Bone-Healthy Living / Omega 3 / Research / January 7, 2016

Have you been taking your Triple Power Omega 3 Fish Oil? If so, I’ve got some great news! Not only are you combatting inflammation and supporting your bone health – but a new study shows your brain is better off, too. Omega 3 Fatty Acids Protect Against Dementia, Alzheimer’s A meta-analysis published less than a week ago in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, included a whopping 181,580 participants.  Results showed that just 1-serving of dietary fish per week was associated with a lower risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s. I’ll get into the specific numbers in just a minute, but before I do… This isn’t new news. Fish oil and omega 3 fatty acids have been associated with a lowered risk of cognitive decline for many years.  But this new study reaffirms the benefits of fish oil for brain health.…

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Bone-Healthy Living / Research / December 23, 2015

It has been said that osteoporosis is a “geriatric disease with pediatric origins”. But preventative care needs to be a priority in young people. Why? Studies show if you can build strong bones throughout childhood and adolescence, bone loss in later years will have less effect. In fact, the time of greatest bone growth is during puberty and adolescence. For young boys and girls between ages 11-17 this is when maximum bone growth takes place. In fact, you build about 90% of your bone by the time you’re 20! [1] And when it comes to girls, they can accrue as much bone around their first menstrual cycle as is lost in the last 4 decades of life! [2] Preventative Care for Osteoporosis Forming bone healthy habits early in life will not only contribute to the bone building process and ensure…

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Bone-Healthy Living / Nutrition / Omega 3 / Research / October 19, 2015

Dr. William Harris is an internationally recognized expert in omega-3 fatty acids and heart disease. The following presentation is a three-part educational series on omega 3 fatty acids – the basics, the benefits and how you can test your levels. This is part three of the three part series, which will cover: Landmark Cardiovascular Trials Data on Dementia and Mental Health For part one of this series, click here. For part two of this series, click here. The Benefits: The Science Behind Omega 3 FA’s from OmegaQuant on Vimeo. Transcript: Moving now to the third part of this presentation, where we talk about some of the evidence, the benefits of omega-3 increases. I will look at some landmark cardiovascular trials, and we’ll look at some of the data on dementia and mental health as well. First to: Cardiovascular disease. Epidemiologically, we know…

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Bone-Healthy Living / Nutrition / Omega 3 / Research / October 10, 2015

Dr. William Harris. Dr. Harris is an internationally recognized expert in omega-3 fatty acids and heart disease. The following presentation is a three-part educational series on omega 3 fatty acids – the basics, the benefits and how you can test your levels. This is part one of the three part series, which will cover : The differences between omega 6 fatty acids and omega 3 fatty acids Why we do not want to reduce our omega 6 fatty acid intake The limited conversion of ALA to EPA and DHA The cellular mechanisms of omega 3 fatty acids The risk of bleeding for people taking omega 3s How omega 3s can affect DNA And sources of omega 3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA For part two of this series, click here. For part three of this series, click here. The Basics: A look at…

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Nutrition / Omega 3 / Research / July 16, 2015

What does heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and cancer all have in common? You may be surprised… but it’s inflammation. The good new is, inflammation can be reduced by consuming antioxidants like carotenoids and flavonoids. But have you heard of (arguably) the most powerful one, astaxanthin? Astaxanthin is a naturally occurring carotenoid, that is found in microalgae. Carotenoids are compounds that are found in foods and give them their beautiful color. (Such as reds, yellows and greens) and also boast potent antioxidant properties. The pink in shrimp and salmon – that’s from astaxanthin.  In fact, astaxanthin is so potent that it it even gives flamingos their bright pink color. (Flamingos are actually born white and only become pink when they start eating astaxanthin rich food!) So not only does it give foods (and even flamingos) their beautiful color, it’s also…

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Bone-Healthy Living / Research / July 13, 2015

by Eva Selhub, MD Dr. Eva Selhub, coach, motivational speaker, author and medical instructor who coaches individuals to discover happiness and well-being and create optimum health and resilience. Dr. Eva adopts an integrated approach to health and well-being. Using her intuitive counseling abilities and scientific knowledge, she uses both Western and Eastern healing techniques to coach individuals to discover happiness and well-being and create optimum health and resilience. For more on Dr. Eva Selhub, check out her website and Twitter profile. If a lion is chasing you, it is not a good time to reproduce, forage for food, sleep, relax, socialize or think about doing your taxes. In fact, it’s not a good time for much, other then fighting like mad or running like heck. Why is the subject of being chased by a lion relevant to you? It’s relevant because your…

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Recipes / Research / July 7, 2015

AlgaeCal’s COO, Vivian, had been to every doctor under the sun to figure out why her stomach was upset every evening without fail.  It didn’t matter what she ate or if she ate at all, around 7 pm the burps would start and sometimes continue all night affecting her sleep and every other aspect of her health.   Ultimately a super smart naturopath traced it to a thyroid problem, but the only remedy that brought instant, visible relief was turmeric. When she took turmeric powder the symptoms subsided and when she forgot, they came right back.    Today after a whole series of healthy life changes she is much healthier, but turmeric can be credited at least for symptom relief – and probably it played a role in healing too. Turmeric has been used for centuries mostly in Asia and…

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Nutrition / Research / June 24, 2015

A new, very large study just published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism shows chronic low sodium concentration in the blood (hyponatremia) increases risk of osteoporosis, fragility fracture 390%!¹ Normal serum sodium levels are between approximately 135 and 145 mEq/liter (135 – 145 mmol/L). Hyponatremia is a serum sodium level of less than 135 mEq/L. Sodium loss can lead to a state of low blood volume, which triggers the release of anti-diuretic hormone, which leads to water retention and dilution of the blood resulting in a low sodium concentration. Too little sodium in the diet is rarely the key cause of hyponatremia, but avoiding salt entirely may contribute. Normally, we need about ½ teaspoon of salt per day, but for many of us, since summer means we’re sweating more, we may need a wee bit more – say…

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