Body Heal Thyself - Let food be your medicine
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Body Heal Thyself
20 Red River Ave.
Cold Spring, MN.  56320
(320) 597-3139
About Jane
The health care field has been a part of my entire adult life. I have worked in four different states with all age groups, starting from premature babies all the way up to geriatrics. Nursery, postpartum, surgical, medical, adolescent mental health, eye clinic, home health with children, kidney dialysis, and nursing home, are all a part of my past 40 years of experience.
I had some personal experiences that led me to question how much I could depend on conventional medicine to help me. One was with nutrition. I was taught that fat was bad and that since my cholesterol was 205 I needed to get the fat out of my diet. I went on a low fat diet and ate little meat. I did a very fast walk an hour a day, seven days a week. A year later, I had not lost a single pound and my cholesterol did not move. I asked the nurse how this could be and she had no answer. I look back now and realize I replaced the fat with more sugar. My walks probably did nothing but burn up the sugar and carbohydrates. I now realize that a low fat diet is not the answer to health and weight loss. However, it is still taught while obesity continues to rise.
The second experience was with a gynecologist. I had an appointment with him and that very same day in the shower I found a lump on my breast. I told him about this and he did a quick job of checking and told me there was nothing. I figured he went over the area way too quickly and told him where I found it. Much to my surprise he became angry and said "I said there is nothing" and refused to check further. I followed up with a mammogram which showed negative so I thought maybe it was nothing. A year or two later (cannot remember the exact timing), I went back to a different doctor who did a breast exam and found nothing again. I always felt uncomfortable about that lump but since the evidence was always negative, I argued with myself that it was nothing. The exam was followed up again with another mammogram and this time the doctor who examined me called and said he was concerned about an area on my right breast. I asked him if it was under my right arm and he said yes. I told him that it was there already for quite a while and continued to tell him about my experience with the other doctor. He said he really wanted me to have another mammogram done. I went back in and had another and he called to tell me I needed to go into the surgeon and have a biopsy. I went in to see the surgeon and he said he did not know why the other doctor was concerned. In his mind it was nothing more than part of the breast bone. I had the biopsy and before I was completely awake the surgeon came in to tell me it was not cancer. I went home with relief and plans of putting that all behind me. I had an appointment a week later with the surgeon for a follow up to surgery when he informed that he was sorry but it was indeed cancer.
Finding out you have cancer is bad enough but the fact that I knew I had it for so long really shook my hope. I know that cancer is probably there long before it is discovered but the fact that I discovered it long before the medical doctors found it was disturbing. My husband and I were very angry over the way I was treated when in fact I had a reason to be concerned. I suddenly realized that I am on my own and need to become my own doctor.
Body eHeal Thyself Resources List
1. John, Lighthouse Farm-Princeton, MN.
Beef, Pork, Chicken, Lamb, and other foods.
(763) 389-0554
(He does deliver at certain times and places but he is flexible.)
2. Alvin Schlangen-Freeport
Chicken, eggs, and other foods.
(320) 250-6462
(Will deliver at certain places and times.)
3. Helen and Paul Walz -St. Cloud, MN
Chickens, eggs, Turkey at Thanksgiving. (Fresh chickens ~4 times a year, may have frozen at other times.)
4. Whole Farm C0-op has about 35 farmers that sell a large variety of farm foods plus other items. Not all products are organic but if you request a list of products, they will send it to you. The products are marked when organic.
(320) 732-3023
(877) 203-5273
5. Ron Woldorf-Albany, MN
Raw milk
26464 County Rd. 30
Albany, MN 56307
(320) 836-2272
(320) 250-2564
6. Green Pastures Dairy-Carlton, MN
Raw cheese, raw milk, and pork. Will ship or on farm pick up. They come to St. Joseph, MN to have the St. Joseph Meat Market process their meat without nitrates and MSG. They may be willing to bring some product to St. Joseph on those trips.
(218) 384-4513
2353 Broomfield Road
Carlton, MN 55718
7. Matthew Willenbring-Cold Spring, MN
Raw milk and eggs. "Adopt A Hen" program. Can purchase a punch card good for a 12 week supply (12 eggs per week) $36.00. (Hen stays on the farm.)
(320) 250-1624
8. Rolling Hills Traeger Ranch, Christina Traeger-Avon, MN
CSA shares of grass fed beef, pork eggs, produce, and preserves.
(320) 293-2995
20134 St. Anna Dr.
Avon, MN 56310
9. Morning Star Farm
Raw cheese
10. Fruitful Seasons Dairy, Inc-Alexandria, MN
Raw cheese from 100% grass fed cows.
7917 C.R. 4 W. S.W.
Alexandria, MN 56308
11. Other resources can be found in the Weston A. Price Foundation's "Wise Traditions" journal that comes out 4 times a year. Also, the WAPF Shopping Guide has many resources to choose from. For more information, call Jane at
(320) 686-2244.
12. The has many wonderful food items that can be purchased online. A cheaper way to go would be for me to order monthly on the first of the month so all who are interested can order without paying for shipping.
13.  Mike & Barb Schluarzkops sells raw milk from grass fed cows.  The milk is organic although they are not certified.  (763) 261-4262  They live in Becker, Mn.
14.  Merle Vanderweise, west of St. Cloud.  Raw goats milk in Benson, Mn.  (320) 368-0867
15.  Katherine Sodergren from South Haven, Mn.  Sells raw goats milk  and artisan breads, correctly prepared by soaking in milk whey for 36 hours.  She comes to the Cold Spring Farmers market.  Ask her about her milk.  Her address is 33408 746th Ave,  South Haven.  Telephone:  (320) 236-3690
16.  From Mora, Mn are Craig and Vicki Trytten.  E-mail is    Sells raw milk from grass fed cows.  Helps getting groups of 10 to take turns coming to the farm so each one only has to drive about once every 2-1/2 months.  They are GMO free and use no chemicals or pesticides.
17.  Farmer from Milaca sells raw milk.  Make appointment to pick up and bring own container.  Call Kent Kramer at (320) 309-1461.  Address is Heritage Homesteading, 6241 210th Milaca, Mn.  56353  
18.  The Organic Food Plot at 14705 210th St. Cold Spring, MN.  56320.  James Kruger sells organic eggs.  Find out more information at (320) 685-7068 or e-mail him at
19.  Rich Mueller sells grass fed beef and grains.  He lives in Paynesville and his number is (320) 291-9175 or 243-4148.
20.  Terri Emmerich sells eggs from free range chickens and lots of produce and other foods.  She lives 2 miles west of Avon and is on Facebook Emmerich's Produce and Pumpkins.
 21.  Desiree and Ryan Nelson in Ogilvie, MN.  Use holistic and organic practices. Have sheep, goats, hens, and pigs.  Also have turkeys and plan to have lamb. 612-290-8357

22.  Voss Farms, certified organic meat and cage free chickens, butchered on site.  27725 Business 23 East of Paynesville Co. Rd 33 exit from East or West.  Phone:  763-213-9979
20 Red River Ave
Cold Spring, MN 56320
By Appointment Only
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