70 years of the NHS – how times have changed

This fascinating article offers us a glimpse into the world of the NHS in the years after it was founded in 1948.

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This picture in particular caught my eye:

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Nurses kneel to pray in Leeds in 1956

How times have changed (and not for the better in some regards).

I will say my local GPs surgery is incredibly efficient, and my GP is an absolute star (best GP I’ve ever had). I’ll say that getting an appointment is easy, and generally things run pretty smoothly. All the appointments and referrals I’ve had have also been pretty quick and efficient (within 3 months). The NHS has moved with the times and with the growth of population in the main. However, in my own case, no matter how efficient the NHS has been, I will give God all the credit for obtaining my treatment – you’ll see why I say that in a minute!

You see somewhere along the line, in the last 70 years, the NHS got an infestation of parasites. These parasites have become so embedded into it that most doctors simply recite the mantras they were taught by them – “this symptoms requires this drug.” You can see where I’m going – yes the (p)Harmaceutical industry has targeted the NHS, even using the mainstream media to push its agenda to mop up every spare penny the country can spend on “medicine.” This has only added to the terrible burden of illness which the country faces – everything from depression to “fibromyalgia” can now be medicated but not cured. There are very few medications that cure anything, beyond antibiotics. Yet there are many things which can be cured and are missed because doctors see a symptom and they think of a drug, not an underlying deficiency.

Take vitamin B12 deficiency for example. It is often misdiagnosed. Here are just a few of the conditions the NHS spends millions to mask with drugs or other ineffective treatments and which can be caused by vitamin B12 deficiency:

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You can read the rest of the article and see his costing figures (savings figures really!) here: Link

You can quickly see that by masking the symptoms the NHS is only making a bad situation worse. As each year goes by, the patient is not going to recover through medications because their deficiency remains untreated – leading it to get worse and worse. But, the chances of getting those little ampoules of vitamin B12 are very slim for many.

I was blessed and protected by God to receive the treatment – many are not so fortunate. Some get a little but not enough, and some never get it at all because their GP won’t listen to them or study the information necessary. They aren’t taught enough about it in medical school, and we’re back to those parasites again.

The parasites don’t want an NHS that benefits the nation’s health, they want an NHS that provides them with a handsome income and “customers” for life. The more socialised the medicine the more likely this is to happen, in my view, because we don’t know the real cost of any of the medications we take for the most part! I have heard that my ampoules of B12 cost sixty pence each. This means that the prescription charge just about covers the cost of them each month. Most medications cost far more because they are patented and therefore Big Harma has the monopoly and can charge what it likes! If patients had to pay for these medicines themselves we would quickly see a change in attitudes to the (p)harmaceutical industry all round! Patients would never stand for it! They would ask for something cheaper and the industry would be forced to reduce prices.

So a wonderful system set up to improve the nation’s health has become subverted – and chronic sickness and disease is the result.

There are simple forms of screening which produce a complex picture, and B12 deficiency is one of them (thyroid screening is another) – sadly many doctors would rather treat symptoms than look deeper and give their patients back their real health! They honestly don’t know how to! And yet that was what the service was set up to do – now it’s failing, over run with managers and far too expensive for the country to manage.

It’s time to get back to basics, and to strengthen the preventative side of medicine – emphasise exercise, fresh air and healthy diet (and added vitamins if needed) instead of a pill for all ills – because as we can clearly see, the country is not getting healthier on those.

Read more:

Big Pharma, Pharmakeia and what it means

Go to God, or ask the devil?

God Bless you

Lis

 

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Would you help me please?

Over the last few months I have suffered worse and worse symptoms – I really had no idea why things were only getting worse when I was trying so hard to be healthy. I kept fiddling with my diet, and I kept blaming one or two ingredients, and yet somehow excluding them didn’t solve the problem. My balance was getting worse, and I was suffering from brain fog, muscle weakness and light- headedness as well. I was due to see my GP about my iron levels – just a check up, but I felt God telling me to tell him about my muscle weakness too. Then on the day I was due to see him, I had the word B12 come into my head – vitamin B12.

