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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

Posted 12/11/2018 5:54pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Here is the correct link for the North Carolina hog CAFO article.
 
 
  • All requests for grass finished freezer beef have been filled for this year.
  • Was able to get on processor's schedule for Jan 14.  
  • Any more freezer beef will depend on weather this winter.
  • Will have a ground beef day in Feb or Mar.
  • Should be more dirt hogs in Jan or Feb.

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STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • About two weeks prior to harvest of grain crops like wheat, oats and barley, glyphosate is sprayed onto the crop as a desiccant, which accelerates the drying process, allowing for earlier harvest

  • Applying this toxic chemical to crops so soon before harvest is one likely reason why levels of glyphosate have been rising in humans

  • The Environmental Working Group (EWG) and other consumer groups have petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce the amount of glyphosate residues allowed in oats from 30 parts per million (ppm) to 0.1 ppm, as well as prohibit the use of glyphosate as a preharvest desiccant

  • The 0.1 ppm limit for glyphosate on oats was actually the legal limit in 1993 — it has since been raised 300-fold, in response to a petition from Monsanto around the time farmers began to widely use glyphosate as a desiccant late in the season

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/10/09/petition-to-ban-pre-harvest-glyphosate-spraying.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art2&utm_campaign=20181009Z1&et_cid=DM239279&et_rid=439929928

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Here's another example of how we taxpayers are subsidizing big AG. Shouldn't AG pay for this since they are causing the problem?? But that would make their “food” cost more and in turn would help to level the playing field with organic production. Oh well, I guess we'll get another Ag bill from congress that continues with the same subsidizing of Big AG.

Industrial Farms and CAFOs Are the Primary Sources of Water Pollution

In the greater Des Moines area alone, a region that’s home to more than 500,000 people, a water filtration facility that cost more than $4 million was installed in 1991, and it costs $7,000 a day to run. Water prices have risen up to 10 percent a year to cover rising filtration costs, and it still can’t keep up with all the nitrogen flowing into the water, according to environmental journalist Mark Schapiro.3

Now the city is facing a need for another $15 million filtration system or it will be forced to find new groundwater sources. In the meantime, people in the state have been plagued with increased risks of cancer 4 and birth defects,5 likely linked to the nitrogen-contaminated drinking water.



A report released by the Iowa Environmental Council (IEC) summarized the health risks of nitrates in drinking water.20 Researchers reviewed over 100 studies on the health effects of nitrates in drinking water and found multiple studies linked them to birth defects, bladder cancer and thyroid cancer.

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The local issue with Valley Oaks has been temporarily solved in favor of the local citizens.  We'll see if the decision is final.  I'm sure there will be more.  CAFO's don't die easily.  Too much money involved.

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

Art Ozias

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www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 12/9/2018 8:02pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • During the last group of dirt hogs, one person could not be reached in time.  Deer season was approaching and the processor could not wait.  I took it and am enjoying the breakfast sausages and the homemade pon haus/scrapple.  Sure is good for breakfast with our eggs and Debra's sourdough bread.
  • I cured the bacon and it also is very good.  Curing bacon is so easy.
  • Just finished a gallon of homemade kraut.  Again very easy to make.  We sold a bunch of kraut making items.  I hope they are being used.
  • We have some extra kefir grains.  Also, have fed some SCOBY's to our chickens.  Anyone wanting to start making their own KOMBUCHA, let us know and we can save one for you.
  • We have a new house phone and it definitely eliminates crank calls.  If you call, you have to give your name.  No name, and the phone won't even ring.  It's a Motorola.
  • We may have a split half and maybe a half of a beef also available this month.  I have sent out a couple of notices and have not heard back.  As is always the case, we reserve and we notify, BUT if there's no response in a reasonable time we go to the next person wanting to order. We lowered the price per pound to $4 for the remainder of this year.  We only have one beef left.  Next harvest will be next year, probably in May.
  • We are very close to having ground beef ready.  Due to holidays, we will wait until January.

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Ever get headaches??

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The widely-adopted, factory farm, "bigger is better" food system has reached a point where the fundamental weaknesses of it are becoming readily apparent, and foodborne disease and loss of nutrient content are just two of the most obvious side effects.

It's a proven fact that factory farmed and processed foods are far more likely to cause illness than unadulterated, organically-grown foods. This connection should be obvious, but many are still under the mistaken belief that a factory operation equates to better hygiene and quality control, when the exact opposite is actually true.

