Membrane Medicine with Neuro-Lipid Therapy
The Body and Brain are made of cells, and the cells and its internal organelles are bordered by membranes. The membrane consists largely of a double lipid layer that contains chains of fatty acids and proteins. 60 % of the brain matter is made of fatty acids in form of membranes.
The polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) cannot be synthesized by the body and should be incorporated into diet, therefore considered essential fatty acids (EFAs). In the brain, then yare mostly arachidonic acid (AA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
Beyond their important role in building the brain structure, EFAs are involved in the synthesis and functions of brain neurotransmitters, and in the molecules of the immune system. The right ratio of Omega 6 and Omega 3 is critical for the function of the membrane. Bothe the diet high in Omega 6 or excessive supplementation of Omega 3 is equally harmful to the functions of the cell.
Since cell’s membranes keep toxins out of the cell; contain receptors and channels that allow ions, nutrients, wastes, and metabolic products to pass between organelles and between the cell and the outside environment; and protect metabolic processes conducted within organelles, including the uptake and conversion of nutrients, synthesis of new molecules, production of energy, and regulation of metabolic sequences.
At Yang Institute, helping people burn bad fat, build good fat and balance essential fat is integral part of our integrative medicine practice, especially for brain health.