Here’s a couple of questions I was asked (granted it was months ago during a giveaway) about Cod Liver Oil.
What brand of Cod Liver Oil do you use (if any)?
Well, believe it or not, I actually have never taken it. I know right?! I’m supposed to be all “eat everything that’s healthy” right? Well, I really started looking into the cod liver oil just as I became pregnant. And then the thought of taking cod liver oil just grossed me out to much to look into it anymore! But, now that I’ve done my research I know exactly what I’ll be taking and plan on purchasing some soon.
I’ll be buying it from Green Pastures. They sell fermented cold liver oil. Why fermented? Well, fermented CLO (yes, I’m getting lazy here. From now on CLO is cod liver oil!) is actually an unprocessed oil while the regular stuff is actually quite processed. And there is the fact that the vitamins A&D are taken out of the regular stuff and synthetic A&D are used instead. Now, I’ve talked about whole foods vs. synthetic vitamins before and the thing is…not only does your body have a hard time absorbing these synthetic vitamins, they can actually be bad for your health as well. The fermented CLO is also not heat treated at all.
They also sell the CLO combined with a high quality butter oil. Weston A. Price was quoted as saying “One without the other did not do his patients justice, but the two together worked like magic”. So basically we’re able to absorb and use more of the nutrients when our diet consists of both! Now, if you already consume a good amount of high quality butter there would be no need for this, but I think most people would benefit from the combo!
(and one more great thing about Green Pastures is that they give a discounted price depending on how many bottles you buy. So if you know others who want to give it a try, buy it together!)
and Becky also asked:
I have read at the Weston A. Price site that cod liver oil doesn’t do much on it’s own, but that it needs to be coupled with a good butter. Due to my son’s life threatening allergy to milk, we can’t “do” butter. Do you have any suggestions for a suitable substitute to pair CLO with?
I don’t, sorry! At this point I’ve yet to come across something else to pair it with. So I’m throwing this question out to the rest of you. Do you know a suitable pair for CLO that’s not butter?