We can't always get to the farmer's market to buy raw milk and since we don't have problems with dairy I'd like to know what's lesser of two evils Jersey cow milk or Organic whole milk from supermarkets? Also if anyone has mail order or online... (more)
I have tried both coconut milk (decent) and almond milk (did not like at all although I love almonds and almond butter). I really want to add milk (cow) back and would like your opinion on my best store bought (TJ's or Whole foods) option. I... (more)
Get the non-homogenized cream top milk from Trader Joe's. Not sure where you are, but it's readily available in California stores. It comes from Strauss Family Creamery (despite the TJ label), an organic outfit out of Northern California that uses... (more)
So I'm just starting Paleo and we, as a family are converting. I am contemplating on ordering an 1/8 of a cow....what do I need to know. They website as listed all the cuts that come with it...anything else I need to know. Oh, and I'm also... (more)
Legumes include alfalfa and clover. Here is some info from the following link: "Legumes can be a valuable part of a cattle feeding program. In fact, legumes can actually improve animal performance by encouraging intake, by providing greater feed... (more)
I'm about to get my first order of grass-fed beef. I'm getting a split-half. How long does this last most paleo families? Approximately 85lbs of beef. The ranch's website said it lasts some families a year. I'm wondering if I can even get 3 months... (more)
I eat roughly 3-4 lbs of beef/week. With the 3 of you let's say about 8 lbs/wk so maybe 10 weeks. Probably 8 weeks if you have guests over.
I'm constantly trying to work on my little guys diet. He currently drinks more than the 'recommended' daily intake of cows milk for his age (however he's a big guy in the 99th percentile for both height and weight). I am wondering how goats milk... (more)
Does anyone know if the antibiotics usually used to treat non-organic cows are able to pass through the cow's blood-brain barrier? I am interested because if this is the case, one wouldn't need to locate an organic source of cow brain.
The prions from mad cow disease alone ought to dissuade you from eating CAFO cow brain. I really have no faith in the USDA or the factory farms themselves to completely eradicate BSE.
How many edible kcalories are in a whole cow (or similar animal), including organs, marrow, etc? What is the distribution of fat to protein? How does being grass or grain fed affect this?
The calories are irrelevant but there's lots of bio-available protein, healthy saturated fats, an unknown balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and flavor.
Found it neat, thought you guys would enjoy it too. It's at http://solvingnutrition.com/do-you-know-the-real-nutrition-of-beef-in-your-diet/ (more)
I knew most beef muscle meat was roughly equivalent regarding micronutrients, but surprised to find that some of the cuts (according to that) really stand out! Whodathunkit?
Has anyone every come across a grass-fed/finished farm that sells very tender meat? I've ordered quarter cows from a few farms now, and while I've enjoyed a lot of the meat, I find that the steaks and briskets tend to be tough. Part of the issue... (more)
http://news.discovery.com/earth/grass-fed-beef-grain.html This just seems strange to me. The guy says that cows digest grain better than grass???
I heard recently that perhaps current CAFO beef feeding operations that are often blamed for salmonella poisoning, not because cows spread salmonella, but most because cornfed cows spread salmonella. The acidification of their stomachs from all... (more)
If a CAFO animal, like a cow, were to show up at their Cow-doctor, would that cow be diagnosed as sick? I hear that all CAFO cows are obese, so i guess the question is a matter of 'How sick'? What sickness plagues CAFO animals the most? What... (more)
Is grass fed beef realy paleo. I know it is. Lets see it from some other view. Modern beef is highly cultivated so it as that much fat and meat and produces so much milk. In old days animals where more lean and always had to run to be safe from... (more)
My in laws just bought half a cow (corn fed) and is giving me a quarter at no cost. No way am I turning down that much free meat so I have been looking frantically trying to find an answer. If you are trying to keep a 2:1 6/3 ratio, wouldn't I... (more)