Oct 30 2011

The Irish drinking real milk is Sunbonnet Smart.

I enjoy receiving the newsletter from W. C. Douglass, M.D. called “Daily Dose.” As you might expect, it arrives daily in my e-mail box and it always has something of interest. This morning, I was intrigued by a lead article called Ireland Readies Raw Milk Ban. Here it is so you can see what you think about it:

New rules will turn milk lovers into outlaws
by W.C. Douglass, M.D.

Ireland’s famous fresh dairy products are about to go sour: After years of allowing unregulated raw milk sales, the government is getting ready to cut it all off practically overnight.

The total ban on raw milk sales might even be taking effect as you read this.

What’s amazing here isn’t just the 180-degree turn on raw milk from complete freedom to a complete ban — it’s the fact that Ireland is actually living, breathing PROOF that raw milk is safe and healthy.

Since the last ban was lifted in 2006, the Irish have turned to farm-fresh milk with the gusto they normally reserve for Guinness. One farmer told the Irish Times this summer that he went from selling no raw milk at all to 400 liters a week in no time flat.

Yet despite the growing raw milk consumption, there have been no major outbreaks of illness or disease.

And that’s not just the luck o’ the Irish at work — it’s because responsibly produced raw milk is not the risky cocktail you’ve been led to believe. In fact, bans like this one aren’t about safety at all — and they never are.

All countries with raw milk restrictions and bans — including the United States — have one thing in common, and it’s not healthier people: It’s a powerful dairy industry. Pasteurization is the hammer that industry uses to nail down control of everyone’s milk money.

Without pasteurization laws, farmers can sell direct to consumers and earn a good living. With those laws in place, however, most farmers have no choice but to sell their milk to Big Dairy operations for pennies on the dollar.

Farmers aren’t the only ones getting the shaft here — consumers also lose big, because pasteurization kills everything in milk worth having: powerful natural probiotics and healthy dairy proteins as well as key vitamins and minerals.

Those nutrients make raw milk an immune-boosting tonic that can beat allergies and asthma, fight illness and disease, and even cure autism in children.

To my Irish readers — and everyone else who has to fight for the right to drink raw milk — don’t let the authorities push you around. Get your raw milk however you can.

Irish shamrocks and fresh raw milk grow at
Your Family Cow in Chambersburg, PA

As Dr. Douglass indicates in his article above, there are restrictions against of selling unpasteurized, non-homogenized milk in the United States. This is true. Some states freely allow raw milk sales, while others totally ban the sale, while the states in between restrict the sale in some way. Sale of raw milk went relatively unnoticed for years.  As the public has realized the health benefits of drinking real milk, however, the commercialized high throughput product has suffered in sales and profit. Now, in some states, raw milk drinkers have to fight for the right to choose their milk product. And so, we are working hard for the freedom to choose just like they are fighting in Ireland now.

The milking barn at Your Family Cow, Chambersburg, PA.

In Ireland, there are many united groups of raw milk drinkers, just as there are here in the United States. The Irish groups’ missions mirror our own groups when they say, The Irish government intends to ban the sale of raw milk before the end of 2011. We want the right to choose and are calling for the government to introduce fair regulations rather than an outright ban…We believe that everyone has a right to drink one of Irelands best products; milk – in its pure unadulterated creamy and delicious form – raw milk. The choice is the key point here… Informed consumers should have the right to decide for themselves what they eat and drink.”

If you are interested in the Irish groups joining together to promote the drinking of healthy raw milk, then click on this link.  There are some remarkable discussions on the sale of raw milk planned for November 1, 2011 in the United States as well. To see an update on mothers bringing in raw milk from Pennsylvania and drinking in front of the FDA in Silver Spring, Maryland, click on this: “Will Tuesday’s ‘milk and cookies’ rally at the FDA be the ‘Woodstock’ of the Food Rights Movement?”

