I'm finding this thoroughly confusing. Half of the posters are bagging on fish oil pills, citing that they are unstable, even detrimental to achieving good health. On the other hand, our fearless leader offers them as a supplement, stating that he takes them every day!
I would love to eat fresh seafood 4 times a week but I have a family of 3 to feed too! We get wild caught salmon once a week if were lucky, so I'm in the camp that supplementing is a great idea, if from a reputable source.
I just want to know, are fish oils too delicate to survive in pill form? Do they the oxidize and become harmful? HELP!
Lots of: urban hiking, cycling, sprinting
Lots of: fresh meat, seafood, eggs, organs, tubers, starch fruits, vegetables, meat fat, dairy fat, oil fruits
Some: cured meat, dairy protein, sweet fruits, rice, pulses, tree nuts, oil seeds
Minimal: soy, refined proteins, sugar, liquid carbohydrate, grains, refined oils, peanuts
By far the best way to balance out your Omegas is to lower your Omega-6 intake. Just eliminating seed oils will probably do the job for most people.
There is budget friendly seafood available no matter where you live. The best O3 supplement, IMO, is a can of sardines.
And yes, Mark sells them. That doesn't mean everybody needs them. He even said in so many words at the AHS meeting that someone eating a healthy diet does not need supplements.
Should I limit my olive oil consumption for the sake of reducing o6?
I like to drown things in extra virgin.
Sorry - realize you've all done your round-robin on this one but for my 2 cents:
1. Please. Don't. Use. Krill. Want other seafood? Want healthy oceans? Keep off it.
2. We all seem to accept what Mark says regarding people who don't benefit from high fat consumption due to hereditary predisposition for heart disease. So why can't we also accept that the same is true on the other end of the spectrum...some of us benefit greatly by supplementation. Either during a temporary phase of balancing out or for a lifetime.
Folks w/ MS have seen some great benefits when taking high doses of O3 (at least until they grasp how to reduce their O6 naturally). Lets not scare people off of making an effort even it's GASP pill-popping to most of us. When they get sick of that routine, then at least they've learned what it will & won't do for their numbers come bloodwork.
3. $30 for decent seafood? Not in my neck of the woods and I'm on the coast. It should be cheaper but it AINT. Maybe for that soybean oil infused canned food.
I live in the Little Russia section of San Francisco and we have a ton of Russian deli/groceries/bodegas. Anyhow they carry canned cod livers. Not oil, actual livers. A good alternative?
The point it, no matter where you live, you can eat seafood and there are lots of brands with no BPA if that is a big deal for you and lots that don't have bad ingredients. It's up to us to not get lazy and just pop some pills instead of going to the trouble of reading some labels.