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Essential Fatty Acids Overview

This is an attempt to give people a baseline understanding of essential fatty acids (Omega-3 and Omega-6 particularly) and how they work in the body. As well, it presents the idea that EFA’s alone aren’t enough, they require other nutrients to work well.

This presentation is put together from basic research, a 60 min conversation I had with Mary-Ann Shearer, and some personal experience with feeding our own bodies and kids in our family.


The audio of my discussion with MAry-Ann is below. To save the mp3 file right click here and select save as . . .

Supplementing with Essential Fatty Acids

Throughout the discussion and video, you will see the following products mentioned over and over again. These products are simply the best resources we can find to help supply EFA’s.


essential fatty acids AIMega AIMega® is an organic seed oil blend that delivers an important source of healthful and essential omega-3, -6 and-9 fatty acids. Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are incorporated into every cell of the body, and are key structural, metabolic, and regulatory components of cells. They improve and regulate cellular function, reduce inflammation, modulate immune response, optimize health and well-being, and help prevent chronic disease.
essential fatty acids catalyst BarleyLife BarleyLife is a non-gmo, all-natural, green barley juice concentrate (in powder form) that provide the nutrition you need to for a good foundation of health. The power starts in the young barley leaves. Research shows green barley juice contains large amounts of enzymes, essential amino acids, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory activity, immune system support, and cholesterol-lowering effects. Its truly one of the most health promoting foods possible.