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Guest Heretic Robin Ray Green, author of “Heal Your Child from the Inside Out"

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Robin Ray Green on the Nutrition Heretic Podcast Acupuncture. You know it works for you, but you’re afraid that those needles could traumatize your child if you try it with them. Pediatric Acupuncturist Robin Ray Green learned in the trenches with her own children how different the acupuncture protocol is for children compared to adults.

In this episode, we talk with Green about her book, Heal Your Child from the Inside Out: The 5 Element Way to Nurturing Healthy, Happy Kids. We’ll cover non-needle techniques, improving digestion including sensitivities and intolerances, and her 5 Element strategy for a happy, balanced life.

Listen to the second half of our talk as we continue our conversation and delve into how we can expand on the 5 element theory and we’ll answer YOUR questions.

Robin Ray Green is a mother of two boys, licensed acupuncturist and herbalist and a leading expert in the field of pediatric acupuncture. She holds a Master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the prestigious Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, California. Robin has over ten years clinical experience helping children with asthma, allergies and eczema heal using Chinese medicine.

An up-and-coming Hay House author, Robin’s book, Heal Your Child from the Inside Out: The 5-Element Way to Nurturing Healthy, Happy Kids, is available now. Her popular kid’s health blog, now at robinraygreen.com, has over 1 million visitors annually.  Robin founded the Center for Advanced Acupuncture Pediatrics, which provides premier pediatric acupuncture training. worldwide.  You can also find Robin on Facebook, in her Facebook group, Heal Your Child Book, her Kids Love Acupuncture Facebook page,

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 Highlights from today's episode:

  • 03:25 ~  What’s the difference between helping children and adults using acupuncture?
  • 06:34 ~ Why kids heal so fast.
  • 11:42 ~ Surprising disorders addressed with acupuncture.
  • 21:55 ~ Reversing gluten and dairy intolerance.
  • 32:31 ~ How do you test for sensitivities?
  • 35:41 ~ Making kids comfortable with needles.
  • 38:32 ~ Different techniques and tools that stimulate acupuncture points.
  • 39:05 ~ The correct pressure needed for effective healing.
  • 41:15 ~ Does acupuncture work independently of dietary changes?
  • 43:13 ~ What rashes may tell you about which organs are out of balance.

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Defending Small Farmers With Peter Kennedy, FTCLDF Attorney

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Peter Kennedy of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund on the Nutrition Heretic Podcast This week, we continue our discussion with Pete Kennedy of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, where he’ll describe the Great Apple Muffin and Oatmeal Cookie Confiscation by authorities in Michigan, several more ways in which our food freedoms are assaulted, and how Peter’s role at the Fund helps real farmers make a living and thoughtful consumers get access to health-promoting foods.

If you missed the first half of this interview with Peter when he described the outrageous cases in which he has to defend small farmers, how the government protects corporate food operations from responsibility and what the FDA thinks about your right to consume healthy food, click over to listen now.

Peter Kennedy is an attorney in Sarasota, Florida and served as President of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund from 2008-2016. He has represented or assisted in the representation of dairy farmers facing possible state enforcement action in Florida, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. He has helped farmers get started in the business of distributing raw milk and raw milk products in many other states. He is currently working with others to challenge the federal ban on the interstate shipment of raw milk for human consumption.

Highlights from today's episode:

2:13 ~ The danger behind 18 Oatmeal Cookies and 17 Apple Muffins

07:49 ~ Bogus claims about real food

11:00 ~ Accountability for large processors

21:21 ~ Number of farms driven out of business by the government

22:20 ~ The difference in safety between imported and local food.

14:58 ~ Success stories in favor of real food

27:18 ~ Why you should become a member of the Farm-To-Consumer Legal Defense Fund

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Guest Heretic Peter Kennedy of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund

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Peter Kennedy of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund on the Nutrition Heretic Podcast In the US, we’ve been led to believe that our Constitution protects our freedoms. But if you’ve ever been seriously ill and relied on certain foods like raw milk or organic, non-GMO foods for your recovery, you’ve quickly found out that the government doesn’t have your back and in fact is working overtime to outlaw these very foods. That’s why our Guest Heretic Peter Kennedy, an attorney for the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, has dedicated his work to protecting both family farms and consumers who want to consume the life-affirming foods they provide.

