Time to Introduce a Fat Tax

The health of nations is more important than the wealth of nations.

-Will Durant

Chief Medical Officer of Barbados Dr. Kenneth George was quoted in the news recently his concern about the rise of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs). He singled out hypertension commonly referred to as the silent killer.

His intervention on the vexing issue of the high incidence of NCDs should give the country pause. A scan of the 2019-2020 Draft Estimates (TABLE 5) confirms what we know, taxpayers for another year will be asked to finance a significant national health budget allocation.  Several years on if an honest assessment were to be made the conclusion has to be, we MUST change our health policy. In other words, Prime Minister Mia Mottley and Minister Jeffery Bostic- the country has not only descended into the economic doldrums, please add the health of citizens.

Barbadians have enthusiastically ingested the fast food culture exported from the Great White North. There is a generation weaned on Chefette and KFC menus. A typical pastime on social media is to be on the lookout for the ‘specials. The consumption behaviour of fast food will not change anytime soon. We should expect the ramification of the addiction to remove a large slice from national budget pie.

Under normal circumstances the adage that “the most important part of solving a problem is to know” will not apply. We have crossed the Rubicon. To impose a fat tax – call it what you want – will cause a sitting government to lose at the next general election. It is that serious.

Instead we prefer to glamorize obesity and blame a busy lifestyle which does not permit finding one hour to cook a meal.

Instead we prefer to glamorised oversized men and women to justify that to engage in an unhealthy lifestyle is acceptable because we are too busy doing some irrelevant activity.

Our health is not important enough to make time. Read the excuses now!

The blogmaster is not so naive to disregard the right of individuals to do as they please within the bounds of the law. However, if the errant behaviour will increase my tax contribution there is a good argument that those intent on feeding a negative lifestyle should pay a disproportionate the tax contribution.

 

 

 

 

 

203 comments

  • Excuse me, another new tax?

    It is downright perverse to demand another new tax. Is the Barbadian welfare and redistribution state not fat enough?

    How about putting civil servants on a financial diet for once?

    Where other states are looking for solutions, a new tax is introduced in Barbados.

    And anyway, the people on this island have become so fat because a certain businessman and his associates have set up fast food restaurants all over the island that poison the population with garbage. It is time to close all fast food restaurants and ban sugary drinks once and for all.

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  • taxes should not be targetted at a certain group of people

    that being said i wonder how much MAM would be assessed or would she be exempted?

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  • What an asinine comment.

    You are aware a fat tax is used to describe a tax on unhealthy foods?

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  • cool out mate. dont get your undies in a bunch.

    but i was referring to the foods she eats. and i guess she doent eat broccoli alone

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  • What if she has a medical condition?

    You need to count to 10.

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  • Greene
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    Haa. Ha. Ha.. Busting out wid laughter
    Man dat is one for comedy hour

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  • mate, you need to stop looking for a fight. there is none here. i already said that taxes should not be punitive or targeted at a certain group of people- she may fall into that category. Capiche

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  • The blog is about a nation mired in an unhealthy lifestyle that is impacting the health budget and the only comment you can come up with is to zoom in on the prime minister. You again may have the last word.

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  • If she has a medical condition. Her doctors would alert her and recommend foods that are not fattening
    Right now she looks as if she eats any and every thing
    Maybe too much cou cou and puddin and souse and sweet bread
    She is almost the size of a beach Whale

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  • and so i will

    didnt the DLP took initial steps in this regard by introducing a sugar tax which was ridiculed by the said MAM and the BLP?

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  • Besides she should lead by example. Sinckler say what you like about him was big and fat and he took some steps to do something about that. maybe it was medically induced but it happened nevertheless.

    maybe MAM could take a leaf out of his book in that regard

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  • The blogmaster does not expect you to be aware but our layman understanding of this matter suggest there are a few medical conditions which cause obesity read not influenced by diet. This is not to say it is the case with the prime minister. You too can have the last word.

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  • David,

    what was your stance with regard to the DLP’s sugar tax?

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Tron March 11, 2019 7:19 PM
    “And anyway, the people on this island have become so fat because a certain businessman and his associates have set up fast food restaurants all over the island that poison the population with garbage. It is time to close all fast food restaurants and ban sugary drinks once and for all.”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Tron, you are operating in the right are(n)a but too far from the centre of ‘practical’ reality.

