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by 53 · about 22 hours ago

Is it possible that 3.5 oz of guacamole a day could break me out? I try to eat low omega 6...but not much grassed take CLO. How long does it take to correct a ratio if omega 3 and 6 is stored by the body...then even if taking omega 3...how will my... (more)

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Samuel_Pothier 0 · September 10, 2014 at 2:05 AM

My answer is going to be purely anecdotal, but maybe it'll give you some pointers.Since reading here and there that the desired ratio of Omega-6:Omega-3 for optimal health is argued to be 1:1, I tried yesterday to eat a diet vastly superior in... (more)

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by 0 · about 22 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 22 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 53 · about 22 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 22 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 22 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 2303 · about 22 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 121 · about 22 hours ago

Hi! Thanks for reading. I have a history of restrictive eating, and have been eating between 800-1200 calories for probably a year or so. I'm satiated on this much, but I feel the effects of low energy, dry skin, and thinning hair. (I used... (more)

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samc 0 · December 08, 2013 at 2:05 AM

Recently I've been trying to up my calories by upping fats, but am worried about the omega 3/6 ratio. Any suggestions? Don't worry about ratios, just eat food. When worrying keeps you from eating enough calories to keep your hair from... (more)

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by 55 · about 22 hours ago

Raw almond problems along with whole foods freshly ground almond butter problem details: Boy oh boy are raw almonds to die for! I've been keeping them in the house as an emergency food to ward of cheating. That worked for about 7 month with... (more)

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Sabertooth 0 · August 16, 2013 at 7:42 PM

If the almonds are causing stress, weight gain, or potentially unexpected weight gain(regardless of whether they theoretically should or shouldn't be...), I would say --- remove them, and refocus all the stress/efforts towards finding a suitable... (more)

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by 5 · about 22 hours ago

I have searched far and wide for this information and it is nowhere to be found. I'm looking for the omega 6 content in Crown Prince Brisling Sardines packed in water. On the box it does say there is 2g omega 3 per can, which is awesome, but I... (more)

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by 5 · about 22 hours ago

My primary source of fat is a homemade ghee made from Kerrygold butter nowadays. Kerrygold has got a good n3-n6 ratio according to this Greenpeace Germany survey. I was wondering recently, what happens to butter's PUFA during some 30 minutes long... (more)

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greymouser 0 · June 11, 2013 at 11:58 AM

To some extent, yes, but PUFAs are always oxidizing. If you are concerned and to lessen the effect, simply cook at a much lower temperature. Butter melts in the sunlight, and you only need enough heat and enough time for the non-fat particles to... (more)

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by 289 · about 22 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 154 · about 22 hours ago

As the title states, does an excess of omega 6 fats in and of itself cause inflammation, or rather does it simply facilitate an overly aggressive inflammatory response to harmful stimuli?

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Jay_9 0 · May 28, 2013 at 8:00 PM

It is complicated but probably not. That doesn't make it good though. In general, we know very little about surrogate markers for health, like markers for inflammation, so don't make assumptions regarding them. If omega 6 doesn't cause some... (more)

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by 1649 · about 22 hours ago

This is less a question and more a tidbit of info for all you freaks (myself included). I emailed Chipotle to harass them about their bizarre choice of cooking oils (soy) and their response was a tiny bit promising. Here it is: Lindsay, Thanks... (more)

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bbode13 0 · March 20, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Too bad all their meat except the carnitas is cooked in soy oil! Maybe they will change that next

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by 1772 · about 22 hours ago

Hello. I've been reading some more Ray Peat lately, and am noticing that a lot paleo foods are high in omega 6. Avocado, nuts, eggs, pork, poultry and fish. I used to be under the impression that whole food sources do not pose a problem, but now... (more)

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Anon_17 0 · March 04, 2013 at 9:59 PM

Give it a try. Stop consuming any significant source of PUFA for 3 months and see what happens. What happened to me was that I lost weight, felt better, and almost all my health issues went away. Eggs are fine though, even Ray Peat eats them... (more)

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by 3280 · about 22 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 22 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 15 · about 22 hours ago

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)

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Matt_11 0 · January 23, 2013 at 7:08 PM

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.

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by 85 · about 23 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 23 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 50 · about 23 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 1173 · about 23 hours ago

If I have a long history of nut butter binges (mostly peanut and almond), should I focus on trying to restore a better 3:6 ratio and avoid nuts for a while?

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EJH 0 · September 24, 2012 at 3:25 AM

I would worry less about the O6:O3 ratio, and more about the binge itself. If nuts trigger you to binge, no reason to keep them around. But when I am in binge-mode, I know that something is wrong with the overall way I am eating, and ratios of... (more)

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by 264 · about 23 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 94 · about 23 hours ago

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)

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Caveman_Kyle 0 · August 06, 2012 at 5:08 PM

I'd not worry about the occasional deviation from your strict regime/diet. As long as it's the exception, not the rule, the damage is likely minimal (if any at all). If you do want to 'balance it out' you'll need to calculate how much O6 you... (more)

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by 1074 · about 23 hours ago

I've been following the a low carb whole foods template for over a year now but have always eaten too much nuts. I also eat a lot of pork and ate stir fried foods. I'm now diligently reducing LA/O-6 from my diet while taking fish oil and eating... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 11, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Changing your ratios can take up to a year or two to make many of the cellular changes in the body. Some of what will happen might even go unnoticed, such as more pliable cells, improved brain function, or even lack of brain deteriation, etc. ... (more)

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