how can you include gamma linolenic acid in your diet if trying to follow the stockholm protocol?

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If you're asking if there's a conflict between the acid and the protocol, read the following:

The article focuses on Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid (EFA) in the Omega-6 family. According to researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, it inhibits action of a cancer gene responsible for almost 30 percent of breast cancers. Ruth Lupu, director of Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Breast Cancer Translational Research Program, who led the study, says that treating the cancer cell lines with both GLA and Herpetin led to a synergistic increase in cell death and reduced cancer growth. EFAs cannot be made in the body and must be obtained from food.[READ ATTACHED FILE]

Dance Down the Primrose Path...You'll Be GLA-D You Did!

Arthritis, allergies, eczema, heart problems, diabetes, immune deficiency, PMS, hyperactivity, cancer, liver degeneration, alcoholism, overweight, dry eyes, and brittle nails. In your circle of acquaintances, who is suffering from one or many of these poor health conditions? There is a substance that can help to boost immunity, alleviate symptoms, and in some cases actually restore health.

Although rarely found in nature, this substance is not magic. In fact, it is something that given complete nutrition and perfect health is made naturally by the body. It is gamma-linolenic acid, GLA, and it is available to us in varying amounts from evening primrose oil, black currant seed oil, and borage oil. GLA is important because it is one of the fatty acids needed by the body to make prostaglandins.

A New Meaning for PG

Prostaglandins (PGs) were originally thought to exist only in the prostate gland (hence the name). However, we now know that these very powerful biochemicals are found in every cell in the body. They appear to be controlling factors in the orchestration of such diverse functions as circulation, reproduction, metabolism, and growth. Since a multitude of health problems result from a deficiency of prostaglandins, it follows that many disease states might be controlled or cured by normalizing their production.

Prostaglandins are not stored in the tissues but are synthesized instantaneously from essential fatty acids in a complex series of steps involving various enzymes. There are three basic classifications of PGs: PG1, PG2, and PG3. All are produced from the two fatty acids essential to health: linoleic acid and alpha linolenic acid. These essential fatty acids (EFAs) are supplied to the body through the ingestion of polyunsaturated oils. They are also known respectively as omega-6 and omega-3 oils. Linoleic/omega-6 ultimately results in the production of PG1 and PG2. Alpha linolenic/omega-3 yields PG3.

EFAs serve many purposes in the body, including nerve insulation, organ cushioning and temperature maintenance. In this issue of the newsletter, our interest is directed toward the part EFAs play in prostaglandin production, and specifically in the cascade of changes that results in the conversion of linoleic acid to PG1. In writing about PG1, David Horrobin, well-known for his work with prostaglandins and a pioneer in evening primrose oil research, has stated that PG1 can open up blood vessels which have gone into spasm and reduce the amount of heart attack damage; lower high blood pressure and reduce cholesterol production; block inflammation and control arthritis; stimulate a poorly functioning immune system; have dramatic effects on the nervous system and behavior; and "added to human cancer cells in the laboratory can make them function like normal cells." The prostaglandins have a very short life in the body. They are produced, have their effect, and are metabolized in the wink of an eye. For example, PG1 cannot be taken by mouth because digestion destroys it in seconds nor by injection because it is deactivated by one pass through the lungs. This has made it necessary to direct attention toward finding ways to encourage the body to make its own PG1. Evening primrose, black currant, and borage oils all contain GLA, gamma-linolenic acid, the right raw material to do just that.

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