Interesting Information: “I Wouldn’t Feed This Stuff to a Dying Animal” – Terminal Hospice Patient Exposes Truth About Ensure Nutrition Drinks”

Interesting Information:  July 18, 2016

Ensure “Nutrition” Drinks

I hope none of you are drinking, or have a family member or friend drinking, Ensure “Nutrition” Drinks.

If so, please take a look at this information.

Here’s a quote from the beginning of the article, and the article includes information from the label of what is in these products:

Carrol Krause, a former reporter for the Herald-Times of Bloomington, Indiana, had to retire from her journalism career because of an ovarian cancer diagnosis in 2014. Before she passed away in February, she wrote a blog titled ‘Stories by Carrol’ highlighting the best and the worst of her last days.

A few months ago she started having digestive issues and could no longer eat normal food. What hospice workers brought her as meal replacements horrified her.

Krause writes: “Hospice had the very best of intentions, [but] the stuff they sent over was not real FOOD. In fact, I’m outraged at the idea that they feed this stuff to dying people.”

What the hospice provided to Krause was a bag full of products by Ensure: pudding, shakes, and a drink that pretends to be apple juice.

All three are full of chemicals with about as much actual nutritional value as most commercial junk food (my emphasis), and these drinks are meant to be the nutritional lifeline for people who are extremely sick.

Ensure is owned by Abbott Nutrition, one of the worst examples of a Big Food corporation masquerading as a healthy alternative you’ll ever see. The company has deep ties to the medical industry and as such you can find their products in just about every hospital today, which is bad news for millions of patients who are just trying to get healthier.

This story is another example of how industry has us all by the throat and is choking the life out of us.  For profit.

And this is another example of how mainstream medicine ignores one of the most important chemical reactions we all have every day:  the interaction of what we eat with our bodies.

Source: HealthFreedoms – “I Wouldn’t Feed This Stuff to a Dying Animal” – Terminal Hospice Patient Exposes Truth About Ensure Nutrition Drinks

Turkey Tracks: More Quilt-lets

Turkey Tracks:  June 2016

More Quiltlets










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Here’s what they look like together…


I think I worked out a way to do a “half quilt-let” to fill the gaps top and bottom.  You can see it on the upper row.

I’ll add a row to the left.  I don’t mind the zig-zags left and right.

I don’t know.  This project may be a wall-hanging.  Or left narrow and used as a bed or table decoration???  Or, maybe an actual quilt.  I’ll know when I’ve finished it.

I’m up to 40+ blocks out of 52.  And, making them is addictive.

Turkey Tracks: July’s Farmer’s Wife Blocks

Turkey Tracks:  July 18, 2016

July’s Farmer’s Wife Blocks

I’m AHEAD this month!

And it’s a good thing because I’m going on the windjammer J&E Riggin in a few days now for SIX DAYS.  This trip is always a highlight of my summers in Maine.

So, here are July’s EIGHT blocks, and I’ve finished 46 now.

Katherine, made in honor of the cute t-shirt Megan Bruns made:














Marcella, who is a wild woman: