The Covey Family shared below... It brought joy to my heart and our staff. She is describing our new Blue Ice Infused Carob/Banana. Do you have any experiences you would like to share with the community, post here in the comments.
I found this story in my 11 year old daughters English notebook. I thought you would appreciate it.
The New Fish Oil
One cool fall day in my cold dark room at 9:08am I was playing dolls. I heard my Mom yell, “Kindell.” I knew exactly what she wanted and I was terrified. I climbed under my bed covers and only my big bold eyes were showing. I guess she knew what I was doing because in 2 seconds my mom was in my room. She handed me the smelly, jelly, icky, sticky FISH OIL! My Mom said, “It is chocolate and banana flavored. It is new.”
The last flavor was gross. I would cry and carry on every time she made me take it. My mom told me to go downstairs so I wouldn't spill it. When I got downstairs to the freezing kitchen, my sister was sitting next to the island counter pouting.
I poured some chocolate milk to wash down the fish oil. It took me about 5 minutes to gain the courage to take a sip. It was icky, sticky.......it is not that bad. I held my breath and took another sip, then a gulp. I did not even need the chocolate milk. I can take it alone! WOW, the new sticky, gooey fish oil is not bad at all!
Kim Newhouse, Tucson, AZ, December 10, 2013 at 7:59 AM
We LOVE fudge that we make from the new Blue Ice Infused Coconut Oil. So far we've only made it with caramel flavor, but we're eager to try the others as well.
How to make: Mix 1 c. oil with 1/4 c. nut butter (or 1/2 c. nuts), 1/4 c. raw honey, 3/4 c. raw cacao powder (or raw carob powder), and 1 T vanilla extract in a food processor. Pour into shallow tupperware and refrigerate or freeze.
Softens at room temperature so don't leave out on counter too long! You can add shredded coconut, chopped nuts, ground chia or flax seed, or anything else you like to give it texture and more nutrition. YUMMY!! (can't figure out how to upload the beautiful picture :( Can I email it to you somehow?)
i assume the infused is added rather than 'oil'? confirm and i will try this... email the picture and i will try and post email@example.com
Getting kids to take CLO, Mundelein, Illinois, December 10, 2013 at 6:59 AM
I use the Oslo Orange liquid Blue Ice CLO. I will pour about 6 oz of Odwalla smoothie juice (Mango Tango) and add 2 ml of the CLO. It mixes in well and holds in suspension. They cant see it nor can they taste it.
Shirley, Appleton,WI, December 9, 2013 at 6:30 PM
The below article/video struck me. Our family does not have a television (for our entire marriage) and I have never sat through an episode of Duck Dynasty, but I know the general theme of the show. In the video I think he speaks truth. And to carry his thought a little further I follow the line of thinking that most fame is not earned but it is awarded or 'granted' within the T.V./entertainment world. A large part of what is shown on television is propaganda specifically forwarding an evil agenda. I know my pendulum swings far but to have balance we need some push.
Duck Dynasty features a number of things that run against the grain of popular culture. They’re a strong family that runs their own business, which is based on their patriarch’s invention. They go to church. They don’t engage in microwave marriages to pop stars. Their daughters aren’t famous for sex tapes or appearances in men’s magazines. They hunt. With guns.
I appreciate your comments Dave. I would encourage people to ask themselves not only "Is what I am putting in my mouth healthy" but "Is what I am putting into my mind and spirit healthy." There is too much violence in word and deed on television. It's harmful to fill your mind with such things. We decided to stop watching so-called "entertainment" TV years ago. The commercials are just as bad, if not worse in some cases.
Wanted to let you know too that the sidebar link to this post is broken. I saw the title, but only could get to it by using the "previous post" link from the posting after it.
Hi, I just wanted to let you know how much I love your Beauty Balm. I use it for many things, but it has been like a miracle to me. You see, I've been suffering for almost 13 years of a chronic skin allergy on my legs. I have been to several dermatologists, nothing has worked. I don't know what is the exact name for my condition, my legs get extremely itchy if I shave them, wax them or use any products for hair removal, it gets so bad to the point I get a rash and it's very very uncomfortable. I've been suffering for the longest time. Other factors such as very cold weather and the air of the heater will affect my legs as well. Anyway, I've tried many things, and I've been using this balm on my legs after shaving for the past month, when I actually bought it to apply it on my face! But I thought, I will give this a try. I am just so thankful I found your product, since I started using it after shaving I haven't had any reaction... and you have NO idea what I've been through. I feel it's such an amazing product, I wish I found it before. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE never stop making it!!!! PLEASE!!!!! Thank you...
Hello. I have been reading about your FCLO and how nasty it tastes but how good for you it is. Well, I bought some GP cinnamon tingle FCLO/butter oil from a local store and to my amazement, it was not offensive at all, I didn't even have to chase it with anything. It also was more liquid than gel even though the bottle said gel on it. My question is, have you changed the formulation of this item or are all the reviewers trying something different?
We have changed nothing in the manufacturing or formulation of our products. No two people are alike but you know how it is, a blogger writes and they become the expert.
