Editor’s Note: The following was written by Amy Chalmers, dermal health practitioner (DHP), health coach (CHC), medical intuitive and founder of Mother of Skin. She also worked with USANA’s designer, Taylor Romney to create the infographic below.

Let's_Talk_January12I’m sure by now most of us know how important Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are for our daily lives. But do we know why that is? The average diet provides plenty of omega-6 fatty acids but tends to be lacking in Omega-3 fatty acids. Today I’ll give you a new outlook and perspective on Omega 3s and how, when implemented in the right way and at the right times, they can help our hair, skin and nails flourish.

First, we must understand that we are responsible for the health of our hair, skin and nails. Picture Omega 3s as essential building blocks for the foundation of our cellular health. Our cells are at the root of all our functions, communications and health. Our bodies have an innate capacity to try to regenerate and heal if given the proper environment, nourishment and timing.

As a dermal health practitioner, I have seen over and over that Omega 3s are an essential key to our skin’s barrier health (epidermis—the top layer of skin). It is important to understand that people of all ages, regardless of their skin conditions and aging concerns, may experience visible improvements if Omega 3s are included in their diet on a daily basis.

Here’s a fun diagram to deepen our understanding of a healthy cell’s journey and how Omega 3s play an important role in creating the health of the cell and its functions.

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As we can see from the diagram, a deficiency in Omega 3s can cause a system breakdown, leaving us with dull, weak and lifeless hair, skin and nails. So, what makes a cell membrane healthy?

Essential fats do, with Omega 3s being the center of nourishment. They play a major role at the very core and heart, supporting healthy cellular function.

When cells are being optimized daily, we can support strong, healthy and glowing hair, skin and nails. Daily accumulation is essential, which is why these particular fats have the word “essential” in front of them. They are necessary for human health but the body can’t make them – you must get them through your diet. Other healthy types of fats like avocados, coconut oil and jojoba would be good on a daily or weekly basis, but the cell membrane is dependent on EFAs (such as Omega 3s) found in essential fats, making daily consumption of these crucial. Although healthy fats are beneficial in many ways, they do not replace the role or benefits Omega 3s have. Without daily intake of Omega 3s, we may never achieve the health that is possible for our hair, skin and nails.

IMG_1269 crop*About the author: Amy Chalmers, DHP/HC, is an internationally qualified dermal health practitioner, certified health coach, medical intuitive and the founder of Mother of Skin, located in the heart of beautiful downtown Vancouver, Canada. She is recognized as an international speaker, writer, spokesperson and educator on “the new paradigm” in cellular health. With her extensive background as a product formulator, clinical trainer, researcher, consultant and USANA skin care expert, she offers health coaching services in conjunction with her exclusive signature skin rehabilitation, age optimization and skin banking systems.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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