EARTHING / GROUNDING


My 160 Pound Weight Loss
My study into health and nutrition began 10 years ago. At that time I had just lost my wife to a health related illness. I was obese and in bad health myself. In the following  2 years I lost 160 pounds and lots of health problems.

I started a blog to talk about what I had learned back in July of 2011. I have posted most of my old blog posts here on this blog. Go back several pages to read the first, and work yourself up to the newer posts. 

One of the things I learned back then was GROUNDING, or EARTHING.  The importance of being grounded to the earth.  Up until the early 1960 we were all grounded to the earth. We had wood floors or natural fiber carpets. We wore leather sole shoes, and went barefoot a lot. When I was a boy the shoes came off as soon as the weather was warm enough. 

When I found out about grounding, I purchased a grounding sheet for my bed and my life changed. I lost a lot of the health problems especially my heart problem. My skin on my lower legs was dark, looked like I was wearing tan socks. When I began grounding the color returned to normal. I began sleeping better too.

There is lots of information online about grounding now. It all started with one man, Clinton Ober. He wrote a book about it called: “Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever!” Read the book. It’s still available on Amazon and eBay. 

Someone made a documentary about it called “The Earthing Movie: The Remarkable Science of Grounding”. Here is a link to it on Youtube…  https://www.earthingmovie.com

I recommend you buy a grounding mat, or grounding sheet and try it for yourself. 
With the roll out of deadly 5G technology  we are all going to need to be grounded. Grounding may save your life, and is the only hope we have to protect ourselves from deadly 5G radiation. 


It’s important to be grounded, spiritually and physically. Read and study your Bible daily. Pray for understanding and SPIRITUAL grounding. Walk barefoot and use a grounding mat for physical grounding.

To read my original blog posts from 2011, scroll down several pages on this blog.


DON'T SETTLE

My 160 pound weight loss

I saw a post online the other day. It was telling ladies that they were beautiful just the way they are.
It was accompanied by a picture of a very overweight young lady.
Being a former fat person myself I had to comment. I said:

I don't know. I think I look better, and certainly FEEL better now that I've lost all the weight. Being a former FAT person. I can say that it's not fun, not pleasant being FAT and we should NOT settle for it. If I can do it, anyone can. Don't kid yourself, FAT people don't want to be fat no matter what they say...

Sorry to be so blunt but I believe we should not settle for being overweight. We have all the information we need now to live a healthy life. We are no longer limited to the lies that we were fed by the USDA and the medical profession for decades.  We have all the knowledge we need at our finger tips.


Following the USDA Food Pyramid and My Plate kills around 800 people a day in this country.
Go to any supermarket and see what people are putting in their shopping carts. JUNK, POISON.
They check out the junk food, then push their carts over to the pharmacy to pick up prescription drugs  to treat the side effects, illness and disease caused by the junk they just purchased as food.

Haver you ever noticed that you never see any OLD fat people.

I found this 13 part video series years ago when I started my research into heath and nutrition.
Watch it. You'll learn a lot...
Weston A. Price Foundation dietary guidelines press conference


Don't settle for being overweight. You will feel better and live longer if you don't

Learn why I started a study into health and nutrition almost 10 years ago. How that information led to a 160 pound weight loss and changed my life. Scroll down to my first blog from July 2011.



MY WINTER INDOOR GARDEN

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Learn why I started a study into health and nutrition almost 10 years ago. How that information led to a 160 pound weight loss and changed my life. Scroll down to my first blog from July 2011.

Sprouts, Nature's SUPER FOOD

It's winter now in central Kentucky. COLD. 
It's the time of year we start planning the spring gardens. Poring over the seed catalogs waiting for the first warm days we can began working the soil. Well you can have fresh greens year round by sprouting. I've been sprouting for years. It's simple to do, you'll save money and sprouts are very healthy.
I sprout several different plants. My favorites are Alfalfa and Radish. Here is some of my spring garden.

