Brian Williams

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  1. Brian Williams

    Pastured Organic Bacon

    Awesome - thanks Melissa!!! This helps clear up the difference between ruminants / omnivores which I clearly didn't understand well enough. I was concerned about the N6:N3 ratio but it sounds like this is about as close as it gets for pigs. Great info - thanks again!!!
  2. Brian Williams

    Pastured Organic Bacon

    Hi Summer! Thanks for the follow up. I was actually just thinking about this since we had been out of town and I didn't have time to call them. I think I'll ping Melissa to see why they actually Whole30 approved this. It's definitely peaked my interest.
  3. Brian Williams

    Pastured Organic Bacon

    Yeah, I know it's approved by Whole30 (was at the Nutrition seminar, etc.). I'm just not sure what they feed their pigs - it seems that this if it is Whole30 approved, this information should be on the US Wellness site for all to see. I don't doubt it is, but I like to know for myself, and wanted to understand what would make a pork product considered good (or at least as good as it can get. )
  4. Brian Williams

    Pastured Organic Bacon

    I'm familiar with their site, but I can only find information on their beef and how it's raised. All it says is compassionate raised pork - is there information on what they feed them, etc.?
  5. Brian Williams

    Pastured Organic Bacon

    Anyone?
  6. Brian Williams

    Pastured Organic Bacon

    We were at a farmer's market and found someone with uncured, no nitrates, no nitrites added bacon. We asked about the farm and it was about 15 minutes away so we went and visited. They don't use antibiotics or anything on their animals (mainly chickens and pigs). Their pigs are raised outside with shelter of course, but they are in a pen. The farmer moves the area to a new grassy area after each batch of pigs is done. The pigs are fed a corn/soy mixture with a lot of fresh vegetables and fruit (2 pallettes each day). They are also sometimes fed the mash from the local breweries. As I was reminded, pigs are fairly destructive animals - they tear up the grass, burrow into the dirt. This is why the farmer had them inside a fenced pen (fairly large - they weren't crowded together or anything). So how close to pastured, organic for pork is this? Their meat chickens were the same way - outside in pens fed a corn / soy mixture. No antibiotics. Good / bad? Their egg laying chickens were free roaming to eat whatever - grubs, worms, fruits, veggies, etc. Thanks, Brian
  7. Brian Williams

    Coconut Aminos?

    http://coconutsecret.com/aminos2.html It looks safe from the ingredients, but thought I'd check as I'm not sure if the "sap" from the tree is okay. Thanks, Brian
  8. Brian Williams

    Red Wine Vinegar and Cooking Spray

    Thanks Tom. I saw the fine print on Vinegar but didn't know if Red Wine Vinegar (or a few other types) were any different. (For example, I assume Rice Vinegar is out since it's made from Rice.) And yep, I plan to eliminate it completely which is why I asked here to know for sure. Thanks again!
  9. Brian Williams

    Red Wine Vinegar and Cooking Spray

    I've read everything and searched the forums. I know balsamic is okay, but is red wine vinegar okay? Ingredient list reads: "Red wine vinegar reduced with water to 5% acidity, natrual falvors from Pomegranate, Grape concentrates. Contains naturally occurring Sulfites. Also - are there cooking spray's that are okay? I looked at our generic one and the ingredient list has Soy Lecithin as the 2nd ingredient (1st is extra virgin olive oil). Find another brand or is this acceptable given the amount has to be very tiny. Thanks! Starting tomorrow after a good night sleep! Brian