How to Balance the Omega 6’s and Omega 3’s in your Diet

Optimal fat ratios are important to increase the omega-3 and omega-6 content of body tissues. While it is crucial to have all EFAs in our diet, it is important to ensure that we balance the omega-3s and omega-6s. There is no consensus yet on what the ideal amount or ratio of these essential fatty acids should be…

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Camelina Oil, the Super-Powered Vegan Source of Omega 3

Camelina oil is extracted from Camelina sativa seeds, which contain greater than 50 percent polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), of which 35 to 40 percent is the omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).1 It originated in parts of northern Europe and central Asia. It is a non-genetically modified organism (non-GMO) oil seed that is now also grown in my home province…

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How are You Storing your Oils?

Healthful oils are essential to our health, but they are more temperamental than the inferior oils you see on the supermarket shelves. Light, air, and heat can destroy them. Nature packages these oils in seeds, and left intact, these oils will sometimes keep for years without spoiling. When we extract the oil from such seeds,…

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Omega 3’s and Belly Fat Loss

Did you know that research has found omega-3s to be powerful weight-loss agents, helping overweight individuals shed unwanted pounds? In both Inuit and Japanese populations, their intake of EPA and DHA were high and the incidence of obesity and its related diseases low. One twelve-week intervention trial studied the effects of omega-3s from fish oil in…

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Karlene’s Lean-Body Checklist

1. Consume a diet rich in whole, raw foods that have gone through minimal processing? They provide a greater variety of nutrients and bring our diet back to how our ancestors used to eat. 2. Reduce daily calorie consumption by 500 calories to safely lose 1 pound (0.5 kg) per week. Combine fewer calories with…

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