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Posted 3/17/2019 8:30pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • We are ready for the scouts.  We got all of our purple martin houses cleaned, repaired, and some new ones added.  With the warmer weather they may come very soon.  The plovers are already here. I saw a blue bird on the lane yesterday.  They are beautiful.  Wish I had more.
  • Hopefully, we will separate the cows from the yearlings and beeves this coming week.  Cows should start calving soon.  We will weigh the beeves.  I'm not optimistic.  There may be one,  maybe two that are ready, but this has been a very difficult winter.  The next freezer beef may be in May.  
  • Iris had her calf this morning.  Before I got there the new born had found the muddiest spot in the lot and was stuck in at least 12 inches of mud.  I drug her out by her ears, only part that was dry enough to hold to.  After three buckets of warm soapy water and several towels, and hands full of straw we got her in the stall.  She is a very strong calf.  I milked Iris, got a gallon of colostrum and gave the calf a bottle, and two hours later she was up nursing. It sure will be nice to get great milk again.  My substitute cow was a bust.  No cream and milk was white, pure white. The substitute will be on Craigs List this Summer. 
  • The KC Food Circle EXPO is the coming Saturday at the JCCC.   Go to their website for details.  See you there.

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Watch "Cancer and Iodine Levels"

 

https://youtu.be/CKsmFfq23hA

 

"The Best Way to Get More Iodine Is...." https://youtu.be/l95_zFq3EWQ

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Jeffery Smith's new film, Secret Ingredients. Watch the trailer.

https://secretingredientsmovie.com/trailer/?mc_cid=dff5284bf5&mc_eid=f99b7138d2

 

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The Neglected Mineral We Cannot Live Without



First of all, modern agricultural methods favor the universal use of NPK fertilizers (nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium). Both potassium and phosphorus are antagonists of magnesium in the soil, and on calcareous soils create a relative magnesium deficiency (the magnesium present is bound and therefore unavailable to the crop). On sandy or loamy soils that are slightly acid, an actual magnesium deficiency often exists, as the magnesium leaches from the soil and is also unavailable to the crop. This leaching also occurs in response to acid rain. Magnesium, in fact, is one of the most depleted minerals in farm soils. To add insult to injury, new plant hybrids are continually introduced that have been bred to survive on these mineral-depleted soils. 

Fluoride in drinking water binds with magnesium, creating a nearly insoluble mineral compound that ends up deposited in the bones, where its brittleness increases the risk of fractures.

 “In the large intestine it [precipitated calcium] interferes with peristalsis, which results in constipation. When calcium precipitates out in the kidneys and combines with phosphorus or oxalic acid, kidney stones are formed. Calcium can deposit in the lining of the bladder and prevent it from fully relaxing, and therefore from filling completely with urine. This leads to frequent urination problems, especially in older people. Calcium can precipitate out of the blood and deposit in the lining of the arteries, causing hardening (arteriosclerosis). . . It can coat and stiffen. . . plaque in the arteries. . . [and] can cause blood pressure to rise as well as increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. Calcium can even deposit in the brain. 

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE!!  You may want to find a good Magnesium supplement.



https://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/abcs-of-nutrition/magnificent-magnesium/







THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 3/3/2019 7:58pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • Ground beef pickup went very well.  The processor messed things up by not giving me the correct amount, pounds of ground beef.  We had the correct number for roasts and briskets.  The schedule of coming every five minutes worked quite well.  That may be the way pickup is handled for future pickups.
  • The next list is already started.  The next time will depend on how fast the list fills, but my guess is it will not be until May.  When warm weather returns we will do smaller amounts so we can get it into your cooler faster.
  • Onion plants are up and growing.  Have been pruned a couple of times.  Cabbage plants have two leaves.  Seed orders are arriving and soon other plants will be on the plant bench. 
  • It's just two weeks until the scouts, purple martins, will be coming.  I got to finish getting their houses ready. It's been pretty easy to not get outside and do the normal late winter stuff done.  It's been cold and a lot of snow.
  • I usually don't include links for things other than health, sustainable ag, and food, but I have included a Tedx talk.  I think you'll enjoy it.  If you know someone in high school or college you may want to forward this on.
  • Also, I'm continuing to add at the end one of the links I gave to the Environmental group on soil health.

