The Best & Easiest Way to Eat Animal Organs (without sourcing, cooking, or tasting them!)
Dr. Weston A. Price traveled the world to study the diets of indigenous people groups and compare them with the American diet. The differences in not only the health of the people but also the nutrient-density of their diets was over and above the American diet. In ALL of the diets he studied, organ meats were prized and saved to promote fertility, pregnant and nursing mothers, and growing children. The idea that organ meats are gross is a new one. Let’s bring health-promoting organ meats back! Here’s the best and easiest way to eat animal organs!
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“The Best and Easiest Way to Eat Animal Organs”… what a title, am I right?! LOL
Bear with me a minute. Organs from pastured animals are extremely good for us. In fact, they’re some of the most nutrient-dense and nourishing foods on the planet.
My goal for this article is, at the very least, to get you thinking about organ meats for your family. I know it sounds gross, but that’s only because our culture has turned its nose up at eating animal organs. This is a new development!
No matter where they originate from geographically, our ancestors have prized organ meats for thousands of years! What we turn our noses up at today was saved especially for pregnant and nursing mothers, women who wanted to become pregnant, and growing children just a couple hundred years ago and before.
Don’t take my word for it, though. Let’s see what one of the greatest nutrition scientists, Dr. Weston A. Price, discovered about organ meats.
Dr. Weston A. Price: the Dentist Who Discovered that Cavity-Prevention Had Nothing to Do with Brushing & Flossing
Almost 90 years ago, Dr. Weston Price, determined to find the cause of tooth decay and physical degeneration, left his Ohio dental practice to travel the globe in search of people groups with naturally healthy teeth — people who had no need of a dentist.
His 10-year journey took him from the Swiss Alps to the wind-swept islands off the coast of Scotland to the Inuit of Alaska and Australian Aborigines. After studying 14 indigenous groups who were either geographically or culturally isolated from the modern world, Dr. Price discovered that all 14 groups had these things in common (source):
- beautiful, straight teeth almost entirely free from cavities (remember, this was pre-orthodontics)
- strong, healthy bodies
- resistance to disease
- emotional stability
- adherence to a traditional diet
Of course, none of these indigenous groups ate the same diet. Some diets were based on sea foods, some on domesticated animals like cows and chickens, some on wild game, some full of plant foods, some almost no plant foods.
However, what none of these people groups had yet been exposed were the new industrial foods of that time: white flour, white sugar, canned foods, pasteurized or skim milk, or refined vegetable oils. Moreover, none of these primitive diets were vegan.
Dr. Price analyzed these varied diets and found that they contained at least 10 times the amount of fat-soluble vitamins than the typical American diet of his day. (This number is certainly higher now as the American diet has gotten less and less nutritious.) (Prologue of Nutrition and Physical Degeneration)
Fat-soluble vitamins are one of the secrets to excellent physical health, resiliency, and vitality.
Dr. Price considered fat-soluble vitamins to be the “activators” for all other nutrients in the diet.
“It is possible to starve for minerals that are abundant in the foods eaten because they cannot be utilized without an adequate quantity of the fat-soluble activators,” Price wrote
All of the groups Dr. Price observed went to great lengths to obtain foods high in fat-soluble vitamins: butterfat, fish, shellfish, fish eggs, organ meats, blubber of sea animals, and insects.
Without knowing the names of the vitamins contained in these foods, isolated traditional societies recognized their importance in the diet and liberally ate animal products containing them. They rightly believed such foods to be necessary for fertility and the optimum development of children. (Nourishing Traditions, p. 16)
So, what are the “fat-soluble vitamins”?
Vitamins A, D, E, K, Q, and X.
And, before you think, “Oh, I’ll just take more supplements then!“…
There’s absolutely no reason to take individual supplements of these isolated vitamins. We can get all our bodies require from foods, however the most concentrated source of all of these activators is organ meats.
- Sources of Vitamin A: butterfat, egg yolks, liver and other organ meats, sea food, and fish liver oils
- Sources of Vitamin D: sunshine, butterfat, liver, organ meats, egg yolks, marine oils, shrimp, and crab
- Sources of Vitamin E: unrefined vegetable oils, butter, organ meats, dark leafy veggies, activated nuts and seeds
- Sources of Vitamin K: liver, egg yolks, butter, activated grains, fermented miso, cabbages
- Sources of Vitamin Q (aka Coenzyme Q10): all animal products, particularly the heart
- Sources of “Activator X”: organ meats, shellfish, fish eggs, and spring butter from grass-fed cows
American cookbooks more than a century ago contained plenty of recipes using organ meats. Also, any ethnic cuisine — French, Italian, Greek, Middle Eastern, or English — have many dishes for liver, kidney, heart, sweetbreads, and brains (Nourishing Traditions, p. 299).
