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Heart Health

Is Paleo diet right for you? Part 1: What Cardiologists Say

Paleo is all the rage. Should you join the bandwagon? Absolutely! But most cardiologists think it is nuts to warm up to eggs, butter or lard. Most people have several incorrect assumptions about the Paleo diet. It is almost always misinterpreted. Paleo should be an inspiration to eat and live in a simpler, cleaner, ancestralRead More

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Fish Oil Supplements

Why 12 Million People Stopped Taking Fish Oil: Two head-slapping events involving fish oil

Good news: even ultra-high doses of Omega-3 do not promote prostate cancer, says Europe’s top food safety agency. Yet, because of a study that said fish oil could cause prostate cancer, 12 million of you stopped taking fish oil…and for no good reason. The authors of that study have now published a new study thatRead More

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Choosing the Best Fish Oil

Fish Oil Supplements and Fishy Burps

  ‘Your product said BURP-FREE! Yet I keep burping fish! You’re a bunch of liars!’ We’ve heard that once or twice. Fishy burps. It’s the #1 reason why people stop taking fish oil supplements. According to GOED, 1 in 5 adults get fishy burps 11% won’t take it because of fishy burps 32 million adultsRead More

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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

Choosing the Best Fish Oil

5 Big Improvements to OmegaVia

We’ve made some upgrades to OmegaVia. It still has the same amount of Omega-3. Same EPA to DHA ratio. And the same price. Here are some of the upgrades: POTENCY: Now concentrated with heat-free Supercritical CO2. PURITY: Additional step for cholesterol and impurity reduction. PEACE OF MIND: Certified third-party radiation tested. OIL SOURCE: Now madeRead More

Choosing the Best Fish Oil

What’s in your Fish Oil?

Regular Fish Oil – what’s in it? ‘Regular’ fish oil is sold in most grocery, drug and warehouse stores. They are inexpensive – you can get several hundred pills for $15. These oils are usually made from Sardines and Anchovies caught in the Pacific ocean, off the coast of Peru and Chile. The data forRead More

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Heart Health

The 4 Most Important (but Ignored) Blood Tests for Your Heart

A little worried about your heart? You’re not alone. Here are a four tests that you (and your doctor) ought to be looking at during your next physical. Omega-3 Index CRP (C-Reactive Protein) Insulin Triglyceride/HDL ratio 1. Omega-3 Index I’ll have more to say to about this in a future blog, but whether you’re takingRead More

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Mind

Fish Oil for Brain Injury?*

We receive a lot of inquiries about how to use Omega-3 for brain injury recovery. I need to be upfront about a few things: We don’t know with certainty whether fish oil can heal brain injuries. But we know that fish oil should be part of the nutritional foundation for improving recovery. Don’t do thisRead More

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Heart Health

Why Fish Oil ‘Doesn’t Work’

7 reasons why recent news on fish oil has been negative Lately, there’s been nothing but bad news about fish oil. At last check, there were over 22,000 separate published studies on fish oil, most of it published in the last decade. If there is such an explosive increase in scientific proof in support ofRead More