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.
Article: “In most cases, major health problems prevalent in the 1970s have been addressed and improved. But when it comes to Protein-Energy Malnutrition, the continuing high prevalence across all settings and hefty economic burden (>USD$156 billion per annum) at first appears to suggest that medicine and medical nutrition therapy may have failed to achieve any significant improvement in the past 40 years.”
“One of the largest pockets of unrecognized malnutrition in America and Canada, too, exists, not in rural slums or urban ghettos, but in the private rooms and wards of big city hospitals.“
Dr. Butterworth, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
2. 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.
One study examined how tube feeding with/without fiber affects feelings of satiety and hunger. The researchers' statement was that a feeling of satiety is a desired effect: “Firstly, these appetite sensations may be distressing for the patient, and secondly, they may encourage patients to consume food. Consumption of food could result in a reduction in the efficacy of the enteral formula where it is being used as a primary therapy.”
For these reasons the same drinks are marketed for weight loss as well.
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”“ the studied sample developed gastrointestinal complications. Vomiting was occurred in (33%) diarrhea (34.4%) constipation in (47%) increased high gastric residual volumes in (18%) of the studied sample.
So called side effects are actually symptoms of acute or chronic poisoning.
4. Low Bioavailability
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.“
Study: “It was evident that the sodium and potassium content of Fresubin was not high enough to guarantee normal serum values.“
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.“
5. Missing micronutrients
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.
Study: „Important evidence for the hypothesized mechanism between eating disorders and the microbiota is provided by the finding that 64% of individuals with eating disorders have been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome. Recent studies have found that AN patients deviate from controls in the abundance, diversity and microbial composition of the fecal microbiota which remain significantly different from those of healthy controls even after refeeding. [...] risk of celiac disease was increased by 217% within the first year after AN diagnosis.“
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
Article: “Since Oral Nutritional Supplements are specially formulated products, all ONS ingredients including carbohydrates are added ingredients. This may seem to be at odds with the growing public health discourse on the need to reduce added sugars in the diet. However, carbohydrate is an essential nutrient for human health and is a critical ingredient in ONS. Helping to educate patients on the value of added sugars in ONS may be useful to improve compliance with nutritional recommendations when ONS are indicated.”
8. 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.“
Article: “As a result, at present both ASPEN and Diabetes UK recommend against using DSFF (Diabetes Specific Formulas) in those receiving EN as an effective means to manage hyperglycemia.“
9. 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.
11. Refeeding Syndrome demystified
Article: “Refeeding syndrome is a well described but
often forgotten condition. No
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
“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 bone diseases in both infants and anorexics 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.
Study: “The mean starting caloric intake was 2611.7 kcal/day equating to 58.4 kcal/kg. The mean length of stay was 3.6 weeks, and average weekly weight gain was 2.1 kg. No statistical significance was found between electrolytes and calories provided during refeeding.”
12. 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.”
A former Guantanomo Bay prisoner who was force-fed said, “I can't describe how painful it is to be force-fed this way. As it was thrust in, it made me feel like throwing up. I wanted to vomit, but I couldn't. There was agony in my chest, throat and stomach. I had never experienced such pain before. I would not wish this cruel punishment upon anyone.” The World Medical Association has clearly identified this process as cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. And given the level of brutality, it could go as far as torture. But is there absolutely no other option for those with eating disorders?
Study: „The incidence of nasogastric feeding was substantially reduced after the implementation of meal support therapy (67% versus 11%).“
Anorexia nervosa does not have the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric conditions for being an incurable disease, but because of medical malpracice.
13. Wound healing
Article: “Patients are more than twice as likely to develop a lower stage bedsore with a feeding tube and three times as likely to develop a stage four pressure sore, which can result in infection, septic shock or death.”
Protein and zinc is most essential to wound healing, which are common deficiencies in tube-fed patients.
“They found that dietary restriction and hypoalbuminemia [protein deficiency] were significantly associated with an existing pressure ulcer.”
Article: “The participants taking the zinc supplement were 12.5 times more likely to have nausea and vomiting and, paradoxically, were 7.8 times more likely to acquire an infection requiring an antibiotic.”
In a 1991 study, none of the patients in the group with the high protein content and 4 patients in the group with the very high protein content recorded a complete healing of their ulcers, which results in a statistically insignificant relative risk of a cure of 0.11.
