Welcome to my blog!!! I have been an herbalist & an aromatherapist for over 20 years!! My blog is over 10 years old & there are over 100 informative blogs here. Not only do I have hopes of teaching the masses, I too, have learned a lot during my research on different topics! There's always new & updated information in the herbal & essential oil worlds. There are blogs on herbs, essential oils, nutrition, supplements, different modalities of healing and just a little bit of everything!! Maybe in reading my blogs, just one person will come away with a bit of knowledge that they might be able to help themselves or another human being, I would consider that to be a great blessing.....

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. I am now in Arizona and I was asked again if I would be interested in starting another herbal business!! We now have Herbs 4 Health!! Providing numerous herbs....herbal blends....single essential oils...essential oil blends....minerals....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: All the information in these blogs do not diagnose, treat or heal any type illness or disease.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Fats...The Good, The Bad & The Ugly -- Part 3

EFA's or essential fatty acids are the polyunsaturated forms called omega 3's & 6's. They are essential because the body can't manufacture them. Life itself is not possible without adequate amounts of EFA's. The 3's & 6's are very sensitive to heat & modern food processing. Hydrogenation or high heat processing not only removes all of the nutrients, but also makes the oils toxic to our bodies. So the omega 3's should never be heated & should only be added after cooking has been completed. It is important to have a properly balances intake of healthy essential fats including omega 3 & 6 fats. Research has shown an approximate ratio of 4:1 of healthy omega 6's to omega 3 fats which provides the body with a proper balance of EFA's.

Healthy supplemental oils: cod liver, flaxseed, high vitamin butter oil.

Healthy cooking oils: butter (preferably from grass-fed cattle), coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, ghee or clarified butter, palm oil, peanut oil, sesame oil, safflower & sunflower oils.

Healthy oils should be in colored containers & should be avoided if in a clear one. Light can damage the oils. There should also be an expiration date on the container as nutrients have a shelf life. Look for expeller or cold pressed oils.

Organic butter is one of the healthiest foods. It contains fat-soluble vitamins, trace minerals, short & medium chain fats as well as other key nutrients. One of the most interesting items in butter (from cows grazing on grass) is the "X factor", as described by Dr. Weston Price, one of the pioneers of using natural foods. It refers to a substance that helps the body absorb & utilize minerals!

Margarine contains neither vitamins or minerals. It contains many substances harmful to the body. They should be avoided at all costs.

Information taken from: Guide To Healthy Eating. Written by David Brownstein, M.D. & Sheryl Shenefelt, C.N.

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