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No time to plow through the Monsanto Papers? No worries. Now you can watch the movie.

"The Monsanto Papers," a documentary produced by ABC News in Australia, reveals the secret tactics Monsanto(now owned by Bayer AG) used to hide the toxic truth about its flagship product—Roundup weedkiller.

The Monsanto Papers consist of millions of pages of internal corporate documents and communications that piece together how Monsanto colluded with U.S. regulatory agencies to conceal studies linking glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, to non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).

The documents came to light during the landmark case of Dewayne Johnson v. Monsanto. Johnson is a former school groundskeeper who developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma after routinely spraying school properties with Roundup. His was the first of now 9,000 similar cases pending against Bayer-Monsanto.

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The gut flora is truly amazing.  McBride is a little difficult to understand.  She is a russian, and practices in the UK.  After listening for a while, you will pick up on her pronunciations, and it will be easier to understand.  Stick it out and you will learn a bunch.

https://youtu.be/EkbjJbf4WqE

 

Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride is a medical doctor with two postgraduate degrees: Master of Medical Sciences in Neurology and Master of Medical Sciences in Human Nutrition.

She graduated as a medical doctor in Russia. After practicing for five years as a Neurologist and three years as a Neurosurgeon she started a family and moved to the UK, where she got her second postgraduate degree in Human Nutrition. She practices in the UK as a nutritionist and not as a medical doctor.

She is well known for developing a concept of GAPS (Gut And Psychology Syndrome), which she described in her book Gut And Psychology Syndrome - Natural Treatment for Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Depression and Schizophrenia, now in its second edition. Thousands of people around the world follow the highly successful GAPS Nutritional Protocol to help themselves and their families. You can learn about GAPS on www.gaps.me

In her clinic Dr Campbell-McBride works as a nutritional consultant with many patients with heart disease, high blood pressure, arrhythmia, stroke and other complications of atherosclerosis. She has become acutely aware of the existing confusion about nutrition and these conditions, which spurred an intensive study into this subject. The result of this study was her book Put Your Heart In Your Mouth! - What Really Is Heart Disease And What We Can Do To Prevent And Even Reverse It.

Dr Campbell-McBride is a keynote speaker at many professional conferences and seminars around the world. She frequently gives talks to health practitioners, patient groups and associations. She is also a Member of The Society of Authors, The British Society for Ecological Medicine, and is a Director on the Advisory Board of The Weston A Price Foundation. She has contributed to many books on nutrition and is a regular contributing health editor to a number of magazines and newsletters.

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Here is the Tedx Talk.  I have watched this three times.  It's excellent. https://youtu.be/L9UIF852Boo

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Soil link.  

Mark Shepard

 

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/12/18/annual-agriculture.aspx




THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 2/24/2019 9:04pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • This next Saturday may be a pickup day and MAYBE NOT!!!
  • They are forecasting snow on Friday.  But as usual they are not sure of the track of the storm.  SO, I will have the amount available on Wednesday.  I think there will be enough for everyone.  If it is a little short, I may reduce your amount a little so that everyone gets some.  For example, if you have requested 50 pounds, you may get only 45 pounds.
  • On Wednesday, I will send an email with your amount.  If there is a mistake, please let me know immediately.  ON FRIDAY EVENING I WILL SEND AN EMAIL AFTER THE SIX O'CLOCK WEATHER.  EITHER THE PICKUP IS ON, OR IT WILL BE DELAYED UNTIL THE NEXT SATURDAY.
  • If there is a pickup, we will have a split pickup time.  Half of you will get the 12 pm time and the rest will get 12:45.  We have just too many this time and there would be a traffic jam.

