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Posted 1/16/2011 7:34pm by Art Ozias.
  • I may have a split half of beef available.  I have not received a deposit.  If someone is interested let me know.  I have emailed the person, and if I don't hear from them this week, then you will get it.  There is no more beef until late June of July.  ,
  • We have 5 pound tubs of lard from the last batch of "dirt" hogs.  It is $8.
  • Kris and Goldie still have not had their calves.  They are huge.  I go to the barn every couple of hours and check them.  It will happen this next week.  I have sent a separate email to those that responded to last weeks Update.  I still haven't received all the phone numbers. 
  • We witnessed a sad sight at a local grocery store last week.  A father and his son were in the check out line trying to limit their items to the credit amount they had on their food stamps. Unfortunately only the junk food made it to the counter (no fruit or vegetables).  The boy, about 10 yrs old, asked his dad if they could have the eggs. No, they stayed in the basket.  When that transaction was finished, the boy put a four pack of Monster Drink on the counter and paid for it with some money he pulled out of a little tin which he had in his pocket.  It made us so sad to see this youngster missing important nutrients and instead consuming not only empty but dangerous calories.
  • We have a couple yogurt makers, $24.  It is a great way to improve store milk. 
  • I finished the book, Steak by MarkSchatzker.  What I learned from reading that book is that finding the perfect steak is impossible.  He traveled to all the well known countries in search of the "perfect" steak.  His best was a grass finished steak and his worst was a grass finished steak.  If you want a consistent steak with no flavor (use rubs) and with the associated health issues of the animal and yours, then go the the store and get your steak.   He called it McBeef.  The breed  and how it is cooked were the consistent variables, as well as what the animal ate.

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Here is some great information on cooking grass finished beef.  I think I’ll include it on my web site.

http://grassfedcooking.com/articles/superslowroastedbeef.htmlAre
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You ready for next year’s strawberry crop?  After reading this you may want to buy some plants and start a small bed. 

The toxins in methyl iodide are so potent that the chemical is used to grow cancer cells in laboratory settings. It can cause severe brain damage, miscarriages, and thyroid diseases.

Thanks to a decision last week by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), this substance could soon be used on the strawberries in your supermarket. The agency approved methyl iodide as a pesticide for the state’s strawberry fields, and farmers could start spraying it as early as this spring. 

The scientific community has spoken loudly against the toxin. Six Nobel laureate recommended banning the use of methyl iodide completely back in 2007, and earlier this year all eight independent researchers on DPR’s scientific advisory panel expressed serious concerns about using the chemical as a pesticide.

But scientific warnings were no match for an intense lobbying effort by a Japanese chemical firm that produces methyl iodide, Arysta LifeScience, and a full-court press by the state’s powerful $2 billion per year strawberry-growing industry. In response to this pressure, the DPR approved use of the chemical at 100 times the level scientists consider safe

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Know anyone battling cancer?  Know anyone that would like to avoid the possibility of suffering from cancer?  This is a must read.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/12/03/cancer-not-found-in-ancient-mummies-appears-to-be-recent-disease.aspx

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More on the Company of the Year in 2009.   Turns out Forbes admitted it did not do their homework.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/12/03/monsantos-ongoing-corruption-incites-forbes-retraction.aspx If you need more reasons to despise Monsanto, you will want to read an article in the recent issue of Wise Traditions from the Weston A. Price foundation, The Battle to Save the Polish Countryside by Sir Julian Rose.  I doubt your local library will have the magazine.  Visit www.westonaprice.org and subscribe.  It has enough information in a year's time to earn a lot of college credits.



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Dr Arden Anderson spoke about this in his presentation at the ACRES conference.  Remember, you can get that lecture on a CD at the  www.acresusa.com    http://www.naturalnews.com/030687_life_expectancy_disease.html

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 1/9/2011 9:34pm by Art Ozias.

