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Aging, brain health and omega-3

We know omega-3 oils can help with inflammation and joint health. Research suggests it may also help our brains as we age. As we age, omega-3 can play a key role in joint and muscle health, but it can also help with brain cognition and diseases such as dementia and Alzheimers. Since 2005, research has been increasing and we’re understanding more of the benefits it may bring. While more studies are needed, those that have been done indicate increased amounts of omega-3 can help reduce inflammation in the brain, which can lead to depression and dementia as we age.  Other research is pointing to omega-3 playing a role in helping children with ADHD as well as adult sufferers in combination with their medications. We note that omega-3 does not cure or offer an alternative treatment to pharmaceuticals, it is a supplementary treatment that can be included in ongoing care of

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Omega oils: what you need to know!

MANY people suffer from nutritional deficiencies because of an inadequate or inappropriate intake of food. To ensure that you continue living a happy healthy life, take the time to assess your diet. What you need to know about omega oils from omega-3 to omega-9 The traditional human diet used to include sources of fats with a ratio of about 1:1 of omega-6 fats to omega-3 fats. Over time, as we stopped eating as much omega-3 rich fish and opted instead for prepared foods made with omega-6 oils from corn, safflower and soy, our fat intake has gone out of balance. Omega-3s are medium and long-chain fatty acids that are used by the body to make powerful anti-inflammatory molecules, beneficial for decreasing inflammation and maintaining heart, brain and joint health. It is difficult to obtain the recommended amount from food alone, so this is where a fish-oil supplement can be a

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