Omega 3 Questions
Can someone please explain why so many Paleo sites list Macadamia Nuts and Cashews as the most desirable and Walnuts as the least desirable? For instance, Whole9 lists Cashews, Hazelnuts & Macadamia Nuts as "best", Almonds, Brazil Nuts,... (more)
You could obsess over total PUFAs and PUFA ratios, but just eat real food and don't sweat it. Nuts are real food. When you get into oils (not whole food, though mostly real), then you can analyze to your heart's content.
My mom is a firm believer in the lipid hypothesis and abhors anything with the word fat in it. I went paleo about 2-3 months ago after being low carb and I got great results. With exercise I lost 20 pounds, 3 inches off the waist, lowered my blood... (more)
Could someone recommend a good-quality reasonably-priced brand of krill oil for someone who doesn't eat fish? I've been researching different brands and reading up on krill vs. fish oil vs. FCLO all morning and making myself crazy. What do you... (more)
Jarrow Formula's. This is what Dave at bulletproof exec recommends, and I can honestly say it is one of the first fish oil's I've taken that has had a noticeable effect.
How much effort do you put into balancing the right dietary omega 3 to 6 ratio for yourself? Do you think about it like carb to fat to protein ratios? Food groups? Or just not at all?
I did a forum search, and there were a lot of threads on flax. I tried sifting through some of it, but wasn't really getting what I'm after. Is anyone well-versed enough on the matter to just drop some science on why flax Omegas (ALA, more... (more)
What do you guys make of this study? "September 11, 2012 (Reuters) -Omega-3 fatty acids, found in oily fish such as sardines and salmon and once touted as a way of staving off heart disease and stroke, don't help after all, according to a Greek... (more)
"What we have learned over the years is you can't think about individual nutrients in isolation," She hit the nail on the head here. Nothing else need be said.
I've been eating fish cheeks for a few years now, and love to have new friends try them. It is the most choice piece of meat on the entire fish. I mostly eat trout, but any fish with some size is worth the effort. Once the fish is cooked, you can... (more)
I have a history of generalized anxiety. I also have asthma and acne that have pretty much vanished since going Paleo. I used to take about 3 grams of high-quality fish oil liquid everyday, and eat wild salmon regularly. After reading the advice... (more)
Get your D3 blood level tested. You may still be too low to keep your anxiety at bay. I need to keep my blood level above 80 ng/ml to keep my asthma away. Carlsons Solar D gems are a great D3 supplement.
Apparently there is a different kind of flax seed called linola that has ~2% ALA and ~75% GLA the rest are SFA and MUFA. This different lipid profile has also added to its oxidative stability. None of the other nutrients were changed in quantity... (more)
What's more effective? I've been reading up on the advantages of Krill oil and it's bioavalaibility...but I'm a little hesitant to buy something with only 90mgs.
My eyes are dry, my scalp is flaky, and i'm ready to ditch the wal-mart brand tablets... Anybody notice any noticeable differences by changing/starting up a new Omega 3 suppliment? I'm a college student with no access to grass-fed so... (more)
Hello good buddies! I'm interesting in exploring a more balanced omega 3:6 diet, and maybe even getting it to 1:1. I understand there are a host of health benefits, including potentially depression lifting? What would such a diet look like, and... (more)
I eat sushi frequently and find that the salmon is almost never wild. I was wondering about mackerel as an alternative to get my omega-3s. My question is if mackerel is generally farmed raised as salmon is or if it is generally wild?
What kinds/brands of fish oil are the best? I've heard that the liquid form oil is more bang for your buck than the capsules. Is this true? Is it better to get the deep sea fish oil? Basically I want to find a high quality fish oil that won't... (more)
If you really feel you need to supplement, I recommend Neptune Krill Oil. No concern re: mercury and no burping. I like NOW brand.
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-09-11/lifestyle/sns-rt-us-heartbre88b04d-20120911_1_omega-3-fish-oil-pills-fatty-acids I saw this and wanted to share. This study seems to claim omega 3 is not effective for lowering a person's risk of... (more)
I was browsing the archives and saw some negative bias towards pescetarians, based on what I would assume is the notion that a sea animal based diet is somehow deficient in essential nutrients that only land animals can provide. I am not fully... (more)
Get the liquid kind and hide it in ....anything. Smoothies, poured on veggies, poured over a burger, slip it in their juice. It's pretty easy.
Hi everyone, I follow a pretty strict PHD-like diet most of the time, minimizing my omega-6 and getting enough omega-3. It consists of grass-fed beef, wild salmon, pastured chicken, sweet and white potatoes, bone broth, lots of coconut oil, ghee... (more)
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)
So I've been trying to eat more fish lately, and came across these. They are crown prince black pepper kipper snacks. The can they come in is BPA free, and they don't add any oils to the fish. The can says they are wild caught as well. So tell me... (more)