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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Do you guys still take fish oil, or should it not be consumed? ,

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raydawg 0 · August 14, 2014 at 12:14 AM

Yes, I do take fish oil, in the form of krill and some salmon oil (less than 2g/day), but I also eat wildcaught fish 1-2x a week (salmon or sardines), and the occasional cod liver with its oil. The big danger with fish oil in capsules is of... (more)

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by 245 · about 8 hours ago

How solid is the evidence behind omega 3-6 balance and it's importance? It seems to me unrealistically difficult to get a good balance from whole foods, even when consciously attempting to limit 06. I don't even hit 1/5 ratio without... (more)

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Methodician 0 · April 22, 2014 at 5:23 PM

I'm actually in roughly the same boat as the OP. Ever since going paleo I've bordered on obsession with my n6:n3 ratios + total PUFA levels and yet find it nearly impossible to approach 1:1 or even 4:1 with a whole foods diet unless nearly... (more)

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by 58 · about 8 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 8 hours ago

Hi, First question here it is, Any knowledge about the breakdown of fats found in Wild Venison (deer?) It is described as being very 'lean' and much lower in fat than lamb, beef etc, however is there any knowledge out there as to... (more)

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glib 0 · February 16, 2014 at 4:44 PM

find these numbers in the eat wild pages.

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by 2626 · about 8 hours ago

A very common paleo claim is that mainstream vegetable oils are inevitably rancid (or at least so commonly rancid that they're dangerous to eat). There's also much speculation about the oxidation of omega-3s. Can anyone point me to empirical... (more)

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thhq 0 · January 06, 2014 at 11:54 AM

A few years ago I was looking for inexpensive replacements for paraffin used to make agricultural wet pack boxes. Waxes made by hydrogenating vegetable oils were marginally acceptable (more dense and brittle than paraffin), waxes made from... (more)

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by 2318 · about 8 hours ago

My mother in law uses vegetable oil (Crisco brand made from soybeans) to cook everything. She is Chinese and insists on using it despite us asking her not to. We have even purchased other options (coconut oil, lard, even high oleic... (more)

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Matt_61 0 · December 10, 2013 at 8:26 PM

Once or twice a week isn't going to be THAT detrimental. But it depends on why you're paleo really. If you're dealing with some pretty bad inflammation then it would help to avoid it. You could always make sure you're getting enough omega 3 to... (more)

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by 353 · about 8 hours ago

Being paleo for over 3 years I have progressively worked towards reducing omega 6 fat intake and improving the 6:3 ratio. At the same time I have developed a dermal rash I can not get rid of. Might there be a small amount of omega 6 fats we should... (more)

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daz 0 · August 30, 2013 at 4:58 AM

I came to same conclusion a while back (ie. you Can go too low with n6). I went over board in reducing omega-6's & my skin got drier & drier (& flakier). I have a feeling that this is only an issue for a minority of people. But,... (more)

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by 514 · about 8 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 289 · about 8 hours ago

Admittedly I haven't read much actual research on this. I've seen some graphs on Chris Kresser's site showing a possible link between excess omega-6 and mortality. The little research I've seen seems to only mention extracted seed oils. Maybe... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · June 03, 2013 at 7:00 PM

It's harder to imbalance omega-6s and omega-3s when you're not consuming tons of extracted vegetable oils daily. Meat, veggies, olive or coconut oils... You'd be hard pressed to get worse than 10:1 o6:3. If it's a whole food, I don't think we... (more)

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by 3280 · about 9 hours ago

From: http://health.yahoo.net/experts/dayinhealth/diet-prevents-heart-attacks "Another startling finding was that eating a Mediterranean diet including extra servings of nuts trims stroke risk by a whopping 46 percent, compared to eating a... (more)

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Mscott 0 · February 26, 2013 at 4:33 PM

This study's primary endpoint was a composite of stroke, myocardial infarction, and death from cardiovascular cause. Despite lowering stroke risk compared to the extra virgin olive oil group (3.1% v. 4.1%), the nut group had no difference in... (more)

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by 1772 · about 9 hours ago

Could someone please make sense of this article for me? I like tilapia because of its versatility, but reading this has made me think twice about purchasing. Can anyone decipher whether or not I should be worried about my tilapia... (more)

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Mark_36 0 · February 15, 2013 at 11:51 PM

Tilapia is a cheap farmed fish that is high in omega 6. In fish farming operations, tilapia are put in a tank after other, more desireable fish are removed in order to eat the waste products left over. "As bad as bacon" is about right, but not... (more)

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by 55 · about 9 hours ago

Hi all, I've only recently gone paleo. I feel much better and, interestingly, my occasional relapses have shown up what foods might have been giving me problems in my lower leg veins in the past. In this instance, my question is to do with omega... (more)

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by 85 · about 9 hours ago

This doesn't happen all the time, but I'm in college and had to go to the closest grocery store the other day to pick up enough meat to last me a couple of days. All the meat was conventional, of course, but there were also no lean meats. I've... (more)

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MiMintzer 0 · December 15, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Drain off the fat when you cook it.

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by 95 · about 9 hours ago

What is the consensus on Undo's Oil? I purchased this supplement and then realized that the oils in the blend are not on the Paleo list.

