Animal organs and glands were considered the most essential foods in traditional cultures everywhere. In modern times, scientists have shown that proteins specific to individual organs selectively travel to the corresponding organs of the person consuming the animal organs.
Dr. Weston A. Price
Dr. Weston Price, the author of Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, was the most famous nutritionist of his era. Dr. Price traveled the world in the 1930s studying the relationships between food and health in hunter-gatherer and other native cultures. He wrote often about the central role of organs and glands in traditional diets.
The North American Indians emphasized eating raw organs and glands, especially the adrenals and the liver. The Kikuyu tribe in Africa thought the liver was the seat of the soul and consumed large quantities. Eskimos ate the organs of large sea mammals. The Swiss of the Loetschental Valley made stews with meat, organs and bones.
When Dr. Price asked native people why they emphasized the foods they did, they invariably replied, “So we can make perfect babies.” When Price analyzed their special foods, the foods were invariably rich in fat-soluble activators.