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Get the proven facts on saturated fats

4/14/2015 - The desire to become healthy has become dangerously associated with our physical appearance. As a result of this obsession to be thinner, we have unscrupulously pinned the blame on fat consumption and have become label scanners instead of responsible consumers. This lack of research combined with emotional...

A guide to balancing our omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid intake

12/29/2014 - There's a good reason why nutritionists consider omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids to be "essential" acids. These polyunsaturated fats, which are responsible for building cells and maintaining nerve and brain function, cannot be manufactured by our bodies. This means that we must obtain them from food...

Healthy levels of omega-3 fatty acids improve children's attentiveness, cognitive function

11/17/2014 - The average child is bursting with energy, curiosity and the desire to learn. When their brain cells are exposed to mind-suppressive dyes and artificial ingredients, the child's natural state is forced into an erratic and inattentive one, as their physiology tries to cope. In their ADHD state, their...

Omega-3 fatty acids can prevent depression in high-risk patients

11/7/2014 - Even briefly boosting your intake of omega-3 fatty acids might provide months of protection from certain forms of depression, according to a study conducted by a team of international researchers and published in the journal Biological Psychiatry. "The study shows that even a short course (two weeks)...

Fish consumption, omega-3 fatty acids associated with reduced hearing loss in women

10/1/2014 - Women who eat two or more servings of fish per week are significantly less likely to suffer from hearing loss, according to a study conducted by researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition on September 10. "Although a decline in hearing...

Flaxseeds are packed with fatty acids, lignans and minerals

6/15/2014 - Flax, also called linseed, is a flowering plant native to the temperate and subtropical regions of the world. It is one of mankind's oldest cultivated crops, and its bast fibers are commonly used to produce the soft and natural textile linen, from which a large number of environmentally friendly garments...

Study proves omega-3 fatty acids lower risk of type 2 diabetes

1/27/2014 - The results of a 1980s human diabetes study are in. After conducting nearly 20 years of follow-up work, researchers in Finland have discovered new evidence showing how omega-3 fatty acids have the potential to help lower the risk of type 2 diabetes. The researchers, from the University of Eastern...

In the 1980s, Dr. Emanuel Revici was the first physician to save terminal cancer patients using naturally derived omega-3 fatty acids and selenium

10/13/2013 - You will most likely never hear an oncologist in America speak of omega-3 fatty acids or selenium as a cure for cancer, and you will never hear any "cancer specialist" who believes in modern chemotherapy and radiation mention the name Dr. Emanuel Revici. Why not? The American Medical Association (AMA)...

Caraway seeds are rich in fatty acids and nutrients and can treat indigestion

10/2/2013 - Caraway is a biennial plant that is native to Europe, Asia and Northern Africa. It bears brown, crescent-shaped seeds (which are technically fruits!) that possess a warm and peppery aroma and are often used in rye bread, stews, potato dishes, soups and liqueurs. These seeds have been treasured for centuries...

Omega-3 fatty acids shown to help prevent skin cancer lines

9/4/2013 - Despite the ridiculous pharmaceutical-sponsored reports that omega-3 fats and fish oils increase the incidence of certain cancers, including those of the breast and prostate, scientifically validated research studies continue to confirm that the long-chain fats, DHA and EPA, are essential in the prevention...

Four research-proven ways omega-3 fatty acids treat depression

9/3/2013 - Omega-3 fatty acids have been the focus of a wide range of studies for various physiological reasons concerning heart health, inflammation and brain health. The brain and nervous system need those fatty acids structurally. But how those omega-3 fatty acids affect the mental and emotional aspects...

Omega-3 fatty acids are superfoods

7/14/2013 - For quite some time it has been common knowledge that omega-3 fatty acids are good for you, but do know how far-reaching their health benefits can be? Recent researchExtensive research has linked omega-3 fatty acids consumption to everything from reduced cardiovascular disease to cancer and inflammatory...

Omega-3 fatty acids banish depression: Research

4/18/2013 - Increasing your intake of omega-3 fatty acids may be one of the safest, easiest ways to battle depression, research suggests. Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in fish and canola oil, flax seeds, chia seeds, kiwifruit and purslane. Interest in a relationship between omega-3s and depression began...

