Diets Low in Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids May Be a Problem for Youngsters

Parents–you need to pay attention to what I have been trying to tell you–it is important for your kids health as well as your own. But let me tell you–this Dr is only partly right–2 servings of typical white fish–probably fried will not do it without learning how to avoid the high intake of omega-6 that is typical in the US. That might reduce the ratio from 10 to 1 down to 9 to 1, but it needs to be 1 to 1 or even a little less! To get your ratio down to 1:1 you really need to learn where the omega-6 is coming from and reduce your intake of omega-6. Read the Oil Change Diet and learn!


Columbus, OH – 9/13/2013

In the first study to closely examine the polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) intake among U.S. children under the age of 5, Sarah Keim, PhD, principal investigator in the Center for Biobehavioral Health at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, has found what might be a troubling deficit in the diet of many youngsters. The study, published online today by Maternal and Child Nutrition, used data on nearly 2500 children age 12 to 60 months from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

PUFAs are essential to human health. A proper ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 PUFAs plays an important role in cell function, inflammation, eye development and neural functioning. However, the ideal dietary intake of PUFAs for young children is unclear. Knowing that infants often receive significant amounts of key PUFAs through breast milk and infant formula during the first year of life, Dr…

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6 months of fish oil reverses liver disease in children with intestinal failure, study shows

This study shows not only that fish oil can help cure liver and bowel problems in kids, but also shows that omega-6 (soybean oil) can be harmful.


23 AUG 2013

Children who suffer from intestinal failure, most often caused by a shortened or dysfunctional bowel, are unable to consume food orally. Instead, a nutritional cocktail of sugar, protein and fat made from soybean oil is injected through a small tube in their vein.

For these children, the intravenous nutrition serves as a bridge to bowel adaptation, a process by which the intestine recovers and improves its capacity to absorb nutrition. But the soybean oil, which provides essential fatty acids and calories, has been associated with a potentially lethal complication known as intestinal failure–associated liver disease, which may require a liver and/or intestinal transplant. Such a transplant can prevent death, but the five-year post-transplant survival rate is only 50 percent.

Previous studies have shown that replacing soybean oil with fish oil in intravenous nutrition can reverse intestinal failure–associated liver disease. However, the necessary duration of fish oil treatment…

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Fatty acids could aid cancer prevention and treatment

Oral Cancer and skin cancer killed or blocked by Omega-3. Yet another study showing the benefits and mechanisms behind this essential fat. Keep you omega-6 low and raise your omega-3 to improve your health.


10 AUG 2013

Omega-3 fatty acids, contained in oily fish such as salmon and trout, selectively inhibit growth and induce cell death in early and late-stage oral and skin cancers, according to new research from scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.

In vitro tests showed omega-3 fatty acids induced cell death in malignant and pre-malignant cells at doses which did not affect normal cells, suggesting they have the potential to be used in both the treatment and prevention of certain skin and oral cancers. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids cannot be made by humans in large quantities and so we must acquire them from our diet.

The scientists were studying a particular type of cancer called squamous-cell carcinoma (SCC). Squamous cells are the main part of the outermost layers of the skin, and SCC is one of the major forms of skin cancer. However, squamous cells also occur in the…

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Uncovering a healthier remedy for chronic pain, a derivative of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)

Change your oil and make a healthier remedy for chronic pain, a derivative of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). This us how Omega-3 prevents pain, it is very effective if you do not have even more omega-6 to cause pain. You want a diet low in omega-6 and high in omega-3–learn how with the Oil Change Diet.


DURHAM, N.C. — Physicians and patients who are wary of addiction to pain medication and opioids may soon have a healthier and more natural alternative.

A Duke University study revealed that a derivative of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), a main ingredient of over-the-counter fish oil supplements, can sooth and prevent neuropathic pain caused by injuries to the sensory system. The results appear online in the Annals of Neurology.

The research focused on a compound called neuroprotectin D1=protectin D1 (NPD1=PD1), a bioactive lipid produced by cells in response to external stimuli. NPD1=PD1 is present in human white blood cells, and was first identified based on its ability to resolve abdominal and brain inflammation.

“These compounds are derived from omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil, but are 1,000 times more potent than their precursors in reducing inflammation,” said Ru-Rong Ji, professor of anesthesiology and neurobiology at Duke University Medical Center and principal…

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Change your oil and make a healthier remedy for chronic pain, a derivative of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)

This us how Omega-3 prevents pain, it is very effective if you do not have even more omega-6 to cause pain. You want a diet low in omega-6 and high in omega-3–learn how with the Oil Change Diet.

Uncovering a healthier remedy for chronic pain, a derivative of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid).

Harvard and USC scientists show how DHA resolves inflammation

Another study showing how Omega-3 (DHA) can turn your inflammation “switch off”. Just remember–if you eat Omega-6, you are turning your inflammation “switch on” and displacing Omega-3. To learn where all the Omega-6 in your diet is coming from and how to increase your Omega-3, read my book, the Oil Change Diet.

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15 JUN 2013

New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that fish oil DHA is used to create Maresins, which cause macrophages to ‘turn off’ inflammation

Bethesda, MD—Chronic inflammation is a major factor in a wide range of problems from arthritis to cardiovascular disease, and DHA (found in fish oil) is known to temper this problem. A new research report appearing in the July 2013 issue of The FASEB Journal, helps explain why DHA is important in reducing inflammation, and provides an important lead to finding new drugs that will help bring people back to optimal health. Specifically, researchers found that macrophages (a type of white blood cell) use DHA to produce “maresins,” which serve as the “switch” that turns inflammation off and switches on resolution.

