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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

Posted 12/1/2010 6:19pm by Art Ozias.
  • Ground beef is gone. 
  • I have 7 hogs to pick up on Dec 15.  Two are red waddles.  One is mine.  I will cure my bacons and my hams.
  • Hominy is great.  You can use Mrs Wages Pickling lime instead of lye.  It is Calcium Hydroxide.

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Dear Friends,

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, Tweet, etc.

GMOs are discussed during the first 15 minute segment.

Factory Farming is an Environmental Disaster

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

 

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 cow... it usually took all the employees, even secretaries and the higher echelon, to count every single cow, calf and bull, even dead ones present 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.”

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 11/30/2010 6:46pm by Art Ozias.
  • I have not "advertised" the ground beef in recent Updates, as I was not sure what the yield would be from the two beeves I scheduled for processing.  Well, now I know and there is some extra.  Everyone that ordered the ground beef will get their full amount.  Anyone wanting ground beef and haven't ordered any need to email me ASAP.   It is $4/# and pick up is this Friday at 3 pm at the farm.   For those allready getting some need to ask at pick up and if I still have extra you can get more.

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Have you heard??

Monsanto’s humiliations are all over the news these days. Last week we heard that Monsanto is actually paying farmers to spray their fields with competitors’ weedkillers. Monsanto’s latest press release announces it is offering RoundupReady cotton farmers up to $20/acre to pour on extra herbicides. In fact, as The Organic Center’s 2009 report detailed, this bizarre practice—a reversal of Monsanto’s traditional exhortations to rely on its own chemical Roundup—has actually been going on for over a year now, a response to the Monsanto-induced epidemic of superweeds now ravaging the country. It’s a desperate last-hour attempt by the giant seed and pesticide company to slow the wildfire spread of noxious weeds resistant to Roundup, an epidemic which essentially spells the demise of Monsanto’s entire RoundupReady “system of weed management.” Other last-ditch efforts by Monsanto to keep revenue coming in include genetically engineering its Roundup Ready seeds for “enhanced resistance,” that is the ability to withstand—at least temporarily—even heavier dousings of Roundup. Talk about trying to smother a fire with gasoline.

 

Agribusiness Shows Its True Colors!

For over a year, the big Agribusiness trade organizations have supported passage of S.510, the  Food Safety Modernization Act.  From Agribusiness’s perspective, the bill was a win-win: they could absorb the costs of the regulations because of their size; they’d gain good PR for supposedly improving food safety practices; and the competition created by local food producers, which are rapidly growing, would be crushed by the regulatory burdens.

 

This was only speculation until now.  But when the Senators agreed to include the Tester-Hagan amendment in the bill, to exempt small-scale direct-marketing producers from some of the most burdensome provisions, Agribusiness revealed its true colors.  Twenty Agribusiness trade organizations fired off a letter stating that they would now oppose the bill.

 

The letter from the Agribusiness groups states: “[B]y incorporating the Tester amendment in the bill, consumers will be left vulnerable to the gaping holes and uneven application of the law created by these exemptions. In addition, it sets an unfortunate precedent for future action on food safety policy by Congress that science and risk based standards can be ignored.”

 

What science and risk?  No one has produced any data or evidence of any widespread problems caused by local producers and marketed directly to consumers.  All of the major foodborne illness outbreaks have been caused by products that went through the long supply chains of Agribusinesss.

 

Agribusiness’s real concern about the Tester-Hagan amendment isn’t food safety, but the precedent set by having Congress recognize that small, direct-marketing producers are different, and should be regulated differently, from the large Agribusinesses.

 

Agribusiness is trying to convince the Senators to pull the Tester-Hagan amendment back out.  While the amendment is currently part of the “Managers’ Package” – the amended version of the bill agreed  upon by six bipartisan sponsors – nothing is certain until the actual vote.

 

 

This Thanksgiving week, please take a moment to call or email your Senators to tell them to hold firm on KEEPING the Tester-Hagan amendment part of the bill.  You can call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 or go to www.senate.gov to find their website (if the phone lines are busy, the best way to reach them is through the Contact page on their website)


They voted today.  Don't know yet if amendment stayed in or not. 

  

When will this stupidity end?  http://www.naturalnews.com/030492_TSA_underwear.html

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 11/30/2010 6:34pm by Art Ozias.
  • I have not "advertised" the ground beef in recent Updates, as I was not sure what the yield would be from the two beeves I scheduled for processing.  Well, now I know and there is some extra.  Everyone that ordered the ground beef will get their full amount.  Anyone wanting ground beef and haven't ordered any need to email me ASAP.   It is $4/# and pick up is this Friday at 3 pm at the farm.   For those allready getting some need to ask at pick up and if I still have extra you can get more.

