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I think it would be ok..hehe.. that is my uneducated guess..lol I have some in my freezer that has been there since Aug...can't get up enough nerve...
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I want to tell everyone that liver is awesome!!! I started eating about 5 oz of chicken liver pate everyday and my evening time nausea stopped the day I started!(I am 17 weeks pregnant) I had even been taking B6 supplements, but eating the real thing in liver made the differnece...even dh noticed I seemed more energetic. I eat it at lunchtime or in the afternoon as a snack and it gives me a little pick me up in what is usually my slump-time. I really was not expecting it to make that much of a difference.

I got some beef liver in the freezer and after 14 days I am going to take off a little chunk and swallow it everyday. Since I can't have the raw dairy I think that I just needed more organ meats for the fat soluatable and B vitamins.

Yay Liver!!!

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Well, I actually have to get myself some more beef liver. I have been feeling so down lately! Just over the first trimester hump, and morning sickness and constant fatigue are gone- but feeling somewhat depressed. All I want to do is sleep

On a high note: We had a self-imposed black out last night, lit candles,and ate popcorn and played guitar. We threw tons of brewers yeast on our organic popcorn which was cooked in a pot of coconut oil, with some sea salt. If you have never tried this: YOU MUST! MIL used to do it, so dh grew up eating it. Better than cheese powder.

A good drink with brewers yeast, if you can actually drink it, is a small amount with equal amount of black-strap molasses in a glass of raw milk.

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I want to tell everyone that liver is awesome!!! I started eating about 5 oz of chicken liver pate everyday and my evening time nausea stopped the day I started!(I am 17 weeks pregnant) I had even been taking B6 supplements, but eating the real thing in liver made the differnece...even dh noticed I seemed more energetic. I eat it at lunchtime or in the afternoon as a snack and it gives me a little pick me up in what is usually my slump-time. I really was not expecting it to make that much of a difference.

I got some beef liver in the freezer and after 14 days I am going to take off a little chunk and swallow it everyday. Since I can't have the raw dairy I think that I just needed more organ meats for the fat soluatable and B vitamins.

Yay Liver!!!

Jen
So on the heels of the cancer thread, I am intrigued by all this raw meat eating

How tolerable/safe is a chunk of raw liver when one is preggered? I mean, I think I could swallow it down with a wash of something.

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Here are some ideas on how to eat it raw
http://www.westonaprice.org/foodfeatures/liver.html

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This takes some getting used to! There are two basic methods. One calls for freezing the liver for 14 days in large chunks. (Fourteen days will ensure the elimination of pathogens and parasites.) You can then grate the liver on the small holes of a grater and add it to milk or juice, or even hot cereal. A teaspoon or two of grated raw liver can be added to baby’s egg yolk, or even to mashed vegetables.

The second method turns liver into pills! Cut fresh liver into pea-sized pieces and freeze for 14 days. Swallow like vitamin pills.
For both methods, the liver should be of the highest quality available and very fresh.
I think it sounds safe and tolerable I have also added it grated to meatloaf and things like that but then it is cooked. I have also heard of people eating it in their omlettes.

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We threw tons of brewers yeast on our organic popcorn which was cooked in a pot of coconut oil, with some sea salt. If you have never tried this: YOU MUST! MIL used to do it, so dh grew up eating it. Better than cheese powder.
I like to use red palm oil instead of coconut oil, and then it even LOOKS like cheese popcorn. LOL People don't know it isn't dairy!

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I like to use red palm oil instead of coconut oil, and then it even LOOKS like cheese popcorn. LOL People don't know it isn't dairy!

ooh, I will have to try that.

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I've been using the yeast grown from beet molasses- I haven't actually had liver in a while, although I know I should.

I also suspect I may have a gluten sensitivity, or at least a problem with wheat in particular. The molasses grown yeast IS gluten free, right?

