In this article, we’re going to discuss about the experience of Carrol Krause. She worked as a reporter for the Herald-Times of Bloomington in Indiana, but unfortunately, she had to retire early because she got diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the year of 2014. Sadly, she passed away in February. What she left for people to read is a blog of hers called ‘Stories by Carrol’. There, she discusses about her best and worst last days of life.
She started to have some problems with her digestion and couldn’t eat any food that is normal. The hospice workers brought her something as a replacement. According to Carol, it is the worst thing they could offer to anyone. They certainly have good intentions, but the product isn’t actually real food. The offered products were by Ensure: shakes, pudding, and a drink that should have been apple juice, but it wasn’t even close to it!
They all contain plenty of chemicals and can’t even be compared to the food that should be given to people who are considered to be sick of a deadly disease or illness.
Abbott Nutrition owns Ensure. Their products are thought to be alternatives to healthy products, This company is connected to the medical industry and their products are in almost every hospital.
The Truth About Ensure
The products that this brand offers are far from a healthy alternative because they are abundant in chemicals, fillers and preservatives.
Abbot Nutrition which makes this brand is a member of the notorious pro-GMO organization called The Grocery Manufacturers Association. They have spend millions of dollars to fight against the GMO labeling in the USA.
Ensure Clear™ Therapeutic Nutrition
The package for Ensure Clear presents an orange drink with an apple close to it at the front, but at the back, the label says that there isn’t any apple juice in there or any other kind of juice! The two main ingredients are sugar and water, but also pesticides, toxins and chemicals! How controversial, right?
Corn Syrup Solids contain dehydrated corn syrup. It is made of 100% of glucose that we all know is connected to obesity. It is made of GMO corn which has links to cancer and diabetes.
Cupric sulfate is a toxic matter considered to be a fungicide and a pesticide. It causes the appearance of anemia, gastrointestinal problems and even death. It can also provoke the cells in your body to mutate making it a genotoxic.
Chromium chloride is considered to be a toxic. It has been proved to cause abnormal bleeding, ulcers, have negative effects on the reproductive system in men and women, and cause stomach problems.
Sodium Selenite is another toxic matter which is acquired with copper metal refining. It is classified as dangerous even though the labels say it is a nutrient.
Natural and Artificial Flavors may be abundant in various chemicals which are definitely very bad for our health and can cause various types of cancer.
Our body needs to be supplied with plenty of vitamins especially when we are sick. The best form of vitamins can be found in fresh fruits and vegetables, but still there are also the synthetic ones that are used as supplements.The vitamins that are present in the Ensure products are filled with chemicals and are definitely synthetic.
Synthetic vitamins can’t be absorbed like natural vitamins. They lack minerals and enzymes. They only result in a very negative health effects.
Other ingredients present in these products are:
Dl-alpha-tocopherol acetate is a type of vitamin E, but it’s synthetic. It only contains 12% of natural Vitamin E. It is known to cause DNA damage, hemorrhagic stroke etc.
Ferrous sulfate is a synthetic from of iron. The main negative effects it causes are nausea, constipation, gastrointestinal problems and allergic reactions..
Niacinamide is a form of synthetic vitamin B3. It can even cause liver problems.
Manganese sulfate is created as a reaction between sulfuric acid and manganese oxide. It is present in varnishes and paints, fungicides and fertilizers and ceramic products as well as medicines.
Calcium Pantothenate made of pantothenic acid, but it’s actually a synthetic substance. It’s trying to mimic natural vitamin B5.
Vitamin A Palmitate is a form of synthetic vitamin A. It can cause stomach problems and liver damage.
Zinc Sulfate is a form of zinc, but it’s organic. It has been proved to be toxic to cells if it’s taken in high doses. It can also be a problem for the environment.
Sodium molybdate is a form of chemical sodium.as negative effects on the fertility in animals.
Other synthetic vitamins are: Folic acid,Whey Protein Isolate (obtained from cows fed with GMO corn), Biotin, Citric Acid, Vitamin D3, Ascorbic Acid (a synthetic form of vitamin C which is hard for our body to digest).
When you look at all these ingredients you can conclude that they don’t have a nutritional value. They should never be offered to patients who are very ill.
Carrol’s Call for Action
According to Krause, pudding made of eggs and real milk, as well as soups are considered to be good foods.
Try to discover the difference between fake and real food. Eat more carefully and intake healthier foods. She claims that she wouldn’t even give these products to a dying animal, but they still give it to people in hospitals. It’s time for some drastic measures to be taken!