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Julie Daniluk Interview: Why you need omega-3s

By | May 3rd, 2017|Featured Articles|

How omega-3s help your mood, memory & more: An interview with TV host Julie Daniluk By Jason Sebeslav We had the pleasure of welcoming nutritionist, TV host and author Julie Daniluk RHN as our special guest speaker for our 40th anniversary event in 2016. Julie hosts Healthy Gourmet, a reality cooking show that looks at the ongoing [...]

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Oil Change for the Heart: Heart benefits seen in as little as two weeks with fish or soy oils

By | July 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Taking daily supplements of fish or soy oil may improve cardiac function and protect against heart attacks in the short-term, say researchers from Emory University School of Medicine. The study results are the first to show that soy oil increases heart rate variability (HRV), a measure of cardiac autonomic function. "Our findings contradict the current [...]

Colitis Relief: Combination supplement safe and effective, say researchers

By | July 23rd, 2015|HNU Archive|

According to a study published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, a supplement enriched with fish oil, soluble fiber and antioxidants reduces reliance on traditional therapies for people with ulcerative colitis. Moreover, people who took the oral supplement were less likely to start corticosteroid drug therapy, which has many long-term side effects. "Our study proves that [...]

Add the Olive Oil: Fish oil more effective on rheumatoid arthritis when olive oil added

By | July 21st, 2015|HNU Archive|

Researchers at Londrina State University in Parana, Brazil, report that adding olive oil to a fish oil supplement increases the beneficial effects for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. In the study, 43 patients (average age 49) with rheumatoid arthritis were assigned to one of three groups. In addition to their usual medication, the first group received [...]

Vision Aid: Fatty acid shown to help eye disease

By | June 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

A healthy fat found in fish oil (docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA), may slow the rate of vision loss in people with an eye disease known as retinitis pigmentosa (RP). RP is a group of diseases that affect the retina, leading to night blindness, tunnel vision, and possible total blindness. DHA is necessary for proper vision [...]

Recipe for Heart Health? Exercise, fish oils supplement a great combo

By | June 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

When fat (lipid) levels rise in the blood for an extended time, a condition called post prandial lipemia, it can cause a temporary risk for atherosclerosis, a leading cause of heart disease. Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia found that a session of prolonged exercise along with taking a fish oil supplement dramatically decreases a [...]

More Fish for Better Behaviour? Study links low omega-3s and hostility

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Researchers report that adolescents who have a higher intake of fish oils tend to be less hostile than those who have a low intake. And since hostility has been shown to predict both the development and manifestation of coronary disease, fish oil may also reduce heart disease risk. Scientists from five different universities and institutes [...]

Fish oils ease asthma symptoms

By | June 26th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Asthma is one of the most common illnesses, affecting 13% of Canadians aged 5 to 19 years. Since the body uses the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) found in fish to produce anti-inflammatory compounds, it is believed that fish oils can benefit asthma sufferers. In fact, studies show that in populations eating large amounts [...]

Fish oils may improve behaviour

By | June 26th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Adolescents who have a higher intake of fish oils tend to be less hostile than those who have a low intake, say researchers. And since hostility has been shown to predict heart disease, fish oil may also reduce heart disease risk. Scientists from across the US examined the association of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids [...]

Fish Oils for the Heart: Healthy fats have a number of benefits, study finds

By | June 24th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Fish oil can help reduce deaths from heart disease, according to new evidence reports announced today by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The systematic reviews of the available literature found evidence that long chain omega-3 fatty acids, the beneficial component ingested by eating fish or taking a fish oil supplement, reduce heart [...]