p. The Miracle of Cod Liver Oil

The Roman army used to march on it.

The Vikings used to row on it.

Your grandma used to prescribe it.

The modern world has forgotten about it.

It tastes disgusting, yes indeed, but it will do you a world of good.

http://www.westonaprice.org/basicnutrition/vitamindmiracle.html

Vitamin D is very important, and people often are deficient in it, causing all sorts of problems.

A very good article.

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32 Responses to “p. The Miracle of Cod Liver Oil”

  1. ian vincent Says:

    “Eggs: They are hated by the medical establishment. It seems like evil resides in an egg! They warn about the dangers of eating eggs and developing high blood cholesterol. Most people reading this article think that eggs are bad because they have high cholesterol. The problem is that eggs are also loaded with lecithin which is a cholesterol emulsifier! The lecithin is located in the yoke, and when you eat an egg the lecithin neutralizes the cholesterol. There is no connection between cholesterol in an egg and cholesterol in the bloodstream. If anyone knows proof there is such a connection, please email this information to mct911@aol.com. Eggs should be eaten in moderation just like any other food. An egg a day will not harm your health.”

    http://johnmcternansinsights.blogspot.com/2009/09/health-and-nutrition-september-20-2009.html

    Ian: Cod liver oil is the best, most potent, and natural source of Vitamin D 3 and Omega 3 oils. We take capsules.

    Also, try to get a burst of the midday sun for up to 20 mins to boost D levels. It works a beauty.

  2. ian vincent Says:

    Cod liver oil capsules are excellent. I can feel the difference after taking them over the last month (now 3 mths).

    The thing about Vitamin D3 is that western industrialized diets have mostly eliminated it from the diet, causing deficiency and the associated illnesses and conditions to be widespread, when they are so easily preventable.

    Vitamin D3 builds your immune system. There’s many benefits from Cod Liver Oil : good for joints, bones, eyesight, heart, skin, hair, mental alertness and concentration, memory………. it goes on.

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  4. ian vincent Says:

    Someone sent me this, source unknown.
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    EATING FRUIT….

    It’s long but very informative

    We all think eating fruits means just buying fruits, cutting it and just popping it into our mouths. It’s not as easy as you think. It’s important to know how and when to eat.

    What is the correct way of eating fruits?

    IT MEANS NOT EATING FRUITS AFTER YOUR MEALS! * FRUITS SHOULD BE EATEN ON AN EMPTY STOMACH.

    If you eat fruit like that, it will play a major role to detoxify your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.

    FRUIT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FOOD. Let’s say you eat two slices of bread and then a slice of fruit.. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it is prevented from doing so.

    In the meantime the whole meal rots and ferments and turns to acid. The minute the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil….

    So please eat your fruits on an empty stomach or before your meals! You have heard people complaining – every time I eat watermelon I burp, when I eat durian my stomach bloats up, when I eat a banana I feel like running to the toilet etc – actually all this will not arise if you eat the fruit on an empty stomach. The fruit mixes with the putrefying other food and produces gas and hence you will bloat!

    Graying hair, balding, nervous outburst, and dark circles under the eyes all these will NOT happen if you take fruits on an empty stomach.

    There is no such thing as some fruits, like orange and lemon are acidic, because all fruits become alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter. If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the Secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight.

    When you need to drink fruit juice – drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT from the cans. Don’t even drink juice that has been heated up. Don’t eat cooked fruits because you don’t get the nutrients at all. You only get to taste. Cooking destroys all the vitamins.

    But eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. If you should drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it. You can go on a 3-day fruit fast to cleanse your body. Just eat fruits and drink fruit juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprised when your friends tell you how radiant you look!

    KIWI: Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E & fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.

    APPLE: An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the activity of vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.

    STRAWBERRY: Protective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals.

    ORANGE : Sweetest medicine. Taking 2-4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessens the risk of colon cancer.

