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Re: [IP] Bottled water/Spring Water



This is only diabetes related in that I've found that Gus's BGs and insulin
requirements can be reduced if he eats a more complex carbohydrate diet
(modified macrobiotics for us)  that doesn't include much soda or juice of
any kind...and when he does choose to splurge  we try to provide
natural/organic sodas and juices.  We all probably have enough to think
about and manage without adding a weird diet to the mix, but the results of
what we're experimenting with have been provacative enough to make me think
it's worth the effort.
----- Original Message -----
From: Laura Arns <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2000 2:34 PM
Subject: [IP] Bottled water/Spring Water


> >advocate spring water...know it costs more, but it's instead of SODA!
>
> I don't want to start a fight here about this since its not directly
> diabetes related, but in the interests of being well-informed consumers...
> If you want to drink bottled water, know that you may not be getting what
> you think you are getting. Since the source for many cities' water
> supplies is a "spring", companies can directly bottle tap water from that
> city and then re-sell it as "Spring Water". Terms like "pure", "healthy",
> and "natural" have no legal meaning and are just another means of
> advertising. The bottled water industry is no less capitalistic than the
> soda industry! If your city's water supply is not bad in terms of
> chlorine, nitrates, whatever, you may actually be getting worse water from
> the bottles than from your tap.
> See
> http://www.nrdc.org/nrdcpro/bw/bwinx.html
> for more info.
>
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