I went to look at symptoms of B12 deficiency, and noticed a few familiar things (tingling hands and feet for example). I didn’t have much time and didn’t dig deeply into the subject, but spoke to the GP about that and the weakness. He arranged blood tests and referred me for a scan as well to be sure.

Amazingly, the right information came to me when I came home and dug more deeply – my goodness, I thought, I’ve had some of these symptoms for years! When I thought back, I realised that some of the neurological effects of B12 deficiency (which are very serious, and should NOT be ignored) I had been experiencing for over a decade. I was horrified.

When I spoke to the GP again, he was curious about what I was saying and decided to refer me to a gastroenterologist. This is because I seem to have absorption issues for iron too (probably celiac). This was a step in the right direction, but I continued to decline, and the symptoms seemed to be overwhelming.

Evidence in hand I went back to the GP and spoke to him – bless him, he agreed to start treatment straight away, even though I won’t see the gastroenterologist for another two months. The injections have just begun, and I can already feel some changes in my balance, which is such a blessing.

So I am urging you to please share this link far and wide: http://www.b12deficiency.info/signs-and-symptoms/

I guarantee you need to know what B12 deficiency is, if not for yourself, then for others, and don’t be like me, on the floor almost before anything is done!

I also ask you please to help me out. Over the last few months I have got into debt. This is partly due to the weather affecting my work (pesky winter), but also due to these symptoms which made me reluctant to get out – even walking about is hard when you feel like you are floating. I have become quite isolated, and although the debt is not huge it is a stress I could do without while I am recovering. I have set up a youcaring page, and I hope you will contribute and share, and if you can’t help in that way, please pray for me instead. Thank you!

Help Lis bounce back from severe Vitamin B12 deficiency!

To be able to concentrate on getting well without the weight of debt hanging over me would be wonderful at this point. I also ask you to share so that the issue of Vitamin B12 deficiency can be highlighted. It’s so often misdiagnosed! If it’s misdiagnosed the symptoms may be “treated”, but the underlying cause will continue to worsen. This issue needs more attention from all of us.

God Bless you

Lis

 

Happy New Year!

I am so excited about 2017 – what a year 2016 was, and what God did for me in that time! With that in mind, I feel so buoyed up about 2017! I hope that 2017 is good for you, and that your needs are met, and your relationship with God is closer than ever by the end of it!

I’m just including a few of the best memes I’ve seen and grabbed off Twitter this last few months. I hope they make you think (Selah!) and inspire you.

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Think good thoughts (read the Word!)
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Be ready to act to protect others
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Take responsibility for your health
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Realise that (p)harmacy doesn’t have the answer
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Thank you for those standing up against Islam
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Be in awe
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God’s word is TRUTH!
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God answers prayer!
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You cannot save everyone, but try
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Keep It Simple Stupid (KISS)

Please consider sharing articles from this blog – specifically on South Africa and on organ donation – these two subjects need a wider audience. Please pray for this to happen – you can help save lives!

God Bless you

Lis

The invisible sticking plaster of prayer

I wrote this a couple of months ago, and left it in my drafts folder. When the Elder emailed me again, and again didn’t respond to me, I felt it was time to brush it off, and post it. If you are in a church and you do this to people – if this is church policy, to pray and not ACT to help those in need, then SHAME ON YOU! I’ve had more care and support from online ministers I’ve never met than from a church just three short miles from where I live. I am blessed that God has improved my situation and my health, because I have done everything I could to LISTEN to Him. However, a parishoner in need is a parishoner in need. So here’s what I wrote in full (and unexpurgated).

I’m going to have a little rant, do excuse me. This is what occured to me when I wondered at the complete lack of ANY pastoral care from my local church.

“I’m going to sit at home and pray for you. I have emailed you and asked you how you are, that’s enough isn’t it? I’m not going to do anything practical. I’m not going to do anything face to face or physical. I’m not going to even tell you that I am thinking of you – I’m not even going to reply to your reply to me. No, I’m going to apply the invisible sticking plaster of prayer. And I’m applying it to myself, because your pain, your illness, your need is just too f****** real for me, and I cannot bear the thought that I could, or might need to rock up and show myself as a fellow member of the body of Christ and DO SOMETHING for you. Something practical – that I might have to put out my hand, or put my hand in my pocket for you. You can’t pay your bills? I’ll PRAY FOR YOU.”