Some lots are different from others. Let’s say you like X product, the next time the same product might have different texture, color, odor… this might be fine for you but the next person is a 'texture person' and can't get it down. Or the next lot smells like x…slightly different and …etc…
Ron Peters, United States, December 8, 2013 at 1:32 PM
I wanted to let you know of our experience with the Blue Ice Oil. We started using plain FCLO in our raw milk infant formula then purchased some cinnamon flavor oil.
At first we were not really fond of the flavor but before long we liked it . When you ran the special on the plain Blue Ice we stocked up or so we thought. We are about out and the children just Love it . Our 8 year old son says he would like to eat the whole container.I gave some cinnamon FCLO to my sister and her children refuse it but they did not try often. I personally think that if you stay with it your body will signal that it needs it and adjust your taste buds. [ my theory] .
I appreciate your company and the unflinching resolve to make the best product . Even though sometimes I wonder if it does not cost too much then realize that the best things dont normally come cheap.
martine, Ottawa, November 27, 2013 at 11:56 AM
I too was concerned about the taste of FCLO but decided to put my big girl pants on and just get the plain unflavored FCLO/butter blend. I figured that masking a strong fishy taste with a strong flavor would make it worse. Well even in all of it's original glory, I did not find it all that bad. It smells and taste a bit fishy, like mild fish sauce. A quick gulp of water and it's just a memory. I'm not about to start spreading it on crackers, but honestly, I don't find it all that bad.
Lisa, Dunlap, Illinois, November 27, 2013 at 10:39 AM
I have been taking the cinnamon tinged FCLO for the last 3 years and just love it. I'm glad to read Green Pastures is committed to their traditional way of manufacturing the FCLO to perserve the nutrient integrity. Yes, I have noticed that not all bottles of FCLO has the perfect taste we're looking for but knowing we are getting the finest product on the market, I would not change it for the world!
judy, colorado, November 27, 2013 at 10:05 AM
FCLO tastes fine to me. Mild, not fishy or rancid smelling, whatever that smells like. In fact, the FCLO is so tasty (I'm using the pepermint) that I'm suspicious about why it tastes as good as it does. Please do nothing that will reduce the "overall essence of the product." I'm counting on you to continue to produce a CLO loaded with A & D as it occurs naturally in the fermented oil. Thanks for providing your customers with this A+ product.
Peter, United States, November 27, 2013 at 8:06 AM
I now am taking the cinnamon coconut cod liver and high vitamin butter blend and really like the taste. I also stock the capsule for when I go away on trips so that I don't miss my daily dose. Needless to say I'm very grateful that Green Pastures provides such a valuable product. Thanks Dave!
Just adding to the discussion on taste, I recently started taking the mint-flavored FCLO, and not only does it not taste bad, it actually tastes really good and refreshing. How much do you recommend taking daily, for adults and children, for not just "maintenance" purposes but for healing of issues like dental cavities/gum issues, endocrine system, etc.? I've been taking about 1 tsp./day but am wondering whether more would be better. Also, the butter oil sounds excellent, but is it OK for people with dairy allergies to take it? Ghee agrees with me just fine. How much butter oil is recommended per day, for children and adults, for healing of issues such as dental ones? Thank you for your excellent products, and Happy Thanksgiving!
most find 1 tsp enough... a few find benefit with 2 tsp. rarely hear more than this. High Vitamin Butter oil... 1/4 to 3/4 tsp range is most common. some take more
RC Anderson, Las Vegas: United States, November 26, 2013 at 3:29 PM
I would like to agree w/ the writer regarding the taste of the cinnamon FCLO; the first version I tried was the Chocolate because I had also read the cinnamon was "nasty"; I didn't care for the chocolate (it was NOT nasty) as I didn't think chocolate and "fish" flavor went together too well, so I tried the cinnamon and I think it's perfect and will stick with it. For what it's worth, I will add that even the unflavored variety is nowhere near "nasty"; as the French say, "A chacun a son goute" (each to his own taste)!
Thank you... people will vary on opinions and product lots will vary to assist confusing the issue. but thank you for your comment, our family has been able to take any of the lots we make and found way to use them. sometimes straight up, other times mixed in warm water or with other chaser. we don't eat for the taste of the FCLO...it is for the health of it
Just got back for the 2013 WAPF conference in Atlanta.
I want to share my personal enthusiasm for the our new Blue Ice Infused Products introduced at the WAPF conference. For years our family has made and offered to the community nutrient-rich oils that are second to none when it comes to nutritional/therapeutic benefit.
The objection that I struggled to overcome was taste odor, texture, and experience. I refuse to cut short the fermentation period, refuse to use any other means to produce the product such as freeze fracturing, steam, or use any absorbents that would effect the overall essence of the product.
My goal has been and always will be the nutritional value of our oils. The trade off is the variation in texture, odor, and flavor of the oils.
I not only think that the new Blue Ice Infused product line will assist in overcoming the objection of taste, odor, and texture issues without compromising the nutritive benefits, but I think it will make the experience and nutrient benefit even better.