In a 1971 study, 10 patients treated with zinc sulfate had a statistically insignificant mean net change in pressure ulcer volume. It’s been known for 5 decades that zinc sulfate and protein isolates are of very little benefits while having severe side effects. Why would they still use it for tube feeds?
14. Death by high-caloric malnutrion
Artificially fed patients are prone to protein-energy malnutrition, zinc, thiamine and other nutrient deficiencies.
“The hospital pharmacy issued 128,000 units of intravenous glucose during the year, mostly liter-sized bottles of 5% or 10% glucose. Assuming that each unit represented a displaced meal and 18% of all projected of all projected meals consisted of a bottle of glucose, this figures out to be a nutritional deficit of 2,600 kcal for each patient, each week.” The skeleton in the hospital closet
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: „The global prevalence of zinc deficiency was estimated at 31%, ranging from 4–73% across sub-regions. Based on these estimates, zinc deficiency in children aged below five years was estimated to cause 176,000 diarrhoea deaths, 406,000 pneumonia deaths and 207,000 malaria deaths per year. Zinc deficiency is rather uncommon in populations with predominantly Western style nutrition.”
Zinc and protein deficiencies are only common in Western hospitals. Who knows how many deaths have to be attributed to zinc and protein in industrialized countries.
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: “Evidence from clinical studies indicates that AN patients have low serum zinc levels and low rates of urinary zinc excretion.”
In one study, 220mg zinc sulfate (RDA of zinc 8-11 mg) was necessary to restore zinc serum levels.
Article: “Long-term zinc supplementation can cause copper deficiency with subsequent reversible hematologic defects (i.e., anemia, leukopenia) and potentially irreversible neurologic manifestations (i.e., myelopathy, paresthesia, ataxia, spasticity.”
Study: “Prolonged PEJ tube nutrition tends to result in copper deficiency, and cocoa supplementation is effective for treating such copper deficiency.” (cocoa = real food!)
The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment has recommended a maximum amount of 6.5 mg per day for the use of zinc in supplements. The maximum amount of iron is 6 mg per day, the maximum amount of calcium is 500 mg per day.
Study: “Copper and selenium deficiencies were the most prevalent deficient micronutrients, with an occurrence of 78% and 17.3% respectively. Micronutrient deficiencies occurred despite a short median Anorexia nervosa history of 8.7 months.”
In a German study the probability that a person from the total PEG collective died within the next year was 83.3%, while according to the data from the mortality table it was 15.3%.
Article: “Metabolic and electrolyte imbalances are common complications associated with enteral feedings. Specific imbalances are related to either high or low serum levels of sodium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, copper, vitamins, trace elements, and water.”
15. 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.
17. 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.“
Article: “It has been observed that patients who are mostly in third and fourth stage of cancer are incapable of consuming food orally owing to the strong effect of medicines and chemotherapies. Therefore, many of them opt for enteral feeding formulas.
Study: „TPN is increasingly used in terminally ill cancer patients with cachexia or bowel dysfunction, but the American College of Physicians discourages this practice. In addition to providing little benefit to the dying patient, the practice is costly: $15,000 to $18,000 a month for home TPN, according to the investigator.
“Our study of home TPN did not show a great outcome. In fact, the results were pretty dismal,” said M. C.-G.. “The patients often are readmitted with the same symptoms they had when we started them on TPN.”
Article: “Carbone shadows the Montgomery Cancer Center dietitians to learn more about how a patient’s body weight is maintained through the tube feeding process, specifically how natural food aids this process faster than commercial formula.”
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.
20. 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. Enteral feeding doesn't even save money, to the contrary!
Study: “Nursing homes are faced with a potential fiscal incentive to tube-feed residents with advanced dementia: tube-fed residents generate a higher daily reimbursement rate from Medicaid, yet require less expensive nursing home care. From a Medicare perspective, tube-fed patients are expensive due to the high costs associated with feeding tube placement and acute management of complications.”
Many tube-fed dementia patients die from a protein deficiency, too.
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.”
“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.”
Study: “Feeding tubes were used in 10.1% of White subjects and in 38.9% of Black subjects for an overall rate of 11.5%.”
Black lives matter???
