Farmer’s Market Opens May 3

By · April 24, 2014
I just read an article in The  Daily Journal today stating that Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, D-South San Francisco, and state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo have authored  3 bills between them to cut down on the use of antibiotics in animals. Antibiotic Legislation The FDA is no help as they have only "issued a request" to cut back on their use to promote growth in these animals. You see, one of the problems with using antibiotics is that these animals are being fed corn instead of grass which the animals should be eating.  Cows are given corn because it is the cheapest form of food  but it causes a problem with their digestive system.  This makes them sick, thus the antibiotics. As an example, if  you eat junk food and sugar all day long, do you think you will be healthy or will you be going to your doctor for prescription drugs to fix the problem?  It is a vicious circle. Prescription drugs are over prescribed in humans and also in our animal feed.  When you watch TV and you see a commercial on prescription drugs, we all laugh at the possible side effects because the side effects are usually worse than the disease.  But it is no joke.  According to the Journal of the American Medical Association,(JAMA) over 100,000 people die every year from the side effects of prescription drugs. If you eat food that our bodies were meant to eat and not processed foods, a person will mostly likely be healthier. I know because I used to be sick all the time, taking prescription drugs for allergies, infections, stomach issues, etc.  After doing research about 3 years ago, I went to a naturopathic doctor who discovered what my problems were and I am no longer on any prescription drugs.  I eat whole foods and feel a whole lot better. There are some great documentaries out there - "Food Matters", "Corn, Inc.", and a very good one "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead".  There are more but you will get the picture.  These can be rented on Netflix. We have some great fresh produce at the Farmer's Market beginning May 3 at Orange Memorial Park Farmer's Market at South San Francisco's Orange Memorial Park Look around you, aren't the people who are taking prescription drugs worse off than the ones who aren't and who eat a healthy diet?
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