Omega-3

3 Natural Alternatives to Antidepressants

…are associated with depression and anxiety; additional magnesium (200–400 mg) at bedtime for physical and mental relaxation; and omega-3 essential fatty acids (4–10 g of fish oil) for their anti-inflammatory and brain-nurturing effects. For a natural alternative to antidepressants,…

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Managing Insulin Resistance

…weight gain—but also increases your insulin resistance. Focus on including judicious amounts of extra-virgin olive oil, and eating plenty of omega-3 fats (found in salmon, tuna, flaxseed, and sardines)—which helps in managing insulin resistance. * Eat moderate amounts of protein, which…

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Natural Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction

…physician to set up a plan for regular low-impact aerobic activity that’s appropriate for your condition. * Take fish oil supplements. The omega-3 essential fatty acids in fish oil help lower cholesterol and especially triglyceride levels, improve blood flow, reduce the risk of blood clots,…

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Why Diabetes Drugs Fail Patients

…foods, not only causes weight gain, but decreases your insulin sensitivity. Instead, you want to use judicious amounts of olive oil, as well as omega-3 fats (found in salmon, tuna, flaxseed, and sardines), which help to promote insulin sensitivity. 2) Eat moderate amounts of protein, which stimulate…

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Study Links Diabetes and Alzheimer's: How to Reduce Your Risk

…5. Protect your brain with the right supplements. Begin with DHA-rich fish oil (2–4 grams daily) since low levels of DHA, the dominant omega-3 in the brain, are associated with more rapid cognitive decline and increased risk of dementia. Then, add folic acid (up to 5,000 mcg) and vitamins…

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Recommended Foods that Lower Blood Pressure

…Lean, skinless poultry should be a mainstay of your diet. Turkey, fish and seafood (salmon and other cold-water fish contain the most protective omega-3 fats) are also highly recommended. * Dark chocolate contains flavonoids that relax the arteries and lower blood pressure. Studies show chocolate…

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4 Secrets for Eating Your Way to Better Heart Health

…is a common underlying cause of hypertension and abnormalities in cholesterol and triglycerides. 4. Eat healthy fats in moderation. These include omega-3 fatty acids found in flaxseed and cold-water fish, monounsaturated oils such as extra virgin olive oil, and unprocessed omega-6 polyunsaturated…

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Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death

…magnesium dose to 1,500 mg. (Be aware that high doses may cause loose stools; this can be eliminated by reducing your dose.) …And Fish Oil Omega-3 fats also have broad cardiovascular benefits. Studies published as early as 1980 demonstrate that the Inuit people in Greenland and other…

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Natural Treatments for Autism

…autistic children, more than half were found to be deficient in vitamins A, B1, B3, B5, biotin, selenium, zinc, magnesium, essential amino acids, and omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. In addition to a good multivitamin and mineral supplement, positive results have been noted with additional…

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4 Steps to Strong Bones

…foods for strong bones are isoflavone-dense soy and vitamin K–rich, nitric oxide–boosting leafy greens. Recent research suggests omega-3 fatty acids, lycopene in tomatoes, and polyphenols in tea, citrus, olives, berries, and grapes also help preserve bone integrity. Protein is important…

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5 Signs of Hidden Health Problems

…Eat right, exercise regularly, manage your stress levels, and take cardioprotective nutritional supplements such as antioxidants, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, and coenzyme Q10. * Dark circles under the eyes may be indicative of poor sleep, but they are also common in people with food allergies.…

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Three Healing Oils to Add to Your Arsenal

It’s not surprising that when it comes to healing oils some are more widely recognized than others. For instance, omega-3 oils such as fish and flax and olive oil are well known since their health benefits have been touted for quite some time. On the other hand, krill oil and coconut oil are…

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Lowering Your Cholesterol Naturally

…and add it to cereal, salads or other food, or to a protein drink. The fiber in flaxseed soaks up cholesterol in the intestinal tract, and the omega-3s have multiple benefits, particularly for your heart. * Then, take niacin, 500 mg twice a day. This form of vitamin B3 works so well it has been…

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How to Boost Circulation

…dose is 300 mg of Seanol and 100 mg (2,000 fibrinolytic units) of nattokinase per day. The essential fatty acids in fish oil and other omega-3 supplements improve circulation by reducing the tendency of the platelets to stick together and impair blood flow. Fish oil’s anti-inflammatory…

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Ward Off Vision Loss

…that targeted nutrients reduce the risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration by 25–30 percent. It also revealed that adding omega-3s had no effect and that the combination of 10 mg of lutein and 2 mg of zeaxanthin—used in place of beta-carotene—was equally effective.…

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Natural Treatments for Eczema

…2,000–4,000 mg for children. Omega-3s may also be helpful for treating eczema naturally. One of my newsletter subscribers reported that she was using two prescriptions for eczema before she started taking 2,000 mg of borage oil (GLA) and 2,000 mg of flaxseed oil (omega-3s) twice a day. Now,…

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