Ireland has world renown dairy products, many of which are
used to cook in this book. If you have an interest in
previewing The New Irish Table, hover your mouse over this link:

The New Irish Table: 70 Contemporary Recipes



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Oct 28 2011

The term Senior Moment means more than “not remembering
where you placed the car keys.” With people living longer
and taking full advantage of the good life, the term
Senior Moment can refer to pleasant moments later in life.

And, talk about pleasant moments! You’ve got to love these Seniors. What “get up and go” they have. I can remember being in graduate school and living near a ninety year old women who rode her bike everyday. I can remember thinking, “When I’m ninety years old, I hope I’ll be riding my bike everyday.” But then, I realized I wasn’t riding a bike everyday at age thirty…who was I kidding? Well, I hope when I’m in my nineties, I’ll be singing rock songs with friends…

Young @ Heart is a senior group of singers
that rock and roll to popular hits.

Watching these Young @ Heart videos pump me up. How invigorating it is to see everyone having a good time, being active and refusing to sit back and let the world pass by.  Isolation can occur at any age.  So, it’s good for everyone to remember to enjoy enriching group activities.

When I found the following videos on YouTube, I was tickled to see people who grew up without computer technology adding to their experiences. What fun they are having. They are enjoying life and each other.

The frustration of trying something new and having no point
of reference increases the learning curve quite a bit.

Think of how computers have changed in the last twenty-five years and how they have changed everything we do. When I started working with computers in the mid-1980s, the screen was yellow green and the only way to move the cursor was selecting arrows on the keyboard. In 1993, when Microsoft released “this new program” called Windows, I couldn’t understand why I had to buy a new computer and just couldn’t enlarge the memory of my old one. And then, on top of buying a new computer, I had to learn new things. Sigh…  Now, I believe my acceptance of having to learn things hard and fast in the computer world has changed me for the better. I expect to be frustrated with innovations on the computer and to work through them successfully.

This video is endearing as love surmounts unknown technology.

Back when Windows was first introduced, the thought of buying a new computer just to accommodate a new program was hard to understand. It was equally hard not to invest, though, because friends were raving about Windows and were very convincing as to its merits. When I bought a new computer with Windows, I was amazed at how Windows enabled one to work on tasks without flipping back and forth through many screens. Why, one could just open a new window and do more than one thing at a time! It was wondrous and now, with all of the videos, colors and graphics we have today, computer progress during the last twenty-five years is truly a miracle.

Another Young @ Heart video to put pep in your step.
I dare you to stop toe tapping!

I guess what keeps one eternally young is “going with the flow.” Getting up and out of the comfortable chair, going out to see what the world has to offer, then jumping in and learning how to enjoy what’s new and exciting. Works well at any age, but especially so when one is older. At that time, it is easier to believe there is nothing new while one sits in a comfortable chair looking at the same four walls. And, sadly, it’s true. There won’t be anything new, if one doesn’t get up and go out to find it.

One reviewer says: “Race around the board and challange each other to remember lists-from the simple to downright goofy. For example: can you remember to: pat your head, whistle “Dixie”, stick out your tounge, give the peace sign and touch your nose…in that order? 2 to 8 players. Ages…sorry, but we can’t remember how old you need to be to qualify! I read that out of the magazine that I orderd it from.”

If playing Senior Moments sounds like fun to you, hover
your mouse over this link to preview the game,
before you forget…    Senior Moments Board Game



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Oct 01 2011

Visiting Your Family Cow connects us with the Shank family.
They work hard to provide our family with pure nutrient food.

One of our favorite stops on our trips to Pennsylvania is Your Family Cow Eco-farm owned and operated by Edwin and Dawn Shank and their energetic family. We love the high fat milk from their Jersey cows, the nicely stocked farm store and the attractive milking barn and home. The Shanks are generational farmers and their farm know how shows everywhere you look. The clean, welcoming barn and the nicely tended cows and calves attest to the love with which the Shanks mind their herd.

