Phyto-EFA and stress

Your stress levels are little known cause of many diseases including cancer. A surge in stress increases the level of cortisol, stress hormones in your body. This increases inflammation, which is the precursor of many diseases including stroke, cancer, diabetes, autoimmune etc.

A Finnish study involving 10,808 women who experienced traumatic life events such as divorce, loss of a loved one, personal illness, depression etc. suggests that life events could increase breast cancer risk significantly.

In my opinion, stress does not need to come from traumatic events. If you and I treats life as if it is ‘traumatic’ – daily worry, anxiety, anxious not having enough, busy and busy, multi-tasking, making sure we don’t lose out, irritability, not getting enough sleep as if there are much to accomplish… is already damaging enough to our immune system. This kind of stress also plays an important role in autoimmune diseases.

Therefore, to manage stress, soul and mental works are required. No amount of relaxation, going holiday etc., will help if our inner life is not at peace with ourselves and others.

From a nutritional perspective, essential fatty acids in the form of balanced Omega 3 and 6 and 9 are required to buffer the effects of stress hormones. EFAs are also essential to produce hormones to cope with your stress. Your body cannot produce EFAs and they must be consumed through diet or supplementation.

We eat too much DAMAGED omega 6 in the form of processed foods, fast food, and refined oils (both hawker food and home cooked food in refined oils).

I created PHYTO-EFA  as a supplement to counter the damaging effects of modern diet. It consists of certified organic flaxseed, evening primrose oil, high linoleic sunflower oil, pumpkin seed and extra virgin coconut oil. In my opinion, this is one supplement you need to consider taking unless you don’t eat out at all, stress free and home cooked your food with the right oils.

The unrefined plant seed oils are free from all traces of oxygen and unadulterated.

For information, please contact me.








About Sebastian Liew

Matthew Wood, the renowned American herbalist described Sebastian as ‘one of the most unique and talented practitioners of natural healing and herbalism.’ The New Paper (Singapore) called Sebastian Liew 'The Medicine Man'. Indeed, Sebastian is a qualified and registered Medical Herbalist (accredited by the National Herbalists Association of Australia), with a Master's degree in Herbal Medicine from the University of New England, Australia. He is the first medical herbalist in Singapore and is known to popularize phytotherapy (Western herbal medicine), European traditional medicine, and St Hildegard medicine (Germany) in Singapore and probably in Asia. Sebastian has 20 years clinical work experiences and treated numerous patients with different medical conditions from all age groups in his Singapore clinic. Sebastian authored the book, Leaf to Life: The Natural Approach to Slow Down Aging and Living a Healing Life, which set the fundamentals for healthy aging and the prevention or treatment for almost all diseases.
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