This is my first ever blog so please bear with me (that’s me on the left, by the way).
This week I attended a most informative seminar in London. It was given by Dr Lars Lindmark. He is an international Science Research Consultant in Sweden and associated with many prestigious scientific establishments with an interest in nutrition. He has been studying and lecturing on essential fats and dietary supplements for the last 36 years and has more than a 100 published scientific papers to his name.
The story he was able to convey about the changes in disease patterns over the last 100 years and the relationship between the increase of all kinds of chronic illnesses and the change in people’s dietary intake were fascinating.
I will not go into all the technical biochemistry of it all that he understands and explained so well. Suffice it to say that the change in the ratio of Omega 3 fatty acids to Omega 6 fatty acids that is associated with a massive reduction in the former, which we obtain from fish oils, is highly correlated with the increase in all kinds of inflammatory illness that is responsible for many of the chronic diseases that are affecting many more people. This includes things like asthma, eczema, heart disease, cancer and mental illness. It also needs to be stressed that there are many different qualities of fish oils. If they are not ethically sourced, properly prepared and well preserved, you could be wasting your money.
That is why I would only ever recommend the best quality supplements from scrupulously ethical companies.
It is true we need to have enough of the right kinds and proper balance of oils and fats in our diets. It is also important that we have enough of the right vitamins (co-enzymes) and minerals (co-factors) that we need in order to process them properly in our cells and tissues.
That is why we never give general prescriptions for any condition. We test on each person to find the correct balance of factors specific to each individual’s needs.
Thank you Dr Lindmark for reinforcing what I already believe in.