by Sean Croxton
Guess who finally made a video?
Author, The Dark Side of Fat Loss
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Yo, Yo, Love it Sean! I wished I can say, “where to start”, just don’t know, other than being an advocate with others. I’m here in NYC, there’s Trader Joes, WholeFoods, New Burger and said Organic Burger Joints, etc, etc, it’s overwhelming, truly. Yes, we have the farmers Market, but how much our we actually researching. I’m done for the moment, loving to connect outside the city at some point and community. Peace Out!
Just sent this to a few teachers I know to show in their classrooms. The kids will enjoy it and learn something. Sean is a “cool” source for kids and he’s right—if they learn it young they’ll live more consciously. Thanks Sean. Pass it along!
UW Sean Reply:October 31st, 2012 at 4:39 pm
Thanks for passing along my video, Tina!!! You’re awesome!
Problem is, I really want to follow this organic way of eating ..but it’s like double the price.. When your feeding a large family we simply cannot afford it? Shame to put a price on health but its the way it is.
UW Sean Reply:October 31st, 2012 at 4:42 pm
I hear you, Angie. I don’t know your situation, but I can say that MOST of the time (but it may not be the case with you) there are things that can be cut back on — such as cable TV, eating out, and daily coffee purchases — that can really add up over time and make real food more affordable. You can also join a CSA or volunteer at a local farm in exchange for real food.
Just some ideas! Thanks for reading!!
Jennifer Reply:November 5th, 2012 at 10:25 am
I’m dealing with the same issue. Feeding a family of 6 and wholeheartedly believe in eating REAL food from healthy sources. We really cannot afford it which is why I’m constantly searching for low cost sources. I also know that being unhealthy costs WAY more in the long run as far as meds and dr visits. So how can I afford NOT to do this?? I’ve already seen great changes in my family’s health with the small changes we have been able to make. Thanks, Sean, for teaching in such a positive way!
Greg Reply:November 19th, 2012 at 1:26 pm
Hey Angie, we eat lots of organic and grass fed and we do it on the CHEAP! Purchase seconds from the farmer’s market. Not every piece of fruit is perfect. Yams with a soft tip are thrown away. Go at the end of the day and ask for blems and seconds and you’ll get more for your money.
Second, buy a freezer and shop the sales. We picked up a 25cu ft freezer from Salvation Army for $150 and is uses almost no electricity. Then, wait for a sale. Whole Foods and Sprouts regularly have local grass-fed ground beef for $3.99/pound. We just scored whole ‘almost organic’ chickens for .90/pound (with the case discount).
We get our KerryGold pastured butter from CostCo. Raw pastured cheese at Trader Joe’s and CostCo are wonderful and affordable. Keep some ducks or chickens for eggs in your yard. Buy a goat (we have six here in the heart of Long Beach, CA) or make friends with a local rancher.
Nice to see you back Sean!!! And once it starts flowing, it all comes out! Good videa!
Thanks Sean. I’m telling as many people as will listen. Your dynamic story telling is the perfect pitch to reach the more stubborn. Thanks for all you do!
Thanks for the great info. I was labeled with MS in Jan 12. Your right on with producing sick people. I was just telling my son what a blessing in disguise it is to be sick, you understand health real fast. I’ve watched ton’s of your videos and I agree with you that early education is key. I break it down to respecting yourself. Theres a lot of selling out to be rich, average or programed. Cheers again, I put Sean Croston with Jack Ruse, Lorraine Cordain and, Terry Wahls
So overwhelming but I think each one of us can take some small steps in our local area:
- start using a bokashi, worm farm or compost heap
- dig some organic matter and/or bentonite clay into a patch of soil near you
- grow one edible plant yourself (even just a herb on a window will)
- find one organic producer near you and buy something from them
Pick just one thing and JUST DO IT.
I am so excited to see your videos being made again. I teach comm college biology and they were great for my students! And mycorrhizal fungi are one of my most fav topics…important in all ecosystems- so thanks for that also!
As for what we should do? Others already mentioned buying local and trying to afford local organic foods We can also support politicians who work to improve the financial situation for small organic farmers. And we can enlarge and solidify local markets for organic farmers, like through farm-to-school programs (which also obviously help kids). And programs that help new farmers learn organic methods and get financial help as they are starting out. We need more workshops for teachers about real food and farms and nutrition. You do not need to be an expert in any of these topics to cause effective change in your communities as a volunteer and polite activist. It’s exciting to be part of the new wave of health for our planet and our bodies. Thanks Sean.
Hi Sean great video and great book, I am so glad I purchased. Corporate business has it’s hands around our throats, the mega farms, the supermarkets, and the pharmecutical industry creating a cycle of disease and devastation of the planet. But there is a quiet revolution going on and that is why there has sprung up so many more farmer’s markets and companies enabling us to buy the good stuff online. Even supermarkets are now stocking a limited range of organic, why-because it’s selling.
You keep spreading the message, and big business will have to follow our money, if we won’t buy their junk then they can’t sell it to us.
The big money is still with the bad guys as they control investment and therefore research and it seems the media are duped, permanently releasing misleading and down right wrong advice to us the public. Aren’t there any journalists in the BBC and US media corporations in this community that can help get the message out and undermine the false statements that the public are being bombarded with recently? What about celebrities? Sad to say it but whatever they do, others will follow! Lets target the big names, the celebrities, the influential philanthropists, even if we can only do it through Twitter. Thank you Sean
Another thing Joel Salatin says is “food, not lawns.” I encourage everyone (especially those that say they can not afford organic) to grow food where you live. No yard? No problem! There are tons if places that would love to have community members set up and tend a garden. Examples include community colleges, intermediate school districts, community centers, local governments own lots if unused property. Can you imagine the abundance of free food available if the highways were lined with fruit & nut trees instead of ornamental?
Sean, I wish you were eligible for “Teacher of the Year.” I would definately nominate you (I might do it anyway, because I love obeying my conscience).
You need to get in front of a large audience and raise awareness. In San Diego, there are many who are getting together to purchase raw milk products, meat, fish, etc. from the Amish across the country. We are actually saving cash this way. I started my own garden….finally. I have an excellent and easy recipe for bread and fermented foods. Sugar is out and white flower, too. I cook with coconut oil and eat raw butter for the vit. A and D advantage. I have learned that cutting out the dead and chemically ridden food alone is a very good start towards better health. Right there you save a bundle on your grocery bill and then the savings can be used on healthier choices. We are either going to pay the doctor or the grocery store. Teach Sean…teach!
Sean! Love it Brother!!!!
I am really stoked on your breakdown approach and happy to see you back up and educating. Look forward to learning a TON more!
Sean, you nailed it! We got tired of paying for iffy quality milk and eggs a few years back and bought goats and chickens (right now they’re eating left over Halloween pumpkins) right here in the heart of Long Beach. In fact, I’m drinking a homegrown chocolate eggnog at this moment! Best milk and eggs I’ve ever tasted, and probably the healthiest too. The best part is my kids are living it with me. They listen to your and Robb’s and Chris’ Dr. Mercola’s pod casts with me and they are dialed on health and nutrition.
I’ve become a soil junkie over the past year and have read almost every book on soil and composing and pasture management in the library. My favorite book so far is ‘All Flesh is Grass’, which is a spot on ‘how-to’ manual on raising healthy pastured animals. Also, check out Paul Wheaton’s ‘Permies’ forum; It’s absolutely the best community of sustainable farming/ranching on the web.
So glad to see the pastured message is getting out there. Keep up the good work!
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