    Banning anything is too extreme and would lead only to turning unhealthy bad foods into highly risky but extremely fast profitable business just like marijuana; or even alcohol in days of American Prohibition.

    David (BU) can verify that the miller has been calling for this FAT TAX on well-established fast food outlets for a very long time ‘now’.

    Why reinvent the tax wheel?
    Why not impose a FAT Tax on all fast food outlets by making it part of the existing VAT regime?

    Why not increase the VAT rate on fast food outlets to 30% instead of the existing general 17.5% expected to increase next week to 20 % under the IMF directive?

    But you ought not to expect any sea of change from any politically-distrusting regime which comes to power by promising to make its mark by making a difference whether in respect of the health of the people or that of the environment.

    Do you really expect the government to ban the importation of ‘processed’ water in plastic bottles as it is promising to ban plastic bags for supermarket shopping or containers for fast food takeaway consumption?

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  • Miller, You indicate that Bizzy is some sort of Al Capone? 😉

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  • David is a phony his job is to run cover for the blp govt who has every intention of taxing every body to death
    Right now between the fast foods and govt taxes those two combined are a guaranteed recipe for death by heart attack
    Dont pay David no mind when Sinckler introduced the sweet drink tax he and the other blp yardducks condemned Sinckler to a life of hell
    Mia needs to set an example before she can crticize the bajan food habits because one good look at her weight suggest that she has a large appetite enough to make her look like a whale

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  • IF YOU DRINK RUM IT WILL BE CONVERTED IN THE LIVER TO ACETYLCOa

    IF YOU EAT CARBOHYDRATES IT WILL BE CONVERTED IN THE LIVER TO ACETYLCOa

    IF YOU EAT PROTEINS IT WILL BE CONVERTED IN THE LIVER TO ACETYLCOa

    IF YOU EAT FATS RUM IT WILL BE CONVERTED IN THE LIVER TO ACETYLCOa

    WHAT EVER YOU EAT IT WILL BE CONVERTED IN THE LIVER TO ACETYLCOa EXCEPT FOR BUSH

    SO WUH YA AH DO?

    WILL YOU BLOCK ACETYLCOa FORMATION?

    TEACH ME!

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  • Q What if she has a medical condition?
    DO YOU REALLY WANT AN ANSWER TO DAT QUESTION, SIR

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  • It will always be too much to hope for to expect a woman who has been ‘big’ or too big all her life to set the example for a healthy lifestyle.

    Even the sound of this has the ring of a Thompson redux. But she needs not fear for only Dees seem to ‘refuse to go on while in office’.

    Maybe a better example could be set by building the infrastructure where healthy foods can be grown locally, plentifully, made easily available and cheap. This must mean agricultural reform, post haste.

    However, the most important thing would be to socialize or educate the children to eat better.

    At the same time we would agree with a ‘fat tax’ at the point of delivery although it now seems that we have a tax for everything. That can’t be good!

    At the end of the day we doubt that the country will muster the fortitude to curb addictions to bad foods or what Polen calls ‘edible substances’.

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  • RE Chief Medical Officer of Barbados Dr. Kenneth George was quoted in the news recently his concern about the rise of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs). He singled out hypertension commonly referred to as the silent killer.

    ARE THESE MORONS SUGGESTING THAT OBESITY IS THE ONLY CAUSE FOR NCDs OR ITS RISE?

    TEACH ME!

    I OFFERED TO ANSWER THE QUESTION What if she has a medical condition?

    BUT MY POST WAS DELETED
    I GUESS I AM NOT TAKEN SERIOUSLY

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  • Q WHAT ARE HEALTHY AND UNHEALTHY FOODS?
    ANY NUTRITIONISTS OUT THERE?

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  • Fat tax my ars
    Unconstitutional and not fair
    What about those people who eat or drink those foods and never get fat
    Must they pocket books take some of the tax burden
    Some body needs to explain what Fat tax means

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @David March 11, 20197:30 PM “You are aware a fat tax is used to describe a tax on unhealthy foods?”

    Yes we are aware.

    BUT, there is always a but. There are no obese adults who have not spent years eating and drinking unhealthy food.

    And not exercising.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @David March 11, 2019 7:39 PM “What if she has a medical condition?”

    David the time has long past when we should be claiming “medical conditions” for our own obesity and that of others.

    You may have noticed avid that there are no obese people in refugee camps.

    Does that mean that there are no “medical conditions” in refugee camps?

