3. Omega 6 Fatty Acids
Linolic Fatty-Acids-Rich-Vegetable Oils – Too Much of the Good Stuff
We eat too much omega 6 fatty acids!
Poly unsaturated vegetable oils are necessary for the body and are healthy;
In the commercial we see a healthy couple pouring lots of sunflower oil over the salad, they are happy and look very healthy,…the customer thinks: vegetable oil looks good-has low cholesterol-is healthy. However too much omega 6 fatty acids; which only came out of recent medical investigations show that they; can be harm-full for our health.
Too Much Vegetable Oil Have a Negative Outworking on the Tissue Hormones
Certain vegetable oils consist mainly out of omega 6 fatty acids, which are indicated in the contents as Linolic Fatty Acids. We eat nowadays 20 times more omega 6 then omega 3 fatty acids whereas the ideal would be 4 to 1, or even 1 to 1. A lot of vegetables hold on a balance of 1 to 1 omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. In most vegetable oils which are made from corn, sunflowers and thistle the balance goes up to 120 to 1. The balance is important in the production of tissue hormones.
The balance between omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids is very important in the production of tissue hormones. Even with an out of balance of 10 to 1 the production of tissue hormones is reduced with 50%. The omega 3 fatty acids are stopped by the omega 6 fatty acids and at a balance of 20 to 1 the production of these hormones is completely disturbed. Eat less omega 6 fat containing oils that’s already one step in the right direction.
Influencing the Hormones
Just by the intake of the right fatty acids one can influence the production of the tissue hormones. From the production of the right hormones it depends whether the human body stays longer fit and healthy or whether it will become weak and open for diseases. Tissue hormones influence a lot of chronic diseases:
- auto immune diseases like rheumatisms, arthritis, lupus, coronary diseases, psoriasis, allergies, asthma
- depressions and nervous diseases, Alzheimer and Dementia
- Heart and Blood diseases, high blood pressure, heart attack, sticky blood plates, artery infections
In order to stay long healthy and fit in body and soul it is important to reduce the omega 6 fatty acids and this way stimulate the tissue hormone production, the so called good EICOS, through eating more omega 3 fatty acids.
Eicosaniode – the Right Balance is Important
Even by just eating food in different places and at home the intake of omega 6 is more then enough as it is so widely used. Therefore is it important to reduce its use at home dramatically and to watch out what oils to use in the preparation of food at home. The most important is the balance between omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids in order to have a healthy production of tissue hormones. By taking away the vegetable salad oils holding omega 6 fatty acids and replacing them with omega 3 rich oils like flax oil, walnut oil and Canola oil, Colza oil or rape oil it is possible to bring the balance to 4 to 1.
Some sunflower seeds are healthy; however our body is not made for the tons of vegetable oils produced out of them.
The special cannabis oil has got the perfect balance of 3 to 1 omega 6 to omega 3 fatty acids.
The rich in omega 3 oils are:
Oil Balance Omega 6 to Omega 3
Flax oil 1 to 4
Canola Oil 2 to 1
Cannabis Oil 3 to 1
Walnut Oil 4 to 1
Wheat Germ Oil 6 to 1
Eicosanoides – the RNA of our Cells
Eicosanoids are molecules of the fatty acid metabolism normally released temporarily in irritated tissue. There they act as inflammatory and wound healing factors by activating specific surface receptors of cells and proteins which regulate gene activity.
Eicosanoids or our tissue hormones that cary the messages to our cells; are the regulators of the blood pressure, bloot production, immune system and as mentioned above they are active in inflamatory reactions. These eicos are active only for a very short time but are nescessary to sustain human life. The eating habits influence the production of these tissue hormones directly the intake of the right fatty acids provide for the building blocks of these hormones.
Opposite Tissue Hormones From Fatty Acids
The tissuehormones are responsible to give signals to the different cells in order to activate or deactivate many different functions. The different building blocks for these polarised hormones come either form omega 3 or omega 6 fatty acids and in many cases are they used for exactly the opposite workings. If in the case where the balance is 20 to 1 then one type of eicos is produced more then the other and gets them out of balance. Over the years certain chronic diseases can be the result:
- An open wound needs to be closed, the tissue hormone number 2 made from omega 6 fatty acids is made that makes the blood thick and the wound closes, however too much of this hormone makes all the blood too thick and the blood doesn’t stream so good anymore.