    *************************************

Have you heard??

Monsanto’s humiliations are all over the news these days. Last week we heard that Monsanto is actually paying farmers to spray their fields with competitors’ weedkillers. Monsanto’s latest press release announces it is offering RoundupReady cotton farmers up to $20/acre to pour on extra herbicides. In fact, as The Organic Center’s 2009 report detailed, this bizarre practice—a reversal of Monsanto’s traditional exhortations to rely on its own chemical Roundup—has actually been going on for over a year now, a response to the Monsanto-induced epidemic of superweeds now ravaging the country. It’s a desperate last-hour attempt by the giant seed and pesticide company to slow the wildfire spread of noxious weeds resistant to Roundup, an epidemic which essentially spells the demise of Monsanto’s entire RoundupReady “system of weed management.” Other last-ditch efforts by Monsanto to keep revenue coming in include genetically engineering its Roundup Ready seeds for “enhanced resistance,” that is the ability to withstand—at least temporarily—even heavier dousings of Roundup. Talk about trying to smother a fire with gasoline.

 

Agribusiness Shows Its True Colors!

For over a year, the big Agribusiness trade organizations have supported passage of S.510, the  Food Safety Modernization Act.  From Agribusiness’s perspective, the bill was a win-win: they could absorb the costs of the regulations because of their size; they’d gain good PR for supposedly improving food safety practices; and the competition created by local food producers, which are rapidly growing, would be crushed by the regulatory burdens.

 

This was only speculation until now.  But when the Senators agreed to include the Tester-Hagan amendment in the bill, to exempt small-scale direct-marketing producers from some of the most burdensome provisions, Agribusiness revealed its true colors.  Twenty Agribusiness trade organizations fired off a letter stating that they would now oppose the bill.

 

The letter from the Agribusiness groups states: “[B]y incorporating the Tester amendment in the bill, consumers will be left vulnerable to the gaping holes and uneven application of the law created by these exemptions. In addition, it sets an unfortunate precedent for future action on food safety policy by Congress that science and risk based standards can be ignored.”

 

What science and risk?  No one has produced any data or evidence of any widespread problems caused by local producers and marketed directly to consumers.  All of the major foodborne illness outbreaks have been caused by products that went through the long supply chains of Agribusinesss.

 

Agribusiness’s real concern about the Tester-Hagan amendment isn’t food safety, but the precedent set by having Congress recognize that small, direct-marketing producers are different, and should be regulated differently, from the large Agribusinesses.

 

Agribusiness is trying to convince the Senators to pull the Tester-Hagan amendment back out.  While the amendment is currently part of the “Managers’ Package” – the amended version of the bill agreed  upon by six bipartisan sponsors – nothing is certain until the actual vote.

 

 

This Thanksgiving week, please take a moment to call or email your Senators to tell them to hold firm on KEEPING the Tester-Hagan amendment part of the bill.  You can call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 or go to www.senate.gov to find their website (if the phone lines are busy, the best way to reach them is through the Contact page on their website)


They voted today.  Don't know yet if amendment stayed in or not. 

  

When will this stupidity end?  http://www.naturalnews.com/030492_TSA_underwear.html

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 11/28/2010 8:33pm by Art Ozias.
  • The pick up for the ground beef will be this Friday starting at 3 pm at the farm.   There are three people that have not responded.  I will send another email tonight to them, and if I don't hear by Wednesday, I will realocate their order to someone else.  If you are wanting more than you ordered, ask at pick up, and if I have extra you are welcomed to it.
  • The turkey we had was great.  It was 28.5 lb.  We had to remove the wings to get it into the roaster.
  • The "dirt hog" processing day is scheduled for Dec 15.  We have four reserved.  If anyone wants pork, you must let me know soon.  I probably can get another one.  I have had several people inquire, but until I get an email requesting a half or a whole I don't add your name to my list.  I like pork, but my freezers are full for the Winter.
  • The next beef will be processed in December instead of Jan. as originally planned.
  • Milk production is down temporarily.  Rosebud had a foot issue and is not being milked until she is well.  Suzie, her calf, is keeping her in production.  Abigale, the new cow, is not as close as we thought.  It will be next year, Jan or Feb.  We had her checked by our vet.
  • There is a brewing fight over raw milk in the coming year.  The milk board in Missouri apparently is going to try again to stop the sale of raw milk.  WE MAY NEED YOUR HELP WITH CONTACTS TO OUR REPRESENTATIVES IN JEFFERSON CITY.