    WATERMELON: Coolest thirst quencher.. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our immune system. They are also a key source of lycopene – the cancer fighting oxidant. Other nutrients found in watermelon are vitamin C & Potassium.

    GUAVA & PAPAYA: Top awards for vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high vitamin C content. Guava is also rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in carotene; this is good for your eyes.

    Drinking Cold water after a meal = Cancer! Can u believe this?? For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this ‘sludge’ reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

  5. ian vincent Says:

    Here’s a little Cod Liver Oil story:

    I’ve been taking it for many months now and it really does help your body be all that it’s designed to be, it’s the good oil created by Jesus.

    Some time back a friend of ours, who didn’t know about Cod Liver Oil , Omega 3 oils, or Vitamin D3, had a dream, and in the dream a man told her something like this, that many people have Vitamin D deficiency and there’s been a cover up about it. Then, the next day i think, they happened to see this thread about Vitamin D and they wrote us.

    Maybe they will let us know, in time, the results of taking it.

    Btw, I take the liquid oil bcos i feel its better than the gelatin coated capsules, but the taste is foul, BUT i’ve gotten used to the taste and it doesn’t bother me now.

    Try Cod Liver Oil for one month! You could be deficient in D3 and not know it. It seems our bodies are designed to have a fair amount of oily fish intake, and modern diets don’t have this.

  6. ian vincent Says:

    Vitamin D Deficiency Affects Billion Plus – Are You One Of Them?
    http://singularityhub.com/2010/01/21/vitamin-d-deficiency-epidemic-affects-billion-plus-are-you-one-of-them/

    Vitamin D Theory of Autism
    http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/health/autism/vit-D-theory-autism.shtml

    Low Vitamin D Levels Associated With Greater Risk of Relapse in Childhood-Onset Multiple Sclerosis
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/01/100121093635.htm

    Vitamin D Supplements Could Fight Crohn’s Disease
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/01/100127104904.htm

    Vitamin D Supplementation Can Reduce Falls in Nursing Care Facilities
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/01/100119213051.htm

    Fish Oil Given Intravenously to Patients in Intensive Care Has Many Benefits, Study Finds
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/01/100118204043.htm

    Fish Oil Slows Cell Aging
    http://www.newsmaxhealth.com/health_stories/fish_oil_cell_aging/2010/01/20/309846.html
    “A number of studies over the last 20 years or so have shown that after patients have had a heart attack, taking fish oil through diet or supplements is able to reduce the risk of a subsequent heart attack or death from coronary heart disease,”

    http://johnmcternansinsights.blogspot.com/2010/01/health-and-nutritionjanuary-31-2010.html

  7. ian vincent Says:

    #13 – A high-tech, portable vitamin D sensor device is invented
    The timeline may be a little short on this prediction — I actually have more confidence of this appearing by 2016. The prediction is that a portable vitamin D sensor device will be invented. It will allow people to have their blood levels of vitamin D tested within two minutes, with either a tiny blood draw (such as with diabetic blood glucose testers) or, even better, a laser or infra-red detection technology that’s non-invasive. The widespread use of such devices could revolutionize health by pinpointing people who are deficient in vitamin D. A deficiency, as you probably know, causes cancer, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, depression, osteoporosis and many other diseases. There is a good chance that the invention of such a device could be blocked by the FDA as a way to prevent this lifesaving technology from going into widespread use in the USA. Why would the FDA block this? Because if people corrected their vitamin D levels, they wouldn’t buy as many pharmaceuticals and the cancer industry would all but implode.

    http://standeyo.com/NEWS/10_Prophecy/100216.2010-2012.predictions.html
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    BTW, Cod Liver Oil tastes like rotten fish, BUT i’ve gotten used to the taste now and it doesn’t bother me at all.

