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Fish oils – friend or foe

Consuming omega-3s help us defend against inflammatory diseases like heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. They help the brain and individual cell membranes.

The most important omega 3’s for our health and well-being are EPA (eicosapentanoic acid) and DHA (docosahexanoic acid). Also, DHA is very important for visual acuity and development of the brain.  Very little of EPA and DHA is converted to usable forms by the body and that’s why we need to supplement it in our diet.

I encourage fish oils especially if you have a family history of cancer, have depression and/or attention deficit disorders…it’s smart to increase your EPA and DHA. Aim to eat the food sources 
•    Cold water fatty fish (salmon, trout, sardine, mackerel, herring)
•    Shellfish (shrimp, mussels)
•    Marine algae
•    Krill

But if you are like me, I just don’t eat that much fish any more, so it’s important to supplement. 

I take my omega-3s from my supplement packets. Call the office if you would like them sent to you.
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