Speaking of inflammation

Arthritis Aches and Pains

Did you know that a lot of the aches and pains associated with arthritis are due to inflammation? This is why studies have shown that fish oil supplementation, rich in omega 3’s, can help alleviate these pains in those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.

Crohn’s Disease and Inflammatory Bowel Disorders

The same is true for Crohn’s disease, which is characterized by painful inflammation of the bowels. Indeed, in one particular year long study, 69% of Crohn’s sufferers who used a fish oil supplement stayed symptom free as opposed to only 28% who were administered a placebo.

Pregnant or Nursing Mothers

It’s irrefutable now that for the fetus brain to develop properly, it needs a great deal of the omega 3’s, DHA and EPA.

If you are a pregnant mother, you should strongly consider using a molecularly distilled fish oil supplement so your fetus’s brain has the best chance of developing properly. Of course, speak with a doctor or, better yet, a naturopathic doctor first.

If you are a nursing mother, you should also be taking an omega 3 supplement or eating enough omega 3 foods because they are an essential fatty acid. Essential means our bodies need it but cannot manufacture them on its own. Which simply means we absolutely must get them from our diets.

The omega 3 you obtain in your diet is passed along to your baby when you breastfeed.

Even if you are no longer breastfeeding, you should be careful to take in enough omega 3 fat for your own health. If you have young children, adequate levels of omega 3 intake are associated with less attention deficit and hyperactivity and higher IQ’s.

Lastly, the omega 3’s in fish oil have also been shown to help ease menstrual cramps.

Psoriasis, Acne, and Other Skin Disorders

If you know anyone who suffers from psoriasis or acne, you know how painful and embarrassing these conditions can be. Maybe you have them yourself. One of the primary problems in these conditions is inflammation. Although fish oils are not going to cure these conditions, its anti-inflammatory properties often help make them much better.

Cancers

As I said earlier, cancer has now overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in the US. Of course, there are numerous types of cancer. Some exciting recent research is showing that omega 3’s may help prevent cancer from occurring and also help prevent it from progressing if it has already occurred.

Although more studies need to be done urgently in this area, DHA and EPA omega 3’s, found in fatty fish and fish oil supplements, may protect against these types of cancers: breast, prostate, testicular, ovarian. Breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men, in particular, and are so common and claim so many lives that any substance like omega 3 that shows great promise against them should be studied much more extensively.

In the meantime, although the studies that have been conducted are not conclusively, it seems increasing one’s intake of omega 3 fats can help in the battle against cancer.

And The List Goes On

Please understand that this page is not exhaustive. I could write another 10 pages on the miracle of omega 3 fatty acids, and include a discussion of other conditions such as lupus and Raynaud’s disease. But I think you’re starting to get the picture. And that picture is that if there’s one supplement most everyone should take to fight disease, keep the brain sharp, and stay in peak health, it should be an omega 3 supplement.

And the best kind? Again, purified fish oil supplements, especially those made from a fatty type fish species naturally high in DHA especially, and also EPA.

Continued… What’s Wrong With The Modern Diet?