Omega-3s

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: Krill Oil and ADHD: Ideal Brain Food

First feed the brain, and then challenge the brain

I often see patients in my neurofeedback practice who do not have enough brain energy to develop new brain patterns. They quickly burn through their glucose (sugar) and completely lose their productivity during the remainder of the session. This is not only unproductive and costly, but also frustrating for both patient and therapist.

Health Blog: An uphill climb for omega-3 health claims

Government authorities seem tyrannical on health claims

One would think that with the absolute flood of scientific research on omega-3s (as in krill oil, fish oil, chia seed, etc.) confirming their health benefits for dozens of conditions, that it would be fairly obvious that product manufacturers could simply echo these researchers’ findings on their labels. Well, you’d be wrong.

Health Blog: Omega-3s and Pain Management

Why do physicians ignore evidence that omega-3s help manage pain?

As many as 46 million Americans are all too familiar with pain and suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus or fibromyalgia. The Centers for Disease Control reported this month that this number will dramatically increase to 67 million Americans by 2030

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.

Brain Blog: Krill Oil and ADHD Part 1: Brain Fats Matter

Why fats matter for kids with ADHD

Clinical research from Aker BioMarine shows that children with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) who took krill oil for 13 weeks normalized their electrical brain-activity patterns through QEEG brain mapping.  This was somewhat to be expected, because krill oil contains DHA phospholipids, a major bra

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?

No pain, just gain with supplements for joint health

How to help relieve pain in your joints

When it comes to taking care of your joints, you’ve got to be ... um ... flexible. Not only will you need a decent understanding of your condition but also a willingness to do something about it.

Of course, depending on your joints, that something includes the right kind of diet, rest and exercise. Hey, you might have to cut back on coffee, booze, moguls or mud wrestling. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, we’re here to talk about which supplements can help the joints.

Study: Replace Saturated Fats with Omega-3 for Heart Health

Reducing intakes of saturated fats in the diet, and consuming polyunsaturated fats in their place, may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease by 19 per cent, says a new Harvard study. Read more.

UK Study: Omega-3s make for flexible arteries

Study finds that omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid-rich meal consumption can improve arterial stiffness after meals. Read more.

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Aging

Aging is not for sissies

No one really wants to grow old and unhealthy. 

Like many other trends in American society, the desire for healthy aging (some might say anti-aging) is being driven by baby boomers, who want nothing to do with the slow mental and physical decline they saw in their parents and grandparents. We want a longer health span. 

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