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My Local Cafe Are Good To Me.

September 6th, 2010 No comments

This lot only cost four quid!

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Vitamin D – The Cost To The NHS of Epidemic Deficiency And The Overwhelming Case For Supplementation.

April 21st, 2010 No comments

From Cancer Research UK

The Government’s view

Professor Mike Richards, National Cancer Director, kicked off the session. He acknowledged that the UK spends less on healthcare as a whole than many other European countries. On top of this, we spend proportionally less on cancer care than many of our EU counterparts.

According to the latest figures, around 5 per cent of the NHS spend is on cancer, equating to around £76 per head each year in England ….

Clearly there is a need to increase spend in the NHS on cancer – particularly when the demographics and new advances in cancer drugs are taken into account. As the population ages, cancer is getting more common – Professor Richards commented that the incidence of the disease is increasing at a rate of around 1.5 per cent each year. This means there will inevitably be more people needing cancer care services.

And with great strides in cancer research, many new drugs and diagnostic tests are coming through – offering new hope to people touched by cancer – but at a price. On top of this, the NHS needs to consider the increasing cost of follow up care for cancer survivors (’survivorship care’) – as more and more people survive cancer.

So cancer care costs are certain to increase in the future, and these will need to be met through boosting spending and efficiency in the NHS.

Compare the £76 per head spent on Cancer alone by the NHS to the cost of effective supplementation with Vitamin D3 – approximately £10 per head, per annum.

Now factor in Diabetes:

The NHS is spending £1m an hour, 10% of its yearly budget, treating diabetes and its complications, according to a new report.

Despite advances in detection and treatment, incidence of the disease – which causes heart attacks, stokes and blindness – is spiralling.

GPs are still missing telltale symptoms which mean the disease may remain undetected for many years until irreversible damage has been done, said campaigning charity Diabetes UK.

Some 2.3million people in the UK are already diagnosed but the charity estimated the number of diagnosed and “hidden” diabetics will top 4million by 2025.

The report also revealed one in 10 people in hospital in the UK have diabetes and 60% of inpatients with diabetes have been admitted as emergencies. The total cost to the NHS equates to £9bn-a-year.

Source: The Guardian.

This is another £140 per head of the UK population on diabetes …

Now factor in heart disease .. allergies .. influenza treatment and deaths …. parkinsons .. multiple sclerosis …

How about depression? – another £140 per head UK population per annum. from the estimated cost in 2000:

The total cost of adult depression was estimated at over £9 billion

Source: Imperial College

So we can spend £10 per year on D3 supplements per head of the UK population and reduce NHS spending by say 75% of these amounts (conservatively) – meaning a saving of £271 per head per annum on Cancer, Diabetes and Depression alone. Cancer, diabetes and depression and Schizophrenia are pretty much unknown at the equator.

This amounts to a saving to the NHS potentially of £17.6 billion per annum at a cost of around £650 million for appropriate D3 supplementation and testing …. that’s quite a sum.

Are you getting the picture as to why the Pharma industry is deliberately overplaying the dangers of Vitamin D supplementation?

They can’t patent Vitamin D and they stand to stand to lose an awful lot of money if people are healthy.

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Why To Vote Labour: Gordon Brown: “I Believe That This Makes This A Unique Age In Human History”.

April 7th, 2010 No comments

Gordon Brown speaking at TED Global 2009

“It is the start of what I will call a truly global society”

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The Real Revolution.

October 22nd, 2009 No comments

There is much upset in the world. No one trusts anyone else. This is true individually and collectively. Mossad spy on the CIA, the CIA spy on Mossad, both Spy on MI6 and MI6 on them. And we’re all supposed to be friends. The basic problems are that people can lie and people can be selfish.

People are not born to be selfish. This is a cultural artefact of our societies. Other societies are less selfish, more caring and in the past whole cultures were this way.

“Conspiracy theorist” is such a misnomer. The whole history of human politicking is conspiracy.It’s not theory – that is just fact. One side playing off two others or more, each faction hiding it’s hand, secret collaborations between supposed enemies. The history books are full of it.

Now we live in a highly fragmented world. The things we have in common are often suspicion of the other, fear of the other and an unwillingness to be open.

Things have to change. There has too long been an elite that rules and the rest who are ruled. And this is killing our planet, for those who rule can not make decisions that are in the best interests of all – as some of them truly believe they must, and often do not do so as they wish to maintain their class status as rulers.

The real revolution will not come from shouting on sandboxes, joining in rallies or “fighting for freedom and justice”. The real revolution will come from millions of people waking up to reality: to the fact that the elites are merely in place because we believe the lies and shroud of secrecy they pull around themselves as a cloak. Yet this realisation alone is not enough.

The heart of the real revolution lays in many individuals taking a hold of their own lives, looking deeply inside and dealing with the anger in their hearts and hatred. The real revolution is about peace. Inner peace developed through self knowledge leads to wisdom and it leads to manifesting peace around you in your immediate environment.

“We have to fight the elites”, some would say, to remove their power. We don’t have to do this. We have to be aware of  our own perceptual filters and limitations and go beyond them. We have to see they are only in the position they are in because the great mass of humanity has been trained to be stupid and accept the status quo.

Individually, and collectively, as millions wake up and choose not to accept the status quo but quietly go about their business being beacons of inner peace and manifesting that as outer peace and wisdom, then life on this planet will change. Then social conditions will improve.

But you can not fight for your rights, your rights are yours – they come from natures law, not man’s laws. The only thing standing between them and their realisation is a lack of inner peace and wisdom in enough people. For any other solution to this problem leads to division and fighting. Divide and rule is one of the keystones of the way things are. The revolutionary transition to a peaceful world can not come from a game of “them and us” – that is the game the elites like to play.

We have to put down the bat and walk away, and do something useful and wise with our precious time on this earth.

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American In(Justice) And Child Prostitution

September 22nd, 2009 No comments

“Life without parole plus four years”. The sentance handed down to Sara Kruzan at age 16 for killing the man who groomed her from age 11, raped her at 13 and then set her to work 12 hour shifts on the street as a prostitute for the next three years.

America: wake up! This child was not a criminal – she saved other girls from a life of forced prostitution. Your laws seem to be based on original sin. Where is the compassion?

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