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Published on October 9th, 2017

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Fermented Cod Liver Oil Infographic

FCLO Infographic by Dr. Kaayla Daniel

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13 Responses to Fermented Cod Liver Oil Infographic

  1. Shelly says:

    So what cod liver oil(s) do you recommend?
    Thank you.

  2. nancy henderson says:

    Good for you Kaayla. I relied on FCLO as the sole source of my Vit D, and as the WAPF does not advocate testing it– I went for years w/ a very low level despite sunning each day here in SoCal. It was about 31 when I finally did test– and when I asked Sally why my level was so low– she said Vit D was not so important– it was Vit A to pay attention to. Dave could not answer why the levels were so low– even in what he reported on his assays. He said each batch varied– but none of the batches had much in them, and he could not account for why in a reasonable way– yet on the WAPF site (which is what I relied on for my Vit D data– assuming it was correct) there was a huge discrepancy as CLO is supposed to be much higher than what Dave had. I had just assumed I was getting the correct amount.
    He always gave me questionable replies to my emails and then finally became testy that I would question why after my low report.
    THEN– I found out about the importance of Vit D and the 60,000 tests showing its importance. I fault WAPF for not coming up to speed on this very obvious omission — that also damaged my health. My problems was that I was relying on once source of health information, and was trusting a supplier that was both inept and unscrupulous.
    Thank you for bringing this out and for sticking to your guns. It is too bad politics has to enter into something so critical as our health– when we are so vigilant as to follow Weston Price’s diet. I think he would also agree this has been and continues to be a travesty.

    • DrKaayla says:

      Thank you so much for questioning WAPF and Green Pasture and for sharing the results. So many people have seen their health harmed by Sally Fallon’s opinions and recommendations, with the most harm coming from this one product.

  3. Altandmain says:

    Hello Dr. Kaayla, I have a question about Green Pasture. Any idea if their Butter Oil is any good? This opens everything that they have done to question.

    A lot of people seem to be recommending EVCLO as an alternative right now.

    Anyways, thanks for raising attention to this matter. I’ve been taking the Green Pasture’s oil for a while and have decided to stop in light of this information.

    • DrKaayla says:

      I’ve written a whole chapter about the butter oil in “Hook, Line and Stinker.” In 2015 the butter oil also tested as rancid. And, yes, I would question anything sold by Green Pasture.

  4. Leslie says:

    Wow! How did I miss this? I’m a nutritionist of 30 years and have (HAD!) long been a supporter of FCLO.

    Interesting how these test results came out in 2015, around the same time I recall Green Pasture become quite cryptic about vitamin D and vitamin A levels and removed this information from their labels entirely, claiming it was too hard to know, and thus label, such things from batch to batch. Funny, they had no problem including this information on their labels prior to their exposure.

    But I would like to know how some of these things test in other forms of cod liver oil that are now being pushed by these same bloggers (who also continue to push FCLO) such as FFA’s, transfats, Vitamins A and D levels?

    Has there been any update to this report? I am unable to subscribe to receive the PDF with the full report because your site keeps saying my email address is not valid. (And I’ve tried two different email addresses.)

    I hope you will respond here. I’d like to learn more about this.

    • DrKaayla says:

      I will send you the “Hook, Line and Stinker” report directly. Sorry about the problem with your email. I have not had the funds to test other brands, but I’ve seen no evidence to suggest that the levels of A, D, EPA and DHA are different from what they advertise on their sites and report on their labels. You would actually not want the levels of A and D claimed by the Weston A. Price Foundation for FCLO as such high levels would be toxic. As tested in 2015, the Vitamin A in FCLO was at a modest level and the Vitamin D was virtually non existent

  5. Sam says:

    Very interesting stuff. Now I think I’m dropping the FCLO. So, about how much should an adult take a day of regular CLO? 1/2 tsp? 1 tsp?

    Any suggestions would be most appreciated.

    • DrKaayla says:

      Take the amount recommended on the bottle unless you have laboratory data suggesting you, personally, need more. If you eat plenty of fish and liver, you may not need to take CLO.

      • Sam says:

        Thanks for the info, Dr. Kaayla. I bought some of the Rosita brand and am currently taking 1/2 tsp. a day. That’s less than what they recommend, but since it’s so expensive, and since I do eat a good bit of fish and liver, it sounds like that should do.

        Thank you for the information about the butter oil too. I will avoid buying anything from Green Pasture in the future. And that is so awful about the way Sally Fallon covered up her husband’s harassment/abuse all those years. Just shocking. I thought she was a nice person, but apparently she has multiple sides to her. Sounds like you were lucky to finally get away from her and her husband.

  6. Sam says:

    Hi. What about the butter oil that Green Pasture sells? Do you think that’s still okay?

  7. Hello Kaayla. I tried to eat cod liver oil capsule once but I really felt bad about the taste of it. So I want to know is there any food that contains cod liver oil but tastes great? I don’t like the fat taste.

  8. Sam says:

    Concerning the problems with the high-vitamin butter oil, I just did a little bit of research on Wetzel’s claims about the product. In 2012, he wrote on the Web that they had been including foreign sources for their milk for “8+ years.” That means at least since 2004. However, after doing a Web archive search, I discovered that as late as May 2012 he was STILL claiming on his Web site that the cows supplying the milk were grazing *exclusively* on the Northern Great Plains!

    So, he was lying for at least 8 years directly on his Web site about the source of the milk. And if you go to Amazon, the product description there still makes the claim that the cows graze exclusively on the Northern Great Plains. A lot of other places that sell the product still make the claim as well. Interesting how he’s never bothered to “correct” them. 😉

    In a nutshell, Wetzel was actively lying on his Web site for at least 8 years about the source of the milk, and is still “passively” lying by not correcting descriptions on places like Amazon, even though he scrubbed the “Northern Great Plains” mention from his Web site about 5 years ago.

    If the owner of a company is a chronic liar, as Dave Wetzel has proved to be, why would you ever trust anything he has to say or to sell?

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