A little Omega from Natural News~
These are tidbits here pack a pretty good punch. How well are you replenishing your Omega fats? Are you using a reputable source? Please visit the webpage linked for more details. This is just a sampling that caught my eye.
What do I use? I prefer the Arctic Omega by Nordic Naturals. I have also been checking in to Marine Plankton, which is pretty amazing.
Get informed. ~j
Omega-3 consumption in the Western diet has become so low that researchers can't find it in lab sample tissues. A study of men found higher concentrations of omega-3s in blood serum samples taken from healthy males, with lower concentrations taken from men with prostatitis. The lowest rates were found in men with prostate cancer. Fish oil has about 30% omega-3 oil while flaxseed oil has about 60% omega-3 oil. So flax is the only oil that can correct the imbalance in omega-3 & 6 oils in the Western diet.
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Evidence suggests that the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids should be no greater than 4:1, and 3:1 is even better. Most Americans have an omega-6 to omega-3 profile of 10:1 or greater. Evidence suggests that an imbalance of this type may increase the level of inflammation in the body and increase the risk of heart disease, arthritis, and certain types of cancer, including prostate cancer. For millions of years, humans evolved on a diet rich in natural omega-3 food sources, including free-range game, fish, marine mammals, nuts, and fresh seaweed.
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Omega-3 fish oils help the body in many ways. Omega-3 fish oil is an essential fatty acid. Some claim that it helps protect against a large number of diseases such as cancer, arthritis, heart disease, and many others. Of course, watch your diet and your weight. By all means, take a good multivitamin and mineral supplement every day. Be sure that you get vitamins and supplements from a trusted resource. There is no guarantee that following a healthy diet can prevent BPH or prostate cancer, but it will reduce the odds based on a plethora of published research data.
- Disease Prevention and Treatment by The Life Extension Editorial Staff