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  1. Gary Hyman (Social Media for Entrepreneurs)
    May 20, 2013

    Great post and very timely. We're in the process of trying to find out how to get our milk as close as possible to the cow, and avoid purchasing the pasterized stuff. Thanks for sharing your wealth of information with us.

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    • Pat Moon
      May 20, 2013

      Gary, I wish you luck on finding a good source for fresh milk. It is getting harder and harder to do that because of regulations. I enjoy sharing.

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  2. Trish Jones
    May 20, 2013

    Great educational post Pat! 

    Would never go back to margarine. Bit by bit, been encouraging my family to switch to proper butter.

    And as for fake vitamins, I wholeheartedly agree with you here. They can mimick what the body needs, but because they are just that, mimicks, not for long and it's the complications they create too. In order to live, we have to feed on LIVING food. 

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    • Pat Moon
      May 20, 2013

      Trish, it is worth switching to butter, of course, in moderation. Also vitamins need to have a living food source. Thanks for reading.

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  3. Kathy Robinson
    May 20, 2013

    Hi Pat,

    I just love 'real' milk, not what we buy in shops. Can't seem to get it these days, everyone is too afraid of being sued. I've never had to milk a cow but hubby had one on the farm when he was a child. They used to make their own butter too. The cow was long gone when we met.

    Kathy

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    • Pat Moon
      May 20, 2013

      Kathy,

      I often wish we could all be living on small farms and ranches in neighborhoods where we could just share one another’s resources and have all the fresh, wholesome food we could eat. Your hubby probably has some good stories to share.

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  4. Delia @ Blog Formatting
    May 19, 2013

    Thanks so much for bringing awareness! Eating real butter in moderation is better than margarine for sure! Love your articles, please continue to share these great tips!

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    • Pat Moon
      May 19, 2013

      Delia, yes, real food is the only way to go.

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  5. denny hagel
    May 17, 2013

    Wow! Incredible information here Pat! So grateful to have you out there giving us the 'real truth' to help us live our healthiest lives! Thanks! (changing to butter!)

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    • Pat Moon
      May 17, 2013

      Good decision, Denny, to change to butter. No need to clog those arteries with plastic like stuff.

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  6. Robin
    May 17, 2013

    Super information!  I've always been very leery of synthetic vitamins and stuff like that.  I prefer to get my vitamins from natural sources rather than some man-made chemical things. 

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    • Pat Moon
      May 17, 2013

      Robin, you are smart to be leery of synthetic vitamins. They are just not campatible with the human body and are like a foreign object to get rid of.

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  7. Yetunde
    May 17, 2013

    Thank you for sharing this article. We learne everyday. A lof of the foods we have available are really synthetic.

    We need to be conscious of what we put into our bodies.

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    • Pat Moon
      May 17, 2013

      Yetunde, 

      Yes, it is a constant learning process to know what we need to put into our bodies and what we need to avoid.

      Thanks for your visit.

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  8. Marvia
    May 17, 2013

    Pat

    I love your stories about growing up in New Mexico and the butter.  I love butter – makes stuff taste delicious.  I used to live in El Paso, and I enjoyed visiting Santa Fe and Albuquerque.  It's beautiful county out there and  wide open space.  Thanks for sharing the information about vitamins – a lot of that stuff I didn't know.  I am on a 30 day body challenge and had to give up one bad nutritional habit.  I gave up refined sugar.  It's only day 3 and it's tough, but I know my body will thank me later.  Thanks for this post. Very informative!

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    • Pat Moon
      May 17, 2013

      Marvia, good for you in your commentment to give up refined sugar. It is tough to do but, yes, your body will thank you. I have found that the way I can be successful in giving up unhealthy food is to replace it with healthy food that I enjoy. When your body has the nutrition it needs to function properly, the cravings for unhealthy foods are much less.

      New Mexico is a beautiful state, not all desert like some people believe.

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      • Marvia
        May 20, 2013

        Thanks Pat, you are so right about replacing bad habits with good ones.  I see a lot of apples in my future.  Hopefully peaches will be good this season – I Hope.

        😉

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      • Pat Moon
        May 20, 2013

        Marvia, I love fresh tree-ripened peaches but they are often very difficult to find. I love summer because it is easier to get fresh fruits and veggies.

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  9. Daniele Holmberg
    May 16, 2013

    I absolutely loved y our childhood story of your milk cow and how your mom made butter! That was really cool to read:) Thank you for sharing!! 

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    • Pat Moon
      May 16, 2013

      Daniele, I’m so glad you enjoyed my milk cow and butter stories. It was fun to share.

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  10. Carele Belanger
    May 16, 2013

    Hum very interesting Pat. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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    • Pat Moon
      May 16, 2013

      Carele, appreciate your visit.

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  11. Susan Deborah Schiller
    May 15, 2013

    Just yesterday I was saying I'd like to have a milk cow! I love whole, natural foods… getting eggs, honey, and milk from local farmers instead of a grocery store.

    I am looking for a good vitamin supplement, and this article is timely for me – I will check out your link!

    Thanks, Pat 🙂

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    • Pat Moon
      May 15, 2013

      Susan, a milk cow is a lot of work and responsibility but the outcome is good. I envy you that you have a good source for local eggs, honey, and milk.. that is great. Let me know if you have any questions about our supplements.. we have used them since 1985.

