I known people on a certain other diet that follows his recommendation of high Vitamin A with Vitamin D. A few people after a few months actually started to lose their hair!
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The best Really is to eat Wild caught omega 3 fish, like salmon, Not to take supplements: Please get the book "Perfect Health Diet" by Paul and Shou-Ching Jaminet Ph.D's. Go straight to P.123-132 to see why: Fish is refrigerated or frozen after it is caught, so the omega 3's remain fresh. But, fish oil capsules have been stored at room temp for who knows how long, so you have no way of knowing if the oil has become oxidized or rancid. Yes, they do use the word toxic in reference to omega 3 oxidation. See P. 123: "The peroxidative index of omega 3 fats is even Higher than that of omega 6...".(! This really surprised me!). P. 124: "It is interesting that fish consumption has an excellent record in clinical trials, but fish oil capsule supplements do not". (They are not referring to pregnancy here, per se). Their emphatic recommendation: "Do NOT take fish oil capsules. Get your omega 3 fats from fish." The question, then, is how much oily fish to eat? It partly depends on how much omega 6 oil you consume, & they provide a comparative table on p. 128. See p. 129: "...minimize omega 6 fats, keeping them...preferably near 2% of energy, while eating about a pound of salmon (or similar fish, such as sardines) per week to achieve omega 6 and omega 3 balance." They also state that "omega 3 toxicity (even from fish) begins at about 3 grams of long chain omega 3's per day, meaning that it's important to eat less than 2 lbs. of salmon per week". P130-132 has fabulous charts showing omega 3 & omega 6 content of various protein sources. Also, charts with animal & plant based fats, oils, foods, & their % breakdown of saturated fat, monounsatutated fat, omega 3's & omega 6's. Visiting their website perfecthealthdiet.com may give more pregnancy specific recommendations, but their book gives the best, most comprehensive info on the omega 3 topic I have ever seen. They do cite studies. You may even get a response from Paul about pregnancy specific questions if you post the question on his website. You seem more aware than most people about nutrition in pregnancy. Best wishes!!
congratulations on the baby!
as mentioned above taking fish oil can be about worthless unless 0:6 is minimized and also can be dangerous if rancid. there is no effing way i'd take supermarket fish oil. just eat wild fatty fish. salmon, mackerel, sardines and herring are low enough on the food chain that mercury is not a concern.
As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.
– Ernest Hemingway
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