  8. ian vincent Says:

    Understanding Vitamin D Cholecalciferol

    The high rate of natural production of vitamin D3 cholecalciferol (pronounced koh·luh·kal·sif·uh·rawl) in the skin is the single most important fact every person should know about vitamin D—a fact that has profound implications for the natural human condition.

    Technically not a “vitamin,” vitamin D is in a class by itself. Its metabolic product, calcitriol, is actually a secosteroid hormone that targets over 2000 genes (about 10% of the human genome) in the human body. Current research has implicated vitamin D deficiency as a major factor in the pathology of at least 17 varieties of cancer as well as heart disease, stroke, hypertension, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, depression, chronic pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, muscle weakness, muscle wasting, birth defects, periodontal disease, and more.

    Vitamin D’s influence on key biological functions vital to one’s health and well-being mandates that vitamin D no longer be ignored by the health care industry nor by individuals striving to achieve and maintain a greater state of health.

    http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/

    The Cod Liver Oil bottle says:

    Keeps arteries free from cholesterol deposits, maintains healthy blood circulation. Is a remedy for relief of joint pains and stiffness. Helps maintain supple and flexible joints.
    Builds resistance against coughs and colds, helps development of strong bones and teeth and good eyesight.

    It’s noticeably improved my eyesight. I still don’t need reading glasses.

  9. ian vincent Says:

    Scientists close on Omega 3 ‘Holy Grail’

    By Sean Murphy for Landline

    Australian researchers believe they may have solved one of the most pressing food supply problems of the 21st century by breeding canola containing the same omega 3 oils found in fish.

    As genetic modification goes it is a simple marriage of oil-rich marine algae and the easily grown canola seed crop, but its implications for global aquaculture are immense.

    Most farmed fish species such as salmon, barramundi and kingfish need to eat fish to contain the sort of long-chain fatty acids which make them essential for a healthy human diet.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/03/05/2837750.htm?section=justin

  10. ian vincent Says:

    The humble cucumber is actually a little gem. And not just for its nutritional benefits…

    1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day
    Just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.

    2. Feeling tired in the afternoon? Put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber
    Cucumbers are a good source of B vitamins and carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.

    3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower?
    Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror: it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.

    4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds?
    Place a few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area.

    5. Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool?
    Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes. The phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite. Works great on wrinkles too!

    6. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache?
    Eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body has lost, keeping everything in equilibrium, and avoiding both a hangover and headache!

    7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge?
    Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often by European trappers, traders and explorers for quick meals to thwart off starvation.

    8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don’t have enough time to polish your shoes?
    Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe. Its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels water.

    9. Need to fix a squeaky hinge?
    Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!

    10. Stressed out and don’t have time for a massage, facial or visit to the spa?
    Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water. The chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber with react with the boiling water and be released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown the reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.

    11. Just finished a business lunch and realize you don’t have gum or mints?
    Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath. The phytochemcials will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.

    12. Looking for a ‘green’ way to clean your taps, sinks or stainless steel?
    Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean; not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but it won’t leave streaks and won’t harm you fingers or fingernails while you clean.

    13. Using a pen and made a mistake?
    Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing. Also works great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls!

    source unknown

  11. ian vincent Says:

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/12/23/important-cod-liver-oil-update.aspx

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/03/16/warning-new-proof-confirms-if-you-take-this-supplement-vitamin-d-will-not-work-as-well.aspx

    From these two articles the wisdom i glean is that which is apparent anyway, which is that Cod Liver Oil should only be a supplement to a balanced diet and should be taken in moderation.

    An error would be to think that just bcos one is taking Cod Liver Oil that they don’t need to have a balanced diet.

    For people who just can’t obtain a good selection of fresh fruit and veggies then it’s a useful supplement.

    I felt the benefits of Cod Liver Oil quite rapidly bcos my diet was lacking in a balanced range of vegetables and fruit, and also the veggies overcooked, as is the custom here.

    Sunlight is the main contributor to Vit D, not foods.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weston_A._Price_Foundation

    This foundation still supports Cod Liver Oil as a supplement.

