(NaturalNews) Rather than get really technical and bore you to death with long chemical words, there are two fatty acids that are considered "essential". One is omega-3 (alpha-linoleic acid) and the other is omega-6 (linoleic acid). Both are polyunsaturated oils and are considered "essential" because the body cannot produce them on its own, despite the body needing them for many functions. Because of this we must make sure that we get enough of these "essentials". Omega-6s are easier to get through various oils like corn, safflower and sunflower.
It is, however, most important to make sure that we get adequate intakes of omega-3s for many, many reasons. Inflammation reduction, preventing excessive blood clotting, maintaining cell membrane fluidity, lowering the amounts of fats such as cholesterol and triglycerides circulating in the bloodstream, decrease thickening in the arteries, causing the arteries to dilate and relax, minimize arthrosclerosis, reduce the risk of obesity by stimulating the secretion of leptin, the hormone that helps to regulate food intake, body weight and metabolism, and helps to prevent the growth of cancer cells.
In a more practical approach, looking at what conditions or symptoms in the body would indicate a need for more omega-3s, we find that depression, cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes, fatigue, dry itchy skin, brittle hair and nails, inability to concentrate and joint pain to be the more prevalent. Adding insult to injury we add Alzheimer's disease, asthma, ADHD, migraine headaches, and multiple sclerosis. What I find extremely interesting is that the combination of omega-3s and organic sulfur crystals, B vitamins, vitamin C, magnesium and zinc will keep you amazingly healthy.
But omega-3s, like polyunsaturated oils, are damaged from heat, light and air. When exposed to these for too long rancidity occurs. Not only is the flavor and smell altered but also the creation of free radicals is increased. So, polyunsaturated fatty acids must be stored in dark glass, tightly closed containers in the refrigerator or freezer. What's funny about this is that the people who simply want to make a buck tell us that salmon is the best source of omega-3s. For you guys that eat salmon, don't you usually cook it before you eat it?
The very best source of omega-3s are chia seeds, which have a density value percentage of 609.7 (the DV% of salmon is 87.1), followed by flax seeds (146.2%) and walnuts (94.6%), In addition, chia seeds have 6 times more calcium than milk, 3 times more iron than spinach, 2 times more potassium than bananas, 15 times more magnesium than broccoli, 2 times more fiber than bran flakes, 6 times more protein than kidney beans, 9 times more phosphorus than whole milk and more antioxidants than blueberries.
The bottom line is that the plant world will keep you well, as long as you consume as much organic as you can and stay away from GMOs, and the flesh world will drag you down and make and keep you ill. Keep your money in your own pocket and stop giving it to a person that will give you repeated prescriptions for synthetic chemicals that will give you other symptoms you never had before and which the politicians have passed laws against you suing for what happens to you from ingesting these deadly synthetic chemicals.
About the author: I have been doing a weekly radio show in Honolulu since 1981 called "Health Talk". In 2007 I was "forced" to get a Masters degree in Nutrition because of all the doctors that would call in asking for my credentials. They do not call in anymore. Going to www.healthtalkhawaii.com enables you, among other things, to listen to the shows. I am an activist. In addition to espousing an organic vegan diet for optimum health, I am strongly opposed to GMOs, vaccines, processed foods, MSG, aspartame, fluoridation and everything else that the pimps (Big Pharma, Monsanto and the large food companies) and the hookers (the doctors, the government agencies, the public health officials, and the mainstream media) thrust upon us, the tricks. After being vaccinated with the DTP vaccine as a child I developed asthma. After taking the organic sulfur crystals (they are harvested from the pine trees in Louisiana) in November of 2008 for 10 days my asthma reversed and has not come back over 4 years later, 18 cases, so far, of autism have been reversed, as has cancer, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, osteoarthritis, joint pain, astigmatism, gum disease, increased sexual activity, heavy metal and radiation elimination, parasite elimination, free radicals elimination, faster athletic recovery time, increased blood circulation, reduced inflammation, resistance to getting the flu, reduction of wrinkles, allergy reduction, reduced PMS and monthly period pain, nausea, migraines and so much more. And it's only possible because of the oxygen it releases that floods the cells of the body. The sulfur, as proven by the University of Southampton in England, enables the body to produce vitamin B12 and the essential amino acids. You can find out more about this incredible nutrient also on my website - www.healthtalkhawaii.com -. My book, "a Sane Diet For An Insane World", has been published. It can be viewed at www.asanediet.com.