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i see a lot of people who take omega 3 supplements. one of the doctors whose theories i subscribe to (dr mcdougal) says do not take them, because they support the growth of cancers, and if you're not consuming a diet with other lipids, you simply don't need them as supplements.<br><br>
here is an interesting item in the news:<br><br><a href="http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-prostate-omega-3-20110426,0,6549057.story?track=rss" target="_blank">http://www.latimes.com/health/booste...tory?track=rss</a>
 

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After reading that article, and the correction at the bottom, I'd have to say in my opinion the benefits outweigh the risks...especially with children.<br><br>
I have seen some people overdo it, and maybe they should slow down the Omega-3 intake, but I'm still considering it an important part of my diet. 4 days a week I eat oatmeal with a lot of walnuts and flax seeds.
 

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Never heard this. How would they be bad for you if they are ESSENTIAL fatty acids? If you eat healthy, you don't need supplements. Just eat the right foods that contain them.
 

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My shrink told me to take Omega3 supplements or eat things like flaxseeds to help with my ADHD and depression. Besides, if you eat alkaline foods you are pretty much turning your body into a cancer-fighting machine.
 

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Too much of any vitamin can be bad for you. I always ate a lot of flax and eggs as a child for the same reason as sequoia; my ADHD.<br>
Now that I'm vegan its avocados, and a really cool omega cooking oil made by PC. I get an annual blood test and have never had a problem with any nutrients lacking.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Doktormartini</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2876194"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Never heard this. How would they be bad for you if they are ESSENTIAL fatty acids? If you eat healthy, you don't need supplements. Just eat the right foods that contain them.</div>
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I think it's the common notion of chasing gallons of corn and soybean oil with quarts of flax oil to maintain that magic ratio that is unhealthy. It is easy to increase the ability to absorb and convert the omega 3 fatty acids already present in a healthy diet if a person stops adding oils rich in omega 6 to their diet. But most people insist that extracted oils are healthy and won't stop chugging them.
 

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I think it's the common notion of chasing gallons of corn and soybean oil with quarts of flax oil to maintain that magic ratio that is unhealthy. It is easy to increase the ability to absorb and convert the omega 3 fatty acids already present in a healthy diet if a person stops adding oils rich in omega 6 to their diet. But most people insist that extracted oils are healthy and won't stop chugging them.</div>
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Think you might be exaggerating just a bit?
 

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Think you might be exaggerating just a bit?</div>
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no. unfortunately, she's not. if you were to work in my shoes for one week, it would be a real eye opener.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Hazelnut</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2876661"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
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No I'm not. People are incorrect if they think they can continue to eat a diet of 45% of calories from fat, and get any protection from this by adding a few magic superfoods, without changing what is causing the problem in the first place. Over the time it takes to develop a degenerative diet-induced condition, gallons of dietary fat is a very realistic assessment of one of the major root causes of said condition.
 

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The nutrionist Jack Norris, had an article on this that might be useful.<br><br><a href="http://jacknorrisrd.com/?p=1862" target="_blank">Check here.</a>
 
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