I just wanted to write and say I had no idea about Kosher meats or knockwurst (though I lived in Germany and Europe as a child) and after eating my last one this morning and wanting more...it is safe to say I am a believer and totally in love!
We always try to eat organic, free range, grass fed meats only or do not have meat. This month was so hard on us! I was starving and we had very little money for ANY food, let alone meats.
However, upon randomly mentioning this in my prayer call last week - Mel told me he was going to send me something in the mail. Wow! I was recently blessed by receiving food from Mel. These kosher knockwurst sausages he sent were delicious.
I was so enamored of them (I had my fiancee cook them, as I had no energy) that I ate 2 right away without even knowing it. After tasting it, my fiancee too is a "Mad Mel and his Kosher meats" believer! We looked for them immediately.
I am confident that this is the way to go. Completely sugar free was what sold me on it! I praise God for his kindness and provision though Mel this week. Now I find I'm asking God for the wisdom in where I can find these knockwurst again?! They are not online or in the grocery.
Big thanks. gratitude and love to Mel for this kind gift and to everyone for continuing in supporting the He Cures All Foundation (with whatever you can) - every little bit helps! If we could barely afford food, imagine how much it would cost us for protocol AND food without the assistance of the HCA?
Nice looking tomatoes! Sure beats growing them outside and having all the squirrels steal them! Haha
I love your bathroom garden Mell!!! I would love to grow tomatos inside .. I have some organic lettuce, red peeper and tomato seeds starting in seed starters .. Growing your own food and herbs is such an exciting fun process .. I'm excited to save some money with a small organic veggie garden this summer ;-)
We don't eat meat that often anymore, but for what its worth all, my fiancee and I have found Kosher chicken at Costco for $20. They way we cut it and portion size it, it lasts us about 2-3 weeks. Not bad.
Thanks for the pictures. It seems that God has also gifted you with a green thumb.
First you produce abundance from within. Then you take it right to your table. Pretty remarkable! That's doing it as God would have us!
I love you brother,
I decided a few months ago to start growing my own vegetables to further enhance my health. As you can see, I converted my second bathroom into a grow room growing herbs and various types of vegetables.
By the way, I'm currently on special assignment comparing the relative prices of organic, free range, grass fed and kosher meat in order to bring you the latest information so you can make informed choices that best fit your budget. Of course prices may vary across the country but at least we will have a comparison for the Reno market.
God Bless; Never give up Hope!
I'm so glad to hear that you found out why you were feeling so sick and getting out of that situation.
I also think that eating kosher is a great idea. The last time I bought meat at my local grocery store I had to throw at least half away. I couldn't even chew it. There is a Trader Joe close to me and I will be checking it out.
Thanks for your postings, you are wise beyond your years.
And also thank you Mel for all that you do!!!!!
Welcome as always.
I am so very grateful for the many times in the ten months that you have been with us that I have asked you to undertake little projects, and you have done them with excellence and with an open mind.
I am happy that you have moved into your new apartment - wood floors and all! I know when I first posed the idea about Kosher meat with you, you weren't sure if I was serious. You undertook the project with your usual vim and vigor, and you confirmed all my thoughts.
My grandfather was an orthodox Jew and so I had some understanding of the benefits of kosher food from my childhood.
I have only been eating kosher meat for five or six months, but I have come to the same conclusions you have: It tastes better, its healthier, and its cost effective... and no I don't own a kosher butcher.
Thanks again for your help. I hope others will at least investigate the possibilities. You never fail to surprise me young man, and I know you won't give up Hope!
I would first like to say I’m feeling better than I was a few weeks ago. My aching painful body isn't so painful at the moment. I’m still getting scalp itching at odd times, but the ear isn't bothering me and I'm feeling more like normal. I’m seeing glitter regularly which gets me excited because it’s leaving, and the odd brain-fog has just lifted again.
In other news, the apartment I’m staying at also got infested with bedbugs quite badly. I had no idea as to the degree of the infestation until just recently. There was such a huge population I think it was causing anemia and not helping my immunity at all. This I feel lead to my unexplained health decline. Thankfully most of them are dead now!
It has been a huge challenge like nothing I have ever had to deal with before, so I want to say thank you to everyone who has posted something. I’m much appreciative of the support. I will try to talk about the past month or so in more detail later.
Now without further ado, an interesting story and a few interesting helpful ideas brought you by two crazy guys, but I owe it to one specifically (haha):
I was talking to Mel a week or two ago (now going on a month maybe) when he first told me about maybe switching to Kosher meat. I thought he was crazy (and still do). The conversation sat in the back of my mind, “Justin you should try Kosher meat!” The more I actually looked into it though,the more I realized there is something beneficial to eating kosher. I went from a complete skeptic to: “Hey if it is not kosher I’m not touching it!”
After digging a little, here are my feelings and why:
Jewish people have had the Kashrut laws in place for a few thousand years about how to butcher an animal and prepare the meat. This means basically they know what they are doing and they are very, very good at it! For devout Jews, it’s a must to keep kosher in their home and with their meat. The main tenant of having a kosher animal is that it will make for healthier meat and people. No blood must be consumed. This probably would help you be more healthy because a lot of diseases are blood born and can be transferred through the blood of animals to people.
Only healthy animals must be slaughtered. You are what you eat, and I want to be healthy! There is a theory that when you eat a sick or diseased animal it makes your body weakened in that state.
The kosher slaughtering process does not frighten the animal. A frightened animal produces a lot of stress hormones and adrenaline. These hormones stress your adrenal glands and put your body on edge when you consume meat from an animal killed in a modern factory operation. In a kosher slaughter house, utmost care is taken to to respect the animal and painlessly kill it.
No diseased animals are slaughtered and if a diseased animal is found, it is not deemed kosher. The animal's lungs are checked for any deformity as well as the entire body. All meat is drained of blood during the slaughtering process, followed by a salting process and further checks.
The care taken with kosher meat is not found in modern day meat processing plants. The people who produce the kosher meat do it for the benefit of their culture and society and religion.
A far cry from Mcdonald’s chicken nuggets and big meat packing plants. It just feels good to eat, and it generally tastes better. Its very hard to describe unless you try it but I think the quality is very nourishing which is good. I don’t completely understand it but I feel like it’s helping me! So I thought I would get the word out there and a big thank you to Mel for sharing his insanity with me. Now I share it with everyone else!
Another great aspect, kosher meat tends to be affordable and easy to find if you know where to look, so it might be a better cost effective alternative to more pricier organic meats. Look at Trader Joe's, local Kosher butchers etc..
Thank You ALL!
Much love to everyone,