GRASS FED PURE MARROW — $46
— “Fat isn't just about calories… it also supplies a portable superfood pantry of critical fat-soluble nutrients and fatty acids that we require for structure and function. Fat plays an unimaginable range of roles in virtually every aspect of our health... our brain and nervous system, our cellular structure, mineral absorption and utilization, organ protection, endocrine and immune function, etc… the nutrient density of fat would have been absolutely paramount to us as an evolving species and primitive hunter…we owe our most valued and distinct human characteristic—our large brains—to the development of our voracious and unwavering taste for animal fat. ” — Nora Gedgaudas
For most of human history, we effortlessly consumed (nose-to-tail) the things we needed for strength, health, and happiness. Like the fertile ground that we once walked upon, we were a natural extension of this earth. In the modern world, we unknowingly struggle to fulfill our nutritional needs in order to support and sustain a vibrant, disease-free life. We are now part of a world where our dental, skin and immune health is ailing. The solution is to address the root cause with dietary, lifestyle, and behavioral choices while nourishing and supporting our bodies and brains with proven anthropological ways that are backed by modern science... this includes the use of Grassfed Pure Marrow.
WE EVOLVED EATING ALL PARTS OF THE ANIMAL
Throughout many cultures, bone marrow has been honored as a sacred food that provides us with the nutritional building blocks we need to support our fundamental health. Our desire to consume delicious golden marrow fat helped to shape the most distinct characteristics of our species. Many paleoanthropologists believe that eating bone marrow played a key role in the evolution of our most uniquely evolved features (our brains and hands) which gave us the unprecedented dexterity to develop sophisticated technologies not possible for other intelligent species.*(1) Our ancestors knew that bone marrow made us healthy, smart, and strong.”
"For the Indians living inside the Rocky Mountain Range in the far North of Canada, the successful nutrition for nine months of the year was largely limited to wild game, chiefly moose and caribou. I found the Indians putting great emphasis upon the eating of the organs of the animals, much of the muscle meat of the animals was fed to the dogs. It is important that skeletons are rarely found where large game animals have been slaughtered by the Indians of the North. The skeletal remains are found as piles of finely broken bone chips or splinters that have been cracked up to obtain as much as possible of the marrow and nutritive qualities of the bones. An important part of the nutrition of the children consisted in various preparations of bone marrow, both as a substitute for milk and as a special dietary ration." — Weston A. Price, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration
Nutrient dense fats, organs and glands can provide great benefit for those seeking fundamental support in harmony with nature — the old fashioned way, the way that our early ancestors did. Grassfed Pure Marrow is a whole food dietary supplement that contains 100% low-heat rendered bone marrow. This nutrient-dense food is rich in vitamins A, D, E, and K2, essential fatty acids DHA, EPA, and CLA, as well as stem cells, peptides, cofactors, and enzymes that nourish and support our whole body especially our dental, skin, and immune health.
Not only were our ancestors aware of this sacred food... Almost every anthropologist knows that in the wild, animals go for the marrow, instinctively. For instance, wolves given access to full deer carcasses gravitated toward those bones with “high marrow yields,” taking care to “destroy the epiphyses” where the marrow was most plentiful.*(2)
BENEFITS OF Grassfed pure marrow
“In the Chinese paradigm, bone marrow is considered the deepest tissue of the body and contains the essence of the being. Itʼs an interesting correlation to consider that modern science has shown that within bone marrow are high concentrations of stem cells, the very organizing influences, and genetic material, for the being. It is these essential nutrients that help our bodies continue to build healthy, vital constitutions and repair cellular damage.” *
Traditional peoples, Native Americans and early ancestral healers believed that eating the organs from a healthy animal would strengthen and support the health of the corresponding organ of the individual. For instance, the traditional way of treating a person with a weak heart was to feed the person the heart of a healthy animal. Similarly, eating the marrow of a healthy animal was known to support fertility, strength, and optimal overall health... especially dental, skin, and immune health.
