What is the best way to get the Vitamin D we need when there’s no sun? We now know that you can produce vitamin D only when the sun is directly overhead, in the summer months. The rest of the time we need to be getting it in our food.
Thanks to the research of Dr. Weston Price we know that all traditional societies ate foods, often considered sacred foods, that were extremely high in Vitamins A and D, the fat soluble vitamins. In fact, traditional societies received roughly 10 times the amount of these vitamins as we receive in a modern diet. These foods include fish eggs, oily fish, like salmon or mackerel, and shellfish. Other sources of A and D are available from grass fed animals, liver and other organ meats, animal fat, eggs, butter and cream.
These densely nutritious foods are often things we have been warned against consuming. We’re told they are too rich or have too much cholesterol but in moderation, they are desperately needed.
Another great source of Vitamins A and D is cod liver oil. Yes, it sounds disgusting but there is a great product recommended by the Weston Price Foundation, a fermented cod liver oil, blended with high grade butter and available in cinnamon or chocolate flavor. It is completely painless to take. In fact, you might find that you crave it! http://www.greenpasture.org/public/Products/ButterCodLiverBlend/index.cfm