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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Mikey's Muffin are Gluten Free Paleo

Mikey Muffins gluten free
Mikey Muffins gluten free

Mikey's Muffin's are simply smart nutrition for your gluten free and paleo lifestyle. Carefully made and available frozen, Mikey's Muffins are certified gluten free and offer you a fairly quick breakfast or anytime snack option high in protein and low in sugar. I met Mikey at a food show where he passionately speaks about living a Paleo lifestyle, healthier living and utilizing high quality ingredients vs the common option. Mikey and I shared a common interest and joy for demanding more from brands, non GMO ingredients used and truly living the same passion as you preach. All Mikey's Muffins are made with a key on less than six or seven ingredients!  (Look at your other food and see how many ingredients are listed and if you recognize them).

Mikey Muffins gluten freeIt's important to always remember that we are what we eat. If you put tasteless, cheap and dirty food into your body from food ingredients that you can't pronounce that's alarming.  If you grew up on a product that no longer is recognized as quality due to it's dangerous ingredients then it's okay to stop purchasing them and find alternative high quality food like Mikey's Muffins. It's imperative to avoid artificial ingredients, GMOs, and other harmful fillers like gluten and more especially when your body physically and internally have reactions to them. 



Mikey's Muffin 

  • Original English Muffin
  • Toasted Onion English Muffin
  • Cinnamon Raisin Muffin 


Mikey Muffins gluten free

All three Mikey Muffins are frozen including 4 packs of gluten free and paleo muffins in each box. The focus of these products are on being paleo friendly, gluten free, dairy free, soy free and grain free tasty bread alternatives. This is not your standard english muffin ingredients, yet have a delightful taste and toast well. Defrost the muffins for about 10 minutes and open the muffin. Toast until browned and firmer, but they won't be crunchy like "bread". Regardless they're versatile as you can add natural butters, eggs, deli meats, chicken breast, peanut butter, almond butter, sun butter, jams and jellies or as you best see fitting your gluten free lifestyle. 



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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Gluten Free Cheerios Are Disappointing, I Say


The efforts put forth by General Mills Cheerios to be gluten free safe for the community in my opinion are only rated: B. Would I eat a product and trust it because they received a B, the answer is probably NO. I've read the stories and interviews and analysis and they do a good job of trying to remove gluten contamination and ensure a safe product, but is it perfect, no. And is the company a good one, I'm sorry but from a food industry perspective, the answer is No.  Is Cheerios ideal for someone with Celiac Disease according to the FDA regulations, yes, but not according to someone who has higher standards than the FDA a corrupted organization in the food industry known to have ties to Monsanto and GMOs. As a Celiac my interests are health and safety for you. The reason gluten free Cheerios are far from perfect is because General Mills is lazy and non-committed in my personal opinion to truly participate in the gluten free mission. You must higher your health standards.


General Mills GMOs (General Mills is not organic)

Primarily, gluten free Cheerios are not organic and are likely made with GMOs (genetically modified organisms). Although you think they taste great and are thrilled of a new option, there are better options out there (see below). Most of General Mills cereals utilize cheap, low quality fillers and ingredients that are known GMOs. I never recommend knowingly eat foods that are made by scientists through a genetic alteration utilizing highly debatable wrongful methods where big company creator, Monsanto. Monsanto spends billions of dollars to suppress GMO education from the mass public and General Mills sources these harmful ingredients for you, gluten free shoppers. I cannot support a known food terror, who doesn't support the real natural and gluten free lifestyle littering GMOs in the food supply.


Gluten Free Oat Farms

Secondly, it comes down to their lack of genuine farming practice. They have not and did not release any news that they will create a gluten free farm to remove the common contamination of other gluten containing grains. Therefore, they have dirty contaminated oats that could "poison" innocent shoppers who have auto immune diseases, gluten intolerance (it's possible) such s Celiac Disease. Yes. they have a process to remove the gluten and I'm glad they do, but I don't find this to be a respectful way for scaling your business and mass appeal as they're a large business with lots of cross contamination everywhere.  I cannot trust a company that claims goodness yet is far from it. General Mills has the ability to create change by establishing an organic gluten free oat farm business around supplying these gluten free oats to the greater natural community, that would be the ideal public announcement, but they did not. 