Omega-3 fatty acids will help you lose weight

3/14/2013 - Folks now have another tool in their arsenal to help them lose weight, and it's omega-3 fatty acids, according to the results of a new study conducted in Australia. Researchers at the University of South Australia took a group of 75 people who were diagnosed as being either overweight or obese and...

Omega-3 fatty acids dramatically increase female libido

1/15/2013 - Women taking fish oil are sometimes pleased - or alarmed - to discover a common side effect: becoming spontaneously orgasmic. On higher-than-normal doses, women often see increased libido and enjoy faster, stronger and more plentiful orgasms. As outlined in The Orgasmic Diet, this and several other...

Lower your blood pressure significantly with omega-3 fatty acids

12/30/2012 - New research confirms what scores of earlier studies have found, that it's possible to lower your blood pressure with omega-3 fatty acids. A randomized, controlled study by researchers at the Department of Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College and Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi, involving 100 patients...

Essential Fatty Acids and the sun

7/21/2012 - Most of us are now aware of the importance of Essential Fatty Acids to our overall health and well being. What isn't so commonly discussed; however, is the relationship between EFAs and the sun. Don't be afraid of the sun It seems many people are so concerned with covering themselves up from any...

Coconut Oil - Here's what you need to know about this amazing rejuvenation and healing oil

6/12/2012 9:57:54 PM - Coconut oil is a popular nutritional oil derived from the meat of matured coconuts. Coconut has long been a primary source of food throughout the tropics. Its various industrial and cosmetic applications have made it a very viable commodity. Coconut oil is heat stable, making it suitable for cooking...

Researchers vindicate omega-3 fatty acids in the prevention of inflammatory chronic diseases

5/23/2012 - Systemic inflammation is a primary factor in the development and progression of many chronic conditions ranging from heart disease and stroke to diabetes, dementia, and cancer. Most people have no idea that their risk of these conditions is dramatically increased, as disease-causing chemical messengers...

Low circulating omega-3 fatty acids lead to accelerated brain aging and dementia

3/16/2012 - Omega-3 fats including DHA and EPA are preferentially selected by the human body to form the critical cellular membrane boundary separating the cell nucleus and DNA with the surrounding extracellular environment. The precise fatty acid composition of the membrane determines permeability properties for...

The role of polyunsaturated fatty acids in neurodegeneration

3/10/2012 - Excitotoxicity, oxidative stress and inflammation are core processes that play leading roles in neurodegenerative diseases. Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) methodically contribute to and impair the cells' defensive mechanisms against these destructive processes, leading to cellular over-excitation...

Why flax seeds may be the best source of omega-3

3/7/2012 - The standard American diet (SAD) is high in omega-6 from usually processed hydrogenated oils like soy, cotton, and canola oils. These oils are used in a multitude of processed and packaged foods, even those sold in health food stores and restaurants of all stripes. Poor quality hydrogenated trans...

Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) may be dangerous to your health

2/20/2012 - Polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) is the technical term for a type of fat (fatty acid) with two or more (poly) double bonds (unsaturated). They exist in many different forms, varying in chain length, degree of unsaturation, and rotation around the double bonds. The pharmacology and biochemistry of their...

Nutrition and genetics - Diet and breastfeeding affect brain function of child

11/22/2011 - Natural News readers are likely already aware that fish is considered "brain food" and affects cognitive function. However, until this time, little was known about the interaction between genetics and nutrition. During a recent conference held in Madrid, Spain, the European Commission-funded Nutrimenthe...

Omega-3 fatty acids lower heart disease and dementia risk markers

5/9/2011 - Researchers publishing in the journal Nutrition show that Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and natural foods including nuts and seeds can lower levels of dangerous homocysteine, an amino acid linked with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and dementia. Reviewing data from eleven trials including...

Obtain cellular health with Omega 3 Fatty Acids

2/3/2011 - Numerous studies are linking the intake of omega-3 oils with improvements in cognitive function, visual acuity, and overall brain development. Our western culture has introduced processed vegetable oils and man-made fats that are inflaming and retard normal brain growth. Increasing high quality, long-chain...