  12. ian vincent Says:

    Sugar

    Sweet Poison

    Sugar is a basic element found in starchy food.
    Sugar cane contains 14% trace elements, minerals and vitamins,
    plus chlorophyll. The sugar we purchase in the supermarket
    for personal consumption is heated up in chalk-milk,
    so that calcium and protein are extracted.

    It initially becomes an alkaloid, thus destroying all vitamin content.
    In the second phase, the sugar is mixed with acid chalk,
    carbonic gas, sulphur dioxide and finally, with natrium bicarbonate.

    This mixture is cooked and cooled off several times,
    and thereafter crystallized and centrifugalized.

    This dead mass is then treated with strontium hydroxide.
    Subsequently, it arrives at the refinery where it is passed over
    chalk carbon acid to clean it.

    Dark coloring is removed by adding sulphuric acid and then
    it is filtered with bone charcoal. Finally, it is colored
    with Indathrenblue, or the highly toxic Ultramarine.

    This product”s chemical composition is C12 H22 O11,
    which you can buy in shops as “pure cane” sugar,
    sugar cubes, candy, etc.

    All of its life-giving and protective forces have been destroyed,
    and this product called sugar has an atomic density
    of 98.4 to 99.5 %.

    Such density falls under the category of poison.
    This industrial sugar irritates the mucous membranes,
    tissues, glands, blood vessels and intestinal tracts of the persons
    who eat it. White sugar also paralyzes the intestinal peristaltic
    functions and leads to immune system failure.
    White sugar also destroys brain cells and elevates the internal temperature of the body.

    Tooth tissue has a tissue pressure of 7 Atmospheres.
    Industrial sugar increases this osmotic pressure to 34 Atmospheres.

    Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in human beings, together
    with bones. We have found teeth that have been on the earth
    for 100,000 years and still intact despite heat and cold,
    rain, snow, bacteria, etc. However, white sugar is capable
    of destroying tooth enamel within hours, penetrating the structure
    of the tooth-tissue like a nail and breaking it down.

    What Nature could not do since the beginning of time,
    mankind has achieved in no time at all. He is the only being
    that destroys the nutrient value of his food before consumption.

    Here follows an interesting study from Denmark,
    where death due to diabetes for 100,000 members of the population
    and the use of sugar consumption per year per person
    are displayed.

    Year Deaths Sugar Intake
    Per Person / Year
    1880 1.8 13.5 kg.
    1911 8.0 37.6 kg.
    1934 19.1 51.3 kg.
    1955 34.3 74.7 kg.
    1975 78.6 81.8 kg.

    In the USA, the population receives up to 25% of their calories
    from sugar. In the year 1870, diabetes was almost unknown.
    In 1880, the sugar and sweets intake were 18 kg; in 1927,
    70 kg; in 1950, 101 kg per person/year. Nevertheless to date,
    the cancer hospitals and children’s hospitals feed patients
    with ‘denatured’ food, conserves, white sugar, white flour, etc.
    trying their best to feed the cancer and other illnesses of their patients.

    Health can only come when we take responsibility for our own body,
    mind, soul and the environment. Faith without action is dead,
    the same as food without life-force is dead.

    The Relationship Between Sugar and Brain Power

    It is common knowledge that sugar (meaning natural sugar)
    is the principal food for the brain. Now, what can we learn
    from sugar, as it is consumed on an everyday basis?

    There is a saying that our so-called civilized population
    does not use its intelligence! How can we prove whether
    this is true or not?

    The German department of education has the statistics
    for their country. Between 1890 and 1940, they have observed
    a loss of intelligence of 10 %. This means a diminution
    of the general ability down to one sixth, a diminution
    of the talented to one-half.

    In contrast, the amount of mentally-slow persons has tripled.
    The mentally-retarded increased four times,
    and there are thirty times more half-idiots than
    during the time of the Renaissance. The loss of one’s intelligence
    is equivalent to a death sentence.

