“The food supply chain is breaking,” company chairman John Tyson said in a blog post on the company’s website April 26, warning of an upcoming shortage in steak and pork. “Millions of pounds of meat will disappear” as plants close, he added. This month, the company has shuttered a meat processing plant in Pasco, Wash., that produces enough beef in one day to feed 4 million people; two of its largest facilities in Iowa and Indiana; and a chicken processing plant in Tennessee because of COVID-19 outbreaks.
Tyson’s comments parallel alerts from JBS SA, the world’s biggest meat company, and Smithfield Foods Inc., the world’s top pork producer, that consumers are likely to see meat shortfalls. On Sunday, JBS said it will shut down another beef production facility in Wisconsin."
This is the time to connect with your local food producers more than ever! I stock up on inexpensive bones and organ meats. Good luck with fake meat, which lacks fat soluble vitamins. Animal fats are not the demons they're made out to be. Malnutrition will result if people turn to lab-meat as their main source of food. For fast food junkies, they might not care too much anyway? This is getting interesting....the future is here.
Homemade fermented ginger ale electrolyte beverage. Very refreshing and tasty on hot days.
Let continue to ferment for at least a week or more. Tighten lid when it has pretty much finished to capture carbonation but keep an eye on it and open over the sink! Jars can explode so take care. Practice fermentation safety!
Make a new batch when that one is finished by reusing the previous batch ginger and some of the juice. Add a little bit of fresh ginger for each new batch. Follow the same recipe above for perpetual homemade ginger ale. Great for digestion!
Add with fizzy water, plus coconut water for potassium and sea mineral drops for magnesium electrolytes with fresh squeezed lime for refreshing summertime beverage.
"The human race evolved under the sun, and for thousands of years lived in harmony with its heat and light. Yet over the last fifty years we have lost this close contact with the sun and its healing powers. We have become afraid of it.
However the sun is central to our well being and health. Did you know that:
• designing and building sunlit houses can help prevent disease, make us feel happier and save energy
• sunlight can help prevent and heal many common and often fatal diseases like breast cancer, heart disease, multiple sclerosis and osteoporosis"
Some people use vinegar to "pickle" their eggs. That works but is not real lactofermentation and I don't believe as healthy as lactofermenting.
If you want real pickled eggs with healthy living enzymes, then try lactofermenting them. It's super easy.
Another batch of organic beet kvass
Make sure to add the culture otherwise you may ferment bad bacteria! Very important!
You could also use live kombucha or live apple cider vinegar with the "mother" to use as the starter. The live bacteria eat the sugars and convert them to lactic acid. Make sure it's strongly acidic when it's finished. Botulism dies at high acidity/low pH below 4.6. Salt also inhibits bad bacteria, so make sure to use enough.
Beet kvass is considered a blood tonic. It's great with meals to add digestive enzymes. Add the fermented beets to a meal as a condiment. Take a shot any time during the day or if you feel a cold or flu coming on.
Oven roasted lamb shoulder
I followed a simple recipe I found online. I used my home grown herbs, rosemary, basil, himalayan sea salt and ground pepper. I roasted until internal temp reached 180. It came out medium rare, tender.
"Vitamin K2, otherwise known as menaquinone, is an essential vitamin that has some important benefits for our health."
One miraculous energy source has garnered the attention of many nutrition experts and researchers over the past decade. No, it is not carbohydrates, fats, or even protein. We call them ketones or ketone bodies (more on the difference between the two later). To your body, however, ketones are nothing new.
Raw milk, gelatin, kefir, coconut kefir, homemade yogurt, MCT oil, maca powder, kelp powder, egg yolk. Add optional fruit like blueberries or cherries.
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Acerola and/or Amalaki Powder: Vitamin C
Most important dietary anti-oxidant, bioflavonoids, rutin. Up to 15 grams per day. Danger to kidneys in excess amounts. Amalaki used in Ayurvedic medicine.
Diatomaceous Earth powder (food grade): Provides silica and other trace minerals. Supports collagen and gut health, removes heavy metals, toxins, pesticides, pathogens from body. 1-3 Teaspoons daily, taken between meals. Also a good soil amendment, kills fleas on pets, controls ants.
Bee Pollen: Been used to treat allergies, asthma, menstrual irregularities, constipation, diarrhea, anemia, low energy, cancer, rheumatism, arthritis, and toxic conditions. Russian study of inhabitants of Georgia, where many live to 100 and even some to 150, showed many were beekeepers who often ate raw unprocessed honey. Contains 22 amino acids (eight essential), 27 minerals, vitamins, hormones, fatty acids, and over 5,000 enzymes and coenzymes. Can provoke allergic reactions when taken first time, but subsides with slow and small addition to diet. Avoid bee pollen that has been dried at temps above 130 degrees.
