Conversion pixel

Recent Articles

best fish oil supplement
Fish Oil Supplements

Is Fish Oil a Waste of Money?

Every couple of months, TV news trashes fish oil. Usually after a negative study is published. It happened again in Sep 2012 after this study said fish oil was virtually useless. “Fish oil doesn’t work!” “Fish oil is a waste of money!” “Fish oil doesn’t prevent heart attacks!” The general message about fish oil was:Read More

fish oil mood

Top 10 Supplements for Mood Health*

In the last few blogs, we focused on Omega-3 and its potential effects on your mood.* Especially, EPA Omega-3. While mood health may be influenced by several non-nutritive factors like trauma or illness, what’s at the tip of your fork can  affect the way you feel. But even if you are diligent about avoiding sugarRead More

fish oil mood

Fish Oil and Your Mood – Connecting Forks to Feelings

What is poor mood health is a food-borne illness? No, not like Salmonella or E. coli. But a love affair with junk food and fast food could be a culprit. Tyler Graham and Dr. Drew Ramsey make a strong case for this in their book ‘The Happiness Diet.’ This is not a book review, butRead More

fish oil mood
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

fish oil vs krill oil
Choosing the Best Fish Oil

Why are Fish Oil Pills Bigger than Krill Oil Pills?

The word ‘horse’ comes up a lot when people talk to me about fish oil pills. As in, ‘These are HORSE PILLS! I can’t swallow them!‘ We know. I know. Fish oil pill size is a problem MegaRed and other krill oil pills wouldn’t be so popular if they were as big as fish oilRead More

enteric coated fish oil Omega-3
Heart Health

I Take Your Omega-3…But My Triglycerides Still Went Up!

“I take 3,000 mg of your Omega-3 and I’m eating a healthier diet…but my Triglycerides are up! What the heck?!” I get this question quite often. On the surface it makes no sense. Image: Hannah Chapman As a general rule, every 3000 mg of Omega-3 combined with a healthy diet and daily exercise may beRead More

enteric coating

Why Enteric Coating on Fish Oil Pills Fail

They usually don’t fail. But when they do… You’re popping too many antacids. You’re taking heartburn meds. OK, a little more detail… Good news: there’s usually nothing wrong with the fish oil pill Bad news: it’s usually because of what you ate I know, not what you wanted to hear. If you’ve been reading thisRead More

fish oil cholesterol

Cholesterol: When to Panic

This is part 2. See part 1 – Fish Oil & Cholesterol. Controlling Cholesterol with Diet Trying to reduce your cholesterol by avoiding eggs and meat alone may not be very effective. Here’s why: Most – about 80% – of the cholesterol in your body is produced by your liver and other cells in yourRead More

fish oil cholesterol
Heart Health

Fish Oil & Cholesterol

The following frustrating conversation happens at least twice a week at our office. Caller on phone: “Does your fish oil reduce cholesterol?” Me: “No…it does not. Fish oil doesn’t reduce cholesterol, but what it does…” Caller [interrupting]: “I need a fish oil brand that reduces my cholesterol. Oh well, I’ll keep looking for one thatRead More

fish oil cholesterol
Heart Health

Fish Oil & Red Yeast Rice: a Good Combo?

Should you take Red Yeast Rice along with your fish oil supplement? That’s a frequent question in my inbox. My answer: No. Why? Here’s the short version: If the Red Yeast Rice works, it’s illegal. If it’s legal, it won’t work. And the long version: Many people turn to Red Yeast Rice because they’ve heardRead More