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Posted 11/10/2008 5:49pm by Art Ozias.

I am sending this web site that my daughter Marlies found yesterday.   I have included ALL my contacts.  After listening to the Michael Pollan interview, you will want to include your friends as well.  Please feel free to post a comment to our web site.  Go to INTERACT and CONTACT US.  The NPR site has the interview (Listen Now), which you can listen to while doing other tasks.  It also has the New Yorker Magazine article (Open Letter).  I attended a lecture by Dr John Ikerd at the Small Farmers Gathering in Columbia, Mo this past weekend and he had essentially the same thoughts.   I am also using my list from our website, so some of you may get it twice.

If you care about the environment, wonder about the US food policy, or grew up in a farming community, I beg you to listen to this archived story.  Terry Gross from Fresh Air interviews Michael Pollan, who is brilliant in my opinion.  40 minutes of insight into what our agricultural society has been transformed.

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world"  Mahatma Gandhi

Art Ozias
(660) 656-3409


Posted 10/10/2008 3:45pm by Art Ozias.

We have access to some pasture raised fryers.  They will be ready in about two weeks.  They will be about 4-5 pounds.  Nature's Pantry has whole fryers for $3.59 per pound.  We are asking $3.25.  There is only 50 total, so it's first come first to get.  They will be vaccuumed packaged.  If you purchased at least ten you will get a free jar of local honey.  They must be picked up -- no deliveries at this price.


Things to watch for when you go to the store for your favorite items.


Here is some good info re High Fructose Corn Syrup.


Thanks for the beef orders received so far. 

That's it from Breezy Hill for now.



Posted 10/8/2008 8:16pm by Art Ozias.

We could use two more milk customers.  We have pre sold 1 ½ beeves and have 1 ½ to sell.  Check your freezer.   There won’t be anymore till next year.


 An important opportunity to learn more about GMO will be available at the “GMO Awareness Day”.  The presentation, sponsored by Nature’s Pantry, will be held Monday, October 20 at the Hilton Garden Inn  in Independence, Mo  from 7-9pm.  To pre-register call 816-478-1990.  The presenter is Jeffrey Smith, author of Seeds of Deception


Here is an interesting article on food safety.  Be sure to read the related article on adding a virus to meat for “food safety”.

 Learn the truth about CAFOs, Local Control & Health OrdinancesMeeting to be held Thursday, October 16th in Kirksville3rd Floor of the Student Union--Truman Supporters of corporate ag want you to believe that industrial livestock operations are the same as independent family farms…YOU deserve to know the facts!  Missourians for Local Control will be holding an educational meeting on the potential negative impact of CAFOs on public health, rural economies and the environment As Missouri continues to be targeted for additional industrial hog operations, NOW is the time to address the issues that will affect the future viability of rural communities.  CAFOs and local control will be key issues during the election and 2009 legislative session.   Guest speakers include: 
  • Amy Peterson-DVM, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
  • John Ikerd-Professor Emeritus, University of Missouri-Columbia.
Topics to be addressed include:
  •  Independent family farms, jobs and rural economies.
  • Health impacts of CAFOs.
  • The future of Local Control/Health Ordinances.

This important meeting will be held on Thursday, October 16th at Truman State University at 7PM on the 3rd floor of the Student Union.  Please call Diana Scott (660.651.0039), Rhonda Perry (573.449.1336) or Terry Spence (660.626.5291) for more information.


That's it for now from Breezy Hill.    
Posted 10/3/2008 9:27pm by Art Ozias.

We can now accept a new milk customer.  We have a space available for the beginning of the week.  I deliver to Warrensburg almost everyday of the week.


We have taken orders for one beef for this fall.  There will be a total of three beeves.  As always, it’s first come first to get one.  Let me know and I’ll send you an invoice.   The processing date will be the first week in December.


More info on GMO foods.


How about food safety?


Just for fun


Here is an excellent interview I happened to catch on NPR


That’s it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 9/11/2008 2:16pm by Art Ozias.


Here is more info on the beef recall.  Nebraska beef must be a bottom feeder.


