NTA NTC Mid-term

  1. State the Big Ideas for Fatty Acids.
    • 1)Healthy fatty acid deficiency is epidemic:
    • * Musculoskeletal issues
    • * Endocrine issues
    • * Cardio Vascular issues
    • * Allergies, skin problems
    • * Depression
    • 2)Inflammation can be effectively managed with nutritional therapy, therefore reducing healing time.
  2. Name the two fatty acids that are essential to the body.
    • 1) LA Linoleic Acid (Omega 6)
    • 2) ALA Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3)
  3. List 4 roles of fats in the body.
    • 1) Source of long burning energy
    • 2)Aids in absorption of fat soluble vitamins A,D,E and K
    • 3)Allows for the proper use of proteins.
    • 4) Building block for cell membranes and hormones.
    • 5) Protection for organs.
    • 6) Helps regulate energy by slowing food absorption.
    • 7) It is tasty and satisfying.
  4. Explain the impacts of a diet low in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids to the healing process.
    Prostaglandins are the pro and anti inflammatory hormone-like substances that our bodies need for the healing process. Omega 3 and omega 6, are essential, meaning we must eat them because our bodies cannot make them. They are needed to create prostaglandins and without them it will slow our ability to heal.
  5. Identify the three primary cofactors you need to consider when balancing prostaglandin formation.
    • 1) Proper digestion
    • 2)Proper liver function
    • 3) Enzymes (From liver), amino acids, Vitamin B6, magnesium and zinc
  6. Prostaglandins
    Hormone like substances that act as communication in the body's healing process that the body cannot do without. They occur in nearly every tissue and fluid in the body. They are formed from elongated EFAs in cell membranes.
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NTA NTC Mid-term
Fatty Acids Module