If you are what you eat… better raise your own meat

Chicken1I just came across a great post by Keoni Galt at Hawaiian Libertarian:

“You know the old saying, “you are what you eat?” Well, if the predominant source of animal based saturated fats you eat are the lean boneless/skinless chicken meat of factory farmed chickens who are raised for their entire lives in complete darkness, you’re eating meat that almost completely void of vital fat soluble vitamins – most importantly, vitamin D.

Most animals, like humans, require sunlight exposure to manufacture Vitamin D, the keystone vitamin for nearly all life on the planet, and chickens are certainly no exception. The promotion of fear of red meat and saturated fat for decades by our corporate mass media and academic institutions, combined with the fear of sun exposure all play a role in the operation of promoting Vitamin D deficiency for profit.

Many of the chicken farmers know that animals raised in fresh air, sunshine, and uncrowded conditions  makes for nutritious, healthy food, fit for human consumption.

But they can’t do anything about it… (Click to read the rest)”

The entire food production system in the US is screwed up from top to bottom. This country creates incredible amounts of sub-par food. Vast fields of chemical-strathed corn, great houses filled with pigs crammed into tiny cages, expansive orchards of monoculture fruit… it’s no wonder the average American is sick.

It’s unpleasant to butcher your own poultry, but it’s certainly worthwhile. I don’t want to eat anything else anymore. Part of being prepared is being healthy.

Are you healthy? If not, why? Is there something you can change in your life or diet? Change it!

About David The Good

David The Good is a naturalist, author and hard-core gardener who has grown his own food since 1984. At age five, he sprouted a bean in a Dixie cup of soil and caught the gardening bug. Soon after, his dad built an 8’ by 8’ plot for him and David hasn’t stopped growing since. David is the author of four books, writes a regular column for The Ag Mag in North Central Florida, is a Mother Earth News blogger and has also written for outlets including Backwoods Home, Survival Blog and Self-Reliance Magazine. You can find his books on Amazon here. David is a Christian, an artist, a husband, a father of seven, a cigar-smoker and an unrepentant economics junkie who now lives somewhere near the equator on a productive cocoa farm. Visit his daily gardening and survival blog here: The Survival Gardener And for lots more gardening info, click here and subscribe to his often hilarious YouTube channel.

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