Omega-3s

Brain Health (Cognitive)

Brain health is largely dependent on proper nutrients 

From a nutritional standpoint, it is important to understand that the brain is the center of your nervous system, and is the most energy hungry of all organs. It is nearly 60 percent fat. Almost all of the brain’s structures and functions are dependent on essential fatty acids, or EFAs. These include EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and ALA (a-linolenic acid), all omega-3s, which are abundant in such things krill oil, fish oil and algae.

Eye Health

Eye health and the role of nutrition

To understand why nutrition might help with vision health requires a rudimentary understanding of where certain natural nutritional compounds go once they make it into the body. 

Australian scientists developing omega-3-rich plant sources

Scientists in the employ of an Australian government scientific research body have developed plant prototypes genetically modified to boost their omega-3 content beyond alpha-linolenic acid. Read more.  

US military may enlist Omega-3s to boost performance but why wait?

An army marches on its stomach.” This advice, from French military adventurer Napoleon, seems to have impressed the US military which is considering fortifying troops’ rations with omega-3 fatty acids. What is it waiting for? Read more.

Omega-3, vitamins, minerals may reduce aggressive behaviour

Supplements of omega-3s, vitamins and minerals for prisoners may reduce the number of violent and aggressive episodes in prisoners, according to a new study from The Netherlands. Read more.

UCSB Researchers: Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids Come at a Cost

For decades, omega-3 fatty acids have been praised for their myriad health benefits. However, the benefits of omega-3s –– and DHA in particular –– also come at an inevitable cost, according to researchers at UC Santa Barbara. Read more.

Men's Health

Real men pop pills

It’s become more than acceptable for men to take pills for sexual performance purposes. They also do it to protect their prostate (which is, of course, also related to that first item above). They also do it for weekend warrior purposes.

Skin Health

Natural nutrients add to your skin health

Skin health is very important to a lot of people, especially in the fashion and beauty industries. And these are  high-dollar enterprises. People pay exorbitant sums to maintain the appearance of beauty. There are three recent trends in natural personal care:

Women's Health

Women's health requires certain important nutrients 

What do women want? Well, after they fulfill their goddess role in giving life to a new generation of humans, they certainly do not want the “baby blues,” aka post-partum depression.

Diabetes

The rising tide of diabetes

About 1 out of 15 Americans has diabetes – 20 million of us. Worse, before you develop diabetes you get metabolic syndrome, which is a prediabetes condition that includes elevated blood-sugar levels, high blood pressure or a spare tire around your waist. One in six Americans have this, according to the American Diabetes Association.1

Being pre-diabetic means you’re certainly gunning for diabetes, but it also means you’re also cruising for a coronary. It also means you likely don’t have all the energy you could have.

Health Blog: Why we need omega-3s … and krill oil

Why should we take omega-3 supplements, especially if we are consuming a balanced and nutritious diet?

One major reason is because the nutritional value of our foods today has changed dramatically, largely as a result of how they are produced and distributed. Far from the ideal 1:1 ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats, average diets today contain 6-20 times as much omega-6s as omega-3s. This poses serious health risks. In fact, omega-3 deficiency is so rampant that mainstream health media now considers the lack of omega-3 fats in diet as among society’s most pressing health issues.

Krill Oil

Read all about the health benefits of krill oil, a WellWise.org featured nutrient.

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AGING

Phosphatidylserine

Phosphatidylserine: good fat for your brain

 

This healthy fat helps make up cell membranes and is especially concentrated in the brain – hence its utility in a range of cognitive concerns from ADHD to Alzheimer’s and depression.1-3

Dietary Supplements: What You Should Know

Dietary supplements are ubiquitous in our time. More than 150 million Americans take dietary supplements as part of their ongoing health and wellness regimen.

A visit to any health food store or pharmacy presents a dizzying array of bottles with exotic-sounding ingredients on the labels. Nearly every day in the media one can find the results of new studies about dietary supplements and nutrients. Information about supplements abounds on the internet, but it is often inaccurate, incomplete or misleading.

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