MY WINTER GARDEN

Sprouts are becoming increasingly known for their nutrition powerhouse. With highly concentrated nutritional benefits compared to eating mature vegetables, sprouts can be easily added to your table, by adding them to salads, soups, sandwiches, stir-fries, sautéed vegetables, and smoothies. The most common sprouts include broccoli, peas, watercress, mung bean, radish, and alfalfa.

Sprouts are low in calories and rich in fibre, enzymes, protein, and other micro-nutrients. They can easily be grown at home without requiring advanced gardening skills. There are tremendous health benefits from including sprouts in your diet:

  • Sprouts are easy and cheap to grow and, as locally grown vegetables, offer additional environmental benefits by avoiding pesticides, food additives and pollution from transportation.
  • They offer a powerful source of vitamins, minerals antioxidants, enzymes that fight free radicals as sprouting can increase their potency by 20 times or more.
  • Because they are oxygen dense they protect the body against bacteria, virus and abnormal cell growth.
  • Soaking and sprouting substantially increases the fibre content in sprouts which facilitates weight loss as the fibre binds to fat and toxins to remove them from the body.
  • Vitamin, such as A, B, C and E, and essential fatty acid nutrients increase in sprouting and minerals bind to protein, making them more easily absorbed.
  • Sprouts alkalize the body and protect it from disease including cancer.
  • Sprouted seeds, grains, legumes or nuts help support cell regeneration.
  • Due to their richness in dietary fibre and low calorie content, sprouts offer a substantial help in your weight loss goals.

Here is some information on the health benefits of Sprouting:


You can purchase sprouting seeds and supplies on Amazon. CLICK HERE 

CHILI.
What better food for a cold winters day. I love chili. I think I make great chili and make it once a week. Enough to last a few days. 
I found a way to make my Kentucky chili even better. 
I add radish sprouts. Spicy radish sprouts are a great addition.
Here is a picture of the chili I enjoyed tonight.

Chili with Radish Sprouts


Don't wait till spring. Start your "Indoor Garden" now.

Learn why I started a study into health and nutrition almost 10 years ago. How that information led to a 160 pound weight loss and changed my life. Scroll down to my first blog from July 2011.


20 MORE TO GO



If you've read my blog you know I lost 160 pounds about 8 years ago.
I've been keeping it off for the most part, but because of an injury, surgery, and recovery I did put on 50 unwanted pounds.
It seems now that it was easier to lose that 160 back then that it has been to lose this 50. I guess it just seems that way. I am older now, I think that may have something to do with it. I did let carbs creep back into my diet. It's easy to do.
While I know I will never be that FAT man again, because I live a LCHF / PALEO / KETO lifestyle now. I am looking forward to getting back down to where I want to be. I've got 20 more pounds to go.
I got stuck. I cut the carbs out but still didn't lose the weight as fast as I would have liked. I turned to fasting. Intermittent fasting. I'm on a 20/4 hour fast. That is I refrain from eating for 20 hours, and have a 4 hour window in which to eat my one meal a day. It's working. I'm dropping about 2 pounds a week.

If you'd like to know more about the LCHF / KETO lifestyle heck out:  Diet Doctor.com 
I got a lot of great info from that site 8 years ago. It's still one of the best.
They did a story on my weight loss back then. My blog went from getting about 200 visits a week to over 2000 a week.

For more information on Intermittent Fasting check and subscribe to Thomas DeLauer's Youtube channel. You'll find lots of good health info here.

I may never get back down to a 32" waist again, I'm 36" now. But then again, maybe I will.

Check out my first posts from July 2011 at the beginning of this blog. You will have to scroll down several pages to get to it. 


THAT'S IT

My 160 Pound Weight Loss


That's it. 
I've posted most of my old blog. Starting back on June 24, 2011. 
Go back to that first post and read them all. See what prompted me to study into health and nutrition. And what I did to lose 160 pounds and keep it off for over 8 years now. 
You will find that first blog several pages down on this blog. 
I will be adding new posts from time to time. 

