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Allergic to Omega 3

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 02, 2013 at 8:15 PM

Hi. I am trying to get my omega 3's in a supplement. I seem to be allergic to fish oils, salmon, peanut butter and walnuts, I don't agree with soybeans or flaxseed. Since taking Thorne brand multi-vitamins, my hair is getting stronger and shinier, but my skin is still so very dry. I even tried taking Thorne brand DHA made from algae, but I am allergic to that too. What should I do?

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on February 03, 2013
at 03:03 AM

Perilla oil is another oil high in O3 (similar amount to Flax), not sure if it needs refrigeration or not tho

387d7b7c6cac49a03aad10d7b6cada7b

on February 02, 2013
at 11:56 PM

Soy isn't exactly paleo (or healthy) as far as I know.

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on February 02, 2013
at 11:20 PM

@ Roth- yeah. Soybeans and Peanut butter. LOL.

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on February 02, 2013
at 11:06 PM

If you were allergic to omega-3s there would literally be like 2 foods on this planet that you could eat.

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on February 02, 2013
at 09:24 PM

I am more interested in why she doesn't agree with soybeans and flaxseeds. I always say, don't discuss religion or politics with food.

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on February 02, 2013
at 08:55 PM

What about dropping the multi-vit for a few weeks and then reintroducing omega3 so you can check it on its own.

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on February 02, 2013
at 08:42 PM

Maybe you don't need omega-3's? Unless you have some goal in mind, I say better to just cut down on omega-6 (which ironically is found in peanut butter, walnuts, and soybeans).

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on February 02, 2013
at 08:38 PM

What do you mean by 'allergic'? Hard to believing you have true allergies to all those things.

387d7b7c6cac49a03aad10d7b6cada7b

on February 02, 2013
at 11:56 PM

Soy isn't exactly paleo (or healthy) as far as I know.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on February 02, 2013
at 09:24 PM

I am more interested in why she doesn't agree with soybeans and flaxseeds. I always say, don't discuss religion or politics with food.

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on February 02, 2013
at 10:52 PM

Here's a blog post with a big list of n-3/n-6 content of lots of different foods:

http://weightoftheevidence.blogspot.ca/2006/10/omega-3-and-omega-6-food-sources.html?m=1

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on February 03, 2013
at 03:23 AM

Low thyroid function is often a cause of allergies. Avoiding soy, raw cabbage, and all significant sources of polyunsaturated fats can improve thyroid function.

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543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on February 03, 2013
at 03:22 AM

Here's a list of high ALA (alpha linolenic acid) oils which may be of use to you.

It includes Chia oil and Perilla oil.

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on February 02, 2013
at 11:48 PM

Camelina Oil is a great source of Omega 3 and it's necessary booster Vitamin E

It's inexpensive and easy to take a sip or spoonful per day. Needs no refrigeration and has a long shelf life, unlike flax.

Here is a link;

Whole Health Camelina Oil

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on February 03, 2013
at 03:03 AM

Perilla oil is another oil high in O3 (similar amount to Flax), not sure if it needs refrigeration or not tho

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