September 12, 2011 at 2:42 pm #8103
We have been finding out the hard way just how important eating grain free eggs and meats is! Grocery store corn fed and who know's what else beef caused horrendous gout flares for the first time in my husband. Switching to grass fed—no problems even eating the meat every day. Same thing with grocery store chicken—the local store carries ONE brand that is fed wheat and Roxarsone–and arsenic laced feed. It made our family VERY ill. We do eat Foster Farms chicken because they don't feed wheat, even though they do feed corn and soy. Grain free chicken not only is hard to find, but seems to be very expensive. Our recent go round with eggs has proven that wheat fed eggs are certainly toxic for us too. I have bought the Omega 3 eggs forever because we always did have a problem with the massive package of cheap white eggs. Well, we have upped our daily egg ingestion of the Omega 3's and have been fighting a 'mystery' glutening for weeks on end. I don't know why I didn't suspect the eggs in the first place! I only have to make a 6 hour round trip to the closest health food store that carries wheat free eggs—-Chino Valley Farmers does NOT feed wheat to their chickens 🙂 Talking to the manager of feed at Oakdell eggs, he verified that diet DOES make a difference in what is in the eggs and how the yolks look. Why wouldn't wheat lectins get in there to make us sick as well???
So, I am convinced without a doubt that wheat fed animals produce meats and eggs and dairy that can be poison for those of us who react very overtly.September 12, 2011 at 8:23 pm #9359
Oh boy, this is so depressing. In my heart of hearts I have always known this, but it is next to impossible to find eggs around here that aren't grain fed. 🙁 I really need to rethink this. I have tremendously cut my egg intake due to this fact, but you need eggs to make so many recipes taste good. I keep thinking about raising chickens, but I really don't have a good place and to be honest don't want the extra work. I wouldn't mind them so much in the summer, but I do NOT like going out and doing chores in the winter months. (Michigan) Thanks for the post!September 13, 2011 at 10:33 am #9360
I hear you farmwife!! We always had problems with regular, cheap white eggs and have been buying the brown omega 3's for years, but like I said since upping our daily intake, problems definitely arose I stubbornly ignored it, and took every.single.thing.else out of my diet to get better, and still didn't. Eggs gone now for 24 hours and definitely starting to feel improvement. This has been going on for OVER 2 weeks—-the insomnia and anxiety being the worst as I haven't slept through the night for the 2 weeks… awful! I did find out that Chino Valley Farmers eggs don't feed their chickens wheat—and a call in to our local health food store I found out they can order them for me! I know they feed them corn and soy, but I am thinking the no wheat will be the biggie for us. I am going to try them anyways and see how we do—as you are right—-I can't imagine living now without eggs I don't think we can afford the new Soy free, GF eggs from Chino Valley Farmers, but am happy at least they don't feed them wheat. EVERY single other egg producer, organic or not, feeds their chickens wheat!
It's funny, but now I am thinking that the 'problem's' I thought we had with a certifed GF almond flour may very well have been the huge flats of cheap eggs I was buying! I got the Almond Flour Cookbook and all the recipes use large quantities of eggs. Our entire family got VERY ill after a few weeks………..and now that I think back—the eggs!!!
It's kind of funny that they are now acknowledging that soy allergic people can't tolerate reagular soy fed chicken eggs, but no acknowledgement of the wheat issue?! I can now assure people—it IS very real! Not only are humans what we eat, but so are animals.
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