Remember, If I can do it, YOU CAN DO IT.
Lose the weight and health problems.
WITH:
NO doctors. 
NO surgery.
NO pills.
NO diet.
NO weight loss program.
NO calorie counting.
NO exercise. 


Anyone can do it, and it doesn't cost more money. In fact, 

YOU WILL SPEND LESS THAN YOU ARE NOW.

FREEDOM

"Intelligent men learn from their own mistakes; Wise men learn from the mistakes of others".

When I walk through a grocery store now, I enjoy a feeling of FREEDOM. 
I'm free from the addictions that grip the majority of people. FREEDOM from the brainwashing we've all received from childhood on what is GOOD for us.

I know that I am no better than anyone else. I too was were they are. I didn't know the truth about the food I was eating. It took a traumatic event in my life to wake me up. (see my first post to learn more). That's what it took to get me asking questions, and finding answers. The answers are there, you just have to want to ask the questions.

We are held captive by our food addictions. It's killing us. We are spending billions each year to treat these addictions. Thousands of lives are ruined and people dying because of diet.


Watch these videos:

Hungry For Change

Today we are not eating food. We are eating food like products
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CarbLoaded: A Culture Dying to Eat

The film traces the origins of our beliefs about healthful and unhealthful food. Experts from all over the world talk about the problems as well as short and long term solutions. Among the many experts in the film are authors like Gary Taubes, Mark Sisson, and Melanie Warner. Medical doctors such as David Perlmutter M.D., David L. Katz, and Timothy Noakes share insights that are certain to challenge the status quo. Carb-Loaded: A Culture Dying to Eat is a chronicle of the things it's writer and director Lathe Poland learned after he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. He sought to find out why he got sick, because he didn't fit the classic picture of an adult onset diabetes sufferer. He quickly learned that much of what he knew about healthy eating was based on myths or fifty year old science. In the film he searches out why Americas modern food culture is killing us. The upside? There is a lot that can be done!


Dan's Low Carb Journey

Post From March 9, 2012 (HOW AM I)

My 160 Pound Weight Loss



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FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012

After 24 months I can say I am doing fine. Better than I ever thought I would be when I began this journey. I never expected to lose so much weight.

I had almost constant pain in my right side, it's gone now. I had pain and burning in my left leg, gone now. I had heart problems, gone now.

I went from out growing a 52 inch pants now down to a 33 inch waist. Going from a 4X shirt to a medium, it's great. I'm still losing weight. I've lost 155 pounds as of the last time I weighed a few days ago. How low will I go? I would like to lose another 10 pounds. I'll stop when I reach the right weight. I'm not on a diet so I don't know what that will be.

To be able to miss meals without being hungry is great. I get busy during the day and often forget to eat lunch, I don't miss it.

Energy! I have lots of energy. One of the greatest blessing of this weight loss it the fact that I can get down on the floor and play with my now 2 year old little grandchild. At 340+ pounds I could barely bend over to pickup something. I couldn't walk to the mail box and back without stopping to catch my breath, now I can run around the block if I want to. I can cut wood again. I'm making furniture again.

All the aches and pains that I thought were just part of "getting old" are gone. They are not a normal part of aging. Our bodies were designed to give us many years of healthy living. 
Try it for yourself. Cut out the sugars, wheat, starches and bad oils. Eat a high fat diet and see it you don't feel better and start losing weight. Even if you don't need to lose weight you will still feel better once your body rids itself of the poisons. 

I am rereading the book by Gary Taubes "Why We Get Fat, And What To Do About It".
This is a great book, If you haven't read this book you should.
It's not about calories in and calories out, calories don't matter.
It's not about how much you exercise.
It's what we eat and what we should not eat. IT"S THAT SIMPLE!

There is an interesting video you should watch: "Hungry For Change, Your health is in your hands"
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Thanks to all of you for reading my blog. Over 14,000 of you from 63 countries have logged on since I first posted on June 24, of 2011. I'm still amazed that a man from the hills of Kentucky can reach so many people worldwide. 

