Does fish oil a day keep the Doctor away?

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Over 7000 studies on omega-3 fatty acids seem to be telling us YES! Essential Fatty Acids are natural substances your body needs to establish and maintain overall well-being. As the body cannot produce these essential fats on its own, it is very important that they are acquired through a healthy daily diet. However, the typical Canadian diet is severely deficient in these. Daily supplementation with a natural fish oil formula is an ideal source for obtaining the health-promoting benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids.

EFA supplementation can help to maintain good health but also treat certain health conditions such as:

Arthritis and Inflammatory Conditions

The powerful anti-inflammatory properties of Omega-3 oils from fish help reduce stiffness in joints and help relieve joint and muscle pain. This makes fish oils an important supplement for anyone trying to maintain joint health and mobility.

 

Attention Deficit Disorder and Memory

Recent research reveals that Omega-3’s, specifically DHA, help increase focus and memory retention in children and adults. Omega 3 fatty acids also support normal neurological development in infants.

 

Cholesterol and Blood Pressure

Omega-3 oils promote healthy cholesterol levels in the body by helping to lower bad cholesterol (LDL) levels and raise good cholesterol (HDL) levels. Clinical research also reveals reductions in blood pressure with the intake of Omega-3 fatty acids.

 

Depression and Mood Regulation

Regular supplementation of omega 3 fatty acids helps to elevate mood and lessen depression and anxiety. High potency fish oil with added Vitamin D is very useful in treating Seasonal Affective Disorder or the “winter blues”.

 

Digestive System Health

Regular Omega-3 supplementation helps to soothe and lubricate the bowel, ease elimination and supporting overall digestive health.

 

There are a lot of fish oil supplements on the market, but Super Critical Omega provides the highest-quality blend of EPA and DHA and exceeds world standards for fish oil quality and purity. Super Critical Omega is one of the strongest fish oil supplements on the market with over a 1 gram of Omega 3 per capsule PLUS 1000 units of Vitamin D3. It is the perfect choice for people dealing with chronic health conditions including depression and IBS.

 

Ultimate Digestibility with Better Absorption

Ultragest™ enteric coating ensures superior absorption and the fat-digesting enzyme lipase enhances the digestion and utilization of the beneficial oils. This combination eliminates the unpleasant aftertaste and repeating of fishy flavour often experienced with fish oil supplements.

 

100% Fish-derived Gel Caps

Encapsulated in natural fish-derived gel caps, Super Critical Omega is ideal for fish-eating vegetarians or anyone with religious dietary restrictions.

 

Quality & Purity Guaranteed

Super Critical Omega is sourced from sustainable wild and unthreatened fish that are found in cold, pristine waters and are naturally lower in environmental toxins such as: mercury, PCB’s and pesticides.

 

Purity Testing & Certification

Super Critical Omega is subject to a minimum of three purification steps to ensure the highest levels of freshness and the absence of any chemicals, toxins and heavy metals. It has received a 5-star rating by the International Fish Oil Standards (IFOS) program. This proves that it meets or exceeds all national and international standards for purity, potency and freshness.

 

With all of these benefits it is no surprise that fish oils are one of the most commonly researched and consumed natural health products in the world. Have you taken yours today?

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Novel Nutrient Lowers Cholesterol by 30% in 30 days

By Lorna R. Vanderhaeghe

 

There is no substance as controversial as cholesterol, and no substance about which there is more confusion. The fact is, 900 out of 1,000 people can control their cholesterol levels with dietary changes and nutritional supplements alone. Cholesterol is essential to health, which means that our body has to manufacture it in order to keep us alive. Cholesterol is needed to make many of our hormones, vitamin D and bile acids which aid fat digestion and to keep our cell membranes intact.  For 70 percent of the population, an increase in the consumption of cholesterol-laden foods decreases production within the body by means of a protective, regulating feedback system. The other 20 percent may have to use dietary changes and nutritional supplements to keep cholesterol levels in check. Less than 10 percent of people with high cholesterol will require medication to keep levels in check. This is probably a shock to most people considering that cholesterol lowering statins are the number one prescribed drug in Canada today.  But while some healthy cholesterol is good for us, too much of it may clog your arteries and increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.

