During a visit with my daughter, I noticed that my dry eyes went away. Wondering why, I asked her if she was cooking with anything new. That is when I learned about beef tallow, a healthy oil made from the fat of a cow. I felt so much better that I wondered why beef tallow surprisingly improved my dry eyes.
Could I finally improve the health of my eyes, hair, and skin without buying expensive omega supplements? Determined to find out, I took the next logical step. I reviewed the facts by reading the research.
What I learned was so surprising, I became motivated to make my own beef tallow. All I needed was a pot, a cutting board, a sharp knife, and fat from a grass fed cow to use this simple recipe, How to make tallow.
Ideally, you should use the fat of a grass-fed cow for its low toxin, high nutritional value.
Nutritional Benefits of Beef Tallow
Beef tallow contains:
- Vitamins A, K, E, B12, and vitamin D are essential for healthy bone density, eyesight, teeth, and skin health.
- High levels of Conjugated Linoleic Acids, CLAs, is an omega 3.
- An omega 9, oleic acid, is a monounsaturated long chain fatty acid produced by the body; thus, present in most of our cells. Monounsaturated fats are found in olive, almond, avocado, sesame, sunflower, grapeseed oils, milk, eggs, beef, chicken, and nuts.
- Omega 9 Oleic acid improves:
- Heart health
- Brain function
- Uptake of glucose diminishing risk of type 2 diabetes
- Thickness of cell membranes
- Ability to fight pathogens
- Transports minerals
- Reacts to hormones
- Blood pressure regulation
- Lowers Cholesterol
- An omega 6, Linoleic acid, is a polyunsaturated fatty acid that we must eat because our bodies fail to make this essential acid needed for energy.
- Palmitoleic acid
- A long chain fatty acid called Stearic Acid
“Studies show that even a mild to moderate consumption of Conjugated Linoleic Acids, CLAs, omega 3, have been proven to help prevent breast, lung, skin and stomach cancer, fight inflammation of the lungs, reduce high blood pressure and osteoporosis (Coombe Farm Organics).”
Does your body convert food into all the omega chains? According to Coombe Farm Organic and Dr. Axe who is co-founder of Ancient Nutrition, tallow helps you lose weight by lowering your appetite, reducing inflammation, and improving overall health.
Inflammation can occur in the eyes giving you dry eyes; in the lungs contributing to asthma; in the GI tract resulting in digestive difficulties; in your joints resulting in arthritis. Eustachian tube inflammation distorts sounds and decreases sound energy stimulation to your brain. And you can even have inflammation in your brain making you feel tired, confused, or unfocused.
There are Six Foods Contributing to Inflammation. Thus, you may need to take a second step towards improved health. Are you becoming motivated to buy or make beef tallow?
Beef Tallow Surprisingly Improved My Dry Eyes
To think that the answer to improving my dry eyes had sat in my freezer for months. A few months prior, I bought a grass fed cow from a local rancher. Thankfully, my daughter made sure we asked the butcher for all the bones and fats.
Did you know that the price of the cow is the same, whether you ask for only the beef or also ask for the bones and fat?
The bones are full of healthy minerals like calcium and magnesium making the most delicious bone broth. Follow this link to make a bone broth so delicious you will want to add it to your mashed potatoes, grits, and soups. Bone broth makes a delicious gravy in this pot pie recipe.
About a week after I started using beef tallow in my home, my eyes once again felt moist. Even better, our food tasted even more delicious. We use tallow to cook fried eggs, French fries, country fried steak, and so much more. Amazingly, our fried foods had that old fashion crispness.
A Tip for Making Beef Tallow
If you decide to make beef tallow, here is one tip that improves the nutritional benefit of your beef tallow. Keep the temperature low. Even though beef tallow has a much higher heat point than olive oil, high temperatures damage oil. When oil smokes, it is burning causing a cellular molecular change that causes free radicals to form, a carcinogenic (cancer). While melting the beef fat into a healthy oil, it is important to keep the temperature low, stay in the kitchen, and use a stainless steel pot.
Beef Tallow has a very high smoking point of 480 degrees.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Smoke_point_of_cooking_oils
Does Your Body Need Healthy Oils?
Fifteen years ago after reading the book, The LCP Solution, I suddenly understood that serotonin must bind to healthy fats to cross the brain barrier. An omega deficiency contributes to poor sleep. Researchers found that omega deficiencies are associated with
Do you have one or more of these characteristics?
Learning Difficulties, Healthy Fats, and Brain Health
Researchers Jacqueline Stordy, Ph.D. and Makolm J. Nicholl discovered a genetic reason for omega deficiencies. They observed the above characteristics in addition to asthma in research participants with a diagnosis of ADHD, ADD, and Dyslexia. Later, a high percentage were found through blood work to have omega deficiencies. Interesting!
Most amazing was learning that sixty percent of your brain is composed of healthy fats. Their jobs within our body are endless. Jobs like the beating of your heart to the proper firing of your central nervous system and transmission of information within the brain. The whole body needs healthy fats. Sadly, some of our bodies fails to convert healthy fats from the food we eat.
“The conversion of one fatty acid to another involves processes of desaturation and elongation controlled by enzymes.” (pg.81) Your ability to convert food into all the fatty acid chains is negatively affected by stress, high trans-fatty acid diets, high alcohol consumption, viral infections, and various illnesses.
“Trans-fatty acids formed by hydrogenation act differently in the body than other fats do. They seem to impair the production of the beneficial Long Chain Fatty Acids. Consequently, learning disorders seem to be worse in more highly developed countries (pg. 88).”The LCP Solution
According to Dr. Jacqueline Stordy, there are three key reasons we are so deficit in healthy fats:
1. A major change in food manufacturing processes,
2. People’s dietary habits
3. Reduced breast-feeding.
Does Tallow Provide Converted Long Chain Fatty Acids?
Slowly melting cut up pieces of beef fat converts it into Tallow. Thus, I believe Tallow is converted allowing your body to more easily absorb its nutrients.
According to the Oxford dictionary, the meaning of conversion is
“the process of changing or causing something to change from one form to another.”Oxford Dictionary
If you have characteristics of omega deficiencies, you may benefit from the additional help of an enzyme called HCL with Pepsin helping you break down the food you eat allowing your body to more easily absorb essential minerals, nutrients, and healthy fats. If you need to take an omega supplement, look for a complete omega like Efalex.
After Beef Tallow Surprisingly Reduces Dry Eyes and Inflammation
Once the brain is healthier, you may continue to struggle with listening and/or reading with comprehension and remembering. Why? Because, the pathways in the brain needs help integrating and getting stronger.
Auditory integration training strengthens the pathways between the ears and the brain.
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Do you have difficulties using your eyes together during near and far activities, while looking from one place to another? Is reading with comprehension so difficult you avoid reading? Enjoy the free observation activities provided when you complete a Moore Auditory-Visual Questionnaire.