Get Your Omega-6 to Omega-3 Ratios Balanced

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Discover the difference between omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids and the importance of a proper omega-3 to omega-6 ratio.

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0:00 Introduction: Omega-3 vs. omega-6 ratio
0:26 The history of seed oils
2:02 Omega-6 vs. omega-3 fatty acids
5:00 Omega-3 sources
7:10 Omega-3 fatty acids
8:58 Learn more about cod liver oil!

In this video, we’re going to talk about essential fatty acids, omega-6 and omega-3. The omega-6 to omega-3 ratio is way off in the average diet. The average American is at a 20:1 and sometimes a 70:1 or more omega-6 to omega-3 ratio!

We need both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, but we need significantly more omega-3 fatty acids to avoid inflammation. The source is important! You don’t want to get your omega-6 fatty acids from seed oils.

Omega-6 consumption from seed oils directly correlates with chronic illnesses like heart disease. Very recently in human history, seed oils replaced saturated fat in the diet and are in every ultra-processed food.

Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids include fatty fish, cod liver oil, cod liver, sardines, and shellfish.

Grain-fed animals are much higher in omega-6 fatty acids. This is one of the reasons people are turning to grass-fed, grass-finished beef.

Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids go through the same biochemical pathways and compete with each other in the body. If there’s any problem in these biochemical pathways, you can end up with dysfunctional fats that your body will be unable to benefit from.

Co-factors for these biochemical pathways include magnesium, vitamins B2, B3, B6, vitamin C, and insulin. Many people are insulin resistant, which means they’re deficient in insulin. Seed oil consumption paired with insulin resistance causes a lot more compound damage.

Intermittent fasting and a low-carb diet can correct insulin resistance so you’re better able to utilize fatty acids within the body and don’t end up with dysfunctional fats.

Omega-3 fatty acids fall into two categories: DHA and EPA. EPA helps reduce inflammation, and DHA helps support cognitive function. ALA is a precursor to EPA.

There’s a simple blood test that can measure your omega-3 to omega-6 ratio.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps you understand the importance of a proper omega-3 to omega-6 ratio. I’ll see you in the next video.


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  1. @ounahh on February 16, 2024 at 1:06 pm

    Supplementing Omega-3 is not enough to balance a high omega-6 diet. I ate a standard high carb diet, and supplemented 1600mg of omega 3 (EPA, DPA & DHA). After fiew months I went for an Omega3/6 test, and my ratio still was 1:8 omega 3 to 6. It’s not possible to counter a high omega 6 intake with supplementation, I think it’s important to be mentioned.

    • @andresoares2110 on February 16, 2024 at 1:09 pm

      What’s the solution?

    • @ounahh on February 16, 2024 at 1:10 pm

      @@andresoares2110 The only chance is to reduce the Omega 6 intake, for example getting rid of seed oils in the diet as mentioned in the video.

    • @mattthevisionary on February 16, 2024 at 1:13 pm

      I don’t think it needs mentioned as Dr. Berg makes it very clear that our ratios are not able to he solved by omega 3 supplementation. Thats why he always suggests high omega 3 foods. Maybe try both and stop consuming omega 6s aka any oil other than coconut, olive, and real ghee/butter.

    • @andresoares2110 on February 16, 2024 at 1:16 pm

      @@ounahh so frying with lard (pork fat), butter, the own fat of the meat/chicken and then spreading olive oil, apple cider vinegar, curry, oregano, black pepper on my food will help me immensely?

    • @ounahh on February 16, 2024 at 1:19 pm

      @@andresoares2110 Absolutely, you could also use avocado oil for frying.

  2. @C.N.1 on February 16, 2024 at 1:10 pm

    Now we know what’s going on in our fat child’s brain when they forget our name because we refuse to buy them a bag of Cheetos or a joint/blunt wrap. When the omega ratios get thrown off, it can get strange. Much respect, Dr. Berg! Happy Friday, everyone! 🙂

  3. @Cheryl-sv1uv on February 16, 2024 at 1:10 pm

    Thank you for all you do Dr. Berg. I’d like to contact you to invite you to be a guest for some special events for the African American community.

  4. @user-hn7fz8ii6q on February 16, 2024 at 1:12 pm

    Dr Berg
    I greatly appreciate all
    This information

    • @Drberg on February 16, 2024 at 2:08 pm

      Glad you found it useful!

