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by 0 · about 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 5 · about 13 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 154 · about 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 213 · about 13 hours ago

Does consuming more omega-3 as whole fish significantly strengthen one's immunity?

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Mscott 0 · November 29, 2012 at 6:10 AM

Good question, I'm also curious about this. I've found mixed things while looking into this myself. It probably matters what type of infection you're talking about and what omega-3 displaces in the diet. These are some of the rodent studies I've... (more)

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by 15 · about 13 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 13 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 2004 · about 13 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 1173 · about 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 3280 · about 13 hours ago

I have the impression that fish oil (omega 3) supplementation takes many, many months before any benefit can be felt. If true, does the same hold true for cutting out omega 6 seed oils & nuts to improve the ratio of omega 6:3 ?? I know that... (more)

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Harfatum 0 · May 31, 2012 at 2:19 PM

In rats, about a year: http://www.westonaprice.org/blogs/cmasterjohn/2012/05/17/ajcn-publishes-a-new-pufa-study-that-should-make-us-long-for-the-old-days/ So, it's reasonable to believe that it takes at least as long for the process to be mostly... (more)

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by 3280 · about 13 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 13 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 14877 · about 13 hours ago

I'll just repeat the question: If grain fed animals are bad to eat because it gives them a poor omega-6/omega-3 ratio, why is it okay for humans to consume nuts and olive oil? Also, nuts come with anti nutritients and gut irritants in a similar... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · April 27, 2012 at 7:38 PM

In my opinion, promoting the consumption of grass/forage based animals (vs grain fed) based on "improved o3-06 ratios" is a weak argument at best. As discussed in a previous Mark's Daily Apple Post (The Difference Between Grass-fed and Grain-fed... (more)

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by 222 · about 13 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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