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.