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by 598 · about 4 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 53 · about 4 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 121 · about 4 hours ago

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 598 · about 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 2407 · about 5 hours ago

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 · about 5 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 682 · about 5 hours ago

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 66 · about 5 hours ago

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 · about 5 hours ago

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 · about 5 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 5 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 5 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 4111 · about 5 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 5 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 2422 · about 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 571 · about 5 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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