I wonder if any of my readers are fans of the Weston. A. Price foundation ? I'm not sure I agree with all of their ideas, some advice I sure wouldn't follow (like drinking raw milk when pregnant or eating brains as it appears dangerous to me), yet I had a personal experience which somewhat supports their statements. When a year ago I switched to eating less animal fat and dairy, my teeth fillings started falling out.
One tooth in particular was giving me a lot of trouble but became considerably better when I went back to my previous diet, without any professional assistance, I must say. I have also started taking cod liver oil recently, though not as concentrated as they suggest. I did pay attention to vitamin A - vitamin D balance, just as stated on their webpage. As a result, my winter blues became considerably better and I don't suffer as much from colds as last year.
I find their stories about traditional diets interesting, and I'm tired of "politically correct" nutrition and demonisation of normal foods like butter and eggs. I've tried to do some research as to find support for their claims by asking (old) people I know about their parents and grandparents and what they ate. Some of my husband's relatives lived practically to 100 and their dietary staple was brown beans with fatty bacon.
My Granny became 92 and she ate lots of bacon as well. They all also ate liver and organ meats, and took cod liver oil 8 months a year (all months with an "R" in them) and they and their kids all turned out fine. Didn't go to the doctor, either. (hey, may be, that's the real reason behind their longevity?)
So if you have any experience with following Weston A. Price nutrition guidelines or have a story to tell, feel free to comment!