Archive for the ‘omega-3’ Category

One Cause of Inflammation

Friday, June 13th, 2014

“Dietary sugars and refined flours are the biggest triggers of inflammation. They cause insulin levels to spike and start a cascade of biochemical reactions that turn on genes and lead to chronic and persistent inflammation. This begins a downward spiral into more inflammation, more insulin resistance, poorer blood sugar control, and more disease.
“However, it is not just sugar, but also artificial sweeteners that drive inflammation. . . .Diet drinks and artificial sweeteners of all stripes likely increase insulin resistance.
“Lack of fiber, too many inflammatory omega-6 fats (soybean and corn oil), and not enough anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats (fish oil, flaxseeds) also contribute to the development of systemic inflammation, and that leads to worsening insulin resistance.” page 103, The Blood Sugar Solution, by Mark Hyman

In other words cut back on all artificial sweeteners and omega-6 intakes. For example, salmon, as much as it has omega-3 fatty acids when it is farm raised on corn (omega-6) looses it’s benefits because of the omega-6.

Read the labels and learn how to be healthier.

Omega-3 Fish Oil

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

I use the best in the world – Nordic Naturals and here is a video showing why.

Walnuts – a Super Food

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Look at the health benefits of walnuts.

The Greeks called the walnut “the nut of Jupiter,” fit for the gods. Today California has 122,000 acres of walnut trees.

Walnuts are high in unsaturated, fatty acids, iron, and B vitamins.

Walnuts boost brain power.

Walnuts are good for the heart.

For the rest of the story go to Life Extension and look up the Benefits of Walnuts.

“Fat Head”

Monday, June 18th, 2012

The term “fat head” use to be an insult if anyone called you that. Now we know that the brain is more than 50% fat.

But which fat? Most people eat a lot of processed foods and fast food burgers which are filled with omega-6. This is bad!

Start with getting more omega-3. Salmon and other fish, algae for vegetarians, provide a lot of omega-3. It’s also good to have a pharmaceutical grade omega-3 supplement. I personally take Nordic Naturals omega-3 and would highly recommend them.

Low Doses of Omega-3 Helps Diabetics

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

An analysis of a clinical trial published in the December, 2011 issue of the journalDiabetes Care reveals a reduction in the risk of ventricular arrhythmia-related events and fatal myocardial infarction (MI) among diabetics who received low doses of the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Ventricular arrhythmias are the main cause of cardiac arrest and sudden death, and frequently necessitate defibrillator implantation.

Read the whole article in Life Extension:

Breaking News on Omega-3

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Watsonville, CA (October 18, 2011) Worried that your omega-3 enriched foods are not delivering adequate levels of omega-3 essential fatty acids? Fortify your own food easily with Nordic Naturals® new Omega-3 Fortify™, a revolutionary food and water-soluble omega powder with zero hint of fish. This convenient, neutral-flavored formula can be used as a soluble drink mix or a topping on virtually any food. Each single-serving stick pack contains 500 mg of EPA+DHA and is the perfect addition to meals, snacks, and drinks.

Available in 7 or 30 count boxes, Omega-3 Fortify contains micro-encapsulated cod liver oil in powder form, an important source of omega-3 nutrition that supports the body’s natural anti-inflammatory response, along with critical support for a healthy heart, joints and immune function. A convenient alternative to soft gels and liquids, simply pour, mix and enjoy within 15 minutes of preparation.

According to Keri Marshall, MS, ND, Nordic Naturals Chief Medical Officer, “We found that many people were complaining that their store-bought enriched foods were not delivering significant amounts of EPA, only DHA, and they liked the idea of not having to take supplements. Added to yogurt, dressings, juice, applesauce—anything that is not too hot—Omega-3 Fortify allows customers to fortify their favorite foods without changing taste or texture.”

Convenient single-serving packets are an ideal solution for travel, making omega-3 fish oil available any time and anywhere, while providing endless options for easy consumption of essential nutrients.

Omega-3 Fortify is in the natural triglyceride form for optimal absorption and is guaranteed pure and fresh through the company’s patented nitrogen processing. All fish oils used in Nordic Naturals’ products surpass the strictest international standards for purity and freshness. Certificates of Analysis are available upon request.

Since 1995, Nordic Naturals has been the industry leader in fish oil supplementation, setting standards of excellence in the areas of purity, freshness, taste, and sustainability. With their reputation for efficacy and potency, Nordic Naturals fish oils and EFA blends are regularly chosen for study by independent research institutions and universities. Fifteen published scientific studies have been completed and more than 30 are currently underway. Distributing to over 30 countries on 6 continents, Nordic Naturals offers over 150 products in a variety of flavors, concentrations, and delivery forms. Call 800.662.2544 or visit

Walnuts – A Super Food

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Walnut trees have been cultivated for 1,000s of years, coming from India and brought to the U.S. through England, hence the name English walnuts.

