Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Don't fall for the latest reports on the benefits of FISH OIL for brain health!  It's Omega 3 that we all need, not fish oil.  Best source of Omega 3 without side effects?  See what Dr. Esselstyn says below:

      Fish Oil - Should I take fish oil?
 Fish oil is not essential. Fish get their omega 3 from plants. It is difficult to be deficient in Omega 3  if eating 1-2 tablespoons of flax seed meal and green leafy vegetables at several meals. There is also research that suggests that those on plant based nutrition become highly efficient in their own manufacture of omega 3. Patients on fish oil are also at increased risk for bleeding.
     Flax Seed Oil/ Flax Seed Meal – What about flax seed oil?
Flax seed meal is well tolerated and supplies a bonus of omega 3 using 1 or 2 tablespoons on cereal daily. Avoid flax seed oil.

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