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Traditional Diet for Babies

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009
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Written by Kenda Roberstson and Steve Moreau

What Should You Feed Your Baby?

Many parents wonder if it is safe to feed their babies raw milk. The answer is an emphatic YES, as long as you know the raw milk comes from a clean and reliable source.

It is also best if the milk comes from cows that eat a more natural diet of green grass, hay and root vegetables.

While mother’s milk is the most ideal for your baby, raw cow’s milk produced safely is not dangerous in spite of what public health propagandists have lead you to believe. Raw milk actually contains enzymes and antibodies that make it less susceptible to bacterial contamination than pasteurized milk, while many toxins that cause diarrhea and other ailments survive the pasteurization process. Raw milk is easier for your baby to digest than pasteurized and less likely to cause cramps, constipation and allergies.

Many doctors warn that feeding cereal grains to babies too early can lead to grain allergies. Because your baby’s digestive system is better equipped to supply enzymes for digestion of fats and proteins rather than carbohydrates, baby’s first solid foods should be animal foods.

Some experts recommend feeding an egg yolk per day, starting at four months. Eggs from pasture-fed hens are rich in the omega-3 long-chain fatty acids that may be lacking in cow’s milk. These fatty acids are essential for brain development.

Cod liver oil can also be added to baby’s foods for additional omega-3s and vitamin D.

Around 10 months of age, you can introduce meats such as grass-fed beef liver, and mashed fruits and vegetables, and raw buttermilk or yogurt. Avoid fruit juices, as they are mostly sugar.

Of course your baby will come in contact with processed junk foods sooner or later. But if you help your child develop a taste for nutritious foods in infancy then he or she will make better food choices for a healthier future.

nourishing-traditions1Source: Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats by Sally Fallon with Mary G. Enig, PhD.

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.

Grass-fed foods growing popularity

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Written by Kenda Roberstson and Steve Moreau

Americans are awakening to a grass-fed  foods like never before.   It’s growing popularity is due to it’s  nutritional profile.  Lets examine the benefits in depth:

Balanced Omega 3 to Omega 6:

Beef from animals grazing on grass have a very balanced nutritional profile.   New research  now concludes that we consume too much  Omega 6 oils which contribute to increased risks of modern degenerative diseases.  The industrial feed lot system feeds only grain to animals meant to eat grass and in so doing produces beef with a higher omega 6 to omega 3 ratio.  A balanced 1:1 ratio is ideal and the closer the better.  We now know that omega 3’s play a vital role in preventing heart disease, diabetes, arthritis  and the list goes on. Grass fed beef is shown to have 2-3 times more life saving omega 3’s than their grain fed counterparts.

Higher Levels of Vitamins:

These are the vitamins found in greater amount in grass fed animals Vitamins E, D.  New research is revealing the essential role each play in maintaining human health.  Vitamin E has earned it’s reputation as a powerful antioxidant.  This nutrient helps to prevent the inflammation that many researchers now believe to be the cause of our epidemic levels of “heart attacks”.  Vitamin D has gained much popularity as low blood levels are associated with increased risks of osteoporosis, prostate cancer and  multiple sclerosis.