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Azure Agony
Thursday, August 21, 2008, 6:34pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hi, my apologies if I already have posted this before, don't think I have though  

Over here in little England when I buy eggs I try to ensure that they have been fed foods that will benefit myself, flax for example. It's proving hard to find the right source of supplier now. (the Sainsburys supermarket near where I live no longer gets them)
I don't know for sure but I currently believe that if they are fed on a mixture of wholegrains (wheat etc) then this can affect the consumer - if they are intolerant to wheat / corn etc.
Anyone have any knowledge on this please ?

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I know that what cows eat affects the flavor of the milk and it is possible to have a reaction to grass, etc. from the milk.

I have never heard of someone being affected in the same manner from eggs or meat, but there are so many things we are learning, that it may be possible.

I think however, that the first priority is to feed the animal what is best for it.  I think that if you're doing this, then it would be good for you (according to the BTD or GTD).


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The feed the chicken eats will affect the nutritional makeup of the egg, especially the amount/ratio of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. I avoid 'standard' commercial eggs for that reason and look for high omega-3 eggs.
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Yes, the way an animal is treated is very important re : its feed quality and being free range etc. I'll send an email to my local supermarket to see what's going on.


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I don't know if we would be adversely affected by the lectins in the foods the chickens eat, if we are eating their eggs.  I doubt it, but I do believe that chemicals that the animals are fed and exposed to, will be in the eggs as well.  In a perfect world, we could feed our own chickens and have complete control of all aspects of the food we eat.  Searching out the most natural practices (ideally organic) is a top priority.

And, the food eaten by the hens will certainly reflect in the nutritional value that we are going to get from eating the eggs.  The more we, as consumers, are requesting healthy foods from the stores we shop at, the more the buyers will be motivated to search for local farmers and organic growers.
So, let's speak up!



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Well said. Complacency is the biggest disease in the west, too many people just accept poor foods and don't question things. I mean, you wouldn't stick orange juice in your car and expect it to run.


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AA, do you have any neighbors with chickens? I know this is a long shot, but by asking around you might find a good local source of eggs.

Definitely talk with the manager at the store where you shop. At least here in the States, managers often welcome input from customers--they want to sell what you want to buy!


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Complacency is the biggest disease in the west, too many people just accept poor foods and don't question things.


they simply go for the quickest available super taste!
without knowing the consequences of the additives used in the process......for pure lack of curiosity, and interest of finding out what they stuff their bodies with......until pathology strikes in, and they simply accept it as their genetic 'destiny'!


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I have connected with 4 other households, and we take turns driving out into the nearby countryside once a week to buy fresh eggs, goat milk and some produce from a farmer.  It's a start!
It took me over a year of researching and searching to locate this farmer, and another year to find people who wanted to co-op with me, so I didn't have to drive every week 1 hour round trip.  But my efforts have eventually paid off, and it's so wonderful to get this fresh food.



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Azure Agony
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No, unfortunately I have no neighbours with their own chickens but I think I have just found a supermarket that is nearby that does sell columbus free range eggs. They are fed on flax which is a step in the right direction. They aren't that much more expensive either which is a welcome bonus.

Steve


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I mean, you wouldn't stick orange juice in your car and expect it to run.


Thanks to Dr. D I don't stick orange juice in my body and expect it to run either.  *lol*


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