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10 Easy Steps to Improving Your Brain Health

Posted on 9/30/2016 by

It’s interesting that when we talk health, we often forget to talk about the most important organ in our body, the brain. It is so vital that it consumes 20% of the energy that we produce just to run day-to-day operations. The reason we don’t have hair on our foreheads is that we would overheat! What is good for our brain has to be good for the rest of our body.

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Pure Form Omega, As Pure As It Gets - Purity Report

Posted on 8/4/2016 by in Rancidity

A recent article grabbed my attention and highlights some issues that I have long argued is a problem with Omega fish and krill oil. (To read article, please see below) If you read the article, it is stunning. A new study by researchers at the Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland in New Zealand found that nearly 30 percent of newborn pups born to pregnant rats fed highly oxidized (rancid) fish oil died within two days after birth. Mothers given rancid fish oil also had a higher incidence of insulin resistance at weaning compared with those given unoxidized supplements or water. Even the authors where surprised. "Once we discovered so many supplements were oxidized, we decided to focus on the health effects of oxidized fish oil during and after pregnancy," research fellow Dr. Ben Albert, from the Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland said in the release. "We were surprised by the death rate," said study lead Professor Wayne Cutfield, also from the Liggins Institute. "We'd expected some negative health effects on the rat offspring, but we didn't expect them to die."

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The Importance of Vitamin D in Todays World

Posted on 4/4/2016 by

Well, what can be said about Vitamin D that already hasn’t been said. Anyone who knows me, knows I'm a big proponent. First of all, it’s important to realize, Vitamin D is not a vitamin. It is a hormone. It has the same chemical structure as other hormones in the body such as Testosterone and Estrogen. There are Vitamin D receptors on every cell of your body. It is made from the skin and eyes exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Lack of Vitamin D has been associated with Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, Cardiovascular Disease and pretty much every type of cancer. In spite of this overwhelming evidence, we still have these very dangerous recommendations from dermatologists and the US government to avoid the sun at all costs. By doing this we are ensuring an ongoing explosion of chronic illness.

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High Blood Levels of Omega-6 Linked to Lower Levels of Diabetes

Posted on 3/30/2016 by in omega-6 Omega Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid

A new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that high serum Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid concentrations are linked to a significantly reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. The findings were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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Scientists Examine the Merits of Fish Oil Supplements

Posted on 3/28/2016 by in Fish Oil Supplements

The effects of fish oil supplements on muscle growth has been investigated by a team of Stirling academics, revealing the tablets do not give gym-goers an advantage in the weight room. Health and Exercise Science researchers from Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence joined forces with experts from the Institute for Aquaculture to test whether the capsules enhance the muscle's ability to grow at an increased rate

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New Study Shows Benefits of Healthy Omega-6 Intake

Posted on 3/8/2016 by

A new study just released on January 20th 2016 finds strong evidence of proper Omega-6 consumption and lower risk of cardiovascular disease. In fact, looking at the countries of the old Soviet Union, Ukraine had the highest rate of cardiovascular disease and the lowest consumption of Omega-6. This is highly significant given the current health recommendations of increasing Omega-3 and lowering Omega-6 intake. That will turn out to be counter-productive to health.

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Rancidity and Fish Oil, the Benefits of Plant-Based Alternatives

Posted on 12/1/2015 by

Recently aired on CBC, The Fifth Estate took aim at the supplement industry.

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