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This is the official blog of indie author / adventure writer Andy R. Bunch, author of the fantasy book, "Suffering Rancor." As always, I'll post funny or amazing things I find in my travels or from poking around online. This is a great place to kick back and relax a bit. You may note that I’m not too clean or too dirty. For more information on my book, go to Here are links to first two books and

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

BUTTER! Seriously.

Another post from Dr. Mercola. I'd stop repostinng him, but I can't. He's always got something too evocative and interesting to say. and its well backed up.

  • Butter consumption in the US has hit a 40-year high, largely resulting from a shift in consumer preferences away from processed foods
  • Between 1920 and 1960, Americans’ butter consumption declined by over 75 percent, yet heart disease went from a relatively unknown condition to the number one killer
  • Butter, especially raw butter from grass-fed cows, is rich in beneficial nutrients including vitamins, trace minerals, CLA, and beneficial fats
  • Butter produced from CAFO milk is inferior nutritionally as it comes from cows fed almost entirely GE grain, some fattened up with additional sugar from GE sugar beets and cottonseed
  • Buying dairy products from reputable local farmers will allow you to enjoy butter without supporting the inhumane conditions too common at factory farms
You probably want to skim the entire original article if this is a hard pill to swallow. I've not included exhaustive evidence here. My synopsis is this eat butter, not margarine or Monsanto butter.

Nutrients in Butter
*Vitamin A in the most absorbable formLauric acidLecithin (necessary for cholesterol metabolism and nerve health)
Antioxidants*Vitamin EVitamin K2
Wulzen Factor: hormone-like substance known to prevent arthritis and joint stiffness (destroyed by pasteurization)*Fatty acids, especially short- and medium-chain in the perfect omega-3 to omega-6 balance*CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid): anti-cancer agent, muscle builder, and immunity booster
Vitamin DMinerals, including selenium, manganese, chromium, zinc, and copperIodine in a highly absorbable form
CholesterolArachidonic Acid (AA): brain function and healthy cell membranesGlycosphingolipids: fatty acids that protect against GI infections
*The highest amounts of CLA and omega-3 fats come from cows raised on grass pastures. Their butter is also 50 percent higher in vitamins A and E, and 400 percent higher in beta-carotene, giving grass-fed butter its deeper yellow color.

My synopsis is this eat butter, not margarine or Monsanto butter.
Note about the image below, my wife and I fell hard for the "you can understand all the ingredients on the label" advertising tactic and have been on smart balance ever since we stepped back to a modified version of our diet. Ooops. I need to return to my theory, "the more they advertise how healthy they are the less likely they are to be healthy."

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