Dr. Royal Lee, and other early nutritional pioneers, believed the degenerative processes of a specific organ / gland could be reversed by ingesting the corresponding raw materials specific to that organ / gland.*(4)
ANCESTRAL WISDOM BACKED BY SCIENcE
Through smashing skulls and marrow bones our ancestors discovered high-quality, easily digestible nutrients which provided a staple source of essential fats and supported the evolution of our intelligence. Cordain et al (2001) argue that brain growth required a very energy dense diet and given the life-way of our ancestors, bone marrow and brain were the most energy dense options available. Consumption of bone marrow, rich in DHA, EPA, and CLA played a key role in the rapid expansion of grey matter in the cerebral cortex, characterizing the modern human brain.
Grassfed Pure Marrow contains many of the bio-available vitamins and minerals your body needs to support optimal health. This ancestral superfood is rich in nourishing essential fatty acids, as well as vitamins A, D, E &, K2. These essential nutrients all work synergistically with each other in harmony with nature, and in harmony with the wisdom of our ancestors.
ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS DHA, EPA & CLA
DHA and EPA are found in every cell of your body and help regulate biological functions, including those of the cardiovascular, reproductive, immune, and nervous systems. They have unique structural properties that provide optimal conditions for a wide range of cell membrane functions. These essential fats are anti-inflammatory by nature and replenish the moisture in our cartilage, which eases discomfort and promotes joint mobility. *(5)
DHA is the primary structural fatty acid in the gray matter of the brain. It is essential for early brain development, and a necessary nutrient for optimal heart, eye, immune, and metabolic health throughout life. Many studies have been conducted that show DHA supplementation during every stage of pregnancy and early childhood has led to smarter, more attentive children, with higher test scores, and better vision. *(6,7)
While some nutritionists may insist that humans can transform plant sources of ALA into DHA from foods such as flax, chia or green leafy vegetables, this is only conditionally true and is highly inefficient. While the cells of plants, like algae, are photosynthetic, our mammalian cells do not contain the enzymes necessary for the de novo synthesis of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which is the precursor for the synthesis of all omega-3 fatty acids. Endogenous synthesis of DHA from ALA in humans is much lower and more limited than previously assumed. Most clinically proven benefits for omega 3 actually come down to DHA, which makes DHA a crucial nutrient to get in our diet as our body cannot produce it on its own. *(8)
A common assumption is that EPA may not be that important for neurological function because the levels of EPA in the brain aren't very high. However, EPA reduces neuro-inflammation by competing against arachidonic acid (omega-6) for access to the same enzymes needed to produce inflammatory eicosanoids. In other words, EPA prevents inflammation by inhibiting synthesis of the molecules responsible for inflammation in the first place. When we consume adequate amounts of EPA, we are able to reduce and prevent cellular inflammation in the brain eliminating depression, ADHD, brain trauma, and other cognitive/neurological ailments. *(9)
Pure Marrow is rich in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a naturally occurring fatty acid and antioxidant that has been shown to decrease inflammation, enhance immune function, and may have cancer-fighting properties. Studies have shown that those who get an abundant amount of CLA in their diet may have a lower risk of breast and colon cancer. *(10) CLA hydrates dry skin, promotes weight loss, and supports joint health. While isolated CLA supplements exist, I always suggest opting for the whole food form to be sure you're getting all of the bio-available cofactors and enzymes for proper absorption. Foods rich in CLA include grass-fed beef, pastured dairy, and Pure Marrow.
