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.
Movie plot of the 1973 sci-fi film “Soylent Green”. 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. It would make all the annoying cooking and money-wasting eating-out in restaurants redundant. Long-time goal is to fit all daily nutritional needs into one pill.
Soylent is one of countless synthetic protein shakes that are recommended by health experts and heavily advertised for as the sustainable food of the future.
“What was the inspiration for this? Did you see someone in a coma with a feeding tube, and you thought, 'I'll have what ” Stephen Colbert
Astronaut food 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. The idea was to create a superior and perfectly balanced food inside a lab.
For the same reasons the same drinks are marketed for weight loss as well.
adjective [Latin patiens.]
1. Having the quality of enduring evils without murmuring or fretfulness; sustaining afflictions of body or mind with fortitude, calmness. It is followed by of before the evil endured. Webster's Dictionary 1828
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.
Tube feeding with natural based food was effective in reducing the number of watery defecations and diarrhea in long term tube-fed critically ill neurological patients, compared to those fed with standard tube feeding.
Why should cancer patients avoid formula drinks?
988 study at a Jewish hospital for geriatric patients assessed the risks and complications of tube feeding in 70 patients over a period of eleven months. The authors concluded from their results that feeding through a tube was associated with considerable risks or undesirable effects, such as severe restlessness, which occurred in more than 50 percent of the patients and regularly led to their fixation, which also also occurred in more than half of cases resulted in patient self-removal of the probe. Almost half of the patients developed pneumonia, caused by aspirated tube feeding.
IXX. 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.)”
“My cancerous cousin literally starved to death with this stuff. It kept losing weight, not gaining weight.”
“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.”
“Healthy and balanced: there can be no question of that. ARTIFICIAL VITAMINS are added, 500ml Contain 22 grams of SUGAR in AND THEN ADDED SWEETENER. It is therefore an artificial, purely chemical liquid (food should NOT be used here!). Packaging: plastic - to top off this well-touted drink ;-) In the whole drink / concept, however, really find nothing positively worth mentioning ... Too bad!”