Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Fish oils.. seems like everyone has some in there household medicine cabinets haha i know i do.. but yeah interesting article..well to be honest i didn't read it, but the title caught my attention soo yeah here you go!
ohh and hope you all had a great weekend! :]
OHH FYI. ITS EXTREMELY LOOONNNGGGG! SO IM GONNA POST HALF THE ARTICLE.
There seems to be no end to the benefits of fish oils. Not only are they said to boost heart, brain and joint health, but they also prevent cancer, eye disease and bone problems.
Last week, a new study suggested they could assist the body against premature ageing. But how do you separate the facts from the hype? PETA BEE asked the experts...
Cure oil or something fishy? Fish oils contain the essential omega fatty acids, which we only get through our diet
WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT FISH OILS?
Fish oils are a type of polyunsaturated fat - a 'healthy' fat. Unlike saturated animal fats, they don't raise your cholesterol levels, but are known to have a positive effect on health.
Polyunsaturated fats are divided into two groups of what are called Essential Fatty Acids (or EFAs) - omega-3 and omega-6.
Both omegas are essential in helping to regulate blood clotting, body temperature, blood pressure and the immune system; they are also needed to make prostaglandins, important hormone-like chemicals in the body. The only way we can get them is through our diet.
Omega-3 has particular benefits, producing vital substances such as DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), thought to play a key role in the development of brain and cognitive function, and EPA ( eicosapentaenoic acid), vital for brain health.
The richest source of omega-3s are fish oils - salmon, mackerel, fresh tuna and herring.
While most Britons consume more than enough omega-6 oils (found in most edible oils, but particularly sunflower and corn, as well as meat), they are deficient in omega-3.
WILL THEY PROTECT MY HEART?
There have been a number of studies suggesting fish oils boost heart health, but the most compelling evidence was a study last year published in the Journal Of The American College Of Cardiology.
Led by Dr Carl Lavie, of the Ochsner Cardiology Clinic in Louisiana, the study showed omega-3 oils help to prevent blood clotting and regulate or lower blood pressure.
The strongest heart-protective effect is for patients with established cardiovascular disease, the study found.
Brain food? Teenagers taking exams. Fish oils help protect your brain against Alzheimer's disease but won't boost your mind power in a test
'This isn't just hype - we now have tremendous and compelling evidence from very large studies, some dating back 20 and 30 years,' Dr Lavie said.
Under guidelines issued by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), doctors are encouraged to prescribe supplements to patients after they have had a heart attack to prevent repeat attacks.
WHAT ABOUT MY BRAIN?
There has been great interest in the fish oil effect on the brain - both in preventing disease and boosting brain power.
Studies have shown, for instance, that DHA can reduce the formation of plaques in the brain; these have been linked to Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Too little omega-3 has been linked to mild depression, and there is some evidence that fish oils may help here.
DHA has been shown to boost foetal brain development.
However, parents who feed their children fish oil supplements before exams might be wasting their money, as the evidence for fish oils boosting intelligence and exam performance is tenuous.
WHAT ELSE CAN THEY DO?
Eating oily fish once a week has been shown to protect against age-related macular degeneration, the most common cause of blindness in the older generation.
They might also be helpful in the fight against some forms of cancer.
Last year, Professor John Witte, from the University of California, suggested a high intake of omega-3s reduced men's risk of prostate cancer by about 60 per cent. There is some evidence, too, that a regular consumption of omega-3s can help prevent bowel cancer.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1246014/How-fish-oils-add-years-life-years-face.html#ixzz0dkTwK17w
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
rainy rainy day.. some say tornado warning in long beach hmm. that's a first well im located in California if you didn't already know that and everyone seems to be sick. my sister, my friends, so i looked up some ways to heal faster.. and what did i find.. vitamin c! haha as if we didn't already know that
enjoy this article.
In the winter, your body's internal thermostat gets a real workout. Some bodies cope better with the constant fluctuation in temperatures than others. Whether you have a robust constitution or have a tendency to get sick often, easy home remedies exist that can help stave off or fight colds and flus.
Two herbs that you can buy at any health food store to stay healthy are astragalus and ginger. Both herbs are great at boosting immunity, warding off viruses and nourishing the heart. Ginger is also anti-inflammatory and astragalus can protect the liver. If you have high blood pressure or difficulty sleeping, however, you should be careful with astragalus.
Getting plenty of vitamin C in your system on a regular basis can also help ward off evil bugs. The recommended daily intake of vitamin C is 90 mg for adult men and 75 mg for adult women. Most people associate vitamin C with oranges, which have 70 mg of vitamin C for each medium orange. Two foods that you might not realize have incredibly high amounts of Vitamin C are broccoli and red bell peppers. Half a cup of raw, red bell peppers has 142 mg of vitamin C and one cup cooked broccoli has 123 mg.
If a bug does get you, you have a couple of options that are inexpensive and effective. Echinacea augustifolia and Echinacea purpurea, if taken at the onset of cold or flu symptoms, has the ability to fight off bacteria, calm inflammation and boost immunity. Be careful if you are taking drugs that suppress your immune system as Echinacea can interfere with their functions.
Another option is homemade tea. A good tea to make if you are coming down with a cold is fresh sliced ginger, lemon and honey. The ginger has antimicrobial properties and can help relieve an upset stomach. The honey can soothe the throat, calm digestion and help kill the nasty germs. The lemon is astringent and can help with a scratchy throat. It also has 45 mg of vitamin C per quarter cup of juice.
Whether you are trying to stay healthy, or combating a virus, try one of these solutions to becoming a healthier you.
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
HMM Considering that i do deal withlot of vitamins in supplements maybe i shouldnt be posting this but heyy its good to get other opinions.
Most medical research suggests that vitamins are a good way to create expensive pee. Many of us take them anyway. Fifty-three percent of men swallow a multivitamin at least once a week, the same as the odds (1 in 1.89) that an adult drinks traditional coffee in a day. Even more women, 1 in 1.57 (64%), take their vitamins.
That’s almost exactly the odds an adult considers him- or herself to be a healthy eater (1 in 1.56)—and hopefully not because he or she has a tablespoonful of vitameatavegamin after every meal. Nutrition can come from a balanced diet, even more easily now (thanks to fortified food) than when Lucille Ball declared “The answer to all your problems is in this little bottle.”
It seems logical that multi-vitamins would be beneficial. Certainly, not having enough can be bad: vitamin C deficiency causes scurvy, vitamin D deficiency causes rickets. But having more than enough may not be better. The best randomized trials of the past few years have failed to show that adding nutritional supplements to a normal diet does anything to prevent heart disease, cancer, or death. One study even suggested antioxidants may shorten lives.
“We call them essential nutrients because they are,” Marian L. Neuhouser of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, in Seattle, told the New York Times. “But there has been a leap into thinking that vitamins and minerals can prevent anything from fatigue to cancer to Alzheimer’s. That’s where the science didn’t pan out.”
Sales have not been affected by this news—or by the economy. Even as the stock market crashed, vitamin sales soared to a projected $9.2 billion in 2009. Some theories hold that patients, for lack of affordable health care, are seeing supplements instead of doctors. But it could be more benign than that. “Vitamins may work,” says Los Angeles lawyer David Illions, “and if they don’t, at least I’m giving myself a little kiss every time I take them.”
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010
I'm back haven't posted in awhile. How was every ones holidays?? good i hope! i went away visited some family.. it was about 35 degrees at night haha i feel like I'm always complaining about the cold weather,I'm just ready for summer, anyways speaking of cold, I've been recently trying to prevent a cold, felt the symptoms and immediately took precaution haha, sadly some aren't as lucky. flu season! to whomever has the flu right now i really do feel for you and hope you get well soon.
ohh article on the flu and vitamin d.
Vitamin D and the Flu: More about the Science
Bill Faloon, Co-founder of Life Extension Foundation, recently summarized some of the science showing the critical role of Vitamin D in preventing and controlling infections due to the flu. An excerpt from his article in the January 2010 Life Extension Magazine follows:
Evidence that Vitamin D Combats Winter Infections
As daylight hours grow colder and shorter, incidences of the common cold, flu, and respiratory infections spike upwards. Scientists have identified reduced vitamin D levels in winter months as a prime suspect for this increase in infectious disease cases.
Vitamin D in all forms (sunlight, sun lamps, or supplements) reduces the incidence of respiratory infections.[24,26] Dutch children with the least sun exposure are twice as likely to develop a cough and three times more likely to develop a runny nose compared with children with the most sun exposure.
When Russian athletes were given access to a sun lamp to stimulate vitamin D synthesis in the body, there were 50% fewer respiratory infections and 300% fewer days of absence.
Children with the lowest vitamin D serum levels are 11 times more likely to develop respiratory infection. When 60,000 IU per week of vitamin D was administered (for six weeks) to children with frequent respiratory infections, the result was a complete disappearance of such infections in the following six months.
In a controlled trial of African women, a low dose (800 IU a day) of vitamin D resulted in a 3-fold reduction in cold and flu symptoms compared to those given placebo.
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