The Health of the Nation – latest info

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.


About Peter Ragg

Having worked at the sharp end of production and quality control management in the Pharmaceutical Industry for over 27 years I have acquired skills in many aspects of management, including managing large teams, leadership, presentation skills, personal development, coaching and mentoring. In 2005 I joined Utility Warehouse, a UK based network marketing company (FTSE 250 company) as an Independent Distributor, this is a part-time business opportunity which you fit in around the day job. I very quickly realised the full potential of this business model, when it is applied properly. Network marketing is first and foremost a people business, it is also a personal development business and where your success is based on helping your team members to be successful. A beautiful business model would you not agree? I love network marketing with a passion. In 2011 I had serious health issues and I joined Synergy Worldwide a health and wellness company. Synergy is now 19 years old and is in 30 countries. Synergy's natural wellness products have changed my life. I am fitter and healthier now that I was 20 years ago. Over the last 6 years I have become a wellness advocate, wanting to learn about how to live a healthier and potentially longer life. What I have learnt has changed my health and my life and at the same time it has also shocked me in that most people are still ignoring health advice. They don't know what to believe any more as much of the advice is industry slanted or contradicts something they were told only weeks ago as being OK. So the default for most people is to do nothing. My sole aim now is to give people information on all things health and wellness through our Get Healthy Stay Healthy community, information that will cut through the ‘noise’ and genuinely help people to improve their health and wellness. Please comment on the site and help me make this an enjoyable journey for people, thank you.

Posted on February 27, 2018, in Augmentation Index, Elite Health, get healthy stay healthy, Get Healthy Stay Healthy community, health and wellness, heart health, High Blood Pressure, inadequate pension, l'arginine, microbiome, mlm, Network Marketing, Part-time business opportunity, part-time income, ProArgi, residucal income, Synergy Worldwide, Work from home. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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