 

  • MILK  This past year we have struggled with the supply of milk.  Cows that were supposed to be bred were not, had to sell one that was not A2 etc.  As a result, when people have called we have told them that "we are not taking any new customers at this time".  Our primary focus was trying to meet the existing needs of our weekly customers.  We have added two cows to fill in the gap until our other cows start calving in late Spring, early Summer.  When Kris calves this week, we will have more than enough to meet our current needs.  Therefore, in order to update our lists and to add new customers we need to hear from you.    We need to know how much milk you want to and what day you will want to schedule for pick up.  All existing customers will get their requests honored before any new customer.  I will need Name, Amount and Preferred Day.  If you go on vacation or for whatever reason you don't pick up that week a credit will be applied to the next month. 
  • I will establish an email list for ALL milk customers.   If I need to communicate, e.g. that we will not be home on your pick day, or if something has occured that the supply is down,  you will ALL get that information.  Our pricing structure will remain the same for this coming year.  The local grocery store has their "organic" milk for $4.39/half gallon.  That is $8.78/gal.  Our prices are $8/gallon, $7.50 for those picking up at the farm.    Store milk is ultra pasteurized and homogenized.  It is not A2 milk.  After you research the difference between A1 and A2 you will appreciate that we are developing an A2 only herd.   
  • We have a couple of yogurt makers for sale, my cost $24.  It is a great way to add value to store milk, if you don't have access to raw milk.
  • We now have lard from the latest harvest of "dirt" hogs in 5# tubs.  They are $8.  We still have two larger sizes (10#), they are $16.
  • The beef harvest is done until late Spring.  The last one will go in this Tuesday.
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    I just finished a book about STEAK.  You probably won't find it at your local library, so I am including a link, http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_61?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=steak+one+man%27s+search+for+the+world%27s+tastiest+piece+of+beef&sprefix=steak+one+man%27s+search+for+the+world%27s+tastiest+piece+of+beef.  You can get a good used one for $5.  It is very interesting.  It has a lot of information.

Please share these important articles with your closest friends and family so they can have a Healthy 2011

 

Dr. Mercola’s picked these as the ten best reports from 2010.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/01/01/top-10-health-articles-of-2010.aspx


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Dr Douglass on the latest Vit D recommendations. 

Dangerous new recommendations on D

 

Anyone who thinks Americans get enough vitamin D is really in the dark -- and yes, I'm talking to you, Institute of Medicine.

 

The Institute -- part of the National Academy of Sciences -- claims we don't really need much vitamin D, and that Americans already get the amount they need.

 

That's it -- toss your supplements, put the sunscreen back on, end of story... right?

 

Not on your life! 

These screwy new recommendations aren't just wrong -- they're potentially deadly. And that's not just my opinion, that's scientific fact.

 

The recommendations are so baffling that even many in the mainstream were caught off guard by them.

 

But not me -- I expected this.

 

After all, this is the same cast of characters behind the laughably low recommendations for every other key nutrient, from folate to vitamin C -- so of course they were bound to get it wrong on D.

 

The simple fact is, this is an organization that HATES alternative medicine, and especially HATES supplements. They've even urged the feds to regulate vitamins like meds, a position that even the FDA considers too radical -- and you know they're not exactly pals with the supplement industry.

 

But let's get back to this D report. It's so badly flawed I could write a book on it -- and in fact, I'm working on one -- but for now, I'll just break it down to what I call the Four Great Lies:

They raised the recommended levels of D to 600 IU per person, then claimed most people won't need a supplement to reach it -- despite the fact that few people spend enough time outdoors and fewer still can get that amount of D from food.

 They claim nearly everyone between the ages of 1 and 70 should get the exact same amount of D -- despite strong evidence that the amount of D you need varies based on everything from age to size to skin color.

 They claim that 10,000 IU of vitamin D is deadly -- despite the fact that anyone who's ever spent 30 minutes at the beach with no sunscreen has generated that much vitamin D on his own. Last I checked, no normal person has keeled over from 30 minutes of sun exposure.

 They claim vitamin D is for bone health only, and there's no evidence it can reduce the risk of anything else -- despite repeated studies that show it can fight depression, flu, heart disease, cancer and more.

If there's any good news here, it's that now even most mainstream docs realize that the Institute of Medicine is completely bonkers -- and many are telling their patients to keep taking their D supplements anyway.

 

Rebellion. I love it!

 

And maybe -- just maybe -- this will cause those docs to take a closer look at the rest of the Institute's inadequate recommendations, too.

