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Clean 15 A Follow Up to the Dirty Dozen

Clean 15 … A Follow Up to the Dirty Dozen


This is the list of the non- organic produce that is the safest to eat with out the Organic label…

This list includes:

  • onions
  • avocados
  • sweet corn
  • pineapples
  • mango
  • sweet peas
  • asparagus
  • kiwi fruit
  • cabbage
  • eggplant
  • cantaloupe
  • watermelon
  • grapefruit
  • sweet potatoes
  • sweet onions

Recent Case of Mad Cow Disease in California!


Cattle into Cannibals. The Real Issue with the Recent Case of Mad Cow Disease

By now, you are probably aware that a case of Mad Cow Disease was confirmed yesterday. The cow in question was discovered in California, and already it has set off a chain reaction of government pundits and food experts rushing in to say there isn’t a problem.

Well, yes and no. There have only been four cases of Mad Cow Disease ever found in the United States. However, what gets glossed over is how a common practice in conventional cattle management can contribute to the spread of this nasty disease. It’s one of the ugly truths that Big Dairy doesn’t want you to know about. If you’re squeamish, you may not want to read what I’m about to tell you.

It is common practice in the dairy industry to turn cattle into cannibals. That’s right, to turn a natural plant-eating animal into a cannibal. “Waste” product from slaughtered cows is routinely turned into “feed” that goes back to the livestock herd. In what I find to be the most appalling example, the blood from these slaughtered animals is sometimes dried and added back to the “replacer” milk for calves. You heard that right, young calves often drink blood.  And, it’s perfectly legal to allow this to happen, and it’s been going on for decades!

The following is taken directly from the FDA’s website. For those that don’t know “BSE” stands for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopath and is the scientific name for Mad Cow Disease. Here is the direct quote from the FDA website:

How was BSE spread?It is thought that BSE was spread via meat-and-bone meal fed to cattle. The practice of using this material as a source of protein in cattle feed has been common for several decades. In the late 1970s there was a change in the production (rendering) process used to make this meat and bone meal. One hypothesis has been that this change permitted the infectious agent of scrapie (a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy, or TSE, of sheep) to survive the rendering process, and get transmitted to other animals, such as cows, that are fed meat-and-bone meal nutritional supplements. An inquiry by the British government has however, concluded that scrapie infected MBM was not the source of BSE nor was the change in the rendering practices responsible for survival of the BSE agent. Rather, this inquiry has stated that BSE may have originated spontaneously as a result of a genetic mutation and was amplified by the feeding of contaminated MBM to cattle

Please, please, please STOP supporting the producers who adhere to the practice of turning cattle into cannibals. Yes, the practice is unsafe, but more than that it’s inhumane



What’s Really In Your Food?

Here’s a copy of an article my husband found in a local news publication, I wanted to share it with you all. From Temecula Valley Healthy Times TM Publication

What’s Really in Your Food?

The Food industry’s most evil ingredients

By Mike Adams of

Ever wonder what’s really in the food sold at grocery stores around the world? People keep asking me, “What ingredients should I avoid?” So I put together a short list that covers all the most toxic and disease -promoting ingredients in the food supply. These are the substances causing cancer, diabetes, heart disease and leading to tens of billions of dollars in unnecessary health care costs across America (and around the world)

If you want to stay healthy and out of the hospital, read ingredients labels and make sure avoid all these ingredients:

Acrylamides– Toxic, cancer-causing chemicals formed in foods when carbohydrates are exposed to high heat (baking, frying, grilling). They’re present in everything from bread crusts to snack chips, and because they aren’t intentional ingredients, acrylamides do NOT have to be listed on labels.

Apartame-Chemical sweetener that causes neurological disorders, seizures, blurred vision and migraine headaches.

Autolyzed Proteins– Highly processed form of protein containing free glutamate and used to mimic the taste-enhancer chemical MSG.

BPA (Bisphenol-A) – A hormone mimicking chemical found in nearly all food packaging plastics. Active in just parts per billion, BPA promotes cancer, infertility and hormone disorders, It also “feminizes” males, promoting male breast growth and hormone disruption.

Casein-Milk proteins. Hilariously, this widely used in “soy cheese” products that claim to be alternatives to cow’s milk. Nearly all of them are made with cows milk proteins.

Corn Syrup-Just another name for High Fructose Corn Syrup, frequently used in infant formula products.

