Episode #376 – How the Food Industry is Deceiving Us

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In This Episode:

Did you know about how the big food industry pays health influencers to get their message out? Profiting off ultra-processed foods with cheap, chemical-based ingredients, their MO is more! These foods are unhealthy and linked to chronic inflammation, disrupting our gut microbiome, and causing chronic disease. 

So, beware of the big food industry! Just because it’s in the grocery store does NOT mean that it’s okay for you to eat. We have to learn to watch out for the dopamine hit that comes when we get a mouthful of flavor, unaware of the downstream effects of what that will do to our bodies later on. 

  • 04:30 Beware ultra processed foods!
  • 05:55 The Washington Post Influencer Exposé
  • 08:20 ‘Old science’ and the myth of saturated fats
  • 09:20 Influencers get paid to say Aspartame is OK!
  • 11:25 The dangers of Aspartame (non-sugar sweetener)
  • 13:55 Where are you getting your health information?
  • 16:00 What’s unethical about health influencers giving us bad dietary advice.
  • 18:05 Understanding the dangers of Splenda. 
  • 20:15 The paid partnerships that caused confusion for Gen Z eaters.
  • 22:45 How much are the diet influencers getting paid?
  • 26:15 Appreciating health principles as a healthier alternative
  • 28:20 What goes wrong when dieticians are poorly trained 
  • 32:00 Ultra-processed foods are super unhealthy!
  • 34:30 The benefits of fruit for dessert
  • 37:10 Getting our kids to eat nutrient-dense food
  • 39:20 How your health results will come down to your diet and lifestyle
  • 39:44 Reduce: sugars, grains, and artificial sweeteners
  • 40:30 Maximal nutrients, minimal toxicants!

Today Dr. Jockers is doing what he does best: speaking truth to power. With the revelations that have unfolded from a Washington Post article on how influencers online are being paid to promote Aspartame, artificial sweeteners, and unhealthy foods, he is giving us all the information we need to make a smart choice when it comes to the foods we put into our bodies.

Learn about the principles of healthy eating that should guide you on your health journey rather than being led astray by an influencer or dietician who perhaps doesn’t know any better. Information is power. Where are you getting your health information? Please join us!

Please take a minute to share this episode if you find it to be of value. With so much misinformation out there about what constitutes healthy eating these days, it helps to have Dr. Jockers in our corner to set the record straight!


“These kinds of artificial sweeteners…we have health influencers that are out there promoting them and protecting them. Taking money from big food industry in order to get this message out that these types of things are okay. And I’m not okay with that.

– Dr. Jockers

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