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Essential fatty acids (EFAs)

Essential Fats Provide Cell Membrane Integrity

Cell membrane integrity depends on EFAs

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You are basically a bunch of fat-encased cells!

The proper functioning of each CELL, which makes up YOU, determines your overall health

Each of your cells is surrounded by a FATTY MEMBRANE separating the cell's internal workings from its environment .   The proper consistency of this membrane is critical to the life of the cell and determines what goes in and what comes out of the cell.

phospholipid bilayer location of phospholipid bilayer in cell membrane

Phospholipid Bilayer Cell Membrane.   The cellular membrane consists of a double layer of phospholipids (each containing 2 fatty acids, usually one SFA plus one UFA, joined to a water-loving head), with their water-hating tails intertwining with the tails of phospholipids from the other layer.

EFAs determine the membrane integrity of the cell organelles.   E.g. the mitochondria for energy production, the nucleus containing your DNA chromosomes, and endoplasmic reticulum for protein synthesis.

EFAs in phospholipids form the single-layer envelope surrounding lipoproteins, which transport fats in the blood:

•   Chylomicrons.   Transport food fats from the intestines;

•  VLDL, IDL, LDL, HDL and Lp(a) cholesterol.   Transporting triglycerides, cholesterol and fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K.

Membrane flexibility, fluidity and permeability is especially dependent on the presence of Omega-3 DHA

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EFAs provide “oiliness”.   Carrying slight negative charges, EFAs repel one another, keeping them apart. All PUFAs tend to disperse over surfaces, and move apart helping to provide fluidity, flexibility and permeability characteristics of  the membrane.   In contrast, long-chain SFAs provide RIGIDITY to the cell membrane. SFAs also serve to keep PUFAs separated, so that they are unable to react with each other.

DHA fatty acid

Omega-3 DHA is a major structural component of brain cell membranes.   With its 6 double-carbon bonds it is the most reactive, and the most "curled-up"(space-filling) omega-3 fatty acid

Cholesterol is used to control membrane fluidity.    The body compensates for the fatty acids you eat, by adding or removing “stiffening” CHOLESTEROL to or from the membrane. Eating too many PUFAs would cause the membrane to become too PERMEABLE, so cholesterol is brought in from the blood. Conversely, too many dietary SFAs will cause cholesterol to be put back into the blood, causing your blood cholesterol to rise.   The rise and fall of cholesterol in these cases are compensatory actions, not necessarily bad or good.

EFAs help anchor the membrane protein channels and pumps

Proteins in the cell membranes significantly affect what enters and exits the cell.     EFA electrostatic forces provided by the electron clouds at their double carbon bonds combine with these protein molecules.

cell membrane DHA fatty acid

Cellular Nutrition / Waste Transport.   A deficiency of the “curly” EFAs will cause nutrition and waste to be unable to go in and out of the cell as required, leading to gradual deterioration of cells and tissues, ultimately resulting in death.

-   Caffeine, alcohol, and smoking use up stores of DHA

EFAs improve the ability of the blood to transport oxygen and nutrients to the cells

EFAs make red blood cells (erythroycytes) more flexible.   Such that they fit more easily through capillaries, and thus more effectively supply nutrients and oxygen to tissues and cells.

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General electrotherapy health benefits.   Used systemically and/or locally at specific problem areas of the body, its effective application has many benefits:

Detoxification Wellness / Healthy aging Pain relief 
Relief from insomnia Immune system restoral Anti-Inflammatory
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Stress Reduction
Muscle relaxation / rehabilitation Increased blood oxygen
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There are several reasonably affordable electrotherapy devices available for personal use. The following electrotherapies are those that have received a significant amount of positive feedback:

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Balances neurotransmitters Relieves pain Treats depression
Substance abuse withdrawal Relieves insomnia Relieve stress / anxiety
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