The Surprising Healing Qualities ... of Dirt

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Our culture is pretty much down on dirt. We don't like dirt and we don't like bacteria. The marketers and advertising gurus have convinced most of us that it's ALL bad. Good health starts with what you eat. Healthy soil and a healthy gut are leaden with bacteria. Here's an interesting read from YES Magazine about the growing evidence that where your food comes from affects nutrition and your health.  Read more from Daphne Miller and YES . . .

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One of my favorite food writers weighs in on the Paleo Diet.

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Michael Pollan explains what’s wrong with the pale diet. It's a short read with link to an in-depth podcast interview with Mr. Pollan. His advice to avoid any food that your great grandmother wouldn't recognize as food is a sound guideline. "The paleo diet is hot. Those who follow it are attempting, they say, to mimic our ancient ancestors — minus the animal-skin fashions and the total lack of technology, of course. The adherents eschew what they believe comes from modern agriculture (wheat, dairy, legumes, for instance) and rely instead on meals full of meat, nuts, and vegetables . ....

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The Fats You Need for a Healthy Diet

An interesting read from Mother Earth News, this article discuses Ancel Keys' lipid hypothesis which many are now questioning. This held that a high-fat diet — particularly one high in saturated fat — contributed to high cholesterol, which in turn led to heart disease in the form of plaque buildup in the arteries. Following suit, the food industry, medical community and media all jumped on the low-fat bandwagon, vilifying saturated fats (mostly animal fats) and promoting vegetable fats and low-fat diets. Cut to the present, and the United States still has high rates of cardiovascular disease. We are overweight and unhealthy despite...

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Our supplier Gunthorp Farms in the news

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There's been some nice press lately for Gunthorp Farms who supply our chicken, duck, turkey and pork. They've been profiled in Consumer Reports and a trade publication. Located in Lagrange, Ind., Gunthorp Farms raises, processes and distributes pork, chicken, duck and turkey from its 200-acre farm. Owner Greg Gunthorp says that his animals are never given antibiotics, hormones, growth promotants or animal by-products. His chickens are also pasture-raised, which is a relative rarity in the poultry industry. Click Below for the links: Consumer Reports Profile: National Provisioner  

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The Debate on Going Gluten-Free

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This is an interesting perspective on the Gluten Free trend. What I believe is that you avoid any food that has a health claim attached to it and has been processed or "enhanced". A balanced diet of protein, carbohydrates, fats, minerals, water, and vitamins is essential. Consumption of calories and exercise must be considered when looking to lose weight. T.L. Here's an interesting read on going Gluten Free from Gizmodo magazine: Read more . . .

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