A big fat YES! In the UK there are no health benefits to drinking bottled water over tap water (in fact tap water has much stricter controls than bottled) and the environmental impact of buying plastic bottles is huge. If you live in an area where the water tastes a bit funny, then buy a filter or put it in the fridge for a bit and the chloride taste will go. Anywhere that sells alcohol has a legal obligation to provide you with free tap water so take them up on that offer next time you're reaching for a bottle when you're out and about. We're lucky in this country to have such good quality water, so drink it! Don't give Nestle, Danone or the other silly corps any more money.
If you would like to buy organic fruit and veg but are put off by the higher prices, then take a look at this article which details the non-organic products that contain more pesticide traces and which contain less, so you can make an informed decision on which to go for. Apples, strawberries and potatoes come out at the top of the list for pesticide residues so if you eat these regularly and are concerned about the health issues then maybe look to buy organic more often if you can afford to; avocados, pineapples and onions all have very little pesticides present so save some money and keep to the non-organic versions of those.
I was in two minds about including this link because it does sound rather like a scare-mongering Daily Mail headline. However my thinking is that it's best to have all the knowledge and you can make your own mind up whether to take action or not. This is clearly an area that needs more research so we can learn how risky the kitchen pans actually are; in fact the article tells us that our exposure to the nasties is much higher from 'carpets, upholstery and textiles' than from the pans. The advice given is not to throw away your non-stick pans but be careful about overheating them and scratching the surface. Have a read and see what you think...
Saturated fat and cholesterol have long been considered to be the baddies of the food world with butter, eggs, red meat and bacon being touted as foods to avoid or eat in extreme moderation. Recent research refutes this, instead pointing to processed foods, sugar and a sedentary lifestyle as the major causes of heart disease and premature death. It seems there is some serious scientific clout behind this, an interesting read.