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CLA and weight loss, muscles, cancer, heart health, and more

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Looking to get lean, build or maintain muscle? One promising answer is conjugated linoleic acid, or CLA, which can be found in grass-fed meat and raw dairy products from grass-fed animals such as beef, milk, butter and cottage cheese. CLA is an antioxidant, anti-carcinogen, and anti-catabolite. It has been shown to support long-term health and fitness goals including weight loss, fat burning, lean muscle building and muscle retention, even during weight loss.
Other benefits of CLA on the body include increased metabolic rate, enhanced muscle growth, decreased food-induced allergic reactions, and lower cholesterol and insulin resistance. CLA is also beneficial in improving osteoporosis, inflammation, cardiovascular disease, high blood pleasure, and diabetes.
Furthermore, CLA enhances the immune system and fights cancer. Research has linked its cancer fighting capabilities to colorectal, lung, skin, stomach, and breast cancer, with even a small addition of CLA resulting in over 50% tumor reduction.
Unfortunately, there is a deficiency of CLA in the average American diet, a trend that has risen with the obesity and cancer epidemics in recent decades – as the availability of CLA in our diets has decreased. The meat and dairy industry has shifted away from grass-fed, free-range, and natural and gone the way of feedlot systems and the addition of hormones, additives, chemicals, antibiotics, toxins, and more. Animals under these conditions are more susceptible to disease, and produce nutritionally inferior meat and dairy products, not to mention the sheer cruelty of their living conditions in many cases.
This shift has brought with it a decline in the CLA content of meat and dairy products, which research has highlighted as a serious potential factor for the rise in obesity, cancer, diabetes, and other health problems. Fortunately, there is a solution: grass-fed beef and raw dairy from grass-fed sources. Grass-fed meat and dairy have been found to contain three to five times more CLA than grain-fed.
So whether you’re a bodybuilder, athlete, looking to drop a few pounds, prevent or fight cancer, diabetes, heart disease, are against animal cruelty, or just want to improve your health, one vital component is the addition of grass-fed beef and dairy to your diet – it’s a healthier, tastier, and humane way to optimum health. Shop farm fresh, support local, and fuel, heal and nourish your body with superior nutrition.

Resources:
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/03/23/conjugated-linoleic-acid-from-grass-fed-beef.aspx#!
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/mike8.htm

Weston A. Price and the benefits of grass-fed foods

Saturday, June 13th, 2009
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Dr. Weston A. Price and Activator X

Forget the fluoride and even the dental floss. If you really want healthy teeth and better all-around good health, your best bet is to add more vitamin K2-rich foods, such as grass-fed beef and raw dairy, to your diet.

Back in the 1940s, a Cleveland dentist named Dr. Weston A. Price went in search of the causes of tooth decay and the crowded, crooked teeth he saw in his patients. Instead of doing research in a lab, he decided to study the “primitive” people of the world. These people were isolated from modern society and still ate traditional diets rich in essential nutrients, yet without modern dental care they maintained straight, white and healthy teeth.

Dr. Price’s findings led him to believe that unhealthy teeth were caused by poor nutrition.

When Dr. Price analyzed the foods eaten by the primitives he found they provided at least four times the calcium and other minerals, and at least ten times the fat-soluble vitamins from grass-fed and naturally raised animal foods, such as raw dairy products and meats, as the “civilized” diet.

Aside from healthier teeth, the primitives seemed to be overall – physically and mentally – healthier than those eating a modern diet consisting of sugar, white flour, pasteurized milk and food additives.

Dr. Price also recognized “a new vitamin-like activator” in the primitives’ foods that helped the body absorb minerals. He called this compound Activator X, and determined it was present in the butterfat, organs and fat of animals that consumed green grass.

Activator X seemed to be a major factor in protecting against tooth decay, supporting growth and development, guarding against hardening of the arteries, and helping with brain function.

Today, Activator X is known as vitamin K2, a vital nutrient that is produced by animal tissues when animals consume vitamin K1, which is found in green plants.

Thanks to Dr. Price’s findings more than 60 years ago, we know it is necessary to eat vitamin K2-rich foods such as grass-fed beef and raw dairy products to protect our teeth, bones, heart and brain. And thanks to small farmers who care, finding these natural foods is becoming a whole lot easier.

CLA- The good fat

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Written by Kenda Roberstson and Steve Moreau

As we move in to the spring and summer months I thought a few words were needed about CLA.  What? You’ve not heard of this amazing fat?  CLA, or Conjugated linoleic acid, is a type of fat created by the bacteria in the digestive track of ruminant animals.  Research shows that it has significant anti-cancer properties and helps the body to lose weight and put on muscle. Yes you read that correctly!   Our obsession with the low-fat diet has caused us to overlook this particular nutrient and challenges conventional medicine notions of fat as dangerous.
Now here comes the good part.  Dr. Dhiman, a CLA researcher, has found cows who have grain as the predominant part of their diet (the kind whose beef and dairy you find in your grocery store) produce four times less CLA in their milk than cows eating their natural diet, rapidly growing green grass.  This also translated to the meat as well.
Perhaps we can start turning the corner on associating red meat with cancer and other ills and see it as a nutrient dense power house.  This is especially the case with Florida grass-fed beef, milk and butter.  Living in Orlando we can take advantage of the year round sunlight for our health needs.