For pregnant women and women planning to become pregnant, vitamin D is of particular importance as it helps to regulate glocose, develop healthy bones and it even helps to tone the uterus – helping the uterus to contract properly during labor. For women suffering from polycystic ovarian disease, vitamin D is helpful as it offers beneficial effects on insulin resistance. A low-glycemic diet rich in these critical nutrients is also essential for improving fertility in both men and women. *(11)
Many health experts argue that the seasonal flu is really just a Vitamin D deficiency. By some estimates, over 90% of Americans are deficient in this critical nutrient. About 75% of people with IBS have insufficient vitamin D, and about 70% see improvement when supplementing with Vitamin D. Get your daily dose of midday sunshine and enjoy vitamin D rich foods like pastured animal fats, (including our Pure Marrow, Tallow, and our Wild-Caught Fish Eggs) and raw grass-fed dairy.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant that is essential for the production and maintenance of healthy skin. Consuming Vitamin E rich foods provides our sebum with the raw materials to hydrate and nourish our skin. It's interesting to note that topically applying nourishing fats, like Pure Marrow, can also supply the skin with specific vitamin E forms that we don't absorb when we eat them.
According to the National Institutes of Health, Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that may help reduce free radical damage and slow the aging process of your cells. Vitamin E can also absorb the energy from ultraviolet (UV) light. It plays an important role in photoprotection, preventing UV-induced free radical damage to skin.
K2-MK4 (Activator X)
Grassfed Pure Marrow is rich in Vitamin K2. Price discovered that Activator X (now known as K2), seemed to be responsible for normal bone formation, overall skeletal health, cognitive function, healthy cavity-free teeth, reproductive capabilities, and protection against arterial calcification. K2 is one of the fat-soluble activators, a super nutrient that enables our bodies to absorb and utilize all of the minerals from the foods we eat.
"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.” - Weston A. Price.
There are two major forms of Vitamin K2 — MK-4 and MK-7. MK-4 is derived from animal sources, such as bone marrow, pastured chicken eggs, grass-fed dairy (butterfats), meat, and in particular organ meat, such as liver. MK-7 is derived from fermented foods like sauerkraut, hard cheeses, and kefir.
Vitamin K2 is an essential ingredient to include in your diet if you're interested in decalcifying your pineal gland. K2 deconstructs calcium phosphate deposits of the pineal gland and ushers the released calcium back into the bones, where it belongs.
Bone marrow, organ meats, and wild-caught fish eggs are all abundant in vitamin K2 (the MK-4 variety). While smashing bones and sucking out marrowfat was the hard way our ancestors obtained vitamin K, it's not that difficult to obtain marrow bones and either oven roast 3" pieces or slow cook them to make them extra delicious/nutritious... or consider getting our Pure Marrow on board!
AKG's are a class of lipids naturally occurring in hematopoietic (blood-forming) organs such as bone marrow, spleen, liver, and they can also be found in milk. AKGs serve as powerful immune system boosters, helping to fight infectious disease and even treatment resistant conditions.
In the mid 1900s, Swedish oncologist Dr. Astrid Brohult was working with leukemia patients in a children’s hospital. Leukemia is a devastating cancer that affects white blood cells, specifically leukocytes, which are the immune system’s front-line, manufactured deep within the bone marrow. When leukemia strikes, leukocyte production rebels and runs amok.
With the concept of "like supports like," Dr. Brohult fed healthy calve’s marrow to the affected children in her care. While native principles of "like supports like" had been well established with glandular therapies (e.g. Thyroid, Insulin and Liver), Dr. Brohult had a little more than inner-wisdom and a hunch. With a favorable benefit to risk profile that's inherent with almost all whole foods, she proceeded with this ancient practice, believing and hoping that healthy bone marrow from calves might trigger a resumption of healthy function in humans. Turns out, many of her patients experienced rapid and remarkable improvements that included normalization of white blood cell activity and a striking return of energy. *(12) Dr. Brohult immediately faced the challenge of isolating the active component in the marrow and spleen (AKGs).
Collagen is a fibrous protein that conforms to the conjunctive and connective tissues, namely the skin, joints, and bones. Over time collagen fibers lose their strength and elasticity... this can be prevented and even repaired by consuming whole food forms of collagen like our Grassfed Pure Marrow!
