Updated: Mar 28
Hidden grains (that contain mycotoxin and fuel mold/yeast growth in the body) in your eggs that can slow down detox
Eggs are loaded with high-quality proteins, vitamins, minerals, good fats and various trace nutrients.
A large egg contains:
Only 77 calories, with 5 grams of fat and 6 grams of protein with all 9 essential amino acids.
Rich in iron, phosphorous, selenium and vitamins A, B12, B2 and B5 (among others).
One egg contains 113 mg of Choline – a very important nutrient for the brain, among other things.
It is a wise choice to include eggs in your mold detox diet, however Eating store-bought eggs could be "feeding your mold problem" and here's how:
YOU ARE WHAT YOUR CHICKEN EATS
What do "HEALTHY" chickens naturally eat?
Chickens, if left on their own naturally feed primarily on insects. Science has proven through "laboratory dissection and testing" that half or more of their diet are insects and other invertebrates (especially termites.) The other half or less is made up of various plant matter like fruits, berries, bamboo seeds, nuts, and young leaves.
So what is this telling us? Basically it's telling us that if chickens are eating corn, wheat and soy their diets are being manipulated by man. Why would we manipulate the diets of chickens?
It's pretty simple. A chicken that is naturally healthy and left to feed on it's own will weigh a lot less than a chicken that is fed fatty, carbohydrate corn, wheat or soy. Farmers, meat and egg producers know this so in order for them to make as much money as possible (because chicken meat is sold by the pound), they want their chickens fattened up for maximum profits. DID YOU HEAR THAT? This is all about making money.....NOT raising healthy chickens...and NOT looking out for the health of humans who will be eating it.
Store bought eggs contain grains and grains have carbohydrates and mycotoxins
The main purpose of the mold detox diet is to eliminate sources of fuel for mold, yeast and mycotoxins in the body. As we already know, removing sugars, grains and yeasts is our number one priority while maintaining a balanced nutritional diet.
To do this we MUST recognize and be aware of where the hidden sugars, grains and carbohydrates are so that we can speed up the "Mold dying" process within our bodies.
Ok so I hear this all time. "I eat healthy eggs". Or do you? Most people, (I'd say 95%) do not understand what the heck it is they are eating when they eat their eggs. I've put together this little blog post to explain the truth and pitfalls about what is in your eggs Myth: Cheap eggs are fine..eggs are eggs.
NO way!! First let's start with the worst kind you can buy: Conventional/Store-bought/No healthy labeling
All I can say here is stay as far away from these as you possibly can. The birds that lay these eggs are sickly, abused, starving, don't eat what they should naturally eat to produce a healthy egg for you and I and especially for someone who has a health concern like those suffering from mold exposure.
What kind of eggs should I buy that DON'T have grains or mycotoxins in them?
You should ONLY eat pastured eggs on the mold detox diet. They are 3 times as nutritious and WILL NOT contain sugary grains that contain mold and mycotoxins like eggs from factory-raised chickens. You are probably wondering where to get them or what they look like?
What are pastured eggs? Grass-fed/pastured hens are raised on pasture, as opposed to being kept in confinement and fed primarily grains. Eggs from pastured hens contain up to 20 times more healthy omega-3 fatty acids than confined/grain fed hens.
Pastured hens' diets are naturally fed with bugs, earthworms, and other bugs that give their eggs it's pureness and nutritional value. Pastured hens are much healthier and happier than their space-restricted and antibiotic-pumped counterparts.
Pasturing is the traditional method of raising egg-laying hens and other poultry. It is ecologically sustainable, humane, and produces the tastiest, most nutritious eggs.
Pastured eggs also have 10 percent less fat, 40 percent more vitamin A, and 34 percent less cholesterol than eggs obtained from factory farms. Most importantly for those exposed to mold and mycotoxins, pastured eggs contain NO traces of grains or beans which naturally feed mold, yeast and other fungi in the body. This makes it a PERFECT CHOICE for the mold detox diet.
Dave Asprey explains why you should be eating "Pastured" eggs
Where can I get pastured eggs?
Our favorite site to locate pastured eggs is http://www.EatWild.com they have a directory for US and Canada of all suppliers providing pastured meat and eggs.
You can also now find that some stores like WholeFoods, Sprouts, FreshThyme and some other natural food stores carry brands like:
Alexandre Family Farms is a farm in Humboldt, CA known for its A2 dairy from fourth generation dairy farmers. They now also have a line of pastured eggs raised on their year round green grasses. Additionally, Alexandre is committed to regenerative agriculture.
