Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Phlates: sapping the creativity

So awhile back (a month? Maybe 2?) I read this article about how phalates (I have no idea if that's how you spell it) can do weird things to your body, including cause a weird combination of hormones that can make you tired, not allow you to lose weight, etc. And since they put those things in soda cans so as to not have to deal with errosion in the cans, and I drink Coca Cola like nuts... well, you do the math, I know I sure did.

So I started drinking my Coke from plastic bottles of the grade that is safe/doesn't leech phlates into the drink. And a short while later, my mood improved, my creativity jumped, and I was gradually feeling like myself again. I was writing, my business picked up, my sleep improved a bit, life was good! The was a spring in my step!

But you know, it's SO much cheaper to buy those darn cans. So last week, I did.

Now, I realize that it's ridiculous to think that a couple of cans could drastically effect my mood/creativity. But I'm stuck on my story again and haven't written more than 100 words since Thursday. Part of that is because I've been busy (sick husband, Mother's Day, submitting an order for Thirty-One) but mostly, I'm just a little stuck. And I'm not feeling it flow out of me.

Maybe it's just a coincidence. I only had a few cans, it's not like I drank the entire 12-pack in 3 days. But I'm back to my bottles. We'll see what happens.

1 comment:

  1. Hmm. This is really interesting. Are phalates the stuff that are in shampoos and stuff, too?