U.S. Wellness Meats
Every few months I go here to stock up on grass-fed heart, liver, pastured lard and bone marrow at US Wellness Meats since I can’t find them in stores.
Why grass-fed heart?
Heart is actually the tastiest of the organ meats. Since the heart is a muscle, it resembles a muscle meat and with a marinade is actually really good. If you analyze the B12 content of muscle meats vs. organ meats, it becomes perfectly clear why we are not getting enough B12. Organ meats trump muscle meats in nutrient value. Heart is high in B12, selenium and dietary CoQ10, a major bonus for cardiovascular health and energy.
Why grass-fed liver?
Liver once a week has been a staple for generations, and only in the last generation did we stop this practice. Liver is by far the best source of vitamin A, vitamin D, B12, folate and all the b-vitamins, choline, zinc, copper, purines and CoQ10.
The Weston Price Foundation have this study cited: A 1975 article published in Prevention magazine described the experiment as follows: “After several weeks, the animals were placed one by one into a drum of cold water from which they could not climb out. They literally were forced to sink or swim. Rats in the first group swam for an average 13.3 minutes before giving up. The second group, which had the added fortifications of B vitamins, swam for an average of 13.4 minutes. Of the last group of rats, the ones receiving liver, three swam for 63, 83 and 87 minutes. The other nine rats in this group were still swimming vigorously at the end of two hours when the test was terminated. Something in the liver had prevented them from becoming exhausted. To this day scientists have not been able to pin a label on this anti-fatigue factor.”
They also often have really good deals on grass-fed ground beef. You can get everything from bone broth to organ meats. Great resource!
Vital Choice is a great online resource to buy wild seafood in bulk to keep in your freezer. They know their stuff and have the lowest contamination of any seafood available.
We often here about the need for the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA. This cannot be understated due to the extremely important need for DHA in the brain, especially for those in sports at risk for concussion. Wild salmon also has the unique antioxidant astaxanthin and selenium, a missing mineral due to our low intake of seafood that is needed for glutathione.
Stock up on wild salmon and aim to have it twice a week (or more).