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by 598 · about 10 hours ago

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 598 · about 10 hours ago

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 514 · about 10 hours ago

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 · about 10 hours ago

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 25467 · about 10 hours ago

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 · about 10 hours ago

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 155 · about 10 hours ago

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 10 · about 10 hours ago

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 1200 · about 10 hours ago

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 4111 · about 10 hours ago

I like Indian food quite a bit. I am slowly learning what spices they use. Some such as fennugreek, cumin, fennel, and carraway and coriander are from seeds. Do these seeds cause digestive irrition or have high levels of omega 6?

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Kamal 0 · June 08, 2012 at 2:22 AM

I'm Indian, and Indian spices fuck me up. Is that like cosmic irony or something? Really though, I ate Indian food for dinner almost every single day for the first 18 years of my life, and my insides always felt like they were melting and my nose... (more)

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by 220 · about 10 hours ago

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 396 · about 10 hours ago

So, I realize everyone is a doctor on here and all have their own diagnostic reasons for taking different levels, types of fish oil, even in different orders and such. That said, I'd like to hear your reasons for taking Fish Oil (even if it's... (more)

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Kasra 0 · May 21, 2012 at 6:21 PM

None. Reason #1: Fish oil tastes like butts.

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by 2422 · about 10 hours ago

I live in Cincinnati, OH and it's really hard to find grassfed beef around here unless you are a CSA member. Whole Foods here does have grassfed beef, but I am looking for something more local. I was at a local meat market today and they were... (more)

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SarahH 0 · May 06, 2012 at 1:12 AM

I raise my own rabbits, and most feeds found at farming/feed stores are primarily hay (and some grains/veggies). Rabbits do have fat, but it's on the skin. You'd have to request that and render it for food usage. My rabbits are on an organic... (more)

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by 561 · about 10 hours ago

I love this dish and adapt the recipe to make it healthier (no sugar, fry w/coconut oil then add sesame oil once cool) But is it a bad idea to heat the anchovies in coconut oil? I've heard someone (maybe C. Kresser?) say that fish oil quality is... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · May 06, 2012 at 2:53 PM

There's an issue here. Whole foods are not as fragile as processes refined foods. Anchovies are not refined corn oil. The PUFAs are not destroyed because its not subject to anything that resembles the processing used for making corn oil. The same... (more)

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by 333 · about 10 hours ago

Other than salmon...what are the best/most concentrated sources of omega3? I know walnuts have omega 3 but don't they have a lot of omega 6/PUFAs too?

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Sunny_Beaches 0 · April 24, 2012 at 1:51 AM

I think seafood is your best bet. Here's a chart that gives you a list of high omega-3 seafood choices, in addition to omega-6 content. For the top seafood sources, I'd stick to Alaskan salmon, herring, sardines, trout, shrimp and oysters to eat... (more)

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by 55 · about 10 hours ago

Hello, everyone. I've been kind of doing Paleo (perfectioning it as I read and learn more) for almost a month now. Right now, I'm taking Now Adam as multivitamins and Now Omega-3, but my goal is to provide my body only with what it needs. I've... (more)

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Wcc_Kamal_Stabby_fan 0 · February 03, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Hi xhenaro, Here is some info that might help you out: http://paleodietnews.com/2588/paleo-diet-essential-supplements/

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by 571 · about 10 hours ago

Why speficially is the ratio between these two fatty acids important? Is minimizing omega 6 really just the key?

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Eric_12 0 · January 29, 2012 at 9:01 AM

Great question. I take the aproach of minimizing overall PUFAs from Omega 6 and 3. By keeping the Omega 6 low it makes it easier to come close with the Omega 3s. The other way around, increasing Omega 3 in an attempt to match an unbound Omega... (more)

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by 30 · about 11 hours ago

If I have a grassfed chuck roast in the crockpot on low all day, cook grassfed ground beef on the stovetop till it is all brown, or I I bake salmon in the oven till it is 140 degrees farenheit- have I pretty much oxidized all of the omega-3 fats... (more)

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sarah_ann 0 · August 21, 2011 at 6:31 PM

I don't think they do so easily as fish contains selenium, a potent antioxidant. Even if you deep fry in canola (eugh) most of the long chain omega 3's are intact: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/096399699390049O And then you... (more)

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by 1353 · about 11 hours ago

I eat grass fed and pastured meat eggs and dairy but have never liked fish. I'm thinking about buying this but don't know if it's worth it. http://www.nordicnaturals.com/en/Products/Product_Details/514/?ProdID=1612 should i be concerned about my... (more)

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Andy 0 · June 26, 2011 at 1:33 PM

I don't like fish. I can tolerate trout and talipia, because they take the taste of butter, garlic, and pepper very well. They are both good sources of Omega 9, but not as much Omega 3. I'm not going to gag myself to eat Omega 3 rich fish... (more)

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by 457 · about 11 hours ago

Sadly I am limited to my choices of the eggs I can get. I can get cage free vegatarian fed eggs or I can get omega 3 fortefied, soy protein fed eggs (note the lack of free range on this one). Both without antibiotics, of the two which would you... (more)

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CraftyCrofts 0 · May 17, 2011 at 1:42 PM

I'm mostly just lurking here because I'm still learning the Paleo stuff, but the egg color actually correlates to the skin around the chicken's "ear." So, if you are ever shopping for chickens??? and want white eggs, get chickens with white ears.... (more)

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by 130 · about 11 hours ago

I'm new here so I apologize if this is commonly known. I have seen repeatedly that chicken is not so great because it's high in omega 6. But since most of the fat in chicken is in the skin, if you were just eating skinless breast and then adding... (more)

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Erik_Cisler 0 · March 21, 2011 at 3:11 AM

That is correct.

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by 5768 · about 11 hours ago

The Weston Price Foundation is all over Fermented Cod Liver oil. I know they talk about the Vit D/A benefits, but what about as a supplement for Omega 3's as well....is it a good option or should I just stick with Omega 3 capsules?

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wjones3044 0 · December 03, 2010 at 8:54 PM

You don't take the fermented cod liver oil for the Omega-3s in and of themselves. It's intended as a balanced way to get your vitamins D, A, K, and other micronutrients, including some Omega-3s, in a higly absorbable and utilizable form. If you're... (more)

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by 2399 · about 11 hours ago

I know who said it and he's the man but do we have any studies to back him on four being the magic one ? Or any other reasons for this threshold ? http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2009/05/for-those-not-scientifically-inclined.html There are... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · April 10, 2010 at 5:50 PM

It's from this paper and the relevant graph is shown on the link to the earlier post of Stephan's kilton linked. The reason why 4% is the 'magic number' is shown by the graph. The more omega 6 you eat the more o-6 saturated your tissues become... (more)

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by 121 · October 22, 2014 at 4:10 AM

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 2407 · October 22, 2014 at 3:56 AM

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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