A Hint On How To Reverse Autoimmune Disease
The fatty acids omega 6 and omega 3 which is found in the tissue of animals is not essential at all, instead they pose more harm than good, especially omega 6. Too much omega 6 compromise the cell membrane integrity, and increase the concentration and release of arachidonic acid (AA) in our body, especially those in our brain. Due to the excess intake of animal or processed plant derived omega 6, a chemical reaction takes place in the body between AA, enzymes, and other pro and anti-inflammatory fatty acids which cause a disturbance in the function of the immune system's T-cell social group, alter our mood and behaviour, and strengthen our animal passion. Thus increasing the risk of auto-immune diseases, mental diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and abnormal sexual inhibitions and activities.
We are truly what we eat: that is to say, what we eat make up our physical, mental, and spiritual constitution. When omega 6 is consumed directly from animal and their derivatives it can cause excessive inflammation in the body. While dietary linoleic acid (omega 6), one of the only two essential fatty acids which is predominantly found in cold pressed seed oils, is easily synthesise by our body to form AA, and when taken together with Alpha-linolenic acid in the relative magnitudes, the two quantities have a total opposite chemical effect on the body such as: correcting cardiovascular problems, obesity, diabetes, immune dysfunction, and optimise neurological transmission and brain function.
Although other less inflammatory fatty acids like what we get from fish oil compete with AA for access to bind with certain enzymes to lower the output of AA from the cell membrane, in the response to inflammatory diseases, we truly need only Linoleic acid (omega 6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega 3) in the right proportion to reverse immune dysfunction. These two fatty acids are the precursor of all other fatty acids and they are the only essential fatty acids there is. Contrary to what you might here about how important fish, and krill oil is, the fatty acids we get from these two oils are not essential at all, they are conditionally essential.
As long as we provide our body with at least 15ml 3: 1 ratio of Essential Omega 6 and 3 fatty acids, like what is found in cold press hemp seed oil on a daily basis, our body will synthesise all the other less inflammatory fatty acids such as: omega 6 Dihomo-γ-linolenic acid (DGLA), the elongated by-product of omega 6 Gamma-Linolenic acid (GLA), which is the desaturated product of omega 6 linoleic acid. It will also synthesise both of the omega 3 fatty acids that is found in krill and fish oils, omega 3 eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) which have 20 carbon atoms, and omega 3 docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) which have 22 carbon atoms.
A noteworthy fact is that although flax seed contain about 57-66% alpha-linolenic acid (omega 3) it has a lower ratio of omega 6 to omega 3, 0.2: 1, which may lead to GLA displacement or deficiency. Whereas, hemp seed has a better ratio of linoleic acid omega 6 to alpha linolenic acid omega 3, 3: 1 ratio, which is closer to the 2: 1 ratio that our body need to convert alpha-linolenic acid (omega 3) into EPA and DHA. Hemp seed contains about 22% alpha-linolenic acid (omega 3), and about 2% GLA, thus increasing the conversion rate of linoleic acid omega-6 into DGLA to form less inflammatory eicosanoid. So my recommendation is a combination of hemp seed and flax seed in a ratio of 2: 1.
2 handful of hemp seed or powder combine with 1 handful of flax seed will go a long way in the synthesis of anti-inflammatory eicosanoids. Do not listen to the media lies that only about 1% of dietary alpha-linolenic fatty acid is converted to EPA and negligible amount is turned into DHA. This only happen in individuals who consume a diet high in Saturated Fatty Acids, trans fatty acids, or omega 6. However, if one eats a sensible diet of enzyme-rich foods such as fresh fruits, nuts, seeds, grains, and vegetables prepared in a healthy way, the increased dietary enzyme and antioxidant will help to inhibit or counteract the more inflammatory AA eicosanoids, correct any fatty acid deficiency and remove the cardinal signs associated with inflammation: heat, pain, tumour or swelling, and redness.
It is vital that we learn that unless one provide the body with the right proportion of dietary Linoleic acid (omega 6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega 3) one will lack the foundation necessary to synthesise other fatty acids and molecules that we need for every cell, tissue and gland in our body to function at optimum health.
One of the many functions of omega 6 and omega 3 essential fatty acid is to create the four families of eicosanoids (signaling molecules): prostaglandins, prostacyclins, thromboxanes and leukotrienes, which are form by oxidative fatty acids. These signaling molecules in turn mediate their effects on the immune system and the central nervous system. Thus both Linoleic and alpha-linolenic fatty acids have a complex control over many bodily systems when they are converted in eicosanoids, Especially alpha-linolenic fatty acids (omega 3); for it forms its own cascade that performs simultaneously with the AA cascade to displace the precursor of AA, and lower the tissue concentration of AA, so that there is less inflammatory AA eicosanoids in the body.
The chemical reactions produced by AA and essential fatty acids within the body, in particularly dietary omega 3 alpha-linolenic fatty acids, brings a metabolic equilibrium to the body in which alpha-linolenic acid form less inflammatory eicosanoids from EPA and DHA, which offset any disrupting changes that was brought on by the inflammatory effects of excess AA cascade, especially in our body's immune system, and in the cells in the brain and spinal cord. This is what I am saying in layman terms. The right ratio of dietary omega 6 t0 omega 3 will counterbalance any undue inflammation caused by excess AA which derives from too much dietary omega 6 linoleic acid, especially from animal fats and trans fatty acids. Thus reversing every known auto-immune disease.