Research into omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids shows a dramatic story. Studies suggest that the human race originally evolved on a diet with a ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 essential fatty acids of approximately 1 to 1. Given this background, our bodies still want to receive that ratio for nutritional balance. However, western diets lack this indispensable balance. They tend to contain omega-6 to omega-3 ratios of 15-16:1. As far as the human body is concerned, that’s way too much omega-6 and far too little omega-3!