Before she died in February, she made an online blog called “Stories by Carrol” explaining her worst and best days before the last one.
In 2014, Carrol Krause, a former reporter for the Herald Times in Bloomington, Indiana, was forced to retire from journalism due to ovarian cancer. A few months prior she started to have issues with digesting food and couldn’t eat solid food. She was baffled by what she was given for a substitution for nutrition.
She wrote: “Hospice had the very best of intentions, [but] the stuff they sent over was not real FOOD. In fact, I’m outraged at the idea that they feed this stuff to dying people.” Krause was given a bag filled with products by Ensure: shakes, pudding, and a fake apple juice drink. The “food” was made with so many chemicals and had the nutritional value of a bag of Frito-Lay potato chips. Owned by Abbott Nutrition, Ensure is one of the most terrible examples from a big food corporation, covering up toxic chemicals as a source for a healthy alternative.
Abbott Nutrition is deeply tied with medical industry and it is so extensive, that their products are in almost every hospital across the nation. It spells horrible news for those who are trying to aim for a healthier lifestyle amidst health issues.
THE TRUTH ABOUT ENSURE
Abbot owns its own brand “Ensure” that makes medical “nutritional shakes and drinks.” It sends out fake claims to customers like “#1 Doctor Recommended” and “Worldwide Leader in Nutritional Science” when really, the products are a scam.
They are far from nutritional and given to patients in terrible health conditions. Instead of receiving essential nutrients, they get fillers, chemicals, and preservatives. What’s even more terrible, is their tie to the pro-GMO organization the Grocery Manufacturers Association, which has received around a million dollars from Abbott to lobby against GMO labeling in the United States.
ENSURE CLEAR™ THERAPEUTIC NUTRITION
On the front of Ensure Clear packages there is a orange drink with an apple beside it, yet the back contradicts the front with: this product “contains no apple juice”. It only comes with two main ingredients: sugar and water. It even has:
Corn Syrup Solids: which are completely made of corn syrup, which is all glucose, leading to obesity. Its made from genetically modified corn that is linked to cancer and diabetes.
Cupric sulfate: is mostly a toxic, fungicide and pesticide, that is known to trigger anemia, gastrointestinal issues, and even death. Cupric sulfate triggers cell mutation leading to damage of DNA.
Chromium chloride has a detrimental impact on men and women’s reproductive health, ulcers, abnormal bleeding, and stomach problems.
Sodium Selenite: comes from copper metal and often labeled as a “nutrient,” yet the EPA deems it as a danger to human health.
Natural and Artificial Flavors: are impure chemicals that damage our bodies and makes us more susceptible to serious illnesses, such as cancer.
When we are in poor health, we need to restore our level of essential vitamins to make up for the immune response. Believe me, there is a huge difference between natural vitamins from organic food, and synthetic vitamins. In fact, most commercial health supplements and Ensure products, are mainly synthetic and made with harmful chemicals. When a study is conducted and claims a vitamin is toxic at high levels, yet its because the synthetic has been examined, and mixed into natural vitamins.
Synthetic vitamins have a harder time being digested by the body as they are “isolated” and aren’t part of the vitamin complex. When synthetic vitamins don’t have nutrients, the body then compensates for it by using up your stored nutrients.
“This process results in an overall negative health effect while minimizing any gains that could have been achieved by the supplement,” states the report from The Hippocrates Health Institute “Nutri-Con: The Truth about Vitamins & Supplements.”
Other Ingredients Include:
Dl-alpha-tocopherol acetate: is the synthetic version of vitamin E and is 12% effective than natural vitamin E. The synthetic version is made from a byproduct of a petrochemical dependent manufacturing process. It also raises your risk for DNA damage, a hemorrhagic stroke, and other severe effects.
Ferrous sulfate: a form of synthetic iron that is associated with nausea, gastrointestinal issues, constipation, and allergic reactions.
Niacinamide: is synthetic vitamin B3 that can cause severe health problems and liver failure.
Manganese sulfate: is “from the reaction between manganese oxide and sulfuric acid.” It’s commonly used in fungicides, varnishes and paints, fertilizers, and ceramic.
Calcium Pantothenate: mimics vitamin B5, and is a synthetic made from pantothenic acid.
Vitamin A Palmitate: is fake vitamin A, and can cause stomach problems and liver damage.
Zinc Sulfate: is a toxic, synthetic form of zinc that poses a threat to our environment.
Sodium molybdate: is a chemical version of sodium that can raise infertility issues in wildlife.
There are more synthetic vitamins and other ingredients such as:
Whey Protein Isolate (likely from cows fed GMO corn), Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid (a synthetic form of vitamin C that is usually inorganic and hard for the body to digest), Folic acid, Biotin, and Vitamin D3.
This is all the ingredients in Ensure’s mainstream products and it’s blatantly obvious that there is no nutritional value in these so called “nutritious drinks/food.”
CARROL KRAUSE’S CALL FOR ACTION
“Soup is good food. Pudding can be good food too, if it has real milk and egg in it … But, this swill (I don’t know what else to call it) from Hospice is completely vile,” Krause typed up in September of 2015.“It’s not real food, only a collection of starches, sugars, artificial flavors and nutritional powders all mixed into water.” She, like others who are opening their eyes to Ensure and other similar products that are synthetic, dangerous to our health, Krause typed:
“Maybe someone who spends their life eating at fast-food joints wouldn’t object to eating Ensure products, but I do, because I know the difference between real food and fake food…” “I wouldn’t feed this stuff to a dying animal, let alone a dying human being. If you agree, let the hospital management know. Or snipe at them via social media until they begin to pay attention. I think it’s time for a food fight!”
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