Collagen peptides offer many benefits… however, collagen peptides will not contain all of the other nourishing properties of pure bone marrow. Modern day commercial collagens are produced from hides, hooves and horns that are otherwise inedible. As such, they are highly processed with high heat, degreasing agents and acids, and end up being far removed from anything resembling the ancestral "living" collagen that our DNA evolved with... these are the raw materials that our DNA still expects today to express healthy and vibrant joints, bones, cartilage, collagen, blood vessels and of course — skin, hair and nails. Don’t get me wrong… commercial collagen peptides are awesome, but Pure Marrow provides the fat soluble activators, stem cells, essential fatty acids, vitamins D, E, and K2, AKGs, and yes, it provides collagen peptides too.
If you can eat homemade roasted bone marrow to consume these ancient nutrients, do it!! There's nothing's better... or is there? Our Pure Marrow supplement provides all the goodness of the bone marrow... it's rich in collagen too... but our Pure Marrow product is low temperature processed instead of high heat processed to keep growth factors and other heat sensitive biological activity intact.
- Pasture Raised In New Zealand
- Absolutely No Fillers (or) Flow Agents
- 100% Low-Heat Rendered
- Third Party Tested For Purity
- Allergen Free
- One Small Batch at a Time
CONSIDER THE SOURCE
New Zealand seems like it was made for raising healthy animals. Its location and climate produce pristine conditions for cattle, sheep, and fish. The farmers and fishers have uncanny expertise handed down for generations. New Zealand is unique among meat-producing regions in the world because its climate is moderate so the grass in the pastures grows fresh and grows green year-round which means the cows and sheep can eat the food that’s healthiest for them every day of the year.
Our nose-to-tail product line is always from grassfed, inspected animals born and raised without the use of pesticides, hormones or antibiotics. Health of livestock used for manufacturing in New Zealand is closely monitored by a world leading biosecurity system that is second to none, and is a global exemplar. Strict government licensing, auditing and certification procedures mean that our genuine New Zealand freeze dried and low heat rendered products can be used with complete confidence in their origin, safety and efficacy. Freeze-drying and low heat rendering preserves the heat sensitive vitamins, minerals and co-factors leaving the nutrients in the same balance as found in nature.
We care deeply about each and every aspect of our "seed to supplement" way of life... great love and gratitude goes out to the souls of our animal brethren, such beautiful creatures that were sacrificed so that we could be nourished.
* Our product line is 100% additive-free. Absolutely no stearates, lubricants, binders, fillers or flow agents... except with our Bone Marrow (see Other Ingredients) *
- Serving Size: 6 Capsules
- Servings Per Container: 30
AMOUNT PER CAPSULE
Low-Heat Rendered New Zealand Grassfed Bone Marrow
- Red and Yellow Bone Marrow (Bovine) 500MG
OTHER INGREDIENTS: Gelatin Capsules
SUGGESTED USE: Six capsules daily or as directed by a healthcare professional.
MANUFACTURED IN THE USA: ANCESTRAL SUPPLEMENTS, LLC
* FDA STATEMENT: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
grassfed pure marrow CONTAINS...
- The Essential Fatty Acids DHA, EPA, and CLA
- Proteins, Peptides, Enzymes, and Stem Cells Specific to Bone Marrow
- Molecular Biodirectors — DNA Blueprints To Build and Repair Healthy Tissue
- Alkylglycerols (AKGs) that have been shown to boost the immune system and prevent cancer.
NOTE: There are two types of bone marrow: red marrow (also known as myeloid tissue) and yellow marrow. Red blood cells, platelets and most white blood cells arise in red marrow; some white blood cells develop in yellow marrow. Our Pure Marrow is exclusively sourced from calves which contains a predominance of red marrow.*
grassfed pure marrow SUPPORTS...
- Fundamental Nourishment For Robust Strength, Health & Happiness*
- Optimal Cellular Health Based On "Like Supports Like"*
- Absorption Of The Fat-Soluble Vitamins A, D, E, and K*
- Inflammatory & Immune Health *
- Growth & Development (healthy bones, teeth, gums and skin) *
- Connective Tissue Health (think ligaments, tendons, cartilage, skin)...
