Vitamins and nutrients from organ meat

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 14, 2010 at 3:28 PM

Given what seems a general concern regarding many plants etc under a Paleocentric diet is it Best/most preferable to get the majority of vitamins and minerals from organ meat?

I know this is the major source used by the inuit and many turn of the century explorers. I have never eaten organ meat as it but would consider it if it is truly beneficial.

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on April 16, 2010
at 02:55 PM

I have benefited greatly from eating organ meat, most importantly beef liver. I have had issues with adrenal fatigue, am recovering from chronic illness and found that vitamin/mineral supplements were never enough to keep my nutrient levels up and give me energy. Since eating liver, kidney, heart, bone marrow and oysters, I have noticed a huge increase in energy. I guess most normal people might not notice these effects but if you're sick and fatigued you probably would. I highly recommend it.

I can't say much about getting nutrients from plants as I never could eat enough to make any difference in my health or energy.

As for numbers, my B12, folate and iron have been on and off low for years. I took supplements which brought my levels to low-normal in each range. Now without supplements and eating organ meats, I'm sitting in the high-normal range.



on April 14, 2010
at 05:07 PM

Eat the plants, they are good for you and good to eat. I do not think that modern diseases of civilisation are caused by people eating vegetables and fruit. Even the Innuit ate foods like seaweed and berries when they could.

This is no reason not to also eat organ meats which are some of the most nutritious parts of the animal. Depending on where you live liver is usually available, is easy to cook and packed with protein, vitamins and minerals. Heart and kidneys are also good. Organ meats also have the benefit of being inexpensive to buy.

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