Omega-3 Fatty Acids

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Choosing the Best Fish Oil

Fish Oil and Hot Weather

Heat and fish oil don’t go well together Every year, in July and August, I get dozens of emails asking me if fish oil supplements will go bad if shipped in hot weather. The answer is: well, it depends. It depends on two things: How hot it is Whether your bottle of fish oil willRead More

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Fish Oil and Your Genes

“I was born this way.” “I can’t help it – it’s a genetic trait.” “You can’t outlive your genes.” We hear these phrases all the time. Sometimes they are excuses. And other times, they are real. But what if I told you that your genes are not as permanent as you thought they were. TakeRead More

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Heart Health

Fast Food & Fish Oil

How much Omega-3 you need depends on what you eat. Ideally, you need equal parts Omega-3 to Omega-6. OK – that’s easier said than done. How does this translate to real life? Let’s go back to my college days when I ate what was nearest to me. It wasn’t unusual for me (or the kidsRead More

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Heart Health

American Heart Association Comes Clean…Sort Of.

AHA and Your Heart. A Case of Fox Watching the Hen House? Normal people dream about winning the lottery. Or kissing movie stars. My dreams tend to be geekier. I dreamt about the American Heart Association the other night. Guess that’s why I write articles about fish oil for a living. Anyway, in my dream,Read More

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Fish Oil Grows on Trees!

New SDA soybean oil has Omega-3 normally found in fish oil. Is it OK to eat? I spend more time than I ought to, reading science journal and websites. And I came across this headline: Fishy Fat from Soy Headed to US Dinner Plates. Turns out that scientists (mad?) genetically engineered soybeans. Again. They mixedRead More

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Heart Health

Foods That Sabotage Your Triglyceride Reduction – Part II

In Part 1, we talked about how sugar derails your plans to reduce triglycerides. Sugary stuff – drinks, snacks and fruit juices are the top causes for high triglycerides. Average annual soda consumption in America is more than 40 gallons We drink almost a gallon of soda every week. Trivia: Who drinks the most soda?Read More