You’re all experiencing this with me. Right now as I write out this sentence, I’m getting ready to choke down Fermented Cod Liver Oil for the first time ever.
I know it shouldn’t be a big deal, but I’m sure you can relate to me, all you who have never had the pleasure of tasting this revolting concoction.
Of course I say that in jest, because if I didn’t believe in the benefits of sacred foods, I wouldn’t be writing this right now.
I know the more I write, the more I put off drinking it, but hey, that’s my process.
Let me start with the smell.
Have you ever opened a can of salmon and smelled the oily skin? That’s what it smells like.
Most people, including myself, don’t like the smell of fishy food. I can barely tolerate tuna fish, and if I’m preparing fish, if it has even a slightly fishy smell, I throw it out.
I took the cap off and removed plastic thingie that keeps it all from coming out fast. You know that thing that allows liquid to drip instead of pour? That thing…
After removing it, I can smell the fishiness wafting out of the bottle. Am I really gonna drink this?
Yes. Yes. No. Yes…I keep driving myself crazy.
Here we go-
Wow! That was quite interesting.
It was actually not as bad as I thought it would be. At first I thought I was going to gag, and then as I took a sip I made the mistake of breathing out my nose. Do NOT do that! Resist the urge to breathe through your nose while swallowing this stuff.
Even after you swallow, breathe out of your mouth and it won’t be bad at all. I can’t believe I’m saying that right now, but it’s true! 😉
The oil went down smooth and without any gagging. The only way I can rationalize all of this is to come to the conclusion that my body really, really needed fermented cod liver oil.
Yeah….I just let out a breath of liver oil. The smell doesn’t stop after you swallow it, so beware.
It’s not that bad. I’m very surprised.
How much did I take? Two teaspoons. I poured it into a medicine cup and slowly drank it all.
Since my first experience wasn’t bad at all, I know I won’t have any problems taking this every morning.
I also took my High Vitamin Butter Oil with out any problems at all.
Would I recommend these two products?
(Note: 5 minutes after taking the liver oil, I became warm and flushed…just sayin!)
*Medicine cup is raised…here’s to your health!*
Here is a quote from the Weston A. Price Foundation:
“Once a standard supplement in traditional European societies, cod liver oil provides fat-soluble vitamins A and D, which Dr. Price found present in the diet of primitives in amounts ten times higher than in modernized diets. Cod liver oil supplements are a must for women and their male partners, to be taken for several months before conception, and for women during pregnancy. Growing children will also benefit greatly from a small daily dose.
Cod liver oil is also rich in eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docasahexaenoic acid (DHA). The body makes these fatty acids from omega-3 linolenic acid. EPA is as an important link in the chain of fatty acids that ultimately results in prostaglandins, localized tissue hormones while DHA is very important for the proper function of the brain and nervous system. Those individuals who have consumed large amounts of polyunsaturated oils, especially partially hydrogenated oils, who are suffering from certain nutrient deficiencies, or who have impaired pancreatic function, such as diabetics, may not be able to produce EPA and DHA and will, therefore, lack important prostaglandins and necessary fats for the brain unless they consume oily fish or take a cod liver oil supplement.”
At this time last year:
Magpies ducklings were hatched. At one day old and being introduced to the black sex link chicks.