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @David March 11, 2019 8:06 PM “The blogmaster does not expect you to be aware but our layman understanding of this matter suggest there are a few medical conditions which cause obesity read not influenced by diet.”

    Such as what David?

    Name us two or three.

    I’ll name you one to get your started: Prader-Willi Syndrome.

    None of our political class, including Chris has Prader-Willi.

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  • “Does that mean that there are no “medical conditions” in refugee camps?”

    Correct! They die of natural causes induced by lack of medication.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Georgie Porgie March 11, 2019 8:54 PM “IF YOU DRINK RUM IT WILL BE CONVERTED IN THE LIVER TO ACETYLCOa, IF YOU EAT CARBOHYDRATES IT WILL BE CONVERTED IN THE LIVER TO ACETYLCOa, IF YOU EAT PROTEINS IT WILL BE CONVERTED IN THE LIVER TO ACETYLCOa, IF YOU EAT FATS RUM IT WILL BE CONVERTED IN THE LIVER TO ACETYLCOa, WHAT EVER YOU EAT IT WILL BE CONVERTED IN THE LIVER TO ACETYLCOa

    EXCEPT FOR BUSH

    SO WUH YA AH DO? WILL YOU BLOCK ACETYLCOa FORMATION?

    TEACH ME!”

    Always happy to teach.

    Eat mostly bush.

    Vigorous exercise for at least 4 hours each week.

    And use some of the tax money to build proper sidewalks everywhere, so that we don’t feel the need to drive the Mercedes to the corner shop.

    And use some of the tax money for proper public transportation, so that we don’t have to drive expensive, foreign exchange wasting cars everywhere. We can walk on our nice new sidewalks 15 minutes to our bus stops every morning and 15 minutes back home every evening.

    And some decent street light too, so that we are not afraid of breaking our ankles in the unseen potholes.

    A little bit at a time, until we get to a better place, not only physically, but economically too.

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  • RE There are no obese adults who have not spent years eating and drinking unhealthy food.

    And not exercising.

    THIS STATEMENT IS FALSE

    RE there are no obese people in refugee camps. WHY IS THIS?

    Prader–Willi syndrome (PWS) is a genetic disorder due to loss of function of specific genes. In newborns, symptoms include weak muscles, poor feeding, and slow development. Beginning in childhood, the person becomes constantly hungry, which often leads to obesity and type 2 diabetes.

    Prader–Willi syndrome IS BY DEFINITION INFLUENCED BY DIET UH LIE?

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @FearPlay March 11, 2019 10:17 PM ““Does that mean that there are no “medical conditions” in refugee camps?” Correct! They die of natural causes induced by lack of medication.”

    How do you account for the fact that there are no fat or obese people in refugee camps, except maybe for the “aid” workers.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    I am all for a fat tax if it is going to be used for the things i suggested above. Otherwise it is a waste of time. Just a way for the government to collect more money.

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  • Always happy to teach.

    Eat mostly bush.

    ELEPHANTS AND OTHER LARGE MAMMALS EAT ONLY BUSH

    TEACH SHITE YOU CAN TEACH ME ANYTHING BOUT THIS

    “IF YOU DRINK RUM IT WILL BE CONVERTED IN THE LIVER TO ACETYLCOa, IF YOU EAT CARBOHYDRATES IT WILL BE CONVERTED IN THE LIVER TO ACETYLCOa, IF YOU EAT PROTEINS IT WILL BE CONVERTED IN THE LIVER TO ACETYLCOa, IF YOU EAT FATS RUM IT WILL BE CONVERTED IN THE LIVER TO ACETYLCOa, WHAT EVER YOU EAT IT WILL BE CONVERTED IN THE LIVER TO ACETYLCOa

    ACETYLCOa IS THE ISSUE JACKASS
    HOW THE BODY HANDLES ACETYLCOa IS THE ISSUE

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    And NCD’s are on the rise partly because we are an aging population.

    For example i did not have hypertension when i was 6, 16, 26, 36, 46, 56 nor 60.

    But now I am one of those people who keeps Dr. George and the other policy makers awake at night.

    And there are a lot of people in Barbados of my generation.

    We survived the “childhood” diseases, and now we inflict our sick old selves on this young generation.

    But there was a time when we too were young and healthy.

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  • NorthernObserver

    FYI the Great White North generally refers to Canada, KFC, McD, Burger King, Subway are all US inventions.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Georgie Porgie March 11, 2019 10:29 PM “ELEPHANTS AND OTHER LARGE MAMMALS EAT ONLY BUSH.”

