Formula nutrition was developed under the hypothesis that humans wouldn’t actually need natural food, but only it’s containing chemicals and elements, ideally in a fragmented form. It’s a prime example of allopathic naive reductionism, a perversion of nature that turned out to cause death and disease.
II. Suitable for weight gain?
A myth among doctors is that supplemental drinks are easy to digest. This misconception is derived from the simplistic assumption that digestion is nothing but the splitting up of food into its constituents. In fact it's not possible to replicate the complex process of digestion in vitro.
The heavy and bloated feeling, the many GI issues is testimony formula is actually hard to handle for the body, gives you false satiety cues, and unsuitable for weight gain. Predigested proteins are believed to act as an appetite suppressant, which is related to the bitter taste, delayed gastric emptying and some hormonal processes. For these reasons the same drinks are marketed for weight loss as well.
adjective [Latin patiens.]
1. Having the quality of enduring evils without murmuring or fretfulness; sustaining afflictions of body or mind with fortitude, calmness. It is followed by of before the evil endured. Webster's Dictionary 1828
So called side effects are actually symptoms of acute or chronic poisoning.
Bioavailability is a complex process involving several different stages: liberation, absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination phases.
Synthetics do not get absorbed by the body in the same way as natural vitamins because they have been “isolated”—they are separated from the entire vitamin complex and trace minerals and enzymes. What a synthetic vitamin is lacking, the body tries to make up for by itself and depletes its existing nutrients in the process. Bioequivalence is closely related to the concept of bioavailability. For some nutrients, equal absorption does not mean equal biological effects because the nutrient sources are chemically different, resulting in differences in nutrient activity.
Article: “Due to this large number of thermal processes, the formulas are subject to a series of reactions that can negatively impact their quality, among them the Maillard reaction. [...] It can result in numerous consequences, such as: an unavailability of amino acids, solubility loss, increase the allergenicity of certain proteins, and even impediment of mineral absorption.“
Article: Trace element deficiencies in long-term tube fed patient
Article: “Only 8-12% of the typical nutritional supplements available today are actually absorbed by your body.“
The complexity makes the exact size and composition of food compounds difficult to ascertain. It is believed to encompass at least 50,000 different detectable compounds but as instrument sensitivity and separation technologies improve, this number is expected to grow further.
Article: Hair loss in long-term or home parenteral nutrition: are micronutrient deficiencies to blame?
Formula damages the gut biome and cause a long-term weakened immune system and intestinal distress.
In a HUEL experiment on German television, the participants quit after four days for feeling bad.
The results: “With certain so-called good germs of the microbiota, the number has definitely gone down. That means we have an imbalance. This in turn can then possibly lead to a metabolic disorder. An important parameter indicates that the intestinal permeability, i.e. the permeability to toxins, is increased. This means that unpleasant germs can give off toxins, which in turn have to be detoxified in the liver, i.e. stress the liver.”
Article: “Food compositions can also alter the luminal environment, intestinal barrier function and gut microbiota with concomitant effect on dietary protein digestibility, peptide transport, and bioavailability.”
Study: “The stool of Malawian children with kwashiorkor was transplanted into GF mice fed a Malawi-style diet; these mice exhibited malnutrition and reduced weight gain compared with mice transplanted with the stool of healthy controls.”
Study: “In Anorexia nervosa, some authors have linked reduced bacterial diversity to more severe eating disorder symptoms as well as comorbid depression.”
In a study, an anorexic woman who failed to gain weight, received a fecal microbiota transplant from an obese woman. She then gained 6.3 kg in body weight, mostly due to a 55% increase in body fat and despite a reported stable caloric intake.
Sweet but poison: “Dr. H. J. Roberts stated in his lectures that once free of the "diet products" and with no significant increase in exercise, his patients lost an average of 19 pounds over a trial period.“
Article: Artificial Sweeteners: Weight Gain and Other Side Effects
VIII. Supplemental drinks for diabetes
Some drinks targeted to diabetics also avoid high-fructose corn syrup as an ingredient, but use hidden sugars (maltodextrin, tapioca starch) which might be just as bad or even worse. In addition artificial sweeteners are being used, too.
Article: “Our study shows that individuals with obesity who consume artificial sweeteners, particularly aspartame, may have worse glucose management than those who don't take sugar substitutes.“
Professor Jennifer Kuk, obesity researcher in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science.
