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What is the definition or description of: Omega 3 fats allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Omega 3 fats allergy?

Omega 3 fats allergy: Omega 3 fats may help prevent coronary disease & dementia. Allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Is it true that flax seed oil or omega-3 fats will help a child with add?

Is it true that flax seed oil or omega-3 fats will help a child with add?

Generally No: The benefits shown in research are minimal at best. Not worth the money! Altho more research would be helpful. ...Read more

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Are the nutrients or omega-3 fats for heart?

Are the nutrients or omega-3 fats for heart?

Anti inflammatory: Anti inflammatory action, helps, heart, brain, immune system. ...Read more

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Why are omega-3 fats healthy for you?

Why are omega-3 fats healthy for you?

In many ways.: There are may benefits to omega-3 fatty acids. From a cardiovascular standpoint the most impressive effects are probably the antiarrhythmic, antithrombotic, antoxidant effect, and cholesterol effects. ...Read more

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Does "dry roasting" almonds affect the omega-3 fats?

Does "dry roasting" almonds affect the omega-3 fats?

Great question.: In a small study performed years ago raw almonds were compared to roasted almonds and almond butter measuring their effect on lipids. All products were helpful with raw and roasted almonds besting the almond butter. With that said, while still healthy, roasting does increase the oxidation of fatty acids which is not considered a beneficial change. So raw almonds best, roasted good, butter okay. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me what are the health benefits of omega 3 fats, and what is the suitable source to obtain the same.?

Can you please tell me what are the health benefits of omega 3 fats, and what is the suitable source to obtain the same.?

Omega 3's: Here is a link to information about omega 3's at the national library of medicine patient education website (for both health conditions and drugs or supplements): http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a607065.Html
you can obtain them over the counter at most grocery stores, pharmacies and even costco or equivalent. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get my omega-3 fats if I am allergic (anaphelixic) to fish?

What's the best way to get my omega-3 fats if I am allergic (anaphelixic) to fish?

Skip them!: Most recent data suggests that they're not helpful. If there is some modest benefit, it doesn't pay for you to take the chance if you have anaphylaxis with fish. ...Read more

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How can I get the omega-3 fats from fish without the risk of higher mercury levels?

How can I get the omega-3 fats from fish without the risk of higher mercury levels?

Avoid farmed salmon: Just make sure if you eat salmon that you get wild not farmed. Farmed salmon have much higher levels of pcbs and can be very bad for you. Any salmon you get at a restaurant is likely to be farmed unless a wild species is named. Do not believe them if they claim it is wild but cannot tell you the name of the species. ...Read more

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How do the omega-3 fats help you lose to weight?

How do the omega-3 fats help you lose to weight?

As substitute: These fats do not directly facilitate weight loss but if they are substituted for other foods containing trans-fats, etc. They can help. ...Read more

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Where are the most common places to find omega 3 fats?

Where are the most common places to find omega 3 fats?

Omega 3: The best place to get your nutrients is from regular food, not supplements (there are exceptions for individual people). Omega 3 fats are found in general in ocean fish, walnuts, flaxseed oil, canola oil and spinach. ...Read more

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Fish allergy looking for a reliable source of Omega-3 and/or a safe brand to take. Afraid to a reaction to an unreliable brand.

Fish allergy looking for a reliable source of Omega-3 and/or a safe brand to take. Afraid to a reaction to an unreliable brand.

Omega 3: Try a non fish source. What indication are you relying on as there is no data to support such supplementation in healthy adults ...Read more

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Are polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat the same as omega 3 and 6 fats?

Are polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat the same as omega 3 and 6 fats?

Omega 3 Fat: The problem in industrialized nations is too much omega 6 fat, from soy, corn, cottonseed and safflower oils. These fats oxidize themselves through the same process that makes oil-based paint dry--and increases the need for anti-oxidants. Deep sea oily fish is the best source of omega 3 fat, but canola oil also supplies some. ...Read more

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Can omega-3 medicine helps improve condition of an ADHD patient?

Can omega-3 medicine helps improve condition of an ADHD patient?

Depends: The research is mixed. There is a prescription medical food -vayarin that is fda approved for adhd and it can work very well. In most products, omegas are not well absorbed in the brain, and therefore don't work well. Vayarin is very well absorbed by the brain. However, it is only available in a few states, including texas, colorado, south carolina, and virginia. ...Read more

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Could omega-3 medicine helps improve condition of an ADHD patient?

Could omega-3 medicine helps improve condition of an ADHD patient?

At least one study: In children showed that adding Omega 3's & Omega 6's to multimodal treatment of ADHD that included stimulant medications led to mild, but statistically significant, reduction of ADHD symptoms. No study has shown that using Omegas 3 & 6 alone reduces ADHD symptoms. ...Read more

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Should I take an omega-3 pill to make sure I'm getting the right fats?

Should I take an omega-3 pill to make sure I'm getting the right fats?

A healthy diet: Should contain them. Talk to your family doc. In older patients with high risk for heart disease, they are actually helpful! ...Read more

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Does omega 3 help the body not to store body fat?

Does omega 3 help the body not to store body fat?

Maybe!: No definitive studies show this, but has been shown to inhibit Insulin resistance. Very healthy in it's own right. I do take it for it's many benefits. Not sure about the weight though! Maybe? But not known! ...Read more

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In terms of reaping full benefits, is it good to take all medicines simultaneously including omega 3-6-9 or take them at different times of the day?

In terms of reaping full benefits, is it good to take all medicines simultaneously including omega 3-6-9 or take them at different times of the day?

Follow Doc's advice.: This is not so much a matter of reaping full benefit as it is of avoiding toxicity and preventing side effects. With your prescription meds follow your doc and pharmacist's advice. With supplements and otc's - check with them or don't take. ...Read more

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Apart from blood thinners are there any drugs that should be avoided when taking high dose omega 3? (1000mg EPA & 500mg DHA)

Apart from blood thinners are there any drugs that should be avoided when taking high dose omega 3? (1000mg EPA & 500mg DHA)

Omega 3's: As a suggestion, you may consider walnuts, Chia seeds, flax seed and Salmon for a more effective way of obtaining the benefits of Omega 3s! Not a concern with Blood thinners. ...Read more

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Doc wants me to take three 300mg of krill oil daily after my omega 3 test came back. I had been taking 1 krill plus a fish oil daily. Is this unusual?

Doc wants me to take three 300mg of krill oil daily after my omega 3 test came back. I had been taking 1 krill plus a fish oil daily. Is this unusual?

EPA ; DHA: Fish oil and krill oil have 2 major components: epa and dha. Generally people need at least 1-2 grams of epa, and at least 500 mg dha daily. The preparations you were using may not have delivered this much of each component in the capsules you were taking, so you needed more. Please know that if you eat wild alaskan salmon, sardines, etc at least twice each week, you may not need supplements. ...Read more

Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Omega 3 Fats (Definition)

Omega-3 fats can increase levels of serotonin in the brain. If taken during pregnancy they decrease risk of postpartum depression. They can also be used ...Read more