[quote]Bill Roberts wrote:
It’s true that there are any number of authors that speak of “balances” between various things. But in most cases the body is not, so to speak, doing math to balance one number vs the other, or having a receptor that is experiencing either agonism or antagonism and there’s a desired ratio. It’s almost always an oversimplification when an author or a study goes on the basis of “balance” and often leads to wrong results. DHA and EPA are good things, certainly, but don’t actually balance excess linoleic acid.
A major problem with linoleic acid (different from conjugated linoleic acid) is formation of oxidized linoleic acid in LDL. That’s a process which is best addressed by having only healthful levels of linoleic acid, rather than balancing.
I would aim to have linoleic acid no more than about 10% of total fat content, so for example if your present fat intake is 100 g, aim to cut linoleic acid to no more than 10 g/day, or even less if wanting to more quickly reduce buildup that has occurred.
interesting, Bill. I’d always heard it was important to strive for a 1:1 ratio of 3:6.
I think limiting my omega 6 to 10g a day could be difficult on the elimination diet, but doable, I think.
So say I limited my linoleic acid to 10g with 100g a day fat consumption, how much omega 3 should I be consuming?
What are you eating that is high in omega 6 or causing a high overall intake? I have eaten up to 5000 calories and even then my highest using cron-o-meter was 12-15g.
ground turkey. I’m doing the elimination diet and it’s one of the few meats not verboten