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Omega-6 Fats

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Heart Health

What is in your Olive Oil?

We put a popular olive oil to test. In the last post, How to Reduce Omega-6, I suggested using olive oil instead of other vegetable seed oils. Coconut oil and butter are both lower in Omega-6 than olive oil, but for those still worried about saturated fats, olive oil is a great compromise. After all,Read More

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids

How to Reduce Omega-6

Omega-6 is the villain around these parts. Why? Because excess Omega-6 can lead to inflammation.   It’s not as black and white as ‘Omega-3 good; Omega-6 baaad!‘ That’s an over-simplified view of a blog focused on the wonders of Omega-3. Health matters are never that simple. Inflammation, after all, is a natural repair process. ExcessRead More

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Oxidized LDL and Your Health (A case for more animal fat?)*

Oxidized LDL is a much better predictor of ‘cardiovascular events’ than anything on your regular cholesterol panel. Tests for oxidized LDL are not easily available, but there are some things you can do to shift the odds in your favor. Factors that affect LDL oxidation 1. The type of fats found in your LDL cellRead More

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Heart Health

What your Doctor is Not Telling You About Oxidized LDL Cholesterol

People with high oxidized LDL are 4-times more likely to have heart attacks than those with low oxidized LDL. Does this affect you? (It does.) Cholesterol particles are part of the ‘gunk’ that blocks clogged arteries. And vegetable oils contain no cholesterol. They actually lower cholesterol. These are reasons why vegetable oil has been promotedRead More

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Why OmegaVia is High in EPA Omega-3: Healthy Inflammation Response*

Why OmegaVia has so much more EPA than DHA. And why that’s important for your health. How much EPA or DHA your fish oil has matters. But it depends on what your age and health goals are – if you’re 25 and pregnant or 60 and achy. You need a high-DHA formula if you’re: pregnantRead More

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Omega-6 Fats

Fish Oil and Mood – The Role of Diet

Eating fish is strongly correlated to improved mood. * Our current understanding of the science suggests EPA Omega-3 found in fish oil appears to help with mood* DHA Omega-3 does not* Roughly 1000 – 2000 mg of EPA was found to be a beneficial dose* But what about your diet? Can diet have an impactRead More

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Omega-6 Fats

How to Improve Your Health with EPA Omega-3

Fish Oils Control Eicosanoid Hormones and that influences health*   What’s an Eicosanoid? Eicosanoids are signaling molecules made from Omega-3 and Omega-6 fats. Eicosanoids made from EPA and DHA Omega-3 are support healthy functions Eicosanoids made from Omega-6 can sometimes work in opposition to eicosanoids produced by Omega-3 Vegetable & Seed Oils – why theyRead 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