Food ColorsFD&C Red #40, for example, is linked to behavioral disorders in children. Nearly all artifical food colors are drived from petroleum, and many are contaminated with aluminum.

Genetically Modified Ingredients-Not currently listed on the label because the GMO industry (Monsanto and DuPont) absolutely does not want people to know which foods contain GMOs. Nearly all conventionally grown corn, soy and cotton are GMOs. They’re linked to severe infertility problems and may even cause the bacteria in your body to produce and release a pesticide in your own gut. If your’e not eating organic corn, you’re definitely eating GMO corn.

High Fructose Corn Syrup-A highly processed liquid sugar extracted with the chemical solvent glutaraldehyde and frequently contaminated with mercury. It’s also linked to diabetes, obesity and mood disorders. Used in thousands of grocery items, including things you wouldn’t suspect like pizza sauce and salad dressing.

  • Homogenized Milk
  • Hydrochloride
  • Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein
  • Partially Hydrogenated Oils
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Phosphoric Acid
  • Sodium
  • Sodium Nitrite
  • Soy Protein
  • Sucralose (Splenda)
  • Sugar
  • Textured Vegetable Protein (usually made from GMO soy beans)
  • Yeast Extract (hidden form of MSG)

To read more in detail the rest of his article and the rest of the ingredients listed in this article please visit

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Where’s my Kashi?

This picture was posted by a friend of mine today on her FB, I asked if I could share it, so here it is. Too funny! This is what I’m talking about people….LOL! Why am I NOT surprised!

Nuff said! If you would like to learn more about non GMO, pesticide free food visit this link at beyond organic IT’s FAST, EASY and very user friendly. Sincerely, Celina Hoffman.


Watch this video…we need proper food labeling


Want to Know Exactly Where to Buy the Best Products? Here’s the Link

Here’s where you can order straight from the farm! 🙂 Beyond Organic Web Site

You can purchase from them as a regular retail customer, or become an annual member (like joining costco) for $20.00/yr. and with that membership you save 20% off all their products. Also if you sign up for their 3 month auto ship program you get your $20.00 back. 🙂 Sweet! They do have a couple other options as well. Also, I just learned that they are coming out with new products very very soon! I get to go sample some tomorrow night (Tue. April 17th 2012) at a conference at a church in Oceanside CA. Here’s the address 102 N. Freeman st. Oceanside CA if you can make it and it starts at 6:30pm, best part;  it’s FREE! yay!

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So Now What?

Okay, so now that you have all this information and you’re understanding the importance of it all,what do you do with it? You may be asking how do I know when I go to the specialty grocery store that I’m actually buying the grass fed and finished meat, cheese and drinks? How do I really know that I’m getting what I think I’m paying for?…My husband and I always wished that we could buy a huge piece of land and raise our own cattle, beef and products, but we have never been in the position to be able to undertake such a thing. On the other hand the other thing we always wished for was that someone would just raise and make products the way we know they should. You know make it EASY! Well someone finally has! YAY!!!!!!!! And who better than Jordan Rubin himself? Yes that’s right he created with God’s help and blessing a new company called Beyond Organic. So this is the place people, where you can be truly confident and know that you are getting what you are paying for. 

From his website…


I am thrilled to announce that the official launch of Beyond Organic is now underway. The last few months have been wild—and productive. Every member of the Beyond Organic team has been working tirelessly getting our products and tools ready for launch. I want to personally thank everyone who has been involved in the process of production, design, and packaging.

As you know, Beyond Organic is a mission-driven company. We want to inspire people to achieve amazing health. We want to educate people so that they can share this powerful message. We want to give back to those who need it most. Our products may be the best of the best, but it is our mission that will truly set us apart.

If you want a healthy source of foods and beverages, I have faith that you will help Beyond Organic achieve its mission. Below you will find several links that I hope will encourage you to embrace our mission. The first is a short, two-minute video clip from our new TV show. After God led me to search the scriptures to understand his plan for stewardship of resources and wealth from His perspective, I began praying this prayer regularly. I encourage you to pray a prayer like this as well and to share this video with everyone you know and love.

The second link will let you download a small section of my new book, Live Beyond Organic. Finally, I have included an article from our brand new magazine, Beyond Organic Living, which outlines not just how we are going to give back, but why I was personally called to do so.

I have waited years to launch this company, but I’ve spent a lifetime building this mission.

To Living Beyond Organic,

My Prayer For You

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