September 23rd, 2010
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Thank God I chose to give my babies raw, unpasteurized milk—from my breast!

By Lana Crochet

For some time now, many foodies have been of the mind set that the less processed and the closer to nature the food is, the better. What could be further from nature than formula? Furthermore, what epitomizes natural more fully than a breast-feeding mother?

Up to 5 million people— parents, babies, families— will be affected by the Simulac formula recall. Abbott Laboratories, makers of Similac and Ensure, actually admit to beetles and larvae being present in their manufacturing plant and possibly in their formula. Appetizing!

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September 10th, 2010
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The Food Police Are Coming

By Matt Leslie

It’s becoming more and more apparent what’s to come: we will no longer have freedom to choose what we eat. Good ol’ Uncle Sam and his band of merry men will instead make those kind of choices for us. After all, we’re a bunch of morons; how could we possibly discern what is good and bad for us. I mean, you’ve seen the food pyramid…these guys know what they’re doing. We should just hand over control.

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September 10th, 2010
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Raw Reaction: A Mom’s Response to the Rawesome Raid

By Laurie Cohen Peters

It was approximately 12:43 on a breezy, summer Wednesday afternoon.  Moments before I was skipping merrily along, hand-in-hand with my two young daughters, eager to get to my favorite ritual of the day, procuring provisions for my family for the week from Rawesome Food Club.  On these days, I feel like an American on holiday in Europe, going to a small, local raw food club where the extremely knowledgeable food facilitator knows intimately the farmers, growers and distributors of the foods I purchase, many of whom are there to discuss the items they make.  As a longtime foodie who takes seriously the business of what I put in my body and give to my family, I pride myself on the good health of my kids who have never needed more than a Tylenol to-date (save the one time I gave antibiotic drops to my oldest when she was jammed with a pencil in her eye), who have never had an earache or, as in the case of my three-year old, even a diaper rash.  Some call this good luck, but I attribute much of it to the choices I make in the market, in the restaurant, and in the doctor’s office and, as a result of desiring to preserve these choices, in the voting booth.

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August 30th, 2010
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Basic Real Food Truths That Can Change Your Life

By Lela Buttery


Truth 1: There’s a Difference between Real Food and Faux “Phood”

Most of our general functions are out of balance due to stress, lack of sleep and poor diet. Processed foods, which I like to call “faux phood,” can also cause an imbalance as the synthetic chemicals and hydrogenated oils are viewed by our as poisons by our bodies. These combined pressures on the body cause adrenal stress, increase cortisol levels, lower HCL production and deplete minerals. As a result we need to supplement our bodies with what they cannot supply themselves under the aforementioned pressures.

So how do you tell Real from the rest? Just because food is advertised as healthy does not mean that it is healthy. Here’s some basic tips.

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We educate the public about the benefits of Real Food and about our fundamental right to choose fresh, nutrient-dense, unprocessed foods, including raw milk and other non-pasteurized and non-irradiated foods. We lead social actions that direct the FDA, USDA and Congress to protect our right to obtain and eat Real Foods.

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