When my baby was diagnosed with a birth defect during a routine ultrasound, my husband and I asked "How could this happen?" Our doctor informed us statistics revealed there was a significant increase nationwide of this same birth defect. Our research found many articles on the hormone disrupting effect of BPA (bis-phenol-A) and phthalates, chemicals that leach from plastics into our foods and products we use daily. Sadly, studies have shown even very small doses have been directly linked to early puberty, malformed genitals, infertility, reproductive disorders, diabetes, and cancer. With all the health concerns of plastics and infants being the most vulnerable, I felt there was a need for more options for parents who wanted to use glass. My passion in creating this bottle has been to both educate and help caring parents while giving them a better alternative for feeding their baby.
WHY 5 PHASES
Living an organic lifestyle isn't just about the foods we eat, it's about how we live our lives day to day. The 5 Phases Theory is an Eastern philosophy based on observing the natural cycles of seasons, and life. Each season transitions gently from one season to the next. Life goes through these transitional changes as well. Through our lifetime we tend to resist and fight natural cycles; when we are young we want to be older, when we are older we want to be younger. To constantly resist natural flows can lead to illness or disease. It is important to enjoy each phase of life fully and openly. If we hold on to the past we cannot enjoy the present. We need to cherish the moment knowing that life changes. I learned of the 5 Phases Theory when we turned to alternative medicine.
Our son was born at 26 weeks, three and a half months early. Weighing only 1 pound 7 ounces, he was hospitalized in the NICU with multiple complications. After three months he came home on oxygen and monitors and remained on oxygen for one year. We were regulars at the pediatrician's office. There was a laundry list of doctors and specialists. Winters were scary. Our son repeatedly came down with ear infections, asthma, eczema, bronchitis and pneumonia. Breathing treatments and percussions were needed around the clock because of asthma and a condition called bronchial pulmonary dysplasia (BPD). After being stuck in a vicious cycle of antibiotics for four months and being told our son should be on daily steroids and various other medications, we began to look for alternative treatments.
We went to our first Naturopath and became acquainted with a Homeopath. Our son had routine visits at a Wellness Center with Dr. Nancy I. Doreo. Dr. Doreo specializes in Chiropractic manipulation and Applied Kinesiology, which is a method of using muscle testing in conjunction with standard methods of diagnosis to gain information about the patient's health. Dr. Doreo has taught us that the body has the ability to heal itself through proper nutrition coupled with chiropractic health and exercise. We also went to New York to consult a physician who has been very influential in our son's recovery. Dr. Richard N. Firshein, D.O., is the head of the Paul Sorvino Asthma Foundation and is the author of the book Reversing Asthma. Having had severe lung issues with asthma himself, he has dedicated his life to the research of asthma and has helped many people through a more holistic approach to living a life free of the daily dependency of drugs. Through Dr. Firshein's extensive testing we learned of our son's deficiencies and sensitivities to foods and the environment. Dr. Firshein has educated us further on the importance of certain supplements that would be very beneficial to our son's lung issues. Going down the alternative path, we saw immediate results in our son, as did his therapists and pediatrician. Today our son is drug free and thriving.
There are times when Westernized treatments are necessary and can be life saving, but we have found that the alternative approach to healing not only helped our son for his chronic condition, but also has helped the rest of our family as well. There are safe, natural alternative treatments for many ailments: ear infections, fevers, colic, eczema and many more. Everything is at your fingertips. Research, research, research and always consult a trained physician in the field.
Having a compromised child like my son has forced me to explore and research many different avenues from the effects of chemicals in our environment to the benefits of alternative medicines. Creating this glass baby bottle is a way to share what I have learned. Hopefully my story will help others on how to start living a more holistic and organic lifestyle by removing chemicals from their home environment and by using what nature has given us to heal ourselves more naturally. Our children's health and that of future generations depends on it.
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