Gluten Free Processed Cereal


Third, Cheerios are claimed to be made of oats, right?  Does a Cheerio look like an oat in any way? It's very processed and cereal processed grains are not the ideal, safe and common way to digest foods. I'd recommend raw and less processed foods in general, or you can buy General Mills. You should eat real oats, heated up with your favorite fruits, toppings and keep it awesome that way for energy and safe living. It only takes five minutes to heat up oats and serve it. Cold cereal takes 1 minute. You can do it :)











 (I have not been influenced by any organization whatsoever to release this article)






Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Gluten Free Bakery Items Will Make You Sick

CAN YOU SPOT THE GLUTEN FREE FAIL?


Introducing

 Mountain Oven 

Crested Butte, Colorado 


If you're not sure, I'll happily share. There are gluten free baked goods and pastry items in the middle of a gluten full case of baked goods. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!  Thanks Mountain Oven of Crested Butte, Colorado for being an epic gluten free failure putting innocent people's health at risk and NOT following the FDA guidelines of gluten free labeling.  The crumbs, airborne gluten is everywhere. These gluten items are very flaky and nothing is wrapped. I don't care if you're a diagnosed Celiac, gluten free or not, this is idiotic. It's completely unacceptable to mark a gluten free food and then put it in a gluten sandwich like this, having products above and below that would cause someone to become ill. 


GLUTEN FREE DISCLAIMER FAIL



It's a bit hard to read here, on purpose, but these "gluten-free monkey muffins" were made with love in a kitchen that processes wheat, dairy, peanuts and tree nuts." HAHAHA I can't help but laugh that there was so much "love"in the kitchen that they were purposefully poisoning someone with a gluten free lifestyle. Is that kinda what they're saying here? I think so. It's pretty obvious because they're a food establishment, with chefs, bakers, etc, who frankly don't give a crap about people's actual health, just to cater to gluten free lifestyles for profit. Oh, So much love is in the air, and so much intestinal pains, damage and villous atrophy, explosive diarrhea and body aches and head fogs, to say the least. Thanks for offering a genuinely lovely auto immune reaction and/or sensitivity reaction to some others whoa re not Celiac but find gluten to be damaging to their health. No I did not eat this food, as I never put anything in my mouth until I inspect, research and analyze and clearly this one was a no brainer. Thanks Mountain Oven of Crested Butte, Colorado for being a Gluten Free Fail. 

Apparently, "Gluten Free" still has no universal definition deep into the Rocky Mountains of Crested Butte. As I travel throughout the country I continue to be disappointed at places that I both expect and least expect this issue to occur. What makes a bakery item gluten free, a processed cheese ball, napkin, knife, wood cutting board surface or apple?  Self labeling is still a joke it seems to many in the food industry. 


How about offering actual gluten free food without a disclaimer? 

Or stop serving it at all. 


Owners of these products and establishments clearly do not care about reality, health concerns and this is just scratching the surface. You should re-consider eating out seriously, because, these same places can be feeding you some other unhealthy, dangerous substances since they don't care about actual gluten free labeling and the allergies. The disclaimer is their way of serving health risks to cover their own a$$. 


Can Anyone Trust The Food Industry?


This extends way beyond just gluten free, but we'll keep it here. This self-labeling gluten free policy is not working from the FDA. Even though many of these brands, cafes, bakeries and restaurants likely know what they're doing wrong nobody stops them! They offer food to people who don't have a gluten free lifestyle health concern just to offer it for people who decide to eat less gluten. Yet, the joke is on them. A disclaimer typically gets thrown at the bottom of the marketing and promotional areas, where most people don't see it or are forced to except it. Or each restaurant says, "we do our best to separate, but can't guarantee anything". That's our life, ground hogs day. 


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Thursday, July 9, 2015

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DESERT FARMS 
CAMEL MILK


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DESERT FARMS 
CAMEL MILK





Is Camel Milk The Next Craze?


Is Camel Milk The Next Craze?

