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The Scoop on Omega 3s

Humans evolved eating a diet of approximately the same amount of Omega 6s and Omega 3s.  Now we consume a much higher ratio of Omega 6s.  Since both Omega 6s and Omega 3s compete for the same family of enzymes to do their job, an overabundance of Omega 6s makes them a top producer in their job and Omega 3s the low producer.  Given Omega 6s help form inflammatory elements that are linked with a variety of inflammatory and immune disorders and Omega 3s form closely related but less inflammatory  elements,  any health problem linked to inflammation and immune disorders may benefit from reducing Omega 6s (especially corn oil, safflower oil and sunflower oil) and increasing Omega 3s ( my favorite is Extra Virgin Olive Oil not because it is highest but because it also has squalene which lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol and raises HDL (good) cholesterol).  Bottom Line: Small changes add up. Balance Changes Everything. Live your Best Life!  SilverBack

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