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Saturday, June 10, 2017

18 HEALTH BENEFITS OF FISH OIL

Six months ago I posted on :


Omega-3 fatty acids have become the rage for they appear to provide a wide range of health benefits:
  • lower triglycerides
  • curb arthritis
  • lower depression
  • aid in vision and neurological development of babies
  • minimize asthma symptoms
  • reduce ADHD in children
  • help protect against Alzheimer's and dementia
Keep in mind, though, that omega-6 fatty acids, in comparison, are BAD for you, and these are found in poultry, eggs, nuts, cereals, vegetable oils, and soybean, everything nutritionists today urge you to consume.  Don't abandon these foods, for they also are essential, just keep a ratio with O3FA no more than 4:1.  Prehistoric hunter-gatherers had a 1:1 ratio, and generally avoided inflammatory diseases.  Americans are said to today be at 25:1.

These are not hearsay nor rumors.  A range of medical studies has confirmed these health results.  Yes, you can't really read those diagrams, but clicking on them might help.  Understanding is another matter.

Jen Miller (photo below) and I have been exchanging postings and she recently sent me a 7,000 word guide on 18 health benefits of fish oil.  I list a few highlights here, but click on her site for the details:
  • basically, EPA and DHA are the two polyunsaturated fatty acids, with DPA synthesized in your body from EPA
  • benefits:
    • protein synthesis
    • muscle strength
    • reduce symptoms of cancer
    • strengthen bones
    • reduce epilepsy
    • prevent schizophrenia and psychosis
    • fight cardiovascular disease
    • same for diabetes
    • great for your immune system
    • prevents aging
Do I take EPA and DHA pills?  No, but I eat a lot of fish.  Many of my marine biotechnology colleagues from Japan have been on them for a decade and more.  They all look younger than they should.  Anyway, go to Jen Reviews.  Her site focuses on superfoods, anti-aging, travel and home sweet home.  One example is:


That photo is a chu-toro I enjoyed at 3-Michelin starred Jiro's near the Ginza Station in Tokyo.

See Diamond Head in the background at the top?  Return for my latest adventures in Waikiki, where I will be staying this weekend.

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