Probiotics and Fish Oil During Pregnancy

By Nicholas Bakalar March 7, 2018   Probiotics and fish oil supplements during pregnancy and breast-feeding may reduce the risk for food allergies and eczema in early childhood, researchers report. In a review of hundreds of studies, they found 19 randomized controlled trials with strong evidence showing that compared to no supplements, probiotics taken after the 36th…

Why Omega-3s Are Vital for Sperm Health

By Jennifer Welsh | January 12, 2012 09:04am ETScientists find how important an omega-3 fatty acid is to sperm formation. Understanding how this nutrition supplement, commonly found in seafood, plays a role in male fertility could lead to fertility treatments and maybe even a male birth control pill. A fatty acid found in fish is critical to turning…

Omega-3 & Other Best Prenatal Vitamins Expecting Moms Need

If you’re trying to conceive, are pregnant, or are in the postnatal lactation phase, you’ll need to make sure your diet is well-rounded and filled with the right kinds of nutrients. Not only does that mean you should be meal-planning to guarantee you’re eating a variety of vitamins and minerals but also that you’re fulfilling your daily requirements,…

This Food May Help You Sleep Better

Forget warm milk. A new study from the University of Pennsylvania says that fish may be the key to a good night’s sleep. The paper, published Thursday in Scientific Reports, found an association between regular fish consumption and high sleep quality among Chinese schoolchildren, likely thanks to the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish. Largely as a result…

Top 10 Reasons Every Athlete Needs Omega-3

If you’ve ever considered popping a pill of omega 3s, it’s probably been for your heart. After all, the American Heart Association says that the good-for-you fatty acids can reduce triglyceride levels, keep your arteries clear, and ward off irregular heartbeats.   And while no athlete is hitting a new PR without a healthy heart,…

Fish & Omega-3 in Japanese Diet

If you compare mental health records from Japan with those from nearly all other developed countries, you’ll come across a glaring distinction – Japan has one of the lowest rates of bipolar disorder in the civilized world; and the lowest among high-income countries. The lifetime incidence of bipolar in Japan is .07%, a fraction of that in the United…

How Does Omega-3 Fight Depression?

For over 10 years, researchers have been studying the effects omega-3 have on depression, as well as other mental and behavioral conditions. Although the research is fairly recent, and more needs to be done before final conclusions can be made, it’s been promising. Most studies are showing that omega-3s may be helpful in treating some forms…

Guide To The Better Sex Diet

Like many aspects of health, our sex drive is affected by what we put into our bodies. Certain foods affect the body in different ways. Depending on what you consume, wining and dining a date can induce more sleep than romance. A big, fancy dinner, a bottle of wine and fine chocolates may sound sweet–but…

Omega 3 Helps Vertigo Patients

Are you feeling light-headed or does it feel like the world around you is spinning? Chances are you may be suffering from vertigo. This can make you feel really dizzy and can cause you to feel sick at times. There are many associated ailments with vertigo such as nausea, dizziness, vomiting, lack of energy and…

Why Omega-3 Is Good for Arthritis Pain Treatment

You’ve probably heard of omega-3 fatty acids, especially if you have an inflammatory type of arthritis. They help reduce inflammation throughout the body, and some studies have shown benefits for heart health, brain function and diabetes. There are two major types of omega-3 fatty acids in our diets. One type is alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and the…

Fishy Burps And Other Myths About Omega-3 Fish Oil

Fish oil is now the most commonly used non-vitamin, non-mineral supplement in the USA, according to the National Center for Health Statistics (1). But as omega-3 fish oil has grown in popularity over the last decade, so has the misinformation and confusion about this powerful nutrient. Let’s clear up 12 of the most common myths…

Who Needs Omega-3s?

You’ve likely heard about the many health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. Are you getting enough of them in your diet? According to experts, probably not. And most people you know — your spouse, your toddler, and your mom – probably aren’t either. “Pretty much everybody’s diet is deficient in omega-3s,” says David C. Leopold, MD,…