“Tube feeing for 24 hours a day can be stated as a massive impairment of the quality of life and promotes a regressive state up to the stage of vegetation. An American instructional video demonstrates impressively: An interdisciplinary treatment team takes care of him and gradually feeds him food in a natural way. After two weeks of intensive care, dramatic changes can be seen in the apparently vegetating man: he can speak, walk and actively participate in social life again. This clearly shows how affection, professional care, and oral feeding can prevent or at least delay social deprivation.”
: “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)
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.”
Similac lawsuits claim that the cow’s milk-based baby formula is causing preterm infants to develop the gastrointestinal illness necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).
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.”
22. 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
“The loss of calcium in the bone is not the cause, but rather the consequence of the regression of the bone connective tissue due to insufficient anabolic activity and thus the breakdown of calcium stores. Connective tissue consists primarily of silicon and sulfur, not calcium. […] If calcium is pushed back into the bones with the help of vitamin D (a hormone!) In osteoporosis, this leads to the fact that it becomes even more brittle and breaks faster. This is exactly what independent American studies have shown. No bridge builder would think of adding more concrete to a rusted-through bridge. [...] Every kind of stress and environmental toxins including nicotine, as well as wrong nutrition and deficiency prevent the anabolic building processes, whereby the degradation predominates. However, they also prevent the removal of metabolic residues and toxins, which leads to microcirculatory disorders with all the associated consequences. […] Less known is that. Without STH in connection with the other hormonal regulators, regeneration is impossible. Increased intake of short-chain carbohydrates [sugar, maltodextrin] therefore promotes degenerative processes. [...]Treatment with bisphosphonates: The change in bone density does not correlate with the at first increased fracture rate, which after 2 years hardly decreases. As a side effect, the frequency of thromboembolism increases.
During the beginning of my force-feeding I received 10 bottles of Fresubin a day with 400mg calcium (calcium carbonate) each, at least 20 times as much as I had consumed in previous years. When my calcium blood levels dropped dangerously low anyway, I was given additionally 4x 500mg calcium tablets.
Article: “Supplementing with calcium can lead to magnesium deficiency due to competitive inhibition for absorption.”
“Calcium supplements may increase the incidence of constipation, severe diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Calcium supplements have up to 30% increase risk for myocardial infarction. Dietary calcium intake <751 mg/d raised the risk of osteoporosis-related fractures and osteoporosis; meanwhile, intake >1,137 mg/d would increase the risk of hip fractures in women.”
“Little or no urinating; swelling, rapid weight gain; nausea, vomiting, constipation, increased thirst or urination, muscle weakness, bone pain, confusion, lack of energy, or feeling tired, upset stomach, gas.”
Betaine HCl is therefore an important component in the treatment of osteoporosis. A 32-year-old anorexic had osteoporosis so severe that she had a humpback and a crooked leg. (She was force-fed several times by the same doctor). In addition to calcium and vitamin D, she was given an antacid (the opposite of betaine HCl) without any indication, Calcium carbonate also neutralizes stomach acid, which is why calcium cannot be absorbed by the body and causes cardiovascular diseases, kidney stones and other diseases.
“Holocaust survivors are at increased risk of osteoporosis, cardiometabolic disease due to [...]Nazi medical experiments.”
The clinic where the force-feedings happened stopped treating eating disorders and banned formula nutrition as a consequence.
24. Bolus vs. continuous feeding
Continuous tube feeding (over a period of 8-24 hours) is currently the preferred feeding method for critically ill patients. There is a myth among clinicians that continuous tube feeding helps reduce blood sugar fluctuations and diarrhea. In a 2016 study with 50 critically ill patients, which compared bolus delivery via a PEG tube with continuous nutrition, no difference in glucose variability or insulin utilization was found. Only a few studies show a positive effect on the incidence of diarrhea.
This is another break with nature as humans are not grazers (like e.g. cows). Especially at night you should let your digestive system rest ("breakfast" = break the fast). An insane constant stimulation of stomach acid, bile and pancreatic juices is the result, as well as bacterial overgrowth.
Article: “Continuous enteral feeding into the stomach raises gastric pH, and this can allow bacterial colonization of the stomach. A rest period from feeding of at least 90 minutes allows gastric pH to fall sufficiently to kill the majority of bacterial species that colonize the stomach.“
Article: “Intermittent feeding has higher chance to achieve energy goal. Some experts contend that the entero-hormonal and digestive enzyme responses to nutrient ingestion are abolished during continuous feeding, which is detrimental to metabolism.“
Study: “Intermittent bolus feeding increases protein synthesis in muscles of different fiber types and visceral tissues to a greater extent than continuous feeding by stimulating translation initiation.“
25. 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.
