Thursday, April 8, 2010

Farm-to-Consumer Foundation Announces
 Raw Milk Production Handbook, DVD Are Now Available as Free Downloads.

 Editorial:  Sales of Raw Milk Should Get Trial Period

"Raw foods are quickly becoming some of the hottest new commodities in the food world, not only for their purported health properties but also — as is the case with milk — for their taste."

Framingham Farm enjoying the spoils of raw milk sales.

Dr. Oz doesn't get it. Plays the "Russian Roulette" card on raw milk. Offers a variety other ways to get the benefits as though the sum of the parts were equal to the whole. Wrong.

Hansville (Washington)
farm producing raw goat milk.

"A few brave souls with a death wish in the newsroom sampled the (raw)milk. We shook it as instructed and poured a bit in clear plastic cups. I have to say, it wasn’t bad."

Organic, raw cheese: "Next Generation only heats their milk to 102 degrees, the same temperature that it was when it was produced and milked from the cow. This light heating is necessary for coagulation to take place in the cheese-making process."

Raw milk production booklet by Tim Wightman. (PDF)

State by state review of raw milk laws.(PDF)

Raw Milk: The Nourished Life on Dair-oids.

Dairy Un-Forbidden: Discover the Virtues of Raw Milk.

Support family farms and get healthy with raw milk.

CHORE TIME-Part 1 from JIM ROBERTS on Vimeo.

CHORE TIME-Part 2 from JIM ROBERTS on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Life on the Farm: What it takes to make REAL food...Listen LIVE today at 10 am PST. Even if you eat organic, you can't afford to miss this show!

Childhood Sleep Problems andAlcohol/drug Problems in Young Adulthood... A first-of-its-kind study has found a long-term relationship between childhood sleep problems and subsequent alcohol and drug outcomes.

7 Drugs That Can Kill Children with a Single Pill

Negative Self-Image Stops Men and Women From Exercising Long-Term

Man loses 400 lbs on what looks like a low carb diet.

"Drug Companies and Doctors: A Story of Corruption" -- a detailed review in the New York Review of Books

Ten oils and how to use them

Why eating a high-fat breakfast may be good for you

Top five medical apps for the new i Pad. These are for health care professionals but everyone can appreciate how amazing these are.

Are you constantly fighting sugar or carb cravings? Check out the 21 Day Sugar Detox

Long term weight loss improves vascular function

More evidence showing that low-carb diets don't damage the kidneys

Coffee and inflammation (good news!)

Regular exercise may trump the obesity gene in teens

Friday, March 26, 2010

Whole Foods Market 1: "Organic Consumers Assn charges the US’ main distributors of organic foods, Whole Foods and United Natural Foods, with strong arm intimidation tactics, after OCA demanded they stop marketing conventional chemical foods as natural."

Whole Foods Market 2:  Whole Foods STILL "sells a lot of junk" but now they have dropped a very popular and "real" health food, raw milk, from their shelves.

NYT: Raw milk becomes contentious.

"Beware" raw milk...Warning from FDA.

Fatty liver
: it's not just for grown-ups anymore.

Doctors shift to health centers; away from private practice.

Facial aging is more than skin deep. Jaw angle changes adding to aging appearance.

Could your gut bacteria make you overweight?

How to prevent antibiotic-resistant bacteria: Vitamin D.

Vitamin D, Vitamin A and Cancer

Exposure to fast food can make us impatient!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Does Cholesterol really matter?

Audio: Author Nora Gedgaudas welcomes back Colleen Dunseth, educational director for the Nutritional Therapy Association to talk about Type 1 Diabetes and how certain nutritional principles and strategies can make a major difference in how one manages this disease. It may not be what you think you know!

Anti-Aging:  The roadblock that is the FDA.

Aging and Degeneration of the Innate Immune System 

Video: Doug Kaufmann spends 30 minutes on nutritional approaches to women's issues. Click on Thursday under the video box. (This link is good for just a few days.)

Mediterranean diet tied to fertility treatment success.

Dr. Michael R. Eades, an M.D. who blogs about nutritional science, presents his 2009 Bestseller list of books purchased via his blog. Top on the list is The Vegetarian Myth. Dr. Eades writes: 
The number one winner going away was Lierre Kieth’s brilliant The Vegetarian Myth.  If you haven’t read it, grab a copy ASAP.  For those of you who don’t know, Lierre was recently the victim of an assault at a San Francisco reading.  Masked thugs came out from behind the stage and smashed her in the head and face with pies laced with cayenne pepper.  After the assault took place, while Lierre was trying to get the burning pepper out of her eyes, the audience (of mainly vegetarians) cheered.  It was truly disgusting.  Richard Nikoley and Tom Naughton reported on the assault here and here.  Jimmy Moore has a  interview with Lierre about the attack here. Tom Naughton proposes a rationale for such behavior here.

