Beware claims of
‘eat this to conquer cancer’
Every day, yet another health guru comes out with a statement that eating XXXX will conquer cancer – usually there is a PR campaign behind the claim, and it’s made by a paid-for firm promoting whatever fruit or vegetable they
publicise. This is big business – no-one would have ever heard of various unknown berries, if the growers hadn’t been promoted via an expensive PR campaign; but the end result was massively-increased sales. So whenever I read about some miracle food, I would reach for a huge pinch of salt – what it’s useful for!
Hence I have been sceptical over the latest claim – this time for tomatoes. Having eaten tons of them from childhood on, and nevertheless got cancer, they didn’t protect me. However, evidence now comes from Harvard that, whilst not
Making yourself look good
I have been bouncing around my local streets – which is a bit scary as I walk like a drunk due to Neuropathy – but neighbours are forgiving, particularly when they
see the broad grin on my face.
Why? Because beauticians have been telling me I have nice skin – and when a nurse asked me for the dreaded Date of Birth – and then looked at me. raising her eyebrows and looked sceptical, I realised that my face was looking quite good. Continue reading
Fuss about patients going to A & E –
NHS says we should be seeing GP
BUT Patients Association says most patients are ‘right to go to A&E’
saying “New research published by the College of Emergency Medicine (CEM) has revealed that just 15% of attendees at Emergency Departments could have been seen by a GP in the community without the need for Emergency Department assessment”.
In other words, they know better than the Dept. Health, NHS Continue reading
NICE approves Australian products
– Cancer survivors take advantage
Flexitol Heel Balm and Hand Balm is medically approved treatments for dry, cracked feet and splitting nails and hands. These were recently reclassified as a medical device by the NHS BSA pricing prescription division, and are part of a range of skincare products developed to help patients ‘Down Under’.
This means YOU can get these on
prescription – FREE!
New ‘magic oil’ helps cancer-straw hair
Dontcha just loooove those pompous Consultants we have to put up with!!!
almond blossom Wikipedia
One gave me the invaluable tip to use Conditioner on my hair – didn’t like to tell him that ordinary commercial products are useless in the fight against what drugs does to our hair.
No, what my cancer-drug stricken straw hair needs to restore its shine is one of the oils that have recently Continue reading
Don’t leave Watercress on the
side of your plate
Watercress beds on Ewelme brook Wikipedia
Watercress grows in clear running water; photo shows beds at Ewelwe, in Oxfordshire, where it has grown since the time of Chaucerat least – his grand-daughter lived here and apparently he visited often.
The National Osteoporosis Society likes this vegetable, bursting with nutrients Continue reading
So why don’t we get similar help?
Amongst countries whose cancer specialists help their patients, comes New Zealand. Like other countries, patients there can confidently buy – or be prescribed – skincare that tailored towards their needs, which really help with side effects of cancer drugs. So why is it that we can’t get same in UK? We may think NHS is envy of world – but is it? Continue reading
Online Petitions DO work
38 Degrees, the campaigning organisation, has just announced – “Some very, very good news. We did it! The government has accepted our amendment to the hospital closure clause in the House of Lords. Without our amendment the hospital closure clause would have given the government new powers Continue reading
World Health Organisation constantly places
UK at bottom of treatment tables
Why? Asking NHS big-wigs just gets a shrug of the shoulders.
UN World Health Organisation Wikipedia .
But waking up with bleeding blisters all over my body, three days after starting Tamoxifen, acted as a wake-up call.
I went to France to find out why the French live longer than we do after a cancer diagnosis (average 4.6 years) and if they were any better at giving helpful treatment.
I had been told by a top Oncologist “it’s your age” that caused the bloody blisters – and felt sure that was wrong.
Live in England?
Tried using 111 telephone service?
This service replaces NHS Direct. Which was working perfectly well, using health professionals to answer calls. Whenever I called I found staff were excellent. Continue reading