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The Case Against Flouride with Dr. Paul Connett Podcast ONL076

Paul Connett.jpg Chemist Paul Connett, PhD, spoke with us compellingly last month about the case against mandatory flouridation of tapwater as practiced in most American municipalities. He is author of The Case Against Flouride: How Hazardous Wasted Ended Up in Our Drinking Water and the Bad Science and Powerful Politics That Keep it There with co-authors James Beck, MD, PhD and H. S. Micklem, DPhil. They lay out a well documented argument against this ineffective and harmful experimental mass medication of the water system without consent of the users and with no control of dosage.

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Living in the Land of Milk and Honey Podcast ONL075

IMG_1482.JPGRashel and Andrew Harris are a young homesteading couple in Texas expecting their first baby in June. Rashel discovered the Weston A. Price Foundation and nutrient-dense food after buying a copy of Nourishing Traditions. After a period of seeking out nutritious food from local farmers throughout Texas, they decided to start producing their own closer to home on their 66 acres. They are eating great now, becoming self-sufficient, and loving their new lifestyle. Jon and I really enjoyed talking with them and hearing about their journey.

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Georgia Organics Conference 2011 and Gearing up for Spring (ONL074 Podcast Show)

201103152151.jpgIn this show, Cathy recaps her weekend at the Georgia Organics conference in Savannah, paid for by Georgia Organics as part of the Farmer-to-Farmer Mentoring program. Jon and Cathy discuss heritage breed rabbits, biodynamic farming, their new rabbit barn, clicker training their English Shepherd dog, and building housing for a future intern and apprentice.

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Pets Need a Natural Life, Too! (Podcast ONL073)

KimJeannie.jpg Dr. Kim Bloomer and Dr. Jeannie Thomason, veterinary naturopaths and co-hosts of the popular Podcast, Animal Talk Naturally, spent an hour talking with Jon and me about their journey in promoting naturally health care for pets. Just as humans thrive on a holistic approach to health care and eating traditional, real foods, pets thrive on a species specific diet and a holistic approach to wellness over treating of symptoms. Their passion for healthy, whole animals is reflected in our conversation as well as in the work they do for holistic health through a variety of venues. Our interview can be downloaded from the link below or on iTunes, Zune, Tivo, or Stitcher.

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Cooking Tender Grassfed Meat (Podcast ONL072) and a GIVEAWAY!

High-TenderGrassfedTGM low crop.jpg Today’s show is an interview with Stanley A. Fishman, author of Tender Grassfed Meat: Traditional Ways to Cook Healthy Meat. Stanley shares his remarkable story of healing with traditional foods and how a lawyer became a researcher and cookbook writer. We share some updates from the farm as well. You can download the show from iTunes, Zune, Tivo or Sticher, or listen at your computer from the link below.

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Saving an American Heritage Breed

Cassanova poseJPG.JPGIt may seem counter intuitive, but the best way to save a heritage breed is to consume it. This week Broad River Pastures Rabbitry had its beginning with the purchase of Cassanova and Francesca, critically endangered Silver Fox rabbits.

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ONL071 Selina DeLangre Naturally Knows about Real Food

Selina DeLangre, CEO of Selina Naturally spoke to us at length recently about her personal story that led to her lifelong passion to discover “healthy new products that not only improve wellbeing, but enhance the quality of life.” She spent some time sharing information and background on many of the “products to inspire ultimate wellbeing” featured in her current Selina Naturally line. At the end of this blog look for a coupon code to get free shipping from Selina Naturally, exclusive to Our Natural Life readers, from December 6-20, 2010. Happy shopping!selina-at-home.jpg

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ONL070 Neal Foley, Rennaisance Man

Foley.jpg Neal Foley is a master of many skills. Although he once dreamed of veterinary school, an apprenticeship at a raw milk dairy inspired him to look at agriculture. He is now an accomplished chef, entrepreneur, media host, blogger, videographer, educator, butcher, food photographer, homesteader, and “accidental agrarian”. He has influenced and inspired me through his various social networks and is always ready to give a word of encouragement when needed. We recently had an extensive conversation about his journey, farming, raising Silver Fox Rabbits, and English Shepherds.

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ONL069 Stop the Frankenfish Nightmare!

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Jeffrey M. Smith, expert on Genetically Modified Organisms and author of Genetic Roulette and Seeds of Deception spoke to us recently about his campaign to ban the release of genetically engineered fish into our food system. This is a campaign we endorse 100%, as genetically engineered food is NOT real food and is NOT traditional food. The human body has not evolved to recognize these substances as food. My fear is that if the salmon approved and is not labeled, I will have to give up the eating of salmon forever. I love salmon and believe that I get a lot of benefit from it, so this would be a great loss for my diet and health. However, the GE salmon contains unbridled growth hormones that are released in the fish for unusually extended periods.

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ONL068 Dreaming of Animals

Dreaming of Animals Book Jacket.jpg How often do you dream of animals? What do they mean? How do animals impact your life on a conscious or unconscious level? These are some of the issues explored by Valerie Harms in her Eco-psychology book entitled, Dreaming of Animals: Dialogue between Self and World. Jon and I chatted with her about our concerns with animals’ loss of terrain, the importance of diversity, relevant current events, and differences between small family farms and factory farms. The interview can be played on the link below or downloaded from iTunes, Zune, Stitcher, or Tivo.

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