Most areas that continue to prescribe gluten free foods only do so for bread and flours. A GF loaf is 3 times the cost of a regular loaf and approximately half the size (area) and you only get 13 slices. If you're on a low income, this is a huge benefit.
Maybe cooking sessions on educating coeliacs who have never cooked or have no skill to might be a better option? Like a food conference for a day teavh the basics Would be cheaper than giving them the food
I watched a documentary and apparently lots of foods are gluten free even though they sell a gluten free version in a special Section!! So its worth checking both before purchase,
I agree with this. I tend to eat a modified diet as opposed to trying to replace food with gluten with highly processed imitations that have questionable nutritional benefit. I have adapted my diet by cooking largely from scratch and avoiding processed food.
I’m a diagnosed coeliac, but with a good change in diet, making more from scratch and ditching the large amount of bread I consumed per week, I spend less than 10 a week on specialist ‘free from’ foods, and what I do buy often feeds my family of 5 to save me making 2 different versions. Our NHS is so overstretched already without people having things they can cope without. We’re far from ‘well off’ but I can afford to buy my own food. Plus I have previously heard that the prescription was limited to one loaf and some cereal per week (that may or may not be true- didn’t look into it personally). It’s just not worth the hassle of going to the drs for the prescription then waiting in the chemists for it- that’d be half an hour wasted! I can see that this has its place for those who really cannot afford to fund a special diet, but I doubt the Drs are just going to prescribe for everyone.
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Apply for Free vitamin D supplements (4 month's supply) from the government for the shielding group until 4th JanFREE£0.01 Free P&P Free
Just received an email from the government is offering free vitamin d for the shielding group for the next 4 weeks. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/people-at-h… Read more
I applied as soon as I got an email about this. I'm in the shielding group but can work from home. I've paid enough in taxes and national insurance contributions over the years and so I do not appreciate being shamed for applying for tablets when I am eligible. I'd rather be fit and healthy but I don't have that choice on that. I also had covid-19 in March before lockdown and masks were mandatory. If anything can help the reduce the severity of covid symptoms then it will save lives and costs in the long term.
Hope this helps........ According to the NHS application website, it now states that we will hear if applications have been successful by the end of February. At which time they will pass our details over to the vitamin suppliers ("partner provider") for issue. Worth noting that the last day for applications seems to have been extended to Sunday 21st February.
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Free colouring book & educational comic for kids from East of England Ambulance ServiceFREE£0.01
Great idea to teach kids when and when not to use the emergency ambulance service in the form of a free colouring book. Who knows, might save somebody’s life one day.
My last did... And so did the other 3 for my family .... They sit in my travel wallet most of the time. What are planning on doing with them?? (excited)
Just spent two weeks in Spanish hospital after an accident, they would not accept the EHIC card and my travel insurance insisted that they would I had multiple injuries and was badgered from day one to pay for my treatment an extremely unpleasant situation left after two weeks still with a broken wrist and feet
The only thing I would say is that the plastic it's been printed on is very flimsy. Not credit card quality for sure... I know we're meant to be environmental etc but I don't see it lasting the 5 years
I've lost mine. :-( So I reckon this is pretty much the best time for me to hook me up a replacement instead, like?. :-)
I got mine today. Apparently its good until June 2024
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Staying fit and healthy shouldn't be a matter of choice, rather a state of mind :) The Active10 App From NHS is a nice little companion to help you in this quest. Description … Read more
Have u complained higher up? I book a slot and never have to wait more than 10 mins. Went last week and was in and gone after 25 mins. The only way the place you go will improve if the people running it I told. Also these days there are a lot of places locally that take donations. They can't all be bad, even where you are.
Nice one! Genuinely made me feel awesome that you made it! So many others have been taken by tragedy. I donate for all sorts of reasons, but hearing your story makes it all worthwhile. Stay amazing and make the rest of your years count!!
Well said. I see the same comments each time this is posted. Thanks for explanation.
To be fair NHSBT are not discriminating against gay men. Gay men can and do give blood. The question is have you had sex with another man in the last 3 months. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying this is morally fair i.e. if you are someone who doesn't sleep around then is it fair you should have to give up sex for 3 months? No it's not fair, but the reason this question and many others (e.g. have you been abroad to certain countries, have you had a cold, have you slept with a prostitue, have you had a tattoo etc.) are asked is because collecting and processing blood is an expensive process and the questions are designed to screen out the higher risks as assesed by NHSBT and Public Health England (not my assessment) before going through the process of collecting, transporting, storing, testing. It's a screening technique just like insurance: Are all males under 21 idiotic drivers? No, but if you fall into this gategory you will likely pay higher car insurance. Are all people aged over 60 less healthy than those under 60? No, but your travel insurance is likely to cost more. Or if you apply for a job with a CV - techniques are used to reduce the number of applicants down based on certain criteria which do not fully represent the candidate. I do think all these types of assessments should be fairer and take individuals' circumstances into account but they don't and sadly that's the way it is. Kudos to everyone who wants to donate but who is not allowed for whatever reason(s).
Donated for the first time earlier this year and have my second appointment upcoming. Had results from the first which states I'm one of the rare types so will def keep it up. I hate needles and thought I would feel really light headed afterwards too but felt nothing both physically and illness wise. Do it, and whilst you're eating your free biscuits get on your phone and book the next one, repeat, repeat!
Indeed this is crucial content to read and share. And I am very sorry for your loss, Jonesy.
Heat added op great post , more of us that dare to admit , have been in a bad situation at some time in their life , or are in one , keep smiling x Kindest regards ........
This is an excellent post. It doesnt matter if it's not a deal as long as its generating awareness. My inbox is open to anyone that ever wants to have a chat. You people are all amazing and everyone plays a part in making this world go round.
Easiest way to lose weight, input less calories than you burn /use up
Having flashbacks to the exam i've just taken. BMI is good for general idea of population health, but does not look at fat distribution or muscle mass, you can have a healthy BMI but be at risk of disease. Waist/hip (Men less than 0.9, women less than 0.8) or waist to hight is seen as a better measurement, looking at gynoid and android fat distribution. Most gyms with have a machine using bioelectrical impedance if you want better idea of body fat and muscle measurements, hydration can effect results. There are far too many factors to go into why people are overweight/obese, it may be simple for some but others not so much. I wouldn't take any advice to cut out a macronutrient, but its easy to find studies arguing different percentages work better. In the end its about finding something that you can do long term, i was dicussing with a lecturer if yo-yoing between overweight/obese and healthy weight may be doing more damage than just staying overweight, but its not something ive explored myself.
What you haven't noticed is a one crucial thing. those who have qualifications on the subject try to educate those self proclaimed nutrition experts so that they don't mislead average people. There is shed load of evidence showing that fad diets lead to eating disorders and many other health issues...
And that statement makes you and arrogant... P....