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2/20/13 4:37 P

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wow. something to think about.

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8/24/12 1:19 P

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Great tips!

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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8/24/12 10:20 A

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I think what they do with beef if worse. Organic chicken goes on sale and I buy a lot of it and deep freeze it...that's how I get by so I am totally eating organic chicken for the rest of my life. To try to conserve my chicken I don't make chicken my main dish, but I put it as a side dish and make veggies my main dish. Just a tip on how to get out of buying nasty pumped up chicken.

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7/27/12 4:51 P

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Here's another nice little article for you. And make note that it's an old article. This knowledge has been around for a long time but mainstream information neglects to inform us. And, the food situation has only gotten worse since then:
healthycrush.com/food-inc/

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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7/27/12 3:16 P

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Good question Blueyure, as far as I can tell, reading around the web and asking questions I don't see where organic free ranged chicken has been soaked in bleach.

Okay, that said...label can be very confusing. "Free Range" can mean that the poor chickens are still cooped up in crowded conditions with a little door that allows them to go out for a while. There are lots of different ways egg producers get around the regulations. Certainly don't fall for "cage free" as that is a term that is continually abused. "Vegetarian Fed" just means that the chickens aren't fed any slaughter house by-products but they also aren't getting a natural chicken diet which is omnivorous, not vegetarian. It also isn't a guarantee that the chickens were treated humanly or processed in the most healthy way. They might be, but again, labels are confusing. Sometimes you have to call the company and just ask them exactly how they rais their chickens from egg to store.

It's best to look for the term "pasture raised". AND "organic". Most chicken farmers do supplement their flocks with some kind of chicken kibble. You want to make sure it is organic and not made from conventional feed that includes GM corn, soy, wheat and other toxic stuff.

The nicest way to get poultry is if you can go to a farm that you trust and get your eggs and chickens from them. There are also internet sources of excellent chicken. I often stock up with a few whole chickens and bone-in breasts from my co-op (AzureStandard.com). Their prices are quite reasonable and no shipping costs. I don't know where you live so I can't tell you if they deliver in your area. They are growing and expanding their delivery routes all the time so you might want to check.

But no, as far as I know most organic, free range & certainly pastured chickens are not soaked in bleach. It's all the conventional, popular, grocery store products that have all the health problems (recalls, warnings, etc.) I just can't eat that stuff.

I just got into ducks (7 of them so far) and I'm having such a good time with these quackers. I'm sure that it won't be long before I have to butcher some. I'm not looking forward to that as I am just a wannabe farmer at this point. Maybe I'll grow up soon eh?

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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7/27/12 12:34 P

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Hi,
I have a question about chicken. I saw on TV how most chicken you buy is soaked in bleach to kill any bacteria because the companies are to cheap and lazy to air dry them in cold environments. The news caster, I think, said even chicken packaged as free range can be sterilized using this method. I'm trying to make better choices for me and my family but I get really confused by all the different terminology. Does anyone know if I buy organic chicken if there's a possibility it was soaked in bleach?

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7/17/12 7:04 P

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I understand.
I belong to a food co-op and can get good chicken pretty reasonably yet still it's more expensive than the grocery store offerings. I buy 10 pounds (3 to 5 whole chickens) at a time for $35.65 and stretch them out over time using every last little bit of each bird right down to bone broth. Nothing gets thrown away. I think overall the price comes out affordable for me especially when I consider the health/nutritional advantages.

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Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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7/17/12 3:00 P

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no I did not watch the link. I know the stuff that goes on and the stuff that they are fed and the genetic altering that is done to make them big by the time they are only 6 weeks old.
Now do I buy regular store chicken ..... yes. Does it bother me? Yes. Can I do anything about it? Not really. I know of one place that sells farm raised chickens with out the additives. They only sell them at certain times of the year, and I really can't afford them.
So I buy my bi-weekly whole chicken and hope that it doesn't kill us.

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7/16/12 9:14 P

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If people knew what is in typical grocery store chicken they would only buy organic or raise their own poultry. I just got a small flock of ducks and we're having a splash of a time. When it comes time to butcher I...well, I need to toughen up or become a vegetarian! The eggs are fantastic!
Check this out:
www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2
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Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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