Study: “At least daily consumption of diet soda [Sucralose] was associated with a 36% greater relative risk of incident metabolic syndrome and a 67% greater relative risk of incident type 2 diabetes.“
“Maltodextrin has a high glycemic index, which can cause your blood sugar to spike and be highly dangerous for people with diabetes or insulin resistance. While the glycemic index of table sugar is 65, maltodextrin takes it up to 106 to 136.“
IX. Opposite day
Supplemental drinks for cancer patients are high in
sugars, promoting cancer growth, In the case of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), they worsen
Article: Bioaccumulation of Toxic Metals in Fish Oil Capsules
Heavy Metals Exposure and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia
Supplemental drinks cause protein and nutrient deficiences instead of correcting them, instead of supporting weight gain for cachectic patients they induce further weight loss.
X. Unintentional weight loss
A very frequent side effect is unwanted weight loss.
In this study, a 20% casein diet led to weight and muscle gain in rats, while rats fed a diet supplemented with whey hydrolysate, concentrate or amino acids showed weight loss, even though they were consuming a larger amount of calories!
In one study the participants that were given high caloric supplemental drinks (3x266kcal), surprisingly had a significant lower weight gain (2,0kg) than participants given low-calorie supplemental drinks (3x190kcal/3,3kg).
Doctors react skeptically to the debate surrounding the issue of force-feeding. Switching to artificial nutrition means great physical and psychological stress. A delicate matter that needs to be approached carefully. Because, according to Dr. Peter Weiss, the artificially nourished body is going back to an emergency program: from blood pressure to the functioning of white blood cells, spinal cord and thyroid gland, in fact everything changes in hunger patients.
Red Army Faction (RAF) terrorist HOLGER MEINS starved in his hunger strike down to 86 lbs, in spite of being force-fed. You never know if he would have lived without being tortured and poisoned. In 1981, 11 of 12 Irish hunger strikers survived for longer (59-73 days) without being force-fed. In Great Britain, force-feeding had been abolished in the 1970s after it had killed several Irish hunger strikers.
XII. Refeeding Syndrome demystified
Article: “Refeeding syndrome is a well described but often forgotten condition. No randomised controlled trials of treatment have been published.”
Article: “The lack of a clear definition accounts for the difficulty of diagnosis and uncertainties in treatment. Therefore, the RFS is a potentially serious condition, often overlooked by many physicians. This is of particular concern because of the high prevalence of hospital malnutrition often underestimated even in the internal medicine wards.”
“RFS, which is potentially fatal, defined as “significant fluid and electrolyte abnormalities pertaining to metabolic disturbances following rapid oral, enteral or parenteral refeeding in chronically undernourished patients.” The most profound biochemical abnormality is hypophosphatemia, while other biochemical abnormalities include a disturbance of sodium and fluid balance; a deficiency of thiamine; hypomagnesemia; hypokalemia; and changes in protein, fat, and carbohydrate metabolism.”
“Clinical phosphate depletion and resultant low blood P (hypophosphatemia) results from IV administration of glucose or TPN (Total Transparental Nutrition) without P supplementation. (Dr. Wallach – Epigenetics p. 462)
A Scientific Study Discovers Problems
“In 2017, the journal Bone published a joint study from the Mayo Clinic, carried out in conjunction with Yale University. Out of 51 cases of young children who were given Nutricia Neocate as a primary food source, all but three (94%) suffered from rickets as well as dangerously low phosphate levels.“
“In 92% of the AN patients there was osteopenia (bone loss), in 38% even
osteoporosis, although 90% received estrogen therapy.”
Artificial feeding causes in both infants and anorexics bone diseases and can
be fatal for emaciated inpatients.
“Forced intravenous or tube feeding can almost always be avoided even in
severe cases, and according to the APA consensus often leads to medical
complications (fluid retention, heart failure) [...]”
Article: “Nasogastric feeding is associated with substantial physical risks, including refeeding syndrome.”
Case Report(of a 14-year-old girl with severe anorexia nervosa):„However, RFS (edema, hypoalbuminemia,
and heart failure) occurred despite careful treatment. We used albumin and diuretics for treatment of RFS, but severe liver damage resulted.“
The metabolic changes caused by starvation do exist, but for a long time doctors did not know how to deal with them and until today do not recognize the connection with artificial nutrition. RFS is also diagnosed in post-surgical parenteral nutrition (TPN) without prior starvation.
Article: 75% were identified as high-risk for refeeding syndrome before starting total parenteral nutrition.
With a carefully planned, high-fat natural diet, if necessary with supplements (phosphate, thiamine), RFS can be avoided. A study demonstrated that high calorie (1,900-2,400 kcal in the first 5 days) refeeding can be accomplished without tube feeding. One recent study of „food only“ refeeding began at 2,000 kcal/d and increased by 200 kcal/d, which shortened the hospital stay, resulting in savings of $19,056. When in 2019 the paradigm shift happened, the focus was put on the financial aspect.
Common practice used to be 5-10 kcal / kg bodyweight as a starting point, which led to further weight loss in the first week ("underfeeding syndrome"), sometines starvation death. Due to extreme hunger, calorie restriction is very harmful for anorexics.
