Fish, PUFA and Acne

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 03, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Hi all,

I had been eating VLC Paleo for 3 or so months and just recently switched to the Perfect Health Diet. My acne has cleared a good amount, but not fully.

I am wondering if the 1/2 lb of canned salmon I eat everyday for lunch could be contributing to my skin problem. Is that a lot of PUFA?

How much fish should I be eating to balance omega 3 and omega 6?

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on December 02, 2012
at 03:53 AM

Canned salmon gave me acne too, but not fresh salmon. Perhaps it's the salt, not the PUFA?



on November 04, 2012
at 03:14 AM

Don't worry about the PUFA in fatty fish, because it's very high in O3. You should use a tracker like Cronometer to figure out what your ratio is and decide if you need to adjust it. In some cases, you may be better off taking O3 pills (fish-based) than trying to balance it out with fish meat.



on November 03, 2012
at 11:04 PM

From what I've read, omega 3's seem to be anti-inflammatory and help with skin conditions. I think the ideal ratio of o3:o6 varies depending on who you ask from 1:2 to 1:6. Have you recently introduced anything else that might be causing the flair ups?

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