A pig rolling in mud on a small farm is far "cleaner" in terms of pathogenic bacteria than a factory-raised pig stuck in a tiny crate, covered in feces, being fed an unnatural diet of genetically modified grains and veterinary drugs. https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/09/22/accountant-quits-job-starts-chicken-farm.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20180922Z1&et_cid=DM234567&et_rid=425999118

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The Hog Sh*t Floodwater Of Hurricane Florence Is No Accident

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This is an OZY Special Briefing, an extension of the Presidential Daily Brief. The Special Briefing tells you what you need to know about an important issue, individual or story that is making news. Each one serves up an interesting selection of facts, opinions, images and videos in order to catch you up and vault you ahead.

WHAT TO KNOW

What happened? After 57 people in 16 states were sickened by beef thought to be contaminated with a salmonella strain this week, the Tolleson meat company in Arizona recalled 6.5 million pounds of raw beef. That includes hundreds of products marked with “EST. 267” inside the U.S. Department of Agriculture  inspection mark, and it constitutes the biggest recall in several years. But beef wasn’t the only food to be recalled: In the past week, 89,000 pounds of ham were recalled due to listeria after one person died. And an egg-borne salmonella outbreak grew, with 24 more cases across five states despite last month’s recall of contaminated eggs from Alabama’s Gravel Ridge Farms.

Why does it matter? This year has seen a spike in food recalls, and that could lead to even more regulations aimed at protecting consumers from shoddy factory and food production practices. Tolleson was called out by federal regulators last year for "egregious" and "inhumane" livestock conditions. Last month, the USDA issued draft rules that could see future recalls routinely name not just the food’s manufacturer but also the retailers that might sell the tainted products, in an attempt to better protect the public. This is occasionally done already but isn’t yet common practice.

HOW TO THINK ABOUT IT

The year of food poisoning. There has been a jump in reported tainted food this year, from Goldfish crackers to lettuce. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Experts say it’s at least partially the result of advances in technology that allow the Centers for Disease Control to identify more threats. In some cases, such as with Goldfish, a swift recall prevented any reported illnesses. But there are more culprits to consider, like food chains that include more imports and Americans’ love of pre-chopped fruits and vegetables.

Long-term impact. A recent study from the University of Georgia found that companies feel the pain for years after a recall. Data from beef recalls from 1996 to 2016 showed that cattle prices took a hit for as long as two years after the incident. Not only that, but multiple recalls can add up: In 1998, farmers lost $454 million in revenue after a jump in recalls over the previous two years. So far, it’s too soon to tell how the latest recalls will hit the farming industry’s bottom line. But the study suggests that because such recalls can be so expensive, it’s producers who ought to invest more to prevent them.

International impact. American meat producers are already on shaky ground after President Donald Trump’s tariffs on Chinese products led to retaliatory tariffs on U.S. beef. Beijing had only lifted a 14-year ban on American beef imports due to mad cow disease in June 2017, and farmers were already struggling to gain a foothold in the world’s second-largest beef market (after the U.S.) — but at least the newness of the market for American farmers means these tariffs may not hugely affect their bottom lines. Meanwhile, U.S. pork producers have been hit with high retaliatory tariffs from China and Mexico this year, as well as recalls of 89,096 pounds of ham this month owing to potential listeria contamination and 42,246 pounds of sausage in September that may have been contaminated with plastic.

Safety at home. Unlike E. coli or listeria contamination, it’s not actually against the rules to sell meat contaminated with salmonella. Heating salmonella past 160 degrees Fahrenheit kills the bacteria, so if the meat is cooked it shouldn’t be a problem — a loophole the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has used since the Nixon era to explain the discrepancy, despite protests from public health watchdogs. As it stands, authorities wait for salmonella cases to pop up and then investigate which product may have caused it before asking companies to recall the food voluntarily. That only applies to meat and poultry, though — fish, cereal, produce and other food products are under the jurisdiction of the Food and Drug Administration, which makes recalls mandatory.

 

 

 

 

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STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • According to researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, glyphosate may kill bees by altering the bacterial composition in the bees’ guts, making them more prone to fatal infections

  • Researchers call for improved guidelines for glyphosate use, as current guidelines assume bees are not harmed by glyphosate-based herbicides

  • Roundup reduces beneficial bacteria in the colon of female rats. Regardless of the dose — 0.1 ppb, 400 ppm or 5,000 ppm — the animals’ gut bacteria underwent significant changes

  • Glyphosate’s primary mode of action is that it shuts down amino acid synthesis, followed by inhibition of protein synthesis necessary for plant growth. This also causes the plant to be more susceptible to soil microbes, including pathogens

  • Roundup, dicamba and 2,4-D promote antibiotic resistance by priming pathogens to more readily become resistant to antibiotics; all three herbicides increase antibiotic-resistance of E. coli and salmonella specifically



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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