Why junk foods are really junk


In order to insure and increase profits the junk-industry decided to emphasize and camouflage their products by calling them “snack” foods. If that were the only problem it would be a blessing. The real problem and problems come from what those companies do not want you to know.

If, like many Americans, you are trying to cut back on junk foods perhaps the following information can help speed up the process.

With the growing incidences of obesity, various forms of diabetes and many, many other health issues people are becoming more aware and more conscientious about what they consume.

But the junk-food industry has to maintain a profits-first environment. The euphemized junk foods will generate an estimated $34.6 billion in sales in 2014 and guess what market they mainly focus on? Children!

According to the FTC (Federal Treachery Commission), the food and beverage industry spends roughly $1.8 billion marketing to children with about 75 percent of that budget spent to market carbonated beverages, cereals and other highly processed “fast” foods.

In 2012 there was a study published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine that found that for every hour of television that an innocent kid watches they are 18 percent more likely to eat candy and 14 percent more likely to eat fast foods. Interestingly enough they are 8 percent less likely to eat fruit.

Do you think that some snack foods would lose their appeal if people found out that they contained ground-up and/or boiled beetle carcasses? Where do you think the shades of red, purple and pink colors in fruit juice, ice cream and candy come from? What’s even worse is that they have been deemed safe for use for a long time by the FDA (Fraud and Drug Administration).

Maybe you’ll never see the word “beetle” on a label but you will sure as hell see “carminic acid” or “cochineal extract”. When you do, try to wait until you get out of the store before you throw up.

The largest exporter of cochineal extract is Peru, having produced more than one million pounds of dead beetles in 2013. I find it very interesting that a country that has such a large bug infestation finds a ready market for them in the good ol’ U S of A.

Recently, the Food Babe (Vani Hari) did an expose’ of an ingredient called azodicarbonamide or ADA, which was highly prevalent in Subway sandwiches. It turns out that azodicarbonamide is used in roughly 500 packaged foods including cupcakes, cookies and crackers.

ADA is used to improve the texture of bread but its initial use was by plastics manufacturers in yoga mats, flip-flops and other products. But eating it has linked it to respiratory problems and allergies. The good news is that it is banned in the European Union. God bless America!

Oh yeah, don’t forget about rBGH (recombinant bovine growth hormone) a synthetic hormone created by Monsanto that is injected into cows to quadruple their milk production. Despite it being banned in the EU and Canada, due to the fact that it is carcinogenic, Eli Lilly, a manufacturer of it, says beyond a shadow of a doubt is “a safe, proven and sustainable technology”. By who, might you ask? By Monsanto, the salt of the earth, who would never create something harmful to anyone or anything. Yet, labeling GMOs is out of the question.

When I was a little kid living in Newark I was hooked on Twinkies. One day, after buying several, my mom thought eating too much of them might not be good for me. So, she hid a couple of them but forgot where she put them. A few weeks later when I went searching through my mom’s dresser drawers looking for loose change to buy more candy, I found the Twinkies. They were still “fresh” and yummy.

It has already been proven that highly processed foods can remain edible way beyond their alleged expiration date. If it is sealed well, kept away from light and contains little or no fat or dairy, that sucker can be finger licken good for years.

According to the U.S. CDC and P (U.S. Centers for Deceit, Control and Procrastination), each year more than 300,000 Americans are hospitalized and 5,000 die from eating contaminated foods and beverages. But because the Fraud and Drug Administration inspectors do not consider snack-food facilities a high-risk, they are less likely than other food plants to be inspected for sanitary violations.

So, one night you go to a party at a friend’s house. When you look at how appealing the food looks you start getting hungry. What’s in front of you is incredible. There’s brown rice with steamed vegetable with a dash of balsamic vinegar, coconut oil and Bragg’s liquid aminos. Next to it is a big mixed fruit bowl with organic mangos, bananas, apples, strawberries, blueberries, and Medjool dates. Also on the spread is homemade hummus and rice cakes, homemade veggie tacos and burritos, sprouted grain bagels with coconut butter and nutritional yeast, a huge garden salad and organic apple juice. It is all to freaking die for.

Now you ask the hostess what ingredients she used. Felling very secure she says she used garlic powder, a bit of turmeric, a hint of lemon, curry, cumin, and on and on. But then she says she added a touch of arsenic. You are dumbfounded and ask to be told what does not contain arsenic. And now you are having a hard time even being there.

Yet, despite arsenic being poisonous, not many people know it is found in snacks including those that are considered healthy.

