Mod 6 Fatty Acids

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  1. State the BIG IDEAS for Fatty Acids
    • 1. Healthy fatty acid deficiency is epidemic:
    • Musculoskeletal issues
    • Endocrine issues
    • Cardiovascular issues
    • Immune issues
    • Allergies, skin problems
    • Depression etc.
    • 2. Inflammation can be effectively managed with nutritional therapy, therefore reducing healing time.
  2. Name the two fatty acids that are essential to the body
    • Two polyunsaturated fats that are essential are:
    • Linoleic Acid (LA) - Omega 6 and
    • Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) Omega 3.
    • There are four others that are conditional:
    • Gamma-linolenic (ALA)
    • Arachidonic (AA)
    • Eicosapentaenoic (EPA)
    • Docosahexaenoic (DHA)
  3. List four roles of fats in the body
    • Source of energy
    • building blocks for cell membranes and hormones
    • aid absorption of fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, K
    • Allowing for proper use of proteins
    • serving as a protective lining of organs
    • help regulate energy absorption by slowing absorption of food
    • increasing satiety
    • makes food taste good.
  4. Explain the impacts of a diet low in Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids to the healing process
    • Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce inflammation, and most omega-6 fatty acids tend to promote inflammation.
    • A diet low of both fatty acids, will increase healing, increase pain, delay healing abilities.
    • Overproduction of prostaglandins.
  5. Identify the three primary cofactors you need to consider when balancing prostaglandin formation.
    • Proper digestion
    • Proper liver function
    • Enzymes (incl. Delta 6 Desaturase
    • - Amino Acids
    • - Vit B6
    • - Magnesium
    • - Zinc
  6. Describe and perform the FE for Fatty Acid deficiency
    • Oral pH test
    • Instruct the client not to eat or drink for 30 minutes prior to appointment.
    • tear off a 2" piece of pH test paper(don't put the end you hold in the clients mouth.
    • Have the client moisten the paper with saliva and allow you to pull it out of their mouth lips apart.
    • compare test strip to the chart as quickly as possible.
    • Scoring: pH of 7.2-7.4 is sufficient.
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Mod 6 Fatty Acids
2017-05-01 00:03:00
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