    For our great-great grandparents, it must appear that today’s
    so-called intelligent man is rather a dull person.
    In these times, our genius is hardly ever challenged.

    Creative acts are performed by a minority with creative power.
    What originally made humans human was the creative force within.

    We can see it in any political arena, how weak and uncertain
    the decisions are; or in science, how a repaired instrument
    just gets worse after it returns from the repair-shop.

    The problems have increased with the consumption
    of industrial sugar and white starch. The brain was originally
    stimulated and fed by natural fruit-sugars.
    This has given the brain its stability and structural thinking patterns.

    Fruits coming mostly from mono-cultures, soaked in pesticides
    and environmental toxins, are far from being a good brain-food.
    The consumption of dead sugar is increasing astronomically.
    The brain collapses and acts crazy and unreasonable
    because of the influence of white sugar. This contributes
    also to family problems – including violence.

    In the United States in 1970, there were 40 million people
    that sought medical help because of emotional disturbances.

    Half of the United States is suffering knowingly from one
    or other mental disturbances and the outbreak of violence.
    In large towns like London, there are 30 idiots for every 1000 citizens.

    We can observe that the performance in schools shrinks f
    rom year to year. Now there are already first-graders
    using the help of teachers at home. The German educational
    department mentions in 1978, that in Hamburg, of 2000 children
    of the age of six, 55% suffer from important emotional disturbances,
    20% have anorexia, and another 20% have sleeping problems.

    Out of all foods, sugar is certainly the No 1 killer. Starch,
    which is certainly consumed in no less quantity than sugar
    in the civilized world, is another great contributor for our public mess
    and loss of intelligence.

    Intelligence and feeling are very closely linked. It is not surprising
    that in our time there are so many people suffering from
    violent emotional pain. The brain is the commander of everything.
    When we destroy the brain, we basically destroy humanity,
    which depends upon brain-power at all times.

    It is astonishing where you can find sugar already in today’s food.
    Even in fish conserves, you can find among the ingredients
    the presence of industrial sugar. Any other substance
    with the same atomic density is called poison and cannot
    be obtained without a medical prescription and then only
    a few grams of it. Poisons are sometimes prescribed in order
    to cure an illness. However, the purpose of Sugar is to destroy
    humanity, together with its dignity and creative power.
    It is one of the most sinister products ever made to be legally
    sold as food.

    Article by: M.A. Shelley-Smith, Queensland, AUSTRALIA

  13. ian vincent Says:

    The latest findings show that the omega-3s found in fish oil have been associated with a 32% reduction in death from cardiovascular diseases and can help protect your brain, strengthen your immune system and promote healthy skin.

    These findings are just some of the many reasons why leading experts, including myself, strongly recommend you continue to consume fish oil, despite the shocking news from above. You may already know, cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer in the United States by far, BUT WHAT YOU MAY NOT KNOW is that it kills more people a year than Alzheimer’s, strokes, diabetes, influenza, respiratory diseases and accidental deaths — COMBINED!

    So what can you do to avoid this ruthless killer?

    Early prevention is key, and the MOST PROVEN and MOST EFFECTIVE way to keep your heart healthy is from the life-saving omega-3s found in fish.

    Clinical research clearly shows that to get maximum protection, you should consume at least 1,000 mg of fish oil every day, which is difficult even for the most avid seafood fans. That’s why millions of Americans have turned to fish oil supplements…which is great news!

    http://www.stopagingnow.com/fish27/?refer=worldnetdailyhomepage&date=04_16_2010&site=ext&type=long-cp&version=1

    Fish oil dosage:
    http://heartscanblog.blogspot.com/2007/04/dose-of-fish-oil.html

  14. ian vincent Says:

    Science backs apple a day theory

    Science has backed the adage that an apple a day keeps the doctor away.

