Oils, Fats and Other Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs):
Often during an exam I test that the patient is deficient in a particular oil. Polyunsaturated oils help to lube up our joints. They compete with the same receptors as other fats. This is why we need to add oils and nuts to our diet every day, usually a little with every meal.
Putting saturated fats and hydrogenated fats into our system can often be likened to putting the wrong weight of oil into our car’s engine. Hydrogenated fats have been linked to cancer. Following your individual “owner’s manual” and using those oils that are specially designed for your body will assist your body’s own wisdom in maintenance and repair of damaged tissues. Therefore, you will have fewer disease processes (including osteopenia and osteoporosis).
Our cells have memory from many generations back as to which types of oils are best for our unique bodies. This varies with the nationalities, so if you have a mix of different bloods in you, you may need a unique blend of oils in your daily diet. If your “owner’s manual” is not followed and you decide to use a different oil, the body doesn’t know how to use it to process other things in our bodies (like certain minerals), so our body can’t run at peak performance.
Some oils and fats were meant for cooking and high heat, while others are best eaten in the raw, “right out of the bottle” form, cold pressed, or in salads. Another way to use oils if you don’t want to ingest them is to apply them to the skin.
Most Often Needed Oils: (I use lists , like the one below, in my exam and muscle test exactly what your body needs and how much it needs per day or per week.)
- Almond Oil (cold-pressed or in massage oils)
- Bacon Grease (most often needed in dogs with oil deficiencies and epilepsy)
- Butter (OK for cooking, organic preferred esp. if you have allergies to molds or chemicals)
- EPA Fish Oil (best as fish or in capsule form taken orally)
- Flax Seed Oil (Keep refrigerated–easily turns rancid. Do not heat.)
- Olive Oil (OK to cook with)
- Peanut Oil (OK to cook with and great for arthritic joints as massage oil)
- Sesame Oil (OK to cook with, for salad dressings, and for massage oil)
- Sunflower Oil (Use in salad dressings and in cold-pressed form. Do not heat.)
- Udo’s Choice Blend (mix with foods, cereals or smoothies) https://udoerasmus.com/
- Udo’s Choice Oil or Oil in capsules (do not cook with)
- Vitamin E Oil (Best taken orally–except for blood type O, or used on skin) NEVER use the cheap dl-alpha tocopherols as these cheap vitamin E’s are actually made from petroleum.
- Wheat Germ Oil or Capsules (Do not heat. Take orally mixed in food or as capsules.)
List of Oils:
- Overall Deficiency
- Less Commonly Needed Oils:
- Aloe Vera Oil
- Apricot Oil
- Avocado Oil
- Borage Oil
- Canola Oil
- Carrot Oil
- Castor Oil
- Cocoa Butter
- Coconut Oil
- Corn Oil
- Cottonseed Oil
- Emu Oil
- Evening Primrose Oil
- Fish Oil
- Grape seed Oil
- Hazelnut Oil
- Hemp Oil
- Jojoba Oil
- Linseed Oil
- Lorenzo’s Oil
- Macadamia Nut Oil
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids
- Omega 6 Fatty Acids
- Omega Fatty Acids
- Palm Oil
- Rice Bran Oil
- Rose Hip Oil
- Safflower Oil
- Salmon Oil
- Shea Butter
- Soy Bean Oil
What foods are higher in Omega 6 oils than Omega 3?
Some Omega 6 oils you don’t want to load up on like refined vegetable oils, baked goods and snacks. The oils in these things have been heated and there are more trans fats because of this.
But some oils like Olive oil and soybeans have more Omega 6 oils than Omega 3 oils and these ARE good for you.
- Olive oil has a ratio of 13:1 Omega 6 to Omega 3
- Soybeans have a ratio of 7:1 Omega 6 to Omega 3
Examples of foods rich in omega-6 fatty acids include corn, safflower, sunflower, soybean, and cottonseed oil.
Helpful Links and References:
- Article on Fats, Oils, and Omega Fatty Acids: https://www.medicinenet.com/fats_fish_oil_and_omega-3-fatty_acids/views.htm
- List of Oils, Fats and Essential Fatty Acids: https://naturalhealthtechniques.com/list-of-oils-fats-and-other-essential-fatty-acids/
- Good article on the difference between Omega 3 and Omega 6 Oils: https://www.fattyacidshub.com/fatty-acids/omega-6/omega-6-fatty-acids/
- Helpful chart on the flashpoint of all the different oils: https://jonbarron.org/diet-and-nutrition/healthiest-cooking-oil-chart-smoke-points#.VAvb1fldXL8