I hope my story has helped you, encouraged you. Even if it's only made you laugh, I've done something.

If you've changed your lifestyle, if you are losing weight and feeling better, you have to tell others. You have to risk offending them. "Pay if forward" as they say. They might not listen at first but when they see the change in you, they will start to take notice and ask questions.
One reason I started this blog, was so I could have one place to send people for some answers. 
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90% of the money we Americans spend on food in for processed food. Don't tell me you can't afford to eat healthy, you can, YOU CAN'T AFFORD NOT TO.
94% of ad budgets for food goes for processed food.


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Eating or drinking 100 grams (8 tbsp.) of sugar, the equivalent of one 12-ounce can of soda, can reduce the ability of white blood cells to kill germs by forty percent. The immune-suppressing effect of sugar starts less than thirty minutes after ingestion and may last for five hours. 
Sugar is like fertilizer to cancel cells.

Watch the videos and rest this page on Dr. Mercola's web site:


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In the book "Get The Sugar Out" by Ann Louise Gittleman M.S. C.N.S Ms. Gittleman says, "No matter what form it takes, sugar paralyzes the immune system in a variety of ways: 

Sugar has been proven to destroy the germ-killing ability of white blood cells for up to five hours after ingestion. 

It reduces the production of antibodies, proteins that combine with and inactivate foreign invaders in the body. 

It interferes with the transport of vitamin C, one of the most important nutrients for all facets of immune function. 

It causes mineral imbalances and sometimes allergic reactions, both of which weaken the immune system. 

It neutralizes the action of essential fatty acids, thus making cells more permeable to invasion by allergens and microorganisms."

Sugar Related Health Problems:
Acne
Addiction to drugs, caffeine & food
Adrenal gland exhaustion
Alcoholism
Allergies
Anxiety
Appendicitis
Arthritis
Asthma
Behavior problems
Binge eating
Bloating
Bone loss
Cancer (cancer cells feed on sugar)
Candidiasis
Cardiovascular disease
Cataracts
Colitis
Constipation
Depression
Dermatitis
Diabetes
Difficulty concentrating
Diverticulitis & diverticulosis
Eczema
Edema
Emotional problems
Endocrine gland dysfunction
Fatigue
Food cravings
Gallstones
Gout
Heart Disease
High blood cholesterol
High estrogen levels
High triglyceride levels
Hormonal problems
Hyperactivity
High blood pressure
Hypoglycemia
Impaired digestion of all foods
Indigestion
Insomnia
Kidney stones
Liver dysfunction
Liver enlargement & fatty liver syndrome
Low HDL cholesterol
Menstrual difficulties
Mental illness
Mood swings
Muscle pain
Nearsightedness
Obesity
Osteoporosis
Overacidity
Parasitic infections
Premature aging & wrinkles
Premenstrual syndrome
Psoriasis
Rheumatism
Shortened life span
Tooth decay
Ulcers
Vaginal yeast infections

Sugar may not be the whole answer to why you are ill, but it could be an important part of the puzzle.

Remember, wheat is as bad as sugar. 
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Instead of ripping open a bag of potato chips and popping the top on a bottle of cola, I'm making kale chips and brewing kombusha. 

I'm doing fine.


Post From Feb. 28, 2012 (JERF)


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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012

Just Eat Real Food. 
If your great grandmother wouldn't recognize it, don't eat it; if it's packaged in a box, don't eat it; if it's advertised on TV don't eat it. They don't advertise good food, when's the last time you saw a commercial for kale?

Will we ever learn?

I was just at a family get together and there were lots of breads, cookies, pies, brownies, LOTS OF SUGAR.

SUGAR IS TOXIC, IT KILLS!

Along with that we can add WHEAT and like grains. They are KILLING US.

I went to a family camp out. An announcement went out for every one to bring a few dozen cookies. When I mentioned that it might not be wise to have so much sugar people got offended and I heard about it.
Well my friends, better to be offended than sick or DEAD.
There were trays and trays full of cookies.
I wish someone had tried to tell me years ago, maybe I would have been offended, but maybe I would have listened and checked into it. Especially if I could see that person had turned their life around.

