Tap Water, Bottled Water, Filtered Water? What’s the Safest to Drink, and Why?

“Water, water everywhere, and nary a drop to drink.”

You may recognize this quotation from the famous poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, “Rime of the Ancient Mariner.” The line refers to being stranded at sea, surrounded by water, yet with no drinkable water left on board the ship.

These words have been oft-quoted since the publication of the poem in the late 1790’s, usually to refer to a situation in which clean drinking water has been hard to come by. While in this country we are lucky enough to have ample drinking water, sadly it may not be as clean as we’d expect. I’m not saying that there is “nary a drop to drink” – however accessing clean and safe drinking water is not just as simple as purchasing a bottle of “spring” water from your local convenience store or turning on the faucet at home to fill up your glass.

Two questions I am frequently asked by my clients are: “Is bottled water better than tap water?” and “If I’m using tap water, what filter should I use on my tap?” Continue reading “Tap Water, Bottled Water, Filtered Water? What’s the Safest to Drink, and Why?”

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Special Orders at Village Green Apothecary

If you have ever been to Village Green Apothecary, you know that we carry a lot of products in such a tiny space. We do our best to carry quality supplements, skin care, and everyday over-the-counter items like acetaminophen. Still we can’t carry everything, but we will do our best to get an item for you if you really want it. We offer “special orders” as an added service to our Village Green customers. So if you have been looking for something and haven’t been able to find it, give us a call and we will do what we can to get it for you.

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Hypothyroidism: A New Book Offers Hope

Do you suffer from fatigue, weight gain, hair loss or depression? Do your symptoms go untreated because your doctor said that your blood tests are normal? If so, you are not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from low thyroid symptoms because they are misdiagnosed or poorly managed.

Village Green is excited to offer a great new book titled, “Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms When My Lab Tests Are Normal?” by Dr. Datis Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MS. It is a must read for anyone wanting to understand Hashimoto’s disease and hypothyroidism.

See the video below to learn more about the book.

Our experts at Village Green Apothecary are available to answer any questions you may have regarding thyroid health. We can help you with nutritional support and connect you to integrative practitioners for further guidance.

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June 2010