I would like to know if the omega 3 ALA and omega 6 LA oils in vegetables, nuts and seeds are destroyed when cooked, and if so to what degree? I understand that refined sources of omega 3 should not be heated such as flax seed oil but I was... (more)
Are PUFAs really essential and in what amounts? From different sources one can get different numbers ranging from 1% or even less and up to 8% of total caloric intake. http://evilcyber.com/nutrition/disrobing-dogma-polyunsaturated-fat-and-health (more)
Can we overdo the the reduction of Omega 6 fatty acids in our diet? Prehaps if we eat only lean grass fed beef or game and coconut oil? On this german page http://oel-wechsel.com/Probleme/Problem3_Verhaeltnis.htm they state that you can have... (more)
Both omega-3 and 6 fatty acids are essential to health. Omega-6 gets demonized because most people eat way too much of them. Deficiency in some omega-6 fatty acids can lead to skin problems, such as dry skin.
My sister, 27 years old, about 5'2-ish, is overweight, and the dr's told her she needed to cut out cholesterol and lose 70lbs in 3 months. Our "diets" are COMPLETE opposites. I am convinced that going primal is healthy living, but she insists it... (more)
A common thing around here seems to be avoidance of polyunsaturated fatty acids. This is a pretty strong theme in Ray Peat's writing. My question is about how far this should go when applied to children. Given that the brain contains a large... (more)
I forget that I'm in a bit of a saturated fat tolerant bubble sometimes. I was chatting with someone who also has an interest in paleo but wasn't so keen on saturated fat intake (maybe only read Cordain, I don't know) mentioned this to me, and I... (more)