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Adverse reactions to high n3 from fish

Discussion in 'The Epi-Paleo Diet' started by Benjamin Stone, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. Benjamin Stone

    Benjamin Stone New Member

    Howdy folks,
    So about a year ago I try mono-eating oily salmon (Alaskan Copper River King and Sockeye - the fattiest) for one week. Tasted good, but noticed the following 2-3 weeks I was bruising over my entire body and turning purple from just the kids bumping into me - no bueno!

    Cut the fish out entirely, back to meat only, and went to seafood 2-3x per week. In last week I upped same fatty fish (Copper River) to 1 meal a day (of 2 meals) - roughly .75lbs fish. I now see some less severe symptoms (gums bleed on flossing, etc) - this also includes salmon roe, again very high in n3.

    So what gives? I'd like to eat high n3 seafood daily - am I just pushing it beyond my n=1 genetic tolerance for such fare? Must I limit myself to lower n3/DHA seafood?
  2. Phosphene

    Phosphene Gold (finally)

    Any chance you have a bit of scurvy from lack of vitamin C?
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  3. Benjamin Stone

    Benjamin Stone New Member

    Don't think so, I am feeling quite amazing in every other way following best principles here with carnivore diet for 3 years now. Just bummed to know if I was stranded in Alaska I could not survive on salmon alone it seems! Maybe someone else knows what is awry...
  4. Lahelada

    Lahelada New Member

    I think I would err on the side of cation and swing by a doc. DHA is a blood thinner but I am surprised that it should be to this extent. It might be a lack of vitamins as 3 years of carnivore is a long time. Vitamin C or K may be playing a role but not having light cues in food may also have caused imbalances.I would get some labs with regards to vitamins.blood clotting drawn.
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  5. Benjamin Stone

    Benjamin Stone New Member

    Thanks. I'm thinking I'm just more sensitive to the thinning effects of DHA. My labs are done every 6 months and are fine. I'm also sure to source salmon that does not have any solvents used to descale etc. It is as it should be.

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