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  • Man dies of liver overdose - said noone ever.

    What is this malarky? I can find no tales of ails from the consumption of entrails!
    Crohn's, doing SCD

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    "This danger has long been known to the Inuit and has been recognized by Europeans since at least 1597 when Gerrit de Veer wrote in his diary that, while taking refuge in the winter in Nova Zemlya, he and his men became severely ill after eating polar bear liver.[15] In 1913, Antarctic explorers Douglas Mawson and Xavier Mertz were both poisoned (and Mertz died) from eating the livers of their sled dogs during the Far Eastern Party.[16]"

    From Hypervitaminosis A - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    But yeah, as long as you're not eating arctic mammals' livers, you can pretty much chow down on nature's multivitamin with reckless abandon. Sometimes I eat beef liver every day for a week straight and I'm still typing.
    The Champagne of Beards

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    • #3
      Oh. Are they sure it was the liver?
      Crohn's, doing SCD

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      • #4
        Yes, retinol overdose.

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        • #5
          I know that each of us has different challenges in our lives and I don't intend at all to diminish them. Having said that, read "Mawson's Will" about Sir Douglas Mawson's Antarctic expedition. It will give you a new appreciation for keeping spirits up in the face of challenges. (of course, Mawson decided to put himself in a situation that had a 100% likelihood of misery.)

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          • #6
            Actually, I don't know if liver agrees with me. Every time I eat it my gums bleed?!

            I did some research and found this in an article that says it's not good for babies...

            Toxicity from excess preformed vitamin A (known as hypervitaminosis A) can lead to an increased risk of bone fracture. This is because the vitamin A blocks the activity of vitamin D, leading to reduced bone mineral density. Vitamin A toxicity can also cause liver damage.

            Read more: Can Babies Eat Liver?
            "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

            In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

            - Ray Peat

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            • #7
              I had about a pound of liver yesterday with a couple of onions fried in butter, some added some heavy cream to reduced down once the onions were cooked, then chucked in big handfull of spinach at the end. I felt a bit of a bloater afterwards and couldn't actaully finish it all, but I'm still not dead
              You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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              • #8
                Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
                Actually, I don't know if liver agrees with me. Every time I eat it my gums bleed?!
                I get overall inflammation in my mouth and my teeth change color. That might just be the high mineral content, though.
                My chocolatey Primal journey

                Unusual food recipes (plus chocolate) blog

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                • #9
                  I'd better check to see if I have any polar bear liver in the freezer.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by sakura_girl View Post
                    my teeth change color.
                    What color do they change to? Remember Hypercolor t-shirts?
                    The Champagne of Beards

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by eKatherine View Post
                      I'd better check to see if I have any polar bear liver in the freezer.
                      Check for walrus too. I think all the arctic mammals have super concentrations of vitamin A in their livers. I haven't managed to reason out why that might be yet, but I'm thinking it might have something to do with the accessibility of sunlight there and the interaction of vitamins A & D.
                      The Champagne of Beards

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                      • #12
                        I think Vitamin A is stored in Liver & D in Fat.

                        The ideal ratio is somewhere around 1:10 A

                        So for every bite of polar bear liver have 10 bites of polar bear fat.

                        Don't go seal fat, too much polyunsaturated, but if you can get your hands on it Caribou is great.
                        "There are no short cuts to enlightenment, the journey is the destination, you have to walk this path alone"

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                        • #13
                          Okay people - now I remember why I don't eat liver....... cos it tastes bloody disgusting AND its toxic
                          "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                          ...small steps....

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by NZ primal Gwamma View Post
                            Okay people - now I remember why I don't eat liver....... cos it tastes bloody disgusting AND its toxic
                            The dose makes the poison

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                            • #15
                              Mmmmmm liver. I just had a pound of lamb liver yesterday! Have a pound of chicken livers still in the fridge. Probably thaw out some beef liver for next week and go for the trifecta. Can't get my hands on that damn polar bear stuff. Liver is great for ya.

                              Choline is King!


                              Good for Moms and Babies!



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