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#1 sleptember

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 04:42 PM

To improve my health, I'm ditching all manufactured supplements and opting for raw liver. 150 grams, once a week.

 

Why liver and why raw?

 

  • Liver is one of the most concentrated sources of Vitamin A
  • It contains all the B vitamins in abundance, particularly vitamin B12 if consumed raw
  • It's one of our best sources of folic acid
  • Contains a highly usable form of iron
  • Contains trace elements such as zinc and chromium
  • Liver is our best source of copper
  • Rich in CoQ10, a nutrient that is especially important for cardio-vascular function if consumed raw.

 

This evening I ate raw liver for the first time. For palatability, I cut it in very tiny pieces and mixed it in a bowl of cooked vegetables and cooked meat. It was a tasty supper.

 

I'll be eating raw liver once a week with the intention of improving general health, including skin. I'll take photographs and track what benefits, if any, raw liver adds to my complexion.

 

Have you had any experiences with raw liver?

 

Update 1 - June 13,  2013 Keratosis pilaris (tiny bumps that prodcue white, grain-like sebum) on my chin has greatly reduced. It can no be felt and a few bumps can only be seen when my face is practically pressed to the mirror. See below for details.


Edited by sleptember, 12 June 2013 - 06:14 PM.


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 12:14 AM

I have ate cooked beef liver. It tasted incredibly disgusting to me



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 05:44 AM

no.

raw?

i have cooked chicken or mutton liver now and then.its sold along with the meat actually.

but i dont think i will ever have it raw.

we r homo sapiens sapiens and our body,our clan is evolved to eat cooked food(certain things like meat,fish are among those food).

raw consumption is applicable only on things like veggies,fruits etc but just like i cant have lentils raw,i dont think i can have raw.

its a separate story that i cant take it raw - for the look,the rawness feel and the smell may be.

 

that is my opinion of course.but i wish the best with ur experiment.

i hope u see good results.

 

but i have a question for u,why do u take it raw?

do u think cooking decreases the amount of nurients and health quotient in it a great deal?


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??
http://www.acne.org/...-with-pictures/
 
huge pores
http://www.acne.org/...dwith-pictures/
 
indented scar
http://www.acne.org/...iswith-picture/
 
oils used for cooking
http://www.acne.org/...oilgood-or-bad/
 
inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores
http://www.acne.org/...twith-pictures/
 
my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)
http://www.acne.org/...food-allergies/
http://www.acne.org/...incare-routine/
 

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 06:58 PM

no.

raw?

i have cooked chicken or mutton liver now and then.its sold along with the meat actually.

but i dont think i will ever have it raw.

we r homo sapiens sapiens and our body,our clan is evolved to eat cooked food(certain things like meat,fish are among those food).

raw consumption is applicable only on things like veggies,fruits etc but just like i cant have lentils raw,i dont think i can have raw.

its a separate story that i cant take it raw - for the look,the rawness feel and the smell may be.

 

that is my opinion of course.but i wish the best with ur experiment.

i hope u see good results.

 

but i have a question for u,why do u take it raw?

do u think cooking decreases the amount of nurients and health quotient in it a great deal?

 

Umm, this is wrong. We have been eating raw meat for many years (way more than cooking the meat)



#5 aanabill

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 01:40 AM

no.

raw?

i have cooked chicken or mutton liver now and then.its sold along with the meat actually.

but i dont think i will ever have it raw.

we r homo sapiens sapiens and our body,our clan is evolved to eat cooked food(certain things like meat,fish are among those food).

raw consumption is applicable only on things like veggies,fruits etc but just like i cant have lentils raw,i dont think i can have raw.

its a separate story that i cant take it raw - for the look,the rawness feel and the smell may be.

 

that is my opinion of course.but i wish the best with ur experiment.

i hope u see good results.

 

but i have a question for u,why do u take it raw?

do u think cooking decreases the amount of nurients and health quotient in it a great deal?

 

Umm, this is wrong. We have been eating raw meat for many years (way more than cooking the meat)

We?

as in u mean u or human race?

like i have stated above ,as far as i know man has evolved to eat some things cooked and some others raw.

there are stuff in some items which doesnt need cooking like say water melon but raw liver.

i am only stating what i know.


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??
http://www.acne.org/...-with-pictures/
 
huge pores
http://www.acne.org/...dwith-pictures/
 
indented scar
http://www.acne.org/...iswith-picture/
 
oils used for cooking
http://www.acne.org/...oilgood-or-bad/
 
inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores
http://www.acne.org/...twith-pictures/
 
my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)
http://www.acne.org/...food-allergies/
http://www.acne.org/...incare-routine/
 

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 04:12 PM

Eating liver raw is recommended by many holistic dietitians. A good method is keeping the liver in the freezer, grating pieces off and then just taking it like a pill, with water. 

 

I love cooked liver, but haven't tried it raw. I plan to give it a try sometime though. Cooking it takes out a lot of the benefits. 



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Posted 25 May 2013 - 08:10 PM

Steak tartare anyone? 



