The fatty acids profile of body fat can vary greatly as a direct consequence of differing contents of saturated, monounsaturated, and essential fatty acids (EFAs) in different diets. The percentages of linoleic acid (LA, 18:2w6) and alpha-linolenic acid (LNA, 18:3w3)
Our body’s fat content tends to increase with age, although this is not inevitable. Old natives of South Sea Islands are as slim as their young, and as active and child- like. Their use of unrefined foods, active life-style, simplicity,
Next to water, which makes up about 70% of the total weight of a human adult, and 84% of that of a newborn infant, fat is the most abundant substance found in our body. We may not like that, but
One might expect that diets in affluent industrial nations would also be nutritionally affluent, but this is not the case. Even though we have the necessary technology, money is not usually a problem, and we have both time and choices,
To tell the complete story of nutrition, we must acknowledge all essential nutrients required by our body for health. Nutrients cannot work in isolation. All essential nutrients work as a team to build and support health, and to repair damage.
Linoleic acid and Alpha-linolenic acid are Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) that are essential to our health. They are also very temperamental. Light, air, and heat destroy them. Nature packages these oils in seeds that keep out light, air, and heat.
Lecithin is a phospholipid (PL) supplement that can help improve both our digestion and our health. The name ‘lecithin’ was derived from the Greek word for egg yolk from which it was first isolated, and it is the best known
Fresh whole raw organic food is delightful. Fresh, whole, raw, organically grown, toxin-free, in season, local, sun-ripe, mostly plant-based food is nature’s health mandate for humans. Eat mostly that way to have the longest and healthiest physical existence. Since
Your body–fitness, food and more–is the fourth key part of total health designed by nature. But let’s begin with a slightly larger context. As life, you’re creator and instructor on how to use your body. As body, you’re a vehicle
My last article covered additional issues caused by sugar overconsumption. In this final article in the series, I'll talk about the history of sugar consumption. Many researchers consider sugars to be the major dietary cause of degenerative diseases. Some of