Quoted from SpringChloe, I can't help but feel that issues such as this will be addressed in an updated SWAMI. (Can't help but hope!) Eve. Prim is sort of like a wonder drug for me, so we can see that this is so very individualized! But, on the other hand, I, too, am a great fan of flax oil which is only a neutral for me! I actually can use rice bran oil with no noticeable problems such as joint pain, but the amount of Omega 6 in it is worrisome. I am concerned about what may lie down the road if I continue consuming so much Omega 6.
My favorite salmon used to give me a ton of energy and a great feeling of well-being all around, but it is not so much as listed anywhere on my diet now. I can have Sockeye, but it certainly isn't my favorite, and it is hard to find, anyway. But it does have an extremely good ratio: 1130 Omega 3 as opposed to only 30 Omega 6. So I suppose I am going to have to learn to like the stuff somehow. Also, another concern is how much effect does cooking have on these oils? Or, for that matter, how much effect does it have on them lying around in a grocery no telling how long..... It would seem that inflammation is staring us in the face no matter what we do! Another thought: how much, if any, effect would Boswellia have on this type of inflammation?
Quoted from DoSI don't have the means to see any doctors.
Quoted from SpringI've switched from rice bran oil to macadamia oil to see how that works for me. Also, I am going to do my best to find some Sockeye salmon. In the meantime, I am taking a lot of Boswellia to, hopefully, help ward off any dire effects from all the Omega 6 I've been getting. I don't notice any particular aches and pains yet, but I know too many people like you, Chloe, who have and are suffering something terrible from joint problems.
Another question in my mind is this: Do we ingest more Omega 6 to combat inflammatory conditions, and suffer the consequences to better our health? And when we suddenly have more inflammatory symptoms is this simply the Omega 6 rooting out problems we didn't necessarily know we had that would present more obvious problems in the future? This is basically the same things you were wondering about in your post.
Quoted from DoSI hit the cocoa nibs today with blueberries. It's one of the top rated geno-harmonic combo's from when I make swamiX process for heart/cardio problems.
It feels good. I tried it awhile back with moderate success. At first it did something, then nothing. But then I also wasn't up on any other good for me stuff.
It does seem cholesterol related or something. Olive oil, a bunch of it, lowers cholesterol. But hopefully I can keep it low now.
What is "genoharmonic gang"?
Quoted from susanCChloe--you mentioned that you feel good with flax oil, but wonder if you're getting enough Omega 3 from it...
I notice that like me, you are a Teacher. DrD's Teacher geno-pack includes flax oil for us--not fish. My naturopath has wanted me taking EPA/DHA fish oil for years. I never felt any benefit from it, but took it anyway. Now that I am predominantly taking NAP supplements and following DrD's protocols, rather than my ND's (and she thinks DrD is a genius and highly approves), I am now taking flax oil. Is flax oil working for me--yes, I believe so. I recently did a simple blood smear test for my oils-- Omega Quant. The results have me in the 97th percentile on Omega 3 and my Omega 6 is a low percentile. So, perhaps our genotype is one that is able to make the omega 3 conversion from flax oil. Not everyone can.
And anyone interested in this test--it tests the mono, saturated, and trans levels--go to omegaquant.com
Quoted from susanCChloe, It is a blood (drop) test--using a lancet that is provided with the test kit. But, as you say, a moot point since you can't send through the mail in NYS--which I notice is the case with many lab tests.
Quoted from LinJuliebug,
I used to eat tofu without problem some years ago, but I find now when I eat tofu, soy milk I get aching in the breasts. I think the edame (soy beans) are okay, but I go easy on them. They are supposed to be good for detox for type A. have been eating a lot of tofu for the last couple of months. A few weeks ago I started having severe breast pain and pain under my arms (lymph). The
Acupuncturist I go to combines Chinese health, and tells me to stay away from soy. I also find it affects my thyroid.
So while it is supposed to be good for Type A, perhaps it depends on hormone balance? Or liver dtoxing abilities (an area I have been working on) or something else.
Quoted from Chloe
I could easily order the test and when I go see Dr. D ar the clinic in August, bring it with me and have it sent from Bridgeport, CT...with results going back there....and then I'll have what I need to know. :) Need to remind myself to order test closer to August so I'll know my results will be up to the moment. Thanks for mentioning this...I think just about anyone could get a doctor to send
out specimen and receive results as long as they aren't obligated to make it appear that they asked for the testing. Most MDs wouldn't want to be involved gathering nutritional information anyway.
Quoted from VictoriaJust curious how fermented soy works for you type A ladies? (such as miso or tempeh)
Quoted from Seraffa
They're the only types that work for me, an Explorer, since they add direct beneficials to my gut biome. Regular edamame, steamed, non-GMO, causes a histamine reaction, and tofu's calcium nigari solution works against my absorption process and causes eventual indigestion and food backing up from the duodenum into the stomach..... so as soft as tofu is, it actually takes me 36 hours to "make it go down" - an incredible amount of work that is not worth it. :X
Quoted from Seraffa
They're the only types that work for me, an Explorer, since they add direct beneficials to my gut biome.