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Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM): These Polio-Like Illnesses Are Spreading Quickly

To get a better understanding on this illness, take the time to read this comprehensive article. You'll learn a bunch about polio viruses.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/10/23/acute-flaccid-myelitis.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art3&utm_campaign=20181023Z1&et_cid=DM242345&et_rid=451303969

 

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Here is the second presentation link on soil preservation.  I am spacing these out in sequence to hopefully emphasize the importance of soil health.  Hopefully, you will take the time to watch.  We all need information to challenge those who are destroying our valuable soils.

https://youtu.be/yExpSwpRkEs




THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 2/17/2019 9:52pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

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    • This weather is presenting some challenges.  I have two deliveries to make this Tuesday.  One to Holden and one to near Clinton.  And I am watching very closely a forecasted another 3-6 inches of snow.  Hopefully, the processor will accept two beeves before their normal 4 o'clock.  It's going to be very close.
    • I gave a presentation at the monthly meeting of the Citizens for Environmental Action.  I gave them them several web links for various presentation that supported my topic of "Preservation of Soil".  I will be included those links in my updates.  There is about a semester of information, so I will be doing this incrementally.  Those links will be in a very large font and will be at the end of each UPDATE.

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    Watch "Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Deficiency: the "Great Imitator" of Other Illnesses" 

    https://youtu.be/rjVXFqiPDwE

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    Those of you interested in Vit D and Vit K2 may want to read this information from Dr. Mercola. https://products.mercola.com/vitamin-d-k2-supplement/?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=dpe&utm_campaign=20181022Z1&et_cid=DM242348&et_rid=450847322

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    There's no doubt about it: Fluoride should not be ingested. Even scientists from the EPA's National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory have classified fluoride as a "chemical having substantial evidence of developmental neurotoxicity."

    Furthermore, according to the CDC, 41 percent of American adolescents now have dental fluorosis — unattractive discoloration and mottling of the teeth that indicate overexposure to fluoride. Clearly, children are being overexposed, and their health and development put in jeopardy. Why? The only real solution is to stop the archaic practice of water fluoridation in the first place.

    https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/10/23/thyroid-deficiency-linked-to-iodine-deficiency-fluoridated-water.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art2&utm_campaign=20181023Z1&et_cid=DM242345&et_rid=451303969

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     https://youtu.be/vpTHi7O66pI  





THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 2/17/2019 9:35pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • This weather is presenting some challenges.  I have two deliveries to make this Tuesday.  One to Holden and one to near Clinton.  And I am watching very closely a forecasted another 3-6 inches of snow.  Hopefully, the processor will accept two beeves before their normal 4 o'clock.  It's going to be very close.
  • I gave a presentation at the monthly meeting of the Citizens for Environmental Action.  I gave them them several web links for various presentation that supported my topic of "Preservation of Soil".  I will be included those links in my updates.  There is about a semester of information, so I will be doing this incrementally.  Those links will be in a very large font and will be at the end of each UPDATE.

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Watch "Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Deficiency: the "Great Imitator" of Other Illnesses" 

https://youtu.be/rjVXFqiPDwE

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Those of you interested in Vit D and Vit K2 may want to read this information from Dr. Mercola. https://products.mercola.com/vitamin-d-k2-supplement/?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=dpe&utm_campaign=20181022Z1&et_cid=DM242348&et_rid=450847322

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There's no doubt about it: Fluoride should not be ingested. Even scientists from the EPA's National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory have classified fluoride as a "chemical having substantial evidence of developmental neurotoxicity."

Furthermore, according to the CDC, 41 percent of American adolescents now have dental fluorosis — unattractive discoloration and mottling of the teeth that indicate overexposure to fluoride. Clearly, children are being overexposed, and their health and development put in jeopardy. Why? The only real solution is to stop the archaic practice of water fluoridation in the first place.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/10/23/thyroid-deficiency-linked-to-iodine-deficiency-fluoridated-water.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art2&utm_campaign=20181023Z1&et_cid=DM242345&et_rid=451303969

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 https://youtu.be/vpTHi7O66pI  




THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 2/10/2019 8:32pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Not much going on, just ice and more ice.  Hopefully, this next week will be warmer.
  • I was able to schedule another beef for ground beef, so we should be able to fill most of your requests.  Pickup will be Mar 2.  
  • Have started another Dirt Hog list.  If interested send your request.
  • I'll be presenting a short talk next week on "Soils".  I've collected a bunch of links to presentations for that group.  I will include some of those in my updates in the coming weeks.  The links (presentations) are quite informative.  I think most assume that the path we are on is sustainable.  Well, maybe and maybe not.  After watching/listening to the various presenters you may come to the conclusion that the Farm Bureau and current USDA may need to make some major changes to their "Feed the World" storyline.

