Organic Pastured Eggs

Tatiana’s Pilates in Carpinteria, CA.
Lotus Newsletter, Aug 2010, Issue # 18
# 1 Organic Pastured Eggs, Preferably Raw
Free-range or “pastured” eggs are a relatively inexpensive and amazing source of high-quality nutrients that many people are deficient in, especially high-quality protein and fat. A single egg contains:
• Nine essential amino acids
• One of the highest quality proteins you can find. Proteins are nutrients that are essential to the building, maintenance and repair of your body tissues such as your skin, internal organs and muscles. They are also the major components of your immune system and hormones
• Lutein and zeaxanthin (for your eyes)
• Choline for your brain, nervous- and cardiovascular systems
• Naturally occurring B12
Ideally, you’ll want to eat your eggs raw, or as close to raw as possible, such as soft-boiled or poached. I currently have four raw egg yolks nearly every morning over a bed of dehydrated vegetable pulp left over from my juicing, along with some red onions and a whole avocado. I discard the egg whites as I struggle with kidney damage; a result of having my mercury filling removed improperly, so I must limit my protein intake and in my view, the egg yolks are exponentially superior to the whites. If you chose to use egg whites, please don’t eat them raw unless you also consume the egg yolks, otherwise you risk developing a biotin deficiency.
As long as you have a good source for fresh organic eggs, you need not worry about salmonella if you choose to eat them raw. About 10 years ago I did an analysis using US government data that showed you would have to eat about 30,000 eggs before you encountered one egg with salmonella, and this was with conventional eggs. Pastured chickens are much healthier than factory farmed chickens and have a far lower risk of these types of infections.
To find free-range pasture farms, try your local health food store, or go to or

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