(Satire) Not sure if everyone heard this on the news yet or not. Seems like things of this nature always seem to make the news. This story however has a bit of a different twist. Not the typical murder or murder suicide. This one is a poisoning – and apparently an UNINTENTIONAL one.
Everyone knows that you can’t drink Clorox, Mercury, 409, Mr. Clean, or Windex and expect to live. What this woman, like many people didn’t know however, is that by not reading and understanding food labels she was poisoning her family to a slow death. It all started with her children’s love of Ketchup. Little did she know that the High Fructose Corn Syrup in the Ketchup was not only damaging in and of itself1, but it was tainted with Mercury2 as well. The next clue came when it was discovered that her oldest daughter loved ‘Ranch’ dressing. Again, not knowing it contained MSG, a known carcinogen3. Another clue came when tracking this ‘killer’ once investigators examined her baby’s bottle. It appeared that the woman was unknowingly feeding her child Arsenic4, even though she thought she was doing the right thing in feeding the baby ‘Organic’ infant formula. Then came one of the worst discoveries. Her middle child loved Fruit Loops. He would eat about 2-3 bowls of fruit loops per day. This product was laden with hydrogenated vegetable oil, red coloring 40, blue colorings 2 and 1, yellow coloring 6, and BHT5. The Material Safety Data Sheet on BHT reads “Do not let this chemical enter the environment, combustible, ingestion causes abdominal pain, confusion, dizziness, nausea, & vomiting, may affect the liver, and is harmful to aquatic organisms6. And the final clue in this murder mystery was the milk7. She had no idea that when she was pouring on the regular commercial dairy milk that her child was ingesting a synthetic hormone rBGH8, which were given to the cow to increase her milk production. As well, the cow was loaded with antibiotics because she lives in such close quarters with other cattle the ‘farmer’ had to control the spread of infection somehow. Equally concerning was the food this cow ate. It consumed a diet of chemically sprayed grains mainly along with a mixture of what’s called ‘rendered food’7. Rendered food is a concoction of cooking down dead animal carcasses like other cattle, pigs, chickens, dogs, and cats.
For those of you who didn’t read the first word of the story ‘Satire’ or don’t know what that means, it means ‘the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices.’ That’s the dictionaries definition, so no I didn’t just call you stupid if you drink milk or give your kids ketchup. But the intention of this article was to get you to THINK. I trust that has happened. And as you are thinking, hopefully the though that has entered your mind is ‘what should I do next?’ The answer to that comes COMPLETELEY this month with our ‘March Nutrition Madness’ curriculum. Our webinar (Nutrition Truths), advanced talk, Shop with the Doc, and raw food class are all designed to give you the ‘HOW TO’ in order to not be like the woman in this satire. And don’t forget about your friends and family who are also unknowingly committing the same ‘crime’ against their own families. Get to the sign up table today, register yourself and as many as 4 guests for any of these programs this month. It’s time to take some serious action for yourself and your family in the area of nutrition this month, which is National Nutrition Month. God bless you all.