 

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 1/2/2011 9:36pm by Art Ozias.
  • Happy New Year.  Not much to report this week.  Had .4 inch of much needed rain and some cold weather.  I got my bacons and hams and they are curing.  I redid the salt/sugar this morning.  The bacons will be done on Wednesday and I will smoke them.  Must decide what kind of wood to use.  The hams will take another two weeks.
  • We are awaiting Abagail's calf.  She is getting huge.
  • The green house is providing some greens.  Debra transplanted a lot of lettuce this past week.
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I told you about the www.westonaprice.org, here is information concerning soy.  I’m sure most of you know most of this.  You may have a friend that still believes that soy is ok.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/12/04/soy-dangers-summarized.aspx 

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Here is some WikiLeaks info that you will want to know about.  I haven’t heard any on this on the news or in the print media.  Thanks internet.  Thanks Natural News.  http://www.naturalnews.com/030828_GMOs_Wikileaks.html

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Those suffering from cancer have probably heard of the Gerson Institute.   If not you need to research this.  http://www.naturalnews.com/030834_Charlotte_Gerson_cancer_cures.html

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Most of you know this, but there are some new readers that may just be starting their own research to improve their health.  Remember, we can get coconut oil by the gallon and we feel it is so important for good health that we provide it at our cost to include the shipping.  We will treat this just as we do “dirt hogs”, i.e. I will put you on our list and when we order, we will fill your order.  Make sure you read all of this article.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/10/22/coconut-oil-and-saturated-fats-can-make-you-healthy.aspx

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Sure am glad my ancestors left Ohio in the 1800’s.  I received this 12-31-10 from Shelly.

Art,

I have purchased from you in the past but since have moved to Ohio. Thank you for the weekly updates.

My question: When is your next beef butcher? Even though we have moved to Ohio because of government regulations here I can't seem to find beef for less then $6.50-8/pd. We have figured that even with the drive to Missouri we would come out ahead to purchase from you:-) Yea, the gov't intrusion so bad that they have had to resort to herd sharing to sell any of their milk products... contracts that say we own part of the herd so we have a right to the milk or cheese. UGGHH!bureaucracy. One amish farmer had a secret agent come in several years ago and beg to just purchase one gallon. He gave in and did. That man lost his whole livelihood within a month. This past election really changed the state govn't for the better. Hopefully their will be changes.

Thanks for the wonderful meat in the past. We look forward to enjoying some more :-)


that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 12/27/2010 8:40pm by Art Ozias.

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 12/26/2010 8:57pm by Art Ozias.
  • Christmas is past.  A couple of games of Euchre, some scrabble, grass finished steaks and a wonderful turkey.  Feeding some hay as it was too dry for late fall grass.  Winter is the time to just hang on and wait for Spring.  All the animals need extra feed and care.  Oh yes, paying taxes and empting the shoe box full of receipts and figuring the federal and state taxes. 
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Most have probably seen this, but it is interesting.  There is a lot of features that I may master in ten years.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/12/25/the-digital-story-of-the-nativity.aspx


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Over the last few years, several U.S. Senators have already attempted to outlaw vitamins and nutritional supplements. One lawmaker even suggested that "alternative health" information should be outlawed on the internet in order to "protect" people from information that isn't aligned with the drugs-and-surgery approach to sick care. It's only a matter of time, it seems, before the U.S. government uses its new power of seizing internet websites as an information warfare weapon to silence anyone who opposes FDA and the Big Pharma agenda.  READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AND THE EMBEDDED LINKS. 

 

http://www.naturalnews.com/030542_censorship_internet.html

 

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Time for some fun.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/11/29/incredible-optical-illusions-videos-will-baffle-your-brain.aspx

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Be careful next time,  these things are dangeroushttp://emf.mercola.com/sites/emf/archive/2010/09/25/high-ct-scan-radiation-is-deadly.aspx

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The following is from Dr. Mercola.

 

What are Biophotons?

Biophotons are the smallest physical units of light, which are stored in, and used by all biological organisms – including your body.

Dr. Fritz-Albert Popp was the first to suggest that this light inside all biological organisms must originate, at least in part, from the foods you eat. When you eat plant foods, the light waves (photons) are thought to assimilate into the cells in your body.

The purpose of these biophotons is much more important than many have realized, because they are the transmitters of important nutritional bio-information used in many complex vital processes in your body.

Every living organism emits biophotons, or low-level luminescence (light with a wavelength between 200 and 800 nanometers). It is thought that the higher the level of light energy a cell emits, the greater the vitality and potential for the transfer of light energy to your body.

In other words, the more light that a food is able to store, the more nutritious it is when you consume it. Fresh, organic vegetables are naturally rich in this biophoton light energy.

Illness Can Occur When Biophoton Emissions are Out of Sync

Research by Dr. Popp also showed that the light emissions of healthy people follow a set of biological rhythms by day and night and also by week and month.

