Kerrygold butter is no longer the potent nutrient dense product we’ve always known and is now 90% grass fed with supplementation of corn and soy. In addition, Kerrygold says on their website the product is 97% GMO free.
Although 97% appears to be a high number, if you suffer from soy and corn allergies you are eating what the cow eats.
GMO soy has been blamed for suppressing the thyroid. One of the side affects being
irritability or general listless behavior. Some people complain of complete exhaustion after eating meat or dairy fed soy.
Products mass produced are always questionable in quality, in my opinion, as the bottom line for big companies is the bottom line. The challenge we see in this house is when food ingredients are compromised we suffer with behavior issues, specifically ADHD, autism, bipolar, dyslexia, exhaustion, hypoglycemia and others. This is all from food ingredients that are not pure food but are food-ish. We have a saying around here, “If it’s not food, don’t put it in your mouth.” That includes man processed food made of chemicals and pesticide structures. If God made the food, we can eat it. If man touched it, altered it in any way, treated, bleached, centrifuged, or others, we can not touch it. The best option is to find a local farmer if you can not have your own farm. Find out from your farmer what they feed their animals as well as the medicine treatment and injections. It’s also a good rule to visit the farm and see with your own eyes what is happening on that farm.
Everyone thinks they are doing the right thing, or they wouldn’t be doing it!
If you can not find a local farmer good sources for nutrient dense butter are Anchor Butter from New Zealand (if you can get it – good luck!), Azure Standard, Kalona SuperNatural, Organic Valley pastured butter (not pasteurized), Miller Organics or Natural By Nature.
OrganicValley does use soy and corn but they site these grains as certified organic and non-GMO. They also state their salt does not contain free flowing agents like aluminum.
If you are in a state of healing and purity is of utmost importance 3% GMO is a dangerous addition to your diet. If you are not in a health crisis a rule of thumb is: good, better, best. Sometimes you eat what is good, sometimes you eat what is best. Some people eat clean food under the 80/20 rule. Meaning if they eat clean 80% of the time 20% of the time isn’t going to damage their system. For us, that isn’t an option.
Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride sites a study on mice fed mercury, sited in my previous blogged series on wheat. In the study the rats with good gut flora showed significantly less toxicity because their bodies didn’t absorb the toxicity. The affect is if your gut flora is bountiful your body will not absorb the negative ingredients.
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