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#1 whoartthou1

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 02:46 AM

I still have acne (although not as bad), but I noticed that ever seen I did the following: A) Eat about 3-4 cans of wild planet sardines a day, eat wild caught alaskan salmon;  B) Eat 4-5 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil (COOC approved), and C) reduce stress  my acne has gotten a lot better.

 

I don't know if eating that much seafood is bad for me, but it seems to help my acne (keep in mind that NONE of the seafood I consume is farmed. All of it is wild caught).

 

 

 



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 04:50 PM

I'd say that's due to the EPA and DHA (Omega 3) content in sea organisms (fish and algae - probably mammals too, but I'm not sure). As far as I know, there isn't any "essential" (EPA and DHA can be converted from ALA) element in fish other than these two EFAs that can't be found in land vegetables and animals. If you're worried about heavy metals in fish, you could try algae oil - since algae is the source of all fish EPA/DHA, it contains much less contaminants that the animals who eat them, specially those higher up in the trophic levels.



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:00 PM

omega 3s dha epa? and taurine and the minerals perhaps? these are the major differences from other meats.



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 08:30 AM

omega 3s dha epa? and taurine and the minerals perhaps? these are the major differences from other meats.

 

Taurine can be obtained from land animals, and it can be biosythesized, so I don't know if it really is essential. And what mineral are you referring to? Iodine maybe, but it's also present in vegetables from iodine-rich soil and in iodized salt, so again I don't think it's essential to obtain it from sea food.



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 07:41 PM

sorry dont have the

 

omega 3s dha epa? and taurine and the minerals perhaps? these are the major differences from other meats.

 

Taurine can be obtained from land animals, and it can be biosythesized, so I don't know if it really is essential. And what mineral are you referring to? Iodine maybe, but it's also present in vegetables from iodine-rich soil and in iodized salt, so again I don't think it's essential to obtain it from sea food.

 

 

i dont have references immediately on hand, but seafood is like 3-4 times higher in taurine then meats like chicken beef and pork. also, shellfish have more mineral content then most other meats as well. dha and epa i snot found in any other meats in significant quantities. all these differences in these substances can have benefits for the skin/inflammation. therefore, this could be the scientific basis or explanation for the original posters observations. in other words, yes, these changes could benefit your skin and here are some reasons why.


Edited by AutonomousOne1980, 20 July 2013 - 07:44 PM.





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