Why is Pastured Poultry So Great for Obesity and Cancer?


Hi everyone,

Did you know that when chickens are allowed to pasture outdoors, their meat and eggs become high in Omega-3 fatty acids? When the hens are pastured, they produce eggs that can contain as much as 10 times more Omega-3s than eggs katharos eggsfrom factory hensthat are housed indoors and deprived of greens.

The CLA Bonus. Meat and dairy products from grass-fed animals are the richest known source of another type of good fat called “conjugated linoleic acid” or CLA. Chickens raised on fresh pasture alone will have meat that contains from three to five times more CLA than products from animals fed conventional diets.2

CLA may be one of our most potent defenses against cancer. In laboratory animals, a very small percentage of CLA—a mere 0.1 percent of total calories—greatly reduced tumor growth.There is new evidence that CLA may also reduce cancer risk in humans.

Meat from grass fed animals also has about half the fat that grain fed animals have and it contains fewer calories. And as a bonus it gives you a supply of vitamins E, A, D, and beta-carotene.

Switching from grain fed to grass fed meat has also been shown to be a healthy, natural way to lose weight.

With all that in mind, wouldn’t you LOVE to get your poultry and eggs from a farm that raises their chickens on bugs and fresh pasture?

Katharos is that farm. They offer you PREMIUM grass fed poultry, filled with Omega-3s and CLA.
katharos chicken Katharos delivers this absolutely premium organic pastured poultry to several delivery points around Middle TN.

This farm is uniquely different. They are completely stewardship-focused and have one simple vision – to deliver Pure Polyculture Food for YOU, the customer.

Their poultry is unmatched as a healthy and nutritious food source. Their chickens bathe continuously in sunlight, soaking up lots of vitamin D into their tissues. They also exercise and are moved daily to fresh sections of pastures full of truly delectable grasses, bugs and worms.

Even better, the chickens are only supplemented with organic or better-than-organic feed. Even though the folks at Katharos have to travel 1.5 hours one-way to pick up this feed, to the folks at Katharos there is no other viable alternative that comes anywhere near this quality.

They believe the story behind what we eat should be both discoverable and meaningful, not shrouded in mystery. Transparency, even in pricing, is essential and they welcome the conversation. 

Katharos delivers into the greater Nashville area, Columbia, Franklin, Brentwood, and more and they accept all forms of payment. If you would like to pickup, right now they offer two convenient locations:

  • South Franklin, just a minute from 840 and I-65
  • Spring Hill near the intersection of Duplex and Buckner

You can see more of their information by visiting my website below.  Click HERE to see it all online and GET IN TOUCH WITH THEM.

Shawn Dady
President, Tennesseans For Raw Milk
Weston A. Price Chapter Leader, Nashville/Brentwood/Franklin



Katharos Farm – Beyond Organic

Katharos-Pastured Broilers

Katharos Farm LLC is a family-owned, pasture-based, beyond organic local farm just outside Nashville, TN. We are very stewardship-focused and have one simple vision – to deliver Pure Polyculture Food for YOU, our customer.

Starting with the name “Katharos” that in the Greek has meant purity for thousands of years, we have set out to establish a standard in farming that is about stewardship of the soil, plants, animals – as well as READ MORE …


1 Lopez-Bote, C. J., R.Sanz Arias, A.I. Rey, A. Castano, B. Isabel, J. Thos (1998). “Effect of free-range feeding on omega-3 fatty acids and alpha-tocopherol content and oxidative stability of eggs.” Animal Feed Science and Technology 72: 33-40.

2 Dhiman, T. R., G. R. Anand, et al. (1999). “Conjugated linoleic acid content of milk from cows fed different diets.” J Dairy Sci 82(10): 2146-56. Interestingly, when the pasture was machine-harvested and then fed to the animals as hay, the cows produced far less CLA than when they were grazing on that pasture, even though the hay was made from the very same grass. The fat that the animals use to produce CLA is oxidized during the wilting, drying process. For maximum CLA, animals need to be grazing living pasture.

3 Ip, C, J.A. Scimeca, et al. (1994) “Conjugated linoleic acid. A powerful anti-carcinogen from animal fat sources.” p. 1053. Cancer 74(3 suppl):1050-4.













An author, speaker, and health copywriter, Shawn Dady is also the president of Tennesseans For Raw Milk and the Nashville/Brentwood/Franklin Chapter Leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation. She is a consultant and nationwide influencer for people on health and wellness issues and has been in the industry for more than 20 years.