I’ve convinced you, haven’t I? You’re now totally on the organ meat bandwagon, ready to source some liver and thymus and cook it up, right?
Hahahahaha. I jest. I know I’ve convinced you that your health and your family’s health depends on organ meats, but I still haven’t told you the best and easiest way to eat animal organs.
“But, I can’t find a source for organ meats!” or “But, gross! I don’t want to eat organs!”
Welcome to the club… The Club Where We Admit Our Disgust of Organ Meats and Still Accept Each Other.
Membership is free and anonymous. 😛
All this knowledge about fat-soluble vitamins and indigenous diets and Dr. Price isn’t new to me. In fact, this research has been the cornerstone of how I’ve fed my family for over 10 years!
All except for organ meats…
Either I haven’t been able to find pasture-raised organ meats or I’ve found them and they’ve been unaffordable. And, let’s be honest here…
Even if I had found them, I have no desire to cook them or knowledge of how to cook them!
Grinding the kidneys, heart, and liver into pork raised by a good friend ONCE has been the best I’ve ever done.
Perfect Multi Organ Blend: the BEST and EASIEST Way to Eat Animal Organs
I am SO freaking excited about the newest product from my favorite partner in health, Perfect Supplements!!!! Seriously, I haven’t been this excited about a product in a long time.
And, I’m not one to jump on a product bus to follow a trend. No, ma’am. I don’t believe this is a trend at all.
This just took a load off! Now…
- we don’t have to find clean organ meats
- nor do we have to learn how to cook them or hide them in food
- we’re getting 6 different prized organ meats
- we don’t even have to eat the organs — pop and swallow!
Organ meats are literally a nutritional powerhouse and come loaded with vitamins (especially fat-soluble vitamins A and D), and nutritional compounds such as calcium and magnesium, enzymes, all the essential amino acids, and trace minerals difficult to obtain from a modern diet. Glandular tissues are metabolically among some of the most active tissues in the body!
Glands are nutrient rich and a concentrated source of building blocks for hormone production, enzymes and other active components that are essential for normal biological functions.
Use of glandular products by natural health practitioners follows the principal that nutrients, enzymes, and other active factors in the gland are supplementing those that may be missing, depleted or otherwise physiologically compromised in the target organ system.
Other than Perfect Multi Organs making my life a heck of a lot easier and my family a heck of a lot more nourished, I’m in love with this blend (and this company!) for a few more reasons.
14 Reasons to Love Perfect Multi Organs
I absolutely trust Perfect Supplements to only put out a tested, clean, and pure product. I’ve been using this company’s products for years now. Their standards are high, y’all.
- Perfect Multi Organ Blend is sourced exclusively from the cleanest, grass-fed cows on the planet — New Zealand: where GMOs are outlawed and the climate is such that cows graze in open, green pastures for their entire lives.
- This is a blend of 6 organs: heart, kidney, liver, spleen, and pancreas. (Good luck finding New Zealand grass-fed cow pancreas in your health food store!) Dr. Price would be so proud!
- glyphosate residue-free
- heavy metal free
- certified gluten-free
- and free of binders, fillers, and flow agents
- It’s in a GLASS bottle!
- The organ meats are freeze-dried (not cooked, not dehydrated) which ensures that all the fat-soluble vitamins, amino acids, and enzymes are preserved.
Do you see why I’m so excited about this?? This is definitely the best and easiest way to eat animal organs and enjoy nourishing yourself and your family with these prized, nutrient-dense foods.
Questions About Perfect Multi Organs
My friends at Perfect Supplements are still waiting for some lab testing, so more info is forthcoming. For now, hopefully this answers some of your FAQs.
Can Perfect Multi Organs be used as a replacement to cod liver oil or fish oil?
No, it cannot. Fish oils are much higher in DHA and EPA than organ meats. Organ meats supply the fat-soluble vitamins we need, but not DHA and EPA.
What animal organs are used in this blend?
The liver, heart, kidney, spleen, and pancreas come from cows. The thymus (sweetbreads) comes from sheep. This is a porcine-free product.
Isn’t this just another supplement?
Nope! I don’t consider this a supplement at all. Organ meats are foods — SUPERFOODS in fact. If we all had the time, resources, and equipment, we could technically obtain our own organ meats, freeze-dry them, and encapsulate them. But, let’s just pay Perfect Supplements to do that for us, ok? 😉 There are no isolated vitamins or minerals, no fillers or flow agents — just freeze-dried organ meats. This is absolutely a food.
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