This is from a blog that I follow. I believe that when we began feeding our farm animals corn and grain at feed lots and enclosures in the case of chickens and hogs we started having issues related to high Omega 6 levels. Eating grass fed beef and natural chickens and their products will restore our oil balance. If only congress would mandate the diet for our food animals.
That is basically the question I asked Dr Bill Lands, the biochemist that published the relationship between omega-6 and heart disease in various cultures. I was curious sine the omega-6/3 blood test that I had indicated that my Arachidonic Acid (AA) was still as high as the typical American. AA is the omega-6 fatty acid our body uses to make inflammatory prostaglandins.
The answer is it depends. It depends on how much you actually change your diet and what your initial conditions are. After about a year on my diet, my omega-6/3 ratio was down to 55:45, which is much better than the typical American ratio of 10:1. Clearly, I had raised my level of omega-3, and I am sure I had lowered the AA as well, but it must have been a lot higher than the average. A high level of omega-6 was clearly behind my medical problems of…
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