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All Beef Is Not Created Equal

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You may have heard that you should cut back on red meat for your health. Well, that’s true if you eat beef that came from the factory farms or even grain fed organic beef. These animals are fed feed that is not their native food and consequently they are not healthy animals and will not produce healthy meat. They also are raised in confinement, which is a stressful and unhealthy environment. Animals raised under these conditions cannot produce healthy meat.

However, red meat is an extremely healthy food when the animals are raised on organic pastures and allowed to roam and graze as nature intended. It’s also important that not only do they eat greens their entire life, but also that they are NOT grain finished as some farmers do with their grass-fed cows.

Click the link to watch the story about how the Beyond Organic Green-Fed Beef are raised and how they can be an important part of your healthy diet and a real benefit to your health.

Find out more about how you can benefit from and be a part of Beyond Organic.

A1 vs. A2 Milk

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Never heard of A1 and A2 milk? A1 and A2 refer to a constituent in milk, A1 beta casein and A2 beta casein.

Watch this short video.

American cows produce milk that contains mostly A1 beta casein. Research has shown that A1 beta casein in milk and dairy products is linked to Autism, both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, Schizophrenia, heart disease, allergies and other auto-immune diseases!

The A2 beta casein in milk, discussed in this video, is healthy.

The commercial dairy industry in the U. S. doesn’t produce milk and milk products that are 100% free of A1 beta casein. There are, at this point, some small private dairies that do. Also goat milk is free of A1 beta casein and currently available.

For more info on A1 and A2 beta casein in milk, read the book Devil in the Milk: Illness, Health and the Politics of A1 and A2 Milk.

You can get milk products 100% free of A1 beta casein in the U.S. from Beyond Organic

FIRE WATER: Australia’s Industrial Fluoridation Disgrace

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This is for those of us in the U.S. to pay attention too. Fluoridation is widespread in the U.S. A few communities have taken action recently to remove it from their water supplies, but more needs to be done. It is important to avoid fluoridated water as much as possible. Fluoridated water is unhealthy.

Natural vs. Organic Cereal Scorecard

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The term “natural” on food labels is meaningless. It is not legally defined and manufacturers can use it to mean anything they want. Very frequently, they use it to make consumers believe they are getting a healthy product, when in fact, they are NOT.

USDA certified organic is your only assurance that the ingredients in the package are not genetically engineered and are not sprayed with toxic chemical pesticides.

Manufacturers spend millions of dollars designing packaging that will make you think you are getting a healthy product if you don’t know how to find the most important information about the healthfulness of the ingredients on the package.

Don’t be fooled.

Check out the Cornucopia Institute’s Cereal Scorecard.

Beyond Organic … The Best of The Best

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When you shop for organic meat even in your health food store, do you know that some of it is grain fed and confined? The only difference with this meat and the factory farmed meat is that it is free of hormones and antibiotics, and is not fed genetically engineered feed.

Much organic meat is not grass fed and pastured. Some grass fed meat is grain finished. Do you ever get wonder when you’re buying grass fed meat if it really is truly grass fed from beginning to end? How do you know for sure?

Do you know that not all raw cheese is really raw? Some of the so-called raw cheeses are heated to just below pasteurization so they can still be called raw … and it’s not revealed on the label. Not the kind of raw cheese I want to eat.

You don’t have to wonder ever again if the grass fed meat or the raw cheese you buy is really grass fed and raw. Now you can insure that the grass fed meat you buy is really grass fed from beginning to end and the raw cheese is really raw.

How?

Join Beyond Organic.

Beyond Organic will launch on November1, 2011. There are benefits to joining by October 31, 2011, that will NOT be available later.

Whether you just want to provide the healthiest grass fed meat and raw cheeses for your family or want to make a business of it, there’s a way you can participate.

But that’s not all …

Beyond Organic is not just about meat and cheese, there are numerous other healthy products, including organic probiotic dark chocolate … and more.

Click here to learn about all the healthy, organic products available through Beyond Organic.

Wood In Your Food

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Would you knowingly eat wood? … Most people wouldn’t.

However, wood is used as a fiber ingredient, not only in conventional, non-organic foods, but also in processed organic foods.

While the wood ingredients are not necessarily harmful, they do NOT add any nutritional value to the food. It’s a cheap ingredient at a time when the cost of food is rising. It serves the same purpose as other chemical food additives … to improve the texture or feel of the “food” item and give it a longer shelf life.

Some of the names of food additives that are derived from wood include:

  • wood cellulose
  • cellulose
  • microcrystalline cellulose (MCC)
  • cellulose gel
  • cellulose gum
  • carboxymethyl cellulose

Some of the companies using wood cellulose in their packaged products are:

  • Organic Valley
  • Kraft
  • General Mills
  • Kelloggs

Read more.

Learn more about food additives.

To eat truly healthy foods choose fresh, whole foods, preferably organic.

If you must buy packaged foods, select those that are free of non-food additives or harmful chemical additives. Make sure you read labels carefully and avoid those foods with ingredients that are not real food.

What do I mean by real food?

Real food is food that is grown in nature and meant to be eaten by humans.