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Empower, educate and inform on integrative medicine for Cystic Fibrosis

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A Path Less Conventional

I was born with Cystic Fibrosis and lost my younger brother to this life threatening genetic condition. For over quarter of a century I was a mind numbing robotic disciple of Western medicine, bowing to the latest wonder drug to improve aerosol respiration to improving my weight levels to staving off infections. I was a walking pharmacy. I complied with everything the CF team presented me with and duly embraced their treatments of Cystic Fibrosis without thought or question. Just thinking that it will keep me strong and good life force, gave me no reason to rock the proverbial boat. As I got older though, I started to become prone to more and more chest infections, no longer were oral antibiotics hitting and nipping the infection in the bud. From oral medications, I was now being treated more and more through the use of Intravenous antibiotics. The use of intravenous medication started becoming a bi-annual affair.

Organic Foods – Are They Worth It?

Ever find yourself in the produce section at the supermarket staring down two colorful apples wondering which one is worthy of making its way into your grocery cart? Both apples look the same but one has that familiar USDA Organic sticker plastered on it. One things for sure they definitely aren’t priced the same.

With an average cost of 10%-40% higher[1] are organic foods worth it? Do they have more nutritional value? And does this make a difference to your overall health? I invite you to read further as I help you get to the bottom of all this organic talk so that you can make the decision that feels the best for you. Writes: Dustin Rudolph PharmD

End of Year 2010 for the TLT4CF!

This year has being a whirlwind of new & old events for the Tracie Lawlor Trust for Cystic Fibrosis. A few new events went a head this year, Olive Mcgraths “Tracie’s walk” in which 70 people walked from Castlebridge to Wexford town, along it’s beautiful keys & half foot-paths on the way in.

Charity Challenge 2010

This year’s charity challenge took place on the 25th of April. Nine teams of four set out on this gruelling run, row & cycle. Spirits were high before the teams set off, a few kind words of encouragement & indeed a few pranks as one girls team decided to “jock” the opposing boys team member before they set off! The poor lad took off & kept pulling up his shorts almost to chest hight, just to be sure they weren’t going anywhere this time.

Roscrea Head Shave by Maria Phlean

We organized a fundraiser in the stand pub Roscrea Co. Tipperary on the 16th of April 2010. It consisted of five people getting their head shaved, 3 lads & 2 girls took part. A man who hadn’t shaved his beard in 22 years also decided to shaved bare for a great cause!

China Cycle ’08 by Sarah Murphy

Darragh and six of his friends set off on their bikes from their apartments in Shenzhen at 5:30am for the first train to Hong Kong at 6:30. They made their way through the crowds, drawing much attention sporting spandex padded bicycle shorts, and as they arrived on HK soil we realized we were one man…
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Kentucky Cycle ’08 by Sarah Murphy

Cathal Beale, a close friend of Tracie Lawlor who tragically passed away in November 2007, was crushed when he could not partake in the cycle from Dublin to Wexford on April 5th this year but his disappointment soon turned to inspiration to organise a cycle in Kentucky where he is currently on a scholarship with…
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