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Health and Nutrition Blog Posts

December 3, 2021
Eggnog is an old fashioned drink, a very old fashioned drink. It was originally used as a health tonic, but was transformed into a fancy holiday drink a few hundred years ago. Buying eggnog from a store can be tricky due to questionable ingredients or processes. Luckily, it's quick and easy to make at home with healthy farm-direct ingredients!
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November 12, 2021
Ever struggle with dry, brittle, damaged hair? I sure do! I love my body and use nutrient dense foods to maintain and nourish myself on the inside. Well, why not do the same for my hair? Making and using natural DIY food-based hair masks is super easy and provides deep conditioning for your hair. Here are 3 hair mask recipes that I’ve tried myself with excellent results.
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November 5, 2021
So much care and attention goes into every little detail of our farming practices. Our goal is to provide you with the most natural, most nutritious, and most delicious food. Although we have full control on the farm, once an animal goes to the processor, it’s out of our hands. We don’t want an “ok” or “good” processor. We want an “awesome” processor, one that holds the highest standards, just like we do on the farm. We had given up hope and were working with the best options available. Then… something miraculous happened...
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October 29, 2021
There’s just something about bacon. I mean, I don’t know many people who eat pork and don’t love bacon. It’s meaty and savory. It’s salty and sweet. It packs a ton of umami (a Japanese word that loosely translates to “deliciousness”). But, here’s the problem with bacon - the often awful ingredients! Thankfully, Miller’s has a solution for you, and it’s called Naked Bacon!
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October 22, 2021
I was misinformed. At some point, I read that raw milk contains lactase. As it turns out, this is not true! It is true that raw milk contains many live enzymes that are inactivated during pasteurization. But, what about lactase? I’ve heard many anecdotal stories from people who are lactose intolerant... but can handle raw milk. If raw milk doesn’t contain lactase, then why is that?
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October 8, 2021
There are days of astonishment, when we get something back from the processor and we’re surprised to see an ingredient like “spice extractive” or “organic herbs” on the label. What does that mean!? Most of the time, our processors are awesome and simply let us know. Then, we update the product on the website with accurate info. But once in a while, we are sorely disappointed. Sometimes we get the answer, “It’s proprietary.”
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October 1, 2021
Miller’s often gets the question, “Do you offer fresh meat?”. This is because there are myths out there that fresh meat is better than frozen meat. One big concern is that frozen meat is less nutritious than fresh meat. Let me dispel this myth for you. There’s a lot of info out about frozen meat. They all seem to agree that, when stored properly, frozen meat has the same nutrition as fresh meat.
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September 3, 2021
Leaky gut is a condition where the intestinal lining becomes inflamed and damaged. This allows toxins and bacteria to leak through the walls of the intestines into the bloodstream. In your leaky gut research, you’ll likely find lots of discussion around bone broth. Why? The answer is collagen! Collagen comes from the Greek word “kólla,” which means glue. This is why the gelatin in bone broth is excellent for sealing and healing your gut.
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July 23, 2021
When I wake up in the morning. I’m thirsty... but not hungry. What’s up with that? Does this happen to you, too? There’s a good chance it does, since nearly a quarter of Americans skip breakfast! I almost always follow the “listen to your body” rule. But, not being hungry and therefore not eating breakfast is a little different.
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June 11, 2021
Milk is sadly one of the most common food allergies in the US. It’s estimated that about 2.5% of children under 3 and 1-2% of adults are allergic to milk. Wow! Humans have been consuming milk for 6,000 years. Yet, the surge in milk allergies didn’t start until the past few decades. What’s going on? In my opinion, the problem is not simply “milk”... because all milk is not created equal. I’ve said it before, it’s the HOW not the COW.
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June 4, 2021
I often get questions about the quality of the meat. Ding ding ding. This is a sure sign that the quality of meat sold in America is, in general, questionable. Oh how I wish it weren’t so! Let’s see if I can lend a hand and help you easily know you’re getting the best pastured meat. Here are 5 important things to look out for.
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April 2, 2021
Everyone’s gut is different. And, I’m not talking about what we can see. Rather, I’m talking about what we can’t see - the hundred trillion microorganisms that make our digestion (and more) happen. For reasons 100% proven but not 100% understood (as is too common in nature), the strains of bacteria in yogurt increase your body’s ability to digest complex carbohydrates!
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March 14, 2021
Although the United States is considered one of the wealthiest and most powerful countries, it’s certainly not the most healthy. As Wendell Berry famously said: “People are fed by the food industry, which pays no attention to health, and are treated by the health industry, which pays no attention to food.” This is what needs to change. THERE MAY BE A SOLUTION. And it’s called REGENERATIVE HEALTHCARE.
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March 5, 2021
I was chatting with someone recently who casually mentioned to me how great buying day old chicks from a hatchery is, because they come to the farm already vaccinated. Wait. What!? This caught me by surprise… but it really shouldn’t have. I mean, we vaccinate day old human babies. Of course day old chicks are, too! I had to learn more.
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