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Food is Medicine

Think of food as medication. In fact, more and more nutritionists, doctors and health experts are recognizing that food is beneficial is preventing disease.

Food is the single most important thing you can control when it comes to your health.

Let's talk chicken.

Chicken is one of the most consumed meats in the United States. Most of the chicken and eggs consumed in the United States come from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). Chickens raised in CAFOs are continuously injected with low dosages of antibiotics. Over time, this leads to antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can cause foodborne illnesses, particularly outbreaks of salmonella.

There is more that you need to know. Genetically modified soybeans are widely used in the chicken feed. And the soybean crops are notoriously known for being heavily sprayed with pesticides and contain high residue levels of glyphosate and AMPA. Pesticides are known to cause long-term health impacts such as cancer, neurological problems, and learning disabilities. Not surprising, many people also have allergies to soy. As a result, consumers are increasingly supporting alternative organic and pasture-raised chicken production systems.

Organic and pasture-raised chicken farming practices allows poultry to freely roam around the farm so they can forage food on their own. Plus, this method foregoes the use of antibiotics and other chemicals, making the final product safer to eat. Overall, it's the best choice you can make for your health.

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