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How important is fish oil in your diet?

How important is fish oil in your diet?

Good for the heart: The american heart association recommends that adults either eat two or more fish meals each week, or take a one-gram fish oil capsule daily. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Can I lower High colesterol levels without medication? Just fish oil and healthy diet?

Can I lower High colesterol levels without medication? Just fish oil and healthy diet?

Possible: About 75% of your cholesterol is dependent upon genetics. So if your cholesterol is modestly elevated,change in your diet and excercise may do the trick. Fish oil may impact your triglycerides but has no significant effect on cholestrol. Statins are drug of choice ...Read more

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15 months baby swallowed 2 fish oil caps 2000mg,he is okay but i breastfeed him,i've to eliminate fish from my. Diet also not to pass in milk?

15 months baby swallowed 2 fish oil caps 2000mg,he is okay but i breastfeed him,i've to eliminate fish from my. Diet also not to pass in milk?

No: You don't have to, just be careful , child-proof medicine bottles are the best, other packages are easily reached by kids who love to explore, try to keep all medicines out-of-reach of children, I trust you do but sometimes it just happens, enjoy your child, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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How long will it takes to lower my liver enzymes?Current reading is 160..I follow my doctors advice of proper diet and lots of water..Fish oil ok?

How long will it takes to lower my liver enzymes?Current reading is 160..I follow my doctors advice of proper diet and lots of water..Fish oil ok?

Depends on cause: And level of elevated liver enzyme tests. Viral hepatitis, drugs, toxins, alcohol, gallstones, trauma, and nash are all possibilities. If you can reverse the underlying condition, your tests should return to normal in a few weeks to few months. Sometimes, though, you can't cure the underlying condition so fast. ...Read more

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Are vaginitis, itching, or women's candida truly related to diet (or is that a myth)? I take fish oil and a multivitamin, but also eat dark chocolate!

Are vaginitis, itching, or women's candida truly related to diet (or is that a myth)? I take fish oil and a multivitamin, but also eat dark chocolate!

Mostly myth: If you have a food allery, you can develop a rash and / or itching as a result and those symptoms could manifest as vaginal irritaion. Otherwise diet has no relationship to episodes of vaginitis that is more likely related to etioloies such as - infectious, hormonal, diabetes related, contact dermatitis, or foreign body related episodes of vaginitis. ...Read more

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Besides exercise diet fish oil vitamin b and bananas what else can lower blood pressure. I am 25 years old 165 pounds 6 foot....Pre hypertension. ....

Besides exercise diet fish oil vitamin b and bananas what else can lower blood pressure. I am 25 years old 165 pounds 6 foot....Pre hypertension. ....

Reduce inflammation: An anti-inflammatory diet (low carb, avoid processed and fried foods). For some people magnesium or vitamin d deficiencies can contribute to high blood pressure. Proper magnesium levels are hard to check but it is easy to take a supplement of about 400-500mg/day. Blood vitamin d3 should be checked even if you are taking a supplement to make sure your body has enough. ...Read more

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Lightheaded and numbness in hands and feet whenever I take fish/oil, aspirin or any blood thinner.clean diet(olive oil) for 2 years. blood too thin?

Lightheaded and numbness in hands and feet whenever I take fish/oil, aspirin or any blood thinner.clean diet(olive oil) for 2 years. blood too thin?

Etiology unclear: Taking fish oil, aspirin, or other blood thinners, e.g. Vit E, cause the platelets not to clot as well. The result of easy bruising is common. Light headedness and numbness in the hands and feet suggests a different cause. Is your diet rich enough in iron to make red blood cells or are you anemic? Consider a vit with iron or iron tablets. Do you have enough fluids: dehydrated?Fluids and salts help ...Read more

Fish Oil (Definition)

Fish oils contain two active omega-3 fatty acids, dha and epa. Most fish oil products contain both dha and epa, but supplements enriched in dha or epa are available. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to significantly reduce sudden cardiac death. Some studies also indicate the potential for benefits in dementia and risk of heart attack. The omega-3 content of cold water ...Read more