Omega-3s and their Sources
EPA and DHA are found in variable amounts in fish, with the highest amounts being found in fatty, cold-water fish such as sardines, anchovies, mackerel, lake trout, and salmon. Fish ranges from less than 0.5 g of total omega-3 per 100 g serving (cod, haddock, halibut), to 1-1.5 g (e.g. salmon); 1.5-2 g (herring, lake trout) and 2-3.3 g (sardines and mackerel) per 100 g serving of the fish.7 Depending on the source of the fish used, fish oils vary in the amount of EPA and DHA they provide. For instance, tuna oil typically contains 5% EPA and 25% DHA, salmon oil provides 6% EPA and Read More
The term arthritis is representative of several types of inflammation of the joints, of which there are a multitude of different forms. Rheumatism is a general term used for the majority of these painful joint problems. The most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Osteoarthritis is very common with seniors and is due to the wear and tear and deterioration of ligament tissue. The bony outgrowths appear near the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammation which manifests itself by way of the gradual deterioration and deformation of several joints.
It can affect any joint, but attacks mostly the hands, knees, ankles and feet. It is these small Read More
Allergies are what we have when our immune system reacts strongly to an irritant, or allergen. Allergens are substances that provoke an allergic reaction by penetrating the respiratory tract, digestive system or the skin. Most allergens, such as dust, animal hair, pollen, drugs, metals, certain foods, such as cow’s milk, corn, wheat or eggs will cause asthma, hay fever or skin irritation.
The reactions are not always instantaneous. Bloating, indigestion, diarrhea, migraines, and arthritic pain are typical manifestations of food allergies. Allergies are more and more frequent due to water, air, soil, food and clothing being polluted and constantly attacking and challenging our immune systems. Not enough babies are breastfed Read More