“We hope that the results from this study will enable investigators to test the relevance of the maresin pathway in human disease,” said Charles…

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What was the ‘Paleo diet’? There was far more than one, study suggests

For those following the Paleo Diet. As the article points out, there was a lot of variety in the real Paleo diets and the same foods are not really the “same”. This is especially true with meats–modern grain fed meats are very high in omega-6. It is still important to get a balanced diet, especially when it comes to the essential fats–omega-6 and omega-3. My book give you the information you need to keep your essential fats in balance.


ATLANTA–The Paleolithic diet, or caveman diet, a weight-loss craze in which people emulate the diet of plants and animals eaten by early humans during the Stone Age, gives modern calorie-counters great freedom because those ancestral diets likely differed substantially over time and space, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Kent State University.

Their findings are published in The Quarterly Review of Biology.

“Based on evidence that’s been gathered over many decades, there’s very little evidence that any early hominids had very specialized diets or there were specific food categories that seemed particularly important, with only a few possible exceptions,” said Dr. Ken Sayers, a postdoctoral researcher at the Language Research Center of Georgia State. “Some earlier workers had suggested that the diets of bears and pigs–which have an omnivorous, eclectic feeding strategy that varies greatly based on local conditions–share much in common with those of our early ancestors…

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Omega-6 and Heart Disease

The correlation between omega-6 and heart disease is very obvious when you look at the Dr Lands graph of the relationship between heart disease rates in various countries vs the percent omega-6 in the tissues of people in those countries. The US leads the world in heart disease death rates with nearly 200 deaths per year per 100,000 population (age adjusted) and the percent omega-6 in our tissues with an average near 80% and with many having over 90% omega-6.

As I have said before, correlation does not prove cause–making that mistake is what got us to where we are. Correlation gives us a place to start looking for mechanisms. It is finding and understanding the mechanisms that proves cause. With heart disease, there are many different factors that contribute to heart disease, heart attacks and sudden heart death.

Clogged or hardened arteries are one of the major factors in heart disease, especially the clogging of the arteries that supply the heart. The plaque that clogs the arteries is made of cholesterol, saturated fats, white blood cells and calcium deposits. Omega-6 contributes to the plaque formation by increasing hormones that promote inflammation, clotting and adhesion of white cells.

Overeating and obesity cause excessive amounts of cholesterol and saturated fats in the bloodstream since cells produce both cholesterol and saturated fats as a way of getting rid of excess energy. When we eat carbs, they turn into glucose and then insulin forces our cells to take up the glucose. If we do not burn that energy with exercise, our cells must find a way to get rid of the excess energy, producing cholesterol, saturated fats and triglycerides are the way our cells can do that. Omega-6 contributes to this problem by serving as a precursor of endo-cannabanoids that stimulate appetite.

High blood pressure contributes to heart disease by increasing the effort it take for the heart to produce the blood supply our bodies need. This can contribute to congestive heart failure or chronic heart disease. Omega-6 contributes to high blood pressure by producing hormones that act as vaso-constrictors and decreases the permeability of our cell membranes causing them to retain fluids.

The final way that omega-6 contributes to heart disease and sudden heart death is through its effects on heart rhythm. Ventricular fibrillation is the primary cause of sudden heart death in the absence of clogged arteries. Omega-6 lipids affect the ability of nerves to transmit signals and can have significant effects on heart rhythm or arrhythmia. Balancing your essential fats (the omega-6/3 ratio) can reduce your chances of sudden heart death by 90%.

It sounds like hype, but it is not!

How can something as simple as a lipid (omega-3) prevent or reduce so many diseases and medical problems; Autism, Alzheimer’s, Allergies, Arthritis, Blood Pressure, Cancer, Diabetes, Depression, Heart Disease, Inflammation, Inflammatory Bowel Disorder, Obesity, Pain …?

Think about it–there is one body part that is involved in all of these problems–the cell. Omega-3 works it’s magic at the cellular level. It is part of the cell membrane–the lipid bilayer. The effects of omega-3 start there where it exerts control over the permeability of the cell membrane, having effects on what goes into and out of the cell. From there it becomes even more important when it is used by the cell to make hormones. These hormones are signaling hormones like  prostaglandins, thromboxanes, and leukotrienes that control inflammation, pain, clotting and adhesion.

When the lipids in the cell membrane are dominated by omega-6 these hormones are super active and can be destructive. The typical American diet is producing cell membranes that contain 90% omega-6. That kind of imbalance in essential fats is involved in all of these diseases. It is why we are seeing increased rates for all of these problems.

Diet clearly is more important for health than most people realize. Many people have little or no concern about their dietary choices. But even for people who do consider diet important, their highest concerns about diet are directed at the wrong things; organic foods, gluten free, non-GMO, environmental pollutants, sugar free, fat free, cholesterol free. That is not to say that some of these are not important, some of them are worth considering in your diet choices, but balancing your essential fats should be the number one thing to consider in your diet choices.

Omega-6 and omega-3 essential fats compete for position in our cell membranes–you cannot have high levels of omega-3 if you have high levels of omega-6. The problem is that there are not many foods that are high in omega-3, but there are many foods in the western diet that are extremely high in omega-6 as are many processed foods.

My book, can help you choose the foods to balance your essential fats.