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.”
A diarrhea treatment medication called Zincfant targeted at Third World children contains zinc sulfate and aspartame, both highly toxic having diarrhea as a side effect, which the manufacturers conveniently forget to mention.
Package leaflet: Like all medicines, ZinCfant® 20mg can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The most commonly reported side effects (greater than 1 in 10 patients treated) • Vomiting Regurgitation Stomach pain Dyspepsia
Study: There was no overall impact of therapeutic zinc supplements, preventive zinc tablets or zinc, iron and 13 other micronutrients on diarrhea, on persistent cough with wheezing, stridor or chest in-drawing and purulent nasal discharge with cough.“
CDC: „Diarrhea kills 2,195 children every day—more than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined.“
Study(protein powder): “Out of 48 patients, 14 (29%) dropped out within one month because of side effects. The most common side effect in drop-outs was nausea and vomiting (43%). Out of remaining 34 patients who completed the study, 80% could not consume >50% of the recommended supplement because of side effects.”
Two participants were excluded from this study because they died. Of protein poisoning? 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.
30. Kwashiorkor - a new paradigm
Article: “The pathophysiological features of kwashiorkor have been debated for the past 3 decades. Evidence has been presented implicating aflatoxins, free oxygen radicals, leukotrienes, zinc deficiency, and essential fatty acid deficiency; the traditionally held theory is that of relative protein deficiency. Kwashiorkor is likely a multifactorial disease for which multiple circumstances, such as dietary imbalance or deficiency, toxin exposure, infection, emotional trauma.”
Article: “The mortality rate in hospitals, from severe malnutrition has not changed in 40 years at between about 20-40%, despite the fact that under refugee camp conditions mortality rates of 5-10% are achieved. Why should this be?
Attempts to reproduce Kwashiorkor in animals with low protein diets have failed. The animals develop severe growth retardation, but not oedema. In an early series of experiments in Jamaica, children were kept in a stable condition and baseline measurements of protein turnover were made for a few hours after admission. They were given low protein diets during this time and, surprisingly, showed a marked clinical improvement. The period of low protein feeding was cautiously extended and the children improved remarkedly with a lowered mortality, on a diet supplying less protein than they were calculated to have had before admission. During this time they lost all their oedema without any change in their serum albumin level; the rate of loss of oedema was entirely independent of the protein content of the diet. The early argument that kwashiorkor was due to protein deficiency because of the response to diets rich in protein is fallacious: is a headache due to aspirin deficiency because it is cured by aspirin?
A rational classification of the nutrients into those specific clinical signs and those that cause growth failure then explains how anthropometrically normal or even obese people can be iron or thiamine deficient while deficiency of other nutrients as protein, sulphur, phosphorus, zinc or potassium leads to stunting and wasting. Failure to appreciate both the difference in types of deficiency and the interdependence of the ‘growth nutrients’ may underlie the poor results of most supplentation programmes in the developing world and the very high and unchanging prevalence of stunting (about 50% of the world’s population). The inadequate convalescence and failure of children to catch-up after an episode of acute illness, such as diarrhea or pneumonia, can be ascribed to failure to provide this specific portfolio of type II nutrients: the poor growth is usually ascribed to the infection alone, although children on a normal diet quickly regain what they have lost, whereas children on a poor diet will becoe stunted even if they do not have frequent infection. Despite mounting evidence, it was not generally accepted that protein deficiency does not cause kwashiorkor, largely because there was no replacement paradigm.”
Study: “The diet of children who developed kwashiorkor was characterized by low consumption of sweet potatoes, papaya and other vegetables.”
Children (6-50 months old) with Kwashiorkor
Children (6-50 months old) without Kwashiorkor
31. Missing scientific studies
Studies with an inconvenient outcome are not published (publishing bias).
Meta-Analysis: „The majority of studies were at unclear risk of selection, performance, and reporting bias. The detection bias was high for self-reported outcomes.“
Vaccines, antidepressants and chemo-medication is not even tested in randomized placebo controlled trials, (purporting that would be unethical), making these studies useless.
