Hidden Dangers of Cookware in your Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch this video to learn how to test your cookware!  You be the judge.

 

Why Saladmaster ?

 

What Is Solutions Ti (316L Titanium Surgical Stainless Steel)?

 

A message from Saladmaster President Keith Peterson about how Titanium construction keeps Saladmaster at the top of the industry.

  

Saladmaster Solutions Ti is another step forward in positioning Saladmaster as the “Integrity” leader in our industry. Saladmaster continues to invest in technology that truly enhances performance, value, and benefits for your family.

 

The 436 stainless steel exterior provides the ultimate for induction and all other heat producing technologies.

 

The multi-layered Thermal Core center of heat conducting aluminum provides the maximum heating transfer possible to ensure the highest standard for even heating performance up the sides and across the bottom is met.

 

The most important layer on Saladmaster is the layer that touches your food. Saladmaster uses 316Ti technology that combines 316 Stainless Steel with Titanium. We are the only cooking system to use 316Ti steel made from steel mills in the US and Switzerland.

 

The 316Ti Titanium Stainless Steel interior and cooking methods used in Saladmaster helps to protect the natural texture, flavor, color and taste of foods when cooked. This advancement provides you with the peace of mind that when preparing meals for your family, and while using a cooking system that is designed with interior steel that is least reactive with salts, alkalis, and acids in foods, that you and your family are enjoying the natural goodness and taste of the foods being prepared. 

 

Both 316 stainless steel and titanium are used in the food processing and storage equipment industry and in the medical industry for surgical instruments and replacement implants.

 

Why is 316 Ti Better?

 

Saladmaster takes pride in the products we provide to our customers and as the leader in the industry, Saladmaster consistently invests in advanced technology and specially selected high-quality materials for manufacturing Saladmaster cookware.  


So why does Saladmaster use 316Ti stainless steel on the interior surface of Saladmaster cookware?  Why are 316 and titanium metals used in the medical industry for replacement implants and surgical equipment?  Why does the wine and dairy industries use 316 and titanium metal for storage tanks?


Here’s your answer: Type 316 alloys are more resistant to general corrosion and pitting/crevice corrosion than the conventional chromium-nickel austenitic stainless steels such as Type 304.  The combination 316Ti stainless steel provides excellent resistance to reactions with salts.  


Saladmaster sets the standard for technology, benefits, quality, value, and integrity.  The truth about Saladmaster and our 316Ti stainless steel construction is astounding.  Please click here and check out the facts yourself about this amazing material. 

 

HEAVY METAL TOXICITY:

Most people are aware of air pollution, water pollution and the dangers of household chemicals.  Studies are now showing that certain cookware can also be polluting our bodies.  Below are just some examples of how “traditional” cookware can be hazardous to you and you and your family’s health. 

 

STAINLESS STEEL                             

 

There are many grades of stainless steel. Regular stainless steel cookware is made from different alloys including scrap metal.  “Most stainless steel sold in stores is of such a nature to allow chrome and nickel to bleed into the foods as the salts and acids of the food react with the pot.”  Dr. Shelton  For cleanliness and safety reasons, your food should be cooked on only high grade surgical stainless steel

 

KEY COMPONENTS:

  • Chromium (Cr) is an essential base ingredient in forming corrosion resistance. A chromium content of 17-20% is ideal. Higher chromium content can adversely affect mechanical properties required for food service cooking operations.

  • Nickel (Ni) increases the yield strength, toughness, and resistance to acids and corrosion (rust).

  • Molybdenum (Mo) is especially effective in increasing resistance to the initiation of pitting and crevice corrosion. In combination with chromium (Cr) it is very effective in stabilizing the steel against chlorides. Stress corrosion occurs if the carbon migrates to the grain boundary and is attacked by chlorides.

  • Carbon (C) is detrimental if it is present in a higher concentration and migrates to the grain boundaries. Stress corrosion primarily occurs at the grain boundaries and is accelerated by the presence of chlorides.