    I don’t think that the size of the elephants in Kenya keeps Bajan policy makers up at night.

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  • RE And NCD’s are on the rise partly because we are an aging population.

    For example i did not have hypertension when i was 6, 16, 26, 36, 46, 56 nor 60.

    THERE ARE MANY ELDERLY WHO DO NOT HAVE NCD’S
    WGAT DOES YOUR HYPERTNSION HAVE TO DO WITH A FAT TAX

    RE I don’t think that the size of the elephants in Kenya keeps Bajan policy makers up at night.

    I DONT THINK SO EITHER BUT “ELEPHANTS AND OTHER LARGE MAMMALS EAT ONLY BUSH.”

    SO EATING MAINLY BUSH IS CLEARLY NOT THE SOLUTION KNOW IT ALL MORON

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @”The blogmaster is not so naive to disregard the right of individuals to do as they please within the bounds of the law. However, if the errant behaviour will increase my tax contribution there is a good argument that those intent on feeding a negative lifestyle should pay a disproportionate the tax contribution.”

    BUT, there is always a but. I haven’t gained any weight in more than 20 years. In fact at my last check-up i had lost a few pounds.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Georgie Porgie March 11, 2019 10:40 PM

    David’s article speaks to both obesity and NCD’s

    Eating mainly bush has not been my only suggestion.

    i suggested exercise as well.

    And infrastructural improvements to more easily allow people to keep physically active.

    Anyway my chief has just ordered me to bed, and i know that my God will grant be sweet sleep.

    So a good night to you.

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  • Q How do you account for the fact that there are no fat or obese people in refugee camps,
    A NO ACETYLCOa IN INMATES

    RE I haven’t gained any weight in more than 20 years. In fact at my last check-up i had lost a few pounds.
    SO WHAT?
    YOU EATING HEALTHY FOOD AND EXERCISING AND STILL GOT HYPERTENSION?
    THOU WHO KNOWEST ALL?
    TALKING ABOUT BLOWHARDS
    WE ALWAYS GOT TO HEAR BOUT YOU?
    THOUGHT THE TOPIC WAS ABOUT FAX TAX

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  • @NO

    Played on the reference Great White North to mean we tend to sink our teeth into what happens North of us. That said it is probably not the best way to convey the message.

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  • This is the point!

    What health policy change can be implemented to help turn things around?

    Some of us are always quick to cry foul for asking for a change to the status quo even if there is clear evidence we must. In this case Barbados is said to have one of the highest NCD rates in the world. This state translates in high health cost. This cannot be refuted. In the same way economic reform is necessary, should it not extend to the health system?

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  • We wait to see what Budget Day offers next week Wednesday.

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  • WHEN IT WAS ASKED WHICHmedical conditions which cause obesity read not influenced by diet.”

    THE KNOW IT ALL JACKASS SAID

    I’ll name you one to get your started: Prader-Willi Syndrome.

    DOES THE KNOW IT ALL JACKASS KNOW THAT Prader-Willi Syndrome. IS AN INBORN ERROR OF METABOLISM AND THAT THE OBESITY CAUSED THEREIN IS ASSOCIATED WITH weak muscles, poor feeding, Beginning in childhood, the person becomes constantly hungry, which often leads to obesity

    weak muscles OF MASTICATION LEADS TO , poor feeding, AND THEREFORE dECREASED ACETYLCOa
    WHICH LEADS TO the person becomes constantly hungry, TO GET ACETLYCOA which often leads to obesity WHICH RESULTS FROM INCREASED ACETYLCOA

    SO CLEARLY ACETYLCOA FORMATION IS A MAJOR ISSUE IN THE CAUSE OF OBESITY UH LIE?

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  • We wait to see what Budget Day offers next week Wednesday.

    HOW WILL BUDGET DAY AFFECT THE INCIDENCE OF OBESITY OR NCD’S WHEN IT IS CLEAR THAT IT DOES NOT SEEM THAT THE ASTIOLOGY IS KNOWN FOR THESE DISEASES

    HOW WILL THEY KNOW WITH OUT A TEACHER?
    HOW WILL THEY LEARN IF SEMI ILLITERATES AND KNOW IT ALLS TALKING SHITE WHEN YA TRYING TO EXPLAIN THE BASICS
    THEN THE DEVIL CHANTS THAT YOUR PPTS ARE BAD ETC
    YA JUST GIVE UP CAUSE YA NOT ACCUSTOMED TO SUCH HARRASSMENT

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  • David

    In a democracy the people have the right to eat as they see fit or so desire and no government or government agency has the right to dictate to the citizenry what it can and cannot eat.

