Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Cholesterol and the High Fat Diet

Years ago when I invested in a copy of Nourishing Traditions for myself, I read how changing my diet to include rich fats, whole milk and grass fed beef would help, not hinder my body and its health. At that time, my cholesterol was creeping up toward 185 and I was following in the steps of both my parents who have high cholesterol. I did not want to add cholesterol lowering drugs to my daily regime and felt that diet was my best course of action. What I read made sense to me. Cholesterol has become a big problem with today's processed foods and I felt like limiting that and reintroducing all the foods from days gone by would be a good move. If I had told my doctor that, I am certain he would have laughed at me and wrote a prescription for Lipitor.

When you think of using diet to adjust your cholesterol, you probably think of oatmeal, cheerio's, lots of vegetables, heart-healthy diet meals, no trans-fats, not saturated fats, etc.  Even if you start taking the statin drugs to lower the numbers, you will still be told that you should drink skim milk(blech) and use margarine. If you've been reading my posts, you already know how I feel about these products and while I have been vocal about my distaste for overly processed foods, I have not had(until now) something to back up what I have been saying all along, aside from the well document research of Dr Weston A. Price.

In my recent quest to discover the cause of my dizzy spells, I had blood tests run per the advice of my nutritionist. I have not had a CBC and Cholesterol test for about 4 years now. The last one I had said my cholesterol was: Decidedly Bad.
Not good.

I am thrilled to say that after three years of eating butter, drinking whole milk products, eating whole milk cheeses, eating beef, cooking in lard and doing all of the things that the professionals say NOT to do, my cholesterol is down. Yes, down. It is now 155. My good cholesterol is now at a healthy 63 and my LDL is down to 83. The end results of my going on a traditional foods diet were all positive. So, I encourage you to look at Traditional foods. Research it for yourself. Take some time to read about why those fats are good for you and how they make your body run properly.

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Green Pastures New Flavors

Green Pastures now has three new flavors of their high vitamin fermented cod liver oil; Licorice, Ginger and Peppermint. The new flavors are "kid tested" and have great ratings. If you haven't found a favorite yet, you might want to give these new ones a try!  The new flavors are emulsified, so the bottles are 8oz(237 ml) and contain 64 servings. You will find them easy to serve on a spoon rather than using the dropper like you do with the liquids.

For more information, you can go to our Products page. Flavor availability has changed.

Friday, May 6, 2011

FDA Agents Launch Covert Ops Against Raw Milk Buyers Group

FDA Agents Launch Covert Ops Against Raw Milk Buyers Group

I find it completely ridiculous that the government finds that this is something they should spend our tax dollars on. Raiding private homes, filing injunctions on Amish farmers. Its ridiculous!! This latest raid has scared off the farmer we have done business before and its not right. People knowingly participate in these co-ops. They know the products are not processed and are raw. They know its not pasteurized. They WANT this milk. They love it and if you've tried it, you KNOW what I am talking about. These co-op members don't want the white trash sold at the local store.

Why does the government want it stopped? Not to protect us. No, they want to keep Big Dairy happy. Those lobbyists do not like the little Amish man to get any of the big dairy pie. It must be stopped! grrrr....

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Become a Beyond Organic Insider

Beyond Organic will open to the public in October of this year. Set to offer everything from grass-fed beef and raw milk products to specialized probiotic products they plan to do large group buys, which will hopefully mean affordable organic products for you and me. If you join the network now, its a FREE membership and you will get to try their new products before anyone else. Click here to join!