 

COMPOSITION OF STAINLESS STEEL ALLOYS

 

Component (Grade)     430     304     304L    316      316L (without Titanium)

Chromium      (Cr)        16%    18%    18%     17%       17%   

Nickel             (Ni)        None    8%       8%      12%       12%

Molybdenum (Mo)     None   None  None    2.5%     2.5%

Carbon (C)                    12%       8%       3%     10%       3%

 

  • 316L Stainless offers the maximum resistance to pitting and corrosion caused by cooking food products high in salts and acid content. (i.e., tomatoes and seafood).

  • 304 Stainless is the standard material used in the food service equipment manufacturing industry. Pitting and corrosion of the metal will take place when cooking foods high in acids and chlorides.

  • 430 Stainless is less expensive than 304 and 316 and is not resistant to pitting and corrosion (rust). 430 is used to reduce the cost of the product and still be called "stainless steel"  430 stainless is magnetic and can be checked by seeing if a magnet "sticks" to the surface.


CAST IRON                                 

 

Most porous of all metals.  Grease can turn rancid in pores. Some people believe that they can get iron from a cast iron pot.  The reality is that iron comes in a ferrous and a ferric form.  Your body cannot assimilate the iron (ferric) from a cast iron pan. 


NON-STICK COATED                       

 

Can scratch, chip and flake.  “Exposure to Teflon resins at temperatures above 393ºF may produce a condition termed polymer fume fever characterized by flu-like symptoms such as chills, fever, body aches, nausea and occasional vomiting.”  Federal Aviation Agency Occupational Health & Safety Bulletin.  
A chemical, PFOA, used to make non-stick coated pans has deemed by the EPA as a human carcinogen.

 

ALUMINUM / ANODIZED ALUMINUM

 

Very soft metal. Extreme chemical reaction between food and pan.

 

“All Vegetables cooked in Aluminum produce hydroxide poison which neutralizes digestive juices, producing stomach and gastrointestinal trouble, such as stomach ulcers and colitis.”  Dr. A. McGuigan’s Report on Findings for the Federal Trade Comm. In Docet Case No. 540 Washington, D.C.

The sale of aluminum cookware is prohibited in Germany, France, Belgium, Gr. Britain Switzerland, Hungary and Brazil.

 

GLASS / ENAMEL COATED                

 

Poor heat distribution. Foods stick and burn. Contains Lead & Cadmium.  “Lead can cause reproductive harm and neurological harm.”  Prop. 65   If gas & paint is unleaded, shouldn’t our cookware also be free of lead?

 

The fact is that all metals are toxic and our bodies require special transport and handling mechanisms to keep them from harming us. This applies just as much to essential minerals, like iron, zinc and chromium, as it does to non-essential metals and metalloids, like cadmium and arsenical compounds.

Heavy Metals and Cancer

Metals can directly and indirectly damage DNA and that means an increased risk of cancer, this is known as genotoxicity. There are also possibly nongenotoxic pathways, due to irritation or immuno-toxicity. Sure enough, a number of metals are known to be carcinogenic.

 

These are:

 

  • Beryllium and beryllium compounds,

  • Cadmium and cadmium compounds,

  • Nickel compounds and

  • Hexavalent chromium (remember the movie "Erin Brockovich"?) The usual target is the lung.

 

     It is a fact that metal implants in the body (as, for example, in bone pinning or plates) may be associated with adjacent cancers, caused by irritation of the tissues. The late Patrick Stortebecker at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm also pointed out the frequency with which cancer of the jaw was found in association with metal amalgam fillings. That is disturbing, since this particular kind of "prosthetic" tends to be very long term and very common.

 

Notes from Dr. Mercola

 

    The presence of toxic metals in our systems is highly significant for they are capable of causing serious health problems through interfering with normal biological functioning. Although they can be found in high concentrations in the body, a number of these heavy metals (aluminum, beryllium, cadmium, lead and mercury) have no known biological function. Others (arsenic, copper, iron and nickel) are thought to be essential at low concentrations, but are toxic at high levels. Generally speaking, heavy metals disrupt metabolic function in two basic ways:

 

  • First, they accumulate and thereby disrupt function in vital organs and glands such as the heart, brain, kidneys, bone, liver, etc.

