IGNORANCE IS NOT BLISS. WELL, NOT IN THE LONG TERM, FOR SURE.
Dr. Jennifer Daniels, MD has a on going, highly informative radio show based on her research, professional – clinical, and personal healing experience. On one particular Truth Files Segment [which can be found by doing a search here] she explains the deceptive verbiage used in the Animal Farm Industry. The part of the Industry that sounds more wholesome, than it often is. It is clear that the part of the Meat Industry that uses the words Organic, Grass Fed, or Ethically Farmed / Raised needs to be questioned.
Some things Dr. Daniels says on this broadcast may be hard to hear. Why? Well, most of us consume, or have consumed animal products that are not what we thought they were. This is because we did not have the information to ask the right questions. Thank you Internet! This information applies to the meat industry all over the world. One example is that people living all over the world do buy [one example] Kobe Beef from Japan. The point being that it is vital to know about the standards in Japan, and all over the world. It is essential to ask informed questions. This talk by Dr. Daniels relays information that will increase the confidence of any person buying Animal Products / Meat. This is done through educating us – ourselves as to what to ask the provider at any level. So, these inquiries can be addressed to the rancher, butcher, farmers market, grocery store, etcetera.
Grass Fed vs Grass Finished is one of the primary points covered in this information filled radio show – Grass Fed or What? I highly suggest listening to it. It will empower you to understand why these questions are important. It will help you to decide how to get the best quality Animal Protein that is available to you. What an animal is fed up to the day it is slaughtered needs to be recognized as important to our health and the health of our family. If it is not important now, it most likely will be after listening to Grass Fed or What? Food Budget and Income play a very important role in these choices. Again, your decisions may change after listening to what Dr. Daniels has to say.
I have previously ordered from NothStar Bison, and just yesterday ordered for the second time. NorthStar is a family owned and operated company. The upside of a family owned business, which is pride, is evident at NorthStar in the best of all possible ways. When I recently called NorthStar they graciously answered all my probing questions. Furthermore, NorthStar has an inspiring website and attached video. Their prices, I believe, are very reasonable considering the high standard of service, quality of products, and packaging. The first time I ordered from them I was very beyond pleased with all that I stated previously. This time ordering, their willingness to answer the hard questions completely won me over even more. The hard questions that I learned to ask from listening to Grass Fed or What? with Dr. Daniels.
THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY
Yes, you got it, animals are slaughtered. I use to ask myself if I would eat something that I could not kill myself. So, I only ate fish. For years I did not even do that. My health concerns and awareness have changed. I have made some tough decisions due to my own health needs. I often write about them on this blog site. At this point I eat Animal Products for medicinal reasons, in medicinal portions. This is not a daily ritual. Preparing dead animal meat and cooking it is not easy for me, especially Organ Meats.
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