NOTE: To support fundamental health, consider adding our Beef Liver which provides building blocks like vitamin A, vitamin B12, choline, folate and heme iron to support virtually all biological functions including methylation and bone remodeling.*
SUGGESTED USE (6 CAPSULES PER day)
Our Grassfed Pure Marrow is a whole food dietary supplement that provides 100% pure red and yellow bone marrow. The suggested use of this supplement is to take 6 capsules per day (even though it technically is food) or as directed by a healthcare professional — for added support, the dose can be doubled. If consuming more than six capsules at once, the doses should be separated by at least three hours to improve tolerability.
POTENTIAL ISSUES (DETOX REACTION)
Most customers tolerate our supplements without incident; however, approximately 5 to 10% of customers (usually with an autoimmune condition) may experience a detoxification reaction. Detoxification reactions go by many different names including healing reactions, healing crises, cleansing reactions (or) Herxheimer reactions with hallmark symptoms of nausea, headache, lethargy, dizziness and other flu-like symptoms. In this instance, detoxification reactions are generally an indication that detoxification pathways in the body are back online... cells suddenly have an opportunity to release an even greater than normal quantity of stored toxins, metabolic wastes, pathogens and unwanted material.
A detoxification reaction is more likely to occur when starting with the full suggested serving size of 6 capsules per day. If you know that you are sensitive to supplements and/or you have an autoimmune condition, you may wish to start slow when adding this product to your current regimen. Tolerability can be greatly improved by starting with just 1 (or) 2 capsules a day and increasing by just 1 capsule every couple of days — this method may take a full two weeks to achieve the desired serving size of 6 capsules per day.
For customers that are highly sensitive to supplements and/or have an autoimmune and/or methylation SNPs, I suggest that you "play it safe" by introducing just one new capsule per week. In other words, just 1 capsule during the 1st week... 2 capsules during the 2nd week... 3 capsules during the 3rd week and so on... yes, this will take some time to reach the suggested dosages but this greatly helps to ensure tolerability of this deep nourishment so that it has a chance to do good.
high quality ORGANS & GLANDS
Okay, you're convinced! You're going to start incorporating nose-to-tail nourishment in your routine because, well... you're educated now... you understand, just as our early ancestors did, that they provide superlative health benefits that are missing in our modern diets. The next step is sourcing it. It's important that you source the highest quality because not all organs, glands and cartilage are created equal. Consider the source.
- Should Come From An Unpolluted Geographical Region — Isolated, Healthy, Pristine Lands and Waters
- Should Come From Pasture Raised Animals
- Should Come From Grass-Fed & Grass-Finished Animals
- Should Come From Animals That Are Hormone, Pesticide & GMO Free
- Should Also Be Ultra Pure... Absolutely No Fillers (or) Flow Agents, No Allergens
- Should Be 100% Low-Heat Rendered... Low-Heat Rendering Preserves Heat Sensitive Biological Activity
SUGGESTED SUPPLEMENTS (3) FOR EVERYONE
If you're going to pick just one ancestral supplement to start with, make it our GRASS FED BEEF LIVER... unless you need targeted support with another specific organ system (see below). If you are going to pick two supplements, our GRASS FED BEEF LIVER and our GRASS FED BEEF ORGANS provide complementary and synergistic nourishment. If you can add a third supplement, GRASS FED BONE MARROW fills fat soluble nutrition gaps, provides stem cells, bovine cartilage, glycosaminoglycans and the fat soluble activators that nutrition giant Dr. Weston Price extensively wrote about.
- Grass Fed Beef Liver
- Grass Fed Beef Organs (liver, heart, kidney, pancreas, spleen)
- Grass Fed Bone Marrow
On the other hand, if you're looking for targeted organ support, you may be interested in our GRASS FED TALLOW to support hormone health (or) our GRASS FED THYROID to support a struggling thyroid (or) our GRASS FED THYMUS to support thymus function and immune health... you get the picture.* We have a nose-to-tail product line that can be found on our "Products" page. If you can't find what you're looking for (or) you're not sure what you're looking for, send us an email and we'll do everything we can to help.