Listen in as Peter describes the outrageous cases in which he has to defend small farmers, how the government protects corporate food operations from responsibility, and what the FDA thinks about your right to consume healthy food.

Hear the conclusion of Peter's interview when we find out what makes muffins so dangerous to the US government, more secrets about food freedoms, and Peter’s role working with Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund.

Peter Kennedy is an attorney in Sarasota, Florida and served as President of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund from 2008-2016. He has represented or assisted in the representation of dairy farmers facing possible state enforcement action in Florida, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. He has helped farmers get started in the business of distributing raw milk and raw milk products in many other states. He is currently working with others to challenge the federal ban on the interstate shipment of raw milk for human consumption.

Highlights from today's episode:

05:32 ~ Why didn’t the founding fathers protect food?

19:29 ~ What happens when the FDA raids a farm?

26:59 ~ What the FDA says about citizens’ rights to consume foods.

28:30 ~ How the FDA violates congressional statutes.

34:07 ~ The problem with studies.

38:19 ~ How the dairy and pharmascuetical industries are on the same team.

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Healthy Dairy, Healthier Planet; The Many Benefits of 100% Pastured Dairy Phyllis van Amburgh

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Dharma Lea Farm on the Nutrition Heretic podcast Are dairy cows destroying the planet? Should milk cartons carry a skull and cross-bones on them? Our healthy ancestors would’ve laughed at our modern theories about dairy. Today’s guest heretic is Phyllis van Amburgh of Dharma Lea Farm in New York State. As a member of the Savory Global Network of farms, she knows that raising cows 100% on grass is not only possible, but can benefit the earth and us by regenerating grasslands and producing milk that is far superior to the crap on supermarket shelves.

In this episode, you’ll also learn the differences between A1 and A2 milk and which one is least likely to elicit an allergic reaction, how to plan your grass farming routine around the seasons and the new genetically engineered grass that is threatening dairy farms.

 

 Highlights from today's episode:

10:09 ~ 4 Ways Dharma Lea Farm is different from what people usually think of as a dairy farm.

21:30 ~ What makes grass-fed cows produce better quality milk?

31:05 ~ The real reason cows are brought into the barn at night - it's not what you think!

34:20 ~ Do you know the difference between A1 and A2 milk, and what it could mean for you?

39:49 ~ Why will the Savory Network's holistic management system allow us as a species to keep growing?

44:48 ~ What are the similarities between Korean Natural Farming and the Savory Institute model?

47:16 ~ Can antibiotics affect organic certification?

56:00 ~ What "pasture raised" really means.

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Modern Eating Disorders Part Three: Beware the Evil Grains... Really?

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In the previous installation of Modern Eating Disorders, we looked at how some people have become obsessed with the idea of clean food. Clean food being defined as any food that doesn’t come from an animal.

On the opposite side of the spectrum, many people are equally passionate about banning all grains as well as most dairy from the human diet. Enter the paleo diet.

Simply put, the paleo diet is characterized by striving to recreate the diet of our prehistoric ancestors. Meats (including fish and seafood), eggs, mostly non-starchy vegetables (depending on who you ask), nuts, seeds and berries are the stars of this menu. But grains are out and while some will permit goat milk products, cow’s milk is completely out.

In my experience, most people moving toward the paleo diet are 1) former vegans who failed miserably and became exceedingly allergic to grains as a result of relying too heavily on them or 2) fitness enthusiasts, who find that leaning towards more whole protein to the exclusion of grains and dairy have a positive effect on their results. The latter, unfortunately, often confuses this diet with conventional weight loss schemes and end up endorsing ultra-low fat versions of meat and eggs as they would never be found in nature.

