In our final blog on depression we focus on the foundations of depression and how to fight depression at the root. Today many patients are clearly unaware that most medications and doctor endorsed treatments merely aid with covering up symptoms.
For example, if someone is standing on a nail they can either a) step off the nail or b) keep standing on the nail and take an aspirin (or other pain killers/ anti-inflammatories) to deal with the “symptom” of standing on the nail. Standing on the nail comes first, the pain comes second. If we never step on the nail there is never any pain and therefore no need for the aspirin.
The question is, what causes depression so we can avoid it altogether? What comes first? The reason simple cures for depression are never discussed with most patients is that there is very little money in helping people cure themselves.
There is no money to be made off healthy people and there is no money to be made off dead people, the focus of conventional medicine is on the in-between…….people who are not truly alive yet are not yet dead. Conventional medicine traps people in the middle or the “in-between”. Oddly enough North America’s health care system focuses on citizens having a long (drug dependent and expensive) comfortable death and never a long vibrant life.
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If we, as a collective group, do not stand up for our rights to consume healthy, or even unhealthy foods of our choosing, soon the F.D.A. will tell us what we can eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner (and in between).
It is not about food safety, it is about control. He, who controls the food, controls the people! First milk, then what? Will we be forced to buy only patented food products, generated from Genetically Modified seeds?
If raw milk is to be allowed by the people to be considered a hazard, then when is the F.D.A. going to make "mothers boil their breast milk, before feeding babies?" IT COULD HAPPEN. Stand up and voice your opinion, what ever it may be.
I personally grew up on raw milk, not until 1985 did I even taste pasteurized milk. It was around that time Alta Dena Dairy was made to stop all their raw milk production, in Southern California.
Some large “raw milk” producers, claim RAW MILK, however, they are U.S.D.A. inspected, they must pasteurize their milk. It is illegal to place raw dairy products in front of the general population for sale. YES, even in California. Call or contact the California Department of Food and Agriculture (milk and dairy division). Milk and Dairy Food Safety Branch Mailing Address: 1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: (916) 654-0773; Fax: (916) 653-7512
Ask them if your favorite raw milk, which is available in a store close to you is pasteurized? YES, even if the label states “RAW MILK”, by raw milk standards, when pasteurized to a certain temperature, it can still be considered raw milk.
EVEN “FOR PET USE ONLY” does not fly; all pet food is regulated and must be under inspection. So many misconceptions are making people uneasy, uncomfortable and scared. EVEN when labeled “FOR CRAFT USE ONLY” it must be regulated, because all craft material must be non toxic and child safe; RAW MILK is considered POISON by the F.D.A. and the C.D.F.A. (milk and dairy division)
It does not matter if raw milk is technically legal in California, because if the folks who regulate the milk and dairy division are going to bust into your farm, home or vendor stand with guns, handcuffs or SHOOT YOU! Obviously they are the new LAW. http://www.farmtoconsumer.org/aa/aa-26april2010.htm
When an authority brandishes a firearm, they are doing so with the intent to SHOOT BULLETS from it, if they wanted to talk, no guns would be needed.
Our farm and a few of our farm members were recently contacted about a small, local “green house” or above ground container, produce grower, who is now advertising “RAW MILK SOON” from pigmy goats, I was in laughter, I wanted to know where the threat was, especially since she mentioned pigmy goats, I explained that, obviously her only consmers are her own family, and that was perfectly legal and that she would need 100 pigmy goats to produce enough milk for any market.
I also said that I know the person, she has been a guest in my home, and that I am not interested in getting involved, nor will I comment on the location, or where she can be located. I tried to explain that this person is no threat to anyone, just now, starting a farm and may not be aware of the food, health and safety laws and regulations.
Obviously “the they” know where she is, she advertises online, and they may have just wanted to gather additional info. BEWARE the milk and dairy division will gather information on illegal, raw milk and bathtub cheese producers and compile a good case against them before the RAID, this ensures jail time and a solid prosecution.
I do know firsthand that a few illegal, raw dairy producers are not clean and unaware of health and safety standards, some even lack the common sense to maintain a sanitary environment. When you are dealing with a raw dairy product, sanitation standards, livestock health and care must be of the highest caliber, or else,the weak, the elderly, children or anyone with a weak immune system can get very ill, or even die, usually resulting fromunsanitary conditions. I have been in the farming industry a long time, and have seen many ugly things.
I agree that sanitation standards, education and monitoring of small raw milk farms offering raw dairy to the general public should be enforced, but to OUTLAW raw milk is just plain ignorant and self serving. If you know where your raw dairy is coming from, how the livestock are treated and handled, if you know that the conditions are sanitary, and are happy with your product, you should have the right to choose. This is what America is built on “Freedom Of Choice” People!