Here is as good an article as I’ve found on grass-fed beef.

 And here is the interview with David Blume in the latest Acres, USA magazine.  I emailed the publisher a request to have that interview available.  They were probably going to include it.  They probably had more requests, or maybe they realized the importance of getting this info out.  BE SURE TO TAKE THE TIME AND READ THIS INTERVIEW.


That’s it from the hill,

Art and Debra Ozias


Posted 9/11/2008 2:16pm by Art Ozias.


Here is more info on the beef recall.  Nebraska beef must be a bottom feeder.


Here is as good an article as I’ve found on grass-fed beef.

 And here is the interview with David Blume in the latest Acres, USA magazine.  I emailed the publisher a request to have that interview available.  They were probably going to include it.  They probably had more requests, or maybe they realized the importance of getting this info out.  BE SURE TO TAKE THE TIME AND READ THIS INTERVIEW.


That’s it from the hill,

Art and Debra Ozias


Posted 9/11/2008 2:15pm by Art Ozias.


Here is more info on the beef recall.  Nebraska beef must be a bottom feeder.


Here is as good an article as I’ve found on grass-fed beef.

 And here is the interview with David Blume in the latest Acres, USA magazine.  I emailed the publisher a request to have that interview available.  They were probably going to include it.  They probably had more requests, or maybe they realized the importance of getting this info out.  BE SURE TO TAKE THE TIME AND READ THIS INTERVIEW.


That’s it from the hill,

Art and Debra Ozias


Posted 8/22/2008 5:39pm by Art Ozias.


 We have about 100 pounds of Hamburger left.  Order now. It will be ready next week.

Why Butter is Better

 by Sally Fallon and Mary G. Enig, PhD  When the fabricated food folks and apologists for the corporate farm realized that they couldn't block America's growing interest in diet and nutrition, a movement that would ultimately put an end to America's biggest and most monopolistic industries, they infiltrated the movement and put a few sinister twists on information going out to the public. Item number one in the disinformation campaign was the assertion that naturally saturated fats from animal sources are the root cause of the current heart disease and cancer plague. Butter bore the brunt of the attack, and was accused of terrible crimes. The Diet Dictocrats told us that it was better to switch to polyunsaturated margarine and most Americans did. Butter all but disappeared from our tables, shunned as a miscreant. This would come as a surprise to many people around the globe who have valued butter for its life-sustaining properties for millennia. When Dr. Weston Price studied native diets in the 1930's he found that butter was a staple in the diets of many supremely healthy peoples.1 Isolated Swiss villagers placed a bowl of butter on their church altars, set a wick in it, and let it burn throughout the year as a sign of divinity in the butter. Arab groups also put a high value on butter, especially deep yellow-orange butter from livestock feeding on green grass in the spring and fall. American folk wisdom recognized that children raised on butter were robust and sturdy; but that children given skim milk during their growing years were pale and thin, with "pinched" faces.2 Does butter cause disease? On the contrary, butter protects us against many diseases. 
Read the full article here;

It’s really no wonder that people lost so much weight and felt more energetic eating eggs rather than bagels for breakfast. Those are some of the natural and expected effects of avoiding grains.

Proteins are nutrients that are essential to the building, maintenance and repair of your body tissues such as your skin, internal organs and muscles. They are also the major components of your immune system and hormones. Most people don’t realize that it is possible to live without any carbohydrates, which is not true for protein or fat. Therefore, avoiding grains frequently causes weight loss. One of the main reasons for this weight loss effect is due to the stabilizing of leptin – a hormone that sends signals to your body to reduce hunger, increase fat burning and reduce fat storage. When your cells are communicating properly they can “hear” this message. If you eat a diet that is high in sugar and grains, however, the sugar gets metabolized to fat (and is stored in your fat cells), which in turn releases surges in leptin. Over time, if your body is exposed to too much leptin, it will become resistant to it (just as your body can become resistant to insulin).

