Traditional Nutrition and
Native people throughout the world
followed dietary regimes that were largely dictated
by custom, by the wisdom of their ancestors. Price
wrote that when he asked native people the reason
why they ate the way they did, they invariably
replied, "So we can make perfect babies."
What were the foods that were considered
most important for woman and men who wished to
conceive a child, for pregnant women, and for
growing children? Price studied this in great
depth. His answer, based on his careful observations,
is that animal source foods were considered absolutely
essential in every culture throughout the world.
These foods included seafood (fish and shellfish),
meats, especially the organs (from wild animals
or grass-fed domestic animals), and raw milk,
cheese, and butter from grass-fed animals.
Those are the foods that native
people everywhere said were most important for
their strength and health, and for making perfect
babies. These foods all are incredibly rich in
fat soluble vitamins A, D, and E, in essential
fatty acids, in EPA and DHA, in trace mineral
– as well as a host of other nutrients.
Of course, animal fats are supposed
to be bad for us. But this is simply not true
(see chapter 10, “Cholesterol, Animal Fats
and Heart Disease,” of my book The
Untold Story of Milk). The healthiest
foods in the world come from healthy wild or domestic
animals. This is why high
vitamin cod liver oil, organ
and gland capsules, and
butter oil and ghee are among the most critical supplements
to take regularly. Note, it is important to balance fermented cod liver oil, butter oil and vitamin K2. See my recommended doses of these oils
Cows, steers, goats, and sheep
are ruminants, designed by nature to eat grass.
This is one reason our organ and gland supplements
are from New Zealand animals fed on grass all
year long. Seafood, meat and organs, raw milk,
eggs, and butter from healthy, grass fed organic
animals are wonderful foods. The fatty part of
all these foods carries essential nutrients. These
foods, together with fresh vegetables and small
amounts of fruit, constitute the primitive diet.
Animal fats are not causing our modern problems.
We actually suffer from a lack of the nutrients
our ancestors got from healthy animal fats.