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Mercola Cookware

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 15, 2010 at 5:57 PM

Anyone get Mercola's cookware sale email? I'm very hesitant to buy much from him, but I was looking over his leaching chart, and the cast-iron (what I cook with) leaching levels looked to be incredibly large. I also was recently tested for very high iron levels (96% saturation) and have one gene for hemacromatosis. Since the iron test, I have stopped using my seasoned cast-iron cookware, and only opted for the enamel coated.

Has anyone bought or used his cookware? any info is appreciated

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on August 25, 2011
at 10:30 AM

Mei-Ling, I hope you see this and it still will help you. When you go to donate blood, they do a quick test to see if your iron levels are adequate to donate. If they're too low, they'll turn you away until levels come up. Of course you can also get a blood test at your doctors, but this is an easy, free way.

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on June 06, 2011
at 11:19 PM

Have you tried donating blood? That's the best way to get rid of excess iron. :-)

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on June 06, 2011
at 10:43 PM

How do you know when you've got too much iron in you?

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on November 15, 2010
at 07:06 PM

Thanks Zohar :)

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on November 15, 2010
at 06:07 PM

Good question, I'm also interested in cast iron leaching. (don't just say answer by saying Mercola is a quack!)

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on December 01, 2010
at 06:46 AM

I'm happy with my oldfasioned enamel pans and pots (see my blog). They were much cheaper...

Besides: Are you donating blood on a regular basis to get rid of your excess iron? It's recommended by Dres. Eades in their book "The Protein Power Lifeplan"

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on December 07, 2010
at 02:40 AM

Got them and they are beautiful to my eyes and I found them easy to clean. That said, I would not recommend them to a friend. We chipped one in the first week but not sure how that happened. We also destroyed one of the lids when a salt shaker fell from about a foot on it. The lid is simply destroyed from the impact of a small salt shaker from about a foot. There is no question that this cookware set will not last with normal use. I trust that they are safe from chemicals and metals however expensive to replace. I would recommend looking around for another option.

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on June 06, 2011
at 10:40 PM

I'm not sure why you don't want to buy from Mercola except price. Have you thought of Corning Vision Glass cookware. Lots of it on ebay and completely non toxic. I've just changed my whole cookware stuff over to it. Gets hot very quckly so very efficient, you can see what you are cooking, looks good. Easy to clean. I don't know why I got rid of it after the 80's, probaby thought it was old fashioned, but very retro now!

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on January 04, 2011
at 08:31 PM

Cast iron seems to be the safest. If you are bioaccumulating iron to an extreme extent, then you ought simply to give blood frequently.

9f933fedd259b97a5369c3ee5dae3151

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on June 06, 2011
at 10:43 PM

How do you know when you've got too much iron in you?

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on August 25, 2011
at 10:30 AM

Mei-Ling, I hope you see this and it still will help you. When you go to donate blood, they do a quick test to see if your iron levels are adequate to donate. If they're too low, they'll turn you away until levels come up. Of course you can also get a blood test at your doctors, but this is an easy, free way.

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on November 30, 2010
at 05:57 PM

If I was going to spend the money I would search for old Wagner or Griswold cast iron. The original non-stick!

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on November 16, 2010
at 02:17 PM

I bought his ceramic pan and hated it. It was too heavy and bulky. Eventually, I banged the handle on the sink and it shattered. I bought an enamel coated cast iron pan to replace it and love it.

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on November 15, 2010
at 06:38 PM

My sister bought some. She is happy with it even though its a bit expensive. Looks very sturdy. I'm too cheap to buy this stuff though. Maybe I should loosen up.

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on November 15, 2010
at 07:06 PM

Thanks Zohar :)

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