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The Milk Man Cometh – Discussing Raw Milk with Organic Pastures’ Mark McAfee

Mark McAfee is more than just the founder of the raw milk dairy Organic Pastures, he is a true believer in his work and his products. And he wants you to believe it, too.

“Raw milk is a people’s food and if people want raw milk, they have to fight for it,” he says. McAfee has fought corrupt regulators and greedy processing organizations ever since he took his grandparents farm and made it into the all-organic, raw milk dairy it is today…

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GMO Update: Whole Foods, Hawaii and Vermont

The reaction to Whole Foods announcement that they will require the products in their stores to be labeled if they contain GMOs has been about as lukewarm as the announcement itself. First of all, why five years? Products that contain GMOs already have to be labeled if they are sold overseas. (Most other countries already have label requirements or have outright bans on GMO foods.) This means that 90 percent of all products already have a packaging system ready to properly label GMO foods…

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The Nuts and Bolts of the Mediterranean Diet

First of all, there is no one traditional Mediterranean diet. Do not let the books out there fool you. Traditionally, there are several different Mediterranean diets, depending on geographical location, seasonal availability of food, regional traditions, etc. The coastal regions have a diet higher in fish, while goat, sheep, and dairy products are more predominant in the mountains. The French enjoy duck confit and liver pate, while the Greek feast on chickpeas, lamb and stuffed grape leaves…

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Coming Soon! Milk – It Does a Body Bad

There was a time when milk was the second most popular non-alcoholic beverage in the world. The first being water, of coarse. Since then, fruit juices, then sodas, then energy drinks have won over consumers and milk has seen its popularity fall. Perhaps this is the reason for the totally insane move proposed by the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) to make a “diet” milk that is sweetened with a known carcinogen – aspartame. Aspartame is the ingredient used in a lot of diet sodas and sugar substitutes like the ones in…

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“Honest” Coke Ad Blasts Company’s Products

The video goes on to list a variety of diseases and health problems associated with drinking Coke’s “low and no-calorie” products – kidney damage, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and rotting teeth. Then it blasts its regular products as containing “extremely high and unhealthy amounts of calories.”

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Grass-Fed Beef – Not Horsing Around

While Europeans wonder if their meat is what it says it is and Americans wonder if the same kind of scandal could happen here (it can and it has), there are a growing number of consumers who never worry about where their meat comes from and what is in it – people who buy their meat from local, organic, grass-fed ranchers…

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The Myths of University of Alabama, Birmingham’s “7 Myths” Study

And this brings us back to why the mainstream press would push this study – because it shares the same sponsors. Why push an agenda of health when Coca Cola says drink up and then just pop a weight loss drug made by the good folks at Glaxo? Why set realistic goals for healthy foods when you can order pre-made crash diets plans?

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The NFL and CTE

If staggering after a hit to the head isn’t part of the current guidelines, it sure should be. Also, players themselves may not be willing to report their injuries. I can understand why. Especially after Alex Smith of the 49ers left the game with a concussion only to be permanently replaced by Colin Kaepernick…

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The Case For Preventative Care

In the US we currently spend approximately $8,000 per person for medical care for approximately 80% of the population. While on the other side of the pond in the UK they spend less than $3,500 per person for health care for their entire population. And here’s the kicker, not only do they spend less but they get an extra year of life for their money…

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Nutritional Knowledge Every Athlete Should Know

My perspective is very different from the conventional, old school, carbo-load philosophy. Carbo-loading has really been blown out of proportion. In my ideal world, athletes would follow a “modified” primal-type diet, with about 200 grams of carb on training days, and as much as 300-500 grams of carbs the day before and the day of the event…

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