One study showed there is no connection between RFS and the amount of calories, occuring electrolyte shifts can be easily treated even on high-caloric tubefeeding.
XIII. Artificial feeding for anorexia nervosa
Article: “This often promotes abdominal body fat gain, which potentially negatively influences the patient's compliance and increases the risk of relapse. Half of the patients had sufficiently high fat mass, despite very low BMI. Consequently, their muscle (and other organ) masses must have been extremely low.”
Study: “Adolescents recovering from AN remained protein depleted at 7 months after baseline assessment, even though they were weight restored.”
Article: “Our data suggest enteral feeding to be neither a risk factor nor beneficial for growth, recovery or persistence of AN. Enteral feeding seems to be a tightrope walk: preventing starvation in the malnourished patient confronts to leaving out his individuality and freedom. EF is not only a psychological but also a physiological challenge for the patient [...]. In our study we found a higher recovery rate in patients without enteral feeding (72%) than in patients with EN (65%). There are surprisingly few studies comparing artificial feeding, either by tube or parenterally, to oral feeding.”
Doctors are of the belief the slower weight gain of low-BMI patients is related to their weight. In fact it's related to the high-caloric feeding (rather high-caloric malnutrition).
“In comparison the patients in studies by Ramsay and Watson significantly gained weight faster (0.75 and ~ 1.2 kg / week, respectively). It is noteworthy that neither Ramsay nor Watson used high-calorie tube feeds in the treatment, but rather the patients only ate regular food.
In a study review anorexia patients fed food only had a weight change of 6.0 kg while patients fed liquid supplements and food had a weight change of only 4.3 kg.
Weight loss after discontinuing artificial feeding gives the illusion of tube-dependency.
“In some patients, however, there was not only a slight decrease in weight after discontinuing tube feeding, they lost a few kilograms (a maximum of 2.30 kg during the first seven days and a maximum of 3.15 kg until discharge).”
These rapid weight losses can only be explained by fluid drainage. The weight gained with tube feeding is nothing but smoke and mirrors.
Article: “Others, especially if they have undergone aggressive intravenous repletion or total parenteral refeeding during a recent previous hospitalization, may arrive with as much as twenty extra pounds of edema weight.“
Article: “The frequent use of sip feeds and/or nutritional supplements is not usually helpful. They encourage patients away from the experience of food, re-enforce their avoidance of foods and can foster dependency on artificial food sources. The decision to tube feed is complex and requires careful planning, i.e. it may be extremely distressing for patients with a history of physical or sexual abuse. It has been reported that patients consider their experience of involuntary feeding to be degrading and an infringement of their human rights, as well as making them feel imprisoned and punished.”
Study: “Predisposing factors to a compulsory admission were a history of childhood sexual or physical abuse. More deaths among compulsory than voluntary patients (10/79 v. 2/78) were found.”
Anorexia nervosa does not have the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric conditions for being an incurale disease, but because of medical malpracice.
XIV. Protein Needs and Protein Poisoning
Of all mammals, human breast milk has the lowest protein content (roughly equivalent to that of fruit and vegetables) because humans are the slowest growers. It follows that adults also have low protein requirements. The strongest animal in the world (gorillas) has an extremely low protein diet.
The naturalness is more important for the protein quality than the amino acid profile. Most cases of protein deficiency occur with caloric undereating, also with extremely unbalanced diets, with malabsorption, or because of denatured protein.
In the beginning of the force-feeding I received a ultra-high-protein (40%) diet, which not only led to weight loss, but also completely deranged my blood levels.
Protein poisoning (also referred to colloquially as rabbit starvation,) refers to an unverified acute form of malnutrition that some have speculated may be caused by a diet deficient in fat.
Only very recently mainstream medicine has recognized the importance of fat for emaciated patients.
Article: “It is possible that liver lipid accumulation was caused by overfeeding of carbohydrate suggesting that a lower carbohydrate, higher fat diet may be beneficial during AN treatment.”
In spite of overdosing on protein I developed a protein deficiency I hadn’t had on a low-calorie vegan diet.
Study: “An exception to this was the group of well nourished infected animals ingesting a 20% hydrolysed casein diet. From the 5th week of infection onward, their body weights were observed to drop progressively and at the end of the experimental period their weights were similar to those of non-infected undernourished mice. [...]Even when fed balanced diets, in this experimental model, the infected liver seems to be unable to metabolize the surplus of ingested aminoacids, with the result that the mice die from hepatic coma.”
In 2016 I managed a rapid weight gain in a different clinic because I rejected the supposedly life-essential tube feeding and supplemental drinks. My protein levels were back within the normal range long before my weight was restored.
