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Best Foods for Protecting Skin from the Sun This 4th Of July

The fireworks shouldn’t happen on your skin

When it comes to protection from the harmful effects of sunlight, what you put in your body is as important as what you put on it.Most of us think of protection from the sun’s damaging effects on skin as coming from the outside, i.e. sunscreen. The truth is that the right nutrients are just as important because they can protect the skin from those cancer-causing UVA and UVB rays, from the inside. When you are outside this 4th of July holiday, remember to protect your skin from the inside, too. Here are some of the foods and nutrients that will do just that.

Food Blog: Balancing Omega-3s, 6s Could Save Your Life

Healthy eating guide can help you find the balance

Following this healthy eating guide to balance omega-6s and 3s could very well save your life. Nix the 6s and eat the 3s!One of the most important things you will ever learn about what to eat and what not to eat is this: If you get the balance between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in your diet under control, you can expect to enjoy good health. If you don’t, expect to get asthma, coronary heart disease, many forms of cancer, autoimmunity or neurodegenerative diseases, and you are more likely to become obese, depressed, hyperactive or worse.

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: Omega-3s and Cancer

Omega-3 shows promise for preserving weight, muscle for cancer patients

Preserving lean muscle is a concern for every aging person, but especially so for those undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. Cancer patients on chemo typically suffer from muscle wasting and malnutrition, and this involuntary weight loss is a major contributor to both mortality and morbidity. Here is some good news about this.

Omega-3s in food and beverages

Why we don’t see more products containing omega-3s

With all that omega-3 fatty acids have going for them, it’s easy to see why fortifying foods and beverages with the omega-3s DHA/EPA is a good idea. Study after study has demonstrated a dizzying array of health benefits of omega-3s – from mental clarity and mood enhancement to cholesterol reduction and weight control for patients on chemotherapy.

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: 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.

Food Blog: Mo-o-ove Over Conventional Milk

Organic Milk in the EU Has More Omega-3

Confused about whether to buy organic milk? Here’s an update that might help you decide.

Health Blog: What’s that smell?

Krill oil and fish oil freshness can be measured 

Ever been at a restaurant (especially one inland) and had someone nearby get the skate wings or “daily catch” that smells so strong you can hardly eat your own food? This is the dish we jokingly refer to as “long time, no sea.” Many people have come to think of all fish as “stinky,” but the truth is, really fresh fish have very little, if any, smell.

Health Blog: Quell the Inflammation in Your Body

Inflammation is at the core of heart disease

Excess body fat can lead to a host of heart diseases. Veins and arteries become more compromised, and blood vessels in legs and microcapillaries in eyes can wear out three times faster in overweight individuals. There is also an increased risk of high blood pressure with each additional pound of fat.[1]

Brain Blog: Where Can You Find Essential Fatty Acids for Your Brain?

Where do the essential fatty acids come from?

It is not widely known that our brain needs fat. This is part of our confusing history with fat.  We’ve heard for far too many years that fat is bad. This morphed into the maturing realization that certain fats are good, especially specific unsaturated fatty acids. The truth is, we cannot survive without the proper type and the proper amount of fat. In fact, our brains are nearly 60 percent fat, with a great need for saturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, cholesterol, and other fats.

Brain Blog: What happens to Your Brain Without Fatty Acids?

Brain health is profoundly affected by your fatty-acid intake

In one of my books, Brain Building Nutrition, I cited the remarkable case of a young girl who suffered a bullet wound to the abdomen.  Because of extensive damage, she required extensive surgery that caused her to lose parts of her small and large intestines. This meant many months of intravenous feeding to nurture her back to health.

Omega-3s for Our Soldiers?

Admiral cites omega-3s as part of vision for 'total force fitness'

Omega-3s, such as those found in krill oil and fish oil, were given a boost recently by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen. In an editorial in the publication Military Medicine, the admiral specifically cited omega-3s in a call for a ‘holistic’ view of military force fitness.

Ear (hearing) Health

Nutrients that can affect hearing problems

If you needed yet another reason to be taking an omega-3 supplement (fish oil, krill oil, algae oil, etc.), the Australian Blue Mounta

Getting down with supplements that help depression

Can supplements affect depression?

What is this mysterious condition called depression?

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