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Everyday Swaps for a Healthier Kitchen!

Everyday Swaps for a Healthier Kitchen!
Everyday Swaps for a Healthier Kitchen!

What are the items we need to give up for a healthier kitchen?

Everyone has a certain spot in their home where they feel most at peace. It might be your living room where you spend time with your family, the quiet corner where you read a book, the tranquil green garden, or perhaps the bedroom where you rest.

But if you love to cook, your kitchen might be your favorite spot because it’s where all of your best recipes and cooking techniques are shared, the spot where scrumptious foods are prepared!

Unfortunately, making eco-friendly and healthy decisions might be the hardest in the kitchen. When food safety is at stake; throwaway items, accessible ingredients, harsh chemical cleansers, and single-use plastic packaging may seem like the best option!

If you care about your health and the environment: healthy, safe, and sustainable items are returning for a healthier kitchen!

Canola Oil to Olive Oil

    • Olive Oil has seen to lower blood sugar levels and risk factors for heart disease
    • On the other hand, because canola oil is so highly refined, it has far less of the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that other oils have.

 

Table Salt to Himalayan Salt

    • Himalayan pink salt has traces of minerals like zinc, iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium that table salt lacks. Include himalayan salt in your next ingredient list! 
    • If you don’t love Himalayan salt, find a high-quality sea salt.

 

Plastic Container to Glass Container

    • There are lots of advantages in using glass containers over plastic!
      1. Glass is more hygienic than plastic. Glass’s nonporous surface doesn’t absorb food or germs (and smells)!
      2. Glass containers are reusable, so you may use them repeatedly while saving money.
      3. Washing, microwaving, and heating plastic containers is a threat to your health as it releases toxic chemicals when heated! 

 

Disposable Plastic Bag to Reusable Silicone Bags

    • Unlike plastic, which can start to fracture or melt when exposed to high or low temperatures, silicone is far more robust and ideal for use in the kitchen because it can tolerate freezing and scalding temperatures better.

 

Individually Wrapped Tea Bags to Tea Steeper

    • By avoiding plastic teabags, you won’t just decrease your exposure to microplastics; loose-leaf tea frequently tastes much better as well! 

 

Harsh Chemicals to Sustainable and Safe Cleaning Products

    • Several of the chemicals we use in the kitchen can be safely replaced with more environmentally friendly alternatives that perform just as well without harming the environment.
    • Instead of using bleach, why not try vinegar, lemon, and baking soda?
    • Air freshener is a necessity when you cook something like fish! But did you know that it emits over 100 different chemicals that can harm you and the environment? To be safer than sorry, try the technique of boiling three tablespoons of vinegar and a cup of water. Let it boil for several minutes, allowing the steam from the uncovered pot to permeate the kitchen. You can even add in some essential oils!

 

Ready to make sustainable and healthy swaps in your kitchen? Make it work by starting with these suggestions!

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Everyday Swaps for a Healthier Kitchen!
Everyday Swaps for a Healthier Kitchen!

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test looks for the inappropriate presence of bacteria in the small intestine known as Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth or “SIBO”.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Breath

COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

COST

$85-$225 depending on insurance coverage. 

Everyday Swaps for a Healthier Kitchen!
Everyday Swaps for a Healthier Kitchen!

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of harmful mycotoxins (toxins produced by molds).

LOCATION PERFORMED

At Home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Urine

COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$699

INSURANCE

Fully covered by Medicare. Repeat test prices $249

Everyday Swaps for a Healthier Kitchen!
Everyday Swaps for a Healthier Kitchen!

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the genetic profile for multiple health indicators. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Blood Spot

COST

$319

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted

COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

Everyday Swaps for a Healthier Kitchen!
Everyday Swaps for a Healthier Kitchen!

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This company can test for lyme, babesia, bartonella and additional tick-borne illnesses. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

SPECIMEN TYPE

Blood

COST

around $1600 (depends on panel selected)

INSURANCE

Fully covered by Medicare. May be reimbursed with PPO plans.
Everyday Swaps for a Healthier Kitchen!
Everyday Swaps for a Healthier Kitchen!

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of harmful mycotoxins (toxins produced by molds).

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$299

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted
Everyday Swaps for a Healthier Kitchen!
Everyday Swaps for a Healthier Kitchen!

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates a wide range of environmental toxins that may be leading to harmful health effects.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$199

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted $30 discount given if done with mycotoxins.
Everyday Swaps for a Healthier Kitchen!
Everyday Swaps for a Healthier Kitchen!

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

Blood work for blood count, urinalysis and vitamin levels.

LOCATION PERFORMED

BLOOD FLUID

Blood

NOTES

You often have to fast for these tests-please check your providers notes.

COST

Depending on the test, deductible or copay may apply.

INSURANCE

Depends on insurance coverage, deductible or copay may apply.
Everyday Swaps for a Healthier Kitchen!
Everyday Swaps for a Healthier Kitchen!

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

Glyphosate (“Round Up”) is a pesticide that is widely used and this test indicates the body’s levels.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$99 ($69 if performed with mycotoxins or environmental toxins).

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted $30 discount given if done with mycotoxins or GPL Tox.
Everyday Swaps for a Healthier Kitchen!
Everyday Swaps for a Healthier Kitchen!

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates many measures including micronutrients, antioxidants, minerals, detox, overview of gut function, omegas and toxic exposure. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home.

SPECIMEN TYPE

Urine

COST

$179 – $400

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

INSTRUCTIONS

Everyday Swaps for a Healthier Kitchen!
Everyday Swaps for a Healthier Kitchen!

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the gut function and indicates microbiome balance, overgrowth, infection, inflammation, parasites and digestive efficacy. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Stool

COST

$179-$425 depending on insurance coverage.

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

No probiotics for one week.

VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS

Everyday Swaps for a Healthier Kitchen!
Everyday Swaps for a Healthier Kitchen!

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the full menstrual cycle, female hormones, and adrenal profile.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

COST

$160-$329

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

NOTES

Must be off hormones in order to do the testing.
Everyday Swaps for a Healthier Kitchen!
Everyday Swaps for a Healthier Kitchen!

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test is specifically for a tick-borne illness called “Bartonella”.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

BLOOD FLUID

Blood

COST

$260

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted
Everyday Swaps for a Healthier Kitchen!
Everyday Swaps for a Healthier Kitchen!

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of potentially harmful heavy metals stored in the body.  Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Urine

COST

Testing: $79 x2 paid to Doctor’s Data
DMSA: $38 paid to Johnson’s Compounding Pharmacy

INSURANCE

Not covered by Insurance
Everyday Swaps for a Healthier Kitchen!
Everyday Swaps for a Healthier Kitchen!

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test measures saliva cortisol testing throughout the course of one day and informs us where there might be an adrenal imbalance.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Saliva

COST

$80

INSURANCE

No insurance coverage

Everyday Swaps for a Healthier Kitchen!
Everyday Swaps for a Healthier Kitchen!

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test is designed to look at food sensitivities (IgG immune responses). It is available in both a 99 or 184 panel. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

SPECIMEN TYPE

Blood

COST

$129-238

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted