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The following is a blog post from our Wahls Protocol Seminar 2020 sponsor Rosita Real Foods:
Rosita Real Foods USA is excited to be a sponsor of the Wahls Protocol Seminar 2020, and humbled to be part of the vital conversation on helping people with health challenges and autoimmune conditions heal with nutrient-rich foods.
You may know that Dr. Terry Wahls recommends cod liver oil as part of her renowned protocol, given its nutrient content and omega fatty acids.
Dr. Wahls and Rosita share the same philosophy: to obtain essential omega fatty acids, vitamins and minerals from food rather than pills. As such, Rosita Real Foods of Norway handcrafts its raw, fresh and wild Extra-Virgin Cod Liver Oil (EVCLO). Our goal is to provide the highest quality, genuine cod liver oil that’s as close to the freshness and nutrient content as you would find in the liver of a living codfish!
First, we’d like to share a bit about our company and our process.
Rosita Real Foods is a small family-run artisanal company based in Norway; made up of old-time genuine Norwegians and fishermen who use the same ancient methods to catch our fish and create EVCLO.
We’re passionate about quality and tradition. And we aim to prove this with the utmost care we dedicate to our craft. Our cod are from the clean, crystal clear waters of the remote Norwegian Fjords. We follow sustainable hand-caught fishing practices, using an open boat with a shelter deck. The oils are then handcrafted in small batches using an age-old and rare method that allows the fish livers to “release” the oil they naturally contain — without the need for heat, solvents, chemicals, distillation, mechanical devices or any form of refining. This is very rare considering the other highly processed commercial oils on the market. Our oils are also gently filtered for contaminants (to meet strict European guidelines).
The result is the same wild and raw cod liver oil that our ancestors, the Vikings and old Scandinavian fishermen, consumed for robust health, with the abundant nutrients that Mother Nature intended.
Rosita Extra-Virgin Cod Liver Oil is fresh and a source of naturally occurring:
- Vitamin A: 3900 iu/tsp,
- Vitamin D: 395 iu/tsp,
- Omega 3 EPA: 443 mg/tsp,
- Omega 3 DHA: 605 mg/tsp, and
- A full spectrum of Omega fats including 3, 4, 6, 7, 9 and 11.
It has a pale, golden color and a mild, fishy taste and comes in softgel (made from fish gelatin) or liquid form.
Meanwhile, EVCLO is thoroughly tested by leading universities and government-linked institutes, to ensure its purity and potency. We post these results on our website; something no other cod liver oil producer does. Additionally, each and every batch undergoes third-party testing. View more details here.
Why cod liver oil?
Cod liver oil is a nutrient-dense source of vitamins A and D as well as anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. Unfortunately, most Americans don’t eat enough anti-inflammatory foods that provide these specific nutrients, which play an important role in cardiovascular, hormonal, immune, reproductive and neurological health.* With that, many adults and children may benefit from regularly supplementing with a fresh and raw cod liver oil.*
Specifically, omega-3s and vitamin D are known for lowering inflammation, preventing blood clotting, preserving brain health and preventing depression.* Studies say they’re even capable of causing reduced levels of pain and swelling due to inflammatory conditions.*
Vitamin A is an important antioxidant that reduces oxidative stress (also known as free radical damage) and thereby inflammation levels.*
What the health community says about Rosita EVCLO
Many highly respected practitioners and health leaders recommend EVCLO. Here’s what they have to say…
Chris Kresser, M.S., L.Ac
Author of the New York Times best seller, “Your Personal Paleo Code”
Named by Greatist.com as one of the 100 most influential people in health and fitness
“As soon as the EVCLO product became available, I ordered some. I noticed right away that it smelled, looked, and tasted fresh. This, together with Rosita’s transparency and third-party testing, was enough to convince me to switch over to EVCLO and begin recommending it to my tribe.”
Beverly Meyer, CCN
Clinical and Holistic Nutritionist
“Rosita is the breakthrough product my clinic and clients needed. It’s fresh, raw, anti-inflammatory and delivers real nutrients in their natural form. Capsules or oil – they’re both simply perfect.”
Shane Ellison, “The People’s Chemist”
Master’s Degree, Organic Chemistry
Author, “Over-The-Counter Natural Cures Expanded Edition”
“(My)… analysis (https://thepeopleschemist.com/best-safest-cod-liver-oil/) confirmed that the extra-virgin cod liver oil from Rosita Natural Foods contained all of nature’s healing fatty acids (EPA and DHA) along with a host of naturally occurring micronutrients such as vitamin A and D. Even better, no environmental contaminants or synthetic counterfeits were discovered…. This is the only company on earth that I know of, that’s not butchering or adulterating their cod liver oil for the sake of profits or convenience. And it’s the company I trust to preserve and promote health in my family.”
Liz Wolfe, “Real Food Liz”
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
Best selling author
“I’m thrilled to lend my support to Rosita. It’s a wonderful product. It has a clean, light taste, NO aftertaste, and it is produced with transparency, by good people, in a manner I can truly support.”
Author, The Nourished Kitchen
“When choosing a cod liver oil my family prioritizes sustainability, ethical and traditional production, and good quality in both flavor and nutrition. So, production matters – a lot.
Rosita sources their cod livers from fisherman who catch their fish by hook and line, thus minimizing bycatch and other destructive methods of fishing. Further, they source their cod livers from sustainably managed Norwegian fisheries where the cod populations have exploded, seeing pre-WWII stock levels. Ensuring that the cod liver oil is sustainably and ethically produced.”
We also have support from:
Dr. Terry Wahls!
- Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Iowa
- Secondary multiple sclerosis survivor
- Restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program, the Wahls Protocol, that turns to real food to obtain essential nutrients rather than drugs and synthetic supplements
Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride
- Creator, Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) Diet
- Author, “Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression, Schizophrenia”
Dr. Eric Berg, DC
- Best Selling Author
- Developer of Body Type System of Weight Loss
Ron Schmid, ND
- Practiced naturopathic medicine for 34 years, served for two years as Chief Medical Officer and Clinic Director at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine
- Author,” Primal Nutrition: Paleolithic and Ancestral Diets for Optimal Health and the Untold Story of Milk”
And here’s a recent review we have from one of our happy customers, Tara A.:
“I’ve had chronic fatigue for about 3 years now and tried multiple fish oils in the past, none of which I achieved great results from…until now. I’ve only been taking this product for 2 weeks but my fatigue symptoms have improved & so has my joint pain/ memory. It also seems to be helping with my anxiety. I always take it with some other source of dietary fat in my meal. So much gratitude for creating such an awesome healing product.”
|* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Disclaimer: Please consult with your physician before using Rosita EVCLO, or taking this product if you are pregnant or lactating, diabetic, allergic to fish or iodine, using blood thinners, anticipate surgery, have a diagnosed cardiovascular condition, nutrient absorption issues, dealing with a chronic disease, bleeding or immune system disorders. Keep out of reach of children.