I hope so! The next milk and perhaps the best and healthiest of them all has just entered the USA marketplace in early 2014 with anticipations of being available, everywhere! Introducing Desert Farms camel milk. They appeared at the Fancy Food Show NY in June 2015 and I was welcomed to taste the nutritious camel milk similarly how a baby camel takes their journey to adulthood, but I'm a human. To all you almonds, coconuts, hemp, rice and cows out there, just don't get jealous of these actions! 



These USA Farmed camels are seasonally grass fed, 100% raw and not pasteurized keeping the milk non homogenized by very carefully handling milk and getting into packaging and market quickly. Desert Farms uses BPA free plastic and PETE recyclable focussing on sustainability as much as possible and support nation wide and California local USA farmers who farm one hump camels, not two humps :) These camels are not fed hormones: rBST, rBGH, and are GMO free signifying a commitment against chemical and GMO lords who ruin our food supply. 


What Does Camel Milk Taste Like?

The milk is raw, fresh and let's say a little bit gamey if you get my drift. Not quite, but almost as if you're aware the animal is therein :) Camel milk posses the raw aroma of the wild beast, but very refreshing and smooth at the same time. I would 100% recommend it for the taste and the health benefits! Read more below.



I had asked how they test and verify camel milk for gluten. Like most companies who have all natural gluten free ingredients they told me they are very careful. They have not obtained a gluten free certification quite yet, but are considering it with new funding for increased distribution and larger product line. Would camel milk have gluten in it?  It should not just like a cow's milk. It's the risk of contamination and the control of the supply chain from farm - manufacturing - bottling facility that can be the troublesome. Gladly, they are very considerate of all food allergies and understand Celiac Disease. They're doing their best as they increase production and we will watch to see, perhaps conducting a test soon. 

The following details were provided from Desert Farms website for consideration when shopping online next:

Is Camel Milk Very Different Than Cow's milk?

  • 50% Less Fat Than USDA Cow's Milk
  • 50% Less Saturated Fat Than USDA Cow's Milk
  • Camel Milk is A Natural Probiotic Aiding Digestion
  • Excellent Source of Vitamin B1
  • 5g of Protein Per Serving
  • Good Source of Potassium & Phosphorus
  • 110 Calories Per Serving

AllergensOur products are made in a facility that processes dairy, soy, and tree nuts. Camel milk contains milk.

Are Desert Farm Bottles Recycleable: Desert Farms bottles are 100% recyclable, and our sights are set on using fully recycled materials in our future packaging. We seek to recycle, reuse and repurpose.


How Long Does Camel Milk Stay Fresh: Once you receive your order you can store your fresh milk for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator or you can freeze it for up to 6 months in the freezer. Once thawed or defrosted it is best to consume your milk within 3 to 5 days. If you receive your milk frozen the best way to thaw or defrost it is by placing it in the refrigerator overnight or you can place it in a bowl of warm water and let it sit for a couple of hours. Once the milk has been defrosted it is completely normal for the fat to separate, just shake and drink up. 


Where Is Desert Farms Produced: We work with Amish and other family farms nationwide. Each bottle is milked, bottled and packaged at the farm to ensure the delicate camel milk is not exposed to contamination. Our camel milk is not and will never be shipped to a third-party contractor for bottling. We try to limit the number of people dealing with your products to ensure freshness and purity.


Are Desert Farms Gluten & Wheat Free: We make every effort to ensure that Desert Farms products are free of wheat, wheat gluten, rye, oats, barley and malt. While it is virtually impossible to be certain that each bottle is 100% free of all gluten, Desert Farms products are suitable for most people with wheat and gluten allergies. People with severe allergies should consult a doctor before introducing a new food. (Note: They may seek a gluten free certification with new funding)


Camel Milk Closest to Human's Milk?*: Camel and human milk samples (twenty individuals’ samples each) were analyzed for fat, total protein (casein, whey protein), lactose, minerals as well as vitamins; B1, B2, niacin and C. Results indicated that camel milk contained higher fat, protein (especially casein), ash, Ca, Mg, P, K, Na, Fe, and Cu. It can be concluded that camel milk can be considered as a good food of high nutritive and therapeutic applications. Meanwhile, the high content of antimicrobial agents in camel milk may explain its potential as an antiviral activity especially against diarrhea-causing viruses (*Note*: talk to your doctor prior to changing any baby/child regimen)



Where To Buy: www.desertfarms.com
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