50 Reasons to Buy Local Organic Sustainably Raised Food 

50 Reasons to Buy Local Organic Sustainably Raised Food 

“When you pull one string in nature, you’ll see that everything else is connected.” It doesn’t matter whether you consider yourself an environmentalist or a foodie. Food is a lifeline and whether you choose to acknowledge it, you are part of the food conundrum. Where your food is sourced, the quality, whether it ends up on your fork or in your trash and the ultimate price you pay, is up to you. Local organic food is the best solution to all of it. The truth is what we are doing right now is unsustainable for the long run and only consumer behavior, you and me, can help speed up the improvement process. You don’t need to be a tin foil hat wearing, UFO abductee to get your dollars out of the gutter and treat yourself to better food. That kind of decision will have more of an impact on your own health and local economy than you realize. It’s time to take the step. Start looking around your area for locally grown, sustainably raised meat and veggies. If you needed another reason, here’s 50 Feel free to add more in the comment box 1. Food production is naturally seasonal, meaning by nature we normally have eaten a variety of foods through a year cycle. Consistent year-long supplies of the same foods decreases overall nutrient variety in your diet and increases patroleum usage because of lengthy transportation. 2. Processed food is a result of “progressive” chemistry and government initiative. Chemistry is generally misunderstood by the general public which makes us dependent on blind trust. We’ve seen plenty of times where industry has purposefully tricked the...
Why Grass Fed Beef is Awesome

Why Grass Fed Beef is Awesome

Beef is awesome. It’s nutrient dense, it’s great for the environment and delicious. Mathieu Lalonde has done an amazing job coming out with a non-biased evaluation of nutrient density in various food groups (see table below). His evaluation involved evaluations of edible state food only. If a food could be consumed raw, it was evaluated as such. Same goes for cooked food. You’ll see that organ meats and beef are among of the most nutrient dense foods available. Meaning, it has the most nutrients per calorie. Some special interest groups have done an incredibly good job sexifying the anti-beef movement. Two major points of argument, which will be discussed later, have not been able to withstand the test of time and now, we are seeing how much of a rightful place has in a very healthy human diet. If you’ve been skipping the red meat for some time, you are missing out on a very nutrient rich and healthy food. Mathieu Lalondes’s table of Nutrient Density Averages: Nutrient Density = (Σ Essential Nutrients Per Serving) / (Weight Per Serving) Category Avg. Nutrient Density Scores Category Avg Nutrient Density/Caloric Weight Scores 5 Fish and Seafood 1.16 Fish and Seafood 0.02 6 Pork 0.69 Pork 0.01 7 Beef 0.31 Beef 0.009   Grassfed Pasture Raised vs. Conventional- There IS a difference There is a difference between Grass fed-pasture –raised cows living in their natural environment, eating their natural food and living a stress free life from cows who are fed grain or corn feed- an unnatural food for a cow – for all or most of our lives and finished in...

Why Reductionism is Dangerous

What is reductionism? Reducing a complex concept or process into a single element. If I ask you to give me a definition of health, what are the chances you offer an answer that is strictly based on science alone? Would you be able to think through your answer without any cultural, social, creative, competitive or profiteering bias whatsoever? Is it possible to make this influence obsolete while you practice all of the ingredients that make a healthy human? Of course not. We are emotional creatures. The word science itself is cloudy. When you dig into “science” you find that even those who are performing and publishing our scientific literature are too, fighting their own cultural, social, competitive and profiteering influence. It is, indeed, very difficult to do so. The word “science” gets tossed around like a hot potato between food and exercise experts and who use the term reduce your health to one parcel of the health equation to which you are in famine or abundance. We are so quick to search for bullets and headlines as our source of knowledge. This is an often practiced reductionist approach to health and fitness which we have been under the influence of for decades. By reducing a complex issue such as health down to a single element (calories, sugar, exercise- all broad within themselves) and observing that single element in an otherwise constant environment is an example of reductionism. There are advantages and consequences to this approach. Advantages: Reducing complex processes down to a single element of that process helps us understand the bits of information that make the mechanism work. Complexity...
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