Western diets are causing Omega-6 and Omega-3 imbalances to reach a staggering 16 to 1 ratio.
The disparity between these two fatty acids has been linked to the rise of cardiovascular disease, cancer and inflammatory diseases.
Lowering the imbalance to a 3 to 1 and 2 to 1 ratio, results in many ailments disappearing. A 3 to 1 ratio has been shown to slow the progression of colorectal cancer, and a 2 to 1 ratio has been proven to reduce inflammation. People with rheumatoid arthritis who decreased to a 2 to 1 ratio experienced a significant decrease in symptoms.
It’s hard to believe that the eighth cause of death in the United States is an Omega-3 deficiency.
That’s what one Harvard study discovered, attributing over 96,000 deaths to this cause.
Ensure you get enough Omega-3s by eating foods that contain ALA, EPA and DHA. ALA can be found in leafy vegetables, walnuts, soybeans, chia seeds and flaxseeds. EPA and DHA can be found in fish, algae and krill oil.
Your body is unable to produce its own Omega-3s, so it’s important to consume these foods to avoid becoming a statistic.
Inflammation is one of the underlying causes of many chronic illnesses we see today. Inflammation can be caused by an unhealthy imbalance between Omega-6s and Omega-3s.
Omega-6s are inflammatory, while Omega-3s are neutral. Chronic inflammatory conditions develop when these fatty acids reach a 16 to 1 ratio (the current American average). However, when a diet contains more Omega-3s than Omega-6s, inflammation decreases.
Omega-3s are critical for your health.
Here are just five benefits of this fatty acid:
1. Improves Heart Health
2. Prevents Mental Disorders and Mental Decline
3. Reduces Inflammation
4. Fights Autoimmune Disease
5. Lowers Cancer Risks
Combat hair-loss with Omega-3s.
The Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology reports that hair loss in women can be reduced by 90% with foods rich in Omega-3s. These fatty acids help provide hair & skin with vital elements to function optimally.
Reduce the discomfort of rheumatoid arthritis with Omega-3 rich foods.
This fatty acid contains eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which fights inflammation by altering the cell membrane.
If you are experiencing arthritis, we can help. The Regenera Medical team approaches the treatment of arthritis by accurately diagnosing the root cause of your condition. From there we customize a treatment plan that addresses the cause and then helps the body to heal.
To remain healthy it’s critical to have a proper balance between Omega-6s and Omega-3s.
The majority of Americans have a fatty-acid ratio that is 25 times higher than it should be.
This ratio imbalance is partially to blame for the increase in inflammatory diseases, like autoimmune disease, metabolic syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis and cardiovascular disease.
The main contributor to this imbalance is the consumption of vegetable oil. To eliminate vegetable oil from your diet, we recommend using avocado oil instead, which has a multitude of health benefits. One study showed that this switch alone can lower your mortality rate by 70 percent.