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City of Bridgetown Upbraided!

A City of Bridgetown member expresses disgust! I’m informing you to the fact that I take offense to your ad on health and nutrition in Barbados Today page 4. This ad features photos of blueberries and strawberries. These fruits are extra-regional while we have local fruits such as Avocado, Soursop, Bajan Cherry etc which are […]

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Abortion: The Pros and Cons

Submitted by Bishop David Millar Abortion, what is it? It is the deliberate removal from the womb of a foetus during pregnancy by methods that are quite horrible. Methods: Medical – Abortion medicines are taken called Mifepristone which stops the hormone that allows the pregnancy to continue, and about 24 to 48 hours later Misoprostol […]

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Diabetes On the Rampage in Barbados

Why is diabetes on the rise in Barbados? Is it the type of food we consume? Is it the lack of exercise? Is it the type of food AND lack of exercise?

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Affordable Care Act |the Healthy Subsidizes the Unhealthy

Submitted by Bentley Everyone should read this article. I remember saying, at the start of the health care debate in the US that resulted in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that this should be taken into account. In fact, when I was at CEP (I left CEP in 1993) I proposed to an insurance agent […]

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – On Mandating Healthful Consumption

The modern emphasis by the state of attempting to reduce the local incidence of the chronic non-communicable diseases, better known by their acronym CNCDs, may be based on the best of intentions, even though it might be argued that there is also some element of self-interest, given the enormous costs to the state of treating […]

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NCD Story to be Told

Submitted by Bentley Have a read of this article. Ten years ago I outlined the link between diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer, erectile and other sexual dysfunction and other NCD’s. I identified the common cause as Chronic Metabolic Collapse Syndrome or (CMCS), a condition characterised by the body’s inability to effectively metabolise blood sugar. More and […]

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Monsanto Accused of ‘Killing’ Cancer Study

The following article is reproduced in the interest of public safety. EPA Official Accused of Helping Monsanto ‘Kill’ Cancer Study by Joel Rosenblatt, Lydia Mulvany, and Peter Waldman – March 14, 2017, 6:18 PM GMT March 15, 2017, 12:44 AM GMT The Environmental Protection Agency official who was in charge of evaluating the cancer risk […]

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Zoning, Congestion and Pollution -a Time to Plan

Submitted by Anthony Davis If Chief Town Planner Mark Cummins had his way, school children in Barbados would be walking to school, instead of driving there, as a means of easing some of the current congestion on this country’s roads. “However, the Town & Country Planning Department top official said the proposal for full zoning […]

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Alienating the Junk Food Industry

The Barbados Advocate editorial of yesterday addressed a controversial position taken by Dr. Trevor Hassell regarding the addiction of our people to junk food especially the youth. What are the whys and wherefores we need to debate to save the health our people? – Barbados Underground As much as we understand the authenticity of his […]

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Barbados Struggling with an Inactive Ageing Population

Submitted by Bentley The recent debate on the number of elderly persons exceeding young people in Barbados got me thinking about the real problem we have. It’s not so much the demographic shift that’s the problem, the real problem is we have too many sick people; old and young and the burden on the health […]

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A Typical Meal @Psychiatric Hospital

Psychiatric Hospital Meal

BU was reliably informed the the image is a typical meal being served to patients at the Psychiatric Hospital as a result of government cutbacks.

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Addicted to Chefette (Fast food)

The battle to win the taste buds of our youth has gone into high gear. Our society has reached the point where convenience is being given priority above eating healthy by a modern day Barbadian. Bear in mind the national health budget is over 700 million and per capita ranks as the third highest in […]

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Understanding How Pollution is Affecting Our Wellbeing

Submitted by Anthony Davis Pollution, pesticides and fast food are killing our children with new Government statistics revealing that the number of youngsters diagnosed with cancer has risen by 40% over the past 16 years. Analysis compiled by researchers from the charity Children with Cancer UK found new cases of cancer in young people rose […]

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Dr.Robert Lucas Challenges the Process of ‘Dressing’ Poultry With Water

Submitted by Dr. Robert D. Lucas Dr. Robert D. Lucas Dun-Low lane Bridgetown Barbados, BB11157’   2nd September, 2018 Barbados Underground Bridgetown, Barbados West Indies Dear Sir/Madam In the Sunday Sun newspaper of the 17th. July, on page 6A, mention was made of a mogul in the chicken industry, who seemed taken aback at […]

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Dr. Robert Lucas Explains the Nutritive Value of Chicken Wings

Submitted by Robert D. Lucas, PH.D., CFS, Food Biotechnologist Dr. Robert D. Lucas Dun-Low lane Bridgetown Barbados, BB11157   2nd September, 2018 Barbados Underground Bridgetown, Barbados West Indies Dear Sir/Madam, There was an article by Dr Frances Chandler under the caption of “Blowing Hot and Cold” which appeared in the Nation newspaper of the […]

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Dr.Robert Lucas’ View on Flours

Submitted by Dr. Robert Lucas   Dr. Robert D. Lucas Dun-Low lane Bridgetown Barbados, BB11157   2nd September, 2018 Barbados Underground Bridgetown, Barbados West Indies Dear Sir/Madam, Recently, there has been a hue and cry in the local media about the use of Cassava flour In the manufacture of baked goods Barbadians seem to […]

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Dr.Robert Lucas Challenges Niven Wholesale

Submitted by Dr. Robert Lucas Dr. Robert D. Lucas Dun-Low lane Bridgetown Barbados, BB11157   2nd September, 2018 Barbados Underground Bridgetown, Barbados West Indies Dear Sir/Madam, On page 14 of the Nation newspaper of the 18th.August 2016, there was a paid advertisement by an entity called Niven Wholesale. The advertisement claimed that, the consumption […]

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Key Takeaway from the Grants’ Sandy Crest Experience

In 2013 BU posted a blog to react to the surprising news well respected Dr. Grant and his wife were charged with theft from the company they founded.  The recent news that the charge  brought by the Peter Harris controlled Sandy Crest Medical Centre was dropped is good reason for BU to revisit this horrible […]

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