Article: “Unfortunately, many aspects of ETF have not undergone rigorous evaluation, partly because ethical considerations make placebo controlled trials of any nutritional intervention difficult.”
Fresenius conducts randomized control studies, where they compare their own products which each other.
66,5Study: “To our knowledge, no randomized placebo-controlled trial to date has been specifically designed to investigate the long-term effects of ONS on clinical and nutritional outcomes in community-dwelling older adults at risk of malnutrition.
The intervention product was an ONS with HMB, which contained 262 kcal, 10.5 g protein, 8.5 g fat, 34.2 g carbohydrate, 7.75 mcg (310 IU) Vitamin D3, and 0.74 g calcium HMB per serving (Abbott Nutrition, Singapore). Placebo supplement contained 60 kcal, 1.07 g protein, 1.21 g fat and 11.9 g carbohydrate per serving. Both products were vanilla flavored milk-based supplements and were packaged in identical single serving sachets for masking purpose.“
First of all, this trial is not blind, the participants can tell if it’s the watery placebo, or the calorie-dense ONS. Secondly, the placebo control is formula, too. So it only shows it’s possible to gain weight with formula (water retention?). Thirdly, 66,5% failed to achieve a weight gain of 5% with OPS, you can assume that a high percentage even lost weight during this trial.
With spoiled food you immediately feel the ill health effect. Formula nutrition affects your health over decades, the entirety of health damages can't be detected in a short-term study.
Study: “Weight change was not different between groups. Patients prescribed ONS were more frequently hospitalised.”
“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.”
33. 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.”
Artikel: “White muscle disease in humans: myopathy caused by selenium deficiency in anorexia nervosa under long term total parenteral nutrition."
Study: “A previous study of short-term (average of 31 days) Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) patients indicated that they experienced hunger even though they received adequate calories for energy balance.”
Nutricia’s drink for COPD Respifor only differs from other nutritional drinks that it is lower in fat (20%) and that it contains lactose.
Article: “The more carbs you eat, these get converted to carbon dioxide [during digestion] and then you need to breathe more,” to expel that carbon dioxide. “In general, I think we should all eat less carbs, but definitely people with COPD need to eat less carbs,” she says. Therefore, liquid supplements that are high in fat and protein are generally preferable for underweight COPD patients than sugary supplements that are high in carbohydrates.“ Dr. Katina Nicolacakis, pulmonologist
Article: Excessive phlegm is a problem with COPD, and dairy products can create phlegm – so they should be avoided. These include milk and milk-derived products.
35. High-caloric and complete nutrition
“Increasing ONS from 3 to 5 per day caused nausea, which was thought to be due to the high volumes [1000 ml/day]required to meet nutritional needs.”
Another ludicrous invention was an 'immune-enhancing' formula (coincidently containing mRNA), 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
A mother reported her autistic child to be living on supplemental drinks and never being sick which she took for good health. In fact it shows, that the immune system is turned off, which can be life-threatening.
Dialysis patients also suffer from loss of appetite. There are a number of studies that have attempted to show that formula drinks improve their nutritional status, but it is obvious how easily any desired studyresult can be achieved. The following circumstance makes it clear what it is about:
Article: “Peritoneal dialysis appears to be associated with 48% less mortality than hemodialysis [...] hemodialysis, despite rising costs, which rose from US$ 64,000 per patient in 2003 to US$ 82,285 in 2009. Over the same period, annual peritoneal dialysis (PD) costs per patient had risen from US$ 47,000 to US$ 61,588. However, in 2008 only about 6% of dialysis patients in the United States were on a PD modality.”
Article: “Patients may prefer peritoneal dialysis because of the freedom it offers and the fewer visits to a dialysis unit for treatment.”
In reality the frequency of medical treatments and hospital stays correlates with mortality.
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!)
39. Third World hunger
“Insiders at Doctors Without Borders say Black and brown staffers get inferior medical care.“
Article: “It's no wonder that RUTF is often referred to as a “miracle food.” A tasty, energy-packed paste made from peanuts, oil, sugar, milk powder and vitamin and mineral supplements, it is UNICEF's most effective tool for treating acute and severe malnutrition.”
Study: “Nineteen articles with a total number of 23,395 under-five children with SAM were used for this meta-analysis. The pooled recovery rate was 70%.“
Recovery rates? Or just survival with an extended period of mycotoxins in their livers to destroy any quality of life while not looking like poster kids for poverty?
