Omega 3 Fish Oil
Let’s face it, when it comes to health claims, most things are pure hype. It’s very rare indeed when something actually lives up to the hype or exposure it gets in the media.
In fact, in my years as a health researcher, omega 3 fish oil may be the only thing that deserves all the praise heaped upon it.
What’s particularly fascinating about omega 3′s is that both conventional and alternative medicine agree on how wonderful its many health benefits are.
If you know anything about alternative health, or are knowledgeable about the natural health field, you’ll know this is something that doesn’t usually happen too often. Normally, conventional medicine supports the interventionist approach, not the preventative one.
Studies are often released by conventional medical sources on how vitamin supplements are worthless, and using herbal remedies are almost on a par with witchcraft. Sure, I’m exaggerating — but only a bit!
Mind you, I’m not saying I agree with this. In fact, I think these studies are often biased and distorted, and if you follow the money trail, you’ll see they’re often funded by pharmaceutical interests. After all, if preventative healthcare took root in a big way, the demand for prescription drugs, which you basically only need when you already have a disease or disorder, would collapse. Hmmm.
In any event, it seems the evidence about omega 3 fish oil are so overwhelming that even most conventional medical practitioners will often recommend increasing their intake in the diet through foods or via supplementation.
Many health experts and researchers believe that omega 3 fat is the one essential nutrient most missing in our modern day diet. This deficiency is now believed to play a major role in why there is such rampant heart disease, cancers, and brain disorders.
Not surprisingly, studies have shown that many of these diseases and disorders improve when omega 3 fish oil supplementation is used.
But before we talk about specific conditions that may strongly benefit from the use of omega 3 supplementation, of which purified fish oils are the best source, I’d like to tell you briefly why omega 3′s are so vital for good health to begin with.
The human body requires a tremendous amount of omega 3 fish oil to function properly.
Omega 3 Fatty Acid Fact:
The human brain is comprised of 60% fats, and approximately half of that fat is DHA omega 3.
Our master organ, the one that controls our entire body, the brain, is made up of a tremendous amount of fat by weight. Most people don’t know this. And a significant portion of this fat is the omega 3 fatty acid known as DHA, short for docosahexaenoic acid.
This means that nature intended the human brain to be "powered" by fats, so to speak, and if you don’t have enough, your brain won’t be able to run properly. Although it’s not a perfect metaphor, it’s somewhat like trying to run a car without fuel.
However, it’s even worse, because whereas a car would simply not run, the human brain instead begins to suffer from ailments and diseases.
Continued… The Miracle of Omega 3 Fish Oil for Health
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