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Cow Eating GrassWhen discussing the benefits of Beyond Organic Beef and Dairy, Jordan Rubin frequently talks about “CLA”. It is well established that grass fed beef has 3 to 5 times the amount of CLA as commercialized grain fed beef. We can assume that 100% “Green Fed” beef is even better than merely “grass fed” beef which must only have a certain portion of their diet coming from grass. But what is CLA?

I stumbled across a recent article written by Dr. Mercola. He has no financial interest in CLA from beef so it is nice to see a non-biased perspective when it comes to conjugated linoleic acid from beef. He writes:

“If you are steering away from red meat due to the negative press on saturated fats, you may be happy to hear that a very powerful fatty acid primarily found in beef and dairy products has been linked to long-term weight management and health.

This potent nutrient is called conjugated linoleic acid, or CLA, and the best possible sources of CLA are grass-fed beef and raw dairy products that come from grass-fed cattle.”

Get the rest on Mercola.com

I encourage you to study the details as this will help you realize the benefits of the very products you are recommending.

Also, I suggest you subscribe to mercola’s newsletters and read the leading article every day. They are tremendously educational and will expand your nutrition knowledge with sound dietary principles. This not just to increase your knowledge for business sake, but more importantly, that you may reap the health benefits of sound nutrition.

Learning nutrition takes time. But the health rewards are great.

Be blessed.

Yours Truly,

Dr. Michael Haley

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One Reply to “CLA”

  1. Thank you for sharing. Besides the CLA issue, which clearly shows that 100% grass-fed beef is the way to go for you – there are several other things about the health benefits compared to “industrial” beef. Dr. Mercola does talk about it a little, but I think it must be stressed:

    The meat you find at your grocery store comes from “industrial” cows that probably never even see grass. Instead of eating grass (which is what they are supposed to eat from nature to be healthy) they are fed mainly with corn and soy (which is most likely GMO, genetically modified organsims). As a result the cows get VERY sick (as Dr. Mercola explains) and to avoid that they all die the daily food includes antibiotics. On top of this the industry is interested in producing as much meat as quickly, which is why they inject the cows growth hormons. So the meat we eat is loaded with antibiotics and growth hormons (very scary). Besides the antibiotics (from the cows and us humans) end up in the ground and water systems. Now we wonder why more and more antibiotics are ineffective due to resistance.

    I think the article from Dr. Mercola is very comprehensive but for those that are new to nutrition it might be hard to understand the whole dilemma. For those that are interested in learning about the food industry (not only meat), I can recommend the following:

    1. The movie: Food Inc. (there is also a new one called Farmageddon)
    2. The Book: The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
    3. The Book: Real Food – What to eat and why by Nina Planck

    I hope these recommendations are helpful!

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