"My People are destroyed for lack of knowledge". God.
A murder is ending life before it's time, many of us are doing this in the installment plan

I know I may come on a little too strong in my belief, but I've seen first hand what this poison can do to you. 
IT KILLED MY WIFE AND ALMOST KILLED ME! Because of this I've had no problem in putting this junk out of my diet. 

I was listening to a podcast on Livin La Vita Low Carb and the speaker said, you have to associate something that is bad for you with something you don't like. He looked at baked goods as Brussels sprouts. He didn't like Brussels sprouts.
I think of sugar and wheat as crack cocaine. I've never done crack but I know it's bad for you. Sugar and wheat are like crack, literally.

Someone told me they were having trouble staying motivated. I can understand this, it's hard after a lifetime of eating that junk to just stop eating it. I said to him, "you're not ever tempted to eat pork are you?" He said no he was not, I said "Just look at it like pork".

Put out the sweeteners, grains, and starches. Wheat and Potatoes are powerful hypoglycemic, it's like eating sugar.
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We've been told that getting fat and sick is just a normal part of aging. IT'S NOT. Our bodies were designed to give us many many years of health and energetic life. It's what we have been putting into our bodies that have made us so sick. It's not normal to be sick, it's not normal to feel bad.
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Nobody chooses to be obese, especially not children, but we are. This is a global pandemic. 
In 2001 six million kids in the USA were seriously overweight, in ten years that number has more than doubled.
Currently there are 30% more obese people in the world than malnourished.
There were 366 million diabetics in 2011, that is 5% of the world's population.
Experts predict 165 million Americans will be obese by 2030. 100 million Americans will have diabetes by 2050. Over a third of our population will be diabetic. You think health care cost are high now, you ain't seen nothing yet.
I've told you about Dr. Lutsig. Watch this video lecture he gave at Harvard Law School.


Dr. Robert Lustig, Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco, argues that it is time for a paradigm shift in obesity science and policy, away from personal responsibility and toward public health. His presentation elaborates on his contention that sugar, like alcohol, should not be treated as an ordinary commodity on the open market.

Recently featured in the New York Times Magazine, Dr. Lustig has become a leading pubic health authority on the impact sugar has on fueling the diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome epidemics, and on addressing changes in the food environment to reverse these chronic diseases.

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I don't like government intervention in food, but something has to be done about sugar. The sooner the better.
When we have family get togethers the main food is sugar and bread. Remember 2 slices of whole wheat bread will spike your blood sugar more than a snickers bar. It turns into sugar in your body. AVOID IT!
Read Dr. William Davis's book "Wheat Belly".

Sugar is indeed a curse. Watch this documentary titled "Big Sugar". Big Sugar explores the dark history and modern power of the world’s reigning sugar cartels. It reveals how sugar was at the heart of slavery in the West Indies in the 18th century, while showing how present-day consumers are slaves to a sugar-based diet.

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Read "Is Sugar Toxic?" The New York Times April 17, 2011 

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Watch this lecture given by Dr. Russell Blaylock. Sugar Consumption and Behavior

In this lecture, Dr. Russell Blaylock explains one of the most important connections between nutrition and our health, how nutrition affects our behavior.
Citing a series of important studies, he shows that good nutrition can powerfully enhance our memory, mood, and behavior in a socially desirable way.
Like wise he shows us that poor nutrition can lead our youth into a world of violence, crime, depression and suicide.
By using an impressive array of studies on both juvenile and adult prisoners, Dr. Blaylock demonstrates these principals and outlines specific measures you can take to protect your children from these detrimental effects. Most importantly, he shows us that it is never too late to make these nutritional changes.

