Last Day to Order for Calgary SW WED Feb 15 is Sunday!

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Listen to your gut: After being diagnosed with systemic lupus in 2001, I was on a mission to find out why, and my gut told me it had something to do with the food I was eating. I was given a very poor prognosis which sent me into a tail-spin. Imagine living on a ranch with four small children, growing an organic garden, buying organic grains, milking your own cow, eating your own grass-fed beef and cooking from scratch only to find out something wasn’t working? My rheumatologist in Calgary prescribed copious drugs but I wanted an alternative because I was allergic to so many prescription medications. He simply laughed, called me “a modern woman” then said he would see me in the ICU. Needless to say we parted company and I proceeded to put my life under the microscope.

After several weeks of serious navel gazing I felt defeated and almost went back to my rheumatologist to eat my words. Luckily fate intervened and while nursing my sister in California I was told the story of a young woman who had been bedridden with systemic lupus for 8 years. She had tried every option, been on drugs for years and her health had only deteriorated. Just when she thought there was no hope she found research that linked systemic lupus to celiac disease. She omitted all gluten from her diet and within 3 months was back at work and pregnant with twins 6 months later. I had nothing to lose by following her lead and immediately changed my diet.

Seven years later I went for a follow up exam at the U of A Hospital in Edmonton and after extensive testing they found no sign of the disease. Without medical treatment they were curious about how I had healed myself. When I told them I had omitted gluten they laughed and said “you actually believe that food affects your health?” The Head of Rheumatology told me I was the first person he had ever examined that had recovered from such a poor prognosis. This taught me to look at all options when faced with adversity, especially when it comes to serious illness. Don’t get me wrong, doctors have their place, but I believe that environmental triggers like gluten (or dairy, corn, soy, chemicals, etc.) play an important role in disease. It’s not easy to change old habits, walking by freshly baked croissants in France was painful, but my health is worth the sacrifice. This is why all of the processed products we offer are made without gluten, soy, MSG, corn, dairy or chemical preservatives. I needed a trusted source for my dietary needs to ensure I remained healthy and found it was easier to make them myself, but don’t worry I am happy to share.

February Sale Items

Grassfed Beef Meaty Marrow Bones

Grassfed Rib-Eye Steak

Nitrite-Free Ham


TK Ranch Inverlake Facility

Soy-Free Winter Eggs!

Our soy-free eggs are available at our regular pick-up locations. $8/doz for extra large, $7/doz for large, and $6/doz for medium. We have lots in stock!

No GMO, etc.

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Calgary SW

WED Feb 15

Order cut-off is Sunday!

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Colleen Biggs

All the best,
Colleen Biggs
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