Study: “Five patients were fed a diet providing 20% of energy from protein and seven patients were fed a diet with only 10% of energy There was no significant difference between the two diets for elemental metabolic balance, changes in anthropometric measures, in weight gain, or in potassium-40 counts; nor was there any difference in the energy cost of weight gain, in the rise in basal metabolic rate, or the change in hematocrit, serum albumin, or cholesterol. However, blood urea nitrogen was higher in those patients who received the high protein diet. Satisfactory nutritional rehabilitation of patients with anorexia nervosa does not require a high protein diet.”
Article: “Hypoalbuminaemia is one of the most prevalent disorders in hospitalized and critically ill patients. One report determined the prevalence to be greater than 70% of elderly hospitalized patients.”
Album infusions were not only ineffective treating hypoalbuminemia, it proved to be even more deadly:
“The group of patients who received 20% albumin showed an approximately 20% increase in mortality in the intensive care unit and after 28 days.[...]Surprisingly, despite this negative data base for human albumin since 2006, the revision of the German Sepsis Society changed the use of human albumin as a volume replacement for severe sepsis and septic shock. [...] The reason for this change was not explained.”
“Sick people who received albumin had an average 1.7 times higher risk than controls [...]. In each of the three categories [...] the albumin infusions caused increased deaths. [...] There is no evidence that human albumin saves lives. On the contrary: there is strong suspicion that this therapy causes additional deaths in hypovolemia, burns and hypoalbuminemia.”
Synthetic protein is a poison to the body.
Article: “A growing body of data indicates that persistent underfeeding throughout the ICU stay, particularly protein underfeeding, may significantly contribute to long-term mortality.”
In 2014 in a suicidal and severely emaciated state I was put into a psychiatric ward where my ideology and the psychiatrists’ clashed. I refused supplemental drinks, calling them poison, and knew for the mentioned reasons that they were not helpful for weight gain. After escaping from the ward, a disciplinary force-feeding was decided. 🡆Drapetomania “Dr. C. suggested a solution — to make running impossible by removing the big toes of potential runaways.”
My prediction that I would starve to death was proof of my "delusionality". As in so many cases, I quickly got caught in a death spiral. Complications and intolerances led to intensive care unit stays, antibiotics and pain medication, and continuous weight loss. For four months, the doctors insisted on their dogma that I couldn’t eat any natural food in my condition because my diet had to be precisely adjusted according to scientific research. Shortly before I died of starvation, I was discharged with the diagnosis: refeeding syndrome (for a short time differential diagnosis: AIDS). The diagnosis: delusions was however revised, which was an indirect admission of error.
XVI. Doctors don’t believe in their own treatments
According to a study, 88.3% doctors opted for the Do-Not-Prolong Life.
• only 5 % would definitely want CPR
• only 2 % ventilation
• only 4 % dialysis
• only 4 % chemotherapy
• only 8 % most major surgeries
• only 9 % most invasive testing
• only 5 % a feeding tube
• only 19 % antibiotics
• only 18 % IV hydration
While some being undecided.
Even if they chose this profession for idealistic reasons, they get corrupted sooner or later by the system.
Study: Chemo therapy has a 2.3 % success rate.
Article: “Cachexia is estimated to be the immediate cause of death in 20% to 40% of cancer patients.“
Study: Nasogastric and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tubes were associated with moderate hypoxaemia.
Article: Acid-base homeostasis disturbances appear to increase the oxygen consumption required for maintenance metabolism
Article: Chronic metabolic acidosis may be the cause of cachexia: Body fluid pH correction may be an effective therapy
Oxygen deprivation and an acidic body causes not only weight loss, but creates anxiety, which explains the panicky mask wearers.
XVIII. Enteral feeding for advanced dementia
Studies show that tube feeding does not improve the nutritional status in subjects with severe dementia, it causes excessive use of restraints and it is ineffective in preventing and treating pressure ulcers and aspiration pneumonia. Enteral feeding doubles the risk of dying.
Nature has arranged that dying people eat and drink less, because in this state the body becomes very acidic, which has desired effects: it comes to a loss of consciousness, it has pain-relieving and also anxiety-relieving effects.
Although it relieves the nursing staff and relatives, tube feeding often leads to complications and can agonizingly prolong the dying process.
Study: “Other investigators observed that only 50% of patients with dementia and inadequate oral intake are likely to survive more than 6 months after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy placement. The most significant factor that predicted poor survival in patients at 6 months was a serum albumin concentration less than 2.8 g/dL.”
Many tube-fed dementia patients die from a protein deficiency, too.