And when you become leptin-resistant, your body can no longer hear the messages telling it to stop eating and burn fat -- so it remains hungry and stores more fat. Leptin-resistance also causes an increase in visceral fat, sending you on a vicious cycle of hunger, fat storage and an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes,
metabolic syndrome and more.When you reduce your intake of grains, your body will become progressively better able to hear the leptin signals again, telling it to burn more fat and reduce your fat stores. So is it any wonder that switching from bagels to eggs would cause you to lose weight and feel great? Of course not!This is part of why my Take Control of Your Health Program has such a high success rate, and why metabolic typing has become a rapidly emerging field for optimal health according to scientists, as it focuses on determining your optimal ratios of proteins, fats and complex carbs, and limits or in some cases eliminates sugars and grains.Weight Loss is Not About Calories…The fact that both the bagel and the eggs had the same amount of calories, yet evoked entirely different physiological changes should also tell you something. It’s not just about the calories. In fact, once you’re eating based on your nutritional type you won’t need to count them. It’s all about eating the proper ratios of the right types of food for your personal biochemistry. As stated in the article above, calories and energy density are important control factors in scientific weight loss studies, which can help explain why so many diets don’t work, despite corroborating evidence from scientific studies – they’re simply focusing on the wrong factors. The ratios of your three main food categories are a far more important factor than just your total number of calories because your body needs specific nutrients that are appropriate for your biochemistry and genetics, not just energy.It's true calorie restriction does lower your metabolic rate and oxidative stress. It’s also been shown to alter neuroendocrine and sympathetic nervous system function in animals. However, where calorie-counting/restriction comes into play is in relation to its effect on insulin. And because insulin affects so many bodily systems, it can also accelerate aging in a major way.But counting your calories won't work if you aren't getting enough proteins, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that are essential to keep your body functioning properly. So if you do decide to control your calories, make sure that every calorie you eat comes from a nutrient-rich food source.Want to Feel Satiated Longer? Eat Protein and Fat!Again, it’s no wonder people felt more satiated eating eggs than bagels, as protein and fat are the most filling food types, and should ideally be included in every meal. However, the amount and type of protein and fat that you need varies dramatically according to your gender, height, weight, exercise levels, and, most importantly, by your nutritional type.  What Kind, and How Much Protein and Fat Do You Need? Though everyone certainly needs proteins and fats, you have individualized requirements for it, and you can decipher your requirements when you determine whether you’re a protein, carb, or mixed nutritional type.

Protein types, as the name implies, do better on low-carbohydrate, high-protein and high-fat diets. A typical ratio might be 40 percent protein and 30 percent each of fats and carbohydrates, but the amounts could easily shift to 50 percent fats and as little as 10 percent carbohydrates depending on individual genetic requirements.

Carb types, meanwhile, normally feel best when the majority of their food is vegetable carbohydrate. Yet they, too, still need some protein and fat in their diets. (Mixed types fall somewhere in between.)

The type of protein that your body thrives on will also vary according to your nutritional type. Protein types, for instance, thrive on high-purine meats like dark-meat chicken or turkey, or high-quality steak, while carb types prefer white meats or even beans as their source of protein.

That said, according to my experience, most people generally don't eat enough protein, and organic free-range eggs are one of your best sources. Remember, you can easily eat one dozen eggs per week, as they will NOT cause your cholesterol to increase. Research has shown that even infants who eat the adult equivalent of
40 eggs per week don't suffer any ill effects. (However, you may want to avoid eating eggs every single day, as they could trigger food sensitivity.) This study adds to the growing body of research which supports the importance of high-quality protein in your diet. Not getting enough high-quality protein can contribute to obesity, muscle wasting (loss) and increases your overall risk of chronic disease.

When choosing protein sources, it’s extremely important to find high-quality varieties. Some generally good sources of protein (though you need to find out your nutritional type to really tailor your foods for optimal health) include:
  • Eggs (ideally, raw and organic)
  • Grass-fed beef and bison
  • Free-range, organic, chicken and ostrich
  • Raw dairy products (raw milk, raw milk cheese, and so on)
  • Wild-caught, mercury-free fish (only eat this if you can confirm via lab testing that it’s not polluted)
While protein is extremely healthy, eating pesticide and hormone laden meat like most grain-fed beef (which is the most widely available in supermarkets), and factory farmed chicken or mercury-rich fish may cause some problems you would prefer to avoid. So please pay careful attention to the sources of your protein, and how they’re raised.

