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The Vanishing Youth Nutrient

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Susan Allport, author of The Queen of Fats: Why Omega-3s Were Removed from the Western Diet and What We Can Do to Replace Them, looks into why the disappearance of omega-3s from our diet may be responsible for the high rates of obesity, heart disease, cancer. Her article "The Vanishing Youth Nutrient" appears in the September issue of Prevention Magazine.

Guests:

Susan Allport

Comments [32]

Les Garrick from Masssachusetts

Is Susan Allport related to Alan Allport of
www.omega-3-sources.com, a source of supplements? Maybe I missed it.

Sep. 03 2009 07:35 PM
LADD from NYC

Disappointed little information was discussed regarding omega 3 supplements given the current popularity.

Sep. 02 2009 02:15 PM
Steve from Morristown

Loved the show!

Sep. 02 2009 01:02 PM
Carol from Manhattan

Is there a difference in the quality of omega fats in farm-raised and wild salmon?

Sep. 02 2009 12:45 PM
john Harvey from toronto

i've heard that canola oil and margarine benefits are strongly outweighed by the refining process. is this true?

Sep. 02 2009 12:45 PM
Philipp Rothmaler from Queens

Why is diabetes so prevalent in Japan then?

Sep. 02 2009 12:40 PM
Johanna Berke from NYC

Is farmed salmon (fed corn? or cornmeal?) lower in Omega 3s than wild salmon that feeds on green stuff?

Sep. 02 2009 12:38 PM
Jenny from NYC

does free-range meat have enough omega 3?

Sep. 02 2009 12:38 PM
m from Brooklyn

Can you cook with flaxseed oil?

Sep. 02 2009 12:38 PM
Johnny S from NJ

Which leafy greens?

Sep. 02 2009 12:36 PM
anonyme

Frank - I can't tell you how many doctors (i have some in the family) have told me what she says about cholesterol, yet they keep peddling Lipitor!

There's a book called The Cholesterol Myth which I haven't read

Sep. 02 2009 12:36 PM
Carol from Manhattan

Is there a difference in the quality of omega fats in farm-raised and wild salmon?

Sep. 02 2009 12:36 PM
nancy from Toms River NJ

Is the omega fat lost in flaxseed when purchased pre-ground?

Sep. 02 2009 12:36 PM
john Harvey from toronto

i've heard that canola oil and margarine benefits are strongly outweighed by the refining process. is this true?

Sep. 02 2009 12:34 PM
Karthik from NYC

Can you please ask your guest if there are any vegetarian/Vegan food with Omega-3 fatty acids ?
Thanks.

Sep. 02 2009 12:34 PM
Nick from Jersey city

Would salmone roe be better than supplements with pills?

Sep. 02 2009 12:33 PM
Nancy from Lakewood NJ

Is the Omega fat lost in the flaxseeds when purchased ground?

Sep. 02 2009 12:33 PM
Randi Gustafsson from Putnam Valley, NY

What are the studies that show that Omega 3's are transfered to the nursing baby? Thanks for a great show.

Sep. 02 2009 12:31 PM
Greg from Bronx

is herring and excellent source of Omega-3s?

Sep. 02 2009 12:31 PM
Greg from Bronx

Ms Allport voice -- her diction, melodious speech style lulls me to the point of losing focus here and there on her excellent information!

Sep. 02 2009 12:29 PM
Bobby G from East Village

How do U.S. Dept. of Agriculture subsidies for corn and soy effect our overall health?

Sep. 02 2009 12:29 PM
Frank De Canio from New York

Wow! She said that the cholesterol heart disease conncection was a red herring which seems to go against current guideliness and understanding. Can she elaborate?

Sep. 02 2009 12:28 PM
Paul Rolen

Hello

I love sardines to obtain Omega 3. Does the olive oil compete with obtaining the 3.
Would fish packed in water be better?
Thank you

Sep. 02 2009 12:27 PM
Susan from NYC

Please ask your guest to note the importance of drinking milk from grass-fed cows, and beef from grass-fed cattle, which preserve the omega-3s in those foods.

Sep. 02 2009 12:23 PM
anon from nyc

Is there a difference between Omega-3s and "essential fatty acids" and if so, how are they different?

Sep. 02 2009 12:21 PM
Tanuja from NJ

What are the best foods to eat in order obtain Omega-3s in your diet?

Sep. 02 2009 12:20 PM
Diana

Can you ask your guest if she could explain kinds of omega 3? I´ve read somewhere that there is a difference between those in fish and those in flax oil, for instance, and that the former is better. Is that true? Are the omega 3 in flax oil still good?

Sep. 02 2009 12:20 PM
anonyme

bt Israelis must have really high stress hormone levels!

Sep. 02 2009 12:19 PM
Yogesh from Pennsylvania

How do Omega-3 levels vary across different cuisines/regions of the world? Do we see that the incidences of disorders associated with Omega-3 correlate with amount of Omega-3 levels in the foods?

Sep. 02 2009 12:18 PM
anonyme

Leonard Foodie you know you can get those good eggs straight from a farmer who pastures chickens - even better if they farm like Joel Salatin. They are available easily in NY

Iodine in iodized salt ruined salt!

Sep. 02 2009 12:15 PM
anonyme

also please ask her to explain how esy it is to damage fats in processing - so it doesn't help to just "add them in"

Sep. 02 2009 12:11 PM
marion appel from NYC (Chinatown)

Can your guest also discuss how the presence of trans fats in our diet may interfere with our ability to use the omega 3s we do get?

Sep. 02 2009 12:09 PM

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