Is Fermented Cold Liver Oil (FCLO) a healthier alternative to fish oil supplements?

Everyone and their mother has heard about the benefits of fish oil supplements; omega-3 fatty acids are important to decrease inflammation among other things, and DHA/EPA are essential during pregnancy for brain development in the fetus. But, new studies are showing that isolated polyunsaturated fatty acid/omega-3 rich fish oil, may not be the best form to take this supplement.   Fermented cod-liver oil (FCLO) is whole-food alternative to fish oil supplements. It is a cold-processed oil that is made from the [...]

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The Importance of Healthy Fats in Your Diet

There is a reason that proteins, carbohydrates AND fats are considered macromolecules because all three of them are essential to us. No fat and low fat diets rarely work because your body is acting against you. Because fats are essential if your body isn’t getting any fat in the diet it starts to conserve the fat supplies it has in the body. Inevitably this is not going to lead to weight gain. Taking in a proper ratio and healthy [...]

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Can Low Omega 3 Levels Prove Fatal?

Nutritional deficiencies can become fatal when not addressed properly and neglected over a longer period of time.  However such deficiencies are preventable (normally in one way or another).  Nearly one million people die in Unites States every year due to six major health risks.  Omega 3 deficiency is sixth in the list of these six risks. Recent research by the Harvard School of Public Health has revealed that there are six preventable risks that take a toll of nearly [...]

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Is Fish Oil Better than Drugs For Preventing Heart Disease

Fish oil and Omega fatty acids, namely Omega-3, continue to show more and more health benefits. Omega fatty acids have been researched for effectiveness against cancer,  brain function, depression, cardiovascular disorders, and much more. Although Omegas have been researched for heart conditions, researchers are putting it up to the test against pharmaceuticals. Recently an Italian study put Omega 3 fatty acid pills against the pharmaceutical drug Crestor (Rosuvastatin). Here is the breakdown of the results: 3500 patients per each category. 4 [...]

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Some Fats to Not be Cut Out of Your Diet – Omegas!

Omega Fatty Acids, or EFAs, are considered ‘good fats’ and are an essential part of a healthy diet. Whilst most people tend to think that all fats are unhealthy, Omega Fatty Acids have a variety of health benefits including helping the body process cholesterol and degenerating arteries of cholesterol, assisting the adrenal and thyroid glands, and regulating blood pressure therefore becoming quite essential! There are different varieties of Omega Fatty Acid, most notably Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9 (carbon chains of [...]

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Diet and Weight Loss Tips, Tricks, and Help – Part 2 *Fiber Diet*

Let’s talk about home dieting. An easy and efficient way to help with weight loss and living healthy is to buy the right food. The good news here is that in many cases you can just modify the items you buy rather than buying something completely different. Some of this information may not be completely new to you, but I hope to get some awareness out there. Fiber- This is the key to dieting and let me tell you why. Fiber [...]

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