Over the years I have had several businesses. It seems I can't get away from seeing if a certain herb or essential oil can help a fellow human and that's usually how it starts. So now, I am in Arizona, I was asked again if I would be interested in starting another herbal biz!! So we now have Herbs 4 Health!! Numerous herbal blends....single essential oils...essential oil blends....supplements....tinctures all to help the body to heal itself.
The information in these blogs is not meant in any way shape or form to plagiarize, for I have never said this is all MY work. It is a compilation of reputable informative websites, my 'go to' books I have always depended upon & my own knowledge. I gather & put together information to help people learn & this way they can come back here to help remind themselves of said information instead of 'where oh where did I find that on the world wide web'. Seems to me it's just better & easier.
DISCLAIMER: This information does not diagnose, treat or heal any type illness or disease.
Monday, May 1, 2017
Fats...The Good, The Bad & The Ugly -- Part 2
Hydrogenated oils are highly refined & found in most packaged food. It's a process by which an extra hydrogen molecule is added, therefore able to convert liquid oils to a solid or semi-solid fat, such as margarine. It is beneficial to the manufacturer, but not the consumer because trans-fats are formed in the process. These have been linked to cancer, heart disease & many other chronic degenerative disorders. Trans fats are actually toxic for our cell membranes. With an over abundance the cells become leaky & distorted.
Polyunsaturated fats are the least stable of all fats. They are liquid or soft at room temperatures. They can not withstand a lot of high heat cooking or processing because free radicals are easily formed. Free radicals are compounds that damage the cells of the body. The most common forms of these fats are the omega-6 (linoleic) & the omega-3 (linolenic)!
Sources of omega-3 fatty acids are: cold water fish oils such as mackerel, salmon, albacore, tuna, sardines & lake trout. Flaxseeds & oil. Pumpkin seeds & walnuts.
Sources of omega-6 fatty acids: Borage, black currant, canola, corn, cottonseed, primrose, safflower, soybean & sunflower.
Processed vegetable oils (i.e. refined oils) are very popular in the grocery aisles & in our diets. These oils are overused due to misinformation of their health qualities by the food industry as well as health care providers. They contain high amounts of omega-6 without the balancing effects of the omega-3's & have been shown to suppress the immune system over time.