Category Archives: Cod Liver Oil

Report on Cod Liver Oil

Testing the Safety and Vitamin Content of our Number One Superfood Cod liver oil serves an important function in modern diets since it provides a convenient source of vitamins A and D. When Dr. Weston A. Price studied so-called primitive peoples, he found that they consumed large amounts of fat-soluble vitamins A and D (asContinue Reading

Fermented Fish Foods

Traditional Fermented Fish Products Fermented foods currently comprise approximately one-third of the human diet globally. In traditional diets, cereal grains, dairy products, fruits, vegetables, meats, seafood and fish are all fermented using various methods as a way to preserve food and to improve its nutritional quality. Fermentation of fish is an ancient practice. It hasContinue Reading

Constant Controversy

Cod Liver Oil and Our Changing Food Paradigms Cod liver oil—what is it? That stinky stuff kids had to take on a spoon? A magic medicine that heals rheumatism, clears the scrofula of TB and helps children recover from measles? A beauty aid that smooths the skin? A messy industrial product used to tan shoeContinue Reading

Vitamin D in Cod Liver Oil

An Enduring Mystery ARTICLE SUMMARY • In recent years, controversy has erupted over whether vitamin D2 or vitamin D3 is the predominant form of vitamin D in cod liver oil. • Research in the 1930s suggested that there were at least four if not six forms of vitamin D in cod liver oil. • Recent researchContinue Reading

Hook, Line, and Thinker: Adding Context to Kaayla Daniels’ Report on Fermented Cod Liver Oil

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to have a friend direct me to the saucy scandal surrounding Green Pasture’s fermented cod liver oil.   Curious to see how a bottle of liquid fish organs could set the internet awash in a frothy chatter, I anxiously read through Kaayla Daniels’ report called “Hook, Line andContinue Reading

Questions and Answers About Fermented Cod Liver Oil (FCLO)

The following questions and answers were prepared by Sally Fallon Morell, President of the Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF), in response to inquiries from Foundation members and others following the recent circulation of a report by Kaayla Daniel, PhD, CNN, which raises issues about the safety and quality of FCLO [].  Dr. Daniel is aContinue Reading

Fermented Cod Liver Oil Concerns

A recent report by Kaayla Daniel alleges that a product the Weston A. Price Foundation recommends, Green Pasture Fermented Cod Liver Oil, is “rancid” and “putrid.” These concerns were brought to the attention of the WAPF Board of Directors last year and we immediately looked into this matter. Independent lab results from the Leicester School of Pharmacy, FacultyContinue Reading

Fermented Cod Liver Oil Available from Chapter Leaders and Members

Finding a high quality source of cod liver oil is very important (see our cod liver oil basics and recommendations page). To help you find a source near you and minimize shipping costs, we are providing this list of Weston A. Price Foundation local chapter leaders and members who sell recommended brands of fermented codContinue Reading

Cod Liver Oil: Setting the Record Straight

Debate on the merits of cod liver oil has been ricocheting around the internet of late, sparked by a recent posting from Dr. Joseph Mercola, in which he withdrew his recommendation to take cod liver oil. Mercola’s remarks dovetail with establishment bias against this old-fashioned superfood. Cod liver oil has come under attack as aContinue Reading

The Cod Liver Oil Debate

Science Validates the Benefits of Our Number One Superfood Article Summary Mankind has consumed marine liver oils for thousands of years and cod liver oil for at least hundreds of years. Several trials conducted before 1940 found that the vitamin A in cod liver oil had powerful anti-infective power, which popularized the oil as aContinue Reading

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