Why not all fish oil is created the same.
A while ago Stephen from 4 Hour Life posted Costco vs. The World Round 1: Fish Oil and the Search for the Ultimate Omega!. At the time I had not yet got my Feremented Cod Liver Oil so I could not comment on it directly but did link to this article about Why Feremented Cod Liver Oil.
Since then I have started taking FCLO and High VItamin Butter Oil regularly. I had such a hard time getting it shipped to Canada that I setup FCLO Canada, one of the reasons I have not been blogging much. There is another important article about fish oil that Chris Kresser wrote a while ago When it comes to fish oil, more is not better. In that article he references a number of studies that show long term negative affects of concentrated fish oil. He states that
- Omega-3 fatty acids are highly vulnerable to oxidative damage.
- Lowering omega-6 (from industrial seed oils found everywhere in everything) is much more benificial
- There are dangers with studies that isolate a single nutrient
- I view FCLO as primarily a source of fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, K2 and E) – not EPA and DHA.
- In the context of a nutrient-dense diet that excludes industrial seed oils and refined sugar, and is adequate in vitamin B6, biotin, calcium, magnesium and arachidonic acid, the risk of oxidative damage that may occur with 1g/d of cod liver oils is outweighed by the benefits of the fat-soluble vitamins.
FCLO combined with High Vitamin Butter Oil also has added benefits as described by Chris Masterjohn in On the Trail of the Elusive X-Factor: A Sixty-Two-Year-Old Mystery Finally Solved. In that article he states Dr. Price “found the combination of cod liver oil and high-Activator X butter to be superior to that of cod liver oil alone.”
Tim also discuss using FCLO in the 4-Hour Body. In the Tripling Testosteron chapter he recommends using it to boost testosterone levels. I have searched around for any other scientific info on the mechanism here but couldn’t find anything, if you know of any please let me know. Stephen at 4 Hour Life wrote about it here.
So what makes Fermented CLO different from other Cod Liver Oil. Take a look at these two articles (1,2) by Dave Wenzel, the owner of Green Pastures, where he explains how the conventional process to make fish oil strips a lot of the nutrients.
New Blogs I am following
One thing you may have heard of is Bulletproof coffee which comes from Dave’s blog. The recipe is 500 ml of coffee, 2 table spoons of grass fed butter and 30 grams of MCT oil. I have been using coconut oil which is 60% MCT. I have also switched to decaffeinated coffee (still made in a french press) to try to help get to sleep faster. Dave also discusses removing mycotoxins from you diet, he advocates a Paleo diet as well and has a really good infographic on what kinda of food is good and bad. Dave also discusses sleep a lot as well, which is my big interest because I still do not get to sleep quickly.
On the Wellness Mama site the thing I like the most is the healthy living section. Here Katie talks about homemade ways for things like shaving cream, toothpaste, shampoo and baby care. I have not yet made any of these but plan to soon.
I will try to keep my updates more frequent. If there is anything specific you would like me write about please let me know.