“Plumpy'nut is not some secret formula - basically it's fortified Nutella.”
Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food must deliver 520 to 550 kilocalories per 100 grams, including 10-12% protein. RUTF must contain 45-60% fat in the form of canola or soybean oil, a staple carbohydrate and 24 vitamins and minerals. It contains about 500 calories in a 92-gram foil package. Of these calories, one-quarter to one-third are from the added sugar. Canola's Erucic acid is a HEART TOXIN.
Article: “Ingesting oils containing erucic acid over time can lead to a heart condition called myocardial lipidosis.“
So you have fat kids with heart poisoning. Sugar feeds viruses. So, we have a population that don't look like skeletons with bloated abdomens so it meets the visual and statistical claims of recovery, but recovery into what? Carriers of diseases that have not and cannot be eliminated in the presence of SUGAR?
Article: “May cause complications such as diarrhoea, vomiting, fevers, swelling, rashes, hives, skin infections, and shortness of breath or shock. If these symptoms are present, the caregiver must stop giving Plumpy'Nut and take the child to the OTC or nearest health facility.”
The 'reactions' to plumpy nut seem like the classical signs of lactose intolerance that has plagued all of these industrial 'solutions'. Ghana and Malawi have lactose intolerance rates of 100%.
Article: “At US $70-200 per child cured, about half of which is for the product itself, CMAM costs several times more than per capita costs for preventing malnutrition through community-based approaches. One study found that, with respect to outcomes like diarrhoea and anaemia, adding RUSFs to an intervention package actually significantly lowered cost effectiveness. RUTF will not contribute to teaching the child to like the taste of the healthy local foods needed for him or her to avoid malnutrition in the future. Bangladeshi women found the taste to be unacceptable, thus it is clearly introducing and getting children used to a new taste. Peanuts are the food most commonly contaminated with aflatoxin, RUTF is also at risk of being contaminated with Cronobacter sakazakii.”
Peanuts might be superior to formula, but they are linked to a number of health issues:
Study: “Results to date on over 350 children studied show that aflatoxins occur more frequently and at higher concentrations in the sera of children with kwashiorkor than in children with marasmus or in normal children.”
Study: “Aflatoxicol, a metabolite of aflatoxin B1 was detected in serum in kwashiorkor and marasmic kwashiorkor but not in normally nourished children and only once in marasmus. Autopsy liver samples from West and Southern Africa have shown aflatoxins in all cases of kwashiorkor but not in marasmus.”
Article: “Peanuts contain almost no omega-3 fatty acids, having 5,000 times more omega-6 than omega-3.”
Article: “A nutritional supplement with an added omega 3 fatty acid can improve cognition in severely malnourished children, according to a US study. For half the children cognition is completely restored, but without low omega 6 plus DHA, severely malnourished children would be 10 IQ points below average.”
Additionally peanuts are high in lectins (an antinutrient) and commonly heavily sprayed with pesticides.
“Doctors Without Borders calls for increased use of nutrient dense ready-to-use food to save malnourished children's lives: Therapeutic RUF for only severely malnourished children, as current WHO, World Food Program, and UNICEF guidelines recommend, is too restrictive. Given its nutritional benefits, RUF has the potential to address malnutrition at earlier stages.”
Article: “In April, World Food Program head David Beasley warned that the coronavirus economy would cause “global famines of biblical proportions” this year. There are different stages of what is known as food insecurity; famine is officially declared when, along with other measures, 30% of the population suffers from wasting.”
“Hunger is actually the worst weapon of mass destruction. It claims millions of victims each year.” - Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil, 2003-2011
Article: “Even severe acute malnutrition can be treated with local foods. The authors noted India's refusal to allow UNICEF to import commercial RUTFs in 2009. About 49 percent of the world's malnourished children live in India. The authors said: "For decades good Indian hospitals have successfully treated severe acute malnutrition with local foods, comparable to the sugar, casein, oil and milk commonly used in Africa.”
40. Euthanasia - back then and now
In the 2nd World War, Nazi doctors discovered a superior, unconspicuous way of euthanizing “useless eaters”:
“Dr. Hermann Pfannmüller lifted a toddler out of bed by the legs and explained: “It will take another two to three days for this one.”[...]
