Often used in Asian and Middle Eastern cooking, sesame oil is a good mixture of polyunsaturated fat (46%) and monounsaturated fat (40%). This oil is not often used as a cooking fat and is used more for its intense flavoring.
Sesame oil lends a nutty flavor to any dish, especially toasted sesame oil, which is darker and has a bolder flavor.
By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives.
In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.