Our Current Healthy Obsessions: Eco-Friendly Food Storage
Our planet is a precious resource and filled with endless beauty. It provides us with everything we need to survive and thrive – from the air we breathe, to the water we drink, to the nutrients we find in our food that keep our bodies healthy. In our functional medicine clinic we aim to be as environmentally conscious as possible. So in honor of Earth Day, we have put together a list of our favorite reusable food storage solutions that help us do our part in conserving this wonderful place we call home.
Andrea Cogley – Stainless Steel Lunchbox
Something my family does to reduce our “foot print” on the planet is to use stainless steel lunch boxes. By doing this we aren’t wasting paper or plastic bags, and it’s something my kids can use year to year so saving us financially as well! It also minimizes our exposure to toxins that are present in some plastic tupperware containers.
Emily Miller – Reusable Food Wraps
I love these plastic free storage wraps! They are biodegradable and reusable so I feel great about using them for my family and making it cost effective is a bonus! In fact, I find that they work just as well or even better than regular plastic wrap.
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Ashley Lees – Mesh Produce Bags
These washable bags are perfect to take to the store and eliminate the waste of plastic bags. Since they are see through I can see exactly what is in them and because they are breathable I can store my food in them even after I get home from the grocery store.
Yvette Johnstone – Silicone Storage Bags
I no longer need to use traditional ziplock bags. These are made of silicone, are BPA and plastic free, and are cold and heat resistant so I don’t have to worry about additional toxins from the bag contaminating my food.
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Dr. Will Cole, IFMCP, DNM, DC, leading functional medicine expert, consults people around the world via webcam and locally in Pittsburgh. He received his doctorate from Southern California University of Health Sciences and post doctorate education and training in functional medicine and clinical nutrition. He specializes in clinically researching underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems. Dr. Cole was named one of the top 50 functional medicine and integrative doctors in the nation and is the best selling author of Ketotarian and The Inflammation Spectrum.
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