The starvation method, as Schmidt interpreted, offered the bureaucratically correct desk criminals the advantage of not being a murder in the classic sense. Selected people no longer died of poison or gas, but of metabolic intoxication and starvation tuberculosis. [...] After the war, the Munich jury court confirmed to Obermedizinalrat Pfannmüller that he was not a murderer in the classic sense.”
Pfannmüller served only a prison sentence of four years and didn't lose his license to practise. He wasn't punished for intentionally starving 440 children to death although it was well documented. According to historian Faulstich, more than 100,000 "useless eaters" where starved to death in Germany during the 2nd world war.
For decades after the war, forced sterilization and Nazi euthanasia crimes were not viewed as "typical Nazi injustice". “The experts took the position that the law for the prevention of genetically ill offspring was not a National Socialist injustice, but a measure implemented by the German medical profession with a great sense of responsibility for the benefit of the German people.” The "Law for the Prevention of Hereditary Offspring" was not repealed in Germany until 1994 when the German Bundestag classified it as a Nazi injustice, and in 1998 the decisions of the "hereditary health courts" were overturned.
60 years after the war, the German government tried to push artifical feeding on pretty much any vulnerable patient, who had any feeding or weight issues:
In what sense could a toxic, weight loss inducing concoction be ascribed as “necessary”?
In 2011 the official dietary guidelines for Anorexia nervosa (see screenshot) recommended five times to eat “low fat” and once to drink low calorie drinks, everything in a bold, underlined font. You also have to consider that those with anorexia usually have a morbid fear of fat.
41. 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.”
Maltodextrin: has an even higher glycemic index than table sugar and can cause diabetes. It suppresses the growth of good intestinal bacteria and encourages the growth of harmful ones. It can cause allergic reactions and in some cases is made from genetically modified products. It's an empty calorie and has no advantages over sugar other than being less sweet.
Canola oil: contains harmful trans fatty acids, free radicals, is highly refined, genetically modified (to a lower erucic acid content) and is heavily contaminated with pesticides and often rancid. One study found that canola oil shortens the life of stroke-prone rats with high blood pressure. Has an unfavorable omega-3 / omega-6 ratio. Omega-6 fatty acids are very inflammatory in the body.
Sodium Fluoride: Fluoride is officially classified as a neurotoxin. Fluorides are highly toxic and dangerous. There is no such thing as a safe dose. Side effects are: Allergies, hardening of the arteries, high blood pressure, heart and circulatory diseases, strokes, thromboses, diseases of the bone system such as arthritis and osteoporosis, diseases of the liver and kidneys, muscle, joint, leg and back pain, rheumatic symptoms, acne and thyroid dysfunction. Fluoride can also cause malformations in unborn children. The symptoms are similar to thalidomide, harelip, goiter or cleft palate.
Ferric pyrophosphate is a water-insoluble Fe compound used to fortify infant cereals and chocolate-drink powders as it causes no organoleptic [taste, aroma, sight, color and texture] changes to the food vehicle. However, it is only of low absorption in man.
Article: “On day 28, animals were sacrificed and livers and spleens were removed. Hemoglobin and total iron binding capacity (TIBC) were determined. Results: Apparent iron absorption and % absorption/intake were significantly lower in rats consuming enriched cocoa compared to the control group, without significant differences due to the iron form.“ [Note that they talk of SACRIFICES in animal experiments, hinting at an occult background]
Article: Ferrous fumarate provided 2.4 times more absorbed iron than ferric pyrophosphate when consumed as such, and 5.2 times more absorbed iron when consumed with an inhibitory corn meal rich in phytate.
Side effects: “Blue-colored skin, bulging purple-colored veins that you can see through your skin; swelling in your arms, legs, or fingers; unusual bleeding or bruising, coughing up blood; a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out; fever; or pain or burning when you urinate. Headache, dizziness; swelling in your hands or feet; weakness, tiredness; muscle pain; feeling short of breath; or pain in your back, arms, or legs.”
Potassium iodide: When used inappropriately or unnecessarily, potassium iodide has the potential to cause very serious side effects such has abnormal heart rhythms, bleeding, nausea, vomiting, and electrolyte abnormalities.
