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Salmon: Wild vs. Farmed

Salmon: Wild vs. Farmed


Fish has always been the best source for the animal-based omega-3 fats EPA and DHA, but as levels of pollution have increased, this treasure of a food has become less and less viable as a primary source of healthful fats. However, there are still exceptions, and the key is to understand which types of fish are the least contaminated.

 

Remember, fish farms are the aquatic version of a confined animal feeding operation (CAFO), and just like land-based cattle and chicken farms, fish farms breed disease due to crowding too many fish together in a small space. They also produce toxic waste and fish of inferior quality. These fish are further contaminated by drugs and genetically engineered corn and soy meal feed, and in the case of salmon, synthetic astaxanthin (otherwise a powerful antioxidant in its natural form), which is made from petrochemicals that are not approved for human consumption.

 

 


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Farm Fresh delivery is the way to go!

Farm Fresh delivery is the way to go!

We see a great change happening in food right now. People are ordering online waaaay more than they used to. 

They are avoiding stores. This is the future for some really important reasons. You avoid toxic chemicals used to sanitize supermarkets. You have food prepared and packed on the farm and delivered straight to you. No redundant packaging marketing. No hidden ingredients. No expiration dates. No delays. Just food - straight to you.

By law or their own volition, stores everywhere are now following much stricter sanitation guidelines to keep people “safe”. Now, we do appreciate the efforts to protect the most vulnerable. However, we may be overlooking unnecessary evil here - toxic chemicals that can have a negative impact on your health. 


The first thought that comes to mind is, why are they listed in the EPA’s pesticide section? Immediately followed by: many of those are toxic to humans - why are we harming people while trying to protect them? 

Let’s take one of the most popular cleaners - Clorox Clean-Up with Bleach (the commercial version). It scored a D in the Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning. EWG found moderate concern for asthma or respiratory issues and some concerns for skin allergies and irritation, developmental and reproductive toxicity, and cancer

So…. doesn't farm fresh delivery sound much better to me than the supermarket? It’s quicker and more convenient. Whether you pick up in person or take advantage of our home delivery option. Everyone wants more time, right? Ordering online, especially when you repeat orders from the same farm, is so much faster! 

It takes me about 2 hours to GO food shopping! When I order online from a new store, it probably takes 30-60 minutes and I do not have my house, my kid's sports practice, I can be sitting on the train, bus, in a cab or waiting at the bank and take care of my family at the same time. And, when I repeat online grocery orders, it takes less than 10 minutes every time. So much time saved!!! The true meaning of multitasking in the 21st century :-) 

By ordering directly from a small farmer, you are cutting out a big part of the supermarket supply chain. Think about all the refrigerated warehouses and tractor-trailer trucks that you can avoid using by ordering farm-fresh food online. You are also cutting your gas bill, the wear and tear on your vehicle, and toll personal driving takes on the environment and our infrastructure. 

It’s more efficient for a truck to deliver 300 people’s food orders in one day. You save money by buying exactly what you need. When I walk into a store...I walk out with at least 5 things I did not need... 

Although prices when ordering food online can appear to be higher than the supermarket (you’re paying for shipping one way or another), you do not suffer from the inane in-store advertising that often results in impulse buying of moderately delicious and questionably healthy food. It’s a more efficient way to get your food and better for the environment. 

By ordering directly from a small farmer, you are cutting out a big part of the supermarket supply chain. Think about all the refrigerated warehouses and tractor-trailer trucks that you can avoid using by ordering farm-fresh food online. You can more directly support small farmers. Small farmers that are regenerating soil, raising animals humanely, and producing nutrient-dense food are worth supporting. 

We thank you so much for your support of Miller’s Farms!
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Raw Kefir Chocolate Ice Cream

Raw Kefir Chocolate Ice Cream

  
Hello Healthy Members! We are so excited to introduce a new product made by a fellow Miami-an to the Healthy Food Club! 
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Asparagus – Who knew?

Asparagus – Who knew?

This is from a friend:

My Mom had been taking the full-stalk canned style asparagus that she pureed and she took 4 tablespoons in the morning and 4 tablespoons later in the day. She did this for over a month. She is on chemo pills for stage 3 lung cancer in the pleural area and her cancer cell count went from 386 down to 125 as of this past week. Her oncologist said she does not need to see him for 3 months.
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Age of Estrogen: How I Healed from Cancer

Age of Estrogen: How I Healed from Cancer

This article very briefly describes my story of how I was initially introduced to the Healthy Food Club and my journey of healing from CANCER. The reason I decided to share with you this article is because I want to share the story of my journey to health with as many of you who are currently going through the hell of being a cancer "patient" or those who are close to someone in a similar situation.
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Conscious Eating for Healthy Living

Conscious Eating for Healthy Living

In the search for wellness and a successful life, we cannot stress enough the importance of pursuing a healthy lifestyle. Think about it: your body, mind and spirit are part of a delicate, interconnected system. If one fails, the other two are bound to crumble. What happens to your body will inevitably affect your state of mind and your spirit will certainly become restless if you’re not physically well. Becoming conscious of what you eat and learning the best way to nourish your body will go a long way in helping restore and maintain the balance you seek in your life.
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Is Your (Healthy) Food Making You Sick?

Is Your (Healthy) Food Making You Sick?

Even the seemingly “healthiest” organic, raw, anti-inflammatory superfoods like wild Alaskan salmon, kale, garlic, apple, broccoli or any other food can provoke “sensitivity” reactions.  Medical Research has shown that sensitivities to foods and food-chemicals can lead to a wide array of painful symptoms and chronic health problems.  If food sensitivities are at the root of your health problems and you don’t address them, then no matter what else you do to get better, your health problems will remain.
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 Let Fat be Thy Medicine

Once again, I have invited an internationally recognized Holistic Freedom Coach and  Nutrition Consultant, Ximena Gonzalez to share her wisdom with you.

What?...Saturated Fat is NOT the Demon?

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Everything you may know about Grassfed Beef

Everything you may know about Grassfed Beef

What have you heard about Grassfed Beef? 

Although you've most likely heard of it, you may not know why it's the gold standard for quality, and you may not realize that "100% grassfed beef" is hard to find and significantly different than partially grassfed beef, which is what is sold at the health food store.

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Coconut Fever: Nature's Superfood

Coconut Fever: Nature's Superfood

 For most of you, there certainly is no need to introduce this nature's miracle food. Everyone has coco fever these days!!! Because we love the heat, we bring you an amazing, amazing RAW FERMENTED COCONUT OIL from the tropical Islands of Samoa. All hand-made with love in a sustainable, environmentally gentle family production.
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The little Big Apple has it ALL !

The little Big Apple has it ALL !

Apple season is in full swing and as they say...“an apple a day, keeps the doctor away!” "THEY" seemed to have a lot knowledge we have decided to "forget" in these crazy times....so let me remind you again about the AMAZING benefits that apples can have for our health!!!

Miller’s Amish Eco Farm has some wonderful apple products for us this fall, so let me remind you of some apple facts in this HFC Store, so you are able to take advantage of the benefits this powerful fruit has to offer.
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Stop! What You’re Eating Could Be Making You Sick

Stop! What You’re Eating Could Be Making You Sick

We all know keeping a healthy diet has many benefits: it improves your health, gives you more energy and it’s a long-term investment on your golden years. But did you know that not having a healthy diet can actually make you sick? You could be deteriorating your body as we speak simply by not being aware of what it is you’re putting in your body.
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What Makes Holistic Nutrition Better?

What Makes Holistic Nutrition Better?

In today’s day and age a lot of what we do has to do with what is trendy. A topic gets noticed and suddenly it’s all anyone talks about. But there’s much more to holistic nutrition than just a trend. It’s actually anything but a trend. Being holistic affects the way you make decisions every day. It means understanding that everything is part of a bigger whole, including us. As individuals, we are crucial to the balance and harmony of the world around us. The way we relate to it will directly affect our well-being. Why? Because we’re all interconnected.
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Get a Jump on the Summer Diet

Get a Jump on the Summer Diet

One of the greatest things about the summer, aside from the hot weather and bright colors all around, is that finally the fresh fruits and veggies are in! There’s no time like the summer season to incorporate a myriad of deliciously fresh organic foods into your diet. It’ll give you the extra energy you need and keep your body healthy, ready to really take on all the outdoor activities and overall buzz of these hot few months.
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Want Milk?

