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by 583 · March 19, 2014 at 12:03 AM

Having a bit of an orthorexic emergency here... What happens in the short term if you get too much omega 6 in one sitting and your body is used to carefully managed PUFA's? Is there anything really effective you can do about it (short... (more)

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raydawg 0 · March 19, 2014 at 12:03 AM

<evil laugh>Just to scare you into not doing it again, muahhahahahha! http://openheart.bmj.com/content/1/1/e000032.full

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by 48 · February 26, 2014 at 2:19 AM

So, I've been eating more nuts and seeds than usual and don't want my skin to react...should I up my omega 3s to counteract it? I'm going to immediately stop eating so many. I just hadn't eaten them in so long and went crazy! I was just... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · February 26, 2014 at 1:52 AM

I asked this question of a cardiologist who was doing one of the Paleo podcasts. He was talking about the fact that in ancestral times the daily intake of O3 to O6 was about equal, and the intake of O6 was about 50 mg. So the question I asked... (more)

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by 0 · February 11, 2014 at 1:07 AM

The synthetic antioxidants, aldehydes, peroxides and hydroperoxides in processed oils is what causes inflammation. Would be great if Paleo followers would stop regurgitating nonsense. Especially the Omega ratio nonsense that has absolutely... (more)

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by 121 · November 05, 2013 at 7:33 PM

Hello, everyone! I was wondering if anyone has any info on how much omega 6 is contained in pork and chicken bone marrow. Since the rendered fat from these animals has a high percentage of omega 6, would the bone marrow as well? On the... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · November 05, 2013 at 2:58 PM

Chicken liver has a good ratio? Says who? Cronometer says 1 kg of raw chicken liver has 48 g of fat, 13 g of PUFA, and 49:1 omega-6:3. Just assume that fat composition is uniform within each animal. Poultry and pork will by their natural diets... (more)

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by 583 · November 05, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Do you have a good idea what ratios you're getting? What about your total PUFA intake? How are you measuring it? I'm struggling. Any good suggestions on keeping these things under control? We all love our bacon, poultry, and... (more)

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JenJen 0 · November 05, 2013 at 9:14 AM

Btw Chris Kresser says that ruminants maintain lower levels of o6 regardless of diet (see something about it near the end of this page - http://chriskresser.com/red-meat-it-does-a-body-good) so I don't stress out if I cannot afford really... (more)

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by 220 · September 16, 2014 at 7:46 PM

Hey all, i have been reading alot about BPA and other hazardous chemicals found within in linings of tin cans. bottles etc. Now to achieve an optimal balance of n3 to n6 it makes sense to consume fish. Now the fish i get is mainly canned. I eat... (more)

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Katherine 0 · June 02, 2012 at 11:17 AM

It sounds like your main concern is reducing BPA exposure as other toxins (ie mercury/pcbs) appear not to be a concern with most wild fish. Obviously to reduce the risks associated with mercury we should avoid shark, narwal, whale, king mackeral,... (more)

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by 514 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

After searching home test kits, most sites say it is against NY law for home blood test kits to be sent to NY residents. I have also checked local diagnostic labs and they don't carry omega/fatty acid blood tests (I'm specifically looking for ones... (more)

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cavemanjoe 0 · August 12, 2013 at 5:40 PM

Is there a reason why you are seeking self-testing of blood fatty acids? Fatty acid blood tests are not indicated for the diagnosing of any diseases. Consider seeing a doctor for a medical issue that may have prompted you to do this. Fish oil has... (more)

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by 915 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

This has been all over the U.K news today, i don't take the stuff myself but i'm sure a lot of people do, i'm wondering is it down to the quality of the oils? i.e fermented or not. ... (more)

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Mscott 0 · July 11, 2013 at 8:54 PM

I'm hesitant to believe these findings yet for two reasons: This is just one epidemiological study and a number of studies like it have either found omega-3 consumption is not associated with more prostate cancer or is associated with less... (more)

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by 170 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I've seen some anecdotal evidence of people here saying that their food intolerances improved after being Paleo for a while, and that this might have to do with increased intake of omega3/improved PUFA ratio. I also recently came across this... (more)

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matthew_4 0 · June 18, 2013 at 3:29 AM

Studies show that any PUFA (both omega 6 and omega 3) increase intestinal permeability while saturated fat reduces it. I believe the success of paleo diet for leaky and food allergies is not in improving the ratio of the two fatty acids, but... (more)

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by 25467 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/779083 Objective. To evaluate the effectiveness of replacing dietary saturated fat with omega 6 linoleic acid, for the secondary prevention of coronary heart disease and death. Design.... (more)

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August 0 · June 05, 2013 at 9:18 PM

You really should have put a quote up. Since there is no quote I don't want to waste my time creating a free account only to find that Chris Ramsden has just interviewed you or something. Don't get me wrong, I read your stuff, but too often I... (more)

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by 50 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

I find that every-time I take fish oil I get weird spots that I don't usually get. I mean, I usually use a cheap Walmart brand and overdose on Omega 3 cause I thought it was so good for me when I take it. But read online and some people breakout... (more)

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Maria_8 0 · May 23, 2013 at 4:30 PM

I usually use a cheap Walmart brand and overdose on Omega 3 ...that's your problem. Is it one of the ones stored at room temp just in a bottle on the shelf? Because if so, there's a good chance that the O-3 fats in it have oxidized (gone... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

anyone have experience with this? its popular amoung our canadian chinese markets, but the seal is made in canada. i have eczema and trying to find a better source of omega3s rather than fish oil, since i have allergy towards it. or should i just... (more)

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by 155 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

I'm 51 years old, been Paleo for over a year now and really happy with my weight control, improved muscle to bodyfat ratio but am a bit concerned about my recent blood pressure rise so: For three weeks now I've been increasing my intake of a high... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · March 13, 2013 at 1:35 PM

Be careful with excessive fish oil.......it can cause many medical problems.

