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What your Doctor is Not Telling You About Oxidized LDL Cholesterol

by Vin Kutty on October 28, 2013

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… Read More

Vascepa – A New Prescription Fish Oil Drug for Triglycerides

by Vin Kutty on September 29, 2013

Why many doctors are switching patients from Lovaza to Vascepa. Vascepa is a new second-generation fish oil-based drug for treating high triglycerides. Vascepa significantly reduces triglycerides, VLDL and non-HDL cholesterol.       Until recently, the only drug available to Americans for triglycerides has been Lovaza, also marketed as Omacor in several countries. Both Vascepa… Read More

Fish Oil and Belly Fat

by Vin Kutty on August 26, 2013

‘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. Let… Read More

Omega-3s and Prostate Health

by Vin Kutty on July 12, 2013

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

Fish Oil Ethyl Ester vs Triglyceride – Revisited

by Vin Kutty on June 24, 2013

There is a lot of back-and-forth about fish oil types – triglyceride (TG) versus ethyl esters (EE). OmegaVia is highly concentrated ethyl ester form of fish oil. I get emails about this almost daily. Is EE fish oil is really fish oil? Is there alcohol in it? Will it be absorbed? I heard it is… Read More

Vitamin K2 and Your Bones (and Supplement Recommendations)

by Vin Kutty on May 27, 2013

Guest article by Kathy Mankofsky RD, LD. In part 1 we talked about how Vitamin K2 prevents calcium build up in and around your heart. K2 may be the missing link in your bone health We know bones need calcium. We also know bones need Vitamin D. Add Vitamin K2 to the list. K2 improves… Read More

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

by Vin Kutty on April 29, 2013

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… Read More

Why OmegaVia is high in EPA Omega-3: LDL Cholesterol

by Vin Kutty on March 29, 2013

People are generally spooked about LDL cholesterol. For good reason. LDL is usually referred to as ‘bad’ cholesterol. TV docs like Mehmet Oz have called LDL the ‘lousy’ cholesterol. But Omega-3 can increase this so-called ‘bad’ cholesterol. Specifically, DHA Omega-3 can. Big Pharma is well aware of this. (If LDL is lousy, and DHA increases… Read More

Why OmegaVia is High In EPA: Mood Benefits

by Vin Kutty on February 24, 2013

Kathy Mankofsky and I recently published a 7-part series on fish oil and depression. So I won’t rehash that here. See parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.   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… Read More

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

by Vin Kutty on February 11, 2013

In Part 1, we discussed how EPA is effective in reducing inflammation caused by our diet. Here’s another reason why OmegaVia is high in EPA and low in DHA: DHA Omega-3 – a little bit goes a long way. Everyone knows babies need DHA for brain development. Even as adults, there is more DHA in… Read More