Arsenic has been found in trace amounts in many grains, fruits and vegetables. But, higher levels have been found in rice, which is replacing wheat in many snacks because the manufacturers opt to offer more gluten-free options.

Might be a good time to cut back on rice cakes and rice crackers huh?

Through incredible advertising and brainwashing the nutrition and snack-bar business generated sales of $5.5 billion in 2013. It takes a brilliant mind or an idiot to see so-called energy bars as a “health” food.

If you would read the label you would likely find high-fructose-corn-syrup, dextrose, fructose, chocolate and caramel. Why don’t they just call it a sugar bar?

The USDA (U.S. Department of A**holes) regulates meat and poultry and defines “natural” products as those that do not have artificial colors or ingredients. But the FDA, which regulates other types of food, does not regulate snack-food manufacturer’s use of the word “natural” as closely.

Because of this “natural” basically has absolutely no meaning whatsoever in food labeling. Products labeled as “natural” often include crap produced in laboratories, even though the same chemical compounds can be found in nature.

But eating synthetic chemicals is safe. Just ask Monsanto!

There’s nothing like picking up some pretzels or cookies or doughnuts and seeing that they contain “enriched” wheat flour. What trippy about that is synthetic vitamins and minerals are added back to the food only after it has been raped and all the good stuff removed so it can be fed to animals soon to be murdered. They also fail to inform you that by refining, processing and raping the food, it is also stripped of fiber.

From 2008 to 2013 the dollar value of chocolate confectionary sales grew by 24 percent. The candy makers say that increase is a result of public demand. But, grocers and other retailers say that the chocolate manufacturers are always conspiring to inflate chocolate prices.

Since 2008, grocery chains and retailers have filed multiple lawsuits citing that allegation. In the U.S., a federal judge in February, 2013, dismissed the grocers’ claims of price-fixing inflation. But in Canada, several chocolate manufacturers agreed to pay roughly $23 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging price-fixing. Despite paying, the manufacturers denied any wrong doing in both countries.

All the snack-food companies live by that old saying. “In God we trust – all others pay cash!

As a final note, the most incredible, all organic dark chocolate I have been found has been at WeiofChocolate.com.


About Hesh:

I have been doing a radio show in Honolulu since 1981 called “Health Talk”. To listen to the show please tune into 1080 or 108 am or go to www.kwai1080am.com on your computer at 8am Hawaii time. FYI, 8 am Hawaii time is 10 am on the West coast and 2 pm on the East coast. To call in, the number is (808) 524-1080.

Now, American Voice Radio will be picking up my streamed show and playing it all week until the next one takes place. To listen, go to americanvoiceradio.com and click on my link at AVR 2. Starting in December I will be doing another radio show on AVR at 9:00 am Hawaii time on Thursday mornings. Just go to the website, click on AVR 1, and listen live or tune in later and listen via the archive to Health Talk with Hesh.

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In 2007, I was “forced” to get a masters degree in Nutrition to stop all the doctors from calling in asking what my credentials were. Besides that, they never liked it when I asked them what their credentials were that would enable them to treat an illness without drugs or surgery.

If you go to www.healthtalkhawaii.com and click on Podcasts and Articles, there are years of shows there as well as hundreds of health related articles that are completely free to listen to and read.

I am an activist. I am vehemently opposed to GMOs, vaccines, processed foods, MSG, aspartame, fluoridation, and everything else that the “pimps” (big pHarma, Monsanto, and the large food companies), and the “hookers” (the doctors, the government agencies, the Public Health officials, and the mainstream media) thrust upon us, the “tricks”.

At 76, I am in 3 softball leagues, racewalk, do stand-up paddling, hike, swim, do weights and cardio, and teach women’s self-defense classes based upon 20 years of Wing Chun training. I have been a vegetarian since 1975 and a vegan since 1990, have no illnesses and take no meds.

After being vaccinated with the DTP vaccine as a child, I developed asthma, which plagued me until 2008 when I learned about and started taking the organic sulfur crystals. My asthma was reversed in 3 days and has not come back.

So far, 29 cases of autism that we know about have been reversed, as has cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, asthma, osteoarthritis, joint pain, gingivitis, and erectile dysfunction. The sulfur has increased sexual activity, eliminated toxins, heavy metals, radiation, and parasites. It speeds up athletic recovery time, increases blood circulation, reduces inflammation, increases resistance to the “flu”, reduces wrinkles, allergies, PMS, monthly period pain, migraines, nausea, lowering high blood pressure, raising low blood pressure and way more, because the oxygen that the sulfur releases floods and heals the cells in the body.

