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How the Pottenger Cat Study Relates to Human Health.

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Written by Kenda Roberstson and Steve Moreau

In 1932, Dr. Francis M. Pottenger, Jr., a physician and researcher who had successfully treated patients with TB, asthma, allergies and emphysema by putting them on a diet of raw butter, cream and eggs, decided to experiment with a raw food diet involving cats.

In one study group, the felines ate only raw milk and raw meat, while in the other groups they ate some raw meat mixed with pasteurized milk and cooked meat. During the 10-year study, Pottenger discovered that only the all-raw group maintained good health generation after generation. They had excellent bone structure, few parasites, easy pregnancies and gentle dispositions.

The groups whose diet was partially cooked developed “facial deformities,” including narrowed faces, crowded jaws, frail bones and weakened ligaments. They harbored parasites, developed diseases and had difficult pregnancies. The female cats became much more aggressive compared to those on the raw diet. The males on the other hand were unnaturally timid and exhibited lower sexual interest.  After just three generations, young animals died before reaching adulthood and stopped reproducing.

While Pottenger’s cat experiments do not mean humans should eat only raw foods, it is a testament as to the potential consequences of a diet without the nutrients provided by real grass-fed foods.  Chiefly the fat-soluble Vitamins A,D,and E. Pottenger believed that when the human diet produces facial deformities like crowded teeth, degenerative diseases will soon emerge if the diet is followed for several generations.

With western civilization’s love of refined, highly sweetened convenience foods and low-fat items, could it be that Americans are now experiencing an epidemic of degenerative diseases as a result of generations who were raised on these foods?

Preventing disease now and for generations to come is one reason we need to get back to a more natural diet consisting of grass-fed beef, free-range poultry, organic eggs and produce, raw milk and cheese – all produced without man-made chemicals, hormones, pesticides, dyes.

Raw milk truth straight from one of Florida’s finest producers.

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Written by Kenda Roberstson and Steve Moreau

Bubba as he is known is one of the small farmers that we get our milk from.  The drive is 3 hours but worth every cent.  In the video above Bubba explains his farming practices.  He has seen a great demand for grass fed raw milk, organic eggs and other farm fresh foods.  We are very fortunate to get his foods here in Orlando.

STOP NAIS

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Written by Kenda Roberstson and Steve Moreau

National Animal Identification System is the proposed electronic tracking process,which opponents say will be too expensive and not solve the problem of diseased animals coming from other countries. Protect your access to grass-fed raw milk, truly organic chicken, and other farm fresh foods in Orlando and through out Florida. Click below to learn more. http://www.farmtoconsumer.org/nais-listening-comments.htm

States warming up to unheated milk.

Saturday, June 6th, 2009
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Raw Milk

Written by Kenda Roberstson and Steve Moreau

There seems to be an unexpected bright side to our bleak economic times.   For many years state legislatures have restricted raw milk citing safety.  However, current economic troubles have many states warming up to unheated milk.

Could the bad-mouthing and fear mongering of raw milk producers have been to protect the economic interest of Big Dairy and not the well being of  the American consumer?   Could it be that raw milk is NOT inherently dangerous and can be produced safely and to the highest standard of cleanliness?.  You be the judge.

Raw Milk Legislative Update

Due to the decline in pay prices for conventional dairies and the cutback in organic milk production by many organic farms because of decreased sales, state legislatures are becoming more receptive to the sale and distribution of raw milk.

Here are the latest developments:

Tennessee:

On May 21, Governor Phil Bredesen signed into law a bill (HB 721) stating that nothing in the law “shall be construed as prohibiting the independent or partial owner of any hoofed mammal from using the milk from such animal for the owner’s personal consumption or other use.”

Learn more at www.tennesseansforrawmilk.com.

Vermont:

A bill (H.125) that would increase the amount of raw milk dairy farmers can sell from the current 12.5 gallons a day to 40 gallons, has passed both the House and the Senate and is awaiting the governor’s signature. While sales are currently only allowed at the farm, any farm that complies with the additional standards can also sell milk through delivery.

Learn more at www.ftcldf.org/state_bills-VT.htm.

New Jersey:

On May 11, after a hearing on bill A621, Committee Chairman Nelson Albano (D-Cape May) said, “Our intent as a committee is to make sure that we do everything possible to help dairy farmers in the state of New Jersey. We cannot let this be a dying breed … we also have to make sure that consumers in New Jersey have the right to purchase something they can get in any other state.”

Learn more at www.ftcldf.org/state_bills-NJ.htm.

Connecticut:

A bill (HB 6313) that would have limited sales of raw milk to the farm only, died in the Joint Committee on the Environment. Raw milk can currently be sold in retail stores.

A bill (HB 6312) that previously stalled is now attached to an unrelated bill. If this bill passes into law, cow share programs would become illegal in the state unless the farmer has a retail raw milk license.

Learn more at www.ftcldf.org/state_bills-CT.htm.

Federal:

An online petition is posted at the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund website (www.ftcldf.org/petitions/index.php) in support of HR 778, a bill introduced by Congressman Ron Paul that would overturn the interstate ban on raw milk for human consumption.

Learn more at www.ftcldf.org/federal_bills-HR778.htm.

Autism: A Nutritional Approach

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Written by Kenda Roberstson and Steve Moreau

Good nutrition is essential to the prevention, treatment and cure of many illnesses, diseases and conditions. And that includes autism.

Defeat Autism Now, an organization founded by a group of doctors whose children suffer from the condition, found that diet plays a crucial role in treating children with many disorders including autism, Asperger’s sydrome, ADD, ADHD and ODD.

Various studies have reveled that children with autism do not have the right amount of beneficial bacterial in their digestive system. Since 85% of the body’s immune system is in the gut, without these bacteria it is hard for their bodies to absorb nutrients to build a strong, healthy immune and digestive system. Their diets also lack the necessary nutritional fats that are fundamental to developing brain cells.

According to the Body Ecology diet (bodyecology.com) and the book “Gut and Psychology Syndrome,” by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride MD, children with any type of brain disorder can benefit from eating grass-fed raw dairy, including milk, cream, butter, cultured yogurt and fermented kefir.

Grass-fed raw dairy contains the crucial omega-3 fatty acids needed for brain function, good bacteria for a healthy digestive system, and plentiful vitamins A and D for proper growth and development. It is also rich in the raw, saturated fatty acids (similar to those found in mother’s milk) that nourish the brain and intestinal lining.

Other foods to consider as nutritional powerhouses are grass-fed beef, free-range poultry, organic eggs, fruits and vegetables – all produced without man-made chemicals, hormones, pesticides, dyes, or additives.