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Nutrition, Herbs, Vitamins
Classical Homeopathy
Ronald Steriti, ND, PhD
Licensed Naturopathic Physician
(239) 659-2684
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Essential Fatty Acids, EFAs, omega-3 EFA's

Essential Fatty Acids, EFAs, omega-3, omega-6

There are two families of EFAs: Omega-3 (linolenic acid) and Omega-6 (linoleic acid).

Omega-3 fatty acids include Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA), Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

The biochemical reaction is: ALA -> EPA -> DHA

ALA is found primarily in dark green leafy vegetables, flaxseed, walnut, chestnut, hemp and soy oil

EPA and DHA are found in oily cold-water fish cod liver, salmon, mackerel, tuna, hering and sardine.

Omega-6 fatty acids include Linoleic acid (LA), Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA), and Dihydro Gamma Linoleic Acid (DHGLA).

The biochemical reaction is: LA -> GLA -> DHGLA

LA is found in safflower, sunflower, sesame, corn, cottonseed and soy
GLA is found in black currant, evening primrose oil and borage oil


Omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids have been found to be helpful for:
skin problems, inflammatory disorders, autoimmune disease
hyperlipidemia - may lower triglycerides and lipids
rheumoid arthritis - fish oil has been found helpful
benign prostatic hypertrophy


1 tablespoon of oil is equivalent to 12 -15 capsules
400 iu vitamin E should be included with each tablespon

What's your next step?

The next step, after you have been diagnosed with a disease, is to find out what is the specific cause, and then choose supplements that address it. Phone consults are my specialty. Please call my at (239) 659-2684 to schedule a consultation.

The choice is yours

I recommend that you make an informed choice, and the goal of this web site is to provide you with the information to make a wise choice when it comes to your health and wellness.

As you can see, I don't sell any vitamins on this web site. There are thousands of vitamin stores that will sell you whatever vitamin you want, and many of them offer discounts.

If you are interested in some high-quality basic nutritional supplements, I recommend visiting the Store You will find my recommendations for a multiple, tasty chewable fiber wafers, high-potency probiotics, and fish oils.

Good luck in your journey towards health and wellness!!

Why don't you tell me what vitamins to take for this disease?

Unfortunately, that would be a clear violation of FDA regulations. Also, one of the most important aspect of naturopathy is: "Treat the person, not the disease". This is a profound statement, and many people have spent thousands of dollars on vitamins listed in books or web sites for a specific disease. This is what I call "vending machine medicine". It rarely works! The solution is to find a naturopathic physician, such as myself, to assist you.


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