However, in his studies, the light emissions from cancer patients had no such rhythms and appeared scrambled, which suggests that their cells were no longer communicating properly.

Likewise, according to Dr. Popp's research, multiple sclerosis patients were taking in too much light, leading to what he considered confusion on a cellular level.

Even stress can influence your biophoton emissions, causing them to increase when stress increases.

It's also known that cancer-causing chemicals alter your body's biophoton emissions, interrupting proper cellular communication, while certain natural substances can help to restore proper cellular communication. For instance, Dr. Popp found that mistletoe appeared to restore biophoton emissions of tumor cells to a normal level!

Interestingly, even conventional medicine confirmed that mistletoe extract does appear to have a beneficial effect on cancer, with one study published in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine showing that mean survival rates nearly doubled among breast cancer patients who received mistletoe extract.

An Important Tip for Gathering Valuable Light Energy

As regular readers know, I've long recommended eating a diet of mostly RAW food to stay optimally healthy. This is because living raw foods contain the most biophoton light energy that your body needs.

The greater your store of light energy from healthy raw foods (this should not be confused with your vitamin D status, which is produced by the sun on your skin), the greater the power of your overall electromagnetic field, and consequently the more energy is available for healing and maintenance of optimal health.

I firmly believe it's only a matter of time before the importance of light energy in your health and well-being becomes more widely recognized and applied in the field of medicine. Until then, remember that your body is not only made up of tissue, blood vessels and organs. It's also composed of light.

Reasons to Juice

As I mentioned at the beginning, one of the best ways to get ample amounts of raw vegetables into your diet is through juicing. Many people see juicing as inconvenient, but with the proper juicer it really is not very time consuming at all.

The fact is, many people initially think that juicing will be a real chore, but most are pleasantly surprised to find it's much easier than they thought.

There are three main reasons why you will want to consider incorporating organic vegetable juicing into your optimal health program:

  • Juicing helps you absorb more nutrients from the vegetables.
  • Juicing allows you to efficiently consume more vegetables.
  • Juicing can add a wider variety of vegetables into your diet.

However, you should only start by juicing vegetables that you enjoy eating non-juiced. The juice should taste pleasant -- not make you feel nauseous.

It is very important to listen to your body when juicing. Your stomach should feel good all morning long. If it is churning or growling or generally making its presence known, you probably juiced something you should not be eating. Personally, I've noticed that I can't juice large amounts of cabbage, but if I spread it out, I do fine.

Please review my comprehensive vegetable juicing instructions for more information.

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Did you catch the recent news on Vit D?  Be sure to read this article.  We have had a lot of Vit D information in past BH Updates.  http://www.anh-usa.org/institute-of-medicine-report-on-vitamin-d-is-wrong-wrong-wrong/

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Here is more Vit D news.  http://www.naturalnews.com/030598_vitamin_D_Institute_of_Medicine.html

that's it from the hill.  Happy New Year!  Art and Debra

Posted 12/22/2010 9:03pm by Art Ozias.
  • Thanks Karen and Robin.  The extra hog is now yours and you will soon be having the best pork chop you've had in a long time.  Be sure to get the lard.  These are dirt hogs and Gilbert's render the lard and add NO additives.

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Over the last few years, several U.S. Senators have already attempted to outlaw vitamins and nutritional supplements. One lawmaker even suggested that "alternative health" information should be outlawed on the internet in order to "protect" people from information that isn't aligned with the drugs-and-surgery approach to sick care. It's only a matter of time, it seems, before the U.S. government uses its new power of seizing internet websites as an information warfare weapon to silence anyone who opposes FDA and the Big Pharma agenda.  READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AND THE EMBEDDED LINKS. 
http://www.naturalnews.com/030542_censorship_internet.html
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Time for some fun. 
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/11/29/incredible-optical-illusions-videos-will-baffle-your-brain.aspx
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Be careful next time,  these things are dangerous. 
http://emf.mercola.com/sites/emf/archive/2010/09/25/high-ct-scan-radiation-is-deadly.aspx

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 12/21/2010 9:35pm by Art Ozias.
  • I missed counted on the "Dirt" hog.  I have one available.  The halves are 88 and 87.  They are about $90 plus processing at Gilbert's.  the processing is about $80.  Let me know soon. I sent invoices to all that were on my list.  If you did not get an invoice, then let me know soon, so I can save this one for you. 
  • Delivered beef today and all went well.  Thanks to all.

