For Healthier Skin
Banish dry skin with the right ration of essential fatty acids. Dry skin that feels tight, itches, and flakes isn't pretty and the cause could actually be an
essential fatty acid deficiency. "The remedy is to oil you skin from within with the right kind of oils in the right ratio," says Udo Erasmus, PhD, an
authority on the effects of fats and oils on human health, and internationally renowned author of several books, including Fats That Heal, Fats That
Scientists have given essential fatty acids (EFAs) their name because your body must have them to survive, but it cannot synthesize them from any other substance you eat-hence, the name essential. There are only two kinds of essential fats: omega-3s and omega-6s. All other fats, such as omega-9s, are called non-essential because the body can produce them from sugars and starches.
"The proper ratio of essential fats is important to good health," says Erasmus. "This isn't usually achieved because the average Western diet is too high in
omega-6s and dangerously low in omega-3s. The result of this imbalance of EFAs in the skin is dryness, dandruff, eczema, psoriasis-like skin conditions, acne, cracked heels, toxic deposits in the skin, skin damage, and increased risk of sunburn."
Erasmus' research indicates that the best results come consistently from plant oils blended in a 2:1 ratio of omega-3s to omega-6s. He suggests taking 1 Tbs. of a liquid EFA product per 50 pounds of body weight per day, mixed in food and sprad out over the course of the day. Athletes can double the amount.
"Healthy skin needs omega-3s and omega-6s to form a barrier that prevens moisture from evaporating quickly," notes Erasmus. "When you don't get enough oil in your diet, theskin suffers. When skin gets enough oil through the diet, it becomes soft, smooth, and velvety. It also heals and recovers faster."
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