Thursday, August 18, 2011

Glib "Nutritious" Advertising to Fool People

A popular product promoted for its nutrition is "Ensure Powder". The manufacturer "formulates" similar nutrition products for babies and suckling infants too.

At the bottom of this post is this can's list of ingredients. Let's take a look at some.

The first three are all sugars. The federal rule is to list the ingredients sorted by weight in decreasing order. By breaking up the sugars into 3 types, it seems the sugar content thereby is reduced because each name is not immediately identified as a sugar by the often ignorant public. Still, here you have the top three ingredients being sugar. It may as well have been written as: "Sugar, Sugar, Sugar".

In other products that contain water they often pull the same trick. They manage to place water before the sugars - by separating the sugars into different types. But if you add all sugar weights together, sugar would easily take first place in the list of ingredients.

The fourth ingredient (really the second) is a fat. The next "nutritious" element is a sodium compound.

Soon after comes "Artificial flavor" - a laboratory chemical. Then come more sodium and sulfate products. There's even "Cupric Sulfate" among them; Last I checked, it's considered "too toxic for use"!

Of course, the best way to sell garbage is to have people praise it to the hilt, saying "how wonderful it is". Here, as an example, is this "review" by some lady when she fed this product to her grandchild:

Product Rating: *****
Pros: Greatly improves health
Cons: expensive
Bottom Line: It turned our little Kathie into a thriving ball of energy

Is it any wonder doctors live significantly shorter lives than the average lifespan!
P.S. I just picked this product randomly. It's probably not even kosher.

Corn Syrup, Corn Maltodextrin, Sugar (Sucrose), Corn Oil, Sodium & Calcium Caseinates, Soy Protein Isolate, Artificial Flavor, Potassium Citrate, Magnesium Chloride, Calcium Phosphate, Sodium Citrate, Potassium Chloride, Soy Lecithin, Ascorbic Acid, Choline Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, dl-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Niacinamide, Ferrous Sulfate, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Cupric Sulfate, Thiamine Chloride Hydrochloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Vitamin A Palmitate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Chromium Chloride, Sodium Molybdate, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenate, Phylloquinone, Cyanocobalamin, and Vitamin D3.


  1. Get babies addicted to sugar, they will demand it as they are growing older. Like a junkie! :((

  2. That's right, Juniper. Pesticides on produce, herbicides and chemical fertilizers in the earth, hormones in chicken and beef, fluoride in water, all sorts of processing and additives to ruin whatever value is left in food, pushing toxic drugs, opposing nutritious or non-patentable therapies - and on and on - just to dumb us down and keep us, like you say, as their junkies.

  3. so true and its given routinely to patients ...what a scam~!

  4. The last months of my late mother's life and later on my late father's, we sat round their beds, talking, laughing, singing, reminiscing. Heartbreaking moments full of love and care. Those times, those memories that live on with me, that give me strength and faith, and that will be with me until the time Hashem decides my time is also up, would perhaps not have been possible without Ensure.

    Because as they lay dying of cancer, often in horrible agony, my parents couldn't eat anything except Ensure. Ensure didn't heal them, but it kept them from dying of starvation. Because of it they lived a few months longer, thank G-d. And don't worry, it was kosher.

    Did they care that it wasn't HEALTHY? That it was full of horrible, nasty CHEMICALS? Of course they didn't. They were dying anyway.

    At the time my mother was dying, and my father was already ill, their home in Netanya was being targeted by terrorists nearly daily. A few times, my father just missed an attack by a few minutes. They used to laugh when I worried that they were living in such a dangerous town.

    So I am afraid I can't write off Ensure. That said, I am pretty horrified to hear you say it is being marketed as some sort of wonderful health food for babies. That certainly is not what it is. It is an aid to terminally sick people, that's all.

    (Oh and I understand they use it to force feed terrorists interned in Guantonomo who are on hunger strike).

  5. Daisy, sorry about your folks. If I knew what I know today about nutrition and good alternative medicine, I could well have added many more years to my own parents' lives, a"h. But this is the way Hashem planned things out for them, and for us. For you may well have been as naive about the worth of modern conventional medicine as I was - this even though I once practiced as a pathologist!

    I want to say some thing, however, if you'll allow me to. I say this not to hurt, God forbid, but to prevent, if my words have this power, to even dissuade one reader only, who might be contemplating submitting themselves to conventional medicine's horrid "therapy" of this dread disease.

    THEY, THE MEDICAL ESTABLISHMENT/MAFIA are to blame for the "dread" of this disease - because the disease DEFINITELY has a cure, most especially if conventional poisoning has not yet been put into effect.

    Your parents would probably have been much better off had they simply taken fresh lemon, squeezed into pure water. Or, if they could tolerate it, organic carrot juice - and nothing more! Fasting is good for a body with cancer, much better than it is WITH "regular" food in its system to have to cope with, believe it or not, and especially much better than with chemical food in it.

    Besides, most probably your parents were "treated" by conventional medicine, which in itself means they were already further poisoned for having their disease. Cancer is a disease that takes many years before the tumor symptoms appears - because for years the wrong foods have been ingested. One of the best ways to treat poisoning is by withholding food intake, simply because then the body can take its minimal reserves, whatever is left of it, to fight the disease - instead of having these resources busy digesting more food and eliminating more waste products.

    Sugar, white flour, salt, fluoride in the water, pollutants in the air, deficient mineral content of vegetables, pesticides, herbicides and hormones put into the earth and into animals, processed foods in jars, processed oils - all these caused the cancer. Now, to recover, do you think more sugar and chemicals put into a compromised body - helped? No way!! I venture to say the Ensure did not increase their lifespan by even a second!

    There are so many helpful things cancer victims can do - to actually cure themselves. But NONE of these should include any of the 3 "holy" methods of the medical mafia - namely, chemo &/or radiation and surgery!! These 3 are surefire ways to kill the patient. And how awful that Israeli medicine too, in large measure, kowtows to the medical mafia's agenda.

    If you're interested in alternative medicines, there's a world of great information available on the internet, which open your eyes, which the medical mafia haven't yet figured out how to shut down.

    Just a word of advice: If you're reading medical info and you note that it denigrates another methodology as "quackery", know that the accuser is probably the greater quack.