I have a friend pushing me farther down the "whole foods" movement. In general I think I subscribe to this idea, but she believes in raw, whole fat milk eaten sparingly as a protein source. I have so many problems with this. I do view it as a protein source but I'm not prepared to buy it raw and boil it. Although people I know and trust swear by this. But come on! This same woman, whom I am very fond of, was not impressed by my defense of Cheerios, even the less chemicaly Trader Joe's version, as a "whole food." They are made with whole oats!
I feel like I need Michael Pollan to step in and mediate.
I am trying to do more farmer's markets now that it's summer. I bought some beets yesterday and quickly sauteed the greens to go with our grass-fed groung beef and whole wheat pasta! Success. However, I did think further about all the non-organic, corn-fed and processed foods we eat. I thought we were pretty good on those issues in general but I do need to research this milk thing a little more and I know that we eat too many animal products, especially animals fed a corn diet who don't eat a corn diet in nature. Oy, I'm exhaused thinking about it.
I guess the good news is that now that my weight is under control and within 4 pounds of my goal weight, I can focus on larger health issues for our whole family.