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Recent government figures reveal a staggering increase in annual medical prescriptions from 180 million in 1996 to 262 million in 2008 representing a 46% growth in the period, and a subsequent blow out on health care costs.
In the latest figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, the annual cost of healthcare to the Australian Government was $103 Billion and representing 9.1% of GDP
The recent findings of rocket fuel chemical in Infant formula Full article comes as no surprise to Totally U International as without exception, every westernised individual, now has in his or her tissues, 300-500 known toxins that were not in existence before 1940. Since those early years, the chemical revolution has continued, without considering the long-term affects the chemicals may have on ones quality of life or the environment.
All degenerative diseases are on the rise, and it seems in lock-step with increasing toxin exposure. The number of new cancer cases more than doubled between 1982 and 2007. In 1982, 47,350 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in Australia compared with 108,368 cases in 2007
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The calculator's creator, Kevin Laverick of Totally U international says “It is quite alarming at how the vast majority of us are blissfully unaware of the amount of toxins we are exposed to on a daily basis and the significant effect it is having on our health and drug dependency. The Australian public seem to accept it as the norm,to rely on an average of 12 prescriptions per year, which address the symptoms of our ailments but not the actual cause. Increased toxin exposure can also be directly linked to Australia’s obesity problem as toxic overload can slow the metabolism and lead to weight gain”
“Disease is regularly occurring at younger ages. Infants and children are contracting catastrophic illnesses at increasing rates. In the last 20 years, in spite of billions of dollars spent on research, cancer has moved from the number 8 killer in the developed world to the number 2 killer. In 1900, 5% of the westernised population died of heart disease, cancer, or diabetes. Today, 95% of us will die from any combination of these causes. Without a doubt Toxins are slowly killing all of us, but there is a dearth of information on the significant growth in toxin exposure.”
Tamra Mercieca writes a weekly column for BayFM.com.au on health, lifestyle and balance. Her articles have been published in various health publications such as The Daily Telegraph/Herald Sun’s Body and Soul and Women’s Health and Fitness magazine. She also pens a coaching column in Nature and Health Magazine called ‘Ask Tamra’ and the Getting Naked column in Femme Fatale magazine.
You can read her full profile here.