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    The following is from Dr Douglass.

BPA stops sperm from swimming 

Bad news, gents: There's an all-out war taking place in your testicles right now -- and you're losing!

 

The enemy is BPA, and it's like a sperm-seeking missile. A new study finds men exposed to this common chemical -- and this means you -- have a higher risk of low sperm counts. 

What's more, the sperm that survive this silent slaughter end up slow and stupid. 

But c'mon now, is this really a surprise? I've already told you what this stuff really is. It's estrogen, and you'll find it hidden inside plastic containers and can linings. 

Each sip or taste gives you a female hormone boost -- and the result has been the rise of a generation of weepy, busty, feminized young men. 

Researchers took regular sperm and urine samples from 218 Chinese factory workers for five years. They found that men with detectable levels of BPA in their urine had more than quadruple the risk of a low sperm count.

 

That's not all: Those with BPA exposure -- any detectable amount of the junk, not just high levels -- also had three times the risk of lowered sperm concentration and reduced vitality, and double the risk of low motility.

 

Now, I know what you're thinking -- because I sure thought it myself: These are Chinese factory workers. God only knows what else they're exposed to every day.

 

Fair point.

 

But since the Chinese factory workers with no BPA in their urine had normal sperm levels, it's not really much of an argument. In fact, if it's happening to them, you can be sure it's happening to you.

 

If you want to protect yourself -- or at least want the ability to populate the earth with future generations -- avoid all cans and plastics.  And cash register receipts. 

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Anyone taking a Statin drug?   This is from John Hopkins. http://www.naturalnews.com/030438_statin_drugs_heart_disease.html

 

 That's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

 

Posted 12/19/2010 8:22pm by Art Ozias.
  • Seven hogs go to the processor tomorrow.  I will be sending a separate email to those getting a "dirt" hog.  The local Youth Christian Home raises them.
  • I lost a 400 lb calf in the last day or two.  A predator had a great meal of grass fed veal.  It was a large predator, and I am guessing it had a long tail and sharp claws.  I have contacted my friend who is a trapper in his spare time.  He had good success last year.  He got some coyotes and several muskrats from the ponds.
  • Two new additions this past week-  Novelty and Chrissy.  Novelty was saved from going to the sale barn.  She is milking about two gallons per day.  Chrissy is due Jan 15.  We should be back to our previous level in milk soon.  I will be checking them to determine if they are A2.  We also got a small two day old bull calf.  He will be my replacement bull in 18 months.  Rosebud is raising him. 
  • Tuesday will be the delivery day for the lastest beef.  I will notify those getting beef by separate email.  The beef harvesting for this year is finished.  I have orders for one in Jan.(if weather is good), that will be it until next Summer.  Thanks to all for their orders this past year for beef, chickens, milk, eggs, honey, and turkeys.
  • We at Breezy Hill wish all a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous and Happy New Year. 
    http://ecard.ashland.edu/index.php?ecardYear=2004adm
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It’s supper time.  
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/what-happy-families-know/you-are-who-you-eat-with?utm_source=wkly20101126&utm_medium=yesemail&utm_campaign=titleGustafson


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Here’s why I stay at home or drive to my destination.  I am also hoping for rail transportation to improve. 

As WeWontFly.com stated:

"Backscatter X-ray uses ionizing radiation, a known cumulative health hazard, to produce images of passengers' bodies. Children, pregnant women, the elderly, and those with defective DNA repair mechanisms are considered to be especially susceptible to the type of DNA damage caused by ionizing radiation. Also at high risk are those who have had, or currently have, skin cancer.

Ionizing radiation's effects are cumulative, meaning that each time you are exposed you are adding to your risk of developing cancer. Since the dosage of radiation from the backscatter X-ray machines is absorbed almost entirely by the skin and tissue directly under the skin, averaging the dose over the whole body gives an inaccurate picture of the actual harm."

Scientists from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) sent a letter to the White House Office of Science and Technology echoing the concern that radiation from the scanners could damage skin and underlying tissue, potentially leading to skin cancer.

The White House Office responded that the technology had been tested extensively for safety, but the scientists noted numerous flaws in the response and are currently preparing a rebuttal.

Because the radiation beam from the scanners concentrates on your skin, researchers believe the dose may be up to 20 times higher than is being estimated.