Coconut oil is one of the best-known carrier oils and should assist many who struggle to digest oils. The predigest/ferment properties of our fermented product line does however assists in the nutrient assimilation. With the addition of coconut oil, it will heighten the assimilation plus create a more consistent flavor, odor, and texture of the product. It is not perfect, as much will continue to vary, as we will not cut short the fermentation or change the product through other cell fracturing methods.
½ tablespoon of the new Blue Ice Infused will have approx ½ tsp of the infused oils (est 70% FCLO, 30% HVBO and Skate Liver Oil +/-) and 1 tsp of organic virgin coconut oil. Flavors include; Non-Flavored, Caramel, Carob Banana, Cinnamon.
Deep seated nutrients, full fish liver essence through the fermenting/digesting process, as with all our oils no added preservatives (antioxidants), cost effective and efficient…. and a taste that is… well good.
Alissa Bush, cleveland ohio, November 19, 2013 at 8:39 PM
My daughter and I take hvbo/fclo blend. I am interested in the infused coconut oil.. maybe it will be tolerable for my husband and other daughter to begin taking!
I'm wondering with a greater ratiio going to the coconut oil, will we not be getting as much fclo. Will we need to increase the serving amount on this new product in order to get the same amount of fclo as we have been previously taking.
Thank you for your products!!
yes, if you are used to taking one dose of the fclo then take 1/2 tablespoon of the new infused
Kim Schuette, Solana Beach, CA, November 18, 2013 at 7:49 AM
Dave & Barb,
Great seeing you both in Atlanta! We at Biodynamic Wellness love the new Blue Ice Infused Oils, especially the cinnamon and caramel. So smooth, so easy to give to children and to hide in smoothies if necessary. Thank you for this product!
All the best,
Adam Southerland, Indianapolis, IN USA, November 17, 2013 at 5:46 PM
The carob banana flavor is quite pleasant, with an almost chocolatey after-taste to it. I am really enjoying this product! Thanks again!
if you like a stronger salt taste for this flavor or the Caramel just add to taste
s eleazer, United States, November 16, 2013 at 8:59 AM
I have been taking 1 tbsp daily of the sample you provided at the WAPF Meeting in Atlanta and find it very tolerable....no prolonged burps or fish taste.....(I have the unflavored).
Jan Prawdzik, Montreal, November 15, 2013 at 11:22 PM
Thank you for distributing them during the conference Dave! Your generosity seriously impresses me. It was very nice meeting you and talking briefly last weekend. :)
Have a good one!
Here is another in a line of articles on the topic of Diet, Crime and Delinquency. This paper was published in 1947 By Sir Albert Howard and in a '1984' like prophecy he predicts a link between future generational health and the destruction or change in farming practice ... which is all tied into our food chain.
On another note: Does anyone know a WAPF perspective or book review on Dr. D'Adamo's blood type work. Couple of books of his include: Eat Right for your Blood Typeand Change your Genetic Destiny. His web site is dadamo.com I'm wondering if his work might explain why some people are stronger with skate vs cod, others are stronger on cod and still others do best with both.
Alex, Pollock Pines, California, November 14, 2013 at 2:28 AM
My family and I were strong followers of the ER4YT diet. probably 80-90 % compliant.
We lost interest when he shifted his focus to the new program of genetic body types and we had trouble with our son's teeth. From there we were lead to the WAPF and a new story line began. I still loosely follow the ER4YT as I am an O blood type and it worked well for me. My only modifications for WAPF was to eliminate the few grains we were eating.
I do like the fact that my wife and I can eat the same foods now.
I don't know the whys of the Blood Type diet, but I do know if I eat the foods that are recommended to be avoided for my blood type, I get unbearable heartburn.
Kay Ness, Alpharetta, Georgia, November 13, 2013 at 3:19 PM
Blood type diet is bunk. The genetic factors are real and some do better with certain types of foods certainly. Many other genetic factors than blood type though...but it keeps coming back around, ya know?
how does Dr Gonzales work relate to typing or is this anabolic/catabolic typing he does?
Brian, Grand Haven, Mi, November 13, 2013 at 4:18 PM
Blood type is not determined through genetics? Is there a possibility that with your blood type comes a long list of genetic predispositions that can fit into general catagories 90% of the time?... Red heads being more sensitive to the sun and the such???
Tamara, Oakland, NJ, November 13, 2013 at 4:01 PM
I found the same. Sally Eauclaire Osborne, MS, gives a thumbs down review, with a lengthy description of why. There is a brief discussion at the end, including Chris Masterjohn.
I myself tried the diet many years ago, and found myself reading all the books by D'Adamo. I just happened to find it true that all my friends who had certain blood types had a tendency to prefer the foods that were "better" for them according to D'Adamo. I tend to think there is something to his theories, but I don't like his suggestions for foods. For example, he recommends soy milk for O type. And he does not focus in on grass-fed at all, nor even organic, which, in my opinion should be of utmost importance from a naturopath.
thank you. i did not look at what he was recommending... just the discussion in general