Staying hydrated is important, but you aren’t doing yourself many favors by chugging from plastic water bottles. Investing in a stainless steel hydroflask or drinking from a glass jar is better for your health, your wallet, and our environment.

The chemicals that make up the plastic lining of water bottles negatively impacts one of our most complex organ systems, the endocrine system. Our endocrine system is like a hormonal highway; it’s the organ system responsible for our hormones which are chemical messengers that stimulate and regulate everything our body does to keep us alive.

You’ve probably heard of BPA, but studies have shown that plastic bottles contain many other toxins too. These toxins are all EDCs, endocrine disrupting chemicals, meaning they can alter, mimic, and/or block our body’s own hormone production. Time to invest in a hydroflask don’t you think?

This health tip brought to you by Dr. Kristina Roberts, a board certified naturopathic doctor practicing integrative and individualized primary care medicine at Lokahi Health Center in Kona. For more information, call 808-329-2114 or email [email protected]