Grassfed Pure Marrow Summary
Our genome has evolved with the nourishment of nose-to-tail dining since the beginning of time. Grassfed Pure Marrow is a whole food and dietary supplement that provides 100% pure red and yellow bone marrow containing powerful building blocks, stem cells, enzymes, peptides, DHA, Vitamins A, D, E, and K2. Based on the concept of "like supports like," Grassfed Pure Marrow may nourish and support our own bone marrow and overall health.*
Not all fats are the same. Look for the highest quality bone marrow... It should come from pasture-raised, grass-fed and grass-finished animals that are hormone, pesticide and GMO free. If considering a supplement, look for one that is ultra pure (without binders, fillers (or) flow agents) and look for the low-heat rendered variety as these have been shown to optimally preserve nutritional factors, growth factors and co-factors.
ACTIVATING AN ANCIENT PATHWAY
“These people, who talk little and sleep naturally, have no dentists nor dentifrice, nor do they require either; their teeth almost invariably rise from the gums and arrange themselves as regular as the keys of a piano; and without decay or aches, preserve their soundness and enamel, and powers of mastication.” — Painting & Writing by George Catlin (1832)
Our early ancestors didn’t brush… didn’t floss… didn’t get cavities. This is my “go to” line because it seems that the more we brush and floss and use fluoride, the more cavities we get. Obviously, brushing and flossing aren’t the answer, but don’t tell this to the multi-billion dollar dental industry (nor to the allopathic dentist). We all have the ability to remineralize our teeth… to withstand acidic insults… to arrest and resist decay. Nutrition giants Weston A. Price & May Mellanby published the data proving the vital importance that the fat soluble vitamins A, D and K play in tooth remineralization.
Wife is a biological dentist (of 20 years)… I own a supplement company (yours truly). In fact, we developed a consumable product together called “Tooth Restore” that was rich in vitamins A, D, K, magnesium, phosphorus (and others)… This is not in production nor commercially available; nor does it need to be for people to glean the benefits, because as you know, nourishing food comes first — Tooth Restore was a combination product of Liver, Bone Marrow, vitamin D and K2 (mk-4) and magnesium.
Our liver product is high in real, preformed vitamin A (5,000 iu per serving). That said, if you are deficient in vitamin D, vitamin K2 and/or magnesium, you will not see as much benefit as you could (nor) will you be optimizing other important health metrics. Do you regularly get mid day sun exposure, or take a vitamin D3 supplement? Do you eat fermented veggies like kimchi or sauerkraut, or take a vitamin K2 complex supplement? Do you take a magnesium supplement (I personally recommend a transdermal magnesium oil spray because it's virtually impossible to get enough magnesium from diet alone).
While smashing bones and sucking out the marrow fat was the hard way our ancestors obtained vitamin K, it's not that difficult to obtain marrow bones and either oven roast 3" pieces to serve as appetisers, or slow cook them to make them extra delicious / nutritious... or, look for a good bone marrow supplement! ]
The take home message here is live life in harmony with nature, the way of our early ancestors… love your bone soups, look to liver, get sensible sun exposure, eat your fermented foods (natto reigns supreme) and mind your magnesium. If you want fresh breath, brush your teeth (see below). If you want oral health, nourish your body.
People with periodontal issues (e.g. deep pockets, recurrent infection, bone loss/recession, etc) will also need additional support from whole bone extract (bone, marrow and cartilage), CoQ10 (or Beef Heart) and collagen. Ideally, we would consume these nourishing nutrients by indulging in the deliciousness of true bone broth, bone marrow and organ meats (heart is the richest source of CoQ10 that exists in nature). These additional nose-to-tail nutrients could easily be the missing link to the strength, energy and other health benefits that we are all after. Send me an email... let me know your thoughts... let me know your questions. I'd love to hear from you. Our mission is our purpose... putting back in, what the modern world has left out.
