Lifestyle & Supplements

Cod Liver Oil: Grandma Was Right

Written by Dr. Andrew Neville

I recommend Cod Liver Oil (CLO) to most of my patients. Omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA) are incredibly beneficial and necessary for the healing all processes in the body.

CLO heals the cells that have been damaged by excess stress hormones over time. We are all deficient in Omega-3s. Research on Omega-3s shows benefit in the treatment of fatigue, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, immune weakness, and more.

Fish oils like CLO have far more omega-3s than flaxseed oil. CLO also contains Vitamins A and D, which fish oils lack. Even better is to find one combined with butter oil, which supplies the Vitamin K. These fat-soluble vitamins are crucial to your healing process.

The history of cod liver oil efficacy

Dr. Weston Price discovered high-vitamin butter oil back in the 1930s, but the pinnacle of his discovery was when he combined it with cod liver oil.

Fermenting the livers of fish to extract the oil is an old-world practice. The 1850s saw the beginning of the industrial food revolution, and the first time cod liver oil manufacturing changed from its sacred historical roots to an industrialized food. Some fish oil manufacturers have turned back the clock and restored these sacred foods to their roots.

Dr. Price traveled the world, studying the traditional diets of many cultures. Within every culture, he discovered sacred foods that were carefully collected and prepared to ensure the strong mind, body, and spirit of its people. Cod liver oil is one of those foods.

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