AREDS2 Cognition Study Response

A large, nationwide, government-funded clinical trial designed to measure the effect of select nutrients on visual function – specifically age-related macular degeneration – recently reported that 1,000 mg of EPA and DHA omega-3 a day did not slow loss in cognitive decline. The other nutrients didn’t show benefit, either. I don’t get why they thought […]

EPA and DHA omega-3s may help people with regular headaches

Background: Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are integrally involved with brain function and cellular health. They work in cells (e.g., nerve cells, red blood cells) but they are also the source of “ingredients” that make other important compounds. These other compounds have diverse functions in the body, some of which are related to managing headaches. […]

Fish Oil Supplementation Improves Muscle Mass and Strength in Healthy, Older Men and Women

Current Research: June 2015 Brief Summary of Findings: During middle age, muscle mass declines at a rate of about 0.5-1% per year. Loss of muscle mass is associated with higher risk of falling, disability, longer hospital stays, and inability to carry out daily activities in older age.  A 6-month, double-blind, randomized control in 60 healthy […]

What Does Science Say? Bioavailability of Triglyceride vs. Ethyl Ester Forms of Fish Oil

by Chris Speed, MND APD, April 2015 Introduction Some sellers of fish oil products make superiority claims about the TG form of fish oil, compared to the EE form. This paper reviews current science on the bioavailability of omega-3s in human health  Background Triglycerides are a form of dietary fat. Most fats in foods—vegetable oils, […]

Marine Stewardship Council: The Best Environmental Choice in Seafood

Fishing is hard work; selecting fish shouldn’t be.   Founded in 1996, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) was modeled after the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).  Both the MSC and FSC evolved from coalitions of businesses and environmental organizations that sought to more effectively harness market demand to reward current sustainable harvest practices while creating an […]

ADHD Awareness Month

 October is ADHD Awareness month and this short article is designed to do exactly that – raise awareness by explaining a little about what ADHD is all about from a scientific perspective.  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is by far one of the most pervasive neurodevelopmental disorders worldwide. It is characterized by age-inappropriate symptoms of […]

The Case for Omega-3s has Never Been Stronger!

Recent research findings continue to support the case that EPA and DHA Omega-3s – the omega-3s found in fish and fish oil – are an essential pillar of a properly balanced and healthy diet. FDA Revises seafood intake during pregnancy – a study by the National Institute of Health (NIH) showed that a deficiency in […]

Omega-3’s and Joint Health

  EPA and DHA omega-3s are essential nutrients for joint health. Omega-3s help joints stay healthy and flexible in adults of all ages. Individuals with rheumatoid arthritis can benefit from regular consumption of sufficient fish oil. Everybody needs omega-3s, but people who experience joint pain and stiffness or have rheumatoid arthritis have a special need […]

Lemon Berry Omega-3 Smoothie Recipe

After making the Orange Burst smoothie a few months ago, I was happy to try this Lemon Berry Omega-3 Smoothie with Wiley’s Finest Wild Alaskan Fish Oil Peak Omega-3 Liquid. Smoothies are my way of getting several nutrients in a single serving. My go-to smoothie includes berries, chia seeds, spinach and sometimes other fruits or […]