 

  • Second, they displace vital nutritional minerals from where they should be in the body to provide biological function. For example, enzymes are catalysts for virtually every biochemical reaction in all life-sustaining processes of metabolism. But instead of calcium being present in an enzyme reaction, lead or cadmium may be there in its place. Toxic metals can't fulfill the same role as the nutritional minerals, thus their presence becomes critically disruptive to enzyme activity. Because their impact is at such a foundational level, heavy metals can be causal factors in literally any health problem.

 

    Avoiding heavy metal exposure is impossible. The inescapable reality is that it is impossible in this day and age not to be exposed to heavy metals. It is only a matter of how much and how often.

 

     So what can we do to prevent their accumulation in our systems and rid ourselves of them if they’re already present?

 

    Fortunately, a solution is at hand. Eating right can protect you from heavy metal accumulation.

 

    One of the primary ways the body gets rid of metal compounds is through a pathway that goes from the liver into the bile where it is then transported to the small intestine and excreted in the feces. When the micro-flora of the intestine has been reduced through stress, poor diet, use of antibiotics and other drugs, fecal content of mercury is greatly reduced. Instead of being excreted in the feces, the mercury gets re-circulated back to the liver. The person that is under stress, eating a poor diet, and/or taking antibiotics will tend to maintain a higher body burden of metals derived from dietary sources especially if they are eating diets high in fish.

 

    When your body is functioning optimally your cells can readily detox and a combination of Quantum Biofeedback and supplements can rid the body of any accumulated metals.  Accumulation of toxins in the body is not normal. In fact, your body is designed to be healthy and function at peak performance. Every cell in your body knows exactly what to do and how to do it perfectly, whether a liver cell, a brain cell, a bone cell, etc. Along with this, detoxifying is part of the nature of every cell as well. If it wasn’t, cells would die from autointoxication from their own waste; produced from their own chemical activities.  The critical factor determining whether or not heavy metals are retained in the body is biochemical balance at the time of exposure (and during the period after accumulation). Remember that the body is designed to detoxify.  Think of this natural capacity to detoxify as being like a computer program in every cell that is always trying to run. But the kicker is that cells need "the proper biochemical balance" in order to carry this through:

 

  • Proper chelating factors are needed to pick up the heavy metals

  • Sufficient energy production is needed to move waste out of the cell.

  • The proper selective membrane permeability to hold nutrients in and keep waste out.

 

    It is the differences in the status of these factors between individuals that accounts for variability in toxic accumulation.

 

If the chemistry is properly balanced, meaning:

* If the cells can produce the energy to mobilize the heavy metals
* If the chelating factors are available in the cells to pick up the heavy metals
* If the cells can efficiently regulate selective membrane permeability

     ...then the cells will throw out the heavy metals as fast as they are taken in from exposure. Furthermore, as biochemical balance is restored at the cellular level, the innate capacity of the cells to detoxify kicks into gear and past accumulations are mobilized from storage sites for excretion.

    But if the chemistry is not balanced, then the body's natural defense against heavy metals is undermined. Having no recourse against the heavy metals, the body is forced to store them away in its vital tissues, where, over time, they can do their insidious work, contributing to all manner of degenerative processes.

 

Heavy Metal Sources & Effects:

 

ALUMINUM:

    Alum, aluminum foil, animal feed, antacids, aspirin, auto exhaust, baking powder, beer, bleached flour, cans, ceramics, cheese, cigarette filters, color additives, construction materials, cookware, cosmetics, dental amalgams, deodorants, drinking water, drying agents, dust, insulated wiring, medicinal compounds, milk products, nasal spray, pesticides, pollution, salt, tap water, tobacco smoke, toothpaste, treated water, vanilla powder.

