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Healthy Food Lover's Newsletter, Issue #18 -- The Omega Family
August 18, 2013
|Hello Healthy Food Lovers,
The Omega Family
The Omega family consists of fatty acids that are essential to the well being of your Body and Mind.
The Omega fatty acids family consists of Omega 3 fatty acids, Omega 6 fatty acids, and Omega 9 fatty acids. Unfortunately, thru the decades there has been a huge decline in Omega 3's and an excess of Omega 6's - not to mention the wrong kind of Omega 6.
This imbalance may be connected to:
And the right balance could alleviate all of these problems!
In more ancient times or even just a few decades ago, we consumed a more balanced ratio of Omega 3's to Omega 6's, but that has all changed with the "fast food" revolution.
Omega 3 and Omega 6 are considered to be Essential Fatty Acids because your body cannot make them and you will need to consume a certain amount everyday.
Why You Need Essential Fatty Acids
Omega 6 Fatty AcidsOmega 6 fatty acids are a polyunsaturated fat and are essential fatty acids which means that it needs to come from your diet.
This Essential Fatty Acid includes linoleic acid (LA for short) and its derivatives. When LA is metabolized, it is converted into GLA which is converted into DGLA and then it is converted into hormone like substances such as AA.
Omega 6 Fatty Acids tend to:
Excess amounts of LA and AA are what promotes inflammation. Inflammatory issues include Asthma, many Cancers, Coronary Heart Disease, Auto-immune problems, and Neuro or Brain diseases.
DGLA can also produce an "anti-inflammatory" type of hormone which competes with AA to help prevent inflammation. However, adequate amounts of Omega 3's are needed for that type of conversion to happen.
You might want to re-read that again as it is a bit hybolical.
Bottom line is another pathway is followed when there is a balance between the Omega 3's and the Omega 6's which helps to produce the anti-inflammatory type of hormones instead of the inflammatory ones.
Omega 6 fatty acids are usually found in abundance in our modern food supply. However, it is often the "Wrong" kind of omega 6 or LA and is therefore not even converted into GLA.
The conversion of LA into GLA requires the oils to be unprocessed and unheated.
Anything that has undergone "normal" heating or hydrogenation like in margarine will change the fat into a trans fat form and the conversion of LA to GLA will be inhibited.
Stress, Sugar, Alcohol, Toxins, and Medications can interfere with the conversion of LA into GLA as well.
Certain oils already contain GLA such as Evening Primrose, Black Currant Oil, and Borage Oil.
Most people are getting way too much "Bad" Omega 6 primarily because of using "cooking oils" and eating too many processed foods.
Omega 9 Fatty AcidsOmega 9 fatty acids are from a family of monounsaturated fats and are not considered to be essential fatty acids.
Omega 9 fatty acids can be produced from unsaturated fat in your body and that is why they are not considered to be an essential fatty acid.
You can find this fatty acid in abundance in foods such as macadamia nuts, avocado, sunflower oil, and olive oil. Omega 9's are usually abundant in nature and they are not really considered to be in short supply.
Omega 9 has been shown to increase HDL (good cholesterol) and decrease LDL (bad cholesterol). It also seems to help prevent plague buildup in the body.
Omega 3 Fatty AcidsOmega 3 fatty acids are a polyunsaturated fat and are essential fatty acids which means it needs to come from your diet.
This Essential Fatty Acid includes alpha linolenic acid (ALA for short) and its derivatives. When ALA is metabolized, it is converted into EPA and then into hormone like substances such as DHA. Omega 3 fatty acids are the building blocks for hormones that control the immune system, blood clotting, and cell growth.
Omega 3's are involved with:
The process of converting ALA into its derivatives is dependent on your body having all of the required nutrients for this conversion to take place.
Vitamin B3, B6, C, Magnesium and Zinc will be needed for this process to happen.
The lack of dietary intake of omega 3's (as well as its conversion) and excessive intake of omega 6 is believed to be the reason behind many health disorders.
Symptoms of Omega 3 Deficiency
Keeping the "Correct" BalanceThe ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 should be "2 to 1" or "4 to 1". In a typical diet you will find a ratio between "10 to 1" and "20 to 1" in favor of omega 6 fatty acids.
Both families of hormones that is Omega 6 and Omega 3 must be in the proper balance to maintain optimal health.
Our diets typically lack ALA and whatever ALA we do get is not readily converted into EPA or DHA because we are lacking in the nutrients necessary to make this conversion.
Therefore, eating seafoods rich in EPA and DHA will be much more effective as Fish are much more capable of converting ALA into EPA and DHA than humans.
Also, eating more foods on the "Favorable" list and less foods on the "Unfavorable" list should help you to keep the "Correct" balance. The favorable list includes foods that do not exceed a 4 to 1 ratio of omega 6 to omega 3's.