 

Cardiovascular disease accounts for the death of more Canadians than any other disease.

32% of all male deaths in Canada in 2002 were due to cardiovascular disease. For women, rates are even higher – 34% of all female deaths were due to cardiovascular disease.

 

What’s Normal Cholesterol?

It is generally accepted that a total cholesterol level above 5.2 mmol/L (200 mg/dL) adds to the risk of heart disease. There are two main types of lipoprotein: called low-density lipoprotein (LDL) often referred to as “bad”cholesterol, and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or “good”cholesterol   LDL carries cholesterol from your liver to your cells and increased levels are associated with atherosclerosis. HDL takes cholesterol away from cells and back to your liver, where it is either broken down or excreted. That is why it is known as good cholesterol. Cholesterol becomes a problem if you have a high level of LDL combined with a low level of HDL. Your LDL should be kept at less than 2.5 mmol/L.

 

High Triglycerides Damage Arteries

Triglycerides also play a role in heart health; in fact, high triglycerides may be a better predictor of heart disease than high cholesterol. Excess triglycerides are highly destructive to artery walls and may promote hardening of the arteries. Normal triglyceride levels range from 140 to 160mg/dl and the ideal level is 140. Most people are not advised there are other options to lower cholesterol and cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins are often prescribed. Statins work by blocking the production of cholesterol, and although effective, have side effects including headache, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea and muscle pain. They have also been found to deplete the body of co-enzyme Q10 an important heart-protective nutrient. Statin drugs also increase your need for the vitamins A, D, and E, and are implicated in increased risk of cataracts. And those using statins who have muscle pain must report it to their doctor immediately and stop taking statin medications. Lower cholesterol in 30 days. Thankfully nature provides us with Sytrinol, a safe, effective cholesterol and triglyceride lowering nutrient that works in 30 days. It is made up of a blend of powerful antioxidants including polymethoxylated flavones (PMFs) and a range of palm (alpha, delta andgamma) tocotrienols. Studies have revealed that Sytrinol is able to significantly lower total cholesterol, LDL, and triglyceride. Better still, the formula has also been shown to increase HDL levels.

 

Sytrinol lowers LDL and keeps your arteries clear

Polymethoxylated flavones (PMFs), one of the main active ingredients in Sytrinol, are a group of compounds derived from the peels of citrus fruits. The two most common are tangeretin and nobiletin, which are extremely potent bioflavonoids. More than 25 years of documented research provides evidence that these particular bioflavonoids deliver heart health benefits.

Nobiletin and tangeretin help lower levels of LDL by preventing the manufacture of its building blocks: apolipoprotein B and triglycerides. Apolipoprotein B is considered the primary building block, making up almost 90 per cent of LDL cholesterol. Interestingly, triglycerides the main kind of fat in your body are one of the key contributors to the formation of apolipoprotein B.

Sytrinol is also made up of palm tocotrienols, which, like tocopherols, are members of the vitamin E family and are extracted from the fruit of the palm tree. Like vitamin E, palm tocotrienols control anti-inflammatory responses and degrade HMG-CoA reductase a key enzyme in your body used by your liver to produce cholesterol. Besides reducing cholesterol, palm tocotrienols have also been shown to inhibit arterial plaque formation and reduce blood platelet aggregation (clumping).

Palm tocotrienols are also powerful antioxidants, known to possess antioxidant potential far greater than that shown by vitamin E itself. In human studies, it was observed that alpha tocotrienols decreased the oxidation of LDL. This action is important as raised LDL is a risk factor in cardiovascular disease. The antioxidant properties of tocotrienols can minimize the damage caused by these compounds while protecting cell membranes.

 

30%  improvement of LDL:HDL ratio

To date three main studies have been carried out to investigate Sytrinols effects on high cholesterol levels. The first study involved 60 participants with raised cholesterol levels. After taking 300mg of Sytrinol each day for four weeks, the researchers found that the treatment lowered total cholesterol by 25 per cent, the bad LDL cholesterol by 19 percent, and triglycerides by 24 per cent.

