Eicosanoids Imbalance

The Morning HandfulEicosanoids are included in nearly every cellular process in the body and they are hormone like compounds. They are affected by the imbalance between high levels of insulin and low levels glucose in the blood. This is caused by a high-carbohydrates and low-fat diet. According to Northrup (1998), the following diet will restore eicosanoids imbalance:

  • Stop dairy products especially ice creams, cottage cheese and yogurt.
  • Cut down on refined carbohydrates
  • Limit red meat and egg yolks (no more than 2 servings per week)
  • Take essential fatty acids such as omega-3 and flaxseed oil
  • Take multivitamin-mineral supplement
  • Take 100mp vitamin B6 per day together with B Complex
  • Take magnesium (up to 100mg every two hours)
  • Take 50mg vitamin E three times per day
  • Eliminate sources of trans-fatty acids.


Northrup, C. (1998). Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom – Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing. New York, NY: Bantam Books.


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