In the year1900 americans consumed about 4 pounds of sugar per person.
Today the average is now 129 pounds a year, a 2500% increase. (I've seen figures as high as 160 pounds and more per year). 57% of this comes from processed foods.
The leading source is fruit juices and sodas (43%).
Since 1974 consumption of sodas has doubled.
Teenagers are drinking an equivalent of 54 teaspoons of sugar a day, just from the sodas. How much more form the bread and candy they are eating.
Adults 40 to 59 years old increased intake of soft drinks by 250% between the years 1972 and 2001.
Older is not wiser, those over age 60 increased 300%.
It is estimated that 50% of people in the US have reactive hypoglycemia.
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I hope we are learning. I would like to recommend you listen to "Livin La Vita Low Carb" podcast

and "Ask The Low Carb Expert" podcast. 

Both available on iTunes or check out the web sites.

I know that I am repeating myself with some of these recommendations but we learn by repetition.

Post From Feb. 26, 2012 (NO MORE NORMAL)

My 160 Pound Loss
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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2012

Things are getting crazier and crazier out there.

We need to do all we can to get healthier now.
Grow your own, raise your own, make your own.
Buy local, by fresh whole food.
EDUCATE yourself on diet and nutrition.
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People are being arrested and going to jail for selling whole foods.

Check out these stories:
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"It is the latest case of extreme government food tyranny, and one that is sure to have you reeling in anger and disgust. Health department officials recently conducted a raid of Quail Hollow Farm, an organic community supported agriculture (CSA) farm in southern Nevada, during its special "farm to fork" picnic dinner put on for guests -- and the agent who arrived on the scene ordered that all the fresh, local produce and pasture-based meat that was intended for the meal be destroyed with bleach."
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Watch this video by the Harvard Food Law Society:
Raw Milk Debate from Feb. 16, 2012
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There are groups challenging the FDAs policy on raw milk:

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According to this stupid law, women who breast feed their babies are breaking the law, why? Because they are feeding them RAW UNPASTEURIZED UNFILTERED MILK.

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Need another reason to get you children out of public schools.


"A four year old student in North Carolina was not allowed to eat the lunch her mother packed for her. Apparently her lunch was taken away from her because school officials claimed it was not healthy enough to eat based off of the USDA guidelines."

This is happening all across the country. In Chicago kids can't bring lunch form home. The good old USDA and Monsanto are looking out for our kids.


This in insanity, it's a lot worse than you will ever hear in the media.
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Want to know why so many scientist are so wrong?
Watch this funny, informative video "Science For Smart People"
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On the home front.

Our first batch of Kombucha was ready last week. My daughter was so excited. It tasted better than the store bought kombucha. If you buy it by the case it's $3.00 for a 16 oz. bottle. We are making 3 gallons a week. I love saving that money. Plus I know I'm getting a better product.
Give it a try, it's easy.

Kombucha is a type of tea that has been fermented and is usually consumed for beneficial health reasons, but often also has a taste that many enjoy. The two primary ways of obtaining Kombucha is by making it yourself at home or by purchasing it at the store. You can often purchase a commercial kombucha product and utilize the existing culture in the bottle to make a new “mother” mushroom by which to brew your own tea.

Here are two helpful sites, everything you ever wanted to know about Kombucha:



Both sites offer free instructions and videos on how to make your own Kombucha.
They also offer supplies and starter.

I hope you will look into making your own Kombucha. We love it.
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My chickens are doing well. 
I ended up with 40 chicks. I will be giving some to my daughter for my granddaughter to take care of. In a few months I hope to have plenty of fresh eggs. This should put an end to my table scrap problem and add to my compost pile.

If you can't raise your own chickens check your area for farmers that sell fresh eggs and meat. Try a web site called EatWild,
Eatwild provides:
• Comprehensive, accurate information about the benefits of raising animals on pasture.
• A direct link to local farms that sell all-natural, delicious, grass-fed products.
• Support for farmers who raise their livestock on pasture from birth to market and who actively promote the welfare of their animals and the health of the land.
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Check out LocalHarvest for fresh locally grown organic produce.