Related Articles:
  A Good Reason Not to Skip Breakfast

 You Are What You Eat!: Grains

 What Are the Best Type of Eggs to Get?


Posted 8/3/2008 9:19pm by Art Ozias.

We will have a lot of hamburger available in about three weeks.  We had a backup bull that we have never had to use, as our herd bull has been very durable.  This backup has a genetic defect.  He is sickle hocked and I can not have that in my closed herd.  Therefore, I’ve decided to process him.  He is three years old and therefore must be all hamburger per USDA rules.  No bones left in the finished items.    Let me know how much you

want.  I’ve already sold 140#.  It will be $3.10 for quantities exceeding 40 #.  For smaller quantities $3.49, which is the price at our local store for extra lean hamburger.


Here is a good  article regarding cholesterol.


Here is an entertaining video.

  I just finished another good book. The author is Alan Watson, 21 days to a Healthy Heart.  I’ve ordered a copy and will donate it to the local Trails Regional Library.  I was not surprised that they didn’t have it in their system.   It is a good companion to the Ultra Prevention, by Dr. Mark Liponis.  This all started with my recent heart situation and my new awareness regarding our health care in this country.  A friend and customer on our spaghetti night at La Sous Terre gave me a copy of, Left For Dead, by Dick Quinn.  That book plus the Liponis book and the Jerry Brunetti seminar at the Acres USA convention have convinced me that I and you need to be responsible for our health.  Not the cut and burn by the medical professionals and not the pharmaceutical companies.  There are many simple things we need to do, and to undo the years of inappropriate foods and food preparation.  Most of you have already realized this and that is why you are on our e-mail list and already customers who are enjoying the health benefits of our grass finished beef.  I would encourage you to periodically visit our web site and check out the links to and  for updated, current articles. That’s it for now from the hill.  Art and Debra  
Posted 7/14/2008 10:51pm by Art Ozias.
Several of you have been astounded to hear about GMO foods.  I guess I assumed everybody was aware of the potential dangers associated with GMO.  I have included a video from Dr Mercola’s web site regarding GMO and rBGH.  We had a very significant battle just this past summer both in Jefferson City and Topeka fighting Monsanto and front groups for Monsanto.  The battle is not over.  Hopefully, we will be able to have correct labeling on milk.  That is a benefit for those of you who still have no other alternative than to buy at your local store.  Our milk customers have real milk from Rosebud, Monza or Daisy.  We use no hormones or grains.   Here is a video regarding GMO and Monsanto.    For those of your wanting to make your ice cream here is a solution.  On e-bay you can get a Donvier ice cream maker.  We have had one for about 30 years and it still works just like new.  They will cost about $20 including shipping.  Fromage Blanc, creame fraiche, and cottage cheese are a snap to make.  You only need the starter, a thermometer and a small piece of cheese cloth.  For yogurt you will need a yogurt maker.  We have some that I got on e-bay for $20.  Let me know if you want one.  Here is the story, all the story on the recent beef recall.  I’ll bet you didn’t read this in your local paper.  Remember, they never have a recall before people get sick or die.   I’ll trust my beef and Remer’s before the mega processors. This recalled beef went into processed items, such as meat balls, pizzas, etc.   We just got the latest issue of Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts.  It has several great articles.  I highly recommend you become members and support this foundation.  They provide a lot of support for real food, and since most of you understand the necessity for eating real unprocessed food; your support will help to insure that it will be available in the future.     The grass is still green and it’s July.  We will about seven beeves ready this fall.  For those wishing to insure that you stay on our e-mail list please   provide your phone number.  We have lost a couple of addresses I guess because they had changed their address and failed to update our contact list on our web site. That’s it for now from Breezy Hill.