“The use of our formula [intact protein]was associated with an acceptable long-term mean serum albumin level of more than 4 g/dL. This is in contrast to the observation that despite a seemingly adequate level of protein and energy intake, approximately one third of geriatric patients who receive enteral feeding with a formula providing high energy and protein nutrition were noted to have persistently low serum albumin levels.”
: “Studies of PEGs and the elderly with dementia have also made another unwelcome discovery: the 30-day post-PEG mortality rate can be as high as 25-30%.” Is it?... (unwelcome)
IXX. Tube feeding as a crime
“Performing PEG tube feeding for financial or personal reasons alone is not ethically justifiable. We call it bodily harm” Professor Georg Marckmann
“The Federal Ministry of Health called for the introduction of a general indication for artificial feeding for eating disorders. In a newspaper interview, the spokesman for the BMGS raved about a "small, manageable group who has not much left to expect from life.” [...]”
“The ministry's guideline has a political background and it is in industry interests rather than the quality of care.” G-BA chairman Rainer Hess
FRESENIUS was fined 231.7 million US dollars for corruption. From 2007 to 2016, employees of the group bribed doctors and public officials in several countries.
Artificial nutrition, especially through a tube, is not curative for ED, but promotes eating-disordered behavior. PEG tubes are associated with high risks (I almost died of peritonitis myself). Eating disordered people should be encouraged to eat like "normal", "healthy" people and to learn about healthy eating habits.
No country in the world supports breastfeeding moms like they should, according to a report by the WHO and UNICEF. According to the WHO, inadequate breastfeeding rates result in economic losses of about US $302 billion annually.
“[...]the well-financed steam-roller marketing techniques of the food industry to sell totally unaffordable and inappropriate infant foods in impoverished countries while mouthing sanctimonious platitudes about their world role in improving child nutrition.” He coined the term “commerciogenic malnutrition” to describe the malnutrition caused by such ill considered promotion.”
“A study conducted in Barbados in 1969 showed that 82% of the mothers were “stretching” the formula. They were making a 4-day can last between 5 days and 3 weeks.”
“At least one million children in developing countries, Tarzie Vittachi of Unicef estimates, die every year because of incorrect and inadequate nutrition with breast milk substitutes, not because the mothers cannot breastfeed, but because they were told that a certain baby milk powder was "better", "modern", "more scientific", "fancier" or simply "more comfortable.”
Article: “A study in the USA analysed 500 formulas and baby food products from 60 brands and screened them for over 130 toxins. The researchers measured alarming levels of arsenic, cadmium, lead and acrylamide: 65% of products tested positive for arsenic, 58% for cadmium, 36% for lead, and 10% for acrylamide. All of these toxic substances are linked to developmental defects and serious health conditions and thus pose potential dangers for developing infants. Bisphenol A, BPA, acts as a hormone disruptor with negative effects on fertility and human reproduction ; it was found in 60% of products claiming to be ‘BPA free.’”
“While human milk is highly protective against both malnutrition and diarrhea, with improper use of bottle formulas, the two react synergistically. Underweight babies are prone to infections that create diarrhea and the baby suffering with constant diarrhea is unable to absorb enough nutrients from what food it gets.“
Study: “Feeding [infants] a hydrolyzed protein food led to a temporarily lower weight gain in the first year of life.”
Studies have also shown that infants fed protein hydrolysate give sooner signals that they are full. The researchers' hypothesis: “Infants may dislike the taste of protein hydrolysate formula and consequently consume less, thereby gaining weight more slowly.”
The better (sweeter) taste of breast milk does not make babies drink larger amounts either. The opposite is the case. Study: “The energy intake of infants who were given infant formula with cow's milk in addition to breast milk tended to be 20% higher than the energy intake of exclusively breastfed babies.”
The difference could be even greater for babies fed exclusively formula. The explanation is that cow's milk’s composition does not meet the nutritional requirements of an infant. The main reason why babies have a slower weight gain with protein hydrolysate is the mentioned “appetite-suppressing” effect and the lower bioavailability. The bitter taste could also be a factor, but most of the times it is covered with flavorings.
Study: “Cow’s Milk Formula is less satiating to infants than Extensive Hydrolysate Formula. CMF infants also lost significantly less energy in their stools during the first days of feeding on the formula than did EHF infants. When infants are switched from CMF to EHF, the consistency of the stool changes, resembling the watery stools characteristic of breastfed infants and the number of stools per day decreases.”
Study shows that breastfeeding reduced the risk of sudden infant death syndrome by ∼50% at all ages.
Study Sees Link Between Prolonged Formula Feeding, Leukemia Risk
Article: “There is a clear link between extended breastfeeding and higher IQ scores and school attainment. Researchers found that this leads to higher earnings in later life – 12% higher per hour in high-income countries, and 16% in low- and middle-income countries.”
Article: Infant formula-feeding resulted in higher protein-derived short-chain fatty acids and amino acids in stools.
