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Buy Organic Turkey This Holiday Season?
I would like to argue that turkies, like any sentient being,
have the same right to life that we all have, so don't eat them!
However, since I know that many of you are going to purchase a turkey
anyway this holiday season, what's wrong with purchasing the typical
grocery store turkey? Why should we purchase organic turkey?
First of all, they are usually free range, meaning that they have been
allowed to wander around the barnyard and live a fairly normal life, as
opposed to turkies that are kept in cages, standing in their own
excrement, and getting all kinds of diseases, which necessitate the use
of antibiotic to keep them from getting sick. Then we eat the
meat that has the antibiotics in it and this causes us to become
sensitized to the antibiotics so that when we need to take antibiotics
for a health concern, the bacteria we are trying to kill are resistant
to the antibiotics. So for our own protection, we should avoid
Secondly, many chickens and turkies are corn or soy fed, and this grain
contains pesticides which then get into the meat, and many people are
very sensitive to these chemicals. These pesticides accumulate in
your fat cells and eventually reach the point where your body can no
longer tolerate the load of poisons it is carrying, and you will
develop some kind of serious disease like cancer.
Third, the grains often fed to animals have mycotoxins on the surface
of them, and when the animals ingest the mycotoxins, we then consume
them when we eat the met. Mycotoxins can induce some very
nasty physical problems, from autoimmune diseases to bowel problems to
systemic yeast infections, to impairment in carbohydrate
metabolism. The term Mycotoxin was coined in 1962 when over
100,000 turkies near London, England died and it was found they were
infected with secondary metabolites from Aspergillus Flavus in peanut
meal they were fed (1). All grains have some form of mycotoxins
on the surface of the grain. They can be removed through washing
but how many farmers do you know who wash the grain before they give it
to the animals to eat? How many of you realize that the
wheat that is ground up to make the flour for the bread you buy also
contain mycotoxins? I can only suggest that you buy your own
whole grain, wash and dry it and grind it yourself if you are going to
consume grains. All products that contain grains also contain
Why do all grains contain mycotoxins? Where are grains
stored? In big grain silos that are warm and cause the fungi to
proliferate. Pasta is usually OK to eat because many of the
mycotoxins are washed away in the water the pasta is cooked
in. But anything else that contains grain, if you buy it
off the shelf in the grocery store, it contains mycotoxins of one kind
Fourth, try to support small, sustainable family famrs rather than huge
corporations. You are more likely to do that if you buy
organic. Do some research and find a company you can believe in,
and buy from them. Ask your local health food store or coop to
order one for you.
Unhindered Living is all about getting rid of the obstacles to your
health, happiness peace ande prosperity. Pesticides,
antibiotics and mycotoxins all present obstacles to good health.
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