    Now is it illegal to eat unhealthy foods in Barbados? It such is the case why not ban the importation, manufacture and production of such foods all together, but taxing its … come on man…just another way to burden the man who is trying to make ends meet the right way…

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  • David

    If government was truly concerned about the health of the people it would have stop the importation of cigarettes … Which contributes to lung cancer, kidney cancer, bowel cancer, COPD, heart disease and a whole range of other disease …not mention the financial burden cigarettes use place on the healthcare system…

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  • David

    If the Chief Health Officer was seriously concerned about the eating habits of Barbadians … He would have educated them on the dangers of consuming too much sodium in their diet, and the long term effects it could have on their blood pressure levels…
    David, why is it that Caucasians can consume high quantities of sodium and it does not impact their blood pressure levels as it does in the black population? Because genetically the black population has a sodium sensitive gene …

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  • David

    Here is what the Chief Health Officer should be saying to the Barbadian people: if you consume foods high in sodium over time this could elevate your blood pressure levels… because sodium stays in the blood and push your pressure up …
    David, in 1972 my mother late was diagnosed with hypotension, and the doctor told my mother to go home and eat salt …think about that for a moment …

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  • Georgie Porgie

    You only read about people who have the Prader Willi syndrome, but I have worked with them for many years … this is a very rare disease that is mostly found in people with mental retardation …which I have worked with for many years …these people have to be monitored 24/7 because they would eat anything just like pica disorder …go and study Pica Disorder GP

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  • The high level of NCDs is a financial burden, we can have education programs but there is the immediate cost that must be addressed.

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  • David

    Yes…the Fast Food Culture from America has reached Barbados shores, but was the Bajan diet any better? Our staple diet was high in starch ( white rice and yam potatoes etc) which contributed to the high rate of diabetes in Barbados…

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  • David

    I have a question: who allowed the Fast Food Establishments in Barbados? Weren’t those persons smart enough to understand the unhealthy implications associated with consuming Fast Food which has a high fat content that has been linked to certain chronic disease conditions?

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  • We wait to see what Budget Day offers next week Wednesday.

    I get the sense that you are flying a kite on behalf of the ruling party.

    What is the real point of this submission sir?

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  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    How expensive is a healthy lifestyle in Barbados to maintain? Why blame the obesity of Barbadians on fast foods. I read somewhere that you can eat whatever you like as long as you have a regiment of physical activity to go along with it, and are free from medical causes for obesity. Ain’t the current high price cost of living a major player towards poor eating choices in our Cou Cou land? Stop blaming fast food operations and start involving yourself in more physical activity. We are what we eat only either because we cannot eat any better or incapable of engaging in more active physical pursuits.

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  • Talking Loud Saying Nothing

    Why would any self-respecting society allow companies to make a profit out of selling addictive food that is causing harm to the general public. You do realise that the majority of imported chicken is suspect and some would say unfit for human consumption; and is sourced from Brazil and South East Asia.

    Was it not last year that that a certain minister from the previous regime gave permission for the importation of chicken of questionable quality.

    You are what you eat. The wealth of a nation is dependent on having a healthy population. This is is why it is imperative that our government pushes for legislation that would outlaw fast food restaurants in Barbados.

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  • Chlorinated chicken, antibiotics in pork and hormones in beef.

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  • In a capitalist and democratic country people have freedom of choice
    Now for govt to be restricting those freedom by way of a fat tax on food is ludicrous

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  • SSS

    What goes in our mouth causes the chronic conditions we are currently experiencing, and no amount of exercise will prevent someone from getting diabetes or high blood with a diet loaded with starch and sodium. A balance diet with proper exercise will prevent obesity, diabetes or hypertension if there isn’t a genetic component at play…

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  • The focus is on unhealthy lifestyle and the factors driving the behaviour. After all the long talk society pays for it.

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  • Hal Austin

    Then we have to find natural sources of protein such as: peanuts, chickpeas, tufo etc

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  • David

    You have to promote the benefits of eating right, but you cannot penalize people for doing otherwise … So David why doesn’t government ban cigarettes which wreaks Havoc on our healthcare system?

