Do Good Kitchen is a website that will help you navigate your local grocery stores, Farmers Markets, health food stores, and your kitchen. I will provide you with the best available sources and information regarding your food, personal hygiene products, and everyday environmental pollutants.
Everyday we are bombarded with disease causing chemicals. These chemicals can be found in foods, personal hygiene products, the air, water, and our homes. Many modern diseases (including cancer) have been linked to exposure to these chemicals. Preventing exposure leads to a healthier life and planet.
After earning my PhD in Environmental Health Sciences at UCLA, I have spent over a decade researching all aspects of a healthy life. When I became a mom, I was determined to apply my knowledge to improve the way my family was living. This meant re-examining our food, personal hygiene items, clothes and house cleaning products and then making educated changes.
By making smart choices, regarding the food, toiletries, and home products we purchase, it is possible to severely limit our exposure to cancer causing chemicals.
Food is a basic necessity, but can also be a source of disease.
There are an overwhelming amount of food options that exist today. Shopping requires consumers to understand the meaning of organic, non-GMO, pasture raised, non-homogenized, free range, direct trade, etc. In our “buyer beware” society, consumers are responsible to know what they are buying.
Buying organic food is not enough to guarantee optimal health. The nutritional value and bioactive (therapeutic) properties of food depends on many factors. More than 100 synthetic chemicals are used in organic food production. They are used to improve the product’s texture, color, shelf life, taste and odor. Use of these additives diminishes nutritional integrity. Understanding how foods are grown, processed, packaged and distributed will enable you to make better choices.
I have made it my mission to help others make healthy choices. I look forward to sharing the journey with you!
Karina Wiesenthal, PhD Environmental Health Sciences