Tag: Omega-3 Oils

Healthy Colon Action Steps for a Happy Life!

Healthy Colon Action Steps for a Happy Life!

There are many ways to look directly at the gut connection to cancer. I believe the most important information you can receive is how to support and maintain a healthy colon. I realize now that in these four posts honoring Colon Cancer Awareness Month I have only scratched the surface of the information I would love to share with you. Over…

Does Parkinson’s Disease Originate in the Gut?

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the most common serious movement disorder and second most common neurodegenerative disorder in the world (the first being Alzheimer’s disease).1,2 PD involves loss of neurons in the specific area of the brain that controls motor movement—the substantia nigra. Parkinson’s disease involves the gradual death of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra and the presence of Lewy…

Environmental Estrogens Affect Women’s Health

Environmental estrogens are those chemicals that mimic estrogen in the body when ingested from outside sources. Chemicals that mimic estrogen—and there are many—are known as endocrine disrupting chemicals because they interfere with hormone (endocrine) function. Examples of estrogen mimicking chemicals include many pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides, plasticizers like bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates, certain pharmaceuticals, and industrial chemicals.1 Heavy metals,…

Omega-3s and Heart Health

  A recent study published in the journal Diabetes Care has found that low doses of the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosaheaxaenoic acid (DHA), and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) reduced the risk of heart arrhythmia-related events in diabetic patients who had previously suffered a heart attack. 1,014 diabetic patients, aged 60 to 80 years old, were randomized into four…

Toxicity, Take Two: It’s in the Air We Breathe

Brenda and I have been talking for years about the toxic soup that we all live in. It’s in our food, in the water, in the air and in our own bodies. It’s impossible to completely avoid toxins, and that’s a problem, especially in light of the scientific evidence that shows environmental toxins are destroying our health. Many recent studies…

Toxicity—Much Closer Than You May Think

We hear about toxins all around us—in the air, in the water, in the food, in our homes—but what about toxicity that comes from within? Think about your digestion. When you eat a big cheeseburger and fries with a milkshake, or a number of other foods found in the Standard American Diet (SAD), digestion slows. Tick. Tock. You may not…