The Truth About Fish Oil Supplements
Omega-3 fatty acids are healthy fats that are essential for good health, and since our body doesn't make them, we have to get them from other sources. Everyone from medical doctors and dietitians, to naturopaths, alternative-medicine doctors, and even the supplement industry, agrees on this fact.
Fish Oil Switches Cancer Genes Off
Like omega-6 cooking oils, omega-3 oils, such as fish oil, are highly unsaturated (polyunsaturated), and are prone to easy oxidation. Despite this, they can produce significant anti-inflammatory effects. Unoxidized omega-3 oil reduces inflammation by several mechanisms, such as reducing the production of the inflammatory chemical PGE2, and by producing the anti-inflammatory substances resolvin and protectin.
13 Foods That Can Help Balance Out Metabolic Hormones
Sometimes you feel like you can't get full no matter what you eat; I know the feeling. Luckily, there are a few tricks to signal true fullness and make you satisfied and healthy. By knowing which foods fill you up and help you feel satisfied and ener
High-Dose Omega-3s May Lower AD Risk in APOE4 Carriers
Giving long-term high doses of docosahexaenoic acid to carriers of the apolipoprotein E ε4 ( APOE4) allele before the onset of Alzheimer's disease (AD) dementia may reduce the risk for AD, or delay the onset of symptoms, and should be studied, according to an expert review.
The search for what triggers type 1 diabetes
"Everyone's like, 'Wow, how in the world does (my sister) not have it?' " said Payne, 23, who once played forward on Stanford's soccer team, like her sister. "They can't really fathom it." Though experts agree that genetics influence who gets type 1 diabetes, Payne's story suggests that something other than genes must also be at play.
7 worst supplements for your heart
This month, Americans will make New Year's resolutions to eat healthy, exercise more, get more sleep, and maybe even find ways to manage stress. Those that do are also more likely to purchase dietary supplements, a market that reached $32.5 billion in sales in 2012.
Your Brain on Omega 3: Balancing the O3 to O6 Ratio
The fats we eat come in all sorts and sizes, from polyunsaturated to saturated, long, medium, short chain and sterols. Each of these categories of fats plays a role in our bodies, from calorie source to energy storage to hormones, and even as signaling molecules sending messages back and forth between the cells of the brain, the endocrine system, and the immune system.