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Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Is Postpartum Depression a Disease of Modern Civilization?

Wray Herbert | Posted 07.24.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Working with UCLA's Martie Haselton, Chapman University psychological scientist Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook has been exploring the evidence from diverse sources to argue that postpartum depression is linked to early weaning, deficient diet, inactivity, not enough sunshine, and lack of family support.

9 Surprising Treatments to Combat Dry Eye

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler

I've heard my patients claim that they thought this is just a normal part of the aging process; however, nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, dry eyes are about as normal as chronic headaches, toothaches or loss of bowel control.

Is It Food, or Is It Foodiness? Let's Ask the Chicken... or Maybe the Egg?

Erica Wides | Posted 06.22.2014 | Taste
Erica Wides

The spring holidays have ended, the last bit of stale matzo has been choked down, and we Hebraic types can all go back to eating bread again, although...

Functional Foods: A Fix to Highlight after National Nutrition Month

Michael Zacka | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Michael Zacka

Very public efforts to improve health and prevent disease by eating right have also spurred the food and beverage industries to develop promising and innovative products that will help individuals as well as stimulate companies' sales.

The New Dietary Fat Study: What You Will Hear and What It Really Means

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.18.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

No, it is not suddenly good to eat more saturated fat -- and the new study grabbing headlines showed no such thing. The study, a meta-analysis in the Annals of Internal Medicine, shows the following two things in particular: (1) you cannot get a good answer to a bad question; and (2) there is more than one way to eat badly.

Omega-3 Supplement Helps Relieve Arthritis Symptoms in Cats

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

A study conducted last year in the Netherlands suggests that cats with naturally-occurring osteoarthritis show symptom improvement when their diets ar...

World's Biggest Shark Slaughter Exposed Via Undercover Video Investigation

Reid Levin | Posted 04.05.2014 | Green
Reid Levin

If you thought the shark cull in Western Australia was bad, you ain't seen nothing yet. A compilation of undercover footage taken over the course of three years at a factory in PuQi, China, surfaced recently, and the details provided by Mr. Li Guang, one of the factory managers, reveal some disturbing truths.

Does Your Cat Have Hairball Issues?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

While hairballs in housecats are very common, you may be surprised to learn they aren't a normal part of a feline's digestive process. Your cat's digestive tract is built to handle a certain amount of fur -- both the fur she pulls off herself during grooming, as well as the hair attached to prey in the wild.

The Academy of Nutrition And Dietetics Says You Should Eat More Of This Kind Of Fat

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

By Sheryl Wood Updated nutritional guidelines recommend consuming 20 to 30 percent of your daily calories from fats. But the type of fat you e...

9 Reasons To Eat Fish Right Now

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

All things considered, 2013 was not the best year for fish news. We learned all about the dangers of contaminated fish sources and, just in December, ...

Budding Beauty: Is Cannabis Good for the Skin?

Marta Wohrle | Posted 03.04.2014 | Style
Marta Wohrle

Is cannabis in skincare just smoke and mirrors. There is clinical research that cannabinoids have anti-aging -- antioxidant -- properties.

Got (Organic Whole) Milk? New Study Says It's Healthier

Kristin Wartman | Posted 02.17.2014 | Food
Kristin Wartman

This latest study is a nice rebuttal to that Stanford study, and points to the fact that a large part of considering foods real and whole has to do with how those foods are produced.

Stocking Up on Seasonal Superfoods

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Our relationship with food is constantly evolving. In the past few years, m...

Eating These Foods May NOT Help Thinking Skills After All

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.25.2013 | Fifty

For years, many health experts have hailed foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids as being good for the lowering of stroke risk, as well as for the reduct...

Something Fishy About Omega-3's: Prostate Cancer, Fish Oil and Panaceas

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Surely many variables determined the Inuit's remarkable health, including lots of physical activity, clean air and water, a close community of supportive social connections, a relatively homogenous population with similar genetics, and yes, their diet, too.

5 Super Foods You Should Eat Every Day

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.26.2013 | Fifty

While the old adage "you are what you eat" is only partially true -- you are also what your genetics predisposes you to be -- what we put into our bod...

Recent Study Implicates Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Prostate Cancer: Is This Reliable Information?

Joel Fuhrman, M.D. | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

This study does not tell us if these are valid concerns or not, and we can't make any meaningful conclusions from this new study. This study does NOT indicate that omega-3 supplementation or eating fish are a contributory factor in the prostate cancer equation for numerous reasons.

A Diet Rich In This Could Help Stave Off Memory Loss

Posted 04.30.2013 | Fifty

A Mediterranean-style diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids -- but that avoids saturated fat, meat and dairy -- may help preserve memory and thinking abili...

Eat Fish and Keep Your Mood Afloat

meQuilibrium | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

There's a very good reason to eat fish two times this week, and it's not just because it's a healthy, lean protein that's lower in calories and saturated fats than other meats.

Eating This Could Add More Than Two Years To Your Life

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 04.02.2013 | Fifty

Eating fish could slash an older person's risk of dying prematurely by more than a quarter, and their risk of dying from heart disease by more than a ...

Three Foods To Incorporate Into Any Diet, From Joy Bauer (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | MarloThomas

There are three foods that health and nutrition expert Joy Bauer thinks everyone should add to their diet: salmon, lentils and nuts. When she visited ...

The Best Source Of Omega 3 Fatty Acids, From Ellie Krieger (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | MarloThomas

When nutritionist and host of The Cooking Channel's "Healthy Appetite" Ellie Krieger met with me on Mondays With Marlo, she explained that Omega 3 fat...

Does Stanford's Study on Organic Food Have You Seeing Red? Does It Mean You Could Save Some Green in Your Eating?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 12.08.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Except for the added cost, there isn't much of a downside to buying organic. But if you can't afford the added cost of organics, fill up your recyclable shopping bag with the freshest produce you can find and you'll be serving yourself and your family well.

This Nutritional Supplement Could Slow The Aging Process

Posted 10.03.2012 | Fifty

We already knew omega-3s -- those essential fatty acids necessary to maintain normal body function found in salmon and tuna-- were good for you. But a...

Cooking With Smoked Salmon: Not Just Bagel With Lox

Olga Berman | Posted 10.20.2012 | Taste
Olga Berman

Most of you are familiar with bagels smeared with cream cheese and topped with smoked salmon, but there are so many other ways to use this good-for-you and rich in omega-3 fatty acids fish.