[QUOTE=eKatherine;1112625]I'd better check to see if I have any polar bear liver in the freezer.[/QUOTE]
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.
I think Vitamin A is stored in Liver & D in Fat.
The ideal ratio is somewhere around 1:10 A:D
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.
Okay people - now I remember why I don't eat liver....... cos it tastes bloody disgusting AND its toxic :)
[QUOTE=NZ primal Gwamma;1112683]Okay people - now I remember why I don't eat liver....... cos it tastes bloody disgusting AND its toxic :)[/QUOTE]
The dose makes the poison
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.
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[QUOTE=RichMahogany;1112633]What color do they change to? Remember Hypercolor t-shirts?[/QUOTE]
I had to google that - SO COOL :D I want one now.
Mostly the teeth enamels changes to a brown color. It's so weird.
[QUOTE=sakura_girl;1112624]I get overall inflammation in my mouth and my teeth change color. That might just be the high mineral content, though.[/QUOTE]
According to nutrition.com data liver is "highly inflammatory".
Dont know if that's true, but I do know that I get an inflammatory response (flushing etc) to food quite easily and bleeding gums is a symptom of inflammation.
[QUOTE=sakura_girl;1112770]I had to google that - SO COOL :D I want one now.
Mostly the teeth enamels changes to a brown color. It's so weird.[/QUOTE]
Too much copper in proportion to zinc.
Also, one should never eat too much liver at once. Limit to 8oz a month. Though, it's definitely not the vitamin a that is causing a problem. Vitamin a toxicity is overblown, and I've never heard of it happening aside from that case of heavy polar bear liver consumption in a climate that has a severe lack of sun(vitamin d). I personally get 10,000-100,000(in summer) IU per day. It depends on your thyroid and metabolism for processing it.
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[quote]The only problem is, this position ignores the interactions between fat-soluble vitamins. Vitamin D strongly protects agains vitamin A toxicity and vice versa. As a matter of fact, "vitamin A toxicity" is almost certainly a relative deficiency of vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency is also tightly correlated with low bone mineral density, osteoporosis and fracture risk. A high vitamin A intake requires vitamin D to balance it. The epidemiological studies showing an association between high-normal vitamin A intake and reduced bone health all sported populations that were moderately to severely vitamin D deficient on average. At optimal vitamin D levels, 40-70 ng/mL 25(OH)D, it would take a whopping dose of vitamin A to induce toxicity. You might get there if you eat nothing but beef liver for a week or two.[/quote]
[url=http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2008/11/is-vitamin-toxicity-concern.html]Whole Health Source: Is Vitamin A Toxicity a Concern?[/url]
[QUOTE=YogaBare;1112825]According to nutrition.com data liver is "highly inflammatory".
Dont know if that's true, but I do know that I get an inflammatory response (flushing etc) to food quite easily and bleeding gums is a symptom of inflammation.[/QUOTE]
That chart is a lot of bullshit.
Flushing and that inflammatory response is hypoglycemia from too much protein without adequate sugar to balance it out.