Infant formula is the foundation stone for a neurotic and chronically ill society. Higher breastfeeding rates would also prevent an estimate of 20,000 breast cancer deaths a year.
In a national survey 2003 just 24.4% U.S. residents agreed with the statement: “Feeding a baby formula instead of breast milk increases the chance the baby will get sick.”
XXI. Tube feeding for children
Study: “A total of 56.0% of all tube-fed children showed regular gagging and retching episodes, 50% vomited frequently, 14.8% experienced nausea, 7.5% experienced extreme nervous perspiration during the feeding, 45% showed loss of appetite, 5.2% experienced local granulation tissue and 1.9% had other skin irritations.”
Many infants do still have a healthy response to being poisoned. In later life most people get their body accustomed to a highly toxic life style.
“Recent statistics in this field show that more than 33% of all tube fed children aged 0-12 months are malnourished as defined by the criteria of the World Health Organization (WHO).”
One study documented a significantly increased incidence of low intelligence quotient (IQ) scores among infants of birth weight less than 1300 grams who received a very high protein intake (6 to 7.2g/kg).”
“As difficult as it is to define (and meet) the macronutrient needs of the preterm infant, even less is known about the requirements for micronutrients in this population.”
Protein deficiency in premature infants receiving parenteral nutrition
Mortality is high among children with NI after feeding tube placement
Limited effect of enteral nutrition on growth in a group of children
XXII. Weight loss through high-caloric malnutrion
Artificially fed patients are prone to protein-energy malnutrition, zinc, thiamine and other nutrient deficiencies.
Study: “Of 146 PEG patients: Initial low zinc in 122; low albumin in 77, low transferrin in 94; low values for both proteins in 66.”
Article: “When you’re zinc deficient, your body can’t produce healthy, new cells. This leads to symptoms such as: unexplained weight loss, loss of appetite, diarrhea.”
Study: “During a 2-y period we observed a high prevalence of Wernicke's encephalopathy in intravenously fed patients due to lack of thiamine supplementation.”
Article: “One common early symptom of thiamine deficiency is a loss of appetite, or anorexia.”
XXIII. Feeding Tube Diet
Protein hydrolysates have anorexigenic traits and increase thermogenesis. They suppress appetite by delaying gastric emptying, promoting pancreatic secretion and central nervous system signaling.
In this video the doctor explains how 800 kcal are sufficient to kill the appetite. They promise a weight loss of 20 lbs in 10 days.
A study found that subjects consuming a diet containing 29% of protein had a 891 kJ/d higher resting metabolic rate than subjects consuming the same eucaloric diet with 11% energy from protein.
Protein powders (isolates) and weight gainers are an even bigger scam than weight loss shakes. On the one hand, it is wrongly assumed that more protein causes greater muscle growth and that bodybuilders cannot ingest sufficient protein through regular food; on the other hand, there is the idea that protein isolate bypasses the digestive process and is more quickly available to the body after a workout.
Study: “The authors reported, quite suprisingly, that intact whey protein results in a rapid absorption of amino acids into the blood compared with the hydrolyzed whey protein.”
Article: “Although largely ignored by the authors of sports nutrition textbooks, the extraction of amino acids by the intestine have a critical influence on their availability to peripheral tissues and therefore, on whole body protein metabolism. In fact, the PDV account for 20 to 35% of whole-body protein turnover and energy expenditure. Thus, the notion than an amino acid is an amino acid no matter how administered is clearly fallacious. The kinetics of absorption of amino acids can substantially modulate their ability to stimulate muscle protein anabolism.”
Article: “In fact, the researchers found that Whey Protein Hydrolysate resul
New research from the University of Sydney suggests that protein shakes may lead to weight gain, depression and shorter life spans.
Studies with an inconvenient outcome are not published (publishing bias). Vaccines, antidepressants and chemo-medication is not even tested in randomized placebo controlled trials, (purporting that would be unethical), making these studies useless.
“A randomized control study design focuses on one factor, one outcome and generally one mechanism at a time. This is not nutrition; it is pharmacology. Such studies often create more confusion than clarification.”
Dr. Colin Campbell
Scientists derive from animal experiments supplemental drinks generally induce weight gain, which is a fallacy because rats have a different physiology. This study only shows drinks like Fresubin are unnatural and lead to poor health.
Study: “Rats fed with liquid nutrition (Fresubin) showed increased energy intake and body weight in comparison with the control rats. Interestingly, while obesity in the juvenile rats developed as late as of 13 weeks after the Fresubin intake, the adult rats fed with liquid nutrition had significantly elevated the body weight already 2 weeks after starting the treatment.”
