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Paleo Diet recipes considerations: an essential that will make or break ANY dish is the QUALITY of every ingredient.
I can't emphasize this enough. If you don't already know, even the selections at health food stores are rarely the finest.
PHOTO BELOW: Organic eggs from pasture-raised chickens.
'Organic' and 'grass-fed' standards have been severely compromised. 'Organic, grass-fed beef' may mean animals that live crowded in a barn and get dried hay (grass) plus perhaps a certain percentage of soy (very bad), grains (usually moldy - mycotoxins become concentrated in the meat) and other even more insidious ingredients (cows can eat and digest a multitude of things that we would not in the furthest imagination consider edible). 'Free range beef' or any other 'free range' livestock may have a crowded pen without a roof - I guess stepping out where they can get some sun is 'free-range.' Don't think so!
I do not trust 'health' stores, especially not Whole Foods.
Your best option is - find a farmer you really trust and buy direct. If you live in a suburban or urban area, an ideal choice is Miller's Organic Farm (717) 556-0672. Ordering from them both saves time AND provides you with REAL pasture-raised beef, chicken and other meats that are not fed soy, and only fed some grain (in the case of poultry, which apparently cannot thrive without it, even if pasture raised). These hard-working Amish in Pennsylvania will ship refrigerated FedEx 2 day or Express anywhere in the USA.
PHOTO ABOVE: A well-cared-for breeding bull of sweet temperament checking out a baby at Wheel View Farm, where I buy grassfed beef.
Paleo diet recipes considerations are JUST as important for fruits and vegetables as for meats.
OK, this is a little gross. Do you know what 'biosolids' means? Biosolids is the new re-branding name given to sewage - raw human waste from big cities is spread on so-called 'organic' farmland to grow many of the 'organic' vegetables you so assiduously look for when shopping. Not only is it raw sewage, but do you dare find out what's really in it? It is claimed that raw human sewage is 'processed,' meaning heated, composted, etc. but it is debatable that a goodly amount of it is - and even if it were, there are industrial and pharmaceutical chemicals, toxic metals (such as mercury and lead) and bacteria such as e-coli that survive such processes. Of the approximately 100,000 chemicals produced, many are illegally dumped in sewers and become part of the 'biosolids fertilizer,' along with household chemicals and pesticides, pathogenic viruses and bacteria and VOC's (volatile organic compounds).
The use of 'biosolids' on organic farms was being debated over 20 years ago, as in this article:
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