Tag: fish oil supplement

Seafood Intake, Mercury, and Cognitive Function

We have all heard about the nutritional benefits of fish, especially those fish high in beneficial omega-3 fats. But a diet high in fish has one often-overlooked downfall—mercury exposure. Mercury is a heavy metal that accumulates in fish up the food chain. Small fish are eaten by medium-sized fish, which are then eaten by large fish, all the while mercury…

Omega-3 May Protect Against Coronary Calcification

Heart disease is the number-one cause of death in the United States. Coronary heart disease (CHD), also known as atherosclerosis, is the most common form of heart disease, killing more than 385,000 people each year.1 CHD rates in Japan are much lower than in the United States and other developed countries. One possible explanation for this difference is the high…

Omega-3 Lessens Damage of Junk Food on the Brain

A diet high in saturated fat and refined sugars is known to disrupt the development of nerves in the brain, which can negatively impact brain health. In a recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition, researchers reviewed 185 studies from around the world to determine whether omega-3 fatty acids had a protective effect against weight loss by reducing…

Heart of Perfect Health Fish Oil Recommendations

In my new PBS special, Heart of Perfect Health, I tell viewers to look for four things in a fish oil supplement: 1000 mg of Omega-3 per softgel Enteric coating IFOS (International Fish Oil Standard) seal for purity, potency, and freshness Added Vitamin D 1000 mg Omega-3. There are many fish oil products on the market and many of them,…

Omega-3s From Fish Protect Against Obesity-Related Disease

  The benefits of omega-3 oils from fish were first noticed in Inuit populations of Greenland. Researchers noticed that these people consumed high amounts of fat, yet did not develop heart disease or experience heart attacks like people in the Western world. Thus began studies of the Inuit diet in which beneficial omega-3 fatty acids from fish—EPA and DHA—were found…

Omega-3s and the Heart—Yet Another Reason to Take Them

  The science behind omega-3s—especially EPA ad DHA, the omega-3s found in fish—is particularly strong for cardiovascular benefits. In fact, the American Heart Association recommends that healthy adults consume the equivalent of 500 mg daily of EPA and DHA; that people with heart disease consume 1,000 mg of EPA and DHA daily; and that patients who need to lower triglyceride…

Eat More Fish or Take More Fish Oil—One or the Other

Here is your newest weekly challenge (I mean, opportunity!) to help set you off on the right foot and in the right direction for bringing health to your week. You could even add it to your calendar. Join us! With the new release of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans comes the recommendation to eat more fish. This is not surprising,…

Fish oil and Psychosis

So here’s something I thought was interesting – a new study about fish oils and young people with schizophrenia found that taking a daily fish oil supplement may help prevent the development of psychosis and promote better health. More than 75 participants were given either a placebo (basically a non-effective sugar pill) or a supplement containing 1.2 grams of Omega-3…