In the first part of the same titled article I mentioned that I would do the Omega 7 discussion next. I really tried to go that route, but being the "Superman" that I once was and am not really any more, in that I can't jump buildings and wide canyons. In this case, it was too much of a canyon to jump across in going from the Nude Beach to a cow's Rumen. So as we wait on the nude beach and wait for the canyon to fill with water, so we can just float across, we are going to actually finish the discussion as we move over to the cow's rumen and talk about Omega 7 stuff. Are you still with me? Just checking. Anyway, a lets get a move on it. So why are we talking about the cows rumen, Vitamin D and B and all of this Omega 7 stuff? Because they all tie in together.
As you look further into this whole Vitamin D thing we see so many intertwining with other nutritional connections that it quickly becomes overwhelming to keep track of the connections, let alone the results of a lack thereof or an over abundance of some of the parts. Perhaps on of the main parts of this that becomes obvious is the connection to Vitamin B or should I say all of the Vitamin B complex or the long list of Vitamin B's out there. The one common thread to these is the relationship of Calcium to each one of these. However, the even bigger connection to this is the Omega 7 Fatty Acid deal. What does Omega 7 have to do with Cholesterol? It simple helps to raise the HDL and lower the LDL. Simply put the Omega 7 acids are a vital part of the regulation of Cholesterol so that we can make make and utilize Vitamin D, which regulates a long list of other functions that is centered around the very core of our health. But we take Florine based drugs to lower the Cholesterol, so that we essentially can't have the control that we need to have Vitamin D. AHHHH, now were are going in circles. By all means we should be going in circles as this completes the circle of understanding.
So here we are, the very core of our body's functioning comes down to either sheep or cows. Remember in the part 1 of this discussion we learned how Vitamin D3 is essentially sourced from lanolin oil, which is extracted from sheep wool. Omega 7, or Rumenic acid or Vaccenic acid, (both of those are the exact same thing, just a different name), as well as some milk, animal fat, etc., are the main sources of Omega 7 oils. But other sources include Macadamia Nut oil and Sea Buckthorn Berry oil and Avocado fruit are the main non animal sources. We also covered Vitamin D2 in the previous discussion, but that is basically the non animal source of Vitamin D. In the previous paragraph I mentioned that the Common thread between all of this is Calcium.
What is the common thread body Organ in all of this? The Kidneys. As a side note here, Sea Buckthorn also contains a lot of iodine. Iodine factors into this deal in a vital way, but that is a whole different discussion. The simple point here is that so much is based around the Vitamin D thing, which controls and interacts with our own body's receptive Photosynthesis. So we come back full circle to this of our interaction with the sun. If we don't interact with the sun, we do not do very well, at least not for long, then we kick the bucket without the sun. Which brings to my mind what we are going to talk about in the next paragraph. Ready? Lets move on.
I read about a lecture given by a highly respected animal nutritionist. This guy attended the conference where this lecture was given and he is talking about the other nutritionist/lecturer telling of the story about the lecture from an overall perspective. In the quoted lecture, the guy went way out of the box and talked about a particular Dinosaur species, the Argentinosaurus, a sauropod. This is perhaps the largest known Dinosaur known to have existed, you know the one that Fred Flintstone used at Bedrock Quarry.. yeah one like that one. I am sure that a lot of smaller dinosaurs or and other dinosaur party buddies depended on them for food. I am sure there was a "thanksgiving feast" food feast when a Fred Flintstone dinosaur died off. Over 100 tons of fresh meat. was on the table for all to feast on. It weighed about 100 tons BTW. It is hypothesized that it was a Ruminate. This is based on what is to believed as its food source and the amount of food that the Dinosaur would have to consume per day. But it might not have been a Ruminate. It could have been like a horse or an elephant. These two eat a diet similar to a Ruminate, but don't have a rumin. They have a very large, large intestine. In these type of animals, the large intestine acted much like rumin, which is a huge fermentation vat. What is happening here is that this large vat of sorts allows for particular microbes to live and function that will break down and digest large amounts of cellulose.
So here you have these huge Dinosaurs eating something like 80 tons of leaves per day. When that is calculated out based on dry matter, the way they determine feed values when formulating feed rations for livestock in the present era, it amounts to something like 45 small bales of hay per day. So what did they eat? Plants like the grasses and Legumes as we know of them today did not exist at that time and didn't for like maybe 50 or 60 million years down the road. But what did exist was plants like ferns. Certain species of Ferns have a high level of Thiaminase. Also a plant called Nardoo carries the same properties. Let that set there and cook for a short while.
Who knows for sure what brought about the demise of the Dinosaur, really! But if these types of plants existed at that time, which they did, without question. If they carried a high level of this chemical, then if an event of some kind, even a hard winter or a winter time weather pattern carried over for a year or more, which as happened in the early 1800's in the New England area, as this was caused by a volcano that caused a winter like effect for more than a year. When coming out of a winter like season or even winter its self, then the first plants to show their shining faces were possibly these species of Ferns and maybe even a plant like Nardoo.
What happens with grazing animals at the first sign of spring? They eat anything "Green". Which could have caused a nutritional issue called Thiamine Deficiency. What happens with Thiaminase is that it basically wipes out Thiamine. You then end up with Beriberi. There are 2 forms of BeriBeri, the dry form which causes severe Cardiovascular issues or the wet form which causes severe Nervous issues. Which gives a person some perspective as to why Alcoholism shows up with people with a minor deficiency of Thiamine. and on the other side, people having Cardiovascular issues since Thiamine is a "drinking" buddy with Magnesium. IE; it is impossible to overcoming an alcohol addiction. Well for that matter and physical addiction like Alcoholism and I would go on to say drug addiction as well if you are Magnesium and Thiamine deficient to any small degree. So with the Dinosaurs... if they had an asteroid hit the earth or a volcano eruption happened, what those did not result in a killing of a lot of Dinosaurs then a simple chemical such as Thiaminase, causing a Thiamine deficiency, finished off what Asteroids and Volcanoes couldn't.
So why are we talking about Dinosaurs, a cow's Rumin, Thiamine and Vitamin B & D? Because they all work together. With the Dinosaurs I am giving you an example of this. With Vitamin D the first thing to go is Thiamine on top of the usual Magnesium shortage and at the center of the stage is Omega 7 Fatty Acid. So when people have a Vitamin D or should we say Hormone D shortage, the slippery slope to these other things come into play. Of course the most important aspect of all of this is the Photosynthesis of the human body. So a lack of sunlight can cause the ripple effect of the before mentioned issues. Of all of the issues that plague a human being, the most effective treatment protocol is the least expensive of them all, sunlight.
I hope that this discussion has opened your eyes to how complex and intertwined this whole nutrition thing is. It is not a simple "one pill to fix the ill". Anyway, thank you for your interest and enjoy your dinosaur story until the next funny story, that could very well be true.
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