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife March 11, 2019 10:25 PM
    “I am all for a fat tax if it is going to be used for the things i suggested above. Otherwise it is a waste of time. Just a way for the government to collect more money.”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Given the expected loss in revenues arising the reduction in the corporation tax rates and the servicing of the BERT programme the government must find creatively imaginative ways to earn additional tax revenues.

    So what should it be? VAT on your water bills or additional VAT on your fast food fare?

    Agree that such a tax should be ring-fenced and used to help fund the public health services and clean up the country’s fast despoiling environment. Similar ring-fencing was also proposed for the sweet-drink tax but what has been the outcome.

    The same way we see taxes on alcohol and cigarettes as ‘sin taxes’ being paid upfront by the consumers for their inevitable public health care needs why not put non-nutritious fast food in the same fast lane to the destination of future ill-health and a drain on the country’s public health services like your much adored QEH and polyclinics.

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  • I CAME HERE TRYING TO GET THE BRIMBLERS TO THINK ABOUT THE BACKGROUND BIOCHEMISTRY BEHIND THIS ALL…….AND YOU GET A LOAD OF BULL SHIT FROM TWO OF THE MOST STUPID PIECES OF SLIME ON THE BLOG WHO THINK THEY KNOW ALL ABOUT EVERYTHING

    LET ME GO AND LISTEN TO SOMETHING OF EDUCATIONAL VALUE TO ME

    IT IS A WASTE OF TIME TO TRY TO THROW YOUR PEARLS TO THE SWINE AS JESUS SAID

    AFTER ALL I DONT HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES IN BARBADOS

    DAVID THERE IS MORE TO IT THAN JUST unhealthy lifestyle and the factors driving the behaviour….MUCH MORE.

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  • Georgie Porgie

    No one wants to hear your bullshit about biochemistry … give the average Bajan it simple … like I have done, and stop trying to be smart because you do not impress me one iota….

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  • The blogmaster CORRECTLY OPINED THAT There are a few medical conditions which cause obesity not influenced by diet.

    AND THE OLD FOOLISH KNOW IT ALL HAG AND SELF COFESSED FARE PICKER COMES TO CONTRADICT HIM BY TALKING ABOUT Prader–Willi syndrome (PWS) a genetic disorder WHICH IS BY DEFINITION INFLUENCED BY DIET UH LIE?

    THEN THE OTHER FOOL TALKING ABOUT BANNING CIGARETTES AND findING natural sources of protein such as: peanuts, chickpeas, tufo etc

    DOES NOT THE ASS UNDERSTAND THAT IF YOU EAT PROTEIN YOU WILL MAKE ACETYLCOA

    WITH OUT ACETYLCOA THERE CAN BE NO FAT MADE IN THE BODY AND THEREFORE NO OBESITY

    THE RUM SHOP IS FOR TALKERS NOT THINKERS OR LISTENERS AND LEARNERS

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  • RE No one wants to hear your bullshit about biochemistry …

    BUT BIOCHEMISTRY EXPLAINS THE BASIS OFLIFE FOR LIFE IS BIOCHEMISTRY
    BIOCHEMISTRY TODAY INVADES ALL THE SUB AREAS IN MEDICINE AND HEATH YA JACKASS

    ITS LIFE ABC I23 AND DO RAY ME

    THE BASIS OF OBESITY IS ACETYLCOA!

    SOUND DOCTRINE THAT CAN NOT BE REFUTED

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  • Georgie Porgie

    An over active thyroid gland …who cares …we all know this big deal GP

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  • An over active thyroid gland DOES NOT CAUSE OBESITY JACK ASS
    GO CHECK YOUR PHYSIOLOGY TEXT AGAIN
    YOU ARE SPEWING FALSE INFORMATION ON BU

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  • GP,

    I went trying to read up on that acetyl -CoA stuff and even I who did Biology and Chemistry at A level am finding I don’t have the desire to read it. Please break it down to simple terms. I did remember that carbohydrates, fats and proteins are broken down as you said but I thought there was something I was missing judging from what was being bandied about even by the authorities. I had planned to research it but here you are so why should I?

    So… you have at least one person willing to listen. I also have a big mouth and a habit of speaking to the man on the street. Trust me, they need to know.