  5. @christysweet9036 on February 16, 2024 at 1:14 pm

    Absolutely the BEST nutritional advice on the web. Thank you Dr Berg

  6. @gaitreeferguson3012 on February 16, 2024 at 1:21 pm

    So much to learn. I did not know that seed oils were bad for our health. Tune in to your channel is the best that ever happened to me. I will alway thank you. Dr. B

    • @VestaJ17 on February 16, 2024 at 4:52 pm

      absolutely lifechanging dr bergs vids have been since finding them 2 years ago.

  7. @joey6280 on February 16, 2024 at 1:21 pm

    One of the most insightful and comprehensive videos on this topic I have ever watched so far

    • @Drberg on February 16, 2024 at 7:23 pm

      Glad you like the video. Thanks for watching.

  8. @brianivey73 on February 16, 2024 at 1:24 pm

    Excellent content as always Dr Berg! Thank you very much

    • @Drberg on February 16, 2024 at 7:16 pm

      Glad you like this. Happy weekend!

  9. @joey6280 on February 16, 2024 at 1:24 pm

    Some years ago, in Italy doctors said that palm oil is unhealthy (interestingly enough, another source of omega 3, even though it isn’t the best one. What a coincidence). And yet, seed oils have been left unchecked.

  10. @Avengedsevenfoldrocks on February 16, 2024 at 1:25 pm

    I know I’ve heard Dr Berg say that farm-raised salmon is high in omega 6.
    And even when they say wild caught if you “look carefully” in small writing somewhere they may just say farm-raised in chile or somewhere.
    I would like to find real wild caught salmon 🎉

    • @moniquehall4991 on February 16, 2024 at 2:11 pm

      Thanks for that info. Idk😮😊

  11. @nerdbamarich2063 on February 16, 2024 at 1:47 pm

    Absolutely fantastic advice doctor

    • @Drberg on February 16, 2024 at 1:56 pm

      Glad you found it helpful!

  12. @candacecrute9313 on February 16, 2024 at 2:02 pm

    So very kind of you to pass along your commission to us as a discount for the test. Thank you!

    • @Drberg on February 16, 2024 at 4:05 pm

      No problem. Glad to share this info.

  13. @Carterofmars on February 16, 2024 at 2:18 pm

    Sharing that commission to further discount the cost of the test is really very cool and appreciated. Very good doc here folks. 👍

  14. @BainsPummy on February 16, 2024 at 2:45 pm

    Good morning Dr Berg, I started following you little over a year ago, Yesterday I had annual physical lab work etc. I hit the ball out f ball park simply by learning from you and educating myself you have change my life for better, I’m 60 I do Healthy Keto, OMAD and 120-150 hours prolonged fast once a month. I also use some of your supplements and other Organics once. Thank you Sir.

  15. @stevelanghorn1407 on February 16, 2024 at 2:45 pm

    Another brilliantly clear explanation, as ever. 
    Professor Michael A Crawford is an English neurologist (in his mid 90s now…and still working!) He has been teaching about the vital importance of wild marine foods and Omega 3 fatty acids (for our brain and heart health)…for DECADES. And by now he knows a thing or 2 about the subject!


  16. @Johnnymac001 on February 16, 2024 at 2:45 pm

    Omg I just bought that book and am half way through. Amazing.

  17. @kevinorr6880 on February 16, 2024 at 3:21 pm

    I had no idea that chicken was high in omega-6! Damn, I thought I was doing better for protein. Yet another affordable meat becomes unaffordable.

  18. @falgunichandarana1360 on February 16, 2024 at 4:03 pm

    Dr Berg has changed the way I look at food. I feel so grateful just having found him and having access to this priceless information.

  19. @a.williams45 on February 16, 2024 at 5:29 pm

    Sound advice for getting the right ratio. Thank you so much for this insightful information, Dr Berg 🙏🏻

  20. @MarieWilliams027 on February 16, 2024 at 5:48 pm

    This is the best explanation on this topic I’ve ever seen, Dr Berg. Greatest advice. Thank you 👍🏻💖

    • @Drberg on February 16, 2024 at 7:23 pm

      Most welcome! Glad you found it informative!

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