Raw animal products contains B vitamins that are difficult to obtain elsewhere
“Pyridoxine or B6 deficiencies are widespread in America, partly because our traditional source of this heat-sensitive vitamin- raw milk- is no longer sold commercially. It requires some courage to consume the best source of B6- raw liver. This leaves raw cheese, meat and fish as the only sure sources of B6, available to most Americans. When B6 is lacking, the pathways for use of vitamins B1 and B2 may be less effective, leading to widespread symptoms of B vitamin deficiencies. Deficiencies of B6 have been linked with diabetes, heart disease, nervous disorders, carpel tunnel syndrome, PMS, morning sickness, toxemia of pregnancy, kidney failure, alcoholism, asthma, sickle cell anemia and cancer… Americans would be wise to include raw meat or fish on a frequent basis to avoid these debilitating conditions.” Nourishing Traditions (bold mine)
“As with men, insufficient intake of certain nutrients can often make women less prone to become pregnant. Much research reveals that subnormal intake of vitamin B6 can diminish the chances of conception… Sometimes birth control pills diminish the amount of available vitamin B6 so that women who discontinue this oral contraceptive often cannot conceive until a year after cessation. Then, in one study, 98 percent of them taking vitamin B6 regularly resumed normal menstruation and became pregnant within four months. ” James F. Scheer, Health Freedom News
The B vitamin complex in general is crucial to our health, and affects every system to some degree. B vitamins are crucial for things such as our nervous system, adrenal glands (which affect how we cope with stressors), our skin/eyes/hair/muscles, and especially enzyme and hormone production.
While trying to become pregnant with my last child, I did much study into infertility and hormonal imbalance (as I have PCOS, a hormonal disorder that often causes infertility). One of the things that I came across during that time was the use of B vitamins, specifically B6, to help regulate one’s cycle, improve the length of the luteal phase (which is necessary for a fertilized egg to successfully implant), and increase chances of conception for various other reasons. B12 is also thought to be related to maintaining fertility health.
I found it most interesting to note all of the material referenced in regards to infertility and problems within the female reproductive system, in a discussion of raw animal products and B vitamins, which brings me to my next point.
Raw animal products appear to improve hormonal and reproductive health