GLA

Easing Eczema: Top three therapies

Eczema is the most common form of dermatitis, a term which literally means “inflamed skin.” The condition can affect people young and old and encompasses a number of red, itchy skin conditions. Eczema may look like a dry, scaly rash or weepy, oozing blisters. It is often triggered by an allergy to food, pollen, animal [...]

Easing Eczema: Top three therapies 2018-02-15T15:53:05+00:00

Evening Primrose and Breast Cancer: GLA inhibits cancer-causing gene

Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a substance in evening primrose oil and borage oil, inhibits the action of Her-2/neu, a cancer gene that is responsible for almost 30% of all breast cancers, Northwestern University researchers report. “Breast cancer patients with Her-2/neu-positive tumours have an aggressive form of the disease and a poor prognosis,” said researcher Ruth Lupu, [...]

Evening Primrose and Breast Cancer: GLA inhibits cancer-causing gene 2015-09-09T13:49:31+00:00

Plant Power: Omega-6 oils increase heart benefit from fish oils

Combined fish (omega 3) and plant (omega 6) derived fatty acids are more effective for combating heart disease in women than fish oils alone, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (77, 1:37-42,2003). The study was carried out at the University of Guelph in Canada and showed an estimated [...]

Plant Power: Omega-6 oils increase heart benefit from fish oils 2015-09-09T13:51:17+00:00

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