We talk about the “basics” here on NJroute22.com when it comes to supermarkets. And of course, we also have our weekly Supermarket Roundup VLOG series. A pragmatic look at the endless cycles of what’s on sale in a given week.
But if you’ve watched any of the weekly video presentations, you’ll realize we do our best to preserve our health from a dietary perspective. That means avoiding almost all “junk” foods. With the exception of an occasional fried chicken treat, we eat as sensible as possible.
The following guest article elaborates more on what can be considered a dangerous and deadly endeavor while shopping at supermarkets. As sinister as it may sound, this offers some advice everyone should know, but only a very small percentage of the population can even comprehend. They’re too far lost!
Supermarket Sadism: How to Navigate the Deadly Food Jungle
Let’s imagine the dangers of the ancient jungles and forests our ancestors once hunted and gathered in. Navigating deadly animals, poisonous plants and treacherous landscapes is risky business, no doubt!
Today, I think of the modern Supermarket as insidious as the deepest, darkest jungle. As I enter, the swing gates shut behind me. There is no turning back.
Immediately I see the fresh produce promising a natural food fix. Don’t be fooled, this only masks the lies that lurk within. Bagging up some irradiated apples I’m thrown into what appears to be an orgy of choice, aisles upon aisles. First I notice the packaging – Pavlov’s stimuli – so many brands, so much brilliant color all competing for my eyes, my gut, my wallet. This is the first real test, running the psychological gauntlet called the grocery aisle. What will I choose?
Expensive items sit at eye level. Cheap brands down below, forcing prostration. Cartoon Characters in the cereal aisle make eye contact with the children, luring them like strangers promising candy.
Finding the bakery I pick up a loaf and inspect the ingredients. All kinds of shit I don’t recognize. But this is supposed to be bread. What the hell is E927? Its azodicarbonamide – shoe rubber. Oh.
Operation Clean Label
Food Cartels like Nestle are renaming the ingredients list to hide the truth from the 21st-century informed consumer. Instead of E320 Butylhydroxyanisole (promotes tumors), E910 L-cysteine (human & animal hair), E407 Carrageenan (cancer-causing), you’ll see Rosemary “Extract”, Yeast “Extract” and “Functional” Flour, respectively. Classic bait and switch – don’t be fooled.
As I exit the grocery isle labyrinth, my cart stocked with pristinely packaged slow-kill poison I reach the check-out isles. This is where the Supermarket hyper-targets the children. An infinite variety of sugary shit sucks the attention from them like a vampire sucks blood.
With the children suddenly crippled with sugary lust, the magazine rack full of Tabloids distract the adults. The promise of cheap, low-class thrills gives way to insecurity and self loathing. Seeking comfort, I find a temporary high in that perfectly placed estrogen mimicking, liver scarring Snickers candy bar. I deserve it.
The decisions I make at the Supermarket are epically important. Each dollar I spend is a vote. If I support obesity, cancer, heart disease, brain damage, diabetes and the torture of animals, by all means, I’ll buy factory farmed meat and processed foods from Nestle, General Mills, Pepsico, Tyson etc.
Or Maybe I should put my money where my mouth is. My life depends on it.
Supermarket products loaded with unnatural chemicals will not kill me on day one. But the slow build-up of those chemicals in my system will, over time, deteriorate my mental and physical abilities and decide my fate.
I reap what I sow.
Internal Body Hazards
Take This List to Your Kitchen Right Now, And Look Through Your Food
BISPHENOL-A (Estrogen mimic, reproductive and hormonal problems.) Avoid plastic lined canned foods, some plastic bottles.
ARTIFICAL FOOD COLORING/DYES (Neurological disorders) Read ingredient lists to avoid.
DIOXINS (Cancer, liver damage, birth defects, endocrine-immune disruption.) Read ingredient lists
ACRYLAMIDE (Carcinogen.) Avoid fried foods, snack chips, crackers, toasted cereals, cookies.
SODIUM ALUMINUM SULPHATE AND POTASSIUM ALUMINUM SULPHATE (Adverse reproductive, neurological, behavioral, developmental effects.) Read ingredient lists to avoid this toxin.
RECOMBINANT BOVINE GROWTH HORMONE (rBGH/rBST) (Breast, prostate and colon cancers) Choose rBGH-free dairy products.
SODIUM NITRATE/NITRITE (Multiple types of cancer.) Read ingredient lists to avoid.
BROMINATED VEGETABLE OIL (Reproductive and behavioral problems.) Read ingredient lists to avoid.
POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS (Carcinogens.) Precook meat, finish over low flame.
HETEROCYCLICAMINE (Carcinogen.) Precook meat, finish over low flame.
GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS (GMOs) (Found in about 70 percent of processed foods with
corn, soy, cottonseed, canola, and sugar beet-based ingredients. GMOs may cause organ damage, gastrointestinal and immune disorders, accelerated aging, and infertility.) They aren’t labeled, making them difficult to avoid in non-organic foods. Go organic!
ASPARTAME (NEUROTOXIN) Read ingredient lists to avoid.
More Ingredients to Avoid at the supermarket
Acesulfame potassium (Carcinogen)
Artificial Flavor (100’s possible chemicals)
Astaxanthin (Coal Tar) [NJroute22 Note – this is somewhat inaccurate. Natural Astaxanthin comes from wild shellfish – and is a phenomenal “supplement.” However, synthetic Astaxanthin is manufactured to give non-wild-caught fish their “pink” color, such as salmon. Always buy wild-caught salmon!]
