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LOSS OF FUNDING FOR FISH OIL

by Dr. Neville Wilson Health conscious consumers of Omega-3 have been stunned by the recent implementation of a “cost saving strategy” which includes the removal of omega-3 from the list of reimbursable health products. Patients who have been receiving prescribed omega-3 (EPA / DHA ), for a variety of legitimate …

FAT TAX IS MISGUIDED

A Letter printed in IRISH TIMES (19 OCT, 2012). Sir, – Jennifer 0′Connell raises some legitimate concerns about the proposed levy on saturated fats, as part of government policy to impose a tax on dietary fats, sugar and salt. (Life page -October 17th). Unfortunately, she falls into the same trap …

"high cholesterol in older folks is a friend and not a foe" - Dr Nev (image from guardian.co.uk)

POOR TED, YOUR CHOLESTEROL IS TOO LOW !

“Ted 70, loves paintball. A month ago his cholesterol was 5.1. It’s well below that now “ So reads the announcement in an advert which proudly promotes the cholesterol lowering power of it’s popular dietary product. (Sunday Independent 1 July, 2012.) Having reportedly consumed the widely marketed plant sterol containing …

fluoride in water

FLUORIDE POLICY IN QUESTION

The Fluoride dilemma is not new, and continues to prompt calls to action from concerned bodies who challenge the Government’s pursuit of a policy which has questionable benefits and documented  risks to health. Public water fluoridation was introduced intoIrelandin July 1964, on the grounds of  being a low cost public …

Water Fluoridation

Problems with Fluoride

A letter to the Irish Times Sir, – The Irish Expert Body (IEB) on water fluoridation bases its current policy on presumptions of safety at public water levels of 0.6-0.8 milligrams/litre. This perception fails to account for the fact that a lifelong ingestion of public fluoridated water, in addition to …

Cheese Platter

PLAN TO BAN CHEESE IS A RECIPE FOR DISASTER

A LETTER IN THE IRISH EXAMINER -  Tues May 15, 2012. The draft code proposal by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, to ban the advertising of cheese on children’s television programmes, is a recipe for disaster, and represents the predictable consequences of anti-fat lobbying by senior HSE dieticians. The “Health Statement”, …

IT’S A FISHY BUSINESS – MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE !

The last decade has witnessed an unprecedented growth in the public consumption of natural nutritional foods and supplements, and chief amongst these is undoubtedly the remarkable fish oils, commonly labelled as omega-3. While the numerous health benefits of omega 3 marine oils have been well established for more than 3 …