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03-18-2008, 09:59 AM   #1
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Eskimo Oil...???

Hi guys.... has anyone heard of or tried a pure fish oil called ''Eskimo Oil'' .??.. i have to say eating fish is very good for me personally to eat.... and i have heard good things about this fish oil here in Ireland.... happy Paddys day by the way......... just wondering if anyone with our wonderfull condition had tried it.........
03-18-2008, 11:40 AM   #2
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There are some of us that take fish oil to help balance Omega 3 with Omega 6 fatty acids. Fish Oil is also antibacterial and anti inflammatory. I take Krill Oil which accomplishes the same thing at a lower dose. I can't say I have heard of Eskimo Oil before, but if it is fish oil it should be fine.

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03-20-2008, 08:44 AM   #3
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I've never heard of it... then again, I never met a rusty Eskimo, and I'm a Canuck.
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03-25-2008, 01:53 AM   #4
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check this out as well: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11758647/

seems that extra virgin olive oil could help boost the effects of your fish oil supplementation.. not to mention it has alot of antioxidants and is really good for you
03-26-2008, 07:15 AM   #5
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I use both fish oil and since I live in Lebanon, a mediterranean country, I eat lots of olive oil in my food. For an anti-inflammatory diet you should balance your fats, so you have a ratio of approximately 2:1 or 1:1 Omega6 to Omega 3. Which means using olive oil as your main cooking oil, and adding to it fish oil and Flax seed oil if possible, while minimizing animal fat and vegetable oils, as well the most harmful, trans fats, which are found in most processed and fried foods.

For good coverage of this issue related to Crohn's I reccomend the book below:

http://www.amazon.com/New-Eating-Rig...6533663&sr=8-1

Also as a hint, try taking enetric coated fish oils, as they have more chance of reaching the small intestine

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03-26-2008, 04:13 PM   #6
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Thanks for the help guys... i have actually started to use olive oil when i cook fish and have noticed a huge improvement [along with one or two other dietary changes] seems to me it cant do much harm any way.... i wonder what the incidence of crohns is in the eskimo community or other predominatly fish eating cultures...??
03-26-2008, 06:46 PM   #7
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I would guess Eskimos would not even know what Crohn's was if they followed a traditional diet. The high protein, very low carb diet would be a poor environment for the bacteria likely involved in the disease.

Just a guess.

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03-27-2008, 03:02 AM   #8
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In the book I mentioned, they talk about studies involving Eskimos and IBD is non-existant in those communities.....

In other studies they also emphasize the difference in Omega 3 and saturated fat consumption between people of same ethnic origin like the Danes and Greenlanders; and it's notice that Greenlanders who have high consumption of Omega 3 have very low incidence in IBD as compared to the Danes whose diet is high in saturated fat....

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03-27-2008, 08:45 AM   #9
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I wonder how much a role the Omega 3 fatty acids actually play in the low incidence of IBD vs the antibacterial properties of the fish oil itself. There is probably some role being played by both factors.

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03-28-2008, 01:12 AM   #10
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Remember though how "pure" the eskimo race is, and that Crohns is purportedly genetic...if you have a race that continually "inter-breeds" (for lack of better term), and never mixes in with the rest of the world, it'll stay isolated.
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03-28-2008, 03:48 AM   #11
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You have a point Benson, but this doesn't explain the difference of IBD incidence between Danes and Greenladers who have the same ethnic and genetic roots.... The same is alos noticed in Japan, between farmers who still eat a traditional diet of fish, vegetables and rice and those who live in cities eating mainly red meat and processed foods...
03-28-2008, 11:03 PM   #12
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no I agree, I believe Crohns to be strong genetic AND dietarily affected, just that it was something to factor into the reasoning when looking at the big picture.
03-31-2008, 05:44 AM   #13
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Yeah. I guess you have to be genetically susceptible, and the poor dietary habits, stress, vaccines, viruses , bacteria etc.... has to trigger it. WOW, that's a long list of triggers
04-01-2008, 07:33 AM   #14
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Here is another interesting study related to Crohn's and Omega 3 fish oil, especially relating to children

Fatty Acids Help Control Crohn’s Disease

http://www.bastyrcenter.org/content/view/1116/

The combination of mesalamine and omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish oil offers a promising treatment option for extending symptom-free periods in children suffering from CD. These results are especially encouraging, as the risk of side effects from drugs such as prednisone are of particular concern in children.
04-02-2008, 02:31 AM   #15
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I live in alaska, and my whole stepfamily is 100% Alaskan Native (aka Eskimoes)

people have a very biased view of eskimoes...very little inbreeding, very few left that are "pure", and there are almost no eskimo villages left, because where every village is, theres a micdonalds just a hop skip and a jump away. the few that are left, are very secluded, and yes, they do live on the substinance diet, of fish and berries and whale.

I know of a few eskimoes who have IBD, but none with DX'd Crohn's. just thought the resident alaskan would put in her 2 cents.
04-02-2008, 07:42 AM   #16
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Hi Digits. I think it's not the genetics of Eskimos that determines if they have IBD or not. IBD is in every ethnicity and race as proven by this forum where we are from all over the world suffering the same (I'm from Lebanon with Arab ethnicity for example) , but you have to be genetically susceptible somehow to get it as proven by recent research.

I guess the studies point to the original diet of Eskimos which is high in Omega 3 and with a balanced Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratio of about 1:1, not their genetic makeup. In every community that consumes a natural native diet, there is very low incidence of IBD. Since the new diets became widespread, full of red meat, processed foods, hydrogentaed oils, trans fats along with low consumption of Omega 3, vegetables and fruits, diseases like IBD have been on the rise. As you mentioned that now there is McDonalds everywhere, maybe this shift in diet is causing IBD to appear also in communities like the Eskimos ....

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