Polly put the kettle on

In the nursery rhyme, who was Polly?  Why was a child concerned about drinking tea?


Getting rid of heavy metal toxins in the body is one of the best ways to dance down the path of wellness.

The short version of this blog post is this:  Ditch the metal tea kettle and buy a ceramic one.  The end.  (If you want to keep reading and get some learnin’ by all means, join me.)

If you choose the shorter, quicker route:  here is the before and after pictures of what we are using then and now.

By now, you’ve probably heard about negative side effects of heavy metals on your overall health and longevity.  Heavy metals are lead, mercury, cadmium, fluoride and chromium.  These heavy metals exist in our environment, air, water and food supply and long-term accumulation of these heavy metals in the body can cause many health problems.

If you are choosing health and wellness then you are on a mission like me, to eliminate as many of those heavy metals as possible. There are certainly oodles of ways to accomplish this.  Every good choice adds up in the healthy column.

Do your due diligence, folks. You and your family’s health & wellness will benefit greatly.  May I gently suggest you put on those sassy reading glasses and jump into some book learnin’.  Nah, you don’t have to drive to the library, although, that is a wonderful idea.  Open up the internet and have a look.  The card catalog of 1970 has been replaced by a high-speed, incredible version call, “Google”.  Give it a try.  It opens amazing windows of possibilities.  Get out pen and paper.  Take notes like a 7th grade school girl!  This is vital and important stuff.  

While we find mercury in many fish, wild caught Sockeye Salmon as the lowest levels & if you continue with your research you will find mercury in High Fructose Corn Syrup and vaccines.  Keep reading, keep learning!

 Sure you can eliminate fluoride in your toothpaste and by using a water purification system like a Berkey filter you can clean your water….. don’t stop there, keep going.  A gentle reminder to check your vitamins.  Fluoride is showing up in some of those lists.  Staying on top of this is vital to good health. The lists and research goes on and on.  You and your family are worth doing a bit of research on health.  

I am not a tea drinker/lover.  Oh, sure, on a hot, hot summer day, one glass of tea with lots of ice and lemon is a nice choice.  However, to sit and drink a cup of hot tea, when the coffee pot is RIGHT THERE, seems rather pointless.  Ha.

One of the things about choosing to heal, is that I must do lots of things……… eat lots of things and drink lots of things that I don’t really like.

Tea is one of them.  Sure, I have friends who swear by a “nice cup of tea”.  urgh.  While I am glad they enjoy it, I don’t.  However, to help cleanse my liver and heal my body, I must drink a cup of tea or more a day.

If you ever want to be impressed, blown away, shocked, in awe, grateful….. read about a Canadian nurse named Rene Caisse. http://www.healthfreedom.info/cancer%20essiac.htm

Pinching my nose and just drinking the tea quick (yes, thanks for your ideas, I have tried oodles of blends, flavors etc…)  I cringe even thinking about that weird metal taste.

So in an ultra clear moment of common sense……………TOSS THE METAL TEA KETTLE.  duh.

Here is what Chris Wark had to say about tea pots:

“Metal tea kettles can leach heavy metals and metallic taste into your tea when they’re exposed to high heat.  A few years ago I went in search of a ceramic kettle we could brew tea in and found an awesome one.  You should know that there is a difference between a tea-pot and a tea kettle. A tea pot should never be used on a stove, it is merely a serving piece.
A kettle, on the other hand, is designed for brewing.
The Joyce Chen Ceramic Tea Kettle is fired at 2700 degrees which makes it tough enough to use on an open flame gas cook top.  We love this kettle!
Note: It doesn’t whistle, so you need to keep your eye on it, or set a timer.
It comes in black or white, with a bamboo handle and it rocks!”

I am pleasantly surprise to share, the metallic taste is gone.  Jeepers, that was a huge common sense moment for me.  Geesh.

So while, if like me,  you may be attached to your beautiful red tea kettle that your Mr. Right gave you for a Valentine’s gift………may I gently suggest, in the name of love, you toss it in favor of a healthy heart, body & soul?  True love!

By the way, I have friends who use a cast iron tea kettle.  Now, that is another great idea.  ~just sharing the goodness.  I am always, always open to new, healthy ideas.  Thanks in advance for sharing what you have figured out.

In this together, friends. lovestone-stubborn-red

Here’s to our health and wellness!



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