Thursday, February 26, 2015

Fatty Acids, a necessary part of your health


Fatty acid imbalance are common in societies that consume an abundance of processed foods with artificial ingredients and hydrogenated fat, and have an over-reliance on grains.
A Purdue University study showed that kids low in Omega-3 essential fatty acids are significantly more likely to be hyperactive, have learning disorders, and to display behavioral problems. Omega-3 deficiencies have also been tied to dyslexia, violence, depression, memory problems, weight gain, cancer, heart disease, eczema, allergies, inflammatory diseases, arthritis, diabetes, and many other conditions.
Over 2,000 scientific studies have demonstrated the wide range of problems associated with Omega-3 deficiencies. The American diet is almost devoid of Omega 3's except for certain types of fish. In fact, researchers believe that about 60% of Americans are deficient in Omega-3 fatty acids, and about 20% have so little that test methods cannot even detect any in their blood.
Your brain is more than 60% structural fat, just as your muscles are made of protein and your bones are made of calcium. But it's not just any fat that our brains are made of. It has to be certain types of fats, and we no longer eat these types of fats like we used to.
Worse, we eat man-made trans-fats and excessive amounts of saturated fats and vegetable oils high in Omega-6 fatty acids, all of which interfere which our body's attempt to utilize the tiny amount of Omega-3 fats that it gets
Signs/Symptoms of Essential Fatty Acid Deficiency
Dry skin (e.g., feet/face/general)
Scaly or flaky skin (e.g., legs)
Cracking/peeling fingertips & skin (e.g., heels)
Lackluster skin
Small bumps on back of upper arms
Patchy dullness &/or color variation of skin
Mixed oily and dry skin ('combination' skin)
Irregular quilted appearance of skin (e.g., legs)
Thick or cracked calluses
Dandruff or cradle cap
Dry, lackluster, brittle or unruly hair
Soft, fraying, splitting or brittle fingernails
Dull nails - lack of surface shine
Slow growing fingernails
Dry eyes
Dry mouth/throat
Inadequate vaginal lubrication
Menstrual cramps
Premenstrual breast pain/tenderness
Excessive ear wax
Excessive thirst
Allergic (e.g., eczema/asthma/hay fever/hives)
Crave fats/fatty foods
Stiff or painful joints
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