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Managing Inflammation; Omega 3 vs Omega 6 Fatty Acids?

Inflammation (Omega 3 vs Omega 6 Fatty Acids)

One of the biggest complaints I hear every day in the office is joint pain and stiffness. As a Chiropractor, the first part of the equation is evaluating joint alignment and function. The joints need motion, movement, and alignment to function and feel well.

However, outside of the office what else can we do at home to improve our bodies state of inflammation? The first starting point that I look at is nutrition and specifically Omega 3 vs Omega 6 fatty acids.

The difference of the two is Omega 3 Fatty Acids promote anti inflammation, meaning less stiffness and less pain. While Omega 6 Fatty Acids promote inflammation, meaning more stiffness and more pain.

Where is the easiest place to start?

The answer is in the oils used to cook or produce your foods.

Look at the labels or take notice into what oils you should be consuming, put that information into action and watch your health drastically improve.

Omega 3 FA's to use cooking/consuming

Grass fed butter, Ghee, Avocado oil, Coconut oil, Olive oil, Grass fed tallow or Pasture raised lard.

Omega 6 FA's to avoid cooking/consuming

Sunflower oil, Corn oil, Soybean oil, Safflower oil, Canola oil, Grapeseed oil

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