The Non-Toxic Kitchen Blog

Explore the journey to a non-toxic kitchen with our insightful blog. From safer cookware choices to eco-friendly cleaning tips, we're here to help you create a healthier home environment for you and your loved ones.

The Ultimate Kitchen Swap for a Healthier Family

Want to know the first thing you must do when trying to eat healthier and detox your kitchen? 

Switch out all of your cooking oils to just these four - extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, and ghee.  Why?  Any other oil out there is a man-made concoction of nasty ingredients that are wreaking havoc on your body.  These oils more than likely to blame for most of the diseases in our lives from cancer to Alzheimers to heart disease and obesity. 

What are the health issues with these oils?

Oils like canola, partially hydrogenated oils, sunflower oil, soybean oil, and any other so called "vegetable oil" contain high levels of polyunsaturated fats that makes them unstable and quick to oxidate which leads to free radical formation, chronic inflammation and even DNA damage

They are also more than likely GMO - genetically modified organisms and contain high amounts of glyphosate.  Unfortunately, these oils are the most commonly found vegetable oils in foods like pasta sauces, chips, crackers and countless other processed foods.  Make sure to read labels and just say no to these oils!  There are better options out there that do not contain these toxic oils.

"As of 2017, 38 countries have banned or restricted GMO cultivation and/or imports,  The United Stated has yet to adopt similar guidelines and instead passed an embarrassingly weak labeling bill in 2016. "  (Leah Segedie - Green Enough)

New research shows soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes, but could also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, and depression.  

"If it has soybean oil, and it's not explicitly organic, it's highly likely to contain glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup.  The World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer concluded glyphosate is a probable human carcinogen."  (Dr. John Peterson Myers)



What even is canola oil?

Did you know canola oil came from Canada and was originally called Canada oil?  The oil is derived from the rapeseed plant and was first bred back in the 1970s.  Rapeseed oil has actually been around for centuries, but mainly as an industrial oil and not used for human consumption due to its toxicity to humans.  

It contains high amounts of toxic erucic acid, which is poisonous to the body. And to make matters worse, it is commonly genetically modified and treated with high levels of pesticides. 

In order to make canola oil, the rapeseed is heated and processed with a petroleum solvent to extract the oil. Then it is heated again and more acid is used to remove waxy solids that occur during this process. 

To improve the color and separate the different parts of the oil, it must be treated with more toxic chemicals! 

This process creates a harsh smelling oil that must be chemically deodorized just so you can eat it!

Check out this video to see how it's made!

Nothing like poisonous, genetically modified, chemically treated & deodorized salad dressing for dinner! 

These chemicals should be avoided completely! They have been linked to liver/kidney damage, immune problems, infertility or sterility, high cholesterol, behavioral problems in children and shown to produce cancer-causing compounds in the body.


What can do you do?

  1. Stop buying and eating any processed oils, especially canola oil ASAP!
  2. Start using coconut, avocado, ghee and olive oil - these oils do not undergo a complex chemical process to become usable oils.
  3. Read labels - take a look at all your foods in your pantry.  You'll be shocked at how many of these oils are in your food.  



Favorite swaps you can make

  • Olive oil or avocado oil in place of canola or vegetable oils in low temperature cooking or cold uses like salad dressings
  • Coconut oil, butter, lard, ghee or tallow in high heat cooking or baking


Remember:  your actions have a compounding effect on your life.  It’s the little things you do every day that make big impacts on your health and your quality of life.  You can do this!