Thanks, too, for your great news and your encouragement for the rest of us. This is your new beginning. With your list of health challenges, you are needing the essential fatty acids in the oil. You are going to see improvements and differences as you continue OP. Please continiue on your OP journey!!!
P.S. Re your hair loss. Do you have real soap, not soap (like Dove) made with a detergent? If you are using a commercial shampoo, part of your hair loss problem may be because of sls (sodium lauryl sulfate). http://100777.com/health/shampoo
Most of us are so severely deficient in Omega 3's, many nutrition experts recommend an increase in them for every client regardless of condition. This ratio has an enormous impact on conditions of inflammation, pain and swelling. Inflammation itself is the root cause of many very serious conditions including those which affect the heart, blood pressure and gastrointestinal function.
EFAs support the cardiovascular, reproductive, immune, and nervous systems. The human body needs EFAs to manufacture and repair cell membranes, enabling the cells to obtain optimum nutrition and expel harmful waste products.
Essential fatty acids are the major component of cellular membranes and these determine the fluidity of the membrane. This in turn determines how the cell will allow molecules in and out of the cell, and in effect how the cell will age.3 Essential fatty acids also help make joint lubricants; increase oxidation rate, metabolic rate, and energy levels; help transport cholesterol; help our immune system fight infections by enhancing peroxide production; help prevent development of allergies; and important to the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, they produce prostaglandins.6
Current research suggests that the levels of essential fatty acids and the balance between them may play a critical role not only in growth and development, but also in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases including coronary artery disease, hypertension, type II diabetes, arthritis and other immune/inflammatory disorders, and cancer (6-11).
An essential fatty acid deficiency may also be the cause behind escalating health concerns such as arthritis, diabetes, skin disorders, breast cancer, PMS and menopausal symptoms, low-energy levels, fatigue, allergy, yeast problems, mood swings and depression. Just look at the trends since North Americans started cutting back the fat: