UF Core Value – BPA Free Bottles

BPA freeUniversal Formulas is committed to the highest quality products, even in the packaging.  All UF plastic bottles are free of bisphenol-a (BPA), a potentially toxic chemical used in manufacturing plastics. BPA is the main component of polycarbonate, the hard, clear plastic sometimes used to make water bottles, baby bottles, food storage containers and other items like contact lenses, CDs and electronics devices.

So what’s the issue with BPA? As of 2005, 94 of 115 peer-reviewed studies confirmed BPA’s toxicity. How stuff works reports, “Now a growing body of research links the chemical bisphenol-a (BPA), commonly found in a variety of consumer products, to a range of human health problems, including a higher risk of certain cancers, reduced fertility, birth defects and diabetes..”  Learn more.


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Hydration – How much h2o do I need?

water splashWe all know water is essential for the body to function, flushing out toxins and helping nutrients get to your cells. But how much water does one need on a daily basis is the question? For years it has been advised that eight glasses of eight ounces of water is what is needed. With different body sizes, diets and lifestyles how can this rule apply to everyone? In the heat of summer, it’s wise to check in with yourself to ensure you’re hydrating enough.

The Mayo Clinic reports, “The Institute of Medicine determined that an adequate intake (AI) for men is roughly about 13 cups (3 liters) of total beverages a day. The AI for women is about 9 cups (2.2 liters) of total beverages a day.” However, other factors need to be considered when determining how much more water may be needed for you.

-Exercise: Sweating is a sign that you need to hydrate more. If you exercise often or intensely, be mindful to replenish after your work-outs.


-Environment: If you live in a warm climate or if summer temperatures are causing you to sweat often you may need to increase your water intake.

-Diet: What your put into your body plays a role in water intake.  Beverages and food which contain water contribute to your fluid levels. Think about what you drink and eat each day and if you need more water.

Ask yourself, do I feel thirsty during the day? Am I drinking enough water to accommodate my active lifestyle?  Take a moment to consciously consider if you’re getting enough water and how you can do what is best for your body.

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Seed of Wholeness

You are more than a machine, and so much more than the sum of your parts. You are a whole and wondrous person. Each of your parts; your personality, experience and skills, contains the imprint of the whole, and is loaded with healing potential. When you put it all together you are nothing less than God becoming more divine in each moment.
Say to yourself:

“I am whole, unbroken and unbreakable.”

http://www.soulseeds.com Water this seed with your intention.

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