Blue Sky Family Farms
The company Egg Innovations is about improving animal welfare and returning to family farms. Through their subsidiary Blue Sky Family Farms, they’re able to provide pastured eggs. Their devotion to being environmental also includes putting their eggs in cartons which are made from 100% recycled post-consumer newsprint. Plus the cartons are 100% recyclable and biodegradable.
Burroughs Family Farm
The Burroughs Family Farm is a joint effort Burroughs siblings owning and operating individual farms while connecting with the other farms by methods organic and sustainable agriculture and other shared resources to help each farm out. They also enroll their hens in a management intensive grazing system of intense grazing followed by three weeks of rest.
Farmers Hen House
Originating from an Amish farmer in 1997, Farmers Hen House was born with a few farms in Kalona, IA. A few years later, Kalona local Mark Miller helped expand the farm further. The majority of it is still local farms along with some in Bloomfield, IA and northern Missouri. Many of their farms are powered by solar energy, including their processing plant.
Handsome Brook Farm
Handsome Brook Farm is a collection of small farms who share in their values of providing acres after acres of rotated pasture. Their family farms range across six states from the east coast to the midwest.
Happy Egg Co.
The story of Happy Egg Co. begins in 1949 as Margaret and Clifford Kent were given a wedding present of 50 chickens from Margaret’s family. In 10 years, they grew their herd into 2,000 birds. It was always important for the Kent’s to go against the grain of the conventional egg industry and raise their chickens in humane ways, such as providing them with clean air, good lighting, and space. Their son Michael later took over of the business as continues to expand the business and find new ways to raise chickens in the best conditions.
Mary’s Organic Pasture Raised Eggs
Since 1954, the Pitman family has been raising chickens. Many people are familiar with the brand Mary’s Free Range Chickens. They also have a label Mary’s Free Range Pasture Raised Chickens, which abide by their highest standards. With their pasture raised category, shoppers can find eggs in addition to chicken meat.
Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs
The history of Pete and Gerry’s dates back to the late 1800’s and the Ward Family Farm in Monroe, NH. Robert Ward farmed dairy cattle and hens. When World War II ended, Robert’s son Les returned from the Navy and expanded the farm with his brother-in-law Rodney Stanton. When factory farmed eggs were driving small farms out of business in the 1980s, the two refused to go in that direction. The farm is now run by Les’ daughter Carol, her husband Gerry Laflamme, and Rodney’s son Peter Stanton. The Pete and Gerry’s brand was named after them and created to sell pasture raised organic eggs. Their eggs are free of antibiotics, synthetic pesticides, GMOs, or animal by products. In 2003, Pete and Gerry’s became the first Certified Humane eggs.
Vital Farms starts in 2007 with a 27 acre farm in Austin, TX. When Whole Foods discovered their eggs at a farmers market, they began selling them throughout their supermarkets in the midwest. Vital Farms began working with small farmers all over the country using the Vital Farms name on their products. They’re now partnered with over 100 family farms and are sold nationwide.
Wilcox Family Farms
Wilcox Family Farms is over 100 years old and is currently run by the fourth generation of the Wilcox family. Their organic and sustainable practices date back to when the land was purchased by the family in 1909. Being along the Nisqually River in central Washington State, the family knew they had a responsibility to not use any chemicals or pesticide which could run off into the river. They also use locally grown feed for the chickens when possible.
Wily Blackmore, TakePart's Food editor over at http://www.takepart.com has created this nice little infographic that breaks down egg labeling even further. This is a nice little chart that can be saved on your phone for the next time you go shopping for eggs. SOURCE: http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/04/03/understanding-egg-labels (CLICK THE LINK ABOVE to enlarge)
Links to Studies on the presence of mycotoxin in eggs fed a conventional diet of grains and other fillers.
Mycotoxin Residue in Hen eggs: https://www.wageningenacademic.com/doi/pdf/10.3920/978-90-8686-804-9_21
Detection of mycotoxins in eggs: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5018505/
Effect of Mycotoxins on egg production: https://nutriad.com/2015/01/effect-of-mycotoxins-on-egg-quality/
Aflatoxin Mycotoxin in eggs: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02652030050034037
Mycotoxin and long storage times in eggs: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6651/10/7/293/htm
Eggs classified as a "moldy food" in study and their effects: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/bb9e/a8ec0b222a52df26e73f9d2035b4ef291747.pdf
Deoxyn and Zear. mycotoxins detected in high amounts in eggs: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf040039d
How your sick chickens can make you sick too: https://www.biomin.net/en/articles/how-to-protect-your-layers-and-breeders-from-trichothecene-mycotoxins/
The presence of mycotoxin in the "feed" used to feed conventional chickens: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/tswj/2014/968215/