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May 31, 2015 
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Dear John,    

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Science keeps uncovering the roles that microbes play in the human digestive tract.  We have learned from Dr. Don Huber how GMO's and Round-up can play havoc with our immune systems, and lower the immune capability of the human body.  Little did we know the unintended consequences of a large chemical company based in St Louis, MO.

In the weekly science article below, we discover the roll microbes might play in behavior differences in children, and what might drive the 'terrible twos'.   All children behave uniquely. Could it be the gut microbes that create the differences? The list of culprits include diet choices, C-sections, mother's diet in gestation, long term versus short term breast feeding and etc. 

For the first time, sugar free pork bacon slices and the large french ribeyes are on sale this week.  Two gourmet treats not likely to be on sale again this year.  The small organic produce basket is also on sale for the first time.  We have improved our ability to ship produce successfully after a year of trail and error.

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Could aggression be attributed to gut microbes?
Toddler Temperament Could Be Influenced by Different Types of Gut Bacteria

Source: Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science 

Summary: The microbiome of a toddler's gut may influence their behavior, a new study suggests. Scientists found correlations between temperament and the presence of specific types of intestinal bacteria in both girls and boys. The researchers aren't looking for a way to help parents modify the 'terrible twos,' but for clues about how - and where - chronic illnesses like obesity, asthma, allergies and bowel diseases start.

The next time your toddler acts adventurous, shy, fidgety or cuddly, you might be able to blame the bacteria in his or her gut.

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Love This Bacon........

These sugar free pork bacon slices are great cooked on the stove or over a camp fire. I crumble it up and add it to salads or eat over a sweet potato. Yum!

Elizabeth K.
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Loaded Paleo Sweet Potato Skins

  • 4 Sweet Potatoes (about 2 inch in diameter)
  •  6 Slices of Bacon
  •  ¼ cup Chopped Green Onion
  •  ¼ cup Non-Fat Greek Yogurt (optional)
  •  Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
  •  Kosher Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Take a wet cloth and thoroughly wipe down the outside of the potatoes. You're going to eat the skin, so you want it clean and whisker-free.
  3. Rub the now clean potatoes with a drizzle of EVOO. Make sure you cover the entire surface.
  4. Bake at 400 F for 45 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool completely (or until cold enough to handle).
  6. Once cooled, turn the oven back onto 400 F.
  7. Cut each potato in half long ways.
  8. Using a fork to loosen the sweet potato meat, start scraping out the innards.
  9. You need to be sure you leave between ¼ and ½ inch of sweet potato on the skin.
  10. Rub the inside and outside of the skins with more EVOO and sprinkle every side with a generous amount of kosher salt.
  11. Place facedown on the baking sheet and bake at 400 F for another 8 minutes.
  12. Flip over face-up and bake for 4 minutes.
  13. Use a spatula and let them cool slightly before you move from the baking sheet to a plate.
  14. Chop the bacon into small ½ inch pieces and sauté until crispy.
  15. After cooked, place on a paper towel to drain off the grease.
  16. Sprinkle an even amount of bacon in each skin, top with the green onion, and finish with a dollop of Greek yogurt.
  17. Enjoy!

 Servings:  8 skins 


Cook Time:  1 hour 


Total Time:  2 hours 


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