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by 53 · about 10 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 245 · about 10 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 0 · about 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 55 · about 10 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 10 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 289 · about 10 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 1649 · about 10 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 3280 · about 10 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 10 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 69 · about 10 hours ago

So going PALEO you almost instantly take a way out of normal omega 3 / 6 ratio and turn it around to a respectable level. I eat lots of pistachios. I eat tons of meat and fruit and vegetables. Eggs, use ghee or coconut for cooking oils. I do... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · January 05, 2013 at 4:08 AM

No harm IMO. Nuts and seeds come with the constituents that tend to make the O6 less problematic (like vitamin E). They are whole foods that were a significant source of food for our ancestors. The only thing I may be concerned about is how... (more)

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by 1232 · about 10 hours ago

When people talk about their omega-6 to omega-3 ratio, are they comparing recommended percentages (RDA?) of each, or the actual grams? In other words, would a 1:1 ratio equate to, say, 3g of omega-6 and 3g of omega-3? Sorry if this is a stupid... (more)

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Elunah 0 · November 01, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Your omega-6:omega-3 ratio should be measured in grams, not RDA. Also, there are three forms of omega-3: EPA, DHA, and ALA. For various reasons, EPA and DHA are more beneficial than ALA, so what really matters is your ratio of omega-6 to EPA and... (more)

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by 15 · about 10 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 4029 · about 10 hours ago

I have read over and over that balancing out the omega fats ratio helps with inflammatory foods. Is there anyone with an understanding of biochemistry who can explain (go deep science jargon if you must) what is it in omega-3 fats that are... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · October 23, 2012 at 3:06 AM

If you look at figure 2 here, you'll see that each side (o-3s and 6s) share enzymes that allow the fatty acids to be elongated into the usable EPA/DHA, etc. So that's a reason to keep them in balance, so one side doesn't win the tug of war, so to... (more)

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by 2004 · about 10 hours ago

Can we overdo the the reduction of Omega 6 fatty acids in our diet? Prehaps if we eat only lean grass fed beef or game and coconut oil? On this german page http://oel-wechsel.com/Probleme/Problem3_Verhaeltnis.htm they state that you can have... (more)

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Stefan_2 0 · September 24, 2012 at 11:34 AM

The article, as one would expect, warns of the dangers of high omega-6 consumption and typical advice about omega-3's. The rarely mentioned advantages of the omega-6's are listed and a warning not to completely omit them from the diet. To do so... (more)

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by 3509 · about 10 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 5381 · about 10 hours ago

Now theres that whole nitrate issue, but nitrates are naturally occuring in ground grown plants, and thats where most of the nitrates on our diet come from, so I dont really care that much TBH. But i am very hard trying to balance my omega-6/3... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · June 17, 2012 at 6:55 AM

Grass fed pork will have a slightly better ratio. To get your ratio high consider wild salmon twice a week and grass feed beef or bison the other days. And pastured eggs. Or some variation of that.

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by 2825 · about 10 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 10 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 222 · about 10 hours 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 396 · about 10 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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by 733 · about 10 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 427 · about 10 hours ago

I go out to eat a lot. Maybe 3-4 times a week. I guess it's safe to assume the worst and that they are cooking everything in rancid soy oil or some crap. I usually eat the same thing everytime: scrambled eggs, some meat(ham or steak) and... (more)

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alwayscurious 0 · March 20, 2012 at 1:29 PM

I don't eat out all that often; 1 meal per week, sometimes 2. I don't worry about it that much since I know my overall n-6 consumption is low. You could easily tweak your standard meal to reduce your PUFA exposure - order hardboiled/poached eggs... (more)

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