My training is in Chinese medicine, and although cod liver oil has its roots in Scandinavia, we can look at any food or supplement through the prism of Chinese medicine theory. As I have learned more about the research on cod liver oil, its traditional uses, and my own clinical experience, I have come to believe that cod liver oil nourishes us at a very deep level.
From a Chinese medicine perspective cod liver oil supports the body in three fundamental ways:
- It supplements yin and yang
- It fills the essence
- It strengthens the kidneys