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WellWise Launches Omega 6 Campaign

Omega 6 Imbalance Out of Control

WellWise started an awareness campaign about the negative health effects of massive omega 6 fatty acid consumption. Omega 6 fats are now omnipresent in virtually all processed foods, and have undermined the omega 6 to 3 balance. Diabetes, obesity, heart disease and many other inflammatory diseases are most often the outcome. This imbalance impacts not only individuals but also the health of the nation at large. Read more about omega 6.

 

Krill Oil Blog Summary Page

Learn about health benefits, sustainability and other issues about krill oil

From WellWise krill oil blogs, you can learn about the numerous nutrients krill oil contains, the health benefits it offers, the issues surrounding the harvesting of krill oil, and more.

Health Blog: What You Don’t Know About Supplements ... and Why

Are limits on free speech about supplements good for your health?

Under current policy, dietary supplement makers can’t tell you about the legitimate science behind their product.

Here’s a question: Is someone selling a dietary supplement allowed to describe the positive results of a legitimate clinical study about their product? If you said, “Yes,” you would be wrong. Does this serve the public health?

Krill Blog: Antarctic Penguin Study Arouses Krill Sustainability Fears

But scientist remains confident in careful krill-fishery management

New Antarctic study on penguin decline is likely to raise more fears about the sustainability of the krill fishery. Are they justified?A recent Antarctic study focused on a decline in population of Adélie and chinstrap penguins has resurrected some controversy over the sustainability of the krill fishery and of krill oil as a dietary supplement. But what do we really know, and how endangered are the krill?

Women’s Health Blog: Omega-3s Boost Responses to Breast-Cancer Drug

Study finds they appear to reduce gene expression linked to tumor growth

New research points to a potential role for omega-3s in fighting tumors.In case you need one more reason to add fish oil to your diet, on April 6, 2011, researchers from the Fox Chase Cancer Center presented breaking research showing that omega-3 fatty acids boost the effectiveness of a common breast-cancer drug, tamoxifen.

Health Blog: Supplements vs Pharmaceuticals

Why you don’t know about supplements that can make you better

Supplements can be just as effective for certain ailments as pharmaceuticals. If you haven’t heard this, there is a reason.Unless you’re living without TV, you’ve undoubtedly heard of pharmaceutical drugs to reduce “bad” cholesterol, and drugs for joint pain. But have you heard about  dietary supplements that have a positive effect on these health conditions?

There's a reason for that.

Health Blog: Krill oil and metabolic syndrome

Krill oil benefits may include having a positive effect on metabolic syndrome

A recent study demonstrated that daily doses of krill-oil supplements may reduce markers of metabolic syndrome.

Metabolic syndrome is the name medical researchers give to a group of factors that occur simultaneously and demonstrably increase the risk for stroke, heart disease and type 2 diabetes.1

Health Blog: Happy Tummy, Happy Body

Putting good bacteria in your tummy may one day save your life

Just how important is your tummy to your overall health? Consider this: you are only one cell layer away from the bacteria in your intestines from killing you.

Health Blog: Does Dose Size Matter with Dietary Supplements?

Yes, dose sizes can be beneficial or detrimental

We’re a pill-loving society.  And we’ve come to expect one tablet, capsule, gel-tab, etc. to equal one dose.  So entrenched is this belief we are led to think it true when it’s not.  Go ask Alice – was it one pill that made her larger in Wonderland or a portion of cake?

But, as Paracelsus warned, “the right dose differentiates a poison and a remedy.”

Women's Health Blog: Breast Cancer and DHA

DHA omega-3 boosts survival time for advanced breast cancer by one full year

At WellWise, we are always on the lookout for women’s health news. We found this study about breast cancer and the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) that we feel you should know about. The research results show that a high dose DHA increases advanced breast cancer survival time by one full year, or 55%. That’s major, and every woman on breast cancer chemo must learn about this.

Brain Blog: Good News for Your Noggin

Astaxanthin may help prevent dementia

Here’s some quick good news about your brain, aging and astaxanthin.

Brain Blog: Krill Oil and ADHD Part 5: Test Your ADHD Child

Some resources for diagnosing ADHD

Every child (and adult) with ADHD or ADD is unique. If for most ADHD sufferers it is true that DHA (omega-3) levels are too low, that doesn’t mean it is automatically true for your own kid. So test before and after you start taking or administering omega-3 supplements. Here are some options:

Health Blog: Vitamin D Deception?

Some suspect conflict of interest in vitamin D report

Remember back in November when the highly anticipated verdict on vitamin D came out? Lots of people in the know were shocked. But now it is beginning to make sense.

Health Blog: Are You a Member of the Supplement Society?

Survey: Half the nation is taking dietary supplements

There are pills, and then there are pills. We hear a lot of news about how many of us are taking prescription meds, but now there is a new tally of dietary-supplement takers. There's a bunch of us.

Brain Blog: Krill Oil and ADHD Part 4: Eat Your Brains

Your brain needs phospholipids

People with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) often have a deficiency in omega-3s and phospholipids. Unfortunately, omega-3 phospholipids can be found in only a few natural sources. The most studied source is cow brain. However, that research came to a crashing halt when, in 1986, mad cow disease broke out in the UK. Now it is no longer a good idea to eat brain or spinal-cord tissue.

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