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The Connection to Health

We want you to experience health to the fullest. Each persons body is different but we all need key nutrients. As the research shows where we get our nutrients does make a difference. Eat Wild does a great job documenting the health benefits of eating grassfed meat, eggs and milk. The health benefits of grassfed meats are wonderful. The results are very similar for chicken, eggs, beef and milk. Please go to their site for full details. Below is a small summary of the research.

Milk from grassfed cows can have as much as five times more CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) than their grain fed counter parts. This may be important if you want your body to fight cancer.

EFA or essential fatty acids such as omega-6 and omega-3 are both needed but in the proper ratio. Feeding grain to cattle nearly eliminates omega-3 while increasing omega-6s. You may want the higher omega-3s if you wish to prevent heart attacks and want your brain to function optimally.

Vitamin E has been shown to be four times higher in grassfed beef. This will be important to those who wish to avoid heart disease and cancer.

Vitamin D can be up to six times higher in pastured hens. Great to know if you wish to have strong bones, lower blood pressure or to fight cancer.

It has been shown that grassfed animals have as much as one third fewer calories and fat than grain fed. Wonderful if you’re wishing to lose weight.

There are many other great health benefits from grassfed meat, eggs and milk. More details can be found at

SEMO Food Roots

Join us as we learn together! SEMO Food Roots is a demonstration & discussion group teaching people the art of cooking traditional foods like sauerkraut, sourdough breads, kefir and yogurt, etc. as researched by Dr. Weston A. Price. Dr. Price spent years studying health rather than disease. He wanted to know why some didn’t get sick while others nearby suffered terribly. His findings oppose everything we have been taught by the USDA and FDA.

Better health is in the reach of nearly all people through traditional foods. Many of the foods are easy (eggs from pastured hens) and some have a learning curve (sauerkraut). All are possible but perhaps new (to many of us).

Come and learn with us as we search for optimal health using food as our route to wellness. We meet on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Cape Library.

See website for topics and dates.

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Get directions on our events page.

SEMO Food Roots
Fourth Thursday of each month
(573) 243-9098 711 North Clark Street
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

My Journey to Health

You can read the details about how I got sick and how I am working toward health using nutrition.

Fat, Cholesterol and Your Brain

When we rebooted our homeschool in the fall of 2011 we were in for a big surprise. After taking the summer off Darrell had forgotten everything. EVERYTHING! He didn’t remember the sound of the letters. He had forgotten addition although in the spring we had been doing multiplication. I was...Read More »

Aspartame in Milk?

Aspartame in milk? Not here yet but it may not be long.

As milk sales have declined in recent years the milk industry has sought ways to push up sales. Now they have an idea… ASPARTAME!

The idea is ludicrous and hard to even believe. The concept is driven by...Read More »

Healthy Mouth Summit

On a constant quest for health I scour the Internet for resources and information. One event that crossed my path is the Healthy Mouth Summit. It looks like it will provide many resources and answer questions. With my sons narrow palate, class three malocclusion, short frenulum and more...Read More »

Pain-free Osteoarthritis

We started the dairy several years ago. At the time, Matt was the epitome of health! A robust 30 something. No one then or now would question his vigor or stamina when watching him work or even the speed he regularly would go through his day. Six months or so...Read More »

Vintage Soda Ad Markets Babies

I found this vintage 7-Up ad that encourages giving babies soda here. Very sad; yet you still see it today. How can our children be healthy when we (as parents) make such poor choices? We need to make each bite count — packed with vitamins and...Read More »

Don’t be a SAD Consumer

Dr. Weston A. Price is important for his research/documentation of diet and physical implications. His philosophy that processing and preserving foods damaged their nutritional value is a message worth heeding today.

Let’s start with SAD – “Standard American Diet”.

The acronym is appropriate in my humble opinion because the standard diet I...Read More »

It is easier to stay well than to get well

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Who was Weston Price and why is he important?

Jeri is the one who first introduced Dr. Price to me. She was the one who told me about the relationship with nutrient dense foods and health. She changed my life forever; I am glad she is willing to share some of what she has learned with all of us.

Enjoy!...Read More »

Fermented Cod Liver Oil can do THAT?

It was just a few years back when our customer, Jeri told me about Dr. Weston A Price. She had just come back from a national conference and had so much to share.

I don’t think I am alone in being skeptical when presented something new. It was true...Read More »

What? Rice has Gluten?

In late spring 2011, I again had myself on raw milk only as I navigated where my latest corn reaction had come from. As I added foods back in I had a definite reaction to rice.

We went to church one evening. I could hardly pay attention to the service. If...Read More »

Gluten Sensitivity or Celiac's

In the fall of 2009, I was just coming off the raw milk diet (see post here) and living corn-free (see post here) the best I could. For the first time since I got pregnant two years and a half years earlier (see post here) I was...Read More »

People are fed . . .

People are fed by the Food Industry, which pays no attention to health,
and are treated by the Health Industry, which pay no attention to food.
~Wendell Berry

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Preemie on Homemade Formula

The person who first introduced me to homemade baby formula was our customer, Fleeta Gregory. Her and her husband, Michael were some of our early supporters. At that time they were foster parents, too. I have a deep respect for the research she put into getting good quality ingredients into...Read More »

Raw Milk Diet

It was July 2009. I was so sick I could hardly function.

As a recap, I had got VERY sick and miscarried in 2007. You can read more here on the Journey to Health. We didn’t know the cause. Nothing changed for two years as I...Read More »

Reactions to Corn

I love family get togethers and Thanksgiving 2008 was fast approaching. I wanted to make the day a special one for my young son as well as my daughter, her husband and my grandson. I had been sick for the last year and nine months. I had to take two...Read More »

Real Food Summit

Starting tomorrow you can participate in the Real Food Summit online. Here is what they say,

“29 farmers, nutritionists, and bloggers get back to basics and show us how Just Eating Real Food is best for not only our health but the health of the soil, the plants, the animals,...Read More »

Sally Fallon Class Online

Sally Fallon Morell will be offering a Nourishing Traditions Class this summer. Sally wrote Nourishing Traditions, a book many of us use to learn traditional food preparation techniques. Learn about the value of animal fats, why you want to prepared whole grains, the benefits of enzyme-enriched foods and why nourishing...Read More »

The Journey to Health

Everyone’s journey to health will begin a different way. Mine began five years ago after our son, Jeremiah starved to death. He was nineteen gestational weeks but only the size of a twelve week old.

Changing how we think about the food we put in our body is difficult. We like...Read More »

2 Responses to The Connection to Health

  1. Phyllis says:

    How can we get Family Friendly Farms into the other grocery store. I need to know my health depends on it.

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