Maggie Tuttle is the driving force behind this book for in 1995 she embarked on a campaign against Hormone Replacement Therapy ( HRT) and set up the first helpline for women damaged by these drugs. maggie had herself been prescribed HRT for 15 years and had suffered major illnesses and underwent unnecessary operations as a consequence. She consulted NHS doctors and Harley Street specialists. There seemed to be no medical answers until in 1995 she decided unilaterally to stop taking all medications and began her slow climb back to health.
Via the Menopausal helpline, Maggie heard from over 11,000 women worldwide. In 1998 she hired the Brighton Conference Centre to stage the first conference in the world on the terrible potential side effects of HRT. Doctor attend from from the Uk, USA, Egypt, Sweden & India.
Martin Walker is an author highly respected by those many seekers after truth who see beyond the spin and manipulation of corporate scinece. Martin had known Maggie for many years and met up with her by chance in 2002. After speaking with her, he was convinced that she and women worldwide needed a voice. For his book on HRT Martin has drawn on interviews with many of the women on Maggie's Data Base, who represent just a fraction of the thousands whose lives are believed to have been destroyed by prescribed hormones.
Not just women, but men everywhere must read this book
Author : Martin Walker
ISBN : 0-95196-7-4
email Maggie: email@example.com
SIN first heard about Maggie Tuttle in 1999. She actually, we think, organised the first demonstration of dissatisfied patients in London in May 1999. SIN joined the march together with several other patient support groups e.g.. The Arachnoiditis Group; Campaign Against Unnecessary Hysterectomies; Campaign Against Underage Contaceptives etc. We are delighted she has been successful with her campaign to spread information so that women can make choices based on 'informed consent'.
Martin Walker has written several meticulously researched including "Dirty Medicine", an expose of the pharmaceutical industry and the 'bible' for all health freedom activists.
14th November 2006
No One is Immune from MRSA!
MRSA kills 5000 per year and these super
resistant bugs contribute and hasten up to 15,000 deaths per year.
in addition MRSA causes serious long term ill health and damage - amputation
of limbs etc. The infection rates in UK hospitals are between 30% and 40%.
In Scandinavia and Netherlands infection rates are 1% or less. What are
they doing right? What are we doing wrong? If a UK citizen is taken ill
in one of these countries the chances are that they will be put in isolation
to check for infections.
The MRSASUPPORT Group is
asking that all those who are worried about hospital acquired infections
( and surely there are few if any who are not worried?) to write/email
their MPs and also the BMA.
It is suggested that you raise in your letter all your concerns. These may be from first hand knowledge as a patient or visitor or from information in the media. Below are some issues you may wish to focus on or you may have others.
1. Provide nurses with appropriate and suitable changing facilities so that they can avoid wearing their uniforms outside their work place. This practice is unhygienic and causes cross-infection.
2. Replace detergent with disinfectant, for cleaning our hospitals and beds. Tell them that detergent creates conditions for the germs to thrive and proliferate. Dry mopping simply moves the germs from one place to another.
3. More domestic staff trained to do the cleaning to the required standards and more nurses should be employed to enable the job to be done properly .
4. Masks should be used by all medical staff when dealing with patients' vulnerable invasive procedures. The germs live in the nostrils and so must be air-borne.
5. Sterile plastic gloves should be available.
6. In addition to clean sheets - how often are the blankets changed when a new patient uses the bed? Are the washing temperatures above 60C?
7. Hand washing Gel should be at end of every bed and outside the wards. ( This does seem to have been introduced).
8. If a patient is isolated with MRSA then visitors should be appropriately dressed with masks gloves and gowns etc.
9. Are hospital staff routinely and regularly tested as carriers?
10 Ambulances - how often are the blankets washed and sterilised? Why are not sealed sterile packs of paper sheets made available to be put over the patient before the blankets are put on?