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 07:01 AM

I somehow can’t stand the taste of cooked liver forget having it raw. I agree liver does have very high levels of Vitamin A, but don’t you think it is risky to have raw liver as there might be toxins in it, which can only be gotten rid of by cooking. 



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 09:03 AM

to mention :

i only have cooked chicken liver


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??
http://www.acne.org/...-with-pictures/
 
huge pores
http://www.acne.org/...dwith-pictures/
 
indented scar
http://www.acne.org/...iswith-picture/
 
oils used for cooking
http://www.acne.org/...oilgood-or-bad/
 
inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores
http://www.acne.org/...twith-pictures/
 
my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)
http://www.acne.org/...food-allergies/
http://www.acne.org/...incare-routine/
 

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 09:51 AM

I hope you'll keep your promise and post a picture a week for atleast 6 months, that's atleast 24 pictures.


I'm usually talking in reference to my clogged pores/blackheads etc.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 04:50 PM

I somehow can’t stand the taste of cooked liver forget having it raw. I agree liver does have very high levels of Vitamin A, but don’t you think it is risky to have raw liver as there might be toxins in it, which can only be gotten rid of by cooking. 

 

What toxins?

 

I hope you'll keep your promise and post a picture a week for atleast 6 months, that's atleast 24 pictures.

 

I have been taking pictures. I will be posting them in this thread monthly. In the meantime, check my gallery for an album called "The Effects of Eating Raw Liver."

 

Update: eating raw liver is going great. I feel so energized and happy after scoffing some down.

 

And instead of eating 150 grams once a week, I now eat 100 grams twice a week. I like it that much!


Edited by sleptember, 04 June 2013 - 05:00 PM.


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 12:17 AM

I can somehow manage to keep down cooked liver, but to eat raw liver seems unthinkable. I agree that liver is high in Vitamin A and has other health benefits, but I still believe that eating it raw can’t be healthy. 



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Posted 05 June 2013 - 12:26 AM

pls be careful about excess vitamin A.

good luck!


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??
http://www.acne.org/...-with-pictures/
 
huge pores
http://www.acne.org/...dwith-pictures/
 
indented scar
http://www.acne.org/...iswith-picture/
 
oils used for cooking
http://www.acne.org/...oilgood-or-bad/
 
inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores
http://www.acne.org/...twith-pictures/
 
my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)
http://www.acne.org/...food-allergies/
http://www.acne.org/...incare-routine/
 

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 05:21 PM

liver from animals exposed antibiotics, isnt what it used to be. id fully cook it. even then, its iffy. the heart is much better as it doesnt absorb all the intestinal toxins from the gut. 

 

yea the heart has more co q 10 too, and almost as much iron.


#1.critical nutritional issues- b12(three forms exist), Calcium(yogurt, cheese or calcium phosphate supps) and vitamin d(sun or supps not to exceed 1000 iu). heme iron-most absorbable from meat only, clams are high. these are the most difficult vitamins to get and absorb. All others or about the same in difficulty in absorption. MAgnesium in our food supply is generally low as well, try natural calm supps.
#2 Fats- monounsaturated should dominate(olives), followed by polyunsaturated plant sources(nuts) but not if you have acne. the health benefits of fish oil and fish are controversial and i dont consume them due to mercury contamination and immune supression avoid processed fats if possible.
#3 Protein/amino acids- dairy and eggs best sources for tryptophan and methionine which convert to powerful antioxidants melatonin and glutathione.
#4 Carotenoids- alpha- beta carotene, beta cryptoxanthin, lutein zeaxanthin, astaxanthin. these are vital to human nutrition, carrots, butternut squash, pumpkin, chili pepper and cayenne pepper are the best sources.
#5 Regularity-BM at least once a day, Moist, large stools, 1 piece ideal, no maldigestion, no floating stools indicative of maldigested fat. HOW- insoluble fiber- wheat and cooked vegetables. soluble fiber-oats/ good bacteria ferment soluble fiber making short chain fatty acids that inhibit pathogens.
#6 Circadian cycles-Light, get up with the sun, and expose your entire body to it. darkness-melatonin is released upon the sensing of absolute darkness. sleep in a pitch black room, try to ensure 10 hours total darkness, wear sunglasses before bed. do not eat too late at night.
#7 Desirable physiological states(positive moods/emotions) do precisely what you like and what feels good to you, but not regardless of consequences, just from a perspective that, you own your life, and can determine precisely what you do with it and need not answer or ask of permission from anyone,achieving maximum autonomy and self government.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 05:44 PM

manufactured supplements are trash. you can eat anything, doesnt have to be raw, this is ridiculous


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Posted 07 June 2013 - 12:36 PM

liver from animals exposed antibiotics, isnt what it used to be. id fully cook it. even then, its iffy. the heart is much better as it doesnt absorb all the intestinal toxins from the gut. 

 

yea the heart has more co q 10 too, and almost as much iron.

 

I'm eating grass-fed lamb and goat liver raised by local peasant farmers in the countryside. It's as fresh and as organic as you can get. No antibiotics in these animals.

 

I do eat heart meat, it's delicious!

 

I've been reading widely about eating raw liver and I've concluded that it's not dangerous. (By the way, eating raw liver isn't something I've just made up - it's something that has been practised widely in various cultures in Africa, South America, and the Northern Hemisphere.)