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  • Research shows having a vitamin D blood level above 60 ng/mL lowers your risk of breast cancer by more than 80 percent, compared to having a level below 20 ng/mL


Chances are, you've been barraged with reminders that mammograms save lives. Unfortunately, little effort is made to educate women about actual prevention. Detecting cancer has nothing to do with prevention. At that point, it's already too late.

Mammograms also have serious health risks, none of which are addressed by the conventional breast cancer awareness campaigns. Importantly, vitamin D optimization could potentially eliminate a vast majority of breast cancers, yet this key information is being completely ignored.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/10/15/vitamin-d-optimization-health-benefits.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20181015Z1&et_cid=DM240850&et_rid=444872720

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As Jim Hightower, former Secretary of Ag in Texas and present day populuist, says, “It's not enough to be for the farmer, you have to be against the bastards trying to run over the farmer”. https://hightowerlowdown.org/


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The Monsanto Papers. If you know someone who still uses and believes Round-Up is ok, send them this link and perhaps IF they read it they just may be convinced otherwise.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/10/20/documentary-reveals-tactics-used-by-global-chemical-giant.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20181020Z1&et_cid=DM240836&et_rid=448501311


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18 with E. coli in 4 States tied to Cargill Ground Beef Did anyone see this in the news? It is so commonplace today than it has become the new normal. https://www.ecoliblog.com/e-coli-outbreaks/18-with-e-coli-in-4-states-tied-to-cargill-ground-beef/   GO AHEAD AND READ IT HERE!!!!



https://www.ecoliblog.com/e-coli-outbreaks/18-with-e-coli-in-4-states-tied-to-cargill-ground-beef/







THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 2/3/2019 8:40pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Ground Beef pickup this past Saturday went very well.  There was a minor hiccup with the pricing.  My spread sheet had the wrong multiplier.  Those that paid with a check were correct.  Those with cash are owed some.  I have made a list of those and will credit it back on the next round.  
  • Next pickup will be Mar 2.  Again, I could  only get one animal scheduled, so there may be not enough to fill all the requests. 
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  • Appendectomy is the most common emergency surgery performed in the U.S.  Many doctors will even suggest prophylactic removal of the appendix when you’re having some other abdominal surgery done
  • With the help of white blood cells known as innate lymphoid cells, the appendix acts as a reservoir for beneficial bacteria

  • Once your body has successfully fought and rid itself of a gut infection, the bacteria emerge from the biofilm of the appendix to recolonize your intestines

  • Recent research suggests nearly two-thirds of patients with appendicitis can be successfully treated with antibiotics alone

  • In an earlier study, only two of 77 participants who received antibiotics ended up requiring surgery within 24 hours, and only one-third of participants needed an appendectomy after being discharged, due to lack of improvement

 

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/10/17/appendectomy-alternatives.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20181017Z1&et_cid=DM240844&et_rid=446145646

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"Now You Can Take Advantage of Even More Glowing Benefits From Himalayan Salt..." (we are enjoying our Himalayan and Real Salt from Utah)

https://products.mercola.com/himalayan-salt/himalayan-salt-lamps.htm?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=yrp1&utm_campaign=20181017Z1&et_cid=DM240844&et_rid=446145646

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WORCESTER, Mass. — Adding to growing evidence that pesticide use may be contributing to the decline of many bumblebee species across North America, a new study reveals that daily consumption of even small doses of a widely used class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids reduces the survival of queen and male bees, which are critical to the survival of wild populations. https://www.morningagclips.com/pesticide-exposure-and-bumblebee-decline/

 