The sulfur, as proven by the University of Southampton in England, enables the body to produce vitamin B12 and the essential amino acids.

You can find out more about this on my website under Products.

My book, “A Sane Diet For An Insane World”, which has been published, can be viewed and purchased at www.asanediet.com. The book clearly explains why what you eat, for the most part, is designed to keep you in a state of declining health.

I have recently discovered two amazing super foods – Zeal and Shakeology – Zeal contains 30 amazing probiotics, anti-oxidents and more, all designed to build and strengthen the immune system and
Shakeology contains 42. What’s great about Shakeology is that it is filling, replaces one meal and keeps you full for hours and helps with weight control and loss. For more info about Shakeology please email me or go to www.beachbodycoach.com/heshgoldstein. The good news about Shakeology is if you are not satisfied after 30 days the company will refund you.

And now I have come across an amazing bee pollen that is so soft it melts in your mouth and has so many benefits. It is rich in vitamin B12 and all B vitamins, proteins, minerals, beneficial fatty acids, carotenoids, bioflavenoids, antioxidants, antihistamines, enzymes, antibiotics, and natural phenylalanine, which acts as an appetite suppressant, and more.

My daily regimen consists of one teaspoon of the crystals twice a day, one scoop of the Zeal in cold water, one packet of Shakeology either in 8 to 12 ounces of water or added to my smoothie and a heaping tablespoon of bee pollen. For more about Shakeology please go to www.beachbodycoach.com/heshgoldstein.

Hesh Goldstein, MSNutri
“Health Talk” Moderator, K-108 Radio
POB 240783, Honolulu, Hi 96824
(808) 258-1177
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Hesh Goldstein
When I was a kid, if I were told that I'd be writing a book about diet and nutrition when I was older, let alone having been doing a health related radio show for over 36 years, I would've thought that whoever told me that was out of their mind. Living in Newark, New Jersey, my parents and I consumed anything and everything that had a face or a mother except for dead, rotting, pig bodies, although we did eat bacon (as if all the other decomposing flesh bodies were somehow miraculously clean). Going through high school and college it was no different. In fact, my dietary change did not come until I was in my 30's.

Just to put things in perspective, after I graduated from Weequahic High School and before going to Seton Hall University, I had a part-time job working for a butcher. I was the delivery guy and occasionally had to go to the slaughterhouse to pick up products for the store. Needless to say, I had no consciousness nor awareness, as change never came then despite the horrors I witnessed on an almost daily basis.

After graduating with a degree in accounting from Seton Hall, I eventually got married and moved to a town called Livingston. Livingston was basically a yuppie community where everyone was judged by the neighborhood they lived in and their income. To say it was a "plastic" community would be an understatement.

Livingston and the shallowness finally got to me. I told my wife I was fed up and wanted to move. She made it clear she had to be near her friends and New York City. I finally got my act together and split for Colorado.

I was living with a lady in Aspen at the end of 1974, when one day she said, " let's become vegetarians". I have no idea what possessed me to say it, but I said, "okay"! At that point I went to the freezer and took out about $100 worth of frozen, dead body parts and gave them to a welfare mother who lived behind us. Well, everything was great for about a week or so, and then the chick split with another guy.

So here I was, a vegetarian for a couple weeks, not really knowing what to do, how to cook, or basically how to prepare anything. For about a month, I was getting by on carrot sticks, celery sticks, and yogurt. Fortunately, when I went vegan in 1990, it was a simple and natural progression. Anyway, as I walked around Aspen town, I noticed a little vegetarian restaurant called, "The Little Kitchen".

Let me back up just a little bit. It was April of 1975, the snow was melting and the runoff of Ajax Mountain filled the streets full of knee-deep mud. Now, Aspen was great to ski in, but was a bummer to walk in when the snow was melting.

I was ready to call it quits and I needed a warmer place. I'll elaborate on that in a minute.

But right now, back to "The Little Kitchen". Knowing that I was going to leave Aspen and basically a new vegetarian, I needed help. So, I cruised into the restaurant and told them my plight and asked them if they would teach me how to cook. I told them in return I would wash dishes and empty their trash. They then asked me what I did for a living and I told them I was an accountant.

The owner said to me, "Let's make a deal. You do our tax return and we'll feed you as well". So for the next couple of weeks I was doing their tax return, washing their dishes, emptying the trash, and learning as much as I could.

But, like I said, the mud was getting to me. So I picked up a travel book written by a guy named Foder. The name of the book was, "Hawaii". Looking through the book I noticed that in Lahaina, on Maui, there was a little vegetarian restaurant called," Mr. Natural's". I decided right then and there that I would go to Lahaina and work at "Mr. Natural's." To make a long story short, that's exactly what happened.