Watch the videos and read the entire article and you may decide being “safe” may not be the governments responsibility.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/11/26/movement-grows-for-halt-of-fullbody-airport-scanners.aspx

 

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Here we go again.  Every Winter we get the same worn out message.  This year it has been more pronounced with ads on TV and local news.  Take Vit D and use your Neti pot.  http://www.naturalnews.com/030657_vaccines_miscarriages.html  

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We pulled the plug on our microwave several years ago.  Maybe you should too? http://www.naturalnews.com/030651_microwave_cooking_cancer.html



that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra 

 

 

Posted 12/12/2010 9:18pm by Art Ozias.
  • If I didn't answer your emails the past few days it was because Debra and I wereattending the ACRES,usa annual convention.  It was held this year in Indianapolis.  There were some excellent speakers.  I will mention a couple and when they are listed on the ACRES web site you can order the CD and have the same excellent experience.  I will list them in order of importance.  First, Jerry Brunetti is always great.  He had two presentations, The Rainbow Effect (1 hour) and the second The Fires Within (2 hours).   Jerry posts his power point on his web site (agri-dynamics.com).  That helps as he has a lot of data in his presentations.   Arden Anderson's talk titled, Food Quality and the Impending Public Health Crisis (1 hour) was outstanding.  I always get their CDs and listen to them several times.  Each time I learn something new.  There is just so much learn from them.
  • Milk will be iffy with the cold weather.  When it gets cold, a lot of cows' intake goes to keeping themselves warm.
  • Plenty of eggs.  The pullets are laying quite well.  Yolks are not as orange as when they are on pasture, but we are adding alfalfa  to their diet.  That should get the carotenoids back.  We have an updated pricing for eggs.  Medium to large eggs will be $3/dozen.  The smaller eggs will be $2/doz.  We have raised our own non-GMO corn and are using a predominately non-GMO ration for our hens.  Eggs are such an incredible source of essential nutrients for good health.  At $3, an egg is 25 cents.  Two eggs for breakfast is 50 cents.  A Snickers candy bar is 99 cents.  Now for half the cost, which do you think will improve your health??

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Thanks Joseph. This verifies we get the “best” government that money can buy, before they are elected and after they get in.  Read and weep.  I guess it helps to call, but save your $100 donations (bribes) and use them to buy LOCAL.  http://statesmansentinel.com/senators-bribed-support-food-safety-modernization-act

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Thanks for the link, Mark.  http://www.npr.org/2010/11/11/131253386/as-beef-prices-stay-low-small-ranchers-cry-foul

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Just for fun?  No, this is serious stuff.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnN6FFjZBZQ&feature=player_embedded

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Dr. Mercola's Comments:

 

 

I wholeheartedly agree with Carlos Monteiro's assessment that "the most important factor now, when considering food, nutrition and public health, is not nutrients, and is not foods, so much as what is done to foodstuffs and the nutrients originally contained in them, before they are purchased and consumed."

Americans currently spend upwards of 90 percent of their food budgets purchasing processed foods, which offer very little in terms of nutritional value and instead typically contain ingredients that will actually cause you harm.

Monteiro maintains that "consumption of ultra-processed food and drink products, especially since the 1980s, is the main dietary cause of the concurrent rapid rise in obesity and related diseases throughout the world," a sentiment that closely echoes my own.

What makes processed foods, or as Monteiro calls them "ultra-processed foods," so devastating to your health?   Here is the link to entire articlehttp://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/11/22/how-ultraprocessed-foods-are-killing-us.aspx

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This may be in Canada, but it is true here as well.  This could apply here in the US just as well.   http://www.farmtoconsumer.org/edmonton-declaration-schmidt.htm

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Concerned about your eyes? Eggs are great food for your eyes.  

Zeaxanthin is already abundant in your diet, provided you eat enough fresh, raw, vegetables and some fruit. Your best source of lutein is from the yolks of eggs -- but make sure they are organic eggs laid by free-range pastured hens.

 http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/11/23/astaxanthin-the-eye-antioxidant-550-times-more-powerful-than-vitamin-e.aspx

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Farmers ordered to stop selling raw 
(from Natural News)
It's always ugly to see a little guy grow into a big bully... but that's exactly what's happening in the milk industry right now.

 

The CROPP cooperative, which sells milk and other dairy products under the "Organic Valley" label, has banned its 1,600 farmer-owners from selling raw milk on the side.

 

Why?

