that said, can one get too much of a good thing when it comes
to EFAs? If you take EFAs too close to bed time, you may
have too much energy to sleep (many people would like that problem),
so take EFA-rich oils before 8 p.m. if you want to sleep, and
after 10 p.m. if you want to party.
If you take more oils at any one time
than your liver can handle, you may feel full, heavy, or nauseous. That's the liver, which
must process oils and EFAs, protecting itself from overwork,
from what you put in your stomach. Take less oil at any one time,
and mix it in foods. That way you will never give your liver
more work to do than it can cope with.
If this problem arises because of weak liver function, it may
help if you lower the dose to begin with, and gradually build
up your intake as your liver improves in its capacity to handle
oils. Often, liver weakness results from lack of the EFAs needed
in its work. This is one of the results that adherence to a low
fat diet can have.
Occasionally, someone has an allergic skin response from an
EFA-rich oil; take it with digestive enzymes. If that does not
work, find another source of EFAs.
Reaction to oil is rare, even in allergy-prone individuals.
Proteins trigger most allergy reactions, but oils are protein-free.
In fact, good oils usually helpful in relieving allergies. Your
body will tell you. It is your most reliable expert.
Let's put these problems that
EFAs can cause, into perspective.
Of far greater concern is not getting enough of the EFAs, because
so many cells, tissues, glands, and organs need them - desperately
- to work normally. Getting them in altered, toxic forms due
to careless processing procedures puts these altered molecules
in harm's way in our body... or getting the ratio between them
wrong - a problem for almost every affluent person who has not
embraced the vital necessity of the Right Fat Diet™.
Every cell, tissue, gland, and organ will fail to function if
sufficient levels of omega-6 EFA's are not present in the diet.
In the past, such deficiency was rare, but since the advent of
low-fat diets, lack of omega-6's has become much more common.
Omega 6 deficiency causes the following symptoms:
- Skin, hair, and nails become defective, leading to ...
eczema-like skin eruptions
dry skin and hair; hair loss
water loss through the skin (dehydration) with attendant thirst
impaired nail growth
- Organs fall apart, resulting in ...
fatty infiltration of the liver; kidney malfunction; dry eyes
- The brain falls apart, bringing about many changes, including
Glands dry up, failing to make their vital hormones and secretions
poor vision; decreased learning ability; lower intelligence
mood changes; depression; poor handling of stressful situations
problem behavior; attention deficit; hyperactivity; dyslexia
motor incoordination; and poor physical performance
immune system falls apart, producing ...
increased susceptibility to infections; impaired healing of
- The reproductive system falls apart, and we get ...
male sterility; and female miscarriage
- Our joints fall apart, manifesting as ...
- The cardiovascular system falls apart, resulting in ...
heart beat abnormalities that can lead to cardiac arrest
sometimes, increased cholesterol
- Digestion falls apart, leading to ...
poor digestion of foods; inflammation; leaky gut;
- Growth becomes retarded.
The above list shows some of the serious health concerns from lack
of essential omega 6 fats.
They are an absolute necessity for life. Adequate Omega 6 intake reverses all
of these deficiency symptoms.
Omega 3 deficiency causes the
and learning problems; behavioral changes; mental deterioration;
sensations in arms and legs.
Researchers agree on these omega 3 deficiency symptoms; but omega 3s often
reverse the following conditions, which should therefore be added to the
triglycerides; high blood pressure; sticky platelets;
skin condition; inflammatory skin diseases;
retention (edema); inflammation in any tissue in the body;
metabolic rate; weight gain.
EFA deficiency affects cells and tissues throughout the entire
body. No part of the body can function without them. EFA supplementation
reverses all symptoms of EFA deficiency.