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!

This podcast is sponsored by my friends at Perfect Keto, purveyors of fine exogenous ketones. If you'd like to see how they can help optimize your life, go to perfectketo.com/max10 for $10 off an order of $30 or more!

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 Genius Life 7: Why You Probably Need to Eat More Salt | James DiNicolantonio, PharmD

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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

New Cochrane Health Evidence Challenges Belief That Omega 3 Supplements Reduce Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke or Death, Cochrane

Fish Oils to Prevent Heart Disease by Eric J. Topol, MD, Medscape

Scientific Expert Reaction to Cochrane Review on Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Cochrane

Explaining the Recent Fish Oil Trial "Failures" by James DiNicolantonio et al., Journal of Glycomics and Lipidomics

JELIS Japan Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) Lipid Intervention Study, Medscape

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

Life Extension Super Omega-3 Fish Oil

Antarctic Krill Oils

7 Health Claims About Astaxanthin by Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT, Healthline

The Genius Life 16: The Nutrient That Makes Your Skin and Brain Younger | William Sears, MD

Nutrex BioAstin Hawaiian Astaxanthin

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

Nutrex Hawaiian Spirulina Tablets

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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