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As reported by Business Insider, the research team concluded that all of these sweeteners "had a toxic, stressing effect, making it difficult for gut microbes to grow and reproduce." While the authors do not directly refer to them as having antibiotic effects, when something is killing bacteria, that's essentially what's happening. https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/10/16/artificial-sweeteners-toxic-to-gut-bacteria.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20181016Z1&et_cid=DM240847&et_rid=444885685

 





THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 1/27/2019 8:09pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • Not much happening as more cold weather (-5 Wednesday) is due this week.  We had two decent days and this afternoon the mud came back.  I'll wait until afternoon tomorrow to feed hay when ground is again frozen.  Tractors and mud, cows and mud, pastures and mud and me and mud, not a good combo.
  • Ground beef pickup will be this Saturday 12-1.  I will know the amounts on Wednesday and will send an email to those getting their requested amounts.  About half on my list will be getting an email.  The rest will get theirs on the next harvest on Mar. 2.

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Ben & Jerry's tried to get the lawsuit against them - for fraudulent and deceptive labeling and marketing - dismissed, but a judge ruled otherwise. The suit, which calls the company out for claiming to be all-natural and environmentally responsible while sourcing its dairy from polluting, inhumane and unjust CAFOs - will move forward.

 

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STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • According to the latest survey, 1 in 40 American children between the ages of 3 and 17 is now on the autism spectrum
  • A former expert witness for the government claims the Department of Justice misrepresented his opinion, and that he in fact found evidence of a link between autism and vaccinations in certain children
  • Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., killing an estimated 250,000 Americans each year; side effects from drugs, taken as prescribed, account for the vast majority of iatrogenic deaths
  • Aside from educating yourself on the risks and benefits of vaccines, 10 additional suggestions are offered that can help you avoid medical injury, including doing due diligence before undergoing colonoscopy and enlisting a personal health advocate during hospitalization
  • Other suggestions include knowing the most effective protocol for sepsis, optimizing vitamin D rather than getting the flu shot, avoiding antibiotics and drugs unless absolutely necessary, and using drug-free strategies to treat pain

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/01/22/tips-to-avoid-medical-harm.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20190122Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM262291&et_rid=525712830 

 

Remember, Sharyl Attkisson, Stonewalled????

According to a Full Measure report by award-winning investigative reporter and former CBS correspondent Sharyl Attkisson, Dr. Andrew Zimmerman, a pediatric neurologist, was the pro-vaccine expert witness the government used to debunk and turn down autism claims in vaccine court.

"Zimmerman was the government's top expert witness and had testified that vaccines didn't cause autism. The debate was declared over," Attkisson reports. "But now Dr. Zimmerman has provided remarkable new information."

He claims that during the vaccine hearings all those years ago, he privately told government lawyers that vaccines can, and did cause autism in some children. That turnabout from the government's own chief medical expert stood to change everything about the vaccine-autism debate. If the public were to find out …

And he has come forward and explained how he told the United States government vaccines can cause autism in a certain subset of children and [the] United States government, the Department of Justice [DOJ], suppressed his true opinions."

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., chairman of The World Mercury Project, was the one who convinced Zimmerman to speak out about the cover-up. In a sworn affidavit, dated September 7, 2018, Zimmerman states that, in 2007, he told DOJ lawyers he had "discovered exceptions in which vaccinations could cause autism."

"I explained that in a subset of children … vaccine-induced fever and immune stimulation … did cause regressive [brain disease] with features of autism spectrum disorder," Zimmerman writes.

A week after this 2007 meeting, the DOJ fired him, saying his services would no longer be needed. According to Zimmerman, the DOJ then went on to misrepresent his opinion in future cases, making no mention of the exceptions he'd informed them of. Kennedy has now filed a fraud complaint with the DOJ Inspector General.

 




THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 1/20/2019 8:04pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • The next ground beef pick up date will be Feb. 2 at the farm from 12-1pm.  On Jan. 30 I'll have the numbers and will be sending an email to those on the list.  There will not be enough for all the requests, so I was able to schedule another date in Feb.  Those not getting their request filled will move to the top of the list for that harvest.
  • Wow, 11+ inches of snow and then temperatures near or just above freezing and that means MUD.  It's much better to have the ground frozen.  
  • We are caught up on Dirt Hogs.  Those on the list will be getting an email next week.  We are sure enjoying our pork from the last one.  We had a pork roast with our homemade kraut and it was excellent.

