Omega 3 for Ideal Weight and Mood

Only meat and dairy from beef and game animals that are 100% grass-fed and grass finished contain proper amounts of Omega 3 fatty acids for optimal brain balance, thermogenic (heat raising) effect, lean muscle growth and repair, and reduction of inflammation throughout the body.

In fact, the concentration of Omega 3’s in ruminant (grass-fed) animals rivals that of wild salmon.  While it is best to eat meat raw for maximum health benefits, lightly cooked meat is still a very healthy food provided the animal has been fed properly and raised without antibiotics or hormones.

The majority of meat in grocery stores is factory farmed which means it comes from animals that have been grain-fed or grain finished, raised in unsanitary conditions and given pharmaceutical drugs.  In addition to other issues, these products contain an unbalanced Omega 3 to  Omega 6 ratio, resulting in an unhealthful product.

Even beef and other red meat labeled “grass-fed” are generally grain-finished meaning the animal was fed grain or corn during the last few months in order to fatten it up.

To ensure that your meat and dairy products are 100% grass-fed, organic and raised with loving care I recommend getting to know the farmers and understand their practices before buying any of these products for your home.  For superior meat and dairy products which I use in my own home, please check out U.S. Wellness Meats.


After Soccer Snack

Salmon With Nama Shoyu
Raw Wild Salmon with Nama Shoyu

My 7 year old son, Blaze really enjoys playing soccer and other high energy sports and activities.  He is also quite fond of eating fun food including sweets.

I like to encourage my kids to be active, healthy and enjoy life to the fullest. At the farmers market today, I bought Blaze a small German chocolate cake made by a baker who uses real ingredients in his products.  Blaze  got to enjoy the cake after soccer practice, and after he had eaten something with plenty of good raw fat and protein.

Tonight, Blaze chose fatty raw wild salmon with raw fermented soy sauce.  I know that the raw fat in the wild salmon will help to neutralize and eliminate the cooked fat and sugars in the cake; while the protein helps heal and rebuild his muscles.  The pleasure he experienced while enjoying both foods keeps him happy, focused and ready for what’s next.

Guilt-Free Eating

If the pork chop with grease and gravy over rice or the double chocolate mousse cake feels satisfying to you, please enjoy it without guilt.  Guilt is nothing but an unnecessary emotion which causes mental pain.

Let the guilt go and enjoy what you like.  One way to improve health is to feel better about yourself.

You can make slight changes toward improved health by incorporating all or any of the following:

–  whenever possible, eat a meal which includes plenty of uncooked fat and raw or lightly cooked grass-fed meat or raw fish.

– making or purchasing fresh organic veggie juice (no fruit or carrots – make the base celery or tomato) whenever possible.

– buying raw milk from grass-fed cows which are free of hormones and antibiotics; and having that as your drink whenever you feel like having something cold and satisfying.

If I were to eat a meal with cooked meat and/or fats, I would add something fermented to aid my digestion.  I think pickled ginger would compliment this meal well.

You don’t have to make any big commitment to health.  Just make small comfortable changes, and see where they take you.

The Dinner Table

This is a photo of our Sunday night dinner.  It consists of fresh wild salmon with brown seaweed and ginger, a fresh seasonal fruit salad and fresh strawberries – all from our local Farmers Market!

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We eat the fattiest cuts of salmon we can find because we love the high concentration of Omega 3’s for brain and body balance.  We also add cold pressed sesame oil and sprouted sesame seeds to the seaweed for added taste, fat and nutrients.  Seaweed is great for hair and overall bodily support.  The ginger is fermented and adds great flavor – it is also a wonderful digestive aid.   I also added a tall glass of whole raw milk from grass-fed cows for even more good fats, nutrients, and friendly bacteria for seamless digestion and assimilation of everything.

The fruit is the sweet part of the meal.  It is pesticide free and grown without the use of chemical fertilizers.  It is all local and in season for optimal taste and nutritional value!