The BBC News website reports that the NHS will experience severe financial cuts after 2011.
The NHS Confederation cites rising costs within the health service, and new treatments and the ageing population as two of the factors causing the inflation in the health service. They suggest a cap on the budget for new drugs and the possible exclusion of care such as IVF, homeopathy and elements of dentistry.
I have some further suggestions to make:
- A complete ban on psychotropic prescription drugs for children under 18.
- A complete ban on antidepressants, since they don't work. - See Anti-depressants 'no better than dummy pills'
- Massive cuts on all prescription drug budgets to curb reckless, damaging over-prescribing.
- An end to breast enlargements and gender re-assignment operations on the NHS.
- Put strict legal limits on the amount of salt/sodium that food producers are allowed to add to their products and that food retailers are allowed to sell. This would improve most people's health very quickly indeed.
- Make it a legal requirement that salt levels appear on the labels at the front of all processed foods and and sandwiches, etc.
- Have all retail packs of table salt labelled with the information that added salt damages the health of most people, especially children, pregnant women and overweight/obese people.
- Put a heavy tax on table salt.
- Abolish higher awards/merit awards for hospital consultants, which, at the top, can double pay to nearly £200,000.
http://www.wildeaboutsteroids.co.uk/socio.html - social and economic considerations.
The reason they do not put on excess weight from fat retention when they overeat is that they simply excrete in their faeces any excess fat/calories they eat. (Faeces tend to contain a lot of fat/calories, which is why animal dung is used as fuel in many countries.)
A few years ago BBC2 showed a series of programmes called “The Truth About Food” and I learnt about some Danish research which throws light on this. – See http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/humanbody/truthaboutfood/slim/calcium.shtml where you will read: "a high calcium intake increases the excretion of fat in the faeces". – There is the necessary information! – In fact, the researchers found that twice as much fat was excreted on a high calcium intake as on a low calcium intake – and this was independent of calorie intake. – They also found that dairy calcium (they suggest yoghurt) is a particularly good source for this extra calcium.
Even the frequent claim that fat deposits in the bodies of fat people are there to be drawn upon 'in leaner times' is a pure guess and is not correct. - The fat deposits are caused by the altered body chemistry (depletion of calcium and other essential minerals in the body) resulting from excess blood volume/fluid retention/salt sensitivity.
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Read my Mensa article on Obesity and the Salt Connection
And see Sodium in foods and
http://www.wildeaboutsteroids.co.uk/story.html - my 'political' page
See advice for pregnant mothers
Children and Obesity
Associated health conditions
and FAT RETENTION
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