Now, I’m not saying that God doesn’t hear those prayers. I’m not saying that heaven and earth cannot be moved by prayer, because thankfully God has been working all this pain for my good, and things are better than they were, but you know God does expect us to DO something.

Let’s take a real-life example. If you’re on the way to the shops and you see a homeless person, do you walk past them and ignore them and think ‘I’ll pray for them.’ Or do you give them some change, and have a chat with them – find out their story? Do you stop on the way back from the shop with food for them (if you’re worried that money might be all spent on booze)?

If you would walk past and pray for that person then you are like the majority of the Body of Christ – applying invisible sticking plasters of prayer to those in need, in fact to your own discomfort when faced with their need. Because to communicate with a person in pain is just too, well, uncomfortable for you.

Let me rip that off you now *rips*

OUCH!

Good – now think about what you could practically do for the person in need who you know in your congregation, while you have the chance to reach them – before they leave, as I just have.

Churches have opportunities to reach those who are struggling, alone and vulnerable. If that person is strong enough they will hold on by their finger tips awaiting a little inclusion, a little support.

If that doesn’t come, they will leave.

I don’t think I need to express why – but I know many who are not Christians who know better how to care for those in need than those in the church do.

/rant.

God Bless you

Lis

Ghoulish ‘ethicist’ wants euthanasia for coma patients, so that organs can be removed

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Zoe Fritz ‘ethicist’ and proponent of medical murder

Oh yes, she wants to push coma patients to the point where they can be declared dead and their organs removed  (vivisection). I quote: (source)

Hospital patients who are in a permanent coma should be given drugs to hasten their deaths so doctors can harvest their organs for transplants, a prominent hospital consultant said yesterday.

New laws should sweep aside the legal ban on euthanasia and allow the organs of those killed to be removed for transplant, Dr Zoe Fritz argued. […]

…Dr Fritz, a consultant physician at Cambridge University Hospitals, and a medical ethics academic at Warwick and Cambridge universities, said that where a patient is going to die ‘it could be in a patient’s best interests to actively end their life with a drug that would stop the heart both to minimise potential suffering and in order to be able to have vital organs donated.’

How, Dr Fritz, is it in the best interests of patients (in a coma, and therefore unable to CONSENT) to have any trace of hope removed that they might live, and oh by the way you’ll only die when we CUT OUT YOUR STILL BEATING HEART!?

Oh but it’s OK – she only wants to do this with patients who have expressed a previous desire to be an organ donor! From the same article I quote:

Dr Fritz said in her paper that instead of withdrawing nutrition and hydration, courts should be required to consider how a patient would have wished to die and their preferences on organ donation.

It added: ‘If the conclusion from this consideration – with appropriate safeguarding – is that they would wish their life to be actively ended facilitating the donation of their organs, then this should be respected.’

Well, phewee – I mean they’ve consented, right? No – consent requires INFORMED consent. No-one has ever given informed consent to be an organ donor.

Vital organs come from LIVING people, not dead bodies. What she is calling for is drugs to be used to cause a) brain death (a false definition of death), or b) cardiac death (another false definition of death, which can be declared in less than a minute in some US states). Then they intend to vivisect a LIVING human for their organs.

This is outrageous, and must never be allowed.

I commented, of course – let’s see if my comment gets published. This is what I said (while half asleep this morning!)

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Please share this post far and wide!

God Bless you

Lis

So what antidepressant was Steven on when he decided to become a woman?

I’ve covered this before, here: Link and I quote from an article I link there:

“The very first case I had like this in the early 1990’s from Prozac was a married family physician who had this reaction of changes in sexual orientation. He wanted me shouting this warning from the tops of the Rocky Mountains!”