 

Effects:
     ALS, Alzheimer's, anemia, appetite loss, behavioral problems, cavities, colds, colitis, confusion, constipation, dementia, dry mouth, dry skin, energy loss, excessive perspiration, flatulence, headaches, heartburn, hyperactivity, inhibition of enzyme systems, kidney dysfunction, lowered immune function, learning disabilities, leg twitching, liver dysfunction, memory loss, neuromuscular disorders, numbness, osteoporosis, paralysis, Parkinson's disease, peptic ulcer, psychosis, reduced intestinal activity, senility, skin problems, spleen pain, stomach pain, weak and aching muscles.

BERYLLIUM:

     Coal burning, metal manufacturing, household products, industrial dust

Effects:
     Disturbance of calcium and vitamin D metabolism, magnesium depletion, lung cancer, lung infection, rickets, vital organ dysfunction

 

CADMIUM:

     Airborne industrial contaminants, batteries, candy, ceramics, cigarette
smoke, colas, congenital intoxication, copper refineries, copper alloys, dental alloys, drinking water, electroplating, fertilizers, food from contaminated soil, fungicides, incineration of tires / rubber / plastic, instant coffee, iron roofs, kidney, liver, marijuana, processed meat, evaporated milk, motor oil, oysters, paint, pesticides, galvanized pipes, processed foods, refined grains / flours cereals, rubber, rubber carpet backing, seafood’s (cod, haddock, oyster, tuna), sewage, silver polish, smelters, soft water, solders (including in food cans), tobacco, vending machine soft drinks, tools, vapor lamps, water (city, softened, well), welding metal.

 

Effects:
     Alcoholism, alopecia, anemia, arthritis (osteo and rheumatoid), bone disease, bone pain in middle of bones, cancer, cardiovascular disease, cavities, cerebral hemorrhage, cirrhosis, diabetes, digestive disturbances, emphysema, enlarged heart, flu-like symptoms, growth impairment, headaches, high cholesterol, hyperkinetic behavior, hypertension, hypoglycemia, impotence, inflammation, infertility, kidney disease, learning disorders, liver damage, lung disease, migraines, nerve cell damage, osteoporosis, prostate dysfunction, reproductive disorders, schizophrenia, stroke.

 

COPPER:

    Birth control pills, congenital intoxication, copper cookware, copper IUDs, copper pipes, dental alloys, fungicides, ice makers, industrial emissions, insecticides, swimming pools, water (city / well), welding, avocado, beer, bluefish, bone meal, chocolate, corn oil, crabs, gelatin, grains, lamb, liver, lobster, margarine, milk, mushrooms, nuts, organ meats, oysters, perch, seeds, shellfish, soybeans, tofu, wheat germ, yeast.

 

Effects:
     Acne, adrenal insufficiency, allergies, alopecia, anemia, anorexia, anxiety, arthritis (osteo & rheumatoid), autism, cancer, chills, cystic fibrosis, depression, diabetes, digestive disorders, dry mouth, estrogen dominance, fatigue, fears, fractures, fungus, heart attack, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Hodgkin's disease, hyperactivity, hypertension, hyperthyroid, low hydrochloric acid, hypoglycemia, infections, inflammation, insomnia, iron loss, jaundice, kidney disorders, libido decreased, lymphoma, mental illness, migraines, mood swings, multiple sclerosis, myocardial infarction, nausea, nervousness, osteoporosis, pancreatic dysfunction, panic attacks, paranoia, phobias, PMS, schizophrenia, senility, sexual dysfunction, spacey feeling, stuttering, stroke, tooth decay, toxemia of pregnancy, urinary tract infections, yeast infections.

 

IRON:

    Drinking water, iron cookware, iron pipes, welding, foods: blackstrap molasses, bone meal, bran, chives, clams, heart, kidney, leafy vegetables, legumes, liver, meat, molasses, nuts, organ meats, oysters, parsley, red wine, refined foods, shellfish, soybeans, wheat germ, whole grains.