    A CSIRO report says eating apples reduces risks of diabetes and high cholesterol.

    The report is based on 10 years of research.

    Dietitian Karen Kingham says apples can reduce dangerous stomach fat and affect hormones which regulate metabolism.

    “The strongest evidence that CSIRO have found is that for cholesterol lowering where research shows that consuming those apple polyphenols, which are the antioxidants in apples, can actually help lower our cholesterol,” she said.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/07/12/2951107.htm?section=justin

  15. ian vincent Says:

    I just gotta worship Him after reading that…………

    He is incredible. Words fail. And what is man that He is so mindful of us?

    I mean, it’s not a result of spontaneous mutations that apples just happen to have chemicals which reduce cholesterol.

    Even before He created man, He created substances which would help man overcome the fallout of his own sin : before there ever was such a thing as sin. He is so Great.

  16. cheryl Says:

    I take an omega3 fish oil supplement, 1200 mgs. a day.
    I used to suffer from severe bouts of depression, at one time I was on prescription anti-depressants. They didn’t seem to do much good and the side effects were pretty awful. One medication that was prescribed was damaging my liver!!
    Someone told me about Omega3s about 5 or 6 years ago and I have taken them ever since. I get a giant sized jar of them at Costco for less than the price of a few salmon fillets.
    There’s no way I could eat seafood every day. But the Omega3 capsules and a balanced diet along with prayer are keeping me sane and healthy.

  17. ian vincent Says:

    Hey, you been keepin that a secret all these years? : ) We only got onto fish oil a year ago. Good stuff.

  18. cheryl Says:

    I didn’t know it was a secret, and even if it was I couldn’t have kept it!!
    I’m not saying that Omega3 is a cure all but it definitely has benefits. I am almost 50 years old,(the eldest child) but have fewer health problems than my younger siblings. Matter of fact, I haven’t had any major health problems for years.

    God is so good!! Like you said, He created these substances before we knew we would need them.

  19. ian vincent Says:

    My wife Sheela has been taking cod liver oil capsules for over a year now and has not had a cold or the flu. She also suffered from severe allergy in the sinuses for years, but this abruptly stopped since she’s been taking cod liver oil.

    I’ve been taking the oil direct, not capsules. I’ve enjoyed good immunity also from colds and generally more strength and a slight improvement in my eyesight. I almost needing reading glasses but now don’t need them.

    Jesus made this good stuff for our health.

  20. ian vincent Says:

    I also wanted to produce cod liver oil in the traditional way, which is by fermentation. I had read that in Roman times, long before refrigeration, fish guts were placed in a barrel with sea water and allowed to ferment. What came out the bottom of the barrel was a watery fermented fish sauce called garam, widely used as a seasoning (probably the precursor of Worcestershire sauce). The oil floated to the top and was collected carefully. This fermented fish oil was undoubtedly the civilized world’s first health elixir, reserved for the soldiers and nobility. It is said that the soldiers refused to march without their daily ration of liquamin. South Sea Islanders put great store in shark liver oil—enduring considerable danger to procure the sharks even though other,lessdangerous-to-catch seafood was plentiful. To prepare the oil, they put the livers inside the leathery stomachs of the shark and hung them in the trees for several months.

    http://www.greenpasture.org/community/?q=node/136

  21. ian vincent Says:

    “The livers of edible fish are a good source of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA), especially those in the omega 3 family, such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA),” said Jose Luis Guil-Guerrero, lead author of the study.

    These fatty acids are used to prevent and treat various complaints, such as some kinds of cancer, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, behavioural problems and cardiovascular diseases.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/health/Fish-livers-a-source-of-beneficial-fatty-acids/articleshow/8117571.cms

  22. ian vincent Says:

    Just on the stewardship of our bodies / health thing : As well as Cod Liver Oil, and also Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey drink, i’ve been eating raw/uncooked onions, garlic and tomatoes every day (finely diced as a salad or mixed into the curry (India, here) FOR A LONG TIME, and I CANT REMEMBER WHEN I LAST HAD A COLD OR THE FLU. I love the taste (but bad breath!) and it has a host of benefits including emulsifying fat and oil.