So, I'm working at "Mr. Natural's" and learning everything I can about my new dietary lifestyle - it was great. Every afternoon we would close for lunch at about 1 PM and go to the Sheraton Hotel in Ka'anapali and play volleyball, while somebody stayed behind to prepare dinner.

Since I was the new guy, and didn't really know how to cook, I never thought that I would be asked to stay behind to cook dinner. Well, one afternoon, that's exactly what happened; it was my turn. That posed a problem for me because I was at the point where I finally knew how to boil water.

I was desperate, clueless and basically up the creek without a paddle. Fortunately, there was a friend of mine sitting in the gazebo at the restaurant and I asked him if he knew how to cook. He said the only thing he knew how to cook was enchiladas. He said that his enchiladas were bean-less and dairy-less. I told him that I had no idea what an enchilada was or what he was talking about, but I needed him to show me because it was my turn to do the evening meal.

Well, the guys came back from playing volleyball and I'm asked what was for dinner. I told them enchiladas; the owner wasn't thrilled. I told him that mine were bean-less and dairy-less. When he tried the enchilada he said it was incredible. Being the humble guy that I was, I smiled and said, "You expected anything less"? It apparently was so good that it was the only item on the menu that we served twice a week. In fact, after about a week, we were selling five dozen every night we had them on the menu and people would walk around Lahaina broadcasting, 'enchilada's at "Natural's" tonight'. I never had to cook anything else.

A year later the restaurant closed, and somehow I gravitated to a little health food store in Wailuku. I never told anyone I was an accountant and basically relegated myself to being the truck driver. The guys who were running the health food store had friends in similar businesses and farms on many of the islands. I told them that if they could organize and form one company they could probably lock in the State. That's when they found out I was an accountant and "Down to Earth" was born. "Down to Earth" became the largest natural food store chain in the islands, and I was their Chief Financial Officer and co-manager of their biggest store for 13 years.

In 1981, I started to do a weekly radio show to try and expose people to a vegetarian diet and get them away from killing innocent creatures. I still do that show today. I pay for my own airtime and have no sponsors to not compromise my honesty. One bit of a hassle was the fact that I was forced to get a Masters Degree in Nutrition to shut up all the MD's that would call in asking for my credentials.

My doing this radio show enabled me, through endless research, to see the corruption that existed within the big food industries, the big pharmaceutical companies, the biotech industries and the government agencies. This information, unconscionable as it is, enabled me to realize how broken our health system is. This will be covered more in depth in the Introduction and throughout the book and when you finish the book you will see this clearly and it will hopefully inspire you to make changes.

I left Down to Earth in 1989, got nationally certified as a sports injury massage therapist and started traveling the world with a bunch of guys that were making a martial arts movie. After doing that for about four years I finally made it back to Honolulu and got a job as a massage therapist at the Honolulu Club, one of Hawaii's premier fitness clubs. It was there I met the love of my life who I have been with since 1998. She made me an offer I couldn't refuse. She said," If you want to be with me you've got to stop working on naked women". So, I went back into accounting and was the Chief Financial Officer of a large construction company for many years.

Going back to my Newark days when I was an infant, I had no idea what a "chicken" or "egg" or "fish" or "pig" or "cow" was. My dietary blueprint was thrust upon me by my parents as theirs was thrust upon them by their parents. It was by the grace of God that I was able to put things in their proper perspective and improve my health and elevate my consciousness.

The road that I started walking down in 1975 has finally led me to the point of writing my book, “A Sane Diet For An Insane World”. Hopefully, the information contained herein will be enlightening, motivating, and inspiring to encourage you to make different choices. Doing what we do out of conditioning is not always the best course to follow. I am hoping that by the grace of the many friends and personalities I have encountered along my path, you will have a better perspective of what road is the best road for you to travel on, not only for your health but your consciousness as well.

Last but not least: after being vaccinated as a kid I developed asthma, which plagued me all of my life. In 2007 I got exposed to the organic sulfur crystals, which got rid of my asthma in 3 days and has not come back in over 10 years. That, being the tip of the iceberg, has helped people reverse stage 4 cancers, autism, joint pain, blood pressure problems, migraine headaches, erectile dysfunction, gingivitis, and more. Also, because of the detoxification effects by the release of oxygen that permeates and heals all the cells in the body, it removes parasites, radiation, fluoride, free radicals, and all the other crap that is thrust upon us in the environment by Big Business.

For more, please view www.healthtalkhawaii.com and www.asanediet.com.