Looking for a POLITE (no pretentious paleos, please) and straightforward explanation of omega3's and 6's. What are the recommended ratios and amounts? What foods should I avoid? Does taking fish oil help to balance things out? (For example: If you eat something high in omega 6's but are taking fish oil, does that matter?)
I think you'd be good to read Kresser's post here. It's a good starter. Covers Omegas somewhere in the middle but the whole thing is very informative so read it.
Well, I hope you will not consider my sharing my favorite sources on the subject with you to be pretentious. ;)
There you go -
Hope this is helpful to you!
I did a post on omega 3 and 6 recently. It has recommendations on amounts, ratios, and how to work it out. Plus comprehensive charts of omega 3 and 6 amounts in seafood, meat, oils, animal fats, nuts and seeds
There are also links to what I think are the best posts and info on omega 3 including Chris Kresser's posts
Dr. Bill Harris presents some seemingly credible evidence to challenge those who assert only a very low level of O-6 fats is healthy. Does anyone have the chops to critique his presentation?
Update 10/4/12: I posted this question on Chris Kresser's blog. He responded that Harris is cherry-picking the available data, but he didn't get specific.
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