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"My High Fat Diet and why I don't take Fish Oil"

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created October 01, 2012 at 4:21 PM

I recently read this post on Chris Beat Cancer and it has compelled me to stop taking my fancy fish oil from Costco I had been using.

http://chrisbeatcancer.com/my-high-fat-diet-and-why-i-dont-take-fish-oil/

I picked up Udo's Choice Oil 3 6 9 blend at Whole Foods the other day and have started mixing 1 tablespoon every other day with things like greek yogurt, chocolate pudding, etc.

Have been doing more research about Udo's...seems like a log of vegans and vegetarians are fans...but I think it still seems like a better option than fish oil for us carnivores.

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread16983.html

Than I read this, which makes me think I should still be taking fish oil anyway:

http://blog.coachingendurance.com/2011/05/fish-oil-vs-plant-based-omega-3.html

So confusing. What are your thoughts?

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on October 01, 2012
at 09:25 PM

Upvoting question because I'd like to see continued discussion and links on it. Taking O3s helped relieve so many conditions I had as a results of decades of undetected celiac disease. After about 2 years glutenfree and O3 supplementing, I felt like I could ease back on the 2 to 3 grams level of fish oil per day that I was taking. I was landlocked and unable to get decent fish, etc... shopping options have changed and I'm considering that maybe I don't need to take them anymore unless I start to feel joint pains again...?

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on October 01, 2012
at 06:21 PM

New Omega 3 study : http://tinyurl.com/9muh5hy

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on October 01, 2012
at 05:56 PM

I think Paul Jaminet has covered this pretty thoroughly in his blog. It's best to reduce PUFA as much as possible and manage n3:n6 ratios via food choices.

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on October 01, 2012
at 04:50 PM

ok thats not what i thought you were saying tho.

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on October 01, 2012
at 04:49 PM

Right, so you're just proving my point that it is very easy to meet your EFA requirements on a high fat diet, so there's even less of a need to supplement there over any other diet.

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on October 01, 2012
at 04:41 PM

Why would you want a blend that includes omega 6 and omega 9 which, in any case, is almost certainly not even in a desirable ration of 3:6?

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on October 01, 2012
at 04:35 PM

well, the maximum recommended amount of EPA + DHA is 3 grams. that's a tiny fraction of a high fat diet

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on October 01, 2012
at 04:32 PM

Just don't take any of them sharky!!!!

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on October 01, 2012
at 04:33 PM

My thoughts are that you are way over thinking this. Personally if you're eating a diet that includes fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, and nuts (which you should be) I see absolutely no need for either fish or flax/EFA oil.

Especially if you're eating a high fat diet, why supplement with more fats? Aren'y you getting enough already? I eat a relatively low fat diet, and don't even supplement. I think it's totally unnecessary.

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on October 01, 2012
at 04:50 PM

ok thats not what i thought you were saying tho.

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on October 01, 2012
at 04:35 PM

well, the maximum recommended amount of EPA + DHA is 3 grams. that's a tiny fraction of a high fat diet

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on October 01, 2012
at 04:49 PM

Right, so you're just proving my point that it is very easy to meet your EFA requirements on a high fat diet, so there's even less of a need to supplement there over any other diet.

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on October 01, 2012
at 04:58 PM

Thank you very much for this article, very interesting. I was wondering this myself.

I will be honest with you - I have NO IDEA whether we should take fish oil or not. I hope somebody out there knows the answer.

But I want to share my experience with cod liver oil (not fermented). I watched Sally Fallon's presentation and I have decided to buy some cod liver oil. I have tried:

  1. Norwegian cod liver oil
  2. Cod liver in a glass jar (not a supplement, actual food).
  3. Cod liver oil of unknown origin for babies bought from a pharmacy

All three made me sick. Okay, I was sick to begin with, but they made me worse which means I added them to my "things that make me sick" list.

What I do not understand is WHY???

Since I am so "sensitive", maybe I can be used as a guinea pig to discover things that are good for us and not so good for us?

Not sure.

If you trust my extra sensitive body - don't take any.

If you want to know what my body is NOT sensitive to is:

bone broth from grass-fed bones

grass-fed beef and lamb

free-range chicken

sashimi

all vegetables (even not organic).

That's pretty much it.

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