 

Effects:
    Amenorrhea, anger, rheumatoid arthritis, birth defects, bleeding gums, cancer, constipation, diabetes, dizziness, emotional problems, fatigue, headache, heart damage, heart failure, hepatitis, high blood pressure, hostility, hyperactivity, infections, insomnia, irritability, joint pain, liver disease, loss of weight, mental problems, metallic taste in mouth, myasthenia gravis, nausea, pancreas damage, Parkinson's disease, premature aging, schizophrenia, scurvy, shortness of breath, stubbornness.

 

LEAD: 

     Ash, auto exhaust, battery manufacturing, bone meal, canned fruit and juice, car batteries, cigarette smoke, coal combustion, colored inks, congenital intoxication, cosmetics,eating utensils, electroplating, household dust, glass production, hair dyes, industrial emissions, lead pipes, lead-glazed earthenware pottery, liver, mascara, metal polish, milk, newsprint, organ meats, paint, pencils, pesticides, produce near roads, putty, rain water, PVC containers, refineries, smelters, snow, tin cans with lead solder sealing (such as juices, vegetables), tobacco, toothpaste, toys, water (city or well), wine.

 

Effects:
    Abdominal pain, adrenal insufficiency, allergies, anemia, anorexia, anxiety, arthritis (rheumatoid and osteo), attention deficit disorder, autism, back pain, behavioral disorders, blindness, cardiovascular disease, cartilage destruction, coordination loss, concentration loss, constipation, convulsions, deafness, depression, dyslexia, emotional instability, encephalitis, epilepsy, fatigue, gout, hallucinations, headaches, hostility, hyperactivity, hypertension, hypothyroid, impotence, immune suppression, indigestion, infertility, insomnia, irritability, joint pain, kidney disorders, learning
disability, liver dysfunction, loss of will, memory loss (long term), menstrual problems, mood swings, muscle aches, muscle weakness, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, myelopathy (spinal cord pathology), nausea, nephritis, nightmares, numbness, Parkinson's disease, peripheral neuropathies, psychosis, psychomotor dysfunction, pyorrhea, renal dysfunction, restlessness, retardation, schizophrenia, seizures, sterility, stillbirths, sudden infant death syndrome, tingling, tooth decay, vertigo, unintentional weight loss.

 

NICKEL:

     Butter, fertilizers, food processing, fuel oil combustion, hydrogenated fats and oils, imitation whipped cream, industrial waste, kelp, margarine, nuclear device testing, oysters,stainless steel cookware, tea, tobacco smoke, unrefined grains and cereals, vegetable shortening

 

Effects:
     Anorexia, kidney dysfunction, apathy, disruption of hormone and lipid metabolism, fever, hemorrhages, headache, heart attack, intestinal cancer, low blood pressure, muscle tremors, nausea, oral cancer, skin problems, vomiting.

 

Metal Removing Nutrients:

 

Calcium & Vitamin C:

     Just as lead will displace calcium, calcium is an excellent nutrient to utilize for displacing mercury and lead. Utilizing a combination of minerals, such as magnesium and calcium, is even more effective in clearing metals from the body. Increasing vitamin C intake is a reasonable cost-effective way to control toxic metal levels in the population. Several studies implicate lead in causing cavities, and at least one study suggests that almost 3 million cavities in children result from lead. Vitamin C and Calcium supplementation are recommended for protection.

 

Chlorophyll:

     Chlorophyll binds to heavy metals very well. In fact, it is imperative to choose a reputable source for your chlorophyll, which screens for toxins and heavy metals; or you may be getting more than you want. A good source is juiced raw, organic greens.

 

Fiber:

     Fiber, such as oat bran and apple pectin, will bind to metals and help draw them out of the body. Also consider that red beet root fiber is high in proanthocyanidins and antioxidants which facilitates clearance of metals through the liver.

 

Lipoic Acid:

      Lipoic acid is a potent antioxidant and has a high affinity for binding to metals. This makes it an excellent choice as a supplement to bind and clear mercury and lead from the system. It is best utilized in combination with conjugating nutrients.

