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Processed Food and the Implications

Processed Food and the Implications

The incessant march of the processed food industry’s, sugar-laden, global, multi-national company Obesitysponsored western diet is leading to massive problems in the health of our society.

For the United Kingdom, Diabetes has increased by a massive 65% over the last 10 years and the UK population is forecast to be the most obese in Europe.

“Obesity is the new smoking”, said Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England. “It is a slow-motion car crash in terms of avoidable illness and rising health care costs.”

*According to recent estimates from Public Health England, two-thirds of adults and a quarter of all children between 2 and 10 years old are overweight or obese.Obese children are more likely to become overweight adults and to suffer premature ill health and mortality, and by 2034, 70 per cent of adults are expected to be overweight or obese. This challenge will not go away.

Obese children are far more likely to become overweight adults and to suffer premature ill health, chronic diseases, and, mortality, by 2034, 70% of adults are expected to be overweight or obese.

This challenge will not go away.

As for the financial consequences of obesity for the NHS, Simons Stevens states quite eloquently: “If as a nation we keep piling on the pounds around the waistline, we’ll be piling on the pounds in terms of future taxes needed just to keep the NHS afloat.”

Obesity vastly increases the risk of a great number of health issues, including heart disease, diabetes, musculoskeletal disorders, cancers, depression, and anxiety. Those who are severely obese are three times more likely to require social care than those with a normal weight, resulting in increased risk of hospitalisation and associated health and social care costs.

Those who are severely obese are three times more likely to require social care than those with a normal weight, resulting in an increased risk of hospitalisation and associated health and social care costs.

Estimates suggest obesity cost the NHS £5.1 billion in 2006/07, including obesity medication, the ever-increasing use of bariatric surgery and new equipment to accommodate larger people.

This is more than the £3.3 billion attributed to smoking-related ill health and £3.3 billion attributed to alcohol-related ill health.

In addition, obesity costs social care a further £352 million in extra hours of help.

*source: http://www.nuffieldtrust.org.uk/

Horrific reading? 

OK so what can we do about it? How can we help our extended families to enjoy better health and reduce the

How can we help our extended families to enjoy better health and reduce the risk of obesity and lifestyle disease in our homes?

Well, a new approach to our diets would massively help.

I would refer you to the Enzyme Factory written by Dr. Hiromi Shinya and the book sponsored by the American Anti-Cancer Institute called Killing Cancer Not People.

Each of these books promotes better diet and supplements, including Kangen Water, to detox and balance our body condition to enable a positive, healthy future.

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