 

Who knows... but from what I understand, the same week CROPP announced the ban, the village of La Farge, Wisconsin, received a $1 million federal grant that will be used primarily to help Organic Valley expand its rapidly growing operations.

 

Was this part of some quid-pro-quo arrangement with raw-milk-hating feds? I don't know -- but I do believe in the old saying, "follow the money."

 

In any case, CROPP's strong-arm tactics mean its farmers can only sell raw milk to their immediate circle of family, friends and neighbors -- and just in case anyone starts making a lot of new "friends," those sales can't exceed 1 percent of total milk volume.

 

And that could be deadly for little dairies already struggling to make ends meet.

 

In a recent Action Alert, Weston A. Price Foundation President Sally Fallon Morell wrote that CROPP farmers have been losing money hand over fist -- and many of them need to sell a little raw milk on the side to survive.

 

"The new policy will force these farmers to choose between remaining a CROPP member or selling raw milk exclusively, either of which will likely lead to severe financial stress or even bankruptcy and possible loss of the family farm," she writes.

 

So much for the milk of human kindness -- because clearly, CROPP would rather see its farmers suffer than allow them to run a side business that has zero impact on the cooperative as a whole.

 

After all, other cooperatives allow it. Even Horizon Organic, part of the multibillion-dollar Dean Foods conglomerate, allows its farmers to sell raw milk.

 

Some people are calling for a boycott of Organic Valley... but really, you shouldn't be drinking that "milk" in the first place. Even the best organic supermarket milk is still pasteurized, homogenized swill that's been heated and treated until all the nutrients are cooked right out.

 

Find a local farmer who can hook you up with real, raw milk instead. After all, it doesn't just taste better -- it's better for you.

 

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More on milk from Dr. Mercola

Raw milk is nature's best cure for allergies, asthma, digestive disorders -- and even autism!
(remember the A2 beta casein info I provided in a prior BREEZY HILL UPDATE ?).
People all over the country are finally waking up to the benefits of this miracle cure. In terms of nutrient content, health benefits, and plain good taste, nothing beats it.

 

Samuel S. Epstein, M.D., professor emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Illinois School of Public Health, and Chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition, is one of the top experts on cancer prevention. He is frequently called upon to advise Congress about things in our environment that may cause cancer, and he has written eight books, including one of the best books on the topic at hand, called Got (Genetically Engineered) Milk?

Dr. Epstein points out several additional differences between rBGH milk and untreated milk (organic milk):

  1. Contamination of the milk by the GM hormone rBGH
  2. Contamination of the milk with illegal antibiotics and drugs used to treat mastitis and other rBGH-induced disease
  3. Increased concentration of the thyroid hormone enzyme thyroxin-5'-monodeiodinase
  4. Increased concentration of long-chain and decreased concentration of short-chain fatty acids
  5. A reduction in levels of the milk protein casein

All of these factors can cause or contribute to health problems.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/11/25/finally-huge-victory-against-monsanto-milk.aspx 

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 that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 12/5/2010 7:12pm by Art Ozias.
  • The ground beef pick up went well.  We are having 50  pounds of hot dogs made using our own seasonings.  Will keep all posted.  If they turn out, we will provide the recipe.  The processor, Remer's, will make them with a minimum order of 10 lbs.
  • ACRES annual conference is this week Dec 9-11.

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Jeffrey Smith will be on the Dr. Oz Show this Tuesday, December 7th, discussing the health dangers of genetically modified foods. Also on the show is Dr. Michael Hansen, a scientist from Consumers Union who has been an avid critic of GMOs for two decades, and Dr. Pamela Ronald, a pro-GM scientist who has been proposing that organic foods include GMOs.

It’s sure to get exciting! This is rare national coverage of this extremely important topic that influences everyone.

Please forward this email your friends, post on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

GMOs are discussed during the first 15 minute segment.

The Dr Oz show is on NBC at 3 pm. 

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 Read this and you can truly enjoy your grass finished hamburger!!!

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/11/01/benefits-of-eating-meat.aspx

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This chicken contains an anti-foaming agent made of silicone and a chemical preservative so deadly that just five grams can kill you.

 

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/11/08/do-you-have-any-idea-of-the-chemicals-used-in-fast-food-chicken.aspx

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Here is a comment from someone just learning about the raw cheese raid in south Missouri.

