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by 55 · 1 minute ago

The grocery store closest to me sells either 'organic' or 'omega 3' eggs. Which is better to get? Thanks.

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Firestorm 0 · June 17, 2012 at 5:12 PM

The omega-3 in eggs typically comes from feeding the chickens flax-seed meal, along with their regular grains. The problem is that many of the "Omega-3" eggs are NOT organic, which means that the soy and corn in their feed is going to come from... (more)

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by 10 · 3 minutes ago

i love drinking chia seeds throughout my day and want to know if i have to stop

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Chris_Olglory 0 · June 05, 2012 at 12:41 AM

I was eating them for the Omega 3 before I realized they were ALA which has a very low conversion rate to DHA and EPA. Essentially making my consumption of them moot, so I stopped eating them personally. Mark Sisson says they are ok as a... (more)

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by 1017 · 4 minutes ago

Which do you prefer as your source of omega 3 supplementation and why?

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foreveryoung 0 · June 11, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Do you really need to supplement? If you're eating a proper paleo diet which includes seafood and grass fed meats, you're getting ample omega 3s PUFA. More is not always better, and here instead of spending 25 bucks a month or so on fish oil,... (more)

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by 10 · 5 minutes ago

I have a shake every morning that I'm thinking might be a bit too much Omega 6... 2 TBL FlaxSeed 2 Cup Coconut Milk - about 30g fat total 1 cup Mixed Berries 1 ea Banana 1/2 Avocado What do you think? I take a fish-oil 1000mg supplement to... (more)

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raney 0 · May 24, 2012 at 5:12 PM

I'd cut out the flax, it seems like you're adding unnecessary PUFAs there. Maybe toss in the whole avocado to fill that space? MUFAs are pretty awesome. Other than that - just be honest with yourself about how it is affecting you and making you... (more)

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by 158 · 5 minutes ago

We are new to the paleo diet. My wife just had her bloodwork done and they found her to be lacking in many areas (no surprise). The Doctor reccomended taking a fish oil supplement. I managed to find a brand that contained no soy or fillers on... (more)

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Kelly_11 0 · May 22, 2012 at 8:57 PM

The doctor is probably not used to seeng people fix O3/O6 issues by diet alone, but you sound like you're on track. If you are eating all those high O3 foods and at the same time eliminating most O6-rich foods and oils, the fish oil might not be... (more)

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by 396 · 5 minutes 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 2913 · 5 minutes ago

Was wondering what other good real food sources of Omega 3 oils were out there before turning to supplements? I know fresh fish (especially oily fish) are the best source (and then the supplements like fish oil / krill oil pills, and cod liver... (more)

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Potato_Avenger 0 · May 19, 2012 at 9:54 PM

To echo Dr. Harris, it might be best to focus on limiting to the best of your ability your intake of n-6, particularly linoleic acid, rather than pumping the system full of n-3s, even if they are the long-chain DHA/EPA form. If you'd like to get... (more)

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by 3280 · 6 minutes ago

Based on the following two points, I'm about to change my diet: In a Robb Wolf / Chris Kresser podcast: http://robbwolf.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/the-paleo-solution-episode-69.pdf Chriss Kresser made the point that to balance out the... (more)

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Aglaee_the_Paleo_RD 0 · May 15, 2012 at 7:18 AM

Reasons to buy grass-fed meat, other than its higher omega-3 content (2-4 times more compared to regular meat): it is more ethical no hormones/antibiotics 3-5 times more CLA (conjugated linoleic acid; anti-cancer) 4 times more vitamin E more of... (more)

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by 3280 · 6 minutes ago

If I understand it correctly, it's not that Grass Fed Beef doesn't have Omega 6 fats, it just that the ratio of Omega3 to Omega6 is more favorable than conventional cow. Basically, that grass fed beef has more omega 3 than conventional... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · May 13, 2012 at 12:15 AM

From Mark's Daily Apple ("The Differences Between Grass-Fed and Grain-Fed Beef")... "I???ve been one to bang the omega-6 in feedlot beef drum, perhaps as loudly as anyone, but I think a revisiting is in order. Simply put, while the... (more)

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by 222 · 8 minutes ago

I don't understand why any paleo eaters would use any oils (including olive and coconut), because, 1) You could never get that much oil as a caveman, since it requires massive supply of olives (or whatever), serious processing, etc. 2) The... (more)

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Sam_7 0 · April 24, 2012 at 7:29 PM

It's not okay with oils. It's okay with certain fats. For example, coconut oil is good because it is mostly medium chain fatty acids (saturated fat). Butter is good because it is also a saturated fat that is rich in vitamin K2 (if grass fed). I... (more)

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by 1304 · 8 minutes ago

These fish oil packets taste fantastic - does anyone have any experience with them? They taste like a creamsickle and there are no fish burps. They seem like they would be good for people that want to give their kids fish oil, or who want to take... (more)

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by 333 · 8 minutes 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 1467 · 11 minutes ago

Hello. This might seem like a repeat question because fish oil questions are always coming up but I want to know specifically what the best ENTERIC COATED pharmaceutical grade fish oils are. I have been taking Solgar Omega 3 "700" which provide:... (more)

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by 9402 · 11 minutes ago

Hello, There are many sources which state the n-3 fat in pastured beef is DHA/EPA rather than ALA. E.g. from KGH: "DHA/EPA are found in pastured butter, beef and lamb, and fatty fish." There is No Such Thing as a Macronutrient Part I -... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · March 26, 2012 at 2:35 AM