Rainbow Ranch Farms is owned by a cooperative group of farm members and operated by farm members protocol.
A small, private farm, specializing in the delicate dietary and health needs of a close nit group of people. We are proud of our animal husbandry standards, and make improvements on a regular basis.
From Raw Foodies to Purists, to the Family Next Door. All seeking and working hard to preserve old fashioned farming, heirloom foods and heritage livestock. A group striving to make the world a better place, and to make certain that foods are grown and harvested with humane treatment and grown as nature intended.
We do not use corn, soy or wheat, our proprietary feed blend ingredients are from Certified Organic ingredients. We steer away from using commercial feeds, seeds, and plants.
In an effort to help preserve rare and endangered breeds of livestock, we grow a wide variety of heritage, rare and endangered breeds.
Some of our products are now in small grocery outlets within California, if you would like your local grocer to carry our meats, please let us know or let your grocer know, thank you.
We grow our mets natures way, the way nature intended: pastured, grass fed and free range livestock; We may be the smallest farm, growing the widest variety of free range, grass fed, heritage breeds in the U.S.A. today, in a humane and stress free natural environment and on 100% Certified Organic custom feed blend, without the use of corn, soy, wheat and Gluten-Free!
According to our farm members, customers, freinds, family and neighbors: Rainbow Ranch Farms grows the most delicious, free range, grass fed, pastured and humanely grown heritage meats, on today's market. We bring together the food cooperatives, community supported agricultural programs and unite local (100 mile), natural farmers, growers, producers and manufacturers of foods, produce, commodities and household goods used every day.
Our meats are pure, lean, delicious and "sushimi fresh". Raw Foodies do not consume meats that have deep frozen, we offer both fresh and freshly frozen. Fresh pick-up, fresh delivery or next day air shipping is available. No that is tricky!
Rainbow Ranch Farms Community Supported Agricultural Programs and cooperatives are very tight, and cooperative farm members who are farmers, growers, producers and manufacturers may participate.
Our member participants provide, fresh heirloom (from old fashioned, rare food seeds), (fruits, vegetables, greens, whole grains, nuts and seeds), consumer goods and products FREE of flouride or aluminum, homemade soaps and lotions, from producers who actually grow their own goats and milk, and so much more.
Our Family Fun Fairs, Farm Events, Farm Tours and Classes are held throughout the year, CO-OP's are weekly and our C.S.A. is monthly, throughout the state of California!
WHAT MAKES RAINBOW RANCH FARMS SO OUTSTANDING?
NO Medications, NO Hormones, NO Steroids, NO Antibiotics, NO Additives, NO Pesticides, NO Herbicides, NO Animal-By-Products, NO Arsenicals, NO Fungicides, NO G.M.O.'s, NO Microbials and NO Artificial Grow Lights.
NO CORN, NO SOY, and NO WHEAT
Advanced, electronic and back-up product traceability
Rare and endangered breeds
Humane and Ethical handling
Individually Processed, by Hand
Superb animal husbandry, second to none
Clean and safe living conditions
Environmentally safe and ecologically friendly protocols
Proprietary, Organic Feed
NOTE: Not all applications for membership can be accepted, we reserve the right to refuse membership. Applications are considered on a first come, first serve basis, pending approval.
Since 1991, we have stuck to our mission, improved on our farming techniques and continued to grow on a self sustaining, bio-dynamic permaculture.
Rainbow Ranch Farms is a small, private farm cooperative, generating the purest foods which are demanded by farm members. We are not open to the general public. Our farm products are available to the public through various avenues and through small, privately owned, independent grocery, and specialty stores across California.
No "one single" person decides what is grown, how it is grown, harvested, how it is packaged, chilled, priced, sold, or shipped, this is a member cooperative decision, made by an entire group of farm members, who demand fresh food, clean foods, humanely raised, free range grown, without corn, soy or additives.
Rainbow Ranch Farms: where members control their food from day one to the day it hits the dinner table.
We support the missions of Certified Naturally Grown, Animal Welfare Approved, Humane Handling and Certified Organic. We have always respected and supported these wonderful agencies. You may even see us sporting their logos someday!
Our proprietary feed blend is "Certified Organic", manufactured by the highest standards in todays industry and 100% G.M.O.-FREE (tested & verified).
Animal Welfare approved is a highly respected certification, we have and continue to encourage this label and certification process to farms across the country that grow livestock.
Their guidelines are superb and help to protect against the much needed abuse and/or neglect that does occur in the industry today. Please check-out their website http://www.animalwelfareapproved.org/ and persue a certification. You and your customers will eat better!
Be certain to be very clear with your Inspectors and auditors, so that they understand your operation. I have had great results and informative conversations with these agencies, the inspectors are kind, educated, articulate and open to suggestions.
If you have any questions, please contact the farm.1-760-868-6206