In the second, smaller study 10 subjects with elevated cholesterol levels benefited after four weeks of treatment with 300mg of Sytrinol per day. Sytrinol therapy lowered total cholesterol levels by 20 per cent, LDL cholesterol by 22 per cent, apolipoprotein B (a component of LDL) by 21 per cent, and triglycerides by 28 per cent. Participants also had a significant 5 percent increase in Apolipoprotein A1 an important structural protein of the good HDL cholesterol.

Researchers recently completed a third clinical trial, a 12-week placebo-controlled study involving 120 men and women with moderately elevated cholesterol levels. Compared to those in the placebo group, subjects taking Sytrinol had a 30 percent drop in total cholesterol, 27 percent in LDL cholesterol, and 34 per cent in triglycerides. In addition, HDL levels increased by 4 percent, resulting in a significant 29 percent improvement in the LDL:HDL ratio.

The recommended dosage for Sytrinol is 300mg per day. The best news Sytrinol worked independent of diet changes. Toxicity studies have shown that Sytrinol is well tolerated, with no toxic effects following consumption of up to 1 percent of total dietary intake, or the equivalent of a 150-pound person consuming almost 14 grams per day-that’s nearly 50 times the recommended daily dosage of 300mg/day.

Multiple clinical trials have demonstrated that Sytrinol reduced total cholesterol by 30%, LDL cholesterol was reduced by 27%, and triglycerides reduced by 34% when compared to placebo.

By combining a healthy diet with Sytrinol you can achieve optimal results. Follow the diet guidelines in the chart and walk every day. Drink plenty of water and eat lots of fiber. Fiber binds to excess cholesterol and removes it via daily bowel movements. You have now learned the safest, fastest method of lowering cholesterol in 30 days without the side effects of commonly prescribed cholesterol-lowering medications. Adopt the recommendations mentioned in this article and high cholesterol will be a thing of the past.

Eat these foods for lowering cholesterol.

  • Vegetables, especially plenty of salads
  • Fruits
  • Whole grains like oatmeal, flax and chia seeds
  • Herbal teas, vegetable juices (low sodium)
  • Cold-pressed vegetable oils (extra virgin olive oil)
  • Wild fish, free-range/organic skinless, boneless chicken or turkey

 

Avoid These Foods

  • Margarine
  • Cakes, cookies, biscuits, and candy
  • White foods including bread, flour, sugar, rice, and pasta
  • Aspartame, fake fats, and fake coffee creamers

 

References:

  1. Quereshi A, Bradlow BA, Brace L, Manganello J, Elson CE, et al. Response of hypercholesterolemic subjects to administration of tocotrienols.  Lipid 1995;30:1171-1177.

2-4 Talbott SM, Roza J, Guthrie N. Effect of citrus flavonoids and tocotrienols on serum cholesterol levels in hypercholesterolemic subjects. Series of studies submitted to Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Boulder CO.

 

Why is sugar bad for you?

Gleaned from:  http://www.livescience.com/36188-sugar-bad.html

Professional opinions on the dangers of sugar:  

Dr. Zachary Bloomgarden, professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine believes:

Sugar is bad for you a because it has calories, and because if you have diabetes or a diabetes-related condition — let’s say high blood fat levels — then having sugar will increase your blood sugar and your triglycerides, which is a risk factor for heart disease. (Triglycerides are a type of fat in the blood.)

If you have someone who has diabetes, their problem is that either they aren’t producing insulin, or are resistant to it. Without insulin, eating sugar will increase blood sugar.  But, essentially, diabetes is not just about blood sugar. It’s about, blood sugar and triglycerides, and lipid levels.

Sugar is very calorie-dense. So you can easily consume a lot of sugar in soft drinks, and in all kinds of food that contain added sugar. It’s not that the sugar calories are more fattening than any other calories. It’s just calories are calories, and sugar packs a lot.

