Monthly Archives: February 2018
The Health of the Nation – latest info
Here is some more ammunition for you, following on from my last blog, it’s all very depressing stuff. All future blog posts will be based on how I see the future and how we can help ourselves take control and personal responsibility for our actions and ultimately our health.
Diabetes doubles in 20 years – Tuesday 27th February
The number of people living with diabetes has doubled in the past 20 years and the condition is the “fastest-growing health crisis of our time”, according to Diabetes UK, which found that the number of people diagnosed with the condition across the UK had reached almost 3.7 million — an increase of 1.9 million since 1998.
A further 12.3 million people are at an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, the charity said. The number of people diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes has increased by almost 100,000 since last year, from 3,590,501 to 3,689,509.
Cancer Research – Monday 26th February
Millennials are set to be the fattest generation of Britons, with 70% dangerously overweight before they hit middle age, research shows. The UK is already the third fattest nation in western Europe (behind Iceland and Malta).
People born between the early 1980s and mid-1990s are set to overtake baby boomers as the age group with the highest proportion of overweight or obese people, according to Cancer Research UK.
While half the post-war generation were too heavy by the time they reached 35 to 44, more than seven in 10 millennials will be by 2026-28. That would make them the most overweight age group in British history, Cancer Research said.
Just two examples, today and yesterday, of the latest ‘health’ news we seem to be getting from the scientists / media. Two things we can say for certain, firstly it’s getting far worse and secondly it will bankrupt the NHS in the next 10 years. This is without discussing the personal implications of the current appalling statistics, the misery and distress for millions of people.
Obesity is without doubt the biggest public health crisis facing the UK today. The consequences of obesity on our health include diabetes, heart disease, dementia and cancer. These are all avoidable diseases and people are dying needlessly which makes it even more shocking.
Unless you have been living in a cave for the last 30 years we all know what the problem is, (yes we do) it’s our diet, and here is the problem, most people eat far too much processed food (anything, in a box, carton, packet or can with a label on it that is made in a factory). Between 70 – 80% of those manufactured products contain hidden refined sugar. As a consequence the UK has become an obese society where being overweight is viewed as normal.
Why would they do that? simple, as we have discussed sugar is addictive (and the processing companies know this) the more sugar they add to a product the more you will buy it. You didn’t think it was because it was healthy did you?
We have become addicted to the western diet (invented by the US in the 1970s) because of what it contains, toxic and addictive amounts of processed sugar. Sugar consumption per person has doubled in 50 years and is the ‘cause’ of our current obesity pandemic.
Your health, your life, your choice
A perfect Storm
The Sickness Industry
Here is my definition on what is the sickness industry – The NHS and Pharmaceutical companies working together to treat the symptoms of sickness. The treatment of sickness in most cases will be in the form of prescribing pharmaceutical products to ‘sick’ people in a ten-minute consultation with a doctor.
I have kept it simple because it is, it is factual and describes how most people view their health and their relationship with their doctor / NHS, (people wait until they get sick and then go and see their doctor to get a fix).
So how does that stack up in 2018, are we healthier and happier than we were 20-years ago? Surely with all the scientific discoveries that have happened over the last 100 years on how our bodies work we should be living in the healthiest and happiest time in the history of humanity.
The answer here is no, we are sicker and more unhappy than we have ever been. Here are just a few facts for you to show you how sick we are getting.
Cost of running the NHS in 2017 £124.7 billion, (cost of running the NHS in 1987 £41.5 billion).
1987 – 300,000 beds, 72% General and Acute = 216,000 beds
2017 – 145,000 beds, 60% General and Acute = 87,000 beds!!!!!!
UK is fattest country in Europe with 26.9% of the population overweight or obese, cost of treating ill health in 2017 solely due to obesity £14 billion. Predicted to be £25 billion by 2025 and by 2030 it is predicted that 45% of people in the UK will be obese.
1996 1.4 million diabetics
2017 4.0 million diabetics
2025 5.0 million diabetics
Cost of NHS treatment £12 billion today, 1 in every 7 hospital beds occupied with people with the complications of diabetes.
In my local paper the ‘Eastern Daily Press’ it was reported last week that “up to 81 patients may have died and another 160 harmed due to ambulance delays over a three week period”, (over Christmas).
(The reason ambulances are delayed is because they are stacked up in the ambulance parking area full of patients waiting to be unloaded because there are no beds available in A&E).
Is this a perfect storm or what, something is clearly not working?
Do you want to be part of this?
The key to unlocking your health and getting back to innate health is by taking personal responsibility and getting educated on what is happening inside your body. Until you are able to make this decision you will be a hostage to the sickness industry where your health outcome will be in the hands of the sickness industry who do not have the time to give you’re the quality care you would expect.
There is another way, and this is exactly what we are doing. Get Healthy Stay Healthy Community is up and running. We have 11 events already booked in over the next 8 weeks, (see previous blog). Great meeting in Hornchurch last night where we discussed ‘The Western diet and why it is toxic to your health’. Come and get involved and join the community.
If there is not an event in your area, then please get in touch with me and we can do something.
Wellness is a lifestyle