Meet Asrai Devin, The Maven of Mischief

Today’s guest is Asrai Devin from The Maven of Mischief.  I love Asrai’s blog because she covers such a wide variety of subjects.  From crafting, to home remodeling, to the hilarious comments we get from spam bots.  Today she’s sharing with us an interesting problem encountered while trying to help her son with some health issues.

Some Miracles Just Don’t Work Out the Way You Expect
When I read Kristy’s story about disgusting supplements it reminded me of my own foray into the supplementation world.
My son, my sweet little, two-year-old has teeth that are falling apart. When we started noticing spots, I started researching what to do and I kept coming across Weston Price, a dentist, who studied groups of people who had great teeth, and found they ate things like raw milk and lots animal foods.
One of the reccomendations is fermented cod liver oil and high-vitamin butter oil (ghee). And it’s important the raw material of the butter oil come from grass-fed cows. I have found two online stores where you can buy high vitamin butter oil from grass-fed cows in North America. One place in particular sells a combination of the butter oil and fermented cod liver oil. The gel comes in a couple of flavors and you can also do capsules, but I doubted my ability to get my 2 year old to swallow that. So I ordered the chocolate and it cost a lot of money, plus shipping, to Canada.
I waited until this miracle stuff came in the mail and I opened the jar.
And I started gagging.
It is the worst smell in the world. There is no way I can even spoon it out for him without getting sick.
I have mixed this stuff in so many different ways. In yogurt, in ice cream, in drinks, in jam. Nothing on earth can hide that smell. And it sticks to the spoon I use to get it out. It doesn’t come off in the dishwasher, they have to be hand washed.
I have not yet tried it in chocolate syrup. Which I think might, might, might make it bearable. Otherwise anyone want some really expensive supplement that no one can bear to take?
I’ve suggested peanut butter and apple jelly, because of previous experience with supplements that taste horrible.  Does anyone else have any suggestions for killing the smell…and taste…of something this bad?  If so, please share it with Asrai!
Thanks so much for being my guest today, Asrai.  Hopefully we can come up with a way to solve one problem for you.  🙂
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6 Responses to Meet Asrai Devin, The Maven of Mischief

  1. I’m cringing at the thought of those stinky pills! Chilling regular fish oil caps tends to nuke the smell. Not sure if that’s powerful enough for these puppies, but worth a shot… 😉

  2. Coleen Patrick says:

    All I can think of is blending it in a smoothie? It’s terrible that the taste is so strong. I wish you all the best!

  3. oh Yuck, Asrai. Poor babies (mom and little one). I feel for you. We did a serious diet intervention when my son was little and it was a pain. But it didn’t involve smelly stuff. Keep us posted on how it goes.

  4. Debra Kristi says:

    Oh Asrai, I’m so sorry you have to deal with that. I had to deal with some real nasty stuff for my son when he was little. I used to mix it in his drink. It was sticky and gross. Just yuck. I really feel for you. I hope you find something that works. I’ll be thinking of you and saying a prayer.

  5. Thank you Kristy for hosting Asrai today.
    Wow Asrai, I am so sorry for your two year old’s troubled teeth.
    My husband and I are reading more and more about eating raw. It is so much more healthier for you. Not just for our children, but for us as adults. When we eat this way, it prevents us from getting certain diseases. :).

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