- Aug 14, 2019
So just curious if there’s any parallels you can draw from looking at birds vs humans. Their body temperature generally us higher than humans around 40 celsius instead of 37. So I was amazed over how much PUFA birds eat. They eat lots of seeds and also fish and dead fish. They must have good antioxidant capacity since omega 3 is so oxidative and poisonous combined with their higher body temperatures? Well researching on the subject shows that feeding birds omega 3 actually also reduces inflammation and prevents artherosclerosis as birds fed mainly omega 6 do show signs of chronic inflammation and artherosclerosis. So once again evidence shows that it is the ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 is what matters at least for birds? And I would assume at least for humans aswell. Keeping PUFA low is obviously still ideal but over time if you never eat seafood you might likely accomplish an out of waxk ratio of n3 to n6. Specially since the meat, eggs, liver etc all contain more n6 today then 100 years ago. Grass feed animals likely provided enough omega 3 as it was to keep the ratio stable. But today grains make the animals sick and with time this animal fat will likely make you sick aswell. Then I can’t help to wonder if eating fish 1-2 times per week at least would help to counter this. Im curious if more people could contribute the subject. I do believe small amounts of EPA and DHA has their benefits in the system. EPA for combating arachidonic acid and DHA for synaptamide an endogenous cannabinoid promoting synaptic neuron growth?