Blue-green algae, Spirulina, Chlorella: Protein, carotenoids, minerals. Does not provide B12 as often claimed. Spirulina easiest to digest and absorb (because of mucopolysaccharides rather than cellulose). Wild blue-green can be toxic under certain conditions and should be freeze-dried.
Bitters: Stimulates bile, increases digestion and improves assimilation of fats. Remedy for quesy stomach. Chinese and Hindu culture value bitters for cleansing, strengthening and healing properties.
Butter, High-Vitamin and High-Vitamin Butter Oil: Deep yellow butter from cows feeding on rapidly growing green rass in spring and fall provide vitamins A, D3 and X-Factor (Vitamin K2, discovered by Dr. Price). Blue Ice recommended!
Cod Liver Oil: Provides, A, D3, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), important for prostaglandins (localized tissue hormones), brain and nervous system, visual acuity. Maintenance dose of 10,000 IU of vitamin A and 1000 IU of D3. Combine with source of K2 (high-vitamin butter oil, goose liver, or natto) for maximum benefit. Blue Ice recommended!
Colostrum: First milk of cows after giving birth to new calf. Immune system support.
Evening Primrose, Borage or Black Currant oil: Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA).
Glandular and Organ extracts: Treats same gland or organ in human beings including thyroid, pituitary, liver, thymus, spleen, kidney and eyes. Standard Process through a holistic doctor.
Kelp: Iodine and magnesium, plus other minerals. Thyroid and metabolism support.
Noni Juice: proxeronine, contributes to proteins on cellular level.
Wheat Germ Oil: Natural vitamin E
Probiotics: Beneficial intestinal flora. Kefir, yogurt, kombucha, fermented foods.
Nutritional Yeast: Provides B vitamins (except B12), chromium. Glutamic acid helps with alcohol cravings.
Turmeric: anti-cancer properties (curcumin). Look for fresh turmeric root. Curry powder also contains turmeric.
Mushrooms: absorbs radiation and pulls from body. Be sure to eat mushrooms not grown in radioactive soil! Shitake, lions mane, oysters.
Tuna fish and brazil nuts (soaked for 8 hours): high in selenium. Helps counter mercury and remove from the body.
Garlic and onions: provide sulfur, which helps detoxify the body, along with anti-microbial properties.
Coconut oil: very anti-microbial and provides short and medium chain fats for quick energy. Helps in weight loss too.
Cilantro: helps remove heavy metals.
Green foods in particular, like kale and broccoli: good sources of chlorophyll (magnesium), potassium and are anti-cancer foods.
"And when we feel like our efforts aren’t getting us to our goals, the most normal response is to give up trying and to not bother to try again.
This is an effect called “learned helplessness,” first described by Dr. Martin Seligman and his colleagues: when we feel we have no control, we just stop trying. Many of my patients living with obesity will describe trying over and over and over again to lose weight only to find themselves heavier than when they started. And often I will hear them say “and then I just gave up." That’s learned helplessness. And once learned helplessness sets in it’s hard to undo.
But there is a way we can avoid learned helplessness: by focusing on behavior as a goal instead of weight as a goal. If you try harder to go for a walk, you’re much more likely to go for a walk, but if you try harder to "lose weight" you don’t necessarily lose more weight. In fact, the stress of trying to lose weight may increase the cortisol levels in your body and make it harder to lose weight."
...but God chose the no-good things of the world to put to shame those who are wise, and God chose the weak things of the world to put to shame the things that are strong, and the low-born things of the world, and the things that are treated with contempt—God has chosen these—and the things that are not, to bring to nothing the things that are...
"The mitochondria, as defined by Dr. Feister, are the keys to energy and longevity, which is why it holds a special place in the cell. By the end of this blog post, you’ll be on a whole different plane regarding why and how you should take special care of your cellular health—not something we generally discuss when we seek superior health."
THE FOURTEEN SUPER FOODS
Recommended by Sally Fallon Morrell - Weston A. Price Foundation
Why These Foods Are So Very Special
Learn more: http://traditionalcook.com/foods.shtml
Monica Corrado, Simply Being Well
Meat Stock vs. Bone Broth: Telling them Apart
See Also: The main differences and commonalities of bone broth and meat stock
A recent study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) demonstrates that individuals are putting themselves at risk of illness when they wash or rinse raw poultry.
See more: https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/safepreserving/2019/08/21/the-science-is-in-dont-wash-your-poultry/
Follow safe practices when fermenting (real pickling) at home
Vitamin D in real butter was found to be 100x more effective than synthetic Vitamin D2 (source)
Kelp noodles in homemade beef broth (pasture raised knuckle bones), organic vegetables, fresh homegrown tomatoes and basil from my Aerogarden, with lots of butter! Topped with fresh homemade kraut.
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