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Omega 3 AND omega 6?!?


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Excerpt: I have been using omega 3's for years: flax, fish oils, etc... just had a nutritionally minded person tell me that to use omega 3's without omega 6's is bad. I had to run so the only info about 'bad' that i got was minimal. What do you know about this? cheers chef

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    Omega 3 AND omega 6?!?

    I have been using omega 3's for years: flax, fish oils, etc... just had a nutritionally minded person tell me that to use omega 3's without omega 6's is bad. I had to run so the only info about 'bad' that i got was minimal.

    What do you know about this?

    cheers

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    Omega-6s are all over in your diet (more than likely). Supposedly part of the reason the 3s are good is because they balance out the 6s, which we are overloaded on.

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    Typical Western diet is somewhere in the line of 17:1 of Omega 6 to Omega 3. Ideally, you should shoot for a 1:1 to 2:1 Omega 3 to Omega 6

    I try to consume 10g fish oil daily due to the EPA to DHA concentration of 1800mg to 1200mg, respectively


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    On CKD right now and my primary fat source is flax followed by fish.

    I am getting like 150 grams of omega 3's in me a day. I am noticing some interesting things. I have not had a pimple since I began and I had mild psoriasis which has almost gone away.

    I am thinking it has either something to do with the lack of carbs or the higher concentration of omega 3's

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    Inability to form blood clots is pretty bad . It's happening with the Inuits because they get no omega6 and tons of omega3...but they're probably on a huge excess. If they get cut, it takes awhile for them to clot.
    I'd keep a 1:1/2:1 ratio. Western people are getting like 1:20 o36 lol.

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    FLax and fish oils + walnuts @ 100+ g's = keep them o-3's flowing into me
    Plus almonds and extra virgin olive oil take care of mono's

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    With an "average" diet you already take enough omega 6s

    so you just need some extra omega 3s
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    I am getting like 150 grams of omega 3's in me a day. I am noticing some interesting things. I have not had a pimple since I began and I had mild psoriasis which has almost gone away.
    same here, i'm on the anpb diet which is higher in omega 6's but my skin has been awesome ever since i started it.

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    your lucky. when I eat 2 or more tbsp of npb I seem to get a bunch of new zits the next day. this is not a coincidence. I have tested it. other foods do it to me as well. But for instance I can eat 4 servings of walnuts a day with no zits.

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    Originally posted by dr0832
    your lucky. when I eat 2 or more tbsp of npb I seem to get a bunch of new zits the next day. this is not a coincidence. I have tested it. other foods do it to me as well. But for instance I can eat 4 servings of walnuts a day with no zits.
    That is odd, hydrogenated fats do that to me.

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