Dovydas Nesvarbu: What do you think about omega-3 fats (EPA and DHA)? Do our bodies really need them?
There is some really conflicting info about that form of fat and the debate is going on heavily. Some say they’re anti-inflammatory, others say they get rancid and oxidized in the body super easily and thus create even more oxidative stress/inflammation inside the body.
In most of the studies, omega-3 fats are placed with GMOs, and hydrogenated, refined, high omega-6 oils and that’s why in results they are less toxic. But I haven’t yet seen studies where omega-3 fats would be compared to healthy saturated and monounsaturated fats.
What is your opinion? It would be nice to get some piece of real science proving your statements!
Is science your only guide?
I’d be cautious about the science here. What we’ve learned over the years is that science (especially nutritional science) often changes its mind.
If you want to know more about how scientific research is conducted and why it seems to shift so much, I recommend you read Science Set Free: 10 Paths to New Discovery by Rupert Sheldrake.
That said, I’d like to share a couple of key points with you:
A. The human body is extremely complex and science isn’t complete. In other words, we don’t know everything there is to know and, in my opinion, the current scientific paradigm isn’t well equipped to explain the complexity of the human body-mind.
Right now, for example, science tends to atomize the body into parts that are studied in isolation. But how can you study the effects of any hormone in the body without also studying the effects of a given hormone on every other hormone and physiological system?
B. In most current scientific debates, you’ll find opposition by scientific experts of equal qualification on either side of any investigation, so this is an opportunity for you to explore with and for yourself to see “what is ideal for you!”
Human beings are as different on the inside as they are on the outside, and what is “normal” varies wil