Episode summary

Layla Gordon explains healthy fats, specifically focusing on omega-3 and omega-6, which are essential fatty acids. This episode delves into why these fats are so important for the health of every cell in our bodies. It explores brain and heart health in particular, touching on what happens when we eat too much omega-6 and not enough omega-3 – as many of us do. Layla explains the link between these fats and inflammatory processes; she gives examples of foods to add in, and others to watch out for; and she discusses how vegans and vegetarians can ensure they don’t miss out. Layla also provides insight on supplementation and functional testing.


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Layla Gordon is a nutritional therapy practitioner based in Poole, Dorset, who graduated with ION in 2021. She was first drawn to nutrition when her husband and daughter faced challenges related to their gut health, having previously studied Culture and Media Studies and run a hotel in Bournemouth. Layla has also delivered a CPD course on men’s health for ION.



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