Omega-3 Fats? Worth the Price?
Re: Even moderate amounts of omega-3 fats may help ward off gum disease, according to new research.
“May” is a weasel-word, an escape hatch for after the latest research is proven wrong.
But let’s assume that docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and other omega-3 fats DO help ward off gum disease.
The foremost question isn’t, “Do omega-3 fats help ward off gum disease?”
The foremost questions are, “HOW do omega-3 fats help ward off gum disease, and IS IT WORTH THE PRICE?”
Yellow Fat Disease is the elephant in the living room.
Make sure it doesn’t take a dump on your lounge chair.
Omega-3 fats MAY BE anti-inflammatory.
Cortisone IS anti-inflammatory.
Why not substitute cortisone for omega-3 fats?
The most practical answer is, “Because I’m not that stupid!”
Yes No Maybe for an emergency situation? Such as cortisone’s discontinuation?
Lyon P. Strean (Cortisone in Dentistry, 1957) wrote …
“The stress of operation superimposed on a hypoactive adrenal cortex may produce an adrenal crisis resulting in shock and death. Dentists are urged to acquire equipment for intravenous injection, learn the technic and be prepared for an unforeseen emergency.”
So why not use cortisone for each and every reason during each and every season?
Readers of Atom’s Blog are too sophisticated for me to list the side effects of cortisone use and abuse.
According to Adano Ley (Swami Nitty-Gritty) …
“I can get rid of someone’s pain in one treatment. It takes a minimum of ten treatments if they use cortisone.”
Excess omega-3 fats — without enough selenium and tocopherols — result in Yellow Fat Disease.
Combining junk food with omega-3 fats speeds up the process.
Did you know that excess polyunsaturated fats can initiate an adrenal crisis?
Comparing PUFAs and cortisone are only matters of QUANTITY and DURATION.