omega-3

Stress Management: Feeding the Brain

Guest Post by Philip Rouchotas, MSc, ND, and Heidi Fritz, MA, ND  Our society is overburdened with stressors of all kinds: tense work places, long commutes, family/relationship troubles, financial difficulties, too much caffeine, too little sleep, and not enough leisure time. The offshoot of chronic stress results in depression, anxiety, and insomnia. While we ought [...]

Stress Management: Feeding the Brain 2018-02-15T15:52:49+00:00

Julie Daniluk Interview: Why you need omega-3s

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 [...]

Julie Daniluk Interview: Why you need omega-3s 2018-02-15T15:52:49+00:00

Two to the heart: Cardio essentials

Heart disease includes a number of separate but often related conditions, such as angina, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and atherosclerosis. As the number one cause of death in North America, heart disease is strongly linked to diet and lifestyle choices, though genetic predisposition can be a factor. A number of nutritional [...]

Two to the heart: Cardio essentials 2015-09-09T13:49:26+00:00

Time for Tears: Help for dry eyes

Our eyes are most happy when they are full of tears. Not so full that the tears are running down our cheeks — just enough that they are adequately lubricated. When the tear ducts do not produce enough fluid to keep the eyes comfortably moist, the result is a burning, irritating sensation referred to as [...]

Time for Tears: Help for dry eyes 2018-02-15T15:52:59+00:00

Anti-aging Essentials: the top picks

Oxidation, or free-radical damage, is the main force behind what we call aging. It wrinkles our skin, clouds our vision and may even clog our arteries. It can also lead to diseases such as arthritis, cataracts, Alzheimer’s, heart disease and cancer. Free radicals get to us through air pollution, food chemicals, toxins in water, sunlight [...]

Anti-aging Essentials: the top picks 2015-09-09T13:49:27+00:00

Omega fats prevent bone loss

The average North American gets too many omega-6 fatty acids and not enough omega-3 fatty acids, at a ratio of approximately 10:1. However, a much lower ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids —a ratio of 5:1 — is believed to promote cardiovascular health, improve memory and, as the following study published in the Journal [...]

Omega fats prevent bone loss 2018-02-15T15:53:01+00:00

Is Omega-3 Anticancer? Study finds breast cancer benefits when combined with drug

Omega-3, the fatty acid found in oily fish, could be combined with a commonly used anesthetic to develop drugs to treat breast cancer, according to researchers. Compounds of omega-3 fatty acids and propofol reduce the ability of breast cancer cells to develop into malignant tumours, inhibiting cancer cell migration by 50% and significantly reducing their [...]

Is Omega-3 Anticancer? Study finds breast cancer benefits when combined with drug 2015-09-09T13:49:28+00:00

Help for Epilepsy? EFAs reduce seizure frequency

Scientists from England report that omega-3 fatty acid supplements may help epileptics reduce seizure frequency and help attenuate inflammation. “Animal studies and a preliminary clinical observation suggest that nutritional supplementation" with long chain omega-3 supplements "may be useful in the nonpharmacological treatment of patients with epilepsy," neurologists from University College London noted. "Omega-3 fatty acids [...]

Help for Epilepsy? EFAs reduce seizure frequency 2015-09-09T13:49:29+00:00

Omega-3s improve mood disorder

Bipolar disorder (BPD) causes extreme shifts in mood, energy and ability to function, both mentally and physically. Most cases require long-term treatment using medication and therapy. Investigation is underway to see what nutritional factors influence BPD. One such factor is omega-3 fatty acids, known for optimizing brain health because they are components of brain cell [...]

Omega-3s improve mood disorder 2018-02-15T15:53:04+00:00

Good Fats Good for Prostate: Omega-3s appear to slow tumour growth

Researchers investigating the role of fatty acids in the aggressiveness of early stage prostate cancer have found that higher concentrations of polyunsaturated fat, such as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, were linked to less aggressive tumour growth. “Research has shown that populations with a low-fat diet have lower rates of prostate cancer, although studies about [...]

Good Fats Good for Prostate: Omega-3s appear to slow tumour growth 2015-09-09T13:49:31+00:00

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