Guest blog by Tim Wightman, President of The Farm to Consumer Foundation and Board Member of the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund

The general health and well being of cows and dairy animals is something that we human overseers have to interpret through markers usually performed by tests of production,

Consider yourself warned!

shopping cartNot all food at the healthfood store is healthy! In fact, much of it can be classified as organic junk food.  You can always tell healthfood store newbies as their shopping carts are typically loaded up with these types of foods which indicates that they have only recently made the transition from grocery store junk food and are simply replacing one type of highly processed boxed food with another.

I spend quite a bit of time each week answering comments on my blogs, both old and new.   I love answering comments and no question is ever a “dumb” question in my book.  The only dumb questions are the ones that never get asked!

That being said, there are always a few comments each week that really grab my attention for whatever reason. 

russian custardWhen my husband and I were on the (temporary) GAPS Diet to improve our gut health, one of our favorite treats hands down was Russian Custard. It is an excellent substitute for dairy cream and works well for any recipe which uses it. Coconut cream is also a good sub, but not everyone enjoys the flavor of coconut.

fish eggs are extremely high in Vitamin DAre fish eggs, also referred to as fish roe, a better choice than Vitamin D drops for resolving worrisome signs of vitamin D deficiency?

Vitamin D is surely the darling of supplements at the moment. More and more exciting news keeps coming out about this Wonder Vitamin and its beneficial effects in reducing the chances of many kinds of cancer,

nonalcoholic fatty liver diseaseIt is well known that overconsumption of refined carbs and sugar can make you overweight with blood sugar issues.

Did you know that it can also give you a mangled, scar ridden liver that is indistinguishable from the liver of a fifth of whiskey a day alcoholic?

It is estimated that over seventy million Americans suffer from nonalcoholic fatty liver disease –

I’ve got some good news and some bad news regarding my Seeds of Change garden right now.

The good news is that I’ve replanted my seedlings into the garden as they were getting too big for the egg carton cups.

The bad news is that the dry, hot weather of late spring has arrived and with it 95F temperatures with corresponding low humidity.