While I do believe that the paleo diet has many virtues for health (I had to dive into a version of it, while recovering from illness — although at the time it didn’t have a name), for many adherents it unfortunately has taken on cult status. Paleo advocates rarely say “I don’t tolerate grains or milk.” They say “Everybody should avoid grains! We were never designed to eat them! People shouldn’t drink milk after weaning.”

The milk bias is clearly a holdover from the vegan agenda — a misunderstanding of the role of milk in the human diet as well as in the diet of other animals. Unbeknownst to most people, many mammals enjoy drinking the milk of other animals. Just ask any milk farmer and they will tell you that everybody tries to get in the barn during milking time.

As for grains, most people miss the importance that grains have played in the evolution of man. When woman (most likely) began planting and harvesting grain, it served as a form of sustaining energy from other sources (namely meat and fat) as well as a way of having something on hand to eat through months were other foods were scarce. What has changed is the way in which we eat grains today. First and foremost, in the modern era, grains bear very little resemblance to their forebears. With seed companies selectively breeding grains to influence certain traits, and hundreds of pesticides being sprayed on crops, it’s no wonder that our bodies have come to view grains as an enemy! For example, the return to ancient grains such as spelt, kamut and einkorn has been quite an eye-opener for many people who believed they were gluten intolerant (gluten being the main protein in wheat, rye, and barley). While spelt, kamut and einkorn also contain gluten, many “gluten intolerant” people are able to digest them without any ill effects.

Similarly, many people switching from conventionally produced puss and blood filled ultra-pasteurized milk available on most supermarket shelves to raw cow’s milk have found that all the health problems they associated with dairy completely disappeared.

Another change we have seen with grains over the past several decades is the way in which we prepare them. It is little secret that heavily refined, enriched white flour can wreak havoc on our bodies, but the sudden switch to whole grains is not necessarily the answer.

When I began doing research on grain cooking, I began collecting old cookbooks because they are the least influenced by popular dogma. What I found was quite curious. Old cookbooks, even those going back to the time of the American Revolution, used white flour! But in a few books where whole grains were used, they were soaked overnight before cooking.

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Indeed, after talking to many people in the 70 and older age group about their digestive problems and making the suggestion to soak their grains. They often reply “You mean like in the old days?”

Now, I’m not saying all this so much in defense of grains, but because of the imbalances that can be caused by avoiding grains. Many people following the paleo diet begin to eat copious amounts of nuts and seeds as well as thyroid suppressing green vegetables like kale, cauliflower, cabbage and broccoli. Cauliflower, kale, nuts and seeds appear in very many recipes meant to replace some bread product. Nuts are also used as a replacement for dairy products. Eating so much of these foods over several months is likely to backfire on those doing it for health reasons.

The bottom line here is that by trying to break out of the box of political correctness, many are finding themselves right back in the same box all over again. Vilifying grains and dairy sets up a scenario where we fall prone to throwing all common sense out the window. Remember that just because something doesn’t work for you now, it does not mean that it does not work for others. If grains and dairy were so bad for humans, then we would not have survived the past 10,000 years. Consuming such incompatible foods would create too many birth defects and diseases within just 2-3 generations for the species to survive.

So why don’t we try to gain a little perspective and not look at the food of our ancestors as bad and harmful, but strive to recreate the ideal conditions that enabled them to thrive on these foods? We have so much awesome technology available at this point in our development. Let’s use it to fuel enjoyment of food, not fear of it.


About Adrienne Hew

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Adrienne Hew is a Certified Nutritionist and the Nutrition Heretic Podcast Host, but is best known online as an author of the Amazon Top 100 Bestseller 50 Ways to Eat Cock: Healthy Chicken Recipes with Balls! Receiving a certificate in Chinese dietetics in 2002 and her degree as a Certified Nutritionist in 2004, she has helped many clients and workshop attendees to decode their own health dilemmas by understanding the inconsistencies in conventional nutritional dogma. She currently resides in Hawaii with her husband and two children.