sushi blog, a blog about getting back in shape in a healthy and natural way.


BPA_free_logo.jpgI have several passions if life and one of them is living healthy.  I am passionate about teaching others how to live with optimal health.  I believe that we are not aware of the amount of harmful stuff we have in our foods and products that we use daily.  No one has told us that we are taking risks with our health when we use plastic or when we eat canned foods.  Today I will focus on being BPA- Free.  Here are some tips for staying healthy with less toxins:
1.  Do the dump!  Throw away all plastics that are not BPA-Free.
Purchase BPA-Free Products: cutlery, bowls, ice cube tray, plate, water bottle, sippy cup    
2.  Hand wash your plastics.  Heating plastics releases toxins. So do not heat plastic in the microwave or put them in the dishwasher.
3.  Try alternative materials other than plastic: Bamboo, glass, high quality stainless steel.
bambu Hand Coiled Bamboo Salad Bowl - Try bamboo cutlery, bamboo Bowls, bamboo plates 
4.  Read the label.  Cans contain BPA.  Buy BPA-Free canned foods: Eden Organic, Vital Choice, Wild Planet, Native Forest.
5.  Avoid buying foods packaged in plastics.

So what is BPA and why should I avoid it?
"Bisphenol A (BPA) is a synthetic estrogen used to harden polycarbonate plastics (used in some baby bottles, and bottled water) and in the epoxy resin used can linings. It was found in the bodies of 93 percent of the Americans tested by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In laboratory tests, trace BPA exposure has been shown to disrupt the endocrine system.
The endocrine system influences almost every cell, organ, and function of our bodies, and is instrumental in regulating mood, growth and development, tissue function, metabolism, and sexual function and reproductive processes. Disruption of the endocrine system triggers a wide variety of disorders, including chromosomal and reproductive system abnormalities, cancer, cardiovascular system damage, adult-onset diabetes, obesity and resistance to chemotherapy."  Green Living 101

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  1. Great post, we've been really kicking the bpa out of out lives for tips on ...
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