Kurt Woeller, DO
August 16th, 2023
Fatty acids make up a significant component of our cell membranes, including those of the mitochondria. Omega-3 fatty acids are often linked to improvements in health with regards to lowering inflammation, and improving immune function. However, certain oils from seeds, e.g., canola, safflower, which contain high amounts of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) can lead to oxidative stress within the body that have a damaging effect on membrane structure and integrity. The focus of this lecture by Kurt N. Woeller, D.O. of Integrative Medicine Academy is to discuss PUFA reactivity and some of the damaging effects on health through the consumption of these seed oils.