If you or anyone in your family has heart problems, I URGE you to get a copy of this book and read it. Diet & Heart Disease - It's NOT What You Think by Stephen Byrnes, PhD, RNCP.
Many people think we are nuts for choosing a farming type life. Most of those people are family. :) Neither one of us were raised on a farm. We were both suburb kids. We started making changes as we became informed about things. You NEED to start looking into what you are feeding your family.
Most of the conventional heart treatments and diets recommended today are based on what is called the Lipid Hypothesis. It has never been proven and it is very faulty. I urge you to do some research on it.
Just today I read several things which makes me want to be sure and share more with you my readers and also with our customers who read this blog. One of them was called Microwave Popcorn: Yes, It Just May Kill You. It is short and worth the read. Another one showed where Researchers checked blood samples of 39 pregnant women and 30 non-pregnant women for the presence of the Bt toxin (from GMO foods). None of the women were exposed DIRECTLY to Bt, but all had conventional diets. The results: The Bt toxin showed up in 93 percent of pregnant women and 80 percent of their babies. It was also present in 69 percent of non-pregnant women in the study.
I have been amazed at how much of our food comes from China. Someone gave us decorated cookies and they were made in China!!! That blew my mind. Why would I want a cookie that had to travel all that way and from a country where there is heavy metal cadmium found in rice, toxic melamine in milk, arsenic in soy sauce, bleach in mushrooms, and the detergent borax in pork, added to make it resemble beef? The newest thing from China is exploding watermelons. They are exploding because they are being injected with something to make them grow faster. They have no clue what they are doing, and we eat it without a second thought.
I think one of the saddest things about food in our country is the raw milk issue. Our government spent a lot of money and a lot of time to run a year long sting operation to take down one Amish farmer for selling raw milk. How sad is that. There was a protest by milk advocates in Washington DC. They were milking a cow on the grass outside the U.S. Capitol. "The FDA warns that raw milk can contain dangerous bacteria, including salmonella and e. coli." They act like they are trying to protect us. How about those same dangerous bacteria that has caused deaths and been found in hamburger and other beef, salad greens and other foods? All of those foods are still available for you to buy. How about cigarettes. Right on the package is a buyer beware: Known to cause cancer and death. Yet, you can still buy them if you want them. There are many people in this country that have done the research and have decided that they want to give their family raw milk. Ron Paul has actually introduced a bill to make it legal for raw milk to legalize the interstate sales of raw milk.
The FDA has also stated that they have the right to tell you what you can and can't eat. When are we going to stand up and let them know we are not going to allow this. To let them know that they do NOT have that power?
Start doing research. I hear many people say, "It is too expensive to eat that way." You may not be able to change everything, but start somewhere. Get rid of all that processed box food you buy. Start learning to make some things from scratch. Learn about the differences in fats. I love Joel Salatin's quote when someone told him that his food was too expensive. He said, " You think my food is expensive. Have you priced cancer lately?"
If you find something you would like to share or if you have questions, PLEASE share with us or ask us. We don't know everything, but we can point you in the right direction much of the time.