As you who have read my book know one of my interesting bits of information, I came across was the Inuit and their source or at least what I assumed was their source of vitamin D3. I am not Inuit and certainly not an expert on how they eat or live for that matter. I how ever am extremely curious and that they survived and thrived in the environment they did is of interest to me.
So, as I am wanting to do, I am always thinking. I got to thinking about bears. You know those pictures you see of grizzly bears in a stream catching salmon as they head inland to spawn. Well in my thought process I realized that I made some assumptions based on my biases.
As I have written before we all are biased, and it can blind us to the obvious. As I have also written before I don’t care if others think I am right or wrong if I have the truth. Last thing I want to do is say something that is flat out wrong.
That said I am sure I have and will, but in every case, I was telling what I based on the available fact thought was the truth. So back to the Inuit. Not that I wrote something that was false, but I had not considered the whole story.
Living in a community that has many of the vestiges of the Native American culture here in Laredo, Texas if I know one thing the Native Americans made use of every bit of the animals they harvested to eat.
I assume the Inuit were the same and from what I have read they were ones not to waste a harvested animals’ components if it could be made edible or useful in some way. I think in many ways we in America are trying to mimic this most helpful for our ecology way.
The point is half the salmon heading upstream were female and full of eggs, salmon roe. Guess what, salmon roe may be and contain one of the highest concentrations of vitamin D3. According to an analysis carried out by the Weston A. Price Foundation a single table spoon of fish roe contains 17,000 IUs of vitamin D3. 1
Of course, it contains other nutrients. In this article by Sara Pope she mentions how older cultures would go to great links to acquire fish eggs. This to increase the women’s fertility. As I have written before many cultures had their fertility rituals at around the same time their blood vitamin D3 levels would peak.
Resources were t precious and they Inuit as well as the native Americans were not ones to waste them. Thus, they must have found fish roe of value in this capacity. Also, current research shows higher blood levels of vitamin D3 as I mentioned in my blog posting on fertility increases fertility.
Again, these studies were done at what are in my opinion extremely low blood levels. Image what happens at optimal levels? Could I be wrong that there is an increase in fertility at higher then tested levels?
Sure, I could but reason we need more testing at optimal blood levels not at levels sure to show minimal or no levels. I can live with the results but from what I have seen so far, I would not bet against optimal doses and blood levels of vitamin D3.
Vitamin D3 doesn’t work in a vacuum and other substances are needed to make your body work optimally and reason to find doctor to work with who is open minded and knowledgeable in this area.
- Thehomeeconomist.com/fish-eggs-a-superior-vitamin-d-boost/ (I looked on the Westonaprice.org but could not find information on this analysis)
*The information posted above is for educational purposes only. Always check with your doctor before initiating any changes in your medical treatment. If you do not, then The Two-Minute Health Fact, Dr. Judson Somerville, nor The Optimal Dose is responsible!