Archive / July, 2015

Omega 3’s and you

Who knew there were so many health benefits of Omega 3’s. When I started out grass finishing 14 years ago, I had been reading about the health benefits to the land, the animals, and humans in a number of places. Although, Omega 3’s are not the only benefit, they do seem to be at the […]

We have banned partially hydrogenated Vegetable oil but not GMO’s

June 16, 2015, the FDA announced partially hydrogenated oils (a primary source of trans fat) will no longer be allowed in food unless authorized by the agency due to its health risks. In  Dr. Mercola’s article today, I found out that the FDA banned Partially hydrogenated Vegetable oil (wow, what a switch). The driver here is it […]

“Don’t worry, Be Happy”

Remember that song by Bobby McFarrin from the late 80’s?  Had a nice beat and easy listening. Kind of a de-stressor. Dr. David Perlmutter, in his newest book, Braain Maker, describes how food affects our mood and almost everything else about our lives. The primary  “game changer” is the biology in our gut. Our micro-biome! […]

the big fat surprise 2

“The Big Fat Surprise” (2014) Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet

What if the government’s crusade against fat fed the spread of obesity by encouraging us to abstain from foods that satiate us efficiently? Today I think of Harrison Ford in the Fugitive, where the villains switched the livers to show that “Provasic” (RDU-490) worked. In real life, “the proverbial THEY” (Ancel Keys, Marston White and others) […]

Soil, CO2 and Health

All day Sunday March 1st (while returning from a carbon sequestering conference at Chico State) I was thinking about all the things we heard and trying to make sequestering carbon “sexy” (as Robb Wolf said). Not wanting to minimize what any of the speakers brought to the conference, but here is where my mind has gone … so far! We […]