Raw butter is good for the heart and bones

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Wed. Nov. 7, 2012 by Blanche Levine

Safe Body Detoxification(NaturalHealth365) Raw butter is one of the best sources of vitamin K2, a vital, fat-soluble nutrient for good health. Vitamin K1 and K2 are essential for calcium utilization, bone strength and cardiovascular health. In fact, without sufficient levels of vitamin K2, excess calcium can get deposited in the arterial walls and promote heart disease.

Can fatty food actually lower your risk of a heart attack?

A 2004 study, published in the Journal of Nutrition, analyzed the intake of vitamin K2 among 4,807 people, and found those with the highest intake had a significantly lower risk of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis. They were also found to much less likely to succumb to heart disease.

The Rotterdam Study followed more than 4,600 men over the age of 55, and found that the highest intake of vitamin K2 was associated with a 52 percent lower risk of severe aortic calcification, a 41 percent lower risk of coronary heard disease (CHD), a 51 percent lower risk of CHD mortality, and 26 percent lower risk of total mortality.

The fear of fat is NOT grounded in good science.

Naturally, let’s not forget the “big picture” – when it comes to disease prevention. You may want to include all-natural, chemical free animal foods to your diet but always eat a variety of fruits and vegetables for optimal health.

A recent study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health evaluated over 1,700 Swedish men over a twelve year period, and found that fruit and vegetable consumption was associated with a decreased risk of heart disease, especially when combined with moderate amounts of full-fat, dairy consumption.

The best sources for vitamin K2 and K1

Vitamin K2 is found almost exclusively in animal foods such as butter, cheese, and other products from pasture-raised animals. Why is vitamin K2 so important? Scientific research has shown that this essential nutrient helps to deliver calcium where it’s needed and removes excess minerals from soft tissues – preventing calcification of vulnerable places such as, the arteries and kidneys.

Interestingly, Weston Price observed how vitamins A, D and K2 have an important relationship with each other. Vitamins A and D signal the production of several key proteins – but K2 is required to activate these proteins. In other words, without K2, vitamin D will not be absorbed – as well.

Most of the dark, leafy greens such as, kale, collards, Swiss chard, spinach, mustard greens, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and parsley are a good source of K1 but (remember) healthy fats makes it more bio-available within the body.

Unfortunately, at this time, we don’t have the freedom to buy raw butter – everywhere. Government “health” agencies make it difficult to have access to whole foods – which is why it’s so important to support your local (organic) farmer. The future of humanity greatly depends on our food choices.

We’d love to hear about your local farmer and how these foods have changed your life – post your comments below.

About the author: Blanche Levine has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She had the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in Natural Healing including Naturopaths, Scientist, and Energy Healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease through non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.

Sources:
http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2008/11/cardiovascular-disease-and-vitamin-k2.html
http://blog.radiantlifecatalog.com/bid/59999/The-Mystery-of-X-Factor-Butter-Oil-and-Vitamin-K2-Solved

Comments

  • judith baker

    Might the Kerrygold grass-fed Irish butter have K2?

  • Cee

    Hi,
    Can you ask the doctor on the show tonight about Xanthelasmas are flat, yellow-white fat deposits under the skin on or around your eyelids. Since I added GOOD fats to my diet these have appeared.
    Thank you,
    Cee

  • Abe Manubay

    Is there a source of raw butter which can be exported to the Philippines?

  • Robin

    Super! Except I have tried to find raw butter, and have not been successful. Even called Whole Foods, checked some farmer’s markets and local farms, few that they are. Impossible to even find butter from grass fed cows….

  • Theresa

    Kerry Gold butter from Ireland available here in the USA is very good! Some states allow raw milk and then you can make your own butter. Good video demos online. WA state allows this and raw butter can be found here, although very expensive.

  • pm

    @Robin

    I had the same problem. I’ve asked raw cheese makers at my local farmer’s market and they won’t make any for sale.

  • L. Paynter

    Raw Butter is nowhere available here in south Texas.
    Even imported Kerry Gold from Ireland has to be pasteurized
    and so have all cheeses imported from Europe.
    Besides – down here except for one SPROUT store – everything is KGB (HEB) monopolized and people are thinking this is the non plus ultra Super Marked Chain.

    Ugh!!! What a screwed up country.

  • Cathy

    Thank God for the Weston A Price Foundation.
    In the Wise Traditions Journal they have sources that sell raw butter and will ship to most places.
    Just make sure they feed organic and don’t feed soybeans.
    That raw milk and rawmilk products bring such glowing health is the very reasons the FDA AMA ADA etc do NOT want us to have it because after all if we stay sick they all make more and more money.

  • Sharon

    I did see some raw cream at a store, so I’ll have to go back and get some to make butter with.

    We have some raw dairies here, several of which are goat dairies.


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