Potassium chloride side effects: “Severe throat irritation, chest pain, trouble breathing, pain, burning, bruising, swelling, irritation, stomach bloating, severe vomiting, severe stomach pain, nausea, weakness, tingly feeling, chest pain, irregular heartbeats, loss of movement; or bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds. nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; gas, stomach pain; or the appearance of a potassium chloride tablet in your stool.”
Magnesium oxide: “Results indicated relatively poor bioavailability of magnesium oxide (fractional absorption 4 per cent) but significantly higher and equivalent bioavailability of magnesium chloride, magnesium lactate and magnesium aspartate.”
Study: “An important cause for under diagnosis of deficiency is that serum magnesium, the most commonly used test, can be normal despite negative body stores.”
Side effects: “Rectal bleeding, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds, bloody or tarry stools; or no bowel movement after using magnesium oxide as a laxative, diarrhea, upset stomach.”
Potassium Citrate: The most common possible adverse effects include digestive disorders such as gas, abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Chromium Chloride is toxic and has negative effects on the reproductive system and can cause stomach problems, abnormal bleeding and ulcers.
Folic acid side effects: nausea, loss of appetite, gas, stomach pain, bitter or unpleasant taste in the mouth, confusion, difficulty concentrating, trouble sleeping, depression, feeling upset or irritable.
Soy lecithin has been shown to be extremely estrogenic. That means it works like estrogen in the body and can cause hormonal imbalances. It probably comes from genetically modified soybeans.
Carrageenan side effects: “Inflammation bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, glucose intolerance, colon cancer, food allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, tendonitis, chronic cholecystitis.”
Citric Acid side effects: “swelling, tingling, or numbness in your hands or feet; muscle twitching or pain, leg pain or cramps; unusual weakness, rapid and shallow breathing, fast or slow heart rate, dizziness, confusion, or mood changes; feeling restless, nervous, or irritable; black, bloody, or tarry stools; severe or ongoing diarrhea; or seizure (convulsions). nausea, or vomiting, stomach pain; mild or occasional diarrhea; or mild stomach pain.”
Phosphates side effects: “Confusion, convulsions (seizures), decrease in amount of urine or in frequency of urination, fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat, headache or dizziness, increased thirst, muscle cramps, numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in hands or feet, numbness or tingling around lips, shortness of breath or troubled breathing, swelling of feet or lower legs, tremor. unexplained anxiety, unusual tiredness or weakness, weakness or heaviness of legs, weight gain.”
Vitamin B5 (Panthothenate) side effects: “Severe skin rash and hives, Blistering and peeling of skin, Difficulty in breathing, Difficulty in swallowing, Hoarseness of voice, Nausea or vomiting, Diarrhea.“
Vitamin B6 (Pyroxidine) side effects: “Decreased folic acid, Decreased sensation, Headache, loss of appetite, Nausea, Numbness and tingling, Sensory nerve damage, Sleepiness, Stomach, pain, Unstable, gait, Vomiting.”
Cellulose side effects: “Eye discomfort/irritation/redness, tearing, eye sensitivity to light, sticky eyelashes, temporary blurred vision, or eyelid swelling.”
43. 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. It's a weapon of mass destruction masquerading as therapeutic food. Every year millions of people die unnecessarily from formula. 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 medical industrial complex. 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
46. 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.
The belief system Soylent was based on is one that's fairly opposite to what most food-eaters believe, and that's the idea that "Natural isn't always best." Rhinehart says it starts from birth, and firmly believes that formula is a better option than breast milk, because of "safety control and completeness" reasons.
Fresh food, for example, isn't nearly as good as you might think (Rhinehart says). "... nutritionally speaking, canned vegetables are better than fresh ones because fresh ones are decaying. ... So it seems kind of backwards, I think, actually, to go for fresh. Why are these foods seen as healthy?"
Article: „Soylent hit the scene with a ridiculously and unfortunately, very successful Kickstarter. Soylent has since faced numerous recalls as Soylent drinkers have faced everything from digestive upset to grey diarrhea, all the way to hospitalization from aggressive vomiting due to one of their new products that was affectionately named “The Barf Bar”.“
“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.
Fresenius had to pay fine of $231,700.00 in 2019 for bribing clinic administrators and $250,000,000 for concealed side effects in 2016. That's just peanuts for the pharmaceutical industry, selling poison for gold.
Nutricia was the manufacturer of the supplemental drinks, I almost starved to death on. They know there's no future in formula food.