As the year ends, I want to conclude Lifesaver on a note of the utmost importance. If you can do one thing to help ensure a long and healthy life for your kids and grandkids, e-mail them this vital Lifesaver and associated link.
Over the course of the year, I have worked hard to convince you not to patronize the big-box commercial supermarkets. Debbie and I do not go into these establishments for any reason. We do not eat confinement-raised beef, poultry, or pork, and we stick to organic and pasture-raised meat in all instances. Most of the antibiotics produced in America are given to cattle that have been raised in confinement on corn. If you and your family members have not yet seen Food, Inc., I implore you to make seeing it a New Year’s resolution. Trust me, you will never again eat commercially raised chicken. And you will understand the fraud of food industry labeling.
As you will see in Food, Inc. the words “free-range” are not worth the paper they’re written on. Chickens raised indoors in the dark, whether unconfined in the barn or not, are not really “free-range” even if there is the mandatory open window or door. Chickens will not head out to the pasture on their own. The absolute master of free-range farming, Joel Salatin, makes this clear.
Why are hospitals the biggest buildings in town? Does nearly everyone have a broken arm or some life-threatening disease? Of course not. Most folk are in ill health because of what they eat. We all are the direct product of what we eat—period. When Debbie and I were in Paris recently, we were amazed at how the Parisians looked compared to the average American. Apart from being tastefully dressed (no Reeboks or Levis in sight), Parisians seem to be about half the weight of the average American. What an enormous difference. The French do not eat the processed, packaged slop that Americans chow down on. Pasture-raised food is a tradition with the French. Our trip to Burgundy was eye-opening. (Please get yourself to Burgundy. You will thank me for the rest of your life.) Do you know about Burgundy’s famous white Charolais beef or France’s prestigious Bresse poultry? No Food, Inc. scene here.
To drive the nail into the coffin of the big-box, confinement-raised horror-thon, click here.
But I bring you New Year’s hope. Click the Lifesaver health links on the bottom right corner of my home page, and check out what each of the links offers for you and your family. But most of all, be certain to hit Eat Wild and U.S. Wellness. Jo Robinson of Eat Wild is a go-to source when it comes to healthy food. I enjoyed and benefited from a phone discussion I had with Jo and rank her right up there with the immortal Joel Salatin, Mary Enig, and Sally Fallon when it comes to keeping you and Dick Young on the proper course for healthy food choices. And Debbie and I have done a lot of business with U.S. Wellness and can heartily recommend this fine organization to you.
So get yourself out of the game of packaged and processed food in 2011 and on to a life-enhancing diet of healthy, pasture-raised food. Read up on Charolais beef and Bresse chicken, and I think the words “real food” will take on a whole new meaning for you this joyous holiday season. My best wishes to you all for a great start to the New Year. I will be working hard to help keep you on a sustainable course to good health and financial and personal security. Return often in 2011 to the unique and compelling intelligence prepared for you daily at Richardcyoung.com.
Merry Christmas and warm regards,