P.S. For those that need intensive support to regain your dental strength and health, consider practicing a ketogenic diet as a "supplement" to everything above. Ketosis helps to deprive the bad bacteria of an energy source... less energy means less fermentation... means less acidic byproducts to demineralize teeth and bone (think recession)... Wife, the biological dentist, has been using this supplemental strategy with her patients for over a decade, way before it became "trendy!" It's also incredibly helpful to swish with sea salt water throughout the day, and especially after eating and drinking, to maintain a balanced pH. Lastly, Bovine Tracheal Cartilage (BTC) has proven to be incredibly helpful with treatment resistant conditions and wound healing (tons of peer-reviewed studies on these topics). If you don't know about BTC, you need to. Go here... This stuff works!
- Ketogenic diet as a "supplement"
- Salt water rinses
- Bovine Tracheal Cartilage (BTC)
- Ovine Thymus (see below)
As far as brushing goes, by all means, do it when you feel like it... we recommend using a Bass brush (or) a chewing stick just like our early ancestors did which shows parallel, or even greater efficacy, as compared to standard brushing (see study). When we brush, we use a homemade concoction of bentonite clay, coconut oil, colloidal silver and sea salt with a dash of peppermint oil. There's even a commercial product out there by Uncle Harry's Natural Products that's very similar.
ANCESTRAL SUPPLEMENT SUMMARY FOR DENTAL HEALTH
- Grass Fed Liver (or) Bovine Tracheal Cartilage because our BTC already has liver in it!
- Grass Fed Bone Marrow
- Grass Fed Thymus - get this for immune support if dealing with chronic and / or recurrent infections
- Magnesium... transdermal magnesium oil (by Ancient Minerals) applied to feet before bed and oral magnesium (by Trace Minerals; Mega Mag)
- Vitamin D3 - get this from sensible sunshine, wild fish eggs or a supplement
- Vitamin K2 - get this from fermented veggies like kimchi, sauerkraut or natto (MK-7) and get this from marrow, organ meats and wild fish eggs (MK-4)
- Grass Fed Heart - get this if needing gum support too
- Grass Fed Collagen - get this if needing gum support too
- UVEX Glasses (see our "About Us" page to know why)
- Practice Fasting - this is the most powerful metabolic intervention to restore general, system health and oral health. See our "About Us" page to see how I do it.
Wife also makes her patients turn off their wifi routers at night, leave their cell phones out of the bedroom and remove electrical devices within a 12 foot radius of the bed (one's pillow should also not be near a power outlet). If you can get away from bathing in non-native EMFs, health and healing has a better chance. Many times, all you need to do is use an EMF meter to see where the fields have biological implications and then re-position the offensive device... sometimes you may need to re-position your bed, chair or sitting area.
If you've tried absolutely EVERYTHING and you're still having issues, cut out the phytates and the lectins for six months and stay the course with everything above.
VITAMIN K2: MK-7 (VS) MK-4 SUMMARY
There's K2 (MK-7) that comes from bacterial fermentation and then there's K2 (MK-4) that comes from animals.
K2 (MK-7). Get this from fermented veggies like homemade kimchi and sauerkraut made with Kinetic Culture (my favorite) or buy a boutique brand at the store and make sure that it's raw, NOT pasteurized. If you can spoon some nattō into your mouth (and manage to swallow it), do it every time there's a blue moon or a solar eclipse. You'll also find some of this MK-7 variety in diary too.
K2 (MK-4 ). Get this from grass fed / grass finished organ meats, bone marrow, wild fish eggs, and to a lesser degree, pasture raised (totally organic) egg yolks. You can even get this in desiccated Grass Fed Beef Brain / desiccated Bone Marrow in capsule form (yes, that's a shameless plug!). If you throw in the towel altogether, make sure that you're getting a good K2 complex supplement with multiple forms of K2 (especially MK-7 and MK-4) and make sure that it's GMO free since it will likely be coming from soy... you already know the backstory there.