XXX. Parenteral Feeding (TPN)
Article: “TPN is a strange mixure of rather horrible corrosive chemicals which replace the normal nutritive output of the enteric circulation and the liver. It is the last resort among the choice of nutrition. In fact, in many cases it is better to starve than to eat though the vein. There are serious complications associated with TPN use. Furthermore, there are even more serious consequences associated with the use of too much TPN, and these are discussed in the. [...] You are, after all, infusing a couple of litres of fairly toxic chemicals into your patients bloodstream every 24 hours. This does not go unnoticed by their organ systems.”
Case report: “Two chronically malnourished but stable patients who were given aggressive total parenteral nutrition support, which was rapidly followed by acute cardiopulmonary decompensation associated with severe hypophosphatemia and other metabolic abnormalities. Despite attempts at correction, progressive multiple systems failure led to death.”
Article: “Most clinicians recognize that the initial weight gain associated with total parenteral nutrition (TPN) is due to fluid retention, while the rapid weight loss occurring im- mediately upon termination of TPN results from diuresis of this fluid.”
High-caloric and complete nutrition
Another ludicrous invention was an 'immune-enhancing' formula, which turned out to be even more lethal.
“Arginine containing immune-enhancing diet should enhancing diet should not be used in patients with sepsis and their benefit their benefit in other critically ill patients populations remains debatable.“ Intensive Care Med 2003
“The addition of glutamine to standard enteral feeds and the use of feeds and the use of immunomodulatory formulas enhanced with glutamine appeared formulas enhanced with glutamine appeared to result in higher hospital mortality with little difference in secondary outcomes.“ Saalwachter et al, JPEN 2004
Article: “Physicians are often singled-out as a group with low rates of hand hygiene compliance. A classical study, for example, found that physicians had about half the rate of compliance when compared with nurses. One interpretation is that physicians are arrogant, sloppy, recalcitrant, incorrigible, inept or oblivious.“
“The doctors attributed childbed fever, like cholera, to a "genus epidemicus" that was dependent on as yet unknown atmospheric, cosmic or "telluric", that is, earth-bound factors.”
Ignaz Semmelweis, who exposed the real cause for the prevalence of childbed fever was shunned by his colleagues and died under mysterious circumstances inside a psychiatric ward (cause of death: wound infection!)
XXXIV. Customer Experiences
“I bought this product primarily so that my child did not lose as much weight as is often the case after an operation. A weight loss of 7 kg within 14 days was terrifying - for a child, which had previously not even weighed 50 kg and it’s almost 1.60 m tall, it just looked terribly skinny in addition to being disfigured by the operating room and had no strength whatsoever!!! I’m just looking for "normal" products with a lot of calories changed (Greek yogurt etc.)”
“These formulas, because of their terrible ingredients, were making many children vomited excessively (many times per day), . Even for those that did not vomit while fed these formulas and appeared to be thriving on them, time was the real test. I have had a very large number of parents reach out to me with children who, after several years of being fed these formulas, had developed type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cardiovascular problems, renal problems, and more from these “gentle” formulas of “complete nutrition”.”
“My cancerous cousin literally starved to death with this stuff. It kept losing weight, not gaining weight.”
“My father was given a tube with fresubin where he produced a lot of mucus and within a very short time he got 2-3 pneumonia and ultimately died from it.“
“I had a circulatory collapse from Fresubin. And ended up on intensive surveillance. According to the doctors, it was too much.“
“I also had the experience ... my son lost almost 2 kilos ..... from 16 to 14 kilos .... I thought it couldn't be. I had already upped the calories but he couldn't take it anyway, complained a lot about stomach ache, vomited more often. Since I cook myself, he has reached his 16 kilos in no time, he is dazzling and no more complaints.”
“This was his first week on full tube feedings. He had three days of formula and then started vomiting all of it. He couldn’t tolerate it at all, just the smell made him sick. He is a tall guy, 240lbs. He lost 20 pounds in the last two weeks”
“The human body isn’t set up to digest the large amounts or corn syrup and other chemicals in traditional formulas. And while for some they have no choice as they can’t tolerate the real food options those are not the norm. Most are on formula because the doctors and nutritionists push formula because it’s easier for them and they get kickbacks from companies like nestle. We use nourish, the adult version would be liquid hope. It’s 100% all organic foods and our insurance covered it because it’s still complete nutrition.”
“The dieticians and hospitals have to advise against self-cooked tube food because the management usually has contracts with Nutricia. The manufacturers of the tubes themselves often have contracts with manufacturers of formula tube feeds or manufacture them themselves. Of course they say that you can only use synthetic food. I probed my daughter with only homemade food for almost 4 years, weight fit well, no vomiting etc. The probe did not dissolve either. In the beginning with tube food, she repeatedly vomitted, had indigestion all the time. would try it again and again with cooked and let nothing talk to me from the hospital staff.”
