In our effort to provide information key to assisting your healthier lifestyle choices, we provide these links to natural health manufacturers, industry associations, health institutions, research articles and news sources that relate to EFA nutrition and your health and well-being. All links are external to this site.

Health Articles
Alternative Health & Lifestyle Networks
Health Institutions
Natural Health Manufacturers
Natural Health Professionals

Articles on Essential Fatty Acids

Crowning Glory
Healthy, shiny hair depends on internal health and nutrition. B vitamins, vitamin E, iron, zinc and silica are especially good for hair, as are essential fatty acids such as those found in flaxseed oil, almonds and sunflower seeds. In addition to those nutrients, at least 8 glasses of water per day are required to keep hair healthy. Care tips for different types of hair are presented. Article by Valerie Latona, Vegetarian Times April, 1999.

Foods That Fight Breast Cancer
There are many theories about what causes breast cancer. There is medical evidence, for example, that some people inherit a tendency to develop the disease, and some authorities cite cancer-causing substances in the environment. There isn't much we can do about heredity, and there isn't much we can do single-handedly about the environment. But we do have choices, for the latest research indicates that what you eat may help to protect you from breast cancer or help you fight the disease. Article by Charlotte Lyons, author of "The New EBONY Cookbook".

The Good Fats: EFAs
Your body's billions of cells need essential fatty acids. Information on EFA sources and supplements. Article by Andrea Mather, Vegetarian Times July, 1998.

Articles on Prostate Cancer

How Prostate Cancer Patients Can Get Omega-3 Fats In Their Diets
"Therefore, we would continue to recommend fatty fish, walnuts, and ground flaxseed as beneficial dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids."

Prostate Cancer and Intimacy: Your Guide To A New Sexual Normal
The Couple’s Guide to Intimacy for Prostate Cancer Survivors. By: Gwen Stewart, LCSW

Alternative Health & Lifestyle Networks

People & Planet Friendly
Organic Opportunity - Eating, Learning, Growing, Working. Free, comprehensive
online directory to everything Organic!

Simple Living Network
A grass-roots service that provides information about publications and tools for those wanting to learn how to live a more conscious, simple, healthy and restorative life.

Natural Health Web
One of the most complete guides to information about natural health and alternative medicine on the Internet.

Organic Research
Organic farming and food research and development, organic news, legislation, events, education, jobs, farms, and links to organic resources.


American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine is a society of physicians and scientists dedicated to enhancing the quality and extending the length of the human lifespan.

Canadian Health Food Association
The CHFA is a non-profit federally chartered trade association. Its members include retailers, wholesalers, distributors and manufacturers in a variety of industry sub sectors such as supplements, vitamins, herbals, homeopathics, sports and nutrition supplements, packaged foods and organic foods.

Celiac Disease Foundation Celiac Disease Foundation
is a resource representing Celiac Disease and its related skin condition, Dermatitis Herpetiformis, with active patient support and programs of awareness, education, advocacy and research.

Flax Council of Canada
The Flax Council of Canada: General flax facts of interest to consumers, as well as more specialized information for nutritionists, dietitians, food producers, manufacturers and flax growers.

The Organic Trade Association
The OTA is a national association representing the organic industry in Canada, the United States and Mexico. Members include growers, shippers, processors, certifiers, farmer associations, brokers, consultants, distributors and retailers.

Canadian Organic Growers
Articles from its quarterly publication, updates on organic news and links to other sites. COG is a national non-profit educational group with several chapters across the country and publishes the Organic Resource Guide.

Health Institutions

The Gerson Institute
A non-profit organization dedicated to the holistic treatment of degenerative disease. Founded by Charlotte Gerson in 1978.

Credible, current, and comprehensive cancer information from the National Cancer Institute.

Natural Health Professionals
Information on gallbladder problems and help with fat digestion, including dietary tips and recipes found on the gallbladder diet page. Gallbladder attacks can occur even after gallbladder removal, so learning how to eat well for gallbladder health is important throughout life. is written by Deborah Graefer, Masters in Traditional Oriental Medicine, who has helped many people to keep their gallbladders with education, helpful tips and effective products. Eating the right oils is essential. She recommends Omega Nutrition's Garlic Chili Flax Oil for salad dressings and has recipes for relief from gallbladder attacks using flax seed tea.

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