Vilhjalmur Stefansson appears on a television interview to talk about his balanced all meat diet of protein and fat.
January 2, 1957
Rare Footage of Vihljalmur Stefansson the Arctic Explorer.
Question: "Let's get to the fod. You must have longed for a green vegetable once"
VS: "I had to become a guest of the Eskimos and for four and a half months, I lived on literally nothing but fish and water, well, we had some blubber, some polar bear blubber, but apart from that, and at the end of four and a half months I was healthier than I ever been before. I'm enjoying every meal and feeling fine.
And this is on an exclusive meat diet?
Exclusive fish in this case. I have since then spent more than six aggregated years on red meat. That is seal meat, caribou meat, musk-ox meat, polar bear, grizzly bear and so on. You have to have fat with the lean, as lean and fat together make a perfect and balanced diet. You have everything you need if you have lean and fat. You don't need to eat organs. That's a curious folklore. People don't eat the organs except in emergencies.