James DiNicolantonio is a doctor of pharmacy, a cardiovascular research scientist at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, the associate editor of British Medical Journal's (BMJ) Open Heart, and author of Superfuel: Ketogenic Keys to Unlock the Secrets of Good Fats, Bad Fats, and Great Health. We discuss all things omega-3s and omega-6s. Prepare to gain an in-depth understanding of the biological impact of each of these fats and the foods in which they are found!
What you'll learn from this episode:
Exactly what to look out for when choosing an omega-3 supplement and why you probably want to store your omega-3s in a freezer.
How omega-3s can help with fat loss, heart health, and building muscle.
The differences between krill oil and fish oil.
Why studies examining the power of fish oil to prevent cardiovascular disease often seem to contradict one another.
Just how dangerous polyunsaturated grain and seed oils -- like the ones derived from corn, canola, and soybean—are from the standpoint of gut and heart health.
And much more!
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Resources from this episode:
Superfuel: Ketogenic Keys to Unlock the Secrets of Good Fats, Bad Fats, and Great Health by James DiNicolantonio and Joseph Mercola
The Salt Fix: Why the Experts Got It All Wrong—and How Eating More Might Save Your Life by Dr. James DiNicolantonio
The Ketogenic Diet: A Detailed Beginner's Guide to Keto, by Rudy Mawer, MSc, CISSN, Healthline
Oh My Omega: The Difference Between Omega-3, 6, and 9 by Alyssa Ardolino, RD, Food Insight
Differences between EPA, DHA, and ALA, Omega-3s
Fish Oils to Prevent Heart Disease by Eric J. Topol, MD, Medscape
Explaining the Recent Fish Oil Trial "Failures" by James DiNicolantonio et al., Journal of Glycomics and Lipidomics
Early Humans Loved to Eat Brains: Study by Ruth Brown, Newser
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA): An Ancient Nutrient for the Modern Human Brain by Joanne Bradbury, Nutrients
7 Health Claims About Astaxanthin by Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT, Healthline
How Is Oxidation Harmful to Health? by Emilia Klapp, AskMD
The Amazing Metabolism of Hummingbirds by James Gorman, The New York Times
The Omega-3 Index as a Risk Factor for Coronary Heart Disease by William S. Harris, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
The Role of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Skeletal Muscle Anabolism, Strength, and Function in Healthy and Diseased States by Ifeanyi D. Nwachukwu et al., Journal of Food Biochemistry
The Shocking Origin of Vegetable Oil—Garbage! by Dr. Jason Fung, Medium
Are Vegetable and Seed Oils Bad for Your Health? by Kris Gunnars, BSc, Healthline
Omega-6 Vegetable Oils as a Driver of Coronary Heart Disease: The Oxidized Linoleic Acid Hypothesis by James J. DiNicolantonio and James H. O'Keefe, Open Heart
10 Health Benefits of Spirulina by Joe Leech, MS, Healthline
What Causes High Bilirubin? by Tim Jewell, Healthline
Food Then and Now: How Nutrition Has Changed by Jill Ettinger, Naturally Savvy
Dirt Poor: Have Fruits and Vegetables Become Less Nutritious? by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss, Scientific American
Magnesium: An Invisible Deficiency That Could Be Harming Your Health by Dr. Joseph Mercola
Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D.
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