Omega-3 fatty acids prevent and may reverse gum disease naturally

11/24/2010 - Periodontitis is an extremely common, and often painful, inflammatory disease of the gums. It causes tissue to separate from teeth, resulting in the accumulation of bacteria and potential bone and tooth loss. Mainstream medicine typically treats the chronic disease with strong antibiotics, vigorous...

Fatty acids help to prevent gum disease

10/27/2010 - A new study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association offers a new approach to treating and preventing gum disease. Rather than concentrate on treating the bacteria itself, which is the approach most conventional dentists take, scientists have found that targeting the inflammatory...

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Shown to Combat Obesity

8/31/2010 - The benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, especially DHA, are becoming more apparent due to voluminous new research that has linked them to the natural treatments of many diseases. These findings are staggering to say the least, as it brings hope for ameliorating numerous health ailments. It even seems to...

Clear up the Misconceptions about Omega 6 fatty acids

5/18/2010 - Popular opinion says that we need more omega 3, and that too much omega 6 and too little omega 3 will cause cancer and inflammation. Omega 6 fats have been so vilified and misunderstood in the health community that they have become the new saturated fat or cholesterol. Most of us are getting too...

Studies Reveal Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Dogs with Osteoarthritis

3/29/2010 - Osteoarthritis is a painful degenerative joint disease that affects many canines, especially geriatric dogs. Studies published in the January 2010 and March 2010 issues of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA), report the possible benefits of feeding foods high in omega-3...

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Prevent Heart Disease, Slow Aging and Delay Telomere Shortening

2/22/2010 - Research has now shown that adding Omega-3 fatty acids to the diet can increase the survival rate of those with coronary heart disease. Omega-3s have also been shown to slow down the aging process. The marker used to determine these findings was a part of the DNA strand called telomeres. The research...

Increase Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

2/10/2010 - Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death in the developed world. It is largely a lifestyle disease, and simple changes in diet and exercise can considerably lower the risk. One such simple change is an increase in the consumption of n-3 (omega-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs)...

Polyphenols and Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Contribute to Building New Brain Cells

2/9/2010 - A diet containing high levels of polyphenols and polyunsaturated fatty acids has been found not only to aid in building new brain cells, but also to prevent deterioration of brain cells already in existence. The study comes from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB), in which mice were fed a diet...

Balance Essential Fatty Acids Omega 6 and 3 for Optimum Health

2/8/2010 - There are many categories of fats, and the whole issue can be quite confusing. It`s important to isolate the good, the bad, and the ugly. An important factor is the correct ratio of the main essential fatty acids. They are called essential because they are needed for cellular metabolic function and...

Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-aging effect on cells

1/28/2010 - As NaturalNews has previously reported, omega-3s, the fatty acids found primarily in cold water fish like salmon, have a host of health benefits, including alleviating depression (http://www.naturalnews.com/027285_omega-3_depression_fatty_acids.html), preventing age-related blindness (http://www.naturalnews.com/026856_omega-3_macular_degeneration_disease.html)...

Omega-3s beat depression

10/20/2009 - You're probably already aware of the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids on cardiovascular health, but did you know that omega-3s are also extremely beneficial for moods and cognitive function? In fact, there's a tremendous amount of good evidence demonstrating that omega-3 fatty acids can help enhance...

Coconut Oil Can Promote Weight Loss by Increasing Metabolism Naturally

8/10/2009 - With all the dangers associated with thermogenic stimulants, it's no wonder a growing number of people shy away from them. This leaves us to wonder if there is a way to boost the metabolism naturally without resorting to popping pills full of chemicals and caffeine. The secret to a healthy metabolism...

Coconut Oil is the Antiviral of Nature

7/15/2009 - In a time when strange viruses are making headlines around the world, perhaps it's time you knew about the most powerful natural antiviral around: coconut oil. The antiviral activity in coconut oil is unparalleled, even among the most resistant viruses, and the best part is, if it's virgin and organic,...

Omega-3s - Fish Oils, Flaxseed Oil and Prostate Cancer - What do the Experts Say?

4/20/2009 - Just how good are fish oils, flaxseed oils and other omega-3s at preventing prostate cancer? According to the experts quoted below, they may represent some of the most powerful anti-cancer nutrients available today! Read this large collection of quotes on omega-3 oils and prostate cancer, and you'll...

