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Plastic Bottles and the Sun - Learn the Risks for Better Health

Updated: Mar 18, 2021

One of my number one recommendations and Simple Solutions for health is to avoid drinking water out of a plastic bottle. Not only is the plastic harmful to the environment and wasteful, those plastic water bottles are dangerous to you and your family’s health because of what we call ‘toxic tagalongs’ and their interaction with the sun's UV rays. Whether you are at your child’s baseball game, sitting at the beach or have a water bottle sitting in the car on a hot day, it could be harming your body, creating a xenotoxin load to your hormone sensitive organs. 

What’s a xenotoxin, you ask?  Xenotoxins are a type of exotoxin, meaning they come from the environment. Smog, pollution, cigarette smoke and even pharmaceuticals have xenotoxins in them. Some xenotoxins have estrogen-like properties and are called xenoestrogens - meaning they directly affect and manipulate our hormones; mostly for the worse, not better.  

Xenoestrogens include some widely used industrial compounds, such as PCBs, BPA, and phthalates, which have estrogenic effects on a living organism even though they differ chemically from the estrogenic substances produced internally by the endocrine system of any organism.

When the plastic water bottles get hot, the plastic leeches into the water, even in microscopic amounts - this adds up the longer it’s exposed to heat and sun. Most plastic water bottles sit out on a loading dock at the store before they even hits the shelf, so by the time we get it, and if we further submit the plastic bottle to sun or heat, it is likely to release toxins over the threshold of safe, into the water. Sadly, xenotoxicity is not tested anywhere in the supply chain or at your doctor’s office, no ‘official’ test is in place. What we do know for sure however, is these xenotoxins tend to store in the breast, prostate, uterus, testes, liver and even the neck! Yes, it’s believed that xenotoxins are one of the culprits behind formation of a double chin!  

When our bodies are high in toxins, and if our assembly line is ‘tired’ or compromised, then we will likely store these in the above-mentioned locations. Toxins also stored in fat cells (a.k.a. cellulite). 

The best course of action is to always stay hydrated, but just be conscious of container you are drinking from. Aluminum bottles can also come with some risks, so the absolute best in my opinion is to use glass. Glass containers won’t leach chemicals, nor will they absorb the residual odors or tastes of other beverages. Glass bottles are easy to keep clean and won’t lose can be sterilized at a high heat in the dishwasher without the worry that they’ll melt or degrade. Potential toxins are eliminated while upholding the structure and integrity of the glass bottle. Oh and finally, glass is endlessly recyclable, keeping it in use and out of landfills.

If you feel you have xenotoxins, you may want to check out our XenoStat™ product with loads of detoxifying and herbal nutrients to support your toxin levels. Let’s be realistic, in our industrialized world, we’ve all been exposed to plastics and environmental toxins at some point or another. Click here to learn more:


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