When taking fish oil, apparently the reason people feel an instant improvement in wellbeing is because it suppresses the immune system and thus reduces the body's inflammatory response. In other words: it reduces inflammation (which makes you feel good) but this is as a result of lowering the immune system (bad long term).
Originally Posted by Graycat
I do eat fish though - I don't think real fish and fish oils should be in the same category... it's like comparing fructose with HFCS.
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat