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There are a few things that I appreciate daily for gaining out of DDF. (If they can be a single post I think it's even more impactful,  my top two of are single posts that changed my daily life since reading them).

1.
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Takes a bit of time to get accustomed to it, but after a while you can untie AND retie a shoe in under 15 seconds (with a double knot)


2.
Completely random, but I just had a Bethel Farms Plain Greek Yogurt and was totally blown away.
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It was the richest, creamiest, sweetest (and by that I mean the natural sweetness that is found in dairy, lactose. This is an unsweetened product) yogurt. Had an almost fluffy, whipped texture. Incredible!

To compare, I have had the gamut of CY yogurts (Mehadrin, J&J, Norman's, Gevina, etc.) as well as higher-end CS yogurts (my previous favorite was Stoneyfield Grass Fed Greek). Bethel was in its own category.

I generally try to choose the product with the most protein and least amt of preservatives/additives, so I was tossing it up with Gevina Nonfat Greek (which has no additives and 22g of protein per 8oz) and Mehadrin's Nonfat (which has 24g of protein per 8oz) or the Stoneyfield when I was able to find it in Whole Foods. Bethel's is lower in protein, 18g per cup or 12g for the 5.3 container, but for me the health benefits alone of the grass-fed milk would still make me choose it over the others.

I think I had previously tried Bethel Yogurt (but it might have been the Leben) maybe 2-3 years ago, but the texture was a bit lumpy and I couldn't get passed that so I didn't try it again. But now, with some diced mango inside, wow!

We have already converted to Bethel milk, once the smaller 32oz bottles were available. The milk is also amazing, but has a shorter shelf life since it's only pasteurized at low heat to maintain as much enzymatic and bacterial integrity as possible.

It's funny that people seem to think that the shelf-life of dairy is indicative of its quality (which may possibly be true if we were discussing raw dairy) but with current manufacturing processes, I think it's directly opposite. Pretty sure my local supermarket only gets Bethel milk restocked once a week, so there are times when we run out, and other times when we need to toss the leftovers. But overall, I find the difference in taste and quality to be worth it.

Lately, I have been reflecting a lot on how EVERYTHING has become so processed, so cheaply made, so junky (which some people might have chosen/tolerated if things were proportionately inexpensive) and the current inflationary situation even makes it expensive! Maybe I'm becoming old, or maybe I was always old-fashioned, but I feel relieved (and dare I say, hopeful) when I find products that are actually QUALITY.

*Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with this company. Just a consumer and fan who wants this business to be around for a long time, in addition to being an unrepentant, kosher foodie who just wants to talk food all day.

3. New friendships and outside my bubble vantage points.
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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It increased by blood pressure medication from 10mg to 20mg every day.  >:(
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It increased by blood pressure medication from 10mg to 20mg every day.  >:(
1. Correlation ≠ Causation.

2. You're using it incorrectly.

Bonus: Try some natural/alternative ways to lower it (Isometric exercises, box breathing, etc.).
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This guy changed my life forever!
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Can we keep this thread OT.  >:(
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Can we keep this thread OT.  >:(
Off topic? That's exactly how DDF changes lives. ;)

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No links! Only quotes!
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I found out that I was a Lubavitcher because I breathe
And it changed your life? I guess it worked, @ExGingi.

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Re: What are the top 2 or 3 things that DDF changed in your daily life?
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2024, 12:17:41 PM »
And it changed your life? I guess it worked, @ExGingi.
Knowing that it's a meaningless term of course
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Re: What are the top 2 or 3 things that DDF changed in your daily life?
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2024, 12:40:09 PM »
Knowing that it's a meaningless term of course

As are all labels.

We see many labels thrown around. Orthodox, frum, BT, FFB, Yeshivish, Chassidish, Lubavitch, Belz, Satmar, etc etc.

I personally detest labels, and try to avoid using them whenever practical, and prefer to use an actual description where possible, or at least a thought provoking statement.

I think it is terrible when we label other people, but anyone can label themselves. But when doing that, what does it mean? I think one of the tests is to ask how one would like to see their kids grow up. Are Levushim, Minhagim, etc. part of your definition?

(I get a little confirmation to my time-long contention that "Badatz" and "Mehadrin" are meaningless terms at 1:31:35!)

All that being said, calling a person a Lubavitcher isn't a label, it's the true essence of a yid.
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: What are the top 2 or 3 things that DDF changed in your daily life?
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2024, 01:25:26 PM »
Definitely screen time.
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Re: What are the top 2 or 3 things that DDF changed in your daily life?
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2024, 01:53:01 PM »
This guy changed my life forever!
Would love to know how :)

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Re: What are the top 2 or 3 things that DDF changed in your daily life?
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2024, 03:15:14 PM »
Would love to know how :)
Feel free to post here as well now  ;D


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Re: What are the top 2 or 3 things that DDF changed in your daily life?
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2024, 03:20:54 PM »
Not to take the food I eat for granted.
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Re: What are the top 2 or 3 things that DDF changed in your daily life?
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2024, 04:15:57 PM »
Would love to know how :)
Wondering the same thing ;)

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Re: What are the top 2 or 3 things that DDF changed in your daily life?
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2024, 04:48:34 PM »
This guy changed my life forever!
Oh wow!!! I always try to help out, but I didn't know I was so impactful!   :)

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Re: What are the top 2 or 3 things that DDF changed in your daily life?
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2024, 04:56:23 PM »
Here are some divrei torah that I uploaded for Pesach and Parshas Tzav.

Good shabbos and good yom tov!
It's been a year since @Yehudaa has first posted these. He has since signed me up to them, and I get these as emails each week. It has immeasurably enhanced my Shabbosim ever since.
It's been four years since @Yehudaa first introduced me to Rav Yisroel Reisman's weekly parsha shiur. I have printed them out every week since, and it has made a tremendous impact on my Shabbos.
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Re: What are the top 2 or 3 things that DDF changed in your daily life?
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2024, 05:10:49 PM »
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