Want Milk?

Raw milk gets a terrible reception in the media – at times it seems to be blamed for all the health problems in the USA. Is it really the devil in disguise or is something else going on? Quite possibly, you have seen or heard the recent attacks on Millers Farm in this regard. The short answer is that like most real food, your choice comes down to source and processing, with a little bit of big business chiming in.
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Why Organic and Ecological?

Why Organic and Ecological?

That’s the question on many people’s minds, especially when they’re faced with the sometimes conflicting opinions about the value of ecological products and the eco lifestyle. The truth is that the benefits of choosing to go ecological are many, and they are compelling enough to overthrow those who think eco foods and products are not worth the buzz.
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Organic and Ecological Really Is the Smart and Healthy Way

Organic and Ecological Really Is the Smart and Healthy Way

A lot has been said over the years both for and against organic/eco food and the organic/eco lifestyle. Supporters of all things ecological claim them to be the key to healthier living and boast about their many benefits while others complaint that it is all a hoax.  The truth is that after all is said and done, there is scientific proof and testimony supporting that ecological products and the ecological lifestyle are in fact highly beneficial for you and can significantly improve your health and overall wellness.
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Is Eating Out Eating Out You?

Is Eating Out Eating Out You?

Eating out may be eating out your stomach, your liver, your heart, and your lungs. Because of our busy schedules, many of us find ourselves eating out several times a week; some of us eat out almost every meal.

Restaurant food is some of the most processed food you can put in your mouth. The commercial fake food arrives in big-food company trucks (90 percent of all restaurants get virtually the same food) and is lovingly prepared using can openers and microwaves.

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Gotta LOVE: The Benefits of Raw Cow Butter

Gotta LOVE: The Benefits of Raw Cow Butter

Many people avoid eating butter with the belief that it’s full of “evil” saturated fats. But Dr. Joseph Mercola, Paul Chek and the Western A. Price Foundation clarify that butter and saturated fats promote health. Old-fashioned raw butter from grass-fed cows’ milk contains conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which helps fight diseases like cancer, diabetes and also helps you lose weight. This time of the year is the best opportunity to stock up on the dark yellow wonderful butter and GHEE  from Amos' Farm.
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ADRENAL FATIGUE: Don't Let the Holidays Beat You Up!!

ADRENAL FATIGUE: Don't Let the Holidays Beat You Up!!

The Christmas trees are going up. Everyone is chasing presents and are all about what they will be doing for the holidays. It’s that time of the year again. Christmas and holiday times are traditionally about having fun and spending time with our loved ones, but with this comes many pressures and STRESS! I love the season, I love spending time with my family, and I love all of the festivities, but sometimes I feel we have gotten lost in all the preparations and forget to enjoy the moment.
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Dying to be Beautiful - How Toxic is Your Skincare?

Dying to be Beautiful - How Toxic is Your Skincare?

WHAT IS LURKING BEHIND YOUR BATHROOM MIRROR?

Summer has hit full speed and with the hotter than hot days shedding clothes has become unavoidable. The media bombards us with images and ideas of looking a certain way that will make us happy, so back in January, most of us have circled these summer days on our calendars with the promise of having that flawless glowing skin and bikini-ready body. Most of you reading this article have become Healthy Food Club Members to bring health back into your homes.

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Health Benefits of Pastured Eggs

Health Benefits of Pastured Eggs

A dear friend of mine was in sheer horror when she saw me eat six eggs for breakfast. She said he loves the taste of eggs, but cannot eat them. I asked: “Why not?” She replied: “Because I am scared of high cholesterol and my doctor told me to stop eating eggs” – does this sound familiar?

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