The Your Family Cow farm store is inviting and offers a wide
selection of organic foods. We enjoy grass fed beef, free
range chickens and their eggs in addition to ham and sausage.

When we drive up early in the morning, we know our breakfast will be soon be selected straight from Your Family Cow milk, cheese and bakery coolers. Often, we buy a gallon of “raw” or real milk, as I prefer to say, and some of Dawn’s fresh made baked goods, usually including her world famous pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. There are always many tempting products for sale, all local to the area if not directly harvested from the Shank’s own acreage.

Dawn Shank, her fresh baked pies and baked goods
are well known to our family and friends.

This last visit, we were delighted to find fresh peach pies in the cheese cooler on the baked goods shelf. The pies vary in size as some are very small 3-4 inches, maybe, and the others are full size pies. We buy the smaller ones to eat on the road with everyone getting their own mini-pie…they are SO CUTE! And, then we buy full size pies to give out to friends and neighbors at home.

Your Family Cow grass fed beef sticks in Hot, Sweet or
Pepper flavors are a welcomed, tasty substitute for the
unhealthy chemical additives found in other beef snacks.

The treats are varied in selection, but consistently high in quality. The Shanks are devoted proponents of the Weston A. Price Foundation way of life, so the food offered for sale is nutrient dense and organic, both in content and preparation. If you also enjoy an organic lifestyle, you’ll know it’s true organic food is slightly more expensive, but that you eat less of it, because there are more nutrients in each bite. Considering living with increased health, fewer medical bills and heightened productivity, organic food is a bargain.

Real Milk is allowed to be sold in Pennsylvania stores. Grass
pastured cows and clean milking conditions produce clean,
nutritious “LIVE” milk unlike factory farms with cramped,
dirty cows whose dirty milk needs to be pasteurized.

The stars of Your Family Cow show, however, are the beautiful Jersey cows themselves, mothers of the milk produced by Your Family Cow. Jersey cows are known for their milk having a high cream content. They have the loveliest coats…or is that hides?…and their charming faces are endearing. Their large dark eyes have long eyelashes, so long , they look like the lashes on animals in the cartoons.  Whenever we visit, the cows make good use of their eyelashes, batting them up and down as they watch us from the fields and milking barn.

“Clover, don’t you think more people would drink the
milk their great grandparents grew up on if they
read about how nutritious it is?”

“Yes, Violet, I do.  They should read Nourishing Traditions
  by Sally Fallon of the Weston A. Price Foundation.
It’s a book we sell right here at Your Family Cow!”

When it comes to feeding your mind and body, what you see is what you get. At Your Family Cow in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, there’s plenty to see and even more to take home and enjoy!

 

This well-researched, thought-provoking guide to traditional foods contains a startling message: Animal fats and cholesterol are not villains but vital factors in the diet, necessary for normal growth, proper function of the brain and nervous system, protection from disease and optimum energy levels. Sally Fallon dispels the myths of the current low-fat fad in this practical, entertaining guide to a can-do diet that is both nutritious and delicious.

 

Nourishing Traditions will tell you:

1.Why your body needs old fashioned animal fats
2. Why butter is a health food
3. How high-cholesterol diets promote good health
4. How saturated fats protect the heart
5. How rich sauces help you digest and assimilate your food
6. Why grains and legumes need special preparation to provide optimum benefits
7. About enzyme-enhanced food and beverages that can provide increased energy and vitality
8. Why high-fiber, lowfat diets can cause vitamin and mineral deficiencies

Topics include the health benefits of traditional fats and oils (including butter and coconut oil); dangers of vegetarianism; problems with modern soy foods; health benefits of sauces and gravies; proper preparation of whole grain products; pros and cons of milk consumption; easy-to-prepare enzyme enriched condiments and beverages; and appropriate diets for babies and children.

To preview Nourishing Traditions, hover your mouse over this link:

 

Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats



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