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An article on the WAP website (by Dr. Ron Schmid) says that the B vitamins in many nutritional yeast are actually synthetic. Does anyone know of a brand of nutritional/brewers yeast that is 100% natural?

http://www.westonaprice.org/healthis...pplements.html

Labels often proclaim "natural" B vitamins, derived from yeast. But companies manufacturing yeast add laboratory-synthesized B vitamins to the food fed to the yeast during its growth, and then fortify the yeast further with additional B vitamins once it has grown. This allows the production of yeast at any B-vitamin potency desired, which is then used to formulate vitamin pills labeled "B vitamins derived from yeast."
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I have a ton of beef liver in my freezer. I cooked it once and it turn out horrendous. I need to try again. Does anyone have their doubts about the 14 day freeze of raw liver killing off the parasites and pathogens? It makes me nervous, and it's definitely not something I feel confident giving my baby. How do I cook this liver when we are egg free/dairy free?
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Okay, I may just start defrosting some of the liver in my freezer and attempt a meal similar to this recipe: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Barbecu...er/Detail.aspx
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An article on the WAP website (by Dr. Ron Schmid) says that the B vitamins in many nutritional yeast are actually synthetic. Does anyone know of a brand of nutritional/brewers yeast that is 100% natural?

http://www.westonaprice.org/healthis...pplements.html

Labels often proclaim "natural" B vitamins, derived from yeast. But companies manufacturing yeast add laboratory-synthesized B vitamins to the food fed to the yeast during its growth, and then fortify the yeast further with additional B vitamins once it has grown. This allows the production of yeast at any B-vitamin potency desired, which is then used to formulate vitamin pills labeled "B vitamins derived from yeast."
I know that many brands of nutritional yeast have added vitamins listed on the package- the ingredients state yeast followed by a laundry list of vitamins, and then sometimes flavors are added as well.

The kind I buy is just yeast- no other ingredients. I don't know whether or not the yeast are fed extra B vitamins while they are growing- that certainly would not need to be listed on the label. I can't imagine why that would be problematic anyway- the amount of B vitamins in the yeast is still limited by the yeast's ability to absorb them.

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I thought "brewers yeast" was ok

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I too happened upon this old thread about depression and B-vitamin supplements and raw liver. I'm curious about raw liver as the natural "antidepressant"? Did you write that article and what were the 'testimonials'? Did you discern that it is amino acids or vitamins which are deficient?


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Any updates?

I love my cooked liver, but raw?


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Oh I'm glad you bumped this! I have been doing raw liver off and on for a while though trying to get into it now that I am pregnant. The most interesting thing for me is that I literally have to pace my dd so she doesn't eat it all! She will munch down every raw liver pill that I put on the plate. I was really shocked by this b/c she just chews it up and loves it.
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I dug this thread up days ago... I think while searching for vitamin B suggestions. Now I've finally read through all of it. :

I have tried raw liver "pills" and love how the make me feel. However, it is REALLY hard for me to get them cut up. My beef liver arrived already frozen, and has already spent an embarrassingly-long time in my freezer... but I think I'm done with the suicide mission that is trying to carve bits off the edges. So, I've got it in the freezer, thawing, so I can hack it up and refreeze. I know it'll lose a lot in the process, but it's better than nothing, right?

How on earth do the raw liver pill eaters carve them up?

And... do you weigh your portions to know you're getting an ounce? Since my liver came from a bulk purchase, it doesn't have a weight marked, so I couldn't use that as a guesstimate.

I have some Brewer's Yeast already, and some Nutritional Yeast on the way... and haven't yet tried either. I can't do dairy or coconut or soy, so smoothies are quite challenging. I don't generally drink fruit juice at all, but I'm thinking I'll get some cranberry juice to mix the yeast with, and maybe some tomato juice to mix raw liver in. Don't really like tomato juice, but... I really need some Bs and some "anti-stress factor."

I take 4 capsules of Dr. Ron's Organ Blend every day, but it's just not enough. I'm 21 weeks pregnant, under a lot of stress, and wanting to get off the synthetic Bs I've been taking.

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we used to have raw liver growing up.. also raw beef (kibbeh nayi) and we are still alive..

i think i need to get back to raw liver. i'm not comfortable with raw chicken liver but raw beef liver i'm fine with. how much and for how long to get me "just" over the slump from chronic fatigue and long standing depression? i haven't had liver in 4+ years. i can easily eat 2-3 ounces of raw liver a day. we cut it up into very, very small cubes (like 1/4 of an inch) and put a plate of beautiful mixed spices in front of us (some were cinnamon, corinador, cumin, black pepper) and a tiny amount of sea salt and just sit there dipping and snacking.

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