Omega 3s – a supplement that should be in everyone’s preventative toolbox! Although my focus in October will be on cancer prevention, today’s topic, Omega 3s, are found to help ward off depression, fight heart diseases, boost brain function, improve immunity and even help reduce premature births.
What is Omega 3? Read on for some tips from Dr. Russell Blaylock as well as other doctor’s newsletters…
Omega 3s are a group of polyunsaturated fats commonly found in plants, fish, algae and flaxseed.
Where can you get it? You can obtain Omega 3 from extra virgin olive oil, extra virgin coconut oil, flaxseed, chia seed, certain types of fish. The first two, the oils mentioned, are the only two that are allowed into our home for cooking and recipe use.
Why you want it? Because evidence continues to build showing that Omega 3 Fatty Acids (or N-3 fats) greatly enhance the health of the brain, as well as virtually every cell in the body.
In regards to cancer… “It has been established that Omega 3s prevent cancer and stop its spread by reducing inflammation. They also stop cancer by stimulating detoxification, building antioxidant enzymes and preventing DNA damage.
On the other hand, an overload of Omega 6 oils speed the growth and spread of cancer. Unfortunately, Omega 6 is added to much of our products found at the grocery store. It is when the ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 get out of balance that problems emerge, much like out of balance hormones. You can view the topic cloud at right for more on Omega 3 and 6 oils.
Be sure to use an Omega 3 that is free of mercury and other toxins from the sea. The less expensive Omega 3s are indicative of impure Omega 3 resources. Per Blaylock, you truly get what you pay for when it comes to choosing a good supplement.
A plant based Omega three supplement will allow you to avoid that risk. In a vegan Omega 3 supplement look for one that combines a variety of Omega 3 sources that work synergestically for maximum benefit, and one in which the casing is not formulated from animal gelatin or other MSG derived sources. Also, because we obtain an overabundance of Omega 6 and 9s from may foods we eat daily - it is not necessary, or even recommended, to take a supplement containing additional 6 & 9s.
Omega 3s are not only essential for brain and heart health, our cells rely on this powerful fatty acid.
To your health,