The best organic food is what's grown closest to you. Use this website to find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.
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Another site with lots of potential is Real Time Farms at www.realtimefarms.com

Know Where Your Food Comes From

Whether you are looking to eat out or eat in, Real Time Farms allows you to see your food, learn how it was grown and visualize the journey it took to reach your table!

Watch this video by Cara Rosaen of Real Time Farms, Why Food Transparency Matters and How RealTimeFarms.com Can Help.

Lets support this site.

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I would like to recommend a book called "Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World" by Joel Salatin.


No more normal, just another reason we have to step up and do more now.

POST FROM FEB. 16, 2012 (FEEL GOOD, EAT RIGHT)

MY 160 POUND WEIGHT LOSS

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012

FEEL GOOD, EAT RIGHT

More on Wheat:

WAUWATOSA, Wis. -- A local doctor is making the bold claim that the key to shedding pounds, reversing diabetes and stopping migraines is to cut out an ingredient that most people believe is healthy.

Dr. William Davis, a cardiologist from Wauwatosa, said the common ingredients are wheat and whole grains.

"Two slices of whole-wheat bread raise sugar higher than a Snickers bar," Davis said.

Watch the video. Make sure you read the comments.
I'll say it again; I've lost 152 pounds because I've cut out wheat and sugars.
ONE HUNDRED FIFTY TWO POUNDS, THAT'S A WHOLE PERSON!
If I can do it, you can do it.

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Check out this chart:

"This is a nice new infographic about carbs, insulin and obesity. It’s simplified of course – it focuses only on the peripheral effects of insulin: growing fat cells.

Chronically high levels of insulin also induces something called leptin resistance in the brain. What that does is basically make the brain blind to the fat stores, so that the brain can believe the body is starving even when it’s really obese. It’s a double whammy."

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I've talked about the dangers of eating pork. If you need another reason to cut out the pork check out these links:

Check out this article titled Pork: Did Leviticus 11:7 Have It Right?
Pork Consumption and Liver Cirrhosis
Pork consumption has a strong epidemiological association with cirrhosis of the liver. Startlingly, pork may be even more strongly associated with alcoholic cirrhosis than alcohol itself!
We would expect that if pork can cause liver cirrhosis it will also promote liver cancer, since injured and inflamed tissues are more likely to become cancerous.
Indeed, there is an association between pork consumption and the primary liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma.

NEED ANOTHER REASON TO AVOID PORK?

"It is said that nature abhors a vacuum. Well, according to this report from the Minnesota Daily, nature also abhors factory farms. Large midwestern hog farms have for the last few years been battling a mysterious foam that is forming on top of their barns. In the worst case scenarios, the foam blocks ventilation ducts and the barns explode — yes, explode — killing the thousands of hogs inside. The report reads"…

Tax payer dollars are being used to try and find a solution to this very dangerous problem, the solution? DON'T EAT PORK!
That should do it for pork. It's bad, don't eat it, EVER! There are plenty of GOOD HEALTHY meats to eat. Beef, chicken, turkey, and lamb.

For those of you that just have to have daily bacon, I would like to recommend what I eat every day with breakfast, turkey bacon. The best turkey bacon I have found is "Wellshire Classic Sliced Turkey" all natural uncured nothing artificial, minimally processed. NO NITRITES! The only place I have found it in my area is at Whole Foods.
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UNBELIEVABLE!

Not getting enough fish oil? Not to worry, the good folks at Monsanto, ever looking out for our health, have a new product. Drum roll please…. SOY BEANS WITH FISH OIL. 
"Monsanto is growing soybeans that have been genetically modified to produce those omega-3 fatty acids that doctors are always recommending."

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Growing your own vegetables is not only good for you, it makes you feel good too. Check out this article:

"Even if you don't love gardening, digging in the dirt may be good for your health -- and it has nothing to do with a love of nature or the wonder of watching things grow. The secret may be in the dirt itself: A bacteria called Mycobacterium vaccae that acts like an antidepressant once it gets into your system. "

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WOW, that's a lot to think about.

Feels good and tastes good to eat right.