 

From research, I've learned that even though liver processes toxins, it does not store them; instead it transfers them to fatty tissue. Meaning that if you're afraid of eating liver because of toxins, you might as well be afriad of eating all other meat parts. Please see this article for further information.



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 02:03 PM

Raw liver can be dangerous to eat.  http://www.ncbi.nlm....les/PMC2553335/



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 02:16 PM

liver from animals exposed antibiotics, isnt what it used to be. id fully cook it. even then, its iffy. the heart is much better as it doesnt absorb all the intestinal toxins from the gut. 

 

yea the heart has more co q 10 too, and almost as much iron.

 

I'm eating grass-fed lamb and goat liver raised by local peasant farmers in the countryside. It's as fresh and as organic as you can get. No antibiotics in these animals.

 

I do eat heart meat, it's delicious!

 

I've been reading widely about eating raw liver and I've concluded that it's not dangerous. (By the way, eating raw liver isn't something I've just made up - it's something that has been practised widely in various cultures in Africa, South America, and the Northern Hemisphere.)

 

From research, I've learned that even though liver processes toxins, it does not store them; instead it transfers them to fatty tissue. Meaning that if you're afraid of eating liver because of toxins, you might as well be afriad of eating all other meat parts. Please see this article for further information.

 

Are these amish farmers, if you do not mind me asking? Also where do you live?

 

I may have found a source that has legit food!



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 05:15 PM

liver from animals exposed antibiotics, isnt what it used to be. id fully cook it. even then, its iffy. the heart is much better as it doesnt absorb all the intestinal toxins from the gut. 

 

yea the heart has more co q 10 too, and almost as much iron.

 

I'm eating grass-fed lamb and goat liver raised by local peasant farmers in the countryside. It's as fresh and as organic as you can get. No antibiotics in these animals.

 

I do eat heart meat, it's delicious!

 

I've been reading widely about eating raw liver and I've concluded that it's not dangerous. (By the way, eating raw liver isn't something I've just made up - it's something that has been practised widely in various cultures in Africa, South America, and the Northern Hemisphere.)

 

From research, I've learned that even though liver processes toxins, it does not store them; instead it transfers them to fatty tissue. Meaning that if you're afraid of eating liver because of toxins, you might as well be afriad of eating all other meat parts. Please see this article for further information.

 

 

you are correct, raw liver i recall is something that is eaten regularly around the world and less in industrialized countries..but from animals that have been verified freshly killed. so you still take a big chance for the meat to contain some pathogenic bacteria from mishandling , but as long as you know your source.

 

i have noticed that i have never had very much toxic effects from liver as i have from vitamin a supps. i have had some toxic effects from liver, but far less then supps, i think its the mineral content like iron and maybe zinc. those minerals boost retinoid binding protiens which help deliver vitamin a around the body, so this may be one reason.


#1.critical nutritional issues- b12(three forms exist), Calcium(yogurt, cheese or calcium phosphate supps) and vitamin d(sun or supps not to exceed 1000 iu). heme iron-most absorbable from meat only, clams are high. these are the most difficult vitamins to get and absorb. All others or about the same in difficulty in absorption. MAgnesium in our food supply is generally low as well, try natural calm supps.
#2 Fats- monounsaturated should dominate(olives), followed by polyunsaturated plant sources(nuts) but not if you have acne. the health benefits of fish oil and fish are controversial and i dont consume them due to mercury contamination and immune supression avoid processed fats if possible.
#3 Protein/amino acids- dairy and eggs best sources for tryptophan and methionine which convert to powerful antioxidants melatonin and glutathione.
#4 Carotenoids- alpha- beta carotene, beta cryptoxanthin, lutein zeaxanthin, astaxanthin. these are vital to human nutrition, carrots, butternut squash, pumpkin, chili pepper and cayenne pepper are the best sources.
#5 Regularity-BM at least once a day, Moist, large stools, 1 piece ideal, no maldigestion, no floating stools indicative of maldigested fat. HOW- insoluble fiber- wheat and cooked vegetables. soluble fiber-oats/ good bacteria ferment soluble fiber making short chain fatty acids that inhibit pathogens.
#6 Circadian cycles-Light, get up with the sun, and expose your entire body to it. darkness-melatonin is released upon the sensing of absolute darkness. sleep in a pitch black room, try to ensure 10 hours total darkness, wear sunglasses before bed. do not eat too late at night.
#7 Desirable physiological states(positive moods/emotions) do precisely what you like and what feels good to you, but not regardless of consequences, just from a perspective that, you own your life, and can determine precisely what you do with it and need not answer or ask of permission from anyone,achieving maximum autonomy and self government.

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 02:40 AM

This is our baseline photograph for this experiment. It was taken May 26, 2013.
 
Week One

 

I took this photo this morning, June 9. I'm still sleepy and blurry eyed, haven't washed my face or anything.

Week Three
 
Note that one pic was taken in brighter lighting. Otherwise, there is no difference; there have been no changes. Face still looks the same.

Edited by sleptember, 09 June 2013 - 02:52 AM.