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Hi. I am trying to get my omega 3's in a supplement. I seem to be allergic to fish oils, salmon, peanut butter and walnuts, I don't agree with soybeans or flaxseed. Since taking Thorne brand multi-vitamins, my hair is getting stronger and shinier,... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · February 02, 2013 at 8:38 PM

What do you mean by 'allergic'? Hard to believing you have true allergies to all those things.

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by 2407 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

I've heard omega 3 and 6 compete for the same receptors, so they should be ingested apart from one another. Is this true? What about other fats such as coconut or saturated fats?

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Matt_11 0 · January 15, 2013 at 1:00 PM

I don't think it's related to absorption, but rather the downstream receptors for converting PUFAs into signaling molecules show competition between omega-3s and omega-6s. If you look at most food, you'll see that the overwhelming majority of... (more)

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Hi all, I had been eating VLC Paleo for 3 or so months and just recently switched to the Perfect Health Diet. My acne has cleared a good amount, but not fully. I am wondering if the 1/2 lb of canned salmon I eat everyday for lunch could be... (more)

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Paleomofo 0 · December 02, 2012 at 3:53 AM

Canned salmon gave me acne too, but not fresh salmon. Perhaps it's the salt, not the PUFA?

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by 185 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

I am still trying to figure out this whole Paleo thing and measuring everything I eat. Today, I started using paleotrack to make sure I am staying under a certain amount of calories a day (I still have a few pounds to lose). Good news is, I am.... (more)

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nursling 0 · October 18, 2012 at 8:15 PM

eat grassfed beef instead of chicken and a can of sardines instead of tuna. voila

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by 682 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

I have been paleo for a little over a year now. I am pretty strict and am now very sensitive to vegetable oils and gluten, which is good because I feel much healthier but it makes it pretty miserable to eat out! I have never needed to lose weight,... (more)

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Mr_Snowman 0 · March 24, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Last I read (Lustig's Fat Chance and Jaminet's Perfect Health Diet) there isn't much variation in the way people handle fructose. It's a toxin, especially when delivered without anything to slow it down (fiber) and in significant quantities... (more)

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by 35 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

So I have hypothyroidism. On top of that, I think I have FODMAPS/SIBO. After starting naturethroid and paleo last winter, I lost weight and felt great. My doctor suggested I switch to synthroid. At the same time, I Was running a 10 mile road race,... (more)

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sage_ 0 · October 01, 2012 at 7:58 PM

you may want to add bone broth to your daily diet and a few servings of organs each week.

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by 66 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

I'm looking for whole food, bio available supplements for B-complex and Omega-3. Where do you order yours from? Thanks, Jonathan

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PaleoDogg 0 · September 01, 2012 at 4:03 PM

I love the deal I found on Omega 3 (PCB & mercury free). Nature's Way Efa Gold Mega-DHA Fish Oil. 2 soft gels provide 1400mg of omega 3 & 1000mg of that is DHA! On Amazon it is only $10.57 for a bottle of 60 softgels. I chose the "Subscibe... (more)

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by 60 · September 16, 2014 at 7:51 PM

My in laws just bought half a cow (corn fed) and is giving me a quarter at no cost. No way am I turning down that much free meat so I have been looking frantically trying to find an answer. If you are trying to keep a 2:1 6/3 ratio, wouldn't I... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · August 07, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Cows aren't a significant source of PUFAs (when grain-fed) or omega-3s (even when grass-fed). Don't sweat grain-fed cow. A 2:1 O6:3 ratio is very aggressive, probably requiring a significant supplementation regimen. You could easily do 5:1 to... (more)

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by 1200 · September 16, 2014 at 7:50 PM

Our primal family is moving to Southern Florida next month. I know alligator is often served in local restaurants there so I'm wondering if there are any health benefits from eating it. I tried looking it up on Google but didn't find find much... (more)

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john_e_turner_ii 0 · July 16, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Just make sure it's grassfed alligator and not from a factory farm where they are just fed corn and meal.

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by 220 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

I wanted to know if anyone finds it difficult in keeping their omega 3 to 6 ratios equal whilst eating paleo? How much fish can you possibley eat and most paleo snacks have more omega 6 then 3. The only foods with a healthy ratio of omegas is fish... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 13, 2012 at 1:06 PM

I don't think the goal of paleo should be a 1:1 omega-3/6 ratio. I think if you're sub-10:1 (6:3), you're doing ok, particularly if those omega-6s aren't refined (read: damaged) oils. Omega-6 from pork, chicken and avocado aren't as unhealthful as... (more)

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by 5381 · September 16, 2014 at 7:47 PM

Many of us may know that the omega 3 ALA (aplha-linolenic acid) is not readily converted into EPA. Even less is converted to DHA. Apparently conversion is slightly better in woman, than for men.... (more)

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Touch_the_Clouds 0 · June 10, 2012 at 10:05 AM

In reference to your point about differentiating between plant and animal source omegas I wanted to bring up this study: Genetic Adaptation of Fatty-Acid Metabolism: A Human-Specific Haplotype Increasing the Biosynthesis of Long-Chain Omega-3 and... (more)

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by 5381 · September 16, 2014 at 7:47 PM

If this is the new standard, rather than 4:1, and 2:1, then given meats are at best 2:1, does that mean that a healthy diet MUST include seeds and/or fish? I have heard that ALA is not an ideal nutrient because its poorly converted (only about... (more)

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Mscott 0 · June 09, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Seafood isn't your only option. Take a cue from the zombies, brains are a great source long chain omega-3.