Walnuts are a good brain food because of the high concentration of omega-3. The brain consists of of more than 60% structural fat, and for the brain to function well, omega-3 fats need to be a proper part.

A study done at Purdue University has shown that children with low concentration of omega-3 fatty acids have a higher percentage of learning disorders, and showing behavioral problems. Many studies show the variety of problems with low omega-3 fatty acids.

And now if you talk about the health benefits of walnuts the FDA says it’s an illegal drug. Go figure!

Fish Oil Reduces Brain Shrinkage in Alzheimer’s Patients

Friday, September 9th, 2011

A new study shows that taking fish oil not only supports better cognitive functioning, but also is now demonstrated to actually enable better physical structure of brain regions associated with better memory and cognition.

Researchers at Rhode Island Hospital’s Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center followed 819 older adults for three years with periodic memory testing and brain MRIs. The participants were divided into three groups, those with normal cognition, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer’s Disease. 117 of the particpants were taking fish oil at the start of the study and continued to do so during the study.

Use of fish oil supplements was associated with better cognitive functioning during the study. There was a clear association between fish oil supplements and brain volume. Lead author, Lori Daiello, reports, “In the imaging analyses for the entire study population, we found a significant positive association between fish oil supplement use and average brain volumes in two critical areas utilized in memory and thinking (cerebral cortex and hippocampus)…In other words, fish oil use was associated with less brain shrinkage in patients taking these supplements during the ADNI study compared to those who didn’t report using them.”

This does not mean that fish oil or its most active component, DHA, is a cure for Alzheimer’s. It does mean that regular use of the supplement by individuals concerned about cognitive function is one step a person can take to help preserve the health of their brain.

Byron Richards, CCN, Wellness Resources, August, 2011

Value in Omega-3

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Omega-3 fatty acids are found in cold-water fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, herring, trout, sardines, and albacore tuna. It is also found in canola, soybean, flaxseed, and walnut oils.

Dr. Alexander Leaf, past Chief of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, did some pioneering work documenting the health benefits of these fatty acids. His studies supported with others showed that taking omega-3 fatty acids on a regular basis may reduce the risk of sudden cardiac death by 42 to 90 percent.

Other studies also showed that taking omega-3 may reduce the risk of prostate cancer, colon cancer and breast cancer.

Dean Ornish, M.D. The Spectrum, p.42

Nordic Naturals® Kenai Wild™ Alaskan Salmon Oil

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Nordic Naturals® Kenai Wild™ Alaskan Salmon Oil is First Salmon Oil in the Market to Surpass All International Standards for Purity

Nordic Naturals®, the industry leader in omega-3 fish oil introduces Kenai Wild™ Alaskan Salmon Oil to address the growing demand for salmon oil supplementation and to ensure that consumers have a choice that has been third-party tested for heavy metals including, arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury, and other contaminants such as PCBs.

According to Joar Opheim, CEO of Nordic Naturals, “Salmon naturally contains elevated levels of arsenic, which makes purification of this fish oil very important. We test for both organic and inorganic arsenic as well as many other toxins. After evaluating other salmon oils in the marketplace, we found the need for a wild salmon oil that meets all international standards of purity and freshness.”

Kenai Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil is the first salmon oil surpassing all international standards for purity including industry standards set by the Global Organization for EPA and DHA (GOED) and the Council For Responsible Nutrition (CRN) as well as ingestion limits set by California Proposition 65 (Prop 65). Nordic Naturals uses the highest quality raw material available, Kenai Wild Alaskan salmon, that is certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), the world’s most recognized certifier of sustainable wild fisheries. The Kenai Wild program ensures premium quality wild salmon from the Cook Inlet of Alaska­—involving comprehensive standards for harvesting and processing—and supports fair compensation for fishermen and processors. In addition, the program oversees the long-term sustainability of the wild Alaskan salmon.

Kenai Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil is available in 90 count, citrus flavored soft gels and in 8 oz. liquid. As in all non-concentrated fish oil, the product contains up to 23 different omega fatty acids including omegas 3, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 11. Unlike many salmon oils, Nordic Naturals Kenai Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil provides more than 500 mg EPA+DHA in each serving, and contains the powerful antioxidant astaxanthin which is naturally abundant in wild salmon and gives the oil its rich orange color.

Since 1995, Nordic Naturals has been the industry leader in fish oil supplementation, setting standards of excellence in the areas of purity, freshness, taste, and sustainability. With their reputation for efficacy and potency, Nordic Naturals fish oils and EFA blends are regularly chosen by independent research institutions and universities. Fourteen published scientific studies already completed and more than 30 currently underway. Distributing to over 30 countries on six continents, Nordic Naturals offers over 150 products in a variety of flavors, concentrations, and delivery forms. Nordic Naturals continues to deliver on its promise of innovation and quality you can trust. For more information, call 800.662.2544 or visit