Food & Drink International - Spring 2017 Volume 1 - 86
Dr. King's Farms®
Dr. King's Farms promotes a healthy, natural lifestyle by rediscovering
prehistoric meats such as bison, elk and yak. By Stephanie Crets
>> Dr. King's Farms is against factory farming, and it even cultivates the grass grown on its farms to ensure the animals are ingesting GMO-free grasses.
r. Frank King likens his bison corrals at Dr. King's Farms® to the dino-
saur paddocks of "Jurassic Park." He handles not only the bison, but
also the elk, yaks, Watusi cattle and camels humanely, naturally and
safely. "We work with the animals rather than making them do what
we want," King says. "There's an old saying that goes, 'We can make a buffalo
do anything that it wants to do.'"
King is a fourth-generation American farmer who
holds two doctorates in naturopathic medicine and chiroDr. King's Farms®
practic medicine. He started a holistic clinic in 1979 and
Headquarters: Asheville, N.C.
incorporated the benefits of nutrition into his practice.
Dr. Frank King, founder and
"I read a study about bison having less fat than fish and
president: "These wild meats
will give you unbelievable flavors
about half the calories of beef," he explains. "I found many
and tastes and fill a genetic
craving and need that finally
more benefits: Their lifespan is much longer than cattle,
and bison helped the longevity of Native Americans who
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lived off of them. Studies indicated
that they were all healthy compared
to our Civil War generals. I was quite
fascinated by that and in that process, I started providing my patients
with bison meat and saw it was lowering their high cholesterol and triglycerides. They were stronger, their
heartburn and allergies were gone.
They were experiencing broad spectrum benefits and I was blown away."
Because of these positive results,
King began raising bison in 1985. His
herd grew to be the largest on the