0our food shall be your remedy. Let food be your medicine and let medicine be your food. With all the emphasis on natural remedies currently, one area of great interest is the use of food-based oils to help with different disease processes, particularly arthritis.
Most American diets are high in oils called omega-6 fatty acids (linoleic acid) which eventually are broken down to arachodonic acid, which is a cornerstone of inflammation0obviously, not something that is desirable.
So if that0s the bad oil, what are the good ones?
One good oil is omega-3 which helps to reduce inflammation. Another good fatty acid is gamma linoleic acid or GLA. So… to get the best effect, one should try to reduce the amount of omega 6 and increase the amount of both omega-3 and gamma-linoleic acid.
Fish oil is the source of omega-3 fatty acid that has been studied most carefully. Numerous studies have demonstrated its effectiveness in reducing the risk of cardiovascular events and the inflammation accompanying rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Fish oil is available as both a liquid or as a softgel capsule.