Benzoic Acid (Inhibits Digestive Enzymes)
Butylated Hydroxyanisole/Butylated Hydroxytoluene (Carcinogen, Kidney/Liver Damage)
Canthaxanthin (Retinal Damage)
Carrageenan (Cancer) [NJroute22 Note – this is inaccurate. Carrageenan is Irish Moss – and is beneficial! Do some additional research!]
Cupric Acid (Birth Defects, DNA Damage)
Emulsifiers (Gastrointestinal Damage)
Magnesium Stearate (Immune System Damage)
Mono and Diglycerides
Monosodium Glutamate (Brain Damage)
Olestra (Anal Leakage)
Partially Hydrogenated Oil
Polysorbate 60, 65 and 80 (Infertility, Anaphylactic Shock)
Potassium Bromate (Cancer)
Potassium Sorbate (DNA Damage)
Sodium benzoate (Carcinogen)
Sulfites (Behavioural Problems)
Titanium Oxide (Cancer)
You don’t have to play by the rules of the corrupt politicians, manipulative media, and brainwashed peers.
Identify. Plan. Execute.
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NJroute22 Commentary – Choose your path and educate carefully
Let me preface this commentary by saying that it is beyond a doubt that there is TOO MUCH INFORMATION out there in 2018.
For example – I can get nothing but “good results” and “bad results” on ANY internet search for almost ANY topic out there (depending on the search terms). Think about that. And let that sink in for a moment.
People looking for “bad news” about a subject will find tons of “articles” about it. Same is true for “good news” about the very same subjects.
That is a huge problem.
Hardly any definitive evidence. Most assertations should come from personal experimentation – not “studies” or other “cited” “research.”
Anyway. The food quagmire is almost purposely confusing. And who benefits? Certainly not you.
Fear porn rules the landscape (as well as holy utopias)
There are two interesting major topics to think about here.
One is the “fear porn” about all these BIG, BAD, TERRIBLE, TOXIC ingredients people talk about all the time. It has come to a point in 2018, where some people actually think one single “bad” ingredient, eaten once, will kill you faster than Anthrax. Sure, some things aren’t ideal to eat all the time – but will likely have zero statistical impact on the length of your life if only consumed sporadically.
Two is the fantasy that certain “good” items will transform a person into a superhuman of some kind. That’s the vibe I get when people talk about all sorts of healthy choices such as pro-biotics, organic, all-natural, non-GMO, free-range, and a million other catch-phrases.
Obviously highly extreme and polarized ends of an insane spectrum.
There is a middle ground.
A good choice is picking what has the most impact
This author has a very simple and easy to manage method for eating healthily. And it involves almost none of the extreme mindsets mentioned in the previous sub-section. You want to know what they are?
- We avoid pretty much all snacks. This includes items like cookies, chips, crackers, as well as sodas, candies, and other sweets.
- Packaged food in general. Anything in a box or plastic container. That has a long shelf life. Bars. Pasta. This also includes almost everything in the bullet point above.
We have a very simple “CORE” rule for our dietary compass.
And that is NEVER RAISE YOUR BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS.
Or to further elaborate – never raise our blood sugar levels to the point where we get an intolerable insulin spike.
Raising your blood sugar is a bad thing. The level of sensitivity varies among individuals – but it gets harder the fatter you get. [Highly recommended reading: Sugar Blues – By William Dufty you will thank me later.]
When you eat a food item that spikes your blood sugar – you’re setting yourself up for doom. And unpleasant times ahead – both short-term and long-term.
Short-term because, without a doubt, you will be HUNGRY again in no time. That will cause you to eat and eat and eat until you fall asleep.
Long-term because you will gain weight, and become super unhealthy and particularly obese in short order.
Final Words – there are a million ways to die
While this article touched on the FOOD aspects of human life and the consumer choices – keep in mind the myriad of ways we can “hurt” ourselves.
Drugs (both recreational and pharmaceutical), habits (smoking, drinking), tendencies (texting while driving, slothiness), and many more bad behaviors contribute to a diminished quality of life.
Many people get “hung up” on one particular aspect or another. Human nature.
We (humans) have a peculiar aspect about us. Like obese ladies drinking “diet” soda. Or fitness nuts binge drinking. Or “organic” lovers chomping down carb-filled crackers. The hypocrisy list is a mile-long.
Hardly anyone has it all figured out. We all have weaknesses. But thanks to the internet and especially social media, people have become pigeon-holed and cannot even recognize the hypocrisy and double-standards anymore.
We all have a finite lifespan.
Try your best to sort through the fluff and find the two or three singularly most important disciplines to follow.
And in case you’re wondering what ours are:
1. Low carb, avoid sugar. The single most important lifestyle choice. This likely means preparing your own meals almost all the time.
2. Avoid doctors and pharma. The medical industry does more harm than good (other than in extreme injuries or just bad genetic luck). Heal yourself. And never let their “fear tactics” spook you. Another reason to avoid MSM publications which get their information from nefarious sources.
3. Ask “Cui Bono?” Who benefits from any of the information you receive and mentally ingest? I would suggest that over 90% of the “informative” articles you stumble upon are designed to get you to consume something or change your opinion. That is huge. It took us a very long time to decipher the truth from the fluff. And we’re skilled readers and observers. The misinformation out there is beyond what I could have ever imagined in my life. Then I learned about the “human condition,” and it made a lot of sense.
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