DEAR VEGANS & VEGETARIANS
Written by Holistic Biological Dentist & Functional Practitioner: Barbara Johnson, DDS, FP
I have had the distinct pleasure of getting to deeply know many of my patients that abstain from red meat as well as other animal foods. One thing is for certain, the world needs more people like you... the world needs more people that make such conscientious decisions, with such principle-centered compassion, and such regard for all walks of life. I have no doubt that this, in part, is why I've developed such kinship-like bonds with many of my vegetarian patients... patients that have become wonderful friends... friends that I deeply care about. This is why it breaks my heart to see the devastating consequences of abstaining from our most basic nutritional needs... the critically important fat soluble vitamins (A, D & K — especially MK-4 because it is what fuels the body, down to the mitochondrial electron transport chain but it is also involved in creating the vitamin K dependent proteins, activating specific genes and making testosterone (and other hormones)) and others.
With over 20 years of treating patients, I have come to the definitive conclusion that the poorest of oral health is categorically presented by that of vegans and vegetarians. Their oral health is almost always worse than that of the chain smoker, candy addicts and even the chemo patient. In the early stages, these patients present with tooth sensitivity and gum recession (which is actually early bone loss). In the moderate stages, the presentation includes deeper decay, exposed root tips and the shifting of teeth. Advanced stages include chronic and recurrent infections (root canals and abscesses) and some tooth mobility. That which presents in the mouth is an indication of what's going on in the body and brain. Commonly, these patients also present with anxiety and malaise, eczema, muscle rigidity, general aches, low energy, gut and digestive issues, high inflammation markers, allergies and brain fog. And yes, fertility, libido and thyroid function will also be severely compromised in this patient population as well.
I learned long ago that I couldn't help this patient population unless they changed their diets. While I'd prefer to see the inclusion of organ meats and nourishing animal fats like marrow, suet, tallow and lard, I at least need to see a willingness to practice ovo-lacto vegetarianism and even perhaps pescetarianism. If you can't do this, I can't help you... I've tried and I've tried and I've tried; there's no more amount of trying that can make it work. That said, the following are some of the nutrient dense foods that can provide back some of the fundamental nourishment needed to restore and rehabilitate health and healing:
- Organic Pastured Eggs; especially the yolks and especially not overcooked
- Organic Pastured Egg Shells (for the collagen, hyaluronic acid and glycosaminoglycans)
- Raw Full-Fat Dairy Including Grass Fed Milk, Cream, Butter, Cheeses, Kefir and Yogurts
- Organic Pastured-Raised Ghee
- Wild Fish Eggs
- Skin-On, Bone-In Sardines
- Highly Suggested Supplements: Liver & Bone Marrow
For my non-vegetarian patients, I won't even consider treating them unless we've addressed the root of the problem. I don't perform band-aid work; as such, they must include the aforementioned foods as well as a diet that's rich in organ meats, bone marrow and the nourishing animal fats that allow the fat soluble activators to do their magic. Like most people, most patients are not willing to make major life changes so I prescribe a lot of Ancestral Supplements prior to performing ANY treatment. If you'd like to know more about my targeted supplement strategies, read the above section entitled ACTIVATING AN ANCIENT PATHWAY — many are vegetarian-friendly inclusions that make all the difference (e.g. magnesium, sun).
I have the highest respect and admiration for those vegetarians that live with such altruistic values. Many of whom I have the pleasure of calling my dear friends. Unfortunately, evolutionary biology is not on your side with the dietary choices that support your beliefs and your health is suffering as a consequence. In honor of the bonds that I have formed with these wonderful people, I am making a plea... I'm asking for your willingness to include the whole egg (including the shells), raw dairy and wild fish eggs into your diet. Not only will this address the root issue related to your oral health conditions, this will address all those other health issues related to mood, skin, gut and fertility that go hand-in-hand with long-term malnourishment. I know this won't help everyone, but if it helps anyone, it's a step in the right direction. Thank you.
Sources and References
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