Animal products have the potential to either nourish our bodies, or create disease within them. How do we control which of these options prevails? Simple- it all depends on the source in which your products are coming from. Factory farmed animals, (which is what most of America has turned to) are pumped with antibiotics, and fed GMO grain and corn. This unnatural diet and environment makes the animal extremely unhealthy and the products they produce so harmful to our bodies.
Animal products do cause disease in the body, IF they are raised in a factory and fed grain – which is almost all of the meat/eggs/diary that are in tradition grocery stores, and restaurants everywhere. Pasture raised, grassfed, raw animal products on the other hand, can be extremely nourishing and healing to the body.
When buying animal products always choose the following to protect your health, prevent disease, and just feel plain good about life;)
Organic Grass-Fed Meat:
You are what the animal product you are eating ate, and in the case of factory farmed meat, that means:
- GMO Corn and Wheat
- Chemical Growth Hormones
All of these cause major toxicity and imbalances in our body. Even though you personally may be avoiding growth hormones and rancid grain products, if you do not know where your meat is coming from- you may be ingesting them anyway.
Because grass-fed animals are actually eating their natural diet of, well, grass- they turn that grass into healing nutrients for the human body. A diet of grain and corn will not produce those healthy nutrients. Many people are staying away from beef because we have been told it is bad for the body, and it is terrible for the body if the cows are fed grain and do not have access to roam on a pasture. However, grass fed beef pass along a healthy protein/fat source, it is loaded with brain-boosting omega 3’s as well as metabolism spiking Conjugated Linoleic Acid among other nutrients. It also contains vitamin E, beta-carotene, vitamin C, and a number of health-promoting fats.
Wild Caught Fish
Same story with farm raised fish. Because farmed fish are being fed an unnatural diet of harmful grain, they do not produce the same nutrients that wild fish do. Due to their compact living situations and feed, they contain diseases, toxins, artificial dyes, and antibiotics. Farmed salmon are given a salmon-colored dye in their feed, without which their flesh would be an unappetizing grey color-nothing natural about that!
Wilde caught fish can be extremely beneficial to your health. While eating a natural diet, filled with life giving nutrients of the ocean, they are higher in Omega 3 fatty acids, and protein. They are also free of antibiotics, pesticides & artificial dyes. Always a plus.
The living conditions factory farmed chickens are raised in is equivalent to you spending your entire life in a wire cage the size of your bathtub with four other people. Not to mention the hormones, antibiotics, and GMO grain the chickens are fed.
The feed these chickens are given produce eggs that are highly inflammatory and hurtful to your body.
Grass-fed/pastured hens are raised on pasture in which their diets are naturally complemented with bugs, earthworms, and other such critters that give their eggs amazing nutrients. Eggs from pastured hens contain up to 20 times more healthy omega-3 fatty acids and 40 percent more vitamin A, than eggs obtained from factory farms.
Organic Pastured/Grass-fed Dairy, RAW is the best option!
Dairy from cows must be consumed with great caution. The closer to the natural state– the healthier it will be for your body. This means full fat, raw, and unpasteurized. Farmed cows are raised in a sick, completely unnatural environment. They are being fed GMO grains and pumped with drugs to keep up with the demand to produce 2.5 times as much milk today as they did in the 1950s. The feed and living conditions of non organic/ factory farmed cows produce HIGHLY toxic diary products that are slowing destroying our bodies.
Also, heads up to the ladies- factory farmed dairy also creates hormonal imbalances in our body because of the growth hormones the cows are injected with and the extreme levels of hormones the cows are naturally producing because they are forced to have back to back pregnancies. In other words, when we eat this dairy, we are overflowing our body with foreign hormones and excess estrogen that will throw our own hormonal balance all out of whack.
When dairy is pasteurized, it kills all of the live enzymes and nutrients that make it nutritious in the first place. On top of that, when it is pasteurized and then skimmed to make it low fat, it then becomes harmful to your body because it has no live enzymes, no nutrients, just dead, watered down milk that will cause inflammation in your body which leads to weight GAIN. Remember, healthy fats actually burn fat in your body. To lose weight, eat full fat. Sounds crazy because we have been told different all our lives, but give it a try- you will be so surprised and your body will flourish.
The Solution: Dairy can be very unhealthy and even deadly to the body if it is low-fat, pasteurized, or non organic. However, RAW diary that is organic and grass fed and be extremely healing and help your body burn fat like never before.
Raw, grass fed dairy products however, are extremely nourishing and healthy for the body. They contain live enzymes, Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), which is an extraordinarily powerful cancer fighting nutrient. CLA is known to boost metabolism and fat burning while enhancing natural immunity. Raw dairy also contains an amazing source of calcium & magnesium, amino acids, vitamin A, D3, & K2- all of which are necessary for healthy skin, brain, and heart function.
All non-organic, factory farmed animal products are slowly but surely causing havoc in our bodies. They are raised in a torturous environment, they are given drugs, and they are fed a completely unnatural GMO diet. These conditions create sick animals, which create sick animal products, which produces sickness and imbalances in our body. Try to know exactly where the animal products you are consuming come from to ensure you are not filling your body with nasty chemicals, hormones, and toxic antibiotics.