Favorable Food ListFruits: Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Cherries, Cantaloupe, Papaya, Lemons w/peel, Oranges, Bananas, Prunes, Mango, Tangerine, Honeydew Melon, Grapes, Grapefruit, Limes, Sweet Red Pepper
Vegetables: Kale, Spinach, Collard Greens, Romaine Lettuce, Watercress, Arugula, Pumpkin, Potatoes, Taro, Zucchini, Broccoli, Chinese Cabbage, Brussel Sprouts, Onions, Green Beans, Artichokes, Seaweed, Kalamata Olives
Nuts & Seeds: Walnuts, Coconut Flour, Flax Seeds, Chia or Mila Seeds
Grains or Pseudo Grains: Spelt, Quinoa
Legumes: Kidney Beans, White Beans, Lentils
Seafood: Tuna, Salmon, Anchovie, Sardines, Herring, Mackerel, Cod, Oysters, Swordfish, Eel, Clams, Squid, Fish Eggs, Octopus, Crab, Almost all Seafood
Animal Foods: Grass Fed Meats, Bison, Game Meat, Grass Fed Dairy Products, Beef Salami, Goat Milk, Sheep Milk, Free Range or Pastured Eggs
Misc: Basil, Thyme, Mint (Spearmint), Oregano, Tapioca, Arrowroot
Unfavorable Food ListFruits: Tomatoes, Avocados, Cucumber w/peel, Watermelon, Nectarines, Pears, Peaches, Figs, Apricots, Apples
Vegetables: "Regular" Cabbage, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Yams, Celery, Asparagus, Garlic, Crimini Mushrooms, Portabella Mushrooms, White Mushrooms, Green Olives
Nuts & Seeds: Almost all Nuts and Seeds
Grains or Psuedo Grains: Buckwheat, Millet, Wheat, Rice, Oats, Barley, Corn
Legumes: Soybeans, Cashews, Peanuts, Garbanzo Beans, Adzuki Beans
Seafood: Farm Raised Fish
Animal Foods: Pork, Chicken, Factory Farmed Beef & Dairy, Turkey, Duck, Quail Eggs, Conventional Eggs
Misc: Cocoa Powder, Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate, Pepper, Olive Oil, Lard, Chicken Stock, Soybean Oil, Cottonseed or Vegetable Oils, Safflower Oil, Sunflower Oil, Corn Oil, Peanut Oil
Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio
"Better" Omega 3 to Omega 6 Ratio
As you can see, it is Seafood that has the most powerful amounts of Omega 3 to Omega 6.
The Omega "God" FamilyOmega means "end of" and is the last of any series. Just as in the Omega Family of fatty acids - you have the good and the bad - the anti-inflammatory and the inflammatory.
You too will you find this in the Omega "God" Family. There is the "Good" and the "Bad" - the "Anti-inflammatory" and the "Inflammatory".
Most people do not know our "True" history and the "Ones" that belong to the "God" family except for the well known ones like Jesus.
A lot of movies are made about the "God" family. Although, Hollywood has a way of twisting the names and facts.
Well a lot of the members of this family has returned and it is time to understand who is who.
The Mummy ReturnsSpeaking of Inflammation! These are some of the highlights of "The Mummy Series" and there are a lot of "Clues" that this video is eluding to......The Mummy Returns
Hollywood has "of course" twisted the names and characters in this movie.
The Mummy is about Amenhotep IV, who was a Pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt. He was married to Nefertiti and they had 6 daughters and the one featured in this movie was named Ankhesenamun.
Anyway, he basically changed society and religion to suit his own agenda, changed his name to Akhenaten, and had a "Big" falling out with the people of Egypt as well as parts of his family - namely his wife.
And if it is true that you basically have the same facial features of your previous life - tell me who this man reminds you of........Amenhotep IV aka Akhenaten
Let me give you a clue - Who's your President?
Yes, he's Back!!! And he is married to his mother from that lifetime - Queen Tiye
Talk about Mommy Issues!!!
Chi-Rho SymbolAnd now for the Omega 3 side of the Family..........
The Sacred Cross Chi-Rho "XP" - is the oldest known monogram or symbol of Christ. It looks like an elongated Capital "P" marked with an "X" on the straight part of the letter.
Isn't it interesting that "Cairo" (Capital of Egypt) is the symbol for Christ? It has to do with Osiris who was a "Big Time" figure or "Deity" in Ancient Egypt.
Osiris is identified as the "God of the Afterlife". Also, Osiris the "Sun God of Egypt" was reverenced as Chrestos.
Osiris = Chrestos = Christ
You didn't think Jesus just lived only one "Big" life now did you? And the answer is "Of Course Not"!
And the "Real" cross "XP" holds the "Ultimate" secret.....
That it is the symbol for the Star of David.
The Chi-Rho symbol with Alpha and Omega (which stands for the Beginning & the End) are part of Solomon's Key.
Omega Fatty Acids - TipsHigh heat, light or oxygen destroys Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs for short). Low temperature cooking and even dehydrating foods will help to preserve EFAs.
Also, try to avoid cooking your foods at high temperatures for too long.
When purchasing oils that contain omega fatty acids, buy cold-pressed or raw oils. Also, buy oils that come in dark colored glass to help keep out the light.
Make your own salad dressing using cold-pressed olive oil or macadamia nut oil instead of using oils that have been processed at high temperatures such as canola, soybean, vegetable oils, etc. - they are way too high in trans fatty omega 6's.
I would just "ditch" all trans fatty omega 6 oils right into the trash and start asking all restaurants to do the same.
Eating a handful of low temperature nuts, a tablespoon of cold-pressed olive oil, a little cold-pressed flax seed oil, and Sushi featuring cold water fish should give you a good supply of the omega fatty acids.
Also, eating more Mediterranean type of foods or even adopting a more Greek or Japanese type of diet should ensure a good balance of Omega 3's to Omega 6's in your body.
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