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Work With, Not Against Mother Nature

Posted on 6/4/2014 by
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We tend to forget that we are not machines and food is not just fuel to burn. The way we interact with our environment is quite complex and one of the most basic ways is through what we eat. If you consider the entirety of human existence, it has been only recently that we have had the ability to store and transport food to where it is needed. Before, we where dependent on the seasons and cycles of nature, and our bodies would adapt to those changes (like the bear whose diet changes and when high carbohydrate berries are available in the late summer and fall to allow him to accumulate fat for use during the winter).

Now we have availability to the same food all year round, but it has left us with a legacy of increasing chronic disease, arthritis, diabetes, dementia, cancer and chronic pain at younger and younger ages. The system we have developed has put nature’s balance out and as the commercial says “You can’t fool Mother Nature!. One of the ways mankind has been able to manipulate food to make it more available is through processing.

Now processing takes whole food, breaks it down, and reconfigures it in such a way that it is palatable and tasty. But what is lost in the processing? How do you know you’ve put it back together properly? If I give you the parts to a Swiss watch after I’ve broken it with a hammer, is it still a Swiss watch?

Now time for a little biochemistry 101. Consider the basic human cell. The human cell is surrounded by a membrane that has 2 layers of fat (fatty acids). The composition of that membrane is on average 86% Omega-6 and 14% Omega-3 that are 18 carbons long (it varies depending on type of tissue but note there is no Omega-3 in the skin, arteries and very little in the brain). These 2 types of fatty acids are called Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) and can only be extracted from what we eat. We cannot make them, hence the designation “essential”.

Now these fatty acids are very sensitive to processing. Look at the following website from the Canola Council of Canada. One of the things my grandmother told me (who lived relatively disease free, in a coal mining town and was overweight her entire life until the age of 99) is if you burn the oil in the pan (it smokes) then you have to throw it out, it’s poison. She was right! Look at Corn Oil processing. The common thing you notice is that the oils are heated repeatedly and Hexane is added (then removed) a hydrocarbon that normally goes in your car! After such abuse, the fatty acids can’t be in very good shape! 97% of all the oils we consume in our North American diet are made this way, and even worse, the left overs from the processing are pelleted and fed to our animals!

So look what we’ve done, we have taken the 2 Essential Fatty Acids everybody needs for healthy cells, destroyed them in processing and claim it’s still food! We have also as a by-product of the processing, made all the farm animals (cows, chicken, pigs and even farmed fish!) sick the same way, which we then consume. When the body has no choice it will use these “adulterated” Omeg-6 and Omega-3 in the cell membrane but at a huge cost to the function of that cell. Oxygen transfer across that cell membrane becomes impeded, which leads to lactic acid build-up (which is the burn you feel when you exercise).

Pure Form Omega® Natural helps correct this assault on our bodies by supplying the proper, vegan-sourced, organic unadulterated Omega-6 and Omega-3 in the proper ratios. Lactic acid-build up stops, performance increases, better stamina and virtually no recovery time.

Time to Change Your Oil®

Pure Form Omega® Natural has the optimal 2.5 to 1 ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 from organic, plant-based sources which is optimal for human physiology.

 

Dr. Jeff Matheson, MDCM

Dr. Jeff Matheson obtained an HBSc (Biochem) degree from University of Western Ontario, followed by a his MDCM Degree (doctor of medicine, teacher of surgery) from McGill University in 1991. He was a full-time Emergency Room physician for 15 years, Medical Director of Med-Emerg Inc from 1998-2013, Founder of CPM Medical Clinics (pain management) which became the largest provider of pain management in Canada 2005 to present, setting standards to which all clinics must be certified by the College of Physicians and Surgeons Ontario. He has trained over 70 physicians in the practice of pain management, established the Headache, Migraine and Pain Treatment Centre in Ajax Oct 2013- a new, non-narcotic approach to pain management using neuroplasticity principles. Jeff is one of the founders of Pure Life Science Corp.