Rachel Johnson, professor of nutrition at the University of Vermont in Burlington believes:

The bottom line is that sugar does one of two things. It either displaces more nutritious foods in your diet, which means you’re screening out nutritious-dense foods, or it adds calories to your diet. So if you’re adding calories on top of an already nutritious diet that puts you at risk for weight gain.

There’s been a lot of research in recent years looking at the impact of added sugars — not the sugar naturally occurring in fruits and dairy products. What we know is that added sugars put you at a higher risk for a poor lipid (fats) profile: Higher triglycerides, lower HDL (the good cholesterol) and higher LDL levels (the bad cholesterol) in the blood. A poor lipid profile increases your risk for coronary heart disease.

There’s also been some research that has shown that added sugars increase your risk of high blood pressure. And added sugars seem to promote inflammation, and more and more we find that inflammation is not good for the heart.

Marisa Moore, spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics believes: 

There are several problems with excess sugar. All types of sugars do promote tooth decay. The more often you’re eating sugary foods, then the more often you give that bacteria in your mouth time to go to work on the sugar.

When we look at the types of foods that are high in added sugar, they often are not high in nutrition. So eating a lot of sugar is a general indication that maybe you aren’t eating as healthy of a diet as you could.

The other problem is that it can be a contributor to obesity and weight gain, that is because you are replacing foods that would be nutrient-dense with empty calories.

Weight gain has been associated with high risk of heart disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer. Sugar, no matter, where it’s coming from, does tend to increase our triglycerides, or fat levels in the blood, and higher triglycerides increase your risk for heart disease. Everything goes back to heart disease; it is the number one killer of Americans.

Stephanie Dunbar, director of nutrition and medical affairs at the American Diabetes Association believes: 

There’s a couple issues with sugar. The biggest thing is that there’s no nutritional value. Foods that tend to have a lot of sugar added, they don’t provide the satiety that you get from other more healthful foods, so people tend to consume more calories when they eat foods with more sugar in it.

The other worry is sugar-sweetened beverages. If you eat a cookie or a piece of cake, you have hormones to signal that you feel like you’ve had something to eat. That doesn’t happen with a soda.

It doesn’t mean that people can’t have a treat occasionally, but most Americans are getting too many calories through sugary foods and sugar-sweetened beverages. That means you’re not getting fiber, you’re not getting vitamins, minerals.

What we recommend for diabetics, is if someone’s going to have a small piece of cake, or a small piece of pie, then you would cut back on the other carbohydrates in the meal. If you normally have half a cup of rice, if the treat is going to be one cookie, then you have to have very little rice. The portion sizes for the most sweets are very small, but the sweets aren’t. The cookies they sell in the stores, some have 400 calories. A cookie is equal to a large salad in terms of carbohydrates.

Mary Ellen DiPaola, dietitian at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center believes: 

Glucose is the body’s major fuel and is broken down from carbohydrates, a combination of sugar molecules, in the foods we eat. Simple sugars such as sucrose (table sugar) and juice (fructose) are composed of only one or two sugar molecules and are converted to blood glucose faster than more complex carbohydrates like whole grains and vegetables.

Carbohydrates come from all food groups except proteins and fats. Fruits, vegetables, starchy foods, milk and yogurt are all sources of carbohydrates. Sweet foods and beverages such as baked goods, frozen desserts, candy, juice, soft drinks and other sweet liquids also contain carbohydrates in the form of simple sugar. Table sugar, honey, molasses, syrup, jelly/jam, and any other sweet additions are also carbohydrates termed as “simple.”

All these very tasty and fun foods and beverages can displace more nutritious complex carbohydrates, which provide vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and fiber — a multitude of power-packed nutrition. Simple sugar is also correlated with tooth caries (cavities), poor energy levels, and can lead to sugar cravings as the body never becomes fully satisfied from healthful foods.

Eating naturally sweet fruits and dairy or dairy substitutes (i.e. soy milk) can also satisfy sweet cravings as well as take the place of simple sugar treats.

 

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