Omega 6 Questions
So, I've been eating more nuts and seeds than usual and don't want my skin to react...should I up my omega 3s to counteract it? I'm going to immediately stop eating so many. I just hadn't eaten them in so long and went crazy! I was just... (more)
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)
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)
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)
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)
My primary source of fat is a homemade ghee made from Kerrygold butter nowadays. Kerrygold has got a good n3-n6 ratio according to this Greenpeace Germany survey. I was wondering recently, what happens to butter's PUFA during some 30 minutes long... (more)
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)
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)
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?
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.
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.
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
How to you determine the n-3/n-6 ratio in your diet? I've heard of people who know this, and I'm wondering if there is any easy way to figure this out.
I use cron-o-meter.com. When you enter the food you eat, you can see the amount of grams for O-3 and O-6. So if I have, let's say, 1 gr of O-3 and 4 gr of O-6 for the day, I know I'm at 1:4 ratio.
I myself follow an 80/20 paleo diet and I've had great success. My boyfriend suffers from allergies, manifesting mostly in itchy skin and some congestion, and for which he takes a prescription, drowsy antihistamine. He's tested negative on... (more)
May be his trouble is because of a histamine intolerance. If the doctor can't find allergies but an anti-histamine helps ... Google for histamine intolerance and you will find tons of stuff. The thing with histamine intolerance is: as long as you... (more)
Hey everyone. My question is whether, given the omega-6 content of eggs, it would be advisable to prescribe an upper limit. I have been doing a steady dozen per day without any apparent health problems, Should I increase...decrease? Why. The bulk... (more)
The EFAs in eggs are far more bioavailable than from oils due to the fact that they are in phospholipid rather than triglyceride form. Standard eggs have large amounts of arachidonic acid, flax-fed eggs have a lot of DHA. I would recommend that if... (more)
I've been looking into using red palm oil as a vitamin E "supplement," as vitamin E is the only nutrient I'm not hitting high levels on (according to Cron). Apparently virgin palm oil is super-high in tocepherols but I can't seem to find any... (more)
Pretty straightforward: I stopped taking fish oil for Omega 3's and brain health, as I was eating alot of sashimi at the time. I've been reconsidering my stance, as I do eat quite a bit of bacon and chicken broth (with fat), so might need to... (more)
I'm more concerned with this: http://paleohacks.com/questions/66467/do-fish-oil-megadoses-increase-the-risk-of-heart-disease#axzz1hmljLzpR than cancer, but I agree that only the absolute sloppiest diets would require them. A single pastured yolk... (more)
Is the issue of vegetables oils and excess omega-6 to omega-3 ratio the issue that separates Paleo/Primal/WAPF/Ancestral from other whole food or other ways of eating? Is there another issue that you think fills this role better? It also seems... (more)
I think the difference is the lack of fear of meat and saturated fat. Sure n3/n6 balance, avoiding sugar and cereal grains are really important. But what keeps people away from paleo is the fear of meat and fat.
Tonight's dinner was: 1 can coconut milk 4 eggs (Omega-3 enriched) about an inch of Kerrygold butter 2 serrano peppers a bit of onion, diced 1 TBSP Thai green curry About a tablespoon of bacon fat __ Sauteed the serrano peppers and onion... (more)
If you had to rank all nuts in terms of their nutritional profile (keeping polyunsaturated fat content, omega-6 content, etc.), what would your list look like? I'm assuming macadamias would be on top, followed by almonds (lower omega-6), pecans.. (more)
Great site! I was just reading Archevore's Dietary Manifesto post and came across this:enter code here "Many are aware that 6:3 ratio of fatty acids is important, so they try to compensate by taking fish oil to balance the ratio. This doesn't... (more)