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Essential Fatty Acids (Fish Oil)

Rheumatoid Arthritis – A Double Edged Sword

December 9, 2015

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes progressive pain, inflammation and eventual destruction of the joints.

The hallmark feature of this condition is long term inflammation of joints that is mirrored on the opposite joint. It affects the hands, wrists  and feet, though any joint lined by a synovial membrane may be involved.

Early diagnosis is key and by implementing supplementation, changes in lifestyle and the environment, RA’s impact can be lessened.

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A Heated Concern – Vegetable Oil is Toxic

November 13, 2015

It might seem counter-intuitive, but frying with butter or lard is healthier than frying with vegetable oil according to recent conclusions from a British study.

In results that threaten to turn on its head official advice that oils rich in polyunsaturated fats – such as corn oil and sunflower oil – are better for the health than the saturated fats in animal products, recent experiments have determined that vegetable oil when cooked at high temperatures releases toxic chemicals linked to cancer and other diseases.

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Key Nutrients for Hypertension

July 28, 2015

There are a surprising number of key nutrients that have been shown to be very useful when supporting hypertensive and cardiovascular patients.

Ranging from magnesium, omega 3 fish oils and CoQ10 to pomegranate juice and sesame some of these nutrients may be well known, others may surprise you!

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Trans Fats – Safe in Human Foods?

June 23, 2015

The American Food and Drug Administration have ordered that food manufacturers have three years to cease using trans fatty acids, stating that TFAs are not generally recognised as safe for use in human foods.

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Omega 3’s Linked Your Body Clock

July 23, 2014

Omega 3's Linked to a Younger Biological Age

Adequate Essential Fatty Acid intake can protect against a range of conditions, and in this study, researchers have shown that supplementing with omega-3's can actually help prevent cellular ageing  and  as a result, can help you live longer.

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Fish Oil, Statin Drugs and Heart Attacks

April 11, 2013

This an important article for all those who take statin drugs. Results of the Japan EPA Lipid Intervention Study (JELIS), firstpresented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions,have now been published.

Statin drugs are sold under a variety of names including Lipitor (atorvastatin), Zocor (simvastatin), Mevacor (lovastatin) and Pravachol (pravastatin). If you take one of these drugs, you should also use a fish oil to reduce your chance of a ‘major coronary event’.

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