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Posted by: 1163 (Guest), Tuesday, September 4, 2007, 3:21pm
What is a good source of Omega 3's for Type O nonnie?
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Tuesday, September 4, 2007, 4:33pm; Reply: 1
fatty fish ;-D
Posted by: mikeo, Tuesday, September 4, 2007, 5:53pm; Reply: 2
pumpkin seeds and flax seeds (stay away from the oil if you have prostate problems)
Posted by: Don, Tuesday, September 4, 2007, 6:39pm; Reply: 3
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Tuesday, September 4, 2007, 6:46pm; Reply: 4
Flaxseeds...yep...yep...yep....and all allowed fatty fishes :D ;D......
Posted by: Vicki, Tuesday, September 4, 2007, 7:07pm; Reply: 5
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Extra Omega-3s. Meat from grass-fed animals has two to four times more omega-3 fatty acids than meat from grain- fed animals. Omega-3s are called "good fats" because they play a vital role in every cell and system in your body. For example, of all the fats, they are the most heart-friendly. People who have ample amounts of omega-3s in their diet are less likely to have high blood pressure or an irregular heartbeat. Remarkably, they are 50 percent less likely to suffer a heart attack.[3] Omega-3s are essential for your brain as well. People with a diet rich in omega-3s are less likely to suffer from depression, schizophrenia, attention deficit disorder (hyperactivity), or Alzheimer's disease.[4]


Posted by: Ronagon (Guest), Tuesday, September 4, 2007, 9:34pm; Reply: 6

You should check out a recent article in a naturopathic magazine called The Townsend Letter, on the "Peskin Protocol" of Brian Peskin.  He talks about the importance of getting a medicinal daily intake of 2.5 to 1 ratio of omega-6's to omega-3's.  This compensates for the excessive levels of poor quality omega-6's that are a routine part of daily diet but which, I'm told, will raise the ratio of omega-6's to 3's to what Peskin says is the optimum final ratio of 7.5 to 1.

Now, perhaps Peskin is wrong, but this is really my only exposure to EFA nutrition-ology, if you will.
Posted by: Lloyd, Wednesday, September 5, 2007, 3:19am; Reply: 7
Quoted from Ronagon

what Peskin says is the optimum final ratio of 7.5 to 1.

Now, perhaps Peskin is wrong, but this is really my only exposure to EFA nutrition-ology, if you will.

I have seen many recommendations of optimum final ratio ranging from 1:1 to 4:1 or even as high as 6:1 but never as higher than that. My own ratio (based on inputing my diet at is around 3.7:1 plus or minus.

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Normally a good ratio for omega 6:3 in fish is 2 or 3 to 1. The lower the better. Grassfed beef from Grassfed Organics is much higher in Omega 3 than fish, with a 6:3 ratio of 0.16 to 1. This information is from a study done at Iowa State University in August 2001.

Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, September 5, 2007, 6:35am; Reply: 8
Sounds high.
I read that the official danish approach here was
MAX 4 to 1
-it was part of an article when they had looked at kids in Greenland ( Inuits)
who sadly got sooo much processed biscuits etc that their ratio - (even with far more fish than danish kids was around)  20:1 ! ( Inuits in Greenland donīt get many veggies and they have cut down on wild meats and fish as well- so here comes american sodas and ready made stuff :-(
Just shows me that modern food is really dangerous.

Last time I checked my data went from 1.7:1  and 3:1 thought that was pretty good
When I used to be a vegetarian and had  baked stuffs, margarine, polysaturated oils it was 15:1 ....and I thought I was healthy ???§!
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, September 5, 2007, 4:56pm; Reply: 9
interesting read on oils and their properties
Posted by: 1163 (Guest), Thursday, September 6, 2007, 12:35pm; Reply: 10
Thanks very much everybody...lot's of good info here that I can't find anywhere else.
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, September 6, 2007, 9:55pm; Reply: 11
welcome Bob!
ask all you want!!
it s a learning experience to all on this boat!
Posted by: Becky, Friday, September 14, 2007, 12:42am; Reply: 12
I also have found a wonderful oil, that tastes like lemon.  Great on salads!  "Carlson's"  got it from my practitioner Beverly.....she's an O.
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