Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

American Diet Moving Steadily Away From Omega-3 Fatty Acids

December 28, 2009 by  

American Diet Moving Steadily Away From Omega-3 Fatty Acids

The ratio of omega-3 fats to omega-6 fats has been moving in favor of omega-6s for years in the American diet. My reading tells me that this imbalance of the omega-3s and omega-6s is dominant in the American diet, leading to general and specific deterioration in American health. Domination of omega-6s appears to be specific to inflammation, and inflammation seems to be associated with serious health problems including heart disease and cancer.

To help rebalance the omegas, eat more fish, especially salmon.

Recently I’ve done considerable research on krill oil. This product is truly amazing and far superior to fish oil supplements in both safety and efficacy.

I firmly believe that as more and more studies are done on krill oil you’ll see it revolutionize the supplement market for boosting cardiovascular health and lowering inflammation.

In krill we may have the most basic nutrition possible. When we consume krill and krill oil we are at the very beginning of the marine food chain. This is our guarantee of purity and peak nutrition.

Krill oil’s bioavailability means peak absorption. The key is the phytoplankton diet of the tiny krill. The smaller the marine life, the shorter its life span and the lesser the chance of contamination. The smaller the sea life the less mercury and other toxins. In fact, phytoplankton is grown abundantly in oceans around the world and is the foundation of the marine life food chain. Krill’s food source is phytoplankton.

Since phytoplankton contains the pigment chlorophyll, which gives them their greenish color, its food source comes from photosynthesis in which sunlight is the energy source. Through photosynthesis, phytoplankton are also responsible for much of the oxygen present in the earth’s atmosphere. What better energy food source than sunlight?

Besides photosynthesis, phytoplankton are crucially dependent on ocean minerals. These are primarily macronutrients such as nitrate, phosphate or silicic acid. This means that through krill we are getting the macronutrients and microorganisms in aquatic food webs of the ocean, as well as in sea salt, which we have come to accept as a miracle for human health.

Krill Oil is an Excellent Source of Omega-3
A major health issue in the United States today is obesity, caused in large part by our diet heavy in omega-6. In early human history the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fats was one to one. In America today our dietary ratio is as high as 50 to one in favor of omega-6 fats. The lower our ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 the better—with the ideal ratio being one to one.

Many scientists believe that a major reason for our high incidence of heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, premature aging and some forms of cancer is the profound imbalance of our consumption of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids.

The large food processors, in their drive for mass marketing and shelf life, have loaded us with omega-6 fatty acids. They have given us easy living and early death.

There are more oils on the market to avoid than there are we should eat. Commercial oils to avoid are sunflower oil, corn oil, soy, safflower and canola oil. Also avoid hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats, margarine, vegetable oils and shortening. All these are chock full of omega-6 fats and have worsened our ratio of good/bad fats.

Grain-fed beef is very high in bad fats.

Oils that are good are high-quality virgin olive oil and coconut oil. Avocados and organic butter from grass-fed cows are also healthy.

Can We Just Eat Fish?
We can just eat fish and over time we can begin to reverse our omega ratio, especially if we greatly diminish our intake of omega-6 and increase our intake of omega-3.

Krill oil is the perfect way to restore proper omega-3/omega-6 balance, as it contains 10 times more of the healthier omega-3 fatty acids than omega-6. This is more than enough to help offset the dangers of the high omega-6 American diet and will greatly help you reduce inflammation.

Krill oil is purely formulated from tiny Antarctic krill which feed on the powerful phytoplankton sea diet.

In the past we have discussed the huge problem of sludging blood in seniors. Our blood thickens with age, evidently leading to a stroke or heart attack. Omega-3 deficiency is known to compromise the blood-brain barrier that normally protects the brain from unwanted matter gaining access to the brain. Omega-3 deficiency can also decrease normal blood flow in the brain.

Just for the record, clinical studies are conclusive that omega-3s improve heart health, improve memory, slow aging and support the brain and nervous system.

Krill oil contains phospholipids that closely resemble the ones in the human brain and this makes krill oil very easy for the body to assimilate and use. Contrary to this, regular fish oil contains triglycerides, which the body has to break down and convert before assimilation.

I’ve been a long-time advocate of supplementing diets with fish oil. However, I firmly believe that krill oil is a remarkable discovery and will totally revolutionize the fish oil and omega-3 market as we know it. In every head-to-head scientific study between fish oil and krill oil, krill has been proven far superior in its healthy benefits. It’s definitely made a believer out of me.

I take the Health Resources™ brand of krill oil (Super Krill-Omega3, 1-800-471-4007) and like it far better than the fish oil I’ve been taking and recommending for decades.

I need more research on the balance of the omegas. Do you readers know of any, including a book(s)? Also I need more material on the cause of inflammation.

I have found that readers, particularly those who are hard core involved in alternative health, have serious information that is hard to uncover. Please share with me.

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American who has been writing a newsletter since 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “American Diet Moving Steadily Away From Omega-3 Fatty Acids”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

  • Barbara Norton

    While I believe this information to be true, people need to be careful about the fish. Most are farm raised and thus do not have the omega 3s. Grassfed beef is another good supplier of Omega 3–)not grainfed nor grassfed most of the year, but grainfed in winter).
    I, too, believe that krill a remarkable discovery.

  • Doid

    There are other sources of Omega 3, such as Camelina seeds and Chia seeds. Krill is very vital to the health of the ocean.

    There is a book from Duke Johnson, MD titled The Optimal Health Revolution. It talks about how inflammation is the root cause of the biggest killers.

  • Joe Kenny

    Mr. R. Livingston,

    Dr. Johanna Budwig (1908 – 2003) Treated cancer patients with flaxseed oil and cottage cheese mixed together. There is much about her work on the internet.

    Best regards,

    Joe Kenny

  • Romeo Flores

    I am careful about the fish I do eat and have been taking krill oil for years. Today, I received some bottles of Sacha Inchi, which I understand, is supposed to be a good source of Omega-3, so I will start taking it asap.

  • s c

    America, some things in life are NOT to be taken for granted – EVER. American food producers load processed foods with CRAP (WHY don’t you KNOW that?). It has too much sodium, sweeteners, MSG and a host of other nasty stuff that you CAN’T afford to eat – EVER.
    Krill oil is probably the best way to get Omega-3. But, SHOP AROUND. Just because someone sells supplements DOESN’T mean you’re getting QUALITY. Find a good nutritionist who has no use for the food pyramid, and isn’t under the thumb of an MD who ‘knows everything about food’ (a typical MD DOESN’T).
    Shop carefully and READ THE CONTENTS!. Be your own BEST FRIEND OR your own WORST ENEMY. It’s YOUR CHOICE.

  • Jo

    I agree with what s c says except you cannot just go to a nutritionist- they only their nutrition education is limited, anyone interested in food as medicine, needs to go to a REGISTERED DIETITION ONLY. I majored in that in college and then went into nursing, but registered dietitians RDs take a rigorous curiculum based on a combination of nutritional biochemisty and disease/pathology.

    Another absolute KILLER for the human body is HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP. It causes inflammation in the arterioles-enough said. be well.

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.