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Breezy Hill Farm Update Dec, 22, 2019

Posted 12/22/2019 9:13pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • Merry Christmas!
  • We just had a 6 plus inch snow and there were NO cardinals.  Last year and previous years we have had multiple pairs of them, plus many juncos, blue jays and other wild birds.  This time NONE.  Have they finally killed our wild birds.  There have been numerous articles indicating that pesticides are killing not only targeted insects but others also.  Our birds food supply is being decimated, exterminated.
  • Our next harvest date for freezer beef is Jan 6.  Deer season usually makes December impossible and that coupled with the holidays makes deliveries problematic.  Just too many on vacation and traveling.
  • The ground beef will also be in January.  Those on that list will be getting an email notice in mid January.
  • Our small green house is producing lettuces of various types, kale, and spinach.  Had to set some mouse traps as we had some competition.  Debra caught a mouse and has reset the trap just in case.

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  • Recent research shows older individuals with low vitamin K1 status are more likely to have mobility problems and disability than those with higher levels

  • Vitamin K2 inhibits arterial calcification and improves arterial flexibility, thereby reducing your risk of a cardiovascular event (such as a heart attack) or death. It’s also important for the prevention of osteoporosis


https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/11/11/recommended-vitamin-k2-intake.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1HL&utm_campaign=20191111Z1&et_cid=DM388481&et_rid=747949107

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“Gla” stands for glutamic acid, which binds to calcium in the cells of your arterial wall and removes it from the lining of your blood vessels. Once removed from your blood vessel lining, vitamin K2 then facilitates the integration of that calcium into your bone matrix by handing it over to osteocalcin, which in turn helps “cement” the calcium in place inside your bone.

Vitamin K2 activates these two proteins, so without it, this transfer process of calcium from your arteries to your bone cannot occur, which raises your risk of arterial calcification.

Calcium deposits in the arteries are responsible for atherosclerosis, hardening and narrowing of the arteries, slowly blocking blood flow. It's a common cause of heart attacks, strokes and peripheral vascular disease.

Indeed, studies have demonstrated vitamin K2 inhibits arterial calcification and improves arterial flexibility, thereby reducing your risk of a cardiovascular event (such as a heart attack) or death.

Vitamin K2 Is an Important Ally Against Osteoporosis

To explain the importance of vitamin K2 for bone health and prevention of osteoporosis a bit further, this goes back to its influence over osteocalcin.  Osteocalcin is a protein produced by your osteoblasts (cells responsible for bone formation), and is utilized within the bone as an integral part of the bone-forming process.

However, osteocalcin must be “carboxylated” before it can be effective. Vitamin K2 functions as a cofactor for the enzyme that catalyzes the carboxylation of osteocalcin.


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THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

"BE HEALTHY, EAT GRASS"

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)

www.breezy-hill-farm.com