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On October 9, the Organic Consumers Association reported that samples of Maseca white and yellow corn flour tested positive for concerning levels of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller.

Testing also revealed that the some Maseca flour samples tested as high as 94.15 percent for the presence of genetically modified organisms (GMO). That’s a startling finding, given that GMO crops are not allowed to be grown commercially in Mexico. Those findings can mean only one thing—Mexico-based Gruma, which owns the Maseca brand, is importing GMO corn from the U.S. to produce its flour, sold all over the world, including in Mexico and the U.S.

Maseca, the leading global brand of Mexican corn flours, plainly states on its website:

“MASECA is made of 100% natural corn and is vital for the good diet, its high nutritional value and is synonym of health and energy.”

And yet, our tests show that samples of both white and yellow Maseca brand flours contain traces of Monsanto’sRoundup weedkiller. Tests also show that most of the flours are made with GMO corn.

That’s bad news for U.S. consumers. It’s even worse news for consumers in Mexico, who might rightly assume that the Mexican brand of corn flour they use to make tortillas wouldn’t be made from GMO corn—because open-field growing of GMO corn is prohibited in Mexico.

Are those tortillas you've been making with Maseca flour toxic?

 

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STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Eating too much damaged omega-6 fat and too little animal-based omega-3 sets the stage for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, depression, Alzheimer's and more

  • Research shows replacing saturated fat with omega-6 oils raises your risk of death if you have heart disease

  • Omega-6 fat in and of itself is not the problem. Linoleic acid is also found in foods such as nuts, seeds and eggs, and is important for health. The problem is that we now eat far too much of it, and in oxidized form

  • Omega-6 linoleic acid reduces omega-3 in your body by competing with the omega-3 ALA for metabolism to the longer chained PUFAs, EPA and DHA

  • Oxidation of LDL cholesterol is initiated by the oxidation of the linoleic acid inside the LDL particles, and oxidized LDL is associated with the development of atherosclerosis.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/10/01/omega-6-vegetable-oils-promote-heart-disease.aspx

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STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Sanderson Farms, the third-largest poultry producer in the U.S., has stood firm against the tide of calls to reduce antibiotic use, vowing to continue using the drugs in their chickens, going so far as to use it as a selling point

  • Sanderson Farms advertises their chicken as 100 percent natural. However, tests reveal a number of questionable and potentially hazardous drugs in Sanderson’s chicken

  • Center for Food Safety and Friends of the Earth filed a lawsuit against Sanderson June 22, 2017, alleging the company’s “100% Natural” claim is false and misleading, as testing reveals their chickens contain human and veterinary antibiotics, tranquilizers, growth hormones, steroids and pesticides

  • Sanderson’s motion to dismiss the case was recently denied and the lawsuit will move forward

  • Public pressure is finally starting to pay off. November 30, 2018, Sanderson announced it will discontinue two antibiotics deemed medically important for humans for disease prevention by March 1, 2019

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/12/18/sanderson-farms-cafo-chicken.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20181218Z1&et_cid=DM254726&et_rid=496574309

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For years, experts have warned we may soon be at a point where virtually all antibiotics fail, and once that happens, it will be devastating to modern medicine. What can you do to minimize your risk? Three key recommendations that can help reduce your risk for antibiotic-resistant infections include:

  1. Avoiding antibiotics unless your infection is severe enough to warrant it

  2. Staying out of hospitals as much as possible — Treatment using medical scopes is particularly risky.27 Also remember that antibiotics do not work for viral infections such as cold or flu

  3. Buying only organic or biodynamic grass fed meats  and animal products — Remember nearly all meat served in restaurants and on planes are raised in factory farms and therefore more prone to contamination with potentially drug-resistant bacteria.  (BE SURE TO CLICK ON THE "GRASS FED MEATS" LINK ABOVE)

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/12/18/annual-agriculture.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art3&utm_campaign=20181218Z1&et_cid=DM254726&et_rid=496574309

