Can Rancid Pollock Liver Oil Cause Heart Arrhythmias?

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Dr. Ron Schmid’s story of near death and recovery from heart failure has led many people to link their own heart problems to the consumption of Green Pasture Fermented Cod Liver Oil (FCLO) product, which lab tests show to actually be Rancid Pollock Liver Oil.  Although it can be difficult to establish cause and effect in human subjects, most of these people have reported that their problems with arrhythmia or irregular heartbeats began with FCLO consumption and stopped with its cessation.

Here’s three of those stories:

“I just read Dr. Ron’s article about what happened to him and it sounds a lot like what I went through.  At the time I was undergoing therapy to try to recover from issues that resulted from abuse and molestation and I thought the memories coming up were heart issues. I honestly don’t even know why I stopped taking it, maybe it was instincts saving me, but my heart has been better since I stopped.  I am convinced that you are saving people’s lives by coming forward with the info.”

“I eat a very ‘clean’ diet. I was taking quite a bit of FCLO from Green Pasture after finding it at the Weston A. Price Foundation conferences in Dallas and San Francisco.  About a year and a half or two years later, I started having a lot of heart issues.  Heart was racing, BP 210/140 and I came close to having a heart attack. I went to the ER twice because I felt like I was floating out of my body when my heart raced.  For some reason I stopped taking the FCLO, I just couldn’t stomach it any more. I haven’t had heart problems since stopping that product.”    

“My Background: I am a 68 year old female now in good health who has been closely following WAPF nutritional guidelines since around 2003.  In 2005, I attended a conference and started using Green Pasture cod liver oil, 1 tsp daily,  and butter oil, 1/2 tsp. daily.  When their regular CLO from Norway was no longer available, I started using FCLO and butter oil.  In August 2013 I started using caramel Blue Ice Infused Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, with FCLO, butter oil, skate oil and coconut oil in it 2 tsp. a day.  I stopped using it around August 23, 2015 after reading your report.  

Health Impacts:  In 2008 I had a colonoscopy, and the doctor said I had heart arrhythmias during the procedure and to consult a cardiologist.  I did and wore a Holter monitor, which showed I had premature atrial contractions (PACs) about 5 percent of the time.  In 2011 I attended a health screening event, and the Physician Assistant there said I was in atrial fibrillation. From then on until August 2015, I would have intermittent atrial fibrillation, detectable by me by the inability to feel a pulse. At one point my doctor said I had a S3 cardiac sign. Since I stopped consuming the Infused FCLO product in August, I have not been able to detect any arrhythmias in my pulse.  .  .  Now that I have reason to be suspicious of the product, I also stopped giving it to my dog, whose liver enzymes had become elevated.”  

To read Dr. Ron Schmid’s story “Too Much of a NOT So Good Thing” click here. 

Has FCLO had an impact on your health?   Please share.

Isn’t it time to read Hook, Line and Stinker: The Truth about Fermented Cod Liver Oil?  Learn how lab tests show this product is rancid, low in fat-soluble vitamins . . . and not even cod!  Click here to get your free download.

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