EFA: Essential Fatty Acids

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Consume a diet high in essential fatty acids - absolutely vital to your immune system. Fresh only (not canned) mackerel, herring, salmon, etc should contain some - although these do not come without the ever-present threat of mercury pollution. Seeds like flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, soybeans, chickpeas and sunflower seeds are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, a drop in which affects hormone levels leading to a plummeting sex drive. When using oils from seeds, linseed oils, walnut oils, never heat in any way - and buy organic, cold-pressed and unrefined only. It is important not to just consume essential fatty acids, but to have the balance correct between Omega 3's (fish/linseed) and Omega 6's (evening primrose, blackcurrant seed oil, sesame, etc)