Articulate, passionate and humorous, Dr. Holly Lucille breaks down the myths and misconceptions about health and health related topics.

Understanding Your Meat & Dairy

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Learn to decode food labels so you know exactly what you're buying.
Air Date: 5/3/16
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Holly Dr. Holly Lucille is a nationally recognized and licensed naturopathic doctor, educator, natural products consultant and television host. Dr. Holly is also the author of Creating and Maintaining Balance: A Women's Guide to Safe, Natural, Hormone Health.

An acclaimed expert in the field of integrative medicine, Dr. Holly lectures throughout the nation on a variety of natural health topics. Her appearances include national media programs and networks including Dr. Oz, The Doctors, Lifetime Television for Women, Montel Williams, PBS's Healing Quest, The Hallmark Channel and Discovery Fit & Health channel.

She is on the editorial advisory board of Alternative Medicine and Natural Practitioner and is also regularly quoted as an expert in both consumer and peer journals. In 2007, Dr. Holly was listed in Time Magazine's "Alt List" as one of the "Top 100 Most Influential People."
Understanding Your Meat & Dairy
You may think you're buying food that's all natural when you shop.

But, labeling can be tricky. It's important to know exactly what you're getting.

Cage-free refers to animals raised outside of cages but not necessarily outdoors. Free-range means the animals had outdoor access, even if it was scheduled and monitored. It's easy to get the two confused.

Farm fish are raised in wire pens in bodies of water or in tanks. They aren't being fed things they would find in a natural environment. Wild-caught fish may have been spawned in a farm before being released into the wild and recaptured for food. Wild fish spent the entire life cycle in the wild.

Grass-fed animals aren't fed a diet full of grain. Grain causes problems for many people, and the allergens in the grain may pass through to consumers via meat and dairy.

Listen in as Dr. Holly explains what your meat and dairy labels mean.

You can also find out more about meat and dairy labeling here.