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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

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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

Omega-3 Index
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 supportRead More

Omega-3 fish oil for kids
Kids

Omega-3 for Kids:
10 Products Reviewed

What can Omega-3 during and after pregnancy do for your kids? Omega-3 from fish oil has been strongly associated with: Birth weight* Reduced pre-term births* Healthy brain function* Eye development* reading ability* IQ and behavior*. ‘Less bed-time resistance’  (Yesss!) Fewer waking episodes and an hour of extra sleep, says a new study. Things to remember:Read More

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Supplements

Why taking Probiotic Supplements may not solve all your gut issues

Probiotics are popular. People who don’t follow probiotic research are quick to dismiss these pills – they’d be making a mistake. Probiotics are POWERFUL! But taking these pills alone won’t fix all your gut issues. For that, you’ll also need to make other lifestyle changes.   While playing in the backyard several years ago, myRead More

omega-7 supplement
Heart Health

Omega-7: A New Good Fat

Nope. That was not a typo. That was Omega-7 with a SEVEN. You’ll be hearing more about it. You’ve obviously heard about Omega-3s. And probably Omega-6s and 9s. Omega-6s are essential but cause inflammation when consumed in excess. Omega-9s are found in olive oil and bacon fat. Omega-9s are not essential because your body canRead 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