The single most important thing we can do to improve our health is to eat like our hunter-gatherer ancestors. Well, now, that should be easy, grab a club and a spear and let's go rustle up some grub. All we need to do is hunt down some big game, kill it, skin it, gut it, cook it and eat it. How hard can this be?
Hmmm, now that I think about it, this might be slightly more difficult than I think.
For our hunter-gatherer ancestors, food was scarce. When they made a kill, they didn't waste anything. They ate nose to tail. They ate all of the organs, bones, connective tissue, etc. Even when another apex predator killed something, we would scavenge from the kill. Humans would rush in and crush the skull to eat the brains. Many believe this is what caused our brain to grow and why humans evolved the way we did. Nothing went to waste.
There is a phrase, "Like supports Like", means that the organs store the necessary nutrients required to be healthy. If you want a healthy liver, you need the nutrients in a healthy liver. When we eat the entire animal from nose to tail, we ensure that we are getting all of the required nutrients to keep our organs and systems healthy.
Check off the organs you have eaten recently:
Are you missing a few? Like maybe all of them? Are you eating these foods a couple of times a week?
Probably not. That means your organs and systems are not nearly as healthy as they could be. It's just not practical in today's world to eat this way. Trying to find, source, buy, store, cook, and consume these foods is next to impossible.
Never Fear ! We have found the solution! Ancestral Supplements has done all of that work for us. They source only the healthiest animals from New Zealand. The very best conditions in the world for raising grass-fed and finished beef. Then they freeze-dry the organs to maintain the maximum nutrient values. You get the ability to eat nose to tail without needing to hunt down and kill something. You can now get the very best in organ nutrition from a whole food supplement.
Meet Brian Johnson and Ancestral Supplements
Brian Johnson (aka the Liver King and one of the owners of Ancestral Supplements), started his health journey out of medical necessity. When his boys were tiny (around 2004ish) they didn't thrive... they were allergic to everything. Every doctor they took them to gave them the same prescriptions for allergy medicines, Benadryl and an epi pen. After reading Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston Price, they took matters into their own hands starting with organic, pasture-raised and wild caught nose-to-tail foods with varied organic, in-season fruits and veggies. This was many moons ago.
Their boys haven't been back to a doctor's office since because.... well... they don't need to. Their boys never get sick... they don't get the flu... they don't get allergies. Their development is actually amazing... they're in the top > 95th percentile for academics and when they test their mile times for physical fitness, they're in the 99th percentile! What's crazy is that their kids don't do all that insane studying that other kids do today (not even close) and they don't even practice running... they're just mentally and physically fit! They also have two functional doctors on staff at Ancestral Supplements so if they really needed a doctor, they wouldn't have to look very far.
Fast forward to 2014, most of their business is exchanged with healthcare practitioner accounts (functional medicine guys and gals, holistic practitioners, acupuncturists, etc), then the direct-to-consumer market.
If you are like The Johnson tribe / family, then you eat a nose-to-tail diet... you consume fermented foods (like fish sauce) just about every day, and you definitely get mid-day sun exposure. I know that the sobering reality is that very few people are willing to consume organs and glands on a regular basis and the health consequences are far-reaching.
The good news is that their nose-to-tail product line can be a solution!