Your Plastic Water Bottle Can Cause Type 2 Diabetes But You Can Avoid It By Doing This
Alarmingly, toxic plastics are stored in the liver slowing liver function, causing fatty liver which leads to weight gain and ultimately type 2 diabetes, according to science.
When you think about possible type 2 diabetes risk factors, the last thing that may come to mind is that bottled water you've been holding, but it's a major player in the destruction of your overall health.
Each day as you slug back your bottle of water, at some level you believe you’re doing something healthy for yourself. Hydrating is important and, drinking 64 ounces of water a day is healthy for you right?
Not so fast.
Whenever you’re drinking from a plastic bottle, eating on a plastic plate, using a plastic utensil, or drinking from a plastic straw, you are unknowingly exposed to toxins that are a detriment to your health. What’s worse, it may be what’s making you and your liver fat.
We hear so much about plastics and how they are accumulating on our lands, our ocean floors and killing our sea life. We hear all the time about how plastics are hard to remove from the planet. Yet, we have a habit of drinking from disposable plastic bottles every day and eat off disposable plastic plates and drink from disposable plastic cups, and eat using plastic utensils. What’s more we bake and microwave our food in plastics without ever giving a thought about what that may be doing to ours and our children's bodies. And while having to wash a load or two of dishes daily might feel like an onerous task in these days of disposable convenience, it’s better than the alternative. There’s a huge price to pay from eating and drinking from plastic and it comes at the expense of yours and your family’s health.
Plastics don’t only accumulate on the ocean floors and in landfills, and they don’t only ruin our environment and pollute our world. Plastics accumulate in your liver, according to study out of the University of Cincinnati and their toxic effects can ultimately lead to type 2 diabetes.
Plastics Cause Fatty Liver In Mice
While the FDA claims BPA in plastics are safe, the
Environmental Working Group (EWG) believes the opposite. According the EWG, BPAs have been linked to everything from breast and other cancers to reproductive problems, obesity, early puberty and heart disease. According to government tests, an alarming ninety- three percent of Americans have BPA in their bodies.
Plastic utensils are typically made from the plastics polypropylene and polystyrene. These plastics are produced from a process called polymerization. Monomers, single sequence molecules, such as ethylene and propylene are produced from natural gas and oil.
Phthalates are found in plastic food containers, children’s toys and plastic wrap made from PVC, which has the recycling label. Studies have shown that chemicals called phthalates can trigger what’s known as “death-inducing signaling” in testicular cells, making them die earlier than they should.
A study published in the Journal of Endocrinology found that exposure to BPA contributes to metabolic syndrome. The study examined whether exposure to BPA on predisposed offspring led to fatty liver disease. The additive effects of BPA correlated with higher levels of hepatic oxidative stress. The study found collectively that exposure to BPA may be a new risk factor for the development of fatty liver disease in the rats.
It’s All About The Liver
Your liver, the filter of your blood, the storage facility of your vitamin and mineral reserves, the keeper of B12 and glucose, and the neutralizer of toxins, is hard at work for you cleaning your blood so you can live a healthy life. However, the liver cannot handle the toxic load of plastics, pharmaceutical, heavy metals and viruses it encounters on a daily basis for long. Sooner or later it’s going to become overburdened.
Plastic water bottles, utensils, plates, bowls cups – you use them once and throw them away thinking they’re disposable, when in realty plastics treat your liver like it’s disposable and it’s not. Plastics, whether they’re BPA free or not accumulate in the liver as one of the many toxins that cause the liver to become sluggish and unable to efficiently filter the blood. This results in blood poisoning and you progressing toward illness without ever having a clue about the toxic culprits until its too late. Once the liver is overburdened its function begins to slow. Because the toxic effects occur at the molecular level, they do not appear until later in life according to science. When these effects do appear they show themselves in the following diagnosis:
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Fatty liver
- Insulin resistance
- Type 2 Diabetes
According to the book EAT! -- Empower. Adjust. Triumph!: Lose Ridiculous Weight our day-to-day habits, which are not limited to exposure to plastics, are the biggest type 2 diabetes risk factors as well as other diseases. "Our habit of lifestyle and eating has gotten so out of hand that some experts predict our children are guaranteed to have shorter lifespans than their previous generation. They’re predicted to suffer with low Vitamin D levels from lack of sun exposure, chronic illness, digestive issues, blood disorders and cancer. They’re burdened with ADHD, ADD, autism, and spectrum disorders. They are the youngest candidates for heart disease, obesity, high cholesterol, fatty liver, and cancer.
There are some things we can do to avoid type 2 diabetes risk factors such as plastics from creating waste and from taking over our lives, our health and our livers.
- Use a countertop distiller to remove any plastics that may have leached into your water supply. Store the water in a large mason glass jar container in your refrigerator and re-mineralize the water with essential trace minerals. Using a countertop distiller pays for itself when you stop buying bottled water. The distiller converts tap water into pure water since it removes all toxins, even fluoride.
- Avoid using plastic plates, cups and utensils at home. Instead use ceramic plates, glasses and stainless steel utensils.
- Avoid using plastic containers to store food. Instead store food in reusable glass containers.
- Avoid cooking with plastic utensils. Instead use stainless steel cooking utensils
- Allow your children to drink from reusable glass straws.
- Use reusable shopping bags instead of disposable supermarket shopping bags.
- Bring a refillable glass water bottle to the gym and sports instead of using plastic.
By employing the above sustainable strategies to your daily life, you will not only lessen probable type 2 diabetes risk factors, you will reduce your carbon footprint on the environment, and avoid toxins in the liver which have been proven by science to lead to obesity, insulin resistance, and ultimately type 2 diabetes.