“It has caused physical pain and fatigue. Unfortunately, no weight gain either. Unfortunately not usable for me. I've been feeling much better since I dropped Fresubin.”
XXXV. For most critically ill patients, a ‘starvation diet’ seems just fine
Article: “Very little evidence guides nutrition in critical illness. Because of critically ill patients' catabolic state, and probably influenced by the normalization fallacy, nutrition practices often include efforts to provide daily calories in the 1,800 - 2,000 range. However, anorexia may be adaptive during illness (since it is common to multiple disease states); greater enterally infused volumes could precipitate gastric aspiration; and excess calories could generate oxidative stress.“
Formula is one of the big lies the great masses will more easily fall victim to. Every year millions of people die unnecessarily from formula food. Artificial feeding is medically indicated in only very few cases. Most often it either leads to a premature, agonizing death or it delays a natural process of dying in an agonizing way. Tube feeding does not save any money. The lower spending on nursing staff benefits the profits of the hospital and pharmaceutical industries. For over thousand years, doctors didn't want to see their "panacea" mercury was not curing but poisoning their patients. Even now the medical profession is trying at all cost to prevent a paradigm shift.
Study: The incidence of diarrhea in patients with hypoalbuminemia due to acute or chronic malnutrition during enteral feeding
XXXVIII. A reductionist paradigm in modern nutritional sciences
“In the era of ‘quantifying nutritionism’, running from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, the focus of nutrition scientists was on discovering and quantifying the nutrients in foods and the nutritional requirements of bodies. The aim (…) was to identify the “protective” nutrients required for normal body functioning and growth, and particularly to prevent nutrient deficiency diseases. The era of “good-and-bad nutritionism” beginning in the 1960s was notable for the emergence of the novel idea of “good” and “bad” nutrients and for the emphasis on the need to avoid or reduce bad nutrients in particular. Negative dietary messages dominated this era, such as the low-fat campaign urging everyone to eat less fat. Dietary advice also shifted from the aim of preventing nutrient deficiencies to that of reducing the risk of chronic diseases, particularly heart disease. The present era of “functional nutritionism” began in the mid-1990s. Its distinctive feature is the rise of a more positive and targeted view of nutrients and foods as “functional” in relation to bodily health. Functional nutritionism also carries the expectation that particular nutrients, foods, and dietary patterns can enhance and optimize our state of health or particular bodily functions”. More fundamentally, one finds the origin of reductionism in René Descartes who viewed reality as the sum of components that could be divided into isolated entities, applying a mechanistic vision of the world. According to him, this decomposition and the resulting simplification would lead to the most appropriate explanation.
Before the reductionist paradigm, health was considered more holistically. Today, reductionism seems to have reached its limits as it has been pushed to its extremes in Western science. Reductionism impacts on nutritional sciences are more deleterious than beneficial ones and include threats to biodiversity and the environment, a sharp increase in the prevalence of obesity and diabetes worldwide, the destruction of food health potential through fractionation/refining and ingredient recombination and deterioration of animal well-being through animal agriculture.” By Anthony Fardet
In the year 2022, the cumulative effects of overpopulation, pollution and some apparent climate catastrophe has caused severe worldwide shortages of food, water and housing. Their food “Soylent Green” consists of various synthetic substances of unknown origin. Natural food is only available to the rich elite.
-Soylent Green (1973 sci-fi film). There’s a dark secret about Soylent (...is people).
In 2014 a meal replacement drink company called Soylent is being founded. It’s supposed to be a time-saving and nutritionally superior food, designed for human needs, without the unhealthy sugars, cholesterol and saturated fats. Soylent founder Rob Rhinehart's altruistic goal is to end world hunger. All the annoying cooking and money-wasting eating-out in restaurants would be made redundant. Long-time goal is to fit all daily nutritional needs into one pill.
Soylent is one of countless synthetic protein shakes that are recommended by health experts and heavily advertised for as the sustainable food of the future.
“What was the inspiration for this? Did you see someone in a coma with a feeding tube, and you thought, 'I'll have what ” Stephen Colbert
Deadly "predigested" proteins
In 1976, American doctor, Robert Linn, revealed his ominously named ‘Last Chance Diet’, which instructed desperate readers to eat nothing except, conveniently, his miracle weight-loss tonic, ‘Prolinn’. This curious concoction was brewed from ground animal bones, horns, hooves, and hides from slaughter-houses, before being treated with artificial flavours and colours. Prolinn provided a mere 400 calories per day, but was also nutrient-free. At least 60 people who tried the diet suffered sudden deaths.
Nutricia was the manufacturer of the supplemental drinks, I almost starved to death on. They know there's no future in formula food.