Cancer Follicular Lymphoma Freediving Nature Self-Healing Water Wellness Wildlife

Maybe cancer got me on TV

Recently a few of those who provide – along with some of us who use – the excellent services of the Sligo Cancer Support Centre were filmed for RTE’s Nationwide. We believe the resulting 7-minute slot might feature in tomorrow night’s edition (Monday 24th, RTE 1 TV, 7pm). But if not, then most likely either […]

Fluoridation Medicine Uncategorized Water

Court is the only option.

To my knowledge water fluoridation represents the only form of prophylactic medication that is delivered on a ‘dose-by-thirst-regardless-of-your-age-gender-weight-ethnicity-need-or-current-consumption-from-other-sources’ basis. In Ireland – the only country in the world where it is mandated by law –  residents have higher than average rates of osteoporosis, some cancers, hypothyroidism (which in turn is linked with depression) and neurological […]

Environment Ethics Medicine Water

Safe? It’s not even effective!

Since the 1960’s the Irish population have been told by their Government that not only is water fluoridation safe, but it is also effective at reducing dental caries (decay and/or crumbling of teeth). But in May 2010, the EU Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER) published a report which clearly shows water fluoridation […]

Ethics Medicine Uncategorized Water

End mandatory (or indeed any kind of) water fluoridation

I signed this petition back in Jun 2011. For four reasons. 1) I believe it is medically inappropriate to medicate me without personally assessing me for a) my need based on the number of teeth that need protecting b) my risk of developing the disease based on dietary and lifestyle choices c) my current exposure […]

Environment Fitness Freediving Nature Water Wellness Wildlife

The power of touch

Just a few hours ago a dolphin let me touch her. I say ‘let me’ because for the past six or seven dives with her, she has always been – skillfully and deliberately – just beyond arms reach. Even with a stretch and a lunge I never managed to touch her. But today she decided […]