Antidepressants are linked to changes in sexual orientation. How many children and adults are on these drugs and don’t know that that is why they suddenly feel the urge to change gender? Well here we have Steven, who now wants to be called Pamela:

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Picture credit: Daily Mail

This story is presented as a right-on tale of a plucky wife facing her husband’s gender change by taking him shopping for ladies clothes. I quote: (Link)

“A transgender father has described the emotional moment he received his wife and children’s blessings to transition into a woman.

Steven Saunders, 55, broke down when he confessed to his wife and ‘soulmate’ Josie that he could no longer fight his urge to wear woman’s clothes.

But instead of being taken aback, Josie responded with unwavering compassion – and took her 6ft1in partner clothes shopping to buy women’s outfits.”

Let me repeat from the previous piece I wrote that suicide rates amongst transgender people is 41%. Why is society encouraging this? Why is the media writing glowing little pieces like this about Dad’s transition to being a woman, and how the kids are OK with it?

Let’s not be naive here – the devil is very busy messing with us – on all levels, from gender bending chemicals in the water (and even till receipts: Link), to antidepressants which are linked to transgender feelings – we need to stop encouraging this like we’re in some brave new age of enlightenment. It is wrong, and it’s unnatural, and this poor man is making a very serious error. It’s not his fault, and he needs our prayers, as do his family, but let’s not pretend this is normal, or it may become so…

God Bless you

Lis

The 6% – Medical researcher says ‘let’s take organs from euthanasia patients while they’re still alive!’

This is the ULTIMATE SICKNESS – it comes from shifting sands morality – moral relativism, which with each generation leads to deeper and deeper levels of savagery. Well this is peak savagery. I quote (Link) [my emphasis added, and my comments in square brackets]

Doctors should have the right to take organs from patients who want to die so they can be used in transplant surgery, a prominent medical researcher has suggested.

Those who want to be killed should be sedated [N.B. NOT ANAESTHETISED] in hospital then allowed to die after the removal of their vital organs, according to the proposal published by a British-based medical ethics journal. [allowed to die AFTER their organs are removed? Removing their organs will kill them!]

Using organs for transplant surgery from patients who have been helped to die is allowed in Belgium and Holland, the European countries where euthanasia is legal.

But ‘dead donor’ rules mean there must be a gap between the death of the patient and the removal of organs, with the delay meaning their quality may decline. [Nonsense – all organ donors are only ‘tested’ to see if they fulfill faulty criteria – brain death or cardiac death, they are never dead until their organs are removed]

However an article in the Journal of Medical Ethics yesterday advocated ‘heart-beating organ donation euthanasia’. This would involve an operation in which organs would be taken from still-living patients who have given permission.

It would allow those who wish to die to donate their organs while improving the chances of successful transplants, the article said.

The proposal by Jan Bollen, a researcher in Holland, drew condemnation from opponents of euthanasia and assisted suicide in Britain, where assisted dying remains illegal following an overwhelming vote against by MPs last year.

I am speechless – if you have seen anything about euthanasia in Holland, you know this is now happening to perfectly physically healthy people who are depressed. They are not interested in helping people with these problems, and goodness they certainly won’t go near a church with their problems, they go to a doctor and end up being USED like this? This is SICK! I am glad to say that Fiona Bruce, a UK MP has spoken out against this, citing serious ethical concerns. You can read her comments in the article linked above.

This is appalling, but still they are testing the waters – giving you step by step pointers until the next generation wonder why we held off so long from this sickness.

Please pray for Jan Bollen – this is an individual who has no true moral compass, and only God can preserve his or her soul from eternal separation from God.

If you haven’t come across the 6% before, read these articles – this is psychopathy dressed up as pragmatism.

The six percent – psychopaths in our midst

The 6% – putting it into perspective

The 6% – Animal cruelty

If you haven’t read my previous articles about organ donation, click the links below

Organ donation scandal – the truth about organ donation – MUST READ MUST SHARE

Organ donation and the myth of ‘informed consent’

Talking to my dear friend about organ donation

UK Transplant surgeon suggests babies with defects could be born for their organs

God Bless you

Lis