Longevity: MORE health benefits of coffee.

Six more reasons waistlines are expanding.

Epidemic of Vitamin D deficiency sweeping the world.

Just walking three times a week slashes death rate risk by 60 percent.

The Last Supper has been "super-sized." "The food portions depicted in paintings of the Last Supper have grown larger - in line with our own super-sizing of meals, say obesity experts."

A Low-Carber struggles with hyperinsulinemia. More here and here.

No more Pepsi at school?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wealth and Longevity.

The slow rise of the Robot Surgeon.

Deadly Fungi: Over the past 20 years, pathogenic fungi have developed growing resistance to anti-fungal drugs. This stimulated a strong demand for more effective drugs and led to some successful research at Syracuse University.

A quicker, cheaper and more accurate test for deadly Aspergillus fumigatus fungal infections in patients with damaged or suppressed immune systems has been established.

8 cups a day was associated with significantly reduced levels of inflammatory markers?

Make another pot!:
That cup of java may be a healthy start to the day AND it may keep the heart beating normally (access to the full stories requires registration) 

The flu season has gone missing
, and experts are trying to figure out what happened.

High fructose corn syrup
is uniquely fattening. In other words, say good-bye to the incorrect idea that a calorie is just a calorie. 

Drug commercial spoof
. Hat tip: Augie.


Raw Milk 1: An open letter to an angry lady.

Raw Milk 2: A Testimony of raw milk's healing power.

Raw Milk 3: Dr. Tom Cowan M.D. on raw milk's medical benefits.

Raw Milk 4:
Whole Foods Market drops raw milk.

Raw Milk 5:
Organic Pastures Dairy prepares for life after Whole Foods.

Raw Milk 6:
Milk cure experiment "how-to's."

Raw Milk 7: Max Kane's :Milk Men" movie trailer:

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Got allergies? Why consuming LOCAL honey may be a real help in getting rid of them.

High Fructose Corn Syrup Linked to Liver Scarring, Research Suggests

Doug Kaufmann of Know the Cause fame hosts a twice weekly live webcast here. Viewers may phone in and speak directly with Doug. The webcasts are each Tuesday at 3:00PM PDT and Thursday at 5:00PM PDT.

Can eating genetically modified food lower your fertility? Old link but required reading for those who think GM foods are safe.

The CDC says babies are not getting enough Vitamin D.

Exercise reduces depression risk in young women.

Oil pulling -- a detox method with ancient roots.

Food, nutrition, health and the pioneering work of Weston Price. This article is a must read; both detailed and concise.

Red Menace:  Stop the Ug99 Fungus Before Its Spores Bring Starvation. “90 percent of the world’s wheat has little or no protection against the Ug99 race of P. graminis.  Doug Kaufmann says repeatedly that the worlds grain supply is susceptible to fungus (and not just susceptible, but usually infected) which when eaten, invades US -- as in you and I. Not only that, but grains break down into sugar in the body which then FEEDS the fungi that may already be in our body. Grains, even whole grains, are NOT the health food conventional thinking says it is.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Fat and Cholesterol
are not the villains: The Dirty Little Secret of the Heart Hypothesis.

"Normal cholesterol" doesn't guarantee healthy heart.

The "low fat diets will prolong your life fantasy": or why scientists and other groups fall prey to the fads called “informational cascades.”

43 hour tumor operation: fascinating in every way. Interesting side note; in the accompanying slide show one image is described with these words: Surgeons spent many hours dissecting organs and tissues that had become stuck together from scarring caused by radiation treatments.

New York City has released a fat-drinking video to fight obesity:

No shot for me, please. The people of Hawaii have passed a resolution against forced vaccination laws. 

Rapid H1N1 evolution in Beijing raises concerns. 

What we (already) knew in 1924 (and have mostly forgotten): Using sodium bicarbonate against the swine flu and other bugs. 

The sad aspect of our expensive health care system is the institutionalized ignorance about the role of non-pharmaceutical prevention of 80% of what costs all of us in this debate: heart disease, strokes, hypertension, many cancers, diabetes, alzheimer's, peripheral vascular disease, and so on.

“Pregnancy is what we call a teachable moment..." If you are obese, the goal is to not gain weight while pregnant.