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Thanks, Karen.  “Art, thanks so much for the 33 pound turkey. It was the best turkey I've ever tasted. The meat was clean, juicy, tender and sweet. So very fresh. My My! We had 14 friends and family over and all ate and enjoyed. I'm going to make a ton of pot pies and other dishes for the deep freeze.  Your turkeys are the best! Thank you for all you do.”
Karen

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This program was developed in conjunction with YES magazine.  I missed the first  one.  Probably will be a good series

 

Fixing The Future: Now On PBS

 

Air: Thursday, November 18, 10:00 pm on 19.1 HD

 

Future Airs: 11/23/10, 2:00 pm 19.2; 11/23/10, 8:00 pm 19.2; 11/24/10, 2:00 am 19.2; 11/25/10, 9:00 am 19.2

 

Broadcast In: English

 

Host David Brancaccio visits communities across America that are using innovative approaches to create jobs and build prosperity.

 

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 Thanks, Matt, this is a great article.  It’s not surprising.

 

http://www.motherearthnews.com/sustainable-farming/campylobacter-food-poisoning-zm0z10zrog.aspx

 

What's really in a soda (from Dr. Douglas)

This is something you've just got to see to believe.

 

It's a video that shows someone eating the amount of sugar in a typical soda... while people drinking actual sodas watch in horror. 

 (link deleted--too gross)

 

What's in your soda is the worst filth imaginable, including the 16 packets of sugar this poor man is eating.

 

I hope those packets were just props!

 

The new public service commercial comes from the New York City Health Department, the Nanny State agency charged with enforcing Mayor Mike Bloomberg's often-mistaken vision of good health. 

But I have to give credit where credit is due -- and they get extra credit for this one.

 

 

William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.

 More from Dr. Douglass

Youths chow down on junk-food diet

 

There's been much to-do over a recent report that kids get nearly half their calories from junk food.

 

Me? I was surprised to see a number so low!

 

Turns out I was right -- as usual -- because the problem is much worse than anything uncovered by the new study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

 

In it, researchers analyzed the "diets" of kids between 2 and 18 years old, and found that the average American child drinks 173 calories a day in sugar-sweetened beverages, gobbles down 138 calories a day in "grain desserts" like cookies and donuts, and devours 136 calories a day in pizza.

 

All told, empty calories made up 40 percent of the daily diet on average... ugly enough -- but woefully incomplete, because the researchers defined "empty" calories as sugars and solid fats.

 

Empty? Those solid fats are probably the healthiest things most kids will ever eat!

 

But let's leave that aside, because that's not even my biggest problem with this study.

 

No, the real issue is that, aside from sugar, the researchers gave a free pass to all the worst carbs: potatoes, white rice and bread, just to name a few.

 

After pure sugar, starches and refined grains are the emptiest -- and deadliest -- calories around.

 

Include them, and who knows what the real percentage of "empty calories" in a kid's diet would be -- but would you be surprised if it was close to 100 percent?

 

I sure as heck wouldn't. 

Many kids today go from processed meal to processed meal: Cereal, toast and orange juice for breakfast followed by an awful school lunch. (Pizza and chocolate milk, anyone?) Cap it all off with a fast food dinner, and you've got a kid on the fast track for fat pants.

 

If you're not going to give your kids real food, do yourself a favor -- only buy clothing with elastic waistbands. Get some for yourself, too.

 

You'll need 'em.

 

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Mercola on coconut oil. ( We can get it for you in gallons, much less expensive. )

Earlier this week I published an entire special report on the health benefits of coconut oil, which include:

  • Promoting heart health
  • Promoting weight loss, when needed
  • Supporting your immune system health
  • Supporting a healthy metabolism
  • Providing you with an immediate energy source
  • Keeping your skin healthy and youthful looking
  • Supporting the proper functioning of your thyroid gland

Part of what makes coconut oil such a healthful oil for cooking is that 50 percent of the fat content in coconut oil is a fat rarely found in nature called lauric acid.  This is also one of the features that distinguishes coconut oil from other saturated fats.

Your body converts lauric acid into monolaurin, which has potent anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-protozoa properties.

In addition, coconut oil is about 2/3 medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), also called medium-chain triglycerides or MCTs.  These types of fatty acids also produce a host of health benefits.

Best of all, coconut oil is stable enough to resist heat-induced damage, which you cannot say for other oils. In fact, it's so stable you can even use if for frying (although I don't recommend frying your food for a number of health reasons).

I recommend using coconut oil in lieu of every other oil, whether your recipe calls for butter, olive oil, vegetable oil or margarine.

Here is the interview.  Everyone who uses olive oil should watch this.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/10/30/rudi-moerck-on-cooking-oils.aspx

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra