Monday, January 29, 2007

Essential Oil of Everything

Everything has an essential oil...olive oil, coconut oil, banana oil, cow tongue's oil, rapeseed and canola oils. There are oils derived from animal fat and from squeezing coal, and there are essential oils from every flower in the world. Since the fat that builds our bodies comes exclusively from what we eat (at least some classes of fat anyway), we are the rainbow mix of essential oils we consume. There is good evidence that the properties of nerve action potential conduction are modulated by the fatty acid composition of the glial membrane. Maybe fish does make you smarter. Here is a technique for identifying bacteria based on their unique spectrum of lipids.

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