Rachael is an old friend who I met when working in fashion. We kept in touch after all these years and both found the world of organics and holistics and reconnected over that. Go figure! It's always so good to know that there are not only like-minded people out there to share these things with, but loved ones as well! BPA- STAY AWAY WHAT’S OLD IS NEW AGAIN: GLASS IS THE NEW PLASTIC.
PROBLEM: BPA is an estrogen-mimicking chemical, found in numerous food and beverage products that most people use on a daily basis, including baby bottles, canned foods, plastic water bottles, SIGG aluminum water bottles (which also have trace amounts of chromium and nickel leaching into your water), and microwaveable plastic dishes and containers. The BPA leeches into whatever food or beverage you put in those plastic containers, canned goods, baby bottles, etc. causing serious health risks such as:
• Hyperactivity • Early puberty • Increased fat formation • Abnormal sexual behavior • Disrupted reproductive cycles • Structural damage to your brain
Almost all of our exposure to BPA is through the food supply, which means it’s imperative that we avoid BPA-laced food and beverage containers of all kinds and switch to GLASS whenever we can. Glass is the only known substance not to leach.
SOLUTION: One small solution to tackle this larger problem is to switch to BPA FREE glass water bottles. I stumbled across this amazing line of reusable glass water bottles when I was in LA this past summer. See picture attached. My Own Bottle makes these beautiful water bottles that have positive words etched on the glass (Namaste, Inspire, Believe, Gratitude, etc.) that charge the water and the person drinking it with positive energy.
This concept is based on Dr. Masaru Emoto's book, The Hidden Messages in Water. I highly recommend reading this book if you have never read it. Dr. Emoto is an internationally renowned researcher and a doctor of Alternative Medicine who discovered that water is deeply connected to our individual and collective consciousness. Emoto's research has visually captured the effects of how positive vs. negative energy can change the molecular structure of water. He proves that destructive thoughts and words cause ugly disformed crystals to form in water, while positive thoughts of love and appreciation form beautiful crystals in the water.
Please check out myownbottle.com and consider making the switch from plastic and aluminum to GLASS. Not only will you help the enviornment, but these bottles are an incredible vehicle for manifesting positive energy. Like Emoto showed us, the positive words etched on the outside of the glass, will charge your water inside with positive energy and lifeforce. I keep the Gratitude bottle on my desk at work and refill everyday at the water filter AND keep a bottle full in my fridge at home, and would encourage everyone else to do the same!
- My Own Bottle has superkindly offered one of our readers a giveaway of one of these amazing bottles. Just comment below with your email address and we'll let you know who's won next week!