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  • DONNA

    NICE THAT YOU ARE WILLING TO LISTEN
    BUT I HAVE GIVEN UP

    AN ELDER FROM ST VINCENT SENT ME A LOVELY PLYMOUTH BRETHREN BIBLE TEACHING SITE
    AND TODAY I WILL BE LISTENING TO SOME GOOD TEACHING ON 1 THESSALONIANS

    KEEP ON READING UP ON acetyl -CoA AND SHARE WHAT YOU FIND

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  • Georgie Porgie

    Doesn’t hypothyroidism cause weight gain? I bet you your medical license that is does…that is if you have or had one…

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  • @Lexicon

    Give it a rest.

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  • David

    I will David … but I am trying to educate your boy GP … He makes a lousy doctor….

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  • Georgie Porgie

    Also remember that prednisone use to treat rheumatoid arthritis or some of the autoimmune diseases can cause weight gain…

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  • MORON
    An over active thyroid gland IS HYPER-thyroidism NOT hypothyroidism
    you are WRONG while trying to be strong!

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  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    David

    If a lifestyle is not healthy it is obvious that is unhealthy. Wuh you telling me atall, hon bun? Sometimes you come over as a real educated kuba here, but yet the SSS love ya bad. The three main criteria for a healthy lifestyle is diet, exercise and rest. Note that the I in I ain’t say anything about sleep because you can sleep but do not get any rest. The main criteria for an unhealthy lifestyle are like two dozen different problems that can impact a persons ability to keep themselves healthy. They are stress, psychological problems associated with A,B,C,D, poverty, family life, smoking, drinking, drugs, social and state status, E, F,G, H and I. When you add up all of these things they equal to the three main things that predispose a person towards the unhealthy condition or lifestyle choice. Society pays for everything, all like now we paying for the shite the DLP did, the shite the BLP did before the DLP did shite and trying to separate the two shites from the current BLP who did shite that made us end up with idiotic DLP in seeking to find a difference.

    Lexicon

    I ain’t no doctor, but starch was never a problem until now. Salt was never a problem until now. Our food choices have never been greater until now. Compare that to the old people who ate the same, pigtail, rice, breadfruit, yam, eddoes, cassava (starches) and explain how the heck most them of lived so darn long without much NCDs? They had limited food choices but ate more ground provisions. The difference is that we have so many process foods with their concentrations of all sorts of inorganic and organic food additives that we have no idea what the heck is bio-accumulating in our system to bring on NCDs. Ya think eating a pigtail could be more dangerous than a slice of process ham? The human body was not designed for specific foods namely meat consumption, but we cannot get enough of the stuff that fills us up with bad cholesterol. And lemme tell ya, every single meat base food to give ya a bit of cholesterol. The giant food industry introduced all sort of shite ingredients in the food and we lapped it up like the licorish brutes that we are (yours truly included). Do you think we were designed for meat consumption or even salt? Most, if not all foods have natural salt in them. The human body needs it and mother nature has provided it naturally in non process foods., But we cannot stomach the bland, we need taste. Its how the industry has conditioned us and stand ready to defend the shite they doing to food. However, you will be amazed at what exercise can do, especially a good sweat per day. The human body is no fool like some of us, its a regulator, and conditioned properly and up to fitness levels, removes and heals so many problems you would be amazed. I lie, Georgie Porgie pudding in pie, kiss the girls and made them cry?

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  • prednisone use to treat rheumatoid arthritis or some of the autoimmune diseases can cause weight gain…

    HOW DOES IT DO THAT?
    HOW DOES THE STEROID DO THIS?
    DOES IT NOT AFFECT METABOLISM AND THUS INVOLVE ACETYLCOA?
    IS THIS NOT BIOCHEMISTRY?

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  • Georgie Porgie

    I am asked you if hypothyroidism doesn’t cause weight gain? Prove me wrong …I found my mistake with the overactive thyroid gland …but prove to me the an underactive thyroid gland does cause weight gain…

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  • RE I lie, Georgie Porgie pudding in pie, kiss the girls and made them cry?
    THE GIRLS DID NOT CRY SSS
    Georgie Porgie made them HIGH
    AND NO….YOU HAVE NOT LIED
    YOUR BIOCHEMISTRY IS SOUND
    YOU HAVE MADE THE MOST SENSE SO FAR

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  • LEXICON
    SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP…………..AND NOT NECESSARILY IN THAT ORDER

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  • Georgie Porgie

    I know what synthroid or levothyroxine is use for I have been administering ror years GP … Hyperthyroidism primary effects women Sir …I know my stuff …

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  • Affect sorry

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  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    Hal Austin

    Chlorinated water, yet we drinking em. Compound A- Z in food yet we eat em.

