So this is what we have done in my family. We sourced out an ethical farm and we cut down on our meat consumption. We found an excellent website called "Eat Wild" and now purchase all of our meat, wholesale, from a farm we found on that website. Regarding consumption, we eat a maximum of two meat meals and one or two fish meals per week. When we eat meat, we have made the meat more of a side dish or accompaniment. And in our meat-free meals, to ensure our bodies get what they need, we often replace the meat with stocks (for example, we cook our rice with chicken, fish, lamb or beef stock made from the bones of meat meals we'd eaten earlier in the week), raw dairy products and eggs. This way, we save money, we respect our environment, we take care of ourselves and we enjoy our meals!When we began looking into the pros and cons of raw milk, I asked a number of people I knew for their thoughts, including western and naturopathic doctors, nutritionists, friends and family. Surprisingly, their thoughts varied quite a bit and were not all negative and fear-based, which is what I had expected. In fact, a surprisingly high percentage of them used to drink raw milk when they were kids. We also went out to visit the farm where we now get our milk. Not only is the farm extremely clean and well run, confirming our intention to go raw, but we had a great time visiting the farm and family who runs it. And for the first time in my and my kids' lives, we got to see where our milk comes from! It was so much fun visiting the farm that we have decided to do it on a regular basis. This whole process of accessing raw milk and raw milk products has also supported my beliefs in eating local food and knowing where our food comes from and who processes it. Switching to raw milk has possibly been our easiest new transition to make.
On Our Way farm where we now get our milk. Not only is the farm extremely clean and well run, confirming our intention to go raw, to Greener Pastures but we had a great time visiting the farm and family who runs it. And for the first time in my and my kids’ lives, we got to see where our milk comes from! It was so A family’s journey to much fun visiting the farm that we have a greener, healthier lifestyle decided to do it on a regular basis. This whole process of accessing raw milk and raw milk products has also supported my Shutterstock By Deb Purcell beliefs in eating local food and knowing where our food comes from and who processes it. Switching to raw milk has possibly been our easiest new transition Drinking Raw Milk and Eating Meat to make. Meat I n my last two articles, I introduced you to the changes our family has made by eating fresh foods, by soaking and and vitamin B-6; kills beneficial bacte- ria; and has been linked to allergies, I’ve always been a meat eater. I enjoy eating meat and while I don’t eat lots of sprouting our seeds, grains and nuts, and tooth decay, colic in infants, growth it, I don’t really want to cut it out of my by changing our ideas and practices problems in children, osteoporosis, ar- diet. I also know that my partner would when it comes to eating fats and oils. thritis, heart disease and cancer. Homog- refuse to completely give up meat. When This article is about milk and meat. enized milk is also linked to heart disease I first read about how environmentally and some homogenized and pasteurized unfriendly beef is, my moral compass Milk milks (even organic) contain additives. went haywire. I like meat and believe As with other changes we’ve made to Milk is and was pasteurized to eradi- that it is good for us
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