 

 

THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 1/11/2019 12:51pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • I received a call from one of my Dirt Hog farmers.  He has some ready to sell.  I am updating my list to make sure your requests are current.  If anyone else is interested in a half or whole Dirt Hog let me know NLT Sunday.  Price is still very good.  They will be processed at Nadler's in Wellington.
  • I have scheduled a ground beef day for Feb 2.  I do not have enough orders for two beeves, so I am taking in only one.  Requests will be filled on a first come basis, then when I have enough for another beef we will fill those requests later.  I will be contacting those on the list to see if roasts or briskets are wanted.   Last time several people ordered both.  
  • It looks like I will start feeding some hay, as they are forecasting a significant snow storm this weekend.  My stockpiled grass pastures have been exceptional.  Cows are in excellent condition.  I wish all could see them.   We weighed them yesterday, so we know how many are available.  The relative mild winter and stockpiled grass has extended are grazing period.  It turned out much better than it looked in September, when it was so  dry.
  •  For you gardeners, it's time to start some onion seeds, and soon it will be time to start other seeds.  Until then enjoy browsing those seed catalogs, and make plans and order your seeds (your food) for this coming year.

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According to a study published in the journal PNAS January 18, 2018, people who receive the seasonal flu shot and then contract influenza excrete infectious influenza viruses through their breath. What’s more, those vaccinated two seasons in a row have a greater viral load of shedding influenza A viruses.

They also note that other studies suggest annual flu vaccination leads to reduced protection against influenza, which means each vaccination is likely to make you progressively more prone to getting sick.

Read the entire article. It's that time of year and you need to know some facts if you choose not to get vaccinated.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/10/10/deadliest-flu-season.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20181010Z1&et_cid=DM239276&et_rid=439948976

 

So, if you’re going to gamble, which odds would you rather have — a 1 in 71 chance of being protected against respiratory infection, or a 1 in 33 chance (or 1 in 4 should you be severely vitamin D deficient)? Despite such evidence, when was the last time a public health authority even mentioned vitamin D as a preventive measure?

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STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Cholesterol, long vilified as the cause of cardiovascular disease, is a vital component to nearly every cell in your body for the construction of cell membranes, regulation of cell signaling and neurological health

  • A recent review of three large industry-funded studies found it was impossible for cholesterol to be the main cause of heart disease as those with low levels had the same levels of arterial sclerosis as those with high levels

  • The same study found benefits claimed by statin supporters are ineffective and unsafe, as statements are invalid, compromised by misleading statistics and excluding information from unsuccessful trials

    • Heart disease is driven by a chronic inflammatory response in your body you may impact through adequate intake of magnesium, reducing insulin secretion, balancing omega-3 and omega-6 fat ratio and maintaining iron levels in safe limits

    https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/10/10/high-cholesterol-heart-disease-myth.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art2&utm_campaign=20181010Z1&et_cid=DM239276&et_rid=439948976

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    Bad Burgers


     

    The world’s largest meat packer, JBS Tolleson, is recalling nearly 7 million pounds of beef after an investigation identified JBS as the common supplier of ground beef products sold to people who developed Salmonella Newport, a disease that causes fever and diarrhea, weakness, dyspnea and, potentially, sudden death.

    As of October 4,
    57 people in 16 states had been sickened by JBS beef.

    If that’s not enough to make you swear off industrial factory farm beef, here’s more food for thought: There’s a good chance the JBS beef was contaminated because it contained a combination of cattle raised for beef, and dairy cows sent off for slaughter because they were too sick to produce milk.

    According to an 
    article published this week in The New Food Economy, scientists have known since the 1980s that dairy cows are a primary reservoir of Salmonella Newport. The authors say the facts point to an “ongoing food safety crisis hidden in plain sight.”

    One way to address that crisis? End industrial dairy farming which creates the conditions that make cows susceptible to a host of painful and debilitating illnesses, including Salmonella Newport.

    Read ‘Another Reason to End the ‘Dirty Dairy’ Industry: Contaminated Hamburgers'





THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com