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by 0 · January 30, 2014 at 03:20 PM

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)

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glib 0 · January 30, 2014 at 12:52 AM

In general, fats degrade the most upon cooking (cmp to carbs and proteins). It not just PUFA, also MUFA and SFA. Solution: forego fried foods in particular and even sautéed foods. Eat baked, boiled, long simmered and raw foods. BBQ foods are... (more)

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by 293 · October 25, 2012 at 07:44 PM

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)

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Janknitz 0 · October 25, 2012 at 07:44 PM

From what I understand, almost all sources of fat are mixed--in other words, there are PUFA's, MUFA's and Saturated fats in just about every natural fat, just the ratios vary. Most Westerners eat about a 12:1 ratio of O6's to O3's, but the... (more)

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by 2004 · September 25, 2012 at 12:42 PM

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)

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Seppo 0 · September 24, 2012 at 12:23 PM

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.

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by 789 · May 07, 2012 at 07:04 PM

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)

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Chris_35 0 · May 07, 2012 at 06:26 PM

Go to Original Nutritionals Website and do her the biggest favor you can and order her some Omega-3 liquid!

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by 12607 · April 23, 2012 at 06:45 AM

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)

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Thomy 0 · April 23, 2012 at 06:45 AM

Essential Fatty Acid deficiency does exist. (Example: http://www.ajcn.org/content/53/5/1217.short) The infants in this study were fed a MCT-Oil based formula and became EFA deficient, yet these are very isolated circumstances. An EFA deficiency... (more)

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by 24412 · April 13, 2012 at 08:59 PM

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)

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Happy_Now 0 · April 13, 2012 at 08:59 PM

I found this little gem on the Weston A Price Foundation site in a response to Ray Peat. "Finally, it should be stressed that certain components of the diet actually reduce (but do not eliminate) our requirements for EFAs. The main one is... (more)