 

Minerals:

     A mineral rich diet acts as a chelating agent. Many minerals will chelate metals, including calcium, magnesium, zinc and selenium. Mercury interferes with some functions of selenium, including its powerful antioxidant function and its ability to bind to metals. A good source of bioavailable minerals is from raw sea vegetables and grass juices from wheat, barley, alfalfa, kamut, etc.

 

Milk Thistle (silybum marianum):

     Milk thistle is a renowned liver herb, and supports this major detoxification organ. Milk thistle contains silymarin, a bioflavonoid that is a very potent remedy for the liver. Silymarin inhibits free radical damage; free radicals have an adverse effect on the detoxification enzymes of the liver cytochrome P450 system, while silymarin protects those enzymes. Glutathione is destroyed by lead. Silymarin not only prevents the depletion of GSH (glutathione), it even increased this liver-detoxifying enzyme. A sulfur pathway in the liver detoxes lead, and milk thistle helps to boost liver function.

 

Molybdenum:

     Large amounts of exogenous sulfur (from outside the body) will usurp the body's stores of molybdenum to metabolize it. An easier solution is to use the nutrients which will facilitate the homocysteine pathway.  Homocysteine is a toxic substance; however the pathway itself, when properly supported, is essential for a host of metabolic functions. When the pathway is facilitated, sulfur is generated as a natural by-product at the end (molybdenum changes the toxic sulfite molecule to the much-needed sulfate).  Vitamins B12, B6 and folic acid, along with trimethylglycine and dimethylglycine recycle homocysteine to methionine, and allow for Sam-e to methylate phosphatidylserine, an important brain nutrient. Usually the people who are the most deficient in sulfur will be the most sensitive to metal toxicity and vice versa.

 

Sulfur:

     Lead, mercury and cadmium steal sulfur from important proteins, which could be enzymes, hormones, or cell receptors. Conversely, sulfur is needed in the liver detox pathway to hook onto these metals and clear them from the body. So lead, mercury and cadmium depletes sulfur, the very nutrient needed to detox the metal overload. A depletion of sulfur will also adversely affect joint connective tissue growth, since sulfur is an essential precursor to the building blocks of cartilage, namely glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin sulfate, and hyaluronic acid. Good sources are egg yolks, garlic, kelp, kale, turnip, raspberries, onions, cabbage, and mustard.

 

Zinc:

     Metal poisoning destroys many of the zinc-dependent enzymes. Zinc is important for proper functioning in a host of major metabolic pathways; it is a component of over 90 metallo-enzymes in the body. Lead has always been known as a neurotoxin, with the brain being particularly susceptible to attack. Lethargy is a common symptom of lead toxicity; lead inactivates the zinc-dependent enzymes of the Krebs's cycle, which produces our energy. Zinc is also a part of the antioxidant enzyme, Zn-SOD, which fights superoxide radicals. Symptoms of lead toxicity are similar to zinc deficiency symptoms because lead can bring on a zinc deficiency. Zinc deficiency has been implicated in a wide variety of neuropsychiatric disorders, including dyslexia, epilepsy, mental depression, and attention deficit disorder. The symptoms of lead toxicity are similar to zinc deficiency because the lead destroys the zinc dependent enzymes.

 

Chlorella:

     Is a food-like all purpose mild chelator of heavy metals; it is a specially processed green-algae type of food that is taken with meals and is quite tolerable. But since chlorella is so easily contaminated, the manufacturer’s quality control is important and the product must be "cell wall broken". The detoxification capability of Chlorella is due to its unique cell wall and the material associated with it. Chlorella's ability to detoxify the body is very significant because of the large amount of chemicals we are exposed to in today's modern world. This ability to detoxify chemicals is also one of the important differences between Chlorella and other "green" products."

Cilantro: stimulates the body's release of mercury and other heavy metals from the brain and CNS into other tissue. This facilitates the ability to remove heavy metal from the body using other dietary protocols, such as Chlorella and other chlorophyll containing herbs such as Nettles and Alfalfa.  These herbs aid in detoxifying by denaturing the toxins, protecting and restoring normal cellular functions while promoting elimination.