fish oil

  1. Fish oil can limit pollution damage

    Fight pollution... with FISH!

    There are plenty of things within your control when it comes to your health.

    You can control what you eat. You can control how much movement you get. You can control your nutrition, from both diet and supplements.

    But it could all go out the window because of the things you CAN'T control... especially if what's out your window is polluted air.

    Healthy foods in your belly might not matter all that much if your lungs are loaded with damaging particulate matter.

    Fortunately, new research shows a simple step you can take to fight back -- and you don't have to hold your breath, wear a mask, or move out into the middle of nowhere.

    All you need is some fish oil!

    The study on mice finds that omega-3 fatty acids can block the inflammation and oxidative stress caused by toxic pollutants inside your lungs.

    Blocking those processes could stop the particulate matter from crossing the pulmonary barrier and entering the rest of your body.

    This is critical; once they break in and start traveling around your insides, these common pollutants can speed aging in the arteries by 20 percent, increasing your risk of cardiovascular disease.

    Another recent study linked that same particulate matter to dementia.

    And of course pollution can also lead to other diseases, including cancer.

    Don't assume you're safe from these risks because the skies are blue most of the time.

    Odds are, you're not as safe as you think you are!

    One study last year found that more than half of all Americans are breathing air with high levels of particulate matter, most of them people who live in and around cities and the surrounding suburban sprawl.

    If that sounds like where you live, maybe it's time to stock up on fish oil. Sure, the new study was on mice, but there's no harm in boosting your intake since this stuff is also critical to heart, brain, eyes, and more.

    The amounts used in the study were the human equivalent of about 2 grams per day. It's more than what most people take, but it's not a "dangerously" high level by any stretch.

    Since it can thin the blood, however, speak to a doctor first, especially if you're already on blood thinners.

    Along with boosting your intake of fish oil, be sure to use plenty of olive oil.

    It's not just tasty and healthy.

    A human study found it can block the damage of particulate matter in the arteries even more effectively that fish oil.

    Why choose one over the other? For maximum protection, get both.

  2. Fish oil can fight inflammation as you lose weight

    Every New Year diet should begin with this

    I know you THINK the goal of your diet is to lose some weight -- and stepping on the scale is certainly a quick and easy way to check your progress.

    But there's something even more important, and you won't see it in the numbers on the scale.

    Inflammation is just as deadly as the extra weight your body's been hauling around -- and if you've spent a few too many years with a few too many pounds, odds are you've got plenty of it hidden deep inside.

    Losing weight alone will attack that inflammation, but new research spots something else that can help you do the job even faster: the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil.

    In the new study, obese women put on the same diet were given either fish oil supplements or a placebo.

    Over three months, they all got slimmer, losing the same amount of weight... no matter which capsules they took.

    But when it came to reversing the invisible damage of inflammation, the fish oil made all the difference in the world.

    Women who took the supplements had lower levels by just about every measure, including a drop in the dangerous C-reactive protein linked to heart problems, dementia, and more.

    They also had lower levels of inflammation markers linked to rheumatoid arthritis, atherosclerosis, acute coronary syndrome, and even some forms of cancer.

    And, as we'd expect in folks given fish oil, they had lower levels of triglycerides, a dangerous blood fat linked to serious heart risks.

    Big Pharma has been trying to create drugs to attack triglycerides, and so far they've mostly come up empty.

    But fish oil can do what the drugs can't and slash those levels dramatically.

    That's reason alone to add fish oil to any new diet or take it even if you're not trying to lose weight -- but I've got one more for you today.

    Being overweight or obese can practically turn your once-flexible blood vessels into stone, leading to hardened arteries.

    Fish oil can turn that dangerous condition around, with a 2013 study finding that dieters who take omega-3 supplements get more elasticity in the arteries as they lose weight.

    These healthy fatty acids can also fight pain, improve the heart, protect the brain and even help boost your vision.

    The folks in the new study took supplements with 1,290 mg per day of DHA and 270-450 mg per day of EPA, which is a good start. But what you need will depend on your diet, lifestyle, and risks.

    Ask your doctor for advice on the right dose -- and right mix -- for you.

  3. Fish oil can make you stronger

    Fish oil can help women to get stronger, improving muscle when combined with simple exercise.
  4. Fish oil can help you recover from heart attack

    Fish oil is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which new research finds can help limit the damage after a heart attack.
  5. Fish oil cuts risk of death from heart attack

    Fish oil can protect the heart so effectively that it can slash your risk of death from a heart attack by as much as 25 percent.
  6. Fish oil can speed recovery from heart surgery

    Fish oil is essential to heart health, and it can even help speed your recovery after heart surgery.
  7. Senior moments not mild cognitive impairment

    Memory lapses or "senior moments" might feel like warning signs of dementia, but they're not. Four of five seniors who experience them will never develop the disease.
  8. Omega-3s and metabolic syndrome

    The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil can protect the heart, especially in people with metabolic syndrome, according to a new study.
  9. Reverse ‘brain shrink’ with fish oil

    The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil can slow the brain shrink that comes with age – and maybe even slow cognitive decline along with it.
  10. How fish oil can reverse aging

    The key to life extension may be lurking in ordinary fish oil, which can slow or reverse a major marker of aging on a cellular level.
  11. Slash your rheumatoid risk with omega-3 fatty acid

    Fish oil can reduce the risk of rheumatoid and help fight the damage if you do get the disease.
  12. Atrial fibrillation cases could double

    The number of patients with atrial fibrillation could double in the coming years. Learn how to avoid the condition now.
  13. Fish oil and prostate cancer risk

    There's a study that claims fish oil can cause prostate cancer -- except the study didn't even use fish oil. Get the truth here.
  14. Prescription painkillers increase heart risk

    Common NSAID painkillers can increase the risk of heart attack and death, according to a new study.
  15. Olive oil benefits vs. fish oil benefits

    A new study claims to find no benefit for fish oil -- but that's only thanks to some shady research tricks. Get the real story here.
  16. Control blood sugar with the benefits of fish oil

    Fish oil can help produce a hormone that controls blood sugar --in theory slashing your risk of diabetes.
  17. B vitamins can help protect against memory problems

    A new study confirms that ordinary B vitamins can fight dementia slowing down the physical deterioration in the brain that goes with it.
  18. How fish oil can stop oxidative stress

    The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil can give the brain the power it needs to fight the oxidative stress that can lead to dementia.
  19. Fish oil for weight loss

    The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil can improve arterial elasticity in obese patients who diet.
  20. Omega-3 fatty acid adds years to your life

    The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil can add 2.2 years to your life and slash your risk of serious heart problems, according to new research.

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