One-Man Tipping Point: How One Scientist is Helping His Community �Nix the Omega-6� and Improve Health
While improving omega 3 intake is extremely important, you need to understand that when the ratio of omega 6 compared to omega 3 gets above 5 to one the omega 6 displaces omega 3 from it's position in cells.
This is crucial as one of the roles in cell tissue is to maintain the permeability of cell membranes and that regulates what goes into and out of that cell.
When cells lose their permeability then they will not operate as efficiently as they should.
The US diet may be providing about 30 times the amount of omega 6 compared to omega 3 so just increasing omega 3 is not going to work in the long run. It will make a difference to plasma levels and it is certainly important initially but without reducing the amount of omega 6 industrial seed oils such as corn, soybean, safflower, sunflower and cottonseed oil and all the commercial foods that contain soy (and similar) oils it's inevitable the omega 3 will not be able to retain it's important place in each cell in your body.
Without wishing to be too depressing the half life of omega 6 is about 2yrs so you have to regard this as a LONG TERM project. Eliminate omega 6 seed oils now, and try to avoid corn/soy fed meat and poultry and seek out pasture raised meat, and in 2 yrs time the conversion of your cells will be 50% done and maybe 5 yrs from now you will be able to get an omega ratio blood test and see how well you've done
Dr Davis does a similar test using ZRT labs.
Perhaps if you had one done now it would give you some incentive to improve the situation.