Monthly Archives: March 2013

Factory Farm: Where life’s purpose is death

Every time I watch a video documentary on factory farming, it takes me hours (sometimes days) to forget the images of cruelty I witness. The lack of empathy for animals is simply traumatic. After all, animals live, breathe, think and feel just as we humans do. Hugging my dog can mend the wound, but it does not remove the scar. It begs the question….why watch these videos in the first place? Am I just torturing myself? I suppose it would be much easier to ignore these videos altogether and pretend that factory farming does not exist. But is that a worthy solution? In a way, it reminds me of the Edmund Burke quote: “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” For that reason alone, I think it’s more important to be aware and informed, rather than comfortably burying my head in the proverbial sand. Continue reading

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GoodBelly Probiotic (Giveaway)

Probiotics are becoming increasingly popular in the United States these days.  They are purported to have a variety of health benefits, including the improvement of gastrointestinal and immune system function.*  I have recently become a fan of a non-dairy refrigerated probiotic drink called GoodBelly.  My experience with this product has been extremely positive.  I find that my digestive system operates more regularly and I don’t remember ever getting sick (i.e. cold or flu) while taking GoodBelly. Continue reading

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