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  12. Jeanne Costello
    May 15, 2013

    Pat it's a pleasure to meet you. I am a distributor for YL Oils too, just signed up again after years. Thanks for very good info…really appreciate it. 

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    • Pat Moon
      May 15, 2013

      Jeanne, welcome new friend. Looking forward to more connections.

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  13. Jessica Stone
    May 15, 2013

    Pat – I'm so glad you wrote about this!  It was only raw goat's milk (not even cow) that my twins wouldn't react to when they were infants – every formula on the market caused rashes, colic, vomitting, etc.  You name it, we dealt with it!  I was so glad to know the health benefits of raw milk and the extra goodies I added to it for them to benefit the most from homemade, raw formula.  Also, I agree about the vitamins.  My mom once spoke with a gentleman responsible for hauling portible toilets – he said he's seen undigested vitamins, even with logos still on them!  WOW.  That tells you that is a waste of money and you are getting ZERO benefit from those!  

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    • Pat Moon
      May 15, 2013

      Jessica, it sounds like you have traveled quite a path in getting proper nutrition to your twins. That is an interesting story about the gentleman who told about the undigested vitamins. Our bodies are just not designed to digest foreign objects. Occasionally even good quality supplements will go those a person’s system undigested because their digestive tract is so messed up it can’t even assimulate good nutrients.

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    • Pat Moon
      May 15, 2013

      Hi Jessica, it sounds like you had quite an experience making sure your twins received proper nurrishment. I’m glad you found the answer but it is too bad you had to go through so much to get there. I am not surprised to hear the gentleman’s story about undigested vitamins. This happens more than we realize. Sometimes it is simply that our bodies are not designed to break down foreign objects. Other times it is because many people have digestive issues and simply cannot digest nutrients properly even when they are from a whole food source.

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  14. Carolyn Hughes
    May 15, 2013

    You are a mine of interesting information Pat! It never occurred to me that vitamins could be imitation and although I do try to ensure that our whole family get the vitamins they need from food, I do use supplements occasionally. This has really made me think I need to read the labels mure more closely.

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    • Pat Moon
      May 15, 2013

      Carolyn, it is absolutely amazing how much imitation food is on the grocery shelves. The nutrients are pretty processed out of many foods. It’s sad.

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  15. Meryl Hershey Beck
    May 14, 2013

    Pat, you really know how to paint a picture with your words. Thanks for the great informatoin. 

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    • Pat Moon
      May 15, 2013

      Meryl, thanks for your compliment.

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  16. Christy Garrett
    May 14, 2013

    This is great information on butter and the imposters.  I usually use margrine which gets a bad name as well. Every diet needs a bit of fat but in moderation.  

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    • Pat Moon
      May 15, 2013

      Christy, you need to switch to butter. Margarine can clog your arterties. We need healthy fats.

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    • Pat Moon
      May 15, 2013

      Christy, it would be good for you to switch to butter because margarine can contribute to clogged arterties.

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  17. Susan Hinds
    May 14, 2013

    Thank you Mary, there is so much deception around food and vitamins.  People need to be more vigilant and know what they are eating.  I love the difference that proper nutrition has made in my body so I am glad that you are getting the word out to people.

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    • Pat Moon
      May 15, 2013

      Susan, that is so true, we need to be more vigilant and informed about whether our nutrition is real or fake.

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    • Pat Moon
      May 15, 2013

      Susan, you are right. We need to be vigilant and be informed about the nutrition we put in our bodies.

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  18. Carla J Gardiner
    May 14, 2013

    I am so glad you wrote about this "hydrogenated oil" subject, Pat. So many people think margarine is healthier than butter, nonsense. I went to research the details of this "oil" and look what I found: "The molecules in this new product are now closer to cellulose or plastic than to oil. In fact hydrogenated oil is only one molecule away from being plastic".Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/024694_oil_food_oils.html#ixzz2TJHpMXZk

    I think our grandparents lived healthier lives eating real butter because they used raw foods, ate moderately and ate to live instead of living to eat. Love your articles, keep them coming.

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    • Pat Moon
      May 15, 2013

      Carla, thanks for your input and support of butter. We went to butter many years ago after finding out we had been dooped about margarine. The same thing is true for eggs and beef. Of course, what would you expect from a healthy ranch girl?

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  19. Alexandra McAllister
    May 14, 2013

    Excellent post and information, Pat. Yes, I was amazed when I found out about the new labeling law! Imagine how many people think they are buying something good when in reality it is not. One must learn to read the labels. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

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    • Pat Moon
      May 14, 2013

      Alexandra, I appreciate you taking the time to read my blogs even though you already are very well informed about nutrition.

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  20. Rob
    May 14, 2013

    Growing up on a ranch sounds like allot of fun!!

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    • Pat Moon
      May 14, 2013

      Rob, the funny thing is that I didn’t appreciate it while it was happening but fortunately my parents stayed on the ranch until my Dad passed away in 2001 so we were able to visit and expose our children to ranch life. Now our oldest son has taken up that lifestyle and 4 of our grandchildren are getting to experience the ranch life.

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  21. Mary Miner
    May 14, 2013

    Great title and great article. Enjoyed your opinion.

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    • Pat Moon
      May 14, 2013

      Hi Mary, thanks. Loved sharing.

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