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Old 12-18-2006, 05:05 AM   #11
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However, I disagree that walnuts are a good source, their omega-6mega-3 ratio is 5:1. Other than that, you have to go with fish oil/cod liver oil/krill oil.
Actually it's more 4:1 ALA/LA ratio...but who is nitpicking. Ha.

I basically mentioned the walnuts because they are one of the best "whole" food sources for omega 3s, and also fall into the ideal ratio of where our omega 3-6 should be. Omega 6s are necessary as well, but need to be kept under control. Especially the conversion into AA which is the main issue of inflammation.

But, if you are looking for more omega 3s to counter act a high level of Omega 6 in your diet/body, then I totally agree Fish Oil is necessary. (prob 99% of us need that minus some people eating whale blubber all day at the north pole) Interesting is the ratio of EPA/DHA and while EPA is needed for anti-inflammation, we may need more DHA which can not be provided by normal fish oil (related thread on this already).
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Old 12-18-2006, 07:51 AM   #12
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I just doubel checked the USDA database, you are right, english walnuts have a 4:1 ratio. However, black walnuts have a 16:1 ratio. I've never seen a ratio of 4:1 referenced, the highest I have seen is 3:1, where did you get that?
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Old 12-18-2006, 09:36 AM   #13
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Don't forget sardines and canned salmon with the bones and skin. Both are cheap souces of fish that you can use with nothing more than a can opener and a fork. I take the canned salmon and heat it in a tbsp of palm oil with some cumin, paprika, and turmeric and add it as the protein in my salads.
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Old 12-27-2006, 09:54 AM   #14
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I picked up a large bottle of Carlsons Lemon Flavored Fish oil last week.

Very tasty. Instead of scotch or a martini, I now drink Fish Oil on the rocks. It sips supprisingly well after dinner.

And... no hangover.

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Old 03-08-2007, 07:59 PM   #16
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Omega-3s are a fatty acid, right? The reason that I ask is my wife has Lymphangectasia (pretty mush the lymph leaks into her gut). She is on a low dietary fat diet (10g/day) and supplements with MCT (yummy). I know fish oil is longer than MCT, becasue you guys answered the question at CF. I suspect that she might have some inflammation (due to what docs have said with previous CT scans, MRIs, and other tests). Is there a way to get the anti-inflammation of Omega 3s without it going through the standard fatty acid retrieval, through the lymph system? Now that I have written this out, I suspect not, but I would really like to be wrong.
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That is a tough one. Twinlabs makes an emulsified omega-3 oil that MIGHT be helpful. She may be in a bit of a chicken and egg situation. Low n-3's and high inflammation but a challenge to ingest n-3's. I dug around on pubmed for 30 minutes and could find nothing about the condition and n-3 absorption.
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What is pubmed?
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Thanks. Now to see if there is anything about what is ailing my wife.
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