I've been wondering if I should be eating organs for optimal nutrition and what organs are best. Mark Hyman seems to indicate that we shouldn't be eating a lot of organ meats...
Unless you eat a lot of organ meats (like liver, kidney, and brains, often prized in traditional cultures), which is not a good idea because they store toxins, you may need to supplement with PS [phosphatidylserine - a phospholipid].
Although this also means that organs are great for getting PS which is "critical for brain function".
Is it possible that even the organs of organic grass-fed animals still have high levels of toxins due to the amount of toxins in the atmosphere?
I haven't seen anything to indicate that toxins in the atmosphere are a factor. The health and nutrient value of grass-fed animals depends on the health of the grass they eat and on the health of the soil. The Vegetarian Myth
has quite a bit to say about this as I recall. If you don't eat organ meats then you are likely to need supplementation, since organ meats are what humans always ate until they were diverted to less healthy food sources, and Dr. Hyman just happens to sell supplements.
It is probably a good idea to know something about the farms where your meat comes from. The less information that is available, the more likely it is that you wouldn't eat it if you knew. I am still working on this problem myself. Right now all we have is frozen organic calf liver, until we find better sources (for ourselves and
for our cats). Buying a whole organic chicken also provides some organ "extras." I don't know about you, but I don't adapt to such changes easily.
Secondly, and maybe this could be a question for the C's, is it possible certain parts of an animal hold a higher frequency then other parts? I was just thinking about attachments and how they might become attracted to certain parts of the body due to it being a similar frequency and I wonder if parts of animals could be of a higher frequency(like the brain and heart) and therefore better for us to eat...
I think so. Deep Nutrition
offers some very interesting insights into this question that I have not yet had time to explore at length. It talks about "food as language," as in the way that your food choices direct your body's growth and healing processes. It proposes (and I have seen other sources saying similar things) that the nutrients and/or anti-nutrients that you consume or fail to consume directly influence the transcribing of your genes by altering epigenetic markers. This in turn can affect not only your health but the health of your children (who inherit portions of your epigenome in addition to the genes themselves).
I can see at least part of how this could happen. Some nutrients and anti-nutrients are able to directly bind with receptors on the cell walls. Potentially some of these structures, then, can be transported to the nucleus via endocytosis
(see illustration at beginning of article). Unfortunately, much of the research seems to be focused on discovering new drugs rather than trying to understand healthy cell operation and avoiding the need for drugs, and there many gaps in what is known.