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,…

Should You Take Omega 3 Fish Oil Supplements?

The essential fatty acid is needed for optimal health. So should you take supplements for even greater benefits? Omega 3 is essential for a healthy body and mind, and it can even aid fat loss. But fish is the best source and with ocean pollution at an all-time high, fish isn’t as healthy a food…

The Fish Oil Debate: Great Brain Medicine, or Just an Expensive Placebo?

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…

Fight Inflammation & Aging with Omega-3

              Elderly and patients affected by chronic diseases face a high risk of muscle loss and impaired physical function. Omega 3 fatty acids (FA) attenuate inflammation and age-associated muscle loss, prevent systemic insulin resistance and improve plasma lipids, potentially impacting on sarcopenia. This paper aims to review recent randomized…

How Omega-3 Changed My Life

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton Placebo effect. Superfood fads. Miracle what-have-you diets and food supplements. No one wants to carry  and take a pillbox full of supplements as we search for a middle ground between completely blowing off supplements and buying a huge array of overhyped or…