Dr. Jennifer Shell

Food To The Rescue

Let’s talk tea

Hi everybody. This is my first blog post! So join me as I get my feet wet. I know there are a million blogs out there so I will keep my posts short and sweet to save you time. Anyway I am sitting at a leading coffee establishment drinking a tea and sadly there are so many things wrong with this. The first problem is the serving cups. I always bring my own because I am freaky about plastics. You should be too actually. Disposable paper cups are lined with plastic that then get heated up by your hot beverage. So what does that equal=leaching! Leaching means the plastics go into your drink. Plastics can act as xenoestrogens. That is a scary word because it means that chemical goes into your body and acts like estrogen but it is insanely more potent than our own estrogens. Dudes have estrogen too by the way. So anyway that fake estrogen is what can lead to cancer! Then let’s discuss the tea itself. If it isn’t organic (I am sad to say mine is not right now) then you are getting all the pesticides that they sprayed on the plants. And those can act as xenoestrogens too! So the point of this blog post is not to get you down. (Have you ever seen Debbie Downer from Saturday Night Live? Wah-wahhhhh).  We just have to think about what we are putting in our bodies.  Maybe I will discuss coffee next time because that’s a whole othert story……

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4 Responses to Let’s talk tea

  1. Melanie says:

    Great start Dr Shell. I’m looking forward to your posts and your wisdom.

  2. Congratulations on your first post! Great reminder of what we need to be aware of when eating out.

  3. Laine Girard says:

    Love this! Never knew what plastic cups were capable of. I will think twice next time before I order a hot beverage in a cup. Keep up the great blogging and I cannot wait to read your coffee blog!

  4. Carolin says:

    Really enjoyed your blog post! I didn’t know that disposable cups are lined with plastic! I’ve already made the switch to glass everything at home, so I feel better about that. As for my coffee or tea, I usually drink it in a stainless steel container or a regular cup :-).

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