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Omega Balance

Nutritional Power for a Happier, Healthier Life

Learn how to live a happier and healthier life by finding the right balance of omega fatty acids in your diet.

Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are essential in the human diet. In Omega Balance, noted scientist Anthony J. Hulbert explains how the balance between these fatty acids in the human food chain has changed over the last half-century and the very serious negative health impacts this imbalance has created.

An imbalance of these omega fats contributes to increased rates of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, allergies, asthma, as well as cancer and a variety of other inflammatory diseases. Omega balance is also important for normal brain function, and an imbalance in these fatty acids is associated with depression, mood disorders, and neurodegenerative diseases.

Hulbert provides extensive information on the omega balance of different foods and discusses fascinating details about human evolution, dietary changes throughout history, the effect of diet on human development and physiological processes, and more. He investigates the paleo diet of our ancestors and describes the dramatic changes that have accompanied the increased ultra-processing of modern foods. Omega Balance is an essential guide to understanding a significant problem in our modern food chain and will make us rethink the food we eat.

About the Author

Anthony John Hulbert (UNSW, AUS), PhD, DSc, is an internationally renowned researcher on metabolism, longevity and nutrition. He is emeritus professor in Science, Medicine, and Health at the University of Wollongong, Australia.

Endorsements

"Omega-fatty acids are important to our health, and science now shows that there is more than one type, available from different dietary sources. Professor Tony Hulbert expertly unpicks the science and shares the practical consequences for our dietary choices in this carefully researched and very readable book."

- Len Fisher, author, How to Dunk a Doughnut: The Science of Everyday Life

"Omega Balance emphasizes two important concepts that will be new to most of the public. The first is that, in the food chain, both omega-3 and omega-6 originate from plants, with 'seeds' being the dominant source of omega-6 while 'leaves' are the dominant source of omega-3. The second is that, because these fats compete for their position in cell membranes, it is the balance between them in our whole diet that is the important nutritional factor."

- Andrew Sinclair, Professor Emeritus, Deakin University

"Tony Hulbert's deep dive into Omega-3s is essential reading for the medical community. His 'whole-of-diet' understanding untangles decades of misguided dietary advice and shows just how important a healthy balance of Omega-3s and Omega-6s really is."

- Susan Allport, Author of The Queen of Fats: Why Omega-3s Were Removed from the Western Diet and What We Can Do to Replace Them
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