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jake3_14 0 · December 13, 2012 at 6:47 AM

Do you mean Udo's Oil? If so, rest assured that Udo Erasmus would lend his name only to a high-quality product produced and packaged in a way that maintains the effectiveness of the oils from their original sources. I spoke with him in the... (more)

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by 705 · about 9 hours ago

Our company cafeteria uses this frankenoil for frying that is 30% PUFA. I've been trying to convince them to switch to a low-PUFA fat like palm oil but they don't want to do that because of "the environment". They don't want to use tallow either... (more)

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Anon_15 0 · November 08, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Ray Peat explains this very well. The amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids often said to be essential (Holman, 1981) is approximately the amount required to significantly increase the incidence of cancer, and very careful food... (more)

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by 15 · about 9 hours ago

Has anyone here had their ratio of Omega 3 to 6 tested? Did the results surprise you or meet expectations? Is it worth getting tested?

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Diane_4 0 · October 28, 2012 at 2:50 PM

I have never heard of such a test and I would not consider it worth it. Fixation on lab numbers is silly. I am not a lab number.

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by 50 · about 9 hours ago

We all try to reduce omega-6 aka (n-6), and often measure this in percentage of total calories or grams per day. For example, trying to limit omega-6 to less than 2% of calories. But should we also be considering the source of the omega-6? I... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · September 27, 2012 at 5:14 PM

An avocado, a piece of chicken, and corn oil all have omega-6s, but equating them seems a bit myopic. Often I think paleo folk paint omega-6s with a too broad brush. Source and quality does matter! Whole foods tend to be packaged with their own... (more)

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by 264 · about 9 hours ago

So overeating almonds is bad because it'll throw your Omega 3 to 6 ratio off. And this is bad because consumption of too much Omega 6 is correlated with inflammation; yet almonds are an anti-inflammatory food source? And does anyone have a... (more)

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BoneBrothFast 0 · August 17, 2012 at 2:21 AM

Not every single omega-6 you consume is inflammatory. Omega-6s are ESSENTIAL Fatty Acids. They are only inflammatory after a certain point. If your O3 intake is good, that also keeps O6s in check. Different O6s fatty acids do different things.... (more)

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by 380 · about 9 hours ago

I occasionally use apricot kernal oil topically. Am I absorbing the omega-6's, and if so, how bad is it? I love coconut oil, but it is pricey, so I use the cheaper oil for non-cooking purposes. Thanks in advance.

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BoneBrothFast 0 · August 01, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Certain fatty acids are absorbed through the skin, yes. fatty acids absorbed in this way would be unlikely to cause inflammation like consuming an o6 heavy food or oil might.

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by 3509 · about 9 hours ago

What to do when you are at a place such as a friend's house or restaurant where they do not have the healthy oils that you would normally choose? Please do not tell me you should not eat, since you may have to choose between two evil things,... (more)

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Jack_Kronk 0 · June 21, 2012 at 4:23 PM

high oleic means it's high in monounsaturated fat, not trigs. olive oil, mac nuts, avocado... these foods are high oleic.

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by 2825 · about 9 hours ago

Over the past year I've been dealing with weird episodes of nausea/chills/bowel evacuation/insomnia that last for several hours, always at night. I started Paleo/GAPS to mitigate it while figuring out what it was. I was diagnosed w/ gallstones via... (more)

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Roth 0 · June 13, 2012 at 4:01 PM

I can't provide you with any scientific evidence or concrete answer to your question, but I have read anecdotal evidence that people who had their gallbladder removed do just fine on healthy saturated animal fats and PUFA-heavy fats (maybe lard... (more)

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by 3280 · about 9 hours ago

According to Mr. Cronometer.com , ounce per ounce, corn chips have less omega 6 than peanut butter or almond butter. After 3 months of Paleo, and reading paleohacks.com each day, I still don't understand why nuts seem to enjoy a magical,... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · May 25, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Peanuts are not nuts. And many paleohackers limit even tree nuts due to n6. Peanut butter has never been paleo as peanuts are a legume. Even if you allow some legumes, peanuts, soy beans and kidney beans have pretty strong arguments against them.... (more)

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by 3280 · about 9 hours 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 659 · about 9 hours ago

Did an experiment yesterday. Purposely overate yesterday but maintained a low carb load. Grassfed beef (1.5kg +) and Pork rind/belly for around 500g. Guessing roughly in the 6-7000calorie range. The Effects, 12 hours later nauseous, vomited... (more)

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Evelyn_aka_CarbSane 0 · May 14, 2012 at 9:46 AM

The nausea/vomiting all that time later is probably due to protein and is perhaps due to kidney insufficiency. I wouldn't repeat the experiment. Sorry, but I've never understood the point of such experiments.

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by 396 · about 9 hours ago

I stopped taking fish oil a while ago and am considering dropping seafood almost entirely from my diet. I've been eating Bumblebee Wild Alaska Pink Canned Salmon frequently, not because I really like it (it's ok), but because it's super cheap and... (more)

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Rick_5 0 · April 16, 2012 at 9:48 PM

My son's boy scout troop leader is the head scientist at NIH who studies the effects of dietary fats on the brains of children. I've talked to him about this and his take is that the average person needs maybe 1 gram of omega-3 per day. However,... (more)

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