Correcting Your Ratio of Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) on the Ketogenic Diet

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In this video, Dr. Berg discussed about Essential Fatty Acids on the ketogenic diet. Essential meaning it is important but the body cannot make this type of fat and this category of fat is not just used for energy, it is used to replace body parts. If you are a vegan, there’s only 5% limited rate of ALA conversion to DHA and EPA. And if ALA and LA is both present in the diet about the same time, LA will take priority and block the absorption of ALA.

Two Main Categories of Essential Fatty Acids:
• ALA or Alpha Linolenic (Omega 3)
• LA or Linoleic (Omega 6)

Food Sources of ALA
• Leafy Greens
• Flax
• Chia
• Hemp Seed
• Plants
• Nuts / Walnuts

Two Additional Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Best Sources of EPA and DHA:
• Salmon
• Cod Liver Oil
• Sardines
• Caviar (Fish Eggs)
• Sea Food
• Fish
• Grass Fed Animal Products

Best Food Sources of LA:
• Corn Oil
• Soy Oil
• Canola Oil

Two Additional Omega 6 Fatty Acids
• GLA or GAMMA Linoleic Acid – Great for inflammation, skin health and allergies
• AA or Arachidonic Acid – building block of prostaglandins, a body chemical that is involved in inflammation that helps heal the body in areas of injury and infection.

Symptoms of Deficiency:
• Low IQ (Decrease Learning) – Brain, Retina
• Heart Problems , Blood Pressure Problems, Inflammatory Conditions of the Heart
• Decrease Mood – Depression, Anxiety
• Decrease Sperm Count
• Dry scaly skin

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 52 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.

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