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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 beenRead More

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Weight Loss

Fish Oil and Belly Fat

‘Your product does not work,’ he complained. ‘I took your Omega-3 for a month and my belly fat didn’t go away.’    The Crossfit fitness community has several followers who take large amounts of fish oil in hopes of losing weight and reducing exercise soreness. I’ve written that fish oil does not reduce cholesterol. LetRead More

Fish Oil Safety

Omega-3s and Prostate Health*

This article is in response to this paper Journal of the National Cancer Institute’s 2013 study on fish oil and prostate health…* …and the wall-to-wall media coverage this received in 2013. What Pharmacists are Saying about Omega-3 Does fish oil cause prostate cancer? Subjects in this study were not given fish oil. So, no, youRead More

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pharmaceutical grade fish oil

Fish Oil Ethyl Ester vs Triglyceride – Revisited

There is a lot of back-and-forth about fish oil types – triglyceride (TG) versus ethyl esters (EE). OmegaVia was highly concentrated ethyl ester form of fish oil. Since 2016, it in Triglyceride (rTG) form. I get emails about this almost daily. Is EE fish oil is really fish oil? Is there alcohol in it? WillRead More

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Vitamin K2

Vitamin K2 and Your Bones (Product Recommendations)

Guest article by Kathy Mankofsky RD, LD. In part 1 we talked about how Vitamin K2 supports proper calcium usage in the body – into bones and teeth and away from sensitive soft tissues like gums and arteries.* K2 may be the missing link in your bone health We know bones need calcium. We alsoRead More

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Vitamin K2

Vitamin K2: what is it? Why you absolutely need it and where to get it

Guest article by Kathy Mankofsky, Rd, LD. All those calcium pills you’re taking could be a waste of money…or worse, could be hurting you. Find out how Vitamin K2 can help. Calcium can prevent osteoporosis. Nothing new there. But if we are all taking calcium, why are our bones still brittle? Bones are mostly calcium,Read More

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Mood

Why OmegaVia is High In EPA: Mood Benefits*

I want to elaborate on a couple of topics not previously addressed: If the brain is so full of DHA, then why does EPA (and not DHA) help with mood*? The concept of ‘Unopposed EPA’ The best summary of the state of the science was published by Dr. Sublette of Columbia University Medical Center. SheRead More

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Why OmegaVia is High in EPA Omega-3: DHA and Your Brain

Editor: this article was written in 2013. Our understanding of DHA’s role in health has changed in that time. Optimal brain health requires more DHA than this piece suggests. More here. — Here’s another reason why OmegaVia is high in EPA and low in DHA: DHA Omega-3 – a little bit goes a long way.Read 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:Read More

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Choosing the Best Fish Oil

Brenda Watson, Omega-3 and Vitamin D

I recently got five calls within a few hours, all with the same questions: Does your fish oil have 1000 mg Omega-3? Yes. Is your fish oil enteric coated? Yes. Is your fish oil tested by IFOS? Yes. Does your formula have Vitamin D? No, and it shouldn’t! I knew something was up. That somethingRead More