Linoleic Acid: A Toxin Lurking in You

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Joseph Mercola Fats are the primary building block of your cell membranes. This is one of the reasons why eating the right types of fat is so important for your health and longevity While most nutritional experts blame the epidemic of chronic disease on the increase in sugar consumption, the role of sugar is relatively […]

Getting Your Omega-3 to Omega-6 Ratio Right is Essential

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Joseph Mercola While omega-3s have an anti-inflammatory effect, the omega-6 found in seed oils tend to be proinflammatory. Maintaining a healthy 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 is important, as chronic low-grade inflammation is a hallmark of most chronic diseases, including obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Omega-3 fats are essential polyunsaturated fats your body needs […]

Seed Oils: A Dangerous ‘Global Human Experiment Without Informed Consent’

Joseph Mercola Ophthalmologist Dr. Chris Knobbe says most chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease and macular degeneration are linked to the consumption of processed seed oils. Knobbe says the large consumption of omega-6 seed oil in everyday Western diets is so dangerous it is […]

Key Diet and Lifestyle Strategies for a Healthier Life

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Joseph Mercola Avoiding industrial seed oils, due to their high linoleic acid (LA) content, can go a long way toward safeguarding your health. Examples of cooking oils to avoid include canola, corn, rapeseed, cottonseed and soybean oil. As a general rule, anything over 10 grams of LA a day is likely to cause problems. For […]

Top Five Habits for a Healthier Life

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Joseph Mercola Even small changes add up to meaningful health improvements over time, especiallywhen you know where to focus your energy Eliminating vegetable/seed oils from your diet and getting more sun exposure top my listof healthy habits Embracing time restricted eating, which means limiting your eating window to six to eighthours per day, is also […]