 

“Sylvia just reminded me of why I began drinking raw milk 18 years ago, while working for an accounting firm. This firm had a huge megadairy as one of its clients, and every year we had to audit the dairy, whereby all the firm's employees had to go to the dairy and count cows... it usually took all the employees, even secretaries and the higher echelon, to count every single cow, calf and bull, during the audit. That's how big the dairy was.

I was horrified by what I saw; it was truly disgusting... and I've always loved farms and cows. Worse, while I was there, the dairy described how milk was processed: all milk is first stripped of the butterfat, and the fat is then added back in precise amounts to achieve 1%, 2% or 4% levels. Of course, the skim, 1% and 2% milk weigh less than 4% milk does, so adjustments must be made to make those milks weigh the same as 4% does, so extra sugar and dried milk is added for extra body and flavor, as well as chalk and other ingredients to milk because milk turns this weird blue color once the fat is removed; not to mention the homogenization and pasteurization process. After hearing all that, I was even more horrified and made a concerted effort to find a family farm with one or two cows that would sell me raw milk that they drank themselves.”

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A new study in the Journal of the American Dental Association finds once again that, contrary to what most people have been told, fluoride is actually bad for teeth.   http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/11/13/cdc-and-ada-now-advise-to-avoid-using-fluoride.aspx

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 Type 2 diabetes is a disease caused by insulin resistance and faulty leptin signaling, both of which are regulated through your diet. Every diabetic needs to understand that the number one way to avoid and control this disease is to severely restrict or eliminate sugars (particularly fructose) and starchy carbs like breads and cereals – more or less the complete opposite of conventional recommendations.  Read the complete article here.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/11/12/new-study-predicts-one-in-three-in-us-will-have-diabetes.aspx

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The following is from,
William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.


Osteoporosis drugs may cause fractures

For a moment there, it almost looked like the feds were doing their jobs.

The FDA has issued a new warning about osteoporosis meds, practically admitting what I've said all along: Bisphosphonate drugs can actually BREAK the bones they're supposed to protect.

Then, they said go ahead -- keep taking 'em! Don't these people read their own memos?

As I told you earlier this year, studies have found that women who take these drugs can start to experience brittle bones at four years, and face an increased risk of hip fractures at five years.

The feds looked the other way at the time -- but as hard as they try, they can't ignore the evidence. So now they plan to put a warning -- a plain one, not a black-boxer -- on all bisphosphonate meds used for osteoporosis, including Fosamax, Boniva, Atelvia and the yearly Reclast injection.

They'll also issue a "medication guide" with the new warning. In other words, a brochure.

This isn't some abstract piece of research we're talking about here. Each one of these breaks represents a woman in a hospital, robbed of her independence. These women face long and painful recoveries, and some will never walk right again -- if they even manage to walk at all.

And if you think that's bad, you should see some of the other side effects that come from these meds. They've been linked to heartburn, abdominal pain, fever, bone and muscle pain, low energy and low levels of calcium in the blood.

These drugs have even been linked to esophageal cancer and necrosis of the jaw.

Luckily, men and women alike don't need meds to protect their bones -- just a little help from the nutrients you should be getting anyway.

 And I'm not just talking about calcium here -- because too much calcium can actually break your bones, not save them.

I wrote everything you need to know about bone health in The Douglass Report last year.

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The ugly truth about processed meat.  How many of you Googled "pink slime"???

Here's a photo worth keeping in your wallet.    http://www.fooducate.com/blog/2009/08/03/guess-whats-in-the-picture-foodlike-substance/

That eerie pink putty is being served in some form or another for breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack at homes and in restaurants across the country and around the world. 

It's mechanically separated chicken, and that's what's left after all the good and even not-so-good parts have been removed from the bird.

The chicken bits are turned into a paste, which is then treated, dyed, reshaped and sold to you. It's the "chicken" in many processed chicken dinners, including frozen food, packaged meals, canned foods and fast foods.

Some people are using this image to push a radical vegan agenda, but let's not get ridiculous here. As long as you're eating real, fresh meat straight from a farm or quality butcher, you'll never risk having this funky junk on your fork.

But I was serious about keeping this photo in you wallet -- it's a great reference tool to have while shopping. Find yourself tempted by low-priced processed foods? Just whip out the pic and the temptation will pass (along with your appetite).

Feel free to show it to anyone else nearby -- I guarantee you, it'll lead to far more interesting conversations than a photo of the grandkids. 

You just can't beat real, fresh meat, especially meats from Breezy Hill  !!!!

 
 that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra