What is Concentrated Butter Oil?
Dr. Weston A. Price introduced the benefits of concentrated (high-vitamin) butter oil in his landmark book, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, published in 1939. Dr. Price described a process of “centrifugalising” high-quality butter to obtain a concentrated butter oil. He discovered that this special, concentrated butter oil provided fat-soluble “activators” that vastly improved mineral absorption in the many mineral-deficient individuals he encountered. The activators were most prevalent when the butter came from cows grazing on rapidly growing grass.
The Role of Nutrition in Dental Health
Huge numbers of people across the world are affected by tooth decay that sets in at a very young age, signalling an insidious, degenerative process that costs 100's of billions of pounds to attempt to correct. However, historical evidence shows that vitamin D alone can reduce tooth decay by 47%-54%.
But a combination of cod liver oil (rich in vitamin A and D) with nutrient-dense butter from cows grazing on rapidly-growing grass can reduce the rate of cavities by as much as 90%!
PERCENTAGES OF TEETH ATTACKED BY DENTAL CARIES IN INDIGENOUS AND MODERNISED GROUPS
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Activator X - or X-Factor - is Vitamin K2
Dr. Weston Price described “a new vitamin-like activator” that played an influential role in the utilisation of minerals, protection from tooth decay, growth and development, reproduction, protection against heart disease and the function of the brain. Using a chemical test, he determined that this compound—which he called Activator X— occurred in the butterfat, organs and fat of animals consuming rapidly growing green grass, and also in certain sea foods such as fish eggs.
Dr. Price died before research by Russian scientists became known in the West. These scientists used the same chemical test to measure a compound similar to vitamin K. This compound became known as Vitamin K2 and is produced by animal tissues, including the mammary glands, from vitamin K1.
A growing body of published research confirms Dr. Price’s discoveries: that vitamin K2 is important for the utilisation of minerals, protects against tooth decay, supports growth and development, is involved in normal reproduction, protects against calcification of the arteries leading to heart disease, and is a major component of the brain.
Vitamin K2's Natural Production
When animals consume vitamin K1 , their tissues convert part of it into vitamin K2, which fulfils a host of physiological functions in the animal that we are only now beginning to understand. The ability to make this conversion varies widely not only between species but even between strains of laboratory rats and has not been determined in humans. The mammary glands appear to be especially efficient at making this conversion, presumably because vitamin K2 is essential for growing infants.
As such the amount of X-Factor produced in wholefoods is wildly different, making it important to source it correctly from high-vitamin K2 sources.
The photographs of Dr. Weston Price illustrate the difference in facial structure between those on native diets and those whose parents had adopted the “civilised” diets of devitalised processed foods.
The discoveries and conclusions of Dr. Price are presented in his classic volume Nutrition and Physical Degeneration. The book contains striking photographs of handsome, healthy natives and illustrates the physical degeneration that occurs when humans abandon nourishing, traditional diets in favour of modern convenience foods.