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What are your thoughts about cod liver oil vs. fermented cod liver oil? What are the benefits to taking one over the other?
This is a difficult subject for me because we do not have any human research studies comparing the two. Although many feel that kinesiology (a.k.a. muscle testing) is not scientific, thousands of MDs, DDSs, and other health practitioners around the world utilize it daily to help determine the specific preferences of their patients for different substances, including nutritional supplements. The only unbiased (and therefore correctly performed) published research I have ever been able to locate showed it to be amazingly accurate when properly executed. I was trained in this process by MDs, PhDs, DCs, RNPs, and a physics professor. I utilize the technique daily in my practice, teach it, and have DVDs on the subject. This process or technique does not give the practitioner a reason; it simply gives a yes/no result as to whether a product, food, pharmaceutical, etc., is supportive to the patient. Although I have had patients “test” for the fermented products alone, whenever the patient was tested between these products (lemon-flavored Carlson Cod Liver Oil, fermented cod liver oil, and many other omega 3 products), the non-fermented Carlson is “chosen” as preferred by the body—although, as I said, I cannot tell you why. Please read an article I wrote on the subject entitled Muscle Testing: Scientific Information-Gathering Technique or Nonsense?
David Getoff, CCN, CTN, FAAIM, Price-Pottenger Vice President