The Powerful Role of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Preventing Diseases of Inflammation: The Experts Speak

2/4/2009 - What do the top authors, doctors and health experts have to say about the realtionship between omega-3 fatty acids and inflammation? I asked my Private Research Library that question recently and was overwhelmed with the remarkable wisdom it revealed. Below, I share the top quotes from noted authors...

The Risks of Eating Farmed Salmon

1/26/2009 - Omega-3 fatty acids are beneficial for healthy people and those who may have or be at risk of cardiovascular disease. Recent evidence, however, has shown that one must be careful about how and where omega-3 fatty acids come from and how they are added to one`s diet. Natural sources of omega-3 fatty...

Omega-3: Protect Your Heart With These Miracle Fats

12/22/2008 - According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both women and men in the United States. The great irony is that cardiovascular disease is largely preventable. Have you taken the necessary steps to heart attack-proof yourself? There's a...

Natural Trans Fatty Acids Not as Bad For Health as Processed Trans Fatty Acids

11/4/2008 - The trans fatty acids that naturally occur in certain dairy and meat products are not as unhealthy as those synthetically produced for processed foods and cooking oils, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. While trace quantities of trans fats occur naturally...

Adequate Amounts of Omega-3 Oil May Help Prevent Heart Disease

4/21/2008 - "Pathological examination of the crud in arteries demonstrates that most of the oxidized lipids consist of omega-6 [n-6] oils: corn, safflower, sunflower, peanut, canola and soybean oils," states Dr. Russell Blaylock in his February Blaylock Wellness Report. According to the report it is excess sugar...

Omega-6 fatty acids found to be dietary cause of depression, heart disease

3/18/2008 - Researchers found a correlation between a higher omega-6-to-omega-3 blood ratio and the occurrence of depression, as well as the occurrence of inflammation-promoting compounds in the blood, according to a small study published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine. Researchers from Ohio State University...

Fatty Acid Blood Tests Help Assess Risk for Heart Disease

3/11/2008 - Back in 2004 two fatty acid researchers, William Harris PhD and Clemens von Schacky M.D., developed a lab test designed to measure the amount of omega-3 essential fatty acids in blood. They call this blood test the omega-3 index. The omega-3 index is designed to measure the percentage of omega-3...

Recent Studies and Age Old Wisdom Point to the Health Benefits of Butter

3/7/2008 - Someone really should write an ode to butter. Pure delicious golden butter that comes from grass fed, pastured, contented cows. Beautiful butter that wants to nourish us and protect us from disease if we would only give it a chance. But alas, all we have today is attacked, maligned and mistreated butter....

The Right Type of Fats for Health and Longevity

2/7/2008 - If there is one supplement that we can all benefit from, it would have to be Omega-3 fatty acids. Eskimo people have proven this over the ages with their diet comprising of over 50% of their total calorie intake from fish and fish oil - which is high in Omega-3 fatty acids, as well as vitamin A. The...

The Great Fat Debate - Why Virgin Coconut Oil Is Best

11/30/2007 - There is so much media hype from the mainstream media and leading health authorities, including the naturopathic community, suggesting the many ill effects of consuming Trans Fatty Acids (TFA’s) that the topic of the Great Fat Debate deserves a closer look for the sake of our heath and understanding. Whilst...

Omega-3 fatty acids boost bone density in men

4/9/2007 - The presence of omega-3 fatty acids in young men is linked to "peak bone mass" or bone mineral density, according to a study published this month in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The study found that 22-year-old men with the highest levels of omega-3 fatty acids had the greatest bone density...

Omega-3 fatty acids found to restructure brain matter tied to positive mood and emotions

4/3/2007 - Intake of omega-3 fatty acids is correlated with a better mood and more positive outlook, and may contribute to improving the structure of the areas of the brain associated with emotions, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society. Jump directly to:...

Omega-3 fatty acids slash colorectal cancer risk in men by 66 percent

3/14/2007 - Omega-3 fatty acids, found in flaxseed, fish and other foods, may reduce the risk of getting colorectal cancer by two-thirds in men, a new study suggests. There is one caveat, though: the effect is seen in men who do not take aspirin. Jump directly to: conventional view | alternative view | bottom...

