A Mediterranean diet high in olive oil, nuts, fish and fresh fruits and vegetables may help prevent heart disease and strokes, according to a new large study from Spain

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Past research suggested people who eat a Mediterranean-like diet have healthier hearts, but those studies couldn’t rule out that other health or lifestyle differences had made the difference.

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3Care Quick Tips: Starting the Discussion About Supplementation With Your Patients

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So you understand the benefits of supplementation for your patients and have stocked your shelves with all the products necessary, but how do you educate and promote these products to your patients without being “pushy” or using valuable appointment time?

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3Care Omega 3 Liquid: Purity and Value!

spoonWe all know the incredible benefits for Omega 3’s across multiple health platforms; inflammation, heart health, blood sugar, eye health, the list goes on. Because of this there have been a deluge of different types of Omega 3 combinations for the various applications. Some formulas focus on higher dosing, some focus on varying ratios, and others on delivery or taste. It can get confusing for practitioners and patients alike to know exactly which formula they should use. (For a simple reference guide click here). But there is a way you can have it all. Continue reading “3Care Omega 3 Liquid: Purity and Value!”

3Care Tips: Accommodating Patients by Offering Different Delivery Methods

docWorking as a practitioner, you see countless patients on a daily basis. Each patient has different tastes, likes, and dislikes, but as their doctor, you understand the importance of their daily Omega-3 consumption. So the question is what do you do when one patient objects to the idea of taking a teaspoon of liquid each day and prefers a capsule and other patients can’t even fathom the idea of swallowing one or more capsules each day? Continue reading “3Care Tips: Accommodating Patients by Offering Different Delivery Methods”

The Negative Effects of Low Omega-3 Intake Worsen Over Generations

genThe team of US researchers used rats to model how second-generation deficiencies of omega-3 fatty acids affected long-term health, mood and cognitive functions – finding that deficiencies in the essential fatty-acid over consecutive generations can lead to cognitive and behavioral problems. Continue reading “The Negative Effects of Low Omega-3 Intake Worsen Over Generations”

Omega-3 May Offer Cancer Protection Benefit (More Strongly in Certain Breast Cancers)

pinkThe new data suggests that omega-3 fatty acids and their metabolite products slow or stop the proliferation or growth of cancer cells, but are especially effective at blocking the growth of triple-negative breast cancer cells. Led by Thomas Pogash from Fox Chase Cancer Center, USA, the team found that the omega-3s worked against all types of cancerous cells, but the effect was observed to be stronger in triple-negative cell lines – where it reduced proliferation by as much as 90%. Continue reading “Omega-3 May Offer Cancer Protection Benefit (More Strongly in Certain Breast Cancers)”

DHA May Improve Memory and Processing Speed

sppedA new study suggests brain function improves with 1,160mg per day

Women get smarter and men get faster after DHA supplementation, suggest a new study. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, investigated the effect of DHA on the cognitive abilities of young men and women. Continue reading “DHA May Improve Memory and Processing Speed”

Short-term effects of fish-oil supplementation on heart rate variability in humans: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

fishFrom the First Department of Geriatric Cardiology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, PR China (WX and X-YL), and the Medical College of Nankai University, Tianjin, PR China (WW).

Background: The effects of fish oil on heart rate variability in humans remain unclear. Continue reading “Short-term effects of fish-oil supplementation on heart rate variability in humans: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials”