The British government has rejected the call of the Medical Council to put a death tax on sweets and junk food. Fine. The 22nd August edition of Newsweek indirectly suggests why. The pharma industry is a monster dependant on our illnesses. Its tentacles stretch wide and deep. Did you know that the bloated British National Health System is the 4th biggest employer in the world? Yes, the 4th! And who pays for that and who needs to keep that going?
According to Newsweek, most of the scans, tests and operations we are now encouraged to have are pointless. Their findings are best ignored by the wise. But doctors like to operate. They need to operate and they prosper from the prescription of drugs prescribed for often misdiagnosed illnesses. So do their bosses. Heart rate and blood pressure cannot be accurately judged from a 30 second test when most people are stressed simply by the fact that they are at the doctors. Don’t be afraid to challenge your doctor. Ask questions. They don’t always know better than you.
Sweets and fast foods make us ill. The manufacturers know this well. Remember the advertisement, “A Mars a day helps you work, rest and play”? It puts the fat where it kills you, ruins your teeth and certainly has no nutritional value at all. Neither do the “healthy foods” peddled by Nestle, Kraft and Unilever.
And, did you know that these killer companies get EU funding for staff training? So does Philip Morris!
In short, less drugs, less scans and much more scepticism regarding the motives of the health industry, the food industry and government.