Omega-3 fatty acids to appear in hundreds of grocery products this year

1/5/2007 - As studies proving the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids continue to crop up, food manufacturers have begun a campaign to include the healthy additive in a variety of everyday grocery products. Among others, Tropicana has announced that they will unveil their omega-3-rich orange juice this month, Kelloggs...

Omega-3 fatty acids help prevent dementia, U.S. study suggests

11/16/2006 - A study by researchers at Tufts University in Boston has added to growing evidence that suggests increased levels of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenioc acid (DHA) in the blood can significantly lower the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. "Subjects with baseline plasma PC DHA levels in...

Omega-3 fatty acids boost cognitive function, learning in elderly patients

11/3/2006 - Daily supplementation with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids may boost mental function in elderly patients with mild cognitive decline, according to a new Japanese study published in the October issue of the journal Neuroscience Research. Researchers from the Japan Foundation for Aging and Health conducted...

Fish Fatty Acids May Prevent More Sudden Deaths Than Defibrillators (press release)

10/18/2006 - Omega-3 fatty acids may prevent more sudden deaths than automated external defibrillators in homes and public places or implanted defibrillators, according to the results of a new study. Researchers compared these preventive strategies in a computer-simulated community of 100,000 people that resembled...

UCLA study shows altering fatty acid levels in diet may reduce prostate cancer growth rate (press release)

9/29/2006 - UCLA researchers found that altering the fatty acid ratio found in the typical Western diet to include more omega-3 fatty acids and decrease the amount of omega-6 fatty acids may reduce prostate cancer tumor growth rates and PSA levels. Published in the Aug. 1 issue of the journal Clinical Cancer...

Omega-3 fatty acids outperform automated external defibrillators in saving lives from heart attacks

9/1/2006 - New research published in the October issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine indicates that consuming omega-3 fatty acids may be more effective at preventing sudden cardiac deaths than automated external defibrillators or implanted defibrillators. Researchers from the Heart Center at...

Omega-3 fatty acids may help kids with depression (press release)

8/24/2006 - Treatment with omega-3 fatty acids, the type found in fish oils, appears to benefit children suffering from clinical depression, according to pilot study conducted in Israel. The results of some studies in adults with major depressive disorder have suggested that omega-3 fatty acids may be an effective...

Prostate cancer tumors slowed by altering ratio of fatty acids in diet

8/11/2006 - A new study in the August issue of the journal Clinical Cancer Research has found that consuming a more balanced ratio of omega-3 fatty acids to omega-6 fatty acids may reduce the growth of prostate cancer tumors, as well as lower prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels. UCLA researchers studied mice...

Research shows that seeds and nuts are "brain foods" that can also stabilize your mood

8/7/2006 - Can some foods make you smarter? Research shows that nuts and seeds just might boost your brainpower and balance your moods. That's right, everything from the most common nuts -- such as walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews and almonds -- to the more exotic seeds and nuts can clear up that "brain fog" and enable...

Omega-3 fatty acids slow prostate cancer growth

8/2/2006 - An animal study conducted by researchers at the UCLA School of Medicine found that increasing omega-3 fatty acids while reducing omega-6 fatty acids in the diet could slow the progression of prostate cancer. "Our study showed that altering the fatty acid ratio found in the typical Western diet to...

Cod Liver Oil: The Number One Superfood

2/7/2006 - Doctor Price was right, as usual. Cod liver oil is very good for you, more than you ever knew. Research studies ranging from 1918-2001 give cod liver oil an A+ rating. This marvelous golden oil contains large amounts of elongated omega-3 fatty acids, preformed vitamin A and the sunlight vitamin D, essential...

Brain health dramatically improved by intake of omega-3 fatty acids and fish oils

1/2/2006 - It's no secret that long-term diet and nutrition choices have an effect on the way we look and feel; but new studies show that nutrition can also affect the way we think. As it turns out, there really is such a thing as “food for thought.” It may seem strange that what we put in our stomachs can have...

Fish oils and omega-3 fatty acids allow patients to ditch Vioxx and other anti-inflammatory drugs

11/14/2004 - Interesting new research has been conducted on the health effects of fish oils and omega-3 fatty acids as alternative replacements for anti-inflammatory prescription drugs such as Vioxx and Bextra. Many people don't realize that anti-inflammatory drugs harm more than 100,000 people in the United States...

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