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by 58 · about 9 hours ago

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 · about 9 hours ago

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 598 · about 9 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 9 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 50 · about 9 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 9 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 5 · about 9 hours ago

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 10 · about 9 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 9 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 220 · about 9 hours ago

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 · about 9 hours ago

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 220 · about 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 733 · about 9 hours ago

Is there any indication that the proper gut flora/fauna will help the body digest omega 6. Or at the very least break it down into something better?

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Milla 0 · April 13, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Hi Anthony-Pierre, Everything in the body is interrelated, which is why it is not optimal to isolate certain functions without considering how they work in synergy with other aspects of the organism. Gut flora's primary digestive role is... (more)

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by 6229 · about 9 hours ago

I'm not saying to eat VLC or ketogenic (unless that's all that works for your particular situation). I'm wondering since people are omega6ed when eating out as vegetable oils are everywhere used, it might bet better to eat lower carb then at home,... (more)

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April_3 0 · March 10, 2012 at 4:39 AM

I don't necessarily choose to restrict carbs more tightly when I'm dining out. However, if I'm staying away from home and won't be preparing my own food, I do my best to stay low carb as long as I can, as I anticipate running into a situation... (more)

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by 38 · about 9 hours ago

I know that Omega 3s are essential fatty acids and you need to supplement with fish oil. I Googled omega 3s and Wikipedia states that ALA (Alpha linolenic acid) is also an essential fatty acid. I know that ALA is the short chain fatty acid... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · January 21, 2012 at 4:42 PM

I eat pastured egg yolks and meat as my only sources of PUFAs... Here is an article with regards to PUFAs: http://www.cholesterol-and-health.com/PUFA-Special-Report.html Current reviews and textbooks call the omega-6 linoleic acid and the... (more)

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by 30 · about 10 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 10 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 580 · about 10 hours ago

I spotted a frozen 4 x 125 grams - package of wild pacific salmon in one of my weekly grocery stores. The species was Chum Salmon (Oncorhynchus keta), aka dog salmon. The fat content per 100 g was only 4 grams, as opposed to "regular" salmon's... (more)

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sage_ 0 · June 06, 2011 at 5:59 PM

according to selfNutritionData Fish, Salmon, Chum, raw (Alaska Native) per 100g; Fat 3.7g Saturated 0.5g Monounsaturated 0.9g Polyunsaturated 0.8g Omega 3 670mg Omega 6 30mg

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by 457 · about 10 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 10 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 1471 · about 10 hours ago

I was just awarded $50 gift card from our local food store for commenting on several things they could do better. At this time, I cant eat red meat because of what it does to me....Keeping that in mind....(no i am not ready to try grassfed beef... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · February 18, 2011 at 4:31 PM

I started typing up a list, then realized that it was unrequired. Buy Paleo Food. preferably of the Wild Variety. Avoid Foods that dont agree with you. We have a lot of great threads for reducing Omega 6 intake. Avoid most Nuts/seeds, avoid... (more)

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