Originally Posted by Brian Shanks
I am wondering if I should be feeling stupid right now.
I read the article MOD posted and I am wondering if my understanding of it is right.
I also started reading another of Peat's articles and it really makes me wonder about the fish oil I consume.
I even have my 4 year old taking fish oil. I read a lot of the studies on the benefits of fish oil and of all the studies I read, the only negative affect I read about was the possibility of thinning the blood.
So I guess my question is, is it mainly the Omega 3s in fish oil that are bad, or are the ones get naturally through grass fed beef, eggs, ect the same?
Are all Omega 3s created equally?
Or is this just one man's opinion?
The omegas in Fish oil (DHA and ELA) are much more availiable for use and therefore you will need much less. The articles are talking about the difference between high and low Poly unsaturated fat diets. Like Mike said fish oil supplementation has had loads of accounts of verry bennifficial results.
That being said I have taken Mikes advice and just used fish oil to balance my Omega 6 intake from nuts or grain fed animal fats. The results have been equal or better than when I was taking mass quantities at each meal (definitly cheaper). Also I think it is a good idea to look into medical grade sources Dr. G will have some good ideas but there is at least one brand availiable at Whole Foods.
As far as the kid goes all I know is their bodies are typicaly in excelent shape given a non junk food diet and an active play schedual. You wont see to much obiesity untill they start sitting in desks all day. And their tollerence for nutritional supplementation is much below ours. I am sure that takeing care to present her with a variety of the highest quality (all natural and Paleo) whole food options in her regular diet, then letting her choose to eat what she wants is the best way to insure her proper nutrient intake and balance.
I am no Doc but sure do love the kidos!