I started this blog about a year ago as a way to share information about water and water ionizers. I was still in the water ionizer business at the time and I was warned that the authorities would not appreciate the fact that I was telling the truth about a health product. It turns out that that you can promote any product other than health care products by any means including testimonials. When it comes to health care products, the marketing is strictly controlled. The pharmaceutical/medical industry will arrange to have any person making claims about a health product arrested on charges of practicing medicine without a license. The watchdog system is a good system because it can prevent fraudulent claims. Unfortunately, the rules have been interpreted and enforced by those that stand to profit from suppressing valuable information. Since I didn’t like the idea of forced incarceration, I stopped writing in early October of 2009.
When I retired in March 2010, I was free to start writing again without worrying about who might be reading my articles. Now I can exercise my right of free speech. Very powerful, but also a dumb business decision. It seems that I’m as busy as ever, but without the money. The good news is that at least I’m busy at our cottage and I get to spend a lot more time with my family.
When I retired, I was able to start writing again. With the help of Bernard Chan, a friend, great guy, and fellow water advocate, who understands the internet a thousand times better than I do, this blog has taken off. Since I began writing again in March this site has had 15,000 visitors from 120 different countries. It is hard for me to believe that people from so many different countries have tuned in, but it just goes to show how important water is to people, no matter where they live.
My sincere thanks to anyone that has taken time to read and share this blog with others. I can only do so much myself with writing. The growth has to come from you. Those of you that leave comments actually contribute to the blog because you often stimulate discussion or provide me with research ideas. I’m grateful for all the help I can get.