The Miracle of Vitamin D
Phosphorus, calcium and our hormones all have something in common. They need fat-soluble vitamin D. Fat-soluble vitamin D is considered a hormone rather than a vitamin.
Strange as it may sound, our bodies have developed a biological need for hormones. Fat-soluble vitamin D is essential to balance the ratio of calcium and phosphorous in our blood. Professor and physician Edward Mellanby of England is the famous researcher who discovered vitamin D. He and his wife May Mellanby did extensive research on tooth decay which included decades of feeding experiments on animals and humans. He wrote:
“By far the most important factor producing well calcified bones and teeth is vitamin D”
We need fat-soluble vitamins A and D for our cells to produce osteocalcin—the protein responsible for deposition of calcium and phosphorous into our bones. Dr. Price found that modern people suffered from tooth decay because modern diets are severely lacking in fat-soluble vitamins.
To cure cavities many people simply need to add these vitamins back into their diets.[table cols=”Food; Vitamin D Amount in IU” data=”Blue Ice™ fermented cod liver oil;1 teaspoon 3,500-10,000;X-Factor Gold™ high vitamin butter oil;1 teaspoon 1,000-3,000;Pig or Cow Blood;1 cup 4,000;Marlin;3.5 ounces 1,400;Chum Salmon (Dog, Keta, or Calico);3.5 ounces 1,300;Herring;3.5 ounces 1,100;Sockeye Salmon;3.5 ounces 763;Duck Egg;1 egg 720;Oysters;3.5 ounces of oyster meat 642;Halibut;3.5 ounces 600;Grunt and Rainbow Trout;3.5 ounces 600;Sardine;3.5 ounces 480;Mackerel;3.5 ounces 345-440;Pork Lard;1 tablespoon 140-400;Salmon;3.5 ounces 360;Canned Sardines;3.5 ounces 270;Caviar (fish eggs);3.5 ounces 232;Shrimp;3.5 ounces 172;Chicken Egg;2 eggs 120;Butter;3.5 ounces 56;Pork Liver;3.5 ounces 50;Milk;4 cups 40;Beef Liver;3.5 ounces 30″ separator=”;” /]
A review of this vitamin D chart shows a few important points.
Seafood is an excellent source of vitamin D. For those who do not have good access to seafood, lard seems to be the densest source of vitamin D. However in feeding trials, bacon fat did not produce the same anti-cavity effect as did suet (beef fat from bovine adipose deposits).
Fermented cod liver oil is the most potent source of full spectrum fat-soluble vitamin D.
For vegetarians, consuming moderate amounts of butter and chicken eggs will be unlikely to provide adequate fat-soluble vitamin D. However adding Green Pasture’s™ butter oil, and free ranging duck eggs would more than likely ensure for plenty of vitamin D.