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  • We have realize that everything we put in our mouth impacts our bloodstream and our health … whether it is of nutritious value or not ….

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  • Fat is we cultcha.
    Go to YouTube:

    Captain Sawyer – Big Fat and Thick Crop Over 2005

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  • David

    The government wants to penalize people for bad eating habits … but good eating habits cost money … so is government going to make commodities affordable?

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    Lexicon

    If what you saying is true, what then should we eat?

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  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    Lexicon

    There are you are hon bun. The crux of Barbados’ problem. Another factor contributing to unhealthy lifestyles – THE COST OF BUYING HEALTHY, WHOLESOME ORGANIC FOOD.

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  • SSS

    For protein I eat fish chickpeas, nuts … Vegetables … For starch Small portions of brown and black rice and sweet potato… and all kinds of fruits without the high sugar content …

    Balance diet: starch, protein, vegetable … for breakfast starch, protein, fruit …

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  • SSS

    It is expensive to eat right here in the States as well …have you seen the prices in the health food section at the supermarket here?

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  • SSS

    The problem is a lot of people aren’t discipline with their mouth … especially when it comes to eat … instead of eating the cookie that is loaded with sugar and whatever … why not eat a piece of fruit which it of more nutritional value than the cookie?
    It is all about developing enough discipline to make better nutritional choices… Instead of eating the big bowl of white rice which impacts your pancreas negatively … why not choose a small portion of white rice, vegetables, and a piece of fish … Instead of sweet drink … Drink water …

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  • SSS

    I love Dunkin Donuts coffee, but I cut it out my diet several months ago because I know the impact it would have had on my cholesterol if I had continue to use it with milk … I cut butter out of my diet as well and replaced it with olive oil …and canola oil …

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  • MILK BUTTER OLIVE OIL CANOLA OIL ARE ALL METABOLIZED TO ACETYLCOA…………THE PRECURSOR OF CHOLESTEROL DUMMY!

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  • Georgie Porgie

    I do not care what your medical reseach tells you, but I know that consuming high starchy foods over time kills the pancreas … eating high starchy foods for many decades kills the pancreas … when you eat for example: a big bowl of white rice the pancreas has to shoot of enough insulin to neutralize the starch and this over time over works the pancreas … that is why nutritionists suggest that you eat small portion of rice/ potatoes etc lessen the load on the pancreas…

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  • Georgie Porgie

    Along with the olive and canola oils I also eat a lot of garlic which has the properities that decrease the LDL and raise the HDL … both oils are better than Margarine though …

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  • DONNA

    TO GIVE YOU MORE ABOUT THE ROLE AND IMPORTANCE OF ACETYLCO A IT WOULD BEST BE DONE BY SUBMITTING ONE OF MY STELLAR BIOCHEMISTRY PPTS

    BUT I WILL NOT GO AGAINST MY VOW NOT TO EVER SUBMIT SUCH WORK ON BU AGAIN, NOT EVEN TO PLEASE YOU
    SO SORRY SWEETHEART

    LET THIS BLOG REVEL IN THE BULL SHIT EFFLUXED FROM THE SHELVES OF HOUSTON BY THE KNOW IT ALLS HERE WHO HAVE ALREADY EFFECTIVELY DEMONSTRATED THAT REALLY THEY NOTHING ABOUT THE SUBJECT UNDR REVIEW

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  • If you pose a fat tax it may lead to more rapes ,bestiality etc because if extremely fat women are taxed then a lot more female tourists will go elsewhere because of cost causing your beach gigolos to look for something else to fill that void.

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  • It is worth repeating that what is referred to as a fat tax is levied on unhealthy foods.

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  • @DR. GP

    Did you not submit a slide presentation that outline what happens to food in the digestive system? I remember most of what you said above from the presentation. It should be in the medical corner. I think it was during your diabetes teaching session.

    I have hypothyroidism. Have had it for many years. Was on thyroxin, but after having a lobe removed, it more or less righted itself. Two years ago, the Dr. told me it was low. It has been getting a little lower at every 3 month test. She refuses to put me back on medication as it would increase my heart rate and I am hypertensive. Her instructions, reduce the eating or increase the activity to combat the weight gain. My choice.

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