My mother and grandmother used to force us kids to swallow a tablespoon of cod liver oil almost every day. We thought it was disgusting and would make us sick but it only made us sick to our stomachs. The wise elders knew that it was healthy for us to consume the cod liver oil and that it would keep us from getting sick Cod liver oil has Omega 3 fatty acids that are good for the heart, immunity, and for constipation.
Now, all of the new health gurus are praising cod liver oil, fish and seafood and other sea creatures with omega-3 oils in them. The natural minerals and vitamin E in fish, seafood, and cod liver oil provide us with antioxidants which attack free radicals or prevent the free radicals from doing their destruction to our cells. Also, cod liver oil provides us with lubrication for the joints from the inside and keeps our bad cholesterol down while increasing the good cholesterol in our blood. This helps with prevention of heart disease.
Grandma was right! Luckily for us, we now have lemon and cherry flavored cod liver oil to help with the taste.
Another remedy the elders told us was good for us was chicken soup made from the carcasses of roasted chicken. So they would take the leftovers and throw them into a pot with garlic, herbs, spices, and apple cider vinegar, slow cooking for about 8 hours. This long cooking process allows the collagen to leach out from the bones and joints of the chicken. When we consume the soup, we are aiding in healing from injuries, wounds from surgery, and helping our skin stay plump and moist looking. The probiotics provided from the apple cider vinegar helps with the intestinal microbiome, aiding in immunity. Plus, chicken soup is a natural healer from viruses like colds and the flu. One more point for the elders!
I hope this helps you, dear readers. Sincerely,
-Author and Creator of the Superior Self series