    Try it!

    Look, i’ll almost guarantee that you if you take this faithfully (and have a balanced diet) you may never get a cold or the flu, or whatever else.

    Not a substitute for faith. It is stewardship.

    It also acknowledges the glory of the Creator, who put all these benefits into certain foods, knowing in advance that we would need them. He put all that stuff in there even before He created man and woman.

    Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…..

  23. ian vincent Says:

    Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tent, even as our Lord Jesus Christ has showed me. 2 Peter 1:14

    It’s not self-deprecatory to call your body the tent you live in. That’s the facts of it, it is a tent, which only lasts for a short season.

    Keep your tent in good working order, for the glory of God, as a good steward. He made the tent, He gave it to us and said, Here, look after this, and use it for my glory.

    He never wanted us to get obsessed with the appearance of our tent. As wonderful as it is, a creation of God, Peter calls it just an old tent, but one day it will be glorified, for those faithful to Jesus.

  24. ian vincent Says:

    Look after your tent, and it will look after you. If you neglect to look after and maintain your tent in good order, then don’t complain later when it starts falling apart on you, before time.

  25. ian vincent Says:

    i’ve been eating raw/uncooked onions, garlic and tomatoes every day (finely diced as a salad or mixed into the curry (India, here) FOR A LONG TIME, and I CANT REMEMBER WHEN I LAST HAD A COLD OR THE FLU.

  26. Vanesa Says:

    Im taking Cod liver , calcium/magnesium/zinc , turmeric, b-complex, i eat more vegetables and i eat meat every day and oat bran with fresh fruit, No more soda No energy drinks No sugar No coffe no bread/pizza/pasta and bammm my energy is back and my anxiety and depresion and pain all over my body GONE !!!!

  27. ian vincent Says:

    That’s great, Vanesa. Thanks for sharing.

    And just to reiterate, since i started the raw onion and garlic intake i haven’t had a cold or the flu, even when living at close quarters with others who have it.

  28. ian vincent Says:

    The zero cold or flu challenge: For the last year i’ve been eating raw onion and garlic (chopped finely as a salad or as a garnish) with 2 or 3 meals a day, and i haven’t had a cold or the flu, even though others around me have had it. Of course, i try to eat a balanced diet, as well. Try it! It’s God provision to avoid these sicknesses. He put the nutritional benefits into it for this very reason! So why waste time with colds and flu? (And of course, i trust God to keep me well, but also feel responsible to maintain this tent, which is on loan from the LORD)

  29. Scarlett Says:

    How wonderful to see Christians partaking of the wonderful things our creator made, as opposed to the the junk Satan has in the food supply. How to tell the difference? Satan’s junk almost always has labels on it, and if you look carefully at the fine print, most of it is artificial.
    Last time I checked tho, fermented cod liver oil was very pricey compared to unfermented due to the long fermenting time I suppose. I am going to try to afford it because my “tent” needs some healing work done on it.

    God bless you and your family Ian, and the saints there with you,

  30. ian vincent Says:

    God bless you too sister!

    Cod Liver Oil is good stuff, and so is a daily Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey drink (and a fresh apple as well), A real tonic.

  31. fleebabylon Says:

    I bought some a while back but stopped taking it because I read it can contain heavy metals from the ocean water… any thoughts?

  32. ian vincent Says:

    Some urge caution when taking cod liver oil and other fish-based supplements since they may contain elevated levels of toxins such as mercury and PCBs found in fish.[17] Some supplement companies regularly test cod liver oil for purity. Consumerlab.com tested 44 fish and cod liver oil supplements and found that all were free of detectable levels of mercury.[20]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cod_liver_oil

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