- The same hormone increases the blood pressure, this is ok in certain situations like stress, however a constant increased blood pressure is unhealthy if there are not enough eicos number 3 from omega 3 fatty acids that regulate the blood pressure down.
- The eicos 2 activate the immune system and tell the attack cells to get rid of infected cells, however if this hormone is too much produced it will risk the immune system to go into auto immune diesease and have the risk of causing astma and allergies in which case the immunesystem turns agains the own healthy cells. This in turn can lead to rheuma, artritis, asthma, psoriasis and lupus. The omega 3 fatty acids which make eicos 3 reduce the activity of the immune system.
Good To Know:
From the vegetable fatty acids the body produces (indirect intake) the longer fat molecules AA from omega 6 and EPA from omega 3, they are the direct building blocks for the tissue hormones.
From other foodstuffs (direct intake) comes AA from meats and EPA from fish.
From these two substances are produced the tissue hormones or eicosanoides which have different and opposite workings. In the case one eats too much meat and oils containing omega 6 fatty acids the production of omega 3 eicos is reduced and in a balance of 10 to 1 even cut in half. This leads to chronic diseases.
Essential Fats Diagram:
Omega 6 Fatty Acids Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Linolic Acids Alpha Linolic Acids
Corn Oil, Thistle Oil, Sunflower Oil, Flax Seed Oil, Walnut Oil, Green Leafy
Margarine, Deep-fry Oils Vegetables, Canola Oil
Meat, Eggs, Cheese, Pork Fat Fish, Seaweed
Pig liver, liver sausage
Eicosanoids 2 and 4 Eicosanoids 3 and 5
Thinning of the arteries and veins Opening of the arteries and veins
To make higher the blood pressure to lower the blood pressure
Make thick the blood Make thin the blood
To influence the infection to stop the infection
Activate messenger RNA and the Immune System Stops the Immune System and the Messenger RNA
Fats and Eicos – the Metabolism - the program of the Evolution
One can not expect with an altered fat intake of 20 to 1 omega 6 to omega 3 fatty acids for the RNA and hormone system still to work properly. The necessary fatty acids are therefore more then just calories they are directly influencing the health and wellbeing of our bodies. During the evolution the balance has been around 1 to 1 or 1 to 4. It has never been 20 to 1; our bodies are not made for a high intake of omega 6 fatty acids. The building blocks of the tissue hormones are AA and EPA, AA is available in meat and EPA in fish; moreover is it then important to eat regularly fish instead of meat. The Japanese due to their high intake of fresh fish have the lowest heart attack rates in the industrialized world; they also have the highest life expectancy and the lowest amounts of auto immune diseases and arthritis.
Omega 6 Vegetable Oils Do Not Diminish the Risk for Heart attacks
As long believed would the use of vegetable oils reduce the blood fats and with that the risk for heart attacks, however recent studies have shown two bad aftereffects of omega 6 fatty acids:
- They have a bad influence on the tissue hormones
- They are not stable in the bloodstream like mono unsaturated fatty acids from olive oil
It are exactly these rancid oxidized fatty acids the LDL that deposit themselves on the inside of the arteries and cause them to get blocked.
The more omega 6 fatty acids the more the LDL transport ships can get rancid and oxidize. With olive oil the blood fat particles stay a lot more stable.
As an example there is the country of
that has the highest intake of omega 6 fatty acids in the world, 8% more then
and 12% more then in US N Europe. has a
very high heart attack rate while it is a Mediterranean country. 300 Km further
in Crete where a lot of olive oil and omega 3 fatty acids from fish are eaten
the rate is 5 times less. And by the old Cretans that eat still very
traditionally the rate of heart attacks is even 20 times less. Israel
Omega 3 fatty acids; ensure a good balance in the tissue hormones
Olive oil ensures the stability of the blood fats.
Vegetable Oil in the Media and Commercials
Till now the working of vegetable oils and in particular the Linolic fatty acids from vegetable oils (omega 6 fatty acids) has still not been proven to have a good effect on the heart and blood diseases.
The balance between Omega 6 and 3 should be maintained at a level of max 4 to 1
Omega 6 fatty Acids Short:
- Linolic acids are essential fats and necessary or our cells
- Linolic acids is a building block for the necessary tissue hormones
By too much intake:
- Influence the tissue hormones negatively
- Prevent the use of omega 3 fatty acids
- Renders the blood fatty acids open for oxidation
- Works Inflammatory
Influence on the blood fats:
Good: diminishes the bad LDL
Bad: In large quantities can also diminish the good HDL