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We love and are very proud of our NHS and want to do everything we can to protect it from privatisation.
However, it was reported in January 2020 that England faces paying out £4.3bn in legal fees to settle outstanding claims of clinical negligence.
Currently the NHS receives more than 10,000 new claims for compensation every year.
This figure includes all current unsettled claims and projected estimates of ones in the future.
Estimates published in 2019 put the total cost of outstanding compensation claims at £83bn.
This shows where we have massive failings in our health system. The devastation for every family who seeks compensation is huge. The service is over-stretched and continually used as a political tool, exasperating many who work in the system.
Every time you buy a prescription the NHS pays a sum of money to the pharmaceutical company who made that drug. Getting a diagnosis from your GP then going home to do your own research instead of using your prescription medication would save the NHS vasts amount of money.
The best way of protecting our NHS is by keeping ourselves as fit and healthy as we possibly can. Please check out our columns on food and body care to see how you can achieve optimal health.
“Let food be thy medicine,” Hippocrates was meant to have said!
Our supermarkets are a shameful example of how far we’ve come from Hippocrates’ way of thinking. Shelves are stacked with processed foods containing sugar, salt and ingredients that most of us can’t even pronounce.
Many of these can cause inflammation in our bodies – leading to a host of health problems.
Returning to a simpler diet with less processed foods, avoiding all sugary cereals and drinks, not supporting any large fast-food corporation and growing our own organic veg can dramatically improve our health.
Foraging is another skill that has been lost over time. Find out who knows about foraging in your local area and ask them to host a walk. You’ll be amazed how much food is in our doorstep. This is also a massive saving on packaging as well. There is no need for tea bags when you can make tea from nettles, mint, sage and other plants often not far from our doorstep.
We used to manage without supermarkets but now we panic if the shelves aren’t fully stocked. It’s just learning how we can return to those times and put a stop to funding corporations who have little care for the animals they package up or the humans that buy them. Getting your food whilst being out with nature is a much more pleasant experience than standing in a supermarket queue as well!
Even if you only start with foraging your own tea it’s a start and one step closer to connecting with nature.
Just as we should make sure everything we eat and drink is free of toxins so should our skincare be analysed to make sure we aren’t putting more toxins in our body that way.
Toothpaste for example contains many products that you wouldn’t want to injest. Many contain palm oil which is best avoided because of the destruction to the natural rain forest in replacement for massive palm tree plantations.
There is more and more evidence to suggest using sunscreen products can increase your chance of getting cancer.
Spending your money on products from smaller producers who don’t test on animals or use harmful ingredients is easily done so long as you know where to shop.
We’ve added a few of our favourite suppliers here but please always do your own research and make your own informed decisions.
Cancer, Diabetes/Alzheimers and heart disease are the three biggest killers in the UK. Many doctors are linking these illnesses to food and our environment. What we consume has an enormous impact on our bodies. Processed foods are highly toxic, filled with sugar, salt and other products that we have never even heard of. A potato, egg, strawberry has no ingredients. Keep things simple and our bodies will thrive.
We aren't Doctors but here are some of our favourite ones you may not have come across in the past. If in doubt get a diagnosis from your GP and then decide whether you'd like to explore other options.
DC, DNM, CNS, is a doctor of chiropractic, certified doctor of natural medicine and clinical nutritionist with a passion to help people eat healthy and live a healthy lifestyle. In 2008, he started a functional medicine center in Nashville, which grew to become one of the most renowned clinics in the world.
Dr. Joseph Mercola
is the founder of Mercola.com. An osteopathic physician, best-selling author and recipient of multiple awards in the field of natural health, his primary vision is to change the modern health paradigm by providing people with a valuable resource to help them take control of their health.
Dr Vernon Coleman’s
track record of spotting health dangers is second to none. Since the 1970s, when his first two ground breaking books (The Medicine Men and Paper Doctors) were published, Dr Coleman has been gaining friends among patients and enemies among doctors and drug companies.
Christiane Northrup, M.D., is a visionary pioneer and a leading authority in the field of women’s health and wellness, which includes the unity of mind, body, emotions, and spirit. Internationally known for her empowering approach to women’s health and wellness, Dr. Northrup teaches women how to thrive at every stage of life.
A board-certified OB/GYN physician, Dr. Northrup graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and completed her residency at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston. She was also an assistant clinical professor of OB/GYN at Maine Medical Center for 20 years.
World Dr Alliance
An independent non- profit alliance of doctors, nurses, healthcare professionals and staff around the world who have united in the wake of the covid – 19 response chapter to share experiences with a view to ending all lockdowns.
Their desire is to re-establish a universal health system of psychological and physical wellbeing for all humanity.
Medical Director, Dr. Rashid A. Buttar, is a graduate of the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, College of Medicine and Surgery. He trained in General Surgery and Emergency Medicine and served as Brigade Surgeon and Director of Emergency Medicine while serving in the U.S. Army. Dr. Buttar is board certified in Clinical Metal Toxicology, Preventive Medicine, is board eligible in Emergency Medicine and has achieved fellowship status in three separate medical societies.
Dr. Astrid Stuckelberger
Dr. Astrid Stuckelberger is a scientist, researcher and teacher for 25 years at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva and of Lausanne
Dr Sherri Tenpenny
Dr. Sherri J. Tenpenny is an osteopathic medical doctor, board certified in three medical specialties. Widely regarded as the most knowledgeable and outspoken physician on the adverse impact that vaccines can have on health, Dr. Tenpenny has been a guest on hundreds of radio and national television programs (including the Dr. Oz Show and the Today Show Australia). She has lectured at Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve Medical School, and has been a speaker at conventions, both nationally and internationally, as a recognized expert on a wide range topics within the field of Integrative Medicine including breast health, breast thermography, women’s hormones, medical uses of iodine and the adverse effects vaccines have on health.
Wolfgang Wodarg is a German physician and politician for SPD. He was a member of the Bundestag from 1994 to 2009.