It is looking like ALA. Here is a piece and there are many like this. However I am looking for a better quote... http://smokinchoices.wordpress.com/2010/01/24/grass-fed-beef-paleo/ There is little argument that grass fed cattle accumulates... (more)

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by 788 · 11 minutes ago

I have found other hacks on similar topics but haven't seen a definitive answer. Does the cooking during the canning process oxidize the PUFA and Omega 3 in salmon? I have been devouring the 14oz Wild Pink Salmon Cans from Trader Joes. The fish... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · June 08, 2012 at 8:17 PM

I submitted this exact question to Robb Wolf via the podcast, and he answered it! You can check out the episode here. (My question is #5 if you scroll down.) His answer was basically that with canned fish, the pros outweigh the cons. Some of... (more)

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by 552 · 12 minutes ago

I'm sure others have noticed this, but I don't see anywhere near as much weight loss when eating chicken, seafood or other meat compared to steak. Even with ground beef compared to ground turkey, I notice a difference. So, back to beef (steak at... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 16, 2012 at 3:23 PM

I've experimented with this a ton and I'm certain that steak provides better satiety than any other meat. This would lead to fewer calories eaten over the course of a day if you eat based on when your stomach growls rather than time of day etc.... (more)

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by 70 · 13 minutes ago

My wife and I have been paleo for 7 months and 90% of our grocery shopping is from TJ. One of our favorite products is the Uncured Apple Smoked Bacon. We eat maybe 3 to 4 packages of this stuff a week but something recently has been concerning... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · March 13, 2012 at 5:32 PM

I'm with the Whole9 folks on the question of bacon: We cannot recommend consumption ??? even in ???moderation??? ??? of bacon from the factory farming system. If you want to enjoy bacon as part of your healthy, varied Paleo diet, you... (more)

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by 2485 · 15 minutes ago

Can someone help me understand the impact fish oils have on exercise recovery? I've heard fish oil suggested a lot (in the paleosphere and elsewhere) to improve recovery. If I understand inflammation correctly, there is some level of... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 06, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Well, here is a study on rats: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=7931249 . I believe it adds some cred to the generally accepted belief that fish oil supplementation aids muscle recovery. I think the... (more)

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by 290 · 16 minutes ago

Can tinned sardines, say one tin four days a week, replace daily fish oil suplementation? Diet wise : No vege oil consumption but chicken and pork eaten at least weekly. Other meats are grass feed beef and lamb, minimal fruit, lots of veggies... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · February 12, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Absolutely, and in my opinion, totally preferred. I'm strongly considering cutting out my fish oil supplementation this summer (I take Cod Liver Oil in the winter for the vit A/D, and switch to Fish Oil when I start getting more sunlight). Just... (more)

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by 20 · 16 minutes ago

Is it more beneficial to take the daily recommended (3g) of Omega-3 in the morning? Or at night? Does it make a difference? Before or after a workout?

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Eric_12 0 · February 11, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Pick a time when you are not eating fruit, fructose or sugar. Consider eating whole foods to get your Omega 3. ... (more)

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by 605 · 17 minutes ago

I've been trying to narrow down which supplements actually help me, and which are just a waste of money, and next on my list is Fish Oil. The fat in my diet, which is maybe ~60% of my calories, comes from beef, butter, occasionally milk, and... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · January 26, 2012 at 6:54 PM

The problem is there's been no study looking at fats in a diet that in any way resembles the paleo diet. When studies talk about PUFAs, they're often referring to oxidized PUFAs from refined seed oils. They're not talking about PUFAs from lard,... (more)

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by 120 · 18 minutes ago

I just received in the mail my order of wonderlab Super Omega 3, Molecularly Distilled Pharmaceutical Grade EPA 300mg. DHA 200mg. Everything looked good after doing a bunch of research: high dha and epa, cold processed, free of heavy metals,... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · January 18, 2012 at 7:21 PM

I just take the liquid straight from a bottle...no added ingredients, and much more economical!

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by 20353 · 19 minutes ago

6:3 ratio. What is your goal? How close do you get to your goal?

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Travis_Culp 0 · January 12, 2012 at 6:27 PM

I don't think the ratio is important provided that you hit the minimum requirement, which is much lower than people think. I'm of the opinion that people should get their EFAs from yolks and meat and avoid all other sources of reactive fats.... (more)

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by 5629 · 20 minutes ago

Pretty straightforward: I stopped taking fish oil for Omega 3's and brain health, as I was eating alot of sashimi at the time. I've been reconsidering my stance, as I do eat quite a bit of bacon and chicken broth (with fat), so might need to... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · December 28, 2011 at 8:07 PM

I'm more concerned with this: http://paleohacks.com/questions/66467/do-fish-oil-megadoses-increase-the-risk-of-heart-disease#axzz1hmljLzpR than cancer, but I agree that only the absolute sloppiest diets would require them. A single pastured yolk... (more)

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by 6087 · 21 minutes ago

I love smoked salmon. I could eat like 2 pounds of it at a time happily. However, it only takes a few oz. of cooked salmon to make me not want any more. Why is this? EDIT: Dear god. I finally tried cooking salmon for myself based on Jenny's... (more)

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Jenny_9 0 · December 18, 2011 at 8:37 PM

A lot can be attributed to the preparation- most people do not cook fish properly at all, so it is often dry, tough, and has diminished flavour. That makes it easy to not go back after a few bites. Also, who doesn't love the taste of smoke? It is... (more)

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