Essential Fatty Acids

The prime cause of cancer is the replacement of the respiration of oxygen in normal body cells by the fermentation of sugar for energy creation.”  Otto Warburg.

Essential Fatty Acids and the transfer of oxygen

We can stop cellular inflammation, which is a significant driving force behind the development of cancer, by supplementing with essential fatty acids.  These fatty acids are involved in the development of the nervous system as well as making cell membranes more flexible, which gives the cells the ability to transfer oxygen and nutrients and to expel their waste properly.

How do we become oxygen deficient at the cellular level?

By consuming the heavily refined polyunsaturated oils that are found on supermarket shelves and in processed foods. These oils may have started out containing the functional, vitally-needed oxygen-transferring abilities that our bodies require but they have been corrupted by heat extraction, refining, bleaching and deodorizing in order to give them a longer shelf. These rancid oils will disrupt the ability of our cells to bring in oxygen and expel their waste.

Omega 6 vs omega 3 fatty acids-  we are consuming far too much of the adulterated omega 6 fatty acids in general without enough omega-3’s to balance them out, and this appears to promote a variety of health ills which include insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, inflammatory processes, and the type of cell-damaging oxidation that is associated with aging and DNA damage.  Scientists say that our ancestor’s diets probably had a more balanced ratio of 1:2 of omega-6 to Omega-3, but our current diet is estimated to be 30:1. This imbalance can eventually open the door to serious conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

Omega 6 fatty acids– are most often obtained when people use corn, soybean, safflower, and sunflower oils for cooking and by eating the processed foods that contain them.  But as you read in the paragraph above, most of these oils have been adulterated, therefore they will interrupt normal cell function.  Our bodies need to have access to unadulterated omega 6 oils (cold-pressed and unrefined).  This is explained more below.

Omega 3 fatty acids- can be obtained from eating wild-caught salmon (or other cold water fish), freshly ground flax seeds and flax oils, raw walnuts, hemp seeds and hemp oils, chia seeds, avocados, and meat, eggs and milk products from animals that allowed to graze on pastures instead of being fed grains. Most modern day diets are lacking in omega 3’s.

What are Parent Essential Fatty Acids?

According to Professor Brian Peskin there are only two essential fatty acids that are needed by the body.  He refers to them as parent oils because the body has the ability to utilize these parent oils to manufacture the additional fatty acids that it requires.

The two parent oils are:

  • Linoleic Acid (LA) is the parent omega-6 oil
  • Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) is the parent omega-3 oil

LA and ALA  are short-chain fatty acids and are considered to be the foundational fats that are used in 95% of your body’s processes.   By consuming the parent oils, the body will be able to manufacture what it requires on an as-needed basis.  Most importantly, in order for the parent oils to work properly, they must come from specific plant sources that have been extracted by cold-pressing methods in order to guarantee the full physiologic functionality of the oils.

What are derivatives? Derivatives are long-chain fatty acids that are used for very specific functions within the body.  The body will manufacture its own derivatives as they are needed if you are supplementing with the two parent oils.

  •  Linoleic Acid (LA) is the parent of the derivatives- AA (Arachidonic acid), GLA Gamma-linolenic acid), and DGLA (Dihomo-γ-linolenic acid).
  • Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) is the parent of the derivatives- EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid).

Your body will utilize enzymes in order to make the necessary conversions that it needs to manufacture the derivative oils from the parent oils.  As long as you are getting enough of the parent essential fatty acids through supplementation your body will have the ability to manufacture the derivatives that it requires.  Peskin says that most physicians don’t know or understand that since derivatives are manufactured by the body, further consumption of them is not needed and can throw the body out of balance by causing a continual state of stress on the system.

How to supplement with parent essential fatty acids- Professor Peskin details in the links below that the body needs to have access to an organic, unrefined, cold pressed, parent omega-6 oils such as found in Evening Primrose Oil, Sunflower Oil, or Safflower Oil along with a parent omega-3 oil such as found in Unrefined Flax Seed Oil.  The two oils are taken in a 2:1 ratio of omega 6 : omega 3.

You can buy these supplemental oils separately and mix them yourself, or find a supplement that is already combined in the proper ratios such as found in Brian Peskin’s line of Yes Parent Essential Oils or with Udo’s Choice Oil.

Why does Professor Peskin believe that fish oil is bad for you? Because fish oil consists entirely of DHA and EPA (which are both derivative oils), Brian says that by taking these oils, you are basically overdosing on derivatives and causing stress on the body instead of creating health.   Peskin also states that fish oil is toxic because it must be heavily refined, and since it is derived from cold-water fish, it will go rancid when it is consumed by humans due to the difference in body temperature.

According to Udo Erasmus, author of Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill: The Complete Guide to Fats, Oils, Cholesterol and Human Health, “Fish oil Omega-3s (EPA and DHA) are about 25 times more sensitive to damage done by light, oxygen, and heat than the oils that are found in nuts and seed.”  As a result, fish oil is filtered, deodorized, bleached, subjected to high heat, and treated with caustic soda and resins just like the supermarket oils that are mentioned above.



Video featuring the work of Brian Peskin


Two testimonials of using essential fatty acids

Testimonial of using Essential Fatty Acids for cancer diagnosis


Another testimonial of using essential fatty acids for the treatment of cancer


Additional Resources:

An interview with Brian Peskin

Read the report by Brian Peskin


  Yes Parent Essential Oils ULTIMATE EFAs Capsules,120 capsules

Udo’s Choice – Udo’s Oil 3-6-9 Blend Capsules – 180 count

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