Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs):
Several conditions and factors can inhibit the Δ6D and Δ5D enzymes required for the conversion of ALA and LA to the needed DHA, EPA, AA and DGLA
The most detrimental inhibitors are:
ALTERED FATS - such as found in margarine, shortening and other processed or heated oils.
LACK of CERTAIN VITAMINS and MINERALS needed for conversion enzymes (specifically vitamins B3, B6 and C, Magnesium and Zinc)
AGE (over 30) - enzyme production diminishes with age; can't do much about this one!
HEALTH PROBLEMS (E.g. Diabetes).
CHOLESTEROL and Long-Chain SATURATED FAT (from meat and dairy, compete for conversion enzymes).
LA to ALA IMBALANCE (LA and ALA compete for enzymes).
ALCOHOL, SUGAR, DRUGS, STRESS, HIGH INSULIN, CHEMICALS, CAFFEINE
ANCESTRY accustomed to a high fish diet (E.g. Inuit, Oriental, West Coast N. American native, Norwegian).
Excessive PALMITOLEIC FATTY ACIDS - significantlyfound in milk and tropical oils.
Chronic low-level inflammation (CLII) involved in almost all health problems
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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|
|Maximizes cellular energy production||Accelerated tissue /bone
|Muscle relaxation / rehabilitation||Increased blood oxygen
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:
|Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy|
|Near Infrared (NIR) class 4 laser therapy|
Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) applies specific frequency patterns to the head area, with the following benefits:
|Balances neurotransmitters||Relieves pain||Treats depression|
|Substance abuse withdrawal||Relieves insomnia||Relieve stress / anxiety|