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Offline Pam Gould

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We have to stop using aluminum foil
« Reply #-1 on: March 05, 2017, 08:46:59 AM »
interestign article about why to stop using aluminum foi
http://www.grazeme.com/doctors-warn-if-you-use-aluminum-foil-stop-it-right-now-and-this-is-the-reason-why/
what do you think?   .☆´¯`•.¸¸. ི♥ྀ.
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Re: We have to stop using aluminum foil
« on: March 05, 2017, 08:57:42 AM »
Wow....how ironic. I was just looking for butcher paper. Now I know I am getting a roll. Thx for sharing, Pam.  :)
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Re: We have to stop using aluminum foil
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2017, 09:21:58 AM »
Well I am not going to stop using it. It hasn't been proven that it causes any diseases yet.  Check out this article from Snopes:

http://www.snopes.com/cooking-with-aluminum-foil-puts-you-at-risk-for-alzheimers/

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Re: We have to stop using aluminum foil
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2017, 09:53:19 AM »
There have been a good number of medical studies, and articles showing the negative effects of aluminum in our food stream. (Here are just a couple:  http://universityhealthnews.com/daily/memory/aluminum-linked-to-alzheimers-disease/   and   http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/concerned-about-aluminum-dangers/  ) And - full disclosure - I have had some "personal experience" with metals, and some of the health effects.

So, clearly I may be over-sensitive to this issue. But, I think that if you are using aluminum in your cooking - it would be in your best interest to make certain it is anodized, and inspect it regularly for scratches that would negate the anodizing. But, let me share with you some what I can grasp about the significance of ingesting aluminum or other metals in non-nutritional amounts.

When you think about the pragmatics of this potential issue - think of it this way: Our bodies are electrically activated organic machines. Electrically powered equipment is sensitive to changes in the conductivity - or resistance of the electrical currents needed to power them. More specifically - the brain is acutely sensitive to these potential changes in conductivity/resistance to micro-currents that are used in our synaptic response. When you have a conscious - or unconscious thought...your brain sends a "spark" or micro-current to specific neuronal connections, creating a "synaptic response". If you alter the natural level of conductance- then you can have neurological issues. Mine were described as a "slow acting stroke". The concern was that I had a clot that was able to move slowly thru the brain..but that found to not be the case. It was metal "poisoning". Too much ingestion of any metals can create this and other problems. SO, how much is "too-much"? I have no idea. But after coming to the understanding of HOW the body's electrical system and the brain interface - without becoming paranoid on the subject, I chose to just pay attention to the issue better. But, I do not agree with the "percentage" of adsorption as a baseline for determine safe levels, or insignificant levels. Every person's chemistry differs a little.

But I never wrap any food in aluminum foil anymore  then cook it. ;) ;D But - I am not going to preach about this, it is my personal decision, and not a criticism of anyone else's if you feel differently. It is a personal experience that I will not repeat, but I will suggest that you look at a number of resources before you make your own decisions.
One note: I no longer rely on Snopes, Mike...I found that they receive money from George Soros, and that made me feel that the information could be influenced to support a "position" of some kind. And flatly - ANY resource needs to be inspected to find out WHO pays for the information to be published. "Agendas" are just part of the human condition.  I just don't think any ONE resource is enough to support making decisions that can impact our health.
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Re: We have to stop using aluminum foil
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2017, 10:11:24 AM »
just sayin..this is getting more interesting all the time.  I only foil food after it's been cooked..  .☆´¯`•.¸¸. ི♥ྀ.
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Re: We have to stop using aluminum foil
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2017, 10:31:59 AM »
Still gonna use it. HD foil is a Quer's best friend  :thumbup:
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We have to stop using aluminum foil
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2017, 10:37:18 AM »
Of all the things that will take me out, foil ain't high on my list. :)
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Re: We have to stop using aluminum foil
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2017, 10:39:17 AM »
Of all the things that will take me out, foil ain't high on my list. :)

Rumour has it Tee has sent out "Big Freddie" on ya  :D :D
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We have to stop using aluminum foil
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2017, 11:00:01 AM »
Of all the things that will take me out, foil ain't high on my list. :)

Rumour has it Tee has sent out "Big Freddie" on ya  :D :D
Thanks for the heads up. I'll keep my head on a swivel
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Re: We have to stop using aluminum foil
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2017, 11:50:25 AM »
Of all the things that will take me out, foil ain't high on my list. :)

Rumour has it Tee has sent out "Big Freddie" on ya  :D :D
Thanks for the heads up. I'll keep my head on a swivel

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Nah...just the guys in the white jackets that have one that buttons up the back for Pappy! :D :D :D

Seriously - this is merely ONE of a thousand things that we all just ought to be aware of and decide for ourselves what is in our own best interests. We all learn from one another, and experiences are shared merely to add to the volume of information available. Nothing more, or less.
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Re: We have to stop using aluminum foil
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2017, 12:49:15 PM »
Oh I agree Tim that foil may have it's harmful effects, but so do most everything we do use. So until they start putting warning signs on foil boxes I will continue to use it sparingly. I only use it to wrap butts, ribs and brisket. As Smoke said, a Quer's best friend. I also agree somewhat about Snopes. Didn't know Soros had anything to do with them. But I am not going to turn this into a discussion about Soros and his doings.  ;)
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Re: We have to stop using aluminum foil
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2017, 04:21:04 PM »
How about this guy

http://inhabitat.com/man-covers-his-entire-house-with-foil-is-it-a-work-of-art/


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Re: We have to stop using aluminum foil
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2017, 05:09:15 PM »
Yeah, and I seem to remember an attempt to ban all outdoor grilling, smoking, and bbq back in the 80's.  Some yahoo decided that wood smoke caused cancer. 

The problem with trying to link a commonly used item to anything is it's easy to make an assumption from the findings that actually should be attributed to some other factor. 

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Re: We have to stop using aluminum foil
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2017, 06:34:51 PM »
Just remember, being alive is dangerous to your health. At my age not gonna sweat it.
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Re: We have to stop using aluminum foil
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2017, 07:55:02 PM »



I SNOPE a lot of things that are floated on the interweb.

I had done the cut and copy thing...was ready to paste when I saw H O S beat me to it.  He is so cool...
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