Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Open wide to help your heart

From the Daily Mail 14/11/2011

Visiting a dental hygienist isnt just good for your teeth - it could also protect your heart, researchers claim.
They found that those who have their teeth professionally cleaned and polished at least once a year cut their risk of a heart attack by nearly a quarter.
And they are 13% less likely to have a stroke compared to those who never have had the treatment.
A separate study found that those with fewer than 21 teeth were 2/3 more likely to have a heart attack.

(full article)

Friday, 4 November 2011

Fracking - another viewpoint?

So fracking is a problem is it?


We are led to believe that our country is geologically stable, and that we do not get earthquakes. The fact is that our land is criss-crossed by geologic fault lines, caused by movement of one section of the ground relative to another section, and some of these are stable and some are not. Earthquakes are caused when the stress that builds up in unstable fault lines is suddenly released. The bigger the stresses that build up, the bigger the eventual quake.

Fracking releasing several smaller quakes will help relieve fault stress and actually prevent a bigger, potentially more damaging quake.

I would take several smaller quakes than one bigger one any day, and I am sure the people of San Francisco would agree.

Would I have a fracking platform in my back yard? You bet, especially if I was getting royalties from it !

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Missing work due to poor dental health

The Office of National Statistics has produced figures showing about 18000 people missed work in the last 3 months of 2010 due to dental problems. Women are apparently twice as likely to miss work than men !

Good dental health would therefore reduce need for time off work, and with sick days costing the economy £30 billion+ there is another obvious benefit to keeping your teeth healthy - ie get Us out of this damn mess a bit quicker.

Eating habits during the working day can contribute to tooth decay, with increasing snacking and grazing being blamed. The 3 square meals a day principle with between meals periods kept sugar free is far better for the teeth.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011


Came across this and found myself in agreement
Once that is sorted out I just need someone to deal with people who do not indicate; those who pull out of junctions and just sit there in the middle of the road waiting to be let in; those that dont acknowledge when you do let them in; tailgaters and selfish drivers in general, and then I will generally be a much happier bunny when I get behind the wheel.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Now I know...

I blacklisted the actor Mickey Rourke many moons ago over his alleged financial support to the IRA - I wont watch his films.

It is being reported in the press that for his latest role, playing a rugby player that had lost his 2 front teeth, Rourke is going to have his own 2 front teeth removed, presumably to better get into the role.

Well, if I didn't think he was a plonker before, I certainly do now.