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  • OM3-6 Question

    OK, I'm on a tight budget and don't have the money to buy everything grass-fed, organic, etc. So I was reading on the blogs that I should up my intake of Omega to help offset the "bad stuff" in the non-grassfed/organic meats...
    So, here is my question: what should I be taking/doing? Before you answer, I CAN NOT take fish oil - it "repeats" on me something awful and I end up burping it up all day (sorry, too much info...but necessary to disclose) and I am not generally a big fish lover anyways. I have tried all different brands of fish oil, and methods of taking it - before eating, after, putting them in the freezer, etc. Nothing has worked. They are just not an option. So, what about flax seed? I am grinding my own for recipes now anyways...but I read some mixed info here on the blogs about the effectiveness of flax.

    Can someone clarify and help me out? What can I take to help offset my consumption of the "unnatural" meats until I can afford to support the local farmers. Much appreciated!!

    Tiffany

  • #2
    Perhaps you don't need to take omega 3 if you are not eating any oils, nuts etc containing omega 6. Try eat some fish per week if you can. The flaxseed may be okay but it also contains omega 6.
    Last edited by Sue; 10-15-2011, 08:39 PM.

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    • #3
      Flax contains a form of O3 that isn't used by the body and has a poor conversion rate to the types that are used.

      Guessing the response to this, but brains are rich in DHA (good form of O3) and are cheap. Canned fish is cheap.

      Your choice - learn to like nutritious food or accept sub-optimal nutrition
      Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.

      Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine

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      • #4
        Screw fish oil. Eat salmon every other day and avoid O6 like the plaque.
        Crohn's, doing SCD

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        • #5
          Have you tried krill oil? The capsules are much smaller? Schiff Omega Red is available at Walgreens.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Knifegill View Post
            Screw fish oil. Eat salmon every other day and avoid O6 like the plaque.
            Thanks, but I hate salmon. As I mentioned, I don't really like fish very much at all.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Sue View Post
              Perhaps you don't need to take omega 3 if you are not eating any oils, nuts etc containing omega 6. Try eat some fish per week if you can. The flaxseed may be okay but it also contains omega 6.
              I use olive oil regularly and do eat nuts - sunflower, pumpkin, almonds. I will look up if they have O6....can't recall. Thanks.

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              • #8
                Man up and eat some sea food, or ditch the nuts and seeds (except as a very occasional treat) -- pick one. Olive oil is alright, but even it has a fair bit of O6; use animal fats or tropical oils for cooking instead. Use olive oil only when you want to enjoy the flavor it imparts. Flax is pretty worthless as others have said. Your only other options are organ meats -- brains especially, again, as has been said.
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                • #9
                  Nuts and olive oil are pretty much proven to be heart healthy. Please don't stop eating them because you are scared of omega 6's.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Faumdano View Post
                    Man up and eat some sea food, or ditch the nuts and seeds (except as a very occasional treat) -- pick one. Olive oil is alright, but even it has a fair bit of O6; use animal fats or tropical oils for cooking instead. Use olive oil only when you want to enjoy the flavor it imparts. Flax is pretty worthless as others have said. Your only other options are organ meats -- brains especially, again, as has been said.

                    While humorous as your "man up" comment is, I'm afraid that I'm not going to eat something that tastes awful and rancid to me (pretty much all seafood). But thanks. And brains, yah...not quite that adventurous...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jimhensen View Post
                      Nuts and olive oil are pretty much proven to be heart healthy. Please don't stop eating them because you are scared of omega 6's.
                      Thanks. This is what I thought. I'm going to keep doing some reading and research.

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                      • #12
                        Eat more Coconut Oil & Red Palm Oil.

                        I put a tbsp coconut oil in my coffee and red Palm Oil in my salads.

                        Both are high in omega-3's

                        Grizz

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                        • #13
                          Have you tried taking your fish oil capsules right before bed? That solved the fishy burps problem for me.

                          NOW makes a DHA/EPA O3 supplement that is purified and doesn't cause any fishy burps. That's what I take these days.
                          Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

                          http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

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                          • #14
                            # Flaxseed oil (flaxseed oil has the highest linolenic content of any food), flaxseeds, flaxseed meal, hempseed oil, hempseeds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, Brazil nuts, sesame seeds, avocados, some dark leafy green vegetables (kale, spinach, purslane, mustard greens, collards, etc.), canola oil (cold-pressed and unrefined), soybean oil, wheat germ oil, salmon, mackerel, sardines, anchovies, albacore tuna, and others.
                            # One tablespoon per day of flaxseed oil should provide the recommended daily adult portion of linolenic acid, although "time-released" effects of consuming nuts and other linolenic-rich foods is being studied, and considered more beneficial than a once-daily oil intake.
                            # Flaxseed oil used for dietary supplementation should be kept in the refrigerator or freezer, and purchased from a supplier who refrigerates the liquid as well.
                            Essential Fatty Acids - Good Fats or healthy fats, Omega-3 fatty acids - PamRotella.com BREAKING NEWS and more!

                            Grizz

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jimhensen View Post
                              Nuts and olive oil are pretty much proven to be heart healthy. Please don't stop eating them because you are scared of omega 6's.
                              She is trying to limit omega 6 so that she doesnt have to take omega 3 fish oils or eat much omega 3 fish. Olive oil is okay. She can choose low omega 3 nuts. People should avoid excess omega 6. The balance of omega 3 to 6 is what you are after. Not scarfing as much nuts and olive oil because they have "pretty much proven to be heart healthy".

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