Omega-3

Women's Vitamin Needs

…skin from oxidation and to keep women's skin smooth and supple. Plus, if your skin is rough and dry, I recommend consuming more foods that contain omega-3 essential fatty acids, such as wild salmon, crushed flax, and olive oil. I’ll be sharing even more secrets about women's vitamin needs—so stay…

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Protect Your Vision with Fish

…tilefish. Now it’s your turn: What’s your favorite way to enjoy fish? You May Also Be Interested In: * Mercury in Fish: Is it a Worry, or Not? * Omega-3 Fish Oil Benefits

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Heart Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…-chain fatty acids (MCFA)—not the long-chain fatty acids found in most oils—so it's heart healthy. In fact, those MCFAs have an effect similar to omega-3 fatty acids, so they make blood platelets less sticky. Researchers also demonstrated that coconut’s MCFAs can neutralize and kill many microorganisms…

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With Cholesterol, Focus on the Right Numbers

…reducing your intake of processed carbohydrates and sugar, and losing weight. Even a modest weight loss can bring your triglycerides down significantly. Omega-3 essential fatty acids, 2-3 grams daily in divided doses, can also help to reduce your triglyceride level. I'm a personal testament to what a huge difference…

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Warming Up When Your Hands and Feet Are Always Cold

…magnesium, 400-800 mg daily; broad-spectrum carnitine 1-2 g daily in divided doses, and D-ribose 5 g twice daily. * Supplement with fish or squid oil. Omega-3 fatty acids reduce arterial wall inflammation, improve endothelial function, make blood less sticky and help keep plaque under control. Daily dosage…

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Reduce the Risk of Mercury Poisoning From Eating Fish

Fish is a wonderful source of protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. But… The world’s oceans contain high levels of mercury and other contaminants, making fish our primary source of environmental exposure to mercury poisoning. Nearly all fish contain trace amounts of mercury, some more than…

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Eating Healthy Foods: Test Your Food IQ

…-chain fatty acids (MCFA)—not the long-chain fatty acids found in most oils—so it's heart healthy. In fact those MCFAs have an effect similar to omega-3 fatty acids, so they make blood platelets less sticky. As for vegetable oil, avoid it. That’s because vegetable oil is damaged in cooking, making…

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Inflammation and Heart Disease Risk

…CRP is high, I recommend any or all of the following: exercise, weight loss, nattokinase (50–100 mg/day), CoQ10 (100–200 mg/day), baby aspirin, omega-3 fish oil (2 grams/day), and vitamin E (200–400 IU/day). But CRP is not the only test that can help you identify whether or not silent inflammation…

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High HDL Levels Reduce Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

…trans-fats (which increase LDL, and reduce HDL and blood cholesterol levels); and * consuming more soluble fiber, as well as monounsaturated and omega-3 fats. Understanding Alzheimer’s disease better has become a national priority, and on December 15, 2010, Congress passed the National Alzheimer’s…

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Could Alzheimer's Begin in Your Mid-40s?

…* Nourish your brain with omega-3s. Eating low-mercury coldwater fish 1–2 times a week is ideal for the brain because of the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. Taking 2–3 grams of fish oil daily is a great substitute if you don’t care for fish. * A good daily multi-nutrient that provides B…

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The Truth About Green Tea Supplements

…mg of EGCG which is not a safe dose in my book as it may cause a pro-oxidant effect. That’s why with the GreenSelect phytosome that I used in my Omega-3 SLIM supplement, you get just 39 mg of EGCG, which is less than you’d get in a single cup of green tea. What makes a difference is that in addition…

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Is Your Heart, or Smoking, Affecting Your Memory?

…abilities. I suspect the reason is that all of these risk factors thicken the blood resulting in less oxygen reaching the brain. Earthing, taking omega-3 essential fatty acids (at least 1–2 grams per day), and taking nattokinase can help. Plus, the good news is that all of these risk factors are preventable……

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A Spring Favorite in My House: Grilled Mediterranean Halibut

When we think omega-3 essential fatty acids, most of us think salmon. But eating Atlantic halibut is another excellent way to add these healthy fats to your diet. Halibut is filled with vital omega-3s that help to reduce triglycerides and blood pressure, and support your brain, joint, and skin health…

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The Blood Lipids Ratio to Watch

…weight down. The lower your weight, the lower your triglycerides, so weight loss and weight management are key to lowering triglyceride levels. * Take omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs) which help promote normal triglyceride levels. For triglyceride support, take 2–3 grams daily in divided doses. To raise…

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The PSA Test Receives a Grade of a “D”—for Its Inaccuracy!

…prevention is your best defense: Switch to a more plant-based, organic diet, and limit your consumption of meat and dairy products. * Incorporate more omega-3 fatty acids (found in flaxseed, fish oil, walnuts, and more) into your diet, which can cut the risk of prostate cancer in half. * Eat lycopene-rich…

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Eating Organic: Don’t be Fooled by the Media Frenzy

…nutritional advantage to organic foods except higher phosphorus content. But they do admit that organic milk and chicken may contain more essential omega-3 fatty acids. * Finally, the authors themselves admitted organic options do measure up in terms of lowering your exposure to pesticide residue: 30%…

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5 Common Cardiovascular Myths

…coronary artery disease, an aspirin may be worth considering in order to keep the blood thin. There are, however, other natural blood thinners, such as omega-3 fatty acids and nattokinase that should be used first. Unlike aspirin, these blood-thinning alternatives don’t carry a risk for excessive bleeding…

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