[vc_row 0=””][vc_column][vc_column_text 0=””]Essential fatty acids are “essential” because while our bodies can synthesize some of the fats it needs for other foods we’ve eaten in combination with minerals, vitamins and other co-factors. The ones we can’t make are linoleic acid or omega-6, and alpha lenolenic acid or omega-3.

We get plenty – actually too much omega-6 because it is in many processed foods. The imbalance between the two causes rampant inflammation in the body.

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Of the most important things that fatty acids do for us is to help create prostaglandins; the hormone-like substance that controls how we inflame and anti-inflame. Excess omega-6 causes us to inflame but the ability anti-inflame is seriously decreased – an important function when it comes to gout prevention.