Ever wanted to know just how healthy your cells and organs are without having to subject your body to harmful scans and X-rays? Well there is a new test on the market that does just that. The Ideal Omega Test measures the levels of Omega-3 and Omega-6 which gives you a clear picture of how much inflammation your body has.
Inflammation is called the “silent killer” and many people are unaware that they are walking around with the symptoms of it everyday. Inflammation is linked to high blood pressure, IBS, bloating, obesity, constipation, diarrhoea, heartburn, acid reflux, gas, allergies, arthritis, autoimmunity, skin problems, mood disorders, autism, depression, dementia, cancer and more.
There are many causes of inflammation which include;
- Poor diet – highly refined sugars, processed foods, trans fats
- Toxins such as mercury and pesticides
- Lack of exercise
- Molds – mycotoxins (produced by fungus)
- Allergies such as gluten and dairy
- Infections such as viruses, bacteria and yeast
Removing the pro-inflammatory foods from your diet such as highly refined sugars, processed foods and sugar and eating whole foods from a plant-based diet with an emphasis on low glycaemic foods which release glucose into the bloodstream steadily is the best place to start. Also, incorporating other anti-inflammatory foods into your diet such as ginger, cumin, garlic and rosemary and ensuring you consume plenty of foods that contain Omega-3 fatty acids which are essential for brain function and cell regeneration is important. Avocados, almonds, olive oil and wild salmon are great sources of this essential fatty acid.
So back to the test. Having cancer, I knew that my levels of Omega-6 were going to be higher than the average person because although we need Omega-6 as much as we do Omega-3, too much Omega-6 causes inflammation but in the correct ratio with Omega-6 is good for our health. Weird I know but that’s how it works!
The test arrived with information about why having the correct levels of Omega-3 and Omega-6 is important for health along with a “single-use lancing device” to prick my finger in order to get a blood sample.
So now my mission is to increase the anti-inflammatory foods (I should really have shares in turmeric as I add it to everything!), increase my superfoods such as spirulina, chlorella, kelp powder, Pure synergy, wheatgrass etc and use even more hemp protein powder, hemp seeds and flax as these are all fantastic sources of omega-3.
If you are intersted in getting yourself a test, they can be ordered from www.idealomegatest.com