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The Truth About Fish Oil Supplement Benefits

It’s all over the news today. “Fish oil supplements don’t prevent heart attacks, study says.” “Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements May Not Help the Heart After All.” As a cardiologist, these types of headlines alarm me, because if people stop taking their fish oil, we’re going to see a huge…

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Omega-3 Fish Oil and Prostate Cancer

As many of you have seen, a study was just released by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center suggesting linking omega-3 fish oil and prostate cancer. One headline I saw read, “Taking omega-3 fish oil supplements may increase the risk of aggressive prostate cancer by 70 percent.” Those…

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Omega-3 Fish Oil Benefits and Aging

Some of you have been reading online that fish oil can make you age faster and shorten your lifespan. So, you’ve written to ask if you should switch from marine-based omega-3s (like fish oil and Calamarine) to safflower oil. My answer is a resounding no! Here’s why … The Benefits of Omega-3…

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Inflammation and Heart Disease Risk

As you may remember, last week I wrote a blog called 5 Things Your Cardiologist Won’t Tell You. In that blog, I invited readers to ask any cardiology questions they had—and I’ll be answering all of them in future blog posts. Today, I wanted to answer a question asked by Melanie. She wrote,…

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Protect Your Vision with Fish

Whether we notice the subtle changes or not, about nine million of us over the age of forty have some signs of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In fact, like cataracts AMD is one of the leading causes of blindness. That’s why I’m always on the lookout for any natural ways to protect our…

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