Advice to increase omega-3 fatty acid consumption and decrease omega-6 consumption is widespread in health communities and the popular press. But is it omega-6 that’s the problem, or just how we cook omega-6-rich foods? Read on to learn about the benefits of whole foods high in omega-6 and the negative effects of industrial seed oils on human health.
Fish oil may not be all it was cracked up to be, especially in the case of heart disease prevention. In this podcast I’ll discuss what the latest research says about fish oil supplementation.
Here is The Roundup, Edition 42, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past Bill Lagakos (of the site Calories Proper) recently wrote an article on the “essential” fatty acids found in vegetable oil, and how they’re not really essential when DHA intake is adequate. Omega-3 fats like DHA and EPA cannot be synthesized by the body and thus we must consume them to prevent a… Read More
Join Kelsey Marksteiner, MS, RD and Laura Schoenfeld, MPH, RD, staff nutritionists at ChrisKresser.com, as they answer your questions about ancestral and Paleo nutrition. A must-listen for anyone new to the Paleo diet or looking to improve their current Paleo diet based on their personal needs and health goals. The content on this show reflects the opinion of Kelsey and Laura and does not represent the opinions of Chris Kresser, who has not reviewed the content… Read More
This article is part of a special report on Red Meat. To see the other articles in this series, click here. In my recent post on red meat, I showed you why red meat of any kind is a healthy choice, and doesn’t deserve the bad reputation that it’s given by the media and mainstream medical establishment. But although conventional beef won’t give you cancer and is an important source of highly bioavailable nutrients, we… Read More
I’ve written before about the dangers of omega-6 PUFAs in the diet, and how high intake of PUFAs in the Western diet may be a culprit in the significant increase in inflammatory diseases, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, cancer, autoimmune disease, and more. (1, 2) We’ve known for a while now that a correlation exists between a rising intake of n-6 and increased mortality from heart disease. (3) You may have already changed… Read More